Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for HB 7055
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
               Floor: 3l/AD/2R         .                                
             03/02/2018 04:40 PM       .                                

       Senator Mayfield moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (734058) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 4404 and 4405
    5  insert:
    6         Section 38. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
    7  1012.731, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    8         1012.731 The Florida Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship
    9  Program.—
   10         (3)
   11         (b)1. In order to demonstrate eligibility for an award, an
   12  eligible classroom teacher must submit to the school district,
   13  no later than November 1, an official record of his or her
   14  qualifying assessment score and, beginning with the 2020-2021
   15  school year, an official transcript demonstrating that he or she
   16  graduated cum laude or higher with a baccalaureate degree, if
   17  applicable. Once a classroom teacher is deemed eligible by the
   18  school district, the teacher shall remain eligible as long as he
   19  or she remains employed by the school district as a classroom
   20  teacher at the time of the award and receives an annual
   21  performance evaluation rating of highly effective pursuant to s.
   22  1012.34 or is evaluated as highly effective based on a
   23  commissioner-approved student learning growth formula pursuant
   24  to s. 1012.34(8) for the 2019-2020 school year or thereafter.
   25         2. A school district employee who is no longer a classroom
   26  teacher may receive an award if the employee was a classroom
   27  teacher in the prior school year, was rated highly effective,
   28  and met the requirements of this section as a classroom teacher.
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   31  And the title is amended as follows:
   32         Between lines 4938 and 4939
   33  insert:
   34         s. 1012.731, F.S.; extending eligibility for the
   35         Florida Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program
   36         to school district employees who, in the prior school
   37         year, were classroom teachers and met certain
   38         eligibility requirements; amending