Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for HB 7055
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Appropriations (Baxley) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Substitute Amendment (240726) (with
    2  title amendment)
    4         Between lines 3284 and 3285
    5  insert:
    6         Section 41. Subsections (1) and (2) of section 1002.41,
    7  Florida Statutes, are amended, and subsections (11), (12), and
    8  (13) are added to that section, to read:
    9         1002.41 Home education programs.—
   10         (1) As used in this section, the term A “home education
   11  program” has the same meaning as is defined in s. 1002.01. A
   12  home education program is not a school district program and is
   13  registered with the district school superintendent only for the
   14  purpose of complying with the state’s attendance requirements
   15  under s. 1003.21(1). The parent is not required to hold a valid
   16  regular Florida teaching certificate.
   17         (a) The parent, as defined in s. 1000.21, who establishes
   18  and maintains a home education program shall notify the district
   19  school superintendent of the county in which the parent resides
   20  of her or his intent to establish and maintain a home education
   21  program. The notice must shall be in writing, signed by the
   22  parent, and shall include the full legal names, addresses, and
   23  birthdates of all children who shall be enrolled as students in
   24  the home education program. The notice must shall be filed in
   25  the district school superintendent’s office within 30 days of
   26  the establishment of the home education program.
   27         (b)The district school superintendent shall accept the
   28  notice and immediately register the home education program upon
   29  receipt of the notice. The district may not require any
   30  additional information or verification from the parent unless
   31  the student chooses to participate in a school district program
   32  or service. The district school superintendent may not assign a
   33  grade level to the home education student or include a social
   34  security number or any other personal information of the student
   35  in any school district or state database unless the student
   36  chooses to participate in a school district program or service;
   37  and
   38         (c) The parent shall file a written notice of termination
   39  upon completion of the home education program with shall be
   40  filed in the district school superintendent, along with the
   41  annual evaluation required in paragraph (f), within
   42  superintendent’s office within 30 days of after said
   43  termination.
   44         (d)(b) The parent shall maintain a portfolio of records and
   45  materials. The portfolio must shall consist of the following:
   46         1. A log of educational activities that is made
   47  contemporaneously with the instruction and that designates by
   48  title any reading materials used.
   49         2. Samples of any writings, worksheets, workbooks, or
   50  creative materials used or developed by the student.
   51         (e) The parent shall determine the content of the
   52  portfolio, preserve it shall be preserved by the parent for 2
   53  years, and make it shall be made available for inspection, if
   54  requested, by the district school superintendent, or the
   55  district school superintendent’s agent, upon 15 days’ written
   56  notice. Nothing in this section shall require the district
   57  school superintendent to inspect the portfolio.
   58         (f)(c) The parent shall provide for an annual educational
   59  evaluation in which is documented the student’s demonstration of
   60  educational progress at a level commensurate with her or his
   61  ability. The parent shall select the method of evaluation and
   62  shall file a copy of the evaluation annually with the district
   63  school superintendent’s office in the county in which the
   64  student resides. The annual educational evaluation shall consist
   65  of one of the following:
   66         1. A teacher selected by the parent shall evaluate the
   67  student’s educational progress upon review of the portfolio and
   68  discussion with the student. Such teacher shall hold a valid
   69  regular Florida certificate to teach academic subjects at the
   70  elementary or secondary level;
   71         2. The student shall take any nationally normed student
   72  achievement test administered by a certified teacher;
   73         3. The student shall take a state student assessment test
   74  used by the school district and administered by a certified
   75  teacher, at a location and under testing conditions approved by
   76  the school district;
   77         4. The student shall be evaluated by an individual holding
   78  a valid, active license pursuant to the provisions of s.
   79  490.003(7) or (8); or
   80         5. The student shall be evaluated with any other valid
   81  measurement tool as mutually agreed upon by the district school
   82  superintendent of the district in which the student resides and
   83  the student’s parent.
