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Action Item
DATE: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
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
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
(813) 272-4733
  Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
    C 6.13
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20180801_893 (Board Meeting followed by Public Hearing) * Section C Item# 6.13