Category Archives: OCPS

OCPS needs a School for the Gifted

Source: Orlando Sentinel, Dec 2013 Central Florida school districts have few options to challenge young, highly gifted children such as Spencer.Many Orange elementary schools, including the one Spencer attended, pull gifted students out for special attention for only one day a week. The Orange School Board recently discussed the possibility of creating a districtwide gifted school, but …

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OCPS Considers Blended Learning

Source: OCPS website, Aug 2013

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OCPS Board Chair Sublette Plans for a G&T School

Source: Orlando Sentinel. Aug 2013 Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublettesaid his priorities for the coming year will include changes to career and technical education, magnet programs and gifted education. In what he acknowledged might be a long shot, Sublette said he will continue to push for an intense academic specialty school with admissions requirements, which …

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No Middle School for the Buena Vista Woods Community

Source: OCPS 2013-2014 budget, p. 48 Though OCPS has set aside 25 acres for a middle school by the Parkside Meritage development,  the OCPS 2013-2014 budget reveals no middle school is being planned for that piece of land for the next 10 years.  Guide to reading the table    Line 40 (for example) the first number: ?, …

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Interim Report (Jun 2013) on school district & charter school collaborations

Source: Center for Reinventing Public Education website, Jun 2013 Interim report on school district/charter school collaboration

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OCPS Digital Devices Pilot

Source: OCPS Board Meeting, Apr 2013<April 18, 2013 work session>      

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SLES FY 14 Projected Enrollment: about 380 students

Source: OCPS meeting minutes, Jun 2013 <June 6th 2013 board meeting: Budget Work Session PPTx: slide 10 & Schools Total Appropriations spreadsheet> $2,712,216/$7,121 = 380 students.  Using a similar approach, BMES’s FY 14 projected enrollment is 445 students. Related Readings: Meritage Parkside can add up to 63 students OCPS ES Minimum Core: 500 students

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OCPS Response to Draft Charter School Application

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OCPS Plans to Build K8 schools to Consolidate Small ESs

Source: OCPS website, May 2013 2013 OCPS State of the Schools address The other three K-8’s proposed, are small school solutions designed to address three inner city schools which will be left with populations under 300 students, one under 200 students. Those proposed K-8’s are on the screen behind us and are: a consolidation of …

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SLES has 11+ unused classrooms (as of AY 2011-2012)

Source: OCPS, Feb 2012 (slides 36 & 37) Slide 54

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