Florida Senate - 2014 SB 420 By Senator Detert 28-00488-14 2014420__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to fine arts courses; creating s. 3 1003.4995, F.S.; requiring the Commissioner of 4 Education to prepare an annual report relating to 5 student access to and participation in fine arts 6 courses and information on educators, facilities, and 7 instruction in such courses; providing an effective 8 date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 1003.4995, Florida Statutes, is created 13 to read: 14 1003.4995 Fine arts report.—The Commissioner of Education 15 shall prepare an annual report that includes a description, 16 based on annual reporting by schools, of student access to and 17 participation in fine arts courses, which are visual arts, 18 music, dance, and theatre courses; the number and certification 19 status of educators providing instruction in the courses; 20 educational facilities designed and classroom space equipped for 21 fine arts instruction; and the manner in which schools are 22 providing the core curricular content for fine arts established 23 in the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. The report 24 shall be posted on the Department of Education’s website and 25 updated annually. 26 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.