Charter School Improvement PlansSection 1002.33(9)(n), Florida Statutes, and State Board of Education Rule 6A-1.099827, F.A.C., require low performing charter schools to develop and implement strategies to raise student achievement.
A charter school that receives a school grade of "D" or "F" must develop and implement a school improvement plan. The plan must be approved by the charter school's sponsor.
If a charter school earns three consecutive grades below a “C,” the charter school governing board shall choose one of the following corrective actions:
(I) Contract for educational services to be provided directly to students, instructional personnel, and school administrators, as prescribed in state board rule;
(II) Contract with an outside entity that has a demonstrated record of effectiveness to operate the school;
(III) Reorganize the school under a new director or principal who is authorized to hire new staff; or
(IV) Voluntarily close the charter school.
According to Section 1002.33(9), Florida Statutes, and State Board of Education Rule 6A-1.099827, F.A.C. Charter School Improvement Plans should contain, at a minimum, the following elements:
(4) School Improvement Plans.
(a) A charter school that receives a school grade of “D” or “F”, but is not subject to corrective action pursuant to paragraph (1)(b) of this rule, shall submit to its sponsor a school improvement plan that includes, at a minimum, the following components:
1. Mission statement of school;
2. Academic data for most recent three (3) years, if available;
3. Student achievement objectives included in the charter contract or most recent sponsor approved school improvement plan;
4. Analysis of student performance data including academic performance by each subgroup;
5. Detailed plan for addressing each identified deficiency in student performance, including specific actions, person responsible, resources needed, and timeline;
6. Identification of each component of school’s approved educational program that has not been implemented as described in the school’s approved charter application or charter contract;
7. Detailed plan for addressing each identified deficiency noted in subparagraph (4)(a)6. of this rule, including specific actions, person responsible, resources needed, and timeline;
8. Identification of other barriers to student success, with a detailed plan for addressing each barrier including specific actions, person responsible, resources needed, and timeline; and,
9. Specific student achievement outcomes to be achieved.Charter School Improvement Plan Template - This template is optional.For more information regarding Charter Schools, please visit the Charter School website.