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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Application for SLAM Academy of South Tampa Elementary (Chief of Schools)
On August 1, 2017, the District received nine applications for prospective charter schools.  Applicants were given the opportunity to present their applications to the Charter School Application Review Team. The Team, made up of staff from a variety of District departments, reviewed the applications and provided feedback collectively. Feedback was compiled and used to interview the applicant for further understanding of the application. 

According to the requirements of F.S. 1002.33(6), charter applications must: 
  1. Demonstrate how the school will use the guiding principles and meet the statutorily defined purpose of a charter school.
  2. Provide a detailed curriculum plan that illustrates how students will be provided services to attain the Florida Standards.
  3. Contain goals and objectives for improving student learning and measuring that improvement.
  4. Describe the reading curriculum and differentiated strategies that will be used for students reading at grade level or higher, and a separate curriculum and strategy for students who are reading below grade level.
  5. Contain an annual financial plan for each year requested by the charter for operation of the school for up to five years.
A summary of the application for SLAM Academy of South Tampa Elementary is attached.
All Strategic Objectives
The estimated cost of the review of the nine charter school applications is $83,444.05. The review of charter school applications is not covered by the two to five percent administrative fee collected to support the District charter schools.
Staff will annually review the application process to ensure that all statutory requirements are met.
SUBMITTED BY:  Jenna Hodgens, General Director, Charter Office
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.08
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20171114_823 (Reorganization/Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.08