Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 770
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Innovation, Industry, and Technology (Hutson)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsections (1) and (2) of section 446.011,
    6  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    7         446.011 Legislative intent regarding apprenticeship
    8  training.—
    9         (1) It is the intent of the State of Florida to provide
   10  educational opportunities for its residents young people so that
   11  they can be trained for trades, occupations, and professions
   12  suited to their abilities. It is the intent of this act to
   13  promote the mode of training known as apprenticeship in
   14  occupations throughout industry in the state that require
   15  physical manipulative skills. By broadening job training
   16  opportunities and providing for increased coordination between
   17  public school academic programs, career programs, and registered
   18  apprenticeship programs, the residents of this young people of
   19  the state will benefit from the valuable training opportunities
   20  developed when on-the-job training is combined with academic
   21  related classroom experiences. This act is intended to develop
   22  the apparent potentials in apprenticeship training by assisting
   23  in the establishment of preapprenticeship programs in the public
   24  school system and elsewhere and by expanding presently
   25  registered programs as well as promoting new registered programs
   26  in jobs that lend themselves to apprenticeship training.
   27         (2) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Department
   28  of Education have responsibility for the development of the
   29  apprenticeship and preapprenticeship uniform minimum standards
   30  for the apprenticeable trades and that the department have
   31  responsibility for assisting district school boards and Florida
   32  College System institution community college district boards of
   33  trustees in developing preapprenticeship programs.
   34         Section 2. Subsections (2) and (4) of section 446.021,
   35  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   36         446.021 Definitions of terms used in ss. 446.011-446.092.
   37  As used in ss. 446.011-446.092, the term:
   38         (2) “Apprentice” means a person at least 16 years of age
   39  who is engaged in learning a recognized skilled trade through
   40  actual work experience under the supervision of journeyworkers
   41  journeymen craftsmen, which training should be combined with
   42  properly coordinated studies of related technical and
   43  supplementary subjects, and who has entered into a written
   44  agreement, which may be cited as an apprentice agreement, with a
   45  registered apprenticeship sponsor who may be either an employer,
   46  an association of employers, or a local joint apprenticeship
   47  committee.
   48         (4) “Journeyworker Journeyman” means a person working in an
   49  apprenticeable occupation who has successfully completed a
   50  registered apprenticeship program or who has worked the number
   51  of years required by established industry practices for the
   52  particular trade or occupation.
   53         Section 3. Section 446.032, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   54  read:
   55         446.032 General duties of the department for apprenticeship
   56  training.—The department shall:
   57         (1) Establish uniform minimum standards and policies
   58  governing apprentice programs and agreements. The standards and
   59  policies shall govern the terms and conditions of the
   60  apprentice’s employment and training, including the quality
   61  training of the apprentice for, but not limited to, such matters
   62  as ratios of apprentices to journeyworkers journeymen, safety,
   63  related instruction, and on-the-job training; but these
   64  standards and policies may not include rules, standards, or
   65  guidelines that require the use of apprentices and job trainees
   66  on state, county, or municipal contracts. The department may
   67  adopt rules necessary to administer the standards and policies.
   68         (2)By September 1 of each year, publish an annual report
   69  on apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs. The report
   70  must be published on the department’s website and, at a minimum,
   71  include all of the following:
   72         (a)A list of registered apprenticeship and
   73  preapprenticeship programs, sorted by local educational agency,
   74  as defined in s. 1004.02(18), and apprenticeship sponsor, under
   75  s. 446.071.
   76         (b)A detailed summary of each local educational agency’s
   77  expenditure of funds for apprenticeship and preapprenticeship
   78  programs, including:
   79         1.The total amount of funds received for apprenticeship
   80  and preapprenticeship programs;
   81         2.The total amount of funds allocated to each trade or
   82  occupation;
   83         3.The total amount of funds expended for administrative
   84  costs per trade or occupation; and
   85         4.The total amount of funds expended for instructional
   86  costs per trade and occupation.
   87         (c)The number of apprentices and preapprentices per trade
   88  and occupation.
   89         (d)The percentage of apprentices and preapprentices who
   90  complete their respective programs in the appropriate timeframe.
   91         (e)Information and resources related to applications for
   92  new apprenticeship programs and technical assistance and
   93  requirements for potential applicants.
   94         (f)Documentation of activities conducted by the department
   95  to promote apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs through
   96  public engagement, community-based partnerships, and other
   97  initiatives.
   98         (3)Provide assistance to district school boards, Florida
   99  College System institution boards of trustees, program sponsors,
  100  and local workforce development boards in notifying students,
  101  parents, and members of the community of the availability of
  102  apprenticeship and preapprenticeship opportunities, including
  103  data provided in the economic security report pursuant to s.
  104  445.07.
  105         (4)(2) Establish procedures to be used by the State
  106  Apprenticeship Advisory Council.
  107         Section 4. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section
  108  446.045, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  109         446.045 State Apprenticeship Advisory Council.—
  110         (2)
  111         (b) The Commissioner of Education or the commissioner’s
  112  designee shall serve ex officio as chair of the State
  113  Apprenticeship Advisory Council, but may not vote. The state
  114  director of the Office of Apprenticeship of the United States
  115  Department of Labor shall serve ex officio as a nonvoting member
  116  of the council. The Governor shall appoint to the council four
  117  members representing employee organizations and four members
  118  representing employer organizations. Each of these eight members
  119  shall represent industries that have registered apprenticeship
  120  programs. The Governor shall also appoint two public members who
  121  are knowledgeable about registered apprenticeship and
  122  apprenticeable occupations and who are independent of any joint
  123  or nonjoint organization, one of whom shall be recommended by
  124  joint organizations, and one of whom shall be recommended by
  125  nonjoint organizations. Members shall be appointed for 4-year
  126  staggered terms. A vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of
  127  the unexpired term.
  128         Section 5. Subsections (2) and (3) of section 446.052,
  129  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  130         446.052 Preapprenticeship program.—
  131         (2) The department, under regulations established by the
  132  State Board of Education, may administer the provisions of ss.
  133  446.011-446.092 which relate to preapprenticeship programs in
  134  cooperation with district school boards and Florida College
  135  System institution community college district boards of
  136  trustees. District school boards, Florida College System
  137  institution community college district boards of trustees, and
  138  registered program sponsors shall cooperate in developing and
  139  establishing programs that include career instruction and
  140  general education courses required to obtain a high school
  141  diploma.
  142         (3) The department, the district school boards, and the
  143  Florida College System institution community college district
  144  boards of trustees shall work together with existing registered
  145  apprenticeship programs in order that individuals completing the
  146  preapprenticeship programs may be able to receive credit towards
  147  completing a registered apprenticeship program.
  148         Section 6. Subsection (1) of section 446.081, Florida
  149  Statutes, is amended to read:
  150         446.081 Limitation.—
  151         (1) Nothing in ss. 446.011-446.092 or in any apprentice
  152  agreement approved under those sections may shall operate to
  153  invalidate:
  154         (a) Any apprenticeship provision in any collective
  155  agreement between employers and employees setting up higher
  156  apprenticeship standards.
  157         (b)Any special provision for veterans, minority persons,
  158  or women in the standards, apprenticeship qualifications, or
  159  operation of the program that is not otherwise prohibited by
  160  law, executive order, or authorized regulation.
  161         Section 7. Section 446.091, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  162  read:
  163         446.091 On-the-job training program.—All provisions of ss.
  164  446.011-446.092 relating to apprenticeship and
  165  preapprenticeship, including, but not limited to, programs,
  166  agreements, standards, administration, procedures, definitions,
  167  expenditures, local committees, powers and duties, limitations,
  168  grievances, and ratios of apprentices and job trainees to
  169  journeyworkers journeymen on state, county, and municipal
  170  contracts, shall be appropriately adapted and made applicable to
  171  a program of on-the-job training authorized under those
  172  provisions for persons other than apprentices.
  173         Section 8. Section 446.092, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  174  read:
  175         446.092 Criteria for apprenticeship occupations.—An
  176  apprenticeable occupation is a skilled trade which possesses all
  177  of the following characteristics:
  178         (1) It is customarily learned in a practical way through a
  179  structured, systematic program of on-the-job, supervised
  180  training.
  181         (2) It is clearly identified and commonly recognized
  182  throughout an the industry or recognized with a positive view
  183  towards changing technology.
  184         (3) It involves manual, mechanical, or technical skills and
  185  knowledge which, in accordance with the industry standards for
  186  the occupation, would require a minimum of 2,000 hours of on
  187  the-job work and training, which hours are excluded from the
  188  time spent at related instruction.
  189         (4) It requires related instruction to supplement on-the
  190  job training. Such instruction may be given in a classroom,
  191  through occupational or industrial courses or through
  192  correspondence courses of equivalent value, through electronic
  193  media, or through other forms of self-study approved by the
  194  department.
  195         (5)It involves the development of skill sufficiently broad
  196  to be applicable in like occupations throughout an industry,
  197  rather than of restricted application to the products or
  198  services of any one company.
  199         (6)It does not fall into any of the following categories:
  200         (a)Selling, retailing, or similar occupations in the
  201  distributive field.
