05-10-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #45


Title
District Franchise Contract with Florida Virtual School

Discussion
To meet the state mandate for a full-time district Virtual Instruction Program (s. 1002.45, F.S.) and the needs of students taking virtual classes part-time, the district will contract with Florida Virtual School to reestablish the franchise, Brevard Virtual School.  Beginning in August 2011, the franchise will offer online instruction, provided by Brevard public school teachers, to eligible sixth through twelfth grade students residing in Brevard County.  The franchise will operate as school 7004 and provide an estimated 600, half-credit enrollments.  The franchise will generate FTE pursuant to s. 1002.37(4), Florida Statutes.

Recommendation
Approve the contract with Florida Virtual School to reopen the district franchise, Brevard Virtual School.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/10/2011
Consent after Information5/24/2011

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
11-12$15,000.00yes10070040005125100737102
11-12$15,000.00yes10070040005125100737103

Contact

Heather Price, Resource Teacher, Virtual Instruction Programs, ext. 334

Beth Thedy, Ed.D, Director, Middle School Programs, ext. 583

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction, ext. 300




Attachment:  Brevard FLVS Franchise Contract Rider 11-12-Final 4 14 11.pdf
Attachment:  Brevard FLVS Franchise Contract 2011-2012-Final 5 6 11.pdf