Florida Senate - 2020                             CS for SB 1568
       By the Committee on Education; and Senator Hutson
       581-02643-20                                          20201568c1
    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 receiving certain medical
    7         care under workers’ compensation coverage; amending s.
    8         446.011, F.S.; revising legislative intent related to
    9         apprenticeship training; amending s. 446.021, F.S.;
   10         defining and redefining terms; amending s. 446.032,
   11         F.S.; revising the general duties of the Department of
   12         Education with regard to registered apprenticeship and
   13         registered preapprenticeship programs; amending s.
   14         446.041, F.S.; requiring the department to review and
   15         evaluate uniform minimum standards for registered
   16         apprenticeship and registered preapprenticeship
   17         programs; amending s. 446.045, F.S.; conforming
   18         provisions to changes made by the act; revising the
   19         membership of the State Apprenticeship Advisory
   20         Council; revising meeting requirements; amending s.
   21         446.051, F.S.; providing that registered
   22         apprenticeship or registered preapprenticeship program
   23         sponsors are responsible for the selection and
   24         training of certain personnel, as approved by the
   25         department; encouraging district school boards and
   26         Florida College System institution and state
   27         university boards of trustees to cooperate in
   28         providing certain equipment, supplies, and instructor
   29         salaries; amending s. 446.052, F.S.; encouraging
   30         certain boards of trustees to cooperate in developing
   31         and establishing registered apprenticeship and
   32         preapprenticeship programs that include career
   33         instruction; encouraging such boards and boards of
   34         trustees to cooperate with certain degree programs and
   35         certificate programs to ensure that certain
   36         individuals may be eligible to receive certain college
   37         credit; amending s. 446.071, F.S.; providing that
   38         certain organizations may be apprenticeship sponsors
   39         if they meet certain uniform minimum standards;
   40         updating terminology; removing the definition of the
   41         term “need”; amending s. 446.081, F.S.; revising the
   42         applicability of a certain limitation; repealing s.
   43         446.091, F.S., relating to the adaptation and
   44         applicability of certain provisions to on-the-job
   45         training programs; amending s. 446.092, F.S.; revising
   46         criteria for apprenticeship occupations; amending s.
   47         1003.4156, F.S.; providing that students are
   48         encouraged to complete one course in career and
   49         educational planning for promotion to high school from
   50         middle school; authorizing the Florida Virtual School
   51         to offer such courses; amending s. 1003.4282, F.S.;
   52         authorizing school districts and regional consortia to
   53         work with national providers to submit to the
   54         department for approval recommended career-themed
   55         courses that satisfy high school credit requirements;
   56         amending s. 1007.23, F.S.; requiring a statewide
   57         articulation agreement contain three mathematics
   58         pathways; requiring the Articulation Coordinating
   59         Committee to convene a representative workgroup
   60         composed of academic affairs administrators and
   61         faculty from state universities and Florida College
   62         System institutions; requiring the workgroup to report
   63         its recommendations to the committee, the Board of
   64         Governors, and the State Board of Education by a
   65         certain date; requiring the Articulation Coordinating
   66         Committee to approve the mathematics pathways by a
   67         specified date; amending s. 1007.2616, F.S.; requiring
   68         public schools to include computational thinking and
   69         foundational computer science skills in instruction to
   70         students; deleting obsolete language; authorizing
   71         school districts to apply to the department for
   72         funding for specified purposes; requiring the
   73         department to award funding to school districts or
   74         consortia using specified criteria; amending s.
   75         1008.44, F.S.; requiring CAPE Industry Certification
   76         Funding List to incorporate by reference the industry
   77         certifications on the career pathways list approved
   78         for the Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars award;
   79         providing requirements for industry certifications
   80         associated with aviation-related and aerospace-related
   81         occupations; providing that such certifications are
   82         eligible for additional full-time equivalent
   83         membership; providing that the Commissioner of
   84         Education may limit CAPE industry certification and
   85         CAPE Digital Tool certificates to students in certain
   86         grades for a specified purpose; amending s. 1011.62,
   87         F.S.; revising the calculation of certain additional
   88         full-time equivalent membership relating to funding
   89         for the operation of schools; deleting a provision
   90         related to full-time equivalent membership calculation
   91         for elementary and middle students; providing for a
   92         calculation of full-time equivalent membership for
   93         aviation-related and aerospace-related occupations;
   94         authorizing the use of a specified percentage of
   95         certain funds for CAPE program expenses; limiting the
   96         amount of funds that may be used for administrative
   97         costs; prohibiting the use of CAPE funding to supplant
   98         funds provided for basic operation of the CAPE
   99         program; amending s. 1011.80, F.S.; revising
  100         performance funding for industry certifications for
  101         school district workforce education programs to
  102         provide for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  103         industry certifications; amending s. 1011.802, F.S.;
  104         conforming provisions to changes made by the act;
  105         specifying the maximum amount of funds that may be
  106         used by the department to administer the Florida
  107         Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant Program;
  108         amending s. 1011.81, F.S.; revising performance
  109         funding for industry certifications for Florida
  110         College System Institutions to provide for FAA
  111         industry certifications; reenacting s. 1009.25, F.S.,
  112         relating to fee exemptions; providing an effective
  113         date.
  115  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
  117         Section 1. Section 446.541, Florida Statutes, is created to
  118  read:
  119         446.541Work-based learning.—
  120         (1)It is the intent of the Legislature that, to the extent
  121  possible, school districts place students in paid work
  122  experiences for purposes of educational training and work-based
  123  learning.
  124         (2)For purposes of this section, the term “work-based
  125  learning” is synonymous with the term “on-the-job training” and
  126  means interactions with industry or community professionals in
  127  off-campus workplaces which foster in-depth, firsthand
  128  engagement with the tasks required in a given career field and
  129  which are aligned to curriculum and instruction.
