Florida Senate - 2019                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/HB 7071, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Hutson moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsections (1) and (2) of section 446.011,
    6  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    7         446.011 Legislative intent regarding apprenticeship
    8  training.—
    9         (1) It is the intent of the State of Florida to provide
   10  educational opportunities for its residents young people so that
   11  they can be trained for trades, occupations, and professions
   12  suited to their abilities. It is the intent of this act to
   13  promote the mode of training known as apprenticeship in
   14  occupations throughout industry in the state that require
   15  physical manipulative skills. By broadening job training
   16  opportunities and providing for increased coordination between
   17  public school academic programs, career programs, and registered
   18  apprenticeship programs, the residents of this young people of
   19  the state will benefit from the valuable training opportunities
   20  developed when on-the-job training is combined with academic
   21  related classroom experiences. This act is intended to develop
   22  the apparent potentials in apprenticeship training by assisting
   23  in the establishment of preapprenticeship programs in the public
   24  school system and elsewhere and by expanding presently
   25  registered programs as well as promoting new registered programs
   26  in jobs that lend themselves to apprenticeship training.
   27         (2) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Department
   28  of Education have responsibility for the development of the
   29  apprenticeship and preapprenticeship uniform minimum standards
   30  for the apprenticeable trades and that the department have
   31  responsibility for assisting district school boards and Florida
   32  College System institution community college district boards of
   33  trustees in developing preapprenticeship programs.
   34         Section 2. Subsections (2) and (4) of section 446.021,
   35  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   36         446.021 Definitions of terms used in ss. 446.011-446.092.
   37  As used in ss. 446.011-446.092, the term:
   38         (2) “Apprentice” means a person at least 16 years of age
   39  who is engaged in learning a recognized skilled trade through
   40  actual work experience under the supervision of journeyworkers
   41  journeymen craftsmen, which training should be combined with
   42  properly coordinated studies of related technical and
   43  supplementary subjects, and who has entered into a written
   44  agreement, which may be cited as an apprentice agreement, with a
   45  registered apprenticeship sponsor who may be either an employer,
   46  an association of employers, or a local joint apprenticeship
   47  committee.
   48         (4) “Journeyworker Journeyman” means a person working in an
   49  apprenticeable occupation who has successfully completed a
   50  registered apprenticeship program or who has worked the number
   51  of years required by established industry practices for the
   52  particular trade or occupation.
   53         Section 3. Section 446.032, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   54  read:
   55         446.032 General duties of the department for apprenticeship
   56  training.—The department shall:
   57         (1) Establish uniform minimum standards and policies
   58  governing apprentice programs and agreements. The standards and
   59  policies shall govern the terms and conditions of the
   60  apprentice’s employment and training, including the quality
   61  training of the apprentice for, but not limited to, such matters
   62  as ratios of apprentices to journeyworkers journeymen, safety,
   63  related instruction, and on-the-job training; but these
   64  standards and policies may not include rules, standards, or
   65  guidelines that require the use of apprentices and job trainees
   66  on state, county, or municipal contracts. The department may
   67  adopt rules necessary to administer the standards and policies.
   68         (2)By September 1 of each year, publish an annual report
   69  on apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs. The report
   70  must be published on the department’s website and, at a minimum,
   71  include all of the following:
   72         (a)A list of registered apprenticeship and
   73  preapprenticeship programs, sorted by local educational agency,
   74  as defined in s. 1004.02(18), and apprenticeship sponsor, under
   75  s. 446.071.
   76         (b)A detailed summary of each local educational agency’s
   77  expenditure of funds for apprenticeship and preapprenticeship
   78  programs, including:
   79         1.The total amount of funds received for apprenticeship
   80  and preapprenticeship programs;
   81         2.The total amount of funds allocated to each trade or
   82  occupation;
   83         3.The total amount of funds expended for administrative
   84  costs per trade or occupation; and
   85         4.The total amount of funds expended for instructional
   86  costs per trade and occupation.
   87         (c)The number of apprentices and preapprentices per trade
   88  and occupation.
   89         (d)The percentage of apprentices and preapprentices who
   90  complete their respective programs in the appropriate timeframe.
   91         (e)Information and resources related to applications for
   92  new apprenticeship programs and technical assistance and
   93  requirements for potential applicants.
   94         (f)Documentation of activities conducted by the department
   95  to promote apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs through
   96  public engagement, community-based partnerships, and other
   97  initiatives.
   98         (3)Provide assistance to district school boards, Florida
   99  College System institution boards of trustees, program sponsors,
  100  and local workforce development boards in notifying students,
  101  parents, and members of the community of the availability of
  102  apprenticeship and preapprenticeship opportunities, including
  103  data provided in the economic security report pursuant to s.
  104  445.07.
  105         (4)(2) Establish procedures to be used by the State
  106  Apprenticeship Advisory Council.
  107         Section 4. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section
  108  446.045, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  109         446.045 State Apprenticeship Advisory Council.—
  110         (2)
  111         (b) The Commissioner of Education or the commissioner’s
  112  designee shall serve ex officio as chair of the State
  113  Apprenticeship Advisory Council, but may not vote. The state
  114  director of the Office of Apprenticeship of the United States
  115  Department of Labor shall serve ex officio as a nonvoting member
  116  of the council. The Governor shall appoint to the council four
  117  members representing employee organizations and four members
  118  representing employer organizations. Each of these eight members
  119  shall represent industries that have registered apprenticeship
  120  programs. The Governor shall also appoint two public members who
  121  are knowledgeable about registered apprenticeship and
  122  apprenticeable occupations and who are independent of any joint
  123  or nonjoint organization, one of whom shall be recommended by
  124  joint organizations, and one of whom shall be recommended by
  125  nonjoint organizations. Members shall be appointed for 4-year
  126  staggered terms. A vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of
  127  the unexpired term.
  128         Section 5. Subsections (2) and (3) of section 446.052,
  129  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  130         446.052 Preapprenticeship program.—
  131         (2) The department, under regulations established by the
  132  State Board of Education, may administer the provisions of ss.
  133  446.011-446.092 which relate to preapprenticeship programs in
  134  cooperation with district school boards and Florida College
  135  System institution community college district boards of
  136  trustees. District school boards, Florida College System
  137  institution community college district boards of trustees, and
  138  registered program sponsors shall cooperate in developing and
  139  establishing programs that include career instruction and
  140  general education courses required to obtain a high school
  141  diploma.
  142         (3) The department, the district school boards, and the
  143  Florida College System institution community college district
  144  boards of trustees shall work together with existing registered
  145  apprenticeship programs in order that individuals completing the
  146  preapprenticeship programs may be able to receive credit towards
  147  completing a registered apprenticeship program.
  148         Section 6. Subsection (1) of section 446.081, Florida
  149  Statutes, is amended to read:
  150         446.081 Limitation.—
  151         (1) Nothing in ss. 446.011-446.092 or in any apprentice
  152  agreement approved under those sections may shall operate to
  153  invalidate:
  154         (a) Any apprenticeship provision in any collective
  155  agreement between employers and employees setting up higher
  156  apprenticeship standards.
  157         (b)Any special provision for veterans, minority persons,
  158  or women in the standards, apprenticeship qualifications, or
  159  operation of the program that is not otherwise prohibited by
  160  law, executive order, or authorized regulation.
  161         Section 7. Section 446.091, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  162  read:
  163         446.091 On-the-job training program.—All provisions of ss.
  164  446.011-446.092 relating to apprenticeship and
  165  preapprenticeship, including, but not limited to, programs,
  166  agreements, standards, administration, procedures, definitions,
  167  expenditures, local committees, powers and duties, limitations,
  168  grievances, and ratios of apprentices and job trainees to
  169  journeyworkers journeymen on state, county, and municipal
  170  contracts, shall be appropriately adapted and made applicable to
  171  a program of on-the-job training authorized under those
  172  provisions for persons other than apprentices.
  173         Section 8. Section 446.092, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  174  read:
  175         446.092 Criteria for apprenticeship occupations.—An
  176  apprenticeable occupation is a skilled trade which possesses all
  177  of the following characteristics:
  178         (1) It is customarily learned in a practical way through a
  179  structured, systematic program of on-the-job, supervised
  180  training.
  181         (2) It is clearly identified and commonly recognized
  182  throughout an the industry or recognized with a positive view
  183  towards changing technology.
  184         (3) It involves manual, mechanical, or technical skills and
  185  knowledge which, in accordance with the industry standards for
  186  the occupation, would require a minimum of 2,000 hours of on
  187  the-job work and training, which hours are excluded from the
  188  time spent at related instruction.
  189         (4) It requires related instruction to supplement on-the
  190  job training. Such instruction may be given in a classroom,
  191  through occupational or industrial courses or through
  192  correspondence courses of equivalent value, through electronic
  193  media, or through other forms of self-study approved by the
  194  department.
  195         (5)It involves the development of skill sufficiently broad
  196  to be applicable in like occupations throughout an industry,
  197  rather than of restricted application to the products or
  198  services of any one company.
  199         (6)It does not fall into any of the following categories:
  200         (a)Selling, retailing, or similar occupations in the
  201  distributive field.
  202         (b)Managerial occupations.
  203         (c)Professional and scientific vocations for which
  204  entrance requirements customarily require an academic degree.
