Florida Senate - 2019                       CS for CS for SB 770
       By the Committees on Innovation, Industry, and Technology; and
       Education; and Senators Hutson and Perry
       580-04150-19                                           2019770c2
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to workforce education; amending s.
    3         446.011, F.S.; revising terminology; amending s.
    4         446.021, F.S.; revising definitions; amending s.
    5         446.032, F.S.; requiring the Department of Education
    6         to annually publish a specified report; providing
    7         requirements for the report; requiring the department
    8         to provide assistance to certain entities in notifying
    9         specified persons of apprenticeship and
   10         preapprenticeship opportunities; amending s. 446.045,
   11         F.S.; revising the membership criteria for certain
   12         appointments to the State Apprenticeship Advisory
   13         Council; amending s. 446.052, F.S.; revising
   14         terminology; amending s. 446.081, F.S.; limiting the
   15         applicability of state apprenticeship and job-training
   16         program requirements to provisions for veterans,
   17         minority persons, and women; amending s. 446.091,
   18         F.S.; conforming a provision to changes made by the
   19         act; amending s. 446.092, F.S.; revising the criteria
   20         for apprenticeship occupations; amending s. 455.213,
   21         F.S.; requiring the Department of Business and
   22         Professional Regulation to consult with the Department
   23         of Education to evaluate certain apprenticeship
   24         programs to determine potential substitutions for
   25         certain licensure requirements; amending s. 1001.02,
   26         F.S.; conforming provisions to changes made by the
   27         act; amending s. 1001.43, F.S.; encouraging district
   28         school boards to declare an “Academic Scholarship
   29         Signing Day” and “College and Career Decision Day” for
   30         specified purposes; amending s. 1001.706, F.S.;
   31         conforming provisions to changes made by the act;
   32         amending s. 1002.3105, F.S.; providing that certain
   33         career education credits may be used to satisfy
   34         elective credit requirements for the accelerated high
   35         school graduation option; amending s. 1003.4156, F.S.;
   36         requiring students to take a career education planning
   37         course for promotion to high school; providing
   38         requirements for such course; requiring each student
   39         that takes the course to receive an academic and
   40         career plan; providing requirements for such plan;
   41         amending s. 1003.4282, F.S.; authorizing a student to
   42         earn two mathematics credits under certain
   43         circumstances; authorizing a credit in computer
   44         science to meet specified graduation requirements
   45         under certain circumstances; requiring the department
   46         to award a certificate of completion to students who
   47         fulfill specified requirements; requiring that the
   48         certificate of completion specify that the student is
   49         workforce ready; providing that students who are
   50         otherwise entitled to receive a certificate of
   51         completion may elect to remain in high school for up
   52         to a specified period of time to receive special
   53         instruction to remedy their deficiencies; requiring
   54         the department to adopt rules; correcting a cross
   55         reference relating to the federal Elementary and
   56         Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the
   57         Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); requiring a student
   58         who earns a credit through a career education course
   59         to pass specified assessments; revising the
   60         requirements for the instructional methodology of
   61         certain courses; providing that, as of a specified
   62         school year, certain students are eligible for an
   63         alternative pathway to a standard high school diploma
   64         through the Career and Technical Education (CTE)
   65         pathway option; providing requirements for the CTE
   66         pathway option; requiring district school boards to
   67         incorporate certain information in the student
   68         progression plan; requiring certain charter schools to
   69         comply with specified application requirements;
   70         providing that charter schools that exclusively offer
   71         the CTE pathway option are exempt from specified
   72         application requirements; authorizing the department
   73         to adopt rules relating to application requirements
   74         for certain charter schools; authorizing adjunct
   75         educators to administer courses in the CTE pathway
   76         option; amending s. 1003.4285, F.S.; revising the
   77         requirements to earn the scholar designation on a
   78         standard high school diploma; amending s. 1003.491,
   79         F.S.; requiring school districts to provide
   80         opportunities for certain students to enroll in
   81         specified courses or academies; requiring school
   82         districts to provide academic advising to students
   83         under certain circumstances; providing requirements
   84         for such academic advising; requiring the Commissioner
   85         of Education to annually review career and technical
   86         offerings in consultation with certain entities for
   87         specified purposes; requiring the commissioner to
   88         phase out certain career and technical education
   89         offerings and encourage specified entities to offer
   90         certain programs; creating s. 1004.013, F.S.;
   91         establishing the SAIL to 60 Initiative for specified
   92         purposes; providing State Board of Education and the
   93         Board of Governors responsibilities relating to the
   94         initiative; providing Chancellor of the State
   95         University System and the Chancellor of the Florida
   96         College System responsibilities; amending s. 1004.015,
   97         F.S.; renaming the Higher Education Coordinating
   98         Council as the Florida Talent Development Council;
   99         revising the membership of the council; revising the
  100         duties and responsibilities of the council; requiring
  101         the council to submit a strategic plan to the Governor
  102         and Legislature by a specified date; providing
  103         requirements for the strategic plan; requiring the
  104         Department of Economic Opportunity to provide
  105         administrative support for the council; amending s.
  106         1004.6495, F.S.; conforming provisions to changes made
  107         by the act; amending s. 1004.935, F.S.; conforming a
  108         cross-reference; amending s. 1006.22, F.S.; expanding
  109         the circumstances in which motor vehicles may be used
  110         for public school transportation; amending s. 1007.23,
  111         F.S.; requiring the statewide articulation agreement
  112         to provide for a reverse transfer agreement; providing
  113         for an associate degree to be awarded to certain
  114         students by Florida College System institutions;
  115         providing requirements for state universities;
  116         creating s. 1007.233, F.S.; requiring certain career
  117         centers and Florida College System institutions to
  118         annually submit a career pathways agreement to the
  119         Department of Education by a specified date; providing
  120         requirements for such agreements; amending s. 1007.25,
  121         F.S.; requiring state universities to notify students
  122         of the criteria and process for requesting an
  123         associate in arts certificate at specified times;
  124         amending s. 1007.2616, F.S.; conforming provisions to
  125         changes made by the act; amending s. 1007.271, F.S.;
  126         requiring a career center to enter into an agreement
  127         with specified high schools to offer certain courses
  128         to high school students; providing requirements for
  129         such agreement; amending s. 1008.34, F.S.; revising
  130         school grade components to specify that career dual
  131         enrollment includes career clock-hour courses and the
  132         completion of certain preapprenticeship programs;
  133         amending s. 1008.37, F.S.; revising the date on a
  134         required report by the commissioner; amending s.
  135         1008.44, F.S.; increasing the number of CAPE Digital
  136         Tool certificates relating to specified subjects that
  137         may be included on the CAPE Industry Certification
  138         Funding List; amending s. 1009.21, F.S.; conforming
  139         provisions to changes made by the act; amending s.
  140         1011.80, F.S.; requiring certain school districts and
  141         Florida College System institutions to maintain
  142         certain records; requiring such records be submitted
  143         to the department; revising the calculation for fund
  144         and fees for certain workforce education programs;
  145         creating s. 1011.802, F.S.; creating the FLAG program;
  146         providing for funding; providing purpose,
  147         requirements, and administration of the program;
  148         requiring certain career centers and institutions to
  149         provide quarterly reports; authorizing rulemaking;
  150         amending s. 1012.57, F.S.; deleting a requirement that
  151         the adjunct teaching certificate be used only for
  152         part-time teaching positions; authorizing school
  153         districts to issue adjunct teaching certificates for
  154         part-time and full-time teaching positions; providing
  155         limitations on adjunct teaching certificates for full
  156         time positions; providing school district
  157         requirements; providing effective dates.
  159  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
  161         Section 1. Subsections (1) and (2) of section 446.011,
  162  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  163         446.011 Legislative intent regarding apprenticeship
  164  training.—
  165         (1) It is the intent of the State of Florida to provide
  166  educational opportunities for its residents young people so that
  167  they can be trained for trades, occupations, and professions
  168  suited to their abilities. It is the intent of this act to
  169  promote the mode of training known as apprenticeship in
  170  occupations throughout industry in the state that require
  171  physical manipulative skills. By broadening job training
  172  opportunities and providing for increased coordination between
  173  public school academic programs, career programs, and registered
  174  apprenticeship programs, the residents of this young people of
  175  the state will benefit from the valuable training opportunities
  176  developed when on-the-job training is combined with academic
  177  related classroom experiences. This act is intended to develop
  178  the apparent potentials in apprenticeship training by assisting
  179  in the establishment of preapprenticeship programs in the public
  180  school system and elsewhere and by expanding presently
  181  registered programs as well as promoting new registered programs
  182  in jobs that lend themselves to apprenticeship training.
  183         (2) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Department
  184  of Education have responsibility for the development of the
  185  apprenticeship and preapprenticeship uniform minimum standards
  186  for the apprenticeable trades and that the department have
  187  responsibility for assisting district school boards and Florida
  188  College System institution community college district boards of
  189  trustees in developing preapprenticeship programs.
  190         Section 2. Subsections (2) and (4) of section 446.021,
  191  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  192         446.021 Definitions of terms used in ss. 446.011-446.092.