   84         (2) The district school superintendent shall review and
   85  accept the results of the annual educational evaluation of the
   86  student in a home education program. If the student does not
   87  demonstrate educational progress at a level commensurate with
   88  her or his ability, the district school superintendent shall
   89  notify the parent, in writing, that such progress has not been
   90  achieved. The parent shall have 1 year from the date of receipt
   91  of the written notification to provide remedial instruction to
   92  the student. At the end of the 1-year probationary period, the
   93  student shall be reevaluated as specified in paragraph (1)(f)
   94  (1)(c). Continuation in a home education program shall be
   95  contingent upon the student demonstrating educational progress
   96  commensurate with her or his ability at the end of the
   97  probationary period.
   98         (11) A school district may provide access to career and
   99  technical courses and programs for a home education program
  100  student who enrolls in a public school solely for the career and
  101  technical courses or programs. The school district that provides
  102  the career and technical courses and programs shall report each
  103  student as a full-time equivalent student in the class and in a
  104  manner prescribed by the department, and funding shall be
  105  provided through the Florida Education Finance Program pursuant
  106  to s. 1011.62.
  107         (12) Industry certifications, national assessments, and
  108  statewide, standardized assessments offered by the school
  109  district shall be available to home education program students.
  110  Each school district shall notify home education program
  111  students of the available certifications and assessments; the
  112  date, time, and locations for the administration of each
  113  certification and assessment; and the deadline for notifying the
  114  school district of the student’s intent to participate and the
  115  student’s preferred location.
  116         (13) A school district may not further regulate, exercise
  117  control over, or require documentation from parents of home
  118  education program students beyond the requirements of this
  119  section unless the regulation, control, or documentation is
  120  necessary for participation in a school district program.
  121         Section 42. Subsection (4) of section 1003.21, Florida
  122  Statutes, is amended to read:
  123         1003.21 School attendance.—
  124         (4) Before admitting a child to kindergarten, the principal
  125  shall require evidence that the child has attained the age at
  126  which he or she should be admitted in accordance with the
  127  provisions of subparagraph (1)(a)2. The district school
  128  superintendent may require evidence of the age of any child who
  129  is being enrolled in public school who the district school
  130  superintendent whom he or she believes to be within the limits
  131  of compulsory attendance as provided for by law; however, the
  132  district school superintendent may not require evidence from any
  133  child who meets regular attendance requirements by attending a
  134  school or program listed in s. 1003.01(13)(b)-(e). If the first
  135  prescribed evidence is not available, the next evidence
  136  obtainable in the order set forth below shall be accepted:
  137         (a) A duly attested transcript of the child’s birth record
  138  filed according to law with a public officer charged with the
  139  duty of recording births;
  140         (b) A duly attested transcript of a certificate of baptism
  141  showing the date of birth and place of baptism of the child,
  142  accompanied by an affidavit sworn to by the parent;
  143         (c) An insurance policy on the child’s life that has been
  144  in force for at least 2 years;
  145         (d) A bona fide contemporary religious record of the
  146  child’s birth accompanied by an affidavit sworn to by the
  147  parent;
  148         (e) A passport or certificate of arrival in the United
  149  States showing the age of the child;
  150         (f) A transcript of record of age shown in the child’s
  151  school record of at least 4 years prior to application, stating
  152  date of birth; or
  153         (g) If none of these evidences can be produced, an
  154  affidavit of age sworn to by the parent, accompanied by a
  155  certificate of age signed by a public health officer or by a
  156  public school physician, or, if these are not available in the
  157  county, by a licensed practicing physician designated by the
  158  district school board, which states that the health officer or
  159  physician has examined the child and believes that the age as
  160  stated in the affidavit is substantially correct. Children and
  161  youths who are experiencing homelessness and children who are
  162  known to the department, as defined in s. 39.0016, shall be
  163  given temporary exemption from this section for 30 school days.