  205         Section 9. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
  206  1001.02, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  207         1001.02 General powers of State Board of Education.—
  208         (3)(a) The State Board of Education shall adopt a strategic
  209  plan that specifies goals and objectives for the state’s public
  210  schools and Florida College System institutions. The plan shall
  211  be formulated in conjunction with plans of the Board of
  212  Governors in order to provide for the roles of the universities
  213  and Florida College System institutions to be coordinated to
  214  best meet state needs and reflect cost-effective use of state
  215  resources. The strategic plan must clarify the mission
  216  statements of each Florida College System institution and the
  217  system as a whole and identify degree programs, including
  218  baccalaureate degree programs, to be offered at each Florida
  219  College System institution in accordance with the objectives
  220  provided in this subsection and the coordinated 5-year plan
  221  pursuant to paragraph (2)(v). The strategic plan must cover a
  222  period of 5 years, with modification of the program lists after
  223  2 years. Development of each 5-year plan must be coordinated
  224  with and initiated after completion of the master plan. The
  225  strategic plans must specifically include programs and
  226  procedures for responding to the educational needs of teachers
  227  and students in the public schools of this state and consider
  228  reports and recommendations of the Florida Talent Development
  229  Council Higher Education Coordinating Council pursuant to s.
  230  1004.015 and the Articulation Coordinating Committee pursuant to
  231  s. 1007.01. The state board shall submit a report to the
  232  President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
  233  Representatives upon modification of the plan and as part of its
  234  legislative budget request.
  235         Section 10. Paragraph (b) of subsection (14) of section
  236  1001.43, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  237         1001.43 Supplemental powers and duties of district school
  238  board.—The district school board may exercise the following
  239  supplemental powers and duties as authorized by this code or
  240  State Board of Education rule.
  242         (b) The district school board is encouraged to adopt
  243  policies and procedures to celebrate the academic and workforce
  244  achievement of students by: provide for a student
  245         1.Declaring an “Academic Scholarship Signing Day” by
  246  declaring the third Tuesday in April each year as “Academic
  247  Scholarship Signing Day.” The “Academic Scholarship Signing Day”
  248  to shall recognize the outstanding academic achievement of high
  249  school seniors who sign a letter of intent to accept an academic
  250  scholarship offered to the student by a postsecondary
  251  educational institution.
  252         2.Declaring a “College and Career Decision Day” to
  253  recognize high school seniors for their postsecondary education
  254  plans, to encourage early preparation for college, and to
  255  encourage students to pursue advanced career pathways through
  256  the attainment of industry certifications for which there are
  257  statewide college credit articulation agreements.
  259  District school board policies and procedures may include, but
  260  need not be limited to, conducting assemblies or other
  261  appropriate public events in which students offered academic
  262  scholarships assemble and sign actual or ceremonial documents
  263  accepting those scholarships or enrollment. The district school
  264  board may encourage holding such events in an assembly or
  265  gathering of the entire student body as a means of making
  266  academic success and recognition visible to all students.
  267         Section 11. Paragraph (b) of subsection (5) and subsection
  268  (9) of section 1001.706, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  269         1001.706 Powers and duties of the Board of Governors.—
  271         (b) The Board of Governors shall develop a strategic plan
  272  specifying goals and objectives for the State University System
  273  and each constituent university, including each university’s
  274  contribution to overall system goals and objectives. The
  275  strategic plan must:
  276         1. Include performance metrics and standards common for all
  277  institutions and metrics and standards unique to institutions
  278  depending on institutional core missions, including, but not
  279  limited to, student admission requirements, retention,
  280  graduation, percentage of graduates who have attained
  281  employment, percentage of graduates enrolled in continued
  282  education, licensure passage, average wages of employed
  283  graduates, average cost per graduate, excess hours, student loan
  284  burden and default rates, faculty awards, total annual research
  285  expenditures, patents, licenses and royalties, intellectual
  286  property, startup companies, annual giving, endowments, and
  287  well-known, highly respected national rankings for institutional
  288  and program achievements.
  289         2. Consider reports and recommendations of the Florida
  290  Talent Development Council Higher Education Coordinating Council
  291  pursuant to s. 1004.015 and the Articulation Coordinating
  292  Committee pursuant to s. 1007.01.
  293         3. Include student enrollment and performance data
  294  delineated by method of instruction, including, but not limited
  295  to, traditional, online, and distance learning instruction.
  296         4. Include criteria for designating baccalaureate degree
  297  and master’s degree programs at specified universities as high
  298  demand programs of emphasis. Fifty percent of the criteria for
  299  designation as high-demand programs of emphasis must be based on
  300  achievement of performance outcome thresholds determined by the
  301  Board of Governors, and 50 percent of the criteria must be based
  302  on achievement of performance outcome thresholds specifically
  303  linked to:
  304         a. Job placement in employment of 36 hours or more per week
  305  and average full-time wages of graduates of the degree programs
  306  1 year and 5 years after graduation, based in part on data
  307  provided in the economic security report of employment and
  308  earning outcomes produced annually pursuant to s. 445.07.
  309         b. Data-driven gap analyses, conducted by the Board of
  310  Governors, of the state’s job market demands and the outlook for
  311  jobs that require a baccalaureate or higher degree. Each state
  312  university must use the gap analyses to identify internship
  313  opportunities for students to benefit from mentorship by
  314  industry experts, earn industry certifications, and become
  315  employed in high-demand fields.
  316         (9) COOPERATION WITH OTHER BOARDS.—The Board of Governors
  317  shall implement a plan for working on a regular basis with the
  318  State Board of Education, the Commission for Independent
  319  Education, the Florida Talent Development Council the Higher
  320  Education Coordinating Council, the Articulation Coordinating
  321  Committee, the university boards of trustees, representatives of
  322  the Florida College System institution boards of trustees,
  323  representatives of the private colleges and universities, and
  324  representatives of the district school boards to achieve a
  325  seamless education system.
  326         Section 12. Paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of section
  327  1003.41, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  328         1003.41 Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.—
  329         (2) Next Generation Sunshine State Standards must meet the
  330  following requirements:
  331         (d) Social Studies standards must establish specific
  332  curricular content for, at a minimum, geography, United States
  333  and world history, government, civics, humanities, and
  334  economics, and including financial literacy. Financial literacy
  335  includes the knowledge, understanding, skills, behaviors,
  336  attitudes, and values that will enable a student to make
  337  responsible and effective financial decisions on a daily basis.
  338  Financial literacy instruction shall be an integral part of
  339  instruction throughout the entire economics course and include
  340  information regarding earning income; buying goods and services;
  341  saving and financial investing; taxes; the use of credit and
  342  credit cards; budgeting and debt management, including student
  343  loans and secured loans; banking and financial services;
  344  planning for one’s financial future, including higher education
  345  and career planning; credit reports and scores; and fraud and
  346  identity theft prevention.
  347         Section 13. Paragraph (e) is added to subsection (1) of
  348  section 1003.4156, Florida Statutes, to read:
  349         1003.4156 General requirements for middle grades
  350  promotion.—
  351         (1) In order for a student to be promoted to high school
  352  from a school that includes middle grades 6, 7, and 8, the
  353  student must successfully complete the following courses:
  354         (e)One course in career and education planning to be
  355  completed in grades 6, 7, or 8, which may be taught by any
  356  member of the instructional staff. The course must be Internet
  357  based, customizable to each student, and include research-based
  358  assessments to assist students in determining educational and
  359  career options and goals. In addition, the course must result in
  360  a completed personalized academic and career plan for the
  361  student that may be revised as the student progresses through
  362  middle school and high school; must emphasize the importance of
  363  entrepreneurship and employability skills; and must include
  364  information from the Department of Economic Opportunity’s
  365  economic security report under s. 445.07. The required
  366  personalized academic and career plan must inform students of
  367  high school graduation requirements, including a detailed
  368  explanation of the requirements for earning a high school
  369  diploma designation under s. 1003.4285; the requirements for
  370  each scholarship in the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
  371  Program; state university and Florida College System institution
  372  admission requirements; available opportunities to earn college
  373  credit in high school, including Advanced Placement courses; the
  374  International Baccalaureate Program; the Advanced International
  375  Certificate of Education Program; dual enrollment, including
  376  career dual enrollment; and career education courses, including
  377  career-themed courses, preapprenticeship and apprenticeship
  378  programs, and course sequences that lead to industry
  379  certification pursuant to s. 1003.492 or s. 1008.44. The course
  380  may be implemented as a stand-alone course or integrated into
  381  another course or courses.
  382         Section 14. Present subsection (11) of section 1003.4282,
  383  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (12), paragraphs
  384  (b), (c), (d), and (g) of subsection (3), subsection (7), and
  385  paragraph (a) of subsection (8) are amended, and a new
  386  subsection (11) is added to that section, to read:
  387         1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.—
  390         (b) Four credits in mathematics.—
  391         1. A student must earn one credit in Algebra I and one
  392  credit in Geometry. A student’s performance on the statewide,
  393  standardized Algebra I end-of-course (EOC) assessment
  394  constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final course grade. A
  395  student must pass the statewide, standardized Algebra I EOC
  396  assessment, or earn a comparative score, in order to earn a
  397  standard high school diploma. A student’s performance on the
  398  statewide, standardized Geometry EOC assessment constitutes 30
  399  percent of the student’s final course grade.
  400         2. A student who earns an industry certification for which
  401  there is a statewide college credit articulation agreement
  402  approved by the State Board of Education may substitute the
  403  certification for one mathematics credit. Substitution may occur
  404  for up to two mathematics credits, except for Algebra I and
  405  Geometry. A student may earn two mathematics credits by
  406  successfully completing Algebra I through two full-year courses.
  407  A certified school counselor or the principal’s designee must
  408  advise the student that admission to a state university may
  409  require the student to earn 3 additional mathematics credits
  410  that are at least as rigorous as Algebra I.
  411         3.A student who earns a computer science credit may
  412  substitute the credit for up to one credit of the mathematics
  413  requirement, with the exception of Algebra I and Geometry, if
  414  the commissioner identifies the computer science credit as being
  415  equivalent in rigor to the mathematics credit. An identified
  416  computer science credit may not be used to substitute for both a
  417  mathematics and a science credit. A student who earns an
  418  industry certification in 3D rapid prototype printing may
  419  satisfy up to two credits of the mathematics requirement, with
  420  the exception of Algebra I, if the commissioner identifies the
  421  certification as being equivalent in rigor to the mathematics
  422  credit or credits.