  193  As used in ss. 446.011-446.092, the term:
  194         (2) “Apprentice” means a person at least 16 years of age
  195  who is engaged in learning a recognized skilled trade through
  196  actual work experience under the supervision of journeyworkers
  197  journeymen craftsmen, which training should be combined with
  198  properly coordinated studies of related technical and
  199  supplementary subjects, and who has entered into a written
  200  agreement, which may be cited as an apprentice agreement, with a
  201  registered apprenticeship sponsor who may be either an employer,
  202  an association of employers, or a local joint apprenticeship
  203  committee.
  204         (4) “Journeyworker Journeyman” means a person working in an
  205  apprenticeable occupation who has successfully completed a
  206  registered apprenticeship program or who has worked the number
  207  of years required by established industry practices for the
  208  particular trade or occupation.
  209         Section 3. Section 446.032, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  210  read:
  211         446.032 General duties of the department for apprenticeship
  212  training.—The department shall:
  213         (1) Establish uniform minimum standards and policies
  214  governing apprentice programs and agreements. The standards and
  215  policies shall govern the terms and conditions of the
  216  apprentice’s employment and training, including the quality
  217  training of the apprentice for, but not limited to, such matters
  218  as ratios of apprentices to journeyworkers journeymen, safety,
  219  related instruction, and on-the-job training; but these
  220  standards and policies may not include rules, standards, or
  221  guidelines that require the use of apprentices and job trainees
  222  on state, county, or municipal contracts. The department may
  223  adopt rules necessary to administer the standards and policies.
  224         (2)By September 1 of each year, publish an annual report
  225  on apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs. The report
  226  must be published on the department’s website and, at a minimum,
  227  include all of the following:
  228         (a)A list of registered apprenticeship and
  229  preapprenticeship programs, sorted by local educational agency,
  230  as defined in s. 1004.02(18), and apprenticeship sponsor, under
  231  s. 446.071.
  232         (b)A detailed summary of each local educational agency’s
  233  expenditure of funds for apprenticeship and preapprenticeship
  234  programs, including:
  235         1.The total amount of funds received for apprenticeship
  236  and preapprenticeship programs;
  237         2.The total amount of funds allocated to each trade or
  238  occupation;
  239         3.The total amount of funds expended for administrative
  240  costs per trade or occupation; and
  241         4.The total amount of funds expended for instructional
  242  costs per trade and occupation.
  243         (c)The number of apprentices and preapprentices per trade
  244  and occupation.
  245         (d)The percentage of apprentices and preapprentices who
  246  complete their respective programs in the appropriate timeframe.
  247         (e)Information and resources related to applications for
  248  new apprenticeship programs and technical assistance and
  249  requirements for potential applicants.
  250         (f)Documentation of activities conducted by the department
  251  to promote apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs through
  252  public engagement, community-based partnerships, and other
  253  initiatives.
  254         (3)Provide assistance to district school boards, Florida
  255  College System institution boards of trustees, program sponsors,
  256  and local workforce development boards in notifying students,
  257  parents, and members of the community of the availability of
  258  apprenticeship and preapprenticeship opportunities, including
  259  data provided in the economic security report pursuant to s.
  260  445.07.
  261         (4)(2) Establish procedures to be used by the State
  262  Apprenticeship Advisory Council.
  263         Section 4. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section
  264  446.045, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  265         446.045 State Apprenticeship Advisory Council.—
  266         (2)
  267         (b) The Commissioner of Education or the commissioner’s
  268  designee shall serve ex officio as chair of the State
  269  Apprenticeship Advisory Council, but may not vote. The state
  270  director of the Office of Apprenticeship of the United States
  271  Department of Labor shall serve ex officio as a nonvoting member
  272  of the council. The Governor shall appoint to the council four
  273  members representing employee organizations and four members
  274  representing employer organizations. Each of these eight members
  275  shall represent industries that have registered apprenticeship
  276  programs. The Governor shall also appoint two public members who
  277  are knowledgeable about registered apprenticeship and
  278  apprenticeable occupations and who are independent of any joint
  279  or nonjoint organization, one of whom shall be recommended by
  280  joint organizations, and one of whom shall be recommended by
  281  nonjoint organizations. Members shall be appointed for 4-year
  282  staggered terms. A vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of
  283  the unexpired term.
  284         Section 5. Subsections (2) and (3) of section 446.052,
  285  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  286         446.052 Preapprenticeship program.—
  287         (2) The department, under regulations established by the
  288  State Board of Education, may administer the provisions of ss.
  289  446.011-446.092 which relate to preapprenticeship programs in
  290  cooperation with district school boards and Florida College
  291  System institution community college district boards of
  292  trustees. District school boards, Florida College System
  293  institution community college district boards of trustees, and
  294  registered program sponsors shall cooperate in developing and
  295  establishing programs that include career instruction and
  296  general education courses required to obtain a high school
  297  diploma.
  298         (3) The department, the district school boards, and the
  299  Florida College System institution community college district
  300  boards of trustees shall work together with existing registered
  301  apprenticeship programs in order that individuals completing the
  302  preapprenticeship programs may be able to receive credit towards
  303  completing a registered apprenticeship program.
  304         Section 6. Subsection (1) of section 446.081, Florida
  305  Statutes, is amended to read:
  306         446.081 Limitation.—
  307         (1) Nothing in ss. 446.011-446.092 or in any apprentice
  308  agreement approved under those sections may shall operate to
  309  invalidate:
  310         (a) Any apprenticeship provision in any collective
  311  agreement between employers and employees setting up higher
  312  apprenticeship standards.
  313         (b)Any special provision for veterans, minority persons,
  314  or women in the standards, apprenticeship qualifications, or
  315  operation of the program that is not otherwise prohibited by
  316  law, executive order, or authorized regulation.
  317         Section 7. Section 446.091, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  318  read:
  319         446.091 On-the-job training program.—All provisions of ss.
  320  446.011-446.092 relating to apprenticeship and
  321  preapprenticeship, including, but not limited to, programs,
  322  agreements, standards, administration, procedures, definitions,
  323  expenditures, local committees, powers and duties, limitations,
  324  grievances, and ratios of apprentices and job trainees to
  325  journeyworkers journeymen on state, county, and municipal
  326  contracts, shall be appropriately adapted and made applicable to
  327  a program of on-the-job training authorized under those
  328  provisions for persons other than apprentices.
  329         Section 8. Section 446.092, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  330  read:
  331         446.092 Criteria for apprenticeship occupations.—An
  332  apprenticeable occupation is a skilled trade which possesses all
  333  of the following characteristics:
  334         (1) It is customarily learned in a practical way through a
  335  structured, systematic program of on-the-job, supervised
  336  training.
  337         (2) It is clearly identified and commonly recognized
  338  throughout an the industry or recognized with a positive view
  339  towards changing technology.
  340         (3) It involves manual, mechanical, or technical skills and
  341  knowledge which, in accordance with the industry standards for
  342  the occupation, would require a minimum of 2,000 hours of on
  343  the-job work and training, which hours are excluded from the
  344  time spent at related instruction.
  345         (4) It requires related instruction to supplement on-the
  346  job training. Such instruction may be given in a classroom,
  347  through occupational or industrial courses or through
  348  correspondence courses of equivalent value, through electronic
  349  media, or through other forms of self-study approved by the
  350  department.
  351         (5)It involves the development of skill sufficiently broad
  352  to be applicable in like occupations throughout an industry,
  353  rather than of restricted application to the products or
  354  services of any one company.
  355         (6)It does not fall into any of the following categories:
  356         (a)Selling, retailing, or similar occupations in the
  357  distributive field.
  358         (b)Managerial occupations.
  359         (c)Professional and scientific vocations for which
  360  entrance requirements customarily require an academic degree.
  361         Section 9. Subsection (13) is added to section 455.213,
  362  Florida Statutes, to read:
  363         455.213 General licensing provisions.—
  364         (13)Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
  365  department, in consultation with the applicable board and the
  366  Department of Education, shall outline potential apprenticeship
  367  programs or review existing apprenticeship programs registered
  368  under chapter 446 or the United States Department of Labor for
  369  each of the professions licensed under parts XV and XVI of
  370  chapter 468 and chapters 476, 477, and 489 to determine which
  371  programs, if completed by an applicant, could substitute for the
  372  required educational and experience training otherwise required
  373  for licensure. The department shall report its findings and
  374  recommendations to the Governor, the President of the Senate,
  375  and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by December 31,
  376  2019.
