Florida Senate - 2016                                     SB 830
       By Senator Stargel
       15-00636A-16                                           2016830__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to school choice; amending s. 1002.33,
    3         F.S.; revising the required contents of a charter
    4         school application; providing for the automatic
    5         termination of a charter under certain conditions;
    6         requiring a sponsor to notify certain parties when a
    7         charter is automatically terminated; prohibiting a
    8         charter school from denying the application or
    9         continued enrollment of certain students; revising
   10         enrollment preferences; specifying that the reading
   11         curriculum and instructional strategies in a charter
   12         school’s charter satisfy the research-based reading
   13         plan requirement and that charter schools are eligible
   14         for the research-based reading allocation; revising
   15         requirements for payments to charter schools;
   16         prohibiting a school board from delaying payment for
   17         specified reasons; amending s. 1002.331, F.S.;
   18         specifying that certain limits on the number of
   19         charter schools established do not apply under certain
   20         circumstances; deleting provisions relating to charter
   21         schools that receive certain school grades; creating
   22         s. 1002.333, F.S.; defining terms; authorizing certain
   23         entities to apply for status as a High-Impact Charter
   24         Network; requiring the State Board of Education to
   25         adopt rules to prescribe a specified review process;
   26         prohibiting certain school grades from being used to
   27         determine critical need areas; providing funding for
   28         charter schools under certain circumstances; waiving
   29         certain fees; providing that the High-Impact Charter
   30         Network status is valid for only a specified time;
   31         providing for rulemaking; amending s. 1002.45, F.S.;
   32         revising approved provider’s contract termination
   33         requirements for a virtual instruction program;
   34         amending s. 1013.62, F.S.; revising charter school
   35         eligibility requirements for funding allocations;
   36         providing an effective date.
   38  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   40         Section 1. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (6),
   41  paragraph (n) of subsection (9), paragraphs (b) and (d) of
   42  subsection (10), and paragraphs (b) and (e) of subsection (17)
   43  of section 1002.33, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   44         1002.33 Charter schools.—
   45         (6) APPLICATION PROCESS AND REVIEW.—Charter school
   46  applications are subject to the following requirements:
   47         (a) A person or entity wishing to open a charter school
   48  shall prepare and submit an application on a model application
   49  form prepared by the Department of Education which:
   50         1. Demonstrates how the school will use the guiding
   51  principles and meet the statutorily defined purpose of a charter
   52  school.
   53         2. Provides a detailed curriculum plan that illustrates how
   54  students will be provided services to attain the Sunshine State
   55  Standards.
   56         3. Contains goals and objectives for improving student
   57  learning and measuring that improvement. These goals and
   58  objectives must indicate how much academic improvement students
   59  are expected to show each year, how success will be evaluated,
   60  and the specific results to be attained through instruction.
   61         4. Describes the reading curriculum and differentiated
   62  strategies that will be used for students reading at grade level
   63  or higher and a separate curriculum and strategies for students
   64  who are reading below grade level. A sponsor shall deny a
   65  charter if the school does not propose a reading curriculum that
   66  is consistent with effective teaching strategies that are
   67  grounded in scientifically based reading research.
   68         5. Contains an annual financial plan for each year
   69  requested by the charter for operation of the school for up to 5
   70  years. This plan must contain anticipated fund balances based on
   71  revenue projections, a spending plan based on projected revenues
   72  and expenses, and a description of controls that will safeguard
   73  finances and projected enrollment trends.
   74         6. Contains additional information a sponsor may require,
   75  which shall be attached as an addendum to the charter school
   76  application described in this paragraph.
   77         7.Contains a list and school grades of all charter schools
   78  currently or previously operated by the applicant, applicant
   79  group, or proposed management company.
   80         8.7. For the establishment of a virtual charter school,
   81  documents that the applicant has contracted with a provider of
   82  virtual instruction services pursuant to s. 1002.45(1)(d).
