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Title XLVIII
K-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1013
EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
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F.S. 1013.735
1013.735 Classrooms for Kids Program.
(1) ALLOCATION.The department shall allocate funds appropriated for the Classrooms for Kids Program. It is the intent of the Legislature that this program be administered as nearly as practicable in the same manner as the capital outlay program authorized under s. 9(a), Art. XII of the State Constitution. Each district school board’s share of the annual appropriation for the Classrooms for Kids Program must be calculated according to the following formula:
(a) Twenty-five percent of the appropriation shall be prorated to the districts based on each district’s percentage of K-12 base capital outlay full-time equivalent membership, and 65 percent shall be based on each district’s percentage of K-12 growth capital outlay full-time equivalent membership as specified for the allocation of funds from the Public Education Capital Outlay and Debt Service Trust Fund by s. 1013.64(3).
(b) Ten percent of the appropriation must be allocated among district school boards according to the allocation formula in s. 1013.64(1)(a), excluding adult vocational technical facilities.
(2) DISTRICT PARTICIPATION.In order to participate in the Classrooms for Kids Program, a district school board shall:
(a) Enter into an interlocal agreement pursuant to s. 1013.33.
(b) Certify that the district’s inventory of facilities listed in the Florida Inventory of School Houses is accurate and up-to-date pursuant to s. 1013.31.
(3) USE OF FUNDS.In order to increase capacity to reduce class size, a district school board shall expend the funds received pursuant to this section only to:
(a) Construct, renovate, remodel, or repair educational facilities that are in excess of projects identified in the district’s 5-year work program adopted prior to March 15, 2003; or
(b) Purchase or lease-purchase relocatable facilities that are in excess of relocatables identified in the district’s 5-year work program adopted prior to March 15, 2003.
History.s. 4, ch. 2003-391; s. 4, ch. 2004-42.