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November 16, 2021 Organization of the Board/Regular School Board Meeting
Title
Renewal of the Charter School Contract for Pineapple Cove Classical Academy-West Melbourne
Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/26/2021
Action - 11/16/2021
Consent Type
With Prior 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 Pineapple Cove Classical Academy-West Melbourne 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, Pineapple Cove Classical Academy-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 Pineapple Cove Classical Academy-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 Pineapple Cove Classical Academy-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 Pineapple Cove Classical Academy-West Melbourne, thus allowing Elementary Leading and Learning - Open Enrollment and Charter Schools to begin contract negotiations.

Recommendation

Recommend the renewal of Pineapple Cove Classical Academy-West Melbourne's 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
Rachel Roberts, Director - Elementary Leading & Learning - Open Enrollment & Charter Schools Ext. 11395 Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent - Elementary Leading & Learning, Ext. 11411
Attachments
Pineapple Cove West Melbourne Annual Charter School Report 2020-21(2).pdf
2022 Renewal Program Review Report Pineapple Cove Classical-West Melbourne.docx
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