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November 2002 Minutes

AB 312 No Child Left Behind Liaison Team Minutes.


California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1801
Sacramento, California

Friday, November 15, 2002

Members Present

Charles Weis, Chair
Raeneen Belisle
Judy Elliott
Lynette P. Henley
Robert Manwaring
Alice Petrossian
Rick Simpson
Jai Sookprasert
Richard Whitmore

Alternates Present

Lisa Horwitch (for Senator Vasconcellos)
Dee Brennick (for Assemblywoman Goldberg)

Principal Staff to the Liaison Team

Camille Maben, Senior Policy Advisor to Superintendent Delaine Eastin

Call to order Donald Kairott, Department Coordinator for No Child Left Behind, convened the inaugural meeting of the AB 312 NCLB Liaison Team at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2002. Camille Maben, principal staff to the Liaison Team, was unable to attend due to a family matter.

Introductions Dr. Mary Jane T. Pearson, Secretary's Representative for Region IX was introduced as a special guest and resource to the Team. Team members then introduced themselves.

Administration of oath Chief Deputy Superintendent Scott Hill administered the oath to appointees and one alternate. These individuals include:

Alice Petrossian and Richard Whitmore (State Superintendent of Public Instruction appointees)
Rae Belisle and Charles Weis (State Board of Education appointees)
Robert Manwaring (Legislative Analyst Office appointee)
Judy Elliott and Jai Sookprasert (Senate Committee on Rules appointee)
Rick Simpson (Assembly Speaker appointee)

Lisa Horwitch (alternate for Sen. John Vasconcellos)
Dee Brennick (alternate for Assemblywoman Goldberg)
Other appointees and alternates are yet to be named.

Agenda Following a review of the material that was provided in team member's packets, Mr. Kairott provided a brief overview of the relevant sections of Assembly Bill 312 including the intent and charge to the NCLB Liaison Team. The charge requires that the NCLB Liaison Team make recommendations to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education regarding the implementation and promulgation of regulations to ensure timely compliance of all schools with the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA).

Debbie Rury gave a general overview of the No Child Left Behind Act, the 2001 Reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

The Liaison Team determined that their first priority is to develop recommendations for consideration by the State Board of Education and the SSPI regarding Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP.) This topic will be the focus of the NCLB Liaison Team meeting on December 4, 2002. It is intended that the recommendations be drafted in time for consideration by the State Board during its December meeting.

Other potential topics for recommendations were raised by members, staff to the Liaison Team, and the public. These topics will be prioritized based on SBE time lines and dates for submission of information in the Consolidated State Plan per USDE deadlines:

Election of chair Dr. Charles Weis, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, was elected NCLB Liaison Team Chair by acclamation. Chief Deputy Superintendent Hill conducted the election.

Future meeting schedule Proposed dates for subsequent meetings are as follows: The second NCLB Liaison Team meeting will be held on December 4, 2002 in room 1101 at CDE headquarters. If it is determined that a follow-up meeting is needed prior to the SBE meeting on December 11 and 12, 2002, the follow-up meeting will be held in Sacramento on December 9, 2002 in a location to be decided.

Subsequent meeting dates

Assignments for the December meeting It was suggested that the Team read information related to AYP in preparation for a discussion about this topic during the meeting on December 4, 2002. In addition to the information that was provided in the packet, Bill Padia will mail copies of the AYP related State Board materials from the September, October and November 2002.

Public comment It was suggested that the needs of English language learners be included as a priority issue for the Team. Also, there was a request that certain data runs related to AYP be conducted. In response, it was determined that the Liaison Team members will receive the SBE December 2002 Board item on AYP including any additional data runs that may be developed.

Adjournment Dr. Weis adjourned the meeting at approximately 12 p.m.

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