02-10-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #38


Title
School Year Calendar Standards and Revisions to School Board Policy 8210

Discussion

Brevard Public Schools is one of the 11 districts identified as a high academic performing district for the 2008-2009 school year.  As a result of that designation as a high academic performing district, Florida Statute Section 1003.621, entitles the 11 districts to exemptions from all statutes in Chapters 1000-1013 other than those identified in Florida Statute Section 1003.621(2).

One of the statutes for which an exemption is allowed is 1001.42(4)(f).  This is the statute which requires a uniform start date no earlier than 14 days before Labor Day.

Based on this exemption, the School Year Calendar Standards must be changed to reflect this exemption.  Once the School Year Calendar Standards are approved, the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school year calendars can be submitted to the School Board for review and approval.



Recommendation

Approve the revisions to the School Year Calendar Standards, the revisions to School Board Policy 8210 and authorize the Superintendent to advertise for public hearing.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 1/20/2009
Action2/10/2009
Public Hearing3/10/2009

Authority for Action
FS 1003.621, FS 1001.41, FS 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

William Hall, Director of Educational Leadership and Professional Development, Extension 240




Attachment:  CALSTAND - draft for January 2009 - 14 day start exemption.pdf