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Agenda--March 12-14, 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 (pending Oath of Office)
David Lopez
Kenneth Noonan
Johnathan Williams
Monica Liu, Student Member

Secretary & Executive Officer

Hon. Jack O’Connell

Interim Executive Director

Gary Borden

Schedule of Meeting

Location

Wednesday, March 12, 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:

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, March 12, 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, March 13, 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, March 13, 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.

Schedule of Meeting

Location

Friday, March 14, 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

Please see Closed Session Agenda above. 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.

Schedule of Meeting

Location

Friday, 14, 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.


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

March 12-14, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 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

Approval of Minutes from prior board meetings

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 March 12, 2008, may be carried over to March 13 or 14, 2008.

 

AGENDA ITEMS

Item 1 (DOC; 151KB; 3pp.)

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; 1p.)

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; 159KB; 14pp.)

Subject: Instructional Materials: Approve Commencement of the Rulemaking Process for Addition of Sections 9800, 9810, 9820 and 9830 for Social Content Review of Non-Adopted Instructional Materials (Senate Bill 734).

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 4 (DOC; 141KB; 5pp.)

Subject: 2008 Reading/Language Arts–English-Language Development Primary Adoption of Instructional Materials: Appointment of Instructional Materials Advisory Panel Members and Content Review Panel Experts (Cohort 3)

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 5 (DOC; 145KB; 9pp.)

Subject: California Native Americans Supplemental Instructional Materials: Approval of Evaluation Criteria, Timeline, and Reviewer Application

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 6 (DOC; 232KB; 18pp.)

Subject: History–Social Science Framework Update: Approval of Plan, Timeline, and Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee Application

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 7 (DOC; 75KB; 4pp.)

Subject: Implementation of Assembly Bill 1802, Chapter 79, Statutes of 2006: California Department of Education Recommendations on Appeals Regarding Supplementary Materials for English Learners.

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 8 (DOC; 502KB; 71pp.)

Subject: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Highly Qualified Teachers: Approve Commencement of 15-Day Comment Period for Proposed Changes to Proposed Title 5 Regulations sections 6100 and 6104-6105.

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 9 (DOC; 534KB; 21pp.)

Subject: California State Plan 1999-2008 for the Workforce Investment Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act: Extension for one additional year and approval of performance goals for 2008-09 and related language changes.

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 10 (DOC; 58KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Approval of the 2008-2012 California State Plan for Career Technical Education, as Required by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 11 (DOC; 2MB; 99pp.)

Subject: Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve

Type of Action:  Action, Information


Item 12 (DOC; 97KB; 6pp.)

Subject: Community-Based English Tutoring Program: Adopt Proposed Title 5 Section 11315 and the Addition of Section 11315.5

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 13 (DOC; 58KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Child Nutrition Programs-Food and Beverages – Approve Commencement of the Second 15-Day Comment Period for Proposed Changes to Proposed Title 5 Regulations

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 14 (DOC; 96KB; 3pp.)

Subject: State Board of Education-Approved Charter Schools: Update

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 15 (DOC; 106KB; 5pp.)

Subject: Aim High Community Charter School: Approve Request to Extend the Opening Date to No Later Than September 30, 2009

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 16 (DOC; 5.5MB; 215pp.)

Subject: California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) Regional Lead Agencies (RLAs): Approvals

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 17 (DOC; 60KB; 2pp.)

Subject: California English Language Development Test (CELDT): Program Update, including, but not limited to, public release of 2007-08 Annual Assessment summary results

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 18 (DOC; 104KB; 4pp.)

Subject: California High School Exit Examination: Update, including, but not limited to, summer and fall administrations

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 19 (DOC; 64KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Standardized Testing and Reporting: Update, including, but not limited to, Program Update

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 20 (DOC; 74KB; 4pp.)

Subject: U.S. Department of Education Peer Review of Standards and Assessment: Update of Peer Review Results

Type of Action: Action, Information

 

***ADJOURNMENT OF DAY’S SESSION***


Thursday, March 13, 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

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

Item 21 (DOC; 155KB; 19pp.)

Subject: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Recommendations Related to California’s Assignment of Corrective Actions for Local Educational Agencies in Program Improvement Corrective Action

Type of Action: Action


Item 22 (DOC; 125KB; 7pp.)

Subject: High Priority Schools Grant Program: Status Report on State‑Monitored Schools After Two Data Points

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 23 (DOC; 54KB; 1p.)

Subject: Update on issues related to California’s implementation of No Child Left Behind and other federal programs

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 24 (DOC; 64KB; 3pp.)

Subject: Revisions to the California School Accounting Manual (CSAM)

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 25 (DOC; 90KB; 5pp.)

