Florida Senate - 2019                                     SB 520
       By Senator Montford
       3-01135-19                                             2019520__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to funding for school districts;
    3         holding harmless certain funding to school districts
    4         that enrolled students from certain counties as a
    5         result of Hurricane Michael; requiring that a
    6         calculation and allocation be made; providing for the
    7         calculation; providing that the funds calculated
    8         support a nonrecurring appropriation; providing an
    9         effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. In order to hold harmless school districts from
   14  a loss of revenue due to students not attending Bay, Calhoun,
   15  Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and
   16  Washington schools as a result of Hurricane Michael, the
   17  following special one-time calculation and allocation shall be
   18  made.
   19         (1) The difference in funding for the Bay County, Calhoun
   20  County, Franklin County, Gadsden County, Gulf County, Holmes
   21  County, Jackson County, Liberty County, and Washington County
   22  school districts based on enrollment from the 2018-2019 October
   23  FTE survey and the enrollment from the 2018-2019 February FTE
   24  survey in each district shall be calculated.
   25         (2) The funds calculated in subsection (1) shall support a
   26  nonrecurring appropriation separate from the appropriation for
   27  the Florida Education Finance Program for the affected
   28  districts.
   29         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.