Florida Senate - 2018                   (PROPOSED BILL) SPB 2508
       FOR CONSIDERATION By the Committee on Appropriations
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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to K-12 education; amending s.
    3         1002.333, F.S.; redefining the terms “persistently
    4         low-performing school” and “school of hope”; revising
    5         the contents of a school of hope notice of intent and
    6         performance-based agreement; revising school of hope
    7         facility requirements; specifying that certain schools
    8         of hope are eligible to receive hope supplemental
    9         service allocation funds; requiring the State Board of
   10         Education to provide awards to all eligible schools
   11         that meet certain requirements; conforming cross
   12         references; creating s. 1002.334, F.S.; defining the
   13         term “franchise model school”; authorizing specified
   14         schools to use a franchise model school as a
   15         turnaround option; specifying requirements for a
   16         franchise model school principal; amending s.
   17         1007.273, F.S.; defining the term “structured
   18         program”; providing additional options for students
   19         participating in a structured program; prohibiting a
   20         district school board from limiting the number of
   21         public school students who may participate in a
   22         structured program; revising contract requirements;
   23         requiring each district school board to annually
   24         notify students in certain grades of certain
   25         information about the structured program, by a
   26         specified date; revising provisions relating to
   27         funding; requiring the state board to enforce
   28         compliance with certain provisions by a specified date
   29         each year; providing reporting requirements; amending
   30         s. 1008.33, F.S.; revising the turnaround options
   31         available for certain schools; amending s. 1011.62,
   32         F.S.; creating the hope supplemental services
   33         allocation; providing the purpose of the allocation;
   34         specifying the services that may be funded by the
   35         allocation; providing that implementation plans may
   36         include certain models; providing requirements for
   37         implementation plans; providing for the allocation of
   38         funds in specified fiscal years; creating the mental
   39         health assistance allocation; providing the purpose of
   40         the allocation; providing for the annual allocation of
   41         such funds on a specified basis; prohibiting the use
   42         of allocated funds to supplant funds provided from
   43         other operating funds, to increase salaries, or to
   44         provide bonuses; providing requirements for school
   45         districts and charter schools; providing that required
   46         plans must include certain elements; requiring school
   47         districts to annually submit approved plans to the
   48         Commissioner of Education by a specified date;
   49         requiring that entities that receive such allocations
   50         annually submit a final report on program outcomes and
   51         specific expenditures to the commissioner by a
   52         specified date; creating the funding compression
   53         allocation; providing the purpose of the allocation;
   54         authorizing funding for the annual allocation for
   55         specified purposes; providing the calculation for the
   56         allocation; amending s. 1011.71, F.S.; increasing the
   57         amount that a school district may expend from a
   58         specified millage levy for certain expenses; amending
   59         s. 1012.731, F.S.; deleting Florida Best and Brightest
   60         Teacher Scholarship Program scholarship awards
   61         authorized for specific school years; amending s.
   62         1012.732, F.S.; specifying that a franchise model
   63         school principal is eligible to receive a Florida Best
   64         and Brightest Principal scholarship; requiring
   65         specified awards for eligible principals; amending s.
   66         1013.62, F.S.; revising the Department of Education’s
   67         calculation methodology for a school district’s
   68         distribution of discretionary millage to its eligible
   69         charter schools; providing an effective date.
   71  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   73         Section 1. Subsections (1) and (2), paragraph (a) of
   74  subsection (4), paragraphs (b), (g), and (i) of subsection (5),
   75  paragraph (a) of subsection (7), subsection (9), and paragraph
   76  (b) of subsection (10) of section 1002.333, Florida Statutes,
   77  are amended to read:
   78         1002.333 Persistently low-performing schools.—
   79         (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term:
   80         (a) “Hope operator” means an entity identified by the
   81  department pursuant to subsection (2).
   82         (b) “Persistently low-performing school” means a school
   83  that has completed 2 school years of a district-managed
   84  turnaround plan required under s. 1008.33(4)(a) and has not
   85  improved its school grade to a “C” or higher, earned three
   86  consecutive grades lower than a “C,” pursuant to s. 1008.34, and
   87  a school that was closed pursuant to s. 1008.33(4) within 2
   88  years after the submission of a notice of intent.
   89         (c) “School of hope” means:
   90         1. A charter school operated by a hope operator which
   91  serves students from one or more persistently low-performing
   92  schools; is located in the attendance zone of a persistently
   93  low-performing school or within a 5-mile radius of such school,
   94  whichever is greater; and is a Title I eligible school; or
   95         2. A school operated by a hope operator pursuant to s.
   96  1008.33(4)(b)3.b. s. 1008.33(4)(b)3.
   97         (2) HOPE OPERATOR.—A hope operator is a nonprofit
   98  organization with tax exempt status under s. 501(c)(3) of the
   99  Internal Revenue Code which that operates three or more charter
  100  schools that serve students in grades K-12 in Florida or other
  101  states with a record of serving students from low-income
  102  families and is designated by the State Board of Education as a
  103  hope operator based on a determination that:
  104         (a) The past performance of the hope operator meets or
  105  exceeds the following criteria:
  106         1. The achievement of enrolled students exceeds the
  107  district and state averages of the states in which the
  108  operator’s schools operate;
  109         2. The average college attendance rate at all schools
  110  currently operated by the operator exceeds 80 percent, if such
  111  data is available;
  112         3. The percentage of students eligible for a free or
  113  reduced price lunch under the National School Lunch Act enrolled
  114  at all schools currently operated by the operator exceeds 70
  115  percent;
  116         4. The operator is in good standing with the authorizer in
  117  each state in which it operates;
  118         5. The audited financial statements of the operator are
  119  free of material misstatements and going concern issues; and
  120         6. Other outcome measures as determined by the State Board
  121  of Education;
  122         (b) The operator was awarded a United States Department of
  123  Education Charter School Program Grant for Replication and
  124  Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools within the preceding 3
  125  years before applying to be a hope operator;
  126         (c) The operator receives funding through the National Fund
  127  of the Charter School Growth Fund to accelerate the growth of
  128  the nation’s best charter schools; or
  129         (d) The operator is selected by a district school board in
  130  accordance with s. 1008.33.
