Florida Senate - 2020                                    SB 1100
       By Senator Rouson
       19-01491-20                                           20201100__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Florida Seal of Fine Arts
    3         Program; creating s. 1003.4321, F.S.; establishing the
    4         Florida Seal of Fine Arts Program to recognize high
    5         school graduates who have attained a high level of
    6         skill in fine arts coursework; providing the purpose
    7         of the program; providing criteria to earn the Seal of
    8         Fine Arts; authorizing the State Board of Education to
    9         adopt additional criteria for the award of the seal;
   10         requiring the Commissioner of Education and school
   11         districts to perform specified duties to administer
   12         the program; prohibiting a school district or the
   13         Department of Education from charging a fee for the
   14         seal; requiring the state board to adopt rules;
   15         providing an effective date.
   17  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   19         Section 1. Section 1003.4321, Florida Statutes, is created
   20  to read:
   21         1003.4321Florida Seal of Fine Arts for high school
   22  graduates.—
   23         (1)The Florida Seal of Fine Arts Program is established to
   24  recognize a high school graduate who has attained a high level
   25  of skill in fine arts coursework.
   26         (2)The purpose of the Florida Seal of Fine Arts Program is
   27  to encourage students to develop a high level of skill in the
   28  performing or visual arts.
   29         (3)Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, the Seal of
   30  Fine Arts must be awarded to a high school student who has
   31  earned a standard high school diploma and who:
   32         (a)Has completed three year-long courses in dance, music,
   33  theater, or the visual arts with a grade of “B” or higher in
   34  each course or earned three sequential course credits in such
   35  courses with a grade of “B” or higher in each course.
   36         (b)Has completed an additional year-long course or earned
   37  an additional course credit in an art course listed in paragraph
   38  (a) with a grade of “B” or higher.
   39         (c)Has completed two fine arts-related extracurricular
   40  activities.
   41         (d)Has shared his or her talent and industry knowledge by
   42  providing at least 20 hours of art-related community service in
   43  his or her community and presented a comprehensive presentation
   44  on his or her experiences.
   46  The State Board of Education may establish additional criteria
   47  for the award of the Seal of Fine Arts.
   48         (4)The Commissioner of Education shall:
   49         (a)Prepare and provide to each school district an
   50  appropriate insignia to be affixed to a student’s diploma
   51  indicating that the student has been awarded the Seal of Fine
   52  Arts.
   53         (b)Provide information necessary for a school district to
   54  successfully implement the program.
   55         (5)Each school district shall:
   56         (a)Maintain appropriate records to identify a student who
   57  has met the requirements to receive the Seal of Fine Arts.
   58         (b)Provide the Commissioner of Education with the number
   59  of students who have met the requirements to receive the Seal of
   60  Fine Arts.
   61         (c)Affix the appropriate insignia to the student’s diploma
   62  and indicate on the student’s transcript that the student has
   63  earned the Seal of Fine Arts.
   64         (6)A school district or the Department of Education may
   65  not charge a fee for the Seal of Fine Arts.
   66         (7)The State Board of Education shall adopt rules to
   67  implement this section, including, but not limited to:
   68         (a)A process to confirm a student’s successful completion
   69  of the requirements in subsection (3).
   70         (b)Any additional requirements a student must meet to be
   71  awarded the Seal of Fine Arts.
   72         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.