Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1438
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Education (Harrell) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 1001.2151, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         1001.2151 LITERACY-BASED PROMOTION.—It is the intent of the
    8  Legislature to ensure that each student’s progression in
    9  kindergarten through grade 3 is determined in part upon the
   10  student’s proficiency in reading. Local school board policies
   11  shall facilitate this proficiency, and each student and the
   12  student’s parent or legal guardian shall be informed of the
   13  student’s academic progress.
   14         (1)Within the first 30 days of the school year, each
   15  public school shall screen each student in kindergarten through
   16  grade 3 for dyslexia using a dyslexia diagnostic assessment
   17  screener.
   18         (2)Each public school student in kindergarten through
   19  grade 3 who exhibits a substantial deficiency in reading at any
   20  time, as demonstrated through his or her performance on a
   21  dyslexia diagnostic assessment screener approved and developed
   22  by the State Board of Education, must be placed in an intensive
   23  remedial intervention program.
   24         (3)The parent of any student in kindergarten through grade
   25  3 who exhibits dyslexia shall be immediately notified by the
   26  student’s school of the student’s deficiency pursuant to s.
   27  1008.25(5) and the parent shall be provided a progress report
   28  issued at 2-week intervals while the student continues to
   29  exhibit dyslexia. The parent shall also be notified in writing
   30  by the school of the process to request a special education
   31  evaluation.
   32         (4)The dyslexia diagnostic assessment screener may be
   33  repeated at midyear and at the end of the school year to
   34  determine student progression in reading. If it is determined
   35  that the student continues to exhibit a reading deficiency, he
   36  or she must be provided with continued intensive remedial
   37  intervention by the school district until the deficiency is
   38  remedied. Every public school must provide intensive
   39  interventions for every student in kindergarten through grade 3
   40  identified with a deficiency in reading or with dyslexia to
   41  ameliorate the student’s specific deficiency.
   42         (5)The intensive remedial intervention program must
   43  include evidence-based interventions specifically designed for
   44  dyslexia utilizing a structured literacy, speech to print, or
   45  structured word inquiry approach to assist the student in
   46  becoming a successful reader able to read at or above grade
   47  level and ready for promotion to the next grade. The intensive
   48  remedial intervention program must be continued until the
   49  student can maintain grade level performance in decoding,
   50  encoding, reading fluency, and reading comprehension without
   51  continued supportive intervention and services.
   52         (6)Every public school must employ one or more full-time
   53  personnel certified through a nationally recognized organization
   54  specializing in reading instruction for students with dyslexia
   55  to provide structured literacy, speech to print, or structured
   56  word inquiry intervention.
   57         (7)The State Board of Education shall adopt rules that
   58  require students to be evaluated for phonological awareness to
   59  determine whether a student has a specific learning disability.
   60         Section 2. Section 1003.01, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   61  read:
   62         1003.01 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, the term:
   63         (6)(1) “District school board” means the members who are
   64  elected by the voters of a school district created and existing
   65  pursuant to s. 4, Art. IX of the State Constitution to operate
   66  and control public K-12 education within the school district.
   67         (18)(2) “School” means an organization of students for
   68  instructional purposes on an elementary, middle or junior high
   69  school, secondary or high school, or other public school level
   70  authorized under rules of the State Board of Education.
   71         (8)“Dyscalculia” means a specific learning disability that
   72  is:
   73         (a)Neurological in origin;
   74         (b)Characterized by difficulties with learning and
   75  comprehending arithmetic, understanding numbers, performing
   76  mathematical calculations, and learning mathematics; and
   77         (c)Often unexpected in relation to other cognitive
   78  abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction.
   79         (9)“Dysgraphia” means a specific learning disability that
   80  is:
   81         (a)Neurological in origin;
   82         (b)Characterized by difficulties with accurate writing
   83  abilities, spelling, handwriting, and putting thoughts on paper;
   84  and
   85         (c)Often unexpected in relation to other cognitive
   86  abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction.
   87         (10) “Dyslexia” means a specific learning disability that
   88  is:
   89         (a) Neurological in origin;
   90         (b) Characterized by difficulties with accurate and fluent
   91  word recognition, spelling, and decoding which typically result
   92  from a deficit in the phonological component of language; and
   93         (c) Often unexpected in relation to other cognitive
   94  abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction.
   95  Secondary consequences may include problems in reading
   96  comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede
   97  growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
   98         (11)(3)(a) “Exceptional student” means any student who has
   99  been determined eligible for a special program in accordance
  100  with rules of the State Board of Education. The term includes
  101  students who are gifted and students with disabilities who have
  102  an intellectual disability; autism spectrum disorder; a speech
  103  impairment; a language impairment; an orthopedic impairment; any
  104  an other health impairment; traumatic brain injury; a visual
  105  impairment; an emotional or behavioral disability; or a specific
  106  learning disability, including, but not limited to, dyslexia,
  107  dyscalculia, or developmental aphasia; students who are deaf or
  108  hard of hearing or dual sensory impaired; students who are
  109  hospitalized or homebound; children with developmental delays
  110  ages birth through 5 years, or children, ages birth through 2
  111  years, with established conditions that are identified in State
  112  Board of Education rules pursuant to s. 1003.21(1)(e).
  113         (b) “Special education services” means specially designed
  114  instruction and such related services as are necessary for an
  115  exceptional student to benefit from education. Such services may
  116  include: transportation; diagnostic and evaluation services;
  117  social services; physical and occupational therapy; speech and
  118  language pathology services; job placement; orientation and
  119  mobility training; braillists, typists, and readers for the
  120  blind; interpreters and auditory amplification; services
  121  provided by a certified listening and spoken language
  122  specialist; rehabilitation counseling; transition services;
  123  mental health services; guidance and career counseling;
  124  specified materials, assistive technology devices, and other
  125  specialized equipment; and other such services as approved by
  126  rules of the state board.
  127         (2)(4) “Career education” means education that provides
  128  instruction for the following purposes:
  129         (a) At the elementary, middle, and high school levels,
  130  exploratory courses designed to give students initial exposure
  131  to a broad range of occupations to assist them in preparing
  132  their academic and occupational plans, and practical arts
  133  courses that provide generic skills that may apply to many
  134  occupations but are not designed to prepare students for entry
  135  into a specific occupation. Career education provided before
  136  high school completion must be designed to strengthen both
  137  occupational awareness and academic skills integrated throughout
  138  all academic instruction.