Subject: Proposed Revisions to the Fiscal Criteria and Standards Used By School Districts and County Offices of Education to Determine Solvency When Reviewing Budgets and Interim Financial Reports.

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 26 (DOC; 159KB; 24pp.)

Subject: Appeal of a decision of the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization denying a petition to transfer territory from the San Gabriel Unified School District to the San Marino Unified School District in Los Angeles County.

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 27 (DOC; 421KB; 42pp.)

Subject: Appeal of the Findings of the Ventura County Committee on School District Organization Pursuant to Education Code Section 35711 in the Matter of the Proposed Formation of a Camarillo Unified School District.

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 28 (DOC; 767KB; 152pp.)

Subject:  Appeal by the Oxnard Union High School District of the Ventura County Committee on School District Organization Action to Approve the Unification of the Pleasant Valley and Somis Union School Districts under the Provisions of California Education Code Sections 35800 et seq.

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 29 (DOC; 58KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Chief Business Officer Training Program – Approve Training Provider Substitutions for Fiscal Year 2006-07

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 30 (DOC; 76KB; 3pp.)

Subject: Consolidated Applications 2007-08: Approval

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 31 (DOC; 63KB; 1pp.)

Subject: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Approve Local Educational Agency Plans, Title 1, Section 1112

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 32 (DOC; 226KB; 10pp.)

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 33 (DOC; 100KB; 6pp.)

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 34 (DOC; 54KB; 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


Item 35 (DOC; 62KB; 2pp.)

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 36 (DOC; 55KB; 2pp.)

Subject:  Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program, Senate Bill 472 (Chapter 524, Statutes of 2006): Approval of English Learner Professional Development Training Providers and Training Curricula

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 37 (DOC; 76KB; 3pp.)

Subject:  Assignment of Numbers for Charter School Petitions

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 38 (DOC; 121KB; 6pp.)

Subject: Charter Schools: Approval of Funding Determination Rates for 2007-08 (and beyond) for Nonclassroom-based Charter Schools

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 39 (DOC; 96KB; 4pp.)

Subject:  California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Review local educational agency failure to grant diplomas for certain students under California Education Code Section 60852.4

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item  40 (DOC; 54KB; 2pp.)

Subject:  Legislative update, including, but not limited to information on legislation from the 2007-08 session

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.

NONPUBLIC SCHOOL/AGENCY (annual certification renewal application)

Item WC-1 (DOC; 60KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by Los Angeles Unified School District under the authority of California Education Code (EC) Section 56101 to waive (EC) Section 56366.1(h), the August 1 through October 31, timeline on annual certification renewal application for Park Century School, a Nonpublic School (NPS).
Waiver Number: 6-1-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)

Type of Action: Action


Item WC-2 (DOC; 59KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by Palmdale Elementary School District under the authority of California Education Code (EC) Section 56101 to waive (EC) Section 56366.1(h), the August 1 through October 31, timeline on annual certification renewal application for Academy for the Advancement of Children with Autism, a Nonpublic School (NPS).
Waiver Number: 12-1-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)

Type of Action: Action


Item WC-3 (DOC; 61KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by Ravenswood City Elementary School District under the authority of California Education Code (EC) Section 56101 to waive (EC) Section 56366.1(h), the August 1 through October 31, timeline on annual certification renewal application for Amber MacMillan, a Nonpublic Agency (NPA).
Waiver Number: 5-1-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)

Type of Action: Action


RESOURCE SPECIALIST CASELOAD

Item WC-4 (DOC; 65KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by Buckeye Union Elementary School District to waive California Education Code (EC) Section 56362(c), allowing the caseload of the resource specialist to exceed the maximum caseload of 28 students by no more than 4 students (32 maximum).  Suzanne Lewis assigned at Oak Meadow School.
Waiver Number: 20-12-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


Item WC-5 (DOC; 64KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by Santa Paula Elementary School District to waive California Education Code (EC) Section 56362(c), allowing the caseload of the resource specialist to exceed the maximum caseload of 28 students by no more than 4 students (32 maximum).  Kristi Grooms assigned at Isbell Middle School and Ellen Henderson assigned at Glen City School.
Waiver Number: 9-12-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


Item WC-6 (DOC; 63KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by Sierra Unified School District to waive California Education Code 56362(c) , allowing the caseload of the resource specialist to exceed the maximum caseload of 28 students by no more than 4 students (32 maximum).  Cheryl Strahan assigned at Sierra Elementary School.
Waiver Number: 14-1-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


Item WC-7 (DOC; 65KB; 3pp.)