  132  An entity that meets the requirements of paragraph (b),
  133  paragraph (c), or paragraph (d) before the adoption by the state
  134  board of measurable criteria pursuant to paragraph (a) shall be
  135  designated as a hope operator. After the adoption of the
  136  measurable criteria, an entity, including a governing board that
  137  operates a school established pursuant to s. 1008.33(4)(b)3.b.
  138  s. 1008.33(4)(b)3., shall be designated as a hope operator if it
  139  meets the criteria of paragraph (a).
  140         (4) ESTABLISHMENT OF SCHOOLS OF HOPE.—A hope operator
  141  seeking to open a school of hope must submit a notice of intent
  142  to the school district in which a persistently low-performing
  143  school has been identified by the State Board of Education
  144  pursuant to subsection (10).
  145         (a) The notice of intent must include all of the following:
  146         1. An academic focus and plan.
  147         2. A financial plan.
  148         3. Goals and objectives for increasing student achievement
  149  for the students from low-income families.
  150         4. A completed or planned community outreach plan.
  151         5. The organizational history of success in working with
  152  students with similar demographics.
  153         6. The grade levels to be served and enrollment
  154  projections.
  155         7. The specific proposed location or geographic area
  156  proposed for the school and its proximity to the persistently
  157  low-performing school or the plan to use the district-owned
  158  facilities of the persistently low-performing school.
  159         8. A staffing plan.
  160         9. An operations plan specifying the operator’s intent to
  161  undertake the operations of the persistently low-performing
  162  school in its entirety or through limited components of the
  163  operations.
  164         (5) PERFORMANCE-BASED AGREEMENT.—The following shall
  165  comprise the entirety of the performance-based agreement:
  166         (b) The location or geographic area proposed for the school
  167  of hope and its proximity to the persistently low-performing
  168  school.
  169         (f)(g) The grounds for termination, including failure to
  170  meet the requirements for student performance established
  171  pursuant to paragraph (d) (e), generally accepted standards of
  172  fiscal management, or material violation of terms of the
  173  agreement. The nonrenewal or termination of a performance-based
  174  agreement must comply with the requirements of s. 1002.33(8).
  175         (h)(i) A provision establishing the initial term as 5
  176  years. The agreement must shall be renewed, upon the request of
  177  the hope operator, unless the school fails to meet the
  178  requirements for student performance established pursuant to
  179  paragraph (d) (e) or generally accepted standards of fiscal
  180  management or the school of hope materially violates the law or
  181  the terms of the agreement.
  182         (7) FACILITIES.—
  183         (a)1. A school of hope that meets the definition under
  184  subparagraph (1)(c)1. shall use facilities that comply with the
  185  Florida Building Code, except for the State Requirements for
  186  Educational Facilities. A school of hope that uses school
  187  district facilities must comply with the State Requirements for
  188  Educational Facilities only if the school district and the hope
  189  operator have entered into a mutual management plan for the
  190  reasonable maintenance of such facilities. The mutual management
  191  plan shall contain a provision by which the district school
  192  board agrees to maintain the school facilities in the same
  193  manner as its other public schools within the district.
  194         2.A school of hope that meets the definition under
  195  subparagraph (1)(c)2. and that receives funds from the hope
  196  supplemental services allocation under s. 1011.62(16) shall use
  197  the district-owned facilities of the persistently low-performing
  198  school that the school of hope operates. A school of hope that
  199  uses district-owned facilities must enter into a mutual
  200  management plan with the school district for the reasonable
  201  maintenance of the facilities. The mutual management plan must
  202  contain a provision specifying that the district school board
  203  agrees to maintain the school facilities in the same manner as
  204  other public schools within the district.
  206  The local governing authority shall not adopt or impose any
  207  local building requirements or site-development restrictions,
  208  such as parking and site-size criteria, student enrollment, and
  209  occupant load, that are addressed by and more stringent than
  210  those found in the State Requirements for Educational Facilities
  211  of the Florida Building Code. A local governing authority must
  212  treat schools of hope equitably in comparison to similar
  213  requirements, restrictions, and site planning processes imposed
  214  upon public schools. The agency having jurisdiction for
  215  inspection of a facility and issuance of a certificate of
  216  occupancy or use shall be the local municipality or, if in an
  217  unincorporated area, the county governing authority. If an
  218  official or employee of the local governing authority refuses to
  219  comply with this paragraph, the aggrieved school or entity has
  220  an immediate right to bring an action in circuit court to
  221  enforce its rights by injunction. An aggrieved party that
  222  receives injunctive relief may be awarded reasonable attorney
  223  fees and court costs.
  224         (9) FUNDING.—
  225         (a) Schools of hope shall be funded in accordance with s.
  226  1002.33(17).
  227         (b) Schools of hope shall receive priority in the
  228  department’s Public Charter School Grant Program competitions.
  229         (c) Schools of hope shall be considered charter schools for
  230  purposes of s. 1013.62, except charter capital outlay may not be
  231  used to purchase real property or for the construction of school
  232  facilities.
  233         (d) Schools of hope that meet the definition under
  234  subparagraph (1)(c)1. are eligible to receive funds from the
  235  Schools of Hope Program.
  236         (e) Schools of hope that meet the definition under
  237  subparagraph (1)(c)2. are eligible to receive funds from the
  238  hope supplemental services allocation established under s.