  164         Section 43. Paragraph (f) of subsection (1) and paragraph
  165  (a) of subsection (2) of section 1003.26, Florida Statutes, are
  166  amended to read:
  167         1003.26 Enforcement of school attendance.—The Legislature
  168  finds that poor academic performance is associated with
  169  nonattendance and that school districts must take an active role
  170  in promoting and enforcing attendance as a means of improving
  171  student performance. It is the policy of the state that each
  172  district school superintendent be responsible for enforcing
  173  school attendance of all students subject to the compulsory
  174  school age in the school district and supporting enforcement of
  175  school attendance by local law enforcement agencies. The
  176  responsibility includes recommending policies and procedures to
  177  the district school board that require public schools to respond
  178  in a timely manner to every unexcused absence, and every absence
  179  for which the reason is unknown, of students enrolled in the
  180  schools. District school board policies shall require the parent
  181  of a student to justify each absence of the student, and that
  182  justification will be evaluated based on adopted district school
  183  board policies that define excused and unexcused absences. The
  184  policies must provide that public schools track excused and
  185  unexcused absences and contact the home in the case of an
  186  unexcused absence from school, or an absence from school for
  187  which the reason is unknown, to prevent the development of
  188  patterns of nonattendance. The Legislature finds that early
  189  intervention in school attendance is the most effective way of
  190  producing good attendance habits that will lead to improved
  191  student learning and achievement. Each public school shall
  192  implement the following steps to promote and enforce regular
  193  school attendance:
  194         (1) CONTACT, REFER, AND ENFORCE.—
  195         (f)1. If the parent of a child who has been identified as
  196  exhibiting a pattern of nonattendance enrolls the child in a
  197  home education program pursuant to chapter 1002, the district
  198  school superintendent shall provide the parent a copy of s.
  199  1002.41 and the accountability requirements of this paragraph.
  200  The district school superintendent shall also refer the parent
  201  to a home education review committee composed of the district
  202  contact for home education programs and at least two home
  203  educators selected by the parent from a district list of all
  204  home educators who have conducted a home education program for
  205  at least 3 years and who have indicated a willingness to serve
  206  on the committee. The home education review committee shall
  207  review the portfolio of the student, as defined by s. 1002.41,
  208  every 30 days during the district’s regular school terms until
  209  the committee is satisfied that the home education program is in
  210  compliance with s. 1002.41(1)(d) s. 1002.41(1)(b). The first
  211  portfolio review must occur within the first 30 calendar days of
  212  the establishment of the program. The provisions of subparagraph
  213  2. do not apply once the committee determines the home education
  214  program is in compliance with s. 1002.41(1)(d) s. 1002.41(1)(b).
  215         2. If the parent fails to provide a portfolio to the
  216  committee, the committee shall notify the district school
  217  superintendent. The district school superintendent shall then
  218  terminate the home education program and require the parent to
  219  enroll the child in an attendance option that meets the
  220  definition of “regular school attendance” under s.
  221  1003.01(13)(a), (b), (c), or (e), within 3 days. Upon
  222  termination of a home education program pursuant to this
  223  subparagraph, the parent shall not be eligible to reenroll the
  224  child in a home education program for 180 calendar days. Failure
  225  of a parent to enroll the child in an attendance option as
  226  required by this subparagraph after termination of the home
  227  education program pursuant to this subparagraph shall constitute
  228  noncompliance with the compulsory attendance requirements of s.
  229  1003.21 and may result in criminal prosecution under s.
  230  1003.27(2). Nothing contained herein shall restrict the ability
  231  of the district school superintendent, or the ability of his or
  232  her designee, to review the portfolio pursuant to s.
  233  1002.41(1)(e) s. 1002.41(1)(b).
  234         (2) GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE.—
  235         (a) Under the direction of the district school
  236  superintendent, a designated school representative shall give
  237  written notice that requires enrollment or attendance within 3
  238  days after the date of notice, in person or by return-receipt
  239  mail, to the parent when no valid reason is found for a
  240  student’s nonenrollment in school. If the notice and requirement
  241  are ignored, the designated school representative shall report
  242  the case to the district school superintendent, who and may
  243  refer the case to the child study team in paragraph (1)(b) at
  244  the school the student would be assigned according to district
  245  school board attendance area policies or to the case staffing
  246  committee, established pursuant to s. 984.12. The child study
  247  team shall diligently facilitate intervention services and shall
  248  report the case back to the district school superintendent only
  249  when all reasonable efforts to resolve the nonenrollment
  250  behavior are exhausted. If the parent still refuses to cooperate
  251  or enroll the child in school, the district school
  252  superintendent shall take such steps as are necessary to bring
  253  criminal prosecution against the parent.
