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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

Preliminary 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 online at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/cc/cs/accswbcst.asp.

Commission Members:

Brian Bauer, Chair

Gary Davis

Ari Engelberg

Mick Founts

John Porter

Julie Russell1

Mark Ryan

Christopher Thomsen

Curtis L. Washington

Liaisons from the State Board of Education (SBE)

Bruce Holaday

Trish Williams

Principal Staff:

Cindy Chan, Administrator, California Department of Education (CDE)

Judy Cias, Chief Counsel, SBE 

1 Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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
Subject: 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
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:

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
Subject:  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
Subject: 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.


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