Florida Senate - 2019                      CS for CS for SB 1224
       By the Committees on Governmental Oversight and Accountability;
       and Education; and Senator Farmer
       585-04138-19                                          20191224c2
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to charter schools; creating s.
    3         1001.241, F.S.; requiring the Department of Education
    4         to approve credentialing entities for a specified
    5         purpose; requiring credentialing entities to
    6         establish, develop, and administer specified
    7         requirements and processes; requiring credentialing
    8         entities to establish a certification program;
    9         providing requirements for the certification program;
   10         providing that applicants who submit applications to a
   11         credentialing entity are subject to a certain
   12         background screening; providing for the ineligibility
   13         of certain applicants; requiring the Department of Law
   14         Enforcement to notify the credentialing entity of an
   15         applicant’s background screening results; providing
   16         that the results of fingerprinting and background
   17         screening of applicants who meet certain requirements
   18         are valid and such applicants are not required to be
   19         subsequently fingerprinted or pass another background
   20         screening; requiring credentialing entities to confirm
   21         whether an applicant has previously been fingerprinted
   22         and passed a background screening within a school
   23         district; requiring credentialing entities to issue
   24         certificates of compliance upon approval of a person’s
   25         application; providing for termination of the
   26         certification after a specified time period if the
   27         certification is not renewed; authorizing
   28         credentialing entities to suspend or revoke a
   29         certificate of compliance under specified conditions;
   30         requiring charter schools to remove a charter school
   31         principal, charter school governing board member, or
   32         charter school chief financial officer from his or her
   33         position, as applicable, under specified conditions;
   34         requiring charter schools to notify the credentialing
   35         entity of such removal; providing that certain
   36         decisions by a department-recognized credentialing
   37         program are reviewable by the Department of Education;
   38         providing that an aggrieved person may request an
   39         administrative hearing within a specified timeframe
   40         after receiving an adverse determination after
   41         completion of an appeals process offered by the
   42         credentialing program; amending s. 1002.33, F.S.;
   43         deleting obsolete language; revising charter school
   44         application deadline requirements; authorizing certain
   45         charter school applicants to open charter schools
   46         before a specified timeframe and after approval;
   47         prohibiting specified individuals and entities from
   48         submitting an application to open a charter school for
   49         specified periods of time; defining the term
   50         “relative” for the purpose of applying the
   51         prohibition; requiring each charter school principal,
   52         governing board member, chief financial officer, or
   53         their equivalent, to meet certain certification
   54         requirements; amending s. 1002.45, F.S.; authorizing
   55         virtual charter schools to provide part-time virtual
   56         instruction for certain students; providing that a
   57         charter school may be an approved provider; providing
   58         an effective date.
   60  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   62         Section 1. Section 1001.241, Florida Statutes, is created
   63  to read:
   64         1001.241 Third-party credentialing entities.—
   65         (1) The department shall approve one or more third-party
   66  credentialing entities for the purposes of developing and
   67  administering a credentialing program for charter school
   68  principals, charter school governing board members, and charter
   69  school chief financial officers. The approved credentialing
   70  entity shall:
   71         (a) Establish position core competencies, certification
   72  requirements, testing instruments, and recertification
   73  requirements for charter school principals, charter school
   74  governing board members, and charter school chief financial
   75  officers.
   76         (b) Establish a process to administer the certification
   77  application, award, and maintenance processes.
   78         (c) Develop and administer:
   79         1. A code of ethics and disciplinary process.
   80         2. Biennial continuing education requirements and annual
   81  certification renewal requirements.
   82         3. An education provider program to approve training
   83  entities that are qualified to provide precertification training
   84  to applicants and continuing education opportunities to
   85  certified persons.
   86         (2) A credentialing entity shall establish a certification
   87  program that:
   88         (a) Is directly related to the core competencies.
   89         (b) Establishes minimum requirements in each of the
   90  following categories:
   91         1. Training.
   92         2. On-the-job work experience.
   93         3. Supervision.
   94         4. Testing.
   95         5. Biennial continuing education.
   96         (c) Requires adherence to a code of ethics and provides for
   97  a disciplinary process that applies to certified persons.
