Tallahassee planning to steal from teacher raises to pay for the money they stole from teacher’s pensions

So in 2010 the state legislature took 3 percent of teacher pay to “help” with pensions, except they didn’t take that money and put it towards pensions, nope they put it in the general fund. Fast forward to today when the state is about to make districts pay more for pensions, knee capping their ability to give teacher raises. You know so they can $#%^ teachers coming and going.

From the Tallahassee Democrat:

Florida’s school districts are about to be walloped with a nearly $233 million bill from the Legislature — because of the legacy of the Great Recession on the state’s pension fund. 


Here’s what’s happening: The Legislature this month passed a bill (HB 5007) that would change how much state employers must contribute to their employees’ retirement pensions. 


“It’s a big hit and school districts seem to be the biggest chunk,” he said.  


Last year, the increase to the retirement system that was placed on school districts was $35 million, school district lobbyist Jim Hamilton said. 


Though Florida’s retirement system is “well-funded” and “quite stable,” it does not have “every dollar that they would need in 30 years,” Hamilton explained. And though school districts won’t have a choice but to pay the new rates, Hamilton said that legislative  “leadership does understand this is a burden.”  


The Legislature could still pass measures to increase the per-pupil funding amount — the main source of funding for school districts — to offset the costs of the legislation, Hamilton said.  


“We’re still three weeks away from sine die (the end of session), and a lot can happen,” he said. If signed, the mandate would go into effect July 1.  


“It’s a false sense of funding,” said Scott Mazur, president of the Leon County teacher’s union. He told the Democrat that the efforts to increase teacher pay may end up “just reallocating” money, noting that he foresees programs being cut to offset the costs. 


“The total cost to the employer for the pay — not only what the employee takes home — all would come from” the same pot of money, she told Board members. “At the end of the day, it would mean less money home to the employee because we’re having to contribute more of that pot toward retirement.”


https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2020/02/25/pension-legislation-would-put-burden-florida-school-districts/4793714002/?fbclid=IwAR38JkSYkTyNBLb_EK5QA7RLp-0CbQ8ggR77dE-DVAauPPdSWxgjliTh_qM

Florida, Florida, Florida, why do you elect people that hate teachers and public education? I want to remind you while above is going on, we are  planning to send hundreds of millions more to charter schools and to pay for yet even more vouchers, but perhaps worse of all the pension is in good shape,  there really isn’t a problem.

Ugh

Update. The three percent taken back in 2011 was to balance the budget because the state was going to send district’s 3-4 less and require them to contribute 3-4 less to the FRS. The teacher contribution may not go directly to the general fund, but it replaced money from the general fund that was going to go to districts so they could pay less to the FRS. Okay that’s a little complicated, and if you want to read a ton more on it, click, the link:

http://jaxkidsmatter.blogspot.com/search?q=3+percent+pension+contribution

   

FLDOE’s new student success strategy, let kids sleep and don’t tell them to check their work.

FLDOE’s new strategy, let kids sleep and don’t tell them to
check their work.
Can there be any doubt that the Richard Corcoran led FLDOE
wants public schools to fail? I don’t think so but in case anybody did take a look at the new test taking directives they have given which includes letting
kids sleep, and not telling them to double check their work.
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Ugh
Friends I also want to remind you that the kids that attend
Florida’s voucher schools don’t have to take any test. The accountability that
is so important for our public schools is nonexistent in our voucher ones.
Corcoran is a charlatan and a hack, a villain looking to
profit while kneecapping children and robbing them of their futures yet somehow,
he has been put in charge.

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And in case you wanted to reward kids who did well.

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To read more, click the link, https://billytownsend.com/2020/02/fsa-rule-changes-reading-endorsements-and-defying-the-word-supernova-that-consumes-all-clarity-reason-and-children/

Florida senate advances school takeover bill, lets call it what it is.

Last spring Education Commissioner wondered why he couldn’t just take over schools, not that being an unqualified hack isn’t enough of a reason, but with SB 1489 it looks like he may just get his chance.


From the Tampa Times:


   Saying Florida needs to “step on the gas” to rid itself of F-rated schools, state Sen. Dennis Baxley on Monday pressed his Senate Education Committee colleagues to advance his bill that would accelerate the time frame in which the lowest performing schools on state tests can adopt and implement improvement plans. 


The bill (SB 1498) would require any school with one D or F state grade to create a turnaround model. Currently, a school would not enter that system unless it receives two consecutive D’s or one F. The bill then would give schools the remainder of their current year plus one more year to improve to a C, or face either closure, conversion to a charter or turnover of its operations to an outsider firm. 


It’s part of a larger measure that aligns with a similar bill in the House (HB 7079) that aims to tie changes in the state’s accountability system to testing shifts associated with newly adopted academic standards


https://www.tampabay.com/news/gradebook/2020/02/17/senate-committee-advances-strict-turnaround-school-bill-calls-for-changes/


Before I continue I want to remind you that by the states metrics it has many failing private schools that take vouchers, but is there any call to rein them in? Nope they want to expand them.


So up to now Now once schools have performed poorly on the FSA they go into turnaround.


 • A school with an F or two consecutive Ds • Triggers a planning year for improvement • Two or three years of implementing a turnaround plan.


Districts often try and turn the schools around on their own but if that fails after two years they can choose several options. They can turn the school over to a charter, hire a management company or closest the school and as you can see from above they have several years.


http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/16286/urlt/dapres.pdf


Now the state wants to both speed up the timeline and act as a defacto school board where Corcoran acts as king and decide what happens.


More from Fund Education Now:


Explained: Teachers and administrators at schools with a D or F grade can be reassigned or eliminated by a non-district official from the state, eliminating the one year turnaround period for D schools that currently exists and accelerates the state sanctioned turnaround process.
Explained Further: If a local school grade goes up to a C or better, it will be considered turnaround again if the school grade declines 4 years later. Additionally, the law would empower the Commissioner of Education to determine how a school can be repurposed. Further, it grants Commissioner of Education new powers to deny district requests to close schools. For example, if a school district elects to close a school as one of the turnaround options and repurpose it as a new school with different grade levels, the Commissioner of Education could override the decision by the elected school board and force the school district to hand over the asset to a for profit managed charter school. The law would transfer taxpayer funded facilities to charter schools and privately managed for profit companies with no ability for school districts to recoup the taxpayer asset.
The proposed law would make all these changes at a time when the state has also changed the standards, eliminated or diluted funding, and limited resources to retain experienced educators in the public-school system. These new standards, new tests, and new school grade calculations will, as if by design, create more of a challenge for schools that need support.
Please remember, these proposed laws for speeding up the turnaround timeline will only apply to district public schools and NOT charter schools or private schools funded by taxpayer dollars.
Finally, as a Parent and taxpayer you should be troubled by SB 1498 because it allows colleges from outside of your county toauthorize new charter schools, the commissioner is permitted todisregard the decision of an elected body to close schools to reduce costs to the taxpayer, and it allows the commissioner to accelerate a takeover of schools and gives them the power to hand over our taxpayer funded assets to for profit companies without any say from the community and without the ability to recoup that asset.
Hey what could go wrong, right?
The worst thing that ever happened to education in Florida is the GOP in Tallahassee figured out how they could make money off it and that has driven all of their decisions ever since. We should all say no, to the state takeover of our schools. 

