10-14-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #33


Title
Approve the Brevard Public Schools Student Progression Plan for 2008-2009

Discussion

The Student Progression Plan is designed to reflect legislative changes impacting student progression for 2008-2009.  Staff continues to make changes as new guidance is received. The Florida Department of Education has advised us of the following changes which were part of the 2008 Legislative Session:

 

  • Elimination of the FCAT Norm-Referenced test
  • FCAT Writing+ for Grade 10 discontinued as a graduation requirement
  • Standard High School Diploma designations
  • Requirement of 150 minutes of Physical Education for students in grades K-6.  PE must be a minimum of 30 minutes duration.
  • Practical arts courses that meet the Fine Arts graduation requirement

In compliance with Section 1008.25 et al., Florida Statutes, the School Board must adopt a plan for student progression in Brevard Public Schools.  The plan must be updated or revised periodically to incorporate locally proposed changes mandated by Florida Statute or State Board of Education Rule.

 

A copy of the Student Progression Plan will be available in the School Board District Office, as well as in all offices in Curriculum and Instruction.  Board members will receive a copy of the Student Progression Plan prior to the August 25, 2008 board meeting.



Recommendation

Hold a public hearing and approve the  Brevard Public Schools Student Progression Plan for 2008-09.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 8/25/2008
Action9/9/2008
Public Hearing10/14/2008

Authority for Action
FS 1008.25 et al. State Board Rules 6A-1.04511

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

Brenda Blackburn, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

Lynn Spadaccini, Director of Elementary Programs

Beth Thedy, Director of Middle School Programs

Walter Christy, Director of Secondary Programs




Attachment:  SPP 2008.09.pdf