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2010 Summary of Legislative Actions. Vern Pickup-Crawford Legislative Liaison Monroe County Public Schools May 25, 2010. Major Issue This Session. 2010 Election. General Big Picture Issues. Balancing Budget Medicaid Seminole Gaming Compact Elections Economic Development.

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2010 summary of legislative actions

2010 Summary of Legislative Actions

Vern Pickup-Crawford

Legislative Liaison

Monroe County Public Schools

May 25, 2010

2010 election

Major Issue This Session

2010 Election

General big picture issues

General Big Picture Issues

  • Balancing Budget

  • Medicaid

  • Seminole Gaming Compact

  • Elections

  • Economic Development

Education big picture issues

Education Big Picture Issues

  • Balancing Budget

  • High School Standards

  • Teacher Contracts & Performance Pay

  • Class Size Reduction

  • Tax credit Scholarships

What did not pass

What Did Not Pass

  • SB 6 (vetoed)

    • Teacher Performance/contracts

  • HB2580

    • Mandatory health insurance pool

  • HB1569/SB2262

    • Charter Schools/Virtual Charters

  • Oil Drilling Rights

What did not pass cont

What Did Not Pass (cont.)

  • HB5000 proviso

    • mandatory noninstructional reductions before instructional

  • HB5101 conforming

    • A-P, I-B, AICE program cuts

  • FRS Retirement

    • major changes in service

What did pass

What Did Pass

At least 59 bills affecting all facets of education

Sb2 class size reduction

SB2Class Size Reduction

  • Amendment 8

  • Class size (18, 22, 25) within each school

  • No one class greater than 21, 27,30

  • Remains responsibility of Legislature

  • If approved, would take effect FY11

Sb 4 high school standards and assessment

SB 4High school Standards and Assessment

  • Creates End of Course (EOC) assessment; new trend

  • Algebra 1 – 2010-11

  • Geometry – 2011-12

  • Biology – 2011-12

  • Chemistry – 2012-13

  • 9th/10th grade FCAT disappear FY12

2010 summary of legislative actions

Summary of High School Accountability Assessments and High School Graduation Requirements

The statewide assessment program will be changing over the next several years to phase in new assessments aligned to Florida’s newexpectations for student learning, known as the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. These new assessments will be named FCAT 2.0 andFlorida End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments. FCAT 2.0 will measure student achievement in reading (grades 3-10), mathematics (grades 3-8), andscience (grades 5, 8), and the design of the assessments will be similar to the current FCAT. The Florida EOC Assessments will be very differentfrom the FCAT—students will participate in these assessments on the computer at the conclusion of specific high school courses. The followinginformation is provided to summarize the implementation schedule and how these requirements will likely impact students and schoolaccountability calculations.

*This requirement does not apply to students who complete the course prior to this year.

° The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) peer review guidance provides for middle school students’ scores in a high school course to be “banked” for use indetermining the high school’s AYP. ESEA does not allow for middle school students’ scores in high school courses to be used in determining AYP for middle schools.

†Further discussion is needed on how best to include results for school grading without the presence of achievement levels.

Florida Department of Education, Division of Accountability, Research and MeasurementApril 2010

Sb 4 cont

SB 4 – cont.

  • Deletes major/minor requirement

  • Allows substitution of FLDOE-approved natn’l industry certified career ed courses

  • Requires Chemistry/physics in FY14 for entering 9th graders

  • EOC retakes only at end of semester

Hb105 civics instruction

HB105Civics Instruction

  • FY12 – requires reading portion of language arts – all grade levels – to include civics education

  • FY13 students entering grade 6 must take semester course

  • FY14 EOC is required and counts 30% of grade

  • FY15 EOC must be passed for credit

  • FY14 EOC assessment will count toward school’s grade

Other bills of note

Other Bills of Note

  • HB119

    • Penalties for persons convicted under sexual offender laws

    • Must contact school before coming onto campus and be under supervision

  • SB 206

    • Encourages “Academic Scholarship Signing Day” on 3rd Tuesday of April

  • SB 434

    • Requires access to suicide prevention resources approved by state office to all instructional and administrative personnel

  • HB467

    • Requires teen dating violence and abuse component added to health ed, gr. 7-12

Other bills of note1

Other Bills of Note

  • HB 483

    • August 13-15 sales tax free for clothing ($50 cap)and school supplies ($10 cap)

  • SB622 Gaming

    • Compact with Seminole Tribe of Fla.