  377         Section 10. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
  378  1001.02, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  379         1001.02 General powers of State Board of Education.—
  380         (3)(a) The State Board of Education shall adopt a strategic
  381  plan that specifies goals and objectives for the state’s public
  382  schools and Florida College System institutions. The plan shall
  383  be formulated in conjunction with plans of the Board of
  384  Governors in order to provide for the roles of the universities
  385  and Florida College System institutions to be coordinated to
  386  best meet state needs and reflect cost-effective use of state
  387  resources. The strategic plan must clarify the mission
  388  statements of each Florida College System institution and the
  389  system as a whole and identify degree programs, including
  390  baccalaureate degree programs, to be offered at each Florida
  391  College System institution in accordance with the objectives
  392  provided in this subsection and the coordinated 5-year plan
  393  pursuant to paragraph (2)(v). The strategic plan must cover a
  394  period of 5 years, with modification of the program lists after
  395  2 years. Development of each 5-year plan must be coordinated
  396  with and initiated after completion of the master plan. The
  397  strategic plans must specifically include programs and
  398  procedures for responding to the educational needs of teachers
  399  and students in the public schools of this state and consider
  400  reports and recommendations of the Florida Talent Development
  401  Council Higher Education Coordinating Council pursuant to s.
  402  1004.015 and the Articulation Coordinating Committee pursuant to
  403  s. 1007.01. The state board shall submit a report to the
  404  President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
  405  Representatives upon modification of the plan and as part of its
  406  legislative budget request.
  407         Section 11. Paragraph (b) of subsection (14) of section
  408  1001.43, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  409         1001.43 Supplemental powers and duties of district school
  410  board.—The district school board may exercise the following
  411  supplemental powers and duties as authorized by this code or
  412  State Board of Education rule.
  414         (b) The district school board is encouraged to adopt
  415  policies and procedures to celebrate the academic and workforce
  416  achievement of students by: provide for a student
  417         1.Declaring an “Academic Scholarship Signing Day” by
  418  declaring the third Tuesday in April each year as “Academic
  419  Scholarship Signing Day.” The “Academic Scholarship Signing Day”
  420  to shall recognize the outstanding academic achievement of high
  421  school seniors who sign a letter of intent to accept an academic
  422  scholarship offered to the student by a postsecondary
  423  educational institution.
  424         2.Declaring a “College and Career Decision Day” to
  425  recognize high school seniors for their postsecondary education
  426  plans, to encourage early preparation for college, and to
  427  encourage students to pursue advanced career pathways through
  428  the attainment of industry certifications for which there are
  429  statewide college credit articulation agreements.
  431  District school board policies and procedures may include, but
  432  need not be limited to, conducting assemblies or other
  433  appropriate public events in which students offered academic
  434  scholarships assemble and sign actual or ceremonial documents
  435  accepting those scholarships or enrollment. The district school
  436  board may encourage holding such events in an assembly or
  437  gathering of the entire student body as a means of making
  438  academic success and recognition visible to all students.
  439         Section 12. Paragraph (b) of subsection (5) and subsection
  440  (9) of section 1001.706, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  441         1001.706 Powers and duties of the Board of Governors.—
  443         (b) The Board of Governors shall develop a strategic plan
  444  specifying goals and objectives for the State University System
  445  and each constituent university, including each university’s
  446  contribution to overall system goals and objectives. The
  447  strategic plan must:
  448         1. Include performance metrics and standards common for all
  449  institutions and metrics and standards unique to institutions
  450  depending on institutional core missions, including, but not
  451  limited to, student admission requirements, retention,
  452  graduation, percentage of graduates who have attained
  453  employment, percentage of graduates enrolled in continued
  454  education, licensure passage, average wages of employed
  455  graduates, average cost per graduate, excess hours, student loan
  456  burden and default rates, faculty awards, total annual research
  457  expenditures, patents, licenses and royalties, intellectual
  458  property, startup companies, annual giving, endowments, and
  459  well-known, highly respected national rankings for institutional
  460  and program achievements.
  461         2. Consider reports and recommendations of the Florida
  462  Talent Development Council Higher Education Coordinating Council
  463  pursuant to s. 1004.015 and the Articulation Coordinating
  464  Committee pursuant to s. 1007.01.
  465         3. Include student enrollment and performance data
  466  delineated by method of instruction, including, but not limited
  467  to, traditional, online, and distance learning instruction.
  468         4. Include criteria for designating baccalaureate degree
  469  and master’s degree programs at specified universities as high
  470  demand programs of emphasis. Fifty percent of the criteria for
  471  designation as high-demand programs of emphasis must be based on
  472  achievement of performance outcome thresholds determined by the
  473  Board of Governors, and 50 percent of the criteria must be based
  474  on achievement of performance outcome thresholds specifically
  475  linked to:
  476         a. Job placement in employment of 36 hours or more per week
  477  and average full-time wages of graduates of the degree programs
  478  1 year and 5 years after graduation, based in part on data
  479  provided in the economic security report of employment and
  480  earning outcomes produced annually pursuant to s. 445.07.
  481         b. Data-driven gap analyses, conducted by the Board of
  482  Governors, of the state’s job market demands and the outlook for
  483  jobs that require a baccalaureate or higher degree. Each state
  484  university must use the gap analyses to identify internship
  485  opportunities for students to benefit from mentorship by
  486  industry experts, earn industry certifications, and become
  487  employed in high-demand fields.
  488         (9) COOPERATION WITH OTHER BOARDS.—The Board of Governors
  489  shall implement a plan for working on a regular basis with the
  490  State Board of Education, the Commission for Independent
  491  Education, the Florida Talent Development Council the Higher
  492  Education Coordinating Council, the Articulation Coordinating
  493  Committee, the university boards of trustees, representatives of
  494  the Florida College System institution boards of trustees,
  495  representatives of the private colleges and universities, and
  496  representatives of the district school boards to achieve a
  497  seamless education system.
  498         Section 13. Subsection (5) of section 1002.3105, Florida
  499  Statutes, is amended to read:
  500         1002.3105 Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance
  501  Learning (ACCEL) options.—
  502         (5) AWARD OF A STANDARD HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.—A student who
  503  meets the applicable grade 9 cohort graduation requirements of
  504  s. 1003.4282(3)(a)-(e) or s. 1003.4282(9)(a)1.-5., (b)1.-5.,
  505  (c)1.-5., or (d)1.-5.;, earns three credits in electives, which
  506  may include credits in work-based learning and career and
  507  technical education resulting in a program completion and an
  508  industry certification identified pursuant to s. 1008.44; and
  509  earns a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0
  510  scale shall be awarded a standard high school diploma in a form
  511  prescribed by the State Board of Education.
  512         Section 14. Paragraph (e) is added to subsection (1) of
  513  section 1003.4156, Florida Statutes, to read:
  514         1003.4156 General requirements for middle grades
  515  promotion.—
  516         (1) In order for a student to be promoted to high school
  517  from a school that includes middle grades 6, 7, and 8, the
  518  student must successfully complete the following courses:
  519         (e)One course in career and education planning to be
  520  completed in grades 6, 7, or 8, which may be taught by any
  521  member of the instructional staff. The course must be internet
  522  based, customizable to each student, and include research-based
  523  assessments to assist students in determining educational and
  524  career options and goals. In addition, the course must result in
  525  a completed personalized academic and career plan for the
  526  student that may be revised as the student progresses through
  527  middle school and high school; must emphasize the importance of
  528  entrepreneurship and employability skills; and must include
  529  information from the Department of Economic Opportunity’s
  530  economic security report under s. 445.07. The required
  531  personalized academic and career plan must inform students of
  532  high school graduation requirements, including a detailed
  533  explanation of the requirements for earning a high school
  534  diploma designation under s. 1003.4285; the requirements for
  535  each scholarship in the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
  536  Program; state university and Florida College System institution
  537  admission requirements; available opportunities to earn college
  538  credit in high school, including Advanced Placement courses; the
  539  International Baccalaureate Program; the Advanced International
  540  Certificate of Education Program; dual enrollment, including
  541  career dual enrollment; and career education courses, including
  542  career-themed courses, preapprenticeship and apprenticeship
  543  programs, and course sequences that lead to industry
  544  certification pursuant to s. 1003.492 or s. 1008.44. The course
  545  may be implemented as a stand-alone course or integrated into
  546  another course or courses.
  547         Section 15. Present subsection (11) of section 1003.4282,
  548  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (12), a new
  549  subsection (11) is added to that section, and paragraphs (b) and
  550  (c) of subsection (3), paragraph (d) of subsection (6),
  551  subsection (7), and paragraph (a) of subsection (8) of that
  552  section are amended, to read:
  553         1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.—
  556         (b) Four credits in mathematics.—
  557         1. A student must earn one credit in Algebra I and one
  558  credit in Geometry. A student’s performance on the statewide,
  559  standardized Algebra I end-of-course (EOC) assessment
  560  constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final course grade. A
  561  student must pass the statewide, standardized Algebra I EOC
  562  assessment, or earn a comparative score, in order to earn a
  563  standard high school diploma. A student’s performance on the
  564  statewide, standardized Geometry EOC assessment constitutes 30
  565  percent of the student’s final course grade.
  566         2. 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 one mathematics credit. Substitution may occur
  570  for up to two mathematics credits, except for Algebra I and
  571  Geometry. A student may earn two mathematics credits by
  572  successfully completing Algebra I through two full-year courses.
  573         3.A student who earns a computer science credit may
  574  substitute the credit for up to one credit of the mathematics
  575  requirement, with the exception of Algebra I and Geometry, if
  576  the commissioner identifies the computer science credit as being
  577  equivalent in rigor to the mathematics credit. An identified
  578  computer science credit may not be used to substitute for both a
  579  mathematics and a science credit. A student who earns an
  580  industry certification in 3D rapid prototype printing may
  581  satisfy up to two credits of the mathematics requirement, with
  582  the exception of Algebra I, if the commissioner identifies the
  583  certification as being equivalent in rigor to the mathematics
  584  credit or credits.
