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June 17, 2009 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

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
10:30 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
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.


Note: Please check this Web site frequently for updates.

ITEM 1

Type of Action: Action

Subject: Renewal of District Charter - Pioneer Union Elementary School District

Staff: Darrell Parsons

 

ITEM 2

Type of Action: Action

Subject: Petition to Establish Aspire College Preparatory Academy under the Oversight of the State Board of Education

Staff: Darrell Parsons

 

ITEM 3

Type of Action: Action

Subject: Petition to Establish Inner City Education Foundation Middle School #8 Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education

Staff: Deborah Probst

 

ITEM 4

Type of Action: Action

Subject: Petitions to approve or renew the charter(s) of school(s) denied at the district and/or county level. Petitions under this item will only be considered if the CDE review(s) can be completed and submitted to Advisory Commission on Charter Schools members within a time frame that allows for members' review in advance of the meeting date.

 

ITEM 5

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: SB 740 Mitigating Factors

Dr. Vicki Barber

 

ITEM 6

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Petition to add sites under the Aspire Public Schools statewide benefit charter.

Staff: Darrell Parsons


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.

Future Meeting Schedule
Date Location
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 CDE Building, Sacramento, Room 1101
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 CDE Building, Sacramento, Room 1101
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 CDE Building, Sacramento, Room 1101


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, California Department of Education, 1430 N Street, Room 5401, Sacramento, CA, 95814; telephone, 916-322-6029; fax 916-322-1465.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information concerning this agenda, please contact Tina Simonoff, Charter School 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/.


PLEASE NOTE. A specialized e-mail distribution list for the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools has been established. If you wish to receive future meeting notices/agendas (and other materials) and are not already on the list, please contact: Tina Simonoff, Charter School 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.

*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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