Florida Senate - 2024                                    SB 7000
       By the Committee on Education Pre-K -12
       581-01445-24                                          20247000__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to deregulation of public
    3         schools/instructional, administrative, and support
    4         personnel; amending s. 1002.451, F.S.; requiring
    5         innovation schools of technology to comply with
    6         specified provisions of law relating to instructional
    7         multiyear contracts for instructional personnel in
    8         addition to annual contracts; amending s. 1002.55,
    9         F.S.; requiring newly hired prekindergarten
   10         instructors to complete specified training within a
   11         specified timeframe; deleting obsolete language;
   12         amending s. 1004.88, F.S.; authorizing the Florida
   13         Institute for Charter School Innovation to develop a
   14         professional learning system; amending s. 1011.6202,
   15         F.S.; requiring schools participating in the Principal
   16         Autonomy Program Initiative to comply with specified
   17         provisions of law relating to instructional multiyear
   18         contracts for instructional personnel in addition to
   19         annual contracts; amending s. 1012.05, F.S.;
   20         authorizing, rather than requiring, district school
   21         boards to base certain polices on guidelines from the
   22         Department of Education; revising the frequency with
   23         which school districts must submit certain information
   24         to the department; amending s. 1012.07, F.S.;
   25         requiring the State Board of Education to develop
   26         written strategies to address critical teacher
   27         shortages; making a technical change; amending s.
   28         1012.22, F.S.; deleting a prohibition on district
   29         school boards using advanced degrees to set salary
   30         schedules for instructional personnel and school
   31         administrators hired after a specified date; deleting
   32         requirements relating to annual salary adjustments;
   33         providing that collective bargaining may not preclude
   34         a district school board from carrying out specified
   35         duties; providing that if a superintendent appears
   36         before the State Board of Education for a specified
   37         purpose, the president of the school district
   38         bargaining unit also must appear; making technical
   39         changes; amending s. 1012.2315, F.S.; providing that
   40         provisions of law relating to the assignment of
   41         teachers apply to inexperienced teachers instead of
   42         temporarily certified teachers; defining the term
   43         “inexperienced teacher”; providing that a school
   44         district may still provide specified incentives to
   45         teachers despite collective bargaining provisions;
   46         making technical changes; amending s. 1012.335, F.S.;
   47         defining the term “instructional multiyear contract”;
   48         providing requirements for the award of an
   49         instructional multiyear contract; requiring that an
   50         employee awarded an instructional multiyear contract
   51         be returned to an annual contract under certain
   52         conditions; making conforming and technical changes;
   53         amending s. 1012.34, F.S.; requiring that procedures
   54         and requirements established by the district school
   55         superintendent for performance evaluations be approved
   56         by the district school board; requiring the district
   57         school superintendent to submit evaluation systems to
   58         the department under certain circumstances; deleting a
   59         requirement for the department to approve and monitor
   60         each school district’s evaluation systems; revising
   61         the portion of a performance evaluation that is based
   62         on student performance; deleting requirements for
   63         performance evaluations; providing that student
   64         performance may not be the sole determinant for
   65         incentive pay for instructional personnel or school
   66         administrators; amending s. 1012.39, F.S.; revising an
   67         occupational experience qualification requirement for
   68         nondegreed teachers of career programs; deleting a
   69         training requirement for full-time nondegreed teachers
   70         of career programs; amending s. 1012.42, F.S.;
   71         providing that a teacher is considered in-field under
   72         certain circumstances; defining the term “self
   73         contained classroom”; amending s. 1012.45, F.S.;
   74         revising requirements for school bus drivers;
   75         authorizing district school boards to adopt additional
   76         requirements for school bus drivers; requiring school
   77         bus drivers and school bus attendants to complete
   78         training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first
   79         aid; requiring school districts to maintain
   80         documentation of such training; requiring district
   81         school boards to provide training to school bus
   82         drivers and school bus attendants relating to students
   83         with disabilities; deleting a requirement for the
   84         State Board of Education to adopt rules relating to
   85         school bus drivers; amending s. 1012.555, F.S.;
   86         revising requirements for individuals to participate
   87         in the Teacher Apprenticeship Program; amending s.
   88         1012.56, F.S.; adding an additional method for an
   89         individual seeking an educator certification to
   90         demonstrate a mastery of general knowledge;
   91         authorizing school districts and consortia of school
   92         districts to issue temporary certificates under
   93         certain conditions; conforming a cross-reference;
   94         amending s. 1012.57, F.S.; deleting a provision
   95         relating to adjunct teaching certificates; amending s.
   96         1012.575, F.S.; providing that certain provisions
   97         relating to alternative teacher preparation programs
   98         also apply to the Florida Institute for Charter School
   99         Innovation; amending s. 1012.585, F.S.; revising the
  100         validity period for professional certificates;
  101         providing eligibility requirements for 5-year and 10
  102         year professional certificates; revising requirements
  103         for the renewal of professional certificates;
  104         authorizing certain private school teachers to extend
  105         the expiration date of a professional certificate;
  106         repealing s. 1012.72, F.S., relating to the Dale
  107         Hickam Excellent Teaching Program; amending s.
  108         1012.98, F.S.; conforming a cross-reference; providing
  109         that provisions relating to the development of a
  110         professional learning system apply to the Florida
  111         Institute for Charter School Innovation; making
  112         technical changes; amending ss. 1004.04, 1004.85, and
  113         1012.586, F.S.; conforming cross-references; providing
  114         an effective date.
  116  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
  118         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (5) of section
  119  1002.451, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  120         1002.451 District innovation school of technology program.—
  121         (5) EXEMPTION FROM STATUTES.—
  122         (a) An innovation school of technology is exempt from
  123  chapters 1000-1013. However, an innovation school of technology
  124  shall comply with the following provisions of those chapters:
  125         1. Laws pertaining to the following:
  126         a. Schools of technology, including this section.
  127         b. Student assessment program and school grading system.
  128         c. Services to students who have disabilities.
  129         d. Civil rights, including s. 1000.05, relating to
  130  discrimination.
  131         e. Student health, safety, and welfare.
  132         2. Laws governing the election and compensation of district
  133  school board members and election or appointment and
  134  compensation of district school superintendents.
  135         3. Section 1003.03, governing maximum class size, except
  136  that the calculation for compliance pursuant to s. 1003.03 is
  137  the average at the school level.
  138         4. Sections 1012.22(1)(c) and 1012.27(2), relating to
  139  compensation and salary schedules.
  140         5. Section 1012.33(5), relating to workforce reductions,
  141  for annual contracts for instructional personnel. This
  142  subparagraph does not apply to at-will employees.
  143         6. Section 1012.335, relating to contracts with
  144  instructional personnel hired on or after July 1, 2011, for
  145  annual or instructional multiyear contracts for instructional
  146  personnel. This subparagraph does not apply to at-will
  147  employees.
  148         7. Section 1012.34, relating to requirements for
  149  performance evaluations of instructional personnel and school
  150  administrators.
  151         Section 2. Paragraph (c) of subsection (3) of section
  152  1002.55, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  153         1002.55 School-year prekindergarten program delivered by
  154  private prekindergarten providers.—
  155         (3) To be eligible to deliver the prekindergarten program,
  156  a private prekindergarten provider must meet each of the
  157  following requirements:
  158         (c) The private prekindergarten provider must have, for
  159  each prekindergarten class of 11 children or fewer, at least one
  160  prekindergarten instructor who meets each of the following
  161  requirements:
  162         1. The prekindergarten instructor must hold, at a minimum,
  163  one of the following credentials:
  164         a. A child development associate credential issued by the
  165  National Credentialing Program of the Council for Professional
  166  Recognition; or
  167         b. A credential approved by the Department of Children and
  168  Families as being equivalent to or greater than the credential
  169  described in sub-subparagraph a.
  171  The Department of Children and Families may adopt rules under
  172  ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 which provide criteria and procedures
  173  for approving equivalent credentials under sub-subparagraph b.
  174         2. The prekindergarten instructor must successfully
  175  complete three emergent literacy training courses that include
  176  developmentally appropriate and experiential learning practices
  177  for children and a student performance standards training course
  178  approved by the department as meeting or exceeding the minimum
  179  standards adopted under s. 1002.59. A newly hired
  180  prekindergarten instructor must complete the three emergent
  181  literacy training courses within 30 calendar days after being
  182  hired if the instructor has not previously completed the
  183  courses. The prekindergarten instructor must complete an
  184  emergent literacy training course at least once every 5 years
  185  after initially completing the three emergent literacy training
  186  courses. The courses in this subparagraph must be recognized as
  187  part of the informal early learning and career pathway
  188  identified by the department under s. 1002.995(1)(b). The
  189  requirement for completion of the standards training course
  190  shall take effect July 1, 2022. The courses must be made
  191  available online or in person.
  192         Section 3. Present subsections (3) and (4) of section
  193  1004.88, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (4)
  194  and (5), respectively, and a new subsection (3) is added to that
  195  section, to read:
  196         1004.88 Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation.—
  197         (3) The institute may develop a professional learning
  198  system pursuant to s. 1012.98(7).
  199         Section 4. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
  200  1011.6202, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  201         1011.6202 Principal Autonomy Program Initiative.—The
  202  Principal Autonomy Program Initiative is created within the
  203  Department of Education. The purpose of the program is to
  204  provide a highly effective principal of a participating school
  205  with increased autonomy and authority to operate his or her
  206  school, as well as other schools, in a way that produces
  207  significant improvements in student achievement and school
  208  management while complying with constitutional requirements. The
  209  State Board of Education may, upon approval of a principal
  210  autonomy proposal, enter into a performance contract with the
  211  district school board for participation in the program.
