Florida Senate - 2021 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 200 Ì794706:Î794706 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Education (Berman) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Notwithstanding s. 1008.25, Florida Statutes, a 6 parent may request to retain his or her K-8 public school 7 student in the grade level to which the student was assigned at 8 the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year for the 2021-2022 9 school year. 10 (1) A parent who wishes for his or her student to be 11 retained under this act shall submit a retention request in 12 writing to the school district superintendent. Only requests 13 received by the superintendent on or before June 30, 2021, must 14 be considered. A school district superintendent who timely 15 receives such a request shall grant the request. A school 16 district superintendent who receives such a written request 17 after the deadline for receipt may grant the request upon his or 18 her discretion. 19 (2) A student retained at the request of a parent pursuant 20 to this act may not qualify for midyear promotion pursuant to s. 21 1002.3105, Florida Statutes, and shall remain in the grade in 22 which he or she was retained until the student qualifies for 23 promotion at the end of the school year. 24 (3) By June 30, 2022, school districts shall report to the 25 Department of Education the number of students retained pursuant 26 to this act for all or part of the 2021-2022 school year. 27 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law. 28 29 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 30 And the title is amended as follows: 31 Delete everything before the enacting clause 32 and insert: 33 A bill to be entitled 34 An act relating to student retention; authorizing a 35 parent to request that his or her student be retained 36 in a grade level for a specified school year; 37 requiring such request to be submitted in a specified 38 manner; requiring school district superintendents to 39 grant such requests if they are timely received; 40 authorizing school district superintendents to grant 41 requests that are not timely received; requiring a 42 retained student to remain in the grade in which he or 43 she was retained in until the student qualifies for 44 promotion at the end of the school year; requiring 45 school districts to report certain data to the 46 Department of Education by a specified date; providing 47 an effective date.