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1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to school district funding; amending
3 s. 1011.62, F.S.; requiring school districts to
4 allocate a certain amount of specified funds to
5 certain programs that prepare prospective students to
6 enroll in Advanced International Certificate of
7 Education courses; requiring such funds to be spent on
8 specified costs; requiring school districts to
9 distribute specified bonuses to certain classroom
10 teachers providing International General Certificate
11 of Secondary Education instruction; requiring bonuses
12 based on a student's specified score on the Advanced
13 International Certificate of Education examination to
14 be paid to all Advanced International Certificate of
15 Education teachers instead of only full-credit
16 Advanced International Certificate of Education
17 teachers; providing an effective date.
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19 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
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21 Section 1. Paragraph (m) of subsection (1) of section
22 1011.62, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
23 1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
24 allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
25 district for operation of schools is not determined in the
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26 annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
27 the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
28 follows:
29 (1) COMPUTATION OF THE BASIC AMOUNT TO BE INCLUDED FOR
30 OPERATION.—The following procedure shall be followed in
31 determining the annual allocation to each district for
32 operation:
33 (m) Calculation of additional full-time equivalent
34 membership based on Advanced International Certificate of
35 Education examination scores of students.—A value of 0.16 full-
36 time equivalent student membership shall be calculated for each
37 student enrolled in a full-credit Advanced International
38 Certificate of Education course who receives a score of E or
39 higher on a subject examination. A value of 0.08 full-time
40 equivalent student membership shall be calculated for each
41 student enrolled in a half-credit Advanced International
42 Certificate of Education course who receives a score of E or
43 higher on a subject examination. A value of 0.3 full-time
44 equivalent student membership shall be calculated for each
45 student who receives an Advanced International Certificate of
46 Education diploma. Such value shall be added to the total full-
47 time equivalent student membership in basic programs for grades
48 9 through 12 in the subsequent fiscal year. Each school district
49 shall allocate at least 80 percent of the funds received from
50 the Advanced International Certificate of Education bonus FTE
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51 funding, in accordance with this paragraph, to the school
52 program that generated the funds and to school programs
53 administered by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations
54 Syndicate that prepare prospective students to enroll in
55 Advanced International Certificate of Education courses. These
56 funds shall be expended solely for the payment of costs
57 associated with the application and registration process;
58 program fees and site licenses; training, professional
59 development, salaries, benefits, and bonuses for instructional
60 personnel and program coordinators; examination and diploma
61 fees; membership fees; supplemental books; instructional
62 supplies, materials, and equipment; and other activities that
63 identify prospective Advanced International Certificate of
64 Education students or prepare prospective students to enroll in
65 Advanced International Certificate of Education courses. The
66 school district shall distribute to each classroom teacher who
67 provided Advanced International Certificate of Education or
68 International General Certificate of Secondary Education (pre-
69 AICE) instruction:
70 1. A bonus in the amount of $50 for each student taught by
71 the Advanced International Certificate of Education teacher in
72 each full-credit Advanced International Certificate of Education
73 course who receives a score of E or higher on the Advanced
74 International Certificate of Education examination. A bonus in
75 the amount of $25 for each student taught by the pre-AICE
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76 Advanced International Certificate of Education teacher in each
77 pre-AICE half-credit Advanced International Certificate of
78 Education course who receives a score of E or higher on the pre-
79 AICE Advanced International Certificate of Education
80 examination.
81 2. An additional bonus of $500 to each Advanced
82 International Certificate of Education teacher in a school
83 designated with a grade of "D" or "F" who has at least one
84 student scoring E or higher on the full-credit Advanced
85 International Certificate of Education examination, regardless
86 of the number of classes taught or of the number of students
87 scoring an E or higher on the full-credit Advanced International
88 Certificate of Education examination.
89 3. Additional bonuses of $250 each to teachers of pre-AICE
90 half-credit Advanced International Certificate of Education
91 classes in a school designated with a grade of "D" or "F" which
92 has at least one student scoring an E or higher on the pre-AICE
93 half-credit Advanced International Certificate of Education
94 examination in that class. Teachers receiving an award under
95 subparagraph 2. are not eligible for a bonus under this
96 subparagraph.
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98 Bonuses awarded to a teacher according to this paragraph shall
99 be in addition to any regular wage or other bonus the teacher
100 received or is scheduled to receive.
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101 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.
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Statutes affected:
H 827 Filed: 1011.62