  423         (c) Three credits in science.—
  424         1. Two of the three required credits must have a laboratory
  425  component. A student must earn one credit in Biology I and two
  426  credits in equally rigorous courses. The statewide, standardized
  427  Biology I EOC assessment constitutes 30 percent of the student’s
  428  final course grade.
  429         2. A student who earns an industry certification for which
  430  there is a statewide college credit articulation agreement
  431  approved by the State Board of Education may substitute the
  432  certification for one science credit, except for Biology I.
  433         3.A student who earns a computer science credit may
  434  substitute the credit for up to one credit of the science
  435  requirement, with the exception of Biology I, if the
  436  commissioner identifies the computer science credit as being
  437  equivalent in rigor to the science credit. An identified
  438  computer science credit may not be used to substitute for both a
  439  mathematics and a science credit.
  440         (d) Three credits in social studies.—A student must earn
  441  one credit in United States History; one credit in World
  442  History; one-half credit in economics, which must include
  443  financial literacy; and one-half credit in United States
  444  Government. The United States History EOC assessment constitutes
  445  30 percent of the student’s final course grade.
  446         (g) Eight credits in electives.—School districts must
  447  develop and offer coordinated electives so that a student may
  448  develop knowledge and skills in his or her area of interest,
  449  such as electives with a STEM or liberal arts focus. Such
  450  electives must include opportunities for students to earn
  451  college credit, including industry-certified career education
  452  programs or series of career-themed courses that result in
  453  industry certification or articulate into the award of college
  454  credit, or career education courses for which there is a
  455  statewide or local articulation agreement and which lead to
  456  college credit. Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, all
  457  school districts must offer a financial literacy course
  458  consisting of at least one-half credit as an elective.
  459         (7) UNIFORM TRANSFER OF HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS.—Beginning with
  460  the 2012-2013 school year, if a student transfers to a Florida
  461  public high school from out of country, out of state, a private
  462  school, or a home education program and the student’s transcript
  463  shows a credit in Algebra I, the student must pass the
  464  statewide, standardized Algebra I EOC assessment in order to
  465  earn a standard high school diploma unless the student earned a
  466  comparative score, passed a statewide assessment in Algebra I
  467  administered by the transferring entity, or passed the statewide
  468  mathematics assessment the transferring entity uses to satisfy
  469  the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act,
  470  as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), 20 U.S.C.
  471  ss. 6301 et seq 20 U.S.C. s. 6301. If a student’s transcript
  472  shows a credit in high school reading or English Language Arts
  473  II or III, in order to earn a standard high school diploma, the
  474  student must take and pass the statewide, standardized grade 10
  475  Reading assessment or, when implemented, the grade 10 ELA
  476  assessment, or earn a concordant score. If a transfer student’s
  477  transcript shows a final course grade and course credit in
  478  Algebra I, Geometry, Biology I, or United States History, the
  479  transferring course final grade and credit shall be honored
  480  without the student taking the requisite statewide, standardized
  481  EOC assessment and without the assessment results constituting
  482  30 percent of the student’s final course grade.
  485         (a) Participation in career education courses engages
  486  students in their high school education, increases academic
  487  achievement, enhances employability, and increases postsecondary
  488  success. By July 1, 2014, The department shall develop, for
  489  approval by the State Board of Education, multiple, additional
  490  career education courses or a series of courses that meet the
  491  requirements set forth in s. 1003.493(2), (4), and (5) and this
  492  subsection and allow students to earn credit in both the career
  493  education course and courses required for high school graduation
  494  under this section and s. 1003.4281.
  495         1. The state board must determine at least biennially if
  496  sufficient academic standards are covered to warrant the award
  497  of academic credit, including satisfaction of assessment
  498  requirements under this section.
  499         2. Career education courses must:
  500         a. Include workforce and digital literacy skills. and the
  501  integration of
  502         b.Integrate required course content with practical
  503  applications and designated rigorous coursework that results in
  504  one or more industry certifications or clearly articulated
  505  credit or advanced standing in a 2-year or 4-year certificate or
  506  degree program, which may include high school junior and senior
  507  year work-related internships or apprenticeships. The department
  508  shall negotiate state licenses for material and testing for
  509  industry certifications.
  511  The instructional methodology used in these courses must
  512  comprise be comprised of authentic projects, problems, and
  513  activities for contextual academic learning and emphasize
  514  workplace skills identified under s. 445.06 contextually
  515  learning the academics.
  516         3. A student who earns credit upon completion of an
  517  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program registered with the
  518  Department of Education under chapter 446 may use such credit to
  519  satisfy the high school graduation credit requirements in
  520  paragraph (3)(e) or paragraph (3)(g). The state board shall
  521  approve and identify in the Course Code Directory the
  522  apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs from which earned
  523  credit may be used pursuant to this subparagraph.
  525  OPTION.—Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, a student is
  526  eligible to complete an alternative pathway to earning a
  527  standard high school diploma through the Career and Technical
  528  Education (CTE) pathway option. Receipt of a standard high
  529  school diploma awarded through the CTE pathway option requires
  530  the student’s successful completion of at least 18 credits. A
  531  student completing the CTE pathway option must earn at least a
  532  cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  533         (a)In order for a student to satisfy the requirements of
  534  the CTE pathway option, he or she must meet the GPA requirement
  535  and:
  536         1.Meet the requirements in paragraphs (3)(a) through (d);
  537         2.Complete two credits in career and technical education.
  538  The courses must result in a program completion and an industry
  539  certification; and
  540         3.Complete two credits in work-based learning programs. A
  541  student may substitute up to two credits of electives, including
  542  one-half credit in financial literacy, for work-based learning
  543  program courses to fulfill this requirement.
  544         (b)Each district school board shall incorporate the CTE
  545  pathway option to graduation in the student progression plan
  546  required under s. 1008.25.
  547         (c)Adjunct educators certified pursuant to s. 1012.57 may
  548  teach courses in the CTE pathway option.
  549         Section 15. Effective upon this act becoming a law,
  550  paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 1003.4285, Florida
  551  Statutes, is amended to read:
  552         1003.4285 Standard high school diploma designations.—
  553         (1) Each standard high school diploma shall include, as
  554  applicable, the following designations if the student meets the
  555  criteria set forth for the designation:
  556         (a) Scholar designation.—In addition to the requirements of
  557  s. 1003.4282, in order to earn the Scholar designation, a
  558  student must satisfy the following requirements:
  559         1. Mathematics.—Earn one credit in Algebra II or an equally
  560  rigorous course and one credit in statistics or an equally
  561  rigorous course. Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the
  562  2014-2015 school year, pass the Geometry statewide, standardized
  563  assessment.
  564         2. Science.—Pass the statewide, standardized Biology I EOC
  565  assessment and earn one credit in chemistry or physics and one
  566  credit in a course equally rigorous to chemistry or physics.
  567  However, a student enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP),
  568  International Baccalaureate (IB), or Advanced International
  569  Certificate of Education (AICE) Biology course who takes the
  570  respective AP, IB, or AICE Biology assessment and earns the
  571  minimum score necessary to earn college credit as identified
  572  pursuant to s. 1007.27(2) meets the requirement of this
  573  subparagraph without having to take the statewide, standardized
  574  Biology I EOC assessment.
  575         3. Social studies.—Pass the statewide, standardized United
  576  States History EOC assessment. However, a student enrolled in an
  577  AP, IB, or AICE course that includes United States History
  578  topics who takes the respective AP, IB, or AICE assessment and
  579  earns the minimum score necessary to earn college credit as
  580  identified pursuant to s. 1007.27(2) meets the requirement of
  581  this subparagraph without having to take the statewide,
  582  standardized United States History EOC assessment.
  583         4. Foreign language.—Earn two credits in the same foreign
  584  language.
  585         5. Electives.—Earn at least one credit in an Advanced
  586  Placement, an International Baccalaureate, an Advanced
  587  International Certificate of Education, or a dual enrollment
  588  course.
  589         Section 16. Subsection (3) of section 1003.491, Florida
  590  Statutes, is amended, and subsection (5) is added to that
  591  section, to read:
  592         1003.491 Florida Career and Professional Education Act.—The
  593  Florida Career and Professional Education Act is created to
  594  provide a statewide planning partnership between the business
  595  and education communities in order to attract, expand, and
  596  retain targeted, high-value industry and to sustain a strong,
  597  knowledge-based economy.
  598         (3) The strategic 3-year plan developed jointly by the
  599  local school district, local workforce development boards,
  600  economic development agencies, and state-approved postsecondary
  601  institutions shall be constructed and based on:
  602         (a) Research conducted to objectively determine local and
  603  regional workforce needs for the ensuing 3 years, using labor
  604  projections of the United States Department of Labor and the
  605  Department of Economic Opportunity;
  606         (b) Strategies to develop and implement career academies or
  607  career-themed courses based on those careers determined to be
  608  high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand;
  609         (c) Strategies to provide shared, maximum use of private
  610  sector facilities and personnel;
  611         (d) Strategies that ensure instruction by industry
  612  certified faculty and standards and strategies to maintain
  613  current industry credentials and for recruiting and retaining
  614  faculty to meet those standards;
  615         (e) Strategies to provide personalized student advisement,
  616  including a parent-participation component, and coordination
  617  with middle grades to promote and support career-themed courses
  618  and education planning;
  619         (f) Alignment of requirements for middle school career
  620  planning, middle and high school career and professional
  621  academies or career-themed courses leading to industry
  622  certification or postsecondary credit, and high school
  623  graduation requirements;
  624         (g) Provisions to ensure that career-themed courses and
  625  courses offered through career and professional academies are
  626  academically rigorous, meet or exceed appropriate state-adopted
  627  subject area standards, result in attainment of industry
  628  certification, and, when appropriate, result in postsecondary
  629  credit;
  630         (h) Plans to sustain and improve career-themed courses and
  631  career and professional academies;
  632         (i) Strategies to improve the passage rate for industry
  633  certification examinations if the rate falls below 50 percent;
  634         (j) Strategies to recruit students into career-themed
  635  courses and career and professional academies which include
  636  opportunities for students who have been unsuccessful in
  637  traditional classrooms but who are interested in enrolling in
  638  career-themed courses or a career and professional academy.