  212         (3) EXEMPTION FROM LAWS.—
  213         (b) A participating school or a school operated by a
  214  principal pursuant to subsection (5) shall comply with the
  215  provisions of chapters 1000-1013, and rules of the state board
  216  that implement those provisions, pertaining to the following:
  217         1. Those laws relating to the election and compensation of
  218  district school board members, the election or appointment and
  219  compensation of district school superintendents, public meetings
  220  and public records requirements, financial disclosure, and
  221  conflicts of interest.
  222         2. Those laws relating to the student assessment program
  223  and school grading system, including chapter 1008.
  224         3. Those laws relating to the provision of services to
  225  students with disabilities.
  226         4. Those laws relating to civil rights, including s.
  227  1000.05, relating to discrimination.
  228         5. Those laws relating to student health, safety, and
  229  welfare.
  230         6. Section 1001.42(4)(f), relating to the uniform opening
  231  date for public schools.
  232         7. Section 1003.03, governing maximum class size, except
  233  that the calculation for compliance pursuant to s. 1003.03 is
  234  the average at the school level for a participating school.
  235         8. Sections 1012.22(1)(c) and 1012.27(2), relating to
  236  compensation and salary schedules.
  237         9. Section 1012.33(5), relating to workforce reductions for
  238  annual contracts for instructional personnel. This subparagraph
  239  does not apply to at-will employees.
  240         10. Section 1012.335, relating to annual or instructional
  241  multiyear contracts for instructional personnel hired on or
  242  after July 1, 2011. This subparagraph does not apply to at-will
  243  employees.
  244         11. Section 1012.34, relating to personnel evaluation
  245  procedures and criteria.
  246         12. Those laws pertaining to educational facilities,
  247  including chapter 1013, except that s. 1013.20, relating to
  248  covered walkways for relocatables, and s. 1013.21, relating to
  249  the use of relocatable facilities exceeding 20 years of age, are
  250  eligible for exemption.
  251         13. Those laws pertaining to participating school
  252  districts, including this section and ss. 1011.69(2) and
  253  1012.28(8).
  254         Section 5. Subsection (3) of section 1012.05, Florida
  255  Statutes, is amended to read:
  256         1012.05 Teacher recruitment and retention.—
  257         (3)(a) Each school board shall adopt policies relating to
  258  mentors and support for first-time teachers which may include
  259  the based upon guidelines issued by the Department of Education.
  260         (b) By September 15 and February 15 each school year, each
  261  school district shall electronically submit accurate public
  262  school e-mail addresses for all instructional and administrative
  263  personnel, as identified in s. 1012.01(2) and (3), to the
  264  Department of Education.
  265         Section 6. Section 1012.07, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  266  read:
  267         1012.07 Identification of critical teacher shortage areas.
  268  The term “critical teacher shortage area” means high-need
  269  content areas and high-priority location areas identified by the
  270  State Board of Education. The State Board of Education shall
  271  adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 necessary to
  272  annually identify critical teacher shortage areas. The state
  273  board must consider current and emerging educational
  274  requirements and workforce demands in determining critical
  275  teacher shortage areas. School grade levels may also be
  276  designated critical teacher shortage areas. Individual district
  277  school boards may identify and submit other critical teacher
  278  shortage areas. Such submissions must be aligned to current and
  279  emerging educational requirements and workforce demands in order
  280  to be approved by the State Board of Education. High-priority
  281  location areas must shall be in high-density, low-economic urban
  282  schools; low-density, low-economic rural schools; and schools
  283  that earned a grade of “F” or three consecutive grades of “D”
  284  pursuant to s. 1008.34. The State Board of Education shall
  285  develop written strategies to address the critical teacher
  286  shortages identified.
  287         Section 7. Paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of section
  288  1012.22, Florida Statutes, is amended, and subsection (3) is
  289  added to that section, to read:
  290         1012.22 Public school personnel; powers and duties of the
  291  district school board.—The district school board shall:
  292         (1) Designate positions to be filled, prescribe
  293  qualifications for those positions, and provide for the
  294  appointment, compensation, promotion, suspension, and dismissal
  295  of employees as follows, subject to the requirements of this
  296  chapter:
  297         (c) Compensation and salary schedules.—
  298         1. Definitions.—As used in this paragraph:
  299         a. “Adjustment” means an addition to the base salary
  300  schedule that is not a bonus and becomes part of the employee’s
  301  permanent base salary and shall be considered compensation under
  302  s. 121.021(22).
  303         b. “Grandfathered salary schedule” means the salary
  304  schedule or schedules adopted by a district school board before
  305  July 1, 2014, pursuant to subparagraph 3 4.
  306         c. “Instructional personnel” means instructional personnel
  307  as defined in s. 1012.01(2)(a)-(d), excluding substitute
  308  teachers.
  309         d. “Performance salary schedule” means the salary schedule
  310  or schedules adopted by a district school board pursuant to
  311  subparagraph 4 5.
  312         e. “Salary schedule” means the schedule or schedules used
  313  to provide the base salary for district school board personnel.
  314         f. “School administrator” means a school administrator as
  315  defined in s. 1012.01(3)(c).
  316         g. “Supplement” means an annual addition to the base salary
  317  for the term of the negotiated supplement as long as the
  318  employee continues his or her employment for the purpose of the
  319  supplement. A supplement does not become part of the employee’s
  320  continuing base salary but shall be considered compensation
  321  under s. 121.021(22).
  322         2. Cost-of-living adjustment.—A district school board may
  323  provide a cost-of-living salary adjustment if the adjustment:
  324         a. Does not discriminate among comparable classes of
  325  employees based upon the salary schedule under which they are
  326  compensated.
  327         b. Does not exceed 50 percent of the annual adjustment
  328  provided to instructional personnel rated as effective.
  329         3. Advanced degrees.—A district school board may not use
  330  advanced degrees in setting a salary schedule for instructional
  331  personnel or school administrators hired on or after July 1,
  332  2011, unless the advanced degree is held in the individual’s
  333  area of certification and is only a salary supplement.
  334         4. Grandfathered salary schedule.—
  335         a. The district school board shall adopt a salary schedule
  336  or salary schedules to be used as the basis for paying all
  337  school employees hired before July 1, 2014. Instructional
  338  personnel on annual contract as of July 1, 2014, shall be placed
  339  on the performance salary schedule adopted under subparagraph 4
  340  5. Instructional personnel on continuing contract or
  341  professional service contract may opt into the performance
  342  salary schedule if the employee relinquishes such contract and
  343  agrees to be employed on an annual contract under s. 1012.335.
  344  Such an employee shall be placed on the performance salary
  345  schedule and may not return to continuing contract or
  346  professional service contract status. Any employee who opts into
  347  the performance salary schedule may not return to the
  348  grandfathered salary schedule.
  349         b. In determining the grandfathered salary schedule for
  350  instructional personnel, a district school board must base a
  351  portion of each employee’s compensation upon performance
  352  demonstrated under s. 1012.34 and shall provide differentiated
  353  pay for both instructional personnel and school administrators
  354  based upon district-determined factors, including, but not
  355  limited to, additional responsibilities, school demographics,
  356  critical shortage areas, and level of job performance
  357  difficulties.
  358         4.5. Performance salary schedule.—By July 1, 2014, the
  359  district school board shall adopt a performance salary schedule
  360  that provides annual salary adjustments for instructional
  361  personnel and school administrators based upon performance
  362  determined under s. 1012.34. Employees hired on or after July 1,
  363  2014, or employees who choose to move from the grandfathered
  364  salary schedule to the performance salary schedule shall be
  365  compensated pursuant to the performance salary schedule once
  366  they have received the appropriate performance evaluation for
  367  this purpose.
  368         a. Base salary.—The base salary shall be established as
  369  follows:
  370         (I) The base salary for instructional personnel or school
  371  administrators who opt into the performance salary schedule
  372  shall be the salary paid in the prior year, including
  373  adjustments only.
  374         (II) Instructional personnel or school administrators new
  375  to the district, returning to the district after a break in
  376  service without an authorized leave of absence, or appointed for
  377  the first time to a position in the district in the capacity of
  378  instructional personnel or school administrator shall be placed
  379  on the performance salary schedule.
  380         b. Salary adjustments.—Salary adjustments for highly
  381  effective or effective performance shall be established as
  382  follows:
  383         (I) The annual salary adjustment under the performance
  384  salary schedule for an employee rated as highly effective must
  385  be at least 25 percent greater than the highest annual salary
  386  adjustment available to an employee of the same classification
  387  through any other salary schedule adopted by the district.
  388         (II) The annual salary adjustment under the performance
  389  salary schedule for an employee rated as effective must be equal
  390  to at least 50 percent and no more than 75 percent of the annual
  391  adjustment provided for a highly effective employee of the same
  392  classification.
  393         (II)(III) A salary schedule may shall not provide an annual
  394  salary adjustment for an employee who receives a rating other
  395  than highly effective or effective for the year.
  396         c. Salary supplements.—In addition to the salary
  397  adjustments, each district school board shall provide for salary
  398  supplements for activities that must include, but are not
  399  limited to:
  400         (I) Assignment to a Title I eligible school.