Subject: Request by Mariposa County Unified School District to waive California Education Code (EC) 56362(c), allowing the caseload of the resource specialist to exceed the maximum caseload of 28 students by no more than 4 students (32 maximum). Anne Dolchanczyk is assigned at Woodland Elementary School.
Waiver Number: 13-1-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL (SHARED)

Item WC-8 (DOC; 62KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by Coalinga-Huron Joint Unified School District under the authority of California Education Code (EC) Section 52863 for a waiver of EC Section 52852, allowing one school site council to function for a comprehensive high school and three small alternative high schools. The schools involved are Coalinga High School, Chesnut Continuation High School, Cambridge Continuation High School, and Miles Cutwell Community Day School.
Waiver Number: 17-1-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


Item WC-9 (DOC; 62KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by Gravenstein Union Elementary School District under the authority of California Education Code (EC) Section 52863 for a waiver of EC Section 52852, allowing one joint school site council to function for three small schools, Gravenstein Elementary School, Gravenstein Union Community Day School and Hillcrest Middle School.
Waiver Number: 2-12-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


State Meal Mandate (summer school meal)

Item WC-10 (DOC; 88KB; 3pp.)

Subject: Request by various school districts under the authority of California Education Code (EC) Section 49548 to waive EC Section 49550, the State Meal Mandate during the summer school session.  
Waiver Number: Various – See attached table
Recommended for APPROVAL)

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.

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE INDEX (API) SCORE WAIVER

Item W-1 (DOC; 69KB; 3pp.)

Subject: Request by Bassett Unified School District to waive a portion of California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 5, Section 1032(d)(5); the 85 percent requirement of test takers in Life Science to allow Bassett Senior High School to be given a valid base and growth Academic Performance Index (API) for 2007.
Waiver Number: 5-11-2007
(Recommended for DENIAL)

Type of Action: Action


Item W-2 (DOC; 68KB; 3pp.)

Subject: Request by Planada Elementary School District a waiver of a portion of California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 5,  Section 1032(d)(1) & (6), related to the Academic Performance Index (API), to allow Planada Elementary School to be given a valid API for the 2007 year despite "adult testing irregularities," (California Standards Test English-language arts for 22 4th grade students).
Waiver Number: 8-9-2007
(Recommended for DENIAL)

Type of Action: Action


ADMINISTRATOR/TEACHER RATIO

Item W-3 (DOC; 77KB; 4pp.)

Subject: Request by Banta Elementary School District to waive California Education Code (EC) Section 41402(a), the requirement which sets the ratio of administrators to teachers for elementary schools at 9 for every 100 teachers. Banta ESD would like to continue to have 2 full-time administrators with 14 teachers.
Waiver Number: 19-12-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETERS FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Item W-4 (DOC; 67KB; 3pp.)

Subject: Request by San Bernardino County Office of Education to waive California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 5, Section 3051.16(b)(1), the requirement that educational interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing pupils must be certified as of January 1, 2007. Would allow three interpreters to continue to provide services to students until June 30, 2008, under a remediation plan to complete the minimum qualifications as set by CCR, Title 5, Section 3051.16(b)(1).
Waiver Number: 10-12-2007, 11-12-2007, 12-12-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


CHARTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Item W-5 (DOC; 95KB; 4pp.)

Subject: Request by the Piner-Olivet Union Elementary School District, a K-6 district, to waive California Education Code (EC) Section 47605(a)(6) to allow the district to renew the charter of (and continue to be the chartering authority for) the Career Academy at Piner-Olivet, a middle/high school.
Waiver Number: 4-1-2008
(Recommended for DENIAL)

Type of Action: Action


COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOLS (CDS)

Item W-6 (DOC; 63KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by Round Valley Unified School District for a waiver of portions of California Education Code (EC) sections 48660 and 48916.1(d) to permit a community day school (CDS) established to serve students in grades 7-12 to also serve retained 6th grade students on a case-by-case basis.
Waiver Number: 1-12-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL)

Type of Action: Action


GRADE 9 CLASS SIZE REDUCTION (Morgan-Hart) PROGRAM

Item W-7 (DOC; 69KB; 3pp.)

Subject: Request by Petaluma Joint Union High School District to waive California Education Code (EC) Sections 52084(a)(c) and 52086(a), Grade Nine Class Size Reduction Program (Morgan-Hart) the requirement for a 20:1 student-teacher ratio so that the district may provide a 23:1 ratio across three core courses-English, math and science, no more than 24 in any one class.
Waiver Number: 21-12-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL RESTRUCTURING PROGRAM FUNDS (IMFRP)
“24 MONTH RULE”

Item W-8 (DOC; 71KB; 3pp.)

Subject: Request by Carpinteria Unified School Distict under the authority of California Education Code (EC) Section 60422(c)(1) through (3) to waive EC Section 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 science (kindergarten through grade five only) for 12 additional months.
Waiver Number: 14-12-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL)

Type of Action: Action


Item W-9 (DOC; 70KB; 3pp.)