  130         (3)(a)Individuals 18 years of age or younger who are
  131  enrolled in a Florida-registered preapprenticeship program that
  132  requires work-based learning or a registered apprenticeship
  133  program administered under ss. 446.011-446.092 and who are
  134  injured as a result of participation in the program are deemed
  135  to be employees of the state for purposes of workers’
  136  compensation coverage only for medically necessary care rendered
  137  as a direct result of that injury.
  138         (b)Any students in grades 6 through 12 who are enrolled in
  139  a course identified in the Course Code Directory which
  140  incorporates a work-based learning component or an activity that
  141  is unpaid and who are injured due to participation in such
  142  component or activity are deemed to be employees of the state
  143  for purposes of workers’ compensation coverage only for
  144  medically necessary care needed as a direct result of that
  145  injury.
  146         Section 2. Section 446.011, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  147  read:
  148         446.011 Legislative intent regarding apprenticeship
  149  training.—
  150         (1) It is the intent of the State of Florida to provide
  151  educational opportunities for its residents so that they can be
  152  trained for trades, occupations, and professions suited to their
  153  abilities. It is the intent of this act to promote the mode of
  154  training known as apprenticeship in occupations throughout
  155  industry in this the state that require physical manipulative
  156  skills. The Legislature further intends to broaden By broadening
  157  job training opportunities by increasing and providing for
  158  increased coordination between secondary and postsecondary
  159  educational institutions and business and industry participating
  160  in registered apprenticeship programs so that public school
  161  academic programs, career programs, and registered
  162  apprenticeship programs, the residents of this state will
  163  benefit from an additional on-ramp to a postsecondary credential
  164  or degree when on-the-job training is combined with related
  165  technical and theoretical instruction provided by a school
  166  district, a Florida College System institution, or a state
  167  university. Therefore, this act encourages apprenticeship
  168  programs that lead to college credit or a college degree.
  169  Moreover, the valuable training opportunities developed when on
  170  the-job training is combined with academic-related classroom
  171  experiences. this act is intended to develop the apparent
  172  potentials in apprenticeship training by assisting in the
  173  establishment of preapprenticeship programs in the public school
  174  system and elsewhere and by expanding presently registered
  175  programs as well as promoting new registered programs in jobs
  176  that lend themselves to apprenticeship training.
  177         (2) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Department
  178  of Education have responsibility for the development of the
  179  registered apprenticeship and registered preapprenticeship
  180  uniform minimum standards for the apprenticeable occupations
  181  trades and that the department have responsibility for assisting
  182  eligible program sponsors pursuant to s. 446.071 district school
  183  boards and Florida College System institution boards of trustees
  184  in developing preapprenticeship programs.
  185         (3) It is the further intent of ss. 446.011-446.092 that
  186  the department ensure quality training through the adoption and
  187  enforcement of uniform minimum standards and that the department
  188  promote, register, monitor, and service apprenticeship and
  189  preapprenticeship training programs and ensure that the programs
  190  adhere to the standards.
  191         (4) It is the intent of the Legislature that this act not
  192  require the use of apprentices on construction projects financed
  193  by the state or any county, municipality, town or township,
  194  public authority, special district, municipal service taxing
  195  unit, or other agency of state or local government.
  196  Notwithstanding this intent, whenever any government or agency
  197  of government employs, of its own choice, apprentices or employs
  198  contractors who employ apprentices, the behavior of the
  199  government and the contractors employed by the government shall
  200  be governed by the provisions of this act.
  201         Section 3. Section 446.021, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  202  read:
  203         (Substantial rewording of section. See
  204         s. 446.021, F.S., for present text.)
  205         446.021 Definitions of terms used in ss. 446.011-446.092.
  206  As used in ss. 446.011-446.092, the term:
  207         (1) “Apprentice” means a person at least 16 years of age
  208  who has entered into an apprenticeship agreement with a
  209  registered apprenticeship program sponsor, is engaged in
  210  learning an apprenticeable occupation through actual work
  211  experience under the supervision of journeyworkers, and is
  212  enrolled in the apprenticeship program in which he or she
  213  receives an organized and systematic form of instruction
  214  designed to provide theoretical and technical knowledge related
  215  to the occupation.
  216         (2) “Apprenticeship program” means a program that is
  217  registered with the department on the basis of submission to the
  218  department of a plan that contains the terms and conditions for
  219  the qualification, recruitment, selection, employment, and
  220  training of apprentices, including requirements for a written
  221  apprenticeship agreement.
  222         (3) “Cancellation” means the termination or deregistration
  223  of an apprenticeship program at the request of the program
  224  sponsor, or the termination of an apprenticeship agreement at
  225  the request of the apprentice.
  226         (4) “Department” means the Department of Education.
  227         (5) “Journeyworker” means a person working in an
  228  apprenticeable occupation who has successfully completed a
  229  registered apprenticeship program or who has worked the number
  230  of years required by established industry practices for the
  231  particular trade or occupation.
  232         (6) “On-the-job training” means a structured system of work
  233  processes, under the supervision of a journeyworker, which
  234  provides the experience and knowledge necessary to meet the
  235  training objective of learning a specific skill, trade, or
  236  occupation.
  237         (7)“Preapprentice” means a person at least 16 years of age
  238  who enters into a preapprenticeship agreement with a
  239  preapprenticeship program sponsor approved by the department and
  240  who is engaged in learning an apprenticeable occupation in any
  241  course of instruction in the public school system or elsewhere.
  242         (8)“Preapprenticeship program” means a program sponsored
  243  by an apprenticeship program in the same occupation which is
  244  registered with the department on the basis of submission to the
  245  department of a plan that contains the terms and conditions of
  246  instruction in the public school system or elsewhere and is
  247  designed to prepare a registered preapprentice to become an
  248  apprentice in an apprenticeship program.
  249         (9) “Related technical instruction” means an organized and
  250  systematic form of instruction designed to provide an apprentice
  251  or preapprentice with knowledge of the theoretical subjects
  252  related to a specific trade or occupation.
