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Agenda--January 7-8, 2009

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, January 7, 2009
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, January 7, 2009
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, January 8, 2009
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, January 8, 2009
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
January 7-8, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009– 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 January 7, 2009, may be carried over to January 8, 2009.

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; 99KB; 6pp.)
Subject:
African American Advisory Committee: Approve the Proposed Guidelines and Appointment Process for the African American Advisory Committee.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 4 (DOC; 60KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
Calculation of the 2008 Base Academic Performance Index.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 5 (DOC; 108KB; 5pp.)
Subject:
The Academic Performance Index: Past, Present, and Future.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 6 (DOC; 54KB; 1p.)
Subject:
Legislative and State Budget Update, Including, but not Limited to, Information on the 2007-08 Session and the New Session that Convened on December 1, 2008.
Type of Action: Action, Information


***PUBLIC HEARING***

A Public Hearing on the following agenda item will commence no earlier than 11:00 a.m. on January 7, 2009.  The Public Hearing will be held as close to 11:00 a.m. as the business of the State Board permits.

Item 7 (DOC; 263KB; 19pp.)
Subject:
Draft World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.
Type of Action:  Action, Information, Public Hearing

***END OF PUBLIC HEARING***


Item 8 (DOC; 178KB; 17pp.)
Subject:
Chief Petitioners’ Appeal of the Decisions of the Riverside and San Bernardino County Committees on School District Organization to Disapprove a Transfer of Territory from the Beaumont Unified School District to the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 9 (DOC; 217KB; 15pp.)
Subject:
Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2011 Update: Approval of Timeline, Plan, and Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee Application.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 10 (DOC; 201KB; 16pp.)
Subject:
Health Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2011 Revision: Approval of the Timeline, Plan, and Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee Application.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 11 (DOC; 124KB; 14pp.)
Subject:
California Native Americans Supplemental Instructional Materials: Consideration of Approval.
Type of Action:  Action, Information


Item 12 (DOC; 342KB; 68pp.)
Subject:
 Nonpublic School and Agency Certification: Approve Commencement of an Additional 15-Day Comment Period for Proposed Changes to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, sections 3001 et seq.
Type of Action:  Action, Information


Item 13 (DOC; 149KB; 12pp.)
Subject:
Senate Bill 319 General-Purpose Funding Entitlements for Conversion Charter Schools in Unified School Districts: Approve Commencement of the Rulemaking Process to Add Provisions to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 11964.
Type of Action: Action, Information, Public Hearing


Thursday, January 8, 2009– 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 prior board meeting

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 14 (DOC; 54KB; 1p.)
Subject:
2009 United States Senate Youth Presentation.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 15 (DOC; 55KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Update on Issues Related to California’s Implementation of No Child Left Behind and Other Federal Programs.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 16 (DOC; 71KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Recommendations Related to California’s Assignment of Sanctions and Associated Technical Assistance for 44 2007 Local Educational Agencies in Program Improvement Corrective Action.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 17 (DOC; 146KB; 10pp.)
Subject:
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Amended Rubric for Evaluation of Revised Local Educational Agency Plans for 50 Local Educational Agencies in Program Improvement Corrective Action.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 18 (DOC; 164KB; 17pp.)
Subject:
Quality Education Investment Act: Approve Commencement of the Rulemaking Process for Amendments to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 1000–1000.7.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 19 (DOC; 66KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Charter School: Approval of Funding Rates for Nonclassroom-based Charter Schools.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 20 (DOC; 61KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
National Assessment of Educational Progress Program Update.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 21 (DOC; 88KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Standardized Testing and Reporting Program: Program Update, Including, but not Limited to, Performance Standard Setting for the Standards-based Tests in Spanish, Ordering and Pre-Identification Workshops, Pre-Test Workshops, and Longitudinal Growth Measures Focus Groups Meeting.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 22 (DOC; 64KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
California High School Exit Examination: Program Update, Including, but not Limited to, July 2008 and October 2008 Administrations, and 2008 Waiver Data Collection.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 23 (DOC; 66KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
California English Language Development Test: Program Update, Including, but Not Limited to, Early Literacy Assessment in Kindergarten and Grade One and Request for Proposals for the 2009-2012 Contract.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 24 (DOC; 91KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
State Board of Education – Approved Charter Schools: Update.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 25 (DOC; 60KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Supplemental Educational Services Provider, Reinstatement of MathThink.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 26 (DOC; 270KB; 7pp.)
Subject:
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Supplemental Educational Services Providers: Removal from the 2006-2008 and 2007-2009 approved lists for failure to submit the 2007-08 Supplemental Educational Services Accountability Report.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 27 (DOC; 388KB; 13pp.)
Subject:
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Approve Supplemental Educational Services Providers for 2009-2011.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 28 (DOC; 60KB; 2pp.)
Subject: 
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Approve Local Educational Agency Plans, Title I, Section 1112.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 29 (DOC; 91KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Consolidated Application 2008-09: Approval.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 30 (DOC; 53KB; 1p.)
Subject:
Technical Revisions to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Accountability Workbook for 2009.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 31 (DOC; 71KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Standardized Testing and Reporting Program: Approval of 2009 District Apportionment Amounts.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 32 (DOC; 79KB; 4pp.)
Subject: 
2009 Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum Review: Approval of Revised Timeline.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 33 (DOC; 107KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
2009 Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum Review: Appointment of Content Review Experts and Instructional Materials Reviewers (Cohort 2).
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 34 (DOC; 99KB; 4pp.)
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 35 (DOC; 174KB; 7pp.)
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 36 (DOC; 65KB; 4pp.)
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 37 (DOC; 253KB; 13pp.)
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 38 (DOC; 78KB; 3pp.)
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 39 (DOC; 197KB; 5pp.)
Subject:
Chief Business Officer Training Program--Approve Training Candidates.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 40 (DOC; 131KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
Request to increase reimbursement rate for services provided by Budget Review Committee members.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 41 (DOC; 63KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Assignment of Numbers for Charter School Petitions.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 42 (DOC; 62KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Advisory Commission on Charter Schools: Appointment of Members.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 43 (DOC; 72KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Child Nutrition Advisory Council: Appointment of Members.
Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 44 (DOC; 4.18MB; 184pp.)
Subject:
State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for Program Year 2007-08.
Type of Action: Action, Information


