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Amendment CaShTmL-582048.HTM
                                                  SENATE AMENDMENT
    Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1280
    Amendment No. ___   Barcode 582048
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11  Senator Lynn moved the following amendment:
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13         Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 
14         On page 120, between lines 19 and 20,
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16  insert:  
17         Section 120.  Section 39.0016, Florida Statutes, is
18  created to read:
19         39.0016  Education of abused, neglected, and abandoned
20  children.--
21         (1)  As used in this section, the term:
22         (a)  "Children known to the department" means children
23  who are found to be dependent or children in shelter care.
24         (b)  "Department" means the Department of Children and
25  Family Services or a community-based care lead agency acting
26  on behalf of the Department of Children and Family Services,
27  as appropriate.
28         (2)  The provisions of this section establish goals and
29  not rights. This section does not require the delivery of any
30  particular service or level of service in excess of existing
31  appropriations. A person may not maintain a cause of action
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SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1280 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 582048 1 against the state or any of its subdivisions, agencies, 2 contractors, subcontractors, or agents based upon this section 3 becoming law or failure by the Legislature to provide adequate 4 funding for the achievement of these goals. This section does 5 not require the expenditure of funds to meet the goals 6 established in this section except funds specifically 7 appropriated for such purpose. 8 (3) The department shall enter into an agreement with 9 the Department of Education regarding the education and 10 related care of children known to the department. Such 11 agreement shall be designed to provide educational access to 12 children known to the department for the purpose of 13 facilitating the delivery of services or programs to children 14 known to the department. The agreement shall avoid duplication 15 of services or programs and shall provide for combining 16 resources to maximize the availability or delivery of services 17 or programs. 18 (4) The department shall enter into agreements with 19 district school boards or other local educational entities 20 regarding education and related services for children known to 21 the department who are of school age and children known to the 22 department who are younger than school age but who would 23 otherwise qualify for services from the district school board. 24 Such agreements shall include, but are not limited to: 25 (a) A requirement that the department shall: 26 1. Enroll children known to the department in school. 27 The agreement shall provide for continuing the enrollment of a 28 child known to the department at the same school, if possible, 29 with the goal of avoiding disruption of education. 30 2. Notify the school and school district in which a 31 child known to the department is enrolled of the name and 2 9:48 PM 04/26/04 s1280c2c-07j04
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1280 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 582048 1 phone number of the child known to the department caregiver 2 and caseworker for child safety purposes. 3 3. Establish a protocol for the department to share 4 information about a child known to the department with the 5 school district, consistent with the Family Educational Rights 6 and Privacy Act, since the sharing of information will assist 7 each agency in obtaining education and related services for 8 the benefit of the child. 9 4. Notify the school district of the department's case 10 planning for a child known to the department, both at the time 11 of plan development and plan review. Within the plan 12 development or review process, the school district may provide 13 information regarding the child known to the department if the 14 school district deems it desirable and appropriate. 15 (b) A requirement that the district school board 16 shall: 17 1. Provide the department with a general listing of 18 the services and information available from the district 19 school board, including, but not limited to, the current 20 Sunshine State Standards, the Surrogate Parent Training 21 Manual, and other resources accessible through the Department 22 of Education or local school districts to facilitate 23 educational access for a child known to the department. 24 2. Identify all educational and other services 25 provided by the school and school district which the school 26 district believes are reasonably necessary to meet the 27 educational needs of a child known to the department. 28 3. Determine whether transportation is available for a 29 child known to the department when such transportation will 30 avoid a change in school assignment due to a change in 31 residential placement. Recognizing that continued enrollment 3 9:48 PM 04/26/04 s1280c2c-07j04