  253         (10) “Uniform minimum standards” means the minimum
  254  requirements established for each occupation under which an
  255  apprenticeship or a preapprenticeship program is administered.
  256  The term includes standards of admission, training goals,
  257  training objectives, curriculum outlines, objective standards to
  258  measure successful completion of the apprenticeship or
  259  preapprenticeship program, and the percentage of credit which
  260  may be given to apprentices or preapprentices. Minimum
  261  requirements must be uniform across all occupations.
  262         Section 4. Section 446.032, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  263  read:
  264         446.032 General duties of the department for apprenticeship
  265  training.—The department shall:
  266         (1) Establish uniform minimum standards and policies
  267  governing registered apprenticeship apprentice programs and
  268  agreements. The standards and policies shall govern the terms
  269  and conditions of the apprentice’s employment and training,
  270  including the quality training of the apprentice for, but not
  271  limited to, such matters as ratios of apprentices to
  272  journeyworkers, safety, related technical instruction, and on
  273  the-job training; but these standards and policies may not
  274  include rules, standards, or guidelines that require the use of
  275  apprentices and job trainees on state, county, or municipal
  276  contracts. The department may adopt rules necessary to
  277  administer the standards and policies.
  278         (2) By September 1 of each year, publish an annual report
  279  on registered apprenticeship and registered preapprenticeship
  280  programs. The report must be published on the department’s
  281  website and, at a minimum, include all of the following:
  282         (a) A list of registered apprenticeship and registered
  283  preapprenticeship programs, sorted by local educational agency,
  284  as defined in s. 1004.02(18), and apprenticeship sponsor, under
  285  s. 446.071.
  286         (b) A detailed summary of each local educational agency’s
  287  expenditure of funds for registered apprenticeship and
  288  registered preapprenticeship programs, including:
  289         1. The total amount of funds received for registered
  290  apprenticeship and registered preapprenticeship programs;
  291         2. The total amount of funds allocated to each trade or
  292  apprenticeable occupation;
  293         3. The total amount of funds expended for administrative
  294  costs per apprenticeable trade or occupation; and
  295         4. The total amount of funds expended for instructional
  296  costs per apprenticeable trade and occupation.
  297         (c) The number of apprentices and preapprentices per
  298  apprenticeable trade and occupation.
  299         (d) The percentage of registered apprentices and
  300  preapprentices who complete their respective programs in the
  301  appropriate timeframe.
  302         (e) Information and resources related to applications for
  303  new registered apprenticeship programs and technical assistance
  304  and requirements for potential registered apprenticeship
  305  programs applicants.
  306         (f) Documentation of activities conducted by the department
  307  to promote registered apprenticeship and registered
  308  preapprenticeship programs through public engagement, community
  309  based partnerships, and other initiatives.
  310         (3) Provide assistance to district school boards, Florida
  311  College System institution boards of trustees, eligible program
  312  sponsors pursuant to s. 446.071, and local workforce development
  313  boards in notifying students, parents, and members of the
  314  community of the availability of apprenticeship and
  315  preapprenticeship opportunities, including data provided in the
  316  economic security report pursuant to s. 445.07.
  317         (4) Establish procedures to be used by the State
  318  Apprenticeship Advisory Council.
  319         Section 5. Section 446.041, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  320  read:
  321         446.041 Apprenticeship program, duties of the department.
  322  The department shall:
  323         (1) Administer ss. 446.011-446.092.
  324         (2) Review and evaluate Administer the uniform minimum
  325  standards established by the department for registered
  326  apprenticeship and registered preapprenticeship programs.
  327         (3) Register, in accordance with this chapter, any
  328  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program that, regardless of
  329  affiliation, which meets the uniform minimum standards
  330  established by the department.
  331         (4) Investigate complaints concerning the failure of any
  332  registered program to meet the uniform minimum standards
  333  established by the department.
  334         (5) Cancel the registration of any program that fails to
  335  comply with the uniform minimum standards and policies of the
  336  department or that unreasonably fails or refuses to cooperate
  337  with the department in monitoring and enforcing compliance with
  338  the uniform minimum standards.
  339         (6) Encourage potential sponsors to develop and encourage
  340  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship programs.
  341         (7) Lead and coordinate outreach efforts to educate
  342  veterans about apprenticeship programs and career opportunities.
  343         (8) Cooperate with and assist registered local
  344  apprenticeship sponsors in the development of their
  345  apprenticeship uniform minimum standards and their training
  346  requirements.
  347         (9) Encourage registered apprenticeship programs to grant
  348  consideration and credit to individuals completing registered
  349  preapprenticeship programs.
  350         (10) Monitor registered apprenticeship programs to ensure
  351  that they are being operated in compliance with all applicable
  352  uniform minimum standards.
  353         (11) Supervise all apprenticeship programs that are
  354  registered with the department.
  355         (12) Ensure that minority and gender diversity are
  356  considered in apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs
  357  administering this program.
  358         (12)(13) Adopt rules required to administer ss. 446.011
  359  446.092.
  360         Section 6. Section 446.045, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  361  read:
  362         446.045 State Apprenticeship Advisory Council.—
  363         (1) As used in this section, the term:
  364         (a) “Joint organization” means an apprenticeship sponsor
  365  who participates in a collective bargaining agreement.
  366         (b) “Nonjoint organization” means an apprenticeship sponsor
  367  who does not participate in a collective bargaining agreement.
  368         (2)(a) There is created a State Apprenticeship Advisory
  369  Council to be composed of 10 voting members appointed by the
  370  Governor and two ex officio nonvoting members. The purpose of
  371  the advisory council is to advise the department on matters
  372  relating to registered apprenticeship and registered
  373  preapprenticeship. The advisory council may not establish
  374  policy, adopt rules, or consider whether particular registered
  375  apprenticeship or registered preapprenticeship programs should
  376  be approved by the department.