   83         (b) A sponsor shall receive and review all applications for
   84  a charter school using an evaluation instrument developed by the
   85  Department of Education and shall consider the performance of
   86  all charter schools currently or previously operated by the
   87  applicant, applicant group, or proposed management company. A
   88  sponsor shall receive and consider charter school applications
   89  received on or before August 1 of each calendar year for charter
   90  schools to be opened at the beginning of the school district’s
   91  next school year, or to be opened at a time agreed to by the
   92  applicant and the sponsor. A sponsor may not refuse to receive a
   93  charter school application submitted before August 1 and may
   94  receive an application submitted later than August 1 if it
   95  chooses. In order to facilitate greater collaboration in the
   96  application process, an applicant may submit a draft charter
   97  school application on or before May 1 with an application fee of
   98  $500. If a draft application is timely submitted, the sponsor
   99  shall review and provide feedback as to material deficiencies in
  100  the application by July 1. The applicant shall then have until
  101  August 1 to resubmit a revised and final application. The
  102  sponsor may approve the draft application. A sponsor may not
  103  charge an applicant for a charter any fee for the processing or
  104  consideration of an application, and a sponsor may not base its
  105  consideration or approval of a final application upon the
  106  promise of future payment of any kind. Before approving or
  107  denying any final application, the sponsor shall allow the
  108  applicant, upon receipt of written notification, at least 7
  109  calendar days to make technical or nonsubstantive corrections
  110  and clarifications, including, but not limited to, corrections
  111  of grammatical, typographical, and like errors or missing
  112  signatures, if such errors are identified by the sponsor as
  113  cause to deny the final application.
  114         1. In order to facilitate an accurate budget projection
  115  process, a sponsor shall be held harmless for FTE students who
  116  are not included in the FTE projection due to approval of
  117  charter school applications after the FTE projection deadline.
  118  In a further effort to facilitate an accurate budget projection,
  119  within 15 calendar days after receipt of a charter school
  120  application, a sponsor shall report to the Department of
  121  Education the name of the applicant entity, the proposed charter
  122  school location, and its projected FTE.
  123         2. In order to ensure fiscal responsibility, an application
  124  for a charter school shall include a full accounting of expected
  125  assets, a projection of expected sources and amounts of income,
  126  including income derived from projected student enrollments and
  127  from community support, and an expense projection that includes
  128  full accounting of the costs of operation, including start-up
  129  costs.
  130         3.a. A sponsor shall by a majority vote approve or deny an
  131  application no later than 60 calendar days after the application
  132  is received, unless the sponsor and the applicant mutually agree
  133  in writing to temporarily postpone the vote to a specific date,
  134  at which time the sponsor shall by a majority vote approve or
  135  deny the application. If the sponsor fails to act on the
  136  application, an applicant may appeal to the State Board of
  137  Education as provided in paragraph (c). If an application is
  138  denied, the sponsor shall, within 10 calendar days after such
  139  denial, articulate in writing the specific reasons, based upon
  140  good cause, supporting its denial of the charter application and
  141  shall provide the letter of denial and supporting documentation
  142  to the applicant and to the Department of Education.
  143         b. An application submitted by a high-performing charter
  144  school identified pursuant to s. 1002.331 may be denied by the
  145  sponsor only if the sponsor demonstrates by clear and convincing
  146  evidence that:
  147         (I) The application does not materially comply with the
  148  requirements in paragraph (a);
  149         (II) The charter school proposed in the application does
  150  not materially comply with the requirements in paragraphs
  151  (9)(a)-(f);
  152         (III) The proposed charter school’s educational program
  153  does not substantially replicate that of the applicant or one of
  154  the applicant’s high-performing charter schools;
  155         (IV) The applicant has made a material misrepresentation or
  156  false statement or concealed an essential or material fact
  157  during the application process; or
  158         (V) The proposed charter school’s educational program and
  159  financial management practices do not materially comply with the
  160  requirements of this section.
  162  Material noncompliance is a failure to follow requirements or a
  163  violation of prohibitions applicable to charter school
  164  applications, which failure is quantitatively or qualitatively
  165  significant either individually or when aggregated with other
  166  noncompliance. An applicant is considered to be replicating a
  167  high-performing charter school if the proposed school is
  168  substantially similar to at least one of the applicant’s high
  169  performing charter schools and the organization or individuals
  170  involved in the establishment and operation of the proposed
  171  school are significantly involved in the operation of replicated
  172  schools.
