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Controlled open enrollment; public school parental choice.
F.S. 1002.31
1002.31 Controlled open enrollment; public school parental choice.
(1) As used in this section, “controlled open enrollment” means a public education delivery system that allows school districts to make student school assignments using parents’ indicated preferential school choice as a significant factor.
(2) Each district school board may offer controlled open enrollment within the public schools which is in addition to the existing choice programs such as virtual instruction programs, magnet schools, alternative schools, special programs, advanced placement, and dual enrollment.
(3) Each district school board offering controlled open enrollment shall adopt by rule and post on its website a controlled open enrollment plan which must:
(a) Adhere to federal desegregation requirements.
(b) Include an application process required to participate in controlled open enrollment that allows parents to declare school preferences, including placement of siblings within the same school.
(c) Provide a lottery procedure to determine student assignment and establish an appeals process for hardship cases.
(d) Afford parents of students in multiple session schools preferred access to controlled open enrollment.
(e) Maintain socioeconomic, demographic, and racial balance.
(f) Address the availability of transportation.
(4) In accordance with the reporting requirements of s. 1011.62, each district school board shall annually report the number of students attending the various types of public schools of choice in the district, including schools such as virtual instruction programs, magnet schools, and public charter schools, according to rules adopted by the State Board of Education.
(5) For a school or program that is a public school of choice under this section, the calculation for compliance with maximum class size pursuant to s. 1003.03 is the average number of students at the school level.
History.s. 96, ch. 2002-387; s. 3, ch. 2008-147; s. 9, ch. 2013-250; s. 21, ch. 2014-39.