Rory Diamond really hates teacher’s unions

A number of years ago I was talking to a former mayor who was giving Gary Chartrand an award, I asked him, how can you give this guy a reward after all he has done to attack public ed. he said, other than maybe really not liking labor, he’s not that bad. Of course we know the former mayor was talking about unions. Well friends when it comes to hating unions’  Chartrand has found a disciple in Diamond, who can’t see to attack them enough.

This from Diamond’s twitter feed.

Um, this guy is from Nebraska, yes that Nebraska and he only took 5 percent of his total from the Nebraska teachers unions. Hell people like Fischer and Shine were talking must of their money from charter school interests and  Diamond took a million dollars from Gary “Charter school” Chartrand.

How much must you hate teachers unions to go after some school board guy from Nebraska?

Diamond, is arguably corrupt and definitely biased to the point his judgment can’t be trusted. Beaches you deserve better. 

The Classical Charter school and the Florida Citizen’s Alliance

Erika Donalds the driving force behind Jacksonville’s new Classical Charter school is also a “charter” member of the Florida Citizens’ Alliance which has some disturbing views on education and children they consider deviant.


 The Florida Citizens’ Alliance (FLCA) is a coalition of citizens and grassroots groups working together through education, outreach and community involvement to advance the ideals and principles of liberty.  We believe these include but are not limited to individual rights, free markets, and limited government.


https://floridacitizensalliance.com/liberty/about-us/


Okay a little Tea Party for me, but nothing overtly bad there, it’s when you do some digging do you find out how invidious they are. 


First there is book banning;


From the Tampa Times,  


A conservative group that has had the ear of Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced a new approach in its effort to remove books it deems offensive from Florida’s public schools. 


At least one organization is pushing back, saying the Florida Citizens Alliance does not speak for everyone in the state. 


The Alliance, based in Naples, has spent several years railing against novels and instructional materials it says do not belong in the hands of minors. The group refers specifically to books that include explicit sex scenes and that include information about LGBTQ relationships, such as gay marriage. 


It argues that the sex scenes violate state laws on obscenity, while stories about same-sex parents run afoul of state statute saying marriage may take place only between a man and a woman. 


In the past, the Alliance has pressed lawmakers to make it easier for a county’s residents — not just parents — to challenge school books with an eye toward removing them. Over the past few years, the Legislature did just that. 


But now, the Alliance contends that the laws are “blatantly ignored in most Florida counties.” So in addition to calling for ever tougher laws on book challenges — so far none have been filed by the group’s usual supporters — the Alliance has also urged the state Attorney General to prosecute schools that make the materials available to school children.


https://www.tampabay.com/news/gradebook/2020/01/08/group-urges-florida-to-prosecute-schools-over-books-with-sex-lgbtq-references/


So much for believing in liberty right? But they want to arrest and prosecute people for supporting literature, that they don’t like. 


Then there is the science they are pushing which is a lot closer to teaching creationism is good and teaching climate change is bad.


From the Daily Beast:


Prominent on the group’s expanded menu of concerns was climate change, and humanity’s presumed role in driving it. The Alliance’s members began line-reading school textbooks for violations of their beliefs, creating carefully detailed reports on how many times, and in what context, elementary and high school students were learning about rising seas, or melting ice in Antarctica. “Unfortunately, what it’s become is indoctrination and not education. That’s our major problem,” Vernon said, echoing a prevailing concern among members of the Alliance and like-minded conservatives everywhere: the unchecked power and control over social institutions by perceived liberal elites. “We’re really concerned,” he added, “that our kids are not being educated, [but] simply indoctrinated in the philosophy of the academic aristocracy.”


With the ascension of the Alliance, the Sunshine State has become ground zero for an intensifying ideological battle taking place across the nation—one that has conservative groups wrestling for control over how climate science will be taught to American students. The science classroom, after all, remains the dominant venue in which those students first encounter the topic, and it greatly informs how students eventually square-up to the veracity of climate change—either as something they believe to be happening and worth responding to politically, or as a phenomenon of nature, undeserving of public funds and political action.


https://www.thedailybeast.com/florida-citizens-alliance-is-brainwashing-kids-to-think-climate-science-is-fake


Gulp, that’s the climate change part, now here is the creationism, err sorry alternative to evolution part.


From the Miami Herald,

A bill that would allow school districts to teach Florida students alternatives to concepts deemed “controversial theories” — such as human-caused climate change and evolution — has been filed in the state Legislature.
The language of the bill sounds fairly unremarkable, requiring only that schools “shall” teach these “theories” in a “factual, objective, and balanced manner.” But the group that wrote the bill, the Florida Citizens Alliance, says the bill is needed because curriculum currently taught in Florida schools equates to “political and religious indoctrination,” according to the group’s managing director, Keith Flaugh. 
The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, said that schools need to teach “different worldviews” on issues like evolution and climate change. He asserts that textbooks now skew toward “uniformity” of thought.  
“Nothing is ever settled if it’s science, because people are always questioning science,” Baxley said. “If you look at the history of human learning, for a long time the official worldview was that the world was flat. Anything you now accept as fact comes from a perspective and you learn from examining different schools of thought.”  
Both evolution and climate change are well-established fact in the scientific community.
“It is resolved,” said Ben Kirtman, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Miami, in reference to climate change. “I find this a way to create artificial doubt about the science to control policy conversation, which is antithetical to the way we do things in this country … The danger is you’re going to have people who don’t have a fundamental understanding of the way science works.”
Then there is their noted anti LGBTQ stance
From the Orlando Weekly,
 Today, the far-right extremist group The Freedom Speaks Coalition will host an all-day conference with state lawmakers in Tallahassee to explore how Florida public schools can “protect our kids from the dangers of the LGBTQ ideology.”


According to a press release obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat, speakers and guests at “Parent Power 2020” include Ann Bowden, the wife of former Florida State Football Coach Bobby Bowden, and Republican House Rep. Mike Hill, who was criticized by GOP leaders (but was not called on to resign) last June after audio was released of him laughing at the idea of biblically stoning gay people to death.

“No child should be subjected to the ravages of the Drag Queen and LGBTQ mentality in today’s classrooms and libraries,” said the group in the press release. “No child should be forced to think about ‘gender fluidity’ much less be told they will one day have to choose one.”

