Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1568
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Education (Hutson) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 446.541, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7         446.541Work-based learning.—
    8         (1)It is the intent of the Legislature that, to the extent
    9  possible, school districts place students in paid work
   10  experiences for purposes of educational training and work-based
   11  learning.
   12         (2)For purposes of this section, the term “work-based
   13  learning” is synonymous with the term “on-the-job training” and
   14  means interactions with industry or community professionals in
   15  off-campus workplaces which foster in-depth, firsthand
   16  engagement with the tasks required in a given career field and
   17  which are aligned to curriculum and instruction.
   18         (3)(a)Individuals 18 years of age or younger who are
   19  enrolled in a Florida-registered preapprenticeship program that
   20  requires work-based learning or a registered apprenticeship
   21  program administered under ss. 446.011-446.092 and who are
   22  injured as a result of participation in the program are deemed
   23  to be employees of the state for purposes of workers’
   24  compensation coverage only for medically necessary care rendered
   25  as a direct result of that injury.
   26         (b)Any students in grades 6 through 12 who are enrolled in
   27  a course identified in the Course Code Directory which
   28  incorporates a work-based learning component or an activity that
   29  is unpaid and who are injured due to participation in such
   30  component or activity are deemed to be employees of the state
   31  for purposes of workers’ compensation coverage only for
   32  medically necessary care needed as a direct result of that
   33  injury.
   34         Section 2. Section 446.011, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   35  read:
   36         446.011 Legislative intent regarding apprenticeship
   37  training.—
   38         (1) It is the intent of the State of Florida to provide
   39  educational opportunities for its residents so that they can be
   40  trained for trades, occupations, and professions suited to their
   41  abilities. It is the intent of this act to promote the mode of
   42  training known as apprenticeship in occupations throughout
   43  industry in this the state that require physical manipulative
   44  skills. The Legislature further intends to broaden By broadening
   45  job training opportunities by increasing and providing for
   46  increased coordination between secondary and postsecondary
   47  educational institutions and business and industry participating
   48  in registered apprenticeship programs so that public school
   49  academic programs, career programs, and registered
   50  apprenticeship programs, the residents of this state will
   51  benefit from an additional on-ramp to a postsecondary credential
   52  or degree when on-the-job training is combined with related
   53  technical and theoretical instruction provided by a school
   54  district, a Florida College System institution, or a state
   55  university. Therefore, this act encourages apprenticeship
   56  programs that lead to college credit or a college degree.
   57  Moreover, the valuable training opportunities developed when on
   58  the-job training is combined with academic-related classroom
   59  experiences. this act is intended to develop the apparent
   60  potentials in apprenticeship training by assisting in the
   61  establishment of preapprenticeship programs in the public school
   62  system and elsewhere and by expanding presently registered
   63  programs as well as promoting new registered programs in jobs
   64  that lend themselves to apprenticeship training.
   65         (2) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Department
   66  of Education have responsibility for the development of the
   67  registered apprenticeship and registered preapprenticeship
   68  uniform minimum standards for the apprenticeable occupations
   69  trades and that the department have responsibility for assisting
   70  eligible program sponsors pursuant to s. 446.071 district school
   71  boards and Florida College System institution boards of trustees
   72  in developing preapprenticeship programs.
   73         (3) It is the further intent of ss. 446.011-446.092 that
   74  the department ensure quality training through the adoption and
   75  enforcement of uniform minimum standards and that the department
   76  promote, register, monitor, and service apprenticeship and
   77  preapprenticeship training programs and ensure that the programs
   78  adhere to the standards.
   79         (4) It is the intent of the Legislature that this act not
   80  require the use of apprentices on construction projects financed
   81  by the state or any county, municipality, town or township,
   82  public authority, special district, municipal service taxing
   83  unit, or other agency of state or local government.
   84  Notwithstanding this intent, whenever any government or agency
   85  of government employs, of its own choice, apprentices or employs
   86  contractors who employ apprentices, the behavior of the
   87  government and the contractors employed by the government shall
   88  be governed by the provisions of this act.
   89         Section 3. Section 446.021, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   90  read:
   91         (Substantial rewording of section. See
   92         s. 446.021, F.S., for present text.)
   93         446.021 Definitions of terms used in ss. 446.011-446.092.
   94  As used in ss. 446.011-446.092, the term:
   95         (1) “Apprentice” means a person at least 16 years of age
   96  who has entered into an apprenticeship agreement with a
   97  registered apprenticeship program sponsor, is engaged in
   98  learning an apprenticeable occupation through actual work
   99  experience under the supervision of journeyworkers, and is
  100  enrolled in the apprenticeship program in which he or she
  101  receives an organized and systematic form of instruction
  102  designed to provide theoretical and technical knowledge related
  103  to the occupation.
  104         (2) “Apprenticeship program” means a program that is
  105  registered with the department on the basis of submission to the
  106  department of a plan that contains the terms and conditions for
  107  the qualification, recruitment, selection, employment, and
  108  training of apprentices, including requirements for a written
  109  apprenticeship agreement.
  110         (3) “Cancellation” means the termination or deregistration
  111  of an apprenticeship program at the request of the program
  112  sponsor, or the termination of an apprenticeship agreement at
  113  the request of the apprentice.
  114         (4) “Department” means the Department of Education.
  115         (5) “Journeyworker” means a person working in an
  116  apprenticeable occupation who has successfully completed a
  117  registered apprenticeship program or who has worked the number
  118  of years required by established industry practices for the
  119  particular trade or occupation.
  120         (6) “On-the-job training” means a structured system of work
  121  processes, under the supervision of a journeyworker, which
  122  provides the experience and knowledge necessary to meet the
  123  training objective of learning a specific skill, trade, or
  124  occupation.
  125         (7)“Preapprentice” means a person at least 16 years of age
  126  who enters into a preapprenticeship agreement with a
  127  preapprenticeship program sponsor approved by the department and
  128  who is engaged in learning an apprenticeable occupation in any
  129  course of instruction in the public school system or elsewhere.
