Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 486
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Education (Bradley) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 42 - 100
    4  and insert:
    5  of Education must review the calculation annually. The use of
    6  the equivalent expressed in hours is only applicable to
    7  nonresidential programs. At the request of the provider, a
    8  district school board may decrease the minimum number of days of
    9  instruction by up to 10 days for teacher planning for
   10  residential programs and up to 20 days or equivalent hours as
   11  specified in the State Board of Education rule for teacher
   12  planning for nonresidential programs, subject to the approval of
   13  the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Department of
   14  Education.
   15         Section 2. Paragraph (i) of subsection (2) of section
   16  1003.51, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   17         1003.51 Other public educational services.—
   18         (2) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules
   19  articulating expectations for effective education programs for
   20  students in Department of Juvenile Justice programs, including,
   21  but not limited to, education programs in juvenile justice
   22  prevention, day treatment, residential, and detention programs.
   23  The rule shall establish policies and standards for education
   24  programs for students in Department of Juvenile Justice programs
   25  and shall include the following:
   26         (i) Funding requirements, which must provide shall include
   27  the requirement that at least 95 90 percent of the FEFP funds
   28  generated by students in Department of Juvenile Justice programs
   29  or in an education program for juveniles under s. 985.19 must be
   30  spent on instructional costs for those students. Department of
   31  Juvenile Justice education programs are entitled to 100 one
   32  hundred percent of the formula-based categorical funds generated
   33  by students in Department of Juvenile Justice programs. Such
   34  funds must be spent on appropriate categoricals, such as
   35  instructional materials and public school technology for those
   36  students.
   37         Section 3. Present paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (3)
   38  of section 1003.52, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
   39  paragraphs (c) and (d), respectively, and new paragraphs (a) and
   40  (b) are added to that subsection, and paragraph (a) of
   41  subsection (17) is amended, to read:
   42         1003.52 Educational services in Department of Juvenile
   43  Justice programs.—
   44         (3) The district school board of the county in which the
   45  juvenile justice education prevention, day treatment,
   46  residential, or detention program is located shall provide or
   47  contract for appropriate educational assessments and an
   48  appropriate program of instruction and special education
   49  services.
   50         (a) All contracts between a district school board desiring
   51  to contract directly with juvenile justice education programs to
   52  provide academic instruction for students in such programs must
   53  be in writing. Unless both parties agree to an extension of
   54  time, the district school board and the juvenile justice
   55  education program shall negotiate and execute a new or renewal
   56  contract within 40 days after the district school board provides
   57  the proposal to the juvenile justice education program. The
   58  Department of Education shall provide mediation services for any
   59  disputes relating to this paragraph.
   60         (b) District school boards shall satisfy invoices issued by
   61  juvenile justice education programs within 15 working days after
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   64  And the title is amended as follows:
   65         Delete lines 12 - 15
   66  and insert:
   67         education programs be in writing; providing a
   68         timeframe within which district