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District School Board of Pasco County
7227 Land O' Lakes Boulevard. Land O' Lakes, Florida 34638 - 813/794-2000

Kurt S. Browning, Superintendent of Schools           www.pasco.k12.fl.us





Contact:

Charter School Office

DATE: 7/2/2013 9:30:00 AM
   
TO: HONORABLE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
   
FROM:
Kurt S. Browning, Superintendent of Schools
Amelia Van Name Larson, Assistant Superintendent for Student Achievement
   
SUBJECT:       Imagine School at Land O’ Lakes Charter Contract Renewal

Introduction:

On June 30, 2013, the five-year charter contract between the District School Board of Pasco County and Imagine School at Land O’ Lakes expired.  The renewal contract was agreed to by the parties on June 19, 2013.

Description:

Imagine School at Land O’ Lakes completed the District’s formal charter renewal process, which was comprised of a review of the school’s performance over the past three years, including student achievement, finance and operations, governance, exceptional student education and compliance with federal and state law. Additionally, Imagine submitted an updated education plan to be incorporated by reference in a new contract.

The school opened in August 2008. They grew from 397 students in year 1(2008-09) to 630 in year 5 (2012-2013). School grades were a “B” in 2008-09, “C” in 2009-10, “A” in 2010-11 and “A” in 2011-12. The 2012-13 school grades have not yet been released.

Imagine School at Land O’ Lakes is requesting a fifteen (15) year charter renewal. The school will be subject to annual reviews and may be terminated during the term of the contract for statutory and other good cause as defined in the charter. 

Under a new charter, the school is requesting a maximum student enrollment of 704 students for the 2013-14 school year, or a 20% increase over 2012-13. In years 2 – 15 the school is requesting a maximum of 728 students in Kindergarten – grade 8. 

Over the last three years in dependent financial audits have been conducted in accordance with F.S. 1002.33(9)(j) disclosed no findings or recommendations.

At this time, Imagine is not deemed a high-performing charter school.

Strategic Focus: Prepare students for global citizenship.

Strategic Plan Goal: All students will meet or exceed high academic standards.

Action Requested:

The staff recommends approval of the 15-year contract between Imagine – Pasco County, LLC, d/b/a Imagine School at Land O’ Lakes Campus and the District School Board of Pasco County, commencing July 2, 2013 and ending June 30, 2028.

Recommendation:

The staff respectfully requests the School Board’s approval of the 15-year contract between Imagine – Pasco County, LLC, d/b/a Imagine School at Land O’ Lakes Campus and the District School Board of Pasco County, commencing on July 2, 2013 and ending on June 30, 2028.

ATTACHMENTS:
Description Upload Date Type
Imagine School at Land O’ Lakes Charter Contract 6/20/2013 Backup Material