Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 2502
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Passidomo moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 281 - 450
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 4. In order to implement Specific Appropriations 6
    6  and 92 of the 2018-2019 General Appropriations Act, paragraphs
    7  (a) and (b) of subsection (10) of section 1002.333, Florida
    8  Statutes, are amended to read:
    9         1002.333 Persistently low-performing schools.—
   10         (10) SCHOOLS OF HOPE PROGRAM.—The Schools of Hope Program
   11  is created within the Department of Education.
   12         (b) A traditional public school that is required to submit
   13  a plan for implementation pursuant to s. 1008.33(4) is eligible
   14  to receive funding for services authorized up to $2,000 per
   15  full-time equivalent student from the hope supplemental services
   16  allocation established under s. 1011.62(16) Schools of Hope
   17  Program based upon the strength of the school’s plan for
   18  implementation and its focus on evidence-based interventions
   19  that lead to student success by providing wrap-around services
   20  that leverage community assets, improve school and community
   21  collaboration, and develop family and community partnerships.
   22  Wrap-around services include, but are not limited to, tutorial
   23  and after-school programs, student counseling, nutrition
   24  education, parental counseling, and adult education. Plans for
   25  implementation may also include models that develop a culture of
   26  attending college, high academic expectations, character
   27  development, dress codes, and an extended school day and school
   28  year. At a minimum, a plan for implementation must:
   29         1. Establish wrap-around services that develop family and
   30  community partnerships.
   31         2. Establish clearly defined and measurable high academic
   32  and character standards.
   33         3. Increase parental involvement and engagement in the
   34  child’s education.
   35         4. Describe how the school district will identify, recruit,
   36  retain, and reward instructional personnel. The state board may
   37  waive the requirements of s. 1012.22(1)(c)5., and suspend the
   38  requirements of s. 1012.34, to facilitate implementation of the
   39  plan.
   40         5. Identify a knowledge-rich curriculum that the school
   41  will use that focuses on developing a student’s background
   42  knowledge.
   43         6. Provide professional development that focuses on
   44  academic rigor, direct instruction, and creating high academic
   45  and character standards.
   46         (c) For the 2017-18 fiscal year, the state board shall:
   47         1. Provide awards for up to 25 schools and prioritize
   48  awards for implementation plans submitted pursuant to paragraph
   49  (b) that are based on whole school transformation and that are
   50  developed in consultation with the school’s principal.
   51         2. Annually report on the implementation of this subsection
   52  in the report required by s. 1008.345(5), and provide summarized
   53  academic performance reports of each traditional public school
   54  receiving funds.
   55         Section 5. The amendments made by this act to s.
   56  1002.33(10)(b)-(c), Florida Statutes, expire July 1, 2019, and
   57  the text of those paragraphs shall revert to that in existence
   58  on June 30, 2018, except that any amendments to such text
   59  enacted other than by this act shall be preserved and continue
   60  to operate to the extent that such amendments are not dependent
   61  upon the portions of text which expire pursuant to this section.
   62         Section 6.  In order to implement Specific Appropriations 6
   63  and 92 of the 2018-2019 General Appropriations Act, present
   64  subsections (16) and (17) of section 1011.62, Florida Statutes,
   65  are renumbered as subsections (19) and (20), respectively, new
   66  subsections (16) and (17) and subsection (18) are added to that
   67  section, and paragraph (a) of subsection (4) and subsection (14)
   68  of that section are amended, to read:
   69         1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
   70  allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
   71  district for operation of schools is not determined in the
   72  annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
   73  the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
   74  follows:
   76  Legislature shall prescribe the aggregate required local effort
   77  for all school districts collectively as an item in the General
   78  Appropriations Act for each fiscal year. The amount that each
   79  district shall provide annually toward the cost of the Florida
   80  Education Finance Program for kindergarten through grade 12
   81  programs shall be calculated as follows:
   82         (a) Estimated taxable value calculations.—
   83         1.a. Not later than 2 working days before July 19, the
   84  Department of Revenue shall certify to the Commissioner of
   85  Education its most recent estimate of the taxable value for
   86  school purposes in each school district and the total for all
   87  school districts in the state for the current calendar year
   88  based on the latest available data obtained from the local
   89  property appraisers. The value certified shall be the taxable
   90  value for school purposes for that year, and no further
   91  adjustments shall be made, except those made pursuant to
   92  paragraphs (c) and (d), or an assessment roll change required by
   93  final judicial decisions as specified in paragraph (19)(b)
   94  (16)(b). Not later than July 19, the Commissioner of Education
   95  shall compute a millage rate, rounded to the next highest one
   96  one-thousandth of a mill, which, when applied to 96 percent of
   97  the estimated state total taxable value for school purposes,
   98  would generate the prescribed aggregate required local effort
   99  for that year for all districts. The Commissioner of Education
  100  shall certify to each district school board the millage rate,
  101  computed as prescribed in this subparagraph, as the minimum
  102  millage rate necessary to provide the district required local
  103  effort for that year.