WAIVER REQUEST CONSENT MATTERS

The following agenda items include waivers that the California Department of Education (CDE) staff has identified as having no opposition and that satisfy criteria for approving a waiver of that type based on a previously-adopted State Board of Education waiver policy or have waiver evaluation criteria that are in statute or in Title 5 Regulations.

Charter School Program (Attendance Accounting for Multi-Track)

Item WC-1 (DOC; 88KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by Los Angeles Unified School District for Academia Semillas del Pueblo Charter School to waive California Code of Regulations Title 5, Section 11960(a), to allow charter school attendance to be calculated as if it were a regular multi-track school for the 2008-09 fiscal year only.
Waiver Number: 12-10-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)
Type of Action: Action


NON-CONSENT (ACTION)

The following agenda items include waivers that CDE staff have identified as potentially having opposition, 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) Waiver (Adult Testing Irregularities)

Item W-1 (DOC; 84KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by Alpaugh Unified School District for a waiver of a portion of California Code of Regulations, Title 5,  Section 1032(d)(1) & (6), related to the Academic Performance Index, to allow Alpaugh Elementary School to be given a valid score for the 2008 year despite 14 percent "adult testing irregularities," affecting 14 percent of the students (English/language arts and mathematics for 18 second grade students).
Waiver Number: 11-10-2008
(Recommended for DENIAL)
Type of Action: Action


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

Item W-2 (DOC; 79KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Petition request under the authority of California Education Code sections 60421(d) and 60200(g) by Fresno County Office of Education to purchase specified non-adopted instructional materials for severely disabled students using Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program monies.
Waiver Number: 13-8-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)
Type of Action: Action


Item W-3 (DOC; 80KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Petition under the authority of California Education Code sections 60421(d) and 60200(g) by Santa Barbara County Office of Education to purchase specified non-adopted instructional materials for severely disabled children using Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program monies.
Waiver Number: 4-11-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)
Type of Action: Action


Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program (IMFRP) (Purchasing Order and Timelines “24 month rule”)

Item W-4 (DOC; 91KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by Carpinteria 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 mathematics (kindergarten through grade five only) for 12 additional months.
Waiver Number: 1-11-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)
Type of Action: Action


Item W-5 (DOC; 88KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by Julian Union Elementary 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: 4-10-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)
Type of Action: Action


Item W-6 (DOC;90KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by Tustin 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: 10-10-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)
Type of Action: Action


Item W-7 (DOC; 80KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
Request by North Monterey County 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: 14-10-2008
(Recommended for DENIAL)
Type of Action: Action


Instructional Time Requirement Audit Penalty (Below 1982-83 Base)

Item W-8 (DOC; 87KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by Parlier Unified School District under the authority of California Education Code Section 46206 to waive Education Code 46201(b), the Longer Day Incentive Program audit penalty for offering less instructional time in the 2006-07 fiscal year than the state minimum set in 1982-83 at Bernavidez Elementary School, for students in kindergarten (shortfall of 8,100 minutes).
Waiver Number: 16-10-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS) EC 33051(c) will apply
Type of Action: Action