  239  1011.62(16).
  240         (10) SCHOOLS OF HOPE PROGRAM.—The Schools of Hope Program
  241  is created within the Department of Education.
  242         (b) A traditional public school that is required to submit
  243  a plan for implementation pursuant to s. 1008.33(4) is eligible
  244  to receive funding for services authorized up to $2,000 per
  245  full-time equivalent student from the hope supplemental services
  246  allocation established under s. 1011.62(16) Schools of Hope
  247  Program based upon the strength of the school’s plan for
  248  implementation and its focus on evidence-based interventions
  249  that lead to student success by providing wrap-around services
  250  that leverage community assets, improve school and community
  251  collaboration, and develop family and community partnerships.
  252  Wrap-around services include, but are not limited to, tutorial
  253  and after-school programs, student counseling, nutrition
  254  education, parental counseling, and adult education. Plans for
  255  implementation may also include models that develop a culture of
  256  attending college, high academic expectations, character
  257  development, dress codes, and an extended school day and school
  258  year. At a minimum, a plan for implementation must:
  259         1. Establish wrap-around services that develop family and
  260  community partnerships.
  261         2. Establish clearly defined and measurable high academic
  262  and character standards.
  263         3. Increase parental involvement and engagement in the
  264  child’s education.
  265         4. Describe how the school district will identify, recruit,
  266  retain, and reward instructional personnel. The state board may
  267  waive the requirements of s. 1012.22(1)(c)5., and suspend the
  268  requirements of s. 1012.34, to facilitate implementation of the
  269  plan.
  270         5. Identify a knowledge-rich curriculum that the school
  271  will use that focuses on developing a student’s background
  272  knowledge.
  273         6. Provide professional development that focuses on
  274  academic rigor, direct instruction, and creating high academic
  275  and character standards.
  276         Section 2. Section 1002.334, Florida Statutes, is created
  277  to read:
  278         1002.334 Franchise model schools.—
  279         (1) As used in this section, the term “franchise model
  280  school” means a persistently low-performing school, as defined
  281  in s. 1002.333(1)(b), which is led by a highly effective
  282  principal in addition to the principal’s currently assigned
  283  school. If a franchise model school achieves a grade of “C” or
  284  higher, the school may retain its status as a franchise model
  285  school at the discretion of the school district.
  286         (2) A school district that has one or more persistently
  287  low-performing schools may use a franchise model school as a
  288  school turnaround option pursuant to s. 1008.33(4)(b)4.
  289         (3) A franchise model school principal:
  290         (a) Must be rated as highly effective pursuant to s.
  291  1012.34;
  292         (b) May lead two or more schools, including a persistently
  293  low-performing school or a school that was considered a
  294  persistently low-performing school before becoming a franchise
  295  model school;
  296         (c) May allocate resources and personnel between the
  297  schools under his or her administration; however, he or she must
  298  expend hope supplemental services allocation funds, authorized
  299  under s. 1011.62(16), at the franchise model school; and
  300         (d) Is eligible to receive a Best and Brightest Principal
  301  award under s. 1012.732.
  302         Section 3. Section 1007.273, Florida Statutes, is amended
  303  to read:
  304         1007.273 Structured high school acceleration programs
  305  Collegiate high school program.—
  306         (1) Each Florida College System institution shall work with
  307  each district school board in its designated service area to
  308  establish one or more structured programs, including, but not
  309  limited to, collegiate high school programs. As used in this
  310  section, the term “structured program” means a structured high
  311  school acceleration program.
  312         (1)(2)PURPOSE.—At a minimum, structured collegiate high
  313  school programs must include an option for public school
  314  students in grade 11 or grade 12 participating in the structured
  315  program, for at least 1 full school year, to earn CAPE industry
  316  certifications pursuant to s. 1008.44, and to successfully
  317  complete at least 30 credit hours through the dual enrollment
  318  program under s. 1007.271. The structured program must
  319  prioritize dual enrollment courses that are applicable toward
  320  general education core courses or common prerequisite course
  321  requirements under s. 1007.25 over dual enrollment courses
  322  applicable as electives toward at least the first year of
  323  college for an associate degree or baccalaureate degree while
  324  enrolled in the structured program. A district school board may
  325  not limit the number of eligible public school students who may
  326  enroll in such structured programs.
  328         (a) Each district school board and its local Florida
  329  College System institution shall execute a contract to establish
  330  one or more structured collegiate high school programs at a
  331  mutually agreed upon location or locations. Beginning with the
  332  2015-2016 school year, If the local Florida College System
  333  institution does not establish a structured program with a
  334  district school board in its designated service area, another
  335  Florida College System institution may execute a contract with
  336  that district school board to establish the structured program.
  337  The contract must be executed by January 1 of each school year
  338  for implementation of the structured program during the next
  339  school year. By August 1, 2018, a contract entered into before
  340  January 1, 2018, for the 2018-2019 school year must be modified
  341  to include the provisions of paragraph (b).
  342         (b) The contract must:
  343         1.(a) Identify the grade levels to be included in the
  344  structured collegiate high school program; which must, at a
  345  minimum, include grade 12.
  346         2.(b) Describe the structured collegiate high school
  347  program, including a list of the meta-major academic pathways
  348  approved pursuant to s. 1008.30(4), which are available to
  349  participating students through the partner Florida College
  350  System institution or other eligible partner postsecondary
  351  institutions; the delineation of courses that must, at a
  352  minimum, include general education core courses and common
  353  prerequisite course requirements pursuant to s. 1007.25; and
  354  industry certifications offered, including online course
  355  availability; the high school and college credits earned for
  356  each postsecondary course completed and industry certification
  357  earned; student eligibility criteria; and the enrollment process
  358  and relevant deadlines;.
