Student Information System - FOCUS
SERVICES PROVIDED AT NO COST
Ed Sherretta, Director Management Information Services ext. 11767
Stephanie Wittemann, Data Support Team (Charter School Scheduling) ext. 11759
Darlene Morris, Data Support Team (Academic Transcripts & Grade Reporting ) ext. 11761
Tina Calderin, Data Support Team (ESE Scheduling) ext. 11773
Lorrie Walsh, Data Support Team (Enrollment, Attendance) ext. 11762
If a School or System has been designated its own LEA for the purposes of Federal Funding, that school or system of schools is not eligible for any services below that are funded through federal funding sources pursuant to FS 1002.33 (25).
The Management Information Services Department will provide hands-on training pertinent to Charter School staff who deal with attendance, discipline, FTE reporting, categorical funding, weighted cost programs, and related functions requiring input into the district’s automated student record system.
If Charter School staff do not attend regularly scheduled BPS training, any additional training will be cost-shared.
Management Information Systems & Data for FTE Reporting
All data received via FOCUS reporting must be completed according to district procedures and within the designated time frame. It is imperative that Charter Schools work with the MIS team to have the appropriate staff trained.
Errors or incomplete data that exceeds the normal range of error will be corrected or followed-up by district staff. If the data correction is excessive, then the district may charge an hourly rate to correct the report.
Full Time Equivalency (FTE)
Tina Calderin, Data Team ext. 11773
Training in understanding FTE is strongly encouraged. This includes designated FTE contacts, registrars, and principals of Charter Schools.
Administration of FTE reported/earned will be provided by the district. Results will be conveyed to the charter school following each FTE survey period. Any corrections required must be completed by the date established by the Florida Department of Education each year by the charter school. FTE reporting verification will be conducted by district staff after each FTE count.
NOTE: BPS IT AND ET DEPARTMENT ARE NOT RESPONSIBILE FOR INTERNET CONNECTIVITY OR TROUBLESHOOTING.