  639  School boards shall provide opportunities for students who may
  640  be deemed as potential dropouts or whose cumulative grade point
  641  average drops below a 2.0 to enroll in career-themed courses or
  642  participate in career and professional academies. Such students
  643  must be provided in-person academic advising that includes
  644  information on career education programs by a certified school
  645  counselor or the school principal or his or her designee during
  646  any semester the students are at risk of dropping out or have a
  647  cumulative grade point average below a 2.0;
  648         (k) Strategies to provide sufficient space within academies
  649  to meet workforce needs and to provide access to all interested
  650  and qualified students;
  651         (l) Strategies to implement career-themed courses or career
  652  and professional academy training that lead to industry
  653  certification in juvenile justice education programs;
  654         (m) Opportunities for high school students to earn weighted
  655  or dual enrollment credit for higher-level career and technical
  656  courses;
  657         (n) Promotion of the benefits of the Gold Seal Bright
  658  Futures Scholarship;
  659         (o) Strategies to ensure the review of district pupil
  660  progression plans and to amend such plans to include career
  661  themed courses and career and professional academy courses and
  662  to include courses that may qualify as substitute courses for
  663  core graduation requirements and those that may be counted as
  664  elective courses;
  665         (p) Strategies to provide professional development for
  666  secondary certified school counselors on the benefits of career
  667  and professional academies and career-themed courses that lead
  668  to industry certification; and
  669         (q) Strategies to redirect appropriated career funding in
  670  secondary and postsecondary institutions to support career
  671  academies and career-themed courses that lead to industry
  672  certification.
  673         (5)(a)The Commissioner of Education shall conduct an
  674  annual review of K-12 and postsecondary career and technical
  675  education offerings, in consultation with the Department of
  676  Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida, Inc., leaders of
  677  business and industry, the Board of Governors, the Florida
  678  College System, school districts, and other education
  679  stakeholders, to determine the alignment of existing offerings
  680  with employer demand, postsecondary degree or certificate
  681  programs, and professional industry certifications. The review
  682  shall identify career and technical education offerings that are
  683  linked to occupations that are in high demand by employers,
  684  require high-level skills, and provide middle-level and high
  685  level wages.
  686         (b)Using the findings from the annual review required in
  687  paragraph (a), the commissioner shall phase out career and
  688  technical education offerings that are not aligned with the
  689  needs of employers or do not provide program completers with a
  690  middle-wage or high-wage occupation and encourage school
  691  districts and Florida College System institutions to offer
  692  programs that are not offered currently.
  693         Section 17. Section 1004.013, Florida Statutes, is created
  694  to read:
  695         1004.013SAIL to 60 Initiative.—
  696         (1)The Strengthening Alignment between Industry and
  697  Learning (SAIL) to 60 Initiative is created to increase to 60
  698  percent the percentage of working-age adults in this state with
  699  a high-value postsecondary certificate, degree, or training
  700  experience by 2030.
  701         (2)The State Board of Education and the Board of Governors
  702  shall work collaboratively to, at a minimum:
  703         (a)Increase the awareness and use of:
  704         1.The student advising system established under s.
  705  1006.735(4)(b).
  706         2.The Complete Florida Degree Initiative established under
  707  s. 1006.735(2) that facilitates degree completion for the
  708  state’s adult learners. The Chancellor of the State University
  709  System and the Chancellor of the Florida College System shall
  710  consult with the Complete Florida Degree Initiative to identify
  711  barriers to program expansion and develop recommendations to
  712  increase the number of participating institutions and students
  713  served by the program. The recommendations must consider, at a
  714  minimum, methods for increasing outreach efforts to help
  715  students complete the “last mile” by providing financial
  716  assistance to students who are within 12 credit hours of
  717  completing their first associate or baccalaureate degree, but
  718  have separated from their institution of enrollment for more
  719  than one semester. Recommendations must be submitted to the
  720  Board of Governors, the State Board of Education, and the
  721  Governor no later than October 1, 2019.
  722         3.Summer bridge programs at state universities and Florida
  723  College System institutions that help students transition to
  724  postsecondary education.
  725         (b)Support and publicize the efforts of the Florida
  726  College Access Network in developing public and private
  727  partnerships to:
  728         1.Increase the number of high school seniors who submit at
  729  least one completed postsecondary education application.
  730         2.Increase the number of high school seniors who submit a
  731  completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid to receive
  732  financial aid to help pay for their postsecondary education
  733  expenses.
  734         3.Recognize and celebrate high school seniors for their
  735  postsecondary education and career plans and encourage early
  736  preparation for college in accordance with s. 1001.43(14).
  737         4.Conduct regional meetings with postsecondary educational
  738  institutions, business leaders, and community organizations to
  739  solve community-specific issues related to attainment of
  740  postsecondary certificates, associate degrees, and baccalaureate
  741  degrees.
  742         (c)Facilitate a reverse transfer agreement between the
  743  State Board of Education and the Board of Governors to award
  744  postsecondary education credentials to students who have earned
  745  them.
  746         (d)Facilitate the establishment of career pathways
  747  agreements between career centers and Florida College System
  748  institutions pursuant to s. 1007.233.
  749         (e)Develop a systematic, cross-sector approach to awarding
  750  credit for prior learning.
  751         Section 18. Section 1004.015, Florida Statutes, is amended
  752  to read:
  753         1004.015 Florida Talent Development Council Higher
  754  Education Coordinating Council.—
  755         (1) The Florida Talent Development Council Higher Education
  756  Coordinating Council is created for the purpose purposes of
  757  developing a coordinated, data-driven, statewide approach to
  758  meeting Florida’s needs for a 21st century workforce that
  759  employers and educators use as part of Florida’s talent supply
  760  system identifying unmet needs; facilitating solutions to
  761  disputes regarding the creation of new degree programs and the
  762  establishment of new institutes, campuses, or centers; and
  763  facilitating solutions to data issues identified by the
  764  Articulation Coordinating Committee pursuant to s. 1007.01 to
  765  improve the K-20 education performance accountability system.
  766         (2) Members of the council shall include:
  767         (a)One member, appointed by the Governor, to serve as
  768  chair.
  769         (b)One member of the Florida Senate, appointed by the
  770  President of the Senate.
  771         (c)One member of the Florida House of Representatives,
  772  appointed by the Speaker of the House.
  773         (d)The president of CareerSource Florida, Inc.
  774         (e)The president of Enterprise Florida, Inc.
  775         (f)The executive director of the Department of Economic
  776  Opportunity.
  777         (g)The Commissioner of Education.
  778         (h)The president of the Florida Council of 100.
  779         (i)The president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
  780         (j)(a) One member of the Board of Governors, appointed by
  781  the chair of the Board of Governors.
  782         (b)The Chancellor of the State University System.
  783         (c)The Chancellor of the Florida College System.
  784         (k)(d) One member of the State Board of Education,
  785  appointed by the chair of the State Board of Education.
  786         (l)The following members, who shall serve as ex officio
  787  nonvoting members:
  788         1.The Chancellor of the State University System.
  789         2.The Chancellor of the Florida College System.
  790         3.The Chancellor of Career and Adult Education.
  791         4.The president of the Independent Colleges and
  792  Universities of Florida.
  793         5.The president of the Florida Association of
  794  Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.
  795         (e)The Executive Director of the Florida Association of
  796  Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.
  797         (f)The president of the Independent Colleges and
  798  Universities of Florida.
  799         (g)The president of CareerSource Florida, Inc., or his or
  800  her designee.
  801         (h)The president of Enterprise Florida, Inc., or a
  802  designated member of the Stakeholders Council appointed by the
  803  president.
  804         (i)Three representatives of the business community, one
  805  appointed by the President of the Senate, one appointed by the
  806  Speaker of the House of Representatives, and one appointed by
  807  the Governor, who are committed to developing and enhancing
  808  world class workforce infrastructure necessary for Florida’s
  809  citizens to compete and prosper in the ever-changing economy of
  810  the 21st century.
  811         (3) Appointed members shall serve 2-year terms, and a
  812  single chair shall be elected annually by a majority of the
  813  members.
  814         (4)The council shall serve as an advisory board to the
  815  Legislature, the State Board of Education, and the Board of
  816  Governors. Recommendations of the council shall be consistent
  817  with the following guiding principles:
  818         (a)To achieve within existing resources a seamless
  819  academic educational system that fosters an integrated continuum
  820  of kindergarten through graduate school education for Florida’s
  821  students.
  822         (b)To promote consistent education policy across all
  823  educational delivery systems, focusing on students.
  824         (c)To promote substantially improved articulation across
  825  all educational delivery systems.
  826         (d)To promote a system that maximizes educational access
  827  and allows the opportunity for a high-quality education for all
  828  Floridians.
  829         (e)To promote a system of coordinated and consistent
  830  transfer of credit and data collection for improved
  831  accountability purposes between the educational delivery
  832  systems.
  833         (4)(5)The council shall annually By December 31, 2019, the
  834  council shall submit to the Governor, the President of the
  835  Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Board
  836  of Governors, and the State Board of Education a strategic plan
  837  for talent development to accomplish the goal established in s.
