06-14-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #46


Title
Approval of Imagine Schools of West Melbourne Renewal Charter Contract

Discussion
Imagine Schools of West Melbourne located in West Melbourne, has been in operation in Brevard County since 1999. The school has faced academic challenges receiving an "F" from the FLDOE in 2014-2015. Since then the school has rewritten their educational and curriculum plan to provide a more rigorous curriculum as stipulated by the Cambridge Program. Additionally, as learning gains were not included in the last publication of test scores, the school which is a Title 1 school was unable to access the progress of individual students. Their ongoing progress monitoring "STAR" program indicates that the students' growth has reflected a years worth of academic gains. The new language in HB7029 states: "A charter school's charter contract is automatically terminated if the school earns two consecutive grades of "F" after all school grade appeals are final." The recommendation is to renew the contract for 5 years. (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2021)

Recommendation
Approve the renewal charter contract for Imagine Schools of West Melbourne.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/14/2016
Consent after Information7/19/2016

Authority for Action
1002.33 FS

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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Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact
Stephanie Archer Director of Charter and Choice Schooling, Ext. 395


Attachment:  Imagine Charter Contract Renewal FINAL - 6-8-2016.pdf