   98         (d) Approves qualified training entities that provide
   99  precertification training to applicants and continuing education
  100  to charter school principals, charter school governing board
  101  members, and charter school chief financial officers. To avoid a
  102  conflict of interest, a credentialing entity or its affiliate
  103  may not deliver training to an applicant or continuing education
  104  to a certificateholder.
  105         (3) All applicants are subject to level 2 background
  106  screening as provided under chapter 435. An applicant is
  107  ineligible, and a credentialing entity shall deny the
  108  application, if the applicant has been found guilty of, or has
  109  entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, regardless of
  110  adjudication, any offense listed in s. 435.04(2) unless the
  111  department has issued an exemption under s. 397.4872. In
  112  accordance with s. 435.04, the Department of Law Enforcement
  113  shall notify the credentialing entity of the applicant’s
  114  eligibility based on the results of his or her background
  115  screening. Once applicants are fingerprinted and pass the
  116  appropriate background screening in any single school district,
  117  the results of such fingerprinting and background screening
  118  shall be valid and such applicants may not subsequently be
  119  required to be fingerprinted or pass an appropriate background
  120  screening. The credentialing entity shall confirm whether an
  121  applicant has previously been fingerprinted and passed the
  122  appropriate background screening within the school district.
  123         (4) The credentialing entity shall issue a certificate of
  124  compliance upon approval of a person’s application. The
  125  certification shall automatically terminate 1 year after
  126  issuance if not renewed.
  127         (a) A credentialing entity may suspend or revoke the
  128  certificate of compliance of a charter school principal, a
  129  charter school governing board member, or a charter school chief
  130  financial officer if the charter school principal, the charter
  131  school governing board member, or the charter school chief
  132  financial officer fails to adhere to the continuing education
  133  requirements.
  134         (b) A credentialing entity shall revoke a certificate of
  135  compliance of a charter school principal, charter school
  136  governing board member, or charter school chief financial
  137  officer if the charter school principal, charter school
  138  governing board member, or charter school chief financial
  139  officer provides false or misleading information to the
  140  credentialing entity at any time.
  141         (c) If a charter school principal, charter school governing
  142  board member, or charter school chief financial officer is
  143  arrested for or found guilty of, or enters a plea of guilty or
  144  nolo contendere to, regardless of adjudication, any offense
  145  listed in s. 435.04(2) while acting in that capacity, the
  146  charter school shall immediately remove the person from that
  147  position and shall notify the credentialing entity within 3
  148  business days after such removal.
  149         (5) Any decision by a department-recognized credentialing
  150  program to deny certification or otherwise impose sanctions on
  151  an individual who is certified is reviewable by the department.
  152  The individual aggrieved may request an administrative hearing
  153  conducted pursuant to ss. 120.569 and 120.57(1) within 30 days
  154  after receiving an adverse determination after completing any
  155  appeals process offered by the credentialing program.
  156         Section 2. Present paragraphs (g), (h), and (i) of
  157  subsection (12) of section 1002.33, Florida Statutes, are
  158  redesignated as paragraphs (h), (i), and (j), respectively, and
  159  a new paragraph (g) is added to that subsection, paragraph (g)
  160  is added to subsection (8), and paragraph (b) of subsection (6)
  161  and paragraph (a) of subsection (7) of that section are amended,
  162  to read:
  163         1002.33 Charter schools.—
  164         (6) APPLICATION PROCESS AND REVIEW.—Charter school
  165  applications are subject to the following requirements:
  166         (b) A sponsor shall receive and review all applications for
  167  a charter school using the evaluation instrument developed by
  168  the Department of Education. A sponsor shall receive and
  169  consider charter school applications received on or before
  170  August 1 of each calendar year for charter schools to be opened
  171  at the beginning of the school district’s next school year, or
  172  to be opened at a time determined agreed to by the applicant and
  173  the sponsor. A sponsor may not refuse to receive a charter
  174  school application submitted before August 1 and may receive an
  175  application submitted later than August 1 if it chooses.