  359         3.(c) Describe the methods, medium, and process by which
  360  students and their parents are annually informed about the
  361  availability of the structured collegiate high school program,
  362  the return on investment associated with participation in the
  363  structured program, and the information described in
  364  subparagraphs 1. and 2.; paragraphs (a) and (b).
  365         4.(d) Identify the delivery methods for instruction and the
  366  instructors for all courses;.
  367         5.(e) Identify student advising services and progress
  368  monitoring mechanisms;.
  369         6.(f) Establish a program review and reporting mechanism
  370  regarding student performance outcomes; and.
  371         7.(g) Describe the terms of funding arrangements to
  372  implement the structured collegiate high school program pursuant
  373  to paragraph (5)(a).
  375         (a)(4) Each student participating in a structured
  376  collegiate high school program must enter into a student
  377  performance contract which must be signed by the student, the
  378  parent, and a representative of the school district and the
  379  applicable Florida College System institution, state university,
  380  or other institution participating pursuant to subsection (4)
  381  (5). The performance contract must, at a minimum, specify
  382  include the schedule of courses, by semester, and industry
  383  certifications to be taken by the student, if any; student
  384  attendance requirements;, and course grade requirements; and the
  385  applicability of such courses to an associate degree or a
  386  baccalaureate degree.
  387         (b) By September 1 of each school year, each district
  388  school board must notify each student enrolled in grades 9, 10,
  389  11, and 12 in a public school within the school district about
  390  the structured program, including, but not limited to:
  391         1. The method for earning college credit through
  392  participation in the structured program. The notification must
  393  include website links to the dual enrollment course equivalency
  394  list approved by the State Board of Education; the common degree
  395  program prerequisite requirements published by the Articulation
  396  Coordinating Committee pursuant to s. 1007.01(3)(f); the
  397  industry certification articulation agreements adopted by the
  398  State Board of Education in rule; and the approved meta-major
  399  academic pathways of the partner Florida College System
  400  institution and other eligible partner postsecondary
  401  institutions participating pursuant to subsection (4); and
  402         2. The estimated cost savings to students and their
  403  families resulting from students successfully completing 30
  404  credit hours applicable toward general education core courses or
  405  common prerequisite course requirements before graduating from
  406  high school versus the cost of earning such credit hours after
  407  graduating from high school.
  409  to executing a contract with the local Florida College System
  410  institution under this section, a district school board may
  411  execute a contract to establish a structured collegiate high
  412  school program with a state university or an institution that is
  413  eligible to participate in the William L. Boyd, IV, Florida
  414  Resident Access Grant Program, that is a nonprofit independent
  415  college or university located and chartered in this state, and
  416  that is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern
  417  Association of Colleges and Schools to grant baccalaureate
  418  degrees. Such university or institution must meet the
  419  requirements specified under subsections (2) (3) and (3) (4). A
  420  charter school may execute a contract directly with the local
  421  Florida College System institution or another institution as
  422  authorized under this section to establish a structured program
  423  at a mutually agreed upon location.
  424         (5) FUNDING.—
  425         (a)(6) The structured collegiate high school program shall
  426  be funded pursuant to ss. 1007.271 and 1011.62. The State Board
  427  of Education shall enforce compliance with this section by
  428  withholding the transfer of funds for the school districts and
  429  the Florida College System institutions in accordance with s.
  430  1008.32. Annually, by December 31, the State Board of Education
  431  shall enforce compliance with this section by withholding the
  432  transfer of funds for the Florida College System institutions in
  433  accordance with s. 1001.602.
  434         (b) A student who enrolls in the structured program and
  435  successfully completes at least 30 college credit hours during a
  436  school year through the dual enrollment program under s.
  437  1007.271 generates a 0.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) bonus. A
  438  student who enrolls in the structured program and successfully
  439  completes an additional 30 college credit hours during a school
  440  year, resulting in at least 60 college credit hours through the
  441  dual enrollment program under s. 1007.271 applicable toward
  442  fulfilling the requirements for an associate in arts degree or
  443  an associate in science degree or a baccalaureate degree
  444  pursuant to the student performance contract under subsection
  445  (3), before graduating from high school, generates an additional
  446  0.5 FTE bonus. Each district school board that is a contractual
  447  partner with a Florida College System institution or other
  448  eligible postsecondary institution shall report to the
  449  commissioner the total FTE bonus for each structured program for
  450  the students from that school district. The total FTE bonus
  451  shall be added to each school district’s total weighted FTE for
  452  funding in the subsequent fiscal year.
  453         (c) For any industry certification a student attains under
  454  this section, the FTE bonus shall be calculated and awarded in
  455  accordance with s. 1011.62(1)(o).
  456         (6) REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.—
  457         (a) By September 1 of each school year, each district
  458  school superintendent shall report to the commissioner, at a
  459  minimum, the following information on each structured program
  460  administered during the prior school year:
  461         1. The number of students in public schools within the
  462  school district who enrolled in the structured program, and the
  463  partnering postsecondary institutions pursuant to subsections
  464  (2) and (4);
  465         2. The total and average number of dual enrollment courses
  466  completed, high school and college credits earned, standard high
  467  school diplomas and associate and baccalaureate degrees awarded,
  468  and the number of industry certifications attained, if any, by
  469  the students who enrolled in the structured program;
  470         3. The projected student enrollment in the structured
  471  program during the next school year; and
  472         4. Any barriers to executing contracts to establish one or
  473  more structured programs.
  474         (b) By November 30 of each school year, the commissioner
  475  must report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and
  476  the Speaker of the House of Representatives the status of
  477  structured programs, including, at a minimum, a summary of
  478  student enrollment and completion information pursuant to this
  479  subsection; barriers, if any, to establishing such programs; and
  480  recommendations for expanding access to such programs statewide.
