Section 239.205, Florida Statutes 2001
1239.205 State Board of Education rules regarding career education programs; common definitions; criteria for determining program level.--
(1) The State Board of Education shall adopt, by rule, common definitions for associate in science degrees and for certificates.
(2) The State Board of Education shall develop guidelines to determine the criteria by which the level of degree or certificate is assigned to a vocational program. The guidelines must ensure that assignments are made at the lowest level possible commensurate with sound professional practice; however, the guidelines must also ensure that assignments are updated for programs that increase in technical complexity or general education requirements beyond the parameters of a certificate program. Institutions may continue to offer existing programs that are assigned to a lower level; however, such programs shall be funded at the assigned level. The State Board of Education shall adopt rules regarding reporting requirements for vocational programs.
History.--s. 12, ch. 92-136; s. 25, ch. 97-246; s. 3(7), ch. 2000-321.
1Note.--Repealed January 7, 2003, by s. 3(7), ch. 2000-321, and shall be reviewed by the Legislature prior to that date.