Section 236.687, Florida Statutes 2001
236.687 Maximum class size goals.--It shall be the goal of the Legislature and each school district that each elementary school in the school district beginning with kindergarten through grade three class sizes not exceed 20 students, with a ratio of one full-time equivalent teacher per 20 students; except that only in the case of critically low-performing schools as identified by the Commissioner of Education, the goal in kindergarten through grade three shall be a ratio of one full-time equivalent teacher per 15 students. For purposes of any funding in the General Appropriations Act to meet these goals, the district shall give priority to identified critically low-performing schools in the district. Second priority for the use of any funds designated for meeting these goals shall be for kindergarten through grade one. Third priority for the use of any funds designated for meeting these goals shall be for grades two and three.
History.--s. 1, ch. 98-211; s. 15, ch. 2000-339.