  481         Section 4. Paragraph (c) of subsection (3) and subsection
  482  (4) of section 1008.33, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  483         1008.33 Authority to enforce public school improvement.—
  484         (3)
  485         (c) The state board shall adopt by rule a differentiated
  486  matrix of intervention and support strategies for assisting
  487  traditional public schools identified under this section and
  488  rules for implementing s. 1002.33(9)(n), relating to charter
  489  schools.
  490         1. The intervention and support strategies must address
  491  efforts to improve student performance through one or more of
  492  the following strategies: and may include
  493         a. Improvement planning;
  494         b. Leadership quality improvement;
  495         c. Educator quality improvement;
  496         d. Professional development;
  497         e. Curriculum review, pacing, and alignment across grade
  498  levels to improve background knowledge in social studies,
  499  science, and the arts; and
  500         f. The use of continuous improvement and monitoring plans
  501  and processes.
  502         2.In addition, The state board may prescribe reporting
  503  requirements to review and monitor the progress of the schools.
  504  The rule must define the intervention and support strategies for
  505  school improvement for schools earning a grade of “D” or “F” and
  506  the roles for the district and department.
  507         (4)(a) The state board shall apply intensive intervention
  508  and support strategies tailored to the needs of schools earning
  509  two consecutive grades of “D” or a grade of “F.” In the first
  510  full school year after a school initially earns two consecutive
  511  grades of “D” or a grade of “F,” the school district must
  512  immediately implement intervention and support strategies
  513  prescribed in rule under paragraph (3)(c) and, by September 1,
  514  provide the department with the memorandum of understanding
  515  negotiated pursuant to s. 1001.42(21) and, by October 1, a
  516  district-managed turnaround plan for approval by the state
  517  board. The district-managed turnaround plan may include a
  518  proposal for the district to implement an extended school day, a
  519  summer program, or a combination of an extended school day and
  520  summer program. Upon approval by the state board, the school
  521  district must implement the plan for the remainder of the school
  522  year and continue the plan for 1 full school year. The state
  523  board may allow a school an additional year of implementation
  524  before the school must implement a turnaround option required
  525  under paragraph (b) if it determines that the school is likely
  526  to improve to a grade of “C” or higher after the first full
  527  school year of implementation.
  528         (b) Unless an additional year of implementation is provided
  529  pursuant to paragraph (a), a school that has completed 2 school
  530  years of a district-managed turnaround plan required under
  531  paragraph (a) and has not improved its school grade to a “C” or
  532  higher, pursuant to s. 1008.34, earns three consecutive grades
  533  below a “C” must implement one of the following options:
  534         1. Reassign students to another school and monitor the
  535  progress of each reassigned student.;
  536         2. Close the school and reopen the school as one or more
  537  charter schools, each with a governing board that has a
  538  demonstrated record of effectiveness. Such charter schools are
  539  eligible for funding from the hope supplemental services
  540  allocation established under s. 1011.62(16).; or
  541         3. Contract with an outside entity that has a demonstrated
  542  record of effectiveness to operate the school. An outside entity
  543  may include:
  544         a. A district-managed charter school in which all
  545  instructional personnel are not employees of the school
  546  district, but are employees of an independent governing board
  547  composed of members who did not participate in the review or
  548  approval of the charter. A district-managed charter school is
  549  eligible for funding from the hope supplemental services
  550  allocation established in s. 1011.62(16); or
  551         b. A hope operator that submits to a school district a
  552  notice of intent of a performance-based agreement pursuant to s.
  553  1002.333. A school of hope established pursuant to this sub
  554  subparagraph is eligible for funding from the hope supplemental
  555  services allocation for up to 5 years, beginning in the school
  556  year in which the school of hope is established, if the school
  557  of hope:
  558         (I) Is established at the district-owned facilities of the
  559  persistently low-performing school;
  560         (II) Gives priority enrollment to students who are enrolled
  561  in, or are eligible to attend and are living in the attendance
  562  area of, the persistently low-performing school that the school
  563  of hope operates, consistent with the enrollment lottery
  564  exemption provided under s. 1002.333(5)(c); and
  565         (III) Meets the requirements of its performance-based
  566  agreement pursuant to s. 1002.333.
  567         4. Implement a franchise model school in which a highly
  568  effective principal, pursuant to s. 1012.34, leads the
  569  persistently low-performing school in addition to the
  570  principal’s currently assigned school. The franchise model
  571  school principal may allocate resources and personnel between
  572  the schools he or she leads. The persistently low-performing
  573  school is eligible for funding from the hope supplemental
  574  services allocation established under s. 1011.62(16).
  575         (c) Implementation of the turnaround option is no longer
  576  required if the school improves to a grade of “C” or higher.
  577         (d) If a school earning two consecutive grades of “D” or a
  578  grade of “F” does not improve to a grade of “C” or higher after
  579  2 full school years of implementing the turnaround option
  580  selected by the school district under paragraph (b), the school
  581  district must implement another turnaround option.
  582  Implementation of the turnaround option must begin the school
  583  year following the implementation period of the existing
  584  turnaround option, unless the state board determines that the
  585  school is likely to improve to a grade of “C” or higher if
  586  additional time is provided to implement the existing turnaround
  587  option.
