Florida Senate - 2018                             CS for SB 1090
       By the Committee on Education; and Senator Young
       581-02141-18                                          20181090c1
    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 certain virtual
   14         instruction programs; providing an effective date.
   16  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.
   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 virtual
   69  instruction programs provided by approved providers, as defined
   70  in s. 1002.45(1)(a)1.; magnet schools;, advanced studies
   71  programs;, advanced placement;, dual enrollment;, Advanced
   72  International Certificate of Education;, and International
   73  Baccalaureate.
   74         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.