  401         (II) Assignment to a school that earned a grade of “F” or
  402  three consecutive grades of “D” pursuant to s. 1008.34 such that
  403  the supplement remains in force for at least 1 year following
  404  improved performance in that school.
  405         (III) Certification and teaching in critical teacher
  406  shortage areas. Statewide critical teacher shortage areas shall
  407  be identified by the State Board of Education under s. 1012.07.
  408  However, the district school board may identify other areas of
  409  critical shortage within the school district for purposes of
  410  this sub-sub-subparagraph and may remove areas identified by the
  411  state board which do not apply within the school district.
  412         (IV) Assignment of additional academic responsibilities.
  414  If budget constraints in any given year limit a district school
  415  board’s ability to fully fund all adopted salary schedules, the
  416  performance salary schedule may shall not be reduced on the
  417  basis of total cost or the value of individual awards in a
  418  manner that is proportionally greater than reductions to any
  419  other salary schedules adopted by the district. Any compensation
  420  for longevity of service awarded to instructional personnel who
  421  are on any other salary schedule must be included in calculating
  422  the salary adjustments required by sub-subparagraph b.
  423         (3)(a)Collective bargaining.Notwithstanding provisions of
  424  chapter 447 related to district school board collective
  425  bargaining, collective bargaining may not preclude a district
  426  school board from carrying out its constitutional and statutory
  427  duties related to the following:
  428         1. Providing incentives to highly effective teachers.
  429         2. Implementing school improvement plans under s. 1008.33
  430  to address the causes of low student performance and improve
  431  student academic performance and attendance.
  432         3. Implementing student discipline provisions required by
  433  law, including a review of a student’s abilities, past
  434  performance, behavior, and needs.
  435         4. Implementing school safety plans and requirements.
  436         5. Implementing staff and student recognition programs.
  437         6. Distributing correspondence to parents, teachers, and
  438  community members related to the daily operation of schools and
  439  the district.
  440         7. Providing any required notice or copies of information
  441  related to the district school board or district operations
  442  which is readily available on the school district’s website.
  443         8. The school district’s calendar.
  444         9. The award of instructional multiyear contracts under s.
  445  1012.335.
  446         (b)Appearances before the board.—If a district school
  447  superintendent appears before the state board to provide an
  448  update under s. 1011.62(14)(e), the state board must require
  449  that the president of the school district bargaining unit also
  450  must appear.
  451         Section 8. Subsections (1) and (2) and paragraph (a) of
  452  subsection (4) of section 1012.2315, Florida Statutes, are
  453  amended to read:
  454         1012.2315 Assignment of teachers.—
  455         (1) LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT.—The Legislature finds
  456  disparities between teachers assigned to teach in a majority of
  457  schools that do not need improvement and schools that do need
  458  improvement pursuant to s. 1008.33. The disparities may be found
  459  in the assignment of inexperienced temporarily certified
  460  teachers, teachers in need of improvement, and out-of-field
  461  teachers and in the performance of the students. It is the
  462  intent of the Legislature that district school boards have
  463  flexibility through the collective bargaining process to assign
  464  teachers more equitably across the schools in the district.
  465         (2) ASSIGNMENT TO SCHOOLS GRADED “D” OR “F”.—
  466         (a) A school district may not assign a higher percentage
  467  than the school district average of inexperienced temporarily
  468  certified teachers, teachers in need of improvement, or out-of
  469  field teachers to schools graded “D” or “F” pursuant to s.
  470  1008.34. As used in this section, the term “inexperienced
  471  teacher” means a teacher who has been teaching for 2 years or
  472  less.
  473         (b)1. A school district may assign an individual newly
  474  hired as instructional personnel to a school that has earned a
  475  grade of “F” in the previous year or any combination of three
  476  consecutive grades of “D” or “F” in the previous 3 years
  477  pursuant to s. 1008.34 if the individual:
  478         a. Has received an effective rating or highly effective
  479  rating in the immediate prior year’s performance evaluation
  480  pursuant to s. 1012.34;
  481         b. Has successfully completed or is enrolled in a teacher
  482  preparation program pursuant to s. 1004.04, s. 1004.85, or s.
  483  1012.56, or a teacher preparation program specified in State
  484  Board of Education rule, is provided with high quality mentoring
  485  during the first 2 years of employment, holds a certificate
  486  issued pursuant to s. 1012.56, and holds a probationary contract
  487  pursuant to s. 1012.335(2)(a); or
  488         c. Holds a probationary contract pursuant to s.
  489  1012.335(2)(a), holds a certificate issued pursuant to s.
  490  1012.56, and has successful teaching experience, and if, in the
  491  judgment of the school principal, students would benefit from
  492  the placement of that individual.
  493         2. As used in this paragraph, the term “mentoring” includes
  494  the use of student achievement data combined with at least
  495  monthly observations to improve the educator’s effectiveness in
  496  improving student outcomes. Mentoring may be provided by a
  497  school district, a teacher preparation program approved pursuant
  498  to s. 1004.04, s. 1004.85, or s. 1012.56, or a teacher
  499  preparation program specified in State Board of Education rule.
  501  Each school district shall annually certify to the Commissioner
  502  of Education that the requirements in this subsection have been
  503  met. If the commissioner determines that a school district is
  504  not in compliance with this subsection, the State Board of
  505  Education must shall be notified and must shall take action
  506  pursuant to s. 1008.32 in the next regularly scheduled meeting
  507  to require compliance.
  508         (4) COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.—
  509         (a) Notwithstanding provisions of chapter 447 relating to
  510  district school board collective bargaining, collective
  511  bargaining provisions may not preclude a school district from
  512  providing incentives to high-quality teachers and assigning such
  513  teachers to low-performing schools, including incentives in s.
  514  1011.69(4).
  515         Section 9. Present paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection (1)
  516  of section 1012.335, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
  517  paragraphs (c) and (d), respectively, a new paragraph (b) is
  518  added to that subsection, paragraphs (d) and (e) are added to
  519  subsection (2) of that section, and subsections (3) and (4) of
  520  that section are amended, to read:
  521         1012.335 Contracts with instructional personnel hired on or
  522  after July 1, 2011.—
  523         (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term:
  524         (b) “Instructional multiyear contract, beginning July 1,
  525  2025, means an employment contract for a period not to exceed 3
  526  years which the district school board may choose to award upon
  527  completion of a probationary contract and at least one annual
  528  contract.
  529         (2) EMPLOYMENT.—
  530         (d) An instructional multiyear contract may be awarded,
  531  beginning July 1, 2025, only if the employee:
  532         1. Holds an active professional certificate or temporary
  533  certificate issued pursuant to s. 1012.56 and rules of the State
  534  Board of Education;
  535         2. Has been recommended by the district school
  536  superintendent for the instructional multiyear contract based
  537  upon the individual’s evaluation under s. 1012.34 and approved
  538  by the district school board; and
  539         3. Has not received an annual performance evaluation rating
  540  of unsatisfactory or needs improvement under s. 1012.34.
  541         (e) An employee awarded an instructional multiyear contract
  542  who receives an annual performance evaluation rating of
  543  unsatisfactory or needs improvement under s. 1012.34 must be
  544  returned to an annual contract in the following school year.
  545  Such evaluation rating must be included with the evaluation
  546  ratings under subsequent annual contracts for determinations of
  547  just cause under s. 1012.33.
  549  CONTRACT.—Instructional personnel who accept a written offer
  550  from the district school board and who leave their positions
  551  without prior release from the district school board are subject
  552  to the jurisdiction of the Education Practices Commission.
  555  personnel with an annual or instructional multiyear contract may
  556  be suspended or dismissed at any time during the term of the
  557  contract for just cause as provided in subsection (5). The
  558  district school board shall notify the employee in writing
  559  whenever charges are made and may suspend such person without
  560  pay. However, if the charges are not sustained, the employee
  561  must shall be immediately reinstated and his or her back pay
  562  must shall be paid. If the employee wishes to contest the
  563  charges, he or she must, within 15 days after receipt of the
  564  written notice, submit a written request for a hearing to the
  565  district school board. A direct hearing must shall be conducted
  566  by the district school board or a subcommittee thereof within 60
  567  days after receipt of the written appeal. The hearing must shall
  568  be conducted in accordance with ss. 120.569 and 120.57. A
  569  majority vote of the membership of the district school board
  570  shall be required to sustain the district school
  571  superintendent’s recommendation. The district school board’s
  572  determination is final as to the sufficiency or insufficiency of
  573  the grounds for suspension without pay or dismissal. Any such
  574  decision adverse to the employee may be appealed by the employee
  575  pursuant to s. 120.68.
  576         Section 10. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (1) and
  577  paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section 1012.34, Florida
  578  Statutes, are amended, and paragraph (c) is added to subsection
  579  (7) of that section, to read:
  580         1012.34 Personnel evaluation procedures and criteria.—
  582         (a) For the purpose of increasing student academic
  583  performance by improving the quality of instructional,
  584  administrative, and supervisory services in the public schools
  585  of this the state, the district school superintendent shall
  586  establish procedures for evaluating the performance of duties
  587  and responsibilities of all instructional, administrative, and
  588  supervisory personnel employed by the school district. The
  589  procedures and requirements in subsection (3) must be
  590  established by the district school superintendent and approved
  591  by the district school board, must set the standards of service
  592  to be offered to the public within the meaning of s. 447.209,
  593  and are not subject to collective bargaining. The district
  594  school superintendent shall provide instructional personnel the
  595  opportunity to review their class rosters for accuracy and to
  596  correct any mistakes. The district school superintendent shall
  597  report accurate class rosters for the purpose of calculating
  598  district and statewide student performance and annually report
  599  the evaluation results of instructional personnel and school
  600  administrators to the Department of Education in addition to the
  601  information required under subsection (5).