Bobby Bowden also issued a statement, which was posted to the conference’s event page. “Some geniuses decided schools should be teaching kids about sex,” says Bowden. “Now folks, I’m talking about little kids, and not your normal sex stuff. The stuff they’re teaching is just plain wrong and it sure ain’t godly. Mama’s and daddy’s need to be teaching their kids about sex , the daddy’s to the boys, and the Mamas to the girls. And backed up by the bible.”

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2019/11/12/florida-rep-mike-hill-will-join-other-bigots-speaking-at-an-anti-lgbtq-conference-today

Now Erika Donalds didn’t speak there, but other Alliance members did.

After all this I have questions, and concerns.

Micheal Bloomberg favors more charters, fewer teachers and larger classes. Um what?!?

First on charters, From the New York Post,


Presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg may have backed off supporting stop-and-frisk, but he plans to double-down on another controversial policy from his time as New York Mayor — expanding charter schools.
Bloomberg will soon roll out an education plan that will include backing the privately managed schools as an option for families, his campaign office told The Post — drawing a contrast with other top-tier Democratic presidential rivals.
“Mike’s education plan will absolutely promote charter schools,” Bloomberg campaign spokesman Stu Loeser insisted.
Well, no ambiguity there. Sigh.
Now on larger classes and fewer teachers.
From the New York Times, 
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg faced tough questions for a second day Friday on comments he made about two of the most sensitive issues in New York City education: teacher quality and class sizes. 
Speaking on Tuesday to students at M.I.T., the mayor said that in his ideal world he would fire half the city’s teachers and pay those remaining twice as much to teach classes double the current size. 
“If I had the ability, which nobody does really, to just design the system and say, ex cathedra, this is what we’re going to do, you would cut the number of teachers in half, but you would double the compensation of them, and you would weed out all the bad ones and just have good teachers. And double the class size with a better teacher is a good deal for the students,” he said.
Sigh, that’s not how education works and no teacher I ever met said, give me more students that will make me better.
You know you hear sentiments like above fairly regularly, Gates, Bush and others have said it but it just goes to show how uninformed they are how out of touch.
Are some teachers better than others, yeah, sure, it would be disingenuous of me to say otherwise, but nobody ever goes hey lets give Super cop Dave an extra beat and fire average cop Maury.
If we were looking at a bell curve, I believe the vast majority of teachers would be bunched together at the top.
A few years back I co taught with three different biology teachers that had three different reputations, all good in one way or another, but none were heads and shoulders above the others. Bloomberg would say fire one and make the other classes bigger which would have hurt all three sections.
Bloomberg’s education ideas are ignorant and uninformed and sadly he doesn’t seem inclined to change his point of view. Hubris because he’s rich. What’s really sad however is I would crawl over broken glass to vote for him, if it was him and Trump which I guess means its time for me to chip in to Bernie or Elizabeth to make sure I don’t have to make that choice.  
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Florida’s 400 plus failed charter schools

As the state is poised to send even more money to charter schools, and the selling of them has increased in regularity, I thought people might be interested in seeing the list of Florida’s 400 plus failed charter schools which have cost the public hundreds of millions of dollars and which have disrupted families and communities. Just because a parent can make a choice, it doesn’t me they will make a good one.


People talk about giving families the ability to choose. I think families should have a high quality public option, that has many options in it, like magnets, advanced programs, the arts, music and the trade for families to choose from, because they should have to wade through charlatans and mercenaries and bells and whistles to find the right school. Then I want to remind you tens of thousands of families chose these failed schools. How many of them do you think regretted it? 


First we have to agree on a set of facts.

Almost half of charters are for profit.

Charters serve a smaller percentage of ESOL and ESE students than public schools do.

Charters can basically pick who they take a keep.

Many charters are set up in neighborhoods with great and successful schools siphoning away resources from them.

Charters are nominally manged by local school boards though if we are being honest they are run by un elected boards responsible to no one.

Then Florida has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on charters that have taken public money and failed leaving communities in a lurch, and hurting the future of thousands of children.

And if you don’t believe me here is the list from the FLDOE site but be prepared to be outraged.

