Florida Senate - 2018              PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE
       Bill No. CS for SB 1434
       Proposed Committee Substitute by the Committee on Appropriations
       (Appropriations Subcommittee on Pre-K - 12 Education)
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to K-12 education; amending s.
    3         1002.33, F.S.; extending the period of time for which
    4         a charter school may defer its opening for specified
    5         reasons; amending s. 1002.331, F.S.; revising the
    6         requirements for a charter school to be considered a
    7         high-performing charter school; amending s. 1002.333,
    8         F.S.; redefining the terms “persistently low
    9         performing school” and “school of hope”; revising the
   10         contents of a school of hope notice of intent and
   11         performance-based agreement; revising school of hope
   12         facility requirements; specifying that certain schools
   13         of hope are eligible to receive hope supplemental
   14         service allocation funds; requiring the State Board of
   15         Education to provide awards to all eligible schools
   16         that meet certain requirements; prohibiting a school
   17         of hope operator or owner from serving as the
   18         principal of a school of hope that he or she manages;
   19         conforming cross-references; creating s. 1002.334,
   20         F.S.; defining the term “franchise model school”;
   21         authorizing specified schools to use a franchise model
   22         school as a turnaround option; specifying requirements
   23         for a franchise model school principal; amending s.
   24         1007.273, F.S.; defining the term “structured
   25         program”; providing additional options for students
   26         participating in a structured program; prohibiting a
   27         district school board from limiting the number of
   28         public school students who may participate in a
   29         structured program; revising contract requirements;
   30         requiring each district school board to annually
   31         notify students in certain grades of certain
   32         information about the structured program, by a
   33         specified date; revising provisions relating to
   34         funding; requiring the state board to enforce
   35         compliance with certain provisions by a specified date
   36         each year; providing reporting requirements; amending
   37         s. 1008.33, F.S.; revising the turnaround options
   38         available for certain schools; amending s. 1011.62,
   39         F.S.; creating the hope supplemental services
   40         allocation; providing the purpose of the allocation;
   41         specifying the services that may be funded by the
   42         allocation; providing that implementation plans may
   43         include certain models; providing requirements for
   44         implementation plans; providing for the allocation of
   45         funds in specified fiscal years; creating the mental
   46         health assistance allocation; providing the purpose of
   47         the allocation; providing for the annual allocation of
   48         such funds on a specified basis; prohibiting the use
   49         of allocated funds to supplant funds provided from
   50         other operating funds, to increase salaries, or to
   51         provide bonuses; providing requirements for school
   52         districts and charter schools; providing that required
   53         plans must include certain elements; requiring school
   54         districts to annually submit approved plans to the
   55         Commissioner of Education by a specified date;
   56         requiring that entities that receive such allocations
   57         annually submit a final report on program outcomes and
   58         specific expenditures to the commissioner by a
   59         specified date; creating the funding compression
   60         allocation; providing the purpose of the allocation;
   61         authorizing funding for the annual allocation for
   62         specified purposes; providing the calculation for the
   63         allocation; amending s. 1011.69, F.S.; revising the
   64         types of funds school districts may withhold before
   65         allocating certain Title I funds to eligible schools;
   66         authorizing school districts to use such funds for
   67         specified purposes; amending s. 1011.71, F.S.;
   68         increasing the amount that a school district may
   69         expend from a specified millage levy for certain
   70         expenses; amending s. 1012.731, F.S.; deleting Florida
   71         Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program
   72         scholarship awards authorized for specific school
   73         years; amending s. 1012.732, F.S.; specifying that a
   74         franchise model school principal is eligible to
   75         receive a Florida Best and Brightest Principal
   76         scholarship; requiring specified awards for eligible
   77         principals; amending s. 1013.31, F.S.; authorizing a
   78         district to use certain sources of funds for
   79         educational, auxiliary, and ancillary plant capital
   80         outlay purposes without needing a survey
   81         recommendation; amending s. 1013.385, F.S.; providing
   82         additional exceptions to certain building code
   83         regulations for school districts; amending s. 1013.62,
   84         F.S.; providing legislative intent; prohibiting a
   85         charter school from being eligible for capital outlay
   86         funds unless the chair of the governing board and the
   87         chief administrative officer of the charter school
   88         annually certify certain information; defining the
   89         term “affiliated party of the charter school”;
   90         revising the Department of Education’s calculation
   91         methodology for a school district’s distribution of
   92         discretionary millage to its eligible charter schools;
   93         providing an effective date.
   95  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   97         Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (6) of section
   98  1002.33, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   99         1002.33 Charter schools.—
  100         (6) APPLICATION PROCESS AND REVIEW.—Charter school
  101  applications are subject to the following requirements:
  102         (b) A sponsor shall receive and review all applications for
  103  a charter school using the evaluation instrument developed by
  104  the Department of Education. A sponsor shall receive and
  105  consider charter school applications received on or before
  106  August 1 of each calendar year for charter schools to be opened
  107  at the beginning of the school district’s next school year, or
  108  to be opened at a time agreed to by the applicant and the
  109  sponsor. A sponsor may not refuse to receive a charter school
  110  application submitted before August 1 and may receive an
  111  application submitted later than August 1 if it chooses.
  112  Beginning in 2018 and thereafter, a sponsor shall receive and
  113  consider charter school applications received on or before
  114  February 1 of each calendar year for charter schools to be
  115  opened 18 months later at the beginning of the school district’s
  116  school year, or to be opened at a time agreed to by the
  117  applicant and the sponsor. A sponsor may not refuse to receive a
  118  charter school application submitted before February 1 and may
  119  receive an application submitted later than February 1 if it
  120  chooses. A sponsor may not charge an applicant for a charter any
  121  fee for the processing or consideration of an application, and a
  122  sponsor may not base its consideration or approval of a final
  123  application upon the promise of future payment of any kind.
  124  Before approving or denying any application, the sponsor shall
  125  allow the applicant, upon receipt of written notification, at
  126  least 7 calendar days to make technical or nonsubstantive
  127  corrections and clarifications, including, but not limited to,
  128  corrections of grammatical, typographical, and like errors or
  129  missing signatures, if such errors are identified by the sponsor
  130  as cause to deny the final application.
  131         1. In order to facilitate an accurate budget projection
  132  process, a sponsor shall be held harmless for FTE students who
  133  are not included in the FTE projection due to approval of
  134  charter school applications after the FTE projection deadline.
  135  In a further effort to facilitate an accurate budget projection,
  136  within 15 calendar days after receipt of a charter school
  137  application, a sponsor shall report to the Department of
  138  Education the name of the applicant entity, the proposed charter
  139  school location, and its projected FTE.
  140         2. In order to ensure fiscal responsibility, an application
  141  for a charter school shall include a full accounting of expected
  142  assets, a projection of expected sources and amounts of income,
  143  including income derived from projected student enrollments and
  144  from community support, and an expense projection that includes
  145  full accounting of the costs of operation, including start-up
  146  costs.
  147         3.a. A sponsor shall by a majority vote approve or deny an
  148  application no later than 90 calendar days after the application
  149  is received, unless the sponsor and the applicant mutually agree
  150  in writing to temporarily postpone the vote to a specific date,
  151  at which time the sponsor shall by a majority vote approve or
  152  deny the application. If the sponsor fails to act on the
  153  application, an applicant may appeal to the State Board of
  154  Education as provided in paragraph (c). If an application is
  155  denied, the sponsor shall, within 10 calendar days after such
  156  denial, articulate in writing the specific reasons, based upon
  157  good cause, supporting its denial of the application and shall
  158  provide the letter of denial and supporting documentation to the
  159  applicant and to the Department of Education.