  585         (c) Three credits in science.—
  586         1. Two of the three required credits must have a laboratory
  587  component. A student must earn one credit in Biology I and two
  588  credits in equally rigorous courses. The statewide, standardized
  589  Biology I EOC assessment constitutes 30 percent of the student’s
  590  final course grade.
  591         2. A student who earns an industry certification for which
  592  there is a statewide college credit articulation agreement
  593  approved by the State Board of Education may substitute the
  594  certification for one science credit, except for Biology I.
  595         3.A student who earns a computer science credit may
  596  substitute the credit for up to one credit of the science
  597  requirement, with the exception of Biology I, if the
  598  commissioner identifies the computer science credit as being
  599  equivalent in rigor to the science credit. An identified
  600  computer science credit may not be used to substitute for both a
  601  mathematics and a science credit.
  603         (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), a student who earns any
  604  industry certification and the required 24 credits, or the
  605  required 18 credits under s. 1002.3105(5), but fails to pass the
  606  assessments required under s. 1008.22(3) or achieve a 2.0 GPA
  607  shall be awarded a certificate of completion in a form
  608  prescribed by the department. The certificate of completion must
  609  specify that the student is workforce ready in any field in
  610  which he or she has earned an industry certification. A student
  611  who is otherwise entitled to a certificate of completion under
  612  this paragraph may elect to remain in high school either as a
  613  full-time student or a part-time student for up to 1 additional
  614  year and receive special instruction designed to remedy his or
  615  her identified deficiencies. The department shall adopt rules to
  616  administer this paragraph.
  617         (7) UNIFORM TRANSFER OF HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS.—Beginning with
  618  the 2012-2013 school year, if a student transfers to a Florida
  619  public high school from out of country, out of state, a private
  620  school, or a home education program and the student’s transcript
  621  shows a credit in Algebra I, the student must pass the
  622  statewide, standardized Algebra I EOC assessment in order to
  623  earn a standard high school diploma unless the student earned a
  624  comparative score, passed a statewide assessment in Algebra I
  625  administered by the transferring entity, or passed the statewide
  626  mathematics assessment the transferring entity uses to satisfy
  627  the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act,
  628  as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), 20 U.S.C.
  629  ss. 6301 et seq 20 U.S.C. s. 6301. If a student’s transcript
  630  shows a credit in high school reading or English Language Arts
  631  II or III, in order to earn a standard high school diploma, the
  632  student must take and pass the statewide, standardized grade 10
  633  Reading assessment or, when implemented, the grade 10 ELA
  634  assessment, or earn a concordant score. If a transfer student’s
  635  transcript shows a final course grade and course credit in
  636  Algebra I, Geometry, Biology I, or United States History, the
  637  transferring course final grade and credit shall be honored
  638  without the student taking the requisite statewide, standardized
  639  EOC assessment and without the assessment results constituting
  640  30 percent of the student’s final course grade.
  643         (a) Participation in career education courses engages
  644  students in their high school education, increases academic
  645  achievement, enhances employability, and increases postsecondary
  646  success. By July 1, 2014, The department shall develop, for
  647  approval by the State Board of Education, multiple, additional
  648  career education courses or a series of courses that meet the
  649  requirements set forth in s. 1003.493(2), (4), and (5) and this
  650  subsection and allow students to earn credit in both the career
  651  education course and courses required for high school graduation
  652  under this section and s. 1003.4281.
  653         1. The state board must determine at least biennially if
  654  sufficient academic standards are covered to warrant the award
  655  of academic credit, including satisfaction of assessment
  656  requirements under this section.
  657         2. Career education courses must:
  658         a. Include workforce and digital literacy skills. and the
  659  integration of
  660         b.Integrate required course content with practical
  661  applications and designated rigorous coursework that results in
  662  one or more industry certifications or clearly articulated
  663  credit or advanced standing in a 2-year or 4-year certificate or
  664  degree program, which may include high school junior and senior
  665  year work-related internships or apprenticeships. The department
  666  shall negotiate state licenses for material and testing for
  667  industry certifications.
  669  The instructional methodology used in these courses must
  670  comprise be comprised of authentic projects, problems, and
  671  activities for contextual academic learning and emphasize
  672  workplace skills identified under s. 445.06 contextually
  673  learning the academics.
  674         3. A student who earns credit upon completion of an
  675  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program registered with the
  676  Department of Education under chapter 446 may use such credit to
  677  satisfy the high school graduation credit requirements in
  678  paragraph (3)(e) or paragraph (3)(g). The state board shall
  679  approve and identify in the Course Code Directory the
  680  apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs from which earned
  681  credit may be used pursuant to this subparagraph.
  683  OPTION.—Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, a student is
  684  eligible to complete an alternative pathway to earning a
  685  standard high school diploma through the Career and Technical
  686  Education (CTE) pathway option. Receipt of a standard high
  687  school diploma awarded through the CTE pathway option requires
  688  the student’s successful completion of at least 18 credits. A
  689  student completing the CTE pathway option must earn at least a
  690  cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  691         (a) In order for a student to satisfy the requirements of
  692  the CTE pathway option, he or she must:
  693         1.Complete four credits in English Language Arts. The four
  694  credits must be in ELA I, II, III, and IV; however, a student
  695  may substitute up to four credits in ELA honors, AP, AICE, IB,
  696  or dual enrollment courses for the required ELA credits. A
  697  student may complete ELA courses online and may complete two or
  698  more ELA credits in a single year. A student also must pass the
  699  statewide, standardized grade 10 Reading assessment or, when
  700  implemented, the grade 10 ELA assessment, or earn a concordant
  701  score, in order to earn a standard high school diploma;
  702         2.Complete four credits in mathematics. A student must
  703  earn one credit in Algebra I and one credit in Geometry. A
  704  student’s performance on the statewide, standardized Algebra I
  705  EOC assessment constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final
  706  course grade. A student also must pass the statewide,
  707  standardized Algebra I EOC assessment, or earn a comparative
  708  score, in order to earn a standard high school diploma. A
  709  student’s performance on the statewide, standardized Geometry
  710  EOC assessment constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final
  711  course grade. A student who earns an industry certification for
  712  which there is a statewide college credit articulation agreement
  713  approved by the State Board of Education may substitute the
  714  certification for one mathematics credit. Substitution may occur
  715  for up to two mathematics credits, except for Algebra I and
  716  Geometry;
  717         3.Complete three credits in science. Two of the three
  718  required credits must have a laboratory component. A student
  719  must earn one credit in Biology I and two credits in equally
  720  rigorous courses. The statewide, standardized Biology I EOC
  721  assessment constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final course
  722  grade. A student who earns an industry certification for which
  723  there is a statewide college credit articulation agreement
  724  approved by the State Board of Education may substitute the
  725  certification for two science credits, except for Biology I;
  726         4.Complete three and one-half credits in social studies. A
  727  student must earn one credit in United States History; one
  728  credit in World History; one-half credit in United States
  729  Government; one-half credit in economics; and one-half credit in
  730  financial literacy. The United States History EOC assessment
  731  constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final course grade;
  732         5.Complete two credits in career and technical education.
  733  The courses must result in a program completion and an industry
  734  certification;
  735         6.Complete one and one-half credits in work-based learning
  736  programs. A student must earn one and one-half credits through
  737  work-based learning program courses. A student may substitute up
  738  to one and one-half credits of electives for work-based learning
  739  program courses to fulfill this requirement; and
  740         7.Sit for the statewide, standardized Geometry EOC
  741  assessment, Biology I EOC assessment, and United States History
  742  EOC assessment.
  743         (b) Upon completion of the requirements specified in
  744  paragraph (a), a student shall be awarded a standard high school
  745  diploma in a form prescribed by the State Board of Education.
  746         (c) Each district school board shall incorporate the CTE
  747  pathway option to graduation in the student progression plan
  748  required under s. 1008.25.
  749         (d) A charter school that expands its scope to include any
  750  additional pathways to graduation shall comply with application
  751  requirements pursuant to s. 1002.33. A charter school that
  752  exclusively offers the CTE pathway option is exempt from
  753  application requirements relating to district school boards
  754  pursuant to s. 1002.33, but the charter school must comply with
  755  application requirements relating to the department. The
  756  department may adopt rules regarding application requirements
  757  for such charter schools.
  758         (e) Adjunct educators certified pursuant to s. 1012.57 may
  759  administer courses in the CTE pathway option.
  760         Section 16. Effective upon this act becoming a law,
  761  paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 1003.4285, Florida
  762  Statutes, is amended to read:
  763         1003.4285 Standard high school diploma designations.—
  764         (1) Each standard high school diploma shall include, as
  765  applicable, the following designations if the student meets the
  766  criteria set forth for the designation:
  767         (a) Scholar designation.—In addition to the requirements of
  768  s. 1003.4282, in order to earn the Scholar designation, a
  769  student must satisfy the following requirements:
  770         1. Mathematics.—Earn one credit in Algebra II or an equally
  771  rigorous course and one credit in statistics or an equally
  772  rigorous course. Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the
  773  2014-2015 school year, pass the Geometry statewide, standardized
  774  assessment.
