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February 2014 ACCS Meeting Agenda

State of California
Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor
CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
1430 N Street, Suite 5111
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-319-0827
Fax: 916-319-0175

ACCS Live Meeting Webcast

Meeting Notice

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

Friday, February 7, 2014
9:30 a.m. ± – 4:30 p.m. ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
916-322-6029
Commission Members

Brian Bauer
Gary Davis
Ari Engelberg
Mick Founts
John Porter
Julie Russell1
Mark Ryan
Christopher Thomsen
Curtis L. Washington

Liaisons from the State Board of Education

Bruce Holaday
Trish Williams

1 Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

AGENDA

Call to Order
Salute to the Flag
Welcome and Introductions
Review and Adoption of Meeting Notes
Charter Division Update
Review/Reordering of the Meeting Agenda
Public Comment2


ITEM 1 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

Subject: Consideration of a “Reasonable Basis”/Mitigating Circumstances Request 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.


ITEM 2 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

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.


ITEM 3 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

Subject: Recommendations Regarding Revocation of Charter Schools Identified Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 11968.5.


ITEM 4 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

Subject: Barack Obama Charter School: Consideration of Petition to Renew Charter Currently Authorized by the State Board of Education.


ITEM 5 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

Subject: Ridgecrest Charter School: Consideration of Petition to Renew Charter Currently Authorized by the State Board of Education.


ITEM 6 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

Subject: Kings River-Hardwick Union Elementary School District: Consideration of Petition to Renew Districtwide Charter.


ITEM 7 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

Subject: Pioneer Union Elementary School District: Consideration of Petition to Renew Districtwide Charter.


ITEM 8 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

Subject: Renewal Petition for the Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the New Millennium Institute of Education Public Charter School, which was denied by the Fresno Unified School District and the Fresno County Board of Education.


*WITHDRAWN* ITEM 9 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

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 Experiences Leadership Academy, which was denied by the Rialto Unified School District and the San Bernardino County Board of Education.

  • Item 9 Attachment 1 - California Department of Education Charter School Petition Review Form (DOC)
  • Item 9 Attachment 2 - Schools and Communities for Advanced Learning Experiences Leadership Academy Data Tables (XLS)
  • Item 9 Attachment 3 - Schools and Communities for Advanced Learning Experiences Leadership Academy Appeal Petition (PDF; 2MB)
  • Item 9 Attachment 4 - Schools and Communities for Advanced Learning Experiences Leadership Academy Budget and Financial Projections (PDF)
  • Item 9 Attachment 5 - Appendix and Attachments to Schools and Communities for Advanced Learning Experiences Leadership Academy Petition (PDF; 4MB)
  • Item 9 Attachment 6 - Letter Describing Changes to Petition Necessary to Reflect the State Board of Education as the Authorizing Entity (PDF)
  • Item 9 Attachment 7 - Rialto Unified School District and San Bernardino County Board of Education Findings for Denial and Petitioner’s Responses (PDF; 4MB)
  • Item 9 Attachment 8 - Redos and Retakes Done Right (PDF)


In addition to the above, the ACCS hereby provides notice that it reserves the right to consider and make recommendations at this meeting concerning other areas of the State Board of Education’s authority with respect to charter schools, which include but are not limited to:

  • Taking appropriate action, including, but not limited to, revocation with respect to State Board-granted and locally granted charters under specific circumstances set forth in statute.
  • Jointly with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, approving district-wide charter petitions when those petitions are determined to be satisfactory.
  • Developing and adopting regulations to implement various provisions of the Charter Schools Act of 1992 (Part 26.8 of the California Education Code, commencing with Section 47600). Approving or denying requests to waive otherwise applicable provisions of law based upon requests submitted by charter schools and other local education agencies.
  • Assigning numbers to charter school petitions to ensure that the statutory cap on the number of charter schools is not exceeded.

THE ORDER OF BUSINESS MAY BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the order of consideration of matters on this agenda may be changed without prior notice.

REASONABLE LIMITATIONS MAY BE PLACED ON PUBLIC TESTIMONY

The presiding officer of the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) reserves the right to impose reasonable time limits on public testimony to ensure that the agenda is completed.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS MAY BE MADE

Consistent with the requirements of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, notice is hereby given that special presentations not mentioned in the agenda may be made at this meeting. However, any such presentation will be for information only.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION WILL BE PROVIDED FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY

Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting of the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) may request assistance by contacting the Charter Schools Division at:

Charter Schools Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 5401
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Phone: 916-322-6029
Fax: 916-322-1465

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information concerning this agenda, or to join the ACCS specialized e-mail distribution list [http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/cc/cs/listservs.asp], please contact:

Tina Simonoff
Charter Schools Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 5401
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Phone: 916-322-6029
Fax: 916-322-1465
csimonoff@cde.ca.gov

This notice appears on the California Department of Education's ACCS Web page [http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/cc/cs/].


2 Time(s) will be set aside for public comment at this meeting. Depending on the situation, and at the direction of the presiding officer, public comment may be entertained as appropriate at the beginning of, during, and/or at the end of the meeting. Reasonable limits will be placed on the amount of time allowed for individual comments.

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