Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1284
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/26/2019           .                                

       The Committee on Education (Diaz) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 34 - 52
    4  and insert:
    6         (a)Through the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Commissioner of
    7  Education shall annually compute for each district the current
    8  year’s district cost differential. The district cost
    9  differential shall be calculated by adding each district’s price
   10  level index as published in the Florida Price Level Index for
   11  the most recent 3 years and dividing the resulting sum by 3. The
   12  result for each district shall be multiplied by 0.008 and to the
   13  resulting product shall be added 0.200; the sum thus obtained
   14  shall be the cost differential for that district for that year.
   15         (b) Beginning in the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the district
   16  cost differential shall be calculated by multiplying the most
   17  recent 3-year average wage level index for each school district
   18  by 0.008 and then adding 0.200 to the product. The data for the
   19  most recent 3 years must include, but is not limited to, county
   20  level wage index data and occupational-level wage index data.
   21  During the development of the wage level index, the Department
   22  of Education shall consult with informed stakeholders, including
   23  school districts, industry representatives, the Department of
   24  Economic Opportunity, and academic and private sector experts in
   25  econometric modeling and data. The Department of Education shall
   26  develop and calculate the wage level index by January 1, 2020.
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   29  And the title is amended as follows:
   30         Delete lines 6 - 9
   31  and insert:
   32         from the Florida Education Finance Program beginning
   33         in a specified school year; requiring the Department
   34         of Education to consult with specified individuals and
   35         entities during the development of the wage level
   36         index; requiring the department to complete the
   37         development and calculation of the wage level index by
   38         a specified date for application beginning in the
   39         2020-2021 fiscal year; amending s. 213.053, F.S.;