  173         c. If the sponsor denies an application submitted by a
  174  high-performing charter school, the sponsor must, within 10
  175  calendar days after such denial, state in writing the specific
  176  reasons, based upon the criteria in sub-subparagraph b.,
  177  supporting its denial of the application and must provide the
  178  letter of denial and supporting documentation to the applicant
  179  and to the Department of Education. The applicant may appeal the
  180  sponsor’s denial of the application directly to the State Board
  181  of Education pursuant to sub-subparagraph (c)3.b.
  182         4. For budget projection purposes, the sponsor shall report
  183  to the Department of Education the approval or denial of a
  184  charter application within 10 calendar days after such approval
  185  or denial. In the event of approval, the report to the
  186  Department of Education shall include the final projected FTE
  187  for the approved charter school.
  188         5. Upon approval of a charter application, the initial
  189  startup shall commence with the beginning of the public school
  190  calendar for the district in which the charter is granted unless
  191  the sponsor allows a waiver of this subparagraph for good cause.
  193         (n)1. The director and a representative of the governing
  194  board of a charter school that has earned a grade of “D” or “F”
  195  pursuant to s. 1008.34 shall appear before the sponsor to
  196  present information concerning each contract component having
  197  noted deficiencies. The director and a representative of the
  198  governing board shall submit to the sponsor for approval a
  199  school improvement plan to raise student performance. Upon
  200  approval by the sponsor, the charter school shall begin
  201  implementation of the school improvement plan. The department
  202  shall offer technical assistance and training to the charter
  203  school and its governing board and establish guidelines for
  204  developing, submitting, and approving such plans.
  205         2.a. If a charter school earns three consecutive grades of
  206  “D,” two consecutive grades of “D” followed by a grade of “F,”
  207  or two nonconsecutive grades of “F” within a 3-year period, the
  208  charter school governing board shall choose one of the following
  209  corrective actions:
  210         (I) Contract for educational services to be provided
  211  directly to students, instructional personnel, and school
  212  administrators, as prescribed in state board rule;
  213         (II) Contract with an outside entity that has a
  214  demonstrated record of effectiveness to operate the school;
  215         (III) Reorganize the school under a new director or
  216  principal who is authorized to hire new staff; or
  217         (IV) Voluntarily close the charter school.
  218         b. The charter school must implement the corrective action
  219  in the school year following receipt of a third consecutive
  220  grade of “D,” a grade of “F” following two consecutive grades of
  221  “D,” or a second nonconsecutive grade of “F” within a 3-year
  222  period.
  223         c. The sponsor may annually waive a corrective action if it
  224  determines that the charter school is likely to improve a letter
  225  grade if additional time is provided to implement the
  226  intervention and support strategies prescribed by the school
  227  improvement plan. Notwithstanding this sub-subparagraph, a
  228  charter school that earns a second consecutive grade of “F” is
  229  subject to subparagraph 4.
  230         d. A charter school is no longer required to implement a
  231  corrective action if it improves by at least one letter grade.
  232  However, the charter school must continue to implement
  233  strategies identified in the school improvement plan. The
  234  sponsor must annually review implementation of the school
  235  improvement plan to monitor the school’s continued improvement
  236  pursuant to subparagraph 5.
  237         e. A charter school implementing a corrective action that
  238  does not improve by at least one letter grade after 2 full
  239  school years of implementing the corrective action must select a
  240  different corrective action. Implementation of the new
  241  corrective action must begin in the school year following the
  242  implementation period of the existing corrective action, unless
  243  the sponsor determines that the charter school is likely to
  244  improve a letter grade if additional time is provided to
  245  implement the existing corrective action. Notwithstanding this
  246  sub-subparagraph, a charter school that earns a second
  247  consecutive grade of “F” while implementing a corrective action
  248  is subject to subparagraph 4.
  249         3. A charter school with a grade of “D” or “F” that
  250  improves by at least one letter grade must continue to implement
  251  the strategies identified in the school improvement plan. The
  252  sponsor must annually review implementation of the school
  253  improvement plan to monitor the school’s continued improvement
  254  pursuant to subparagraph 5.
  255         4.a.A charter school’s charter is automatically terminated
  256  if the school earns The sponsor shall terminate a charter if the
  257  charter school earns two consecutive grades of “F” after all
  258  school grade appeals are final, unless:
  259         (I)a. The charter school is established to turn around the
  260  performance of a district public school pursuant to s.
  261  1008.33(4)(b)3. Such charter schools shall be governed by s.
