Florida Senate - 2018              PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE
       Bill No. SB 1064
       Proposed Committee Substitute by the Committee on Appropriations
       (Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education)
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to dual enrollment programs; amending
    3         s. 1007.271, F.S.; revising the contents of a public
    4         postsecondary institution and private school dual
    5         enrollment articulation agreement; prohibiting certain
    6         fees from being passed to the private school;
    7         providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (24) of section
   12  1007.271, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         1007.271 Dual enrollment programs.—
   14         (24)
   15         (b) Each public postsecondary institution eligible to
   16  participate in the dual enrollment program pursuant to s.
   17  1011.62(1)(i) must enter into a private school articulation
   18  agreement with each eligible private school in its geographic
   19  service area seeking to offer dual enrollment courses to its
   20  students, including, but not limited to, students with
   21  disabilities. By August 1 of each year, the eligible
   22  postsecondary institution shall complete and submit the private
   23  school articulation agreement to the Department of Education.
   24  The private school articulation agreement must include, at a
   25  minimum:
   26         1. A delineation of courses and programs available to the
   27  private school student. The postsecondary institution may add,
   28  revise, or delete courses and programs at any time.
   29         2. The initial and continued eligibility requirements for
   30  private school student participation, not to exceed those
   31  required of other dual enrollment students.
   32         3. The student’s responsibilities for providing his or her
   33  own instructional materials and transportation.
   34         4. A provision clarifying that the private school will
   35  award appropriate credit toward high school completion for the
   36  postsecondary course under the dual enrollment program.
   37         5. A provision expressing that costs associated with
   38  tuition and fees, including registration, and laboratory fees,
   39  will not be passed along to the student or the private school
   40  that the student attends.
   41         6. A provision stating whether the private school will
   42  compensate the postsecondary institution for the standard
   43  tuition rate per credit hour for each dual enrollment course
   44  taken by its students.
   45         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.