  602         (b) The district school superintendent must submit the
  603  district instructional personnel and school administrator
  604  evaluation systems to the department whenever the evaluation
  605  systems in subsection (2) are amended department must approve
  606  each school district’s instructional personnel and school
  607  administrator evaluation systems. The department shall monitor
  608  each district’s implementation of its instructional personnel
  609  and school administrator evaluation systems for compliance with
  610  the requirements of this section.
  611         (3) EVALUATION PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA.—Instructional
  612  personnel and school administrator performance evaluations must
  613  be based upon the performance of students assigned to their
  614  classrooms or schools, as provided in this section. Pursuant to
  615  this section, a school district’s performance evaluation system
  616  is not limited to basing unsatisfactory performance of
  617  instructional personnel and school administrators solely upon
  618  student performance, but may include other criteria to evaluate
  619  instructional personnel and school administrators’ performance,
  620  or any combination of student performance and other criteria.
  621  Evaluation procedures and criteria must comply with, but are not
  622  limited to, the following:
  623         (a) A performance evaluation must be conducted for each
  624  employee at least once a year, except that a classroom teacher,
  625  as defined in s. 1012.01(2)(a), excluding substitute teachers,
  626  who is newly hired by the district school board must be observed
  627  and evaluated at least twice in the first year of teaching in
  628  the school district. The performance evaluation must be based
  629  upon sound educational principles and contemporary research in
  630  effective educational practices. The evaluation criteria must
  631  include:
  632         1. Performance of students.—At least one-half one-third of
  633  a performance evaluation must be based upon data and indicators
  634  of student performance, as determined by each school district.
  635  This portion of the evaluation must include growth or
  636  achievement data of the teacher’s students or, for a school
  637  administrator, the students attending the school over the course
  638  of at least 3 years. If less than 3 years of data are available,
  639  the years for which data are available must be used. The
  640  proportion of growth or achievement data may be determined by
  641  instructional assignment.
  642         2. Instructional practice.—For instructional personnel, at
  643  least one-third of the performance evaluation must be based upon
  644  instructional practice. Evaluation criteria used when annually
  645  observing classroom teachers, as defined in s. 1012.01(2)(a),
  646  excluding substitute teachers, must include indicators based
  647  upon each of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices adopted
  648  by the State Board of Education. For instructional personnel who
  649  are not classroom teachers, evaluation criteria must be based
  650  upon indicators of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices
  651  and may include specific job expectations related to student
  652  support. This section does not preclude a school administrator
  653  from visiting and observing classroom teachers throughout the
  654  school year for purposes of providing mentorship, training,
  655  instructional feedback, or professional learning.
  656         3. Instructional leadership.—For school administrators, at
  657  least one-third of the performance evaluation must be based on
  658  instructional leadership. Evaluation criteria for instructional
  659  leadership must include indicators based upon each of the
  660  leadership standards adopted by the State Board of Education
  661  under s. 1012.986, including performance measures related to the
  662  effectiveness of classroom teachers in the school, the
  663  administrator’s appropriate use of evaluation criteria and
  664  procedures, recruitment and retention of effective and highly
  665  effective classroom teachers, improvement in the percentage of
  666  instructional personnel evaluated at the highly effective or
  667  effective level, and other leadership practices that result in
  668  student learning growth. The system may include a means to give
  669  parents and instructional personnel an opportunity to provide
  670  input into the administrator’s performance evaluation.
  671         4. Other indicators of performance.—For instructional
  672  personnel and school administrators, the remainder of a
  673  performance evaluation may include, but is not limited to,
  674  professional and job responsibilities as recommended by the
  675  State Board of Education or identified by the district school
  676  board and, for instructional personnel, peer reviews,
  677  objectively reliable survey information from students and
  678  parents based on teaching practices that are consistently
  679  associated with higher student achievement, and other valid and
  680  reliable measures of instructional practice.
  682         (c)The measurement of student learning growth under
  683  paragraph (a) may not be the sole determinant for any incentive
  684  pay for instructional personnel or school administrators.
  685         Section 11. Paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of section
  686  1012.39, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  687         1012.39 Employment of substitute teachers, teachers of
  688  adult education, nondegreed teachers of career education, and
  689  career specialists; students performing clinical field
  690  experience.—
  691         (1) Notwithstanding ss. 1012.32, 1012.55, 1012.56, and
  692  1012.57, or any other provision of law or rule to the contrary,
  693  each district school board shall establish the minimal
  694  qualifications for:
  695         (c) Part-time and full-time nondegreed teachers of career
  696  programs. Qualifications must be established for nondegreed
  697  teachers of career and technical education courses for program
  698  clusters that are recognized in the state and are based
  699  primarily on successful occupational experience rather than
  700  academic training. The qualifications for such teachers must
  701  require:
  702         1. The filing of a complete set of fingerprints in the same
  703  manner as required by s. 1012.32. Faculty employed solely to
  704  conduct postsecondary instruction may be exempted from this
  705  requirement.
  706         2. Documentation of education and successful occupational
  707  experience including documentation of:
  708         a. A high school diploma or the equivalent.
  709         b. Completion of a minimum level, established by the
  710  district school board, 3 years of full-time successful
  711  occupational experience or the equivalent of part-time
  712  experience in the teaching specialization area. The district
  713  school board may establish alternative qualifications for
  714  teachers with an industry certification in the career area in
  715  which they teach.
  716         c. For full-time teachers, completion of professional
  717  education training in teaching methods, course construction,
  718  lesson planning and evaluation, and teaching special needs
  719  students. This training may be completed through coursework from
  720  an accredited or approved institution or an approved district
  721  teacher education program, or the local school district
  722  inservice master plan.
  723         d. Documentation of industry certification when state or
  724  national industry certifications are available and applicable.
  725         Section 12. Subsection (1) of section 1012.42, Florida
  726  Statutes, is amended to read:
  727         1012.42 Teacher teaching out-of-field.—
  728         (1) ASSISTANCE.—
  729         (a) Each district school board shall adopt and implement a
  730  plan to assist any teacher teaching out-of-field, and priority
  731  consideration in professional development activities shall be
  732  given to a teacher who is teaching out-of-field. The district
  733  school board shall require that the teacher participate in a
  734  certification or staff development program designed to provide
  735  the teacher with the competencies required for the assigned
  736  duties. The board-approved assistance plan must include duties
  737  of administrative personnel and other instructional personnel to
  738  provide students with instructional services.
  739         (b)A teacher who holds an educator certificate in
  740  exceptional student education is considered in-field if he or
  741  she is teaching in a self-contained classroom. For the purpose
  742  of this paragraph, the term “self-contained classroom” means a
  743  classroom of exceptional students as defined in s. 1003.01
  744  taught by an educator who holds a certificate in exceptional
  745  student education and who is responsible for instruction of all
  746  academic subjects.
  747         Section 13. Subsections (1) and (3) of section 1012.45,
  748  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  749         1012.45 School bus drivers; requirements and duties.—
  750         (1) Each school bus driver must be of good moral character,
  751  of good vision and hearing, able-bodied, free from communicable
  752  disease, mentally alert, and sufficiently strong physically to
  753  handle the bus with ease, and must meet he or she must possess
  754  other qualifications prescribed by the Commissioner of
  755  Education, including those qualifications described in 49 C.F.R.
  756  s. 391, relating to physical qualifications and examinations,
  757  and 49 C.F.R. part 40 and part 382, relating to controlled
  758  substance and alcohol use and testing, and he or she must hold a
  759  valid commercial driver license with a passenger endorsement.
  760         (3) Each district school board shall require that school
  761  bus drivers and school bus attendants complete a certified
  762  cardiopulmonary resuscitation course and first aid training
  763  before being employed as a school bus driver or a school bus
  764  attendant. The school district shall maintain documentation of
  765  the completion of the cardiopulmonary resuscitation course and
  766  first aid training. Each district school board must also provide
  767  training to school bus drivers and school bus attendants for
  768  students with disabilities under s. 1003.57. Each district
  769  school board may adopt additional The State Board of Education
  770  shall adopt rules outlining requirements that school bus drivers
  771  must meet to be before they are employed by district school
  772  boards.
  773         Section 14. Subsection (2) and paragraph (a) of subsection
  774  (3) of section 1012.555, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  775         1012.555 Teacher Apprenticeship Program.—
  776         (2)(a) An individual must meet the following minimum
  777  eligibility requirements to participate in the apprenticeship
  778  program:
  779         1. Be enrolled in or have completed Have received an
  780  associate degree program at from an accredited postsecondary
  781  institution.
  782         2. Have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 3.0
  783  in that degree program.
  784         3. Have successfully passed a background screening as
  785  provided in s. 1012.32.
  786         4. Have received a temporary apprenticeship certificate as
  787  provided in s. 1012.56(7)(d).
  788         (b) As a condition of participating in the program, an
  789  apprentice teacher must commit to spending at least the first 2
  790  years in the classroom of a mentor teacher using team teaching
  791  strategies identified in s. 1003.03(5)(b) and fulfilling the on
  792  the-job training component of the registered apprenticeship and
  793  its associated standards.