  262  1008.33;
  263         (II)b. The charter school serves a student population the
  264  majority of which resides in a school zone served by a district
  265  public school that earned a grade of “F” in the year before the
  266  charter school opened and the charter school earns at least a
  267  grade of “D” in its third year of operation. The exception
  268  provided under this sub-sub-subparagraph does not apply to a
  269  charter school in its fourth year of operation and thereafter;
  270  or
  271         (III)c. The state board grants the charter school a waiver
  272  of termination. The charter school must request the waiver
  273  within 15 days after the department’s official release of school
  274  grades. The state board may waive termination if the charter
  275  school demonstrates that the Learning Gains of its students on
  276  statewide assessments are comparable to or better than the
  277  Learning Gains of similarly situated students enrolled in nearby
  278  district public schools. The waiver is valid for 1 year and may
  279  only be granted once. Charter schools that have been in
  280  operation for more than 5 years are not eligible for a waiver
  281  under this sub-sub-subparagraph.
  282         b. The sponsor shall notify in writing the charter school’s
  283  governing board, the charter school principal, and the
  284  department when a charter is terminated under this subparagraph.
  285  The school district’s letter of termination shall be governed by
  286  the requirements of paragraph (8)(c). If a charter is terminated
  287  under this subparagraph, the charter school is governed by the
  288  requirements of paragraph (o) and paragraphs (8)(e)-(g).
  289         5. The director and a representative of the governing board
  290  of a graded charter school that has implemented a school
  291  improvement plan under this paragraph shall appear before the
  292  sponsor at least once a year to present information regarding
  293  the progress of intervention and support strategies implemented
  294  by the school pursuant to the school improvement plan and
  295  corrective actions, if applicable. The sponsor shall communicate
  296  at the meeting, and in writing to the director, the services
  297  provided to the school to help the school address its
  298  deficiencies.
  299         6. Notwithstanding any provision of this paragraph except
  300  sub-subparagraph 4.a. sub-subparagraphs 4.a.-c., the sponsor may
  301  terminate the charter at any time pursuant to subsection (8).
  302         (10) ELIGIBLE STUDENTS.—
  303         (b) The charter school shall enroll an eligible student who
  304  submits a timely application, unless the number of applications
  305  exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or
  306  building. In such case, all applicants shall have an equal
  307  chance of being admitted through a random selection process. A
  308  charter school may not deny the application or continued
  309  enrollment of a student based on the student’s current or prior
  310  academic performance, including grade retention.
  311         (d) A charter school may give enrollment preference to the
  312  following student populations:
  313         1. Students who are siblings of a student enrolled in the
  314  charter school.
  315         2. Students who are the children of a member of the
  316  governing board of the charter school.
  317         3. Students who are the children of an employee of the
  318  charter school.
  319         4. Students who are the children of:
  320         a. An employee of the business partner of a charter school
  321  in-the-workplace established under paragraph (15)(b) or a
  322  resident of the municipality in which such charter school is
  323  located; or
  324         b. A resident of a municipality that operates a charter
  325  school-in-a-municipality pursuant to paragraph (15)(c).
  326         5. Students who have successfully completed a voluntary
  327  prekindergarten education program under ss. 1002.51-1002.79
  328  provided by the charter school or the charter school’s governing
  329  board during the previous year.
  330         6. Students who are the children of an active duty member
  331  of any branch of the United States Armed Forces.
  332         7. Students who are currently enrolled or were enrolled
  333  during the prior school year in a public school that earned a
  334  grade of “F” or that earned three consecutive grades of “D” or
  335  who are zoned for such school.
  336         (17) FUNDING.—Students enrolled in a charter school,
  337  regardless of the sponsorship, shall be funded as if they are in
  338  a basic program or a special program, the same as students
  339  enrolled in other public schools in the school district. Funding
  340  for a charter lab school shall be as provided in s. 1002.32.
