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ACCS Meeting Notes for April 9, 2014.

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools - ACCS Meeting Notes for April 9, 2014.

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

FINAL NOTES

Wednesday, April 9, 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 April 9, 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:

Friday February 7, 2014

Commissioner Ryan moved approval of minutes.

Commissioner Founts seconded the motion.

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

No votes: None

Abstentions: Bauer, Engleberg

The motion passes with 6 votes.


AGENDA ITEMS


ITEM 1

Subject: Renewal Petition for the Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory High School (AIUPHS) which was denied by the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

California Department of Education (CDE) Recommendation:

CDE’s recommendation is to deny the renewal petition to establish the AIUPHS charter school under the oversight of the SBE based on the CDE’s finding pursuant to EC sections 47605(b)(1), 47605(b)(2), 47605(b)(5), as well as California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR) Section 11967.5, that the petitioners are unlikely to successfully implement the program set forth in the petition.

Action: Commissioner Ryan moved recommendation of approval of the charter conditioned upon presentation of revised enrollment numbers that reflect non-material changes that have occurred since the budget was first submitted, non-material revised financial plans, and non-material revised facilities plan since the time of initial denial by the district in June 2013.

Commissioner Founts seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Bauer, Davis, Engelberg, Founts, Ryan, Thomsen, Washington

No votes: Russell

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 7 votes.


ITEM 2

Subject: Lifeline Education Charter School: Consider a Material Revision of the Charter to Change from Grades Six Through Twelve to Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.

CDE Recommendation:

CDE proposes approve the request to revise the LECS charter petition to increase enrollment to 554 and change grades served from six through twelve to K through grade twelve.

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

Commissioner Ryan seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Bauer, Davis, Engelberg, Founts, Russell, Ryan, Thomsen, Washington

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 8 votes.


ITEM 3

Subject: Petition for Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the Magnolia Science Academy—Santa Ana, which was denied by the Santa Ana Unified School District and the Orange County Office of Education.

CDE Recommendation:

The CDE has no recommendation at this time.

Action: Commissioner Bauer moved recommendation to the SBE to approve the petition.

Commissioner Engelberg seconded.

Yes votes: Bauer, Davis, Engelberg, Founts, Ryan, Thomsen, Washington

No votes: None

Abstentions: Russell

The motion passes with 7 votes.


ITEM 4

Subject: Charter Revocation: Information regarding the Commencement of the Rulemaking Process to Repeal California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 11968.5.

CDE Recommendation:

This item is being provided to the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools to determine whether it would like to provide public comment for consideration as part of the rulemaking process. Comments from the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools will be documented and provided to the Board.

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

Commissioner Washington seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Bauer, Davis, Engelberg, Founts, Russell, Ryan, Thomsen, Washington

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 8 votes.


ITEM 5

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 proposes to recommend that the SBE approve the determination of funding for the following nonclassroom-based charter schools:

Taylion High Desert Academy - 100% for 2 Years (2013–14 through 2014–15)

Center for Learning and Unlimited Educational Success - 100% for 2 Years (2013–14 through 2014–15)

Oxford Preparatory Academy - 100% for 2 Years (2013–14 through 2014–15)

Taylion San Diego Academy - 100% for 2 Years (2013–14 through 2014–15)

Learning Community Charter School - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

California Virtual Academy @ Fresno - 100% for 3 Years (2014–15 through 2016–17)

Crescent View South - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Six Rivers Charter High School - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Mattole Valley Charter School - 85% for 2 Years (2014–15 through 2015–16)

California Virtual Academy @ Maricopa - 100% for 3 Years (2014–15 through 2016–17)

California Virtual Academy High School @ Maricopa - 100% for 3 Years (2014–15 through 2016–17)

California Pacific Charter School – Central California - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

New Day Academy - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Academies of the Antelope Valley - 100% for 3 Years (2014–15 through 2016–17)

Options For Youth Burbank Charter School - 85% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Twin Ridges Home Study CS - 100% for 3 Years (2014–15 through 2016–17)

CORE Placer Charter School - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Creekside Cooperative Charter School - 100% for 5 Years (2014–15 through 2018–19)

Harvest Ridge Cooperative Charter School - 100% for 5 Years (2014–15 through 2018–19)

Natomas Charter School - 100% for 5 Years (2014–15 through 2018–19)

Diego Hills Charter School - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Greater San Diego Academy Charter Homeschool - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

California Pacific Charter School - San Diego - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

San Diego Neighborhood Homeschools - 85% for 2 Years (2014–15 through 2015–16)

The Charter School of San Diego - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Audeo Charter School - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

RAI On-Line Charter School - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Pacific View Charter School - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Five Keys Independence High School - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Venture Academy - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Escalon Charter Academy - 100% for 3 Years (2014–15 through 2016–17)

Rio Valley Charter School - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Manteca Unified Vocational Academy - 100% for 2 Years (2014–15 through 2015–16)

California Virtual Academy @ San Joaquin - 100% for 3 Years (2014–15 through 2016–17)

California Connection Academy @ Ripon - 100% for 3 Years (2014–15 through 2016–17)

California Pacific Charter School -North Central California - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Ocean Grove Charter School - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Academy of Personalized Learning - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Golden Eagle Charter School - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Pivot Online Charter School – North Bay - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

Valley Charter High School - 100% for 4 Years (2014–15 through 2017–18)

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

Commissioner Thomsen seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Bauer, Davis, Engelberg, Founts, Russell, Ryan, Thomsen, Washington

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 8 votes.