  160         b. An application submitted by a high-performing charter
  161  school identified pursuant to s. 1002.331 or a high-performing
  162  charter school system identified pursuant to s. 1002.332 may be
  163  denied by the sponsor only if the sponsor demonstrates by clear
  164  and convincing evidence that:
  165         (I) The application does not materially comply with the
  166  requirements in paragraph (a);
  167         (II) The charter school proposed in the application does
  168  not materially comply with the requirements in paragraphs
  169  (9)(a)-(f);
  170         (III) The proposed charter school’s educational program
  171  does not substantially replicate that of the applicant or one of
  172  the applicant’s high-performing charter schools;
  173         (IV) The applicant has made a material misrepresentation or
  174  false statement or concealed an essential or material fact
  175  during the application process; or
  176         (V) The proposed charter school’s educational program and
  177  financial management practices do not materially comply with the
  178  requirements of this section.
  180  Material noncompliance is a failure to follow requirements or a
  181  violation of prohibitions applicable to charter school
  182  applications, which failure is quantitatively or qualitatively
  183  significant either individually or when aggregated with other
  184  noncompliance. An applicant is considered to be replicating a
  185  high-performing charter school if the proposed school is
  186  substantially similar to at least one of the applicant’s high
  187  performing charter schools and the organization or individuals
  188  involved in the establishment and operation of the proposed
  189  school are significantly involved in the operation of replicated
  190  schools.
  191         c. If the sponsor denies an application submitted by a
  192  high-performing charter school or a high-performing charter
  193  school system, the sponsor must, within 10 calendar days after
  194  such denial, state in writing the specific reasons, based upon
  195  the criteria in sub-subparagraph b., supporting its denial of
  196  the application and must provide the letter of denial and
  197  supporting documentation to the applicant and to the Department
  198  of Education. The applicant may appeal the sponsor’s denial of
  199  the application in accordance with paragraph (c).
  200         4. For budget projection purposes, the sponsor shall report
  201  to the Department of Education the approval or denial of an
  202  application within 10 calendar days after such approval or
  203  denial. In the event of approval, the report to the Department
  204  of Education shall include the final projected FTE for the
  205  approved charter school.
  206         5. Upon approval of an application, the initial startup
  207  shall commence with the beginning of the public school calendar
  208  for the district in which the charter is granted. A charter
  209  school may defer the opening of the school’s operations for up
  210  to 3 2 years to provide time for adequate facility planning. The
  211  charter school must provide written notice of such intent to the
  212  sponsor and the parents of enrolled students at least 30
  213  calendar days before the first day of school.
  214         Section 2. Subsection (1) of section 1002.331, Florida
  215  Statutes, is amended to read:
  216         1002.331 High-performing charter schools.—
  217         (1) A charter school is a high-performing charter school if
  218  it:
  219         (a) Received at least two school grades of “A” and no
  220  school grade below “B,” pursuant to s. 1008.34, during each of
  221  the previous 3 school years or received at least two consecutive
  222  school grades of “A” in the most recent 2 school years.
  223         (b) Received an unqualified opinion on each annual
  224  financial audit required under s. 218.39 in the most recent 3
  225  fiscal years for which such audits are available.
  226         (c) Did not receive a financial audit that revealed one or
  227  more of the financial emergency conditions set forth in s.
  228  218.503(1) in the most recent 3 fiscal years for which such
  229  audits are available. However, this requirement is deemed met
  230  for a charter school-in-the-workplace if there is a finding in
  231  an audit that the school has the monetary resources available to
  232  cover any reported deficiency or that the deficiency does not
  233  result in a deteriorating financial condition pursuant to s.
  234  1002.345(1)(a)3.
  236  For purposes of determining initial eligibility, the
  237  requirements of paragraphs (b) and (c) only apply to the most
  238  recent 2 fiscal years if the charter school earns two
  239  consecutive grades of “A”. A virtual charter school established
  240  under s. 1002.33 is not eligible for designation as a high
  241  performing charter school.
  242         Section 3. Present subsections (11) and (12) of section
  243  1002.333, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (12)
  244  and (13), respectively, a new subsection (11) is added to that
  245  section, and subsections (1) and (2), paragraph (a) of
  246  subsection (4), paragraphs (b), (g), and (i) of subsection (5),
  247  paragraph (a) of subsection (7), subsection (9), and paragraph
  248  (b) of subsection (10) of that section are amended, to read:
  249         1002.333 Persistently low-performing schools.—
  250         (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term:
  251         (a) “Hope operator” means an entity identified by the
  252  department pursuant to subsection (2).
  253         (b) “Persistently low-performing school” means a school
  254  that has completed 2 school years of a district-managed
  255  turnaround plan required under s. 1008.33(4)(a) and has not
  256  improved its school grade to a “C” or higher, earned three
  257  consecutive grades lower than a “C,” pursuant to s. 1008.34, and
  258  a school that was closed pursuant to s. 1008.33(4) within 2
  259  years after the submission of a notice of intent.
  260         (c) “School of hope” means:
  261         1. A charter school operated by a hope operator which
  262  serves students from one or more persistently low-performing
  263  schools; is located in the attendance zone of a persistently
  264  low-performing school or within a 5-mile radius of such school,
  265  whichever is greater; and is a Title I eligible school; or
  266         2. A school operated by a hope operator pursuant to s.
  267  1008.33(4)(b)3.b. s. 1008.33(4)(b)3.
  268         (2) HOPE OPERATOR.—A hope operator is a nonprofit
  269  organization with tax exempt status under s. 501(c)(3) of the
  270  Internal Revenue Code which that operates three or more charter
  271  schools that serve students in grades K-12 in Florida or other
  272  states with a record of serving students from low-income
  273  families and is designated by the State Board of Education as a
  274  hope operator based on a determination that:
  275         (a) The past performance of the hope operator meets or
  276  exceeds the following criteria:
  277         1. The achievement of enrolled students exceeds the
  278  district and state averages of the states in which the
  279  operator’s schools operate;
  280         2. The average college attendance rate at all schools
  281  currently operated by the operator exceeds 80 percent, if such
  282  data is available;
  283         3. The percentage of students eligible for a free or
  284  reduced price lunch under the National School Lunch Act enrolled
  285  at all schools currently operated by the operator exceeds 70
  286  percent;
  287         4. The operator is in good standing with the authorizer in
  288  each state in which it operates;
  289         5. The audited financial statements of the operator are
  290  free of material misstatements and going concern issues; and
  291         6. Other outcome measures as determined by the State Board
  292  of Education;
  293         (b) The operator was awarded a United States Department of
  294  Education Charter School Program Grant for Replication and
  295  Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools within the preceding 3
  296  years before applying to be a hope operator;
  297         (c) The operator receives funding through the National Fund
  298  of the Charter School Growth Fund to accelerate the growth of
  299  the nation’s best charter schools; or
  300         (d) The operator is selected by a district school board in
  301  accordance with s. 1008.33.
  303  An entity that meets the requirements of paragraph (b),
  304  paragraph (c), or paragraph (d) before the adoption by the state
  305  board of measurable criteria pursuant to paragraph (a) shall be
  306  designated as a hope operator. After the adoption of the
  307  measurable criteria, an entity, including a governing board that
  308  operates a school established pursuant to s. 1008.33(4)(b)3.b.
  309  s. 1008.33(4)(b)3., shall be designated as a hope operator if it
  310  meets the criteria of paragraph (a).
  311         (4) ESTABLISHMENT OF SCHOOLS OF HOPE.—A hope operator
  312  seeking to open a school of hope must submit a notice of intent
  313  to the school district in which a persistently low-performing
  314  school has been identified by the State Board of Education
  315  pursuant to subsection (10).
  316         (a) The notice of intent must include all of the following:
  317         1. An academic focus and plan.
  318         2. A financial plan.
  319         3. Goals and objectives for increasing student achievement
  320  for the students from low-income families.