  341         (b) The basis for the agreement for funding students
  342  enrolled in a charter school shall be the sum of the school
  343  district’s operating funds from the Florida Education Finance
  344  Program as provided in s. 1011.62 and the General Appropriations
  345  Act, including gross state and local funds, discretionary
  346  lottery funds, and funds from the school district’s current
  347  operating discretionary millage levy; divided by total funded
  348  weighted full-time equivalent students in the school district;
  349  multiplied by the weighted full-time equivalent students for the
  350  charter school. Charter schools whose students or programs meet
  351  the eligibility criteria in law are entitled to their
  352  proportionate share of categorical program funds included in the
  353  total funds available in the Florida Education Finance Program
  354  by the Legislature, including transportation, research-based
  355  reading allocation, and the Florida digital classrooms
  356  allocation. Total funding for each charter school shall be
  357  recalculated during the year to reflect the revised calculations
  358  under the Florida Education Finance Program by the state and the
  359  actual weighted full-time equivalent students reported by the
  360  charter school during the full-time equivalent student survey
  361  periods designated by the Commissioner of Education.
  362         (e) District school boards shall make timely and efficient
  363  payment and reimbursement to charter schools, including
  364  processing paperwork required to access special state and
  365  federal funding for which they may be eligible. Payments of the
  366  funds in paragraph (b) shall be made monthly or bimonthly,
  367  beginning with the start of the district school board’s fiscal
  368  year. Each payment must be one-twelfth or one-twenty-fourth, as
  369  applicable, of the total state and local funds described in
  370  paragraph (b). The district school board may distribute such
  371  funds to a charter school for up to 3 months based on the
  372  projected full-time equivalent student membership of the charter
  373  school. Thereafter, the results of full-time equivalent student
  374  membership surveys shall be used in adjusting the amount of
  375  funds distributed monthly to the charter school for the
  376  remainder of the fiscal year. The payments payment shall be
  377  issued no later than 10 working days after the district school
  378  board receives a distribution of state or federal funds or the
  379  date the payment is due as specified in this subsection. If a
  380  warrant for payment is not issued within 10 working days after
  381  receipt of funding by the district school board, the school
  382  district shall pay to the charter school, in addition to the
  383  amount of the scheduled disbursement, interest at a rate of 1
  384  percent per month calculated on a daily basis on the unpaid
  385  balance from the expiration of the 10 working days until such
  386  time as the warrant is issued. The district school board may not
  387  delay payment of any portion of the funds set forth in paragraph
  388  (b) to a charter school if receipt of local funds is delayed.
  389         Section 2. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) and subsection
  390  (4) of section 1002.331, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  391         1002.331 High-performing charter schools.—
  392         (3)
  393         (b) A high-performing charter school may not establish more
  394  than one charter school within the state under paragraph (a) in
  395  any year. A subsequent application to establish a charter school
  396  under paragraph (a) may not be submitted unless each charter
  397  school established in this manner achieves high-performing
  398  charter school status. The limits specified in this paragraph do
  399  not apply to a charter school established by a high-performing
  400  charter school in the attendance zone of a school identified as
  401  in need of intervention and support pursuant to s. 1008.33(3)(b)
  402  or to meet capacity needs or needs for innovative choice options
  403  identified by the district school board.
  404         (4) A high-performing charter school may not increase
  405  enrollment or expand grade levels following any school year in
  406  which it receives a school grade of “C” or below. If the charter
  407  school receives a school grade of “C” or below in any 2 years
  408  during the term of the charter awarded under subsection (2), the
  409  term of the charter may be modified by the sponsor and the
  410  charter school loses its high-performing charter school status
  411  until it regains that status under subsection (1).
  412         Section 3. Section 1002.333, Florida Statutes, is created
  413  to read:
  414         1002.333 High-Impact Charter Network.—
  415         (1)For the purposes of this section, the term:
  416         (a) “Critical need area” means an area that is served by
  417  one or more traditional public schools that meet at least one of
  418  the following criteria:
  419         1. Received a school grade of “D” or “F” pursuant to s.
  420  1008.34 in 4 of the preceding 5 years; or
  421         2.Had fewer than 25 percent of students passing statewide,
  422  standardized assessments in English Language Arts under s.
  423  1008.22(3) in the most recent year for which assessment scores
  424  are available.
  425         (b)“Entity” means a nonprofit organization with tax-exempt
  426  status under s. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code which is
  427  authorized by law to operate a public charter school.
