Florida Senate - 2015                                    SB 1406
       By Senator Bullard
       39-01388-15                                           20151406__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to education; creating s. 1003.07,
    3         F.S.; prohibiting the Department of Education or a
    4         district school board from entering into certain
    5         agreements that cede or limit state or district
    6         autonomy over academic content standards and
    7         corresponding assessments; requiring the department or
    8         district school board to amend or terminate certain
    9         agreements, memoranda, and contracts; suspending the
   10         statewide assessment program, the school grading
   11         system, and the personnel evaluation system for a
   12         specified period; providing an effective date.
   14  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   16         Section 1. Section 1003.07, Florida Statutes, is created to
   17  read:
   18         1003.07 State and school district sovereignty.—
   19         (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
   20  Department of Education or a district school board may not enter
   21  into any agreement, memorandum of understanding, or contract
   22  with a federal agency or private entity that cedes or limits the
   23  state’s or school district’s control over the development,
   24  adoption, or revision of the state’s academic content standards
   25  or corresponding assessments, including, but not limited to,
   26  agreements, memoranda, or contracts for funding public schools
   27  and programs.
   28         (2) If the department or a district school board entered
   29  into an agreement, memorandum, or contract before the effective
   30  date of this section, and such agreement, memorandum, or
   31  contract would be prohibited under subsection (1) if entered
   32  into on or after July 1, 2015, the department or district school
   33  board must amend or terminate the agreement, memorandum, or
   34  contract to comply with the requirements of subsection (1).
   35         (3) Effective July 1, 2015, the following are suspended
   36  until new academic content standards are adopted and
   37  corresponding assessments are developed:
   38         (a) The statewide assessment program under s. 1008.22.
   39         (b) The school grading system under s. 1008.34.
   40         (c) The personnel evaluation system under s. 1012.34.
   41         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.