  139         (b) At the secondary school level, job-preparatory
  140  instruction in the competencies that prepare students for
  141  effective entry into an occupation, including diversified
  142  cooperative education, work experience, and job-entry programs
  143  that coordinate directed study and on-the-job training.
  144         (c) At the postsecondary education level, courses of study
  145  that provide competencies needed for entry into specific
  146  occupations or for advancement within an occupation.
  147         (19)(5)(a) “Suspension,” also referred to as out-of-school
  148  suspension, means the temporary removal of a student from all
  149  classes of instruction on public school grounds and all other
  150  school-sponsored activities, except as authorized by the
  151  principal or the principal’s designee, for a period not to
  152  exceed 10 school days and remanding of the student to the
  153  custody of the student’s parent with specific homework
  154  assignments for the student to complete.
  155         (b) “In-school suspension” means the temporary removal of a
  156  student from the student’s regular school program and placement
  157  in an alternative program, such as that provided in s. 1003.53,
  158  under the supervision of district school board personnel, for a
  159  period not to exceed 10 school days.
  160         (12)(6) “Expulsion” means the removal of the right and
  161  obligation of a student to attend a public school under
  162  conditions set by the district school board, and for a period of
  163  time not to exceed the remainder of the term or school year and
  164  1 additional year of attendance. Expulsions may be imposed with
  165  or without continuing educational services and shall be reported
  166  accordingly.
  167         (5)(7) “Corporal punishment” means the moderate use of
  168  physical force or physical contact by a teacher or principal as
  169  may be necessary to maintain discipline or to enforce school
  170  rule. However, the term “corporal punishment” does not include
  171  the use of such reasonable force by a teacher or principal as
  172  may be necessary for self-protection or to protect other
  173  students from disruptive students.
  174         (14)(8) “Habitual truant” means a student who has 15
  175  unexcused absences within 90 calendar days with or without the
  176  knowledge or consent of the student’s parent, is subject to
  177  compulsory school attendance under s. 1003.21(1) and (2)(a), and
  178  is not exempt under s. 1003.21(3) or s. 1003.24, or by meeting
  179  the criteria for any other exemption specified by law or rules
  180  of the State Board of Education. Such a student must have been
  181  the subject of the activities specified in ss. 1003.26 and
  182  1003.27(3), without resultant successful remediation of the
  183  truancy problem before being dealt with as a child in need of
  184  services according to the provisions of chapter 984.
  185         (7)(9) “Dropout” means a student who meets any one or more
  186  of the following criteria:
  187         (a) The student has voluntarily removed himself or herself
  188  from the school system before graduation for reasons that
  189  include, but are not limited to, marriage, or the student has
  190  withdrawn from school because he or she has failed the statewide
  191  student assessment test and thereby does not receive any of the
  192  certificates of completion;
  193         (b) The student has not met the relevant attendance
  194  requirements of the school district pursuant to State Board of
  195  Education rules, or the student was expected to attend a school
  196  but did not enter as expected for unknown reasons, or the
  197  student’s whereabouts are unknown;
  198         (c) The student has withdrawn from school, but has not
  199  transferred to another public or private school or enrolled in
  200  any career, adult, home education, or alternative educational
  201  program;
  202         (d) The student has withdrawn from school due to hardship,
  203  unless such withdrawal has been granted under the provisions of
  204  s. 322.091, court action, expulsion, medical reasons, or
  205  pregnancy; or
  206         (e) The student is not eligible to attend school because of
  207  reaching the maximum age for an exceptional student program in
  208  accordance with the district’s policy.
  210  The State Board of Education may adopt rules to implement the
  211  provisions of this subsection.
  212         (1)(10) “Alternative measures for students with special
  213  needs” or “special programs” means measures designed to meet the
  214  special needs of a student that cannot be met by regular school
  215  curricula.
  216         (15)(11)(a) “Juvenile justice education programs or
  217  schools” means programs or schools operating for the purpose of
  218  providing educational services to youth in Department of
  219  Juvenile Justice programs, for a school year comprised of 250
  220  days of instruction distributed over 12 months. At the request
  221  of the provider, a district school board may decrease the
  222  minimum number of days of instruction by up to 10 days for
  223  teacher planning for residential programs and up to 20 days for
  224  teacher planning for nonresidential programs, subject to the
  225  approval of the Department of Juvenile Justice and the
  226  Department of Education.
  227         (b) “Juvenile justice provider” means the Department of
  228  Juvenile Justice, the sheriff, or a private, public, or other
  229  governmental organization under contract with the Department of
  230  Juvenile Justice or the sheriff that provides treatment, care
  231  and custody, or educational programs for youth in juvenile
  232  justice intervention, detention, or commitment programs.
  233         (3)(12) “Children and youths who are experiencing
  234  homelessness,” for programs authorized under subtitle B,
  235  Education for Homeless Children and Youths, of Title VII of the
  236  McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. ss. 11431 et
  237  seq., means children and youths who lack a fixed, regular, and
  238  adequate nighttime residence, and includes:
  239         (a) Children and youths who are sharing the housing of
  240  other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a
  241  similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, travel trailer
  242  parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative
  243  adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional
  244  shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster
  245  care placement.
  246         (b) Children and youths who have a primary nighttime
  247  residence that is a public or private place not designed for or
  248  ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human
  249  beings.
  250         (c) Children and youths who are living in cars, parks,
  251  public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, or
  252  similar settings.
  253         (d) Migratory children who are living in circumstances
  254  described in paragraphs (a)-(c).
  255         (17)(13) “Regular school attendance” means the actual
  256  attendance of a student during the school day as defined by law
  257  and rules of the State Board of Education. Regular attendance
  258  within the intent of s. 1003.21 may be achieved by attendance
  259  in:
  260         (a) A public school supported by public funds;
  261         (b) A parochial, religious, or denominational school;
  262         (c) A private school supported in whole or in part by
  263  tuition charges or by endowments or gifts;
  264         (d) A home education program that meets the requirements of
  265  chapter 1002; or
  266         (e) A private tutoring program that meets the requirements
  267  of chapter 1002.
