TALLAHASSEE -- Governor Rick Scott
signed a pair of wide-ranging education-related bills on Friday. The first, HB 1255, establishes a gift ban on school board members, revises testing requirements and requires districts to put budget information on their websites.
The second, HB 7151, eliminates a prohibition on requiring certain students to take summer classes at universities and includes a number of other Board of Governors priorities. The bill also requires a study on the appropriate scores for Advanced Placement credits.
The Senate companion of that bill at one point would have changed the minimum AP score
a student needs to gain college credit from a 3 to a 4. But that was taken out with an amendment and not included in the final version. Both bills now become law.