  254         Section 44. Subsection (2) of section 1003.27, Florida
  255  Statutes, is amended to read:
  256         1003.27 Court procedure and penalties.—The court procedure
  257  and penalties for the enforcement of the provisions of this
  258  part, relating to compulsory school attendance, shall be as
  259  follows:
  261         (a) In each case of nonenrollment or of nonattendance upon
  262  the part of a student who is required to attend some school,
  263  when no valid reason for such nonenrollment or nonattendance is
  264  found, the district school superintendent shall institute a
  265  criminal prosecution against the student’s parent. However,
  266  criminal prosecution may not be instituted against the student’s
  267  parent until the school and school district have complied with
  268  s. 1003.26.
  269         (b) Each public school principal or the principal’s
  270  designee shall notify the district school board of each minor
  271  student under its jurisdiction who accumulates 15 unexcused
  272  absences in a period of 90 calendar days. Each designee of the
  273  governing body of each private school, and each parent whose
  274  child is enrolled in a home education program, may provide the
  275  Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles with the legal
  276  name, sex, date of birth, and social security number of each
  277  minor student under his or her jurisdiction who fails to satisfy
  278  relevant attendance requirements and who fails to otherwise
  279  satisfy the requirements of s. 322.091. The district school
  280  superintendent must provide the Department of Highway Safety and
  281  Motor Vehicles the legal name, sex, date of birth, and social
  282  security number of each minor student who has been reported
  283  under this paragraph and who fails to otherwise satisfy the
  284  requirements of s. 322.091. The Department of Highway Safety and
  285  Motor Vehicles may not issue a driver license or learner’s
  286  driver license to, and shall suspend any previously issued
  287  driver license or learner’s driver license of, any such minor
  288  student, pursuant to the provisions of s. 322.091.
  289         (c) Each designee of the governing body of each private
  290  school and each parent whose child is enrolled in a home
  291  education program may provide the Department of Highway Safety
  292  and Motor Vehicles with the legal name, sex, date of birth, and
  293  social security number of each minor student under his or her
  294  jurisdiction who fails to satisfy relevant attendance
  295  requirements and who fails to otherwise satisfy the requirements
  296  of s. 322.091. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor
  297  Vehicles may not issue a driver license or learner’s driver
  298  license to, and shall suspend any previously issued driver
  299  license or learner’s driver license of, any such minor student,
  300  pursuant to s. 322.091.
  301         Section 45. Paragraph (c) of subsection (3) of section
  302  1006.15, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  303         1006.15 Student standards for participation in
  304  interscholastic and intrascholastic extracurricular student
  305  activities; regulation.—
  306         (3)
  307         (c) An individual home education student is eligible to
  308  participate at the public school to which the student would be
  309  assigned according to district school board attendance area
  310  policies or which the student could choose to attend pursuant to
  311  s. 1002.31, or may develop an agreement to participate at a
  312  private school, in the interscholastic extracurricular
  313  activities of that school, provided the following conditions are
  314  met:
  315         1. The home education student must meet the requirements of
  316  the home education program pursuant to s. 1002.41.
  317         2. During the period of participation at a school, the home
  318  education student must demonstrate educational progress as
  319  required in paragraph (b) in all subjects taken in the home
  320  education program by a method of evaluation agreed upon by the
  321  parent and the school principal which may include: review of the
  322  student’s work by a certified teacher chosen by the parent;
  323  grades earned through correspondence; grades earned in courses
  324  taken at a Florida College System institution, university, or
  325  trade school; standardized test scores above the 35th
  326  percentile; or any other method designated in s. 1002.41.
  327         3. The home education student must meet the same residency
  328  requirements as other students in the school at which he or she
  329  participates.
  330         4. The home education student must meet the same standards
  331  of acceptance, behavior, and performance as required of other
  332  students in extracurricular activities.
  333         5. The student must register with the school his or her
  334  intent to participate in interscholastic extracurricular
  335  activities as a representative of the school before
  336  participation the beginning date of the season for the activity
  337  in which he or she wishes to participate. A home education
  338  student must be able to participate in curricular activities if
  339  that is a requirement for an extracurricular activity.