  104         b. The General Appropriations Act shall direct the
  105  computation of the statewide adjusted aggregate amount for
  106  required local effort for all school districts collectively from
  107  ad valorem taxes to ensure that no school district’s revenue
  108  from required local effort millage will produce more than 90
  109  percent of the district’s total Florida Education Finance
  110  Program calculation as calculated and adopted by the
  111  Legislature, and the adjustment of the required local effort
  112  millage rate of each district that produces more than 90 percent
  113  of its total Florida Education Finance Program entitlement to a
  114  level that will produce only 90 percent of its total Florida
  115  Education Finance Program entitlement in the July calculation.
  116         2. On the same date as the certification in sub
  117  subparagraph 1.a., the Department of Revenue shall certify to
  118  the Commissioner of Education for each district:
  119         a. Each year for which the property appraiser has certified
  120  the taxable value pursuant to s. 193.122(2) or (3), if
  121  applicable, since the prior certification under sub-subparagraph
  122  1.a.
  123         b. For each year identified in sub-subparagraph a., the
  124  taxable value certified by the appraiser pursuant to s.
  125  193.122(2) or (3), if applicable, since the prior certification
  126  under sub-subparagraph 1.a. This is the certification that
  127  reflects all final administrative actions of the value
  128  adjustment board.
  129         (14) QUALITY ASSURANCE GUARANTEE.—The Legislature may
  130  annually in the General Appropriations Act determine a
  131  percentage increase in funds per K-12 unweighted FTE as a
  132  minimum guarantee to each school district. The guarantee shall
  133  be calculated from prior year base funding per unweighted FTE
  134  student which shall include the adjusted FTE dollars as provided
  135  in subsection (19) (16), quality guarantee funds, and actual
  136  nonvoted discretionary local effort from taxes. From the base
  137  funding per unweighted FTE, the increase shall be calculated for
  138  the current year. The current year funds from which the
  139  guarantee shall be determined shall include the adjusted FTE
  140  dollars as provided in subsection (19) (16) and potential
  141  nonvoted discretionary local effort from taxes. A comparison of
  142  current year funds per unweighted FTE to prior year funds per
  143  unweighted FTE shall be computed. For those school districts
  144  which have less than the legislatively assigned percentage
  145  increase, funds shall be provided to guarantee the assigned
  146  percentage increase in funds per unweighted FTE student. Should
  147  appropriated funds be less than the sum of this calculated
  148  amount for all districts, the commissioner shall prorate each
  149  district’s allocation. This provision shall be implemented to
  150  the extent specifically funded.
  152  supplemental services allocation is created to provide district
  153  managed turnaround schools, as required under s. 1008.33(4)(a),
  154  and charter schools authorized under s. 1008.33(4)(b), with
  155  funds to offer services designed to improve the overall academic
  156  and community welfare of the schools’ students and their
  157  families.
  158         (a) Services funded by the allocation may include, but are
  159  not limited to, tutorial and after-school programs, student
  160  counseling, nutrition education, and parental counseling. In
  161  addition, services may also include models that develop a
  162  culture that encourages students to complete high school and to
  163  attend college or career training, set high academic
  164  expectations, inspire character development, and include an
  165  extended school day and school year.