  838  1004.013 to have 60 percent of working-age Floridians hold a
  839  high-value postsecondary credential by 2030. The strategic plan
  840  must, at a minimum report outlining its recommendations relating
  841  to:
  842         (a)Identify Florida’s fastest-growing industry sectors and
  843  the postsecondary credentials required for employment in those
  844  industries.
  845         (b)Assess whether postsecondary degrees, certificates, and
  846  other credentials awarded by Florida’s postsecondary
  847  institutions align with high-demand employment needs and job
  848  placement rates.
  849         (c)Identify strategies to deepen and expand cross-sector
  850  collaboration to align higher education programs with targeted
  851  industry needs.
  852         (d)Establish targeted strategies to increase
  853  certifications and degrees for all populations with attention to
  854  closing equity gaps for underserved populations and incumbent
  855  workers requiring an upgrade of skills.
  856         (e)Assess the role of apprenticeship programs in meeting
  857  targeted workforce needs and identify any barriers to program
  858  expansion.
  859         (f)Identify common metrics and benchmarks to demonstrate
  860  progress toward the 60 percent goal and how the SAIL to 60
  861  Initiative under s. 1004.013 can provide coordinated cross
  862  sector support for the strategic plan.
  863         (g)Recommend improvements to the consistency of workforce
  864  education data collected and reported by Florida College System
  865  institutions and school districts, including the establishment
  866  of common elements and definitions for any data that is used for
  867  state and federal funding and program accountability.
  868         (h)Establish a timeline for regularly updating the
  869  strategic plan and the established goals.
  870         (a)The primary core mission of public and nonpublic
  871  postsecondary education institutions in the context of state
  872  access demands and economic development goals.
  873         (b)Performance outputs and outcomes designed to meet
  874  annual and long-term state goals, including, but not limited to,
  875  increased student access, preparedness, retention, transfer, and
  876  completion. Performance measures must be consistent across
  877  sectors and allow for a comparison of the state’s performance to
  878  that of other states.
  879         (c)The state’s articulation policies and practices to
  880  ensure that cost benefits to the state are maximized without
  881  jeopardizing quality. The recommendations shall consider return
  882  on investment for both the state and students and propose
  883  systems to facilitate and ensure institutional compliance with
  884  state articulation policies.
  885         (d)Workforce development education, specifically
  886  recommending improvements to the consistency of workforce
  887  education data collected and reported by Florida College System
  888  institutions and school districts, including the establishment
  889  of common elements and definitions for any data that is used for
  890  state and federal funding and program accountability.
  891         (5)(6) The Department of Economic Opportunity Office of K
  892  20 Articulation, in collaboration with the Board of Governors
  893  and the Division of Florida Colleges, shall provide
  894  administrative support for the council.
  895         Section 19. Present subsection (7) of section 1004.335,
  896  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (8), a new
  897  subsection (7) is added to that section, and subsection (1),
  898  subsection (4), subsection (5), and paragraph (a) of subsection
  899  (6) of that section are amended, to read:
  900         1004.335 Accreditation consolidation of University of South
  901  Florida branch campuses.—
  902         (1) The University of South Florida Consolidation Planning
  903  Study and Implementation Task Force is established to develop
  904  recommendations to improve service to students by phasing out
  905  the separate accreditation of the University of South Florida
  906  St. Petersburg branch campus and the University of South Florida
  907  Sarasota/Manatee branch campus, which were conferred by the
  908  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on
  909  Colleges (SACSCOC) pursuant to ss. 1004.33 and 1004.34,
  910  respectively.
  911         (4) No later than February 15, 2019, the task force must
  912  submit a report to the University of South Florida Board of
  913  Trustees which includes, at a minimum, recommendations on the
  914  following:
  915         (a) Identification of specific degrees in programs of
  916  strategic significance, including health care, science,
  917  technology, engineering, mathematics, and other program
  918  priorities to be offered at the University of South Florida St.
  919  Petersburg branch campus and the University of South Florida
  920  Sarasota/Manatee branch campus and the timeline for the
  921  development and delivery of programs on each campus;
  922         (b) Maintaining the unique identity of each campus and an
  923  assessment of whether a separate educational mission is
  924  beneficial to the future of each campus;
  925         (c) Maintaining faculty input from all campuses during the
  926  review and development of general education requirements to
  927  reflect the distinctive identity of each campus;
  928         (d) Developing the research capacity at each campus;
  929         (e) Equitable distribution of programs and resources to
  930  establish pathways to admission for all students who require
  931  bridge programming and financial aid;
  932         (f) Establishing budget transparency and accountability
  933  regarding the review and approval of student fees among
  934  campuses, including fee differentials and athletic fees, to
  935  enable the identification of the equitable distribution of
  936  resources to each campus, including the University of South
  937  Florida Health; and
  938         (g) Developing and delivering integrated academic programs,
  939  student and faculty governance, and administrative services to
  940  better serve the students, faculty, and staff at the University
  941  of South Florida College of Marine Science, the University of
  942  South Florida Sarasota/Manatee branch campus, and the University
  943  of South Florida St. Petersburg branch campus.
  944         (5) No later than March 15, 2019, the Board of Trustees of
  945  the University of South Florida, after considering the
  946  recommendations of the task force, must adopt and submit to the
  947  Board of Governors an implementation plan that:
  948         (a) Establishes a timeline for each step that is necessary
  949  to terminate the separate accreditation for each campus no later
  950  than June 30, 2020, while maintaining branch campus status for
  951  both campuses, so that there is no lapse in institutional
  952  accreditation for any campus during the phasing-out process.
  953         (b) Minimizes disruption to students attending the any
  954  University of South Florida or any of its branch campuses campus
  955  so that the consolidation of SACSCOC accreditation does not
  956  impede a student’s ability to graduate within 4 years after
  957  initial first-time-in-college enrollment.
  958         (c) Requires that, on or before July 1, 2020, the entirety
  959  of the University of South Florida, including all branch
  960  campuses and other component units of the university, operate
  961  under a single institutional accreditation from the SACSCOC.
  962         (d) Requires that, on each regularly scheduled submission
  963  date subsequent to July 1, 2020, the University of South Florida
  964  report consolidated data for all of the university’s campuses
  965  and students to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data
  966  System and to the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors
  967  shall use the consolidated data for purposes of determining
  968  eligibility for funding pursuant to ss. 1001.7065 and 1001.92.
  969  However, if the University of South Florida meets the deadline
  970  outlined in paragraph (c) and the University of South Florida
  971  Sarasota/Manatee and the University of South Florida St.
  972  Petersburg maintain branch campus status as defined in
  973  subsection (7), the Board of Governors may not use the
  974  consolidated data for purposes of determining eligibility for
  975  funding pursuant to s. 1001.7065 until July 1, 2022.
  977  The Board of Governors shall monitor the fidelity of the
  978  implementation of the plan.
  979         (6) Notwithstanding ss. 1001.7065 and 1001.92 or any Board
  980  of Governors regulation to the contrary relating to the
  981  calculation of graduation rates and retention rates, a student
  982  who meets all of the following criteria may not be counted by
  983  the Board of Governors when calculating or confirming the
  984  graduation rate or the retention rate of the University of South
  985  Florida under those sections:
  986         (a) The student was admitted to and initially enrolled
  987  before the spring 2020 semester as a first-time-in-college
  988  student at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg branch
  989  campus or the University of South Florida Sarasota/Manatee
  990  branch campus.
  991         (7)For purposes of this section, a branch campus is an
  992  instructional site located geographically apart and independent
  993  of the main campus of the institution. A location is independent
  994  of the main campus if the location:
  995         (a) Is permanent in nature;
  996         (b) Offers courses in educational programs leading to a
  997  degree, diploma, certificate, or other recognized educational
  998  credential;
  999         (c)Has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory
 1000  organization; and
 1001         (d)Has its own budgetary and hiring authority.
 1002         Section 20. Paragraph (b) of subsection (5) and paragraph
 1003  (c) of subsection (8) of section 1004.6495, Florida Statutes,
 1004  are amended to read:
 1005         1004.6495 Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition
 1006  Program and Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities.—
 1007         (5) CENTER RESPONSIBILITIES.—The Florida Center for
 1008  Students with Unique Abilities is established within the
 1009  University of Central Florida. At a minimum, the center shall:
 1010         (b) Coordinate, facilitate, and oversee the statewide
 1011  implementation of this section. At a minimum, the director
 1012  shall:
 1013         1. Consult and collaborate with the National Center and the
 1014  Coordinating Center, as identified in 20 U.S.C. s. 1140q,
 1015  regarding guidelines established by the center for the effective
 1016  implementation of the programs for students with disabilities
 1017  and for students with intellectual disabilities which align with
 1018  the federal requirements and with standards, quality indicators,
 1019  and benchmarks identified by the National Center and the
 1020  Coordinating Center.
 1021         2. Consult and collaborate with the Florida Talent
 1022  Development Council Higher Education Coordinating Council to
 1023  identify meaningful credentials for FPCTPs and to engage
 1024  businesses and stakeholders to promote experiential training and
 1025  employment opportunities for students with intellectual
 1026  disabilities.
 1027         3. Establish requirements and timelines for the:
 1028         a. Submission and review of an application.
 1029         b. Approval or disapproval of an initial or renewal
 1030  application.
 1031         c. Implementation of an FPCTP, which must begin no later
 1032  than the academic year immediately following the academic year
 1033  during which the approval is granted.
 1034         4. Administer scholarship funds.
 1035         5. Administer FPCTP start-up and enhancement grants. From
 1036  funds appropriated in the 2016-2017 fiscal year for the FPCTP,
 1037  $3 million shall be used for such grants. Thereafter, funds
 1038  appropriated for the FPCTP may only be used for such grants if
 1039  specifically authorized in the General Appropriations Act. The
 1040  maximum annual start-up and enhancement grant award shall be
 1041  $300,000 per institution.