10952 ALACHUA CHANCE CHARTER SCHOOLS 6/30/2000
10954 ALACHUA LOVE TO LEARN EDUCATIONAL CENTER 8/11/2008
10959 ALACHUA OASIS ENRICHMENT ACADEMY 11/1/2006
10962 ALACHUA MARTIN LUTHER KING ACADEMY 6/30/2007
10971 ALACHUA HOGGETOWNE MIDDLE SCHOOL 7/15/2014
11000 ALACHUA DESOTO HIGH SCHOOL, INC. 6/30/2008
11001 ALACHUA SWEETWATER BRANCH ACADEMY 9/3/2013
11002 ALACHUA SWEETWATER BRANCH ACADEMY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 9/3/2013
11010 ALACHUA ONE ROOM MIDDLE SCHOOL 6/30/2018
30791 BAY NEWPOINT MIDDLE SCHOOL 6/30/2015
30721 BAY TAPESTRY PARK CHARTER SCHOOL 10/11/2005
46001 BRADFORD BELIEVER’S SCHOOL OF LEARNING 6/30/2007
56510 BREVARD STEPPING STONES CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2005
56513 BREVARD SUMMIT QUEST CHARTER ACADEMY 6/30/2003
56512 BREVARD EINSTEIN MONTESSORI 6/30/2007
56519 BREVARD PALM BAY COMMUNITY CHARTER-PATRIOT CAMPUS 6/30/2011
56517 BREVARD OSPREY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 8/28/2007
56520 BREVARD PALM BAY MUNICIPAL CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 6/30/2011
56502 BREVARD NEW LIGHT SPECIAL CARE SCHOOL 8/1/1999
56516 BREVARD OAKWOOD ACADEMY 6/30/2007
56518 BREVARD SAWGRASS ACADEMY 8/28/2007
56503 BREVARD EXPLORER ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE CHARTER 4/10/2007
56504 BREVARD ROCKLEDGE EDUCATIONAL HORIZONS CHARTER SCHOOL (FORMERLY ED. HORIZONS) 6/30/2002
56505 BREVARD RIVERS CHARTER ACADEMY 6/30/2005
56506 BREVARD CAMPUS CHARTER SCHOOL 10/27/2017
65131 BROWARD CHARTER SCHOOL INSTITUTE TRAINING CENTER ANNEX 6/30/2011
65061 BROWARD N. LAUDERDALE ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL 6/30/2005
65071 BROWARD SMART SCHOOL CHARTER MIDDLE 9/19/2012
65101 BROWARD CHARTER SCHOOL INSTITUTE TRAINING 4/6/2009
65011 BROWARD SMART SCHOOL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND COMMERCE 9/8/2008
65201 BROWARD CHARTER SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE TAMARAC 1 6/30/2017
65281 BROWARD CHARTER SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE AT RIVERLAND 6/30/2017
65291 BROWARD CHARTER SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE TAMARAC 2 6/30/2017
65311 BROWARD MAGNOLIA SCHOOL FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY INC. 9/2/2014
65331 BROWARD DOLPHIN PARK HIGH 6/30/2018
65341 BROWARD NORTH UNIVERSITY HIGH 6/30/2018
65345 BROWARD NORTH LAUDERDALE ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL 6/30/2006
65351 BROWARD LAUDERHILL HIGH 6/30/2018
65365 BROWARD SUCCESS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 6/30/2013
65375 BROWARD PARAGON ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL 8/21/2012
65385 BROWARD EARLY BEGINNINGS ACADEMY WEST 6/30/2007
65386 BROWARD BROWARD COMMUNITY CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL 7/1/2011
65389 BROWARD RISE ACADEMY II 6/30/2014
65390 BROWARD NEW GENERATION PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS 8/31/2015
65394 BROWARD CHARTER SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE 2 6/30/2017
65395 BROWARD POMPANO CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL 8/21/2012
65397 BROWARD CHARTER SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE RIVERLAND 6/30/2017
65398 BROWARD SUNRISE COMMUNITY CHARTER 2/3/2009
65399 BROWARD SUNSHINE ACADEMY CHARTER 6/30/2007
65403 BROWARD BROWARD COMMUNITY CHARTER WEST 6/30/2016
65404 BROWARD SUSIE DANIELS CHARTER SCHOOL 7/21/2009
65181 BROWARD PARKWAY ACADEMY 9/19/2012
65005 BROWARD BEN GAMLA CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 6/30/2016
65025 BROWARD BEN GAMLA CHARTER SCHOOL HALLANDALE 6/30/2016
65026 BROWARD CHARTER SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE DAVIE 2 6/30/2017
65032 BROWARD FLAGLER HIGH 6/30/2018
65042 BROWARD IMAGINE MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST 6/30/2016
65045 BROWARD KATHLEEN C. WRIGHT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 12/19/2013
65047 BROWARD COLLEGE BOUND ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE 10/15/2013
65055 BROWARD BROWARD CHARTER SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 10/2/2014
65057 BROWARD NEXT GENERATION CHARTER SCHOOL 7/16/2013
65372 BROWARD PATHWAYS ACADEMY K-8 CENTER 2/27/2017
65431 BROWARD THE OBAMA ACADEMY FOR BOYS 6/30/2015
65434 BROWARD THE RED SHOE CHARTER SCHOOL FOR GIRLS 6/30/2015
65322 BROWARD PIVOT CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2017
65323 BROWARD MELROSE HIGH 6/30/2018
65411 BROWARD DAYSPRING ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL 7/30/2009
65412 BROWARD DISCOVERY MIDDLE CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2016
65414 BROWARD FLORIDA INTERCULTURAL ACADEMY MIDDLE 6/30/2011
65415 BROWARD IMAGINE CHARTER SCHOOL OF BROWARD 6/30/2014
65417 BROWARD IGENERATION EMPOWERMENT ACADEMY OF BROWARD COUNTY 1/4/2016
65418 BROWARD HENRY MCNEAL TURNER LEARNING ACADEMY 12/23/2016
65231 BROWARD EAGLE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL 9/14/2012
65315 BROWARD BROWARD COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2014
65321 BROWARD DOWNTOWN ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY & ARTS 9/19/2008
65335 BROWARD TOUCHDOWNS4LIFE 9/12/2012
65261 BROWARD IMAGINE AT N LAUDERDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL 7/30/2012
65241 BROWARD SMART SCHOOL INSTITUTE OF TECH/COM 6/30/2007
65059 BROWARD FLORIDA VIRTUAL ACADEMY AT BROWARD COUNTY 6/30/2016
65731 BROWARD IVY ACADEMY HIGH 10/1/2013
65831 BROWARD IVY ACADEMY MIDDLE 10/1/2013
65119 BROWARD MAGNOLIA ACADEMY 9/2/2014
65109 BROWARD PARAMOUNT CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2017
65204 BROWARD BEN GAMLA PREPARATORY SCHOOL 6/30/2018
80501 CHARLOTTE ALPHA CENTER CHARTER SCHOOL 8/1/2001
90216 CITRUS CITRUS MYCROSCHOOL OF INTEGRATED ACADEMICS AND TECHNOLOGIES 6/30/2018
100662 CLAY ORANGE PARK PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY (OPPAA) 6/17/2017
119033 COLLIER IGENERATION EMPOWERMENT ACADEMY OF COLLIER COUNTY 12/12/2013
119014 COLLIER FIRST COLLIER COUNTY CHARTER SCHOOL, INC. 7/1/1998
120400 COLUMBIA SHINING STAR ACADEMY OF THE ARTS 11/25/2014
133035 DADE RAMZ ACADEMY K-5 MIAMI CAMPUS 6/9/2016
137036 DADE LAWRENCE ACADEMY SENIOR HIGH CHARTER SCHOOL 10/1/2014
137038 DADE SOMERSET ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL (SOUTH CAMPUS) 6/30/2018
137054 DADE EXCELSIOR CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 10/16/2013
130110 DADE NORTH COUNTY CHARTER SCHOOL 6/6/2005