  176  Beginning in 2018 and thereafter, A sponsor shall also receive
  177  and consider charter school applications received on or before
  178  February 1 of each calendar year for charter schools to be
  179  opened 18 months later at the beginning of the school district’s
  180  school year, or to be opened at a time determined by the
  181  applicant. A sponsor may not refuse to receive a charter school
  182  application submitted before February 1 and may receive an
  183  application submitted later than February 1 if it chooses. A
  184  sponsor may not charge an applicant for a charter any fee for
  185  the processing or consideration of an application, and a sponsor
  186  may not base its consideration or approval of a final
  187  application upon the promise of future payment of any kind. If
  188  an applicant is ready to do so, it may open a charter school
  189  before the school district’s next school year after approval of
  190  the charter school application submitted by either application
  191  deadline. Before approving or denying any application, the
  192  sponsor shall allow the applicant, upon receipt of written
  193  notification, at least 7 calendar days to make technical or
  194  nonsubstantive corrections and clarifications, including, but
  195  not limited to, corrections of grammatical, typographical, and
  196  like errors or missing signatures, if such errors are identified
  197  by the sponsor as cause to deny the final application.
  198         1. In order to facilitate an accurate budget projection
  199  process, a sponsor shall be held harmless for FTE students who
  200  are not included in the FTE projection due to approval of
  201  charter school applications after the FTE projection deadline.
  202  In a further effort to facilitate an accurate budget projection,
  203  within 15 calendar days after receipt of a charter school
  204  application, a sponsor shall report to the Department of
  205  Education the name of the applicant entity, the proposed charter
  206  school location, and its projected FTE.
  207         2. In order to ensure fiscal responsibility, an application
  208  for a charter school shall include a full accounting of expected
  209  assets, a projection of expected sources and amounts of income,
  210  including income derived from projected student enrollments and
  211  from community support, and an expense projection that includes
  212  full accounting of the costs of operation, including start-up
  213  costs.
  214         3.a. A sponsor shall by a majority vote approve or deny an
  215  application no later than 90 calendar days after the application
  216  is received, unless the sponsor and the applicant mutually agree
  217  in writing to temporarily postpone the vote to a specific date,
  218  at which time the sponsor shall by a majority vote approve or
  219  deny the application. If the sponsor fails to act on the
  220  application, an applicant may appeal to the State Board of
  221  Education as provided in paragraph (c). If an application is
  222  denied, the sponsor shall, within 10 calendar days after such
  223  denial, articulate in writing the specific reasons, based upon
  224  good cause, supporting its denial of the application and shall
  225  provide the letter of denial and supporting documentation to the
  226  applicant and to the Department of Education.
  227         b. An application submitted by a high-performing charter
  228  school identified pursuant to s. 1002.331 or a high-performing
  229  charter school system identified pursuant to s. 1002.332 may be
  230  denied by the sponsor only if the sponsor demonstrates by clear
  231  and convincing evidence that:
  232         (I) The application of a high-performing charter school
  233  does not materially comply with the requirements in paragraph
  234  (a) or, for a high-performing charter school system, the
  235  application does not materially comply with s. 1002.332(2)(b);
  236         (II) The charter school proposed in the application does
  237  not materially comply with the requirements in paragraphs
  238  (9)(a)-(f);
  239         (III) The proposed charter school’s educational program
  240  does not substantially replicate that of the applicant or one of
  241  the applicant’s high-performing charter schools;
  242         (IV) The applicant has made a material misrepresentation or
  243  false statement or concealed an essential or material fact
  244  during the application process; or
  245         (V) The proposed charter school’s educational program and
  246  financial management practices do not materially comply with the
  247  requirements of this section.
  249  Material noncompliance is a failure to follow requirements or a
  250  violation of prohibitions applicable to charter school
  251  applications, which failure is quantitatively or qualitatively
  252  significant either individually or when aggregated with other
  253  noncompliance. An applicant is considered to be replicating a
  254  high-performing charter school if the proposed school is
  255  substantially similar to at least one of the applicant’s high
  256  performing charter schools and the organization or individuals
  257  involved in the establishment and operation of the proposed
  258  school are significantly involved in the operation of replicated
  259  schools.
  260         c. If the sponsor denies an application submitted by a
  261  high-performing charter school or a high-performing charter
  262  school system, the sponsor must, within 10 calendar days after
  263  such denial, state in writing the specific reasons, based upon
  264  the criteria in sub-subparagraph b., supporting its denial of
  265  the application and must provide the letter of denial and
  266  supporting documentation to the applicant and to the Department
  267  of Education. The applicant may appeal the sponsor’s denial of
  268  the application in accordance with paragraph (c).