  202         (b)Managerial occupations.
  203         (c)Professional and scientific vocations for which
  204  entrance requirements customarily require an academic degree.
  205         Section 9. Subsection (13) is added to section 455.213,
  206  Florida Statutes, to read:
  207         455.213 General licensing provisions.—
  208         (13)Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
  209  department, in consultation with the applicable board and the
  210  Department of Education, shall outline potential apprenticeship
  211  programs or review existing apprenticeship programs registered
  212  under chapter 446 or the United States Department of Labor for
  213  each of the professions licensed under parts XV and XVI of
  214  chapter 468 and chapters 476, 477, and 489 to determine which
  215  programs, if completed by an applicant, could substitute for the
  216  required educational and experience training otherwise required
  217  for licensure. The department shall report its findings and
  218  recommendations to the Governor, the President of the Senate,
  219  and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by December 31,
  220  2019.
  221         Section 10. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
  222  1001.02, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  223         1001.02 General powers of State Board of Education.—
  224         (3)(a) The State Board of Education shall adopt a strategic
  225  plan that specifies goals and objectives for the state’s public
  226  schools and Florida College System institutions. The plan shall
  227  be formulated in conjunction with plans of the Board of
  228  Governors in order to provide for the roles of the universities
  229  and Florida College System institutions to be coordinated to
  230  best meet state needs and reflect cost-effective use of state
  231  resources. The strategic plan must clarify the mission
  232  statements of each Florida College System institution and the
  233  system as a whole and identify degree programs, including
  234  baccalaureate degree programs, to be offered at each Florida
  235  College System institution in accordance with the objectives
  236  provided in this subsection and the coordinated 5-year plan
  237  pursuant to paragraph (2)(v). The strategic plan must cover a
  238  period of 5 years, with modification of the program lists after
  239  2 years. Development of each 5-year plan must be coordinated
  240  with and initiated after completion of the master plan. The
  241  strategic plans must specifically include programs and
  242  procedures for responding to the educational needs of teachers
  243  and students in the public schools of this state and consider
  244  reports and recommendations of the Florida Talent Development
  245  Council Higher Education Coordinating Council pursuant to s.
  246  1004.015 and the Articulation Coordinating Committee pursuant to
  247  s. 1007.01. The state board shall submit a report to the
  248  President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
  249  Representatives upon modification of the plan and as part of its
  250  legislative budget request.
  251         Section 11. Paragraph (b) of subsection (14) of section
  252  1001.43, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  253         1001.43 Supplemental powers and duties of district school
  254  board.—The district school board may exercise the following
  255  supplemental powers and duties as authorized by this code or
  256  State Board of Education rule.
  258         (b) The district school board is encouraged to adopt
  259  policies and procedures to celebrate the academic and workforce
  260  achievement of students by: provide for a student
  261         1.Declaring an “Academic Scholarship Signing Day” by
  262  declaring the third Tuesday in April each year as “Academic
  263  Scholarship Signing Day.” The “Academic Scholarship Signing Day”
  264  to shall recognize the outstanding academic achievement of high
  265  school seniors who sign a letter of intent to accept an academic
  266  scholarship offered to the student by a postsecondary
  267  educational institution.
  268         2.Declaring a “College and Career Decision Day” to
  269  recognize high school seniors for their postsecondary education
  270  plans, to encourage early preparation for college, and to
  271  encourage students to pursue advanced career pathways through
  272  the attainment of industry certifications for which there are
  273  statewide college credit articulation agreements.
  275  District school board policies and procedures may include, but
  276  need not be limited to, conducting assemblies or other
  277  appropriate public events in which students offered academic
  278  scholarships assemble and sign actual or ceremonial documents
  279  accepting those scholarships or enrollment. The district school
  280  board may encourage holding such events in an assembly or
  281  gathering of the entire student body as a means of making
  282  academic success and recognition visible to all students.
  283         Section 12. Paragraph (b) of subsection (5) and subsection
  284  (9) of section 1001.706, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  285         1001.706 Powers and duties of the Board of Governors.—
  287         (b) The Board of Governors shall develop a strategic plan
  288  specifying goals and objectives for the State University System
  289  and each constituent university, including each university’s
  290  contribution to overall system goals and objectives. The
  291  strategic plan must:
  292         1. Include performance metrics and standards common for all
  293  institutions and metrics and standards unique to institutions
  294  depending on institutional core missions, including, but not
  295  limited to, student admission requirements, retention,
  296  graduation, percentage of graduates who have attained
  297  employment, percentage of graduates enrolled in continued
  298  education, licensure passage, average wages of employed
  299  graduates, average cost per graduate, excess hours, student loan
  300  burden and default rates, faculty awards, total annual research
  301  expenditures, patents, licenses and royalties, intellectual
  302  property, startup companies, annual giving, endowments, and
  303  well-known, highly respected national rankings for institutional
  304  and program achievements.
  305         2. Consider reports and recommendations of the Florida
  306  Talent Development Council Higher Education Coordinating Council
  307  pursuant to s. 1004.015 and the Articulation Coordinating
  308  Committee pursuant to s. 1007.01.
  309         3. Include student enrollment and performance data
  310  delineated by method of instruction, including, but not limited
  311  to, traditional, online, and distance learning instruction.
  312         4. Include criteria for designating baccalaureate degree
  313  and master’s degree programs at specified universities as high
  314  demand programs of emphasis. Fifty percent of the criteria for
  315  designation as high-demand programs of emphasis must be based on
  316  achievement of performance outcome thresholds determined by the
  317  Board of Governors, and 50 percent of the criteria must be based
  318  on achievement of performance outcome thresholds specifically
  319  linked to:
  320         a. Job placement in employment of 36 hours or more per week
  321  and average full-time wages of graduates of the degree programs
  322  1 year and 5 years after graduation, based in part on data
  323  provided in the economic security report of employment and
  324  earning outcomes produced annually pursuant to s. 445.07.
  325         b. Data-driven gap analyses, conducted by the Board of
  326  Governors, of the state’s job market demands and the outlook for
  327  jobs that require a baccalaureate or higher degree. Each state
  328  university must use the gap analyses to identify internship
  329  opportunities for students to benefit from mentorship by
  330  industry experts, earn industry certifications, and become
  331  employed in high-demand fields.
  332         (9) COOPERATION WITH OTHER BOARDS.—The Board of Governors
  333  shall implement a plan for working on a regular basis with the
  334  State Board of Education, the Commission for Independent
  335  Education, the Florida Talent Development Council the Higher
  336  Education Coordinating Council, the Articulation Coordinating
  337  Committee, the university boards of trustees, representatives of
  338  the Florida College System institution boards of trustees,
  339  representatives of the private colleges and universities, and
  340  representatives of the district school boards to achieve a
  341  seamless education system.
  342         Section 13. Subsection (5) of section 1002.3105, Florida
  343  Statutes, is amended to read:
  344         1002.3105 Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance
  345  Learning (ACCEL) options.—
  346         (5) AWARD OF A STANDARD HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.—A student who
  347  meets the applicable grade 9 cohort graduation requirements of
  348  s. 1003.4282(3)(a)-(e) or s. 1003.4282(9)(a)1.-5., (b)1.-5.,
  349  (c)1.-5., or (d)1.-5.;, earns three credits in electives, which
  350  may include credits in work-based learning and career and
  351  technical education resulting in a program completion and an
  352  industry certification identified pursuant to s. 1008.44; and
  353  earns a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0
  354  scale shall be awarded a standard high school diploma in a form
  355  prescribed by the State Board of Education.
  356         Section 14. Paragraph (e) is added to subsection (1) of
  357  section 1003.4156, Florida Statutes, to read:
  358         1003.4156 General requirements for middle grades
  359  promotion.—
  360         (1) In order for a student to be promoted to high school
  361  from a school that includes middle grades 6, 7, and 8, the
  362  student must successfully complete the following courses:
  363         (e)One course in career and education planning to be
  364  completed in grades 6, 7, or 8, which may be taught by any
  365  member of the instructional staff. The course must be internet
  366  based, customizable to each student, and include research-based
  367  assessments to assist students in determining educational and
  368  career options and goals. In addition, the course must result in
  369  a completed personalized academic and career plan for the
  370  student that may be revised as the student progresses through
  371  middle school and high school; must emphasize the importance of
  372  entrepreneurship and employability skills; and must include
  373  information from the Department of Economic Opportunity’s
  374  economic security report under s. 445.07. The required
  375  personalized academic and career plan must inform students of
  376  high school graduation requirements, including a detailed
  377  explanation of the requirements for earning a high school
  378  diploma designation under s. 1003.4285; the requirements for
  379  each scholarship in the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
  380  Program; state university and Florida College System institution
  381  admission requirements; available opportunities to earn college
  382  credit in high school, including Advanced Placement courses; the
  383  International Baccalaureate Program; the Advanced International
  384  Certificate of Education Program; dual enrollment, including
  385  career dual enrollment; and career education courses, including
  386  career-themed courses, preapprenticeship and apprenticeship
  387  programs, and course sequences that lead to industry
  388  certification pursuant to s. 1003.492 or s. 1008.44. The course
  389  may be implemented as a stand-alone course or integrated into
  390  another course or courses.
