HCPS FL Logo Deputy Superintendent
Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Charter School Contract Renewals (Charter Office)
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 each school’s performance relevant to student achievement, finance, governance, administration, curriculum and instruction, and assessment.

The following schools are recommended for contract renewal with a 5-year term: 

     BridgePrep of Tampa
     Village of Excellence Middle School
     Walton Academy for the Performing Arts

Attached are the individual school profiles and reports of the review team’s findings and recommendations. The application update is an original document, including a budget submitted by each of the individual schools, and will be Appendix I of the contract and available for review in the Charter School Office.
All Strategic Objectives
The following chart shows each school’s projected enrollment, the amount of Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) funds that will be generated, and the amount of FEFP funds retained by the district to offset services provided by the district, equivalent to a 2 or 5 percent administrative fee for up to and including 250 students. 

School Projected
Funds Generated
BridgePrep of Tampa 400 2,817,013 5% ($88,032)
Village of Excellence Middle School 126 827,530 5% (82,096)
Walton Academy for the Performing Arts 230 1,628,815 5% (88,523)
Schools are monitored on an annual basis by district staff. A contract renewal review will be completed prior to the end of each contract.
Jenna Hodgens   Gretchen Saunders
General Director, Charter Office
(813) 272-4733
  Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
    C 6.36
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20190611_925 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.36