  340         6. A student who transfers from a home education program to
  341  a public school before or during the first grading period of the
  342  school year is academically eligible to participate in
  343  interscholastic extracurricular activities during the first
  344  grading period provided the student has a successful evaluation
  345  from the previous school year, pursuant to subparagraph 2.
  346         7. Any public school or private school student who has been
  347  unable to maintain academic eligibility for participation in
  348  interscholastic extracurricular activities is ineligible to
  349  participate in such activities as a home education student until
  350  the student has successfully completed one grading period in
  351  home education pursuant to subparagraph 2. to become eligible to
  352  participate as a home education student.
  353         Section 46. Subsection (3) and paragraph (b) of subsection
  354  (13) of section 1007.271, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  355         1007.271 Dual enrollment programs.—
  356         (3) Student eligibility requirements for initial enrollment
  357  in college credit dual enrollment courses must include a 3.0
  358  unweighted high school grade point average and the minimum score
  359  on a common placement test adopted by the State Board of
  360  Education which indicates that the student is ready for college
  361  level coursework. Student eligibility requirements for continued
  362  enrollment in college credit dual enrollment courses must
  363  include the maintenance of a 3.0 unweighted high school grade
  364  point average and the minimum postsecondary grade point average
  365  established by the postsecondary institution. Regardless of
  366  meeting student eligibility requirements for continued
  367  enrollment, a student may lose the opportunity to participate in
  368  a dual enrollment course if the student is disruptive to the
  369  learning process such that the progress of other students or the
  370  efficient administration of the course is hindered. Student
  371  eligibility requirements for initial and continued enrollment in
  372  career certificate dual enrollment courses must include a 2.0
  373  unweighted high school grade point average. Exceptions to the
  374  required grade point averages may be granted on an individual
  375  student basis if the educational entities agree and the terms of
  376  the agreement are contained within the dual enrollment
  377  articulation agreement established pursuant to subsection (21).
  378  Florida College System institution boards of trustees may
  379  establish additional initial student eligibility requirements,
  380  which shall be included in the dual enrollment articulation
  381  agreement, to ensure student readiness for postsecondary
  382  instruction. Additional requirements included in the agreement
  383  may not arbitrarily prohibit students who have demonstrated the
  384  ability to master advanced courses from participating in dual
  385  enrollment courses or limit the number of dual enrollment
  386  courses in which a student may enroll based solely upon
  387  enrollment by the student at an independent postsecondary
  388  institution.
  389         (13)
  390         (b) Each postsecondary institution eligible to participate
  391  in the dual enrollment program pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(i) must
  392  enter into a home education articulation agreement with each
  393  home education student seeking enrollment in a dual enrollment
  394  course and the student’s parent. By August 1 of each year, the
  395  eligible postsecondary institution shall complete and submit the
  396  home education articulation agreement to the Department of
  397  Education. The home education articulation agreement must
  398  include, at a minimum:
  399         1. A delineation of courses and programs available to
  400  dually enrolled home education students. Courses and programs
  401  may be added, revised, or deleted at any time by the
  402  postsecondary institution. Any course or program limitations may
  403  not exceed the limitations for other dually enrolled students.
  404         2. The initial and continued eligibility requirements for
  405  home education student participation, not to exceed those
  406  required of other dually enrolled students. A high school grade
  407  point average may not be required for home education students
  408  who meet the minimum score on a common placement test adopted by
  409  the State Board of Education which indicates that the student is
  410  ready for college-level coursework; however, home education
  411  student eligibility requirements for continued enrollment in
  412  dual enrollment courses must include the maintenance of the
  413  minimum postsecondary grade point average established by the
  414  postsecondary institution.
  415         3. The student’s responsibilities for providing his or her
  416  own instructional materials and transportation.
  417         4. A copy of the statement on transfer guarantees developed
  418  by the Department of Education under subsection (15).