  588         Section 5. Present subsections (16) and (17) of section
  589  1011.62, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (19)
  590  and (20), respectively, new subsections (16) and (17) and
  591  subsection (18) are added to that section, and paragraph (a) of
  592  subsection (4) and subsection (14) of that section are amended,
  593  to read:
  594         1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
  595  allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
  596  district for operation of schools is not determined in the
  597  annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
  598  the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
  599  follows:
  601  Legislature shall prescribe the aggregate required local effort
  602  for all school districts collectively as an item in the General
  603  Appropriations Act for each fiscal year. The amount that each
  604  district shall provide annually toward the cost of the Florida
  605  Education Finance Program for kindergarten through grade 12
  606  programs shall be calculated as follows:
  607         (a) Estimated taxable value calculations.—
  608         1.a. Not later than 2 working days before July 19, the
  609  Department of Revenue shall certify to the Commissioner of
  610  Education its most recent estimate of the taxable value for
  611  school purposes in each school district and the total for all
  612  school districts in the state for the current calendar year
  613  based on the latest available data obtained from the local
  614  property appraisers. The value certified shall be the taxable
  615  value for school purposes for that year, and no further
  616  adjustments shall be made, except those made pursuant to
  617  paragraphs (c) and (d), or an assessment roll change required by
  618  final judicial decisions as specified in paragraph (19)(b)
  619  (16)(b). Not later than July 19, the Commissioner of Education
  620  shall compute a millage rate, rounded to the next highest one
  621  one-thousandth of a mill, which, when applied to 96 percent of
  622  the estimated state total taxable value for school purposes,
  623  would generate the prescribed aggregate required local effort
  624  for that year for all districts. The Commissioner of Education
  625  shall certify to each district school board the millage rate,
  626  computed as prescribed in this subparagraph, as the minimum
  627  millage rate necessary to provide the district required local
  628  effort for that year.
  629         b. The General Appropriations Act shall direct the
  630  computation of the statewide adjusted aggregate amount for
  631  required local effort for all school districts collectively from
  632  ad valorem taxes to ensure that no school district’s revenue
  633  from required local effort millage will produce more than 90
  634  percent of the district’s total Florida Education Finance
  635  Program calculation as calculated and adopted by the
  636  Legislature, and the adjustment of the required local effort
  637  millage rate of each district that produces more than 90 percent
  638  of its total Florida Education Finance Program entitlement to a
  639  level that will produce only 90 percent of its total Florida
  640  Education Finance Program entitlement in the July calculation.
  641         2. On the same date as the certification in sub
  642  subparagraph 1.a., the Department of Revenue shall certify to
  643  the Commissioner of Education for each district:
  644         a. Each year for which the property appraiser has certified
  645  the taxable value pursuant to s. 193.122(2) or (3), if
  646  applicable, since the prior certification under sub-subparagraph
  647  1.a.
  648         b. For each year identified in sub-subparagraph a., the
  649  taxable value certified by the appraiser pursuant to s.
  650  193.122(2) or (3), if applicable, since the prior certification
  651  under sub-subparagraph 1.a. This is the certification that
  652  reflects all final administrative actions of the value
  653  adjustment board.
  654         (14) QUALITY ASSURANCE GUARANTEE.—The Legislature may
  655  annually in the General Appropriations Act determine a
  656  percentage increase in funds per K-12 unweighted FTE as a
  657  minimum guarantee to each school district. The guarantee shall
  658  be calculated from prior year base funding per unweighted FTE
  659  student which shall include the adjusted FTE dollars as provided
  660  in subsection (19) (16), quality guarantee funds, and actual
  661  nonvoted discretionary local effort from taxes. From the base
  662  funding per unweighted FTE, the increase shall be calculated for
  663  the current year. The current year funds from which the
  664  guarantee shall be determined shall include the adjusted FTE
  665  dollars as provided in subsection (19) (16) and potential
  666  nonvoted discretionary local effort from taxes. A comparison of
  667  current year funds per unweighted FTE to prior year funds per
  668  unweighted FTE shall be computed. For those school districts
  669  which have less than the legislatively assigned percentage
  670  increase, funds shall be provided to guarantee the assigned
  671  percentage increase in funds per unweighted FTE student. Should
  672  appropriated funds be less than the sum of this calculated
  673  amount for all districts, the commissioner shall prorate each
  674  district’s allocation. This provision shall be implemented to
  675  the extent specifically funded.
  677  supplemental services allocation is created to provide district
  678  managed turnaround schools, as required under s. 1008.33(4)(a),
  679  charter schools authorized under s. 1008.33(4)(b)2., district
  680  managed charter schools authorized under s. 1008.33(4)(b)3.a.,
  681  schools of hope authorized under s. 1008.33(4)(b)3.b., and
  682  franchise model schools as authorized under s. 1008.33(4)(b)4.,
  683  with funds to offer services designed to improve the overall
  684  academic and community welfare of the schools’ students and
  685  their families.
  686         (a) Services funded by the allocation may include, but are
  687  not limited to, tutorial and after-school programs, student
  688  counseling, nutrition education, and parental counseling. In
  689  addition, services may also include models that develop a
  690  culture that encourages students to complete high school and to
  691  attend college or career training, set high academic
  692  expectations, inspire character development, and include an
  693  extended school day and school year.
  694         (b) Prior to distribution of the allocation, a school
  695  district, for a district turnaround school and persistently low
  696  performing schools that use a franchise model; a hope operator,
  697  for a school of hope; or the charter school governing board for
  698  a charter school, as applicable, shall develop and submit a plan
  699  for implementation to its respective governing body for approval
  700  no later than August 1 of the fiscal year.
  701         (c) At a minimum, the plans required under paragraph (b)
  702  must:
  703         1. Establish comprehensive support services that develop
  704  family and community partnerships;
  705         2. Establish clearly defined and measurable high academic
  706  and character standards;
  707         3. Increase parental involvement and engagement in the
  708  child’s education;
  709         4. Describe how instructional personnel will be identified,
  710  recruited, retained, and rewarded;
  711         5. Provide professional development that focuses on
  712  academic rigor, direct instruction, and creating high academic
  713  and character standards; and
  714         6. Provide focused instruction to improve student academic
  715  proficiency, which may include additional instruction time
  716  beyond the normal school day or school year.