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1280 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 582048 1 in the same school throughout the time the child known to the 2 department is in out-of-home care is preferable unless 3 enrollment in the same school would be unsafe or otherwise 4 impractical, the department, the district school board, and 5 the Department of Education shall assess the availability of 6 federal, charitable, or grant funding for such transportation. 7 4. Provide individualized student intervention or an 8 individual educational plan when a determination has been made 9 through legally appropriate criteria that intervention 10 services are required. The intervention or individual 11 educational plan must include strategies to enable the child 12 known to the department to maximize the attainment of 13 educational goals. 14 (c) A requirement that the department and the district 15 school board shall cooperate in accessing the services and 16 supports needed for a child known to the department who has or 17 is suspected of having a disability to receive an appropriate 18 education consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities 19 Education Act and state implementing laws, rules, and 20 assurances. Coordination of services for a child known to the 21 department who has or is suspected of having a disability may 22 include: 23 1. Referral for screening. 24 2. Sharing of evaluations between the school district 25 and the department where appropriate. 26 3. Provision of education and related services 27 appropriate for the needs and abilities of the child known to 28 the department. 29 4. Coordination of services and plans between the 30 school and the residential setting to avoid duplication or 31 conflicting service plans. 4 9:48 PM 04/26/04 s1280c2c-07j04
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1280 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 582048 1 5. Appointment of a surrogate parent, consistent with 2 the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, for 3 educational purposes for a child known to the department who 4 qualifies as soon as the child is determined to be dependent 5 and without a parent to act for the child. The surrogate 6 parent shall be appointed by the school district without 7 regard to where the child known to the department is placed so 8 that one surrogate parent can follow the education of the 9 child known to the department during his or her entire time in 10 state custody. 11 6. For each child known to the department 14 years of 12 age and older, transition planning by the department and all 13 providers, including the department's independent living 14 program staff, to meet the requirements of the local school 15 district for educational purposes. 16 (5) The department shall incorporate an education 17 component into all training programs of the department 18 regarding children known to the department. Such training 19 shall be coordinated with the Department of Education and the 20 local school districts. The department shall offer 21 opportunities for education personnel to participate in such 22 training. Such coordination shall include, but not be limited 23 to, notice of training sessions, opportunities to purchase 24 training materials, proposals to avoid duplication of services 25 by offering joint training, and incorporation of materials 26 available from the Department of Education and local school 27 districts into the department training when appropriate. The 28 department training components shall include: 29 (a) Training for surrogate parents to include how an 30 ability to learn of a child known to the department is 31 affected by abuse, abandonment, neglect, and removal from the 5 9:48 PM 04/26/04 s1280c2c-07j04
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1280 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 582048 1 home. 2 (b) Training for parents in cases in which 3 reunification is the goal, or for preadoptive parents when 4 adoption is the goal, so that such parents learn how to access 5 the services the child known to the department needs and the 6 importance of their involvement in the education of the child 7 known to the department. 8 (c) Training for caseworkers and foster parents to 9 include information on the right of the child known to the 10 department to an education, the role of an education in the 11 development and adjustment of a child known to the department, 12 the proper ways to access education and related services for 13 the child known to the department, and the importance and 14 strategies for parental involvement in education for the 15 success of the child known to the department. 16 (d) Training of caseworkers regarding the services and 17 information available through the Department of Education and 18 local school districts, including, but not limited to, the 19 current Sunshine State Standards, the Surrogate Parent 20 Training Manual, and other resources accessible through the 21 Department of Education or local school districts to 22 facilitate educational access for a child known to the 23 department. 24 Section 121. Paragraph (d) of subsection (3) of 25 section 1002.22, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 26 1002.22 Student records and reports; rights of parents 27 and students; notification; penalty.-- 28 (3) RIGHTS OF PARENT OR STUDENT.--The parent of any 29 student who attends or has attended any public school, area 30 technical center, or public postsecondary educational 31 institution shall have the following rights with respect to 6 9:48 PM 04/26/04 s1280c2c-07j04