  321         4. A completed or planned community outreach plan.
  322         5. The organizational history of success in working with
  323  students with similar demographics.
  324         6. The grade levels to be served and enrollment
  325  projections.
  326         7. The specific proposed location or geographic area
  327  proposed for the school and its proximity to the persistently
  328  low-performing school or the plan to use the district-owned
  329  facilities of the persistently low-performing school.
  330         8. A staffing plan.
  331         9. An operations plan specifying the operator’s intent to
  332  undertake the operations of the persistently low-performing
  333  school in its entirety or through limited components of the
  334  operations.
  335         (5) PERFORMANCE-BASED AGREEMENT.—The following shall
  336  comprise the entirety of the performance-based agreement:
  337         (b) The location or geographic area proposed for the school
  338  of hope and its proximity to the persistently low-performing
  339  school.
  340         (f)(g) The grounds for termination, including failure to
  341  meet the requirements for student performance established
  342  pursuant to paragraph (d) (e), generally accepted standards of
  343  fiscal management, or material violation of terms of the
  344  agreement. The nonrenewal or termination of a performance-based
  345  agreement must comply with the requirements of s. 1002.33(8).
  346         (h)(i) A provision establishing the initial term as 5
  347  years. The agreement must shall be renewed, upon the request of
  348  the hope operator, unless the school fails to meet the
  349  requirements for student performance established pursuant to
  350  paragraph (d) (e) or generally accepted standards of fiscal
  351  management or the school of hope materially violates the law or
  352  the terms of the agreement.
  353         (7) FACILITIES.—
  354         (a)1. A school of hope that meets the definition under
  355  subparagraph (1)(c)1. shall use facilities that comply with the
  356  Florida Building Code, except for the State Requirements for
  357  Educational Facilities. A school of hope that uses school
  358  district facilities must comply with the State Requirements for
  359  Educational Facilities only if the school district and the hope
  360  operator have entered into a mutual management plan for the
  361  reasonable maintenance of such facilities. The mutual management
  362  plan shall contain a provision by which the district school
  363  board agrees to maintain the school facilities in the same
  364  manner as its other public schools within the district.
  365         2.A school of hope that meets the definition under
  366  subparagraph (1)(c)2. and that receives funds from the hope
  367  supplemental services allocation under s. 1011.62(16) shall use
  368  the district-owned facilities of the persistently low-performing
  369  school that the school of hope operates. A school of hope that
  370  uses district-owned facilities must enter into a mutual
  371  management plan with the school district for the reasonable
  372  maintenance of the facilities. The mutual management plan must
  373  contain a provision specifying that the district school board
  374  agrees to maintain the school facilities in the same manner as
  375  other public schools within the district.
  377  The local governing authority shall not adopt or impose any
  378  local building requirements or site-development restrictions,
  379  such as parking and site-size criteria, student enrollment, and
  380  occupant load, that are addressed by and more stringent than
  381  those found in the State Requirements for Educational Facilities
  382  of the Florida Building Code. A local governing authority must
  383  treat schools of hope equitably in comparison to similar
  384  requirements, restrictions, and site planning processes imposed
  385  upon public schools. The agency having jurisdiction for
  386  inspection of a facility and issuance of a certificate of
  387  occupancy or use shall be the local municipality or, if in an
  388  unincorporated area, the county governing authority. If an
  389  official or employee of the local governing authority refuses to
  390  comply with this paragraph, the aggrieved school or entity has
  391  an immediate right to bring an action in circuit court to
  392  enforce its rights by injunction. An aggrieved party that
  393  receives injunctive relief may be awarded reasonable attorney
  394  fees and court costs.
  395         (9) FUNDING.—
  396         (a) Schools of hope shall be funded in accordance with s.
  397  1002.33(17).
  398         (b) Schools of hope shall receive priority in the
  399  department’s Public Charter School Grant Program competitions.
  400         (c) Schools of hope shall be considered charter schools for
  401  purposes of s. 1013.62, except charter capital outlay may not be
  402  used to purchase real property or for the construction of school
  403  facilities.
  404         (d) Schools of hope that meet the definition under
  405  subparagraph (1)(c)1. are eligible to receive funds from the
  406  Schools of Hope Program.
  407         (e) Schools of hope that meet the definition under
  408  subparagraph (1)(c)2. are eligible to receive funds from the
  409  hope supplemental services allocation established under s.
  410  1011.62(16).
  411         (10) SCHOOLS OF HOPE PROGRAM.—The Schools of Hope Program
  412  is created within the Department of Education.
  413         (b) A traditional public school that is required to submit
  414  a plan for implementation pursuant to s. 1008.33(4) is eligible
  415  to receive funding for services authorized up to $2,000 per
  416  full-time equivalent student from the hope supplemental services
  417  allocation established under s. 1011.62(16). Schools of Hope
  418  Program based upon the strength of the school’s plan for
  419  implementation and its focus on evidence-based interventions
  420  that lead to student success by providing wrap-around services
  421  that leverage community assets, improve school and community
  422  collaboration, and develop family and community partnerships.
  423  Wrap-around services include, but are not limited to, tutorial
  424  and after-school programs, student counseling, nutrition
  425  education, parental counseling, and adult education. Plans for
  426  implementation may also include models that develop a culture of
  427  attending college, high academic expectations, character
  428  development, dress codes, and an extended school day and school
  429  year. At a minimum, a plan for implementation must:
  430         1. Establish wrap-around services that develop family and
  431  community partnerships.
  432         2. Establish clearly defined and measurable high academic
  433  and character standards.
  434         3. Increase parental involvement and engagement in the
  435  child’s education.
  436         4. Describe how the school district will identify, recruit,
  437  retain, and reward instructional personnel. The state board may
  438  waive the requirements of s. 1012.22(1)(c)5., and suspend the
  439  requirements of s. 1012.34, to facilitate implementation of the
  440  plan.
  441         5. Identify a knowledge-rich curriculum that the school
  442  will use that focuses on developing a student’s background
  443  knowledge.
  444         6. Provide professional development that focuses on
  445  academic rigor, direct instruction, and creating high academic
  446  and character standards.
  447         (11) SCHOOLS OF HOPE MANAGEMENT.—A hope operator or the
  448  owner of a school of hope may not serve as the principal of any
  449  school that he or she manages.
  450         Section 4. Section 1002.334, Florida Statutes, is created
  451  to read:
  452         1002.334 Franchise model schools.—
  453         (1) As used in this section, the term “franchise model
  454  school” means a persistently low-performing school, as defined
  455  in s. 1002.333(1)(b), which is led by a highly effective
  456  principal in addition to the principal’s currently assigned
  457  school. If a franchise model school achieves a grade of “C” or
  458  higher, the school may retain its status as a franchise model
  459  school at the discretion of the school district.
  460         (2) A school district that has one or more persistently
  461  low-performing schools may use a franchise model school as a
  462  school turnaround option pursuant to s. 1008.33(4)(b)4.
  463         (3) A franchise model school principal:
  464         (a) Must be rated as highly effective pursuant to s.
  465  1012.34;
  466         (b) May lead two or more schools, including a persistently
  467  low-performing school or a school that was considered a
  468  persistently low-performing school before becoming a franchise
  469  model school;
  470         (c) May allocate resources and personnel between the
  471  schools under his or her administration; however, he or she must
  472  expend hope supplemental services allocation funds, authorized
  473  under s. 1011.62(16), at the franchise model school; and
  474         (d) Is eligible to receive a Best and Brightest Principal
  475  award under s. 1012.732.
  476         Section 5. Section 1007.273, Florida Statutes, is amended
  477  to read:
  478         1007.273 Structured high school acceleration programs
  479  Collegiate high school program.—
  480         (1) Each Florida College System institution shall work with
  481  each district school board in its designated service area to
  482  establish one or more structured programs, including, but not
  483  limited to, collegiate high school programs. As used in this
  484  section, the term “structured program” means a structured high
  485  school acceleration program.
