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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Florida Virtual School Virtual Instruction Provider (FLVS VIP) Participation Agreement for the 2017/2018 School Year (Chief of Schools)
Per Florida Statute 1002.231, all school districts in Florida not eligible for the Sparsity Supplement must provide three virtual instruction options to students.  FLVS VIP is K-12 virtual school.  They will provide a free,  full-time 180-day online instructional program to eligible students during the 2017/2018 school year.  Funding will be based on the regulations established by the Florida Department of Education in accordance with Florida Statute 1002.45.  This is an annual fee per student for services provided.

All students are required to participate in the state assessment program created in Section 1008.22, Florida Statutes.  All instructional staff must be highly qualified as identified by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) standards, and hold valid Florida teaching certificates under provisions of Chapter 1012, Florida Statutes.  FLVS VIP will ensure all employees and contracted personnel undergo a background screening as required by Section 1012.32, Florida Statutes, using state and national criminal history records,  and will provide a list of instructional employees to the district for verification of compliance and according to FLVS VIP standard procedures.  All curriculum and course content are aligned to Florida Standards.
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child • Develop a culture of respect, trust, and collaboration
Expenses are paid from the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) generated by student completion.
Evaluation of the FLVS VIP will be based on the percent of students successfully completing their coursework.
SUBMITTED BY:  Christina Russell, Director, Virtual Instruction Programs
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
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Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170627_815 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.13