  269         4. For budget projection purposes, the sponsor shall report
  270  to the Department of Education the approval or denial of an
  271  application within 10 calendar days after such approval or
  272  denial. In the event of approval, the report to the Department
  273  of Education shall include the final projected FTE for the
  274  approved charter school.
  275         5. Upon approval of an application, the initial startup
  276  shall commence with the beginning of the public school calendar
  277  for the district in which the charter is granted. A charter
  278  school may defer the opening of the school’s operations for up
  279  to 3 years to provide time for adequate facility planning. The
  280  charter school must provide written notice of such intent to the
  281  sponsor and the parents of enrolled students at least 30
  282  calendar days before the first day of school.
  283         (7) CHARTER.—The terms and conditions for the operation of
  284  a charter school shall be set forth by the sponsor and the
  285  applicant in a written contractual agreement, called a charter.
  286  The sponsor and the governing board of the charter school shall
  287  use the standard charter contract pursuant to subsection (21),
  288  which shall incorporate the approved application and any addenda
  289  approved with the application. Any term or condition of a
  290  proposed charter contract that differs from the standard charter
  291  contract adopted by rule of the State Board of Education shall
  292  be presumed a limitation on charter school flexibility. The
  293  sponsor may not impose unreasonable rules or regulations that
  294  violate the intent of giving charter schools greater flexibility
  295  to meet educational goals. The charter shall be signed by the
  296  governing board of the charter school and the sponsor, following
  297  a public hearing to ensure community input.
  298         (a) The charter shall address and criteria for approval of
  299  the charter shall be based on:
  300         1. The school’s mission, the students to be served, and the
  301  ages and grades to be included.
  302         2. The focus of the curriculum, the instructional methods
  303  to be used, any distinctive instructional techniques to be
  304  employed, and identification and acquisition of appropriate
  305  technologies needed to improve educational and administrative
  306  performance which include a means for promoting safe, ethical,
  307  and appropriate uses of technology which comply with legal and
  308  professional standards.
  309         a. The charter shall ensure that reading is a primary focus
  310  of the curriculum and that resources are provided to identify
  311  and provide specialized instruction for students who are reading
  312  below grade level. The curriculum and instructional strategies
  313  for reading must be consistent with the Next Generation Sunshine
  314  State Standards and grounded in scientifically based reading
  315  research.
  316         b. In order to provide students with access to diverse
  317  instructional delivery models, to facilitate the integration of
  318  technology within traditional classroom instruction, and to
  319  provide students with the skills they need to compete in the
  320  21st century economy, the Legislature encourages instructional
  321  methods for blended learning courses consisting of both
  322  traditional classroom and online instructional techniques.
  323  Charter schools may implement blended learning courses which
  324  combine traditional classroom instruction and virtual
  325  instruction. Students in a blended learning course must be full
  326  time students of the charter school pursuant to s.
  327  1011.61(1)(a)1. Instructional personnel certified pursuant to s.
  328  1012.55 who provide virtual instruction for blended learning
  329  courses may be employees of the charter school or may be under
  330  contract to provide instructional services to charter school
  331  students. At a minimum, such instructional personnel must hold
  332  an active state or school district adjunct certification under
  333  s. 1012.57 for the subject area of the blended learning course.
  334  The funding and performance accountability requirements for
  335  blended learning courses are the same as those for traditional
  336  courses.
  337         3. The current incoming baseline standard of student
  338  academic achievement, the outcomes to be achieved, and the
  339  method of measurement that will be used. The criteria listed in
  340  this subparagraph shall include a detailed description of:
  341         a. How the baseline student academic achievement levels and
  342  prior rates of academic progress will be established.
  343         b. How these baseline rates will be compared to rates of
  344  academic progress achieved by these same students while
  345  attending the charter school.
  346         c. To the extent possible, how these rates of progress will
  347  be evaluated and compared with rates of progress of other
  348  closely comparable student populations.
  350  The district school board is required to provide academic
  351  student performance data to charter schools for each of their
  352  students coming from the district school system, as well as
  353  rates of academic progress of comparable student populations in
  354  the district school system.