  419         Section 47. Subsection (5), paragraph (j) of subsection
  420  (6), and subsection (8) of section 1007.35, Florida Statutes,
  421  are amended to read:
  422         1007.35 Florida Partnership for Minority and
  423  Underrepresented Student Achievement.—
  424         (5) Each public high school, including, but not limited to,
  425  schools and alternative sites and centers of the Department of
  426  Juvenile Justice, shall provide for the administration of the
  427  Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
  428  (PSAT/NMSQT), or the PreACT preliminary ACT to all enrolled 10th
  429  grade students. However, a written notice shall be provided to
  430  each parent which must include the opportunity to exempt his or
  431  her child from taking the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT preliminary
  432  ACT.
  433         (a) Test results will provide each high school with a
  434  database of student assessment data which certified school
  435  counselors will use to identify students who are prepared or who
  436  need additional work to be prepared to enroll and be successful
  437  in AP courses or other advanced high school courses.
  438         (b) Funding for the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT preliminary
  439  ACT for all 10th grade students shall be contingent upon annual
  440  funding in the General Appropriations Act.
  441         (c) Public school districts must choose either the
  442  PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT preliminary ACT for districtwide
  443  administration.
  444         (6) The partnership shall:
  445         (j) Provide information to students, parents, teachers,
  446  counselors, administrators, districts, Florida College System
  447  institutions, and state universities regarding PSAT/NMSQT or the
  448  PreACT preliminary ACT administration, including, but not
  449  limited to:
  450         1. Test administration dates and times.
  451         2. That participation in the PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT
  452  preliminary ACT is open to all 10th grade students.
  453         3. The value of such tests in providing diagnostic feedback
  454  on student skills.
  455         4. The value of student scores in predicting the
  456  probability of success on AP or other advanced course
  457  examinations.
  458         (8)(a) By September 30 of each year, the partnership shall
  459  submit to the department a report that contains an evaluation of
  460  the effectiveness of the delivered services and activities.
  461  Activities and services must be evaluated on their effectiveness
  462  at raising student achievement and increasing the number of AP
  463  or other advanced course examinations in low-performing middle
  464  and high schools. Other indicators that must be addressed in the
  465  evaluation report include the number of middle and high school
  466  teachers trained; the effectiveness of the training; measures of
  467  postsecondary readiness of the students affected by the program;
  468  levels of participation in 10th grade PSAT/NMSQT or the PreACT
  469  preliminary ACT testing; and measures of student, parent, and
  470  teacher awareness of and satisfaction with the services of the
  471  partnership.
  472         (b) The department shall contribute to the evaluation
  473  process by providing access, consistent with s. 119.071(5)(a),
  474  to student and teacher information necessary to match against
  475  databases containing teacher professional development data and
  476  databases containing assessment data for the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT,
  477  ACT, PreACT, AP, and other appropriate measures. The department
  478  shall also provide student-level data on student progress from
  479  middle school through high school and into college and the
  480  workforce, if available, in order to support longitudinal
  481  studies. The partnership shall analyze and report student
  482  performance data in a manner that protects the rights of
  483  students and parents as required in 20 U.S.C. s. 1232g and s.
  484  1002.22.
  485         Section 48. Paragraph (l) of subsection (5) and paragraph
  486  (a) of subsection (11) of section 1002.385, Florida Statutes,
  487  are amended to read:
  488         1002.385 The Gardiner Scholarship.—
  489         (5) AUTHORIZED USES OF PROGRAM FUNDS.—Program funds must be
  490  used to meet the individual educational needs of an eligible
  491  student and may be spent for the following purposes:
  492         (l) Fees for an annual evaluation of educational progress
  493  by a state-certified teacher under s. 1002.41(1)(f) s.
  494  1002.41(1)(c), if this option is chosen for a home education
  495  student.
  497  A provider of any services receiving payments pursuant to this
  498  subsection may not share, refund, or rebate any moneys from the
  499  Gardiner Scholarship with the parent or participating student in
  500  any manner. A parent, student, or provider of any services may
  501  not bill an insurance company, Medicaid, or any other agency for
  502  the same services that are paid for using Gardiner Scholarship
  503  funds.
