Quality Charter School Authorizer Task Force meeting

On Monday, September 30, history will be made. For the first time, ever, representatives from various school districts across Florida and the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) – the state’s leading charter school association – will come together with the specific goal of opening lines of communications and improving relationships between districts and charter schools.

The FCPCS Quality Charter School Authorizer Task Force meeting will be co-chaired by State Representative Janet Adkins, and Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie, respectively, and will take place on September 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, located at 1617 SE 17th Street in Ft. Lauderdale.

Click here to watch a live webcast of the meeting.

The goal of the FCPCS Quality Charter School Authorizer Task Force meeting is to identify school districts where charter school authorizers and public charter school operators enjoy productive, cooperative relationships, and pinpoint specific methodologies used by these districts to authorize and monitor charter schools, and to develop a platform for sharing their best practices.

The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools, the state’s leading charter school association, created the Quality Charter School Authorizer Task Force. “We wanted to create a opportunity for districts and charter schools to begin having an honest and respectful dialog, and a place where we could exchange constructive ideas and provide direction as to how to improve relationships between an authorizer and a charter school,” explains FCPCS President, Robert Haag. “Districts and charter schools are often perceived as enemies but nothing could be further from the truth. We are allies in the pursuit of educational excellence. We both have a responsibility to the community we serve, to provide a quality education program, and to improve academic achievement. We can accomplish great things as long as we communicate and work together.”