Florida Senate - 2018                                    SB 1192
       By Senator Stargel
       22-01351-18                                           20181192__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to education; amending s. 1002.67,
    3         F.S.; requiring certain assessment results to be
    4         provided to parents within a specified timeframe;
    5         requiring the Office of Early Learning to aggregate
    6         specified assessment results to be distributed to
    7         certain entities and posted on the office’s website
    8         within a specified timeframe; amending s. 1002.71,
    9         F.S.; authorizing certain students to reenroll in the
   10         Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program;
   11         specifying that the program be offered by a provider
   12         that has met certain criteria; providing for funding
   13         for such students; requiring the office to establish
   14         criteria and procedures for the reenrollment of such
   15         students; providing an effective date.
   17  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   19         Section 1. Paragraphs (d) and (e) are added to subsection
   20  (3) of section 1002.67, Florida Statutes, to read:
   21         1002.67 Performance standards; curricula and
   22  accountability.—
   23         (3)
   24         (d)Each private prekindergarten provider and public school
   25  shall provide the results of the pre- and post-assessment to
   26  parents within 10 days after the administration of the
   27  assessment, including any resources that might be helpful for
   28  students.
   29         (e)The office shall, within 30 days after the
   30  administration of the pre- and post-assessment:
   31         1.Report the results of the pre- and post-assessment at
   32  the aggregate level.
   33         2.Distribute the aggregated pre- and post-assessment
   34  results to the respective early learning coalitions and school
   35  districts.
   36         3.Display the aggregated pre- and post-assessment results
   37  on the office’s website.
   38         Section 2. Paragraph (c) is added to subsection (4) of
   39  section 1002.71, Florida Statutes, to read:
   40         1002.71 Funding; financial and attendance reporting.—
   41         (4) Notwithstanding s. 1002.53(3) and subsection (2):
   42         (c)1.Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, a child who
   43  has completed a school-year prekindergarten program or summer
   44  prekindergarten program but is determined by the office to be at
   45  risk of not attaining the performance standards established
   46  pursuant to s. 1002.67(1) may reenroll in a school-year program
   47  during the subsequent school year at the request of the child’s
   48  parent. The school-year program must be offered by a provider
   49  that has met the minimum readiness rate adopted pursuant to s.
   50  1002.69(6). The child shall be reported for funding purposes as
   51  a full-time equivalent student in the school-year program for
   52  which he or she is enrolled.
   53         2.By December 1, 2018, to implement the reenrollment of
   54  eligible students pursuant to subparagraph 1., the office shall:
   55         a.Establish the eligibility criteria for determining if a
   56  student is at risk of not attaining the performance standards
   57  established pursuant to s. 1002.67(1).
   58         b.Prepare an estimate of the potential number of students
   59  participating in the program in the 2018-2019 school year by
   60  county and by early learning coalition who may be eligible to
   61  reenroll in the program.
   62         c.Establish the procedures for the reenrollment of
   63  eligible students in the prekindergarten program and inform
   64  parents of this option.
   66  A child may reenroll only once in a prekindergarten program
   67  under this section. A child who reenrolls in a prekindergarten
   68  program under this subsection may not subsequently withdraw from
   69  the program and reenroll, unless the child is granted a good
   70  cause exemption under this subsection. The Office of Early
   71  Learning shall establish criteria specifying whether a good
   72  cause exists for a child to withdraw from a program under
   73  paragraph (a), whether a child has substantially completed a
   74  program under paragraph (b), and whether an extreme hardship
   75  exists which is beyond the child’s or parent’s control under
   76  paragraph (b).
   77         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.