Florida Senate - 2010 CS for SB 2102
By the Committee on Education Pre-K - 12; and Senator Wise
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to postsecondary education fee
3 waivers; amending s. 1009.26, F.S.; authorizing state
4 universities and community colleges to waive tuition
5 and fees for certain public school teachers for
6 certain courses; providing an effective date.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
10 Section 1. Subsection (10) is added to section 1009.26,
11 Florida Statutes, to read:
12 1009.26 Fee waivers.—
13 (10) A state university or community college may waive
14 tuition and fees for a classroom teacher as defined in s.
15 1012.01(2)(a) who is employed full-time by a school district and
16 meets any academic requirements established by the community
17 college or state university to enroll for up to 6 credit hours
18 per term on a space-available basis in undergraduate courses
19 approved by the State Board of Education. Such courses shall be
20 limited to undergraduate courses related to special education,
21 mathematics, or science. The waiver may not be used for courses
22 scheduled during the school day.
23 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.