  794         (c) An apprentice teacher must do both of the following:
  795         1. Complete at least 2 years in an apprenticeship before
  796  being eligible to apply for a professional certificate
  797  established in s. 1012.56(7)(a). Completion of the Teacher
  798  Apprenticeship Program does not exempt an apprentice teacher
  799  from the requirements of s. 1012.56(2)(c).
  800         2. Receive related instruction as provided in s. 446.051.
  801         (d) An apprentice teacher must be appointed by the district
  802  school board as an education paraprofessional and must be paid
  803  in accordance with s. 446.032 and rules adopted by the State
  804  Board of Education.
  805         (e) An apprentice teacher may change schools or districts
  806  after the first year of his or her apprenticeship if the hiring
  807  school or district has agreed to fund the remaining year of the
  808  apprenticeship.
  809         (3) A teacher who serves as a mentor in the apprenticeship
  810  program shall mentor his or her apprentice teacher using team
  811  teaching strategies and must, at a minimum, meet all of the
  812  following requirements:
  813         (a) Have at least 5 7 years of teaching experience in this
  814  state.
  815         Section 15. Subsections (3) and (7) and paragraph (a) of
  816  subsection (8) of section 1012.56, Florida Statutes, are amended
  817  to read:
  818         1012.56 Educator certification requirements.—
  819         (3) MASTERY OF GENERAL KNOWLEDGE.—Acceptable means of
  820  demonstrating mastery of general knowledge are:
  821         (a) Achievement of passing scores on the general knowledge
  822  examination required by state board rule;
  823         (b) Documentation of a valid professional standard teaching
  824  certificate issued by another state;
  825         (c) Documentation of a valid certificate issued by the
  826  National Board for Professional Teaching Standards or a national
  827  educator credentialing board approved by the State Board of
  828  Education;
  829         (d) Documentation of two semesters of successful, full-time
  830  or part-time teaching in a Florida College System institution,
  831  state university, or private college or university that awards
  832  an associate or higher degree and is an accredited institution
  833  or an institution of higher education identified by the
  834  Department of Education as having a quality program;
  835         (e) Achievement of passing scores, identified in state
  836  board rule, on national or international examinations that test
  837  comparable content and relevant standards in verbal, analytical
  838  writing, and quantitative reasoning skills, including, but not
  839  limited to, the verbal, analytical writing, and quantitative
  840  reasoning portions of the Graduate Record Examination. Passing
  841  scores identified in state board rule must be at approximately
  842  the same level of rigor as is required to pass the general
  843  knowledge examinations; or
  844         (f) Documentation of receipt of a master’s or higher degree
  845  from an accredited postsecondary educational institution that
  846  the Department of Education has identified as having a quality
  847  program resulting in a baccalaureate degree or higher; or
  848         (g)Documentation of a rating of effective or highly
  849  effective under s. 1012.34 in each year of the validity period
  850  of the temporary certificate.
  852  A school district that employs an individual who does not
  853  achieve passing scores on any subtest of the general knowledge
  854  examination must provide information regarding the availability
  855  of state-level and district-level supports and instruction to
  856  assist him or her in achieving a passing score. Such information
  857  must include, but need not be limited to, state-level test
  858  information guides, school district test preparation resources,
  859  and preparation courses offered by state universities and
  860  Florida College System institutions. The requirement of mastery
  861  of general knowledge shall be waived for an individual who has
  862  been provided 3 years of supports and instruction and who has
  863  been rated effective or highly effective under s. 1012.34 for
  864  each of the last 3 years.
  866         (a) The Department of Education shall issue a professional
  867  certificate for a period not to exceed 5 years to any applicant
  868  who fulfills one of the following:
  869         1. Meets all the applicable requirements outlined in
  870  subsection (2).
  871         2. For a professional certificate covering grades 6 through
  872  12:
  873         a. Meets the applicable requirements of paragraphs (2)(a)
  874  (h).
  875         b. Holds a master’s or higher degree in the area of
  876  science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
  877         c. Teaches a high school course in the subject of the
  878  advanced degree.
  879         d. Is rated highly effective as determined by the teacher’s
  880  performance evaluation under s. 1012.34, based in part on
  881  student performance as measured by a statewide, standardized
  882  assessment or an Advanced Placement, Advanced International
  883  Certificate of Education, or International Baccalaureate
  884  examination.
  885         e. Achieves a passing score on the Florida professional
  886  education competency examination required by state board rule.
  887         3. Meets the applicable requirements of paragraphs (2)(a)
  888  (h) and completes a professional learning certification program
  889  approved by the department pursuant to paragraph (8)(b) or an
  890  educator preparation institute approved by the department
  891  pursuant to s. 1004.85. An applicant who completes one of these
  892  programs and is rated highly effective as determined by his or
  893  her performance evaluation under s. 1012.34 is not required to
  894  take or achieve a passing score on the professional education
  895  competency examination in order to be awarded a professional
  896  certificate.
  897         (b) The department shall issue a temporary certificate to
  898  any applicant who:
  899         1. Completes the requirements outlined in paragraphs
  900  (2)(a)-(f) and completes the subject area content requirements
  901  specified in state board rule or demonstrates mastery of subject
  902  area knowledge pursuant to subsection (5) and holds an
  903  accredited degree or a degree approved by the Department of
  904  Education at the level required for the subject area
  905  specialization in state board rule;
  906         2. For a subject area specialization for which the state
  907  board otherwise requires a bachelor’s degree, documents 48
  908  months of active-duty military service with an honorable
  909  discharge or a medical separation; completes the requirements
  910  outlined in paragraphs (2)(a), (b), and (d)-(f); completes the
  911  subject area content requirements specified in state board rule
  912  or demonstrates mastery of subject area knowledge pursuant to
  913  subsection (5); and documents completion of 60 college credits
  914  with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0
  915  scale, as provided by one or more accredited institutions of
  916  higher learning or a nonaccredited institution of higher
  917  learning identified by the Department of Education as having a
  918  quality program resulting in a bachelor’s degree or higher; or
  919         3. Is enrolled in a state-approved teacher preparation
  920  program under s. 1004.04; is actively completing the required
  921  program field experience or internship at a public school;
  922  completes the requirements outlined in paragraphs (2)(a), (b),
  923  and (d)-(f); completes the subject area content requirements
  924  specified in state board rule or demonstrates mastery of subject
  925  area knowledge pursuant to subsection (5); and documents
  926  completion of 60 college credits with a minimum cumulative grade
  927  point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, as provided by one or more
  928  accredited institutions of higher learning or a nonaccredited
  929  institution of higher learning identified by the Department of
  930  Education as having a quality program resulting in a bachelor’s
  931  degree or higher.
  932         (c) The department shall issue one nonrenewable 2-year
  933  temporary certificate and one nonrenewable 5-year professional
  934  certificate to a qualified applicant who holds a bachelor’s
  935  degree in the area of speech-language impairment to allow for
  936  completion of a master’s degree program in speech-language
  937  impairment.
  938         (d) The department shall issue a temporary apprenticeship
  939  certificate to any applicant who:
  940         1. Meets the requirements of paragraphs (2)(a), (b), and
  941  (d)-(f).
  942         2. Completes the subject area content requirements
  943  specified in state board rule or demonstrates mastery of subject
  944  area knowledge as provided in subsection (5).
  945         (e) A person who is issued a temporary certificate under
  946  paragraph (b) must be assigned a teacher mentor for a minimum of
  947  2 school years after commencing employment. Each teacher mentor
  948  selected by the school district, charter school, or charter
  949  management organization must:
  950         1. Hold a valid professional certificate issued pursuant to
  951  this section;
  952         2. Have earned at least 3 years of teaching experience in
  953  prekindergarten through grade 12; and
  954         3. Have earned an effective or highly effective rating on
  955  the prior year’s performance evaluation under s. 1012.34.
  956         (f)1. A temporary certificate is valid for 5 school fiscal
  957  years, is limited to a one-time issuance, and is nonrenewable.
  958         2. A temporary apprenticeship certificate issued under
  959  paragraph (d) is valid for 5 school years, may be issued only
  960  once, and is nonrenewable.
  961         (g) A school district or a consortium of school districts
  962  may issue temporary certificates based on the requirements in
  963  paragraph (b). School districts or a consortium of school
  964  districts must report the number of such certificates issued,
  965  and any additional information to the department, based on
  966  reporting requirements adopted by the State Board of Education.
  968  At least 1 year before an individual’s department-issued
  969  temporary certificate is set to expire, the department shall
  970  electronically notify the individual of the date on which his or
  971  her certificate will expire and provide a list of each method by
  972  which the qualifications for a professional certificate can be
  973  completed.
  975         (a) The Department of Education shall develop and each
  976  school district, charter school, and charter management
  977  organization may provide a cohesive competency-based
  978  professional learning certification program by which
  979  instructional staff may satisfy the mastery of professional
  980  preparation and education competence requirements specified in
  981  subsection (6) and rules of the State Board of Education.
  982  Participants must hold a state-issued temporary certificate. A
  983  school district, charter school, or charter management
  984  organization that implements the program shall provide a
  985  competency-based certification program developed by the
  986  Department of Education or developed by the district, charter
  987  school, or charter management organization and approved by the
  988  Department of Education. These entities may collaborate with
  989  other supporting agencies or educational entities for
  990  implementation. The program shall include the following:
  991         1. A teacher mentorship and induction component.
