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April 2010 ACCS Agenda

Letter Head: Jack O'Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

Meeting Notice

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools

An advisory body to the State Board of Education

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
10:00 a. m. ± – 4:00 p. m. ±


California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-322-6029
Commission Members

Beth Hunkapiller, Chair
Dr. Vicki Barber
Carol Barkley*
Brian Bauer
Dr. Paul Cartas
Gary Davis
Mark Kushner
Corri Ravare
Curtis L. Washington

*Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

AGENDA

Call to Order

Salute to the Flag

Welcome and Introductions

Review and Adoption of Meeting Notes

Review/Reordering of the Meeting Agenda

Public Comment*

The primary areas of focus of the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools at this meeting are anticipated to be as listed. The actual allocation of time and order of consideration will be decided at the meeting.


ITEM 1

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Schedule June 2010, August 2010, and February 2011 Meeting Dates.

Staff: Carol Barkley

ITEM 2

Type of Action: Information

Subject: California Department of Education Update – To Include, but not be Limited to, the Public Charter Schools Grant Program, the Charter School Facilities Grant Program, and the Commencement of a Charter Schools Nutrition Program Audit.

Staff: Carol Barkley

ITEM 3

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Jacoby Creek Charter School District: Consideration of Petition to Renew Districtwide Charter.

Staff: Bonnie Galloway

ITEM 4

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Petition for Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the Piru Charter School Petition, Which Was Denied by the Fillmore Unified School District and the Ventura County Board of Education.

Staff: Michelle Ruskofsky

ITEM 5

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Petition for Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the Southern California Charter School Petition, Which Was Denied by the Adelanto School District and the San Bernardino County Board of Education.

Staff: Darrell Parsons

ITEM 6

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Petition for Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the Flex Academy San Francisco Petition, Which Was Denied by the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education.

Staff: Bonnie Galloway

ITEM 7

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Petition for Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the California College, Career & Technical Education Center Charter School Petition, Which Was Denied by the Washington Unified School District and the Yolo County Board of Education.

Staff: Michelle Ruskofsky

ITEM 8 (Updated 01-Apr-2010)

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Petition for Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the Long Valley Charter School Petition for Renewal, Which Was Denied by the Fort Safe Unified School District and the Lassen County Board of Education.

Staff: Michelle Ruskofsky

Item 8 has been removed from the agenda.

NOTE: ITEM 8 HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA.

ITEM 9

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Consideration of Requests for Determination of Funding Rates as Required for Nonclassroom-based Charter Schools.

Staff: Angela Duvane


In addition to the above, the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools 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 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 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 may request assistance by contacting the Charter Schools Division at:

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information concerning this agenda, or to join the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools specialized e-mail distribution list, please contact:

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

This notice appears on the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/cc/cs/.


*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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