  775         2. Science.—Pass the statewide, standardized Biology I EOC
  776  assessment and earn one credit in chemistry or physics and one
  777  credit in a course equally rigorous to chemistry or physics.
  778  However, a student enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP),
  779  International Baccalaureate (IB), or Advanced International
  780  Certificate of Education (AICE) Biology course who takes the
  781  respective AP, IB, or AICE Biology assessment and earns the
  782  minimum score necessary to earn college credit as identified
  783  pursuant to s. 1007.27(2) meets the requirement of this
  784  subparagraph without having to take the statewide, standardized
  785  Biology I EOC assessment.
  786         3. Social studies.—Pass the statewide, standardized United
  787  States History EOC assessment. However, a student enrolled in an
  788  AP, IB, or AICE course that includes United States History
  789  topics who takes the respective AP, IB, or AICE assessment and
  790  earns the minimum score necessary to earn college credit as
  791  identified pursuant to s. 1007.27(2) meets the requirement of
  792  this subparagraph without having to take the statewide,
  793  standardized United States History EOC assessment.
  794         4. Foreign language.—Earn two credits in the same foreign
  795  language.
  796         5. Electives.—Earn at least one credit in an Advanced
  797  Placement, an International Baccalaureate, an Advanced
  798  International Certificate of Education, or a dual enrollment
  799  course.
  800         Section 17. Paragraph (j) of subsection (3) of section
  801  1003.491, Florida Statutes, is amended, and subsection (5) is
  802  added to that section, to read:
  803         1003.491 Florida Career and Professional Education Act.—The
  804  Florida Career and Professional Education Act is created to
  805  provide a statewide planning partnership between the business
  806  and education communities in order to attract, expand, and
  807  retain targeted, high-value industry and to sustain a strong,
  808  knowledge-based economy.
  809         (3) The strategic 3-year plan developed jointly by the
  810  local school district, local workforce development boards,
  811  economic development agencies, and state-approved postsecondary
  812  institutions shall be constructed and based on:
  813         (j) Strategies to recruit students into career-themed
  814  courses and career and professional academies which include
  815  opportunities for students who have been unsuccessful in
  816  traditional classrooms but who are interested in enrolling in
  817  career-themed courses or a career and professional academy.
  818  School boards shall provide opportunities for students who may
  819  be deemed as potential dropouts or whose cumulative grade point
  820  average drops below a 2.0 to enroll in career-themed courses or
  821  participate in career and professional academies. Such students
  822  must be provided in-person academic advising that includes
  823  information on career education programs by a certified school
  824  counselor or the school principal or his or her designee during
  825  any semester the students are at risk of dropping out or have a
  826  cumulative grade point average below a 2.0;
  827         (5)(a)The Commissioner of Education shall conduct an
  828  annual review of K-12 and postsecondary career and technical
  829  education offerings, in consultation with the Department of
  830  Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida, Inc., leaders of
  831  business and industry, the Board of Governors, the Florida
  832  College System, school districts, and other education
  833  stakeholders, to determine the alignment of existing offerings
  834  with employer demand, postsecondary degree or certificate
  835  programs, and professional industry certifications. The review
  836  shall identify career and technical education offerings that are
  837  linked to occupations that are in high demand by employers,
  838  require high-level skills, and provide middle-level and high
  839  level wages.
  840         (b) Using the findings from the annual review required in
  841  paragraph (a), the commissioner shall phase out career and
  842  technical education offerings that are not aligned with the
  843  needs of employers or do not provide program completers with a
  844  middle-wage or high-wage occupation and encourage school
  845  districts and Florida College System institutions to offer
  846  programs that are not offered currently.
  847         Section 18. Section 1004.013, Florida Statutes, is created
  848  to read:
  849         1004.013SAIL to 60 Initiative.—
  850         (1)The SAIL (Strengthening Alignment between Industry and
  851  Learning) to 60 Initiative is created to increase to 60 percent
  852  the percentage of working age adults in this state with a high
  853  value postsecondary certificate, degree, or training experience
  854  by 2030.
  855         (2)The State Board of Education and the Board of Governors
  856  shall work collaboratively to, at a minimum:
  857         (a)Increase the awareness and use of:
  858         1.The student advising system established under s.
  859  1006.735(4)(b).
  860         2.The Complete Florida Degree Initiative established under
  861  s. 1006.735(2) that facilitates degree completion for the
  862  state’s adult learners. The Chancellor of the State University
  863  System and the Chancellor of the Florida College System shall
  864  consult with the Complete Florida Degree Initiative to identify
  865  barriers to program expansion and develop recommendations to
  866  increase the number of participating institutions and students
  867  served by the program. The recommendations must consider, at a
  868  minimum, methods for increasing outreach efforts to help
  869  students complete the “last mile” by providing financial
  870  assistance to students who are within 12 credit hours of
  871  completing their first associate or baccalaureate degree, but
  872  have separated from their institution of enrollment for more
  873  than one semester. Recommendations must be submitted to the
  874  Board of Governors, the State Board of Education, and the
  875  Governor no later than October 1, 2019.
  876         3.Summer bridge programs at state universities and Florida
  877  College System institutions that help students transition to
  878  postsecondary education.
  879         (b)Support and publicize the efforts of the Florida
  880  College Access Network in developing public and private
  881  partnerships to:
  882         1.Increase the number of high school seniors who submit at
  883  least one completed postsecondary education application.
  884         2.Increase the number of high school seniors who submit a
  885  completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid to receive
  886  financial aid to help pay for their postsecondary education
  887  expenses.
  888         3.Recognize and celebrate high school seniors for their
  889  postsecondary education and career plans and encourage early
  890  preparation for college in accordance with s. 1001.43(14).
  891         4.Conduct regional meetings with postsecondary educational
  892  institutions, business leaders, and community organizations to
  893  solve community-specific issues related to attainment of
  894  postsecondary certificates, associate degrees, and baccalaureate
  895  degrees.
  896         (c)Facilitate a reverse transfer agreement between the
  897  State Board of Education and the Board of Governors to award
  898  postsecondary education credentials to students who have earned
  899  them.
  900         (d)Facilitate the establishment of career pathways
  901  agreements between career centers and Florida College System
  902  institutions pursuant to s. 1007.233.
  903         (e)Develop a systematic, cross-sector approach to awarding
  904  credit for prior learning.
  905         Section 19. Section 1004.015, Florida Statutes, is amended
  906  to read:
  907         1004.015 Florida Talent Development Council Higher
  908  Education Coordinating Council.—
  909         (1) The Florida Talent Development Council Higher Education
  910  Coordinating Council is created for the purposes of developing a
  911  coordinated, data-driven, statewide approach to meeting
  912  Florida’s needs for a 21st century workforce that employers and
  913  educators use as part of Florida’s talent supply system
  914  identifying unmet needs; facilitating solutions to disputes
  915  regarding the creation of new degree programs and the
  916  establishment of new institutes, campuses, or centers; and
  917  facilitating solutions to data issues identified by the
  918  Articulation Coordinating Committee pursuant to s. 1007.01 to
  919  improve the K-20 education performance accountability system.
  920         (2) Members of the council shall include:
  921         (a)One member, appointed by the Governor, to serve as
  922  chair.
  923         (b)One member of the Florida Senate, appointed by the
  924  President of the Senate.
  925         (c)One member of the Florida House of Representatives,
  926  appointed by the Speaker of the House.
  927         (d)The president of CareerSource Florida, Inc.
  928         (e)The president of Enterprise Florida, Inc.
  929         (f)The executive director of the Department of Economic
  930  Opportunity.
  931         (g)The Commissioner of Education.
  932         (h)The chair of the Florida Council of 100.
  933         (i)The president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
  934         (j)(a) One member of the Board of Governors, appointed by
  935  the chair of the Board of Governors.
  936         (b)The Chancellor of the State University System.
  937         (c)The Chancellor of the Florida College System.
  938         (k)(d) One member of the State Board of Education,
  939  appointed by the chair of the State Board of Education.
  940         (l)The following members, who shall serve as ex officio
  941  nonvoting members:
  942         1.The Chancellor of the State University System.
  943         2.The Chancellor of the Florida College System.
  944         3.The Chancellor of Career and Adult Education.
  945         4.The president of the Independent Colleges and
  946  Universities of Florida.
  947         5.The president of the Florida Association of
  948  Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.
  949         (e)The Executive Director of the Florida Association of
  950  Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.
  951         (f)The president of the Independent Colleges and
  952  Universities of Florida.
  953         (g)The president of CareerSource Florida, Inc., or his or
  954  her designee.
  955         (h)The president of Enterprise Florida, Inc., or a
  956  designated member of the Stakeholders Council appointed by the
  957  president.
