Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (248470) for CS for SB 736
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  02/23/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Budget (Montford) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 1170 - 2226
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 16. (1) Any school district that receives a grant
    6  of at least $75 million from a private foundation for the
    7  purpose of improving the effectiveness of teachers within the
    8  school district may seek an annual exemption from the State
    9  Board of Education from the requirements of the amendments made
   10  by this act to ss. 1012.22 and 1012.34, Florida Statutes.
   11         (2) In order to receive approval from the State Board of
   12  Education for an exemption under this section, a school district
   13  must demonstrate to the State Board of Education that it is
   14  implementing the following:
   15         (a) A teacher evaluation system that uses student
   16  performance as the single greatest component of the teacher’s
   17  evaluation.
   18         (b) A teacher compensation system that awards salary
   19  increases based on sustained student performance.
   20         (c) A teacher contract system that awards contracts based
   21  on student performance.
   22         (3) The State Board of Education shall annually renew a
   23  school district’s exemption if the school district provides a
   24  progress report that demonstrates that the school district
   25  continues to meet the requirements of subsection (2).
   26         (4) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules pursuant
   27  to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54. Florida Statutes, to establish the
   28  procedures for applying for an exemption under this section.
   29         Section 17. Chapter 2010-279, Laws of Florida, does not
   30  apply to any rulemaking required to administer this act.
   31         Section 18. The provisions of any special act or general
   32  law of local application relating to contracts for instructional
   33  personnel in public schools or school districts in effect on or
   34  before the effective date of this act are repealed with the
   35  exception of chapter 75-384, Laws of Florida.