  377         (b) The Commissioner of Education or the commissioner’s
  378  designee shall serve ex officio as chair of the State
  379  Apprenticeship Advisory Council, but may not vote. A
  380  representative The state director of the Office of
  381  Apprenticeship of the United States Department of Labor shall
  382  serve ex officio as a nonvoting member of the council. The
  383  Governor shall appoint to the council four members representing
  384  employee organizations and four members representing employer
  385  organizations. Each of these eight members shall represent
  386  industries that have registered apprenticeship programs. The
  387  Governor shall also appoint two public members who are
  388  knowledgeable about registered apprenticeship and apprenticeable
  389  occupations and who are independent of any joint or nonjoint
  390  organization. Members shall be appointed for 4-year staggered
  391  terms. A vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the
  392  unexpired term.
  393         (c) The council shall meet at the call of the chair or the
  394  chair’s designee, or at the request of a majority of its voting
  395  membership, but at least twice a year. A majority of the voting
  396  members constitutes shall constitute a quorum, and the
  397  affirmative vote of a majority of a quorum is necessary to take
  398  action.
  399         (d) The Governor may remove any member for cause.
  400         (e) The council shall maintain minutes of each meeting. The
  401  department shall keep on file the minutes of each meeting and
  402  shall make the minutes available to any interested person.
  403         (f) Members of the council shall serve without compensation
  404  and are not entitled to receive reimbursement for per diem and
  405  travel expenses under s. 112.061. Meetings may be held via
  406  teleconference or other electronic means.
  407         Section 7. Section 446.051, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  408  read:
  409         446.051 Related instruction for apprentices.—
  410         (1) The administration and supervision of related and
  411  supplemental instruction for apprentices, the coordination of
  412  such instruction with job experiences, and the selection and
  413  training of teachers, instructors, and coordinators for such
  414  instruction, all as approved by the department, are registered
  415  program sponsor, shall be the responsibility of the registered
  416  apprenticeship or registered preapprenticeship program sponsor
  417  appropriate career education institution.
  418         (2) District school boards and Florida College System
  419  institution and state university boards of trustees are The
  420  appropriate career education institution shall be encouraged to
  421  cooperate with and assist in providing to any registered program
  422  sponsor facilities, equipment and supplies, and instructors’
  423  salaries for the performance of related and supplemental
  424  instruction associated with the registered apprenticeship or
  425  preapprenticeship registered program.
  426         Section 8. Section 446.052, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  427  read:
  428         446.052 Preapprenticeship program.—
  429         (1) There is created and established a preapprenticeship
  430  education program, as defined in s. 446.021.
  431         (2) The department, under regulations established by the
  432  State Board of Education, may administer the provisions of ss.
  433  446.011-446.092 which relate to preapprenticeship programs in
  434  cooperation with district school boards and Florida College
  435  System institution boards of trustees. District school boards,
  436  Florida College System institution and State University System
  437  boards of trustees, and registered apprenticeship registered
  438  program sponsors are encouraged to shall cooperate in developing
  439  and establishing preapprenticeship programs that include career
  440  instruction and general education courses required to obtain a
  441  high school diploma.
  442         (3) The department, the district school boards, and the
  443  Florida College System and State University System institution
  444  boards of trustees shall work together with existing registered
  445  apprenticeship programs in order that individuals completing the
  446  preapprenticeship programs may be able to receive credit toward
  447  towards completing an a registered apprenticeship program. In
  448  addition, such boards and boards of trustees are encouraged to
  449  cooperate with established associate of science or associate of
  450  applied science degree programs and career certificate programs
  451  to ensure that individuals completing a registered
  452  apprenticeship program may be able to receive college credit
  453  toward a technical degree education program.
  454         (4) If qualified, veterans who have received discharges
  455  other than dishonorable discharges shall, if qualified, receive
  456  the same priorities given to registered preapprentices.
  457         Section 9.  Section 446.071, Florida Statutes, is amended
  458  to read:
  459         446.071 Apprenticeship sponsors.—
  460         (1) One or more local apprenticeship sponsors must shall be
  461  approved in any apprenticeable occupation trade or multiple
  462  apprenticeable occupations group of trades by the department,
  463  upon a determination of need, if the apprenticeship sponsor
  464  meets all of the uniform minimum standards established by the
  465  department. The term “need” refers to the need of state
  466  residents for apprenticeship training. In the absence of proof
  467  to the contrary, it shall be presumed that there is need for
  468  apprenticeship and preapprenticeship training in each county in
  469  this state.
  470         (2) An A local apprenticeship sponsor may be a committee, a
  471  group of employers, an employer, or a group of employees, an
  472  educational institution, a local workforce board, a community or
  473  faith-based organization, an association, or any entity
  474  preapproved by the department as being in accordance with this
  475  chapter combination thereof.
  476         (3) The department may grant a variance from the uniform
  477  minimum standards upon a showing of good cause for the variance
  478  by program sponsors in nonconstruction trades. The purpose of
  479  this subsection is to recognize the unique and varying training
  480  requirements in nontraditional apprenticeable occupations and to
  481  authorize the department to adapt the standards to the needs of
  482  the programs.
  483         Section 10. Section 446.081, Florida Statutes, is amended
  484  to read:
  485         446.081 Limitation.—
  486         (1) Nothing in ss. 446.011-446.092 or in any apprentice
  487  agreement approved under those sections invalidates may
  488  invalidate:
  489         (a) any apprenticeship provision in any collective
  490  agreement between employers and employees setting up higher
  491  apprenticeship standards.
  492         (b) Any special provision for veterans, minority persons,
  493  or women in the standards, apprenticeship qualifications, or
  494  operation of the program that is not otherwise prohibited by
  495  law, executive order, or authorized regulation.
  496         (2) A No person may not shall institute any action for the
  497  enforcement of any apprentice agreement, or for damages for the
  498  breach of any apprentice agreement, made under ss. 446.011
  499  446.092, unless he or she has first exhausted all administrative
  500  remedies provided by this section.
