Section 236.078, Florida Statutes 2001
236.078 Florida Education Finance Program Appropriation Allocation Conference.--Prior to the distribution of any funds appropriated in the General Appropriations Act for the K-12 Florida Education Finance Program formula and for the formula-funded categorical programs, the Commissioner of Education shall conduct an allocation conference. Conference principals shall include representatives of the Department of Education, the Executive Office of the Governor, and the Appropriations Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Conference principals shall discuss and agree to all conventions, including rounding conventions, and methods of computation to be used to calculate Florida Education Finance Program and categorical entitlements of the districts for the fiscal year for which the appropriations are made. These conventions and calculation methods shall remain in effect until further agreements are reached in subsequent allocation conferences called by the commissioner for that purpose. The commissioner shall also, prior to each recalculation of Florida Education Finance Program and categorical allocations of the districts, provide conference principals with all data necessary to replicate those allocations precisely. This data shall include a matrix by district by program of all full-time equivalent changes made by the department as part of its administration of state full-time equivalent caps.
History.--s. 6, ch. 85-26; s. 42, ch. 97-307.