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File #: 20-0145    Version: 1 Name: Full School Day April 2, 2020
Type: Agreements/Contracts Status: Passed
File created: 1/22/2020 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 2/5/2020 Final action: 2/5/2020
Title: MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE PEMBROKE PINES CHARTER SCHOOLS PURSUANT TO THEIR DESIGNATION AS SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE, TO REVERT A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED EARLY RELEASE DAY SCHEDULED APRIL 2, 2020 BACK TO A FULL DAY OF SCHOOL AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AS SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TO SO NOTIFY EACH OF THE CHARTER SCHOOL SPONSORS.
Attachments: 1. 1. Exhibit A- Florida State Statute 1003.631, 2. 2. Exhibit B- File19-0695 Additional Early Release Days 2019-20, 3. 3. Exhibit C-Florida Statewide Assessment Schedule 2019-20
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MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE PEMBROKE PINES CHARTER SCHOOLS PURSUANT TO THEIR DESIGNATION AS SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE, TO REVERT A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED EARLY RELEASE DAY SCHEDULED APRIL 2, 2020 BACK TO A FULL DAY OF SCHOOL AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AS SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TO SO NOTIFY EACH OF THE CHARTER SCHOOL SPONSORS.

Summary Explanation and Background

SUMMARY EXPLANATION AND BACKGROUND:

1. Section 1003.631, Florida Statutes, authorized the Schools of Excellence Program to provide certain administrative flexibilities for those top performing schools which scored in the 80th percentile or higher in its school grade calculation in schools as compared to schools of the same grade groupings as designated by the State Board of Education (See Exhibit A, Florida State Statute 1003.631).

2. The Pembroke Pines Charter Schools (PPCS) are designated Schools of Excellence by the State Board of Education. As such, on June 19, 2019 City Commission authorized the PPCS to add four (4) early release days to the 2019-2020 school year (See Exhibit B, File 19-0695 Early Release Days 2019-20). Listed below are the additional early release days that were approved by City Commission on June 19, 2019:

                     1. September 12, 2019

                     2. November 7, 2019

                     3. January 16, 2020

                     4. April 2, 2020

3. Since then, the State Florida School Assessment (FSA) testing schedule was released and charter school elementary students have FSA testing on Thursday, April 2, 2020 (See Exhibit C, Florida Statewide Assessment Schedule 2019-20). As such, the PPCS would like April 2, 2020 to remain a full day of school for all PPCS elementary and middle schools.  April 2, 2020 will continue to be an early release day for the Academic Village High School.

4. Charter schools designated Schools of Excellence are required to notify their Sponsor when exercising their administrative flexibility to modify...

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