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ACCS Meeting Notes for June 14, 2012

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools - ACCS Meeting Notes for June 14, 2012.

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

Thursday, June 14, 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 June 14, 2012, Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) meeting, including open-captioning, are available online at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/cc/cs/accswbcstrchv.asp.

Members Present:

Brian Bauer - Chair

Kelly Kovacic

Julie Russell

Vicki Barber

Mark Ryan

Gary Davis

Members Absent:

Curtis Washington

Christopher Thomsen

John Porter

SBE Liaison

Trish Williams

Principal Staff

Chiem-Seng Yaangh, Administrator, Charter Schools Division (CSD)

Carolyn Pfister, CSD

Erin Dimmitt, CSD

Bobby Roy, CSD

Dmitriy Voloshin, CSD

Julie Klein-Briggs, CSD

Stephen Smith, CSD

Kate Starn Legrand, California Department of Education Legal Office

Joy Rosenquist, California Department of Education Legal Office

Judy Cias, Chief Counsel, SBE

Jill Rice, Assistant Legal Counsel, SBE

Chair Bauer called the meeting to order at approximately 10:05 a.m.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Action:

Barber moved approval of minutes; Russell seconded motion.

Yes Votes: Brian Bauer, Kelly Kovacic, Vicki Barber, and Julie Russell.

No Votes: None

Abstentions: Mark Ryan

With 4 votes, the motion fails.

Upon the arrival of member Gary Davis, this item was heard again.

Vicki Barber moved approval and Gary Davis seconded.

Yes Votes: Brian Bauer, Kelly Kovacic, Vicki Barber, Gary Davis, and Julie Russell.

No Votes: None

Abstentions: Mark Ryan

With 5 votes, the motion passes.

AGENDA ITEMS

Item 1
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.

CDE Recommendation: The California Department of Education (CDE) proposes to recommend that the SBE approve the proposed determination of funding, identified in Attachment 1, for charter schools that offer nonclassroom-based instruction. The CDE revised its recommendation to pull California Virtual Academy at Kings, California Virtual Academy at Sonoma, and Vantage Point Charter School due to mitigating circumstances that need to be considered. These will be heard at the August ACCS meeting.

Action:

MOTION: Mark Ryan moved to accept CDE recommendation to approve the funding with the removal of the 3 schools and with exception of Charter School #1146 (one.Charter);

SECOND: Kelly Kovacic.

Yes Votes: Brian Bauer, Kelly Kovacic, Julie Russell, Vicki Barber, Mark Ryan, and Gary Davis.

No Votes: None

Abstentions: None

With 6 votes, the motion passes.

MOTION: Mark Ryan moved to accept the CDE recommendation for funding for Charter School #1146 (one.Charter);

SECOND Kelly Kovacic seconded the motion.

Yes Votes: Brian Bauer, Kelly Kovacic, Julie Russell, , Mark Ryan, and Gary Davis.

No Votes: None

Abstentions: Vicki Barber

With 5 votes, the motion passes.

Item 2
Subject: Consideration of Requests for Determination of Funding for Prior Years as Required for Nonclassroom-based Charter Schools Pursuant to California Education Code sections 47612.5 and 47634.2, and California Code of Regulations title 5, section 11963.4(c).

CDE Recommendation: The California Department of Education (CDE) proposes to recommend that the SBE approve the proposed determination of funding, identified in Attachment 1, for charter schools that offer nonclassroom-based instruction.

Action:

MOTION: Mark Ryan moved to accept CDE recommendation to approve the funding;

SECOND by Gary Davis

Yes Votes: Brian Bauer, Kelly Kovacic, Julie Russell, Vicki Barber, Mark Ryan, and Gary Davis.

No Votes: None

Abstentions: None

With 6 votes, the motion passes.

Item 3
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 Experience Charter Petition, which was denied by the Rialto Unified School District Board of Education and the San Bernardino County Board of Education

CDE Recommendation: The California Department of Education (CDE) proposes to recommend that the SBE hold a public hearing to deny the petition to establish the SCALE charter school under the oversight of the SBE based on the CDE’s finding pursuant to EC sections 47605(b)(1), 47605(b)(2), and 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:

MOTION: Vicki Barber moved to accept CDE recommendation to deny the petition to establish SCALE charter school under the oversight of the SBE.

SECOND by Mark Ryan.

Yes Votes: Brian Bauer, Kelly Kovacic, Julie Russell, Vicki Barber, and Mark Ryan.

No Votes: Gary Davis

Abstentions: None

With 5 votes, the motion passes.

RECESS for lunch called at 12:10 pm to reconvene at 1:05 pm.

The meeting was reconvened at 1:10 pm.

Item 4
Subject: Petition for Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of Portola Academy, which was denied by the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Board of Education and the Alameda County Office of Education.

CDE Recommendation: The California Department of Education (CDE) proposes to recommend that the SBE deny the petition to establish the Portola Academy under the oversight of the SBE based on the CDE’s finding pursuant to EC sections 47605(b)(1) and 47605(b)(5) and California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR) 11967.5.1 that the petitioners are unlikely to successfully implement the program set forth in the petition.

Action:

MOTION: Vicki Barber moved to recommend that the State Board approve the petition to establish Portola Academy under the oversight of the SBE.

SECOND by Gary Davis.

Yes Votes: Brian Bauer, Kelly Kovacic, Gary Davis, Vicki Barber, and Mark Ryan.

No Votes: Julie Russell

Abstentions: None

With 5 votes, the motion passes.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 pm.


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