  992         a. Each individual selected by the district, charter
  993  school, or charter management organization as a mentor:
  994         (I) Must hold a valid professional certificate issued
  995  pursuant to this section;
  996         (II) Must have earned at least 3 years of teaching
  997  experience in prekindergarten through grade 12;
  998         (III) Must have completed training in clinical supervision
  999  and participate in ongoing mentor training provided through the
 1000  coordinated system of professional learning under s. 1012.98(4);
 1001         (IV) Must have earned an effective or highly effective
 1002  rating on the prior year’s performance evaluation; and
 1003         (V) May be a peer evaluator under the district’s evaluation
 1004  system approved under s. 1012.34.
 1005         b. The teacher mentorship and induction component must, at
 1006  a minimum, provide routine opportunities for mentoring and
 1007  induction activities, including ongoing professional learning as
 1008  described in s. 1012.98 targeted to a teacher’s needs,
 1009  opportunities for a teacher to observe other teachers, co
 1010  teaching experiences, and reflection and follow-up followup
 1011  discussions. Professional learning must meet the criteria
 1012  established in s. 1012.98(3). Mentorship and induction
 1013  activities must be provided for an applicant’s first year in the
 1014  program and may be provided until the applicant attains his or
 1015  her professional certificate in accordance with this section.
 1016         2. An assessment of teaching performance aligned to the
 1017  district’s, charter school’s, or charter management
 1018  organization’s system for personnel evaluation under s. 1012.34
 1019  which provides for:
 1020         a. An initial evaluation of each educator’s competencies to
 1021  determine an appropriate individualized professional learning
 1022  plan.
 1023         b. A summative evaluation to assure successful completion
 1024  of the program.
 1025         3. Professional education preparation content knowledge,
 1026  which must be included in the mentoring and induction activities
 1027  under subparagraph 1., that includes, but is not limited to, the
 1028  following:
 1029         a. The state academic standards provided under s. 1003.41,
 1030  including scientifically researched and evidence-based reading
 1031  instructional strategies grounded in the science of reading,
 1032  content literacy, and mathematical practices, for each subject
 1033  identified on the temporary certificate. Reading instructional
 1034  strategies for foundational skills shall include phonics
 1035  instruction for decoding and encoding as the primary
 1036  instructional strategy for word reading. Instructional
 1037  strategies may not employ the three-cueing system model of
 1038  reading or visual memory as a basis for teaching word reading.
 1039  Instructional strategies may include visual information and
 1040  strategies which improve background and experiential knowledge,
 1041  add context, and increase oral language and vocabulary to
 1042  support comprehension, but may not be used to teach word
 1043  reading.
 1044         b. The educator-accomplished practices approved by the
 1045  state board.
 1046         4. Required achievement of passing scores on the subject
 1047  area and professional education competency examination required
 1048  by State Board of Education rule. Mastery of general knowledge
 1049  must be demonstrated as described in subsection (3).
 1050         5. Beginning with candidates entering a program in the
 1051  2022-2023 school year, a candidate for certification in a
 1052  coverage area identified pursuant to s. 1012.585(3)(g) s.
 1053  1012.585(3)(f) must successfully complete all competencies for a
 1054  reading endorsement, including completion of the endorsement
 1055  practicum.
 1056         Section 16. Subsection (4) of section 1012.57, Florida
 1057  Statutes, is amended to read:
 1058         1012.57 Certification of adjunct educators.—
 1059         (4) Each adjunct teaching certificate is valid through the
 1060  term of the annual contract between the educator and the school
 1061  district or charter school. An additional annual certification
 1062  and an additional annual contract may be awarded by the district
 1063  or charter school at the district’s or charter school’s
 1064  discretion but only if the applicant is rated effective or
 1065  highly effective under s. 1012.34 during each year of teaching
 1066  under adjunct teaching certification. A school district and
 1067  charter school may issue an adjunct teaching certificate for a
 1068  part-time or full-time teaching position; however, an adjunct
 1069  teaching certificate issued for a full-time teaching position is
 1070  valid for no more than 5 years and is nonrenewable.
 1071         Section 17. Section 1012.575, Florida Statutes, is amended
 1072  to read:
 1073         1012.575 Alternative preparation programs for certified
 1074  teachers to add additional coverage.—A district school board, or
 1075  an organization of private schools, or a consortium of charter
 1076  schools with an approved professional learning system as
 1077  described in s. 1012.98(7), or the Florida Institute for Charter
 1078  School Innovation may design alternative teacher preparation
 1079  programs to enable persons already certificated to add an
 1080  additional coverage to their certificates. Each alternative
 1081  teacher preparation program shall be reviewed and approved by
 1082  the Department of Education to ensure assure that persons who
 1083  complete the program are competent in the necessary areas of
 1084  subject matter specialization. Two or more school districts may
 1085  jointly participate in an alternative preparation program for
 1086  teachers.
 1087         Section 18. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2), subsections
 1088  (3) and (4), and paragraph (b) of subsection (5) of section
 1089  1012.585, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
 1090         1012.585 Process for renewal of professional certificates.—
 1091         (2)(a) All professional certificates, except a nonrenewable
 1092  professional certificate, are shall be renewable for successive
 1093  periods not to exceed 10 5 years after the date of submission of
 1094  documentation of completion of the requirements for renewal
 1095  provided in subsection (3). Only one renewal may be granted
 1096  during each 5-year or 10-year validity period of a professional
 1097  certificate.
 1098         1.A teacher who is rated highly effective, pursuant to s.
 1099  1012.34, in at least 4 years of the 5-year validity period of
 1100  his or her professional certificate is eligible for a
 1101  professional certificate valid for 10 years. A teacher must be
 1102  issued at least one 5-year professional certificate to be
 1103  eligible for a 10-year professional certificate. A teacher who
 1104  does not meet the requirement of this subparagraph is eligible
 1105  to renew his or her 5-year professional certificate.
 1106         2. A teacher who is rated effective or highly effective,
 1107  pursuant to s. 1012.34, for the entirety of the 10-year validity
 1108  period of his or her professional certificate is eligible to
 1109  renew a professional certificate valid for 10 years. A teacher
 1110  issued a 10-year professional certificate who does not meet the
 1111  requirement of this subparagraph is eligible for a professional
 1112  certificate valid for 5 years.
 1113         (3) For the renewal of a professional certificate, the
 1114  following requirements must be met:
 1115         (a) The applicant must:
 1116         1. Earn a minimum of 6 college credits or 120 inservice
 1117  points or a combination thereof for a certificate valid for 5
 1118  years. The district school board may reduce the requirements by
 1119  1 college credit or 20 inservice points for an applicant rated
 1120  highly effective, pursuant to s. 1012.34, in at least 3 of the 5
 1121  years of the 5-year validity period of his or her initial
 1122  professional certificate.
 1123         2. Earn a minimum of 9 college credits or 180 inservice
 1124  points or a combination thereof for a professional certificate
 1125  valid for 10 years.
 1126         (b) For each area of specialization to be retained on a
 1127  certificate, the applicant must earn at least 3 of the required
 1128  credit hours or equivalent inservice points in the
 1129  specialization area. Education in “clinical educator” training
 1130  pursuant to s. 1004.04(5)(b); participation in mentorship and
 1131  induction activities, including as a mentor, pursuant to s.
 1132  1012.56(8)(a); and credits or points that provide training in
 1133  the area of scientifically researched, knowledge-based reading
 1134  literacy grounded in the science of reading, including explicit,
 1135  systematic, and sequential approaches to reading instruction,
 1136  developing phonemic awareness, and implementing multisensory
 1137  intervention strategies, and computational skills acquisition,
 1138  exceptional student education, normal child development, and the
 1139  disorders of development may be applied toward any
 1140  specialization area. Credits or points that provide training in
 1141  the areas of drug abuse, child abuse and neglect, strategies in
 1142  teaching students having limited proficiency in English, or
 1143  dropout prevention, or training in areas identified in the
 1144  educational goals and performance standards adopted pursuant to
 1145  ss. 1000.03(5) and 1008.345 may be applied toward any
 1146  specialization area, except specialization areas identified by
 1147  State Board of Education rule that include reading instruction
 1148  or intervention for any students in kindergarten through grade
 1149  6. Each district school board shall include in its inservice
 1150  master plan the ability for teachers to receive inservice points
 1151  for supporting students in extracurricular career and technical
 1152  education activities, such as career and technical student
 1153  organization activities outside of regular school hours and
 1154  training related to supervising students participating in a
 1155  career and technical student organization. Credits or points
 1156  earned through approved summer institutes may be applied toward
 1157  the fulfillment of these requirements. Inservice points may also
 1158  be earned by participation in professional growth components
 1159  approved by the State Board of Education and specified pursuant
 1160  to s. 1012.98 in the district’s approved master plan for
 1161  inservice educational training; however, such points may not be
 1162  used to satisfy the specialization requirements of this
 1163  paragraph.
 1164         (c)(b) In lieu of college course credit or inservice
 1165  points, the applicant may renew a subject area specialization by
 1166  passage of a state board approved Florida-developed subject area
 1167  examination or, if a Florida subject area examination has not
 1168  been developed, a standardized examination specified in state
 1169  board rule.
 1170         (d)(c) If an applicant wishes to retain more than two
 1171  specialization areas on the certificate, the applicant must
 1172  shall be permitted two successive validity periods for renewal
 1173  of all specialization areas, but must earn no fewer than 6
 1174  college course credit hours or the equivalent inservice points
 1175  in any one validity period. If an applicant with an initial
 1176  professional certificate qualifies for reduced requirements
 1177  under paragraph (a), he or she must earn no fewer than 5 college
 1178  course credit hours or 100 inservice points in any one validity
 1179  period.
