Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1342
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Education (Stargel) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with directory and title amendments)
    3         Between lines 39 and 40
    4  insert:
    5         (3) Student eligibility requirements for initial enrollment
    6  in college credit dual enrollment courses must include a 2.5 3.0
    7  unweighted high school grade point average and the minimum score
    8  on a common placement test adopted by the State Board of
    9  Education which indicates that the student is ready for college
   10  level coursework. Student eligibility requirements for continued
   11  enrollment in college credit dual enrollment courses must
   12  include the maintenance of a 2.5 3.0 unweighted high school
   13  grade point average and the minimum postsecondary grade point
   14  average established by the postsecondary institution. Regardless
   15  of meeting student eligibility requirements for continued
   16  enrollment, a student may lose the opportunity to participate in
   17  a dual enrollment course if the student is disruptive to the
   18  learning process such that the progress of other students or the
   19  efficient administration of the course is hindered. Student
   20  eligibility requirements for initial and continued enrollment in
   21  career certificate dual enrollment courses must include a 2.0
   22  unweighted high school grade point average. Exceptions to the
   23  required grade point averages may be granted on an individual
   24  student basis if the educational entities agree and the terms of
   25  the agreement are contained within the dual enrollment
   26  articulation agreement established pursuant to subsection (21).
   27  Florida College System institution boards of trustees may
   28  establish additional initial student eligibility requirements,
   29  which shall be included in the dual enrollment articulation
   30  agreement, to ensure student readiness for postsecondary
   31  instruction. Additional requirements included in the agreement
   32  may not arbitrarily prohibit students who have demonstrated the
   33  ability to master advanced courses from participating in dual
   34  enrollment courses or limit the number of dual enrollment
   35  courses in which a student may enroll based solely upon
   36  enrollment by the student at an independent postsecondary
   37  institution.
   38         (4) District school boards may not refuse to enter into a
   39  dual enrollment articulation agreement with a local Florida
   40  College System institution if that Florida College System
   41  institution has the capacity to offer dual enrollment courses. A
   42  district school board or Florida College System institution may
   43  not limit the number of students who participate in dual
   44  enrollment, including early college programs under s. 1007.273,
   45  unless the institution requests, and the commissioner approves,
   46  a 1-year waiver from the prohibition on limitation under this
   47  subsection, specifically due to capacity to accommodate all
   48  eligible students seeking to participate in dual enrollment or
   49  early college programs from one or more counties served by the
   50  college. Such waiver must describe the existing capacity issues
   51  and specific courses or programs impacted by such capacity
   52  issues, and must include suggested solutions and a timeline for
   53  achieving the capacity to accommodate student demand.
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   56  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   57         Delete line 37
   58  and insert:
   59         Section 1. Subsections (3), (4), and (17) and paragraph (b)
   60  of subsection
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   63  And the title is amended as follows:
   64         Between lines 3 and 4
   65  insert:
   66         revising the grade point average requirement for
   67         student eligibility relating to initial and continued
   68         enrollment in college credit dual enrollment courses;
   69         prohibiting district school boards and Florida College
   70         System institutions from limiting the number of
   71         students participating in dual enrollment; providing
   72         an exception;