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ACCS Meeting Notes for June 12, 2013

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools - ACCS Meeting Notes for June 12, 2013.

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

FINAL NOTES

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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 June 12, 2013, Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) meeting, including open-captioning, are available at ACCS Meeting Webcast Archive.

COMMISSION MEMBERS:

Brian Bauer, Chair
Gary Davis
Ari Engelberg
Mick Founts
John Porter
Julie Russell*
Mark Ryan
Christopher Thomsen
Curtis L. Washington

*Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

LIAISONS FROM THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION:

Bruce Holaday
Trish Williams

PRINCIPAL STAFF:

Cindy Chan, Administrator, California Department of Education (CDE)
Judy Cias, Chief Counsel, SBE 

Call to Order

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

Salute to the Flag

GENERAL BUSINESS

  • Action: Commissioner Ryan moved approval of minutes from the April 10, 2013 meeting.
    • Commissioner Washington seconded the motion.
    • Yes votes: Bauer, Davis, Russell, Ryan, Engelberg, Founts, and Washington
    • No votes: none
    • Abstentions: Porter
    • The motion passes with 7 votes.

AGENDA ITEMS

Item 1: Petition for Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of Neighborhood Arts and Sciences Academy, which was denied by the Chino Valley Unified School District and the San Bernardino County Office of Education.

CDE Recommendation: The California Department of Education (CDE) staff recommends an initial approval for three years to allow the petitioners to present their academic progress and student enrollment to the State Board of Education (SBE) after two years of operation. The CDE will conduct a pre-opening site visit at least 30 days prior to the scheduled opening date. Written authorization from the CDE would be required prior to the operation of any additional facility.

  • Action: Commissioner Ryan moved recommendation to the SBE of CDE staff recommendation.
    • Commissioner Davis seconded the motion.
    • Yes votes: Bauer, Russell, Porter, Washington, Thomsen, Ryan, Davis, and Engelberg
    • Abstentions: none
    • No votes: Founts
    • The motion passes with 8 votes.
Item 2: 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:

100 percent for 2 years for Fiscal Years 2012–13 through 2013–14 for the following schools:

Academies of the Antelope Valley

The Heights Charter School

Escalon Charter Academy

Manteca Unified Vocational Academy

  • Action: Commissioner Founts moved recommendation to the SBE of CDE staff recommendation.
    • Commissioner Thomsen seconded the motion.
    • Yes votes: Bauer, Russell, Porter, Washington, Founts, Thomsen, Ryan, Davis, and Engelberg
    • Abstentions: none
    • No votes: none
    • The motion passes with 9 votes.
Item 4:  Consideration of a “Reasonable Basis”/Mitigating Circumstances Request for a 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:

100 percent for 3 years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2015–16 for the following school:

Trivium Charter

85 percent to 2 years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2014–15 for the following school:

Gateway to College Early College High

  • Action: Commissioner Thomsen moved recommendation to the SBE of CDE staff recommendation.
    • Commissioner Washington seconded the motion.
    • Yes votes: Bauer, Russell, Porter, Washington, Founts, Thomsen, Ryan, Davis, and Engelberg
    • Abstentions: none
    • No votes: none
    • The motion passes with 9 votes.
Item 5: Consideration of a Request to Amend a 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 11963.4(d) and Associated California Code of Regulations, Title 5.

CDE Recommendation: The CDE recommends the following:

70 percent for 4 years for Fiscal Years 2013–14 through 2016–17 for the following schools:

Monterey County Home Charter School

Commissioner Bauer made a motion to change the recommendation to the following:

85 percent for two years for fiscal years 2013–14 through 2014–15 for the following schools:

Monterey County Home Charter School

  • Action: Commissioner Bauer moved forward the revised recommendation to the SBE.
    • Commissioner Porter seconded the motion.
    • Yes votes: Bauer, Porter, Washington, Founts, Thomsen, Ryan, Davis, and Engelberg
    • Abstentions: none
    • No votes: Russell
    • The motion passes with 8 votes.

Meeting Adjourned at 11:48 a.m.

Questions: Charter Schools Division | Charters@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, February 11, 2016
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