|DATE:||Wednesday, August 1, 2018|
|TO:||School Board Members|
|FROM:||Jeff Eakins, Superintendent|
|SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS|
|Approve the Contract Renewal for Focus Academy (Charter Schools)|
|Charter legislation includes a provision for the renewal of a charter contract for those schools that have successfully completed their contract term. The district’s process for contract renewal consideration includes the submission of a letter of intent to renew the contract, a comprehensive program review, an update of the charter application, and the development of a new contract.
Consistent with established procedures, a district review team assessed the school’s performance relevant to student achievement, finance, governance, administration, curriculum and instruction, and assessment.
Attached is a school profile and a report of the review team's findings and recommendations. Staff recommends approval of a five-year contract for Focus Academy. The application update is an original document, including a five-year budget submitted by Focus Academy, and will be Appendix I of the contract and is available for review in the Charter School Office.
|All Strategic Objectives|
|FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: Yes)|
|The charter school’s enrollment projection of 120 students will generate approximately $2,075,312 in Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) (Part I) funds. The school district retains a five percent administrative fee for up to and including 250 students ($36,129) of FEFP funds to offset services provided by the district. The school will also qualify for categorical, capital outlay, and grant funds as appropriate and allowed by Florida Statute.|
|A contract renewal review will be completed prior to the contract end of June 30, 2023.|
|Jenna Hodgens||Gretchen Saunders|
|General Director, Charter Office
|Chief Business Officer
|Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20180801_893 (Board Meeting followed by Public Hearing) * Section C Item# 6.13|