  501         (3) Any person aggrieved by any determination or act of the
  502  department has the right to an administrative hearing.
  503         (4) Nothing in ss. 446.011-446.092 or in any rules adopted
  504  or contained in any approved apprentice agreement under such
  505  sections invalidates any special provision for veterans,
  506  minority persons, or women in the standards, qualifications, or
  507  operation of the apprenticeship program which is not otherwise
  508  prohibited by any applicable general law, executive order, rule,
  509  or regulation.
  510         Section 11. Section 446.091, Florida Statutes, is repealed.
  511         Section 12. Section 446.092, Florida Statutes, is amended
  512  to read:
  513         446.092 Criteria for apprenticeship occupations.—At a
  514  minimum, an apprenticeable occupation must possess is a skilled
  515  trade which possesses all of the following characteristics:
  516         (1) It is customarily learned in a practical way through a
  517  structured, systematic program of on-the-job, supervised
  518  training.
  519         (2) It is clearly identified and commonly recognized
  520  throughout an industry.
  521         (3) It involves manual, mechanical, or technical skills and
  522  knowledge which, in accordance with the industry standards for
  523  the occupation, requires would require a minimum of 2,000 hours
  524  of on-the-job training, which hours are excluded from the time
  525  spent at related technical or supplementary related instruction.
  526         (4) It requires related technical instruction to supplement
  527  on-the-job training. Such instruction may be given in a
  528  classroom, through occupational or industrial courses or
  529  correspondence courses of equivalent value, through electronic
  530  media, or through other forms of self-study approved by the
  531  department.
  532         Section 13. Paragraph (e) of subsection (1) of section
  533  1003.4156, Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (2)
  534  and amended, present subsection (2) of that section is
  535  redesignated as subsection (4), and a new subsection (3) is
  536  added to that section, to read:
  537         1003.4156 General requirements for middle grades
  538  promotion.—
  539         (1) In order for a student to be promoted to high school
  540  from a school that includes middle grades 6, 7, and 8, the
  541  student must successfully complete the following courses:
  542         (2)(e)Students are encouraged to complete one course in
  543  career and education planning which may be offered to be
  544  completed in grades 6, 7, or 8, and which may be taught by any
  545  member of the instructional staff. The course should must be
  546  Internet-based, customizable to each student, and include
  547  research-based assessments to assist students in determining
  548  educational and career options and goals. In addition, the
  549  course should must result in a completed personalized academic
  550  and career plan for the student that may be revised as the
  551  student progresses through middle school and high school; must
  552  emphasize the importance of entrepreneurship and employability
  553  skills; and must include information from the Department of
  554  Economic Opportunity’s economic security report under s. 445.07.
  555  The required personalized academic and career plan should must
  556  inform students of high school graduation requirements,
  557  including a detailed explanation of the requirements for earning
  558  a high school diploma designation under s. 1003.4285; the
  559  requirements for each scholarship in the Florida Bright Futures
  560  Scholarship Program; state university and Florida College System
  561  institution admission requirements; available opportunities to
  562  earn college credit in high school, including Advanced Placement
  563  courses; the International Baccalaureate Program; the Advanced
  564  International Certificate of Education Program; dual enrollment,
  565  including career dual enrollment; and career education courses,
  566  including career-themed courses, preapprenticeship and
  567  apprenticeship programs, and course sequences that lead to
  568  industry certification pursuant to s. 1003.492 or s. 1008.44.
  569  The course may be implemented as a stand-alone course or
  570  integrated into another course or courses.
  571         (3)The Florida Virtual School may offer a course that
  572  conforms to the guidelines established in subsection (2).
  573         (4)(2) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules
  574  pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement this section
  575  and may enforce this section pursuant to s. 1008.32.
  576         Section 14. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (8) of
  577  section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, to read:
  578         1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.—
  581         (d)School districts or regional consortia may work with
  582  national providers to submit recommended career-themed courses
  583  to the department for state board approval. Recommended courses
  584  must meet the requirements set forth in s. 1003.493(2), (4), and
  585  (5) that students can take and earn required high school course
  586  credits.
  587         Section 15. Present subsections (3) through (8) of section
  588  1007.23, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (4)
  589  through (9), respectively, and a new subsection (3) is added to
  590  that section, to read:
  591         1007.23 Statewide articulation agreement.—
  592         (3)To facilitate seamless transfer, reduce excess credit
  593  hours, and ensure that students are taking the relevant courses
  594  needed for their future careers, the articulation agreement must
  595  specify three mathematics pathways, which are aligned to
  596  programs, meta-majors, and careers, on which degree seeking
  597  students must be placed.
  598         Section 16. By September 31, 2020, the Articulation
  599  Coordinating Committee shall convene a representative workgroup
  600  composed of academic affairs administrators and faculty from
  601  state universities and Florida College System institutions to
  602  identify the three pathways. The workgroup shall report its
  603  recommendations to the Articulation Coordinating Committee, the
  604  Board of Governors, and the State Board of Education by March
  605  31, 2021. The Articulation Coordinating Committee shall approve
  606  the mathematics pathways by May 31, 2021.
  607         Section 17. Subsections (2) and (4) of section 1007.2616,
  608  Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  609         1007.2616 Computer science and technology instruction.—
  610         (2)(a) Public schools shall provide students in grades K-12
  611  opportunities for learning computer science, including, but not
  612  limited to, computer coding and computer programming. Such
  613  opportunities must may include computational thinking and
  614  foundational computer science skills coding instruction in
  615  elementary school and middle school and instruction to develop
  616  students’ computer usage and digital literacy skills in middle
  617  school, and must include courses in computer science in middle
  618  school and high school, including earning-related industry
  619  certifications. Such courses must be integrated into each school
  620  district’s middle and high schools, including combination
  621  schools in which any of grades 6 through 12 are taught.
