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Chapter 951
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F.S. 951.176
951.176 Provision of education.
(1) Each county may contract with a district school board, the Florida Virtual School, a charter school authorized to operate under s. 1002.33, or a Florida College System institution to provide education services for inmates at county detention facilities. The education services may include any educational, career, or vocational training authorized by the sheriff or chief correctional officer, or his or her designee.
(2) Minors who have not graduated from high school and eligible students with disabilities under the age of 22 who have not graduated with a standard diploma or its equivalent who are detained in a county or municipal detention facility as defined in s. 951.23 shall be offered educational services by the local school district in which the facility is located. These educational services shall be based upon the estimated length of time the youth will be in the facility and the youth’s current level of functioning. School district superintendents or their designees shall be notified by the county sheriff or chief correctional officer, or his or her designee, upon the assignment of a youth under the age of 21 to the facility. A cooperative agreement with the local school district and applicable law enforcement units shall be developed to address the notification requirement and the provision of educational services to these youth.
History.s. 11, ch. 2000-137; s. 2, ch. 2018-104; s. 2, ch. 2022-143.