December 4, 2015 - Agenda


State Board of Education Agenda

Marva Johnson, Chair
John R. Padget, Vice Chair
Gary Chartrand
Tom Grady
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey
Michael Olenick
Andy Tuck

December 4, 2015
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9:30 a.m. Call to Order
Chair Marva Johnson

Welcome

Pledge of Allegiance

Chair Marva Johnson

Commissioner Pam Stewart

Approval
  1. Minutes of October 28, 2015 Meeting pg. 5

Action Items
  1. Approval of Amendment to Rule 6A-10.042, Test Administration and Security (Amendment required due to statutory change.) pg. 10
  2. Approval of Amendment to Rule 6A-1.094222, Standards for Mid-Year Promotion of Retained Third Graders (Update needed due to statutory change to s. 1008.25.) pg. 14
  3. Approval of Amendment to Rule 6A-6.03028, Provision of Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and Development of Individual Educational Plans for Students with Disabilities (Amendment to IEP requirements needed to include students with disabilities who are also gifted. Amendment needed to clarify considerations required to determine need for Extended School Year Services.) pg. 17

Consent Items

Office of Early Learning

  1. Approval of Amendment to Rule 6M-8.610, Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Director Credential for Private Providers (Amendment simplifies the process for obtaining director credential and names required courses.) pg. 28

Florida College System

  1. Approval of the Florida College System Employment Equity Accountability Program Progress Report: 2010-2011 through 2014-2015 pg. 32

Finance and Operations

  1. Adoption of Resolutions Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of Not Exceeding $145,000,000 State of Florida, Full Faith and Credit, State Board of Education Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) Refunding Bonds, 2016 Series (to be determined) pg. 33

Amendments

  1. Approval of Amendment to Rule 6A-1.001, District Financial Records (The amendment updates school district financial reporting requirements.) pg. 43
  2. Approval of Amendment to Rule 6A-20.050, Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Amendment needed to align with statute after transfer from DOH to DOE.  Language from other rules incorporated; those rules repealed.) pg. 45

Division of Public Schools

Amendments

  1. Approval of Amendment to Rule 6A-6.0253, Diabetes Management (The amendment updates the rule by incorporating the most recent “Individualized HealthCare Plan” format recommended by the National Association of School Nurses.) pg. 63
  2. Approval of Amendment to Rule 6A-6.030121, Exceptional Student Education Eligibility for Student with Language Impairments and Qualifications and Responsibilities for the Speech-Language Pathologists Providing Language Services (Amendment needed to update references and delete duplicative language.) pg. 69
  3. Approval of Amendment to Rule 6A-6.03018, Exceptional Education Eligibility for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (Amendment needed to update rule references and delete obsolete language.) pg. 75
  4. Approval of Amendment to Rule 6A-6.030191, Development of Educational Plans for Exceptional Students Who Are Gifted (Amendment clarifies that EPs are for students whose only exceptionality is giftedness.) pg. 79
  5. Approval of Amendment to Rule 6A-6.03313, Procedural Safeguards for Exceptional Students Who Are Gifted (Amendment to include statement that due process procedures and procedural safeguards apply for students with disabilities who are also gifted.) pg. 82

Finance and Operations

Repeal

  1. Approval of Repeal of Rules 6A-20.051, Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program Renewal; 6A-20.052, Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program Payment; and 6A-20.053, Match Site Facilities Payment Requirement (Language incorporated in Rule 6A-20.050 to align with statute.) pg. 87

Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice

Repeals

  1. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-6.0785, Charter School Applicant Training Standards (Form for district-required training never used in 5 years of existence. Statute still exists, but form is not necessary.) pg. 90
  2. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-6.0980, K-8 Virtual School Program (Statutory authority was repealed.) pg. 93

Florida College System

Repeals

  1. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-14.0261, General Powers of the President (Rule lacks rulemaking authority and statutory language remains in effect.) pg. 95
  2. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-14.0432, Military Leave (Language conflicts with current statute and statute stands on its own.) pg. 97
  3. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-14.0571, Religious Observance by Students (Rule lacks rulemaking authority and statutory language remains in effect.) pg. 99

Accountability, Research and Measurement

Repeals

  1. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-1.0944, Access, Maintenance and Destruction of State Student Assessment Tests and Related Materials (Outdated; has been replaced by another rule.) pg. 101
  2. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-1.09982, Reporting Requirements for School Improvement and Accountability (Statutory authority was repealed.) pg. 103
  3. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-7.0712, Local Instructional Improvement Systems (Statutory authority was repealed.) pg. 106

Career and Adult Education

Repeals

  1. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-1.09417, Curriculum Frameworks ‒ Lifelong Learning Noncredit Courses, Adults ‒ High School and Non-High School Graduates (Statutory authority was repealed. Ability to offer courses still exists.) pg. 108
  2. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-6.010, General Adult Education (Statutory authority was repealed.  Ability to offer program still exists.) pg. 110
  3. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-6.011, Definition of Adult Student (Statutory authority was repealed.  Definition appears in s. 1004.02.) pg. 112
  4. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-6.015, Professional Requirements for Administrators and Supervisors of Adult General Education Program (Language is contained in another rule; therefore, this rule is duplicative.) pg. 114
  5. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-6.055, Definitions of Terms Used in Vocational Education and Adult Programs (Language is outdated or no longer supported by statutory authority.  Current language is contained in other rules.) pg. 116
  6. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-6.065, Instructional Components of Vocational Education (Statutory authority repealed.  Programs may still be offered under other statutory authority.) pg. 118

Division of Public Schools

Repeals

  1. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-1.093, Florida Academic Scholars Certificate (Statutory authority was repealed.) pg. 121
  2. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-7.0100, Merit Award Program for Instructional Personnel and School-Based Administrators K-12 (Statutory authority was repealed.) pg. 123
  3. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-6.03032, Procedural Safeguards for Children with Disabilities Ages Birth Through Two Years (DOH, as the lead agency, incorporated the language in a DOH rule.) pg. 126
  4. Approval of Repeal of Rules 6A-6.0523, Comprehensive Dropout Prevention Plans; 6A-6.0526, Substance Abuse Programs; 6A-6.0527, Disciplinary Programs; 6A-6.0528, Youth Services Programs; 6A-6.05291, Course Modification; and 6A-6.05292, Common Objective Criteria and Evaluation of Dropout Prevention Programs (Statutory authority was repealed.) pg. 129
  5. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-6.0713, Habitual Truancy: Inter-Agency Agreements (The rule duplicates present statutory language, and is no longer needed.) pg. 136
  6. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-6.0900, Programs for English Language Learners (ELLs) (This rule is unnecessary as it contains only redundant information.) pg. 138
  7. Approval of Repeal of Rule 6A-7.096, Educational Improvement Projects (Statutory authority was repealed.) pg. 140

Concluding Remarks
Chair Marva Johnson