130120 DADE NORTHEAST ACADEMY 6/30/2005
135130 DADE NORTH DADE COMMUNITY CHARTER 1/31/2005
135710 DADE SANDOR WIENER SCHOOL OF OPPORTUNITY 8/20/2011
136900 DADE VANKARA ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2005
130113 DADE BALERE LANGUAGE ACADEMY 7/26/2012
137022 DADE ACADEMY OF ARTS & MINDS 6/30/2018
137030 DADE SCHOOL FOR INTEGRATED ACADEMIC (NORTH CAMPUS) 10/2/2013
137017 DADE LIFE SKILLS CENTER OPA LOCKA 1/21/2011
137019 DADE LIFE SKILLS CENTER-LIBERTY CITY AREA 2/3/2009
130215 DADE LAWRENCE ACADEMY ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL 8/1/2012
130302 DADE EXCEL ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL 6/4/2009
131012 DADE EXCEL ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL NORTH 6/30/2010
132005 DADE RISE ACADEMY-SOUTH DADE CHARTER SCHOOL 6/17/2010
132006 DADE RICHARD ALLEN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 7/31/2016
133024 DADE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY ACADEMY 11/5/2014
133025 DADE ADVANTAGE ACADEMY SANTA FE 6/30/2018
134040 DADE A CHILD’S JOURNEY CHARTER SCHOOL 7/21/2008
134060 DADE COOPERATIVE CHARTER SCHOOL 7/21/2008
134080 DADE EARLY BEGINNINGS ACADEMY-NORTH SHORE 6/30/2007
135010 DADE OXFORD ACADEMY OF MIAMI 6/30/2015
135030 DADE SANDOR WIENER SCHOOL OF OPPORTUNITY SOUTH 8/1/2011
135042 DADE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE LEARNING ACADEMY 7/31/2009
135050 DADE SUNSHINE ACADEMY 6/30/2007
136003 DADE PINECREST ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOL (NORTH CAMPUS) 6/30/2015
136005 DADE RAMZ ACADEMY 6-8 MIDDLE, MIAMI CAMPUS 6/12/2014
136007 DADE CHARTER ON THE BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL 11/23/2009
136008 DADE LAWRENCE ACADEMY 10/1/2014
136027 DADE TRANSITIONAL LEARNING ACADEMY 6/30/2007
136029 DADE SPIRIT CITY ACADEMY 12/15/2008
136043 DADE SOMERSET ACADEMY CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL (COUNTRY PALMS) 6/30/2017
136044 DADE EXCEL ACADEMY MIDDLE CHARTER SCHOOL 6/4/2009
136049 DADE RIVER CITIES COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL 7/7/2014
137024 DADE MATER ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 6/30/2018
137025 DADE MATER ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL (MIAMI BEACH) 6/30/2015
130040 DADE LIBERTY CITY CHARTER SCHOOL 7/21/2008
130200 DADE SPIRAL TECH ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCH 6/30/2006
130300 DADE ROSA PARKS CHARTER SCHOOL 7/21/2008
136010 DADE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY 6/30/2018
136050 DADE YOUTH CO-OP CHARTER SCHOOL(INACTIVE 06/03 – CHANGED TO #1020) 6/30/2003
137010 DADE TECHWORLD PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL 1/31/2001
130500 DADE ROSA PARKS COMMUNITY – OVERTON 6/30/2005
134634 DADE PINECREST PALM ACADEMY 6/30/2015
140501 DESOTO THE ALPHA CENTER 9/1/2001
141001 DESOTO THE COMMUNITY GREEN 1/15/2012
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160601 DUVAL KIPP VOICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 6/30/2017
161081 DUVAL PATTERSON ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS 11/23/2009
161171 DUVAL SOJOURNER TRUTH HIGH SCHOOL 6/30/2006
161151 DUVAL SCHOOL OF SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 6/30/2006
161001 DUVAL DANIEL PAYNE ACADEMY CHARTER 6/30/2005
161011 DUVAL EMPOWERING YOUNG MINDS ACADEMY 6/30/2001
161031 DUVAL KREATIVE KIDS ACADEMY 6/28/2004
161051 DUVAL LEARNING ACADEMY OF DUVAL 6/30/2001
161091 DUVAL HORIZONS UNLIMITED 6/30/2005
161111 DUVAL IMPACT ACADEMY 4/1/2000
161121 DUVAL DESTINY EDUCATIONAL ACADEMY 7/8/2004
161191 DUVAL PATHWAYS ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL 6/30/2014
165531 DUVAL VALOR ACADEMY OF LEADERSHIP MIDDLE SCHOOL 12/22/2016
165541 DUVAL VALOR ACADEMY OF LEADERSHIP-HIGH SCHOOL 12/22/2016
165351 DUVAL ACCLAIM ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL DUVAL CENTER 5/16/2015
165431 DUVAL LUCIOUS AND EMMA NIXON ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE 12/1/2014
165481 DUVAL SCHOLAR PREPARATORY ACADEMY 1/23/2015
161381 DUVAL SOMERSET EAGLE HIGH SCHOOL 6/22/2016
165561 DUVAL VIRTUE ARTS AND SCIENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL 12/22/2016
165571 DUVAL VIRTUE ARTS AND SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL 12/22/2016
165581 DUVAL KIPP JACKSONVILLE K-8 6/30/2018
172151 ESCAMBIA FIVE FLAGS ACADEMY 5/29/2015
172107 ESCAMBIA DIXON CHARTER SCHOOL (INACTIVE 09/02) 9/1/2002
172122 ESCAMBIA LIFE SKILLS CENTER 6/30/2008
172101 ESCAMBIA RUBY J. GAINER CHARTER SCHOOL 5/29/2009
172081 ESCAMBIA ESCAMBIA CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2018
172096 ESCAMBIA GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL 6/30/2003
172123 ESCAMBIA A.A. DIXON CHARTER SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE 6/30/2013
172124 ESCAMBIA NEWPOINT ACADEMY 5/29/2015
172141 ESCAMBIA NEWPOINT PENSACOLA 5/29/2015
180070 FLAGLER PALM HARBOR ACADEMY
180031 FLAGLER CORNERSTONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 6/30/2009
180032 FLAGLER SUMMIT ACADEMY 8/20/2009
180033 FLAGLER HERITAGE ACADEMY PK-12 6/8/2012
180080 FLAGLER GLOBAL OUTREACH CHARTER ACADEMY OF PALM COAST 1/2/2013
209050 GADSDEN GALLOWAY ACADEMY 6/28/2017
209105 GADSDEN PHOENIX ESSENTIAL CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/1999
274442 HERNANDO GULF COAST MIDDLE SCHOOL 6/30/2018
280991 HIGHLANDS HOPEWELL ACADEMY 4/7/2008
296616 HILLSBOROUGH CENTRAL CITY ELEMENTARY OF TAMPA 6/30/2005
296617 HILLSBOROUGH NORTH TAMPA ALTERNATIVE CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2005
296614 HILLSBOROUGH RICHARD MILBURN ACADEMY 6/30/2006
296627 HILLSBOROUGH USF/PATEL INTERMEDIATE CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2008
296628 HILLSBOROUGH PEPIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 6/30/2013
296630 HILLSBOROUGH PEPIN TRANSITIONAL SCHOOL 6/30/2015
296631 HILLSBOROUGH PEPIN MIDDLE SCHOOL 6/30/2013
296632 HILLSBOROUGH CARL SAGAN ACADEMY 7/14/2009
296618 HILLSBOROUGH WILBESAN ACADEMY 6/30/2005
296619 HILLSBOROUGH ANDERSON ELEMENTARY ACADEMY 7/14/2009
296622 HILLSBOROUGH PRINCE ACADEMY 6/30/2008
296665 HILLSBOROUGH GATES SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 7/30/2013
296666 HILLSBOROUGH KINGS KIDS ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES 6/18/2017
296670 HILLSBOROUGH WE PHILLIPS LEARNING ACADEMY 6/30/2014
296660 HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE 6/30/2015
