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December 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, December 9, 2009
9:30 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/Information

Subject: California Department of Education Projects and Priorities – To include, but not be limited to, an update on the progress of the Special Education Work Group related to regionalization of SELPAs to serve charter schools and state facilities funding for charters

Presenters: Chair Hunkapillar, and Carol Barkley

 

ITEM 2

Type of Action: Information

Subject: Update on Race to the Top Legislation

Presenters: Rick Miller, Deputy State Superintendent, California Department of Education, and Kathryn Radtkey-Gaither, Undersecretary of Education, Office of the Secretary of Education

 

ITEM 3

Type of Action: Information

Subject: Information on charter school-related aspects of the federal stimulus package known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009

Presenter: Carol Bingham, Director, Fiscal Policy Division, California Department of Education

 

ITEM 4

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Presentation by Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) regarding its School Choice Resolution

Presenter: Parker Hudnut, Executive Director, LAUSD Innovation and Charter Schools Division

 

ITEM 5

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Schedule February 2010 Meeting Date

Staff: Carol Barkley

 

ITEM 6

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Hickman Community Charter District - Consideration of petition to renew districtwide charter

Staff: Darrell Parsons

 

ITEM 7

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Aspire Public Schools Statewide Benefit Charter – Consideration of a material amendment of the charter to expand grades served from kindergarten through grade eight to kindergarten through grade twelve and proposed plans to add sites

Staff: Darrell Parsons

 

ITEM 8

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Livermore Valley Charter Preparatory High School - Consideration of a material revision of the charter to increase student enrollment to 270 pupils per grade per year beginning in the 2011-12 school year

Staff: Deborah Probst

 

ITEM 9

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Multicultural Achievement Technology Teaching Innovative Experiences Academy Charter School (MATTIE) - Consideration of the appeal of the action taken by the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education revoking the school's charter

Staff: Michelle Ruskofsky

 

ITEM 10

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Dixon Montessori Charter School - Consideration of the request for charter renewal, which was denied by Dixon Unified School District and the Solano County Board of Education

Staff: Darrell Parsons

 

ITEM 11

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Ingenium Charter School - Consideration of the petition appeal to establish the school under the oversight of the State Board of Education, which was denied by the LAUSD and the Los Angeles County Board of Education

Staff: Deborah Probst

 

ITEM 12

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Global Vistas Academy Charter School - Consideration of the petition appeal to establish the school under the oversight of the State Board of Education, which was denied by the Natomas Unified School District and the Sacramento County Board of Education

Staff: Matthew Dunkle

Item 12 has been removed from the agenda.

 

ITEM 13

Type of Action: Action/Discussion

Subject: Consideration of mitigating circumstances for SB 740 funding determination for Opportunities for Learning Public Charter Schools and Options for Youth Public Charter Schools

Staff: Iqbal Badwalz


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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