  391         Section 15. Present subsection (11) of section 1003.4282,
  392  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (12), a new
  393  subsection (11) is added to that section, and paragraphs (b) and
  394  (c) of subsection (3), paragraph (d) of subsection (6),
  395  subsection (7), and paragraph (a) of subsection (8) of that
  396  section are amended, to read:
  397         1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.—
  400         (b) Four credits in mathematics.—
  401         1. A student must earn one credit in Algebra I and one
  402  credit in Geometry. A student’s performance on the statewide,
  403  standardized Algebra I end-of-course (EOC) assessment
  404  constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final course grade. A
  405  student must pass the statewide, standardized Algebra I EOC
  406  assessment, or earn a comparative score, in order to earn a
  407  standard high school diploma. A student’s performance on the
  408  statewide, standardized Geometry EOC assessment constitutes 30
  409  percent of the student’s final course grade.
  410         2. A student who earns an industry certification for which
  411  there is a statewide college credit articulation agreement
  412  approved by the State Board of Education may substitute the
  413  certification for one mathematics credit. Substitution may occur
  414  for up to two mathematics credits, except for Algebra I and
  415  Geometry. A student may earn two mathematics credits by
  416  successfully completing Algebra I through two full-year courses.
  417         3.A student who earns a computer science credit may
  418  substitute the credit for up to one credit of the mathematics
  419  requirement, with the exception of Algebra I and Geometry, if
  420  the commissioner identifies the computer science credit as being
  421  equivalent in rigor to the mathematics credit. An identified
  422  computer science credit may not be used to substitute for both a
  423  mathematics and a science credit. A student who earns an
  424  industry certification in 3D rapid prototype printing may
  425  satisfy up to two credits of the mathematics requirement, with
  426  the exception of Algebra I, if the commissioner identifies the
  427  certification as being equivalent in rigor to the mathematics
  428  credit or credits.
  429         (c) Three credits in science.—
  430         1. Two of the three required credits must have a laboratory
  431  component. A student must earn one credit in Biology I and two
  432  credits in equally rigorous courses. The statewide, standardized
  433  Biology I EOC assessment constitutes 30 percent of the student’s
  434  final course grade.
  435         2. A student who earns an industry certification for which
  436  there is a statewide college credit articulation agreement
  437  approved by the State Board of Education may substitute the
  438  certification for one science credit, except for Biology I.
  439         3.A student who earns a computer science credit may
  440  substitute the credit for up to one credit of the science
  441  requirement, with the exception of Biology I, if the
  442  commissioner identifies the computer science credit as being
  443  equivalent in rigor to the science credit. An identified
  444  computer science credit may not be used to substitute for both a
  445  mathematics and a science credit.
  447         (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), a student who earns any
  448  industry certification and the required 24 credits, or the
  449  required 18 credits under s. 1002.3105(5), but fails to pass the
  450  assessments required under s. 1008.22(3) or achieve a 2.0 GPA
  451  shall be awarded a certificate of completion in a form
  452  prescribed by the department. The certificate of completion must
  453  specify that the student is workforce ready in any field in
  454  which he or she has earned an industry certification. A student
  455  who is otherwise entitled to a certificate of completion under
  456  this paragraph may elect to remain in high school either as a
  457  full-time student or a part-time student for up to 1 additional
  458  year and receive special instruction designed to remedy his or
  459  her identified deficiencies. The department shall adopt rules to
  460  administer this paragraph.
  461         (7) UNIFORM TRANSFER OF HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS.—Beginning with
  462  the 2012-2013 school year, if a student transfers to a Florida
  463  public high school from out of country, out of state, a private
  464  school, or a home education program and the student’s transcript
  465  shows a credit in Algebra I, the student must pass the
  466  statewide, standardized Algebra I EOC assessment in order to
  467  earn a standard high school diploma unless the student earned a
  468  comparative score, passed a statewide assessment in Algebra I
  469  administered by the transferring entity, or passed the statewide
  470  mathematics assessment the transferring entity uses to satisfy
  471  the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act,
  472  as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), 20 U.S.C.
  473  ss. 6301 et seq 20 U.S.C. s. 6301. If a student’s transcript
  474  shows a credit in high school reading or English Language Arts
  475  II or III, in order to earn a standard high school diploma, the
  476  student must take and pass the statewide, standardized grade 10
  477  Reading assessment or, when implemented, the grade 10 ELA
  478  assessment, or earn a concordant score. If a transfer student’s
  479  transcript shows a final course grade and course credit in
  480  Algebra I, Geometry, Biology I, or United States History, the
  481  transferring course final grade and credit shall be honored
  482  without the student taking the requisite statewide, standardized
  483  EOC assessment and without the assessment results constituting
  484  30 percent of the student’s final course grade.
  487         (a) Participation in career education courses engages
  488  students in their high school education, increases academic
  489  achievement, enhances employability, and increases postsecondary
  490  success. By July 1, 2014, The department shall develop, for
  491  approval by the State Board of Education, multiple, additional
  492  career education courses or a series of courses that meet the
  493  requirements set forth in s. 1003.493(2), (4), and (5) and this
  494  subsection and allow students to earn credit in both the career
  495  education course and courses required for high school graduation
  496  under this section and s. 1003.4281.
  497         1. The state board must determine at least biennially if
  498  sufficient academic standards are covered to warrant the award
  499  of academic credit, including satisfaction of assessment
  500  requirements under this section.
  501         2. Career education courses must:
  502         a. Include workforce and digital literacy skills. and the
  503  integration of
  504         b.Integrate required course content with practical
  505  applications and designated rigorous coursework that results in
  506  one or more industry certifications or clearly articulated
  507  credit or advanced standing in a 2-year or 4-year certificate or
  508  degree program, which may include high school junior and senior
  509  year work-related internships or apprenticeships. The department
  510  shall negotiate state licenses for material and testing for
  511  industry certifications.
  513  The instructional methodology used in these courses must
  514  comprise be comprised of authentic projects, problems, and
  515  activities for contextual academic learning and emphasize
  516  workplace skills identified under s. 445.06 contextually
  517  learning the academics.
  518         3. A student who earns credit upon completion of an
  519  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program registered with the
  520  Department of Education under chapter 446 may use such credit to
  521  satisfy the high school graduation credit requirements in
  522  paragraph (3)(e) or paragraph (3)(g). The state board shall
  523  approve and identify in the Course Code Directory the
  524  apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs from which earned
  525  credit may be used pursuant to this subparagraph.
  527  OPTION.—Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, a student is
  528  eligible to complete an alternative pathway to earning a
  529  standard high school diploma through the Career and Technical
  530  Education (CTE) pathway option. Receipt of a standard high
  531  school diploma awarded through the CTE pathway option requires
  532  the student’s successful completion of at least 18 credits. A
  533  student completing the CTE pathway option must earn at least a
  534  cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  535         (a) In order for a student to satisfy the requirements of
  536  the CTE pathway option, he or she must:
  537         1.Complete four credits in English Language Arts. The four
  538  credits must be in ELA I, II, III, and IV; however, a student
  539  may substitute up to four credits in ELA honors, AP, AICE, IB,
  540  or dual enrollment courses for the required ELA credits. A
  541  student may complete ELA courses online and may complete two or
  542  more ELA credits in a single year. A student also must pass the
  543  statewide, standardized grade 10 Reading assessment or, when
  544  implemented, the grade 10 ELA assessment, or earn a concordant
  545  score, in order to earn a standard high school diploma;
  546         2.Complete four credits in mathematics. A student must
  547  earn one credit in Algebra I and one credit in Geometry. A
  548  student’s performance on the statewide, standardized Algebra I
  549  EOC assessment constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final
  550  course grade. A student also must pass the statewide,
  551  standardized Algebra I EOC assessment, or earn a comparative
  552  score, in order to earn a standard high school diploma. A
  553  student’s performance on the statewide, standardized Geometry
  554  EOC assessment constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final
  555  course grade. A student who earns an industry certification for
  556  which there is a statewide college credit articulation agreement
  557  approved by the State Board of Education may substitute the
  558  certification for one mathematics credit. Substitution may occur
  559  for up to two mathematics credits, except for Algebra I and
  560  Geometry;
  561         3.Complete three credits in science. Two of the three
  562  required credits must have a laboratory component. A student
  563  must earn one credit in Biology I and two credits in equally
  564  rigorous courses. The statewide, standardized Biology I EOC
  565  assessment constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final course
  566  grade. A student who earns an industry certification for which
  567  there is a statewide college credit articulation agreement
  568  approved by the State Board of Education may substitute the
  569  certification for two science credits, except for Biology I;
  570         4.Complete three and one-half credits in social studies. A
  571  student must earn one credit in United States History; one
  572  credit in World History; one-half credit in United States
  573  Government; one-half credit in economics; and one-half credit in
  574  financial literacy. The United States History EOC assessment
  575  constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final course grade;
  576         5.Complete two credits in career and technical education.
