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Agenda--November 5-6, 2008

California State Board of Education (SBE) meeting agenda.
State Board Members

Ted Mitchell, President
Ruth Bloom, Vice President

James Aschwanden
Alan Bersin
Yvonne Chan
Don Fisher
Gregory Jones
David Lopez
Kenneth Noonan
Johnathan Williams
Vacant, Student Member

Secretary & Executive Officer

Hon. Jack O’Connell

Executive Director

Debora Merle

Schedule of Meeting

Location

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
9:00 a.m. Pacific Time +

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Closed Session – IF NECESSARY    
(The public may not attend.)

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-319-0827

The Closed Session (1) may commence earlier than 9:00 a.m.; (2) may begin at or before 9:00 a.m., be recessed, and then be reconvened later in the day; or (3) may commence later than 9:00 a.m.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation: Under Government Code sections 11126(e)(1) and (e)(2)(A), the State Board of Education hereby provides public notice that some or all of the pending litigation which follows will be considered and acted upon in closed session:

California School Boards Association, et al. v. California State Board of Education and Aspire Public Schools, Inc. Alameda Superior Court, Case No. 07353566

Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation:  Under Government Code sections 11126(e)(1) and (e)(2)(B), the State Board of Education hereby provides public notice that it may meet in closed session to decide whether there is a significant exposure to litigation, and to consider and act in connection with matters for which there is a significant exposure to litigation.  Under Government Code sections 11126(e)(1) and (e)(2)(C), the State Board of Education hereby provides public notice that it may meet in closed session to decide to initiate litigation and to consider and act in connection with litigation it has decided to initiate.

Under Government Code section 11126(c)(14), the State Board of Education hereby provides public notice that it may meet in closed session to review and discuss the actual content of pupil achievement tests (including, but not limited to, the High School Exit Exam) that have been submitted for State Board approval and/or approved by the State Board.

Under Government Code section 11126(a), the State Board of Education hereby provides public notice that it may meet in closed session regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, or dismissal, discipline, or release of public employees, or a complaint or charge against public employees. Public employees include persons exempt from civil service under Article VII, Section 4(e) of the California Constitution.

Schedule of Meeting

Location

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
9:00 a.m. Pacific Time +
(Upon Adjournment of Closed Session, if held)

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Public Session

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-319-0827

Please see the detailed agenda for more information about the items to be considered and acted upon. The public is welcome.

Schedule of Meeting

Location

Thursday, November 6, 2008
8:00 a.m. Pacific time +

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Closed Session – IF NECESSARY    
(The public may not attend.)

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-319-0827

Please see Closed Session Agenda above. The Closed Session (1) may commence earlier than 8:00 a.m.; (2) may begin at or before 8:00 a.m., be recessed, and then be reconvened later in the day; or (3) may commence later than 8:00 a.m.

Schedule of Meeting

Location

Thursday, November 6, 2008
8:00 a.m. Pacific time +
(Upon Adjournment of Closed Session, if held)

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Public Session

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-319-0827

Please see the detailed agenda for more information about the items to be considered and acted upon. The public is welcome.


ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND ARE PROVIDED FOR CONVENIENCE ONLY
ALL ITEMS MAY BE RE-ORDERED TO BE HEARD ON ANY DAY OF THE NOTICED
MEETING
THE ORDER OF BUSINESS MAY BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE

Persons wishing to address the State Board of Education on a subject to be considered at this meeting, including any matter that may be designated for public hearing, are asked, but not required, to notify the State Board of Education Office (see telephone/fax numbers below) by noon of the third working day before the scheduled meeting/hearing, stating the subject they wish to address, the organization they represent (if any), and the nature of their testimony. Time is set aside for individuals so desiring to speak on any topic NOT otherwise on the agenda (please see the detailed agenda for the Public Session). In all cases, the presiding officer reserves the right to impose time limits on presentations as may be necessary to ensure that the agenda is completed.


REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY

Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in a meeting or function of the California State Board of Education (SBE), may request assistance by contacting the SBE Office, 1430 N Street, Room 5111, Sacramento, CA, 95814; telephone, 916-319-0827; fax, 916-319-0175.


CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

FULL BOARD AGENDA

Public Session
November 5-6, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 – 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time +
(Upon adjournment of Closed Session if held) 

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

Call to Order

Salute to the Flag

CLOSED SESSION

Communications

Announcements

REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
Public notice is hereby given that special presentations for informational purposes may take place during this session.

NOTE:  Items not heard or completed on November 5 2008, may be carried over to November 6, 2008.

