California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Friday, June 6, 2003
Charles Weis, Chair
Assemblymember Lynn Daucher
Dee Brennick (for Assemblymember
Cathleen Cox (for Senator Bruce McPherson)
Christopher Downing (for Barbara Lockert)
Chris Mowrer (for Assemblymember Lynn Daucher)
Paul Warren (for Robert Manwaring)
James Wilson (for Senator John Vasconcellos)
Staff to the Liaison Team
Call to Order
Chair Chuck Weis called the meeting to order at 9:12 a.m. after it was determined that a quorum was present.
Administration of the Oath for New Appointees and/or Alternates
The Liaison Team welcomed Assemblymember Lynn Daucher, who was appointed by Assemblymember George Plescia; Linda Gonzales, replacement for Rae Belisle, State Board of Education; and Chris Mowrer, alternate for Assemblymember Lynn Daucher. Chief Deputy Superintendent Gavin Payne had sworn them in before the meeting.
Approval of the Agenda
Chair Weis reviewed the agenda and changed the order of the topics for discussion and possible action. Motion was made by Henley and seconded by Petrossian to amend the agenda. Motion passed (9-0-2 abstentions by new members).
Approval of Minutes
Chair Weis reviewed minutes. Manwaring revised the minutes to change the office where Cathleen Cox represents from Senator Vasconcellos to Senator McPherson. Motion was made by Nichols and seconded by Brennick. Motion passed (9-0-2 abstentions by new members).
Chair Weis opened the floor to public comment and recognized three members of the public/audience. Their names, what they represent, and their topic are as follows:
- Jenny Huang, California Association of Community Organization for Reform Now/Public Advocates - discussed the definition of highly qualified teachers.
- Devon Freitas, Community Day School Network - discussed the problem of the definition of highly qualified teachers.
- Sunshine Sepulveda-Klus, Community Day School Network - discussed the difference of alternative education and public education, and the concern of highly qualified teachers (handouts given).
Topics for Discussion and Action
A. Update on AYP Submission to U.S. Department of Education
Rae Belisle, State Board of Education (SBE), gave an update on
the AYP submission to the U.S. Department of Education.
Bill Padia gave a presentation regarding graduation rates, identification of small schools, STAR test, and the alignment of the state and federal system.
Chair Weis called for a 10-minute break at 10:40 a.m. Meeting reconvened at 10:50 a.m.
B. Highly Qualified Teachers Requirements
Karen Steentofte gave a presentation on highly qualified teachers.
Motion was made by Henley and seconded by Howard to submit the paper to the State Board of Education. Motion passed (12-0-0).
C. Paraprofessional Qualifications
Bill Vasey gave a presentation regarding paraprofessionals. The
Team wanted to emphasize greater support from SBE.
Motion was made by Henley and seconded by Sookprasert that the Board offer greater support from the Team's recommendations. Motion passed (12-0-0).
Chair Weis adjourned for lunch at 12:00 p.m. to reconvene at 1 p.m. Meeting reconvened at 1:10 p.m.
D. English Language Learners (ELL) Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs)
Jan Mayer gave a PowerPoint presentation regarding ELL and AMAOs.
Robert Linquanti, Senior Research Assistant at WestEd, also gave
No motion/vote was made.
E. Title VI Assessment
F. Update on Available Funding Sources for NCLB Expenditures
Robert Manwaring discussed both Title VI assessments and the update
on the available funding sources for NCLB expenditures. There
were discussions about longitudinal data to completely change
their database and that SBE be reminded to expend Title VI funds.
Motion was made by Petrossian and seconded by ____________ to restate a previous position about the Team speaking to SBE and the California School Information Services (CSIS) to advocate CSIS. Motion passed (8-0-0).
G. Reading First Update
Terry Emmett gave a Reading First update.
H. Legislation Affecting NCLB
Adonai Mack gave a presentation on both Senate and Assembly bills that relate to NCLB.
Chair Weis adjourned the meeting at 3:08 p.m.