  577  The courses must result in a program completion and an industry
  578  certification;
  579         6.Complete one and one-half credits in work-based learning
  580  programs. A student must earn one and one-half credits through
  581  work-based learning program courses. A student may substitute up
  582  to one and one-half credits of electives for work-based learning
  583  program courses to fulfill this requirement; and
  584         7.Sit for the statewide, standardized Geometry EOC
  585  assessment, Biology I EOC assessment, and United States History
  586  EOC assessment.
  587         (b) Upon completion of the requirements specified in
  588  paragraph (a), a student shall be awarded a standard high school
  589  diploma in a form prescribed by the State Board of Education.
  590         (c) Each district school board shall incorporate the CTE
  591  pathway option to graduation in the student progression plan
  592  required under s. 1008.25.
  593         (d) A charter school that expands its scope to include any
  594  additional pathways to graduation shall comply with application
  595  requirements pursuant to s. 1002.33. A charter school that
  596  exclusively offers the CTE pathway option is exempt from
  597  application requirements relating to district school boards
  598  pursuant to s. 1002.33, but the charter school must comply with
  599  application requirements relating to the department. The
  600  department may adopt rules regarding application requirements
  601  for such charter schools.
  602         (e) Adjunct educators certified pursuant to s. 1012.57 may
  603  administer courses in the CTE pathway option.
  604         Section 16. Effective upon this act becoming a law,
  605  paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 1003.4285, Florida
  606  Statutes, is amended to read:
  607         1003.4285 Standard high school diploma designations.—
  608         (1) Each standard high school diploma shall include, as
  609  applicable, the following designations if the student meets the
  610  criteria set forth for the designation:
  611         (a) Scholar designation.—In addition to the requirements of
  612  s. 1003.4282, in order to earn the Scholar designation, a
  613  student must satisfy the following requirements:
  614         1. Mathematics.—Earn one credit in Algebra II or an equally
  615  rigorous course and one credit in statistics or an equally
  616  rigorous course. Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the
  617  2014-2015 school year, pass the Geometry statewide, standardized
  618  assessment.
  619         2. Science.—Pass the statewide, standardized Biology I EOC
  620  assessment and earn one credit in chemistry or physics and one
  621  credit in a course equally rigorous to chemistry or physics.
  622  However, a student enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP),
  623  International Baccalaureate (IB), or Advanced International
  624  Certificate of Education (AICE) Biology course who takes the
  625  respective AP, IB, or AICE Biology assessment and earns the
  626  minimum score necessary to earn college credit as identified
  627  pursuant to s. 1007.27(2) meets the requirement of this
  628  subparagraph without having to take the statewide, standardized
  629  Biology I EOC assessment.
  630         3. Social studies.—Pass the statewide, standardized United
  631  States History EOC assessment. However, a student enrolled in an
  632  AP, IB, or AICE course that includes United States History
  633  topics who takes the respective AP, IB, or AICE assessment and
  634  earns the minimum score necessary to earn college credit as
  635  identified pursuant to s. 1007.27(2) meets the requirement of
  636  this subparagraph without having to take the statewide,
  637  standardized United States History EOC assessment.
  638         4. Foreign language.—Earn two credits in the same foreign
  639  language.
  640         5. Electives.—Earn at least one credit in an Advanced
  641  Placement, an International Baccalaureate, an Advanced
  642  International Certificate of Education, or a dual enrollment
  643  course.
  644         Section 17. Paragraph (j) of subsection (3) of section
  645  1003.491, Florida Statutes, is amended, and subsection (5) is
  646  added to that section, to read:
  647         1003.491 Florida Career and Professional Education Act.—The
  648  Florida Career and Professional Education Act is created to
  649  provide a statewide planning partnership between the business
  650  and education communities in order to attract, expand, and
  651  retain targeted, high-value industry and to sustain a strong,
  652  knowledge-based economy.
  653         (3) The strategic 3-year plan developed jointly by the
  654  local school district, local workforce development boards,
  655  economic development agencies, and state-approved postsecondary
  656  institutions shall be constructed and based on:
  657         (j) Strategies to recruit students into career-themed
  658  courses and career and professional academies which include
  659  opportunities for students who have been unsuccessful in
  660  traditional classrooms but who are interested in enrolling in
  661  career-themed courses or a career and professional academy.
  662  School boards shall provide opportunities for students who may
  663  be deemed as potential dropouts or whose cumulative grade point
  664  average drops below a 2.0 to enroll in career-themed courses or
  665  participate in career and professional academies. Such students
  666  must be provided in-person academic advising that includes
  667  information on career education programs by a certified school
  668  counselor or the school principal or his or her designee during
  669  any semester the students are at risk of dropping out or have a
  670  cumulative grade point average below a 2.0;
  671         (5)(a)The Commissioner of Education shall conduct an
  672  annual review of K-12 and postsecondary career and technical
  673  education offerings, in consultation with the Department of
  674  Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida, Inc., leaders of
  675  business and industry, the Board of Governors, the Florida
  676  College System, school districts, and other education
  677  stakeholders, to determine the alignment of existing offerings
  678  with employer demand, postsecondary degree or certificate
  679  programs, and professional industry certifications. The review
  680  shall identify career and technical education offerings that are
  681  linked to occupations that are in high demand by employers,
  682  require high-level skills, and provide middle-level and high
  683  level wages.
  684         (b) Using the findings from the annual review required in
  685  paragraph (a), the commissioner shall phase out career and
  686  technical education offerings that are not aligned with the
  687  needs of employers or do not provide program completers with a
  688  middle-wage or high-wage occupation and encourage school
  689  districts and Florida College System institutions to offer
  690  programs that are not offered currently.
  691         Section 18. Section 1004.013, Florida Statutes, is created
  692  to read:
  693         1004.013SAIL to 60 Initiative.—
  694         (1)The SAIL (Strengthening Alignment between Industry and
  695  Learning) to 60 Initiative is created to increase to 60 percent
  696  the percentage of working age adults in this state with a high
  697  value postsecondary certificate, degree, or training experience
  698  by 2030.
  699         (2)The State Board of Education and the Board of Governors
  700  shall work collaboratively to, at a minimum:
  701         (a)Increase the awareness and use of:
  702         1.The student advising system established under s.
  703  1006.735(4)(b).
  704         2.The Complete Florida Degree Initiative established under
  705  s. 1006.735(2) that facilitates degree completion for the
  706  state’s adult learners. The Chancellor of the State University
  707  System and the Chancellor of the Florida College System shall
  708  consult with the Complete Florida Degree Initiative to identify
  709  barriers to program expansion and develop recommendations to
  710  increase the number of participating institutions and students
  711  served by the program. The recommendations must consider, at a
  712  minimum, methods for increasing outreach efforts to help
  713  students complete the “last mile” by providing financial
  714  assistance to students who are within 12 credit hours of
  715  completing their first associate or baccalaureate degree, but
  716  have separated from their institution of enrollment for more
  717  than one semester. Recommendations must be submitted to the
  718  Board of Governors, the State Board of Education, and the
  719  Governor no later than October 1, 2019.
  720         3.Summer bridge programs at state universities and Florida
  721  College System institutions that help students transition to
  722  postsecondary education.
  723         (b)Support and publicize the efforts of the Florida
  724  College Access Network in developing public and private
  725  partnerships to:
  726         1.Increase the number of high school seniors who submit at
  727  least one completed postsecondary education application.
  728         2.Increase the number of high school seniors who submit a
  729  completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid to receive
  730  financial aid to help pay for their postsecondary education
  731  expenses.
  732         3.Recognize and celebrate high school seniors for their
  733  postsecondary education and career plans and encourage early
  734  preparation for college in accordance with s. 1001.43(14).
  735         4.Conduct regional meetings with postsecondary educational
  736  institutions, business leaders, and community organizations to
  737  solve community-specific issues related to attainment of
  738  postsecondary certificates, associate degrees, and baccalaureate
  739  degrees.
  740         (c)Facilitate a reverse transfer agreement between the
  741  State Board of Education and the Board of Governors to award
  742  postsecondary education credentials to students who have earned
  743  them.
  744         (d)Facilitate the establishment of career pathways
  745  agreements between career centers and Florida College System
  746  institutions pursuant to s. 1007.233.
  747         (e)Develop a systematic, cross-sector approach to awarding
  748  credit for prior learning.
  749         Section 19. Section 1004.015, Florida Statutes, is amended
  750  to read:
  751         1004.015 Florida Talent Development Council Higher
  752  Education Coordinating Council.—
  753         (1) The Florida Talent Development Council Higher Education
  754  Coordinating Council is created for the purposes of developing a
  755  coordinated, data-driven, statewide approach to meeting
  756  Florida’s needs for a 21st century workforce that employers and
  757  educators use as part of Florida’s talent supply system
  758  identifying unmet needs; facilitating solutions to disputes
  759  regarding the creation of new degree programs and the
  760  establishment of new institutes, campuses, or centers; and
  761  facilitating solutions to data issues identified by the
  762  Articulation Coordinating Committee pursuant to s. 1007.01 to
  763  improve the K-20 education performance accountability system.
  764         (2) Members of the council shall include:
  765         (a)One member, appointed by the Governor, to serve as
  766  chair.
