Whole Lot of Choosin ’ Going On Jean Miller, Deputy Executive Director Independent Education & Parental Choice (IEPC) Administrators’ Management Meeting September 12-16, 2011. Florida’s School Choice Programs. Charter Schools Florida Tax Credit Scholarships Opportunity Scholarships
Whole Lot of Choosin’ Going On
Jean Miller, Deputy Executive Director Independent Education & Parental Choice (IEPC)Administrators’ Management MeetingSeptember 12-16, 2011
Section 1002.33, Florida Statutes
Enrollment in charter schools continues to increase
Districts are responsible for providing or ensuring that ESE services are provided to students with disabilities (SWD) attending charter schools.
EXCEPTION -SB 1546 authorized LEA status solely for the purpose of receiving federal funds for charter school systems if:
adopted and filed a resolution with its sponsoring
district school board and the DOE, and
The charter school system must also meet the following requirements:
nonconversion charter schools
enrollment of at least one school district in the state
for management of school operations
The school district is NOT responsible for Child Find, conducting Individual Education Service (IEP) meetings, writing IEPs, or for providing ESE services to students within the charter school system described above.
FTC Scholarship Student Enrollments
Section 1002.395, Florida Statutes
Section 1002.38, Florida Statutes
Who is eligible?
NEW – HB 1331 redefines a “failing school”
The school district must:
HB 1255 . . .
. . . expanded the number of days a student can
be in DJJ detention from 15 to 21, without losing
DOE will need to amend State Board Rule
6A-6.071, FAC. to align with the new requirement.
Section 1002.39, Florida Statutes
School districts must:
For students applying for a McKay Scholarship, a school district must:
Child Find Obligation - PPPSS
For a Pre-K student applying for the McKay Scholarship entering kindergarten:
Deputy Executive Director