One of the quickest ways for a charter school to find themselves facing closure is to be labeled as having a deteriorating financial condition. If you find yourself already facing this situation, there is still hope! There are steps you can take to recover! Join us for a discussion on how to maintain healthy finances and how to write a recovery plan in order to keep your school headed in the right direction!
In response to 2020 HB641 the Charter Support Unit has created this calculator to assist schools with calculating the teacher salary increase amounts and to complete the state’s preliminary expenditure report template.
We strongly encourage before you complete begin working on this calculator that you read the information that has been made available by the state of Florida. The Department of Education has a page on its website dedicated to this topic at: http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/recognition/teacher-salary.stml
The attached Excel document includes instructions on how to use the calculator on the “Directions” tab. Please review that tab and then follow the directions as appropriate. The calculator will also automatically complete the state’s “Charter School Preliminary Expenditure Report Template” which was distributed on September 11. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the Charter Support Unit.
Charter School Funding for 2020-21…what are the facts and what is still “up in the air”. Join us for an important discussion on what to expect for the 2020-21 school year, in regard to Pre-Covid FTE, teacher salary increase, allowable COVID expenses for grants, October surveys, new funding sources, potential budget cuts, performance-based requirements, and more! Though we don’t have all of the answers we are here to give you what guidance we can!
As a result of school shootings across the country, Governor Rick Scott signed SB 7026, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. This legislation outlines significant reforms to make Florida schools safer for all stakeholders. Part of the reforms are new requirements for schools including mental health training, school safety assessments and a stronger working relationship between schools and the Sheriff’s Department. This webinar will inform you of the most recent requirements and provide you with vital information on how to help keep your children safe.