  130         (8)“Preapprenticeship program” means a program sponsored
  131  by an apprenticeship program in the same occupation which is
  132  registered with the department on the basis of submission to the
  133  department of a plan that contains the terms and conditions of
  134  instruction in the public school system or elsewhere and is
  135  designed to prepare a registered preapprentice to become an
  136  apprentice in an apprenticeship program.
  137         (9) “Related technical instruction” means an organized and
  138  systematic form of instruction designed to provide an apprentice
  139  or preapprentice with knowledge of the theoretical subjects
  140  related to a specific trade or occupation.
  141         (10) “Uniform minimum standards” means the minimum
  142  requirements established for each occupation under which an
  143  apprenticeship or a preapprenticeship program is administered.
  144  The term includes standards of admission, training goals,
  145  training objectives, curriculum outlines, objective standards to
  146  measure successful completion of the apprenticeship or
  147  preapprenticeship program, and the percentage of credit which
  148  may be given to apprentices or preapprentices. Minimum
  149  requirements must be uniform across all occupations.
  150         Section 4. Section 446.032, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  151  read:
  152         446.032 General duties of the department for apprenticeship
  153  training.—The department shall:
  154         (1) Establish uniform minimum standards and policies
  155  governing registered apprenticeship apprentice programs and
  156  agreements. The standards and policies shall govern the terms
  157  and conditions of the apprentice’s employment and training,
  158  including the quality training of the apprentice for, but not
  159  limited to, such matters as ratios of apprentices to
  160  journeyworkers, safety, related technical instruction, and on
  161  the-job training; but these standards and policies may not
  162  include rules, standards, or guidelines that require the use of
  163  apprentices and job trainees on state, county, or municipal
  164  contracts. The department may adopt rules necessary to
  165  administer the standards and policies.
  166         (2) By September 1 of each year, publish an annual report
  167  on registered apprenticeship and registered preapprenticeship
  168  programs. The report must be published on the department’s
  169  website and, at a minimum, include all of the following:
  170         (a) A list of registered apprenticeship and registered
  171  preapprenticeship programs, sorted by local educational agency,
  172  as defined in s. 1004.02(18), and apprenticeship sponsor, under
  173  s. 446.071.
  174         (b) A detailed summary of each local educational agency’s
  175  expenditure of funds for registered apprenticeship and
  176  registered preapprenticeship programs, including:
  177         1. The total amount of funds received for registered
  178  apprenticeship and registered preapprenticeship programs;
  179         2. The total amount of funds allocated to each trade or
  180  apprenticeable occupation;
  181         3. The total amount of funds expended for administrative
  182  costs per apprenticeable trade or occupation; and
  183         4. The total amount of funds expended for instructional
  184  costs per apprenticeable trade and occupation.
  185         (c) The number of apprentices and preapprentices per
  186  apprenticeable trade and occupation.
  187         (d) The percentage of registered apprentices and
  188  preapprentices who complete their respective programs in the
  189  appropriate timeframe.
  190         (e) Information and resources related to applications for
  191  new registered apprenticeship programs and technical assistance
  192  and requirements for potential registered apprenticeship
  193  programs applicants.
  194         (f) Documentation of activities conducted by the department
  195  to promote registered apprenticeship and registered
  196  preapprenticeship programs through public engagement, community
  197  based partnerships, and other initiatives.
  198         (3) Provide assistance to district school boards, Florida
  199  College System institution boards of trustees, eligible program
  200  sponsors pursuant to s. 446.071, and local workforce development
  201  boards in notifying students, parents, and members of the
  202  community of the availability of apprenticeship and
  203  preapprenticeship opportunities, including data provided in the
  204  economic security report pursuant to s. 445.07.
  205         (4) Establish procedures to be used by the State
  206  Apprenticeship Advisory Council.
  207         Section 5. Section 446.041, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  208  read:
  209         446.041 Apprenticeship program, duties of the department.
  210  The department shall:
  211         (1) Administer ss. 446.011-446.092.
  212         (2) Review and evaluate Administer the uniform minimum
  213  standards established by the department for registered
  214  apprenticeship and registered preapprenticeship programs.
  215         (3) Register, in accordance with this chapter, any
  216  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program that, regardless of
  217  affiliation, which meets the uniform minimum standards
  218  established by the department.
  219         (4) Investigate complaints concerning the failure of any
  220  registered program to meet the uniform minimum standards
  221  established by the department.
  222         (5) Cancel the registration of any program that fails to
  223  comply with the uniform minimum standards and policies of the
  224  department or that unreasonably fails or refuses to cooperate
  225  with the department in monitoring and enforcing compliance with
  226  the uniform minimum standards.
  227         (6) Encourage potential sponsors to develop and encourage
  228  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship programs.
  229         (7) Lead and coordinate outreach efforts to educate
  230  veterans about apprenticeship programs and career opportunities.
  231         (8) Cooperate with and assist registered local
  232  apprenticeship sponsors in the development of their
  233  apprenticeship uniform minimum standards and their training
  234  requirements.
  235         (9) Encourage registered apprenticeship programs to grant
  236  consideration and credit to individuals completing registered
  237  preapprenticeship programs.
  238         (10) Monitor registered apprenticeship programs to ensure
  239  that they are being operated in compliance with all applicable
  240  uniform minimum standards.
  241         (11) Supervise all apprenticeship programs that are
  242  registered with the department.
  243         (12) Ensure that minority and gender diversity are
  244  considered in apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs
  245  administering this program.
  246         (12)(13) Adopt rules required to administer ss. 446.011
  247  446.092.
  248         Section 6. Section 446.045, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  249  read:
  250         446.045 State Apprenticeship Advisory Council.—
  251         (1) As used in this section, the term:
  252         (a) “Joint organization” means an apprenticeship sponsor
  253  who participates in a collective bargaining agreement.