296650 HILLSBOROUGH KID’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE MIDDLE CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2016
296651 HILLSBOROUGH A T JONES MATH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY 7/30/2012
296654 HILLSBOROUGH NEW SPRINGS SCHOOL 6/30/2015
296645 HILLSBOROUGH ADVANTAGE ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOL 6/30/2018
296647 HILLSBOROUGH NEWPOINT HIGH OF TAMPA 6/11/2013
296648 HILLSBOROUGH INDEPENDENCE ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOL 6/30/2017
296642 HILLSBOROUGH LITERACY LEADERSHIP CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 6/30/2010
296601 HILLSBOROUGH RICHARDSON MONTESSORI ACADEMY 5/24/2016
296602 HILLSBOROUGH TAMPA BAY ACADEMY 4/5/2011
296603 HILLSBOROUGH EASTSIDE MULTICULTURAL SCHOOL 6/30/2004
296604 HILLSBOROUGH METROPOLITAN MINISTRIES 6/9/2009
296605 HILLSBOROUGH USF/PATEL PRIMARY CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2008
296607 HILLSBOROUGH TAMPA UNITED METHODIST 6/30/2005
296610 HILLSBOROUGH REBIRTH ACADEMY 7/28/2009
296612 HILLSBOROUGH TRINITY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN – LOWER DIVISION 6/30/2013
296611 HILLSBOROUGH SPECIAL KIDZ CHARTER SCHOOL 9/1/2001
297677 HILLSBOROUGH TOWN & COUNTRY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 6/30/2018
297678 HILLSBOROUGH FLORIDA VIRTUAL ACADEMY AT HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY 10/13/2016
297679 HILLSBOROUGH LUTZ PREPARATORY MIDDLE SCHOOL 6/30/2015
315004 INDIAN RIVER INDIAN RIVER ACADEMY 12/22/2005
329101 JACKSON CHALLENGE FOR SUCCESS 6/30/2005
330022 JEFFERSON CARE CHARTER SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE 12/17/2010
359020 LAKE HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2015
359026 LAKE RIVENDELL ACADEMY 8/4/2008
359029 LAKE MILESTONES COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF LAKE COUNTY, INC. 6/30/2015
359023 LAKE NATIONAL DEAF ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2009
359024 LAKE MILESTONES COMMUNITY MIDDLE 6/30/2005
359019 LAKE MILESTONES COMMUNITY SCHOOL 6/30/2005
359021 LAKE ALEE ACADEMY/ACER NIGHT PROG. 6/30/2009
364101 LEE RICHARD MILBURN ACADEMY 8/7/2012
364154 LEE GOODWILL LIFE ACADEMY 6/30/2017
364201 LEE LEHIGH CHARTER SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE 2/7/2013
364211 LEE PIVOT CHARTER SCHOOL 8/1/2017
364222 LEE BRIGHT SCHOLARS ACADEMY CHARTER 12/30/2008
364235 LEE LEE ALTERNATIVE CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 2/11/2013
364241 LEE UNITY CHARTER SCHOOL OF FORT MYERS 6/22/2018
364131 LEE LEE CHARTER ACADEMY 6/2/2013
364301 LEE RICHARD MILBURN ACADEMY SOUTH 10/5/2012
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371417 LEON STARS MIDDLE SCHOOL 6/30/2015
371401 LEON C.K. STEELE-LEROY COLLINS ALL MALE CHARTER ACADEMY 6/30/2014
371442 LEON WOODVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP THROUGH HISTORY AND CIVICS 6/30/2016
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412106 MANATEE MANATEE CO. JUVENILE JUSTICE 6/30/2006
412107 MANATEE RICHARD MILBURN ACADEMY 10/31/2011
412108 MANATEE BRADENTON CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2013
412103 MANATEE ACADEMY FOR APPLIED TRAINING 9/1/2001
412105 MANATEE PAL OPPORTUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2009
419101 MANATEE MANATEE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 6/30/1999
419102 MANATEE PAL ACADEMY CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL 6/30/1999
419103 MANATEE ACADEMY FOR APPLIED TRAINING 6/30/1999
419104 MANATEE MANATEE CHARTER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS 6/30/1999
412151 MANATEE JUST FOR GIRLS ACADEMY 6/30/2016
429675 MARION FUTURE LEADERS ACADEMY FOR ARTS AND SCIENCE 6/30/2005
435002 MARTIN DIZZY GILLESPIE CHARTER SCHOOL 9/1/2001
440112 MONROE LOWER KEYS ACADEMIC CONNECTIONS FOR EXCELLENCE
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480060 ORANGE KOTA CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2006
480063 ORANGE NORTHSTAR HIGH CHARTER 6/30/2012
480069 ORANGE CYBER HIGH CHARTER SCHOOL (INACTIVE 11/02) 11/1/2002
480059 ORANGE WESTMINSTER ACADEMY CHARTER 6/30/2008
480034 ORANGE UCP TRANSITIONAL LEARNING ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOL 6/30/2015
480039 ORANGE EINSTEIN MONTESSORI ACADEMY CHARTER 2/28/2013
480162 ORANGE PINECREST PREPARATORY HIGH CHARTER 12/11/2012
480192 ORANGE OASIS PREPARATORY ACADEMY CHARTER 6/30/2017
480153 ORANGE DAVINCI CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 8/24/2011
480154 ORANGE IMANI ELEMENTARY CHARTER ACADEMY 12/17/2010
480073 ORANGE SUMMIT CHARTER CENTRAL 6/30/2008
480082 ORANGE MESTA CHARTER 6/30/2006
480083 ORANGE SUMMIT CHARTER WEST 6/30/2007
480086 ORANGE ORIGINS MONTESSORI CHARTER 6/30/2007
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490925 OSCEOLA CANOE CREEK MIDDLE ACEDEMY 6/30/2006
490154 OSCEOLA I VIRTUAL LEAGUE ACADEMY 6/30/2014
490151 OSCEOLA ACCLAIM ACADEMY OF FLORIDA INC 6/4/2015
490142 OSCEOLA KENANSVILLE CHARTER ELEMENTARY 10/31/2006
490146 OSCEOLA KENANSVILLE CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL 10/31/2006
490867 OSCEOLA HIGH HOPES LEARNING CENTER CHARTER SCHOOL 9/1/2001
490891 OSCEOLA FOUR CORNERS CHARTER MIDDLE 6/30/2006
490172 OSCEOLA FOUR CORNERS CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 6/30/2016
490177 OSCEOLA ST. CLOUD PREPARATORY ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL 10/3/2017
504070 PALM BEACH TRANSITIONS ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL 12/19/2014
504072 PALM BEACH EAGLE ARTS ACADEMY 8/1/2018
504040 PALM BEACH FLORIDA VIRTUAL ACADEMY AT PALM BEACH COUNTY 8/1/2016
504037 PALM BEACH LEARNING PATH ACADEMY 6/30/2017
503433 PALM BEACH FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE ACADEMY 10/17/2012
503436 PALM BEACH IGENERATION EMPOWERMENT ACADEMY OF RIVIERA BEACH 9/18/2013
504010 PALM BEACH BELLE GLADE EXCEL CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2017
504011 PALM BEACH IGENERATION EMPOWERMENT ACADEMY 9/18/2013
503384 PALM BEACH HOPE LEARNING COMMUNITY OF RIVIERA BEACH, INC. DBA NOAHS ARK INTERNATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOL 8/18/2014
503387 PALM BEACH CULTURAL ARTS INSTITUTE OF BOCA RATON 1/1/2002
503390 PALM BEACH SURVIVORS CHARTER SCHOOL, INC. 1/9/2007
502841 PALM BEACH ACADEMY SCHOOL OF FLORIDA, INC. 6/30/2004
502641 PALM BEACH LAKESIDE ACADEMY 8/4/2016