  268         (4)(14) “Core-curricula courses” means:
  269         (a) Courses in language arts/reading, mathematics, social
  270  studies, and science in prekindergarten through grade 3,
  271  excluding extracurricular courses pursuant to subsection (13)
  272  subsection (15);
  273         (b) Courses in grades 4 through 8 in subjects that are
  274  measured by state assessment at any grade level and courses
  275  required for middle school promotion, excluding extracurricular
  276  courses pursuant to subsection (13) subsection (15);
  277         (c) Courses in grades 9 through 12 in subjects that are
  278  measured by state assessment at any grade level and courses that
  279  are specifically identified by name in statute as required for
  280  high school graduation and that are not measured by state
  281  assessment, excluding extracurricular courses pursuant to
  282  subsection (13) subsection (15);
  283         (d) Exceptional student education courses; and
  284         (e) English for Speakers of Other Languages courses.
  286  The term is limited in meaning and used for the sole purpose of
  287  designating classes that are subject to the maximum class size
  288  requirements established in s. 1, Art. IX of the State
  289  Constitution. This term does not include courses offered under
  290  ss. 1002.321(4)(e), 1002.33(7)(a)2.b., 1002.37, 1002.45, and
  291  1003.499.
  292         (13)(15) “Extracurricular courses” means all courses that
  293  are not defined as “core-curricula courses,” which may include,
  294  but are not limited to, physical education, fine arts,
  295  performing fine arts, career education, and courses that may
  296  result in college credit. The term is limited in meaning and
  297  used for the sole purpose of designating classes that are not
  298  subject to the maximum class size requirements established in s.
  299  1, Art. IX of the State Constitution.
  300         (16) “Physical education” means the development or
  301  maintenance of skills related to strength, agility, flexibility,
  302  movement, and stamina, including dance; the development of
  303  knowledge and skills regarding teamwork and fair play; the
  304  development of knowledge and skills regarding nutrition and
  305  physical fitness as part of a healthy lifestyle; and the
  306  development of positive attitudes regarding sound nutrition and
  307  physical activity as a component of personal well-being.
  308         Section 3. The Dyslexia Task Force, a task force as defined
  309  in s. 20.03, Florida Statutes, is established within the
  310  Department of Education.
  311         (1)The task force shall develop a dyslexia handbook that
  312  must include, but is not limited to, the following:
  313         (a)Recommendations on how to identify dyslexia,
  314  dysgraphia, and dyscalculia;
  315         (b)Recommendations for appropriate goal writing for
  316  individual education plans (IEPs) for students with dyslexia,
  317  dysgraphia, or dyscalculia;
  318         (c)Recommendations for interventions for dyslexia,
  319  dysgraphia, and dyscalculia;
  320         (d)Recommendations for provision of assistive technology
  321  guidelines; and
  322         (e)Recommendations for the creation of a parent handbook
  323  regarding dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.
  324         (2)The task force shall recommend amendments to uniform
  325  IEP documents to require a drop-down menu under specific
  326  learning disabilities which allows child study teams to check
  327  all learning disabilities that are exhibited by the student,
  328  including dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.
  329         (3)The task force shall consist of the following nine
  330  members appointed by the Commissioner of Education:
  331         (a)Three members of organizations or nonprofits focused on
  332  dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities.
  333         (b)A faculty member or researcher from a university with a
  334  program or department devoted to dyslexia and reading disorders.
  335         (c)A neuropsychologist or clinical psychologist who
  336  specializes in dyslexia evaluation and identification.
  337         (d)A speech language pathologist with expertise in
  338  dyslexia, phonological deficits, and language disorders.
  339         (e)A parent of a child with dyslexia.
  340         (f)A public school teacher.
  341         (g)A public school principal.
  342         (4)Within 90 days after the effective date of this act, a
  343  majority of the members of the task force must be appointed and
  344  the task force shall hold its first meeting. The task force
  345  shall elect one of its members to serve as chair. Members of the
  346  task force shall serve for the duration of the existence of the
  347  task force. Any vacancy that occurs shall be filled in the same
  348  manner as the original appointment. Task force members shall
  349  serve without compensation, but are entitled to reimbursement
  350  for per diem and travel expenses as provided in s. 112.061,
  351  Florida Statutes.
  352         Section 4.  Paragraph (k) of subsection (2) of section
  353  11.45, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  354         11.45 Definitions; duties; authorities; reports; rules.—
  355         (2) DUTIES.—The Auditor General shall:
  356         (k) Contact each district school board, as defined in s.
  357  1003.01 s. 1003.01(1), with the findings and recommendations
  358  contained within the Auditor General’s previous operational
  359  audit report. The district school board shall provide the
  360  Auditor General with evidence of the initiation of corrective
  361  action within 45 days after the date it is requested by the
  362  Auditor General and evidence of completion of corrective action
  363  within 180 days after the date it is requested by the Auditor
  364  General. If the district school board fails to comply with the
  365  Auditor General’s request or is unable to take corrective action
  366  within the required timeframe, the Auditor General shall notify
  367  the Legislative Auditing Committee.
  369  The Auditor General shall perform his or her duties
  370  independently but under the general policies established by the
  371  Legislative Auditing Committee. This subsection does not limit
  372  the Auditor General’s discretionary authority to conduct other
  373  audits or engagements of governmental entities as authorized in
  374  subsection (3).
  375         Section 5. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
  376  39.0016, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  377         39.0016 Education of abused, neglected, and abandoned
  378  children; agency agreements; children having or suspected of
  379  having a disability.—
  381         (b)1. Each district school superintendent or dependency
  382  court must appoint a surrogate parent for a child known to the
  383  department who has or is suspected of having a disability, as
  384  defined in s. 1003.01(11)(a) s. 1003.01(3), when:
  385         a. After reasonable efforts, no parent can be located; or
  386         b. A court of competent jurisdiction over a child under
  387  this chapter has determined that no person has the authority
  388  under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including
  389  the parent or parents subject to the dependency action, or that
  390  no person has the authority, willingness, or ability to serve as
  391  the educational decisionmaker for the child without judicial
  392  action.