  254         (b) “Nonjoint organization” means an apprenticeship sponsor
  255  who does not participate in a collective bargaining agreement.
  256         (2)(a) There is created a State Apprenticeship Advisory
  257  Council to be composed of 10 voting members appointed by the
  258  Governor and two ex officio nonvoting members. The purpose of
  259  the advisory council is to advise the department on matters
  260  relating to registered apprenticeship and registered
  261  preapprenticeship. The advisory council may not establish
  262  policy, adopt rules, or consider whether particular registered
  263  apprenticeship or registered preapprenticeship programs should
  264  be approved by the department.
  265         (b) The Commissioner of Education or the commissioner’s
  266  designee shall serve ex officio as chair of the State
  267  Apprenticeship Advisory Council, but may not vote. A
  268  representative The state director of the Office of
  269  Apprenticeship of the United States Department of Labor shall
  270  serve ex officio as a nonvoting member of the council. The
  271  Governor shall appoint to the council four members representing
  272  employee organizations and four members representing employer
  273  organizations. Each of these eight members shall represent
  274  industries that have registered apprenticeship programs. The
  275  Governor shall also appoint two public members who are
  276  knowledgeable about registered apprenticeship and apprenticeable
  277  occupations and who are independent of any joint or nonjoint
  278  organization. Members shall be appointed for 4-year staggered
  279  terms. A vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the
  280  unexpired term.
  281         (c) The council shall meet at the call of the chair or the
  282  chair’s designee, or at the request of a majority of its voting
  283  membership, but at least twice a year. A majority of the voting
  284  members constitutes shall constitute a quorum, and the
  285  affirmative vote of a majority of a quorum is necessary to take
  286  action.
  287         (d) The Governor may remove any member for cause.
  288         (e) The council shall maintain minutes of each meeting. The
  289  department shall keep on file the minutes of each meeting and
  290  shall make the minutes available to any interested person.
  291         (f) Members of the council shall serve without compensation
  292  and are not entitled to receive reimbursement for per diem and
  293  travel expenses under s. 112.061. Meetings may be held via
  294  teleconference or other electronic means.
  295         Section 7. Section 446.051, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  296  read:
  297         446.051 Related instruction for apprentices.—
  298         (1) The administration and supervision of related and
  299  supplemental instruction for apprentices, the coordination of
  300  such instruction with job experiences, and the selection and
  301  training of teachers, instructors, and coordinators for such
  302  instruction, all as approved by the department, are registered
  303  program sponsor, shall be the responsibility of the registered
  304  apprenticeship or registered preapprenticeship program sponsor
  305  appropriate career education institution.
  306         (2) District school boards and Florida College System
  307  institution and state university boards of trustees are The
  308  appropriate career education institution shall be encouraged to
  309  cooperate with and assist in providing to any registered program
  310  sponsor facilities, equipment and supplies, and instructors’
  311  salaries for the performance of related and supplemental
  312  instruction associated with the registered apprenticeship or
  313  preapprenticeship registered program.
  314         Section 8. Section 446.052, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  315  read:
  316         446.052 Preapprenticeship program.—
  317         (1) There is created and established a preapprenticeship
  318  education program, as defined in s. 446.021.
  319         (2) The department, under regulations established by the
  320  State Board of Education, may administer the provisions of ss.
  321  446.011-446.092 which relate to preapprenticeship programs in
  322  cooperation with district school boards and Florida College
  323  System institution boards of trustees. District school boards,
  324  Florida College System institution and State University System
  325  boards of trustees, and registered apprenticeship registered
  326  program sponsors are encouraged to shall cooperate in developing
  327  and establishing preapprenticeship programs that include career
  328  instruction and general education courses required to obtain a
  329  high school diploma.
  330         (3) The department, the district school boards, and the
  331  Florida College System and State University System institution
  332  boards of trustees shall work together with existing registered
  333  apprenticeship programs in order that individuals completing the
  334  preapprenticeship programs may be able to receive credit toward
  335  towards completing an a registered apprenticeship program. In
  336  addition, such boards and boards of trustees are encouraged to
  337  cooperate with established associate of science or associate of
  338  applied science degree programs and career certificate programs
  339  to ensure that individuals completing a registered
  340  apprenticeship program may be able to receive college credit
  341  toward a technical degree education program.
  342         (4) If qualified, veterans who have received discharges
  343  other than dishonorable discharges shall, if qualified, receive
  344  the same priorities given to registered preapprentices.
  345         Section 9.  Section 446.071, Florida Statutes, is amended
  346  to read:
  347         446.071 Apprenticeship sponsors.—
  348         (1) One or more local apprenticeship sponsors must shall be
  349  approved in any apprenticeable occupation trade or multiple
  350  apprenticeable occupations group of trades by the department,
  351  upon a determination of need, if the apprenticeship sponsor
  352  meets all of the uniform minimum standards established by the
  353  department. The term “need” refers to the need of state
  354  residents for apprenticeship training. In the absence of proof
  355  to the contrary, it shall be presumed that there is need for
  356  apprenticeship and preapprenticeship training in each county in
  357  this state.
  358         (2) An A local apprenticeship sponsor may be a committee, a
  359  group of employers, an employer, or a group of employees, an
  360  educational institution, a local workforce board, a community or
  361  faith-based organization, an association, or any entity
  362  preapproved by the department as being in accordance with this
  363  chapter combination thereof.
  364         (3) The department may grant a variance from the uniform
  365  minimum standards upon a showing of good cause for the variance
  366  by program sponsors in nonconstruction trades. The purpose of
  367  this subsection is to recognize the unique and varying training
  368  requirements in nontraditional apprenticeable occupations and to
  369  authorize the department to adapt the standards to the needs of
  370  the programs.
  371         Section 10. Section 446.081, Florida Statutes, is amended
  372  to read:
  373         446.081 Limitation.—
  374         (1) Nothing in ss. 446.011-446.092 or in any apprentice
  375  agreement approved under those sections invalidates may
  376  invalidate:
  377         (a) any apprenticeship provision in any collective
  378  agreement between employers and employees setting up higher
  379  apprenticeship standards.
  380         (b) Any special provision for veterans, minority persons,
  381  or women in the standards, apprenticeship qualifications, or
  382  operation of the program that is not otherwise prohibited by
  383  law, executive order, or authorized regulation.
  384         (2) A No person may not shall institute any action for the
  385  enforcement of any apprentice agreement, or for damages for the
  386  breach of any apprentice agreement, made under ss. 446.011
  387  446.092, unless he or she has first exhausted all administrative
  388  remedies provided by this section.
  389         (3) Any person aggrieved by any determination or act of the
  390  department has the right to an administrative hearing.
  391         (4) Nothing in ss. 446.011-446.092 or in any rules adopted
  392  or contained in any approved apprentice agreement under such
  393  sections invalidates any special provision for veterans,
  394  minority persons, or women in the standards, qualifications, or
  395  operation of the apprenticeship program which is not otherwise
  396  prohibited by any applicable general law, executive order, rule,
  397  or regulation.
  398         Section 11. Section 446.091, Florida Statutes, is repealed.
  399         Section 12. Section 446.092, Florida Statutes, is amended
  400  to read:
  401         446.092 Criteria for apprenticeship occupations.—At a
  402  minimum, an apprenticeable occupation must possess is a skilled
  403  trade which possesses all of the following characteristics:
  404         (1) It is customarily learned in a practical way through a
  405  structured, systematic program of on-the-job, supervised
  406  training.
  407         (2) It is clearly identified and commonly recognized
  408  throughout an industry.
  409         (3) It involves manual, mechanical, or technical skills and
  410  knowledge which, in accordance with the industry standards for
  411  the occupation, requires would require a minimum of 2,000 hours
  412  of on-the-job training, which hours are excluded from the time
  413  spent at related technical or supplementary related instruction.
  414         (4) It requires related technical instruction to supplement
  415  on-the-job training. Such instruction may be given in a
  416  classroom, through occupational or industrial courses or
  417  correspondence courses of equivalent value, through electronic
  418  media, or through other forms of self-study approved by the
  419  department.
  420         Section 13. Paragraph (e) of subsection (1) of section
  421  1003.4156, Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (2)
  422  and amended, present subsection (2) of that section is
  423  redesignated as subsection (4), and a new subsection (3) is
  424  added to that section, to read:
  425         1003.4156 General requirements for middle grades
  426  promotion.—
  427         (1) In order for a student to be promoted to high school
  428  from a school that includes middle grades 6, 7, and 8, the
  429  student must successfully complete the following courses:
  430         (2)(e)Students are encouraged to complete one course in
  431  career and education planning which may be offered to be
  432  completed in grades 6, 7, or 8, and which may be taught by any
  433  member of the instructional staff. The course should must be
  434  Internet-based, customizable to each student, and include
  435  research-based assessments to assist students in determining
  436  educational and career options and goals. In addition, the
  437  course should must result in a completed personalized academic
  438  and career plan for the student that may be revised as the
  439  student progresses through middle school and high school; must
  440  emphasize the importance of entrepreneurship and employability
  441  skills; and must include information from the Department of
  442  Economic Opportunity’s economic security report under s. 445.07.
  443  The required personalized academic and career plan should must
  444  inform students of high school graduation requirements,
  445  including a detailed explanation of the requirements for earning
  446  a high school diploma designation under s. 1003.4285; the
  447  requirements for each scholarship in the Florida Bright Futures
  448  Scholarship Program; state university and Florida College System
  449  institution admission requirements; available opportunities to
  450  earn college credit in high school, including Advanced Placement
  451  courses; the International Baccalaureate Program; the Advanced
  452  International Certificate of Education Program; dual enrollment,
  453  including career dual enrollment; and career education courses,
  454  including career-themed courses, preapprenticeship and
  455  apprenticeship programs, and course sequences that lead to
  456  industry certification pursuant to s. 1003.492 or s. 1008.44.
  457  The course may be implemented as a stand-alone course or
  458  integrated into another course or courses.
  459         (3)The Florida Virtual School may offer a course that
  460  conforms to the guidelines established in subsection (2).
  461         (4)(2) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules
  462  pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement this section
  463  and may enforce this section pursuant to s. 1008.32.
  464         Section 14. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (8) of
  465  section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, to read:
  466         1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.—
  469         (d)School districts or regional consortia may work with
  470  national providers to submit recommended career-themed courses
  471  to the department for state board approval. Recommended courses
  472  must meet the requirements set forth in s. 1003.493(2), (4), and
  473  (5) that students can take and earn required high school course
  474  credits.
  475         Section 15. Present subsections (3) through (8) of section
  476  1007.23, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (4)
  477  through (9), respectively, and a new subsection (3) is added to
  478  that section, to read:
  479         1007.23 Statewide articulation agreement.—
  480         (3)To facilitate seamless transfer, reduce excess credit
  481  hours, and ensure that students are taking the relevant courses
  482  needed for their future careers, the articulation agreement must
  483  specify three mathematics pathways, which are aligned to
  484  programs, meta-majors, and careers, on which degree seeking
  485  students must be placed.
  486         Section 16. By September 31, 2020, the Articulation
  487  Coordinating Committee shall convene a representative workgroup
  488  composed of academic affairs administrators and faculty from
  489  state universities and Florida College System institutions to
  490  identify the three pathways. The workgroup shall report its
  491  recommendations to the Articulation Coordinating Committee, the
  492  Board of Governors, and the State Board of Education by March
  493  31, 2021. The Articulation Coordinating Committee shall approve
  494  the mathematics pathways by May 31, 2021.
  495         Section 17. Subsections (2) and (4) of section 1007.2616,
  496  Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  497         1007.2616 Computer science and technology instruction.—
  498         (2)(a) Public schools shall provide students in grades K-12
  499  opportunities for learning computer science, including, but not
  500  limited to, computer coding and computer programming. Such
  501  opportunities must may include computational thinking and
  502  foundational computer science skills coding instruction in
  503  elementary school and middle school and instruction to develop
  504  students’ computer usage and digital literacy skills in middle
  505  school, and must include courses in computer science in middle
  506  school and high school, including earning-related industry
  507  certifications. Such courses must be integrated into each school
  508  district’s middle and high schools, including combination
  509  schools in which any of grades 6 through 12 are taught.
  510         (b) Computer science courses must be identified in the
  511  Course Code Directory and published on the Department of
  512  Education’s website no later than July 1, 2018. Additional
  513  computer science courses may be subsequently identified and
  514  posted on the department’s website.
  515         (4)(a) Subject to legislative appropriation, a school
  516  district or a consortium of school districts may apply to the
  517  department, in a format prescribed by the department, for
  518  funding to deliver or facilitate training for classroom teachers
  519  to earn an educator certificate in computer science pursuant to
  520  s. 1012.56, or training that leads to an industry certification
  521  associated with a course identified in the Course Code Directory
  522  pursuant to paragraph (2)(b), or for professional development
  523  for classroom teachers to provide instruction in computer
  524  science courses and content for grades K-12, or for the purchase
  525  of technology, including hardware and software, directly related
  526  to computer science instruction. Such funding shall only be used
  527  to provide training for classroom teachers, or to pay fees for
  528  examinations that lead to a credential, or to provide
  529  professional development, pursuant to this paragraph.
  530         (b) The department shall award funding to school districts
  531  or consortia using criteria developed by the department Once the
  532  department has identified courses in the Course Code Directory
  533  pursuant to paragraph (2)(b), the department shall establish a
  534  deadline for submitting applications. The department shall award
  535  funding to school districts in a manner that allows for an
  536  equitable distribution of funding statewide based on student
  537  population.
  538         Section 18. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) and paragraph
  539  (b) of subsection (4) of section 1008.44, Florida Statutes, are
  540  amended, and paragraph (f) is added to subsection (1), to read:
  541         1008.44 CAPE Industry Certification Funding List and CAPE
  542  Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List.—
  543         (1) Pursuant to ss. 1003.4203 and 1003.492, the Department
  544  of Education shall, at least annually, identify, under rules
  545  adopted by the State Board of Education, and the Commissioner of
  546  Education may at any time recommend adding the following
  547  certificates, certifications, and courses:
  548         (a) CAPE industry certifications identified on the CAPE
  549  Industry Certification Funding List that must be applied in the
  550  distribution of funding to school districts pursuant to s.
  551  1011.62(1)(o). The CAPE Industry Certification Funding List
  552  shall incorporate by reference the industry certifications on
  553  the career pathways list approved for the Florida Gold Seal CAPE
  554  Vocational Scholars award. In addition, by August 1 of each
  555  year, the not-for-profit corporation established pursuant to s.
  556  445.004 may annually select one industry certification, that
  557  does not articulate for college credit, for inclusion on the
  558  CAPE Industry Certification Funding List for a period of 3 years
  559  unless otherwise approved by the curriculum review committee
  560  pursuant to s. 1003.491. Such industry certifications, if earned
  561  by a student, shall be eligible for additional full-time
  562  equivalent membership, pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(o)1.
  563         (f)Industry certifications associated with aviation
  564  related and aerospace-related occupations must be identified by
  565  the Commissioner of Education and, if earned by a student, are
  566  eligible for additional full-time equivalent membership pursuant
  567  to s. 1011.62(1)(o)1.e. These industry certifications must be
  568  identified on the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List.
  569         (4)
  570         (b) For the purpose of calculating additional full-time
  571  equivalent membership pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(o)1.e., the
  572  Commissioner of Education may limit CAPE industry certifications
  573  and CAPE Digital Tool certificates to students in certain grades
  574  based on formal recommendations by providers of CAPE industry
  575  certifications and CAPE Digital Tool certificates.
  576         Section 19. Paragraph (o) of subsection (1) of Section
  577  1011.62, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  578         1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
  579  allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
  580  district for operation of schools is not determined in the
  581  annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
  582  the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
  583  follows:
  585  OPERATION.—The following procedure shall be followed in
  586  determining the annual allocation to each district for
  587  operation:
  588         (o) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent
  589  membership based on successful completion of a career-themed
  590  course pursuant to ss. 1003.491, 1003.492, and 1003.493, or
  591  courses with embedded CAPE industry certifications or CAPE
  592  Digital Tool certificates, and issuance of industry
  593  certification identified on the CAPE Industry Certification
  594  Funding List pursuant to rules adopted by the State Board of
  595  Education or CAPE Digital Tool certificates pursuant to s.
  596  1003.4203.—
  597         1.a. A value of 0.025 full-time equivalent student
  598  membership shall be calculated for CAPE Digital Tool
  599  certificates earned by students in elementary and middle school
  600  grades.
  601         b. A value of 0.1 or 0.2 full-time equivalent student
  602  membership shall be calculated for each student who completes a
  603  course as defined in s. 1003.493(1)(b) or courses with embedded
  604  CAPE industry certifications and who is issued an industry
  605  certification identified annually on the CAPE Industry
  606  Certification Funding List approved under rules adopted by the
  607  State Board of Education. For a CAPE industry certification that
  608  has a statewide articulation agreement of 4 to 14 college
  609  credits, a value of 0.2 full-time equivalent membership shall be
  610  calculated. For a CAPE industry certification that has a
  611  statewide articulation agreement of 1 to 3 college credits and
  612  is deemed by the department to be of sufficient rigor and to be
  613  linked to a high-skill occupation, a value of 0.2 full-time
  614  equivalent membership shall be calculated. For all other CAPE
  615  industry certifications with a statewide articulation agreement
  616  of 1 to 3 college credits, a value of 0.1 full-time equivalent
  617  membership shall be calculated A value of 0.2 full-time
  618  equivalent membership shall be calculated for each student who
  619  is issued a CAPE industry certification that has a statewide
  620  articulation agreement for college credit approved by the State
  621  Board of Education. For CAPE industry certifications that do not
  622  articulate for college credit, the Department of Education shall
  623  calculate assign a full-time equivalent value of 0.1 for each
  624  certification. Middle grades students who earn additional FTE
  625  membership for a CAPE Digital Tool certificate pursuant to sub
  626  subparagraph a. may not use the previously funded examination to
  627  satisfy the requirements for earning an industry certification
  628  under this sub-subparagraph. Additional FTE membership for an
  629  elementary or middle grades student may not exceed 0.1 for
  630  certificates or certifications earned within the same fiscal
  631  year. The State Board of Education shall include the assigned
  632  values on the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List under
  633  rules adopted by the state board. Such value shall be added to
  634  the total full-time equivalent student membership for grades 6
  635  through 12 in the subsequent year. CAPE industry certifications
  636  earned through dual enrollment must be reported and funded
  637  pursuant to s. 1011.80. However, if a student earns a
  638  certification through a dual enrollment course and the
  639  certification is not a fundable certification on the
  640  postsecondary certification funding list, or the dual enrollment
  641  certification is earned as a result of an agreement between a
  642  school district and a nonpublic postsecondary institution, the
  643  bonus value shall be funded in the same manner as other nondual
  644  enrollment course industry certifications. In such cases, the
  645  school district may provide for an agreement between the high
  646  school and the technical center, or the school district and the
  647  postsecondary institution may enter into an agreement for
  648  equitable distribution of the bonus funds.
  649         c. A value of 0.3 full-time equivalent student membership
  650  shall be calculated for student completion of the courses and
  651  the embedded certifications identified on the CAPE Industry
  652  Certification Funding List and approved by the commissioner
  653  pursuant to ss. 1003.4203(5)(a) and 1008.44.
  654         d. A value of 0.5 full-time equivalent student membership
  655  shall be calculated for CAPE Acceleration Industry
  656  Certifications that articulate for 15 to 29 college credit
  657  hours, and 1.0 full-time equivalent student membership shall be
  658  calculated for CAPE Acceleration Industry Certifications that
  659  articulate for 30 or more college credit hours pursuant to CAPE
  660  Acceleration Industry Certifications approved by the
  661  commissioner pursuant to ss. 1003.4203(5)(b) and 1008.44.
  662         e.In addition to the full-time equivalent student
  663  membership calculated under paragraphs (a)-(d), a supplemental
  664  value of 0.2 full-time equivalent student membership shall be
  665  calculated for industry certifications identified on the CAPE
  666  Industry Certification Funding List as leading to employment in
  667  aviation-related or aerospace-related occupations and meeting
  668  specified criteria prescribed by the department.
  669         2. Each district must allocate at least 80 percent of the
  670  funds provided for CAPE industry certification, in accordance
  671  with this paragraph, to the program that generated the funds.
  672  The remaining 20 percent may be used for other CAPE program
  673  expenses, such as administrative costs, which may not exceed 5
  674  percent of the funds provided, and new industry certification
  675  programs. All such funds must be used for CAPE programs. CAPE
  676  funding This allocation may not be used to supplant funds
  677  provided for basic operation of the program, such as teacher
  678  salaries and other costs that are funded with non-CAPE funds for
  679  other courses.
  680         3. For CAPE industry certifications earned in the 2013-2014
  681  school year and in subsequent years, the school district shall
  682  distribute to each classroom teacher who provided direct
  683  instruction toward the attainment of a CAPE industry
  684  certification that qualified for additional full-time equivalent
  685  membership under subparagraph 1.:
  686         a. A bonus of $25 for each student taught by a teacher who
  687  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  688  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  689  Funding List with a weight of 0.1.
  690         b. A bonus of $50 for each student taught by a teacher who
  691  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  692  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  693  Funding List with a weight of 0.2.
  694         c. A bonus of $75 for each student taught by a teacher who
  695  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  696  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  697  Funding List with a weight of 0.3.
  698         d. A bonus of $100 for each student taught by a teacher who
  699  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  700  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  701  Funding List with a weight of 0.5 or 1.0.
  703  Bonuses awarded pursuant to this paragraph shall be provided to
  704  teachers who are employed by the district in the year in which
  705  the additional FTE membership calculation is included in the
  706  calculation. Bonuses awarded to teachers pursuant to this
  707  paragraph must shall be calculated based upon the associated
  708  weight of a CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry
  709  Certification Funding List for the year in which the
  710  certification is earned by the student. Any bonus awarded to a
  711  teacher pursuant to this paragraph is in addition to any regular
  712  wage or other bonus the teacher received or is scheduled to
  713  receive. A bonus may not be awarded to a teacher who fails to
  714  maintain the security of any CAPE industry certification
  715  examination or who otherwise violates the security or
  716  administration protocol of any assessment instrument that may
  717  result in a bonus being awarded to the teacher under this
  718  paragraph.
  719         Section 20. Paragraph (b) of subsection (7) of section
  720  1011.80, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  721         1011.80 Funds for operation of workforce education
  722  programs.—
  723         (7)
  724         (b) Performance funding for industry certifications for
  725  school district workforce education programs is contingent upon
  726  specific appropriation in the General Appropriations Act and
  727  shall be determined as follows:
  728         1. Occupational areas for which industry certifications may
  729  be earned, as established in the General Appropriations Act, are
  730  eligible for performance funding. Priority shall be given to the
  731  occupational areas emphasized in state, national, or corporate
  732  grants provided to Florida educational institutions.
  733         2. The Chancellor of Career and Adult Education shall
  734  identify the industry certifications eligible for funding on the
  735  CAPE Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List approved
  736  by the State Board of Education pursuant to s. 1008.44, based on
  737  the occupational areas specified in the General Appropriations
  738  Act.
  739         3.a.Except as provided in sub-subparagraph b., each school
  740  district shall be provided $1,000 for each industry
  741  certification earned by a workforce education student. If funds
  742  are insufficient to fully fund the calculated total award, such
  743  funds shall be prorated.
  744         b.For each professional-level, Federal Aviation
  745  Administration industry certification earned by a workforce
  746  education student, each school district shall be provided a
  747  total of $6,000. If funds are insufficient to fully fund the
  748  calculated total award, such funds shall be prorated.
  749         Section 21. Section 1011.802, Florida Statutes is amended
  750  to read:
  751         1011.802 Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant
  752  Program.—
  753         (1) Subject to appropriations provided in the General
  754  Appropriations Act, the Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities
  755  Grant Program is created to provide grants to high schools,
  756  career centers, charter technical career centers, Florida
  757  College System institutions, and other entities authorized to
  758  sponsor a registered an apprenticeship or registered
  759  preapprenticeship program, as defined in s. 446.021, on a
  760  competitive basis to establish new apprenticeship or
  761  preapprenticeship programs and expand existing apprenticeship or
  762  preapprenticeship programs. The Department of Education shall
  763  administer the grant program.
  764         (2) Applications must contain projected enrollment and
  765  projected costs for the new or expanded apprenticeship program.
  766         (3) The department shall give priority to apprenticeship
  767  programs with demonstrated regional demand. Grant funds may be
  768  used for instructional equipment, supplies, instructional
  769  personnel, student services, and other expenses associated with
  770  the creation or expansion of an apprenticeship program. Grant
  771  funds may not be used for recurring instructional costs or for
  772  indirect costs. Grant recipients must submit quarterly reports
  773  in a format prescribed by the department.
  774         (4)Up to $200,000 of the total amount allocated may be
  775  used by the department to administer the grant program.
  776         (5)(4) The State Board of Education may adopt rules to
  777  administer this section.
  778         Section 22. Paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section
  779  1011.81, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  780         1011.81 Florida College System Program Fund.—
  781         (2) Performance funding for industry certifications for
  782  Florida College System institutions is contingent upon specific
  783  appropriation in the General Appropriations Act and shall be
  784  determined as follows:
  785         (c)1.Except as provided in subparagraph 2., each Florida
  786  College System institution shall be provided $1,000 for each
  787  industry certification earned by a student. If funds are
  788  insufficient to fully fund the calculated total award, such
  789  funds shall be prorated.
  790         2.For each professional-level, Federal Aviation
  791  Administration industry certification earned by a student, each
  792  Florida College System institution shall be provided a total of
  793  $6,000. If funds are insufficient to fully fund the calculated
  794  total award, such funds shall be prorated.
  795         Section 23. Section 1009.25, Florida Statutes, is reenacted
  796  to read:
  797         1009.25 Fee exemptions.—
  798         (1) The following students are exempt from the payment of
  799  tuition and fees, including lab fees, at a school district that
  800  provides workforce education programs, Florida College System
  801  institution, or state university:
  802         (a) A student enrolled in a dual enrollment or early
  803  admission program pursuant to s. 1007.271.
  804         (b) A student enrolled in an approved apprenticeship
  805  program, as defined in s. 446.021.
  806         (c) A student who is or was at the time he or she reached
  807  18 years of age in the custody of the Department of Children and
  808  Families or who, after spending at least 6 months in the custody
  809  of the department after reaching 16 years of age, was placed in
  810  a guardianship by the court. Such exemption includes fees
  811  associated with enrollment in applied academics for adult
  812  education instruction. The exemption remains valid until the
  813  student reaches 28 years of age.
  814         (d) A student who is or was at the time he or she reached
  815  18 years of age in the custody of a relative or nonrelative
  816  under s. 39.5085 or s. 39.6225 or who was adopted from the
  817  Department of Children and Families after May 5, 1997. Such
  818  exemption includes fees associated with enrollment in applied
  819  academics for adult education instruction. The exemption remains
  820  valid until the student reaches 28 years of age.
  821         (e) A student enrolled in an employment and training
  822  program under the welfare transition program. The local
  823  workforce development board shall pay the state university,
  824  Florida College System institution, or school district for costs
  825  incurred for welfare transition program participants.
  826         (f) A student who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate
  827  nighttime residence or whose primary nighttime residence is a
  828  public or private shelter designed to provide temporary
  829  residence, a public or private transitional living program, or a
  830  public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as,
  831  a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. This includes
  832  a student who would otherwise meet the requirements of this
  833  paragraph, as determined by a college or university, but for his
  834  or her residence in college or university dormitory housing.
  835         (g) A student who is a proprietor, owner, or worker of a
  836  company whose business has been at least 50 percent negatively
  837  financially impacted by the buyout of property around Lake
  838  Apopka by the State of Florida. Such student may receive a fee
  839  exemption only if the student has not received compensation
  840  because of the buyout, the student is designated a Florida
  841  resident for tuition purposes, pursuant to s. 1009.21, and the
  842  student has applied for and been denied financial aid, pursuant
  843  to s. 1009.40, which would have provided, at a minimum, payment
  844  of all student fees. The student is responsible for providing
  845  evidence to the postsecondary education institution verifying
  846  that the conditions of this paragraph have been met, including
  847  supporting documentation provided by the Department of Revenue.
  848  The student must be currently enrolled in, or begin coursework
  849  within, a program area by fall semester 2000. The exemption is
  850  valid for a period of 4 years after the date that the
  851  postsecondary education institution confirms that the conditions
  852  of this paragraph have been met.
  853         (h) Pursuant to s. 402.403, child protection and child
  854  welfare personnel as defined in s. 402.402 who are enrolled in
  855  an accredited bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in social
  856  work program, provided that the student attains at least a grade
  857  of “B” in all courses for which tuition and fees are exempted.
  858         (2) Each Florida College System institution is authorized
  859  to grant student fee exemptions from all fees adopted by the
  860  State Board of Education and the Florida College System
  861  institution board of trustees for up to 54 full-time equivalent
  862  students or 1 percent of the institution’s total full-time
  863  equivalent enrollment, whichever is greater, at each
  864  institution.
  865         Section 24. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.
  867  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
  868  And the title is amended as follows:
  869         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  870  and insert:
  871                        A bill to be entitled                      
  872         An act relating to education; creating s. 446.541,
  873         F.S.; providing legislative intent; defining terms;
  874         providing that individuals enrolled in certain
  875         preapprenticeship programs are deemed to be employees
  876         of the state for purposes of receiving certain medical
  877         care under workers’ compensation coverage; amending s.
  878         446.011, F.S.; revising legislative intent related to
  879         apprenticeship training; amending s. 446.021, F.S.;
  880         defining and redefining terms; amending s. 446.032,
  881         F.S.; revising the general duties of the Department of
  882         Education with regard to registered apprenticeship and
  883         registered preapprenticeship programs; amending s.
  884         446.041, F.S.; requiring the department to review and
  885         evaluate uniform minimum standards for registered
  886         apprenticeship and registered preapprenticeship
  887         programs; amending s. 446.045, F.S.; conforming
  888         provisions to changes made by the act; revising the
  889         membership of the State Apprenticeship Advisory
  890         Council; revising meeting requirements; amending s.
  891         446.051, F.S.; providing that registered apprenticeship
  892         or registered preapprenticeship program sponsors are
  893         responsible for the selection and training of certain
  894         personnel, as approved by the department; encouraging
  895         district school boards and Florida College System
  896         institution and state university boards of trustees to
  897         cooperate in providing certain equipment, supplies, and
  898         instructor salaries; amending s. 446.052, F.S.;
  899         encouraging certain boards of trustees to cooperate in
  900         developing and establishing registered apprenticeship
  901         and preapprenticeship programs that include career
  902         instruction; encouraging such boards and boards of
  903         trustees to cooperate with certain degree programs and
  904         certificate programs to ensure that certain individuals
  905         may be eligible to receive certain college credit;
  906         amending s. 446.071, F.S.; providing that certain
  907         organizations may be apprenticeship sponsors if they
  908         meet certain uniform minimum standards; updating
  909         terminology; removing the definition of the term
  910         “need”; amending s. 446.081, F.S.; revising the
  911         applicability of a certain limitation; repealing s.
  912         446.091, F.S., relating to the adaptation and
  913         applicability of certain provisions to on-the-job
  914         training programs; amending s. 446.092, F.S.; revising
  915         criteria for apprenticeship occupations; amending s.
  916         1003.4156, F.S.; providing that students are encouraged
  917         to complete one course in career and educational
  918         planning for promotion to high school from middle
  919         school; authorizing the Florida Virtual School to offer
  920         such courses; amending s. 1003.4282, F.S.; authorizing
  921         school districts and regional consortia to work with
  922         national providers to submit to the department for
  923         approval recommended career-themed courses that satisfy
  924         high school credit requirements; amending s. 1007.23,
  925         F.S.; requiring a statewide articulation agreement
  926         contain three mathematics pathways; requiring the
  927         Articulation Coordinating Committee to convene a
  928         representative workgroup composed of academic affairs
  929         administrators and faculty from state universities and
  930         Florida College System institutions; requiring the
  931         workgroup to report its recommendations to the
  932         committee, the Board of Governors, and the State Board
  933         of Education by a certain date; requiring the
  934         Articulation Coordinating Committee to approve the
  935         mathematics pathways by a specified date; amending s.
  936         1007.2616, F.S.; requiring public schools to include
  937         computational thinking and foundational computer
  938         science skills in instruction to students; deleting
  939         obsolete language; authorizing school districts to
  940         apply to the department for funding for specified
  941         purposes; requiring the department to award funding to
  942         school districts or consortia using specified criteria;
  943         amending s. 1008.44, F.S.; requiring CAPE Industry
  944         Certification Funding List to incorporate by reference
  945         the industry certifications on the career pathways list
  946         approved for the Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars award;
  947         providing requirements for industry certifications
  948         associated with aviation-related and aerospace-related
  949         occupations; providing that such certifications are
  950         eligible for additional full-time equivalent
  951         membership; providing that the Commissioner of
  952         Education may limit CAPE industry certification and
  953         CAPE Digital Tool certificates to students in certain
  954         grades for a specified purpose; amending s. 1011.62,
  955         F.S.; revising the calculation of certain additional
  956         full-time equivalent membership relating to funding for
  957         the operation of schools; deleting a provision related
  958         to full-time equivalent membership calculation for
  959         elementary and middle students; providing for a
  960         calculation of full-time equivalent membership for
  961         aviation-related and aerospace-related occupations;
  962         authorizing the use of a specified percentage of
  963         certain funds for CAPE program expenses; limiting the
  964         amount of funds that may be used for administrative
  965         costs; prohibiting the use of CAPE funding to supplant
  966         funds provided for basic operation of the CAPE program;
  967         amending s. 1011.80, F.S.; revising performance funding
  968         for industry certifications for school district
  969         workforce education programs to provide for Federal
  970         Aviation Administration (FAA) industry certifications;
  971         amending s. 1011.802, F.S.; conforming provisions to
  972         changes made by the act; specifying the maximum amount
  973         of funds that may be used by the department to
  974         administer the Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities
  975         Grant Program; amending s. 1011.81, F.S.; revising
  976         performance funding for industry certifications for
  977         Florida College System Institutions to provide for FAA
  978         industry certifications; reenacting s. 1009.25, F.S.,
  979         relating to fee exemptions; providing an effective
  980         date.