Florida Senate - 2018 SB 1090 By Senator Young 18-01355-18 20181090__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to enrollment of dependent children of 3 active duty military personnel in the Florida Virtual 4 School; amending s. 1002.37, F.S.; requiring the 5 Florida Virtual School to give enrollment priority to 6 dependent children of certain active duty military 7 personnel; authorizing the Florida Virtual School to 8 use a specified form to determine residency and to 9 serve specified students directly; providing for 10 funding for certain students; amending s. 1003.05, 11 F.S.; requiring that certain dependent children of 12 active duty military personnel be given first 13 preference for admission to the Florida Virtual 14 School; providing an effective date. 15 16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 17 18 Section 1. Present subsection (10) of section 1002.37, 19 Florida Statutes, is renumbered as subsection (11), paragraph 20 (b) of subsection (1) of that section is amended, and a new 21 subsection (10) is added to that section, to read: 22 1002.37 The Florida Virtual School.— 23 (1) 24 (b) The mission of the Florida Virtual School is to provide 25 students with technology-based educational opportunities to gain 26 the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. The school shall 27 serve any student in the state who meets the profile for success 28 in this educational delivery context and shall give priority to: 29 1. Students who need expanded access to courses in order to 30 meet their educational goals, such as home education students 31 and students in inner-city and rural high schools who do not 32 have access to higher-level courses. 33 2. Students seeking accelerated access in order to obtain a 34 high school diploma at least one semester early. 35 3. Dependent children of active duty military personnel not 36 stationed in the state whose home of record is Florida or whose 37 State of Legal Residence Certificate, DD Form 2058, lists 38 Florida. 39 40 The board of trustees of the Florida Virtual School shall 41 identify appropriate performance measures and standards based on 42 student achievement that reflect the school’s statutory mission 43 and priorities, and shall implement an accountability system for 44 the school that includes assessment of its effectiveness and 45 efficiency in providing quality services that encourage high 46 student achievement, seamless articulation, and maximum access. 47 (10) For purposes of the enrollment of a dependent child of 48 active duty military personnel as a part-time or full-time 49 student in the Florida Virtual School, the Florida Virtual 50 School may use the State of Legal Residence Certificate, DD Form 51 2058, to verify residency for the child and may serve the 52 student directly. Funding for such students shall be provided in 53 accordance with subsection (3). 54 Section 2. Subsection (3) of section 1003.05, Florida 55 Statutes, is amended to read: 56 1003.05 Assistance to transitioning students from military 57 families.— 58 (3) Dependent children of active duty military personnel 59 who otherwise meet the eligibility criteria for special academic 60 programs offered through public schools shall be given first 61 preference for admission to such programs even if the program is 62 being offered through a public school other than the school to 63 which the student would generally be assigned. If such a program 64 is offered through a public school other than the school to 65 which the student would generally be assigned, the parent or 66 guardian of the student must assume responsibility for 67 transporting the student to that school. For purposes of this 68 subsection, special academic programs include the Florida 69 Virtual School, magnet schools, advanced studies programs, 70 advanced placement, dual enrollment, Advanced International 71 Certificate of Education, and International Baccalaureate. 72 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.