  428         (2) An entity that successfully operates a system of
  429  charter schools that serve primarily educationally disadvantaged
  430  students, as provided in the federal Elementary and Secondary
  431  Education Act, 20 U.S.C. s. 1115(b)(2), may apply to the State
  432  Board of Education for status as a High-Impact Charter Network.
  433         (a) The state board shall adopt rules prescribing a process
  434  to review the entity’s application. The process must include a
  435  review of the following:
  436         1. Statewide assessments of all charter schools currently
  437  and previously operated by the entity, including schoolwide and
  438  subgroup performance, for the 3 most recent years as compared to
  439  all students in other schools at the same grade level, and as
  440  compared with other schools serving similar student
  441  demographics. The review may also include performance on
  442  nationally norm-referenced assessments, student attendance and
  443  retention rates, graduation rates, college attendance rates,
  444  college persistence rates, and other outcome measures as
  445  determined by the state board.
  446         2. School-level financial performance.
  447         (b) An entity that is designated as a High-Impact Charter
  448  Network may submit a charter school application pursuant to s.
  449  1002.33 to establish and operate charter schools in critical
  450  need areas. For purposes of determining critical need areas,
  451  school grades issued for the 2014-2015 school year may not be
  452  considered.
  453         (c) Notwithstanding s. 1013.62(1)(a), a charter school
  454  operated by a High-Impact Charter Network in a critical need
  455  area is eligible to receive charter school capital outlay
  456  funding. The administrative fee required under s.
  457  1002.33(20)(a)2. shall be waived for a charter school
  458  established by a High-Impact Charter Network in a critical need
  459  area as long as the network maintains its status as a High
  460  Impact Charter Network.
  461         (3)The High-Impact Charter Network status is valid for up
  462  to 4 years. If an entity seeks status renewal, the state board
  463  shall review, pursuant to subsection (2), the academic and
  464  financial performance of the charter schools established in
  465  critical need areas and operated by the entity.
  466         (4)The State Board of Education shall adopt rules to
  467  administer this section.
  468         Section 4. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subsection (8) of
  469  section 1002.45, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  470         1002.45 Virtual instruction programs.—
  472         (c) An approved provider that receives a school grade of
  473  “D” or “F” under s. 1008.34 or a school improvement rating of
  474  “Unsatisfactory” “Declining” under s. 1008.341 must file a
  475  school improvement plan with the department for consultation to
  476  determine the causes for low performance and to develop a plan
  477  for correction and improvement.
  478         (d) An approved provider’s contract is automatically must
  479  be terminated if the provider earns two consecutive school
  480  grades of receives a school grade of “D” or “F” under s.
  481  1008.34, receives two consecutive or a school improvement
  482  ratings rating of “Unsatisfactory” “Declining” under s.
  483  1008.341, for 2 years during any consecutive 4-year period or
  484  has violated any qualification requirement pursuant to
  485  subsection (2). A provider that has a contract terminated under
  486  this paragraph may not be an approved provider for a period of
  487  at least 1 year after the date upon which the contract was
  488  terminated and until the department determines that the provider
  489  is in compliance with subsection (2) and has corrected each
  490  cause of the provider’s low performance.
  491         Section 5. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
  492  1013.62, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  493         1013.62 Charter schools capital outlay funding.—
  494         (1) In each year in which funds are appropriated for
  495  charter school capital outlay purposes, the Commissioner of
  496  Education shall allocate the funds among eligible charter
  497  schools.
  498         (a) To be eligible for a funding allocation, a charter
  499  school must:
  500         1.a. Have been in operation for 3 or more years;
  501         b. Be governed by a governing board established in the
  502  state for 3 or more years which operates both charter schools
  503  and conversion charter schools within the state;
  504         c. Be an expanded feeder chain of a charter school within
  505  the same school district that is currently receiving charter
  506  school capital outlay funds;
  507         d. Have been accredited by the Commission on Schools of the
  508  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; or
  509         e. Serve students in facilities that are provided by a
  510  business partner for a charter school-in-the-workplace pursuant
  511  to s. 1002.33(15)(b).
  512         2. Have an annual audit that does not reveal one or more of
  513  the financial emergency conditions specified in s. 218.503(1)
  514  for the most recent fiscal year for which such audit is
  515  available stability for future operation as a charter school.
  516         3. Have satisfactory student achievement based on state
  517  accountability standards applicable to the charter school.
  518         4. Have received final approval from its sponsor pursuant
  519  to s. 1002.33 for operation during that fiscal year.
  520         5. Serve students in facilities that are not provided by
  521  the charter school’s sponsor.
  522         Section 6. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.