  486         (1)(2)PURPOSE.—At a minimum, structured collegiate high
  487  school programs must include an option for public school
  488  students in grade 11 or grade 12 participating in the structured
  489  program, for at least 1 full school year, to earn CAPE industry
  490  certifications pursuant to s. 1008.44, and to successfully
  491  complete at least 30 credit hours through the dual enrollment
  492  program under s. 1007.271. The structured program must
  493  prioritize dual enrollment courses that are applicable toward
  494  general education core courses or common prerequisite course
  495  requirements under s. 1007.25 over dual enrollment courses
  496  applicable as electives toward at least the first year of
  497  college for an associate degree or baccalaureate degree while
  498  enrolled in the structured program. A district school board may
  499  not limit the number of eligible public school students who may
  500  enroll in such structured programs.
  502         (a) Each district school board and its local Florida
  503  College System institution shall execute a contract to establish
  504  one or more structured collegiate high school programs at a
  505  mutually agreed upon location or locations. Beginning with the
  506  2015-2016 school year, If the local Florida College System
  507  institution does not establish a structured program with a
  508  district school board in its designated service area, another
  509  Florida College System institution may execute a contract with
  510  that district school board to establish the structured program.
  511  The contract must be executed by January 1 of each school year
  512  for implementation of the structured program during the next
  513  school year. By August 1, 2018, a contract entered into before
  514  January 1, 2018, for the 2018-2019 school year must be modified
  515  to include the provisions of paragraph (b).
  516         (b) The contract must:
  517         1.(a) Identify the grade levels to be included in the
  518  structured collegiate high school program; which must, at a
  519  minimum, include grade 12.
  520         2.(b) Describe the structured collegiate high school
  521  program, including a list of the meta-major academic pathways
  522  approved pursuant to s. 1008.30(4), which are available to
  523  participating students through the partner Florida College
  524  System institution or other eligible partner postsecondary
  525  institutions; the delineation of courses that must, at a
  526  minimum, include general education core courses and common
  527  prerequisite course requirements pursuant to s. 1007.25; and
  528  industry certifications offered, including online course
  529  availability; the high school and college credits earned for
  530  each postsecondary course completed and industry certification
  531  earned; student eligibility criteria; and the enrollment process
  532  and relevant deadlines;.
  533         3.(c) Describe the methods, medium, and process by which
  534  students and their parents are annually informed about the
  535  availability of the structured collegiate high school program,
  536  the return on investment associated with participation in the
  537  structured program, and the information described in
  538  subparagraphs 1. and 2.; paragraphs (a) and (b).
  539         4.(d) Identify the delivery methods for instruction and the
  540  instructors for all courses;.
  541         5.(e) Identify student advising services and progress
  542  monitoring mechanisms;.
  543         6.(f) Establish a program review and reporting mechanism
  544  regarding student performance outcomes; and.
  545         7.(g) Describe the terms of funding arrangements to
  546  implement the structured collegiate high school program pursuant
  547  to paragraph (5)(a).
  549         (a)(4) Each student participating in a structured
  550  collegiate high school program must enter into a student
  551  performance contract which must be signed by the student, the
  552  parent, and a representative of the school district and the
  553  applicable Florida College System institution, state university,
  554  or other institution participating pursuant to subsection (4)
  555  (5). The performance contract must, at a minimum, specify
  556  include the schedule of courses, by semester, and industry
  557  certifications to be taken by the student, if any; student
  558  attendance requirements;, and course grade requirements; and the
  559  applicability of such courses to an associate degree or a
  560  baccalaureate degree.
  561         (b) By September 1 of each school year, each district
  562  school board must notify each student enrolled in grades 9, 10,
  563  11, and 12 in a public school within the school district about
  564  the structured program, including, but not limited to:
  565         1. The method for earning college credit through
  566  participation in the structured program. The notification must
  567  include website links to the dual enrollment course equivalency
  568  list approved by the State Board of Education; the common degree
  569  program prerequisite requirements published by the Articulation
  570  Coordinating Committee pursuant to s. 1007.01(3)(f); the
  571  industry certification articulation agreements adopted by the
  572  State Board of Education in rule; and the approved meta-major
  573  academic pathways of the partner Florida College System
  574  institution and other eligible partner postsecondary
  575  institutions participating pursuant to subsection (4); and
  576         2. The estimated cost savings to students and their
  577  families resulting from students successfully completing 30
  578  credit hours applicable toward general education core courses or
  579  common prerequisite course requirements before graduating from
  580  high school versus the cost of earning such credit hours after
  581  graduating from high school.
  583  to executing a contract with the local Florida College System
  584  institution under this section, a district school board may
  585  execute a contract to establish a structured collegiate high
  586  school program with a state university or an institution that is
  587  eligible to participate in the William L. Boyd, IV, Florida
  588  Resident Access Grant Program, that is a nonprofit independent
  589  college or university located and chartered in this state, and
  590  that is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern
  591  Association of Colleges and Schools to grant baccalaureate
  592  degrees. Such university or institution must meet the
  593  requirements specified under subsections (2) (3) and (3) (4). A
  594  charter school may execute a contract directly with the local
  595  Florida College System institution or another institution as
  596  authorized under this section to establish a structured program
  597  at a mutually agreed upon location.
  598         (5) FUNDING.—
  599         (a)(6) The structured collegiate high school program shall
  600  be funded pursuant to ss. 1007.271 and 1011.62. The State Board
  601  of Education shall enforce compliance with this section by
  602  withholding the transfer of funds for the school districts and
  603  the Florida College System institutions in accordance with s.
  604  1008.32. Annually, by December 31, the State Board of Education
  605  shall enforce compliance with this section by withholding the
  606  transfer of funds for the Florida College System institutions in
  607  accordance with s. 1001.602.
  608         (b) A student who enrolls in the structured program and
  609  successfully completes at least 30 college credit hours during a
  610  school year through the dual enrollment program under s.
  611  1007.271 generates a 0.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) bonus. A
  612  student who enrolls in the structured program and successfully
  613  completes an additional 30 college credit hours during a school
  614  year, resulting in at least 60 college credit hours through the
  615  dual enrollment program under s. 1007.271 applicable toward
  616  fulfilling the requirements for an associate in arts degree or
  617  an associate in science degree or a baccalaureate degree
  618  pursuant to the student performance contract under subsection
  619  (3), before graduating from high school, generates an additional
  620  0.5 FTE bonus. Each district school board that is a contractual
  621  partner with a Florida College System institution or other
  622  eligible postsecondary institution shall report to the
  623  commissioner the total FTE bonus for each structured program for
  624  the students from that school district. The total FTE bonus
  625  shall be added to each school district’s total weighted FTE for
  626  funding in the subsequent fiscal year.
  627         (c) For any industry certification a student attains under
  628  this section, the FTE bonus shall be calculated and awarded in
  629  accordance with s. 1011.62(1)(o).
  630         (6) REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.—
  631         (a) By September 1 of each school year, each district
  632  school superintendent shall report to the commissioner, at a
  633  minimum, the following information on each structured program
  634  administered during the prior school year:
  635         1. The number of students in public schools within the
  636  school district who enrolled in the structured program, and the
  637  partnering postsecondary institutions pursuant to subsections
  638  (2) and (4);
  639         2. The total and average number of dual enrollment courses
  640  completed, high school and college credits earned, standard high
  641  school diplomas and associate and baccalaureate degrees awarded,
  642  and the number of industry certifications attained, if any, by
  643  the students who enrolled in the structured program;
  644         3. The projected student enrollment in the structured
  645  program during the next school year; and
  646         4. Any barriers to executing contracts to establish one or
  647  more structured programs.
