School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #17

CS2 - Charter Application for Palm Beach Science Academy

The Department of Charter Schools received an application, on August 2, 2010, from Palm Beach Science Academy ("PB Science") to open a charter school in the School District of Palm Beach County in August, 2011. The application was evaluated using the "Florida Charter School Application Evaluation Instrument" (see Exhibit "A"). The instrument and the application process were explained to the applicants during the New Applicants' Workshop that was held on May 27, 2010 (see Exhibit "B"). The District Reviewers were trained on the Florida Charter School Application Evaluation Instrument and Application Process on May 13, 2010 (see Exhibit "C"). The Reviewers evaluated the 20 sections of the written application (see Exhibit "D"). Based on the written application and the Applicant Interview Process as outlined in Step 5 of the Overview of the Florida Charter School Application Process (see Exhibit E), this application has fulfilled the "Application Process and Review" outlined in F S.1002.33(6)(a). A copy of the Charter Application for PB Science is on file in the Board Office for review.

I recommend that the School Board approve the Charter Application for Palm Beach Science Academy.

My Contact

Ann Killets (akillets@palmbeach.k12.fl.us)

Janice S. Cover

Juanita W. Edwards

Financial Impact
There is no financial impact to the District.

Attachment:  Exhibit A - PB Science.pdf
Attachment:  Exhibit D - PB Science.pdf
Attachment:  Exhibit C - PB Science.pdf
Attachment:  Exhibit E - PB Science.pdf
Attachment:  Exhibit B - PB Science.pdf