Florida Senate - 2018                                    SB 1064
       By Senator Baxley
       12-01419-18                                           20181064__
    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
    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 postsecondary institution eligible to participate
   16  in the dual enrollment program pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(i) must
   17  enter into a private school articulation agreement with each
   18  eligible private school in its geographic service area seeking
   19  to offer dual enrollment courses to its students, including, but
   20  not limited to, students with disabilities. By August 1 of each
   21  year, the eligible postsecondary institution shall complete and
   22  submit the private school articulation agreement to the
   23  Department of Education. The private school articulation
   24  agreement must include, at a minimum:
   25         1. A delineation of courses and programs available to the
   26  private school student. The postsecondary institution may add,
   27  revise, or delete courses and programs at any time.
   28         2. The initial and continued eligibility requirements for
   29  private school student participation, not to exceed those
   30  required of other dual enrollment students.
   31         3. The student’s responsibilities for providing his or her
   32  own instructional materials and transportation.
   33         4. A provision clarifying that the private school will
   34  award appropriate credit toward high school completion for the
   35  postsecondary course under the dual enrollment program.
   36         5. A provision expressing that costs associated with
   37  tuition and fees, including registration, and laboratory fees,
   38  will not be passed along to the student or the private school
   39  that the student attends.
   40         6. A provision stating whether the private school will
   41  compensate the postsecondary institution for the standard
   42  tuition rate per credit hour for each dual enrollment course
   43  taken by its students.
   44         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.