 1180         (e)(d) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules for
 1181  the expanded use of training for renewal of the professional
 1182  certificate for educators who are required to complete training
 1183  in teaching students of limited English proficiency or students
 1184  with disabilities and training in the teaching of reading as
 1185  follows:
 1186         1. A teacher who holds a professional certificate may use
 1187  college credits or inservice points earned through training in
 1188  teaching students of limited English proficiency or students
 1189  with disabilities and training in the teaching of reading in
 1190  excess of 6 semester hours during one certificate-validity
 1191  period toward renewal of the professional certificate during the
 1192  subsequent validity periods.
 1193         2. A teacher who holds a temporary certificate may use
 1194  college credits or inservice points earned through training in
 1195  teaching students of limited English proficiency or students
 1196  with disabilities and training in the teaching of reading toward
 1197  renewal of the teacher’s first professional certificate. Such
 1198  training must not have been included within the degree program,
 1199  and the teacher’s temporary and professional certificates must
 1200  be issued for consecutive school years.
 1201         (f)(e) Beginning July 1, 2014, an applicant for renewal of
 1202  a professional certificate must earn a minimum of one college
 1203  credit or the equivalent inservice points in the area of
 1204  instruction for teaching students with disabilities. The
 1205  requirement in this paragraph may not add to the total hours
 1206  required by the department for continuing education or inservice
 1207  training.
 1208         (g)(f) An applicant for renewal of a professional
 1209  certificate in any area of certification identified by State
 1210  Board of Education rule that includes reading instruction or
 1211  intervention for any students in kindergarten through grade 6,
 1212  with a beginning validity date of July 1, 2020, or thereafter,
 1213  must earn a minimum of 2 college credits or the equivalent
 1214  inservice points in evidence-based instruction and interventions
 1215  grounded in the science of reading specifically designed for
 1216  students with characteristics of dyslexia, including the use of
 1217  explicit, systematic, and sequential approaches to reading
 1218  instruction, developing phonological and phonemic awareness,
 1219  decoding, and implementing multisensory intervention strategies.
 1220  Such training must be provided by teacher preparation programs
 1221  under s. 1004.04 or s. 1004.85 or approved school district
 1222  professional development systems under s. 1012.98. The
 1223  requirements in this paragraph may not add to the total hours
 1224  required by the department for continuing education or inservice
 1225  training.
 1226         (h)(g) An applicant for renewal of a professional
 1227  certificate in educational leadership from a Level I program
 1228  under s. 1012.562(2) or Level II program under s. 1012.562(3),
 1229  with a beginning validity date of July 1, 2025, or thereafter,
 1230  must earn a minimum of 1 college credit or 20 inservice points
 1231  in Florida’s educational leadership standards, as established in
 1232  rule by the State Board of Education. The requirement in this
 1233  paragraph may not add to the total hours required by the
 1234  department for continuing education or inservice training.
 1235         (i)(h) A teacher may earn inservice points only once during
 1236  each 5-year validity period for any mandatory training topic
 1237  that is not linked to student learning or professional growth.
 1238         (4)(a) When any person who holds a valid temporary
 1239  certificate or professional certificate is called into or
 1240  volunteers for actual wartime service or required peacetime
 1241  military service training, the certificate shall be renewed for
 1242  a period of time equal to the time spent in military service if
 1243  the person makes proper application and presents substantiating
 1244  evidence to the department or the employing school district
 1245  regarding such military service.
 1246         (b)A teacher who has taught in a private school during the
 1247  5-year validity period of his or her professional certificate
 1248  and is subsequently reemployed to teach in a school district may
 1249  extend the expiration date of the certificate for a duration
 1250  equivalent to the number of years taught at a private school, up
 1251  to a maximum of 3 years. This extension is granted in order for
 1252  the teacher to submit documentation for his or her completion of
 1253  the requirements outlined in subsection (3). The teacher must
 1254  submit documentation of employment in a school district or in a
 1255  private school in a format determined by the department.
 1256         (5) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules to allow
 1257  the reinstatement of expired professional certificates. The
 1258  department may reinstate an expired professional certificate if
 1259  the certificateholder:
 1260         (b) Documents completion of 6 college credits during the 5
 1261  years immediately preceding reinstatement of the expired
 1262  certificate, completion of 120 inservice points, or a
 1263  combination thereof, in an area specified in paragraph (3)(b)
 1264  (3)(a) to include the credit required under paragraph (3)(f)
 1265  (3)(e).
 1267  The requirements of this subsection may not be satisfied by
 1268  subject area examinations or college credits completed for
 1269  issuance of the certificate that has expired.
 1270         Section 19. Section 1012.72, Florida Statutes, is repealed.
 1271         Section 20. Paragraph (b) of subsection (5) and subsection
 1272  (7) of section 1012.98, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
 1273         1012.98 School Community Professional Learning Act.—
 1274         (5) The Department of Education, school districts, schools,
 1275  Florida College System institutions, and state universities
 1276  share the responsibilities described in this section. These
 1277  responsibilities include the following:
 1278         (b) Each school district shall develop a professional
 1279  learning system as specified in subsection (4). The system shall
 1280  be developed in consultation with teachers, teacher-educators of
 1281  Florida College System institutions and state universities,
 1282  business and community representatives, and local education
 1283  foundations, consortia, and professional organizations. The
 1284  professional learning system must:
 1285         1. Be reviewed and approved by the department for
 1286  compliance with s. 1003.42(3) and this section. Effective March
 1287  1, 2024, the department shall establish a calendar for the
 1288  review and approval of all professional learning systems. A
 1289  professional learning system must be reviewed and approved every
 1290  5 years. Any substantial revisions to the system must shall be
 1291  submitted to the department for review and approval. The
 1292  department shall establish a format for the review and approval
 1293  of a professional learning system.
 1294         2. Be based on analyses of student achievement data and
 1295  instructional strategies and methods that support rigorous,
 1296  relevant, and challenging curricula for all students. Schools
 1297  and districts, in developing and refining the professional
 1298  learning system, shall also review and monitor school discipline
 1299  data; school environment surveys; assessments of parental
 1300  satisfaction; performance appraisal data of teachers, managers,
 1301  and administrative personnel; and other performance indicators
 1302  to identify school and student needs that can be met by improved
 1303  professional performance.
 1304         3. Provide inservice activities coupled with follow-up
 1305  followup support appropriate to accomplish district-level and
 1306  school-level improvement goals and standards. The inservice
 1307  activities for instructional and school administrative personnel
 1308  shall focus on analysis of student achievement data, ongoing
 1309  formal and informal assessments of student achievement,
 1310  identification and use of enhanced and differentiated
 1311  instructional strategies that emphasize rigor, relevance, and
 1312  reading in the content areas, enhancement of subject content
 1313  expertise, integrated use of classroom technology that enhances
 1314  teaching and learning, classroom management, parent involvement,
 1315  and school safety.
 1316         4. Provide inservice activities and support targeted to the
 1317  individual needs of new teachers participating in the
 1318  professional learning certification and education competency
 1319  program under s. 1012.56(8)(a).
 1320         5. Include a professional learning catalog for inservice
 1321  activities, pursuant to rules of the State Board of Education,
 1322  for all district employees from all fund sources. The catalog
 1323  must shall be updated annually by September 1, must be based on
 1324  input from teachers and district and school instructional
 1325  leaders, and must use the latest available student achievement
 1326  data and research to enhance rigor and relevance in the
 1327  classroom. Each district inservice catalog must be aligned to
 1328  and support the school-based inservice catalog and school
 1329  improvement plans pursuant to s. 1001.42(18). Each district
 1330  inservice catalog must provide a description of the training
 1331  that middle grades instructional personnel and school
 1332  administrators receive on the district’s code of student conduct
 1333  adopted pursuant to s. 1006.07; integrated digital instruction
 1334  and competency-based instruction and CAPE Digital Tool
 1335  certificates and CAPE industry certifications; classroom
 1336  management; student behavior and interaction; extended learning
 1337  opportunities for students; and instructional leadership.
 1338  District plans must be approved by the district school board
 1339  annually in order to ensure compliance with subsection (1) and
 1340  to allow for dissemination of research-based best practices to
 1341  other districts. District school boards shall must submit
 1342  verification of their approval to the Commissioner of Education
 1343  no later than October 1, annually. Each school principal may
 1344  establish and maintain an individual professional learning plan
 1345  for each instructional employee assigned to the school as a
 1346  seamless component to the school improvement plans developed
 1347  pursuant to s. 1001.42(18). An individual professional learning
 1348  plan must be related to specific performance data for the
 1349  students to whom the teacher is assigned, define the inservice
 1350  objectives and specific measurable improvements expected in
 1351  student performance as a result of the inservice activity, and
 1352  include an evaluation component that determines the
 1353  effectiveness of the professional learning plan.
 1354         6. Include inservice activities for school administrative
 1355  personnel, aligned to the state’s educational leadership
 1356  standards, which that address updated skills necessary for
 1357  instructional leadership and effective school management
 1358  pursuant to s. 1012.986.
 1359         7. Provide for systematic consultation with regional and
 1360  state personnel designated to provide technical assistance and
 1361  evaluation of local professional learning programs.
 1362         8. Provide for delivery of professional learning by
 1363  distance learning and other technology-based delivery systems to
 1364  reach more educators at lower costs.
