Florida Senate - 2020 SB 836 By Senator Simmons 9-01151-20 2020836__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to funds for the operation of schools; 3 amending s. 1011.62, F.S.; revising the annual 4 allocation to school districts to include an 5 additional calculation of full-time equivalent 6 membership for students who earn a College Board 7 Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma; providing an 8 effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Paragraph (n) of subsection (1) of section 13 1011.62, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 14 1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual 15 allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each 16 district for operation of schools is not determined in the 17 annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing 18 the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as 19 follows: 20 (1) COMPUTATION OF THE BASIC AMOUNT TO BE INCLUDED FOR 21 OPERATION.—The following procedure shall be followed in 22 determining the annual allocation to each district for 23 operation: 24 (n) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent 25 membership based on College Board Advanced Placement scores of 26 students and earning College Board Advanced Placement Capstone 27 Diplomas.—A value of 0.16 full-time equivalent student 28 membership shall be calculated for each student in each advanced 29 placement course who receives a score of 3 or higher on the 30 College Board Advanced Placement Examination for the prior year 31 and added to the total full-time equivalent student membership 32 in basic programs for grades 9 through 12 in the subsequent 33 fiscal year. A value of 0.3 full-time equivalent student 34 membership shall be calculated for each student who receives a 35 College Board Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma and meets the 36 requirements for a standard high school diploma under s. 37 1003.4282. Such value shall be added to the total full-time 38 equivalent student membership in basic programs for grades 9 39 through 12 in the subsequent fiscal year. Each district must 40 allocate at least 80 percent of the funds provided to the 41 district for advanced placement instruction, in accordance with 42 this paragraph, to the high school that generates the funds. The 43 school district shall distribute to each classroom teacher who 44 provided advanced placement instruction: 45 1. A bonus in the amount of $50 for each student taught by 46 the Advanced Placement teacher in each advanced placement course 47 who receives a score of 3 or higher on the College Board 48 Advanced Placement Examination. 49 2. An additional bonus of $500 to each Advanced Placement 50 teacher in a school designated with a grade of “D” or “F” who 51 has at least one student scoring 3 or higher on the College 52 Board Advanced Placement Examination, regardless of the number 53 of classes taught or of the number of students scoring a 3 or 54 higher on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination. 55 56 Bonuses awarded under this paragraph shall be in addition to any 57 regular wage or other bonus the teacher received or is scheduled 58 to receive. For such courses, the teacher shall earn an 59 additional bonus of $50 for each student who has a qualifying 60 score. 61 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.