  622         (b) Computer science courses must be identified in the
  623  Course Code Directory and published on the Department of
  624  Education’s website no later than July 1, 2018. Additional
  625  computer science courses may be subsequently identified and
  626  posted on the department’s website.
  627         (4)(a) Subject to legislative appropriation, a school
  628  district or a consortium of school districts may apply to the
  629  department, in a format prescribed by the department, for
  630  funding to deliver or facilitate training for classroom teachers
  631  to earn an educator certificate in computer science pursuant to
  632  s. 1012.56, or training that leads to an industry certification
  633  associated with a course identified in the Course Code Directory
  634  pursuant to paragraph (2)(b), or for professional development
  635  for classroom teachers to provide instruction in computer
  636  science courses and content for grades K-12, or for the purchase
  637  of technology, including hardware and software, directly related
  638  to computer science instruction. Such funding shall only be used
  639  to provide training for classroom teachers, or to pay fees for
  640  examinations that lead to a credential, or to provide
  641  professional development, pursuant to this paragraph.
  642         (b) The department shall award funding to school districts
  643  or consortia using criteria developed by the department Once the
  644  department has identified courses in the Course Code Directory
  645  pursuant to paragraph (2)(b), the department shall establish a
  646  deadline for submitting applications. The department shall award
  647  funding to school districts in a manner that allows for an
  648  equitable distribution of funding statewide based on student
  649  population.
  650         Section 18. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) and paragraph
  651  (b) of subsection (4) of section 1008.44, Florida Statutes, are
  652  amended, and paragraph (f) is added to subsection (1), to read:
  653         1008.44 CAPE Industry Certification Funding List and CAPE
  654  Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List.—
  655         (1) Pursuant to ss. 1003.4203 and 1003.492, the Department
  656  of Education shall, at least annually, identify, under rules
  657  adopted by the State Board of Education, and the Commissioner of
  658  Education may at any time recommend adding the following
  659  certificates, certifications, and courses:
  660         (a) CAPE industry certifications identified on the CAPE
  661  Industry Certification Funding List that must be applied in the
  662  distribution of funding to school districts pursuant to s.
  663  1011.62(1)(o). The CAPE Industry Certification Funding List
  664  shall incorporate by reference the industry certifications on
  665  the career pathways list approved for the Florida Gold Seal CAPE
  666  Vocational Scholars award. In addition, by August 1 of each
  667  year, the not-for-profit corporation established pursuant to s.
  668  445.004 may annually select one industry certification, that
  669  does not articulate for college credit, for inclusion on the
  670  CAPE Industry Certification Funding List for a period of 3 years
  671  unless otherwise approved by the curriculum review committee
  672  pursuant to s. 1003.491. Such industry certifications, if earned
  673  by a student, shall be eligible for additional full-time
  674  equivalent membership, pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(o)1.
  675         (f)Industry certifications associated with aviation
  676  related and aerospace-related occupations must be identified by
  677  the Commissioner of Education and, if earned by a student, are
  678  eligible for additional full-time equivalent membership pursuant
  679  to s. 1011.62(1)(o)1.e. These industry certifications must be
  680  identified on the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List.
  681         (4)
  682         (b) For the purpose of calculating additional full-time
  683  equivalent membership pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(o)1.e., the
  684  Commissioner of Education may limit CAPE industry certifications
  685  and CAPE Digital Tool certificates to students in certain grades
  686  based on formal recommendations by providers of CAPE industry
  687  certifications and CAPE Digital Tool certificates.
  688         Section 19. Paragraph (o) of subsection (1) of Section
  689  1011.62, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  690         1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
  691  allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
  692  district for operation of schools is not determined in the
  693  annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
  694  the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
  695  follows:
  697  OPERATION.—The following procedure shall be followed in
  698  determining the annual allocation to each district for
  699  operation:
  700         (o) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent
  701  membership based on successful completion of a career-themed
  702  course pursuant to ss. 1003.491, 1003.492, and 1003.493, or
  703  courses with embedded CAPE industry certifications or CAPE
  704  Digital Tool certificates, and issuance of industry
  705  certification identified on the CAPE Industry Certification
  706  Funding List pursuant to rules adopted by the State Board of
  707  Education or CAPE Digital Tool certificates pursuant to s.
  708  1003.4203.—
  709         1.a. A value of 0.025 full-time equivalent student
  710  membership shall be calculated for CAPE Digital Tool
  711  certificates earned by students in elementary and middle school
  712  grades.
  713         b. A value of 0.1 or 0.2 full-time equivalent student
  714  membership shall be calculated for each student who completes a
  715  course as defined in s. 1003.493(1)(b) or courses with embedded
  716  CAPE industry certifications and who is issued an industry
  717  certification identified annually on the CAPE Industry
  718  Certification Funding List approved under rules adopted by the
  719  State Board of Education. For a CAPE industry certification that
  720  has a statewide articulation agreement of 4 to 14 college
  721  credits, a value of 0.2 full-time equivalent membership shall be
  722  calculated. For a CAPE industry certification that has a
  723  statewide articulation agreement of 1 to 3 college credits and
  724  is deemed by the department to be of sufficient rigor and to be
  725  linked to a high-skill occupation, a value of 0.2 full-time
  726  equivalent membership shall be calculated. For all other CAPE
  727  industry certifications with a statewide articulation agreement
  728  of 1 to 3 college credits, a value of 0.1 full-time equivalent
  729  membership shall be calculated A value of 0.2 full-time
  730  equivalent membership shall be calculated for each student who
  731  is issued a CAPE industry certification that has a statewide
  732  articulation agreement for college credit approved by the State
  733  Board of Education. For CAPE industry certifications that do not
  734  articulate for college credit, the Department of Education shall
  735  calculate assign a full-time equivalent value of 0.1 for each
  736  certification. Middle grades students who earn additional FTE
  737  membership for a CAPE Digital Tool certificate pursuant to sub
  738  subparagraph a. may not use the previously funded examination to
  739  satisfy the requirements for earning an industry certification
  740  under this sub-subparagraph. Additional FTE membership for an
  741  elementary or middle grades student may not exceed 0.1 for
  742  certificates or certifications earned within the same fiscal
  743  year. The State Board of Education shall include the assigned
  744  values on the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List under
  745  rules adopted by the state board. Such value shall be added to
  746  the total full-time equivalent student membership for grades 6
  747  through 12 in the subsequent year. CAPE industry certifications
  748  earned through dual enrollment must be reported and funded
  749  pursuant to s. 1011.80. However, if a student earns a
  750  certification through a dual enrollment course and the
  751  certification is not a fundable certification on the
  752  postsecondary certification funding list, or the dual enrollment
  753  certification is earned as a result of an agreement between a
  754  school district and a nonpublic postsecondary institution, the
  755  bonus value shall be funded in the same manner as other nondual
  756  enrollment course industry certifications. In such cases, the
  757  school district may provide for an agreement between the high
  758  school and the technical center, or the school district and the
  759  postsecondary institution may enter into an agreement for
  760  equitable distribution of the bonus funds.