AGENDA ITEMS

Item 1 (DOC; 141KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
STATE BOARD PROJECTS AND PRIORITIES.
Including, but not limited to, future meeting plans; agenda items, and officer elections; State Board office budget, staffing, appointments, and direction to staff; declaratory and commendatory resolutions; update on litigation; bylaw review and revision; Board Liaison Reports; and other matters of interest.
Type of Action:  Action, Information


Item 2 (DOC; 69KB; 1pp.)
Subject: PUBLIC COMMENT. 
Public comment is invited on any matter not included on the printed agenda.  Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the State Board, the presiding officer may establish specific time limits on presentations.
Type of Action:  Information


Item 3 (DOC; 53KB; 1pp.)
Subject:
Reports from the 2008-09 Student Advisory Board on Education (SABE)
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 4 (DOC; 53KB; 1pp.)
Subject:
 2009-2010 State Board of Education Student Member: Recommendation of Three Finalists for Submission to the Governor
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 5 (DOC; 87KB; 5pp.)
Subject:
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Report on Review of 2007-08 Local Educational Agency Plans and District Capacity Studies for 44 Local Educational Agencies in Program Improvement Corrective Action.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 6 (DOC; 90KB; 5pp.)
Subject:
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Recommendations Related to California’s Assignment of Sanctions and Associated Technical Assistance for 2008 Local Educational Agencies in Program Improvement Corrective Action.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 7 (DOC; 104KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
High Priority School Grant Program: Proposed Intervention of High Priority Schools Grant Program Schools that Failed to Show Significant Growth.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 8 (DOC; 72KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
 No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Approve Proposed Changes to the Governing Policy of the Title I Committee of Practitioners.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 9 (DOC; 128KB; 8pp.)
Subject:
Alternative Schools Accountability Model: Framework and Plan for Revising the Model.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 10 (DOC; 349KB; 42pp.)
Subject:
History Social Science Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade twelve: Revision of Timeline, Approval of Guidelines for the Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee, and Appointment of Members to the Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee.
Type of Action: Action, Information


***PUBLIC HEARINGS***

Public Hearings on the following agenda items will commence no earlier than 1:00 p.m. on November 5, 2008.  The Public Hearings will be held as close to 1:00 p.m. as the business of the State Board permits.

Item 11 (DOC; 1.3MB; 18pp.)
Subject:
2008 Reading/Language Arts–English-Language Development Primary Adoption: Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission Recommendations.
Type of Action:  Action, Information, Public Hearing


Item 12  (DOC; 68KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
  Standardized Testing and Reporting Program: The Adoption of Performance Standards (Levels) for the California Alternate Performance Assessment , English-Language Arts and Mathematics, Levels I-V and Science Levels I, III, IV, and V and the California Modified Assessment, English-Language Arts and Mathematics, Grades Three, Four, and Five, and Science Grade Five.
Type of Action:  Action, Information, Public Hearing


Item 13 (DOC; 6938KB; 21pp.)
Subject:
The Reading First Program (Title I, Part B, Federal No Child Left Behind Act): Discontinuation of Funding for Schools not Making Significant Progress as Required.
Type of Action: Action, Information, Public Hearing


***END OF PUBLIC HEARINGS***

 

Item 14 (DOC; 60KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Consideration and Approval of a Timeline Waiver Agreement for the Purpose of Demonstrating Compliance with the Algebra 1 Assessment Requirements of the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Thursday, November 6, 2008 – 8:00 a.m.± Pacific Time
(Upon adjournment of Closed Session if held)

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

Call to Order

Salute to the Flag

CLOSED SESSION

Approval of Minutes from September, 2008

Communications

Announcements

REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT (unless presented on the preceding day)

ITEMS DEFERRED FROM PRECEDING DAY:
Any matters deferred from the previous day’s session may be considered.

AGENDA ITEMS

***PUBLIC HEARINGS***

Public Hearings on the following agenda items will commence no earlier than 10:30 a.m. on November 6, 2008.  The Public Hearings will be held as close to 10:30 a.m. as the business of the State Board permits.