 1042         6. Report on the implementation and administration of this
 1043  section by planning, advising, and evaluating approved degree,
 1044  certificate, and nondegree programs and the performance of
 1045  students and programs pursuant to subsection (8).
 1046         (8) ACCOUNTABILITY.—
 1047         (c) Beginning in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, The center, in
 1048  collaboration with the Board of Governors, State Board of
 1049  Education, Higher Education Coordinating Council, and other
 1050  stakeholders, by December 1 of each year, shall submit to the
 1051  Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the
 1052  House of Representatives statutory and budget recommendations
 1053  for improving the implementation and delivery of FPCTPs and
 1054  other education programs and services for students with
 1055  disabilities.
 1056         Section 21. Subsection (7) of section 1004.935, Florida
 1057  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1058         1004.935 Adults with Disabilities Workforce Education
 1059  Program.—
 1060         (7) Funds for the scholarship shall be provided from the
 1061  appropriation from the school district’s Workforce Development
 1062  Fund in the General Appropriations Act for students who reside
 1063  in the Hardee County School District, the DeSoto County School
 1064  District, the Manatee County School District, or the Sarasota
 1065  County School District. The scholarship amount granted for an
 1066  eligible student with a disability shall be equal to the cost
 1067  per unit of a full-time equivalent adult general education
 1068  student, multiplied by the adult general education funding
 1069  factor, and multiplied by the district cost differential
 1070  pursuant to the formula required by s. 1011.80(7)(a) s.
 1071  1011.80(6)(a) for the district in which the student resides.
 1072         Section 22. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
 1073  1006.22, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
 1074         1006.22 Safety and health of students being transported.
 1075  Maximum regard for safety and adequate protection of health are
 1076  primary requirements that must be observed by district school
 1077  boards in routing buses, appointing drivers, and providing and
 1078  operating equipment, in accordance with all requirements of law
 1079  and rules of the State Board of Education in providing
 1080  transportation pursuant to s. 1006.21:
 1081         (1)(a) District school boards shall use school buses, as
 1082  defined in s. 1006.25, for all regular transportation. Regular
 1083  transportation or regular use means transportation of students
 1084  to and from school or school-related activities that are part of
 1085  a scheduled series or sequence of events to the same location.
 1086  “Students” means, for the purposes of this section, students
 1087  enrolled in the public schools in prekindergarten disability
 1088  programs and in kindergarten through grade 12. District school
 1089  boards may regularly use motor vehicles other than school buses
 1090  only under the following conditions:
 1091         1. When the transportation is for physically handicapped or
 1092  isolated students and the district school board has elected to
 1093  provide for the transportation of the student through written or
 1094  oral contracts or agreements.
 1095         2. When the transportation is a part of a comprehensive
 1096  contract for a specialized educational program between a
 1097  district school board and a service provider who provides
 1098  instruction, transportation, and other services.
 1099         3. When the transportation is provided through a public
 1100  transit system.
 1101         4. When the transportation is for trips to and from school
 1102  sites or agricultural education sites or for trips to and from
 1103  agricultural education-related events or competitions, but is
 1104  not for customary transportation between a student’s residence
 1105  and such sites.
 1106         5.When the transportation is for trips to and from school
 1107  sites to allow students to participate in a career education
 1108  program that is not offered at the high school in which such
 1109  students are enrolled but is not for customary transportation
 1110  between a student’s residence and such sites.
 1111         Section 23. Subsection (7) is added to section 1007.23,
 1112  Florida Statutes, to read:
 1113         1007.23 Statewide Articulation Agreement.—
 1114         (7)The articulation agreement must specifically provide
 1115  for a reverse transfer agreement for Florida College System
 1116  associate in arts degree-seeking students who transfer to a
 1117  state university before earning an associate in arts degree.
 1118  Students must be awarded an associate in arts degree by the
 1119  Florida College System institution upon completion of degree
 1120  requirements at the state university if the student earned more
 1121  than 30 credit hours toward the associate in arts degree from
 1122  the Florida College System institution. State universities must
 1123  identify each student who has completed requirements for the
 1124  associate in arts degree and, upon consent of the student,
 1125  transfer credits earned at the state university back to the
 1126  Florida College System institution so that the associate in arts
 1127  degree may be awarded by the Florida College System institution.
 1128         Section 24. Section 1007.233, Florida Statutes, is created
 1129  to read:
 1130         1007.233Career pathways agreements.-
 1131         (1)Each career center and Florida College System
 1132  institution with overlapping service areas must annually submit
 1133  to the Department of Education, on or before May 1, a regional
 1134  career pathways agreement for each certificate program offered
 1135  by the career center that is aligned with an associate degree
 1136  offered by the Florida College System institution in the service
 1137  area. Each career pathways agreement must guarantee college
 1138  credit toward an aligned associate degree program for students
 1139  who graduate from a career center with a career or technical
 1140  certificate and meet specified requirements in accordance with
 1141  the terms of the agreement. Regional agreements may not award
 1142  less credit than the amount guaranteed through existing
 1143  statewide articulation agreements.
 1144         (2)Each career pathways agreement must outline certificate
 1145  program completion requirements and any licenses or industry
 1146  certifications that must be earned before enrolling in an
 1147  associate degree program. Articulated college credit must be
 1148  awarded in accordance with the agreement upon initial enrollment
 1149  in the associate degree program.
 1150         Section 25. Subsection (11) of section 1007.25, Florida
 1151  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1152         1007.25 General education courses; common prerequisites;
 1153  other degree requirements.—
 1154         (11) Students at state universities may request an
 1155  associate in arts certificate certificates if they have
 1156  successfully completed the minimum requirements for the degree
 1157  of associate in arts (A.A.). The university must grant the
 1158  student an associate in arts degree if the student has
 1159  successfully completed minimum requirements for the associate in
 1160  arts degree, as determined by the state university. The
 1161  university must notify students of the criteria and process for
 1162  requesting an associate in arts certificate during orientation.
 1163  Additional notification must be provided to each student
 1164  enrolled at the university upon completion of the requirements
 1165  for an associate in arts degree. Beginning with students
 1166  enrolled at the university in the 2018-2019 academic year and
 1167  thereafter, the university must also notify any student who has
 1168  not graduated from the university of the option and process to
 1169  request an associate in arts certificate if that student has
 1170  completed the requirements for an associate in arts degree but
 1171  has not reenrolled at the university in the subsequent fall
 1172  semester and thereafter college-level communication and
 1173  computation skills adopted by the State Board of Education and
 1174  60 academic semester hours or the equivalent within a degree
 1175  program area, including 36 semester hours in general education
 1176  courses in the subject areas of communication, mathematics,
 1177  social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences, consistent
 1178  with the general education requirements specified in the
 1179  articulation agreement pursuant to s. 1007.23.
 1180         Section 26. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) and subsection
 1181  (6) of section 1007.2616, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
 1182         1007.2616 Computer science and technology instruction.—
 1183         (4)(a) Subject to legislative appropriation, a school
 1184  district or a consortium of school districts may apply to the
 1185  department, in a format prescribed by the department, for
 1186  funding to deliver or facilitate training for classroom teachers
 1187  to earn an educator certificate in computer science pursuant to
 1188  s. 1012.56, or training that leads to an industry certification
 1189  associated with a course identified in the Course Code Directory
 1190  pursuant to paragraph (2)(b), or for professional development
 1191  for classroom teachers to provide instruction in computer
 1192  science courses and content. Such funding shall only be used to
 1193  provide training for classroom teachers, or and to pay fees for
 1194  examinations that lead to a credential, or to provide
 1195  professional development, pursuant to this paragraph.
 1196         (6) High school students must be provided opportunities to
 1197  take computer science courses and earn technology-related
 1198  industry certifications to satisfy high school graduation
 1199  requirements as provided in s. 1003.4282(3). Computer science
 1200  courses and technology-related industry certifications that are
 1201  identified as eligible for meeting mathematics or science
 1202  requirements for high school graduation must be included in the
 1203  Course Code Directory., including, but not limited to, the
 1204  following:
 1205         (a)High school computer science courses of sufficient
 1206  rigor, as identified by the commissioner, such that one credit
 1207  in computer science and the earning of related industry
 1208  certifications constitute the equivalent of up to one credit of
 1209  the mathematics requirement, with the exception of Algebra I or
 1210  higher-level mathematics, or up to one credit of the science
 1211  requirement, with the exception of Biology I or higher-level
 1212  science, for high school graduation. Computer science courses
 1213  and technology-related industry certifications that are
 1214  identified as eligible for meeting mathematics or science
 1215  requirements for high school graduation shall be included in the
 1216  Course Code Directory.
 1217         (b)High school computer technology courses in 3D rapid
 1218  prototype printing of sufficient rigor, as identified by the
 1219  commissioner, such that one or more credits in such courses and
 1220  related industry certifications earned may satisfy up to two
 1221  credits of mathematics required for high school graduation with
 1222  the exception of Algebra I. Computer technology courses in 3D
 1223  rapid prototype printing and related industry certifications
 1224  that are identified as eligible for meeting mathematics
 1225  requirements for high school graduation shall be included in the
 1226  Course Code Directory.
 1227         Section 27. Subsection (7) of section 1007.271, Florida
 1228  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1229         1007.271 Dual enrollment programs.—
 1230         (7) Career dual enrollment shall be provided as a
 1231  curricular option for secondary students to pursue in order to
 1232  earn industry certifications adopted pursuant to s. 1008.44,
 1233  which count as credits toward the high school diploma. Career
 1234  dual enrollment shall be available for secondary students
 1235  seeking a degree and industry certification through a career
 1236  education program or course. Each career center established
 1237  under s. 1001.44 shall enter into an agreement with each high
 1238  school in any school district it serves. Beginning with the
 1239  2019-2020 school year, the agreement must be completed annually
 1240  and submitted by the career center to the Department of
 1241  Education by August 1. The agreement must:
 1242         (a)Identify the courses and programs that are available to
 1243  students through career dual enrollment and the clock hour
 1244  credits that students will earn upon completion of each course
 1245  and program.