  958         (i)Three representatives of the business community, one
  959  appointed by the President of the Senate, one appointed by the
  960  Speaker of the House of Representatives, and one appointed by
  961  the Governor, who are committed to developing and enhancing
  962  world class workforce infrastructure necessary for Florida’s
  963  citizens to compete and prosper in the ever-changing economy of
  964  the 21st century.
  965         (3) Appointed members shall serve 2-year terms, and a
  966  single chair shall be elected annually by a majority of the
  967  members.
  968         (4)The council shall serve as an advisory board to the
  969  Legislature, the State Board of Education, and the Board of
  970  Governors. Recommendations of the council shall be consistent
  971  with the following guiding principles:
  972         (a)To achieve within existing resources a seamless
  973  academic educational system that fosters an integrated continuum
  974  of kindergarten through graduate school education for Florida’s
  975  students.
  976         (b)To promote consistent education policy across all
  977  educational delivery systems, focusing on students.
  978         (c)To promote substantially improved articulation across
  979  all educational delivery systems.
  980         (d)To promote a system that maximizes educational access
  981  and allows the opportunity for a high-quality education for all
  982  Floridians.
  983         (e)To promote a system of coordinated and consistent
  984  transfer of credit and data collection for improved
  985  accountability purposes between the educational delivery
  986  systems.
  987         (4)(5) The council shall annually By December 31, 2019, the
  988  council shall submit to the Governor, the President of the
  989  Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Board
  990  of Governors, and the State Board of Education a strategic plan
  991  for talent development to accomplish the goal established in s.
  992  1004.013 to have 60 percent of working-age Floridians hold a
  993  high-value postsecondary credential by 2030. The strategic plan
  994  must, at a minimum report outlining its recommendations relating
  995  to:
  996         (a)Identify Florida’s fastest-growing industry sectors and
  997  the postsecondary credentials required for employment in those
  998  industries.
  999         (b)Assess whether postsecondary degrees, certificates, and
 1000  other credentials awarded by Florida’s postsecondary
 1001  institutions align with high-demand employment needs and job
 1002  placement rates.
 1003         (c)Identify strategies to deepen and expand cross-sector
 1004  collaboration to align higher education programs with targeted
 1005  industry needs.
 1006         (d)Establish targeted strategies to increase
 1007  certifications and degrees for all populations with attention to
 1008  closing equity gaps for underserved populations and incumbent
 1009  workers requiring an upgrade of skills.
 1010         (e)Assess the role of apprenticeship programs in meeting
 1011  targeted workforce needs and identify any barriers to program
 1012  expansion.
 1013         (f)Identify common metrics and benchmarks to demonstrate
 1014  progress toward the 60 percent goal and how the Sail to 60
 1015  Initiative under s. 1004.013 can provide coordinated cross
 1016  sector support for the strategic plan.
 1017         (g)Recommend improvements to the consistency of workforce
 1018  education data collected and reported by Florida College System
 1019  institutions and school districts, including the establishment
 1020  of common elements and definitions for any data that is used for
 1021  state and federal funding and program accountability.
 1022         (h)Establish a timeline for regularly updating the
 1023  strategic plan and the established goals.
 1024         (a)The primary core mission of public and nonpublic
 1025  postsecondary education institutions in the context of state
 1026  access demands and economic development goals.
 1027         (b)Performance outputs and outcomes designed to meet
 1028  annual and long-term state goals, including, but not limited to,
 1029  increased student access, preparedness, retention, transfer, and
 1030  completion. Performance measures must be consistent across
 1031  sectors and allow for a comparison of the state’s performance to
 1032  that of other states.
 1033         (c)The state’s articulation policies and practices to
 1034  ensure that cost benefits to the state are maximized without
 1035  jeopardizing quality. The recommendations shall consider return
 1036  on investment for both the state and students and propose
 1037  systems to facilitate and ensure institutional compliance with
 1038  state articulation policies.
 1039         (d)Workforce development education, specifically
 1040  recommending improvements to the consistency of workforce
 1041  education data collected and reported by Florida College System
 1042  institutions and school districts, including the establishment
 1043  of common elements and definitions for any data that is used for
 1044  state and federal funding and program accountability.
 1045         (5)(6) The Department of Economic Opportunity Office of K
 1046  20 Articulation, in collaboration with the Board of Governors
 1047  and the Division of Florida Colleges, shall provide
 1048  administrative support for the council.
 1049         Section 20. Paragraph (b) of subsection (5) and paragraph
 1050  (c) of subsection (8) of section 1004.6495, Florida Statutes,
 1051  are amended to read:
 1052         1004.6495 Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition
 1053  Program and Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities.—
 1054         (5) CENTER RESPONSIBILITIES.—The Florida Center for
 1055  Students with Unique Abilities is established within the
 1056  University of Central Florida. At a minimum, the center shall:
 1057         (b) Coordinate, facilitate, and oversee the statewide
 1058  implementation of this section. At a minimum, the director
 1059  shall:
 1060         1. Consult and collaborate with the National Center and the
 1061  Coordinating Center, as identified in 20 U.S.C. s. 1140q,
 1062  regarding guidelines established by the center for the effective
 1063  implementation of the programs for students with disabilities
 1064  and for students with intellectual disabilities which align with
 1065  the federal requirements and with standards, quality indicators,
 1066  and benchmarks identified by the National Center and the
 1067  Coordinating Center.
 1068         2. Consult and collaborate with the Florida Talent
 1069  Development Council Higher Education Coordinating Council to
 1070  identify meaningful credentials for FPCTPs and to engage
 1071  businesses and stakeholders to promote experiential training and
 1072  employment opportunities for students with intellectual
 1073  disabilities.
 1074         3. Establish requirements and timelines for the:
 1075         a. Submission and review of an application.
 1076         b. Approval or disapproval of an initial or renewal
 1077  application.
 1078         c. Implementation of an FPCTP, which must begin no later
 1079  than the academic year immediately following the academic year
 1080  during which the approval is granted.
 1081         4. Administer scholarship funds.
 1082         5. Administer FPCTP start-up and enhancement grants. From
 1083  funds appropriated in the 2016-2017 fiscal year for the FPCTP,
 1084  $3 million shall be used for such grants. Thereafter, funds
 1085  appropriated for the FPCTP may only be used for such grants if
 1086  specifically authorized in the General Appropriations Act. The
 1087  maximum annual start-up and enhancement grant award shall be
 1088  $300,000 per institution.
 1089         6. Report on the implementation and administration of this
 1090  section by planning, advising, and evaluating approved degree,
 1091  certificate, and nondegree programs and the performance of
 1092  students and programs pursuant to subsection (8).
 1093         (8) ACCOUNTABILITY.—
 1094         (c) Beginning in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, The center, in
 1095  collaboration with the Board of Governors, State Board of
 1096  Education, Higher Education Coordinating Council, and other
 1097  stakeholders, by December 1 of each year, shall submit to the
 1098  Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the
 1099  House of Representatives statutory and budget recommendations
 1100  for improving the implementation and delivery of FPCTPs and
 1101  other education programs and services for students with
 1102  disabilities.
 1103         Section 21. Subsection (7) of section 1004.935, Florida
 1104  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1105         1004.935 Adults with Disabilities Workforce Education
 1106  Program.—
 1107         (7) Funds for the scholarship shall be provided from the
 1108  appropriation from the school district’s Workforce Development
 1109  Fund in the General Appropriations Act for students who reside
 1110  in the Hardee County School District, the DeSoto County School
 1111  District, the Manatee County School District, or the Sarasota
 1112  County School District. The scholarship amount granted for an
 1113  eligible student with a disability shall be equal to the cost
 1114  per unit of a full-time equivalent adult general education
 1115  student, multiplied by the adult general education funding
 1116  factor, and multiplied by the district cost differential
 1117  pursuant to the formula required by s. 1011.80(7)(a) s.
 1118  1011.80(6)(a) for the district in which the student resides.
 1119         Section 22. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
 1120  1006.22, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
 1121         1006.22 Safety and health of students being transported.
 1122  Maximum regard for safety and adequate protection of health are
 1123  primary requirements that must be observed by district school
 1124  boards in routing buses, appointing drivers, and providing and
 1125  operating equipment, in accordance with all requirements of law
 1126  and rules of the State Board of Education in providing
 1127  transportation pursuant to s. 1006.21:
 1128         (1)(a) District school boards shall use school buses, as
 1129  defined in s. 1006.25, for all regular transportation. Regular
 1130  transportation or regular use means transportation of students
 1131  to and from school or school-related activities that are part of
 1132  a scheduled series or sequence of events to the same location.
 1133  “Students” means, for the purposes of this section, students
 1134  enrolled in the public schools in prekindergarten disability
 1135  programs and in kindergarten through grade 12. District school
 1136  boards may regularly use motor vehicles other than school buses
 1137  only under the following conditions:
 1138         1. When the transportation is for physically handicapped or
 1139  isolated students and the district school board has elected to
 1140  provide for the transportation of the student through written or
 1141  oral contracts or agreements.
 1142         2. When the transportation is a part of a comprehensive
 1143  contract for a specialized educational program between a
 1144  district school board and a service provider who provides
 1145  instruction, transportation, and other services.