  767         (b)One member of the Florida Senate, appointed by the
  768  President of the Senate.
  769         (c)One member of the Florida House of Representatives,
  770  appointed by the Speaker of the House.
  771         (d)The president of CareerSource Florida, Inc.
  772         (e)The president of Enterprise Florida, Inc.
  773         (f)The executive director of the Department of Economic
  774  Opportunity.
  775         (g)The Commissioner of Education.
  776         (h)The chair of the Florida Council of 100.
  777         (i)The president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
  778         (j)(a) One member of the Board of Governors, appointed by
  779  the chair of the Board of Governors.
  780         (b)The Chancellor of the State University System.
  781         (c)The Chancellor of the Florida College System.
  782         (k)(d) One member of the State Board of Education,
  783  appointed by the chair of the State Board of Education.
  784         (l)The following members, who shall serve as ex officio
  785  nonvoting members:
  786         1.The Chancellor of the State University System.
  787         2.The Chancellor of the Florida College System.
  788         3.The Chancellor of Career and Adult Education.
  789         4.The president of the Independent Colleges and
  790  Universities of Florida.
  791         5.The president of the Florida Association of
  792  Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.
  793         (e)The Executive Director of the Florida Association of
  794  Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.
  795         (f)The president of the Independent Colleges and
  796  Universities of Florida.
  797         (g)The president of CareerSource Florida, Inc., or his or
  798  her designee.
  799         (h)The president of Enterprise Florida, Inc., or a
  800  designated member of the Stakeholders Council appointed by the
  801  president.
  802         (i)Three representatives of the business community, one
  803  appointed by the President of the Senate, one appointed by the
  804  Speaker of the House of Representatives, and one appointed by
  805  the Governor, who are committed to developing and enhancing
  806  world class workforce infrastructure necessary for Florida’s
  807  citizens to compete and prosper in the ever-changing economy of
  808  the 21st century.
  809         (3) Appointed members shall serve 2-year terms, and a
  810  single chair shall be elected annually by a majority of the
  811  members.
  812         (4)The council shall serve as an advisory board to the
  813  Legislature, the State Board of Education, and the Board of
  814  Governors. Recommendations of the council shall be consistent
  815  with the following guiding principles:
  816         (a)To achieve within existing resources a seamless
  817  academic educational system that fosters an integrated continuum
  818  of kindergarten through graduate school education for Florida’s
  819  students.
  820         (b)To promote consistent education policy across all
  821  educational delivery systems, focusing on students.
  822         (c)To promote substantially improved articulation across
  823  all educational delivery systems.
  824         (d)To promote a system that maximizes educational access
  825  and allows the opportunity for a high-quality education for all
  826  Floridians.
  827         (e)To promote a system of coordinated and consistent
  828  transfer of credit and data collection for improved
  829  accountability purposes between the educational delivery
  830  systems.
  831         (4)(5) The council shall annually By December 31, 2019, the
  832  council shall submit to the Governor, the President of the
  833  Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Board
  834  of Governors, and the State Board of Education a strategic plan
  835  for talent development to accomplish the goal established in s.
  836  1004.013 to have 60 percent of working-age Floridians hold a
  837  high-value postsecondary credential by 2030. The strategic plan
  838  must, at a minimum report outlining its recommendations relating
  839  to:
  840         (a)Identify Florida’s fastest-growing industry sectors and
  841  the postsecondary credentials required for employment in those
  842  industries.
  843         (b)Assess whether postsecondary degrees, certificates, and
  844  other credentials awarded by Florida’s postsecondary
  845  institutions align with high-demand employment needs and job
  846  placement rates.
  847         (c)Identify strategies to deepen and expand cross-sector
  848  collaboration to align higher education programs with targeted
  849  industry needs.
  850         (d)Establish targeted strategies to increase
  851  certifications and degrees for all populations with attention to
  852  closing equity gaps for underserved populations and incumbent
  853  workers requiring an upgrade of skills.
  854         (e)Assess the role of apprenticeship programs in meeting
  855  targeted workforce needs and identify any barriers to program
  856  expansion.
  857         (f)Identify common metrics and benchmarks to demonstrate
  858  progress toward the 60 percent goal and how the Sail to 60
  859  Initiative under s. 1004.013 can provide coordinated cross
  860  sector support for the strategic plan.
  861         (g)Recommend improvements to the consistency of workforce
  862  education data collected and reported by Florida College System
  863  institutions and school districts, including the establishment
  864  of common elements and definitions for any data that is used for
  865  state and federal funding and program accountability.
  866         (h)Establish a timeline for regularly updating the
  867  strategic plan and the established goals.
  868         (a)The primary core mission of public and nonpublic
  869  postsecondary education institutions in the context of state
  870  access demands and economic development goals.
  871         (b)Performance outputs and outcomes designed to meet
  872  annual and long-term state goals, including, but not limited to,
  873  increased student access, preparedness, retention, transfer, and
  874  completion. Performance measures must be consistent across
  875  sectors and allow for a comparison of the state’s performance to
  876  that of other states.
  877         (c)The state’s articulation policies and practices to
  878  ensure that cost benefits to the state are maximized without
  879  jeopardizing quality. The recommendations shall consider return
  880  on investment for both the state and students and propose
  881  systems to facilitate and ensure institutional compliance with
  882  state articulation policies.
  883         (d)Workforce development education, specifically
  884  recommending improvements to the consistency of workforce
  885  education data collected and reported by Florida College System
  886  institutions and school districts, including the establishment
  887  of common elements and definitions for any data that is used for
  888  state and federal funding and program accountability.
  889         (5)(6) The Department of Economic Opportunity Office of K
  890  20 Articulation, in collaboration with the Board of Governors
  891  and the Division of Florida Colleges, shall provide
  892  administrative support for the council.
  893         Section 20. Paragraph (b) of subsection (5) and paragraph
  894  (c) of subsection (8) of section 1004.6495, Florida Statutes,
  895  are amended to read:
  896         1004.6495 Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition
  897  Program and Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities.—
  898         (5) CENTER RESPONSIBILITIES.—The Florida Center for
  899  Students with Unique Abilities is established within the
  900  University of Central Florida. At a minimum, the center shall:
  901         (b) Coordinate, facilitate, and oversee the statewide
  902  implementation of this section. At a minimum, the director
  903  shall:
  904         1. Consult and collaborate with the National Center and the
  905  Coordinating Center, as identified in 20 U.S.C. s. 1140q,
  906  regarding guidelines established by the center for the effective
  907  implementation of the programs for students with disabilities
  908  and for students with intellectual disabilities which align with
  909  the federal requirements and with standards, quality indicators,
  910  and benchmarks identified by the National Center and the
  911  Coordinating Center.
  912         2. Consult and collaborate with the Florida Talent
  913  Development Council Higher Education Coordinating Council to
  914  identify meaningful credentials for FPCTPs and to engage
  915  businesses and stakeholders to promote experiential training and
  916  employment opportunities for students with intellectual
  917  disabilities.
  918         3. Establish requirements and timelines for the:
  919         a. Submission and review of an application.
  920         b. Approval or disapproval of an initial or renewal
  921  application.
  922         c. Implementation of an FPCTP, which must begin no later
  923  than the academic year immediately following the academic year
  924  during which the approval is granted.
  925         4. Administer scholarship funds.
  926         5. Administer FPCTP start-up and enhancement grants. From
  927  funds appropriated in the 2016-2017 fiscal year for the FPCTP,
  928  $3 million shall be used for such grants. Thereafter, funds
  929  appropriated for the FPCTP may only be used for such grants if
  930  specifically authorized in the General Appropriations Act. The
  931  maximum annual start-up and enhancement grant award shall be
  932  $300,000 per institution.
  933         6. Report on the implementation and administration of this
  934  section by planning, advising, and evaluating approved degree,
  935  certificate, and nondegree programs and the performance of
  936  students and programs pursuant to subsection (8).
  937         (8) ACCOUNTABILITY.—
  938         (c) Beginning in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, The center, in
  939  collaboration with the Board of Governors, State Board of
  940  Education, Higher Education Coordinating Council, and other
  941  stakeholders, by December 1 of each year, shall submit to the
  942  Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the
  943  House of Representatives statutory and budget recommendations
  944  for improving the implementation and delivery of FPCTPs and
  945  other education programs and services for students with
  946  disabilities.
  947         Section 21. Subsection (7) of section 1004.935, Florida
  948  Statutes, is amended to read:
  949         1004.935 Adults with Disabilities Workforce Education
  950  Program.—
  951         (7) Funds for the scholarship shall be provided from the
  952  appropriation from the school district’s Workforce Development
  953  Fund in the General Appropriations Act for students who reside
  954  in the Hardee County School District, the DeSoto County School
  955  District, the Manatee County School District, or the Sarasota
  956  County School District. The scholarship amount granted for an
  957  eligible student with a disability shall be equal to the cost
  958  per unit of a full-time equivalent adult general education
  959  student, multiplied by the adult general education funding
  960  factor, and multiplied by the district cost differential
  961  pursuant to the formula required by s. 1011.80(7)(a) s.
  962  1011.80(6)(a) for the district in which the student resides.