Item 15 (DOC; 349KB; 38pp.)
Subject: 
Petition to Establish Qued Charter Elementary School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Hold Public Hearing and Consider Staff Recommendation to Approve the Charter.
Type of Action: Action, Information, Public Hearing


Item 16 (DOC; 1MB; 123pp.)
Subject:
 High Tech High Statewide Benefit Charter: Material Amendment to Expand Grades Served from Ninth through Twelfth Grade to Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade.
Type of Action: Action, Information, Public Hearing


Item 17 (DOC; 635KB; 90pp.)
Subject:
Petition by the Ronald Reagan Charter School to Establish a Charter School under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Hold Public Hearing and Consider Staff Recommendations for Denial.
Type of Action: Action, Information, Public Hearing


***END OF PUBLIC HEARINGS***

Item 18 (DOC; 54KB; 1pp.)
Subject:
Facilities for Charter Schools (Proposition 39): As Necessary, Adopt Emergency Regulations and/or Commence the Rulemaking Process.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 19 (DOC; 170KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Proposed New and Revised State Board of Education Waiver Policies.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 20 (DOC; 91KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
State Board of Education-Approved Charter Schools: Update.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 21 (DOC; 53KB; 1pp.)
Subject:
Update on Issues Related to California’s Implementation of No Child Left Behind and Other Federal Programs.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 22 (DOC; 57KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
California English Language Development Test: Program Update, Including, but Not Limited to, Upcoming Release of Initial Identification Results.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 23 (DOC; 67KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Standardized Testing and Reporting Program: Update Including, but not Limited to, California Reports for Teachers, Demographic Data Corrections, Ordering and Pre-identification Workshops, Certification of Apportionment Information Reports, Norm-referenced Test and Statewide Pupil Assessment Review Panel.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 24 (DOC; 67KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
California High School Exit Examination: Update including, but not limited to, 2007-08 Human Resources Research Organization Independent Evaluation Report, Independent Evaluation Study Request for Proposals, and Intensive Instruction and Services Funding.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 25 (DOC; 58KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Legislative Update, Including, but not Limited to Information on Legislation from the 2007-08 Session.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 26 (DOC; 72KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program and High Priority Schools Grant Program: School Assistance and Intervention Team: Approval of Expenditure Plan to Support School Assistance and Intervention Team Activities and Corrective Actions in State‑Monitored Schools.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 27 (DOC; 56KB; 1pp.)
Subject:
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Approve Local Educational Agency Plans, Title I, Section 1112.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 28 (DOC; 444KB; 7pp.)
Subject: 
Consolidated Applications 2008-09: Approval.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 29 (DOC; 140KB; 7pp.)
Subject:
Proposed Changes to be included in the California School Information Services Data Dictionary, Version 10.0.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 30 (DOC; 68KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Standardized Testing and Reporting Program: Release of Ten Percent Withheld for 2007-08 NCS Pearson, Inc. Aprenda, La prueba de logros en español, Tercera edición Contract.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 31 (DOC; 119KB; 7pp.)
Subject:
Standardized Testing and Reporting Program: Release of Ten Percent Withheld for 2007-08 Educational Testing Service Contract.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 32 (DOC; 100KB; 4pp.)
Subject: 
2009 Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum Review: Appointment of Content Review Experts and Instructional Materials Reviewers (Cohort 1).
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 33 (DOC; 423KB; 25pp.)
Subject:
2009 Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum Review: Approval of Standards Map.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 34 (DOC; 228KB; 11pp.)
Subject:
2009 Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum Review: Approval of Evaluation Criteria Map.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 35 (DOC; 96KB; 9pp.)
Subject:
Instructional Materials: Approve Commencement of 15-Day Comment Period for the Final Statement of Reasons regarding California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 9517.1: Follow-Up Adoption Regulations.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 36 (DOC; 93KB; 9pp.)
Subject:
Social Content Review of Non-Adopted Instructional Materials (Senate Bill 734): Approve Commencement of 15-Day Public Comment Period for Proposed Changes to Proposed Title 5 Regulations, Sections 9800, 9810, 9820, and 9830.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 37 (DOC; 80KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
The Administrator Training Program, Assembly Bill 430
(Chapter 364, Statutes of 2005): Approval of Training Providers and Training Curricula.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 38 (DOC; 375KB; 15pp.)
Subject:
The Administrator Training Program, Assembly Bill 430 (Chapter 364, Statutes of 2005): Approval of Applications for Funding from Local Educational Agencies.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 39 (DOC; 60KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program, Senate Bill 472 (Chapter 524, Statutes of 2006): Approval of Training Providers and Training Curricula.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 40 (DOC; 195KB; 11pp.)
Subject:
Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program Senate Bill 472 (Chapter 524, Statutes of 2006): Approve Applications from Local Educational Agencies.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 41 (DOC; 67KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
Gifted and Talented Education: Approval of Applications for Funding from Local Educational Agencies.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 42 (DOC; 63KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Assignment of Numbers for Charter School Petitions.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 43 (DOC; 85KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
Charter Schools: Nonclassroom-Based Funding Rates.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 44 (DOC; 83KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
Public Charter Schools Grant Program: Approve the List of Recommended Dissemination Grant Awardees.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 45 (DOC; 60KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program, Senate Bill 472 (Chapter 524, Statutes of 2006): Appointment of New Members to Review Panel.
Type of Action: Action, Information


WAIVER REQUEST CONSENT MATTERS

The following agenda items include waivers and other administrative matters that California Department of Education (CDE) staff have identified as having no opposition and presenting no new or unusual issues requiring the State Board's attention.

