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February 23, 2021 School Board Meeting
Title
Recommend the Renewal of the Charter School Contract for Imagine Schools at West Melbourne
Meeting Date(s)
Consent Type
Without Information
Discussion

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida, as the Sponsor of all charter schools within Brevard County, is committed to authorizing new and innovative charter schools that provide high-quality educational options to serve the diverse needs of our students.

The contractual agreement between Imagine Schools at West Melbourne and the School Board will expire on June 30, 2021.  In accordance with the Florida Charter School Law, a charter school may be renewed provided that a program review demonstrates that the school has successfully fulfilled the terms of its contract pursuant to Section 1002.33 (7)(a)(17), F.S.

Section 1002.33, F.S. requires that student performance be the most important factor in the consideration of charter renewal.

In Fall 2019, Imagine Schools at West Melbourne, officially requested a renewal of its charter, thus beginning the charter school renewal process.

As part of the renewal process for charter schools, Elementary Leading & Learning - Open Enrollment & Charter Schools conducted a program review of Imagine Schools at West Melbourne's data over the life of the contract.  This examination included school grades, state assessment data, school specific goals as outlined in the School Improvement Plan (SIP), fiscal health, enrollment data, board structure and duties, contractual requirements, educational program's faithfulness to the schools approved application, mission and vision, fair and appropriate pupil enrollment processes,  ESE obligations and ESE requirements.  The Charter School Renewal Program Review for Imagine Schools at West Melbourne is attached as well as a one page synopsis of data.  Final analysis of the schools' data reveals no major deficiencies.

It is therefore requested that the School Board of Brevard County, Florida, approve the renewal of the charter contract for Imagine Schools at West Melbourne, thus allowing Elementary Leading and Learning - Open Enrollment and Charter Schools to begin contract negotiations.

 

Recommendation

Recommend the renewal of Imagine Schools of West Melbourne charter contract.

Authority for Action
1002.33 F. S.
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
                 
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Stephanie Archer Director - Elementary Leading & Learning - Open Enrollment & Charter Schools Ext. 11395
Attachments
2021-0129 Renewal Program Review Report Imagine.pdf
Imagine - One Page 2021.pdf
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