Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 830
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  02/02/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Education Pre-K - 12 (Montford) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (339770) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 304 - 346
    5  and insert:
    6  such a consideration. The charter must document that the charter
    7  school governing board is independent of any management company
    8  and may, at its sole discretion, terminate the contract with the
    9  management company at any time.
   10         10. The asset and liability projections required in the
   11  application which are incorporated into the charter and shall be
   12  compared with information provided in the annual report of the
   13  charter school.
   14         11. A description of procedures that identify various risks
   15  and provide for a comprehensive approach to reduce the impact of
   16  losses; plans to ensure the safety and security of students and
   17  staff; plans to identify, minimize, and protect others from
   18  violent or disruptive student behavior; and the manner in which
   19  the school will be insured, including whether or not the school
   20  will be required to have liability insurance, and, if so, the
   21  terms and conditions thereof and the amounts of coverage.
   22         12. The term of the charter which shall provide for
   23  cancellation of the charter if insufficient progress has been
   24  made in attaining the student achievement objectives of the
   25  charter and if it is not likely that such objectives can be
   26  achieved before expiration of the charter. The initial term of a
   27  charter shall be for 4 or 5 years. In order to facilitate access
   28  to long-term financial resources for charter school
   29  construction, charter schools that are operated by a
   30  municipality or other public entity as provided by law are
   31  eligible for up to a 15-year charter, subject to approval by the
   32  district school board. A charter lab school is eligible for a
   33  charter for a term of up to 15 years. In addition, to facilitate
   34  access to long-term financial resources for charter school
   35  construction, charter schools that are operated by a private,
   36  not-for-profit, s. 501(c)(3) status corporation are eligible for
   37  up to a 15-year charter, subject to approval by the district
   38  school board. Such long-term charters remain subject to annual
   39  review and may be terminated during the term of the charter, but
   40  only according to the provisions set forth in subsection (8).
   41         13. The facilities to be used and their location. The
   42  sponsor may not require a charter school to have a certificate
   43  of occupancy or a temporary certificate of occupancy for such a
   44  facility earlier than 15 calendar days before the first day of
   45  school.
   46         14. The qualifications to be required of the teachers and
   47  the potential strategies used to recruit, hire, train, and
   48  retain qualified staff to achieve best value.
   49         15. The governance structure of the school, including the
   50  status of the charter school as a public or private employer as
   51  required in paragraph (12)(i). At least one member of the
   52  charter school governing board must be the parent of a student
   53  enrolled in that school.
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   56  And the title is amended as follows:
   57         Delete line 1381
   58  and insert:
   59         specified date; revising the information that a
   60         charter must address; revising the membership of the
   61         charter school governing board; revising provisions
   62         relating to long-