  355         4. The methods used to identify the educational strengths
  356  and needs of students and how well educational goals and
  357  performance standards are met by students attending the charter
  358  school. The methods shall provide a means for the charter school
  359  to ensure accountability to its constituents by analyzing
  360  student performance data and by evaluating the effectiveness and
  361  efficiency of its major educational programs. Students in
  362  charter schools shall, at a minimum, participate in the
  363  statewide assessment program created under s. 1008.22.
  364         5. In secondary charter schools, a method for determining
  365  that a student has satisfied the requirements for graduation in
  366  s. 1002.3105(5), s. 1003.4281, or s. 1003.4282.
  367         6. A method for resolving conflicts between the governing
  368  board of the charter school and the sponsor.
  369         7. The admissions procedures and dismissal procedures,
  370  including the school’s code of student conduct. Admission or
  371  dismissal must not be based on a student’s academic performance.
  372         8. The ways by which the school will achieve a
  373  racial/ethnic balance reflective of the community it serves or
  374  within the racial/ethnic range of other public schools in the
  375  same school district.
  376         9. The financial and administrative management of the
  377  school, including a reasonable demonstration of the professional
  378  experience or competence of those individuals or organizations
  379  applying to operate the charter school or those hired or
  380  retained to perform such professional services and the
  381  description of clearly delineated responsibilities and the
  382  policies and practices needed to effectively manage the charter
  383  school. A description of internal audit procedures and
  384  establishment of controls to ensure that financial resources are
  385  properly managed must be included. Both public sector and
  386  private sector professional experience shall be equally valid in
  387  such a consideration.
  388         10. The asset and liability projections required in the
  389  application which are incorporated into the charter and shall be
  390  compared with information provided in the annual report of the
  391  charter school.
  392         11. A description of procedures that identify various risks
  393  and provide for a comprehensive approach to reduce the impact of
  394  losses; plans to ensure the safety and security of students and
  395  staff; plans to identify, minimize, and protect others from
  396  violent or disruptive student behavior; and the manner in which
  397  the school will be insured, including whether or not the school
  398  will be required to have liability insurance, and, if so, the
  399  terms and conditions thereof and the amounts of coverage.
  400         12. The term of the charter which shall provide for
  401  cancellation of the charter if insufficient progress has been
  402  made in attaining the student achievement objectives of the
  403  charter and if it is not likely that such objectives can be
  404  achieved before expiration of the charter. The initial term of a
  405  charter shall be for 5 years, excluding 2 planning years. In
  406  order to facilitate access to long-term financial resources for
  407  charter school construction, charter schools that are operated
  408  by a municipality or other public entity as provided by law are
  409  eligible for up to a 15-year charter, subject to approval by the
  410  district school board. A charter lab school is eligible for a
  411  charter for a term of up to 15 years. In addition, to facilitate
  412  access to long-term financial resources for charter school
  413  construction, charter schools that are operated by a private,
  414  not-for-profit, s. 501(c)(3) status corporation are eligible for
  415  up to a 15-year charter, subject to approval by the district
  416  school board. Such long-term charters remain subject to annual
  417  review and may be terminated during the term of the charter, but
  418  only according to the provisions set forth in subsection (8).
  419         13. The facilities to be used and their location. The
  420  sponsor may not require a charter school to have a certificate
  421  of occupancy or a temporary certificate of occupancy for such a
  422  facility earlier than 15 calendar days before the first day of
  423  school.
  424         14. The qualifications to be required of the teachers and
  425  the potential strategies used to recruit, hire, train, and
  426  retain qualified staff to achieve best value.
  427         15. The governance structure of the school, including the
  428  status of the charter school as a public or private employer as
  429  required in paragraph (12)(j) (12)(i).
  430         16. A timetable for implementing the charter which
  431  addresses the implementation of each element thereof and the
  432  date by which the charter shall be awarded in order to meet this
  433  timetable.
  434         17. In the case of an existing public school that is being
  435  converted to charter status, alternative arrangements for
  436  current students who choose not to attend the charter school and
  437  for current teachers who choose not to teach in the charter
  438  school after conversion in accordance with the existing
  439  collective bargaining agreement or district school board rule in
  440  the absence of a collective bargaining agreement. However,
  441  alternative arrangements shall not be required for current
  442  teachers who choose not to teach in a charter lab school, except
  443  as authorized by the employment policies of the state university
  444  which grants the charter to the lab school.