  166         (b) Prior to distribution of the allocation, a school
  167  district, for a district turnaround school, or the charter
  168  school governing board for a charter school, as applicable,
  169  shall develop and submit a plan for implementation to its
  170  respective governing body for approval no later than August 1 of
  171  the fiscal year.
  172         (c) At a minimum, the plans required under paragraph (b)
  173  must:
  174         1. Establish comprehensive support services that develop
  175  family and community partnerships;
  176         2. Establish clearly defined and measurable high academic
  177  and character standards;
  178         3. Increase parental involvement and engagement in the
  179  child’s education;
  180         4. Describe how instructional personnel will be identified,
  181  recruited, retained, and rewarded;
  182         5. Provide professional development that focuses on
  183  academic rigor, direct instruction, and creating high academic
  184  and character standards; and
  185         6. Provide focused instruction to improve student academic
  186  proficiency, which may include additional instruction time
  187  beyond the normal school day or school year.
  188         (d) Each school district and hope operator shall submit
  189  approved plans to the commissioner by September 1 of each fiscal
  190  year.
  191         (e) For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, a school that is
  192  selected to receive funding in the 2017-2018 fiscal year
  193  pursuant to s. 1002.333(10)(c) shall receive $2,000 per FTE. A
  194  district-managed turnaround school required under s.
  195  1008.33(4)(a) and a charter school authorized under s.
  196  1008.33(4)(b) are eligible for the remaining funds based on the
  197  school’s unweighted FTE, up to $2,000 per FTE or as provided in
  198  the General Appropriations Act.
  200  This subsection expires July 1, 2019.
  201         (17)MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE ALLOCATION.—The mental health
  202  assistance allocation is created to provide supplemental funding
  203  to assist school districts in establishing or expanding
  204  comprehensive school-based mental health programs that increase
  205  awareness of mental health issues among children and school-age
  206  youth; train educators and other school staff in detecting and
  207  responding to mental health issues; and connect children, youth,
  208  and families who may experience behavioral health issues with
  209  appropriate services. These funds may be allocated annually in
  210  the General Appropriations Act to each eligible school district
  211  and developmental research school based on each entity’s
  212  proportionate share of Florida Education Finance Program base
  213  funding. The district funding allocation must include a minimum
  214  amount as specified in the General Appropriations Act. Upon
  215  submission and approval of a plan that includes the elements
  216  specified in paragraph (b), charter schools are also entitled to
  217  a proportionate share of district funding for this program. The
  218  allocated funds may not supplant funds that are provided for
  219  this purpose from other operating funds and may not be used to
  220  increase salaries or provide bonuses.
  221         (a)Prior to distribution of the allocation:
  222         1. The district must annually develop and submit a detailed
  223  plan outlining the local program and planned expenditures to the
  224  district school board for approval.
  225         2. A charter school must annually develop and submit a
  226  detailed plan outlining the local program and planned
  227  expenditures of the funds in the plan to its governing body for
  228  approval. After the plan is approved by the governing body, it
  229  must be provided to its school district for submission to the
  230  commissioner.
  231         (b) The plans required under paragraph (a) must include, at
  232  a minimum, all of the following elements:
  233         1. A collaborative effort or partnership between the school
  234  district and at least one local community program or agency
  235  involved in mental health to provide or to improve prevention,
  236  diagnosis, and treatment services for students;
  237         2. Programs to assist students in dealing with bullying,
  238  trauma, and violence;
  239         3. Strategies or programs to reduce the likelihood of at
  240  risk students developing social, emotional, or behavioral health
  241  problems or substance use disorders;
  242         4. Strategies to improve the early identification of
  243  social, emotional, or behavioral problems or substance use
  244  disorders and to improve the provision of early intervention
  245  services;
  246         5. Strategies to enhance the availability of school-based
  247  crisis intervention services and appropriate referrals for
  248  students in need of mental health services; and
  249         6. Training opportunities for school personnel in the
  250  techniques and supports needed to identify students who have
  251  trauma histories and who have or are at risk of having a mental
  252  illness, and in the use of referral mechanisms that effectively
  253  link such students to appropriate treatment and intervention
  254  services in the school and in the community.