  393         2. A surrogate parent appointed by the district school
  394  superintendent or the court must be at least 18 years old and
  395  have no personal or professional interest that conflicts with
  396  the interests of the student to be represented. Neither the
  397  district school superintendent nor the court may appoint an
  398  employee of the Department of Education, the local school
  399  district, a community-based care provider, the Department of
  400  Children and Families, or any other public or private agency
  401  involved in the education or care of the child as appointment of
  402  those persons is prohibited by federal law. This prohibition
  403  includes group home staff and therapeutic foster parents.
  404  However, a person who acts in a parental role to a child, such
  405  as a foster parent or relative caregiver, is not prohibited from
  406  serving as a surrogate parent if he or she is employed by such
  407  agency, willing to serve, and knowledgeable about the child and
  408  the exceptional student education process. The surrogate parent
  409  may be a court-appointed guardian ad litem or a relative or
  410  nonrelative adult who is involved in the child’s life regardless
  411  of whether that person has physical custody of the child. Each
  412  person appointed as a surrogate parent must have the knowledge
  413  and skills acquired by successfully completing training using
  414  materials developed and approved by the Department of Education
  415  to ensure adequate representation of the child.
  416         3. If a guardian ad litem has been appointed for a child,
  417  the district school superintendent must first consider the
  418  child’s guardian ad litem when appointing a surrogate parent.
  419  The district school superintendent must accept the appointment
  420  of the court if he or she has not previously appointed a
  421  surrogate parent. Similarly, the court must accept a surrogate
  422  parent duly appointed by a district school superintendent.
  423         4. A surrogate parent appointed by the district school
  424  superintendent or the court must be accepted by any subsequent
  425  school or school district without regard to where the child is
  426  receiving residential care so that a single surrogate parent can
  427  follow the education of the child during his or her entire time
  428  in state custody. Nothing in this paragraph or in rule shall
  429  limit or prohibit the continuance of a surrogate parent
  430  appointment when the responsibility for the student’s
  431  educational placement moves among and between public and private
  432  agencies.
  433         5. For a child known to the department, the responsibility
  434  to appoint a surrogate parent resides with both the district
  435  school superintendent and the court with jurisdiction over the
  436  child. If the court elects to appoint a surrogate parent, notice
  437  shall be provided as soon as practicable to the child’s school.
  438  At any time the court determines that it is in the best
  439  interests of a child to remove a surrogate parent, the court may
  440  appoint a new surrogate parent for educational decisionmaking
  441  purposes for that child.
  442         6. The surrogate parent shall continue in the appointed
  443  role until one of the following occurs:
  444         a. The child is determined to no longer be eligible or in
  445  need of special programs, except when termination of special
  446  programs is being contested.
  447         b. The child achieves permanency through adoption or legal
  448  guardianship and is no longer in the custody of the department.
  449         c. The parent who was previously unknown becomes known,
  450  whose whereabouts were unknown is located, or who was
  451  unavailable is determined by the court to be available.
  452         d. The appointed surrogate no longer wishes to represent
  453  the child or is unable to represent the child.
  454         e. The superintendent of the school district in which the
  455  child is attending school, the Department of Education contract
  456  designee, or the court that appointed the surrogate determines
  457  that the appointed surrogate parent no longer adequately
  458  represents the child.
  459         f. The child moves to a geographic location that is not
  460  reasonably accessible to the appointed surrogate.
  461         7. The appointment and termination of appointment of a
  462  surrogate under this paragraph shall be entered as an order of
  463  the court with a copy of the order provided to the child’s
  464  school as soon as practicable.
  465         8. The person appointed as a surrogate parent under this
  466  paragraph must:
  467         a. Be acquainted with the child and become knowledgeable
  468  about his or her disability and educational needs.
  469         b. Represent the child in all matters relating to
  470  identification, evaluation, and educational placement and the
  471  provision of a free and appropriate education to the child.
  472         c. Represent the interests and safeguard the rights of the
  473  child in educational decisions that affect the child.
  474         9. The responsibilities of the person appointed as a
  475  surrogate parent shall not extend to the care, maintenance,
  476  custody, residential placement, or any other area not
  477  specifically related to the education of the child, unless the
  478  same person is appointed by the court for such other purposes.
  479         10. A person appointed as a surrogate parent shall enjoy
  480  all of the procedural safeguards afforded a parent with respect
  481  to the identification, evaluation, and educational placement of
  482  a student with a disability or a student who is suspected of
  483  having a disability.
  484         11. A person appointed as a surrogate parent shall not be
  485  held liable for actions taken in good faith on behalf of the
  486  student in protecting the special education rights of the child.
  487         Section 6. Subsection (1) of section 414.1251, Florida
  488  Statutes, is amended to read:
  489         414.1251 Learnfare program.—
  490         (1) The department shall reduce the temporary cash
  491  assistance for a participant’s eligible dependent child or for
  492  an eligible teenage participant who has not been exempted from
  493  education participation requirements, if the eligible dependent
  494  child or eligible teenage participant has been identified either
  495  as a habitual truant, pursuant to s. 1003.01 s. 1003.01(8), or
  496  as a dropout, pursuant to s. 1003.01 s. 1003.01(9). For a
  497  student who has been identified as a habitual truant, the
  498  temporary cash assistance must be reinstated after a subsequent
  499  grading period in which the child’s attendance has substantially
  500  improved. For a student who has been identified as a dropout,
  501  the temporary cash assistance must be reinstated after the
  502  student enrolls in a public school, receives a high school
  503  diploma or its equivalency, enrolls in preparation for the high
  504  school equivalency examination, or enrolls in other educational
  505  activities approved by the district school board. Good cause
  506  exemptions from the rule of unexcused absences include the
  507  following:
  508         (a) The student is expelled from school and alternative
  509  schooling is not available.
  510         (b) No licensed day care is available for a child of teen
  511  parents subject to Learnfare.
  512         (c) Prohibitive transportation problems exist (e.g., to and
  513  from day care).
  515  Within 10 days after sanction notification, the participant
  516  parent of a dependent child or the teenage participant may file
  517  an internal fair hearings process review procedure appeal, and
  518  no sanction shall be imposed until the appeal is resolved.
