**Florida Senate** - **2015** **SB 818**
**By **Senator Garcia
38-01301-15 2015818__
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to maximum class size; amending s.
3 1003.03, F.S.; requiring the calculation of a school
4 district’s class size categorical allocation reduction
5 at the school average when maximum class size
6 requirements are not met; revising the calculation;
7 providing an effective date.
8
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
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11 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section
12 1003.03, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
13 1003.03 Maximum class size.—
14 (4) ACCOUNTABILITY.—
15 (a) If the department determines that the number of
16 students assigned to __an__ ~~any~~ individual class exceeds the class
17 size maximum, as required in subsection (1), based upon the
18 October student membership survey, the department shall:
19 1. ~~Identify, for each grade group, the number of classes in~~
20 ~~which the number of students exceeds the maximum and the total~~
21 ~~number of students which exceeds the maximum for all classes.~~
22 ~~2.~~ Determine the number of FTE students which exceeds the
23 maximum for each grade group __calculated at the school average__.
24 __2.__~~3.~~ Multiply the total number of FTE students which
25 exceeds the maximum for each grade group __calculated at the__
26 __school average__ by the district’s FTE dollar amount of the class
27 size categorical allocation for that year and calculate the
28 total for all three grade groups.
29 __3.__~~4.~~ Multiply the total number of FTE students which
30 exceeds the maximum for all classes __calculated at the school__
31 __average__ by an amount equal to 50 percent of the base student
32 allocation adjusted by the district cost differential for ~~each~~
33 ~~of the 2010-2011 through 2013-2014 fiscal years and by an amount~~
34 ~~equal to the base student allocation adjusted by the district~~
35 ~~cost differential in~~ the __2015-2016__ ~~2014-2015~~ fiscal year and
36 thereafter.
37 __4.__~~5.~~ Reduce the district’s class size categorical
38 allocation by an amount equal to the sum of the calculations in
39 subparagraphs __2. and__ 3.~~and 4~~~~.~~
40 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.