  255         (c)The districts shall submit approved plans to the
  256  commissioner by August 1 of each fiscal year.
  258  This subsection expires July 1, 2019.
  259         (18) FUNDING COMPRESSION ALLOCATION.—The Legislature may
  260  provide an annual funding compression allocation in the General
  261  Appropriations Act. The allocation is created to provide
  262  additional funding to school districts and developmental
  263  research schools whose total funds per FTE in the prior year
  264  were less than the statewide average. Using the most recent
  265  prior year FEFP calculation for each eligible school district,
  266  the total funds per FTE shall be subtracted from the state
  267  average funds per FTE, not including any adjustments made
  268  pursuant to paragraph (19)(b). The resulting funds per FTE
  269  difference, or a portion thereof, as designated in the General
  270  Appropriations Act, shall then be multiplied by the school
  271  district’s total unweighted FTE to provide the allocation. If
  272  the calculated funds are greater than the amount included in the
  273  General Appropriations Act, they must be prorated to the
  274  appropriation amount based on each participating school
  275  district’s share.
  277  This subsection expires July 1, 2019.
  278         Section 7. In order to implement Specific Appropriations 6
  279  and 92 of the 2018-2019 General Appropriations Act, paragraph
  280  (c) of subsection (3) of section 1012.731, Florida Statutes, is
  281  amended to read:
  282         1012.731 The Florida Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship
  283  Program.—
  284         (3)
  285         (c) Notwithstanding the requirements of this subsection,
  286  for the 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 school years, any
  287  classroom teacher who:
  288         1. Was evaluated as highly effective pursuant to s. 1012.34
  289  in the school year immediately preceding the year in which the
  290  scholarship will be awarded shall receive a scholarship of
  291  $1200, including a classroom teacher who received an award
  292  pursuant to paragraph (a).
  293         2. Was evaluated as effective pursuant to s. 1012.34 in the
  294  school year immediately preceding the year in which the
  295  scholarship will be awarded a scholarship of up to $800. If the
  296  number of eligible classroom teachers under this subparagraph
  297  exceeds the total allocation, the department shall prorate the
  298  per-teacher scholarship amount.
  300  This paragraph expires July 1, 2020.
  302  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
  303  And the title is amended as follows:
  304         Delete lines 8 - 31
  305  and insert:
  306         amending s. 1002.333, F.S.; specifying that certain
  307         schools of hope are eligible to receive hope
  308         supplemental service allocation funds; specifying
  309         required duties of the State Board of Education for
  310         the 2017-2018 fiscal year; providing for the future
  311         expiration and reversion of specified statutory text;
  312         amending s. 1011.62, F.S.; creating the hope
  313         supplemental services allocation; providing the
  314         purpose of the allocation; specifying the services
  315         that may be funded by the allocation; requiring a plan
  316         for implementation to be developed and submitted to
  317         the appropriate governing body before distribution of
  318         the allocation; providing requirements for
  319         implementation plans; requiring approved plans to be
  320         submitted to the Commissioner of Education by a
  321         specified date; providing for the allocation of funds
  322         for the 2018-2019 fiscal year; creating the mental
  323         health assistance allocation; providing the purpose of
  324         the allocation; providing for the annual allocation of
  325         such funds on a specified basis; prohibiting the use
  326         of allocated funds to supplant funds provided from
  327         other operating funds, to increase salaries, or to
  328         provide bonuses; providing requirements for school
  329         districts and charter schools; providing that required
  330         plans must include certain elements; requiring school
  331         districts to annually submit approved plans to the
  332         commissioner by a specified date; creating the funding
  333         compression allocation; providing the purpose of the
  334         allocation; authorizing funding for the annual
  335         allocation for specified purposes; providing the
  336         calculation for the allocation; amending s. 1012.731,
  337         F.S.; deleting Florida Best and Brightest Teacher
  338         Scholarship Program scholarship awards authorized for
  339         the 2018-2019 school year;