  519         Section 7. Section 1002.01, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  520  read:
  521         1002.01 Definitions.—
  522         (1) A “home education program” means the sequentially
  523  progressive instruction of a student directed by his or her
  524  parent in order to satisfy the attendance requirements of ss.
  525  1002.41, 1003.01(17) 1003.01(13), and 1003.21(1).
  526         (2) A “private school” is a nonpublic school defined as an
  527  individual, association, copartnership, or corporation, or
  528  department, division, or section of such organizations, that
  529  designates itself as an educational center that includes
  530  kindergarten or a higher grade or as an elementary, secondary,
  531  business, technical, or trade school below college level or any
  532  organization that provides instructional services that meet the
  533  intent of s. 1003.01(17) s. 1003.01(13) or that gives
  534  preemployment or supplementary training in technology or in
  535  fields of trade or industry or that offers academic, literary,
  536  or career training below college level, or any combination of
  537  the above, including an institution that performs the functions
  538  of the above schools through correspondence or extension, except
  539  those licensed under the provisions of chapter 1005. A private
  540  school may be a parochial, religious, denominational, for
  541  profit, or nonprofit school. This definition does not include
  542  home education programs conducted in accordance with s. 1002.41.
  543         Section 8. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section
  544  1002.20, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  545         1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights.—Parents of public
  546  school students must receive accurate and timely information
  547  regarding their child’s academic progress and must be informed
  548  of ways they can help their child to succeed in school. K-12
  549  students and their parents are afforded numerous statutory
  550  rights including, but not limited to, the following:
  551         (2) ATTENDANCE.—
  552         (b) Regular school attendance.—Parents of students who have
  553  attained the age of 6 years by February 1 of any school year but
  554  who have not attained the age of 16 years must comply with the
  555  compulsory school attendance laws. Parents have the option to
  556  comply with the school attendance laws by attendance of the
  557  student in a public school; a parochial, religious, or
  558  denominational school; a private school; a home education
  559  program; or a private tutoring program, in accordance with the
  560  provisions of s. 1003.01(17) s. 1003.01(13).
  561         Section 9. Paragraph (d) of subsection (3) of section
  562  1002.3105, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  563         1002.3105 Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance
  564  Learning (ACCEL) options.—
  565         (3) STUDENT ELIGIBILITY CONSIDERATIONS.—When establishing
  566  student eligibility requirements, principals and school
  567  districts must consider, at a minimum:
  568         (d) Recommendations from one or more of the student’s
  569  teachers in core-curricula courses as defined in s. 1003.01 s.
  570  1003.01(14)(a)-(e).
  571         Section 10. Paragraph (a) of subsection (20) of section
  572  1002.33, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  573         1002.33 Charter schools.—
  574         (20) SERVICES.—
  575         (a)1. A sponsor shall provide certain administrative and
  576  educational services to charter schools. These services shall
  577  include contract management services; full-time equivalent and
  578  data reporting services; exceptional student education
  579  administration services; services related to eligibility and
  580  reporting duties required to ensure that school lunch services
  581  under the National School Lunch Program, consistent with the
  582  needs of the charter school, are provided by the school district
  583  at the request of the charter school, that any funds due to the
  584  charter school under the National School Lunch Program be paid
  585  to the charter school as soon as the charter school begins
  586  serving food under the National School Lunch Program, and that
  587  the charter school is paid at the same time and in the same
  588  manner under the National School Lunch Program as other public
  589  schools serviced by the sponsor or the school district; test
  590  administration services, including payment of the costs of
  591  state-required or district-required student assessments;
  592  processing of teacher certificate data services; and information
  593  services, including equal access to student information systems
  594  that are used by public schools in the district in which the
  595  charter school is located. Student performance data for each
  596  student in a charter school, including, but not limited to, FCAT
  597  scores, standardized test scores, previous public school student
  598  report cards, and student performance measures, shall be
  599  provided by the sponsor to a charter school in the same manner
  600  provided to other public schools in the district.
  601         2. A sponsor may withhold an administrative fee for the
  602  provision of such services which shall be a percentage of the
  603  available funds defined in paragraph (17)(b) calculated based on
  604  weighted full-time equivalent students. If the charter school
  605  serves 75 percent or more exceptional education students as
  606  defined in s. 1003.01 s. 1003.01(3), the percentage shall be
  607  calculated based on unweighted full-time equivalent students.
  608  The administrative fee shall be calculated as follows:
  609         a. Up to 5 percent for:
  610         (I) Enrollment of up to and including 250 students in a
  611  charter school as defined in this section.
  612         (II) Enrollment of up to and including 500 students within
  613  a charter school system which meets all of the following:
  614         (A) Includes conversion charter schools and nonconversion
  615  charter schools.
  616         (B) Has all of its schools located in the same county.
  617         (C) Has a total enrollment exceeding the total enrollment
  618  of at least one school district in the state.
  619         (D) Has the same governing board for all of its schools.
  620         (E) Does not contract with a for-profit service provider
  621  for management of school operations.
  622         (III) Enrollment of up to and including 250 students in a
  623  virtual charter school.
  624         b. Up to 2 percent for enrollment of up to and including
  625  250 students in a high-performing charter school as defined in
  626  s. 1002.331.
  627         3. A sponsor may not charge charter schools any additional
  628  fees or surcharges for administrative and educational services
  629  in addition to the maximum percentage of administrative fees
  630  withheld pursuant to this paragraph.
  631         4. A sponsor shall provide to the department by September
  632  15 of each year the total amount of funding withheld from
  633  charter schools pursuant to this subsection for the prior fiscal
  634  year. The department must include the information in the report
  635  required under sub-sub-subparagraph (5)(b)1.k.(III).
  636         Section 11. Paragraph (h) of subsection (5) and paragraph
  637  (a) of subsection (11) of section 1002.385, Florida Statutes,
  638  are amended to read:
  639         1002.385 The Gardiner Scholarship.—
  640         (5) AUTHORIZED USES OF PROGRAM FUNDS.—Program funds must be
  641  used to meet the individual educational needs of an eligible
  642  student and may be spent for the following purposes:
  643         (h) Tuition and fees for part-time tutoring services
  644  provided by a person who holds a valid Florida educator’s
  645  certificate pursuant to s. 1012.56; a person who holds an
  646  adjunct teaching certificate pursuant to s. 1012.57; a person
  647  who has a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree in the subject
  648  area in which instruction is given; or a person who has
  649  demonstrated a mastery of subject area knowledge pursuant to s.
