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SEPTEMBER 11, 2001


Governor Jeb Bush

Commissioner Charlie Crist

Secretary of State Katherine Harris

Attorney General Bob Butterworth

Comptroller Robert F. Milligan

Treasurer Tom Gallagher

Commissioner Charlie Bronson

Contact: Lynn Abbott9:00 A.M.

(850) 488-0080Hermitage Centre

Tallahassee, Florida



1. Budget Presentation.

(Backup material to follow) For Approval

2. Resolutions authorizing the issuance and competitive sale of not exceeding $110,000,000 State of Florida, Full Faith and Credit, State Board of Education, Public Education Capital Outlay Refunding Bonds, 2001 series [to be determined].

The Twenty-fourth Supplemental Authorizing Resolution supplements the Public Education Capital Outlay Bond Master Resolution adopted by the State Board of Education on July 12, 1992, and contains the authorization necessary to refinance a portion of certain outstanding Public Education Capital Bonds. The bonds will be payable primarily from gross receipts taxes, and will be additionally secured by the full faith and credit of the State.

(Attachment 2) For Approval

Amended Rules

3.6A-1.001 -- District Financial Records.

The purpose of this rule amendment is to adopt the updated publication, "Financial and Program Cost Accounting for Florida Schools, 2001."

(Attachment 3) For Approval

4.6A-1.09412 -- Course Requirements - Grades 6-12 Basic and Adult Secondary Programs.

This rule amendment is to adopt the updated course requirements for grades 6-12.

(Attachment 4) For Approval

5.6A-1.09441 -- Requirements for Programs and Courses Which Are Funded Through the Florida Education Finance Program and for Which the Student May Earn Credit Toward High School Graduation.

This rule amendment is to adopt an updated listing of all courses offered in the public elementary, secondary, vocational-technical, and adult education programs in Florida including related teacher certification coverages.

(Attachment 5)For Approval

6.6A-4.001 -- Instructional Personnel Certification.

6A-4.002 -- General Provisions.

6A-4.003 -- Degrees, Programs, and Credits.

6A-4.004 -- Florida Educator's Certificates with Academic, Administrative, and Specialty Class Coverages.

6A-4.0051 -- Renewal of a Professional Certificate.

6A-4.006 -- General and Professional Preparation.

These rules are amended to reflect changes in statutes governing educator certification.

(Attachment 6) For Approval

7.6A-10.024 - Articulation Between Universities, Community Colleges, and School Districts.

This rule is amended to revise out-of-date portions of the statewide articulation agreement governing the transfer of credit award for college-level examinations and to update credit transfer and degree terminology in the rule to be consistent with Section 240.115, Florida Statutes, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation standards.

(Attachment 7) For Approval

Repealed Rules

8.6A-4.050 - Florida Educator's Certificates with Degreed Vocational Class Coverages.

6A-4.052 - General and Professional Preparation for a Professional Certificate with Degreed Vocational Class Coverages.

6A-4.066 - Florida Educator's Certificates with Nondegreed Vocational Class Coverages.

6A-4.068 - Professional Preparation for a Professional Certificate with Nondegreed Vocational Class Coverages.

6A-4.072 - Specialization Requirements for Certification in Occupational Specialist - Vocational Class Beginning July 1, 1988.

These rules are recommended for repeal in order to streamline and eliminate outdated provisions. Specifically, applicable provisions of Rules 6A-4.050 and 6A-4.052, FAC., have been incorporated in proposed Rules 6A-4.004 and 6A-4.006, FAC. Rules 6A-4.066, 6A-4.068, and 6A-4.072, FAC., are recommended for repeal as the Department of Education no longer issues nondegree vocational certificates. Section 231.1725, F.S., now establishes the requirements for district employment of nondegreed vocational teachers.

(Attachment 8) For Approval