Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1630
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/25/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Bean) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (640620) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 456 and 457
    5  insert:
    6         Section 2. Subsection (2) of section 1002.331, Florida
    7  Statutes, is amended to read:
    8         1002.331 High-performing charter schools.—
    9         (2) A high-performing charter school is authorized to:
   10         (a) Increase its student enrollment once per school year by
   11  up to 15 percent more than the capacity identified in the
   12  charter, but student enrollment may not exceed the current
   13  facility capacity.
   14         (b) Expand grade levels within kindergarten through grade
   15  12 to add grade levels not already served if any annual
   16  enrollment increase resulting from grade level expansion is
   17  within the limit established in paragraph (a).
   18         (c) Submit a quarterly, rather than a monthly, financial
   19  statement to the sponsor pursuant to s. 1002.33(9)(g).
   20         (d) Consolidate under a single charter the charters of
   21  multiple high-performing charter schools operated in the same
   22  school district by the charter schools’ governing board
   23  regardless of the renewal cycle.
   24         (e) Receive a modification of its charter to a term of 15
   25  years or a 15-year charter renewal. The charter may be modified
   26  or renewed for a shorter term at the option of the high
   27  performing charter school. The charter must be consistent with
   28  s. 1002.33(7)(a)19. and (10)(h) and (i), is subject to annual
   29  review by the sponsor, and may be terminated during its term
   30  pursuant to s. 1002.33(8).
   32  A high-performing charter school shall notify its sponsor in
   33  writing by March 1 if it intends to increase enrollment or
   34  expand grade levels the following school year. The written
   35  notice shall specify the amount of the enrollment increase and
   36  the grade levels that will be added, as applicable. If a charter
   37  school notifies the sponsor of its intent to expand, the sponsor
   38  shall modify the charter within 90 days to include the new
   39  enrollment maximum. The sponsor may deny a request to increase
   40  the enrollment of a high-performing charter school if, after
   41  requesting to expand, the charter school no longer qualifies as
   42  a high-performing charter school under subsection (1). If a
   43  high-performing charter school requests to consolidate multiple
   44  charters, the sponsor shall have 40 days after receipt of that
   45  request to provide an initial draft charter to the charter
   46  school. The sponsor and charter school shall have 50 days
   47  thereafter to negotiate and notice the charter contract for
   48  final approval by the sponsor.
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   51         And the title is amended as follows:
   52         Delete line 494
   53  and insert:
   54         governing board; amending s. 1002.331, F.S.; modifying
   55         a limitation for increasing student enrollment;
   56         providing that the sponsor may deny a request to
   57         increase enrollment under certain circumstances;
   58         establishing timeframes for a charter school
   59         requesting that multiple charters be consolidated;
   60         requiring that full implementation of