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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Applications for NorthStar Academy of Hillsborough County East and NorthStar Academy of Hillsborough County West (Charter Office)
On February 1, 2019, the district received six 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 applicants for further understanding of the applications.  

Four out of the six applications were withdrawn. The following applicants withdrew their applications and may apply during a later application period:
  • American Classical Charter Academy
  • Literacy Leadership Technology Academy South Bay
  • Navigator Academy of Leadership South Tampa
  • Success Preparatory School
The recommendation is to approve two applications: 
  • NorthStar Academy of Hillsborough County East
  • NorthStar Academy of Hillsborough County West 
The applications meet all of the statutory requirements in F.S. 1002.33(6).

A summary for NorthStar Academy of Hillsborough County East and NorthStar Academy of Hillsborough County West are attached.
All Strategic Objectives
The estimated cost of the review of the six charter school applications is $47,600. 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.
Jenna Hodgens   Gretchen Saunders
General Director, Charter Office
(813) 272-4733
  Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
    C 6.35
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20190611_925 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.35