  963         Section 22. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
  964  1006.22, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  965         1006.22 Safety and health of students being transported.
  966  Maximum regard for safety and adequate protection of health are
  967  primary requirements that must be observed by district school
  968  boards in routing buses, appointing drivers, and providing and
  969  operating equipment, in accordance with all requirements of law
  970  and rules of the State Board of Education in providing
  971  transportation pursuant to s. 1006.21:
  972         (1)(a) District school boards shall use school buses, as
  973  defined in s. 1006.25, for all regular transportation. Regular
  974  transportation or regular use means transportation of students
  975  to and from school or school-related activities that are part of
  976  a scheduled series or sequence of events to the same location.
  977  “Students” means, for the purposes of this section, students
  978  enrolled in the public schools in prekindergarten disability
  979  programs and in kindergarten through grade 12. District school
  980  boards may regularly use motor vehicles other than school buses
  981  only under the following conditions:
  982         1. When the transportation is for physically handicapped or
  983  isolated students and the district school board has elected to
  984  provide for the transportation of the student through written or
  985  oral contracts or agreements.
  986         2. When the transportation is a part of a comprehensive
  987  contract for a specialized educational program between a
  988  district school board and a service provider who provides
  989  instruction, transportation, and other services.
  990         3. When the transportation is provided through a public
  991  transit system.
  992         4. When the transportation is for trips to and from school
  993  sites or agricultural education sites or for trips to and from
  994  agricultural education-related events or competitions, but is
  995  not for customary transportation between a student’s residence
  996  and such sites.
  997         5.When the transportation is for trips to and from school
  998  sites to allow students to participate in a career education
  999  program that is not offered at the high school in which such
 1000  students are enrolled but is not for customary transportation
 1001  between a student’s residence and such sites.
 1002         Section 23. Subsection (7) is added to section 1007.23,
 1003  Florida Statutes, to read:
 1004         1007.23 Statewide Articulation Agreement.—
 1005         (7)The articulation agreement must specifically provide
 1006  for a reverse transfer agreement for Florida College System
 1007  associate in arts degree-seeking students who transfer to a
 1008  state university before earning an associate in arts degree.
 1009  Students must be awarded an associate in arts degree by the
 1010  Florida College System institution upon completion of degree
 1011  requirements at the state university if the student earned more
 1012  than 30 credit hours toward the associate in arts degree from
 1013  the Florida College System institution. State universities must
 1014  identify students who have completed the requirements for the
 1015  associate in arts degree and transfer credits earned at the
 1016  state university back to the Florida College System institution
 1017  so that the associate in arts degree may be awarded by the
 1018  Florida College System institution.
 1019         Section 24. Section 1007.233, Florida Statutes, is created
 1020  to read:
 1021         1007.233Career pathways agreements.-
 1022         (1)Each career center and Florida College System
 1023  institution with overlapping service areas must annually submit
 1024  to the Department of Education, on or before May 1, a regional
 1025  career pathways agreement for each certificate program offered
 1026  by the career center that is aligned with an associate degree
 1027  offered by the Florida College System institution in the service
 1028  area. Each career pathways agreement must guarantee college
 1029  credit toward an aligned associate degree program for students
 1030  who graduate from a career center with a career or technical
 1031  certificate and meet specified requirements in accordance with
 1032  the terms of the agreement. Regional agreements may not award
 1033  less credit than the amount guaranteed through existing
 1034  statewide articulation agreements.
 1035         (2)Each career pathways agreement must outline certificate
 1036  program completion requirements and any licenses or industry
 1037  certifications that must be earned before enrolling in an
 1038  associate degree program. Articulated college credit must be
 1039  awarded in accordance with the agreement upon initial enrollment
 1040  in the associate degree program.
 1041         Section 25. Subsection (11) of section 1007.25, Florida
 1042  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1043         1007.25 General education courses; common prerequisites;
 1044  other degree requirements.—
 1045         (11) Students at state universities may request associate
 1046  in arts certificates if they have successfully completed the
 1047  minimum requirements for the degree of associate in arts (A.A.).
 1048  The university must grant the student an associate in arts
 1049  degree if the student has successfully completed minimum
 1050  requirements. Universities must notify students of the criteria
 1051  and process for requesting an associate in arts certificate
 1052  during orientation. Additional notification must be provided to
 1053  each state university student upon completion of the
 1054  requirements for an associate in arts degree for college-level
 1055  communication and computation skills adopted by the State Board
 1056  of Education and 60 academic semester hours or the equivalent
 1057  within a degree program area, including 36 semester hours in
 1058  general education courses in the subject areas of communication,
 1059  mathematics, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences,
 1060  consistent with the general education requirements specified in
 1061  the articulation agreement pursuant to s. 1007.23.
 1062         Section 26. Subsection (6) of section 1007.2616, Florida
 1063  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1064         1007.2616 Computer science and technology instruction.—
 1065         (6) High school students must be provided opportunities to
 1066  take computer science courses and earn technology-related
 1067  industry certifications to satisfy high school graduation
 1068  requirements as provided in s. 1003.4282(3). Computer science
 1069  courses and technology-related industry certifications that are
 1070  identified as eligible for meeting mathematics or science
 1071  requirements for high school graduation must be included in the
 1072  Course Code Directory., including, but not limited to, the
 1073  following:
 1074         (a)High school computer science courses of sufficient
 1075  rigor, as identified by the commissioner, such that one credit
 1076  in computer science and the earning of related industry
 1077  certifications constitute the equivalent of up to one credit of
 1078  the mathematics requirement, with the exception of Algebra I or
 1079  higher-level mathematics, or up to one credit of the science
 1080  requirement, with the exception of Biology I or higher-level
 1081  science, for high school graduation. Computer science courses
 1082  and technology-related industry certifications that are
 1083  identified as eligible for meeting mathematics or science
 1084  requirements for high school graduation shall be included in the
 1085  Course Code Directory.
 1086         (b)High school computer technology courses in 3D rapid
 1087  prototype printing of sufficient rigor, as identified by the
 1088  commissioner, such that one or more credits in such courses and
 1089  related industry certifications earned may satisfy up to two
 1090  credits of mathematics required for high school graduation with
 1091  the exception of Algebra I. Computer technology courses in 3D
 1092  rapid prototype printing and related industry certifications
 1093  that are identified as eligible for meeting mathematics
 1094  requirements for high school graduation shall be included in the
 1095  Course Code Directory.
 1096         Section 27. Subsection (7) of section 1007.271, Florida
 1097  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1098         1007.271 Dual enrollment programs.—
 1099         (7) Career dual enrollment shall be provided as a
 1100  curricular option for secondary students to pursue in order to
 1101  earn industry certifications adopted pursuant to s. 1008.44,
 1102  which count as credits toward the high school diploma. Career
 1103  dual enrollment shall be available for secondary students
 1104  seeking a degree and industry certification through a career
 1105  education program or course. Each career center established
 1106  under s. 1001.44 shall enter into an agreement with each high
 1107  school in any school district it serves. Beginning with the
 1108  2019-2020 school year, the agreement must be completed annually
 1109  and submitted by the career center to the Department of
 1110  Education by August 1. The agreement must:
 1111         (a)Identify the courses and programs that are available to
 1112  students through career dual enrollment and the clock hour
 1113  credits that students will earn upon completion of each course
 1114  and program.
 1115         (b)Delineate the high school credit earned for the
 1116  completion of each career dual enrollment course.
 1117         (c)Identify any college credit articulation agreements
 1118  associated with each clock hour program.
 1119         (d)Describe how students and parents will be informed of
 1120  career dual enrollment opportunities and related workforce
 1121  demand, how students can apply to participate in a career dual
 1122  enrollment program and register for courses through his or her
 1123  high school, and the postsecondary career education expectations
 1124  for participating students.
 1125         (e)Establish any additional eligibility requirements for
 1126  participation and a process for determining eligibility and
 1127  monitoring the progress of participating students.
 1128         (f)Delineate costs incurred by each entity and determine
 1129  how transportation will be provided for students who are unable
 1130  to provide their own transportation.
 1131         Section 28. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
 1132  1008.34, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
 1133         1008.34 School grading system; school report cards;
 1134  district grade.—
 1136         (b)1. Beginning with the 2019-2020 2014-2015 school year, a
 1137  school’s grade shall be based on the following components, each
 1138  worth 100 points:
 1139         a. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide,
 1140  standardized assessments in English Language Arts under s.
 1141  1008.22(3).
 1142         b. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide,
 1143  standardized assessments in mathematics under s. 1008.22(3).
 1144         c. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide,
 1145  standardized assessments in science under s. 1008.22(3).
 1146         d. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide,
 1147  standardized assessments in social studies under s. 1008.22(3).
 1148         e. The percentage of eligible students who make Learning
 1149  Gains in English Language Arts as measured by statewide,
 1150  standardized assessments administered under s. 1008.22(3).
 1151         f. The percentage of eligible students who make Learning
 1152  Gains in mathematics as measured by statewide, standardized
 1153  assessments administered under s. 1008.22(3).
