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ACCS Meeting Notes for October 8, 2013

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools - ACCS Meeting Notes for October 8, 2013.

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

FINAL NOTES

Tuesday, October 8, 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 October 8, 2013, Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) meeting, including open-captioning, are available at ACCS Meeting Webcast Archive.

COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT:

Brian Bauer, Chair (Absent)
Gary Davis (Absent)
Ari Engelberg
Mick Founts (Absent)
John Porter (Absent)
Julie Russell*
Mark Ryan (Absent)
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:

Judie Hall, Administrator, California Department of Education (CDE)
Judy Cias, Chief Counsel, SBE 

Call to Order

Commissioner Russell called the meeting to order at approximately 9:46 a.m.

Salute to the Flag

GENERAL BUSINESS

AGENDA ITEMS

Item 1: Ingenium Charter School: Consider a Material Revision of the Charter to Change from Grades Kindergarten Through Six to Grades Kindergarten Through Five.

CDE Recommendation: The California Department of Education (CDE) proposes to recommend that the SBE hold a public hearing to approve the request to revise the ICS charter petition to change grades served from kindergarten through six to grades kindergarten through five.

Item 2: 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 Experiences Leadership Academy, which was denied by the Rialto Unified School District 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 consider the CDE’s recommendation 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), 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.

Item 3: The State Board and Charter Schools: Update on New Laws and Implications.

CDE Recommendation: No specific action is recommended at this time.

Meeting Adjourned at 10:59 a.m.

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