Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (532862) for CS for SB 1512
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/23/2014           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Gardiner) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 505 - 535
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Present subsection (10) of section 1003.4282,
    6  Florida Statutes, is renumbered as subsection (11), and a new
    7  subsection (10) is added to that section, to read:
    8         1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.—
    9         (10) STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.—Beginning with students
   10  entering grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year, this subsection
   11  applies to a student with a disability.
   12         (a) A parent of the student with a disability shall, in
   13  collaboration with the individual education plan (IEP) team
   14  during the transition planning process pursuant to s. 1003.5716,
   15  declare an intent for the student to graduate from high school
   16  with either a standard high school diploma or a certificate of
   17  completion. A student with a disability who does not satisfy the
   18  standard high school diploma requirements pursuant to this
   19  section shall be awarded a certificate of completion.
   20         (b) The following options, in addition to the other options
   21  specified in this section, may be used to satisfy the standard
   22  high school diploma requirements, as specified in the student’s
   23  individual education plan:
   24         1. For a student with a disability for whom the IEP team
   25  has determined that the Florida Alternate Assessment is the most
   26  appropriate measure of the student’s skills:
   27         a. A combination of course substitutions, assessments,
   28  industry certifications, and other acceleration options
   29  appropriate to the student’s unique skills and abilities that
   30  meet the criteria established by State Board of Education rule.
   31         b. A portfolio of quantifiable evidence that documents a
   32  student’s mastery of academic standards through rigorous metrics
   33  established by State Board of Education rule. A portfolio may
   34  include, but is not limited to, documentation of work
   35  experience, internships, community service, and postsecondary
   36  credit.
   37         2. For a student with a disability for whom the IEP team
   38  has determined that mastery of academic and employment
   39  competencies is the most appropriate way for a student to
   40  demonstrate his or her skills:
   41         a. Documented completion of the number of course credits
   42  prescribed by the district school board in the district student
   43  progression plan pursuant to s. 1008.25.
   44         b. Documented achievement of all annual goals and short
   45  term objectives for academic and employment competencies and
   46  industry certifications specified in the student’s transition
   47  plan. The documentation must be verified by the IEP team.
   48         c. Documented successful employment for the number of hours
   49  per week specified in the student’s transition plan, for the
   50  equivalent of 1 semester, and payment of a minimum wage in
   51  compliance with the requirements of the federal Fair Labor
   52  Standards Act.
   53         d.Documented mastery of the academic and employment
   54  competencies and industry certifications specified in the
   55  student’s transition plan. The documentation must be verified by
   56  the IEP team, the employer, and the teacher. The transition plan
   57  must be developed and signed by the student, parent, teacher,
   58  and employer before placement in employment and must identify
   59  the following:
   60         (I) The expected academic and employment competencies and
   61  industry certifications;
   62         (II) The criteria for determining and certifying mastery of
   63  the competencies;
   64         (III) The work schedule and the minimum number of hours to
   65  be worked per week; and
   66         (IV) A description of the supervision to be provided by the
   67  school district.
   69  The State Board of Education shall adopt rules under ss.
   70  120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement this subparagraph, including
   71  rules that establish the minimum requirements for students
   72  described in this subparagraph to earn a standard high school
   73  diploma.
   75  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   76  And the title is amended as follows:
   77         Delete line 47
   78  and insert:
   79         disabilities; requiring the State Board of Education
   80         to adopt rules; authorizing a student with a
   81         disability to defer the receipt of a standard high
   82         school diploma if certain conditions are met;
   83         authorizing certain students with