Florida Senate - 2019 SB 520 By Senator Montford 3-01135-19 2019520__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to funding for school districts; 3 holding harmless certain funding to school districts 4 that enrolled students from certain counties as a 5 result of Hurricane Michael; requiring that a 6 calculation and allocation be made; providing for the 7 calculation; providing that the funds calculated 8 support a nonrecurring appropriation; providing an 9 effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. In order to hold harmless school districts from 14 a loss of revenue due to students not attending Bay, Calhoun, 15 Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and 16 Washington schools as a result of Hurricane Michael, the 17 following special one-time calculation and allocation shall be 18 made. 19 (1) The difference in funding for the Bay County, Calhoun 20 County, Franklin County, Gadsden County, Gulf County, Holmes 21 County, Jackson County, Liberty County, and Washington County 22 school districts based on enrollment from the 2018-2019 October 23 FTE survey and the enrollment from the 2018-2019 February FTE 24 survey in each district shall be calculated. 25 (2) The funds calculated in subsection (1) shall support a 26 nonrecurring appropriation separate from the appropriation for 27 the Florida Education Finance Program for the affected 28 districts. 29 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.