Florida Senate - 2018 SB 1192 By Senator Stargel 22-01351-18 20181192__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to education; amending s. 1002.67, 3 F.S.; requiring certain assessment results to be 4 provided to parents within a specified timeframe; 5 requiring the Office of Early Learning to aggregate 6 specified assessment results to be distributed to 7 certain entities and posted on the office’s website 8 within a specified timeframe; amending s. 1002.71, 9 F.S.; authorizing certain students to reenroll in the 10 Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program; 11 specifying that the program be offered by a provider 12 that has met certain criteria; providing for funding 13 for such students; requiring the office to establish 14 criteria and procedures for the reenrollment of such 15 students; providing an effective date. 16 17 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 18 19 Section 1. Paragraphs (d) and (e) are added to subsection 20 (3) of section 1002.67, Florida Statutes, to read: 21 1002.67 Performance standards; curricula and 22 accountability.— 23 (3) 24 (d) Each private prekindergarten provider and public school 25 shall provide the results of the pre- and post-assessment to 26 parents within 10 days after the administration of the 27 assessment, including any resources that might be helpful for 28 students. 29 (e) The office shall, within 30 days after the 30 administration of the pre- and post-assessment: 31 1. Report the results of the pre- and post-assessment at 32 the aggregate level. 33 2. Distribute the aggregated pre- and post-assessment 34 results to the respective early learning coalitions and school 35 districts. 36 3. Display the aggregated pre- and post-assessment results 37 on the office’s website. 38 Section 2. Paragraph (c) is added to subsection (4) of 39 section 1002.71, Florida Statutes, to read: 40 1002.71 Funding; financial and attendance reporting.— 41 (4) Notwithstanding s. 1002.53(3) and subsection (2): 42 (c)1. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, a child who 43 has completed a school-year prekindergarten program or summer 44 prekindergarten program but is determined by the office to be at 45 risk of not attaining the performance standards established 46 pursuant to s. 1002.67(1) may reenroll in a school-year program 47 during the subsequent school year at the request of the child’s 48 parent. The school-year program must be offered by a provider 49 that has met the minimum readiness rate adopted pursuant to s. 50 1002.69(6). The child shall be reported for funding purposes as 51 a full-time equivalent student in the school-year program for 52 which he or she is enrolled. 53 2. By December 1, 2018, to implement the reenrollment of 54 eligible students pursuant to subparagraph 1., the office shall: 55 a. Establish the eligibility criteria for determining if a 56 student is at risk of not attaining the performance standards 57 established pursuant to s. 1002.67(1). 58 b. Prepare an estimate of the potential number of students 59 participating in the program in the 2018-2019 school year by 60 county and by early learning coalition who may be eligible to 61 reenroll in the program. 62 c. Establish the procedures for the reenrollment of 63 eligible students in the prekindergarten program and inform 64 parents of this option. 65 66 A child may reenroll only once in a prekindergarten program 67 under this section. A child who reenrolls in a prekindergarten 68 program under this subsection may not subsequently withdraw from 69 the program and reenroll, unless the child is granted a good 70 cause exemption under this subsection. The Office of Early 71 Learning shall establish criteria specifying whether a good 72 cause exists for a child to withdraw from a program under 73 paragraph (a), whether a child has substantially completed a 74 program under paragraph (b), and whether an extreme hardship 75 exists which is beyond the child’s or parent’s control under 76 paragraph (b). 77 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.