The Board of Directors typically meet on a monthly basis at Classical Preparatory School. Meeting dates and times will be posted on our website as well in the front office of the Borealis and Meridian buildings. The public is welcome to attend. Requests to be placed on the agenda must be made at least one week prior to the meeting. If you would like an item to be placed on the agenda, please contact Katie Melton, via email at email@example.com.
James Blair, Chair
James Blair is the founder of Raptid Loop Consulting, a political and policy consulting firm, and he has previously served on the boards of Enterprise Florida and Space Florida. He was deputy chief of staff to Florida Gov. Ron Desantis, as well as a director of policy for the DeSantis-Nunez transition team and a senior advisor to the DeSantis-Nunez for Governor Campaign. As a policy and political consultant, he was named by FloridaPolitics.com in its Winners Column for the 2016 and 2018 elections. He graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor of science in Finance.
Jamie Grant, Vice Chair
Rep. Jamie Grant is an attorney who also serves as member of the Florida House of Representatives. He has served in the Legislature since 2010 and is currently chair of the Criminal Justice Subcommittee and vice chair of the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee. He is a member of the Tampa Bay 100 Chapter and is on the board of directors of the Schwarzkopf Children’s Home Sporting Clays Classic. He recently received the Florida Chamber’s Distinguished Advocate Award. He earned his undergraduate degree from Auburn University in marketing with minor in political science and his law degree from Stetson University.
Will Rodriquez, Secretary and Treasurer
Will Rodriguez is a senior consultant with a firm that provides statewide support for clients in governmental relations and public affairs. From 2018 to 2019, Mr. Rodriguez served as a senior advisor to Florida House Speaker to Speaker Jose Oliva. From 2016 to 2018, Mr. Rodriguez led statewide political organization of Florida House campaigns and, from 2014 to 2016, oversaw the finance and fundraising efforts of a number of state political campaigns. He has also worked on city council, mayoral, and state House races. Mr. Rodriguez served five years in the U.S. Navy. He and his wife, Lesley, have three children: BreeAnne, Liam, and Jon Luke.
Stacie McIntyre, Parent Liaison to the Board
Stacie McIntyre is the parent liaison to the Board. To speak with Mrs. McIntyre, please call the school office. If you would like to contact board members, please send your correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Annual Audit 2019-2020
- Annual Audit 2018-2019
- Annual Audit 2017-2018
- Annual Audit 2016-2017
- Annual Audit 2015-2016
For public records request, please inquire with Stacie McInyre, the public records custodian at Classical Preparatory School.
You can send an email to email@example.com
Annual Operational Budget
Academic Performance —
- Classical Prep received a B grade for the 2018-2019 school year
- Classical Prep received a B grade for the 2017-2018 school year
- Classical Prep received a B grade for the 2016-2017 school year
- Classical Prep received an A grade for the 2015-2016 school year
- Classical Prep received an A grade for its first school year (2014-2015)
Classical Prep uses the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Evaluation System.
The capacity of the charter school shall be determined annually by the governing board, in conjunction with the sponsor, of the charter school in consideration of the factors identified in this subsection unless the charter school is designated as a high-performing charter school pursuant to s. 1002.331. [F.S. 1002.33(10)h.]
Annual Enrollment Capacity: The enrollment capacity shall be annually determined by the Governing Board in conjunction with the Sponsor based on the factors set forth in section 1022.33(10), Florida Statutes and this Charter.
- Total Enrollment Capacity: 2096 students
- Building 1 (Meridian): 1027 students
- Building 2 (Borealis): 1069 students
Parent Grievance Procedure
Adopted: July 28, 2017
Updated: July 24, 2020
Although no member of the school community shall be denied the right to petition the Board for redress of a grievance, complaints are to be referred through the proper administrative channels for solution before investigation or action by the Board. Exceptions are complaints that concern Board actions or Board operations only, which shall be directed to the Board’s Chairman.
The proper channel of complaints involving instruction, discipline, or learning materials is as follows:
- Head of School
- Designated Parent Liaison
- Board of Directors
Any complaint about school personnel will be investigated by the School’s administration before consideration and action by the Board of Directors. Community members are encouraged to first address their concerns with the person they have a concern with before escalating the issue into a formal complaint.
A parent or guardian wishing to invoke the complaint procedure shall make a written request for a conference with the appropriate party listed above detailing the grievance using the Conflict Resolution Form. A complaint against a teacher shall be made to the Dean after the complainant has attempted to redress his/her concern with the teacher. If a complaint is being made against the Dean, the complaint should be submitted to the Head of School using the Conflict Resolution Form after the complainant has attempted to redress his/her concern with the Dean. Any parent or guardian making an official complaint is encouraged to contact the Designated Parent Liaison prior to any member of the Board.
The Dean, Head of School, Parent Liaison or Board Chairman, as applicable, shall acknowledge receipt of the complaint within two (2) business days, indicating the anticipated amount of time to investigate the matter, which shall be no more than 14 school days.
The Dean, Head of School, Parent Liaison or Board Chair, as applicable, shall initiate or cause to be initiated an adequate, reliable and impartial investigation and grant a conference with the complainant unless the parties mutually agree that the matter can be handled adequately through email communication or by telephone.
The complainant shall be permitted to present any information, documents or witnesses that are relevant to the complaint, provided that such presentation is in compliance with applicable law.
The person handling the complaint shall respond in writing to the complainant within 14 school days. The response shall outline the results of the investigation and any corrective or remedial action that will be taken as a result. If the complainant does not feel the resolution of the investigation is adequate, s/he may request to be heard by the Board of Directors at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors.
If a person suspects misconduct by school staff is affecting the health, safety, and welfare of a student, they should contact the school principal, the executive director, and the parent liaison. If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.
Anyone who knows, or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child is abused, abandoned, or neglected must report such knowledge or suspicion to the Florida Abuse Hotline: 1-800-96-ABUSE.
The Classical Preparatory Governing Board is composed of community supporters, educators, and parents committed to setting our mission and vision and ensures we stay true to it as a school.
The Board is responsible for legal and financial obligations, establishing policy consistent with the Schools’ mission, and ensuring that the programs and operations of the School are faithful to the terms of the charter.