 1146         3. When the transportation is provided through a public
 1147  transit system.
 1148         4. When the transportation is for trips to and from school
 1149  sites or agricultural education sites or for trips to and from
 1150  agricultural education-related events or competitions, but is
 1151  not for customary transportation between a student’s residence
 1152  and such sites.
 1153         5.When the transportation is for trips to and from school
 1154  sites to allow students to participate in a career education
 1155  program that is not offered at the high school in which such
 1156  students are enrolled but is not for customary transportation
 1157  between a student’s residence and such sites.
 1158         Section 23. Subsection (7) is added to section 1007.23,
 1159  Florida Statutes, to read:
 1160         1007.23 Statewide Articulation Agreement.—
 1161         (7)The articulation agreement must specifically provide
 1162  for a reverse transfer agreement for Florida College System
 1163  associate in arts degree-seeking students who transfer to a
 1164  state university before earning an associate in arts degree.
 1165  Students must be awarded an associate in arts degree by the
 1166  Florida College System institution upon completion of degree
 1167  requirements at the state university if the student earned more
 1168  than 30 credit hours toward the associate in arts degree from
 1169  the Florida College System institution. State universities must
 1170  identify students who have completed the requirements for the
 1171  associate in arts degree and transfer credits earned at the
 1172  state university back to the Florida College System institution
 1173  so that the associate in arts degree may be awarded by the
 1174  Florida College System institution.
 1175         Section 24. Section 1007.233, Florida Statutes, is created
 1176  to read:
 1177         1007.233Career pathways agreements.-
 1178         (1)Each career center and Florida College System
 1179  institution with overlapping service areas must annually submit
 1180  to the Department of Education, on or before May 1, a regional
 1181  career pathways agreement for each certificate program offered
 1182  by the career center that is aligned with an associate degree
 1183  offered by the Florida College System institution in the service
 1184  area. Each career pathways agreement must guarantee college
 1185  credit toward an aligned associate degree program for students
 1186  who graduate from a career center with a career or technical
 1187  certificate and meet specified requirements in accordance with
 1188  the terms of the agreement. Regional agreements may not award
 1189  less credit than the amount guaranteed through existing
 1190  statewide articulation agreements.
 1191         (2)Each career pathways agreement must outline certificate
 1192  program completion requirements and any licenses or industry
 1193  certifications that must be earned before enrolling in an
 1194  associate degree program. Articulated college credit must be
 1195  awarded in accordance with the agreement upon initial enrollment
 1196  in the associate degree program.
 1197         Section 25. Subsection (11) of section 1007.25, Florida
 1198  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1199         1007.25 General education courses; common prerequisites;
 1200  other degree requirements.—
 1201         (11) Students at state universities may request associate
 1202  in arts certificates if they have successfully completed the
 1203  minimum requirements for the degree of associate in arts (A.A.).
 1204  The university must grant the student an associate in arts
 1205  degree if the student has successfully completed minimum
 1206  requirements. Universities must notify students of the criteria
 1207  and process for requesting an associate in arts certificate
 1208  during orientation. Additional notification must be provided to
 1209  each state university student upon completion of the
 1210  requirements for an associate in arts degree for college-level
 1211  communication and computation skills adopted by the State Board
 1212  of Education and 60 academic semester hours or the equivalent
 1213  within a degree program area, including 36 semester hours in
 1214  general education courses in the subject areas of communication,
 1215  mathematics, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences,
 1216  consistent with the general education requirements specified in
 1217  the articulation agreement pursuant to s. 1007.23.
 1218         Section 26. Subsection (6) of section 1007.2616, Florida
 1219  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1220         1007.2616 Computer science and technology instruction.—
 1221         (6) High school students must be provided opportunities to
 1222  take computer science courses and earn technology-related
 1223  industry certifications to satisfy high school graduation
 1224  requirements as provided in s. 1003.4282(3). Computer science
 1225  courses and technology-related industry certifications that are
 1226  identified as eligible for meeting mathematics or science
 1227  requirements for high school graduation must be included in the
 1228  Course Code Directory., including, but not limited to, the
 1229  following:
 1230         (a)High school computer science courses of sufficient
 1231  rigor, as identified by the commissioner, such that one credit
 1232  in computer science and the earning of related industry
 1233  certifications constitute the equivalent of up to one credit of
 1234  the mathematics requirement, with the exception of Algebra I or
 1235  higher-level mathematics, or up to one credit of the science
 1236  requirement, with the exception of Biology I or higher-level
 1237  science, for high school graduation. Computer science courses
 1238  and technology-related industry certifications that are
 1239  identified as eligible for meeting mathematics or science
 1240  requirements for high school graduation shall be included in the
 1241  Course Code Directory.
 1242         (b)High school computer technology courses in 3D rapid
 1243  prototype printing of sufficient rigor, as identified by the
 1244  commissioner, such that one or more credits in such courses and
 1245  related industry certifications earned may satisfy up to two
 1246  credits of mathematics required for high school graduation with
 1247  the exception of Algebra I. Computer technology courses in 3D
 1248  rapid prototype printing and related industry certifications
 1249  that are identified as eligible for meeting mathematics
 1250  requirements for high school graduation shall be included in the
 1251  Course Code Directory.
 1252         Section 27. Subsection (7) of section 1007.271, Florida
 1253  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1254         1007.271 Dual enrollment programs.—
 1255         (7) Career dual enrollment shall be provided as a
 1256  curricular option for secondary students to pursue in order to
 1257  earn industry certifications adopted pursuant to s. 1008.44,
 1258  which count as credits toward the high school diploma. Career
 1259  dual enrollment shall be available for secondary students
 1260  seeking a degree and industry certification through a career
 1261  education program or course. Each career center established
 1262  under s. 1001.44 shall enter into an agreement with each high
 1263  school in any school district it serves. Beginning with the
 1264  2019-2020 school year, the agreement must be completed annually
 1265  and submitted by the career center to the Department of
 1266  Education by August 1. The agreement must:
 1267         (a)Identify the courses and programs that are available to
 1268  students through career dual enrollment and the clock hour
 1269  credits that students will earn upon completion of each course
 1270  and program.
 1271         (b)Delineate the high school credit earned for the
 1272  completion of each career dual enrollment course.
 1273         (c)Identify any college credit articulation agreements
 1274  associated with each clock hour program.
 1275         (d)Describe how students and parents will be informed of
 1276  career dual enrollment opportunities and related workforce
 1277  demand, how students can apply to participate in a career dual
 1278  enrollment program and register for courses through his or her
 1279  high school, and the postsecondary career education expectations
 1280  for participating students.
 1281         (e)Establish any additional eligibility requirements for
 1282  participation and a process for determining eligibility and
 1283  monitoring the progress of participating students.
 1284         (f)Delineate costs incurred by each entity and determine
 1285  how transportation will be provided for students who are unable
 1286  to provide their own transportation.
 1287         Section 28. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
 1288  1008.34, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
 1289         1008.34 School grading system; school report cards;
 1290  district grade.—
 1292         (b)1. Beginning with the 2019-2020 2014-2015 school year, a
 1293  school’s grade shall be based on the following components, each
 1294  worth 100 points:
 1295         a. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide,
 1296  standardized assessments in English Language Arts under s.
 1297  1008.22(3).
 1298         b. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide,
 1299  standardized assessments in mathematics under s. 1008.22(3).
 1300         c. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide,
 1301  standardized assessments in science under s. 1008.22(3).
 1302         d. The percentage of eligible students passing statewide,
 1303  standardized assessments in social studies under s. 1008.22(3).
 1304         e. The percentage of eligible students who make Learning
 1305  Gains in English Language Arts as measured by statewide,
 1306  standardized assessments administered under s. 1008.22(3).
 1307         f. The percentage of eligible students who make Learning
 1308  Gains in mathematics as measured by statewide, standardized
 1309  assessments administered under s. 1008.22(3).
 1310         g. The percentage of eligible students in the lowest 25
 1311  percent in English Language Arts, as identified by prior year
 1312  performance on statewide, standardized assessments, who make
 1313  Learning Gains as measured by statewide, standardized English
 1314  Language Arts assessments administered under s. 1008.22(3).
 1315         h. The percentage of eligible students in the lowest 25
 1316  percent in mathematics, as identified by prior year performance
 1317  on statewide, standardized assessments, who make Learning Gains
 1318  as measured by statewide, standardized Mathematics assessments
 1319  administered under s. 1008.22(3).
 1320         i. For schools comprised of middle grades 6 through 8 or
 1321  grades 7 and 8, the percentage of eligible students passing high
 1322  school level statewide, standardized end-of-course assessments
 1323  or attaining national industry certifications identified in the
 1324  CAPE Industry Certification Funding List pursuant to rules
 1325  adopted by the State Board of Education.
 1327  In calculating Learning Gains for the components listed in sub
 1328  subparagraphs e.-h., the State Board of Education shall require
 1329  that learning growth toward achievement levels 3, 4, and 5 is
 1330  demonstrated by students who scored below each of those levels
 1331  in the prior year. In calculating the components in sub
 1332  subparagraphs a.-d., the state board shall include the
 1333  performance of English language learners only if they have been
 1334  enrolled in a school in the United States for more than 2 years.
