News Release - Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School shows new vision for Local Schools
The Soto Law Group drafted a Program Management Services Agreement, utilized in the ground-breaking deal between Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) and private developer Codina Partners for the creation of the Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School. The project is unique because the school will be privately controlled and financed, but publicly managed by MDCPS. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said such an arrangement was unprecedented in charter-friendly Florida, if not the country. The Program Management Services Agreement is unique because MDCPS, rather than a private third-party, served as the Program Manager for the construction of the charter school and was therefore able to retain a degree of oversight and influence over the project despite the fact that the project was funded privately.