  650  1012.56(5). As used in this paragraph, the term “part-time
  651  tutoring services” does not qualify as regular school attendance
  652  as defined in s. 1003.01 s. 1003.01(13)(e).
  654  A provider of any services receiving payments pursuant to this
  655  subsection may not share, refund, or rebate any moneys from the
  656  Gardiner Scholarship with the parent or participating student in
  657  any manner. A parent, student, or provider of any services may
  658  not bill an insurance company, Medicaid, or any other agency for
  659  the same services that are paid for using Gardiner Scholarship
  660  funds.
  662  PARTICIPATION.—A parent who applies for program participation
  663  under this section is exercising his or her parental option to
  664  determine the appropriate placement or the services that best
  665  meet the needs of his or her child. The scholarship award for a
  666  student is based on a matrix that assigns the student to support
  667  Level III services. If a parent receives an IEP and a matrix of
  668  services from the school district pursuant to subsection (7),
  669  the amount of the payment shall be adjusted as needed, when the
  670  school district completes the matrix.
  671         (a) To satisfy or maintain program eligibility, including
  672  eligibility to receive and spend program payments, the parent
  673  must sign an agreement with the organization and annually submit
  674  a notarized, sworn compliance statement to the organization to:
  675         1. Affirm that the student is enrolled in a program that
  676  meets regular school attendance requirements as provided in s.
  677  1003.01(17)(b)-(d) s. 1003.01(13)(b)-(d).
  678         2. Affirm that the program funds are used only for
  679  authorized purposes serving the student’s educational needs, as
  680  described in subsection (5).
  681         3. Affirm that the parent is responsible for the education
  682  of his or her student by, as applicable:
  683         a. Requiring the student to take an assessment in
  684  accordance with paragraph (8)(b);
  685         b. Providing an annual evaluation in accordance with s.
  686  1002.41(1)(f); or
  687         c. Requiring the child to take any preassessments and
  688  postassessments selected by the provider if the child is 4 years
  689  of age and is enrolled in a program provided by an eligible
  690  Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program provider. A student
  691  with disabilities for whom a preassessment and postassessment is
  692  not appropriate is exempt from this requirement. A participating
  693  provider shall report a student’s scores to the parent.
  694         4. Affirm that the student remains in good standing with
  695  the provider or school if those options are selected by the
  696  parent.
  698  A parent who fails to comply with this subsection forfeits the
  699  Gardiner Scholarship.
  700         Section 12. Subsection (7) of section 1002.42, Florida
  701  Statutes, is amended to read:
  702         1002.42 Private schools.—
  703         (7) ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS.—Attendance of a student at a
  704  private, parochial, religious, or denominational school
  705  satisfies the attendance requirements of ss. 1003.01(17) ss.
  706  1003.01(13) and 1003.21(1).
  707         Section 13. Subsection (1) of section 1002.43, Florida
  708  Statutes, is amended to read:
  709         1002.43 Private tutoring programs.—
  710         (1) Regular school attendance as defined in s. 1003.01 s.
  711  1003.01(13) may be achieved by attendance in a private tutoring
  712  program if the person tutoring the student meets the following
  713  requirements:
  714         (a) Holds a valid Florida certificate to teach the subjects
  715  or grades in which instruction is given.
  716         (b) Keeps all records and makes all reports required by the
  717  state and district school board and makes regular reports on the
  718  attendance of students in accordance with the provisions of s.
  719  1003.23(2).
  720         (c) Requires students to be in actual attendance for the
  721  minimum length of time prescribed by s. 1011.60(2).
  722         Section 14. Subsection (6) of section 1003.03, Florida
  723  Statutes, is amended to read:
  724         1003.03 Maximum class size.—
  725         (6) COURSES FOR COMPLIANCE.—Consistent with s. 1003.01(4)
  726  s. 1003.01(14), the Department of Education shall identify from
  727  the Course Code Directory the core-curricula courses for the
  728  purpose of satisfying the maximum class size requirement in this
  729  section. The department may adopt rules to implement this
  730  subsection, if necessary.
  731         Section 15. Subsection (4) of section 1003.21, Florida
  732  Statutes, is amended to read:
  733         1003.21 School attendance.—
  734         (4) Before admitting a child to kindergarten, the principal
  735  shall require evidence that the child has attained the age at
  736  which he or she should be admitted in accordance with the
  737  provisions of subparagraph (1)(a)2. The district school
  738  superintendent may require evidence of the age of any child who
  739  is being enrolled in public school and who the district school
  740  superintendent believes to be within the limits of compulsory
  741  attendance as provided for by law; however, the district school
  742  superintendent may not require evidence from any child who meets
  743  regular attendance requirements by attending a school or program
  744  listed in s. 1003.01(17)(b)-(e) s. 1003.01(13)(b)-(e). If the
  745  first prescribed evidence is not available, the next evidence
  746  obtainable in the order set forth below shall be accepted:
  747         (a) A duly attested transcript of the child’s birth record
  748  filed according to law with a public officer charged with the
  749  duty of recording births;
  750         (b) A duly attested transcript of a certificate of baptism
  751  showing the date of birth and place of baptism of the child,
  752  accompanied by an affidavit sworn to by the parent;
  753         (c) An insurance policy on the child’s life that has been
  754  in force for at least 2 years;
  755         (d) A bona fide contemporary religious record of the
  756  child’s birth accompanied by an affidavit sworn to by the
  757  parent;
  758         (e) A passport or certificate of arrival in the United
  759  States showing the age of the child;
  760         (f) A transcript of record of age shown in the child’s
  761  school record of at least 4 years prior to application, stating
  762  date of birth; or
  763         (g) If none of these evidences can be produced, an
  764  affidavit of age sworn to by the parent, accompanied by a
  765  certificate of age signed by a public health officer or by a
  766  public school physician, or, if these are not available in the
  767  county, by a licensed practicing physician designated by the
  768  district school board, which states that the health officer or
  769  physician has examined the child and believes that the age as
  770  stated in the affidavit is substantially correct. Children and
  771  youths who are experiencing homelessness and children who are
  772  known to the department, as defined in s. 39.0016, shall be
  773  given temporary exemption from this section for 30 school days.