  761         c. A value of 0.3 full-time equivalent student membership
  762  shall be calculated for student completion of the courses and
  763  the embedded certifications identified on the CAPE Industry
  764  Certification Funding List and approved by the commissioner
  765  pursuant to ss. 1003.4203(5)(a) and 1008.44.
  766         d. A value of 0.5 full-time equivalent student membership
  767  shall be calculated for CAPE Acceleration Industry
  768  Certifications that articulate for 15 to 29 college credit
  769  hours, and 1.0 full-time equivalent student membership shall be
  770  calculated for CAPE Acceleration Industry Certifications that
  771  articulate for 30 or more college credit hours pursuant to CAPE
  772  Acceleration Industry Certifications approved by the
  773  commissioner pursuant to ss. 1003.4203(5)(b) and 1008.44.
  774         e.In addition to the full-time equivalent student
  775  membership calculated under paragraphs (a)-(d), a supplemental
  776  value of 0.2 full-time equivalent student membership shall be
  777  calculated for industry certifications identified on the CAPE
  778  Industry Certification Funding List as leading to employment in
  779  aviation-related or aerospace-related occupations and meeting
  780  specified criteria prescribed by the department.
  781         2. Each district must allocate at least 80 percent of the
  782  funds provided for CAPE industry certification, in accordance
  783  with this paragraph, to the program that generated the funds.
  784  The remaining 20 percent may be used for other CAPE program
  785  expenses, such as administrative costs, which may not exceed 5
  786  percent of the funds provided, and new industry certification
  787  programs. All such funds must be used for CAPE programs. CAPE
  788  funding This allocation may not be used to supplant funds
  789  provided for basic operation of the program, such as teacher
  790  salaries and other costs that are funded with non-CAPE funds for
  791  other courses.
  792         3. For CAPE industry certifications earned in the 2013-2014
  793  school year and in subsequent years, the school district shall
  794  distribute to each classroom teacher who provided direct
  795  instruction toward the attainment of a CAPE industry
  796  certification that qualified for additional full-time equivalent
  797  membership under subparagraph 1.:
  798         a. A bonus of $25 for each student taught by a teacher who
  799  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  800  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  801  Funding List with a weight of 0.1.
  802         b. A bonus of $50 for each student taught by a teacher who
  803  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  804  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  805  Funding List with a weight of 0.2.
  806         c. A bonus of $75 for each student taught by a teacher who
  807  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  808  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  809  Funding List with a weight of 0.3.
  810         d. A bonus of $100 for each student taught by a teacher who
  811  provided instruction in a course that led to the attainment of a
  812  CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry Certification
  813  Funding List with a weight of 0.5 or 1.0.
  815  Bonuses awarded pursuant to this paragraph shall be provided to
  816  teachers who are employed by the district in the year in which
  817  the additional FTE membership calculation is included in the
  818  calculation. Bonuses awarded to teachers pursuant to this
  819  paragraph must shall be calculated based upon the associated
  820  weight of a CAPE industry certification on the CAPE Industry
  821  Certification Funding List for the year in which the
  822  certification is earned by the student. Any bonus awarded to a
  823  teacher pursuant to this paragraph is in addition to any regular
  824  wage or other bonus the teacher received or is scheduled to
  825  receive. A bonus may not be awarded to a teacher who fails to
  826  maintain the security of any CAPE industry certification
  827  examination or who otherwise violates the security or
  828  administration protocol of any assessment instrument that may
  829  result in a bonus being awarded to the teacher under this
  830  paragraph.
  831         Section 20. Paragraph (b) of subsection (7) of section
  832  1011.80, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  833         1011.80 Funds for operation of workforce education
  834  programs.—
  835         (7)
  836         (b) Performance funding for industry certifications for
  837  school district workforce education programs is contingent upon
  838  specific appropriation in the General Appropriations Act and
  839  shall be determined as follows:
  840         1. Occupational areas for which industry certifications may
  841  be earned, as established in the General Appropriations Act, are
  842  eligible for performance funding. Priority shall be given to the
  843  occupational areas emphasized in state, national, or corporate
  844  grants provided to Florida educational institutions.
  845         2. The Chancellor of Career and Adult Education shall
  846  identify the industry certifications eligible for funding on the
  847  CAPE Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List approved
  848  by the State Board of Education pursuant to s. 1008.44, based on
  849  the occupational areas specified in the General Appropriations
  850  Act.
  851         3.a.Except as provided in sub-subparagraph b., each school
  852  district shall be provided $1,000 for each industry
  853  certification earned by a workforce education student. If funds
  854  are insufficient to fully fund the calculated total award, such
  855  funds shall be prorated.