 1335         2. For a school comprised of grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, or
 1336  grades 10, 11, and 12, the school’s grade shall also be based on
 1337  the following components, each worth 100 points:
 1338         a. The 4-year high school graduation rate of the school as
 1339  defined by state board rule.
 1340         b. The percentage of students who were eligible to earn
 1341  college and career credit through College Board Advanced
 1342  Placement examinations;, International Baccalaureate
 1343  examinations; Advanced International Certificate of Education
 1344  examinations; or, dual enrollment courses, including career
 1345  clock-hour dual enrollment courses totaling 450 or more hours
 1346  that are identified by the State Board of Education as meeting
 1347  the requirements of s. 1007.271, or Advanced International
 1348  Certificate of Education examinations; or who, at any time
 1349  during high school, earned national industry certification
 1350  identified in the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List or
 1351  successfully completed a registered preapprenticeship program as
 1352  defined in s. 446.021(5) with a minimum length of 300 hours,
 1353  pursuant to rules adopted by the state board.
 1354         Section 29. Subsection (2) of section 1008.37, Florida
 1355  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1356         1008.37 Postsecondary feedback of information to high
 1357  schools.—
 1358         (2) The Commissioner of Education shall report, by high
 1359  school, to the State Board of Education, the Board of Governors,
 1360  and the Legislature, no later than April 30 November 30 of each
 1361  year, on the number of prior year Florida high school graduates
 1362  who enrolled for the first time in public postsecondary
 1363  education in this state during the previous summer, fall, or
 1364  spring term of the previous academic year, indicating the number
 1365  of students whose scores on the common placement test indicated
 1366  the need for developmental education under s. 1008.30 or for
 1367  applied academics for adult education under s. 1004.91.
 1368         Section 30. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
 1369  1008.44, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
 1370         1008.44 CAPE Industry Certification Funding List and CAPE
 1371  Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List.—
 1372         (1) Pursuant to ss. 1003.4203 and 1003.492, the Department
 1373  of Education shall, at least annually, identify, under rules
 1374  adopted by the State Board of Education, and the Commissioner of
 1375  Education may at any time recommend adding the following
 1376  certificates, certifications, and courses:
 1377         (b) No more than 30 15 CAPE Digital Tool certificates
 1378  limited to the areas of word processing; spreadsheets; sound,
 1379  motion, and color presentations; digital arts; cybersecurity;
 1380  and coding pursuant to s. 1003.4203(3) that do not articulate
 1381  for college credit. Such certificates shall be annually
 1382  identified on the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List and
 1383  updated solely by the Chancellor of Career and Adult Education.
 1384  The certificates shall be made available to students in
 1385  elementary school and middle school grades and, if earned by a
 1386  student, shall be eligible for additional full-time equivalent
 1387  membership pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(o)1.
 1388         Section 31. Subsection (11) of section 1009.21, Florida
 1389  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1390         1009.21 Determination of resident status for tuition
 1391  purposes.—Students shall be classified as residents or
 1392  nonresidents for the purpose of assessing tuition in
 1393  postsecondary educational programs offered by charter technical
 1394  career centers or career centers operated by school districts,
 1395  in Florida College System institutions, and in state
 1396  universities.
 1397         (11) Once a student has been classified as a resident for
 1398  tuition purposes, an institution of higher education to which
 1399  the student transfers is not required to reevaluate the
 1400  classification unless inconsistent information suggests that an
 1401  erroneous classification was made or the student’s situation has
 1402  changed. However, the student must have attended the institution
 1403  making the initial classification within the prior 12 months,
 1404  and the residency classification must be noted on the student’s
 1405  transcript. The Higher Education Coordinating Council shall
 1406  consider issues related to residency determinations and make
 1407  recommendations relating to efficiency and effectiveness of
 1408  current law.
 1409         Section 32. Subsections (3) through (11) of section
 1410  1011.80, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (4)
 1411  through (12), respectively, paragraph (b) of subsection (5) is
 1412  amended, and a new subsection (3) is added to that section, to
 1413  read:
 1414         1011.80 Funds for operation of workforce education
 1415  programs.—
 1416         (3)Each school district and Florida College System
 1417  institution receiving state appropriations for workforce
 1418  education programs must maintain adequate and accurate records,
 1419  including a system to record school district workforce education
 1420  funding and expenditures, to maintain the separation of
 1421  postsecondary workforce education expenditures and secondary
 1422  workforce education expenditures. These records must be
 1423  submitted to the Department of Education in accordance with
 1424  rules of the State Board of Education.
 1425         (5) State funding and student fees for workforce education
 1426  instruction shall be established as follows:
 1427         (b) For all other workforce education programs, state
 1428  funding shall be calculated based on a weighted enrollment and
 1429  program cost minus fee revenues generated to offset program
 1430  operational costs, including any supplemental cost factors
 1431  recommended by the District Workforce Education Funding Steering
 1432  Committee equal 75 percent of the average cost of instruction
 1433  with the remaining 25 percent made up from student fees. Fees
 1434  for courses within a program shall not vary according to the
 1435  cost of the individual program, but instead shall be as provided
 1436  in s. 1009.22 based on a uniform fee calculated and set at the
 1437  state level, as adopted by the State Board of Education, unless
 1438  otherwise specified in the General Appropriations Act.
 1439         Section 33. Section 1011.802, Florida Statutes, is created
 1440  to read:
 1441         1011.802FLAG program.—
 1442         (1)Subject to appropriations provided in the General
 1443  Appropriations Act, the FLAG (Florida Apprenticeship Grant)
 1444  program is created to provide grants to high schools, career
 1445  centers, charter technical career centers, Florida College
 1446  System institutions, and other entities authorized to sponsor an
 1447  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program, as defined in s.
 1448  446.021, on a competitive basis to establish new apprenticeship
 1449  or preapprenticeship programs and expand existing apprenticeship
 1450  or preapprenticeship programs. The Department of Education shall
 1451  administer the grant program.
 1452         (2)Applications must contain projected enrollment and
 1453  projected costs for the new or expanded apprenticeship program.
 1454         (3)The department shall give priority to apprenticeship
 1455  programs with demonstrated regional demand. Grant funds may be
 1456  used for instructional equipment, supplies, personnel, student
 1457  services, and other expenses associated with the creation or
 1458  expansion of an apprenticeship program. Grant funds may not be
 1459  used for recurring instructional costs or for indirect costs.
 1460  Grant recipients must submit quarterly reports in a format
 1461  prescribed by the department.
 1462         (4)The State Board of Education may adopt rules to
 1463  administer this section.
 1464         Section 34. Subsections (1) through (4) of section 1012.57,
 1465  Florida Statutes, are amended, and subsection (6) is added to
 1466  that section, to read:
 1467         1012.57 Certification of adjunct educators.—
 1468         (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of ss. 1012.32, 1012.55,
 1469  and 1012.56, or any other provision of law or rule to the
 1470  contrary, district school boards shall adopt rules to allow for
 1471  the issuance of an adjunct teaching certificate to any applicant
 1472  who fulfills the requirements of s. 1012.56(2)(a)-(f) and (10)
 1473  and who has expertise in the subject area to be taught. An
 1474  applicant shall be considered to have expertise in the subject
 1475  area to be taught if the applicant demonstrates sufficient
 1476  subject area mastery through passage of a subject area test. The
 1477  adjunct teaching certificate shall be used for part-time
 1478  teaching positions.
 1479         (2) The Legislature intends that this section allow school
 1480  districts to tap the wealth of talent and expertise represented
 1481  in Florida’s citizens who may wish to teach part-time in a
 1482  Florida public school by permitting school districts to issue
 1483  adjunct certificates to qualified applicants.
 1484         (3) Adjunct certificateholders should be used primarily as
 1485  a strategy to enhance the diversity of course offerings offered
 1486  to all students. School districts may use the expertise of
 1487  individuals in the state who wish to provide online instruction
 1488  to students by issuing adjunct certificates to qualified
 1489  applicants.
 1490         (4) Each adjunct teaching certificate is valid through the
 1491  term of the annual contract between the educator and the school
 1492  district. An additional annual certification and an additional
 1493  annual contract may be awarded by the district at the district’s
 1494  discretion but only if the applicant is rated effective or
 1495  highly effective under s. 1012.34 during each year of teaching
 1496  under adjunct teaching certification. A school district may
 1497  issue an adjunct teaching certificate for a part-time or full
 1498  time teaching position; however, an adjunct teaching certificate
 1499  issued for a full-time teaching position is valid for no more
 1500  than 3 years and is nonrenewable.
 1501         (6)Each school district shall:
 1502         (a)Post requirements on its website for the issuance of an
 1503  adjunct teaching certificate, which must specify the subject
 1504  area test through which an applicant demonstrates subject area
 1505  mastery.
 1506         (b)Annually report to the department the number of adjunct
 1507  teaching certificates issued for part-time teaching positions
 1508  and full-time teaching positions pursuant to this section.
 1509         Section 35. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
 1510  act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon
 1511  this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1,
 1512  2019.