Subject: Request by San Pasqual Union Elementary School District under the authority of California Education Code (EC) Section 60422(c)(1) through (3) to waive EC Section 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 history–social science (kindergarten through grade eight only) for 12 additional months for one school only (San Pasqual Union Elementary).
Waiver Number: 7-12-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL)

Type of Action: Action


PEER ASSISTANCE AND REVIEW (PAR) PROGRAM

Item W-10 (DOC; 65KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by San Luis Obispo County Office of Education to waive portions of California Education Code (EC) sections 44501(a) and 44502(c)(2) pertaining to the Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Program (to allow Retired or Resigned Teachers to serve as PAR consulting teachers).
Waiver Number: 6-11-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


RESOURCE SPECIALIST CASELOAD

Item W-11 (DOC; 65KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by Alhambra Unified School District to waive Education Code (EC) Section 56362(c), allowing the caseload of the resource specialist to exceed the maximum caseload of 28 students by no more than 4 students (32 maximum).  Carlyn Lambert-Oropez assigned at Park Elementary.
Waiver Number: 5-12-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM

Item W-12 (DOC; 82KB; 3pp.)

Subject: Request by Santa Lucia Regional Occupational Program (ROP) to waive portions of California Education Code (EC) Section 52321(b), (c)(1), and (e), to allow them to accumulate a reserve of more than 15 percent of it's prior year expenditures, due to a one time re-apportionment of unspent funds from the 2005-06 fiscal year.
Waiver Number: 8-12-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION BONDS (CITIZEN'S OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE)

Item W-13 (DOC; 66KB; 3pp.)

Subject: Request by Moreno Valley Unified School District to waive portions of California Education Code (EC) Section 15282, regarding term limits for members of a Citizens' Oversight Committee for all construction bonds in the district.
Waiver Number: 16-12-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION

Item W-14 (DOC; 66KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by French Gulch-Whiskeytown School District to waive portions of California Education Code (EC) Section 5091, which will allow the board of trustees to make a provisional appointment to a vacant board position past the 60-day statutory deadline.
Waiver Number: 6-12-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL (COMPOSITION)

Item W-15 (DOC; 65KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by Big Lagoon Union Elementary School District under the authority of California Education Code (EC) Section 52863 for a waiver of EC Section 52852, allowing a one school district to operate a school site council with fewer members than required by statute.
Waiver Number: 20-1-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


Item W-16 (DOC; 65KB; 3pp.)

Subject: Request by Garfield School District under the authority of California Education Code (EC) Section 52863 for a waiver of EC Section 52852, allowing a one school district to operate a school site council with fewer members than required by statute.
Waiver Number: 21-1-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


Item W-17 (DOC; 65KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by Orick Elementary School District under the authority of California Education Code (EC) Section 52863 for a waiver of EC Section 52852, allowing a one school district to operate a school site council with fewer members than required by statute.
Waiver Number: 22-12-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


STATE MEAL MANDATE (SATURDAY SCHOOL SESSION)

Item W-18 (DOC; 76KB; 4pp.)

Subject: Request by Mammoth Unified School District to waive California Education Code (EC) Section 49550 the requirement that needy pupils be provided a nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each school day (State Meal Mandate) including classes conducted on Saturdays. 
Waiver Number: 17-9-2007
(Recommended for APPROVAL)

Type of Action: Action


STATE MEAL MANDATE (SUMMER SCHOOL SESSION)

Item W-19 (DOC; 71KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by McCabe Union Elementary School District under the authority of California Education Code (EC) Section 49548 to waive EC Section 49550, the State Meal Mandate during the summer school session at McCabe Elementary.
Waiver Number: 35-1-2008
(Recommended for DENIAL)

Type of Action: Action


Item W-20 (DOC; 80KB; 3pp.)

Subject: Request by Cutten Elementary School District under the authority of California Education Code (EC) Section 49548 to waive EC 49550, the State Meal Mandate during the summer school session for Cutten Elementary School.  
Waiver Number: 18-1-2008
(Recommended for DENIAL)

Type of Action: Action


STATE TESTING APPORTIONMENT

Item W-21 (DOC; 63KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by sixteen local educational agencies (LEA) to waive the State Testing Apportionment Information Report deadline of December 31st in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 5, Section 11517.5(b)(1)(A) regarding the California English Language Development Test (CELDT), or CCR Title 5, Section 1225(b)(2)(A) regarding the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), or CCR, Title 5, Section 862(c)(2)(A) regarding the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR).

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Friday, March 14, 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 (unless presented on the preceding day)

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

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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/].

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