  856         b.For each professional-level, Federal Aviation
  857  Administration industry certification earned by a workforce
  858  education student, each school district shall be provided a
  859  total of $6,000. If funds are insufficient to fully fund the
  860  calculated total award, such funds shall be prorated.
  861         Section 21. Section 1011.802, Florida Statutes is amended
  862  to read:
  863         1011.802 Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant
  864  Program.—
  865         (1) Subject to appropriations provided in the General
  866  Appropriations Act, the Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities
  867  Grant Program is created to provide grants to high schools,
  868  career centers, charter technical career centers, Florida
  869  College System institutions, and other entities authorized to
  870  sponsor a registered an apprenticeship or registered
  871  preapprenticeship program, as defined in s. 446.021, on a
  872  competitive basis to establish new apprenticeship or
  873  preapprenticeship programs and expand existing apprenticeship or
  874  preapprenticeship programs. The Department of Education shall
  875  administer the grant program.
  876         (2) Applications must contain projected enrollment and
  877  projected costs for the new or expanded apprenticeship program.
  878         (3) The department shall give priority to apprenticeship
  879  programs with demonstrated regional demand. Grant funds may be
  880  used for instructional equipment, supplies, instructional
  881  personnel, student services, and other expenses associated with
  882  the creation or expansion of an apprenticeship program. Grant
  883  funds may not be used for recurring instructional costs or for
  884  indirect costs. Grant recipients must submit quarterly reports
  885  in a format prescribed by the department.
  886         (4)Up to $200,000 of the total amount allocated may be
  887  used by the department to administer the grant program.
  888         (5)(4) The State Board of Education may adopt rules to
  889  administer this section.
  890         Section 22. Paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section
  891  1011.81, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  892         1011.81 Florida College System Program Fund.—
  893         (2) Performance funding for industry certifications for
  894  Florida College System institutions is contingent upon specific
  895  appropriation in the General Appropriations Act and shall be
  896  determined as follows:
  897         (c)1.Except as provided in subparagraph 2., each Florida
  898  College System institution shall be provided $1,000 for each
  899  industry certification earned by a student. If funds are
  900  insufficient to fully fund the calculated total award, such
  901  funds shall be prorated.
  902         2.For each professional-level, Federal Aviation
  903  Administration industry certification earned by a student, each
  904  Florida College System institution shall be provided a total of
  905  $6,000. If funds are insufficient to fully fund the calculated
  906  total award, such funds shall be prorated.
  907         Section 23. Section 1009.25, Florida Statutes, is reenacted
  908  to read:
  909         1009.25 Fee exemptions.—
  910         (1) The following students are exempt from the payment of
  911  tuition and fees, including lab fees, at a school district that
  912  provides workforce education programs, Florida College System
  913  institution, or state university:
  914         (a) A student enrolled in a dual enrollment or early
  915  admission program pursuant to s. 1007.271.
  916         (b) A student enrolled in an approved apprenticeship
  917  program, as defined in s. 446.021.
  918         (c) A student who is or was at the time he or she reached
  919  18 years of age in the custody of the Department of Children and
  920  Families or who, after spending at least 6 months in the custody
  921  of the department after reaching 16 years of age, was placed in
  922  a guardianship by the court. Such exemption includes fees
  923  associated with enrollment in applied academics for adult
  924  education instruction. The exemption remains valid until the
  925  student reaches 28 years of age.
  926         (d) A student who is or was at the time he or she reached
  927  18 years of age in the custody of a relative or nonrelative
  928  under s. 39.5085 or s. 39.6225 or who was adopted from the
  929  Department of Children and Families after May 5, 1997. Such
  930  exemption includes fees associated with enrollment in applied
  931  academics for adult education instruction. The exemption remains
  932  valid until the student reaches 28 years of age.
  933         (e) A student enrolled in an employment and training
  934  program under the welfare transition program. The local
  935  workforce development board shall pay the state university,
  936  Florida College System institution, or school district for costs
  937  incurred for welfare transition program participants.
  938         (f) A student who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate
  939  nighttime residence or whose primary nighttime residence is a
  940  public or private shelter designed to provide temporary
  941  residence, a public or private transitional living program, or a
  942  public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as,
  943  a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. This includes
  944  a student who would otherwise meet the requirements of this
  945  paragraph, as determined by a college or university, but for his
  946  or her residence in college or university dormitory housing.
  947         (g) A student who is a proprietor, owner, or worker of a
  948  company whose business has been at least 50 percent negatively
  949  financially impacted by the buyout of property around Lake
  950  Apopka by the State of Florida. Such student may receive a fee
  951  exemption only if the student has not received compensation
  952  because of the buyout, the student is designated a Florida
  953  resident for tuition purposes, pursuant to s. 1009.21, and the
  954  student has applied for and been denied financial aid, pursuant
  955  to s. 1009.40, which would have provided, at a minimum, payment
  956  of all student fees. The student is responsible for providing
  957  evidence to the postsecondary education institution verifying
  958  that the conditions of this paragraph have been met, including
  959  supporting documentation provided by the Department of Revenue.
  960  The student must be currently enrolled in, or begin coursework
  961  within, a program area by fall semester 2000. The exemption is
  962  valid for a period of 4 years after the date that the
  963  postsecondary education institution confirms that the conditions
  964  of this paragraph have been met.
  965         (h) Pursuant to s. 402.403, child protection and child
  966  welfare personnel as defined in s. 402.402 who are enrolled in
  967  an accredited bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in social
  968  work program, provided that the student attains at least a grade
  969  of “B” in all courses for which tuition and fees are exempted.
  970         (2) Each Florida College System institution is authorized
  971  to grant student fee exemptions from all fees adopted by the
  972  State Board of Education and the Florida College System
  973  institution board of trustees for up to 54 full-time equivalent
  974  students or 1 percent of the institution’s total full-time
  975  equivalent enrollment, whichever is greater, at each
  976  institution.
  977         Section 24. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020