Florida Senate - 2020              PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE
       Bill No. CS for SB 156
       Proposed Committee Substitute by the Committee on Appropriations
       (Appropriations Subcommittee on Education)
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Early Childhood Music Education
    3         Incentive Pilot Program; amending s. 1003.481, F.S.;
    4         extending the scheduled expiration of the pilot
    5         program; revising an eligibility requirement;
    6         conforming a provision to changes made by the act;
    7         requiring the University of Florida’s College of
    8         Education to collaborate with Florida International
    9         University for evaluation of the pilot program;
   10         providing an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Section 1003.481, Florida Statutes, is amended
   15  to read:
   16         1003.481 Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot
   17  Program.—
   18         (1) Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, The Early
   19  Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program is created
   20  within the Department of Education for a period of 3 school
   21  years. The purpose of the pilot program is to assist selected
   22  school districts in implementing comprehensive music education
   23  programs for students in kindergarten through grade 2.
   24         (2) In order for A school district is to be eligible for
   25  participation in the pilot program if, the superintendent
   26  certifies must certify to the Commissioner of Education, in a
   27  format prescribed by the department, that specified elementary
   28  schools each elementary school within the district have has
   29  established a comprehensive music education program that:
   30         (a) Includes all students at the school enrolled in
   31  kindergarten through grade 2.
   32         (b) Is staffed by certified music educators.
   33         (c) Provides music instruction for at least 30 consecutive
   34  minutes 2 days a week.
   35         (d) Complies with class size requirements under s. 1003.03.
   36         (e) Complies with the department’s standards for early
   37  childhood music education programs for students in kindergarten
   38  through grade 2.
   39         (3)(a) The commissioner shall select school districts for
   40  participation in the pilot program, subject to legislative
   41  appropriation, based on the school district’s proximity to the
   42  University of Florida and needs-based criteria established by
   43  the State Board of Education. Selected school districts shall
   44  annually receive $150 per full-time equivalent student in
   45  kindergarten through grade 2 who is enrolled in a comprehensive
   46  music education program.
   47         (b) To maintain eligibility for participation in the pilot
   48  program, a selected school district must annually certify to the
   49  commissioner, in a format prescribed by the department, that
   50  each specified elementary school within the district provides a
   51  comprehensive music education program that meets the
   52  requirements of subsection (2). If a selected school district
   53  fails to provide the annual certification for a fiscal year, the
   54  school district must return all funds received through the pilot
   55  program for that fiscal year.
   56         (4) The University of Florida’s College of Education, in
   57  collaboration with Florida International University’s School of
   58  Music, shall evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot program by
   59  measuring student academic performance and the success of the
   60  program. The evaluation must include, but is not limited to, a
   61  quantitative analysis of student achievement and a qualitative
   62  evaluation of students enrolled in the comprehensive music
   63  education programs.
   64         (5) The State Board of Education may adopt rules to
   65  administer this section.
   66         (6) This section expires June 30, 2022 2020.
   67         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.