Florida Senate - 2020                                    SB 1088
       By Senator Diaz
       36-01580-20                                           20201088__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to teacher salary enhancement;
    3         creating s. 1011.687, F.S.; establishing a teacher
    4         salary enhancement allocation in the General
    5         Appropriations Act; requiring each school district to
    6         use the allocated funds to increase teacher salaries;
    7         authorizing school districts that meet the teacher
    8         salary requirements specified in the appropriations
    9         act to use any additional funds provided in the
   10         allocation for any lawful operating expenditure;
   11         requiring each school district to report to the
   12         department by a specified date the amounts expended
   13         for salary increases and any operating expenditures;
   14         providing an effective date.
   16  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   18         Section 1. Section 1011.687, Florida Statutes, is created
   19  to read:
   20         1011.687 Teacher salary enhancement; operating categorical
   21  fund.—
   22         (1)A teacher salary enhancement allocation shall be
   23  provided for in the General Appropriations Act. Each school
   24  district shall use the allocated funds to increase teacher
   25  salaries as prescribed by the Legislature in the General
   26  Appropriations Act. Funds provided pursuant to this subsection
   27  shall move into the base student allocation in the subsequent
   28  fiscal year.
   29         (2)A school district that meets the teacher salary
   30  enhancement requirements specified in the General Appropriations
   31  Act may use any additional funds provided in the allocation for
   32  any district operating expenditure.
   33         (3)By January 1 of any fiscal year in which the teacher
   34  salary enhancement is appropriated, each school district must
   35  report to the department, in a manner prescribed by the
   36  department, the amount expended for teacher salary increases and
   37  the amount expended for any other operating expenditures.
   38         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.