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

       Senator Baxley moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Substitute Amendment (692180) (with
    2  directory and title amendments)
    4         Between lines 700 and 701
    5  insert:
    6         (a)1. A sponsor shall provide certain administrative and
    7  educational services to charter schools. These services shall
    8  include contract management services; full-time equivalent and
    9  data reporting services; exceptional student education
   10  administration services; services related to eligibility and
   11  reporting duties required to ensure that school lunch services
   12  under the National School Lunch Program, consistent with the
   13  needs of the charter school, are provided by the school district
   14  at the request of the charter school, that any funds due to the
   15  charter school under the National School Lunch Program be paid
   16  to the charter school as soon as the charter school begins
   17  serving food under the National School Lunch Program, and that
   18  the charter school is paid at the same time and in the same
   19  manner under the National School Lunch Program as other public
   20  schools serviced by the sponsor or the school district; test
   21  administration services, including payment of the costs of
   22  state-required or district-required student assessments;
   23  processing of teacher certificate data services; and information
   24  services, including equal access to student information systems
   25  that are used by public schools in the district in which the
   26  charter school is located. Student performance data for each
   27  student in a charter school, including, but not limited to, FCAT
   28  scores, standardized test scores, previous public school student
   29  report cards, and student performance measures, shall be
   30  provided by the sponsor to a charter school in the same manner
   31  provided to other public schools in the district.
   32         2. A sponsor may withhold an administrative fee for the
   33  provision of such services which shall be a percentage of the
   34  available funds defined in paragraph (17)(b) calculated based on
   35  weighted full-time equivalent students. If the charter school
   36  serves 75 percent or more exceptional education students as
   37  defined in s. 1003.01(3), the percentage shall be calculated
   38  based on unweighted full-time equivalent students. The
   39  administrative fee shall be calculated as follows:
   40         a. Up to 5 percent for:
   41         (I) Enrollment of up to and including 250 students in a
   42  charter school as defined in this section.
   43         (II) Enrollment of up to and including 500 students within
   44  a charter school system which meets all of the following:
   45         (A) Includes conversion charter schools and nonconversion
   46  charter schools.
   47         (B) Has all of its schools located in the same county.
   48         (C) Has a total enrollment exceeding the total enrollment
   49  of at least one school district in the state.
   50         (D) Has the same governing board for all of its schools.
   51         (E) Does not contract with a for-profit service provider
   52  for management of school operations.
   53         (III) Enrollment of up to and including 250 students in a
   54  virtual charter school.
   55         b. Up to 2 percent for enrollment of up to and including
   56  250 students in a high-performing charter school as defined in
   57  s. 1002.331.
   58         3. A sponsor may not charge charter schools any additional
   59  fees or surcharges for administrative and educational services
   60  in addition to the maximum percentage of administrative fees
   61  withheld pursuant to this paragraph.
   62         4.A sponsor shall provide to the department by September
   63  15 of each year the total amount of funding withheld from
   64  charter schools pursuant to this subsection for the prior fiscal
   65  year. The department must include the information in the report
   66  required under sub-sub-subparagraph (5)(b)1.k.(III).
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   69  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   70         Delete line 229
   71  and insert:
   72  paragraph (n) of subsection (9), and paragraphs (a) and (b) of
   73  subsection
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   76  And the title is amended as follows:
   77         Delete line 4373
   78  and insert:
   79         process for resolving contractual disputes; requiring
   80         a sponsor to provide specified information to the
   81         department annually; requiring the department to
   82         include the information in a specified report;
   83         amending