  774         Section 16. Paragraph (f) of subsection (1) of section
  775  1003.26, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  776         1003.26 Enforcement of school attendance.—The Legislature
  777  finds that poor academic performance is associated with
  778  nonattendance and that school districts must take an active role
  779  in promoting and enforcing attendance as a means of improving
  780  student performance. It is the policy of the state that each
  781  district school superintendent be responsible for enforcing
  782  school attendance of all students subject to the compulsory
  783  school age in the school district and supporting enforcement of
  784  school attendance by local law enforcement agencies. The
  785  responsibility includes recommending policies and procedures to
  786  the district school board that require public schools to respond
  787  in a timely manner to every unexcused absence, and every absence
  788  for which the reason is unknown, of students enrolled in the
  789  schools. District school board policies shall require the parent
  790  of a student to justify each absence of the student, and that
  791  justification will be evaluated based on adopted district school
  792  board policies that define excused and unexcused absences. The
  793  policies must provide that public schools track excused and
  794  unexcused absences and contact the home in the case of an
  795  unexcused absence from school, or an absence from school for
  796  which the reason is unknown, to prevent the development of
  797  patterns of nonattendance. The Legislature finds that early
  798  intervention in school attendance is the most effective way of
  799  producing good attendance habits that will lead to improved
  800  student learning and achievement. Each public school shall
  801  implement the following steps to promote and enforce regular
  802  school attendance:
  803         (1) CONTACT, REFER, AND ENFORCE.—
  804         (f)1. If the parent of a child who has been identified as
  805  exhibiting a pattern of nonattendance enrolls the child in a
  806  home education program pursuant to chapter 1002, the district
  807  school superintendent shall provide the parent a copy of s.
  808  1002.41 and the accountability requirements of this paragraph.
  809  The district school superintendent shall also refer the parent
  810  to a home education review committee composed of the district
  811  contact for home education programs and at least two home
  812  educators selected by the parent from a district list of all
  813  home educators who have conducted a home education program for
  814  at least 3 years and who have indicated a willingness to serve
  815  on the committee. The home education review committee shall
  816  review the portfolio of the student, as defined by s. 1002.41,
  817  every 30 days during the district’s regular school terms until
  818  the committee is satisfied that the home education program is in
  819  compliance with s. 1002.41(1)(d). The first portfolio review
  820  must occur within the first 30 calendar days of the
  821  establishment of the program. The provisions of subparagraph 2.
  822  do not apply once the committee determines the home education
  823  program is in compliance with s. 1002.41(1)(d).
  824         2. If the parent fails to provide a portfolio to the
  825  committee, the committee shall notify the district school
  826  superintendent. The district school superintendent shall then
  827  terminate the home education program and require the parent to
  828  enroll the child in an attendance option that meets the
  829  definition of “regular school attendance” under s.
  830  1003.01(13)(a), (b), (c), or (e), within 3 days. Upon
  831  termination of a home education program pursuant to this
  832  subparagraph, the parent shall not be eligible to reenroll the
  833  child in a home education program for 180 calendar days. Failure
  834  of a parent to enroll the child in an attendance option as
  835  required by this subparagraph after termination of the home
  836  education program pursuant to this subparagraph shall constitute
  837  noncompliance with the compulsory attendance requirements of s.
  838  1003.21 and may result in criminal prosecution under s.
  839  1003.27(2). Nothing contained herein shall restrict the ability
  840  of the district school superintendent, or the ability of his or
  841  her designee, to review the portfolio pursuant to s.
  842  1002.41(1)(e).
  843         Section 17. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
  844  1003.4282, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  845         1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.—
  847         (b) The required credits may be earned through equivalent,
  848  applied, or integrated courses or career education courses as
  849  defined in s. 1003.01 s. 1003.01(4), including work-related
  850  internships approved by the State Board of Education and
  851  identified in the course code directory. However, any must-pass
  852  assessment requirements must be met. An equivalent course is one
  853  or more courses identified by content-area experts as being a
  854  match to the core curricular content of another course, based
  855  upon review of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for
  856  that subject. An applied course aligns with Next Generation
  857  Sunshine State Standards and includes real-world applications of
  858  a career and technical education standard used in business or
  859  industry. An integrated course includes content from several
  860  courses within a content area or across content areas.
  861         Section 18. Subsection (4) of section 1003.52, Florida
  862  Statutes, is amended to read:
  863         1003.52 Educational services in Department of Juvenile
  864  Justice programs.—
  865         (4) Educational services shall be provided at times of the
  866  day most appropriate for the juvenile justice program. School
  867  programming in juvenile justice detention, prevention, day
  868  treatment, and residential programs shall be made available by
  869  the local school district during the juvenile justice school
  870  year, as provided in s. 1003.01(15) s. 1003.01(11). In addition,
  871  students in juvenile justice education programs shall have
  872  access to courses offered pursuant to ss. 1002.37, 1002.45, and
  873  1003.498. The Department of Education and the school districts
  874  shall adopt policies necessary to provide such access.
  875         Section 19. Section 1003.575, Florida Statutes, is amended
  876  to read:
  877         1003.575 Assistive technology devices; findings;
  878  interagency agreements.—Accessibility, utilization, and
  879  coordination of appropriate assistive technology devices and
  880  services are essential as a young person with disabilities moves
  881  from early intervention to preschool, from preschool to school,
  882  from one school to another, from school to employment or
  883  independent living, and from school to home and community. If an
  884  individual education plan team makes a recommendation in
  885  accordance with State Board of Education rule for a student with
  886  a disability, as defined in s. 1003.01(11) s. 1003.01(3), to
  887  receive an assistive technology assessment, that assessment must
  888  be completed within 60 school days after the team’s
  889  recommendation. To ensure that an assistive technology device
  890  issued to a young person as part of his or her individualized
  891  family support plan, individual support plan, individualized
  892  plan for employment, or individual education plan remains with
  893  the individual through such transitions, the following agencies
  894  shall enter into interagency agreements, as appropriate, to
  895  ensure the transaction of assistive technology devices:
  896         (1) The Early Steps Program in the Division of Children’s
  897  Medical Services of the Department of Health.
  898         (2) The Division of Blind Services, the Bureau of
  899  Exceptional Education and Student Services, the Office of
  900  Independent Education and Parental Choice, and the Division of
  901  Vocational Rehabilitation of the Department of Education.
  902         (3) The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program
  903  administered by the Department of Education and the Office of
  904  Early Learning.
  906  Interagency agreements entered into pursuant to this section
  907  shall provide a framework for ensuring that young persons with
  908  disabilities and their families, educators, and employers are
  909  informed about the utilization and coordination of assistive
  910  technology devices and services that may assist in meeting
  911  transition needs, and shall establish a mechanism by which a
  912  young person or his or her parent may request that an assistive
  913  technology device remain with the young person as he or she
  914  moves through the continuum from home to school to postschool.
