Florida Senate - 2015                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 948
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Gibson moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 4842 and 4843
    4  insert:
    5         Section 64. This section may be cited as the “Lowest 300
    6  Reading Categorical Fund.” There is created a categorical fund
    7  to direct funding to schools that are required to provide 1
    8  extra hour of reading instruction per day to students.
    9  Categorical funds shall be allocated annually to each school
   10  district in the amount provided in the General Appropriations
   11  Act. These funds shall be in addition to the funds appropriated
   12  on the basis of FTE student membership in the Florida Education
   13  Finance Program and shall be included in the total potential
   14  funds of each district. These funds shall be used to provide 1
   15  extra hour of reading beyond the regular school day to students
   16  attending each school identified to be in the lowest 300 for
   17  reading performance and learning gains. Funds shall be allocated
   18  by distributing $200,000 to each school on the list as
   19  identified by the Department of Education and shall be
   20  distributed to each district upon notification that schools in
   21  the district qualify.
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   24  And the title is amended as follows:
   25         Delete line 426
   26  and insert:
   27         prescribing report requirements; creating a specified
   28         categorical fund; providing an appropriation;
   29         requiring that the funds be used for a specified
   30         purpose; providing for allocation of funds; providing
   31         a directive