02-28-2012 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #36


Title
2012-2013 School Year Calendar

Discussion

Brevard Public Schools is identified as an academically high-performing school district for the 2011-2012 school year.  As a result of that designation, Florida Statute Section 1003.621 entitles districts to exemptions from 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.

This recommended calendar allows us to complete the first semester prior to the winter break each year.

If for some reason, Brevard Public Schools is not identified as an academically high-performing school district for 2012-2013, changes will have to be made to the School Year Calendar Standards and School Board Policy 8210-School Calendar.  Once these changes are approved by the School Board, a new school year calendar for 2012-2013 will have to be presented to the School Board for review and approval.



Recommendation
It is recommended that the School Board adopt the school calendar for 2012-2013 utilizing the exemption from Florida Statute Section 1003.621.  The exemption is to Florida Statute Section 1001.42(4)(f) for the required start date for the opening of schools.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/28/2012
Consent after Information3/13/2012

Authority for Action
FS 1003.621

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 B. Hall, Director of Educational Leadership and Professional Development

Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources Services




Attachment:  2012-2013 School Year Calendar Draft.pdf