Florida Senate - 2022 SB 522 By Senator Bradley 5-00665-22 2022522__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to full-time equivalent student 3 membership for International General Certificate of 4 Secondary Education students; amending s. 1011.62, 5 F.S.; providing a specified amount of full-time 6 equivalent membership for each student enrolled in an 7 International General Certificate of Secondary 8 Education (pre-AICE) course who receives a score of 9 “E” or higher on the corresponding pre-AICE subject 10 examination; making a technical change; providing an 11 effective date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. Paragraph (m) of subsection (1) of section 16 1011.62, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 17 1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual 18 allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each 19 district for operation of schools is not determined in the 20 annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing 21 the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as 22 follows: 23 (1) COMPUTATION OF THE BASIC AMOUNT TO BE INCLUDED FOR 24 OPERATION.—The following procedure shall be followed in 25 determining the annual allocation to each district for 26 operation: 27 (m) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent 28 membership based on Advanced International Certificate of 29 Education examination scores of students.—A value of 0.16 full 30 time equivalent student membership shall be calculated for each 31 student enrolled in a full-credit Advanced International 32 Certificate of Education course who receives a score of E or 33 higher on a subject examination. A value of 0.08 full-time 34 equivalent student membership shall be calculated for each 35 student enrolled in a half-credit Advanced International 36 Certificate of Education course who receives a score of E or 37 higher on a subject examination. A value of 0.08 full-time 38 equivalent student membership shall be calculated for each 39 student enrolled in an International General Certificate of 40 Secondary Education (pre-AICE) course who receives a score of 41 “E” or higher on the corresponding pre-AICE subject examination. 42 A value of 0.3 full-time equivalent student membership shall be 43 calculated for each student who receives an Advanced 44 International Certificate of Education diploma. Such value shall 45 be added to the total full-time equivalent student membership in 46 basic programs for grades 9 through 12 in the subsequent fiscal 47 year. Each school district shall allocate at least 80 percent of 48 the funds received from the Advanced International Certificate 49 of Education bonus FTE funding, in accordance with this 50 paragraph, to the school program that generated the funds and to 51 school programs administered by the University of Cambridge 52 Local Examinations Syndicate that prepare prospective students 53 to enroll in Advanced International Certificate of Education 54 courses. These funds shall be expended solely for the payment of 55 costs associated with the application and registration process; 56 program fees and site licenses; training, professional 57 development, salaries, benefits, and bonuses for instructional 58 personnel and program coordinators; examination and diploma 59 fees; membership fees; supplemental books; instructional 60 supplies, materials, and equipment; and other activities that 61 identify prospective Advanced International Certificate of 62 Education students or prepare prospective students to enroll in 63 Advanced International Certificate of Education courses. The 64 school district shall distribute to each classroom teacher who 65 provided Advanced International Certificate of Education or pre 66 AICE
International General Certificate of Secondary Education67 (pre-AICE)instruction: 68 1. A bonus in the amount of $50 for each student taught by 69 the Advanced International Certificate of Education teacher in 70 each Advanced International Certificate of Education course who 71 receives a score of E or higher on the Advanced International 72 Certificate of Education examination. A bonus in the amount of 73 $25 for each student taught by the pre-AICE teacher in each pre 74 AICE course who receives a score of E or higher on the pre-AICE 75 examination. 76 2. An additional bonus of $500 to each Advanced 77 International Certificate of Education teacher in a school 78 designated with a grade of “D” or “F” who has at least one 79 student scoring E or higher on the Advanced International 80 Certificate of Education examination, regardless of the number 81 of classes taught or of the number of students scoring an E or 82 higher on the Advanced International Certificate of Education 83 examination. 84 3. Additional bonuses of $250 each to teachers of pre-AICE 85 classes in a school designated with a grade of “D” or “F” which 86 has at least one student scoring an E or higher on the pre-AICE 87 examination in that class. Teachers receiving an award under 88 subparagraph 2. are not eligible for a bonus under this 89 subparagraph. 90 91 Bonuses awarded to a teacher according to this paragraph shall 92 be in addition to any regular wage or other bonus the teacher 93 received or is scheduled to receive. 94 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.