  717         (d) Each school district and hope operator shall submit
  718  approved plans to the commissioner by September 1 of each fiscal
  719  year.
  720         (e) For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, a school that is
  721  selected to receive funding in the 2017-2018 fiscal year
  722  pursuant to s. 1002.333(10)(c) shall receive $2,000 per FTE. A
  723  district-managed turnaround school required under s.
  724  1008.33(4)(a), charter school authorized under s.
  725  1008.33(4)(b)2., district-managed charter school authorized
  726  under s. 1008.33(4)(b)3.a., school of hope authorized under s.
  727  1008.33(4)(b)3.b., and franchise model school authorized under
  728  s. 1008.33(4)(b)4. are eligible for the remaining funds based on
  729  the school’s unweighted FTE, up to $2,000 per FTE or as provided
  730  in the General Appropriations Act.
  731         (f) For the 2019-2020 fiscal year and thereafter, each
  732  school district’s allocation shall be based on the unweighted
  733  FTE student enrollment at the eligible schools and a per-FTE
  734  funding amount of up to $2,000 per FTE or as provided in the
  735  General Appropriations Act. If the calculated funds for
  736  unweighted FTE student enrollment at the eligible schools exceed
  737  the per-FTE funds appropriated, the allocation of funds to each
  738  school district must be prorated based on each school district’s
  739  share of the total unweighted FTE student enrollment for the
  740  eligible schools.
  741         (17)MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE ALLOCATION.The mental health
  742  assistance allocation is created to provide supplemental funding
  743  to assist school districts in establishing or expanding
  744  comprehensive school-based mental health programs that increase
  745  awareness of mental health issues among children and school-age
  746  youth; train educators and other school staff in detecting and
  747  responding to mental health issues; and connect children, youth,
  748  and families who may experience behavioral health issues with
  749  appropriate services. These funds may be allocated annually in
  750  the General Appropriations Act to each eligible school district
  751  and developmental research school based on each entity’s
  752  proportionate share of Florida Education Finance Program base
  753  funding. The district funding allocation must include a minimum
  754  amount as specified in the General Appropriations Act. Upon
  755  submission and approval of a plan that includes the elements
  756  specified in paragraph (b), charter schools are also entitled to
  757  a proportionate share of district funding for this program. The
  758  allocated funds may not supplant funds that are provided for
  759  this purpose from other operating funds and may not be used to
  760  increase salaries or provide bonuses.
  761         (a)Prior to the distribution of the allocation:
  762         1. The district must annually develop and submit a detailed
  763  plan outlining the local program and planned expenditures to the
  764  district school board for approval.
  765         2. A charter school must annually develop and submit a
  766  detailed plan outlining the local program and planned
  767  expenditures of the funds in the plan to its governing body for
  768  approval. After the plan is approved by the governing body, it
  769  must be provided to its school district for submission to the
  770  commissioner.
  771         (b) The plans required under paragraph (a) must include, at
  772  a minimum, all of the following elements:
  773         1. A collaborative effort or partnership between the school
  774  district and at least one local community program or agency
  775  involved in mental health to provide or to improve prevention,
  776  diagnosis, and treatment services for students;
  777         2. Programs to assist students in dealing with bullying,
  778  trauma, and violence;
  779         3. Strategies or programs to reduce the likelihood of at
  780  risk students developing social, emotional, or behavioral health
  781  problems or substance use disorders;
  782         4. Strategies to improve the early identification of
  783  social, emotional, or behavioral problems or substance use
  784  disorders and to improve the provision of early intervention
  785  services;
  786         5. Strategies to enhance the availability of school-based
  787  crisis intervention services and appropriate referrals for
  788  students in need of mental health services; and
  789         6. Training opportunities for school personnel in the
  790  techniques and supports needed to identify students who have
  791  trauma histories and who have or are at risk of having a mental
  792  illness, and in the use of referral mechanisms that effectively
  793  link such students to appropriate treatment and intervention
  794  services in the school and in the community.
  795         (c)The districts shall submit approved plans to the
  796  commissioner by August 1 of each fiscal year.
  797         (d) Beginning September 30, 2019, and by each September 30
  798  thereafter, each entity that receives an allocation under this
  799  subsection shall submit to the commissioner, in a format
  800  prescribed by the department, a final report on its program
  801  outcomes and its expenditures for each element of the program.
  802         (18) FUNDING COMPRESSION ALLOCATION.—The Legislature may
  803  provide an annual funding compression allocation in the General
  804  Appropriations Act. The allocation is created to provide
  805  additional funding to school districts and developmental
  806  research schools whose total funds per FTE in the prior year
  807  were less than the statewide average. Using the most recent
  808  prior year FEFP calculation for each eligible school district,
  809  the total funds per FTE shall be subtracted from the state
  810  average funds per FTE, not including any adjustments made
  811  pursuant to paragraph (19)(b). The resulting funds per FTE
  812  difference, or a portion thereof, as designated in the General
  813  Appropriations Act, shall then be multiplied by the school
  814  district’s total unweighted FTE to provide the allocation. If
  815  the calculated funds are greater than the amount included in the
  816  General Appropriations Act, they must be prorated to the
  817  appropriation amount based on each participating school
  818  district’s share.
  819         Section 6. Subsection (5) of section 1011.71, Florida
  820  Statutes, is amended to read:
  821         1011.71 District school tax.—
  822         (5) Effective July 1, 2008, A school district may expend,
  823  subject to the provisions of s. 200.065, up to $150 $100 per
  824  unweighted full-time equivalent student from the revenue
  825  generated by the millage levy authorized by subsection (2) to
  826  fund, in addition to expenditures authorized in paragraphs
  827  (2)(a)-(j), expenses for the following:
  828         (a) The purchase, lease-purchase, or lease of driver’s
  829  education vehicles; motor vehicles used for the maintenance or
  830  operation of plants and equipment; security vehicles; or
  831  vehicles used in storing or distributing materials and
  832  equipment.
