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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XLVIII
K-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1004
PUBLIC POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
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F.S. 1004.013
1004.013 SAIL to 60 Initiative.
(1) The Strengthening Alignment between Industry and Learning (SAIL) to 60 Initiative is created to increase to 60 percent the percentage of working-age adults in this state with a high-value postsecondary certificate, degree, or training experience by 2030.
(2) The State Board of Education and the Board of Governors shall work collaboratively to, at a minimum:
(a) Increase the awareness and use of:
1. The student advising system established under s. 1006.735(4)(b).
2. The Complete Florida Degree Initiative established under s. 1006.735(2) that facilitates degree completion for the state’s adult learners. The Chancellor of the State University System and the Chancellor of the Florida College System shall consult with the Complete Florida Degree Initiative to identify barriers to program expansion and develop recommendations to increase the number of participating institutions and students served by the program. The recommendations must consider, at a minimum, methods for increasing outreach efforts to help students complete the “last mile” by providing financial assistance to students who are within 12 credit hours of completing their first associate or baccalaureate degree, but have separated from their institution of enrollment for more than one semester. Recommendations must be submitted to the Board of Governors, the State Board of Education, and the Governor no later than October 1, 2019.
3. Summer bridge programs at state universities and Florida College System institutions that help students transition to postsecondary education.
(b) Support and publicize the efforts of the Florida College Access Network in developing public and private partnerships to:
1. Increase the number of high school seniors who submit at least one completed postsecondary education application.
2. Increase the number of high school seniors who submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid to receive financial aid to help pay for their postsecondary education expenses.
3. Recognize and celebrate high school seniors for their postsecondary education and career plans and encourage early preparation for college in accordance with s. 1001.43(14).
4. Conduct regional meetings with postsecondary educational institutions, business leaders, and community organizations to solve community-specific issues related to attainment of postsecondary certificates, associate degrees, and baccalaureate degrees.
(c) Facilitate a reverse transfer agreement between the State Board of Education and the Board of Governors to award postsecondary education credentials to students who have earned them.
(d) Facilitate the establishment of career pathways agreements between career centers and Florida College System institutions pursuant to s. 1007.233.
(e) Develop a systematic, cross-sector approach to awarding credit for prior learning.
History.s. 17, ch. 2019-119.