Florida Senate - 2019                                    SB 1132
       By Senator Simmons
       9-00728-19                                            20191132__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to funds for operation of schools;
    3         amending s. 1011.62, F.S.; providing that a specified
    4         value be used for each student who fulfills specified
    5         requirements in the calculation of full-time
    6         equivalent student membership; providing an effective
    7         date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Paragraph (n) of subsection (1) of section
   12  1011.62, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
   14  allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
   15  district for operation of schools is not determined in the
   16  annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
   17  the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
   18  follows:
   20  OPERATION.—The following procedure shall be followed in
   21  determining the annual allocation to each district for
   22  operation:
   23         (n) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent
   24  membership based on College Board Advanced Placement scores of
   25  students.—A value of 0.16 full-time equivalent student
   26  membership shall be calculated for each student in each advanced
   27  placement course who receives a score of 3 or higher on the
   28  College Board Advanced Placement Examination. A value of 0.3
   29  full-time equivalent student membership shall be calculated for
   30  each student who receives an Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma
   31  in addition to meeting the standard high school diploma
   32  requirements under s. 1003.4282. Such value shall be for the
   33  prior year and added to the total full-time equivalent student
   34  membership in basic programs for grades 9 through 12 in the
   35  subsequent fiscal year. Each district must allocate at least 80
   36  percent of the funds provided to the district for advanced
   37  placement instruction, in accordance with this paragraph, to the
   38  high school that generates the funds. The school district shall
   39  distribute to each classroom teacher who provided advanced
   40  placement instruction:
   41         1. A bonus in the amount of $50 for each student taught by
   42  the Advanced Placement teacher in each advanced placement course
   43  who receives a score of 3 or higher on the College Board
   44  Advanced Placement Examination.
   45         2. An additional bonus of $500 to each Advanced Placement
   46  teacher in a school designated with a grade of “D” or “F” who
   47  has at least one student scoring 3 or higher on the College
   48  Board Advanced Placement Examination, regardless of the number
   49  of classes taught or of the number of students scoring a 3 or
   50  higher on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination.
   52  Bonuses awarded under this paragraph shall be in addition to any
   53  regular wage or other bonus the teacher received or is scheduled
   54  to receive. For such courses, the teacher shall earn an
   55  additional bonus of $50 for each student who has a qualifying
   56  score.
   57         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.