Upcoming Pinellas School Board workshop: another endangered charter school, suspensions, gifted services and more
The Pinellas County School Board has quite a smorgasbord of material to cover at its workshop next Tuesday.
The agenda, made available around 2:30 p.m. today, touches upon the following:
- Gifted services, including screenings and new initiatives in developing gifted and talented programs. No supplementary materials were made available online.
- A "school improvement plan" for University Preparatory Academy, a Kindergarten through eighth grade charter school located in south St. Petersburg that is facing automatic termination for receiving its third consecutive F grade from the state.
- A one-hour block dedicated to presenting alternatives for out-of-school suspensions, which many groups have advocated for; discussing plans to help reintegrate students who have been incarcerated or suspended back into their schools; and a brainstorming session on how to improve Pinellas Secondary School, where, in February, a 17-year-old student with a history of sex-related crimes lured an 11-year-old classmate out of the school and into the woods for sex.
- A calendar of testing dates for elementary, middle and high schools.
Check out the agenda and supporting materials here. The workshop is open to the public and will begin at 9 a.m. on July 19 at district headquarters, 301 4th St SW in Largo.