Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 868
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/03/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Education (Baxley) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 80 - 102
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 3. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
    6  1002.31, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         1002.31 Controlled open enrollment; Public school parental
    8  choice.—
    9         (2)(a) Beginning by the 2017-2018 school year, as part of a
   10  school district’s or charter school’s controlled open enrollment
   11  process, and in addition to the existing public school choice
   12  programs provided in s. 1002.20(6)(a), each district school
   13  board or charter school shall allow a parent from any school
   14  district in the state whose child is not subject to a current
   15  expulsion or suspension to enroll his or her child in and
   16  transport his or her child to any public school, including
   17  charter schools, virtual charter schools, and district virtual
   18  programs, that have has not reached capacity in the district,
   19  subject to the maximum class size pursuant to s. 1003.03 and s.
   20  1, Art. IX of the State Constitution, if applicable. The school
   21  district or charter school shall accept the student, pursuant to
   22  that school district’s or charter school’s controlled open
   23  enrollment process, and report the student for purposes of the
   24  school district’s or charter school’s funding pursuant to the
   25  Florida Education Finance Program. A school district or charter
   26  school may provide transportation to students described under
   27  this section.
   28         Section 4. Subsection (8) of section 1002.37, Florida
   29  Statutes, is amended to read:
   30         1002.37 The Florida Virtual School.—
   31         (8)(a) The Florida Virtual School may provide full-time and
   32  part-time instruction for students in kindergarten through grade
   33  12. To receive part-time instruction in kindergarten through
   34  grade 5, a student must meet at least one of the eligibility
   35  criteria in s. 1002.455(2).
   36         (b) For students receiving part-time instruction in
   37  kindergarten through grade 5 and students receiving full-time
   38  instruction in kindergarten through grade 12 from the Florida
   39  Virtual School, the full-time equivalent student enrollment
   40  calculated under this subsection is subject to the requirements
   41  in s. 1011.61(4).
   42         Section 5. Subsection (5) and paragraph (b) of subsection
   43  (6) of section 1002.45, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   44         1002.45 Virtual instruction programs.—
   45         (5) STUDENT ELIGIBILITY.—A student may enroll in a full
   46  time or part-time virtual instruction program in kindergarten
   47  through grade 12 which is provided by a the school district or
   48  by a virtual charter school operated in the district in which he
   49  or she resides if the student meets eligibility requirements for
   50  virtual instruction pursuant to s. 1002.455.
   51         (6) STUDENT PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS.—Each student
   52  enrolled in a virtual instruction program or virtual charter
   53  school must:
   54         (b) Take state assessment tests within the school district
   55  in which such student resides or enrolls, as contractually
   56  specified. If requested by the provider, the district of
   57  residence which must provide the student with access to the
   58  district’s testing facilities.
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   61  And the title is amended as follows:
   62         Delete line 11
   63  and insert:
   64         workers’ compensation coverage; amending s. 1002.31,
   65         F.S.; revising available controlled open enrollment
   66         options to include virtual charter schools and
   67         district virtual programs; amending ss. 1002.37