Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1756
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Education (Simmons) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 404 - 419
    4  and insert:
    5         (h) Employ or contract with teachers who:
    6         1. Unless otherwise specified under this paragraph, hold
    7  baccalaureate or higher degrees, have at least 3 years of
    8  teaching experience in public or private schools, or have
    9  objectively identified special skills, knowledge, or expertise
   10  that qualifies them to provide instruction in subjects taught.
   11         2. For teachers teaching students in grade 2 or above, hold
   12  baccalaureate or higher degrees from a university or college
   13  that is accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency
   14  recognized by the United States Department of Education.
   16  The private school must report to the department, in a format
   17  developed by the department, the qualifications of each teacher
   18  hired by the school, including, but not limited to, an
   19  explanation of the objectively identified special skills or
   20  expertise of such teachers, as applicable. Additionally, the
   21  private school must provide to the parent of each scholarship
   22  student, on the school’s website or on a written form provided
   23  by the school, the qualifications of each classroom teacher.
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   26  And the title is amended as follows:
   27         Delete line 37
   28  and insert:
   29         qualifications to the department and parents; revising
   30         the