  833         (b) Payment of the cost of premiums, as defined in s.
  834  627.403, for property and casualty insurance necessary to insure
  835  school district educational and ancillary plants. As used in
  836  this paragraph, casualty insurance has the same meaning as in s.
  837  624.605(1)(d), (f), (g), (h), and (m). Operating revenues that
  838  are made available through the payment of property and casualty
  839  insurance premiums from revenues generated under this subsection
  840  may be expended only for nonrecurring operational expenditures
  841  of the school district.
  842         Section 7. Paragraph (c) of subsection (3) of section
  843  1012.731, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  844         1012.731 The Florida Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship
  845  Program.—
  846         (3)
  847         (c) Notwithstanding the requirements of this subsection,
  848  for the 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 school years, any
  849  classroom teacher who:
  850         1. Was evaluated as highly effective pursuant to s. 1012.34
  851  in the school year immediately preceding the year in which the
  852  scholarship will be awarded shall receive a scholarship of
  853  $1200, including a classroom teacher who received an award
  854  pursuant to paragraph (a).
  855         2. Was evaluated as effective pursuant to s. 1012.34 in the
  856  school year immediately preceding the year in which the
  857  scholarship will be awarded a scholarship of up to $800. If the
  858  number of eligible classroom teachers under this subparagraph
  859  exceeds the total allocation, the department shall prorate the
  860  per-teacher scholarship amount.
  862  This paragraph expires July 1, 2020.
  863         Section 8. Subsections (2), (3), and (4) of section
  864  1012.732, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  865         1012.732 The Florida Best and Brightest Principal
  866  Scholarship Program.—
  867         (2) There is created the Florida Best and Brightest
  868  Principal Scholarship Program to be administered by the
  869  Department of Education. The program shall provide categorical
  870  funding for scholarships to be awarded to school principals, as
  871  defined in s. 1012.01(3)(c)1., who are serving as a franchise
  872  model school principal or who have recruited and retained a high
  873  percentage of best and brightest teachers.
  874         (3)(a) A school principal identified pursuant to s.
  875  1012.731(4)(c) is eligible to receive a scholarship under this
  876  section if he or she has served as school principal at his or
  877  her school for at least 2 consecutive school years including the
  878  current school year and his or her school has a ratio of best
  879  and brightest teachers to other classroom teachers that is at
  880  the 80th percentile or higher for schools within the same grade
  881  group, statewide, including elementary schools, middle schools,
  882  high schools, and schools with a combination of grade levels.
  883         (b) A principal of a franchise model school, as defined in
  884  s. 1002.334, is eligible to receive a scholarship under this
  885  section.
  886         (4) Annually, by February 1, the department shall identify
  887  eligible school principals and disburse funds to each school
  888  district for each eligible school principal to receive a
  889  scholarship.
  890         (a) A scholarship of $10,000 $5,000 must be awarded to each
  891  franchise model school principal who is every eligible under
  892  paragraph (3)(b).
  893         (b)A scholarship of $5,000 must be awarded to each school
  894  principal assigned to a Title I school and a scholarship of
  895  $4,000 to each every eligible school principal who is not
  896  assigned to a Title I school and who is eligible under paragraph
  897  (3)(a).
  898         Section 9. Subsection (3) of section 1013.62, Florida
  899  Statutes, is amended to read:
  900         1013.62 Charter schools capital outlay funding.—
  901         (3) If the school board levies the discretionary millage
  902  authorized in s. 1011.71(2), the department shall use the
  903  following calculation methodology to determine the amount of
  904  revenue that a school district must distribute to each eligible
  905  charter school:
  906         (a) Reduce the total discretionary millage revenue by the
  907  school district’s annual debt service obligation incurred as of
  908  March 1, 2017, and any amount of participation requirement
  909  pursuant to s. 1013.64(2)(a)8. that is being satisfied by
  910  revenues raised by the discretionary millage.
  911         (b) Divide the school district’s adjusted discretionary
  912  millage revenue by the district’s total capital outlay full-time
  913  equivalent membership and the total number of unweighted full
  914  time equivalent students of each eligible charter school to
  915  determine a capital outlay allocation per full-time equivalent
  916  student.
  917         (c) Multiply the capital outlay allocation per full-time
  918  equivalent student by the total number of full-time equivalent
  919  students for all of each eligible charter schools within the
  920  district school to determine the total charter school capital
  921  outlay allocation for each district charter school.
  922         (d) If applicable, reduce the capital outlay allocation
  923  identified in paragraph (c) by the total amount of state funds
  924  allocated pursuant to subsection (2) to all each eligible
  925  charter schools within a district school in subsection (2) to
  926  determine the net total maximum calculated capital outlay
  927  allocation from local funds. If state funds are not allocated
  928  pursuant to subsection (2), the amount determined in paragraph
  929  (c) is equal to the net total calculated capital outlay
  930  allocation from local funds for each district.
  931         (e) For each charter school within each district, the net
  932  capital outlay amount from local funds shall be calculated in
  933  the same manner as the state funds in paragraphs (2)(a)-(d),
  934  except that the base charter school per weighted FTE allocation
  935  amount shall be determined by dividing the net total capital
  936  outlay amount from local funds by the total weighted FTE for all
  937  eligible charter schools within the district. The per weighted
  938  FTE allocation amount from local funds shall be multiplied by
  939  the weighted FTE for each charter school to determine each
  940  charter school’s capital outlay allocation from local funds.
  941         (f)(e) School districts shall distribute capital outlay
  942  funds to charter schools no later than February 1 of each year,
  943  beginning on February 1, 2018, for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
  944         Section 10. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.