“Developing A Successful Charter Agreement” By Jean Ammel, FDOE

Report
Presentation for FAPT
February 2012
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Public schools operated by private groups
Autonomy in exchange for increased
accountability
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Exempt from Education Code 1000-1013 (w/
exceptions)
Exempt from District Policy
Only local school boards may authorize charter
schools
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519 Charter Schools (Fall 2011)
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179,000 students (Fall 2011)
90,091 Elementary
 47,253 Middle
 41,706 High
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44 School Districts
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2 State Universities
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2010-11 Charter School Students by Race
45.0%
40.0%
35.0%
30.0%
25.0%
Charter Schools
20.0%
Traditional Public Schools
15.0%
10.0%
5.0%
0.0%
African American
Hispanic
White
Others
60.0%
50.0%
40.0%
Charter Schools
30.0%
Traditional Public Schools
20.0%
10.0%
0.0%
ELL
FRPL
ESE
F
M
Number of Charter Schools 2002-2012
519
459
411
389
334
356
358
301
257
223
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
179,931
Enrollment 2002-2012
154,780
137,196
117,602
105,239
98,755
92,214
82,531
67,512
53,016
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
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Model application
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Submitted to local school board (Aug 1)
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60 days to review (Model Evaluation)
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Contract Negotiation (Model Contract)
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School Opens
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http://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/Informat
ion/Charter_Schools/Forms_Charter.asp
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Application, Evaluation, Contract
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State Board Rule 6A-6.0786, F.A.C
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Model Renewal in development
300
80.0%
70.0%
250
60.0%
200
50.0%
150
40.0%
Applications Submitted
% Approved
30.0%
100
20.0%
50
10.0%
0
0.0%
2004-2005
2005-2006
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2010
Charter School Applications: 2009-2011
Approved
37%
Withdrawn
42%
Denied
21%
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Organize or Operated by Non Profit
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Governing Board oversees operations
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ESP, CMO, EMO
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Comprehensive
Menu of Services
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Local School Board shall:
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Monitor school’s progress toward goals in charter
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Monitor revenues and expenditures
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Ensure charter participates in state’s accountability
system
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Develop and review financial corrective action plans
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Sponsor shall provide:
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Contract management
FTE and data reporting services
ESE administrative services
“services related to eligibility and reporting duties
required to ensure that school lunch services under the
federal lunch program, consistent with the needs of the
charter school, are provided by the school district at the
request of the charter school”
Test administrative services
Processing of teacher certification data services
Equal access to student information systems
5% Administrative fee (250 students)
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Autonomy in exchange for increased
accountability
Termination of charter for poor academic or
financial performance
90 closures in last 5 years
No Persistently Lowest Achieving (PLA)
Charter Schools
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Section 1002.33 - establishes charter schools
Section 1002.331 – high performing charter schools .
Section 1002.332 – high performing charter school system.
Section 1002.345 - establishes criteria and requirements for charter schools experiencing a deteriorating
financial condition or a state of financial emergency.
Section 1013.62 - establishes charter school eligibility requirements, procedures, and uses for capital outlay
funding.
Charter School State Board of Education Rules
Appeals Rule, SBE 6A-6.0781 - establishes procedures for appealing a district school board decision to deny an
application for a charter school.
Applicant Training Standards Rule, SBE 6A-6.0785 - establishes a procedure by which sponsors may require
charter applicants to attend training provided by the sponsor in lieu of the training provided by the
Department.
Capital Outlay Rule, SBE 6A-2.0020 - clarifies eligibility requirements for capital outlay funding
Conversion Charter Ballot Process SBE 6A-6.0787 - establishes a procedure by which parents and teachers of
public school may vote to submit an application for conversion to charter status.
Governance Training Rule, SBE 6A-6.0784 - establishes procedures for the approval of charter school
governance training submitted to the Florida Department of Education
SBE 6A-6.0786 - provides the required model application format for potential charter school developers, an
evaluation instrument for sponsors, and a model charter contract format.
Monthly Financial Statement and Financial Condition Rule, SBE 6A-1.0081 - establishes requirements related to
the monthly financial statement that a charter school must complete and submit to its sponsor and establishes
procedures for developing financial recovery and corrective action plans and determining a deteriorating
financial condition.
Notice Requirements for Performance Data, SBE 6A-6.0788 - outlines the manner in which charter schools will
provide student performance data to required recipients.
Charter School Rule Development
6A-6.0789: Definition of a Charter School Nonprofit organization
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2012 Session
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SB 1852 & HB 903 – Charter Schools
 Provides that a sponsor’s policies and procedures and
previous school board decisions do not apply to a charter
school under certain circumstances; provides that a Florida
College System institution may operate no more than one
charter school that serves students in kindergarten through
grade 12 in each school district in which the institution
serves, if the institution operates an approved teacher
preparation program; authorizes a charter school or sponsor
to file a formal grievance with the Department of Education
and to request mediation if the charter school or sponsor is
unable to resolve any outstanding issues between the charter
school and sponsor
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SB 1338 & HB 1129 – Website Information
SB 1162 & HB 1507 – Family Charter Academies
Section 1002.33(20)(c) SERVICES
(c) Transportation of charter school students shall be
provided by the charter school consistent with the
requirements of subpart I.E. of chapter 1006 and s.
1012.45. The governing body of the charter school
may provide transportation through an agreement
or contract with the district school board, a private
provider, or parents. The charter school and the
sponsor shall cooperate in making arrangements that
ensure that transportation is not a barrier to equal
access for all students residing within a reasonable
distance of the charter school as determined in its
charter.
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$20 million to establish charter schools in high
need areas– Charter School Growth Fund
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Project awarded to the Charter School Growth Fund
Recruit and Support High-Quality Operators in
High-Need neighborhoods (PLA)
$10 million Competitive – 3 Components
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Principal Leadership Institute
Support for Teacher/Principal Evaluation Systems
Support for highest priority needs
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Karen Hines-Henry: Communications
Lacrest McCary: Policy Director
Chris Muire: Policy Director
Helen Giraitis: CSP Director
Sandra Eggers: Program Specialist IV
Julia Somers-Arthur: Training and Resources
Jacque Hitchcock: Program Specialist
Charlene Burke: Grant Specialist
Laura Pond: Grant Specialist
Heather Harrell: Grant Specialist
Ally Rudd: OPS Support
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CSP Grant
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Merit Award Program
Class Size
Charter School Appeals
Governance Training
Charter School Capital Outlay
Corrective Action Plans
Differentiated Accountability
Annual Accountability Report
Annual Student Achievement Report
Outreach
Training/Technical Assistance/Support
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$104 million over 5 years
Approximately 160 active sub-grants
Annual Needs Assessment
Over 1000 attendees 2010
Sponsor Support
Intra-Department Coordination/Support
[email protected]
Room 1044
245-0998

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