ITEM 6

Subject: Consideration of “Reasonable Basis”/Mitigating Circumstances 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:

CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE approve the proposed determination of funding for charter schools that offer nonclassroom-based instruction identified in the following schools:

Excel Prep Charter School – IE – 100% for 2 Years (2014-15 through 2015-16)

Academy of Arts & Sciences – El Cajon Middle & High School - 100% for 2 Years (2014-15 through 2015-16)

Academy of Arts & Sciences – Del Mar Elementary - 100% for 2 Years (2014-15 through 2015-16)

Academy of Arts & Sciences – Del Mar Middle & High School - 100% for 2 Years (2014-15 through 2015-16)

Academy of Arts & Sciences – Sonoma - 100% for 2 Years (2014-15 through 2015-16)

Academy of Arts & Sciences – Thousand Oaks - 100% for 2 Years (2014-15 through 2015-16)

Academy of Arts & Sciences – Oxnard - 100% for 2 Years (2014-15 through 2015-16)

Action: Commissioner Ryan moved to accept CDE’s recommendation for the following schools:

Commissioner Engelberg seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Bauer, Davis, Engelberg, Founts, Russell, Ryan, Thomsen, Washington

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 8 votes.

CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE approve the proposed determination of funding for charter schools that offer nonclassroom-based instruction identified in the following schools:

The Heights Charter – 100% for 3 Years (2014-15 through 2016-17)

Action: Commissioner Thomsen moved to accept CDE’s recommendation for the following schools:

Commissioner Engelberg seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Bauer, Davis, Engelberg, Founts, Russell, Ryan, Thomsen, Washington

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 8 votes.

CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE approve the proposed determination of funding for charter schools that offer nonclassroom-based instruction identified in the following schools:

Mt. Lassen Charter School - 85% for 4 Years (2014-15 through 2017-18)

Big Sur Charter School - 100% for 4 Years (2014-15 through 2017-18)

Santa Rosa Academy - 85% for 4 Years (2014-15 through 2017-18)

Action: Commissioner Founts moved a separate motion of recommendation for the following schools:

Mt. Lassen Charter School - 100% for 3 Years (2014-15 through 2016-17)

Big Sur Charter School - 100% for 4 Years (2014-15 through 2017-18)

Santa Rosa Academy - 100% for 3 Years (2014-15 through 2016-17)

Commissioner Thomsen seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Bauer, Davis, Engelberg, Founts, Ryan, Thomsen, Washington

No votes: Russell

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 7 votes.

CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE approve the proposed determination of funding for charter schools that offer nonclassroom-based instruction identified in the following schools:

The Classical Academy, Inc. - 85% for 5 Years (2014-15 through 2018-19)

Action: Commissioner Thomsen moved a separate motion of recommendation for the following schools:

The Classical Academy, Inc. - 100% for 3 Years (2014-15 through 2016-17)

Commissioner Davis seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Bauer, Davis, Engelberg, Founts, Ryan, Thomsen, Washington

No votes: Russell

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 7 votes.


ITEM 7

Subject: Reconsideration of Requests for Determination of Funding as Required for Nonclassroom-based Charter Schools Pursuant to California Education Code Sections 47612.5 and 47634.2, California Code of Regulations Section 11963.6(g), and Associated California Code of Regulations, Title 5.

CDE Recommendation:

The CDE proposes to recommend approval for a 100 percent funding determination, replacing the previously approved determination of funding currently in effect for fiscal years (FYs) 2013-14 through 2016-17.

OFL–Baldwin Park II – 100% for 4 years (2013–14 to 2016–17)

OFL–Baldwin Park – 100% for 4 years (2013–14 to 2016–17)

OFL–Hermosa Beach – 100% for 4 years (2013–14 to 2016–17)

OFL–Santa Clarita – 100% for 4 years (2013–14 to 2016–17)

OFY–San Gabriel – 100% for 4 years (2013–14 to 2016–17)

OFY–San Juan – 100% for 4 years (2013–14 to 2016–17)

OFY–Victor Valley – 100% for 4 years (2013–14 to 2016–17)

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

Commissioner Founts seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Bauer, Engelberg, Founts, Russell, Ryan, Washington

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 6 votes.


ITEM 8

Subject: Consideration of a Retroactive 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.

CDE Recommendation:

The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE approve a 100 percent determination of funding for Yuba City Charter School, for a three year period beginning from FY 2012–13 through 2014–15, with the condition that the Yuba City Charter School receives an SBE-approved waiver to allow consideration to include current and prior FYs for the charter school’s requested determination effective period.

Yuba City Charter School - 100% for 3 Years (2012–13 through 2014–15)

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

Commissioner Engelberg seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Bauer, Engelberg, Founts, Russell, Ryan, Washington

No votes: None

Abstentions: None

The motion passes with 6 votes.


ITEM 9

Subject: Consideration of a “Reasonable Basis”/Mitigating Circumstances Retroactive 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.

CDE Recommendation:

CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE deny Butterfield Charter High School’s mitigating circumstances request of 60 percent for FY 2013–14 through 2014–15.

Action: Commissioner Engelberg moved a separate motion to approve Butterfield Charter High School’s mitigating circumstances and fund them at 60% for 2 years on a condition of a waiver.

Commissioner Ryan seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Engelberg, Ryan

No votes: Bauer, Founts, Russell, Washington

Abstentions: None

The motion is denied with 2 votes.


Meeting Adjourned at 4:35 p.m.

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