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ACCS Meeting Notice--Advisory Commission on Chart

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

Thursday, July 28, 2011
10:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m.


California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
916-322-6029
Commission Members

Dr. Vicki Barber
Brian Bauer
Gary Davis
Beth Hunkapiller*
Kelly Kovacic
John Porter
Dr. Mark Ryan
Christopher Thomsen
Curtis L. Washington

* Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Liaisons from the State Board of Education

Yvonne Chan
Trish Williams

 

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: New West Charter Middle School: Consideration of Petition to Renew Charter.

Staff: Carolyn Zachry

ITEM 2

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: New West Charter Middle School: Consideration of a Material Revision to the Charter to Expand Grades Served from Six through Eight to Six through Twelve and the Proposed Relocation of the School Site.

Staff: Carolyn Zachry

ITEM 3

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: California College, Career, and Technical Education Center: Consider Evidence Regarding a Notice of Violation Issued by the State Board of Education Pursuant to Education Code Section 47607(d).

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 Carter G. Woodson Charter, Gold Rush Charter, Julian Charter, Mojave River Academy, and W.E.B. DuBois Charter.

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 California Virtual Academy San Diego, Crossroads Trade Tech Charter Northwest Prep Piner-Olivet, Options for Youth Hermosa Beach, Options for Youth San Bernardino, 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

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Petition for the Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the Synergy Charter School Charter Petition, Which Was Denied by the Pittsburg Unified School District and Contra Costa County Office of Education.

Staff: Bonnie Galloway

ITEM 7

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Petition for the Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the Synergy Independent Study School Charter Petition, Which Was Denied by the Pittsburg Unified School District and Contra Costa County Office of Education.

Staff: Stephen Work

ITEM 8

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Petition for the Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the PACE Academy Charter Petition, Which Was Denied by the Chico Unified School District and Butte County Office of Education.

Staff: Dmitriy Voloshin

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 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 Meeting in 2011
Day/Date Location
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 East End Complex Auditorium
1500 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 California Department of Education Boardroom
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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