Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (293960) for CS for SB 1056
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/02/2018           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Passidomo) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 1007.2616, Florida Statutes, is amended
    6  to read:
    7         1007.2616 Computer science and technology instruction.—
    8         (1)For the purposes of this section, the term “computer
    9  science” means the study of computers and algorithmic processes,
   10  including their principles, hardware and software designs,
   11  applications, and their impact on society, and includes computer
   12  coding and computer programming.
   13         (2)(a)(1) Public schools shall provide students in grades
   14  K-12 opportunities for learning computer science, including, but
   15  not limited to, computer coding and computer programming. Such
   16  opportunities may include coding instruction in elementary
   17  school and middle school and, instruction to develop students’
   18  computer usage and digital literacy skills in middle school, and
   19  must include courses in computer science, computer coding, and
   20  computer programming in middle school and high school, including
   21  earning-related industry certifications. Such courses must be
   22  integrated into each school district’s middle and high schools,
   23  including combination schools in which any of grades 6 through
   24  12 are taught.
   25         (b)Computer science courses must be identified in the
   26  Course Code Directory and published on the Department of
   27  Education’s website no later than July 1, 2018. Additional
   28  computer science courses may be subsequently identified and
   29  posted on the department’s website.
   30         (3)The Florida Virtual School shall offer computer science
   31  courses identified in the Course Code Directory pursuant to
   32  paragraph (2)(b). If a school district does not offer an
   33  identified course, the district must provide students access to
   34  the course through the Florida Virtual School or through other
   35  means.
   36         (4)(a)Subject to legislative appropriation, a school
   37  district or a consortium of school districts may apply to the
   38  department, in a format prescribed by the department, for
   39  funding to deliver or facilitate training for classroom teachers
   40  to earn an educator certificate in computer science pursuant to
   41  s. 1012.56 or an industry certification associated with a course
   42  identified in the Course Code Directory pursuant to paragraph
   43  (2)(b). Such funding shall only be used to provide training for
   44  classroom teachers and to pay fees for examinations that lead to
   45  a credential pursuant to this paragraph.
   46         (b)Once the department has identified courses in the
   47  Course Code Directory pursuant to paragraph (2)(b), the
   48  department shall establish a deadline for submitting
   49  applications. The department shall award funding to school
   50  districts in a manner that allows for an equitable distribution
   51  of funding statewide based on student population.
   52         (5)(2) Elementary schools and middle schools may establish
   53  digital classrooms in which students are provided opportunities
   54  to improve digital literacy and competency; to learn digital
   55  skills, such as coding, multiple media presentation, and the
   56  manipulation of multiple digital graphic images; and to earn
   57  digital tool certificates and certifications pursuant to s.
   58  1003.4203 and grade-appropriate, technology-related industry
   59  certifications.
   60         (6)(3) High school students must be provided schools may
   61  provide students opportunities to take computer science courses
   62  to satisfy high school graduation requirements, including, but
   63  not limited to, the following:
   64         (a) High school computer science courses of sufficient
   65  rigor, as identified by the commissioner, such that one credit
   66  in computer science and the earning of related industry
   67  certifications constitute the equivalent of up to one credit of
   68  the mathematics requirement, with the exception of Algebra I or
   69  higher-level mathematics, or up to one credit of the science
   70  requirement, with the exception of Biology I or higher-level
   71  science, for high school graduation. Computer science courses
   72  and technology-related industry certifications that are
   73  identified as eligible for meeting mathematics or science
   74  requirements for high school graduation shall be included in the
   75  Course Code Directory.
   76         (b) High school computer technology courses in 3D rapid
   77  prototype printing of sufficient rigor, as identified by the
   78  commissioner, such that one or more credits in such courses and
   79  related industry certifications earned may satisfy up to two
   80  credits of mathematics required for high school graduation with
   81  the exception of Algebra I. Computer technology courses in 3D
   82  rapid prototype printing and related industry certifications
   83  that are identified as eligible for meeting mathematics
   84  requirements for high school graduation shall be included in the
   85  Course Code Directory.
   86         (7)Subject to legislative appropriation, a classroom
   87  teacher who was evaluated as effective or highly effective
   88  pursuant to s. 1012.34 in the previous school year or who is
   89  newly hired by the district school board and has not been
   90  evaluated pursuant to s. 1012.34 must receive a bonus as
   91  follows:
   92         (a)If the classroom teacher holds an educator certificate
   93  in computer science pursuant to s. 1012.56 or if he or she has
   94  passed the computer science subject area examination and holds
   95  an adjunct certificate issued by a school district pursuant to
   96  s. 1012.57, he or she shall receive a bonus of $1,000 after each
   97  year the individual completes teaching a computer science course
   98  identified in the Course Code Directory pursuant to paragraph
   99  (2)(b) at a public middle, high, or combination school in the
  100  state, for up to 3 years.
  101         (b)If the classroom teacher holds an industry
  102  certification associated with a course identified in the Course
  103  Code Directory pursuant to paragraph (2)(b), he or she shall
  104  receive a bonus of $500 after each year the individual completes
  105  teaching the identified course at a public middle, high, or
  106  combination school in the state, for up to 3 years.
  108  A school district shall report a qualifying classroom teacher to
  109  the department by a date and in a format established by the
  110  department. An eligible classroom teacher shall receive his or
  111  her bonus upon completion of the school year in which he or she
  112  taught the course. A teacher may not receive more than one bonus
  113  per year under this subsection.
  114         (8)(4) The State Board of Education shall may adopt rules
  115  to administer this section.
  116         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.
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  119  And the title is amended as follows:
  120         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  121  and insert:
  122                        A bill to be entitled                      
  123         An act relating to computer science instruction;
  124         amending s. 1007.2616, F.S.; providing a definition;
  125         providing requirements for specified instruction
  126         relating to computer science; requiring certain
  127         computer science courses to be included in the Course
  128         Code Directory and published on the Department of
  129         Education’s website by a specified date; requiring the
  130         Florida Virtual School to offer certain computer
  131         science courses; requiring school districts to provide
  132         access to computer science courses offered by the
  133         Florida Virtual school or by other means under certain
  134         circumstances; providing funds for school districts to
  135         provide professional development for classroom
  136         teachers; providing Department of Education
  137         responsibilities for the distribution of such funds;
  138         requiring that high school students be provided
  139         opportunities to take certain courses to meet certain
  140         graduation requirements; providing funds for bonuses
  141         for certain classroom teachers; requiring, rather than
  142         authorizing, the State Board of Education to adopt
  143         rules; providing an effective date.