  505  PARTICIPATION.—A parent who applies for program participation
  506  under this section is exercising his or her parental option to
  507  determine the appropriate placement or the services that best
  508  meet the needs of his or her child. The scholarship award for a
  509  student is based on a matrix that assigns the student to support
  510  Level III services. If a parent receives an IEP and a matrix of
  511  services from the school district pursuant to subsection (7),
  512  the amount of the payment shall be adjusted as needed, when the
  513  school district completes the matrix.
  514         (a) To satisfy or maintain program eligibility, including
  515  eligibility to receive and spend program payments, the parent
  516  must sign an agreement with the organization and annually submit
  517  a notarized, sworn compliance statement to the organization to:
  518         1. Affirm that the student is enrolled in a program that
  519  meets regular school attendance requirements as provided in s.
  520  1003.01(13)(b)-(d).
  521         2. Affirm that the program funds are used only for
  522  authorized purposes serving the student’s educational needs, as
  523  described in subsection (5).
  524         3. Affirm that the parent is responsible for the education
  525  of his or her student by, as applicable:
  526         a. Requiring the student to take an assessment in
  527  accordance with paragraph (8)(c);
  528         b. Providing an annual evaluation in accordance with s.
  529  1002.41(1)(f) s. 1002.41(1)(c); or
  530         c. Requiring the child to take any preassessments and
  531  postassessments selected by the provider if the child is 4 years
  532  of age and is enrolled in a program provided by an eligible
  533  Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program provider. A student
  534  with disabilities for whom a preassessment and postassessment is
  535  not appropriate is exempt from this requirement. A participating
  536  provider shall report a student’s scores to the parent.
  537         4. Affirm that the student remains in good standing with
  538  the provider or school if those options are selected by the
  539  parent.
  541  A parent who fails to comply with this subsection forfeits the
  542  Gardiner Scholarship.
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  545  And the title is amended as follows:
  546         Delete line 3632
  547  and insert:
  548         its eligible charter schools; amending s. 1002.41,
  549         F.S.; specifying that a home education program is not
  550         a school district program and is registered with the
  551         district school superintendent only for the purpose of
  552         complying with the state’s attendance requirements;
  553         revising the content requirements of a notice of
  554         enrollment of a student in a home education program;
  555         requiring the district school superintendent to
  556         immediately register a home education program upon
  557         receipt of the notice; prohibiting a school district
  558         from requiring additional information or verification
  559         of a home education student except in specified
  560         circumstances; authorizing a school district to
  561         provide home education program students with access to
  562         certain courses and programs offered by the school
  563         district; requiring reporting and funding through the
  564         Florida Education Finance Program; requiring home
  565         education program students be provided access to
  566         certain certifications and assessments offered by the
  567         school district; prohibiting a school district from
  568         taking certain actions against a home education
  569         program student’s parent unless such action is
  570         necessary for a school district program; amending s.
  571         1003.21, F.S.; prohibiting a district school
  572         superintendent from requiring certain evidence
  573         relating to a child’s age from children enrolled in
  574         specified schools and programs; amending s. 1003.26,
  575         F.S.; revising reporting requirements for specified
  576         issues relating to compulsory school attendance;
  577         amending s. 1003.27, F.S.; requiring a school and
  578         school district to comply with specified provisions
  579         before instituting criminal prosecution against
  580         certain parents relating to compulsory school
  581         attendance; amending s. 1006.15, F.S.; revising the
  582         standards required for a home education student to
  583         participate in extracurricular activities; amending s.
  584         1007.271, F.S.; prohibiting the dual enrollment
  585         articulation agreement from including course
  586         enrollment limitations for certain students;
  587         prohibiting dual enrollment course and program
  588         limitations for home education students from exceeding
  589         limitations for other students; providing an exemption
  590         from the grade point average requirement for initial
  591         enrollment in a dual enrollment program for certain
  592         home education students; amending s. 1007.35, F.S.;
  593         updating terminology; requiring the Department of
  594         Education to provide certain teacher and student ACT
  595         and PreACT information for the evaluation of certain
  596         services and activities; amending s. 1002.385, F.S.;
  597         conforming cross-references; amending s. 212.08,