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July 2012 Meeting Minutes

July 18, 2012, meeting minutes for the American Indian Education Oversight Committee.

American Indian Education Oversight Committee

July 18, 2012


Committee Members: Laura Lee George (Chair), André Cramblit (Parliamentarian), Amber Machamer (Vice Chair), Irma Amaro, Deborah DeForge, Rodney Lindsay, Kathleen Marshall, Rachel McBride, Russell “Butch” Murphy

Absent: Helen Doherty (excused)

California Department of Education (CDE) Staff: Judy Delgado, Chavela Delp, Ramona Hoffman, Andrew Laufer, Gordon Jackson

Guests: Coleen Bruno

Meeting convened at 10:03 a.m.

Item 1―CDE Updates, Presented by Judy Delgado, CDE

Andrew Laufer―The Adult Education programs in California determined on their own that they need to collect data. Once collected they send it to the CDE and legislators to support continuation of the Adult Education funding. Assembly Bill 18 is in legislative process as a two-year bill, to remove the Adult Education Program from flexibility legislation. Perhaps the AIECs could be added to that legislation?

Laura Lee George—Recommend drafting an advisory to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI), Tom Torlakson, stating that the American Indian Education Oversight Committee (AIEOC) supports the removal of the American Indian Education Center (AIEC) Program from flexibility in order to be in compliance with the original legislation. Rachel McBride moved to approve that an advisory be sent to the SSPI. Rod Lindsay seconded. Seven members in favor, two abstentions. Motion carried.

Rachel McBride―Centers were reduced? How does that happen?

Gordon Jackson―After our audit, additional receipts were found that reduced the amount of money owed to the CDE.

Laura Lee George―Are there any ramifications?

Gordon Jackson―Depending on the outcome of the audit of each AIEC, the CDE will follow the regulations (priority points will be awarded to AIECs in good standing) prior to refunding.

Deborah DeForge―Can the public call in for the AIEOC meetings, as with the State Board of Education (SBE) meetings?

Judy Delgado―We are not at that level. We are not broadcasting over the Internet like the SBE does. If the AIEOC wants to let the public call in, an AIEOC member must be present at each site.

Deborah DeForge―But they do that for the AIEC meetings.

Judy Delgado―But the AIEC meetings are not under Bagley-Keene rules, and AIEOC meetings are. An AIEOC meeting has to be noticed on the agenda, an AIEOC member would have to be present to call in, a public notice would have to be posted on the building, etc. I will check on this.

Item 2―Public Comment

Coleen Bruno―The Indian Action Council’s Board supports the accountability process for the AIECs.

Item 3―California Heritage Youth Build Academy, Presented by Lupe Cordova and Cathy Taylor

Item 4―Criteria for Approval of Web links to the CDE AIEOC Web page, presented by André Cramblit and Judy Delgado

 Item 5―Committee Business

Laura Lee George—Asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Rodney Lindsay moved to adjourn the meeting. Irma Amaro seconded. All in favor.

The meeting adjourned at 1:37 p.m.

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