Hiring Of  Rop Students Who Are Youth Offenders

Item W-9 (DOC; 99KB; 5pp.)
Subject:
Request by Merced County Office of Education for a waiver of California Education Code sections 45122.1 and 45123 in order for youth offenders to receive job training through paid work experience and employment by Merced County Office of Education while they are a participant in the Empower Program and/or the Governor’s California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program.
Waiver Number: 18-6-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)
Type of Action: Action


Out-of-State Use of Funds and Transportation Allowances (Out-of-State Use of Funds and Transportation Allowances)

Item W-10 (DOC; 84KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by Happy Camp Union Elementary 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, Museum of Natural Science, Rogue Valley Family Fun Center, Oregon Cove, and the Wild Cat Park.
Waiver Number: 3-11-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS) EC 33051(c) will apply
Type of Action: Action


Item W-11 (DOC; 82KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Request by Yreka Union Elementary High School District to waive a portion of California Education Code Section 35330 to authorize expenditure of school district funds for students to travel to Oregon to experience educational events in Oregon.
Waiver Number: 6-10-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS) EC 33051(c) will apply
Type of Action: Action


Sale Or Lease Of Surplus Property (Sale of Surplus Property)

Item W-12 (DOC; 87KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
Request by Beaumont Unified School District for a renewal to waive portions of California Education Code sections 17466, 17472 and 17475 and all of 17473, and 17474, which are specific statutory provisions for the Sale and Lease of Surplus Property. Approval of the waiver would allow the district to sell two pieces of property using a broker and a “request for proposal” process, thereby maximizing the proceeds from the sale. The district properties for which the waiver is requested are the Oak Valley Property and the Pennsylvania Property, both located in the city of Beaumont.
Waiver Number: 18-10-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)
Type of Action: Action


School District Reorganization (Elimination of Election Requirements)

Item W-13 (DOC; 92KB; 4pp.)
Subject:
Request by the governing boards of three San Joaquin Valley area school districts to waive portions of California Education Code sections 5019, 5021, and 5030 and all of Section 5020, that require a district-wide election to establish new trustee areas.
Waiver Number: 19-10-2008, 17-11-2008, 16-11-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL)
Type of Action: Action


School Site Council Statute (Number and Composition of Members)

Item W-14 (DOC; 79KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Request by Terra Bella Union Elementary School District under the authority of California Education Code Section 52863 for renewal of a previous waiver of Education Code Section 52852, allowing one schoolsite council to function for two schools: Terra Bella Elementary School and Carl F. Smith Middle School.
Waiver Number: 9-10-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)
Type of Action: Action


School Site Council Statute (Shared School Site Council)

Item W-15 (DOC; 80KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Request by Santa Ana Unified School District under the authority of California Education Code Section 52863 for a waiver of Education Code 52852, allowing one joint schoolsite council to function for two schools; George Washington Carver Elementary and Lydia Romero-Cruz Elementary Schools.
Waiver Number: 5-9-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)
Type of Action: Action


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

Item W-16 (DOC; 85KB; 3pp.)
Subject:
Request by San Bernardino 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 must be certified as of July 1, 2008. Would allow Rosemarie Jacobs to continue to provide services to students until June 30, 2009, under a remediation plan to complete those minimum qualifications.
Waiver Number: 2-10-2008
(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)
Type of Action: Action


State Testing Apportionment Report (STAR)

Item W-17 (DOC; 78KB; 2pp.)
Subject:
Request by two 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


Charter School Program (Percentage of Expenditures for Teacher Salaries)

Item W-18 (DOC; 103KB; 6pp.)
Subject:
Request by Spencer Valley Elementary School District for California Virtual Academy, San Diego to waive California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 11963.4(a)(3), related to the percentage of expenditures which must be spent on certificated costs in order to maintain full apportionment at a non classroom based charter. Request is for a reduction from 40 percent certificated costs to 35 percent for a virtual charter.
Waiver Number: 1-4-2008
(Recommended for DENIAL)
Type of Action: Action


Quality Education Investment Act (Transferring money with students)

Item W-19 (DOC; 94KB; 5pp.)
Subject:
Request by Los Angeles Unified School District to waive California Education Code Section 52055.750(a)(9) regarding class size reduction requirements under the Quality Education Investment Act, in order to allow funds from seven Quality Education Investment Act schools to follow identified students who will be transferring to nine newly constructed schools to ensure they will not lose the benefits of the Quality Education Investment Act program.
Waiver Number: 11-8-2008
(Recommended for DENIAL)
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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