Florida Senate - 2022                                     SB 956
       By Senator Baxley
       12-00978-22                                            2022956__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to public schools; creating s.
    3         1002.44, F.S.; authorizing public schools in this
    4         state to enroll a student who meets certain attendance
    5         criteria on a part-time basis, subject to space and
    6         availability; providing for full-time equivalent
    7         student membership; providing construction; amending
    8         s. 1002.394, F.S.; authorizing funds awarded under the
    9         Family Empowerment Scholarship Program to be used for
   10         contracted services provided by a public school or
   11         school district; providing construction; providing an
   12         effective date.
   14  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   16         Section 1. Section 1002.44, Florida Statutes, is created to
   17  read:
   18         1002.44 Part-time public school enrollment.—
   19         (1)Any public school in this state, including a charter
   20  school, may enroll a student who meets the regular school
   21  attendance criteria of s. 1003.01(13)(b)-(e) on a part-time
   22  basis, subject to space and availability according to the
   23  school’s capacity determined pursuant to s. 1002.31(2)(b).
   24         (2)Students attending a public school on a part-time basis
   25  pursuant to this section shall generate full-time equivalent
   26  student membership as described in s. 1011.61(1)(b).
   27         (3)Students participating in part-time public school
   28  enrollment pursuant to subsection (1) are not considered to be
   29  in regular attendance at a public school.
   30         Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section
   31  1002.394, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   32         1002.394 The Family Empowerment Scholarship Program.—
   34         (a) Program funds awarded to a student determined eligible
   35  pursuant to paragraph (3)(a) may be used for:
   36         1. Tuition and fees at an eligible private school; or
   37         2. Transportation to a Florida public school in which a
   38  student is enrolled and that is different from the school to
   39  which the student was assigned or to a lab school as defined in
   40  s. 1002.32 if the student is determined eligible pursuant to
   41  subparagraph (3)(a)1. or subparagraph (3)(a)2.; or
   42         3.Contracted services, including classes, provided by a
   43  public school or school district. A student who receives
   44  services under a contract pursuant to this subparagraph is not
   45  considered enrolled in a public school for eligibility purposes
   46  under subsection (6).
   47         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.