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Title XLVIII
EARLY LEARNING-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1011
PLANNING AND BUDGETING
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F.S. 1011.803
1011.803 Money-back Guarantee Program.
(1) The Money-back Guarantee Program is established to help individuals achieve self-sufficiency by requiring each school district and Florida College System institution to refund the cost of tuition to students who are not able to find a job in the field in which the student was trained within 6 months of successful completion of select workforce education programs that prepare students for in-demand, middle-level to high-level wage occupations.
(2) Beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year, each school district and Florida College System institution shall establish a money-back guarantee program to:
(a) Offer a money-back guarantee on at least three programs that prepare individuals to enter in-demand, middle-level to high-level wage occupations identified by the Labor Market Estimating Conference created in s. 216.136. School districts or Florida College System institutions must offer a money-back guarantee on at least 50 percent of workforce education programs if they offer six or fewer programs.
(b) Offer a money-back guarantee for all workforce education programs that are established to meet a critical local economic industry need, but are not linked to the statewide needs list as identified by the Labor Market Estimating Conference created in s. 216.136.
(c) Establish student eligibility criteria for the money-back guarantee program that includes:
1. Student attendance.
2. Student program performance.
3. Career Service or Career Day attendance.
4. Participation in internship or work-study programs.
5. Job search documentation.
6. Development of a student career plan with the institution’s career services department.
(3) No later than July 1, 2022, each school district and Florida College System institution shall notify the State Board of Education of the money-back guarantee programs it offers. Information about these programs shall be made available on each school district’s and Florida College System institution’s website, on the department’s website, and on EmployFlorida’s website.
(4) By November 1 of each year, the Department of Education shall report performance results by school district, Florida College System institution, and program to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
History.s. 38, ch. 2021-164.