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Education Reform Bills 5/7/2011

Education Reform Bills 5/7/2011

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Education Reform Bills
 
Sorted by Bill NumberSB 0736
Relating to Education Personnel
WiseEducation Personnel; Cites this act as the "Student Success Act." Revises provisions relating to theevaluation of instructional personnel and school administrators. Requires the Department of Educationto approve each school district's instructional personnel and school administrator evaluation systems.Requires the Commissioner of Education to approve or select and the State Board of Education toadopt formulas for school districts to use in measuring student learning growth. Requires schooldistricts to administer assessments for each course offered in the district, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE:March 24, 2011 except as otherwise provided
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee3/24/2011 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2011-1
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Relating to Public School Personnel Contracts (Brodeur)
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Relating to Education Personnel (K-20 CompetitivenessSubcommittee)
Bills relating toEducationReform
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Position not specified.
Relating to Education Savings Account Program
BrandesEducation Savings Account Program: Creates Education Savings Account Program to allow payment toparticipating student's account equal to percentage of amount student would have generated underFEFP, which would be deposited in financial institution to be used for child's education; provideseligibility requirements for students, schools & programs, & financial institutions to participate inprogram; provides qualified uses of funds in education savings account; provides responsibilities ofparents, students, financial institutions, DOE, & Chief Financial Officer. Effective Date: upon becominga law
Current Committee of Reference:
Education Committee3/14/2011 HOUSE Now in Education Committee
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 SB 1550Relating to Education Savings Account Program (Negron)
Bills relating toEducationReform
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with DisabilitiesProgram
 BilecaJohn M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program: Makes scholarships available tostudents with disabilities who have 504 accommodation plan issued under federal law; allows parent torequest & receive scholarship for student to enroll in & attend private school if student has 504accommodation plan; provides that students with certain temporary 504 accommodation plans areineligible for scholarship; provides that parent may choose to enroll student in public school in adjacentdistrict under certain conditions; provides for scholarship amounts. Effective Date: July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee5/5/2011 HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
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 SB 1656Relating to McKay Scholarships/Students With Disabilities(Wise)
Bills relating toEducationReform
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Position not specified.
Relating to School Choice
BilecaSchool Choice: Revises requirements for eligibility to participate in Opportunity Scholarship Program;deletes provisions that authorize opportunity scholarship for attendance at private school; revisesschool district obligations & deletes provisions to conform; deletes obsolete provision relating to JohnM. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program. Effective Date: July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee5/6/2011 HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
 
 
Identical
 SB 1822Relating to School Choice (Benacquisto)
Bills relating toEducationReform
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Oppose.
Relating to School Choice
ThrasherSchool Choice; Establishes criteria for high-performing charter schools. Authorizes a high-performingcharter school to increase enrollment, expand grade levels served, submit a quarterly financialstatement, consolidate the charters of certain charter schools, and receive certain modification orrenewal of its charter. Establishes criteria for high-performing charter school systems. Provides thatstudent capacity of a high-performing charter school shall be determined annually by the governingboard. Deletes provisions relating to the Charter School Review Panel, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1,2011
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee5/5/2011 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
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Relating to Charter Schools (Clarke-Reed)SB 1596Relating to Charter Schools (Sobel)SB 1620Relating to Digital Learning (Flores)SB 2120Relating to K-12 Education Funding (Budget)HB 5101
Relating to Prekindergarten through Grade 12 EducationFunding (PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee)HB 7195
 
Relating to School Choice (K-20 Innovation Subcommittee)HB 7197
Relating to Digital Learning (K-20 Innovation Subcommittee)
Bills relating toEducationReform
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to Education Savings Account Program
NegronEducation Savings Account Program; Specifies criteria for students who are eligible to participate in theprogram. Identifies certain students who may not participate in the program. Provides that a parent maydirect a financial institution trustee of his or her child's account to use the funds for specified costs ofattending a private school or participating in a dual enrollment program or to make a contribution to thechild's college savings plan or a payment to a contract under the Stanley G. Tate Florida PrepaidCollege Program, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference:
Higher Education4/14/2011 SENATE Now in Higher Education
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Relating to Education Savings Account Program (Brandes)
Bills relating toEducationReform
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to Digital Learning
FloresDigital Learning; Creates the Digital Learning Now Act. Provides digital preparation requirements.Provides for customized and accelerated learning. Authorizes the establishment of virtual charterschools. Authorizes a charter school to implement blended learning courses. Redefines the term "full-time equivalent student" as it applies to the Florida Virtual School. Provides instruction, eligibility,funding, assessment, and accountability requirements. Requires all statewide end-of-courseassessments to be administrated online beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, etc. EFFECTIVEDATE: July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee5/3/2011 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 7197; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 7197
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 SB 1546Relating to School Choice (Thrasher)HB 5101
Relating to Prekindergarten through Grade 12 EducationFunding (PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee)HB 7195
Relating to School Choice (K-20 Innovation Subcommittee)
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Relating to Digital Learning (K-20 Innovation Subcommittee)

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