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Parent Information for this Year's Legislative Session

One of the bills of particular concern is the Schools of Hope Bill that has passed the State House of Representatives. While it does not have a companion bill in the Senate yet, it could just be a part of the annual appropriation. This bill addresses persistently low performing schools. In Broward we have 16 elementary schools and 2 secondary schools that have been identified. If passed, it will limit the options available to districts to improve schools that have been graded D or F for three consecutive years. The proposed bill provides districts with three options (1) close the school and reassign the students to another school graded C or higher; (2) close the school and reopen it as a charter; or (3) contract with an outside provider to operate the school. The language also provides $200 million in funding to contract with outside providers. 

Please visit the website below for more information.