502651 PALM BEACH DELRAY BOYNTON ACADEMY 6/30/2006
502661 PALM BEACH JOSEPH LITTLES-NGUZO SABA 6/30/2014
502771 PALM BEACH ST. MARY’S PRE-K AUTISTIC SCHOOL 6/30/2004
500014 PALM BEACH PALM BEACH MILITARY ACADEMY 10/24/2006
500054 PALM BEACH BOCA RATON CHARTER SCHOOL 6/2/2017
500411 PALM BEACH MONTESSORI ACADEMY OF NORTHERN PALM BEACH 6/30/2007
503346 PALM BEACH GULFSTREAM TRANSITION ACADEMY 9/17/2008
503347 PALM BEACH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY WEST 6/30/2015
503349 PALM BEACH EXCEL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 7/1/2013
503442 PALM BEACH THE PALM BEACH ACADEMY FOR LEARNING 12/17/2008
503443 PALM BEACH RIVIERA BEACH MARITIME ACADEMY 8/10/2017
503411 PALM BEACH MY CHOICE ACADEMY 8/20/2013
503951 PALM BEACH LAMENSA ACADEMY-NEW GENERATION SCHOOL, INC. 6/7/2012
502881 PALM BEACH SPANISH ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL 1/1/2006
502901 PALM BEACH ACADEMIC SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS 6/30/2005
502921 PALM BEACH SURVIVORS CHARTER SCHOOL BOYNTON 1/9/2007
503344 PALM BEACH TOMORROW’S PROMISE COMMUNITY SCHOOL 6/30/2014
503388 PALM BEACH COREBRIDGE EDUCATIONAL ACADEMY 6/30/2006
503389 PALM BEACH TERRANOVA CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2005
503392 PALM BEACH CHARTER SCHOOL OF BOYNTON BEACH 7/30/2014
503397 PALM BEACH RIVIERA BEACH CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2006
503399 PALM BEACH THE IMAGINE SCHOOL 6/30/2007
500065 PALM BEACH GULF STREAM GOODWILL CAREER ACADEMY 6/30/2007
500284 PALM BEACH GOOD SCHOOLS FOR ALL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 6/30/2007
500412 PALM BEACH GUIDED PATH ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL 12/31/2009
500641 PALM BEACH POTENTIALS SOUTH 6/30/2011
500642 PALM BEACH DAYSTAR ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE CHARTER SCHOOL 8/3/2015
502891 PALM BEACH ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 7/1/2008
514304 PASCO THE LANGUAGE ACADEMY 6/29/2007
514306 PASCO RICHARD MILBURN ACADEMY 6/30/2007
514305 PASCO INFINITY SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS 6/30/2006
514303 PASCO DEERWOOD ACADEMY 10/10/2003
514324 PASCO FLORIDA AUTISM CENTER OF EXCELLENCE 6/30/2014
514325 PASCO FLORIDA VIRTUAL ACADEMY AT PASCO 6/30/2018
527341 PINELLAS FLORIDA VIRTUAL ACADEMY AT PINELLAS CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2017
527351 PINELLAS EAST WINDSOR MIDDLE ACADEMY 6/30/2016
527311 PINELLAS UNIVERSITY PREPARATORY ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL 6/7/2016
527361 PINELLAS NEWPOINT PINELLAS ACADEMY 6/30/2016
527141 PINELLAS WHOLE CHILD AT UPARC CHARTER SCHOOL 5/20/2003
527721 PINELLAS LIFE SKILLS CENTER OF PINELLAS COUNTY 7/1/2010
527371 PINELLAS PINELLAS WESTCOAST ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL 12/16/2016
527321 PINELLAS BEN GAMLA CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2013
527301 PINELLAS WINDSOR PREPARATORY ACADEMY 6/30/2016
527261 PINELLAS MAVERICKS IN EDUCATION SOUTH 11/16/2012
527211 PINELLAS IMAGINE CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2013
527221 PINELLAS IMAGINE MIDDLE SCHOOL 6/30/2014
527231 PINELLAS LIFE FORCE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL 6/15/2012
527241 PINELLAS GULF COAST ACADEMY 6/30/2014
538006 POLK OUR CHILDRENS MIDDLE ACADEMY 6/30/2014
530904 POLK BARTOW CHARTER SCHOOL 8/1/2005
538151 POLK THE OAKS MIDDLE ACADEMY 6/30/2005
538161 POLK HAINES CITY LITERARCY LEARNING ACADEMY 5/4/2006
531171 POLK KATHLEEN STEP UP ACADEMY 6/30/2013
531852 POLK ACADEMIC REASEARCH CENTER (ARC) 6/30/2005
531911 POLK HAINES CITY STEP UP ACADEMY 6/30/2013
538144 POLK LIFE SKILLS CENTER 6/30/2009
538146 POLK LIFE SKILLS CENTER POLK COUNTY EAST 6/9/2011
538001 POLK THE APPLE SCHOOL 5/23/2006
538021 POLK RENAISSANCE SCHOOL 9/1/2001
538051 POLK FOUNDATION SCHOOL 6/30/2009
538061 POLK S.T.A.R. CHARTER SCHOOL 5/22/2007
531763 POLK ARC – ACADEMIC RESEARCH CENTER 8/1/2005
538101 POLK BENNETT CHRISTIANSEN ACADEMY 6/30/2006
538071 POLK A.C.E. CHARTER SCHOOL 7/31/2012
530482 POLK WINTER HAVEN STEP UP ACADEMY 6/30/2013
531071 POLK LAKE GIBSON STEP UP ACADEMY 6/30/2013
578002 SANTA ROSA RADER SCHOOLS – SOUTH CAMPUS 6/30/1999
580070 SARASOTA ISLAND VILLAGE MONTESSORI MIDDLE SCHOOL 6/30/2010
580072 SARASOTA ISLAND VILLAGE NORTH 6/30/2010
580073 SARASOTA GOODWILL ACADEMY 6/30/2008
580091 SARASOTA SARASOTA COMMUNITY SCHOOL FOR EXCELLENCE 6/30/2006
580092 SARASOTA CHANCELLOR CHARTER SCHOOL AT SARASOTA 6/30/2006
580093 SARASOTA WINGS ACADEMY 6/30/2005
580089 SARASOTA RICHARD MILBURN ACADEMY OF FLORIDA 6/30/2006
580086 SARASOTA ROY MCBEAN CHARTER SCHOOL (INACTIVE 09/02) 9/1/2002
580082 SARASOTA ACADEMY FOR APPLIED TRAINING 9/1/2001
580114 SARASOTA SARASOTA MILITARY ACADEMY PREP 6/30/2017
599222 SEMINOLE RAYS OF HOPE CHARTER SCHOOL 7/31/2009
599226 SEMINOLE DEVON CHARTER SCHOOL (INACTIVE 08/02) 8/1/2002
599227 SEMINOLE CYBER HIGH CHARTER SCHOOL (INACTIVE 09/02) 9/1/2002
550235 ST. JOHNS FIRST COAST TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 8/30/2004
550236 ST. JOHNS FIRST COAST SKILLS ACADEMY 8/30/2004
550011 ST. JOHNS ACADEMY FOR BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP EDUCATION 6/30/2016
550081 ST. JOHNS LOVE TO LEARN ACADEMY 6/30/2005
550013 ST. JOHNS ST. PAUL SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE (SPSE) 5/27/2016
560702 ST. LUCIE THE CHARTER SCHOOL OF FORT PIERCE 11/30/2009
560701 ST. LUCIE ORANGE AVENUE CHARTER SCHOOL 11/1/1999
602005 SUMTER VILLAGES CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL 6/30/2007
602011 SUMTER THE VILLAGES CHARTER HIGH 6/30/2007
631021 UNION T.H.E. ACADEMY 9/1/2001
647721 VOLUSIA FRANK SGANGA CHARTER SCHOOL 10/1/2001
647821 VOLUSIA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE 7/1/2009
647731 VOLUSIA STRATFORD EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL 10/1/1998
649897 VOLUSIA EASTER SEALS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, DELAND 6/30/2009
649898 VOLUSIA EASTER SEALS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER-DELTONA 6/30/2006
647641 VOLUSIA READING STAR ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE 8/17/2012
647892 VOLUSIA RICHARD MILBURN ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOL 6/30/2016
647991 VOLUSIA RICHARD MILBURN ACADEMY WEST 6/30/2011
647961 VOLUSIA BOSTON AVENUE CHARTER SCHOOL 6/30/2013
661114 WALTON CHAUTAUQUA LEARN AND SERVE AT THE ARC OF WALTON COUNTY 3/21/2016