Physical Education Program (Block Schedules)

Item WC-1 (DOC; 89KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
Request by Elk Grove Unified School District to waive portions of California Education Code Section 51222(a), the statutory minimum of 400 minutes of physical education required each ten school days for students in grades seven through twelve in order to implement a block schedule at Cosumnes Oaks High School and Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School.
Waiver Number: 19-7-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)
Type of Action: Action


Item WC-2 (DOC; 84KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
Request by Exeter Union High School District to waive portions of California Education Code Section 51222(a), the statutory minimum of 400 minutes of physical education required each ten school days for students in grades seven through twelve in order to implement a block schedule at Exeter High School.
Waiver Number: 7-8-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)
Type of Action: Action


Item WC-3 (DOC; 85KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
Request by San Luis Coastal Unified School District for a renewal to waive portions of California Education Code Section 51222(a), the statutory minimum of 400 minutes of physical education required each ten school days for students in grades seven through twelve in order to implement a block schedule at San Luis Obispo High School.
Waiver Number: 7-6-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)
Type of Action: Action


Item WC-4 (DOC; 87KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
Request by Santa Maria Joint Union High School District for a renewal to waive portions of California Education Code Section 51222(a), the statutory minimum of 400 minutes of physical education required each ten school days for students in grades nine through twelve in order to implement a four-by-four block schedule at Santa Maria High School and Pioneer Valley High School.
Waiver Number: 6-7-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)
Type of Action: Action


SCHOOLSITE COUNCIL STATUTE (Shared Schoolsite Council)

Item WC-5 (DOC; 70KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Request by Lassen County Office of Education under the authority of California Education Code Section 52863 for a waiver of Education Code 52852, allowing one schoolsite council to function for three small alternative schools: Lassen County Community School/Probation Alternative in a Community Environment, Lassen County Juvenile Hall School and Lassen County Opportunity School.
Waiver Number 4-8-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)
Type of Action: Action


NON-CONSENT (ACTION)

The following agenda items include waivers and other administrative matters that CDE staff have identified as having opposition, being recommended for denial, or presenting new or unusual issues that should be considered by the State Board. On a case by case basis public testimony may be considered regarding the item, subject to the limits set by the Board President or by the President's designee, and action different from that recommended by CDE staff may be taken.


Community Day Schools (CDS) (Unified District - Pattern Like a K-8 School)

Item W-1 (DOC; 76KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District to waive portions of California Education Code sections 48660 and 48916.1(d) to permit the establishment of River’s Edge Community Day School for Kindergarten through grade eight.
Waiver Number: 6-8-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL) EC 33051(c) will apply
Type of Action: Action


Federal Program Waiver (Carl D. Perkins Voc and Tech Ed Act)

Item W-2 (DOC; 73KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Request by Gustine Unified School District for Gustine High School under the authority of Section 131(c)(2) for a waiver of Section 131(c)(1) of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-270).
Waiver Number: Fed-17-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)
Type of Action: Action


Item W-3 (DOC; 75KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Request by Sutter Union High School District for Sutter High School under the authority of Section 131(c)(2) for a waiver of Section 131(c)(1) of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-270).
Waiver Number: Fed-9-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)
Type of Action: Action


Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program (IMFRP) (Petition to Purchase Non-adopted Materials)

Item W-4 (DOC; 70KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Request by Emery Unified School District under California Education Code sections 60421(d) and 60200(g) to purchase specified non-adopted instructional materials (It's about Time, Project Based Life Science, 7th grade) using Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program monies.
Waiver Number: 4-9-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)
Type of Action: Action


Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program (IMFRP) (Petition to Purchase Special Education Non Adopted Material)

Item W-5 (DOC; 70KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Petition request under California Education Code sections 60421(d) and 60200(g) by San Luis Obispo County Office of Education to purchase specified non-adopted instructional materials for severely disabled children using Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program monies.
Waiver Number: 11-9-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL)
Type of Action: Action


Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program (IMFRP) (Purchasing Order and Timelines)

Item W-6 (DOC; 81KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by Los Alamitos Unified School District under the authority of California Education Code Section 60422(c)(1) through (3) to waive Education Code 60422(a), the “24 month rule”, for purchase of instructional materials after the adoption of a new list by the State Board of Education. Request is to delay the adoption of materials in Reading/Language Arts/English Language Development (kindergarten through grade eight only) for 12 additional months.
Waiver Number: 14-7-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)
Type of Action: Action