 1154         g. The percentage of eligible students in the lowest 25
 1155  percent in English Language Arts, as identified by prior year
 1156  performance on statewide, standardized assessments, who make
 1157  Learning Gains as measured by statewide, standardized English
 1158  Language Arts assessments administered under s. 1008.22(3).
 1159         h. The percentage of eligible students in the lowest 25
 1160  percent in mathematics, as identified by prior year performance
 1161  on statewide, standardized assessments, who make Learning Gains
 1162  as measured by statewide, standardized Mathematics assessments
 1163  administered under s. 1008.22(3).
 1164         i. For schools comprised of middle grades 6 through 8 or
 1165  grades 7 and 8, the percentage of eligible students passing high
 1166  school level statewide, standardized end-of-course assessments
 1167  or attaining national industry certifications identified in the
 1168  CAPE Industry Certification Funding List pursuant to rules
 1169  adopted by the State Board of Education.
 1171  In calculating Learning Gains for the components listed in sub
 1172  subparagraphs e.-h., the State Board of Education shall require
 1173  that learning growth toward achievement levels 3, 4, and 5 is
 1174  demonstrated by students who scored below each of those levels
 1175  in the prior year. In calculating the components in sub
 1176  subparagraphs a.-d., the state board shall include the
 1177  performance of English language learners only if they have been
 1178  enrolled in a school in the United States for more than 2 years.
 1179         2. For a school comprised of grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, or
 1180  grades 10, 11, and 12, the school’s grade shall also be based on
 1181  the following components, each worth 100 points:
 1182         a. The 4-year high school graduation rate of the school as
 1183  defined by state board rule.
 1184         b. The percentage of students who were eligible to earn
 1185  college and career credit through College Board Advanced
 1186  Placement examinations;, International Baccalaureate
 1187  examinations; Advanced International Certificate of Education
 1188  examinations; or, dual enrollment courses, including career
 1189  clock-hour dual enrollment courses totaling 450 or more hours
 1190  that are identified by the State Board of Education as meeting
 1191  the requirements of s. 1007.271, or Advanced International
 1192  Certificate of Education examinations; or who, at any time
 1193  during high school, earned national industry certification
 1194  identified in the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List or
 1195  successfully completed a registered preapprenticeship program as
 1196  defined in s. 446.021(5) with a minimum length of 300 hours,
 1197  pursuant to rules adopted by the state board.
 1198         Section 29. Subsection (2) of section 1008.37, Florida
 1199  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1200         1008.37 Postsecondary feedback of information to high
 1201  schools.—
 1202         (2) The Commissioner of Education shall report, by high
 1203  school, to the State Board of Education, the Board of Governors,
 1204  and the Legislature, no later than April 30 November 30 of each
 1205  year, on the number of prior year Florida high school graduates
 1206  who enrolled for the first time in public postsecondary
 1207  education in this state during the previous summer, fall, or
 1208  spring term of the previous academic year, indicating the number
 1209  of students whose scores on the common placement test indicated
 1210  the need for developmental education under s. 1008.30 or for
 1211  applied academics for adult education under s. 1004.91.
 1212         Section 30. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
 1213  1008.44, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
 1214         1008.44 CAPE Industry Certification Funding List and CAPE
 1215  Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List.—
 1216         (1) Pursuant to ss. 1003.4203 and 1003.492, the Department
 1217  of Education shall, at least annually, identify, under rules
 1218  adopted by the State Board of Education, and the Commissioner of
 1219  Education may at any time recommend adding the following
 1220  certificates, certifications, and courses:
 1221         (b) No more than 30 15 CAPE Digital Tool certificates
 1222  limited to the areas of word processing; spreadsheets; sound,
 1223  motion, and color presentations; digital arts; cybersecurity;
 1224  and coding pursuant to s. 1003.4203(3) that do not articulate
 1225  for college credit. Such certificates shall be annually
 1226  identified on the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List and
 1227  updated solely by the Chancellor of Career and Adult Education.
 1228  The certificates shall be made available to students in
 1229  elementary school and middle school grades and, if earned by a
 1230  student, shall be eligible for additional full-time equivalent
 1231  membership pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(o)1.
 1232         Section 31. Subsection (11) of section 1009.21, Florida
 1233  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1234         1009.21 Determination of resident status for tuition
 1235  purposes.—Students shall be classified as residents or
 1236  nonresidents for the purpose of assessing tuition in
 1237  postsecondary educational programs offered by charter technical
 1238  career centers or career centers operated by school districts,
 1239  in Florida College System institutions, and in state
 1240  universities.
 1241         (11) Once a student has been classified as a resident for
 1242  tuition purposes, an institution of higher education to which
 1243  the student transfers is not required to reevaluate the
 1244  classification unless inconsistent information suggests that an
 1245  erroneous classification was made or the student’s situation has
 1246  changed. However, the student must have attended the institution
 1247  making the initial classification within the prior 12 months,
 1248  and the residency classification must be noted on the student’s
 1249  transcript. The Higher Education Coordinating Council shall
 1250  consider issues related to residency determinations and make
 1251  recommendations relating to efficiency and effectiveness of
 1252  current law.
 1253         Section 32. Subsections (3) through (11) of section
 1254  1011.80, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (4)
 1255  through (12), respectively, paragraph (b) of subsection (5) is
 1256  amended, and a new subsection (3) is added to that section, to
 1257  read:
 1258         1011.80 Funds for operation of workforce education
 1259  programs.—
 1260         (3)Each school district and Florida College System
 1261  institution receiving state appropriations for workforce
 1262  education programs must maintain adequate and accurate records,
 1263  including a system to record school district workforce education
 1264  funding and expenditures, to maintain the separation of
 1265  postsecondary workforce education expenditures and secondary
 1266  workforce education expenditures. These records must be
 1267  submitted to the Department of Education in accordance with
 1268  rules of the State Board of Education.
 1269         (5) State funding and student fees for workforce education
 1270  instruction shall be established as follows:
 1271         (b) For all other workforce education programs, state
 1272  funding shall be calculated based on a weighted enrollment and
 1273  program cost minus fee revenues generated to offset program
 1274  operational costs, including any supplemental cost factors
 1275  recommended by the District Workforce Education Funding Steering
 1276  Committee equal 75 percent of the average cost of instruction
 1277  with the remaining 25 percent made up from student fees. Fees
 1278  for courses within a program shall not vary according to the
 1279  cost of the individual program, but instead shall be as provided
 1280  in s. 1009.22 based on a uniform fee calculated and set at the
 1281  state level, as adopted by the State Board of Education, unless
 1282  otherwise specified in the General Appropriations Act.
 1283         Section 33. Section 1011.802, Florida Statutes, is created
 1284  to read:
 1285         1011.802FLAG program.—
 1286         (1)Subject to appropriations provided in the General
 1287  Appropriations Act, the FLAG (Florida Apprenticeship Grant)
 1288  program is created to provide grants to high schools, career
 1289  centers, charter technical career centers, Florida College
 1290  System institutions, and other entities authorized to sponsor an
 1291  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program, as defined in s.
 1292  446.021, on a competitive basis to establish new apprenticeship
 1293  or preapprenticeship programs and expand existing apprenticeship
 1294  or preapprenticeship programs. The Department of Education shall
 1295  administer the grant program.
 1296         (2)Applications must contain projected enrollment and
 1297  projected costs for the new or expanded apprenticeship program.
 1298         (3)The department shall give priority to apprenticeship
 1299  programs with demonstrated regional demand. Grant funds may be
 1300  used for instructional equipment, supplies, personnel, student
 1301  services, and other expenses associated with the creation or
 1302  expansion of an apprenticeship program. Grant funds may not be
 1303  used for recurring instructional costs or for indirect costs.
 1304  Grant recipients must submit quarterly reports in a format
 1305  prescribed by the department.
 1306         (4)The State Board of Education may adopt rules to
 1307  administer this section.
 1308         Section 34. Subsections (1) through (4) of section 1012.57,
 1309  Florida Statutes, are amended, and subsection (6) is added to
 1310  that section, to read:
 1311         1012.57 Certification of adjunct educators.—
 1312         (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of ss. 1012.32, 1012.55,
 1313  and 1012.56, or any other provision of law or rule to the
 1314  contrary, district school boards shall adopt rules to allow for
 1315  the issuance of an adjunct teaching certificate to any applicant
 1316  who fulfills the requirements of s. 1012.56(2)(a)-(f) and (10)
 1317  and who has expertise in the subject area to be taught. An
 1318  applicant shall be considered to have expertise in the subject
 1319  area to be taught if the applicant demonstrates sufficient
 1320  subject area mastery through passage of a subject area test. The
 1321  adjunct teaching certificate shall be used for part-time
 1322  teaching positions.
 1323         (2) The Legislature intends that this section allow school
 1324  districts to tap the wealth of talent and expertise represented
 1325  in Florida’s citizens who may wish to teach part-time in a
 1326  Florida public school by permitting school districts to issue
 1327  adjunct certificates to qualified applicants.
 1328         (3) Adjunct certificateholders should be used primarily as
 1329  a strategy to enhance the diversity of course offerings offered
 1330  to all students. School districts may use the expertise of
 1331  individuals in the state who wish to provide online instruction
 1332  to students by issuing adjunct certificates to qualified
 1333  applicants.
