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November 2011 Meeting Agenda

November 16, 2011 meeting agenda of the American Indian Education Oversight Committee.

Agenda

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 4101
Sacramento, CA 95814

Purpose

This committee shall provide input and advice to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction on all aspects of American Indian Education programs established by the state.

American Indian Education Oversight Committee Members

Laura Lee George, Chair

Amber Machamer, Vice Chair

André Cramblit, Parliamentarian

Irma Amaro*

Deborah DeForge

Helen L. Doherty

John Focke*

Rodney Lindsay*

Kathleen Marshall

Rachel McBride*

Russell "Butch" Murphy

*Denotes American Indian Education Center Director

Agenda Items

THE ORDER OF BUSINESS MAY BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE

Item 1

Subject: Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI)

Item 2

Subject: Public Comment

Public Comment is invited on any matter not included on the printed agenda. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the American Indian Education Oversight Committee (AIEOC), the presiding officer may establish specific time limits on presentations.

Item 3

Subject: California Department of Education (CDE) Updates:

CDE realignment update

Introduction of Barbara Pomerantz, Education Administrator for Educational Options, Student Support, and American Indian Education Office

Presenter: To be announced

State Board of Education—American Indian Advisory Committee

Presenter: Judy Delgado, American Indian Education Consultant, CDE

American Indian Early Childhood Education (AIECE) funding update—advisory sent to the SSPI

Presenter: To be announced

American Indian Education Center Funding Cycle

Presenter: Judy Delgado, American Indian Education Consultant, CDE

Item 4

Subject: National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Update

Presenter: André Cramblit, Parliamentarian, AIEOC

Item 5

Subject: Tribal Education Status Report: Presentation of a workshop given by Vern Bia, Education Administrator, and Sandra Freeland, at the 42nd Annual NIEA Convention regarding the history and purpose of the New Mexico Indian Education Act (NMIEA), with a focus on the process and growth of the New Mexico Tribal Education Status Report (NM-TESR).

Presenter: André Cramblit, Parliamentarian, AIEOC

Item 6

Subject: Legislative Fieldtrips: Discussion on the purpose, participants to be invited, locations of visits, and other logistics.

Presenter: Laura Lee George, Chairman, AIEOC

Item 7

Subject: Legislative Update–Information regarding the following bills: Assembly Bill 18 Brownley. Education finance: School-based financial reporting system; Targeted Pupil Equity funding; Quality Instruction funding. This bill would enact the Education Finance Reform Act. