Florida Senate - 2020                                    SB 1568
       By Senator Hutson
       7-01311-20                                            20201568__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to education; creating s. 446.541,
    3         F.S.; providing legislative intent; defining terms;
    4         providing that individuals enrolled in certain
    5         preapprenticeship programs are deemed to be employees
    6         of the state for purposes of workers’ compensation
    7         coverage; amending s. 446.011, F.S.; revising
    8         legislative intent related to apprenticeship training;
    9         amending s. 446.021, F.S.; defining and redefining
   10         terms; amending s. 446.032, F.S.; providing for the
   11         general duties of the Department of Education with
   12         regard to apprenticeship and preapprenticeship
   13         programs; amending s. 446.041, F.S.; requiring the
   14         department to review and evaluate uniform minimum
   15         standards for apprenticeship programs; amending s.
   16         446.045, F.S.; requiring that a representative of the
   17         Office of Apprenticeship of the United States
   18         Department of Labor serve ex officio as a nonvoting
   19         member of the State Apprenticeship Advisory Council;
   20         requiring the council to meet at the call of the chair
   21         or the chair’s designee; amending s. 446.051, F.S.;
   22         requiring the apprenticeship or preapprenticeship
   23         program sponsors to be responsible for the selection
   24         and training of instructors, as approved by the
   25         department; amending s. 446.052, F.S.; providing that
   26         apprenticeship program sponsors are encouraged to
   27         cooperate in developing and establishing registered
   28         preapprenticeship programs that include career
   29         instruction; amending s. 446.071, F.S.; providing that
   30         certain organizations may be apprenticeship sponsors;
   31         amending s. 446.081, F.S.; revising the applicability
   32         of a certain limitation; repealing s. 446.091, F.S.,
   33         relating to an on-the-job training program; amending
   34         s. 446.092, F.S.; revising criteria for apprenticeship
   35         occupations; amending s. 1003.4156, F.S.; providing
   36         that students are encouraged to complete one course in
   37         career and educational planning for promotion to high
   38         school from middle school; amending s. 1003.4282,
   39         F.S.; authorizing school districts and regional
   40         consortia to work with national providers to submit to
   41         the department for approval recommended career-themed
   42         courses that satisfy high school credit requirements;
   43         amending s. 1007.23, F.S.; requiring a statewide
   44         articulation agreement contain three mathematics
   45         pathways; requiring the Articulation Coordinating
   46         Committee to convene a representative workgroup
   47         composed of academic affairs administrators and
   48         faculty from state universities and Florida College
   49         System institutions; requiring the workgroup to report
   50         its recommendations to the committee, the Board of
   51         Governors, and the State Board of Education by a
   52         certain date; requiring the Articulation Coordinating
   53         Committee to approve the mathematics pathways by a
   54         specified date; amending s. 1007.2616, F.S.; requiring
   55         public schools to include computational thinking and
   56         foundational computer science skills in instruction to
   57         students; deleting obsolete language; authorizing
   58         school districts to apply to the department for
   59         funding for specified purposes; requiring the
   60         department to award funding to school districts or
   61         consortia using specified criteria; amending s.
   62         1008.44, F.S.; providing that the Commissioner of
   63         Education may limit CAPE industry certification and
   64         CAPE Digital Tool certificates to students in certain
   65         grades for a specified purpose; amending s. 1011.62,
   66         F.S.; revising the calculation of certain additional
   67         full-time equivalent membership relating to funding
   68         for the operation of schools; authorizing the use of a
   69         specified percentage of certain funds for CAPE program
   70         expenses; prohibiting the use of CAPE funding to
   71         supplant funds provided for basic operation of the
   72         CAPE program; amending s. 1011.802, F.S.; requiring
   73         the department to administer the grant program and
   74         establish criteria for selection; providing the amount
   75         allocated that may be used by the department to
   76         administer the grant program; providing an effective
   77         date.
   79  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   81         Section 1. Section 446.541, Florida Statutes, is created to
   82  read:
   83         446.541Work-based learning.—
   84         (1)It is the intent of the Legislature that, to the extent
   85  possible, school districts place students in paid work
   86  experiences for purposes of educational training and work-based
   87  learning.
   88         (2)For purposes of this section, the term “work-based
   89  learning” means interactions with industry or community
   90  professionals in off-campus workplaces which foster in-depth,
   91  firsthand engagement with the tasks required in a given career
   92  field and which are aligned to curriculum and instruction.
   93         (3)(a)Individuals enrolled in a preapprenticeship program
   94  administered under ss. 446.011-446.092 are deemed to be
   95  employees of the state for purposes of workers’ compensation
   96  coverage.
   97         (b)Any students in grades 6 through 12 who are enrolled in
   98  a course identified in the Course Code Directory which may
   99  contain a work-based learning component or an activity that is
  100  unpaid are deemed to be employees of the state for purposes of
  101  workers’ compensation coverage.
  102         Section 2. Section 446.011, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  103  read:
  104         446.011 Legislative intent regarding apprenticeship
  105  training.—
  106         (1) It is the intent of the State of Florida to provide
  107  educational opportunities for its residents so that they can be
  108  trained for trades, occupations, and professions suited to their
  109  abilities. It is the intent of this act to promote the mode of
  110  training known as apprenticeship in occupations throughout
  111  industry in this the state that require physical manipulative
  112  skills. By broadening job training opportunities and providing
  113  for increased coordination between public school academic
  114  programs, career programs, and registered apprenticeship
  115  programs, the residents of this state will benefit from the
  116  valuable training opportunities developed when on-the-job
  117  training is combined with academic-related classroom
  118  experiences. This act is intended to develop the apparent
  119  potentials in apprenticeship training by assisting in the
  120  establishment of preapprenticeship programs in the public school
  121  system and elsewhere and by expanding presently registered
  122  programs as well as promoting new registered programs in jobs
  123  that lend themselves to apprenticeship training.
  124         (2) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Department
  125  of Education have responsibility for the development of the
  126  apprenticeship and preapprenticeship uniform minimum standards
  127  for the apprenticeable occupations trades and that the
  128  department have responsibility for assisting district school
  129  boards and Florida College System institution boards of trustees
  130  in developing preapprenticeship programs.
  131         (3) It is the further intent of ss. 446.011-446.092 that
  132  the department ensure quality training through the adoption and
  133  enforcement of uniform minimum standards and that the department
  134  promote, register, monitor, and service apprenticeship and
  135  preapprenticeship training programs and ensure that the programs
  136  adhere to the standards.
  137         (4) It is the intent of the Legislature that this act not
  138  require the use of apprentices on construction projects financed
  139  by the state or any county, municipality, town or township,
  140  public authority, special district, municipal service taxing
  141  unit, or other agency of state or local government.
  142  Notwithstanding this intent, whenever any government or agency
  143  of government employs, of its own choice, apprentices or employs
  144  contractors who employ apprentices, the behavior of the
  145  government and the contractors employed by the government shall
  146  be governed by the provisions of this act.
  147         Section 3. Section 446.021, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  148  read:
  149         (Substantial rewording of section. See
  150         s. 446.021, F.S., for present text.)
  151         446.021 Definitions of terms used in ss. 446.011-446.092.
  152  As used in ss. 446.011-446.092, the term:
  153         (1) “Apprentice” means a person at least 16 years of age
  154  who has entered into an apprenticeship agreement with a
  155  registered apprenticeship program sponsor, is engaged in
  156  learning an apprenticeable occupation through actual work
  157  experience under the supervision of journeyworkers, and is
  158  enrolled in an organized and systematic form of instruction
  159  designed to provide theoretical and technical knowledge related
  160  to the occupation.
  161         (2) “Apprenticeship program” means a program that is
  162  registered with the department on the basis of submission to the
  163  department of a plan that contains the terms and conditions for
  164  the qualification, recruitment, selection, employment, and
  165  training of apprentices, including requirements for a written
  166  apprenticeship agreement.
  167         (3) “Cancellation” means the termination or deregistration
  168  of an apprenticeship program at the request of the program
  169  sponsor, or the termination of an apprenticeship agreement at
  170  the request of the apprentice.
  171         (4) “Department” means the Department of Education.
  172         (5) “Journeyworker” means a person working in an
  173  apprenticeable occupation who has successfully completed a
  174  registered apprenticeship program or who has worked the number
  175  of years required by established industry practices for the
  176  particular trade or occupation.
  177         (6) “On-the-job training” means a structured system of work
  178  processes, under the supervision of a journeyworker, which
  179  provides the experience and knowledge necessary to meet the
  180  training objective of learning a specific skill, trade, or
  181  occupation.
  182         (7)“Preapprentice” means a person at least 16 years of age
  183  who enters into a preapprenticeship agreement with a
  184  preapprenticeship program sponsor approved by the department and
  185  who is engaged in learning an apprenticeable occupation in any
  186  course of instruction in the public school system or elsewhere.
  187         (8)“Preapprenticeship program” means a program sponsored
  188  by an apprenticeship program in the same occupation which is
  189  registered with the department on the basis of submission to the
  190  department of a plan that contains the terms and conditions of
  191  instruction in the public school system or elsewhere and is
  192  designed to prepare a registered preapprentice to become an
  193  apprentice in an apprenticeship program.
  194         (9) “Related technical instruction” means an organized and
  195  systematic form of instruction designed to provide an apprentice
  196  or preapprentice with knowledge of the theoretical subjects
  197  related to a specific trade or occupation.
  198         (10) “Uniform minimum standards” means the minimum
  199  requirements established for each occupation under which an
  200  apprenticeship or a preapprenticeship program is administered.
  201  The term includes standards of admission, training goals,
  202  training objectives, curriculum outlines, objective standards to
  203  measure successful completion of the apprenticeship or
  204  preapprenticeship program, and the percentage of credit which
  205  may be given to apprentices or preapprentices. Minimum
  206  requirements must be uniform across all occupations.
  207         Section 4. Section 446.032, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  208  read:
  209         446.032 General duties of the department for apprenticeship
  210  training.—The department shall:
  211         (1) Establish uniform minimum standards and policies
  212  governing apprenticeship apprentice programs and agreements. The
  213  standards and policies shall govern the terms and conditions of
  214  the apprentice’s employment and training, including the quality
  215  training of the apprentice for, but not limited to, such matters
  216  as ratios of apprentices to journeyworkers, safety, related
  217  technical instruction, and on-the-job training; but these
  218  standards and policies may not include rules, standards, or
  219  guidelines that require the use of apprentices and job trainees
  220  on state, county, or municipal contracts. The department may
  221  adopt rules necessary to administer the standards and policies.
  222         (2) By September 1 of each year, publish an annual report
  223  on apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs. The report
  224  must be published on the department’s website and, at a minimum,
  225  include all of the following:
  226         (a) A list of registered apprenticeship and
  227  preapprenticeship programs, sorted by local educational agency,
  228  as defined in s. 1004.02(18), and apprenticeship sponsor, under
  229  s. 446.071.
  230         (b) A detailed summary of each local educational agency’s
  231  expenditure of funds for apprenticeship and preapprenticeship
  232  programs, including:
  233         1. The total amount of funds received for apprenticeship
  234  and preapprenticeship programs;
  235         2. The total amount of funds allocated to each trade or
  236  apprenticeable occupation;
  237         3. The total amount of funds expended for administrative
  238  costs per apprenticeable trade or occupation; and
  239         4. The total amount of funds expended for instructional
  240  costs per apprenticeable trade and occupation.
  241         (c) The number of apprentices and preapprentices per
  242  apprenticeable trade and occupation.
  243         (d) The percentage of apprentices and preapprentices who
  244  complete their respective programs in the appropriate timeframe.
  245         (e) Information and resources related to applications for
  246  new apprenticeship programs and technical assistance and
  247  requirements for potential apprenticeship programs applicants.
  248         (f) Documentation of activities conducted by the department
  249  to promote apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs through
  250  public engagement, community-based partnerships, and other
  251  initiatives.
  252         (3) Provide assistance to district school boards, Florida
  253  College System institution boards of trustees, program sponsors,
  254  and local workforce development boards in notifying students,
  255  parents, and members of the community of the availability of
  256  apprenticeship and preapprenticeship opportunities, including
  257  data provided in the economic security report pursuant to s.
  258  445.07.
  259         (4) Establish procedures to be used by the State
  260  Apprenticeship Advisory Council.
  261         Section 5. Section 446.041, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  262  read:
  263         446.041 Apprenticeship program, duties of the department.
  264  The department shall:
  265         (1) Administer ss. 446.011-446.092.
  266         (2) Review and evaluate Administer the uniform minimum
  267  standards established by the department for apprenticeship and
  268  preapprenticeship programs.
  269         (3) Register, in accordance with this chapter, any
  270  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program that, regardless of
  271  affiliation, which meets the uniform minimum standards
  272  established by the department.
  273         (4) Investigate complaints concerning the failure of any
  274  registered program to meet the uniform minimum standards
  275  established by the department.
  276         (5) Cancel the registration of any program that fails to
  277  comply with the uniform minimum standards and policies of the
  278  department or that unreasonably fails or refuses to cooperate
  279  with the department in monitoring and enforcing compliance with
  280  the uniform minimum standards.
  281         (6) Encourage potential sponsors to develop and encourage
  282  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship programs.
  283         (7) Lead and coordinate outreach efforts to educate
  284  veterans about apprenticeship programs and career opportunities.
  285         (8) Cooperate with and assist approved local apprenticeship
  286  sponsors in the development of their apprenticeship uniform
  287  minimum standards and their training requirements.
  288         (9) Encourage registered apprenticeship programs to grant
  289  consideration and credit to individuals completing registered
  290  preapprenticeship programs.
  291         (10) Monitor registered apprenticeship programs to ensure
  292  that they are being operated in compliance with all applicable
  293  uniform minimum standards.
  294         (11) Supervise all apprenticeship programs that are
  295  registered with the department.
  296         (12) Ensure that minority and gender diversity are
  297  considered in apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs
  298  administering this program.
  299         (12)(13) Adopt rules required to administer ss. 446.011
  300  446.092.
  301         Section 6. Section 446.045, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  302  read:
  303         446.045 State Apprenticeship Advisory Council.—
  304         (1) As used in this section, the term:
  305         (a) “Joint organization” means an apprenticeship sponsor
  306  who participates in a collective bargaining agreement.
  307         (b) “Nonjoint organization” means an apprenticeship sponsor
  308  who does not participate in a collective bargaining agreement.
  309         (2)(a) There is created a State Apprenticeship Advisory
  310  Council to be composed of 10 voting members appointed by the
  311  Governor and two ex officio nonvoting members. The purpose of
  312  the advisory council is to advise the department on matters
  313  relating to apprenticeship and preapprenticeship. The advisory
  314  council may not establish policy, adopt rules, or consider
  315  whether particular apprenticeship or preapprenticeship programs
  316  should be approved by the department.
  317         (b) The Commissioner of Education or the commissioner’s
  318  designee shall serve ex officio as chair of the State
  319  Apprenticeship Advisory Council, but may not vote. A
  320  representative The state director of the Office of
  321  Apprenticeship of the United States Department of Labor shall
  322  serve ex officio as a nonvoting member of the council. The
  323  Governor shall appoint to the council four members representing
  324  employee organizations and four members representing employer
  325  organizations. Each of these eight members shall represent
  326  industries that have registered apprenticeship programs. The
  327  Governor shall also appoint two public members who are
  328  knowledgeable about registered apprenticeship and apprenticeable
  329  occupations and who are independent of any joint or nonjoint
  330  organization. Members shall be appointed for 4-year staggered
  331  terms. A vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the
  332  unexpired term.
  333         (c) The council shall meet at the call of the chair or the
  334  chair’s designee, or at the request of a majority of its voting
  335  membership, but at least twice a year. A majority of the voting
  336  members constitutes shall constitute a quorum, and the
  337  affirmative vote of a majority of a quorum is necessary to take
  338  action.
  339         (d) The Governor may remove any member for cause.
  340         (e) The council shall maintain minutes of each meeting. The
  341  department shall keep on file the minutes of each meeting and
  342  shall make the minutes available to any interested person.
  343         (f) Members of the council shall serve without compensation
  344  and are not entitled to receive reimbursement for per diem and
  345  travel expenses under s. 112.061. Meetings may be held via
  346  teleconference or other electronic means.
  347         Section 7. Section 446.051, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  348  read:
  349         446.051 Related instruction for apprentices.—
  350         (1) The administration and supervision of related and
  351  supplemental instruction for apprentices, the coordination of
  352  such instruction with job experiences, and the selection and
  353  training of teachers, instructors, and coordinators for such
  354  instruction, all as approved by the department, are registered
  355  program sponsor, shall be the responsibility of the
  356  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program sponsor appropriate
  357  career education institution.
  358         (2) District school boards and Florida College System
  359  institution boards of trustees are The appropriate career
  360  education institution shall be encouraged, but, notwithstanding
  361  this intent, are not obligated, to cooperate with and assist in
  362  providing to any registered program sponsor facilities,
  363  equipment and supplies, and instructors’ salaries for the
  364  performance of related and supplemental instruction associated
  365  with the apprenticeship or preapprenticeship registered program.
  366         Section 8. Section 446.052, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  367  read:
  368         446.052 Preapprenticeship program.—
  369         (1) There is created and established a preapprenticeship
  370  education program, as defined in s. 446.021.
  371         (2) The department, under regulations established by the
  372  State Board of Education, may administer the provisions of ss.
  373  446.011-446.092 which relate to preapprenticeship programs in
  374  cooperation with district school boards and Florida College
  375  System institution boards of trustees. District school boards,
  376  Florida College System institution boards of trustees, and
  377  apprenticeship registered program sponsors are encouraged to
  378  shall cooperate in developing and establishing preapprenticeship
  379  programs that include career instruction and general education
  380  courses required to obtain a high school diploma.
  381         (3) The department, the district school boards, and the
  382  Florida College System institution boards of trustees shall work
  383  together with existing registered apprenticeship programs in
  384  order that individuals completing the preapprenticeship programs
  385  may be able to receive credit toward towards completing an a
  386  registered apprenticeship program.
  387         (4) Veterans who have received discharges other than
  388  dishonorable discharges shall, if qualified, shall receive the
  389  same priorities given to registered preapprentices.
  390         Section 9.  Section 446.071, Florida Statutes, is amended
  391  to read:
  392         446.071 Apprenticeship sponsors.—
  393         (1) One or more local apprenticeship sponsors must shall be
  394  approved in any apprenticeable occupation trade or multiple
  395  apprenticeable occupations group of trades by the department,
  396  upon a determination of need, if the apprenticeship sponsor
  397  meets all of the uniform minimum standards established by the
  398  department. The term “need” refers to the need of state
  399  residents for apprenticeship training. In the absence of proof
  400  to the contrary, it must shall be presumed that there is need
  401  for apprenticeship and preapprenticeship training in each county
  402  in this state.
  403         (2) An A local apprenticeship sponsor may be a committee, a
  404  group of employers, an employer, or a group of employees, an
  405  educational institution, a local workforce board, a community or
  406  faith-based organization, an association, or any entity
  407  preapproved by the department as being in accordance with this
  408  chapter combination thereof.
  409         (3) The department may grant a variance from the uniform
  410  minimum standards upon a showing of good cause for the variance
  411  by program sponsors in nonconstruction trades. The purpose of
  412  this subsection is to recognize the unique and varying training
  413  requirements in nontraditional apprenticeable occupations and to
  414  authorize the department to adapt the standards to the needs of
  415  the programs.
  416         Section 10. Section 446.081, Florida Statutes, is amended
  417  to read:
  418         446.081 Limitation.—
  419         (1) Nothing in ss. 446.011-446.092 or in any apprentice
  420  agreement approved under those sections invalidates may
  421  invalidate:
  422         (a) any apprenticeship provision in any collective
  423  agreement between employers and employees setting up higher
  424  apprenticeship standards.
  425         (b) Any special provision for veterans, minority persons,
  426  or women in the standards, apprenticeship qualifications, or
  427  operation of the program that is not otherwise prohibited by
  428  law, executive order, or authorized regulation.
  429         (2) A No person may not shall institute any action for the
  430  enforcement of any apprentice agreement, or for damages for the
  431  breach of any apprentice agreement, made under ss. 446.011
  432  446.092, unless he or she has first exhausted all administrative
  433  remedies provided by this section.
  434         (3) Any person aggrieved by any determination or act of the
  435  department has the right to an administrative hearing.
  436         (4) Nothing in ss. 446.011-446.092 or in any rules adopted
  437  or contained in any approved apprentice agreement under such
  438  sections invalidates any special provision for veterans,
  439  minority persons, or women in the standards, qualifications, or
  440  operation of the apprenticeship program which is not otherwise
  441  prohibited by any applicable general law, executive order, rule,
  442  or regulation.
  443         Section 11. Section 446.091, Florida Statutes, is repealed.
  444         Section 12. Section 446.092, Florida Statutes, is amended
  445  to read:
  446         446.092 Criteria for apprenticeship occupations.—At a
  447  minimum, an apprenticeable occupation must possess is a skilled
  448  trade which possesses all of the following characteristics:
  449         (1) It is customarily learned in a practical way through a
  450  structured, systematic program of on-the-job, supervised
  451  training.
  452         (2) It is clearly identified and commonly recognized
  453  throughout an industry.
  454         (3) It involves manual, mechanical, or technical skills and
  455  knowledge which, in accordance with the industry standards for
  456  the occupation, requires would require a minimum of 2,000 hours
  457  of on-the-job training, which hours are excluded from the time
  458  spent at related technical or supplementary related instruction.
  459         (4) It requires related technical instruction to supplement
  460  on-the-job training. Such instruction may be given in a
  461  classroom, through occupational or industrial courses or
  462  correspondence courses of equivalent value, through electronic
  463  media, or through other forms of self-study approved by the
  464  department.
  465         Section 13. Paragraph (e) of subsection (1) and subsection
  466  (2) of section 1003.4156, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  467         1003.4156 General requirements for middle grades
  468  promotion.—
  469         (1) In order for a student to be promoted to high school
  470  from a school that includes middle grades 6, 7, and 8, the
  471  student must successfully complete the following courses:
  472         (2)(e)Students are encouraged to complete one course in
  473  career and education planning which may be offered to be
  474  completed in grades 6, 7, or 8, and which may be taught by any
  475  member of the instructional staff. The course should must be
  476  Internet-based, customizable to each student, and include
  477  research-based assessments to assist students in determining
  478  educational and career options and goals. In addition, the
  479  course should must result in a completed personalized academic
  480  and career plan for the student that may be revised as the
  481  student progresses through middle school and high school; must
  482  emphasize the importance of entrepreneurship and employability
  483  skills; and must include information from the Department of
  484  Economic Opportunity’s economic security report under s. 445.07.
  485  The required personalized academic and career plan should must
  486  inform students of high school graduation requirements,
  487  including a detailed explanation of the requirements for earning
  488  a high school diploma designation under s. 1003.4285; the
  489  requirements for each scholarship in the Florida Bright Futures
  490  Scholarship Program; state university and Florida College System
  491  institution admission requirements; available opportunities to
  492  earn college credit in high school, including Advanced Placement
  493  courses; the International Baccalaureate Program; the Advanced
  494  International Certificate of Education Program; dual enrollment,
  495  including career dual enrollment; and career education courses,
  496  including career-themed courses, preapprenticeship and
  497  apprenticeship programs, and course sequences that lead to
  498  industry certification pursuant to s. 1003.492 or s. 1008.44.
  499  The course may be implemented as a stand-alone course or
  500  integrated into another course or courses.
  501         (3)(2) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules
  502  pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement this section
  503  and may enforce this section pursuant to s. 1008.32.
  504         Section 14. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (8) of
  505  section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, to read:
  506         1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.—
  509         (d)School districts or regional consortia may work with
  510  national providers to submit recommended career-themed courses
  511  to the department for state board approval. Recommended courses
  512  must meet the requirements set forth in s. 1003.493(2), (4), and
  513  (5) that students can take and earn required high school course
  514  credits.
  515         Section 15. Present subsections (3) through (8) of section
  516  1007.23, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (4)
  517  through (9), respectively, and a new subsection (3) is added to
  518  that section, to read:
  519         1007.23 Statewide articulation agreement.—
  520         (3)To facilitate seamless transfer, reduce excess credit
  521  hours, and ensure that students are taking the relevant courses
  522  needed for their future careers, the articulation agreement must
  523  specify three mathematics pathways, which are aligned to
  524  programs, meta-majors, and careers, on which degree seeking
  525  students must be placed.
  526         Section 16. By September 31, 2020, the Articulation
  527  Coordinating Committee shall convene a representative workgroup
  528  composed of academic affairs administrators and faculty from
  529  state universities and Florida College System institutions to
  530  identify the three pathways. The workgroup shall report its
  531  recommendations to the Articulation Coordinating Committee, the
  532  Board of Governors, and the State Board of Education by March
  533  31, 2021. The Articulation Coordinating Committee shall approve
  534  the mathematics pathways by May 31, 2021.
  535         Section 17. Subsections (2) and (4) of section 1007.2616,
  536  Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  537         1007.2616 Computer science and technology instruction.—
  538         (2)(a) Public schools shall provide students in grades K-12
  539  opportunities for learning computer science, including, but not
  540  limited to, computer coding and computer programming. Such
  541  opportunities must may include computational thinking and
  542  foundational computer science skills coding instruction in
  543  elementary school and middle school and instruction to develop
  544  students’ computer usage and digital literacy skills in middle
  545  school, and must include courses in computer science in middle
  546  school and high school, including earning-related industry
  547  certifications. Such courses must be integrated into each school
  548  district’s middle and high schools, including combination
  549  schools in which any of grades 6 through 12 are taught.
  550         (b) Computer science courses must be identified in the
  551  Course Code Directory and published on the Department of
  552  Education’s website no later than July 1, 2018. Additional
  553  computer science courses may be subsequently identified and
  554  posted on the department’s website.
  555         (4)(a) Subject to legislative appropriation, a school
  556  district or a consortium of school districts may apply to the
  557  department, in a format prescribed by the department, for
  558  funding to deliver or facilitate training for classroom teachers
  559  to earn an educator certificate in computer science pursuant to
  560  s. 1012.56, or training that leads to an industry certification
  561  associated with a course identified in the Course Code Directory
  562  pursuant to paragraph (2)(b), or for professional development
  563  for classroom teachers to provide instruction in computer
  564  science courses and content for grades K-12, or for the purchase
  565  of technology, including hardware and software, directly related
  566  to computer science instruction. Such funding shall only be used
  567  to provide training for classroom teachers, or to pay fees for
  568  examinations that lead to a credential, or to provide
  569  professional development, pursuant to this paragraph.
  570         (b) The department shall award funding to school districts
  571  or consortia using criteria developed by the department Once the
  572  department has identified courses in the Course Code Directory
  573  pursuant to paragraph (2)(b), the department shall establish a
  574  deadline for submitting applications. The department shall award
  575  funding to school districts in a manner that allows for an
  576  equitable distribution of funding statewide based on student
  577  population.
  578         Section 18. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) and paragraph
  579  (b) of subsection (4) of section 1008.44, Florida Statutes, are
  580  amended to read:
  581         1008.44 CAPE Industry Certification Funding List and CAPE
  582  Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List.—
  583         (1) Pursuant to ss. 1003.4203 and 1003.492, the Department
  584  of Education shall, at least annually, identify, under rules
  585  adopted by the State Board of Education, and the Commissioner of
  586  Education may at any time recommend adding the following
  587  certificates, certifications, and courses:
  588         (a) CAPE industry certifications identified on the CAPE
  589  Industry Certification Funding List that must be applied in the
  590  distribution of funding to school districts pursuant to s.
  591  1011.62(1)(o). The CAPE Industry Certification Funding List
  592  shall incorporate by reference the industry certifications on
  593  the career pathways list approved for the Florida Gold Seal CAPE
  594  Vocational Scholars award. In addition, by August 1 of each
  595  year, the not-for-profit corporation established pursuant to s.
  596  445.004 may annually select one industry certification, that
  597  does not articulate for college credit, for inclusion on the
  598  CAPE Industry Certification Funding List for a period of 3 years
  599  unless otherwise approved by the curriculum review committee
  600  pursuant to s. 1003.491. Such industry certifications, if earned
  601  by a student, shall be eligible for additional full-time
  602  equivalent membership, pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(o)1.
  603         (4)
  604         (b) For the purpose of calculating additional full-time
  605  equivalent membership pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(o)1., the
  606  Commissioner of Education may limit CAPE industry certifications
  607  and CAPE Digital Tool certificates to students in certain grades
  608  based on formal recommendations by providers of CAPE industry
  609  certifications and CAPE Digital Tool certificates.
  610         Section 19. Paragraph (o) of subsection (1) of Section
  611  1011.62, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  612         1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
  613  allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
  614  district for operation of schools is not determined in the
  615  annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
  616  the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
  617  follows:
  619  OPERATION.—The following procedure shall be followed in
  620  determining the annual allocation to each district for
  621  operation:
  622         (o) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent
  623  membership based on successful completion of a career-themed
  624  course pursuant to ss. 1003.491, 1003.492, and 1003.493, or
  625  courses with embedded CAPE industry certifications or CAPE
  626  Digital Tool certificates, and issuance of industry
  627  certification identified on the CAPE Industry Certification
  628  Funding List pursuant to rules adopted by the State Board of
  629  Education or CAPE Digital Tool certificates pursuant to s.
  630  1003.4203.—
  631         1.a. A value of 0.025 full-time equivalent student
  632  membership shall be calculated for CAPE Digital Tool
  633  certificates earned by students in elementary and middle school
  634  grades.
  635         b. A value of 0.1 or 0.2 full-time equivalent student
  636  membership shall be calculated for each student who completes a
  637  course as defined in s. 1003.493(1)(b) or courses with embedded
  638  CAPE industry certifications and who is issued an industry
  639  certification identified annually on the CAPE Industry
  640  Certification Funding List approved under rules adopted by the
  641  State Board of Education. For a CAPE industry certification that
  642  has an articulation agreement of 4 to 14 college credits, a
  643  value of 0.2 full-time equivalent membership shall be
  644  calculated. For a CAPE industry certification that has an
  645  articulation agreement of 1 to 3 college credits and is deemed
  646  by the department to be of sufficient rigor and to be linked to
  647  a high-skill occupation, a value of 0.2 full-time equivalent
  648  membership shall be calculated. For all other CAPE industry
  649  certifications with an articulation agreement of 1 to 3 college
  650  credits, a value of 0.1 full-time equivalent membership shall be
  651  calculated A value of 0.2 full-time equivalent membership shall
  652  be calculated for each student who is issued a CAPE industry
  653  certification that has a statewide articulation agreement for
  654  college credit approved by the State Board of Education. For
  655  CAPE industry certifications that do not articulate for college
  656  credit, the Department of Education shall calculate assign a
  657  full-time equivalent value of 0.1 for each certification. Middle
  658  grades students who earn additional FTE membership for a CAPE
  659  Digital Tool certificate pursuant to sub-subparagraph a. may not
  660  use the previously funded examination to satisfy the
  661  requirements for earning an industry certification under this
  662  sub-subparagraph. Additional FTE membership for an elementary or
  663  middle grades student may not exceed 0.1 for certificates or
  664  certifications earned within the same fiscal year. The State
  665  Board of Education shall include the assigned values on the CAPE
  666  Industry Certification Funding List under rules adopted by the
  667  state board. Such value shall be added to the total full-time
  668  equivalent student membership for grades 6 through 12 in the
  669  subsequent year. CAPE industry certifications earned through
  670  dual enrollment must be reported and funded pursuant to s.
  671  1011.80. However, if a student earns a certification through a
  672  dual enrollment course and the certification is not a fundable
  673  certification on the postsecondary certification funding list,
  674  or the dual enrollment certification is earned as a result of an
  675  agreement between a school district and a nonpublic
  676  postsecondary institution, the bonus value shall be funded in
  677  the same manner as other nondual enrollment course industry
  678  certifications. In such cases, the school district may provide
  679  for an agreement between the high school and the technical
  680  center, or the school district and the postsecondary institution
  681  may enter into an agreement for equitable distribution of the
  682  bonus funds.
