Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1088 By Senator Diaz 36-01580-20 20201088__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to teacher salary enhancement; 3 creating s. 1011.687, F.S.; establishing a teacher 4 salary enhancement allocation in the General 5 Appropriations Act; requiring each school district to 6 use the allocated funds to increase teacher salaries; 7 authorizing school districts that meet the teacher 8 salary requirements specified in the appropriations 9 act to use any additional funds provided in the 10 allocation for any lawful operating expenditure; 11 requiring each school district to report to the 12 department by a specified date the amounts expended 13 for salary increases and any operating expenditures; 14 providing an effective date. 15 16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 17 18 Section 1. Section 1011.687, Florida Statutes, is created 19 to read: 20 1011.687 Teacher salary enhancement; operating categorical 21 fund.— 22 (1) A teacher salary enhancement allocation shall be 23 provided for in the General Appropriations Act. Each school 24 district shall use the allocated funds to increase teacher 25 salaries as prescribed by the Legislature in the General 26 Appropriations Act. Funds provided pursuant to this subsection 27 shall move into the base student allocation in the subsequent 28 fiscal year. 29 (2) A school district that meets the teacher salary 30 enhancement requirements specified in the General Appropriations 31 Act may use any additional funds provided in the allocation for 32 any district operating expenditure. 33 (3) By January 1 of any fiscal year in which the teacher 34 salary enhancement is appropriated, each school district must 35 report to the department, in a manner prescribed by the 36 department, the amount expended for teacher salary increases and 37 the amount expended for any other operating expenditures. 38 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.