  915         Section 20. Paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of section
  916  1006.07, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  917         1006.07 District school board duties relating to student
  918  discipline and school safety.—The district school board shall
  919  provide for the proper accounting for all students, for the
  920  attendance and control of students at school, and for proper
  921  attention to health, safety, and other matters relating to the
  922  welfare of students, including:
  923         (2) CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT.—Adopt a code of student
  924  conduct for elementary schools and a code of student conduct for
  925  middle and high schools and distribute the appropriate code to
  926  all teachers, school personnel, students, and parents, at the
  927  beginning of every school year. Each code shall be organized and
  928  written in language that is understandable to students and
  929  parents and shall be discussed at the beginning of every school
  930  year in student classes, school advisory council meetings, and
  931  parent and teacher association or organization meetings. Each
  932  code shall be based on the rules governing student conduct and
  933  discipline adopted by the district school board and shall be
  934  made available in the student handbook or similar publication.
  935  Each code shall include, but is not limited to:
  936         (d)1. An explanation of the responsibilities of each
  937  student with regard to appropriate dress, respect for self and
  938  others, and the role that appropriate dress and respect for self
  939  and others has on an orderly learning environment. Each district
  940  school board shall adopt a dress code policy that prohibits a
  941  student, while on the grounds of a public school during the
  942  regular school day, from wearing clothing that exposes underwear
  943  or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or that disrupts
  944  the orderly learning environment.
  945         2. Any student who violates the dress policy described in
  946  subparagraph 1. is subject to the following disciplinary
  947  actions:
  948         a. For a first offense, a student shall be given a verbal
  949  warning and the school principal shall call the student’s parent
  950  or guardian.
  951         b. For a second offense, the student is ineligible to
  952  participate in any extracurricular activity for a period of time
  953  not to exceed 5 days and the school principal shall meet with
  954  the student’s parent or guardian.
  955         c. For a third or subsequent offense, a student shall
  956  receive an in-school suspension pursuant to s. 1003.01 s.
  957  1003.01(5) for a period not to exceed 3 days, the student is
  958  ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activity for a
  959  period not to exceed 30 days, and the school principal shall
  960  call the student’s parent or guardian and send the parent or
  961  guardian a written letter regarding the student’s in-school
  962  suspension and ineligibility to participate in extracurricular
  963  activities.
  964         Section 21. Subsection (5) of section 1008.24, Florida
  965  Statutes, is amended to read:
  966         1008.24 Test administration and security; public records
  967  exemption.—
  968         (5) Exceptional students with disabilities, as defined in
  969  s. 1003.01 s. 1003.01(3), shall have access to testing sites.
  970  The Department of Education and each school district shall adopt
  971  policies that are necessary to ensure such access.
  972         Section 22. Paragraph (c) of subsection (6) of section
  973  1012.2315, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  974         1012.2315 Assignment of teachers.—
  977         (c) For a student enrolling in an extracurricular course as
  978  defined in s. 1003.01 s. 1003.01(15), a parent may choose to
  979  have the student taught by a teacher who received a performance
  980  evaluation of “needs improvement” or “unsatisfactory” in the
  981  preceding school year if the student and the student’s parent
  982  receive an explanation of the impact of teacher effectiveness on
  983  student learning and the principal receives written consent from
  984  the parent.
  985         Section 23. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.
  987  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
  988  And the title is amended as follows:
  989         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  990  and insert:
  991                        A bill to be entitled                      
  992         An act relating to dyslexia; creating s. 1001.2151,
  993         F.S.; providing legislative intent; requiring public
  994         schools to screen all students in kindergarten through
  995         grade 3 for dyslexia within a certain timeframe;
  996         requiring public school students with a substantial
  997         deficiency in reading to be placed in an intensive
  998         remedial intervention program; requiring parental
  999         notification of dyslexia diagnoses and biweekly
 1000         progress reports; providing for subsequent diagnostic
 1001         assessment; requiring that intensive remedial
 1002         intervention meet certain requirements; requiring
 1003         remedial intervention to continue until the student
 1004         can perform at a certain level; requiring public
 1005         schools to have at least one person on staff with
 1006         specified certification in reading instruction for
 1007         students with dyslexia; requiring the State Board of
 1008         Education to adopt rules; amending s. 1003.01, F.S.;
 1009         defining the terms “dyscalculia,” “dysgraphia,” and
 1010         “dyslexia”; creating the Dyslexia Task Force within
 1011         the Department of Education; specifying the purpose
 1012         and membership of the task force; requiring the task
 1013         force members to be appointed by the Commissioner of
 1014         Education; requiring task force to consist of nine
 1015         members of certain backgrounds; requiring task force
 1016         to hold its first meeting within a certain timeframe;
 1017         providing that task force members serve without
 1018         compensation, but may receive reimbursement for
 1019         certain expenses; amending s. 1003.26, F.S.; removing
 1020         a requirement for district school superintendents to
 1021         refer parents to a home education review committee;
 1022         removing a penalty for parents failing to provide a
 1023         portfolio to such committee; amending ss. 11.45,
 1024         39.0016, 414.1251, 1002.01, 1002.20, 1002.3105,
 1025         1002.33, 1002.385, 1002.42, 1002.43, 1003.03, 1003.21,
 1026         1003.26, 1003.4282, 1003.52, 1003.575, 1006.07,
 1027         1008.24, and 1012.2315, F.S.; conforming cross
 1028         references; providing an effective date.