MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD
Agenda Item #40
H-4. SOAR 2008
The Summer Opportunities for Acceleration and Remediation (SOAR) program provides students with the opportunity for valuable instructional time in the summer. SOAR will take approximately $5.8 million to implement. Program explanations and associated costs of each follow:
Extended School Year (ESY) serves students with disabilities who need summer services to maintain their current level of performance. The individual educational plans (IEP) for these students indicate the need for a summer program. The approximate cost for ESY is $1,638,891.
Remediation offerings will cost approximately $1,960,411. The SOAR remedial program targets:
Transportation is provided for any student living beyond the two-mile limit that must attend SOAR for ESY and remedial purposes. The cost for transportation is about $846,735, which includes a little over $124,000 for teacher assistant (TA) salaries. It is necessary that these TAs ride the bus to support some of our ESY students.
Enrichment - Each elementary, middle and high school will receive funds for one teacher to provide an enrichment offering for students who do not need to attend SOAR for remedial purposes. The cost of the K-12 SOAR Enrichment program is $376,239.
Other SOAR Offerings:
The Course and Credit Make-up costs approximately $376,239. The targeted student groups include:
Other Enrichment offerings include:
SOAR Higher is a newly-developed program designed to meet the unique educational needs of gifted and academically talented 5th-8th grade students. To be eligible, students must be officially staffed into the gifted student program or have scored 90% or above on a standardized test such as FCAT NRT or have earned a Level 5 on FCAT SSS Reading, Math or Science.
· The SOAR Higher program will be offered at various sites around
An attached table shows the expenditures for SOAR 2007,
budget for SOAR 2008, and the anticipated costs for SOAR
Approve the SOAR Program for 2008. This comprehensive summer program will require approximately $5,800,000 to implement.
Information - 2/12/2008
Consent after Information2/26/2008
Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the School Board
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Operating - Categorical
Lynn Spadaccini, Director of Elementary Programs
Attachment: SOAR Bd agenda item-attachment.pdf