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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

FINAL NOTES

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.

 

COMMISSION MEMBERS

Brian Bauer - Chair
Vicki Barber
Gary Davis
Kelly Kovacic
John Porter (Absent)
Julie Russell *
Mark Ryan
Christopher Thomsen (Absent)
Curtis Washington (Absent)

*Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

SBE Liaison

Trish Williams

Principal Staff

Chiem-Seng Yaangh, Administrator, Charter Schools Division (CSD)
Julie Klein-Briggs, CSD
Erin Dimmitt, CSD
Carolyn Pfister, CSD
Bobby Roy, CSD
Stephen Smith, CSD
Dmitriy Voloshin, CSD
Judy Cias, Chief Counsel, SBE
Jill Rice, Assistant Legal Counsel, SBE
Joy Rosenquist, California Department of Education Legal Office
Kate Starn Legrand, California Department of Education Legal Office


Call to Order

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

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

AGENDA ITEMS

Item 1: 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

Item 2: 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.

Item 3: 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.

Lunch Break

RECESS for lunch called at 12:10 pm to reconvene at 1:05 pm. The meeting was reconvened at 1:10 pm.

Item 4: 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.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 pm.

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