 1365         9. Provide for the continuous evaluation of the quality and
 1366  effectiveness of professional learning programs in order to
 1367  eliminate ineffective programs and strategies and to expand
 1368  effective ones. Evaluations must consider the impact of such
 1369  activities on the performance of participating educators and
 1370  their students’ achievement and behavior.
 1371         10. For all grades, emphasize:
 1372         a. Interdisciplinary planning, collaboration, and
 1373  instruction.
 1374         b. Alignment of curriculum and instructional materials to
 1375  the state academic standards adopted pursuant to s. 1003.41.
 1376         c. Use of small learning communities; problem-solving,
 1377  inquiry-driven research and analytical approaches for students;
 1378  strategies and tools based on student needs; competency-based
 1379  instruction; integrated digital instruction; and project-based
 1380  instruction.
 1382  Each school that includes any of grades 6, 7, or 8 shall must
 1383  include in its school improvement plan, required under s.
 1384  1001.42(18), a description of the specific strategies used by
 1385  the school to implement each item listed in this subparagraph.
 1386         11. Provide training to reading coaches, classroom
 1387  teachers, and school administrators in effective methods of
 1388  identifying characteristics of conditions such as dyslexia and
 1389  other causes of diminished phonological processing skills;
 1390  incorporating instructional techniques into the general
 1391  education setting which are proven to improve reading
 1392  performance for all students; and using predictive and other
 1393  data to make instructional decisions based on individual student
 1394  needs. The training must help teachers integrate phonemic
 1395  awareness; phonics, word study, and spelling; reading fluency;
 1396  vocabulary, including academic vocabulary; and text
 1397  comprehension strategies into an explicit, systematic, and
 1398  sequential approach to reading instruction, including
 1399  multisensory intervention strategies. Such training for teaching
 1400  foundational skills must shall be based on the science of
 1401  reading and include phonics instruction for decoding and
 1402  encoding as the primary instructional strategy for word reading.
 1403  Instructional strategies included in the training may not employ
 1404  the three-cueing system model of reading or visual memory as a
 1405  basis for teaching word reading. Such instructional strategies
 1406  may include visual information and strategies which improve
 1407  background and experiential knowledge, add context, and increase
 1408  oral language and vocabulary to support comprehension, but may
 1409  not be used to teach word reading. Each district must provide
 1410  all elementary grades instructional personnel access to training
 1411  sufficient to meet the requirements of s. 1012.585(3)(g) s.
 1412  1012.585(3)(f).
 1413         (7) An organization of private schools or consortium of
 1414  charter schools which has no fewer than 10 member schools in
 1415  this state, which publishes and files with the Department of
 1416  Education copies of its standards, and the member schools of
 1417  which comply with the provisions of part II of chapter 1003,
 1418  relating to compulsory school attendance;, or a public or
 1419  private college or university with a teacher preparation program
 1420  approved pursuant to s. 1004.04; or the Florida Institute for
 1421  Charter School Innovation, may also develop a professional
 1422  learning system that includes a professional learning catalog
 1423  for inservice activities. The system and inservice catalog must
 1424  be submitted to the commissioner for approval pursuant to state
 1425  board rules.
 1426         Section 21. Paragraph (c) of subsection (2) and paragraph
 1427  (b) of subsection (5) of section 1004.04, Florida Statutes, are
 1428  amended to read:
 1429         1004.04 Public accountability and state approval for
 1430  teacher preparation programs.—
 1432         (c) Each candidate must receive instruction and be assessed
 1433  on the uniform core curricula in the candidate’s area or areas
 1434  of program concentration during course work and field
 1435  experiences. Beginning with candidates entering a teacher
 1436  preparation program in the 2022-2023 school year, a candidate
 1437  for certification in a coverage area identified pursuant to s.
 1438  1012.585(3)(g) s. 1012.585(3)(f) must successfully complete all
 1439  competencies for a reading endorsement, including completion of
 1440  the endorsement practicum through the candidate’s field
 1441  experience under subsection (5), in order to graduate from the
 1442  program.
 1443         (5) PRESERVICE FIELD EXPERIENCE.—All postsecondary
 1444  instructors, school district personnel and instructional
 1445  personnel, and school sites preparing instructional personnel
 1446  through preservice field experience courses and internships
 1447  shall meet special requirements. District school boards may pay
 1448  student teachers during their internships.
 1449         (b)1. All school district personnel and instructional
 1450  personnel who supervise or direct teacher preparation students
 1451  during field experience courses or internships taking place in
 1452  this state in which candidates demonstrate an impact on student
 1453  learning growth must have:
 1454         a. Evidence of “clinical educator” training;
 1455         b. A valid professional certificate issued pursuant to s.
 1456  1012.56;
 1457         c. At least 3 years of teaching experience in
 1458  prekindergarten through grade 12;
 1459         d. Earned an effective or highly effective rating on the
 1460  prior year’s performance evaluation under s. 1012.34 or be a
 1461  peer evaluator under the district’s evaluation system approved
 1462  under s. 1012.34; and
 1463         e. Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, for all such
 1464  personnel who supervise or direct teacher preparation students
 1465  during internships in kindergarten through grade 3 or who are
 1466  enrolled in a teacher preparation program for a certificate area
 1467  identified pursuant to s. 1012.585(3)(g) s. 1012.585(3)(f), a
 1468  certificate or endorsement in reading.
 1470  The State Board of Education shall approve the training
 1471  requirements.
 1472         2. All instructional personnel who supervise or direct
 1473  teacher preparation students during field experience courses or
 1474  internships in another state, in which a candidate demonstrates
 1475  his or her impact on student learning growth, through a Florida
 1476  online or distance program must have received “clinical
 1477  educator” training or its equivalent in that state, hold a valid
 1478  professional certificate issued by the state in which the field
 1479  experience takes place, and have at least 3 years of teaching
 1480  experience in prekindergarten through grade 12.
 1481         3. All instructional personnel who supervise or direct
 1482  teacher preparation students during field experience courses or
 1483  internships, in which a candidate demonstrates his or her impact
 1484  on student learning growth, on a United States military base in
 1485  another country through a Florida online or distance program
 1486  must have received “clinical educator” training or its
 1487  equivalent, hold a valid professional certificate issued by the
 1488  United States Department of Defense or a state or territory of
 1489  the United States, and have at least 3 years teaching experience
 1490  in prekindergarten through grade 12.
 1491         Section 22. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
 1492  1004.85, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
 1493         1004.85 Postsecondary educator preparation institutes.—
 1494         (3) Educator preparation institutes approved pursuant to
 1495  this section may offer competency-based certification programs
 1496  specifically designed for noneducation major baccalaureate
 1497  degree holders to enable program participants to meet the
 1498  educator certification requirements of s. 1012.56. An educator
 1499  preparation institute choosing to offer a competency-based
 1500  certification program pursuant to the provisions of this section
 1501  must implement a program developed by the institute and approved
 1502  by the department for this purpose. Approved programs shall be
 1503  available for use by other approved educator preparation
 1504  institutes.
 1505         (b) Each program participant must:
 1506         1. Meet certification requirements pursuant to s.
 1507  1012.56(1) by obtaining a statement of status of eligibility in
 1508  the certification subject area of the educational plan and meet
 1509  the requirements of s. 1012.56(2)(a)-(f).
 1510         2. Demonstrate competency and participate in field
 1511  experiences that are appropriate to his or her educational plan
 1512  prepared under paragraph (a). Beginning with candidates entering
 1513  an educator preparation institute in the 2022-2023 school year,
 1514  a candidate for certification in a coverage area identified
 1515  pursuant to s. 1012.585(3)(g) s. 1012.585(3)(f) must
 1516  successfully complete all competencies for a reading
 1517  endorsement, including completion of the endorsement practicum
 1518  through the candidate’s field experience, in order to graduate
 1519  from the program.
 1520         3. Before completion of the program, fully demonstrate his
 1521  or her ability to teach the subject area for which he or she is
 1522  seeking certification by documenting a positive impact on
 1523  student learning growth in a prekindergarten through grade 12
 1524  setting and, except as provided in s. 1012.56(7)(a)3., achieving
 1525  a passing score on the professional education competency
 1526  examination, the basic skills examination, and the subject area
 1527  examination for the subject area certification which is required
 1528  by state board rule.
 1529         Section 23. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section
 1530  1012.586, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
 1531         1012.586 Additions or changes to certificates; duplicate
 1532  certificates; reading endorsement pathways.—
 1533         (2)
 1534         (b) As part of adopting a pathway pursuant to paragraph
 1535  (a), the department shall review the competencies for the
 1536  reading endorsement and subject area examinations for educator
 1537  certificates identified pursuant to s. 1012.585(3)(g) s.
 1538  1012.585(3)(f) for alignment with evidence-based instructional
 1539  and intervention strategies rooted in the science of reading and
 1540  identified pursuant to s. 1001.215(7) and recommend changes to
 1541  the State Board of Education. Recommended changes must address
 1542  identification of the characteristics of conditions such as
 1543  dyslexia, implementation of evidence-based classroom instruction
 1544  and interventions, including evidence-based reading instruction
 1545  and interventions specifically for students with characteristics
 1546  of dyslexia, and effective progress monitoring. By July 1, 2023,
 1547  each school district reading endorsement add-on program must be
 1548  resubmitted for approval by the department consistent with this
 1549  paragraph.
 1550         Section 24. This act shall take effect July 1, 2024.