Instructional Time Requirement Audit Penalty (Charter - Minimum Instructional Time)

Item W-7 (DOC; 86KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
Request by Aspire Public Schools under the authority of California Education Code Section 47612.6 to waive Education Code 47612.5 audit penalty for offering less instructional time in the 2006-07 fiscal year at Capitol Heights Academy in grades two and three (shortfall of 2,099 minutes); Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy in grade twelve (shortfall of 1,859 minutes); and Millsmont Academy in grade seven (shortfall of 2,390 minutes). 
Waiver Number: 18-7-2008, 2-8-2008, and 1-8-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)
Type of Action: Action


Instructional Time Requirement Audit Penalty (Longer Day and Year - District)

Item W-8 (DOC; 72KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District under the authority of California Education Code Section 46206 to waive Education Code 46201(d), the Longer Day Incentive Program audit penalty for offering less instructional time in the 2006-07 fiscal year than the state minimum set in 1986-87 at Valley Center Primary School for grades one and two (shortfall of 95 minutes).
Waiver Number: 25-6-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)
Type of Action: Action


Item W-9 (DOC; 78KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by Willows Unified School District under the authority of California Education Code Section 46206(a) to waive Education Code 46201(d), the Longer Day Incentive Program audit penalty for offering less instructional time in the 2006-07 fiscal year than the state minimum set in 1986-87 at Willows High School for students in grades nine through twelve (shortfall of 190 minutes).
Waiver Number: 3-9-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)
Type of Action: Action


Out-of-State Use of Funds and Transportation Allowances

Item W-10 (DOC; 75KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by Scott Valley Unified School District to waive a portion of California Education Code Section 35330(d) to authorize expenditure of school district funds for students to travel to Oregon to experience the Ashland Shakespeare Festival, science trips, and career exploraton at the many colleges and universities.
Waiver Number: 8-9-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS) EC 33051(c) will apply
Type of Action: Action


Teacher tenture when employed part-time

Item W-11 (DOC; 74KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by Temecula Valley Unified School District to waive a portion of California Education Code Section 44908 the requirement that a probationary employee must have served for at least seventy-five percent of the number of days the regular schools of the district are maintained to be deemed to have served a complete school year.
Waiver Number: 5-8-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)
Type of Action: Action


School Construction Bonds (Bond Indebtedness Limit - Non-unified after 2000)

Item W-12 (DOC; 79KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by Alisal Union Elementary School District to waive California Education Code Section 15268, to allow the district to exceed its bonding limit of 1.25 percent of the taxable asessed value of property. (Requesting 1.68 percent).
Waiver Number: 8-8-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)
Type of Action: Action


School Construction Bonds (Bond Indebtedness Limit - Unified after 2000)

Item W-13 (DOC; 80KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by Lindsay Unified School District to waive California Education Code Section 15270(a), to allow the district to exceed its bonding limit of 2.5 percent of the taxable asessed value of property. (Requesting 2.81 percent).
Waiver Number: 9-8-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)
Type of Action: Action


Special Education Program (Educational Interpreter for Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

Item W-14 (DOC; 85KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
Request by Riverside County Office of Education to waive California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 3051.16(b)(1), the requirement that educational interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing pupils meet minimum qualifications as of July 1, 2008, to allow Kimberly Kearney, Michael Skamnes, and Suzanne Atkins to continue to provide services to students until June 30, 2009, under a remediation plan to complete the minimum qualifications as set by California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 3051.16(b)(1).
Waiver Number: 7-5-2008, 8-5-2008, 9-5-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)
Type of Action: Action


State Testing Apportionment Report (STAR)

Item W-15 (DOC; 71KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Request by three local educational agencies to waive the State Testing Apportionment Information Report deadline of December 31st in the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 11517.5(b)(1)(A) regarding the California English Language Development Test, or Title 5, Section 1225(b)(2)(A) regarding the California High School Exit Examination, or Title 5, Section 862(c)(2)(A) regarding the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program.
Waiver Numbers: see attached list for specific school districts
(Recommended for APPROVAL)
Type of Action: Action


***ADJOURNMENT OF DAY’S SESSION***

***ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING***


For more information concerning this agenda, please contact the State Board of Education at 1430 N Street, Room 5111, Sacramento, CA, 95814; telephone 916-319-0827; fax 916-319-0175. To be added to the speaker’s list, please fax or mail your written request to the above-referenced address/fax number. This agenda is posted on the State Board of Education’s Web site [http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/ag/ag/].

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