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ACCS Meeting Notice - May 31, 2011

Letter Head: Tom Torlakson, 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, May 31, 2011
10:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m.


California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 4101
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
916-322-6029
Commission Members

Dr. Vicki Barber
Brian Bauer
Dr. Paul Cartas
Gary Davis
Beth Hunkapiller*
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 (ACCS) 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: Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District: Consideration of Petition to Renew Districtwide Charter.

Staff: Carolyn Zachry

ITEM 2

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 SOCRATES Academy Charter School Petition, Which Was Denied by the Visalia Unified School District and Tulare County Office of Education.

Staff: Bonnie Galloway

ITEM 3 As of May 16, 2011, this item has been withdrawn.

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 Synergy Charter School Petition, Which Was Denied by the Pittsburg Unified School District and the Contra Costa County Board of Education.

Staff: Bonnie Galloway

ITEM 4

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Consideration of Requests for Determination of Funding Rates as Required for Nonclassroom-based Charter Schools for Ecademy California, Shenandoah Charter, William Finch Charter, and Innovations Academy.

Staff: Jay Harris

ITEM 5

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Consideration of Requests From Nonclassroom-based Charter Schools for “Reasonable Basis”/Mitigating Circumstances Changes in Funding Determinations Based on the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 11963.4(e) for Academy of Personalized Learning, Golden Valley Virtual Charter, California Virtual Academy Los Angeles, Mark West Charter, Merced Scholars Charter, Mountain Peak Charter, Independence Charter, Sherman Thomas Charter, Options for Youth Hermosa Beach, Options for Youth San Bernardino, Options for Youth Upland, Options for Youth Victorville, Opportunities for Learning Baldwin Park, Opportunities for Learning Baldwin Park II, Opportunities for Learning Hermosa Beach, and Opportunities for Learning Santa Clarita.

Staff: Jay Harris

ITEM 6 As of May 19, 2011, this item has been withdrawn.

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

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

Staff: Jay Harris

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.


Other ACCS Meetings in 2011
Day/Date Location
Thursday, July 28, 2011 California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 East End Complex Auditorium
1500 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901


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 Advisory Commission on Charter Schools specialized e-mail distribution list, 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 CDE Advisory Commission on Charter Schools Web page [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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