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November 16, 2021 Organization of the Board/Regular School Board Meeting
Renewal of the Charter School Contract for Emma Jewel Charter Academy
Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/26/2021
Action - 11/16/2021
Consent Type
With Prior Information

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 Emma Jewel Charter Academy and the School Board will expire on June 30, 2022. 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 Summer 2021, Emma Jewel Charter Academy, 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 Emma Jewel Charter Academy'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 Emma Jewel Charter Academy 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 Emma Jewel Charter Academy, thus allowing Elementary Leading and Learning - Open Enrollment and Charter Schools to begin contract negotiations.


Recommend the renewal of Emma Jewel Charter Academy contract.

Authority for Action
1002.33 F. S.
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
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
Rachel Roberts, Director - Elementary Leading & Learning - Open Enrollment & Charter Schools Ext. 11395 Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent - Elementary Leading & Learning, Ext. 11411
2022 Renewal Program Review Report Emma Jewel.docx
Emma Jewel Annual Charter School Report 2021.pdf
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