(1) It is the policy of the Legislature:
(a) To achieve within existing resources a seamless academic educational system that fosters an integrated continuum of kindergarten through graduate school education for Florida’s students.
(b) To promote enhanced academic success and funding efficiency of educational delivery systems by aligning responsibility with accountability.
(c) To provide consistent education policy across all educational delivery systems, focusing on students.
(d) To provide substantially improved articulation across all educational delivery systems.
(e) To provide for the decentralization of authority to the schools, 1community colleges, universities, and other education institutions that deliver educational services to the public.
(f) To ensure that independent education institutions and home education programs maintain their independence, autonomy, and nongovernmental status.
(2) The guiding principles for Florida’s K-20 education system are:
(a) A coordinated, seamless system for kindergarten through graduate school education.
(b) A system that is student-centered in every facet.
(c) A system that maximizes education access and allows the opportunity for a high quality education for all Floridians.
(d) A system that safeguards equity and supports academic excellence.
(e) A system that provides for local operational flexibility while promoting accountability for student achievement and improvement.