  648         (b) By November 30 of each school year, the commissioner
  649  must report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and
  650  the Speaker of the House of Representatives the status of
  651  structured programs, including, at a minimum, a summary of
  652  student enrollment and completion information pursuant to this
  653  subsection; barriers, if any, to establishing such programs; and
  654  recommendations for expanding access to such programs statewide.
  655         Section 6. Paragraph (c) of subsection (3) and subsection
  656  (4) of section 1008.33, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  657         1008.33 Authority to enforce public school improvement.—
  658         (3)
  659         (c) The state board shall adopt by rule a differentiated
  660  matrix of intervention and support strategies for assisting
  661  traditional public schools identified under this section and
  662  rules for implementing s. 1002.33(9)(n), relating to charter
  663  schools.
  664         1. The intervention and support strategies must address
  665  efforts to improve student performance through one or more of
  666  the following strategies: and may include
  667         a. Improvement planning;
  668         b. Leadership quality improvement;
  669         c. Educator quality improvement;
  670         d. Professional development;
  671         e. Curriculum review, pacing, and alignment across grade
  672  levels to improve background knowledge in social studies,
  673  science, and the arts; and
  674         f. The use of continuous improvement and monitoring plans
  675  and processes.
  676         2.In addition, The state board may prescribe reporting
  677  requirements to review and monitor the progress of the schools.
  678  The rule must define the intervention and support strategies for
  679  school improvement for schools earning a grade of “D” or “F” and
  680  the roles for the district and department.
  681         (4)(a) The state board shall apply intensive intervention
  682  and support strategies tailored to the needs of schools earning
  683  two consecutive grades of “D” or a grade of “F.” In the first
  684  full school year after a school initially earns two consecutive
  685  grades of “D” or a grade of “F,” the school district must
  686  immediately implement intervention and support strategies
  687  prescribed in rule under paragraph (3)(c) and, by September 1,
  688  provide the department with the memorandum of understanding
  689  negotiated pursuant to s. 1001.42(21) and, by October 1, a
  690  district-managed turnaround plan for approval by the state
  691  board. The district-managed turnaround plan may include a
  692  proposal for the district to implement an extended school day, a
  693  summer program, or a combination of an extended school day and
  694  summer program. Upon approval by the state board, the school
  695  district must implement the plan for the remainder of the school
  696  year and continue the plan for 1 full school year. The state
  697  board may allow a school an additional year of implementation
  698  before the school must implement a turnaround option required
  699  under paragraph (b) if it determines that the school is likely
  700  to improve to a grade of “C” or higher after the first full
  701  school year of implementation.
  702         (b) Unless an additional year of implementation is provided
  703  pursuant to paragraph (a), a school that has completed 2 school
  704  years of a district-managed turnaround plan required under
  705  paragraph (a) and has not improved its school grade to a “C” or
  706  higher, pursuant to s. 1008.34, earns three consecutive grades
  707  below a “C” must implement one of the following options:
  708         1. Reassign students to another school and monitor the
  709  progress of each reassigned student.;
  710         2. Close the school and reopen the school as one or more
  711  charter schools, each with a governing board that has a
  712  demonstrated record of effectiveness. Such charter schools are
  713  eligible for funding from the hope supplemental services
  714  allocation established under s. 1011.62(16).; or
  715         3. Contract with an outside entity that has a demonstrated
  716  record of effectiveness to operate the school. An outside entity
  717  may include:
  718         a. A district-managed charter school in which all
  719  instructional personnel are not employees of the school
  720  district, but are employees of an independent governing board
  721  composed of members who did not participate in the review or
  722  approval of the charter. A district-managed charter school is
  723  eligible for funding from the hope supplemental services
  724  allocation established in s. 1011.62(16); or
  725         b. A hope operator that submits to a school district a
  726  notice of intent of a performance-based agreement pursuant to s.
  727  1002.333. A school of hope established pursuant to this sub
  728  subparagraph is eligible for funding from the hope supplemental
  729  services allocation for up to 5 years, beginning in the school
  730  year in which the school of hope is established, if the school
  731  of hope:
  732         (I) Is established at the district-owned facilities of the
  733  persistently low-performing school;
  734         (II) Gives priority enrollment to students who are enrolled
  735  in, or are eligible to attend and are living in the attendance
  736  area of, the persistently low-performing school that the school
  737  of hope operates, consistent with the enrollment lottery
  738  exemption provided under s. 1002.333(5)(c); and
  739         (III) Meets the requirements of its performance-based
  740  agreement pursuant to s. 1002.333.
  741         4. Implement a franchise model school in which a highly
  742  effective principal, pursuant to s. 1012.34, leads the
  743  persistently low-performing school in addition to the
  744  principal’s currently assigned school. The franchise model
  745  school principal may allocate resources and personnel between
  746  the schools he or she leads. The persistently low-performing
  747  school is eligible for funding from the hope supplemental
  748  services allocation established under s. 1011.62(16).
  749         (c) Implementation of the turnaround option is no longer
  750  required if the school improves to a grade of “C” or higher.
  751         (d) If a school earning two consecutive grades of “D” or a
  752  grade of “F” does not improve to a grade of “C” or higher after
  753  2 full school years of implementing the turnaround option
  754  selected by the school district under paragraph (b), the school
  755  district must implement another turnaround option.
  756  Implementation of the turnaround option must begin the school
  757  year following the implementation period of the existing
  758  turnaround option, unless the state board determines that the
  759  school is likely to improve to a grade of “C” or higher if
  760  additional time is provided to implement the existing turnaround
  761  option.
  762         Section 7. Present subsections (16) and (17) of section
  763  1011.62, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (19)
  764  and (20), respectively, new subsections (16) and (17) and
  765  subsection (18) are added to that section, and paragraph (a) of
  766  subsection (4) and subsection (14) of that section are amended,
  767  to read:
  768         1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
  769  allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
  770  district for operation of schools is not determined in the
  771  annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
  772  the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
  773  follows:
  775  Legislature shall prescribe the aggregate required local effort
  776  for all school districts collectively as an item in the General
  777  Appropriations Act for each fiscal year. The amount that each
  778  district shall provide annually toward the cost of the Florida
  779  Education Finance Program for kindergarten through grade 12
  780  programs shall be calculated as follows:
  781         (a) Estimated taxable value calculations.—
  782         1.a. Not later than 2 working days before July 19, the
  783  Department of Revenue shall certify to the Commissioner of
  784  Education its most recent estimate of the taxable value for
  785  school purposes in each school district and the total for all
  786  school districts in the state for the current calendar year
  787  based on the latest available data obtained from the local
  788  property appraisers. The value certified shall be the taxable
  789  value for school purposes for that year, and no further
  790  adjustments shall be made, except those made pursuant to
  791  paragraphs (c) and (d), or an assessment roll change required by
  792  final judicial decisions as specified in paragraph (19)(b)
  793  (16)(b). Not later than July 19, the Commissioner of Education
  794  shall compute a millage rate, rounded to the next highest one
  795  one-thousandth of a mill, which, when applied to 96 percent of
  796  the estimated state total taxable value for school purposes,
  797  would generate the prescribed aggregate required local effort
  798  for that year for all districts. The Commissioner of Education
  799  shall certify to each district school board the millage rate,
  800  computed as prescribed in this subparagraph, as the minimum
  801  millage rate necessary to provide the district required local
  802  effort for that year.
