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ACCS Meeting Notes for February 8, 2012

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools - ACCS Meeting Notes for February 8, 2012.

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
9:30 a. m. ± – 4:00 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 8, 2012, Advisory Commission on Charter Schools meeting, including closed-captioning, are available on the ACCS Webcast Archive Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/cc/cs/accswbcstrchv.asp.

Commissioners Present:

Julie Baltazar1

Vicki Barber

Brian Bauer

Gary Davis

Kelly Kovacic

John Porter

Mark Ryan

Christopher Thomsen

Curtis L. Washington

Commissioners Absent:

None

Liaison from the State Board of Education in Attendance:

Trish Williams

Principal Staff:

Cindy Chan, Education Fiscal Administrator, Charter Schools Division

Judy Cias, Chief Counsel, State Board of Education

Jamie Errecart, Legal Counsel, Legal Division

Bonnie Galloway, Education Administrator, Charter Schools Division

Jill Rice, Assistant Legal Counsel, State Board of Education

 

1 Representing the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Chairperson Bauer called the meeting to order at 9:30 am

AGENDA ITEMS

REVIEW AND ADOPTION OF MEETING NOTES (0:03:28)

ACTION: Commissioner Ryan moved to adopt the meeting notes from the November 30, 2011 ACCS meeting.

Commissioner Davis seconded the motion.

Yes Votes: Commissioners Barber, Bauer, Davis, Kovacic, Ryan, Thomsen

No Votes: None

Abstentions: Commissioners Baltazar, Washington

Absent: Commissioner Porter

The motion passed with six votes.

ITEM 4 (0:21:28)
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.

ACTION: Commissioner Mark Ryan moved to adopt the recommendation by the CDE.

Commissioner Barber seconded the motion.

Aye Votes: Commissioners Baltazar, Barber, Bauer, Davis, Kovacic, Ryan, Thomsen, Washington

No Votes: None

Abstentions: None

Absent: Commissioner Porter

The motion passed with eight votes.

ITEM 1 (0:31:05)
Subject: Dixon Montessori Charter School: Consider a Material Revision of the Charter to Increase Enrollment.

ACTION: Commissioner Barber moved to approve CDE recommendation.

Commissioner Kovacic seconded.

Aye Votes: Commissioners Baltazar, Barber, Bauer, Davis, Kovacic, Ryan, Thomsen, Washington

No Votes: None

Absent: Commissioner Porter

The motion passed with eight votes.

ITEM 2 (0:54:31)
Subject: Western Sierra Collegiate Academy: Consider a Material Revision of the Charter to Expand Grade Levels Served and Amend Graduation Requirements.

ACTION: Commissioner Barber moved to support CDE recommendation and further recommend the State Board of Education allow the Western Sierra Collegiate Academy to—at their own discretion—adopt graduation requirements as low as the a-g requirements without further approval from the State Board of Education.

Commissioner Thomsen seconds.

Aye Votes: Baltazar, Barber, Bauer, Davis, Kovacic, Ryan, Thomsen, Washington

No Votes: None

Absent: Commissioner Porter

The motion passed with eight votes.

ITEM 3 (1:14:35)
Subject: Long Valley Charter School: Consider Issuing a Notice of Violation Pursuant to California Education Code Section 47607(d) and Consider a Request for a Material Revision of the Charter to Increase Enrollment and Add Resource Centers.

ACTION: Commissioner Barber moved to support CDE recommendation and recommend denial of the material revision.

Commissioner Washington seconds.

Aye Votes: Commissioners Baltazar, Barber, Bauer, Davis, Kovacic, Porter, Ryan, Thomsen, Washington

No Votes: None

The motion passed with nine votes.

Commissioner Barber moved to support CDE recommendation to issue a notice of violation and to further recommend the school develop an action plan to cure or provide evidence that substantiates or rebuts the notice of violation.

Second by Commissioner Porter.

Aye Votes: Commissioners Baltazar, Barber, Bauer, Davis, Kovacic, Porter, Ryan, Thomsen, Washington

No Votes: None

The motion passed with nine votes.

ITEM 5 (4:48:59)
Subject: Recommendations Regarding Revocation of Charter Schools Identified Pursuant to California Education Code Section 47604.5 and California Code of Regulations, Title 5 Section 11968.5.

ACTION: Commissioner Ryan moved to support the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and staff’s recommendation.

Commissioner Kovacic seconds.

Aye Votes: Commissioners Baltazar, Barber, Bauer, Kovacic, Porter, Ryan, Thomsen, Washington

No Votes: None

Absent: Commissioner Davis.

Motion passed with eight votes.

The meeting adjourned at 4:25 pm. The next meeting will be held on April 11, 2012, at 9:30 a.m.


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