 1246         (b)Delineate the high school credit earned for the
 1247  completion of each career dual enrollment course.
 1248         (c)Identify any college credit articulation agreements
 1249  associated with each clock hour program.
 1250         (d)Describe how students and parents will be informed of
 1251  career dual enrollment opportunities and related workforce
 1252  demand, how students can apply to participate in a career dual
 1253  enrollment program and register for courses through his or her
 1254  high school, and the postsecondary career education expectations
 1255  for participating students.
 1256         (e)Establish any additional eligibility requirements for
 1257  participation and a process for determining eligibility and
 1258  monitoring the progress of participating students.
 1259         (f)Delineate costs incurred by each entity and determine
 1260  how transportation will be provided for students who are unable
 1261  to provide their own transportation.
 1262         Section 28. Subsection (2) of section 1008.37, Florida
 1263  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1264         1008.37 Postsecondary feedback of information to high
 1265  schools.—
 1266         (2) The Commissioner of Education shall report, by high
 1267  school, to the State Board of Education, the Board of Governors,
 1268  and the Legislature, no later than April 30 November 30 of each
 1269  year, on the number of prior year Florida high school graduates
 1270  who enrolled for the first time in public postsecondary
 1271  education in this state during the previous summer, fall, or
 1272  spring term of the previous academic year, indicating the number
 1273  of students whose scores on the common placement test indicated
 1274  the need for developmental education under s. 1008.30 or for
 1275  applied academics for adult education under s. 1004.91.
 1276         Section 29. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
 1277  1008.44, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
 1278         1008.44 CAPE Industry Certification Funding List and CAPE
 1279  Postsecondary Industry Certification Funding List.—
 1280         (1) Pursuant to ss. 1003.4203 and 1003.492, the Department
 1281  of Education shall, at least annually, identify, under rules
 1282  adopted by the State Board of Education, and the Commissioner of
 1283  Education may at any time recommend adding the following
 1284  certificates, certifications, and courses:
 1285         (b) No more than 30 15 CAPE Digital Tool certificates
 1286  limited to the areas of word processing; spreadsheets; sound,
 1287  motion, and color presentations; digital arts; cybersecurity;
 1288  and coding pursuant to s. 1003.4203(3) that do not articulate
 1289  for college credit. Such certificates shall be annually
 1290  identified on the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List and
 1291  updated solely by the Chancellor of Career and Adult Education.
 1292  The certificates shall be made available to students in
 1293  elementary school and middle school grades and, if earned by a
 1294  student, shall be eligible for additional full-time equivalent
 1295  membership pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(o)1.
 1296         Section 30. Subsection (11) of section 1009.21, Florida
 1297  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1298         1009.21 Determination of resident status for tuition
 1299  purposes.—Students shall be classified as residents or
 1300  nonresidents for the purpose of assessing tuition in
 1301  postsecondary educational programs offered by charter technical
 1302  career centers or career centers operated by school districts,
 1303  in Florida College System institutions, and in state
 1304  universities.
 1305         (11) Once a student has been classified as a resident for
 1306  tuition purposes, an institution of higher education to which
 1307  the student transfers is not required to reevaluate the
 1308  classification unless inconsistent information suggests that an
 1309  erroneous classification was made or the student’s situation has
 1310  changed. However, the student must have attended the institution
 1311  making the initial classification within the prior 12 months,
 1312  and the residency classification must be noted on the student’s
 1313  transcript. The Higher Education Coordinating Council shall
 1314  consider issues related to residency determinations and make
 1315  recommendations relating to efficiency and effectiveness of
 1316  current law.
 1317         Section 31. Section 1009.75, Florida Statutes, is created
 1318  to read:
 1319         1009.75 Last Mile College Completion Program.—
 1320         (1)Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, the Last
 1321  Mile College Completion Program is established within the
 1322  Department of Education to annually award the cost of in-state
 1323  tuition and required fees to students classified as residents
 1324  pursuant to s. 1009.21 who are in good standing at Florida
 1325  College System institutions and state universities and who are
 1326  within 12 or fewer credit hours of completing their first
 1327  associate or baccalaureate degree. Any student who has earned
 1328  college credit from a regionally accredited postsecondary
 1329  institution within a period of 8 academic years before the year
 1330  in which the student submits an application pursuant to
 1331  subsection (2) is eligible to participate in the program. The
 1332  award amount may not exceed the difference between the full cost
 1333  of attendance and the total of the student’s financial aid,
 1334  excluding loans.
 1335         (2)(a) The department shall create a simple, web-based
 1336  application for any student to identify his or her intent to
 1337  enroll and complete his or her associate or baccalaureate degree
 1338  within three academic terms at one or more Florida College
 1339  System institutions or state universities or through an online
 1340  competency-based program delivered by a regionally accredited,
 1341  not-for-profit university.
 1342         (b) The department shall refer the student to the intended
 1343  college or colleges for continued processing of eligibility,
 1344  feasibility of reverse-transfer, award status, and enrollment.
 1345  The participating Florida College System institution or state
 1346  university must determine each referred student’s eligibility
 1347  and report that information to the department on behalf of the
 1348  student in a format prescribed by the department.
 1349         (c) Once each student has successfully passed the course or
 1350  courses for each term enrolled during the program period, the
 1351  department shall disburse the funds to the participating
 1352  institution or university.
 1353         (3) Funding for the program specified under this section is
 1354  contingent upon legislative appropriation.
 1355         (4)The State Board of Education and the Board of Governors
 1356  shall adopt rules and regulations, respectively, to implement
 1357  this section including, but not limited to, application
 1358  processes, priority degree fields for award recipients, and
 1359  reporting processes.
 1360         Section 32. Present subsections (3) through (11) of section
 1361  1011.80, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (4)
 1362  through (12), respectively, a new subsection (3) is added to
 1363  that section, and paragraph (b) of present subsection (5) is
 1364  amended, to read:
 1365         1011.80 Funds for operation of workforce education
 1366  programs.—
 1367         (3)Each school district and Florida College System
 1368  institution receiving state appropriations for workforce
 1369  education programs must maintain adequate and accurate records,
 1370  including a system to record school district workforce education
 1371  funding and expenditures, to maintain the separation of
 1372  postsecondary workforce education expenditures and secondary
 1373  workforce education expenditures. These records must be
 1374  submitted to the Department of Education in accordance with
 1375  rules of the State Board of Education.
 1376         (6)(5) State funding and student fees for workforce
 1377  education instruction shall be established as follows:
 1378         (b) For all other workforce education programs, state
 1379  funding shall be calculated based on a weighted enrollment and
 1380  program cost minus fee revenues generated to offset program
 1381  operational costs, including any supplemental cost factors
 1382  recommended by the District Workforce Education Funding Steering
 1383  Committee equal 75 percent of the average cost of instruction
 1384  with the remaining 25 percent made up from student fees. Fees
 1385  for courses within a program shall not vary according to the
 1386  cost of the individual program, but instead shall be as provided
 1387  in s. 1009.22 based on a uniform fee calculated and set at the
 1388  state level, as adopted by the State Board of Education, unless
 1389  otherwise specified in the General Appropriations Act.
 1390         Section 33. Section 1011.802, Florida Statutes, is created
 1391  to read:
 1392         1011.802Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant
 1393  Program.-
 1394         (1)Subject to appropriations provided in the General
 1395  Appropriations Act, the Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities
 1396  Grant Program is created to provide grants to high schools,
 1397  career centers, charter technical career centers, Florida
 1398  College System institutions, and other entities authorized to
 1399  sponsor an apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program, as
 1400  defined in s. 446.021, on a competitive basis to establish new
 1401  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship programs and expand existing
 1402  apprenticeship or preapprenticeship programs. The Department of
 1403  Education shall administer the grant program.
 1404         (2)Applications must contain projected enrollment and
 1405  projected costs for the new or expanded apprenticeship program.
 1406         (3)The department shall give priority to apprenticeship
 1407  programs with demonstrated regional demand. Grant funds may be
 1408  used for instructional equipment, supplies, personnel, student
 1409  services, and other expenses associated with the creation or
 1410  expansion of an apprenticeship program. Grant funds may not be
 1411  used for recurring instructional costs or for indirect costs.
 1412  Grant recipients must submit quarterly reports in a format
 1413  prescribed by the department.
 1414         (4)The State Board of Education may adopt rules to
 1415  administer this section.
 1416         Section 34. Subsections (1) through (4) of section 1012.57,
 1417  Florida Statutes, are amended, and subsection (6) is added to
 1418  that section, to read:
 1419         1012.57 Certification of adjunct educators.—
 1420         (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of ss. 1012.32, 1012.55,
 1421  and 1012.56, or any other provision of law or rule to the
 1422  contrary, district school boards shall adopt rules to allow for
 1423  the issuance of an adjunct teaching certificate to any applicant
 1424  who fulfills the requirements of s. 1012.56(2)(a)-(f) and (10)
 1425  and who has expertise in the subject area to be taught. An
 1426  applicant shall be considered to have expertise in the subject
 1427  area to be taught if the applicant demonstrates sufficient
 1428  subject area mastery through passage of a subject area test. The
 1429  adjunct teaching certificate shall be used for part-time
 1430  teaching positions.
