Florida Senate - 2014 SB 1568 By Senator Soto 14-01249-14 20141568__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to public school improvement; amending 3 s. 1008.33, F.S.; requiring the Department of 4 Education to fund the intervention and support 5 strategies for schools earning a grade of “D” or “F”; 6 providing an effective date. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (3) of section 11 1008.33, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 12 1008.33 Authority to enforce public school improvement.— 13 (3) 14 (c) The state board shall adopt by rule a differentiated 15 matrix of intervention and support strategies for assisting 16 traditional public schools identified under this section and 17 rules for implementing s. 1002.33(9)(n), relating to charter 18 schools. The intervention and support strategies must be funded 19 by the department, address student performance, and may include 20 improvement planning, leadership quality improvement, educator 21 quality improvement, professional development, curriculum 22 alignment and pacing, and the use of continuous improvement and 23 monitoring plans and processes. In addition, the state board may 24 prescribe reporting requirements to review and monitor the 25 progress of the schools. The rule must define the intervention 26 and support strategies for school improvement for schools 27 earning a grade of “D” or “F” and the roles for the district and 28 department. The rule must
shalldifferentiate among schools 29 earning consecutive grades of “D” or “F,” or a combination 30 thereof, and provide for more intense monitoring, intervention, 31 and support strategies for these schools. 32 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.