  445         18. Full disclosure of the identity of all relatives
  446  employed by the charter school who are related to the charter
  447  school owner, president, chairperson of the governing board of
  448  directors, superintendent, governing board member, principal,
  449  assistant principal, or any other person employed by the charter
  450  school who has equivalent decisionmaking authority. For the
  451  purpose of this subparagraph, the term “relative” means father,
  452  mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first
  453  cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in
  454  law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law,
  455  stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother,
  456  stepsister, half brother, or half sister.
  457         19. Implementation of the activities authorized under s.
  458  1002.331 by the charter school when it satisfies the eligibility
  459  requirements for a high-performing charter school. A high
  460  performing charter school shall notify its sponsor in writing by
  461  March 1 if it intends to increase enrollment or expand grade
  462  levels the following school year. The written notice shall
  463  specify the amount of the enrollment increase and the grade
  464  levels that will be added, as applicable.
  466         (g)1. If a charter is terminated or a charter school closes
  467  before the end of a school year or within 3 years after
  468  beginning operations and, after a specific finding by the school
  469  district of material fraud, disregard of generally accepted
  470  accounting principles, or of intentional malfeasance by an
  471  applicant for the charter, the charter school owner, the charter
  472  school president, charter school governing board members, and
  473  the relatives of such owner, upon findings made by the school
  474  district, the applicant for the charter, the charter school
  475  owner, the charter school president, the charter school
  476  governing board members, and the relatives of such owner,
  477  president, or governing board member may not submit an
  478  application to open a charter school in this state pursuant to
  479  subsection (6) for a period of 5 years after the termination of
  480  the charter or closure of the charter school. The applicant for
  481  the charter, the charter school owner, the charter school
  482  president, the charter school governing board members, and the
  483  relatives of such owner, president, or governing board member,
  484  may appeal to the charter appeals commission the school
  485  district’s finding of material fraud, intentional malfeasance,
  486  or disregard of generally accepted accounting principles.
  487         2. If a charter school owner, a charter school president, a
  488  member of a charter school governing board, a charter management
  489  organization, or an education management organization is
  490  convicted of a crime, including, but not limited to, material
  491  fraud or serious financial theft offenses, misrepresentation,
  492  fraud, or misappropriation related to the operation of a charter
  493  school, that owner, president, or governing board member,
  494  including any relatives of such individuals, or the charter
  495  management organization or the education management
  496  organization, may not submit an application to open a charter
  497  school in this state pursuant to subsection (6) for a period of
  498  10 years after such conviction.
  500  For the purpose of this paragraph, the term “relative” has the
  501  same meaning as specified in subparagraph (24)(a)2.
  503         (g) Each charter school principal, governing board member,
  504  chief financial officer, or equivalent position must hold a
  505  valid certification issued by a third-party credentialing entity
  506  that is recognized under s. 1001.241, at least 30 days before
  507  the school opens or within 30 days of the first date of
  508  employment, whichever comes first. The credentialing entity must
  509  certify the individual’s core competence in the administration
  510  of a charter school, including, but not limited to, developing
  511  and adjusting business plans; accurate financial planning and
  512  good business practices, including accounting for costs and
  513  income; state and federal grant and student performance
  514  accountability requirements; identification of, and application
  515  for, state and federal funding sources; and governance,
  516  including government in the sunshine, conflicts of interest,
  517  ethics, and financial responsibility. An individual certified
  518  under this paragraph meets the training requirements under
  519  subparagraph (h)3., paragraph (6)(f), and subparagraph (9)(j)4.
  520         Section 3. Paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of section
  521  1002.45, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  522         1002.45 Virtual instruction programs.—
  523         (1) PROGRAM.—
  524         (d) A virtual charter school may provide part-time and
  525  full-time virtual instruction for students in kindergarten
  526  through grade 12 if the virtual charter school has a charter
  527  approved pursuant to s. 1002.33 authorizing full-time virtual
  528  instruction. A virtual charter school may:
  529         1. Contract with the Florida Virtual School.
  530         2. Contract with or be an approved provider under
  531  subsection (2).
  532         3. Enter into an agreement with a school district to allow
  533  the participation of the virtual charter school’s students in
  534  the school district’s virtual instruction program. The agreement
  535  must indicate a process for reporting of student enrollment and
  536  the transfer of funds required by paragraph (7)(e).
  537         Section 4. This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.