 1431         (2) The Legislature intends that this section allow school
 1432  districts to tap the wealth of talent and expertise represented
 1433  in Florida’s citizens who may wish to teach part-time in a
 1434  Florida public school by permitting school districts to issue
 1435  adjunct certificates to qualified applicants.
 1436         (3) Adjunct certificateholders should be used primarily as
 1437  a strategy to enhance the diversity of course offerings offered
 1438  to all students. School districts may use the expertise of
 1439  individuals in the state who wish to provide online instruction
 1440  to students by issuing adjunct certificates to qualified
 1441  applicants.
 1442         (4) Each adjunct teaching certificate is valid through the
 1443  term of the annual contract between the educator and the school
 1444  district. An additional annual certification and an additional
 1445  annual contract may be awarded by the district at the district’s
 1446  discretion but only if the applicant is rated effective or
 1447  highly effective under s. 1012.34 during each year of teaching
 1448  under adjunct teaching certification. A school district may
 1449  issue an adjunct teaching certificate for a part-time or full
 1450  time teaching position; however, an adjunct teaching certificate
 1451  issued for a full-time teaching position is valid for no more
 1452  than 3 years and is nonrenewable.
 1453         (6)Each school district shall:
 1454         (a)Post requirements on its website for the issuance of an
 1455  adjunct teaching certificate, which must specify the subject
 1456  area test through which an applicant demonstrates subject area
 1457  mastery.
 1458         (b)Annually report to the department the number of adjunct
 1459  teaching certificates issued for part-time teaching positions
 1460  and full-time teaching positions pursuant to this section.
 1461         Section 35. The Board of Governors shall use its 2019
 1462  Accountability Plan in determining a state university’s
 1463  preeminence designation and in distributing awards for the 2019
 1464  2020 fiscal year appropriation.
 1465         Section 36. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
 1466  act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon
 1467  this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1,
 1468  2019.
 1470  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
 1471  And the title is amended as follows:
 1472         Delete everything before the enacting clause
 1473  and insert:
 1474                        A bill to be entitled                      
 1475         An act relating to workforce education; amending s.
 1476         446.011, F.S.; revising terminology; amending s.
 1477         446.021, F.S.; revising definitions; amending s.
 1478         446.032, F.S.; requiring the Department of Education
 1479         to annually publish a specified report; providing
 1480         requirements for the report; requiring the department
 1481         to provide assistance to certain entities in notifying
 1482         specified persons of apprenticeship and
 1483         preapprenticeship opportunities; amending s. 446.045,
 1484         F.S.; revising the membership criteria for certain
 1485         appointments to the State Apprenticeship Advisory
 1486         Council; amending s. 446.052, F.S.; revising
 1487         terminology; amending s. 446.081, F.S.; limiting the
 1488         applicability of state apprenticeship and job-training
 1489         program requirements to provisions for veterans,
 1490         minority persons, and women; amending s. 446.091,
 1491         F.S.; conforming a provision to changes made by the
 1492         act; amending s. 446.092, F.S.; revising the criteria
 1493         for apprenticeship occupations; amending s. 1001.02,
 1494         F.S.; conforming provisions to changes made by the
 1495         act; amending s. 1001.43, F.S.; encouraging district
 1496         school boards to declare an “Academic Scholarship
 1497         Signing Day” and “College and Career Decision Day” for
 1498         specified purposes; amending s. 1001.706, F.S.;
 1499         conforming provisions to changes made by the act;
 1500         amending s. 1003.41, F.S.; revising Next Generation
 1501         Sunshine State Standards for financial literacy;
 1502         removing financial literacy standards as a component
 1503         of economics; amending s. 1003.4156, F.S.; requiring
 1504         students to take a career and education planning
 1505         course for promotion to high school; providing
 1506         requirements for such course; requiring each student
 1507         that takes the course to receive an academic and
 1508         career plan; providing requirements for such plan;
 1509         amending s. 1003.4282, F.S.; authorizing a student to
 1510         earn two mathematics credits under certain
 1511         circumstances; authorizing a credit in computer
 1512         science to meet specified graduation requirements
 1513         under certain circumstances; requiring school
 1514         districts to offer one-half credit in financial
 1515         literacy as an elective; correcting a cross-reference
 1516         relating to the federal Elementary and Secondary
 1517         Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student
 1518         Succeeds Act (ESSA); requiring an biennial review of
 1519         certain courses; revising the requirements for the
 1520         instructional methodology of certain courses;
 1521         establishing a career and technical education pathway
 1522         option to a standard high school diploma; providing
 1523         requirements for the pathway option; requiring the
 1524         option to be included in a school district’s student
 1525         progression plan; authorizing adjunct educators to
 1526         teach courses in the pathway option; amending s.
 1527         1003.4285, F.S.; revising the requirements to earn the
 1528         scholar designation on a standard high school diploma;
 1529         amending s. 1003.491, F.S.; requiring school districts
 1530         to provide opportunities for certain students to
 1531         enroll in specified courses or academies; requiring
 1532         school districts to provide academic advising to
 1533         students under certain circumstances; providing
 1534         requirements for such academic advising; requiring the
 1535         Commissioner of Education to annually review career
 1536         and technical offerings in consultation with certain
 1537         entities for specified purposes; requiring the
 1538         commissioner to phase out certain career and technical
 1539         education offerings and encourage specified entities
 1540         to offer certain programs; creating s. 1004.013, F.S.;
 1541         establishing the SAIL to 60 Initiative for specified
 1542         purposes; providing State Board of Education and the
 1543         Board of Governors responsibilities relating to the
 1544         initiative; providing Chancellor of the State
 1545         University System and the Chancellor of the Florida
 1546         College System responsibilities; amending s. 1004.015,
 1547         F.S.; renaming the Higher Education Coordinating
 1548         Council as the Florida Talent Development Council;
 1549         revising the membership of the council; revising the
 1550         duties and responsibilities of the council; requiring
 1551         the council to submit a strategic plan to the Governor
 1552         and Legislature by a specified date; providing
 1553         requirements for the strategic plan; requiring the
 1554         Department of Economic Opportunity to provide
 1555         administrative support for the council; amending s.
 1556         1004.335, F.S.; clarifying that the University of
 1557         South Florida St. Petersburg and the University of
 1558         South Florida Sarasota/Manatee are branch campuses;
 1559         revising the date the Board of Governors will use
 1560         specified data to determine funding under certain
 1561         circumstances; requiring the Board of Governors to
 1562         monitor the implementation of a specified plan;
 1563         providing requirements for specified campuses to be
 1564         considered branch campuses; amending s. 1004.6495,
 1565         F.S.; conforming provisions to changes made by the
 1566         act; amending s. 1004.935, F.S.; conforming a cross
 1567         reference; amending s. 1006.22, F.S.; expanding the
 1568         circumstances in which motor vehicles may be used for
 1569         public school transportation; amending s. 1007.23,
 1570         F.S.; requiring the statewide articulation agreement
 1571         to provide for a reverse transfer agreement; providing
 1572         for an associate degree to be awarded to certain
 1573         students by Florida College System institutions;
 1574         providing requirements for state universities;
 1575         creating s. 1007.233, F.S.; requiring certain career
 1576         centers and Florida College System institutions to
 1577         submit a career pathways agreement to the Department
 1578         of Education by a specified date; providing
 1579         requirements for such agreements; amending s. 1007.25,
 1580         F.S.; requiring state universities to notify students
 1581         of the criteria and process for requesting an
 1582         associate in arts certificate at specified times;
 1583         amending s. 1007.2616, F.S.; revising types of
 1584         training for which a school district or a consortium
 1585         of school districts may apply to the department for
 1586         funding; conforming provisions to changes made by the
 1587         act; amending s. 1007.271, F.S.; requiring a career
 1588         center to enter into an agreement with specified high
 1589         schools to offer certain courses to high school
 1590         students; providing requirements for such agreement;
 1591         amending s. 1008.37, F.S.; revising the date on a
 1592         required report by the commissioner; amending s.
 1593         1008.44, F.S.; increasing the number of CAPE Digital
 1594         Tool certificates relating to specified subjects that
 1595         may be included on the CAPE Industry Certification
 1596         Funding List; amending s. 1009.21, F.S.; conforming
 1597         provisions to changes made by the act; creating s.
 1598         1009.75, F.S.; establishing the Last Mile College
 1599         Completion Program within the department beginning
 1600         with a specified academic year; providing the purpose
 1601         of the program; providing student eligibility
 1602         requirements relating to the program; requiring the
 1603         department to create a certain web-based application;
 1604         providing program requirements; providing for
 1605         disbursal of award funds; providing that funding for
 1606         the program is contingent upon legislative
 1607         appropriation; requiring the State Board of Education
 1608         and the Board of Governors to adopt rules and
 1609         regulations, respectively; amending s. 1011.80, F.S.;
 1610         requiring certain school districts and Florida College
 1611         System institutions to maintain certain records;
 1612         requiring such records be submitted to the department;
 1613         revising the calculation for fund and fees for certain
 1614         workforce education programs; creating s. 1011.802,
 1615         F.S.; creating the Florida Pathways to Career
 1616         Opportunities Grant Program; providing for funding;
 1617         providing purpose, requirements, and administration of
 1618         the program; requiring certain career centers and
 1619         institutions to provide quarterly reports; authorizing
 1620         rulemaking; amending s. 1012.57, F.S.; deleting a
 1621         requirement that the adjunct teaching certificate be
 1622         used only for part-time teaching positions;
 1623         authorizing school districts to issue adjunct teaching
 1624         certificates for part-time and full-time teaching
 1625         positions; providing limitations on adjunct teaching
 1626         certificates for full-time positions; providing school
 1627         district requirements; requiring the Board of
 1628         Governors to use its 2019 Accountability Plan for
 1629         specified purposes; providing effective dates.