Chief of Schools
|DATE:||Tuesday, March 7, 2017|
|TO:||School Board Members|
|FROM:||Jeff Eakins, Superintendent|
|SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS|
|Approve Contract for Avant Garde Academy (Chief of Schools)|
|Charter School legislation, 1002.33 F.S., permits individuals, organizations, and community members the opportunity to submit an application to the School Board for the creation of a charter school. On December 15, 2015, the School Board approved the application for Avant Garde Academy. The applicant chose to defer the opening of the school until August 2017, which is permitted by statute. The school will serve students in grades K-8 using a curriculum plan that aligns with the Florida Standards and clearly supports the STEAM focus of the school.
A copy of the proposed five year contract for the school is attached. The original charter application approved by the School Board will become Appendix I of this contract, and will be available for review in the Charter School Office.
In the event of a discrepancy between the contract and the charter application, the terms of the contract will prevail. Avant Garde Academy has agreed to all terms of the contract, which has been revised to include the most recent revisions to 1002.33, F.S.
A copy of the application review summary is attached. No weaknesses are noted.
|All Strategic Objectives|
|FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: Yes)|
|The charter school’s first year enrollment projection of 684 students will generate approximately $4,447,236 in Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) Part I funds. The school district retains a 5 percent administrative fee for up to and including 250 students for $82,785 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 statutes.|
|A contract renewal review will be completed prior to the contract end of June 30, 2022.|
|SUBMITTED BY: Jenna Hodgens, General Director, Charter Office|
|Gretchen Saunders||Dr. Alberto Vázquez|
|Chief Business Officer
|Chief of Staff
|Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170307_826 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.10|