Section 236.08104, Florida Statutes 2001
236.08104 Supplemental academic instruction; categorical fund.--
(1) There is created a categorical fund to provide supplemental academic instruction to students in kindergarten through grade 12. This section may be cited as the "Supplemental Academic Instruction Categorical Fund."
(2) Categorical funds for supplemental academic instruction shall be allocated annually to each school district in the amount provided in the General Appropriations Act. These funds shall be in addition to the funds appropriated on the basis of full-time equivalent student (FTE) membership in the Florida Education Finance Program and shall be included in the total potential funds of each district. These funds shall be used only to provide supplemental academic instruction to students enrolled in the K-12 program. Supplemental instruction strategies may include, but are not limited to: modified curriculum, reading instruction, after-school instruction, tutoring, mentoring, class size reduction, extended school year, intensive skills development in summer school, and other methods for improving student achievement. Supplemental instruction may be provided to a student in any manner and at any time during or beyond the regular 180-day term identified by the school as being the most effective and efficient way to best help that student progress from grade to grade and to graduate.
(3) Effective with the 1999-2000 fiscal year, funding on the basis of FTE membership beyond the 180-day regular term shall be provided in the FEFP only for students enrolled in juvenile justice education programs. Funding for instruction beyond the regular 180-day school year for all other K-12 students shall be provided through the supplemental academic instruction categorical fund and other state, federal, and local fund sources with ample flexibility for schools to provide supplemental instruction to assist students in progressing from grade to grade and graduating.
(4) The Florida State University School, as a developmental research school, is authorized to expend from its FEFP or Lottery Enhancement Trust Fund allocation the cost to the student of remediation in reading, writing, or mathematics for any graduate who requires remediation at a postsecondary institution.
(5) Beginning in the 1999-2000 school year, dropout prevention programs as defined in ss. 230.2316(3)(a), (b), and (c), 230.23161, and 230.23166 shall be included in Group 1 programs under s. 236.081(1)(d)3.
(6) Each school district receiving funds from the Supplemental Academic Instruction Categorical Fund shall submit to the Department of Education a plan which identifies the students to be served and the scope of supplemental academic instruction to be provided. Districts shall also submit information through the department's database documenting the district's progress in the areas of academic improvement, graduation rate, dropout rate, attendance rate, and retention/promotion rate. The department shall compile this information into an annual report which shall be submitted to the presiding officers of the Legislature by February 15.
History.--s. 22, ch. 99-398.