05-10-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #40


Title
Revisions to School Board Policy 5120 and Policy 7120

Discussion

Revisions for Policy 7120 provide clarity for purposes of the out-of-area process.  Current language states that if a school's enrollment is projected to exceed 95% of its permanent capacity for the following school year, existing out-of-area students will not be renewed as necessary to reduce the projected enrollment.  The proposed revision changes the percent to 100% of permanent capacity.  Moreover, language is provided regarding how the district would impose such policy if warranted.

In addition, the following language was added to Policy 7120 to address future redistricting issues in reference to out-of-area students:

If attendance boundary changes are necessary to address capacity issues at a school, existing out-of-area students at that school will not be renewed to reduce or eliminate the need to change the school's attendance boundaries. Students of school-based employees are exempt from this provision.

Revisions to Policy 5120 include modifying the current language regarding military preference for choice programs.  The Florida Department of Education provided written clarification that military preference for choice programs is intended for military families transitioning to Brevard County.  The policy has been changed to reflect the intent of the statutes. 

The proposed revision to Policy 5120 also includes modification to the current out-of-area language for purposes of clarification and the inclusion of an out-of-area appeal process.  

Attachments:

  1. Proposed Revision for Policy 7120 (tracked changes and clean copy)
  2. Policy 7120 Change Sheet
  3. Proposed Revision for Policy 5120 (tracked changes and clean copy)
  4. Policy 5120 Change Sheet
  5. Proposed Revision for Policy 5120


Recommendation
Authorize the Superintendent to advertise for a public hearing to approve the recommended changes to Policy 7120 - Criteria for Balancing School Membership Capacity and Policy 5120 - Assignment Within District.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 4/26/2011
Action5/10/2011
Public Hearing6/14/2011

Authority for Action
1002.31, F.s. and 1001.42, F.S.

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

Vicki Mace, Director School Choice, Ext. 395




Attachment:  Policy 5120 Change Sheet.pdf
Attachment:  Policy 5120 Proposed 2011 Revision - Tracked Changes.pdf
Attachment:  Policy 5120 Proposed 2011 Revision - Clean Copy.pdf
Attachment:  Policy 7120 Change Sheet.pdf
Attachment:  Policy 7120 PROPOSED 2011 REVISION - Tracked Changes.pdf
Attachment:  Policy 7120 Proposed 2011 Revision - Clean Copy.pdf