  683         c. A value of 0.3 full-time equivalent student membership
  684  shall be calculated for student completion of the courses and
  685  the embedded certifications identified on the CAPE Industry
  686  Certification Funding List and approved by the commissioner
  687  pursuant to ss. 1003.4203(5)(a) and 1008.44.
  688         d. A value of 0.5 full-time equivalent student membership
  689  shall be calculated for CAPE Acceleration Industry
  690  Certifications that articulate for 15 to 29 college credit
  691  hours, and 1.0 full-time equivalent student membership shall be
  692  calculated for CAPE Acceleration Industry Certifications that
  693  articulate for 30 or more college credit hours pursuant to CAPE
  694  Acceleration Industry Certifications approved by the
  695  commissioner pursuant to ss. 1003.4203(5)(b) and 1008.44.
  696         2. Each district must allocate at least 80 percent of the
  697  funds provided for CAPE industry certification, in accordance
  698  with this paragraph, to the program that generated the funds.
  699  The remaining 20 percent may be used for other CAPE program
  700  expenses, such as administrative costs and new industry
  701  certification programs. All such funds must be used for CAPE
  702  programs. CAPE funding This allocation may not be used to
  703  supplant funds provided for basic operation of the program, such
  704  as teacher salaries and other costs that are funded with non
  705  CAPE funds for other courses.
  706         3. For CAPE industry certifications earned in the 2013-2014
  707  school year and in subsequent years, the school district shall
  708  distribute to each classroom teacher who provided direct
  709  instruction toward the attainment of a CAPE industry
  710  certification that qualified for additional full-time equivalent
  711  membership under subparagraph 1.:
  712         a. A bonus of $25 for each student taught by a teacher who
  713  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  714  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  715  Funding List with a weight of 0.1.
  716         b. A bonus of $50 for each student taught by a teacher who
  717  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  718  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  719  Funding List with a weight of 0.2.
  720         c. A bonus of $75 for each student taught by a teacher who
  721  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  722  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  723  Funding List with a weight of 0.3.
  724         d. A bonus of $100 for each student taught by a teacher who
  725  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  726  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  727  Funding List with a weight of 0.5 or 1.0.
  729  Bonuses awarded pursuant to this paragraph shall be provided to
  730  teachers who are employed by the district in the year in which
  731  the additional FTE membership calculation is included in the
  732  calculation. Bonuses awarded to teachers pursuant to this
  733  paragraph must shall be calculated based upon the associated
  734  weight of a CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry
  735  Certification Funding List for the year in which the
  736  certification is earned by the student. Any bonus awarded to a
  737  teacher pursuant to this paragraph is in addition to any regular
  738  wage or other bonus the teacher received or is scheduled to
  739  receive. A bonus may not be awarded to a teacher who fails to
  740  maintain the security of any CAPE industry certification
  741  examination or who otherwise violates the security or
  742  administration protocol of any assessment instrument that may
  743  result in a bonus being awarded to the teacher under this
  744  paragraph.
  745         Section 20. Section 1011.802, Florida Statutes, is amended
  746  to read:
  747         1011.802 Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant
  748  Program.—
  749         (1) Subject to the appropriation of funds appropriations
  750  provided in the General Appropriations Act, the Florida Pathways
  751  to Career Opportunities Grant Program is created to provide
  752  grants to high schools, career centers, charter technical career
  753  centers, Florida College System institutions, and other entities
  754  authorized to sponsor an apprenticeship or a preapprenticeship
  755  program, as defined in s. 446.021, for the creation or expansion
  756  of such on a competitive basis to establish new apprenticeship
  757  or preapprenticeship programs and expand existing apprenticeship
  758  or preapprenticeship programs. The Department of Education shall
  759  administer the grant program and establish selection criteria.
  760         (2) Applications must contain projected enrollment and
  761  projected costs for the new or expanded apprenticeship program.
  762         (3) The department shall give priority to apprenticeship
  763  programs with demonstrated regional demand. Grant recipients may
  764  use grant funds may be used for instructional equipment,
  765  supplies, personnel, student services, and other expenses
  766  associated with the creation or expansion of an apprenticeship
  767  program. Grant recipients may not use grant funds may not be
  768  used for administrative costs or recurring instructional costs
  769  or for indirect costs. Grant recipients must submit quarterly
  770  reports in a format prescribed by the department.
  771         (4)Up to $200,000 of the total amount allocated may be
  772  used by the department to administer the grant program.
  773         (5)(4) The State Board of Education may adopt rules to
  774  administer this section.
  775         Section 21. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.