    • funding goes into general revenue

  • HB1073

    • Requires reporting procedures when restraint/seclusion is used for students with developmental disabilities;

    • Requires training for child care personnel

    • Notification to parents when incident occurs and again with full incident report

Other bills of note2

Other Bills of Note

  • HB 1505

    • Expands McKay ESE scholarship to any student having attended a public school in last 5 years;

    • Allows for one-time update of Individual Ed Plan during FY11 upon parental request

    • Allows enrollment at PreK level if child is eligible

  • SB2014

    • Increases reviews of early learning coalitions by Agency for Workforce Development

    • Gives preference to family receiving temporary assistance funds subject to federal work requirements

    • Increases standards for Prek programs concerning discipline

    • Requires CSC’s to submit budget to vote every years

  • SB2060

    • Increases caps from $100/$200K to $200/$300K for liability

Other bills of note3

Other Bills of Note

  • SB2126

    • Increases Fla Tax Credit Scholarship over future years to 80% of public school total potential dollars (60% for FY11);

    • Requires comparative assessment if a participating school receives over $250K in scholarships

  • HB5607

    • Decreases interest rate on Deferred Retirement Option Program earnings from 6.5% to 3.0% for anyone entering DROP after June 30th; no impact on existing DROP participants

    • Increases employer (school board) FRS retirement rate by 1.1% average for FY11

    • Calls for legislative study (OPPAGA) of DROP for 2011 Legislative review

  • HB7231

    • State/congressional boundaries: state must take into account ability of racial/language minorities to elect candidates of their choice and “communities of common interest” other than political parties may be respected and promoted (Amendment 7 after Ams. 5 and 6, so-called FAIR amendments which are contrary)

Hb5101 conforming

HB5101 - Conforming

  • Tax roll collections at 96% rather than 95%

  • Supermajority vote .25 mills remains; requires ballot approval for FY12

  • At least 80% of Internatn’l Baccalaureate funds must be spent in school generating dollars for direct instruction; remainder for promotion/prep programs to assist academically disadvantaged students

  • CSR

    • Requires public hearings on plan strategies

    • Penalty changed for not meeting CSR

    • Charter schools held at school level; no penalty

  • District capital budget allowable for hardware purchases

  • Instructional Materials funds allowable for hardware after textbook purchases are met

Hb5201 conforming

HB5201 - Conforming

  • Legislative study in FY11 to review (again) placement or merging of post secondary vocational programs at colleges or school districts

  • Revises Bright Futures Scholarship requirements

    • Raises SAT/ACT cut-off scores for public school students;

    • Reduces renewal award from 7 to 5 years after high school graduation

Hb5001 budget


  • FY 11 Base Student Allocation $3623.76

  • FY 10 Base Student Allocation $3630.62

  • FY 08 Base Student Allocation $4134.95

  • FY11 total potential state/local $6843.51

  • FY10 total potential state/local $6842.29

  • FY11 Monroe total potential $8027.81

  • FY10 Monroe total potential $8217.42 (-$189.61) (-$717,467)

  • Monroe FY11 at .748 discretionary mills projected at $14.532M

  • Monroe FY10 at .748 discretionary mills projected at $16.699M

Hb5001 budget1


  • FY11 includes $82M increase of tax roll collection rate at 96% plus $182M for FRS contribution rate increase

  • Statewide RLE at 5.288; state adds over $500M to cover declining tax rolls

  • 90% RLE hold-harmless – Monroe is one of 9; revised RLE at $37.321M in lieu of $103.455M; RLE is 1.921

  • .25 additional (supermajority ) will be compressed if totally used in operating

  • Minimum guarantee at 8% reduction

  • CSR—allocation increased by $82 million; SBE had recommended $354M

Hb5001 budget issues

HB5001Budget Issues

  • School recognition reduced to $75/student; school improvement at $5 if funds available; no local discretionary lottery dollars

  • Cost factors increased slightly

  • Most categoricals flat or slight decrease

  • Merit pay (MAP) funded only for existing agreements

  • Excellent Teaching decreased to $21M

Hb5001 budget issues1

HB5001Budget Issues

  • PECO funding up a little statewide for school maintenance and limited construction

  • DCD cost study by outside-state firm to review cost of education index

  • Beginnings of budget transparency on FLDOE web using district financial reports

2010 summary of legislative actions

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Vern Pickup-Crawford

Legislative Consultant

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