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1280 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 582048 1 any records or reports created, maintained, and used by any 2 public educational institution in the state. However, 3 whenever a student has attained 18 years of age, or is 4 attending a postsecondary educational institution, the 5 permission or consent required of, and the rights accorded to, 6 the parents of the student shall thereafter be required of and 7 accorded to the student only, unless the student is a 8 dependent student of such parents as defined in 26 U.S.C. s. 9 152 (s. 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954). The State 10 Board of Education shall adopt rules whereby parents or 11 students may exercise these rights: 12 (d) Right of privacy.--Every student shall have a 13 right of privacy with respect to the educational records kept 14 on him or her. Personally identifiable records or reports of a 15 student, and any personal information contained therein, are 16 confidential and exempt from the provisions of s. 119.07(1). 17 A No state or local educational agency, board, public school, 18 technical center, or public postsecondary educational 19 institution may not shall permit the release of such records, 20 reports, or information without the written consent of the 21 student's parent, or of the student himself or herself if he 22 or she is qualified as provided in this subsection, to any 23 individual, agency, or organization. However, personally 24 identifiable records or reports of a student may be released 25 to the following persons or organizations without the consent 26 of the student or the student's parent: 27 1. Officials of schools, school systems, technical 28 centers, or public postsecondary educational institutions in 29 which the student seeks or intends to enroll; and a copy of 30 such records or reports shall be furnished to the parent or 31 student upon request. 7 9:48 PM 04/26/04 s1280c2c-07j04
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1280 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 582048 1 2. Other school officials, including teachers within 2 the educational institution or agency, who have legitimate 3 educational interests in the information contained in the 4 records. 5 3. The United States Secretary of Education, the 6 Director of the National Institute of Education, the Assistant 7 Secretary for Education, the Comptroller General of the United 8 States, or state or local educational authorities who are 9 authorized to receive such information subject to the 10 conditions set forth in applicable federal statutes and 11 regulations of the United States Department of Education, or 12 in applicable state statutes and rules of the State Board of 13 Education. 14 4. Other school officials, in connection with a 15 student's application for or receipt of financial aid. 16 5. Individuals or organizations conducting studies for 17 or on behalf of an institution or a board of education for the 18 purpose of developing, validating, or administering predictive 19 tests, administering student aid programs, or improving 20 instruction, if such studies are conducted in such a manner as 21 will not permit the personal identification of students and 22 their parents by persons other than representatives of such 23 organizations and if such information will be destroyed when 24 no longer needed for the purpose of conducting such studies. 25 6. Accrediting organizations, in order to carry out 26 their accrediting functions. 27 7. School readiness coalitions and the Florida 28 Partnership for School Readiness in order to carry out their 29 assigned duties. 30 8. For use as evidence in student expulsion hearings 31 conducted by a district school board pursuant to the 8 9:48 PM 04/26/04 s1280c2c-07j04
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1280 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 582048 1 provisions of chapter 120. 2 9. Appropriate parties in connection with an 3 emergency, if knowledge of the information in the student's 4 educational records is necessary to protect the health or 5 safety of the student or other individuals. 6 10. The Auditor General and the Office of Program 7 Policy Analysis and Government Accountability in connection 8 with their official functions; however, except when the 9 collection of personally identifiable information is 10 specifically authorized by law, any data collected by the 11 Auditor General and the Office of Program Policy Analysis and 12 Government Accountability is confidential and exempt from the 13 provisions of s. 119.07(1) and shall be protected in such a 14 way as will not permit the personal identification of students 15 and their parents by other than the Auditor General, the 16 Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government 17 Accountability, and their staff, and such personally 18 identifiable data shall be destroyed when no longer needed for 19 the Auditor General's and the Office of Program Policy 20 Analysis and Government Accountability's official use. 21 11.a. A court of competent jurisdiction in compliance 22 with an order of that court or the attorney of record pursuant 23 to a lawfully issued subpoena, upon the condition that the 24 student and the student's parent are notified of the order or 25 subpoena in advance of compliance therewith by the educational 26 institution or agency. 27 b. A person or entity pursuant to a court of competent 28 jurisdiction in compliance with an order of that court or the 29 attorney of record pursuant to a lawfully issued subpoena, 30 upon the condition that the student, or his or her parent if 31 the student is either a minor and not attending a 9 9:48 PM 04/26/04 s1280c2c-07j04