  803         b. The General Appropriations Act shall direct the
  804  computation of the statewide adjusted aggregate amount for
  805  required local effort for all school districts collectively from
  806  ad valorem taxes to ensure that no school district’s revenue
  807  from required local effort millage will produce more than 90
  808  percent of the district’s total Florida Education Finance
  809  Program calculation as calculated and adopted by the
  810  Legislature, and the adjustment of the required local effort
  811  millage rate of each district that produces more than 90 percent
  812  of its total Florida Education Finance Program entitlement to a
  813  level that will produce only 90 percent of its total Florida
  814  Education Finance Program entitlement in the July calculation.
  815         2. On the same date as the certification in sub
  816  subparagraph 1.a., the Department of Revenue shall certify to
  817  the Commissioner of Education for each district:
  818         a. Each year for which the property appraiser has certified
  819  the taxable value pursuant to s. 193.122(2) or (3), if
  820  applicable, since the prior certification under sub-subparagraph
  821  1.a.
  822         b. For each year identified in sub-subparagraph a., the
  823  taxable value certified by the appraiser pursuant to s.
  824  193.122(2) or (3), if applicable, since the prior certification
  825  under sub-subparagraph 1.a. This is the certification that
  826  reflects all final administrative actions of the value
  827  adjustment board.
  828         (14) QUALITY ASSURANCE GUARANTEE.—The Legislature may
  829  annually in the General Appropriations Act determine a
  830  percentage increase in funds per K-12 unweighted FTE as a
  831  minimum guarantee to each school district. The guarantee shall
  832  be calculated from prior year base funding per unweighted FTE
  833  student which shall include the adjusted FTE dollars as provided
  834  in subsection (19) (16), quality guarantee funds, and actual
  835  nonvoted discretionary local effort from taxes. From the base
  836  funding per unweighted FTE, the increase shall be calculated for
  837  the current year. The current year funds from which the
  838  guarantee shall be determined shall include the adjusted FTE
  839  dollars as provided in subsection (19) (16) and potential
  840  nonvoted discretionary local effort from taxes. A comparison of
  841  current year funds per unweighted FTE to prior year funds per
  842  unweighted FTE shall be computed. For those school districts
  843  which have less than the legislatively assigned percentage
  844  increase, funds shall be provided to guarantee the assigned
  845  percentage increase in funds per unweighted FTE student. Should
  846  appropriated funds be less than the sum of this calculated
  847  amount for all districts, the commissioner shall prorate each
  848  district’s allocation. This provision shall be implemented to
  849  the extent specifically funded.
  851  supplemental services allocation is created to provide district
  852  managed turnaround schools, as required under s. 1008.33(4)(a),
  853  charter schools authorized under s. 1008.33(4)(b)2., district
  854  managed charter schools authorized under s. 1008.33(4)(b)3.a.,
  855  schools of hope authorized under s. 1008.33(4)(b)3.b., and
  856  franchise model schools as authorized under s. 1008.33(4)(b)4.,
  857  with funds to offer services designed to improve the overall
  858  academic and community welfare of the schools’ students and
  859  their families.
  860         (a) Services funded by the allocation may include, but are
  861  not limited to, tutorial and after-school programs, student
  862  counseling, nutrition education, and parental counseling. In
  863  addition, services may also include models that develop a
  864  culture that encourages students to complete high school and to
  865  attend college or career training, set high academic
  866  expectations, inspire character development, and include an
  867  extended school day and school year.
  868         (b) Prior to distribution of the allocation, a school
  869  district, for a district turnaround school and persistently low
  870  performing schools that use a franchise model; a hope operator,
  871  for a school of hope; or the charter school governing board for
  872  a charter school, as applicable, shall develop and submit a plan
  873  for implementation to its respective governing body for approval
  874  no later than August 1 of the fiscal year.
  875         (c) At a minimum, the plans required under paragraph (b)
  876  must:
  877         1. Establish comprehensive support services that develop
  878  family and community partnerships;
  879         2. Establish clearly defined and measurable high academic
  880  and character standards;
  881         3. Increase parental involvement and engagement in the
  882  child’s education;
  883         4. Describe how instructional personnel will be identified,
  884  recruited, retained, and rewarded;
  885         5. Provide professional development that focuses on
  886  academic rigor, direct instruction, and creating high academic
  887  and character standards; and
  888         6. Provide focused instruction to improve student academic
  889  proficiency, which may include additional instruction time
  890  beyond the normal school day or school year.
  891         (d) Each school district and hope operator shall submit
  892  approved plans to the commissioner by September 1 of each fiscal
  893  year.
  894         (e) For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, a school that is
  895  selected to receive funding in the 2017-2018 fiscal year
  896  pursuant to s. 1002.333(10)(c) shall receive $2,000 per FTE. A
  897  district-managed turnaround school required under s.
  898  1008.33(4)(a), charter school authorized under s.
  899  1008.33(4)(b)2., district-managed charter school authorized
  900  under s. 1008.33(4)(b)3.a., school of hope authorized under s.
  901  1008.33(4)(b)3.b., and franchise model school authorized under
  902  s. 1008.33(4)(b)4. are eligible for the remaining funds based on
  903  the school’s unweighted FTE, up to $2,000 per FTE or as provided
  904  in the General Appropriations Act.
  905         (f) For the 2019-2020 fiscal year and thereafter, each
  906  school district’s allocation shall be based on the unweighted
  907  FTE student enrollment at the eligible schools and a per-FTE
  908  funding amount of up to $2,000 per FTE or as provided in the
  909  General Appropriations Act. If the calculated funds for
  910  unweighted FTE student enrollment at the eligible schools exceed
  911  the per-FTE funds appropriated, the allocation of funds to each
  912  school district must be prorated based on each school district’s
  913  share of the total unweighted FTE student enrollment for the
  914  eligible schools.
  915         (17)MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE ALLOCATION.The mental health
  916  assistance allocation is created to provide supplemental funding
  917  to assist school districts in establishing or expanding
  918  comprehensive school-based mental health programs that increase
  919  awareness of mental health issues among children and school-age
  920  youth; train educators and other school staff in detecting and
  921  responding to mental health issues; and connect children, youth,
  922  and families who may experience behavioral health issues with
  923  appropriate services. These funds may be allocated annually in
  924  the General Appropriations Act to each eligible school district
  925  and developmental research school based on each entity’s
  926  proportionate share of Florida Education Finance Program base
  927  funding. The district funding allocation must include a minimum
  928  amount as specified in the General Appropriations Act. Upon
  929  submission and approval of a plan that includes the elements
  930  specified in paragraph (b), charter schools are also entitled to
  931  a proportionate share of district funding for this program. The
  932  allocated funds may not supplant funds that are provided for
  933  this purpose from other operating funds and may not be used to
  934  increase salaries or provide bonuses.
  935         (a)Prior to the distribution of the allocation:
  936         1. The district must annually develop and submit a detailed
  937  plan outlining the local program and planned expenditures to the
  938  district school board for approval.
  939         2. A charter school must annually develop and submit a
  940  detailed plan outlining the local program and planned
  941  expenditures of the funds in the plan to its governing body for
  942  approval. After the plan is approved by the governing body, it
  943  must be provided to its school district for submission to the
  944  commissioner.
  945         (b) The plans required under paragraph (a) must include, at
  946  a minimum, all of the following elements:
  947         1. A collaborative effort or partnership between the school
  948  district and at least one local community program or agency
  949  involved in mental health to provide or to improve prevention,
  950  diagnosis, and treatment services for students;
  951         2. Programs to assist students in dealing with bullying,
  952  trauma, and violence;
  953         3. Strategies or programs to reduce the likelihood of at
  954  risk students developing social, emotional, or behavioral health
  955  problems or substance use disorders;
  956         4. Strategies to improve the early identification of
  957  social, emotional, or behavioral problems or substance use
  958  disorders and to improve the provision of early intervention
  959  services;
  960         5. Strategies to enhance the availability of school-based
  961  crisis intervention services and appropriate referrals for
  962  students in need of mental health services; and
  963         6. Training opportunities for school personnel in the
  964  techniques and supports needed to identify students who have
  965  trauma histories and who have or are at risk of having a mental
  966  illness, and in the use of referral mechanisms that effectively
  967  link such students to appropriate treatment and intervention
  968  services in the school and in the community.
