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ACCS Meeting Notes for February 7, 2014

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools - ACCS Meeting Notes for February 7, 2014

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools
An Advisory Body to the State Board of Education

FINAL NOTES

Friday, February 7, 2014
9:30 a.m.± - 4:30 p.m. ±

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
916-322-6029

Please note that the complete proceedings of the February 7, 2014, Advisory Commission on Charter Schools meeting, including open-captioning, are available on the CDE ACCS Meeting Webcast Archive Web page [http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/cc/cs/accswbcst.asp].

MEETING LOCATION:

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
916-322-6029

COMMISSION MEMBERS:

1 Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

LIAISONS FROM THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (SBE):
PRINCIPAL STAFF:

Commissioner Ryan called the meeting to order at approximately 9:35 a.m.

Salute to the Flag


GENERAL BUSINESS


 

Review and Adoption of Meeting Minutes

Action:

Wednesday June 12, 2013

Commissioner Founts moved approval of minutes.

Commissioner Thomsen seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Ryan, Davis, Founts, Porter, Russell, Thomsen

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 6 votes.

Wednesday June 12, 2013

Action:

Tuesday October 8, 2013

Commissioner Thomsen moved approval of minutes.

Commissioner Davis seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Ryan, Davis, Founts, Porter, Russell, Thomsen

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 6 votes.


AGENDA ITEMS


ITEM 1

Subject: Consideration of a “Reasonable Basis”/Mitigating Circumstances Request for Determination of Funding as Required for Nonclassroom-based Charter Schools Pursuant to California Education Code Sections 47612.5 and 47634.2, and Associated California Code of Regulations, Title 5.

California Department of Education (CDE) Recommendation:

The CDE recommends the following:

Assurance Learning Academy: 100 percent for four years for Fiscal Years 2014–15 through 2017–18.

Action: Commissioner Porter moved recommendation to the SBE of CDE staff recommendation.

Commissioner Founts seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Ryan, Davis, Founts, Porter, Russell, Thomsen

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 6 votes.


ITEM 2

Subject: Consideration of Requests for Determination of Funding as Required for Nonclassroom-based Charter Schools Pursuant to California Education Code Sections 47612.5 and 47634.2, and Associated California Code of Regulations, Title 5.

CDE Recommendation:

The CDE recommends the following:

Long Valley Charter School: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15;

Opportunities for Learning - Duarte: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15;

Da Vinci Innovation Academy: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15;

Squaw Valley Preparatory: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15;

California Pacific Charter School - Newcastle: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15;

Rocklin Independent Charter Academy: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15;

Come Back Kids: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15;

Empire Springs Charter: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15;

AEALAS Endeavour Academy: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15;

Coronado Pathways Charter School: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years

2013–14 through 2014–15;

Community Montessori Charter School: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15;

Harbor Springs Charter School: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15;

AA & S El Cajon Elementary: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15;

Laurel Preparatory Academy: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15;

Visions Academy Charter School: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15;

Stanislaus Alternative Charter School: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years

2013–14 through 2014–15;

California Virtual Academy @ Sutter: 100 percent for two years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15;

Forest Charter: 100 percent for three years for Fiscal Years 2014–15 through 2016–17;

Alta Vista Public Charter: 100 percent for four years for Fiscal Years 2014–15 through 2017–18;

Pacific Coast Charter: 100 percent for four years for Fiscal Years 2014–15 through 2017–18;

Cottonwood Creek Charter: 100 percent for five years for Fiscal Years 2014–15 through 2018–19;

Camptonville Academy: 100 percent for five years for Fiscal Years 2014–15 through 2018–19.

Action: Commissioner Founts moved recommendation to the SBE of CDE staff recommendation.

Commissioner Davis seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Ryan, Davis, Founts, Porter, Russell, Thomsen

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 6 votes.


ITEM 3

Subject: Recommendations Regarding Revocation of Charter Schools Identified Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 11968.5.

CDE Recommendation:

ASA Charter - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

Bert Corona Charter - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

Butterfield Charter High - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

Casa Ramona Academy for Technology, Community and Education - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

Denair Charter Academy - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

Escuela Popular Accelerated Family Learning - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

Kern Workforce 2000 Academy - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

La Sierra High - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

Learning for Life Charter School - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

Lou Dantzler Preparatory Charter High School – Closed effective 6/30/2013

New City - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

Oasis Charter Public - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

Opportunities Unlimited Charter High - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

Reems Academy of Technology - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

Sequoia Charter - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

South Sutter Charter - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

Valley Arts and Science Academy - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

West Sacramento Early College Prep Charter - The CDE will work with the authorizer as they continue to monitor the progress of the school and take appropriate action as deemed necessary.

Action: Commissioner Davis moved recommendation to the SBE to support the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s recommendation.

Commissioner Porter seconded.

Yes votes: Ryan, Davis, Founts, Porter, Russell, Thomsen

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 6 votes.


ITEM 4

Subject: Barack Obama Charter School: Consideration of Petition to Renew Charter Currently Authorized by the State Board of Education.

Action: Commissioner Thomsen moved to accept CDE’s recommendation.

Commissioner Founts seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Ryan, Davis, Founts, Porter, Russell, Thomsen

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 6 votes.


ITEM 5

Subject: Ridgecrest Charter School: Consideration of Petition to Renew Charter Currently Authorized by the State Board of Education.

Action: Commissioner Porter moved to accept CDE’s recommendation.

Commissioner Founts seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Ryan, Davis, Founts, Porter, Russell, Thomsen

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 6 votes.


ITEM 6

Subject: Kings River-Hardwick Union Elementary School District: Consideration of Petition to Renew Districtwide Charter.

Action: Commissioner Founts moved to accept CDE’s recommendation.

Commissioner Thomsen seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Ryan, Davis, Founts, Porter, Russell, Thomsen

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 6 votes.


ITEM 7

Subject: Pioneer Union Elementary School District: Consideration of Petition to Renew Districtwide Charter.

Action: Commissioner Thomsen moved to accept CDE’s recommendation.

Commissioner Davis seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Ryan, Davis, Founts, Porter, Russell, Thomsen

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 6 votes.


ITEM 8

Subject: Renewal Petition for the Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the New Millennium Institute of Education Public Charter School, which was denied by the Fresno Unified School District and the Fresno County Board of Education.

Action: Commissioner Thomsen moved to accept CDE’s recommendation.

Commissioner Porter seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Ryan, Davis, Founts, Porter, Russell, Thomsen

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 6 votes.


ITEM 9

Subject: Petition for Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the Schools and Communities for Advanced Learning Experiences Leadership Academy, which was denied by the Rialto Unified School District and the San Bernardino County Board of Education.

Action: Withdrawn

Meeting Adjourned at 11:28 a.m.

Questions: Charter Schools Division | Charters@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029 
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