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1280 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 582048 1 postsecondary educational institution or a dependent of such 2 parent as defined in 26 U.S.C. s. 152 (s. 152 of the Internal 3 Revenue Code of 1954), is notified of the order or subpoena in 4 advance of compliance therewith by the educational institution 5 or agency. 6 12. Credit bureaus, in connection with an agreement 7 for financial aid that the student has executed, provided that 8 such information may be disclosed only to the extent necessary 9 to enforce the terms or conditions of the financial aid 10 agreement. Credit bureaus shall not release any information 11 obtained pursuant to this paragraph to any person. 12 13. Parties to an interagency agreement among the 13 Department of Juvenile Justice, school and law enforcement 14 authorities, and other signatory agencies for the purpose of 15 reducing juvenile crime and especially motor vehicle theft by 16 promoting cooperation and collaboration, and the sharing of 17 appropriate information in a joint effort to improve school 18 safety, to reduce truancy and in-school and out-of-school 19 suspensions, and to support alternatives to in-school and 20 out-of-school suspensions and expulsions that provide 21 structured and well-supervised educational programs 22 supplemented by a coordinated overlay of other appropriate 23 services designed to correct behaviors that lead to truancy, 24 suspensions, and expulsions, and that support students in 25 successfully completing their education. Information provided 26 in furtherance of such interagency agreements is intended 27 solely for use in determining the appropriate programs and 28 services for each juvenile or the juvenile's family, or for 29 coordinating the delivery of such programs and services, and 30 as such is inadmissible in any court proceedings prior to a 31 dispositional hearing unless written consent is provided by a 10 9:48 PM 04/26/04 s1280c2c-07j04
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1280 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 582048 1 parent or other responsible adult on behalf of the juvenile. 2 14. Consistent with the Family Educational Rights and 3 Privacy Act, the Department of Children and Family Services or 4 a community-based care lead agency acting on behalf of the 5 Department of Children and Family Services, as appropriate. 6 7 This paragraph does not prohibit any educational institution 8 from publishing and releasing to the general public directory 9 information relating to a student if the institution elects to 10 do so. However, no educational institution shall release, to 11 any individual, agency, or organization that is not listed in 12 subparagraphs 1.-14. 1.-13., directory information relating to 13 the student body in general or a portion thereof unless it is 14 normally published for the purpose of release to the public in 15 general. Any educational institution making directory 16 information public shall give public notice of the categories 17 of information that it has designated as directory information 18 with respect to all students attending the institution and 19 shall allow a reasonable period of time after such notice has 20 been given for a parent or student to inform the institution 21 in writing that any or all of the information designated 22 should not be released. 23 24 (Redesignate subsequent sections.) 25 26 27 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 28 And the title is amended as follows: 29 On page 6, line 19, after the semicolon, 30 31 insert: 11 9:48 PM 04/26/04 s1280c2c-07j04
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1280 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 582048 1 creating s. 39.0016, F.S., relating to the 2 education of abused, neglected, and abandoned 3 children; creating definitions; providing for 4 interpretation of the act; requiring an 5 agreement between the Department of Children 6 and Family Services and the Department of 7 Education; requiring agreements between the 8 Department of Children and Family Services and 9 district school boards or other local 10 educational entities; specifying provisions of 11 such agreements; requiring access to certain 12 information; requiring education training 13 components; amending s. 1002.22, F.S., relating 14 to access to student records; authorizing the 15 release of records to the Department of 16 Children and Family Services or a 17 community-based care lead agency; 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 12 9:48 PM 04/26/04 s1280c2c-07j04
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