  969         (c)The districts shall submit approved plans to the
  970  commissioner by August 1 of each fiscal year.
  971         (d) Beginning September 30, 2019, and by each September 30
  972  thereafter, each entity that receives an allocation under this
  973  subsection shall submit to the commissioner, in a format
  974  prescribed by the department, a final report on its program
  975  outcomes and its expenditures for each element of the program.
  976         (18) FUNDING COMPRESSION ALLOCATION.—The Legislature may
  977  provide an annual funding compression allocation in the General
  978  Appropriations Act. The allocation is created to provide
  979  additional funding to school districts and developmental
  980  research schools whose total funds per FTE in the prior year
  981  were less than the statewide average. Using the most recent
  982  prior year FEFP calculation for each eligible school district,
  983  the total funds per FTE shall be subtracted from the state
  984  average funds per FTE, not including any adjustments made
  985  pursuant to paragraph (19)(b). The resulting funds per FTE
  986  difference, or a portion thereof, as designated in the General
  987  Appropriations Act, shall then be multiplied by the school
  988  district’s total unweighted FTE to provide the allocation. If
  989  the calculated funds are greater than the amount included in the
  990  General Appropriations Act, they must be prorated to the
  991  appropriation amount based on each participating school
  992  district’s share.
  993         Section 8. Subsection (5) of section 1011.69, Florida
  994  Statutes, is amended to read:
  995         1011.69 Equity in School-Level Funding Act.—
  996         (5) After providing Title I, Part A, Basic funds to schools
  997  above the 75 percent poverty threshold, which may include high
  998  schools above the 50 percent threshold as allowed by federal
  999  law, school districts shall provide any remaining Title I, Part
 1000  A, Basic funds directly to all eligible schools as provided in
 1001  this subsection. For purposes of this subsection, an eligible
 1002  school is a school that is eligible to receive Title I funds,
 1003  including a charter school. The threshold for identifying
 1004  eligible schools may not exceed the threshold established by a
 1005  school district for the 2016-2017 school year or the statewide
 1006  percentage of economically disadvantaged students, as determined
 1007  annually.
 1008         (a) Prior to the allocation of Title I funds to eligible
 1009  schools, a school district may withhold funds only as follows:
 1010         1. One percent for parent involvement, in addition to the
 1011  one percent the district must reserve under federal law for
 1012  allocations to eligible schools for parent involvement;
 1013         2. A necessary and reasonable amount for administration;,
 1014         3.which includes The district’s approved indirect cost
 1015  rate, not to exceed a total of 8 percent; and
 1016         4.3. A reasonable and necessary amount to provide:
 1017         a. Homeless programs;
 1018         b. Delinquent and neglected programs;
 1019         c. Prekindergarten programs and activities;
 1020         d. Private school equitable services; and
 1021         e. Transportation for foster care children to their school
 1022  of origin or choice programs; and.
 1023         5. A necessary and reasonable amount for eligible schools
 1024  to provide:
 1025         a. Extended learning opportunities, such as summer school,
 1026  before-school and after-school programs, and additional class
 1027  periods of instruction during the school day; and
 1028         b. Supplemental academic and enrichment services, staff
 1029  development, and planning and curriculum, as well as wrap-around
 1030  services.
 1031         (b) All remaining Title I funds shall be distributed to all
 1032  eligible schools in accordance with federal law and regulation.
 1033  To maximize the efficient use of resources, school districts may
 1034  allow eligible schools, not including charter schools, to An
 1035  eligible school may use funds under this subsection for
 1036  district-level to participate in discretionary educational
 1037  services provided by the school district.
 1038         Section 9. Subsection (5) of section 1011.71, Florida
 1039  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1040         1011.71 District school tax.—
 1041         (5) Effective July 1, 2008, A school district may expend,
 1042  subject to the provisions of s. 200.065, up to $150 $100 per
 1043  unweighted full-time equivalent student from the revenue
 1044  generated by the millage levy authorized by subsection (2) to
 1045  fund, in addition to expenditures authorized in paragraphs
 1046  (2)(a)-(j), expenses for the following:
 1047         (a) The purchase, lease-purchase, or lease of driver’s
 1048  education vehicles; motor vehicles used for the maintenance or
 1049  operation of plants and equipment; security vehicles; or
 1050  vehicles used in storing or distributing materials and
 1051  equipment.
 1052         (b) Payment of the cost of premiums, as defined in s.
 1053  627.403, for property and casualty insurance necessary to insure
 1054  school district educational and ancillary plants. As used in
 1055  this paragraph, casualty insurance has the same meaning as in s.
 1056  624.605(1)(d), (f), (g), (h), and (m). Operating revenues that
 1057  are made available through the payment of property and casualty
 1058  insurance premiums from revenues generated under this subsection
 1059  may be expended only for nonrecurring operational expenditures
 1060  of the school district.
 1061         Section 10. Paragraph (c) of subsection (3) of section
 1062  1012.731, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
 1063         1012.731 The Florida Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship
 1064  Program.—
 1065         (3)
 1066         (c) Notwithstanding the requirements of this subsection,
 1067  for the 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 school years, any
 1068  classroom teacher who:
 1069         1. Was evaluated as highly effective pursuant to s. 1012.34
 1070  in the school year immediately preceding the year in which the
 1071  scholarship will be awarded shall receive a scholarship of
 1072  $1200, including a classroom teacher who received an award
 1073  pursuant to paragraph (a).
 1074         2. Was evaluated as effective pursuant to s. 1012.34 in the
 1075  school year immediately preceding the year in which the
 1076  scholarship will be awarded a scholarship of up to $800. If the
 1077  number of eligible classroom teachers under this subparagraph
 1078  exceeds the total allocation, the department shall prorate the
 1079  per-teacher scholarship amount.
 1081  This paragraph expires July 1, 2020.
 1082         Section 11. Subsections (2), (3), and (4) of section
 1083  1012.732, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
 1084         1012.732 The Florida Best and Brightest Principal
 1085  Scholarship Program.—
 1086         (2) There is created the Florida Best and Brightest
 1087  Principal Scholarship Program to be administered by the
 1088  Department of Education. The program shall provide categorical
 1089  funding for scholarships to be awarded to school principals, as
 1090  defined in s. 1012.01(3)(c)1., who are serving as a franchise
 1091  model school principal or who have recruited and retained a high
 1092  percentage of best and brightest teachers.
 1093         (3)(a) A school principal identified pursuant to s.
 1094  1012.731(4)(c) is eligible to receive a scholarship under this
 1095  section if he or she has served as school principal at his or
 1096  her school for at least 2 consecutive school years including the
 1097  current school year and his or her school has a ratio of best
 1098  and brightest teachers to other classroom teachers that is at
 1099  the 80th percentile or higher for schools within the same grade
 1100  group, statewide, including elementary schools, middle schools,
 1101  high schools, and schools with a combination of grade levels.
 1102         (b) A principal of a franchise model school, as defined in
 1103  s. 1002.334, is eligible to receive a scholarship under this
 1104  section.
 1105         (4) Annually, by February 1, the department shall identify
 1106  eligible school principals and disburse funds to each school
 1107  district for each eligible school principal to receive a
 1108  scholarship.
 1109         (a) A scholarship of $10,000 $5,000 must be awarded to each
 1110  franchise model school principal who is every eligible under
 1111  paragraph (3)(b).
 1112         (b)A scholarship of $5,000 must be awarded to each school
 1113  principal assigned to a Title I school and a scholarship of
 1114  $4,000 to each every eligible school principal who is not
 1115  assigned to a Title I school and who is eligible under paragraph
 1116  (3)(a).