Erika Donalds operator of the Classical Charter school invites Trump to town

Sigh, okay, deep breaths,

Donald Trump has no idea about education, at the state of the union he shilled for school choice, which is little more than getting the public to pay for religious educations and lining the pockets of charlatans and mercenaries with charters. He appointed Betsy Devos perhaps the worst cabinet member ever to be secretary of education, and Erika Donalds the operator of the classical charter school worships at the alter of Trump and in a tweet invited him to town.

https://twitter.com/ErikaDonalds/status/1225073674757246976

I guess we should be glad she took a break from shilling for discrimination, something she did all weekend.

I have concerns, grave concerns about the classical charter school, and they range from the teaching of non science, the banning of books, the exclusion of certain students and the operator thinking Donald Trump has a role to play in education. 

Jacksonville is this really what we need? 

Can you buy and sell public schools? Apparently if they are charters you can.

Um, how much proof do we need that charters aren’t public schools? No, what they are is publicly funded profit centers where in return for all that cash, thier students have to take the FSA. They are exempt from hiring practices, construction requirements and many unfunded mandates that public schools are required to do and for a cherry on top, now they are being bought and sold with regularity. Charters are not public schools and we should stop pretending they are. 


From the Real Deal,


Andre Agassi, the world’s former No. 1 tennis player, had a punishing backhand that led to points against his opponents. Now, as a charter school developer, his company has found a way to get in and out of deals quickly and turn a profit.
Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities sold the Franklin Academy at 5000 Southwest 207th Terrace in Pembroke Pines for $60.5 million to Erudite Properties, led by Scott Sznitken, Executive Director of Florida Charter Foundation, records show…
…Turner-Agassi’s strategy is to act as a “bridge developer” for charter schools, fronting the cost for site selection and construction and then leasing the property to a charter school operator. The group then sells the property to the charter operator once it reaches its enrollment goal, according to Turner-Agassi’s website.
The strategy has proven successful in the past. In 2016, Turner-Agassi sold a Boynton Beach charter school for $22.3 million. The same year it also sold Franklin Academy in Cooper City for $20 million
Charter schools are becoming an increasingly popular real estate investment for developers, as the supply of available locations narrows, financing becomes more readily available and demand grows for non-traditional schools in Florida.
Ugh, gross, mercenaries looking to profit off the backs of our children. Making money not whats best for kids is their bottom line.

To read more, click the links,

https://medium.com/in-the-public-interest/charter-schools-are-a-hot-real-estate-market-and-thats-bad-for-students-153fe8554bb4

https://www.forbes.com/sites/petergreene/2018/08/13/how-to-profit-from-your-non-profit-charter-school/#3e171d833547

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Senate Bill 62 poised to send hundreds of millions more to charter schools. (draft)

I know I may get heat for this but the GOP in Tallahassee really hates public schools and this despite the fact over 400 charters have failed, really loves them. It’s not because they are better mind you, it’s because of the wheel barrels full of cash they give them. Well friends SB 62 is poised to give charters hundreds of millions more.

SB 62 is as close to a train bill as you can get. That’s a lot of nominally associated issues strung together in the hopes of giving somebody something to vote for, or cover if someone votes for something dreadful.

https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/62?fbclid=IwAR39mjFmoJHxMSVmjwhIEtl-vph3Sp7EkfkapKj8BJqybfTa_gHkp-GOdEw 

The dreadful part here is it would require districts that had referendums designed to help public schools share any revenue with charters on a per pupil basis and to give you some scale that would cost Jacksonville alone 200 million dollars.

From the Ledger:

A bill proposed by state Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, would, among several things, provide additional funding to school districts. But it would also allow charter schools to dip into some of those funds.
‒ Mandating that any county surtax passed in the future for school building projects be shared proportionately with charter schools.
I guaranty you this is the only part of the bill that the GOP cares about. Sure it sprinkled in a couple nice things right before it hits districts in the head with a shovel.
I just want to remind you that up till now, localities got to decide what they did with their money and charters are often newer and exempt from many of the requirements public schools have to do. 
Then most insidiously, this is how charters make money. They lease their buildings often from sister organizations and then pay that organization their rent, often above market value, and guess what money generated from surtaxes can be used to make lease payments. Public school districts suffer and charter owners get richer and richer and richer.

Charters all over the state just saw dollar signs.  

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