Florida Senate - 2013 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 904 Barcode 601806 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 04/10/2013 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Rules (Negron) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 187 and 188 4 insert: 5 Section 3. Paragraph (i) is added to subsection (3) of 6 section 1007.01, Florida Statutes, to read: 7 1007.01 Articulation; legislative intent; purpose; role of 8 the State Board of Education and the Board of Governors; 9 Articulation Coordinating Committee.— 10 (3) The Commissioner of Education, in consultation with the 11 Chancellor of the State University System, shall establish the 12 Articulation Coordinating Committee which shall make 13 recommendations related to statewide articulation policies to 14 the Higher Education Coordination Council, the State Board of 15 Education, and the Board of Governors. The committee shall 16 consist of two members each representing the State University 17 System, the Florida College System, public career and technical 18 education, public K-12 education, and nonpublic education and 19 one member representing students. The chair shall be elected 20 from the membership. The committee shall: 21 (i) Recommend by December 31, 2013, a funding model and a 22 financial accountability mechanism for funding and assessing an 23 approved organization or an individual offering online courses, 24 including, but not limited to, massive open online courses. This 25 paragraph expires July 1, 2014. 26 Section 4. The Office of Program Policy Analysis and 27 Government Accountability (OPPAGA) shall review and provide 28 recommendations to allow student access to massive open online 29 courses for funding in both the K-12 and postsecondary programs. 30 The review must consider, but is not limited to, the 31 identification of courses, provider qualification review, 32 accreditation, teacher or instructor credentials, course content 33 and standards, financial accountability, and a funding process. 34 OPPAGA shall provide the findings and recommendations to the 35 Executive Office of the Governor, the President of the Senate, 36 and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by December 31, 37 2013. 38 Section 5. The Department of Education shall develop a 39 methodology and plan for calculating the Florida Education 40 Finance Program to limit the sum of each student’s full-time 41 equivalent student membership value from all programs or courses 42 to 1.0 full time equivalent (FTE). The department’s plan must 43 include revised procedures for reporting and computing each 44 district’s annual allocation from the Florida Education Finance 45 Program and shall identify steps that the department and school 46 districts will take to implement the new procedures during the 47 2014-2015 fiscal year. The department shall conduct a student 48 based simulation of the revised methodology concurrent with the 49 2013-2014 FTE reporting and funding process. The department 50 shall submit its plan and a summary of the results of the 51 simulation to the Executive Office of the Governor, the 52 President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of 53 Representatives by January 31, 2014. 54 55 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 56 And the title is amended as follows: 57 Delete line 32 58 and insert: 59 certain criteria; amending s. 1007.01, F.S.; requiring 60 the Articulation Coordinating Committee to recommend a 61 funding model and financial accountability mechanism 62 for providers of online courses; requiring the Office 63 of Program Policy Analysis and Government 64 Accountability to review and provide recommendations 65 to allow student access to massive open online courses 66 for funding purposes; providing review requirements; 67 requiring the office to provide findings and 68 recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by 69 a specified date; requiring the Department of 70 Education to develop a methodology and plan for 71 calculating the Florida Education Finance Program 72 which limits the sum of each student’s full-time 73 equivalent student membership value from all virtual 74 programs or courses; providing requirements for the 75 plan; requiring the department to conduct a student 76 based simulation of the revised methodology; requiring 77 the department to submit a report to the Governor and 78 the Legislature by a specified date; providing an 79 effective date.