 1117         Section 12. Present paragraphs (a) through (d) of
 1118  subsection (1) of section 1013.31, Florida Statutes, are
 1119  redesignated as paragraphs (b) through (e), respectively, and a
 1120  new paragraph (a) is added to that subsection, to read:
 1121         1013.31 Educational plant survey; localized need
 1122  assessment; PECO project funding.—
 1123         (1) At least every 5 years, each board shall arrange for an
 1124  educational plant survey, to aid in formulating plans for
 1125  housing the educational program and student population, faculty,
 1126  administrators, staff, and auxiliary and ancillary services of
 1127  the district or campus, including consideration of the local
 1128  comprehensive plan. The Department of Education shall document
 1129  the need for additional career and adult education programs and
 1130  the continuation of existing programs before facility
 1131  construction or renovation related to career or adult education
 1132  may be included in the educational plant survey of a school
 1133  district or Florida College System institution that delivers
 1134  career or adult education programs. Information used by the
 1135  Department of Education to establish facility needs must
 1136  include, but need not be limited to, labor market data, needs
 1137  analysis, and information submitted by the school district or
 1138  Florida College System institution.
 1139         (a) Educational plant survey and localized need assessment
 1140  for capital outlay purposes.A district may only use funds from
 1141  the following sources for educational, auxiliary, and ancillary
 1142  plant capital outlay purposes without needing a survey
 1143  recommendation:
 1144         1. The local capital outlay improvement fund, consisting of
 1145  funds that come from and are a part of the district’s basic
 1146  operating budget;
 1147         2. If a board decides to build an educational, auxiliary,
 1148  or ancillary facility without a survey recommendation and the
 1149  taxpayers approve a bond referendum, the voted bond referendum;
 1150         3. One-half cent sales surtax revenue;
 1151         4. One cent local governmental surtax revenue;
 1152         5. Impact fees; and
 1153         6. Private gifts or donations.
 1154         Section 13. Paragraph (e) is added to subsection (2) of
 1155  section 1013.385, Florida Statutes, to read:
 1156         1013.385 School district construction flexibility.—
 1157         (2) A resolution adopted under this section may propose
 1158  implementation of exceptions to requirements of the uniform
 1159  statewide building code for the planning and construction of
 1160  public educational and ancillary plants adopted pursuant to ss.
 1161  553.73 and 1013.37 relating to:
 1162         (e) Any other provisions that limit the ability of a school
 1163  to operate in a facility on the same basis as a charter school
 1164  pursuant to s. 1002.33(18) if the regional planning council
 1165  determines that there is sufficient shelter capacity within the
 1166  school district as documented in the Statewide Emergency Shelter
 1167  Plan.
 1168         Section 14. Subsection (3) of section 1013.62, Florida
 1169  Statutes, is amended, and paragraph (c) is added to subsection
 1170  (1) of that section, to read:
 1171         1013.62 Charter schools capital outlay funding.—
 1172         (1) Charter school capital outlay funding shall consist of
 1173  revenue resulting from the discretionary millage authorized in
 1174  s. 1011.71(2) and state funds when such funds are appropriated
 1175  in the General Appropriations Act.
 1176         (c)It is the intent of the Legislature that the public
 1177  interest be protected by prohibiting personal financial
 1178  enrichment by owners, operators, managers, real estate
 1179  developers, and other affiliated parties of charter schools.
 1180  Therefore, a charter school is not eligible for a funding
 1181  allocation unless the chair of the governing board and the chief
 1182  administrative officer of the charter school annually certify
 1183  under oath that the funds will be used solely and exclusively
 1184  for constructing, renovating, or improving charter school
 1185  facilities that are:
 1186         1. Owned by a school district, a political subdivision of
 1187  the state, a municipality, a Florida College System institution,
 1188  or a state university;
 1189         2. Owned by an organization that is qualified as an exempt
 1190  organization under s. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
 1191  whose articles of incorporation specify that, upon the
 1192  organization’s dissolution, the subject property will be
 1193  transferred to a school district, a political subdivision of the
 1194  state, a municipality, a Florida College System institution, or
 1195  a state university; or
 1196         3. Owned by and leased, at a fair market value in the
 1197  school district in which the charter school is located, from a
 1198  person or entity that is not an affiliated party of the charter
 1199  school. For the purposes of this subparagraph, the term
 1200  “affiliated party of the charter school” means the applicant for
 1201  the charter school pursuant to s. 1002.33; the governing board
 1202  of the charter school or a member of the governing board; the
 1203  charter school owner; the charter school principal; an employee
 1204  of the charter school; an independent contractor of the charter
 1205  school or the governing board of the charter school; a relative,
 1206  as defined in s. 1002.33(24)(a)2., of a charter school governing
 1207  board member, a charter school owner, a charter school
 1208  principal, a charter school employee, or an independent
 1209  contractor of a charter school or charter school governing
 1210  board; a subsidiary corporation, a service corporation, an
 1211  affiliated corporation, a parent corporation, a limited
 1212  liability company, a limited partnership, a trust, a
 1213  partnership, or a related party that, individually or through
 1214  one or more entities, shares common ownership or control and
 1215  directly or indirectly manages, administers, controls, or
 1216  oversees the operation of the charter school; or any person or
 1217  entity, individually or through one or more entities that share
 1218  common ownership, which directly or indirectly manages,
 1219  administers, controls, or oversees the operation of any of the
 1220  foregoing.
 1221         (3) If the school board levies the discretionary millage
 1222  authorized in s. 1011.71(2), the department shall use the
 1223  following calculation methodology to determine the amount of
 1224  revenue that a school district must distribute to each eligible
 1225  charter school:
 1226         (a) Reduce the total discretionary millage revenue by the
 1227  school district’s annual debt service obligation incurred as of
 1228  March 1, 2017, and any amount of participation requirement
 1229  pursuant to s. 1013.64(2)(a)8. that is being satisfied by
 1230  revenues raised by the discretionary millage.
 1231         (b) Divide the school district’s adjusted discretionary
 1232  millage revenue by the district’s total capital outlay full-time
 1233  equivalent membership and the total number of unweighted full
 1234  time equivalent students of each eligible charter school to
 1235  determine a capital outlay allocation per full-time equivalent
 1236  student.
 1237         (c) Multiply the capital outlay allocation per full-time
 1238  equivalent student by the total number of full-time equivalent
 1239  students for all of each eligible charter schools within the
 1240  district school to determine the total charter school capital
 1241  outlay allocation for each district charter school.
 1242         (d) If applicable, reduce the capital outlay allocation
 1243  identified in paragraph (c) by the total amount of state funds
 1244  allocated pursuant to subsection (2) to all each eligible
 1245  charter schools within a district school in subsection (2) to
 1246  determine the net total maximum calculated capital outlay
 1247  allocation from local funds. If state funds are not allocated
 1248  pursuant to subsection (2), the amount determined in paragraph
 1249  (c) is equal to the net total calculated capital outlay
 1250  allocation from local funds for each district.
 1251         (e) For each charter school within each district, the net
 1252  capital outlay amount from local funds shall be calculated in
 1253  the same manner as the state funds in paragraphs (2)(a)-(d),
 1254  except that the base charter school per weighted FTE allocation
 1255  amount shall be determined by dividing the net total capital
 1256  outlay amount from local funds by the total weighted FTE for all
 1257  eligible charter schools within the district. The per weighted
 1258  FTE allocation amount from local funds shall be multiplied by
 1259  the weighted FTE for each charter school to determine each
 1260  charter school’s capital outlay allocation from local funds.
 1261         (f)(e) School districts shall distribute capital outlay
 1262  funds to charter schools no later than February 1 of each year,
 1263  beginning on February 1, 2018, for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
 1264         Section 15. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.