Bill Text: FL S1074 | 2018 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Equity In School-level Funding

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2018-03-10 - Died in Education [S1074 Detail]

Download: Florida-2018-S1074-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2018                                    SB 1074
       By Senator Thurston
       33-01500-18                                           20181074__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to equity in school-level funding;
    3         amending s. 1011.69, F.S.; revising the types of funds
    4         school districts may withhold before allocating
    5         certain Title I funds to eligible schools; providing
    6         an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (5) of section
   11  1011.69, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         1011.69 Equity in School-Level Funding Act.—
   13         (5) After providing Title I, Part A, Basic funds to schools
   14  above the 75 percent poverty threshold, school districts shall
   15  provide any remaining Title I, Part A, Basic funds directly to
   16  all eligible schools as provided in this subsection. For
   17  purposes of this subsection, an eligible school is a school that
   18  is eligible to receive Title I funds, including a charter
   19  school. The threshold for identifying eligible schools may not
   20  exceed the threshold established by a school district for the
   21  2016-2017 school year or the statewide percentage of
   22  economically disadvantaged students, as determined annually.
   23         (a) Prior to the allocation of Title I funds to eligible
   24  schools, a school district may withhold funds only as follows:
   25         1. One percent for parent involvement, in addition to the
   26  one percent the district must reserve under federal law for
   27  allocations to eligible schools for parent involvement;
   28         2. A necessary and reasonable amount for administration,
   29  which includes the district’s indirect cost rate, not to exceed
   30  a total of 8 percent; and
   31         3. A reasonable and necessary amount to provide:
   32         a. Homeless programs;
   33         b. Delinquent and neglected programs;
   34         c. Prekindergarten programs and activities;
   35         d. Private school equitable services; and
   36         e. Transportation for foster care children to their school
   37  of origin or choice programs; and
   38         f. Local educational agency-wide activities that provide
   39  opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge and skills
   40  contained in the Florida Standards Assessments and to meet
   41  challenging state performance standards.
   42         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.