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Agenda--June 16, 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
Monica Liu, Student Member

Secretary & Executive Officer

Hon. Jack O’Connell

Executive Director

Debora Merle

Schedule of Meeting

Location

Monday, June 16, 2008
11:00 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 11:00 a.m.; (2) may begin at or before 11:00 a.m., be recessed, and then be reconvened later in the day; or (3) may commence later than 11:00 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:

       Case Name Unspecified: Disclosure of case names would jeopardize existing settlement negotiations

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

Monday, June 16, 2008
11:00 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

11882 Highway 75
Hailey, Idaho 83333

2 Folsom Street, 15th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

1 State Farm Plaza
Bloomington, Illinois 61701

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

Monday, June 16, 2008
11:00 a.m. Pacific time +
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Closed Session – IF NECESSARY
(The public may not attend.)
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Public Session

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

11882 Highway 75
Hailey, Idaho 83333

2 Folsom Street, 15th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

1 State Farm Plaza
Bloomington, Illinois 61701

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
June 16, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008 – 11:00 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.

AGENDA ITEMS

Item 1 (DOC; 142KB; 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; 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


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.

School District Reorganization (Election Requirement – Trustee Areas)

Item W-1 (DOC; 81KB; 4pp.)

Subject: Request by Monterey County Office of Education to waive California Education Code (EC) Section 5020 the public election requirement for the adoption of new trustee areas for Monterey Peninsula Community College District.
Waiver Number: 59-2-2008
(Recommended for DENIAL)

Type of Action: Action


ALGEBRA l

Item W-2 (DOC; 90KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by Simi Valley Unified School District to waive California Education Code (EC) Section 51224.5(b), the requirement that all students graduating in the 2007-08 school year be required to complete a course in Algebra I (or equivalent) to be given a diploma of graduation for one special education student based on EC section 56101, the special education waiver authority.
Waiver Number: 38-4-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


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.

Adult Education INNOVATION AND ALTERNATIVE DELIVER PROGRAMS

Item WC-1 (DOC; 75KB; 3pp.)

Subject: Request by Grossmont Union High School District to renew a waiver of California Education Code (EC) Section 52522(b) to increase from five percent to seven percent the proportion of their adult education state block entitlement that may be used to implement approved Adult Education Innovation and Alternative Instructional Delivery Programs.
Waiver Number: 25-3-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)

Type of Action: Action, Consent


RESOURCE SPECIALIST WAIVER

Item WC-2 (DOC; 68KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by Claremont 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).  Jeanne Avera assigned at Mountain View Elementary School.
Waiver Number: 13-4-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

Type of Action: Action


State Meal Mandate (Summer School Meal)

Item WC-3 (DOC; 76KB; 2pp.)

Subject: Request by Bellflower Unified 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 for Albert Baxter Elementary, Craig Williams Elementary, Ernie Pyle Elementary, Esther Lindstrom Elementary, Frank E. Woodruff Elementary, Intensive Learning Center, Las Flores Elementary, Ramona Elementary, Stephen Foster Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Washington Elementary, and Somerset High School.

Waiver Number: 15-5-2008

(Recommended for APPROVAL)

Type of Action: Action


Item 3 (DOC; 75KB; 1pp.)

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 4 (DOC; 71KB; 1pp.)

Subject: Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR): “Revised General Mathematics Blueprint”     

Type of Action: Action, Information

***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/].

Questions: State Board of Education | 916-319-0827 
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