 1334         (4) Each adjunct teaching certificate is valid through the
 1335  term of the annual contract between the educator and the school
 1336  district. An additional annual certification and an additional
 1337  annual contract may be awarded by the district at the district’s
 1338  discretion but only if the applicant is rated effective or
 1339  highly effective under s. 1012.34 during each year of teaching
 1340  under adjunct teaching certification. A school district may
 1341  issue an adjunct teaching certificate for a part-time or full
 1342  time teaching position; however, an adjunct teaching certificate
 1343  issued for a full-time teaching position is valid for no more
 1344  than 3 years and is nonrenewable.
 1345         (6)Each school district shall:
 1346         (a)Post requirements on its website for the issuance of an
 1347  adjunct teaching certificate, which must specify the subject
 1348  area test through which an applicant demonstrates subject area
 1349  mastery.
 1350         (b)Annually report to the department the number of adjunct
 1351  teaching certificates issued for part-time teaching positions
 1352  and full-time teaching positions pursuant to this section.
 1353         Section 35. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
 1354  act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon
 1355  this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1,
 1356  2019.
 1358  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
 1359  And the title is amended as follows:
 1360         Delete everything before the enacting clause
 1361  and insert:
 1362                        A bill to be entitled                      
 1363         An act relating to workforce education; amending s.
 1364         446.011, F.S.; revising terminology; amending s.
 1365         446.021, F.S.; revising definitions; amending s.
 1366         446.032, F.S.; requiring the Department of Education
 1367         to annually publish a specified report; providing
 1368         requirements for the report; requiring the department
 1369         to provide assistance to certain entities in notifying
 1370         specified persons of apprenticeship and
 1371         preapprenticeship opportunities; amending s. 446.045,
 1372         F.S.; revising the membership criteria for certain
 1373         appointments to the State Apprenticeship Advisory
 1374         Council; amending s. 446.052, F.S.; revising
 1375         terminology; amending s. 446.081, F.S.; limiting the
 1376         applicability of state apprenticeship and job-training
 1377         program requirements to provisions for veterans,
 1378         minority persons, and women; amending s. 446.091,
 1379         F.S.; conforming a provision to changes made by the
 1380         act; amending s. 446.092, F.S.; revising the criteria
 1381         for apprenticeship occupations; amending s. 455.213,
 1382         F.S.; requiring the Department of Business and
 1383         Professional Regulation to consult with the Department
 1384         of Education to evaluate certain apprenticeship
 1385         programs to determine potential substitutions for
 1386         certain licensure requirements; amending s. 1001.02,
 1387         F.S.; conforming provisions to changes made by the
 1388         act; amending s. 1001.43, F.S.; encouraging district
 1389         school boards to declare an “Academic Scholarship
 1390         Signing Day” and “College and Career Decision Day” for
 1391         specified purposes; amending s. 1001.706, F.S.;
 1392         conforming provisions to changes made by the act;
 1393         amending s. 1002.3105, F.S.; providing that certain
 1394         career education credits may be used to satisfy
 1395         elective credit requirements for the accelerated high
 1396         school graduation option; amending s. 1003.4156, F.S.;
 1397         requiring students to take a career education planning
 1398         course for promotion to high school; providing
 1399         requirements for such course; requiring each student
 1400         that takes the course to receive an academic and
 1401         career plan; providing requirements for such plan;
 1402         amending s. 1003.4282, F.S.; authorizing a student to
 1403         earn two mathematics credits under certain
 1404         circumstances; authorizing a credit in computer
 1405         science to meet specified graduation requirements
 1406         under certain circumstances; requiring the department
 1407         to award a certificate of completion to students who
 1408         fulfill specified requirements; requiring that the
 1409         certificate of completion specify that the student is
 1410         workforce ready; providing that students who are
 1411         otherwise entitled to receive a certificate of
 1412         completion may elect to remain in high school for up
 1413         to a specified period of time to receive special
 1414         instruction to remedy their deficiencies; requiring
 1415         the department to adopt rules; correcting a cross
 1416         reference relating to the federal Elementary and
 1417         Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the
 1418         Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); requiring a student
 1419         who earns a credit through a career education course
 1420         to pass specified assessments; revising the
 1421         requirements for the instructional methodology of
 1422         certain courses; providing that, as of a specified
 1423         school year, certain students are eligible for an
 1424         alternative pathway to a standard high school diploma
 1425         through the Career and Technical Education (CTE)
 1426         pathway option; providing requirements for the CTE
 1427         pathway option; requiring district school boards to
 1428         incorporate certain information in the student
 1429         progression plan; requiring certain charter schools to
 1430         comply with specified application requirements;
 1431         providing that charter schools that exclusively offer
 1432         the CTE pathway option are exempt from specified
 1433         application requirements; authorizing the department
 1434         to adopt rules relating to application requirements
 1435         for certain charter schools; authorizing adjunct
 1436         educators to administer courses in the CTE pathway
 1437         option; amending s. 1003.4285, F.S.; revising the
 1438         requirements to earn the scholar designation on a
 1439         standard high school diploma; amending s. 1003.491,
 1440         F.S.; requiring school districts to provide
 1441         opportunities for certain students to enroll in
 1442         specified courses or academies; requiring school
 1443         districts to provide academic advising to students
 1444         under certain circumstances; providing requirements
 1445         for such academic advising; requiring the Commissioner
 1446         of Education to annually review career and technical
 1447         offerings in consultation with certain entities for
 1448         specified purposes; requiring the commissioner to
 1449         phase out certain career and technical education
 1450         offerings and encourage specified entities to offer
 1451         certain programs; creating s. 1004.013, F.S.;
 1452         establishing the SAIL to 60 Initiative for specified
 1453         purposes; providing State Board of Education and the
 1454         Board of Governors responsibilities relating to the
 1455         initiative; providing Chancellor of the State
 1456         University System and the Chancellor of the Florida
 1457         College System responsibilities; amending s. 1004.015,
 1458         F.S.; renaming the Higher Education Coordinating
 1459         Council as the Florida Talent Development Council;
 1460         revising the membership of the council; revising the
 1461         duties and responsibilities of the council; requiring
 1462         the council to submit a strategic plan to the Governor
 1463         and Legislature by a specified date; providing
 1464         requirements for the strategic plan; requiring the
 1465         Department of Economic Opportunity to provide
 1466         administrative support for the council; amending s.
 1467         1004.6495, F.S.; conforming provisions to changes made
 1468         by the act; amending s. 1004.935, F.S.; conforming a
 1469         cross-reference; amending s. 1006.22, F.S.; expanding
 1470         the circumstances in which motor vehicles may be used
 1471         for public school transportation; amending s. 1007.23,
 1472         F.S.; requiring the statewide articulation agreement
 1473         to provide for a reverse transfer agreement; providing
 1474         for an associate degree to be awarded to certain
 1475         students by Florida College System institutions;
 1476         providing requirements for state universities;
 1477         creating s. 1007.233, F.S.; requiring certain career
 1478         centers and Florida College System institutions to
 1479         annually submit a career pathways agreement to the
 1480         Department of Education by a specified date; providing
 1481         requirements for such agreements; amending s. 1007.25,
 1482         F.S.; requiring state universities to notify students
 1483         of the criteria and process for requesting an
 1484         associate in arts certificate at specified times;
 1485         amending s. 1007.2616, F.S.; conforming provisions to
 1486         changes made by the act; amending s. 1007.271, F.S.;
 1487         requiring a career center to enter into an agreement
 1488         with specified high schools to offer certain courses
 1489         to high school students; providing requirements for
 1490         such agreement; amending s. 1008.34, F.S.; revising
 1491         school grade components to specify that career dual
 1492         enrollment includes career clock-hour courses and the
 1493         completion of certain preapprenticeship programs;
 1494         amending s. 1008.37, F.S.; revising the date on a
 1495         required report by the commissioner; amending s.
 1496         1008.44, F.S.; increasing the number of CAPE Digital
 1497         Tool certificates relating to specified subjects that
 1498         may be included on the CAPE Industry Certification
 1499         Funding List; amending s. 1009.21, F.S.; conforming
 1500         provisions to changes made by the act; amending s.
 1501         1011.80, F.S.; requiring certain school districts and
 1502         Florida College System institutions to maintain
 1503         certain records; requiring such records be submitted
 1504         to the department; revising the calculation for fund
 1505         and fees for certain workforce education programs;
 1506         creating s. 1011.802, F.S.; creating the FLAG program;
 1507         providing for funding; providing purpose,
 1508         requirements, and administration of the program;
 1509         requiring certain career centers and institutions to
 1510         provide quarterly reports; authorizing rulemaking;
 1511         amending s. 1012.57, F.S.; deleting a requirement that
 1512         the adjunct teaching certificate be used only for
 1513         part-time teaching positions; authorizing school
 1514         districts to issue adjunct teaching certificates for
 1515         part-time and full-time teaching positions; providing
 1516         limitations on adjunct teaching certificates for full
 1517         time positions; providing school district
 1518         requirements; providing effective dates.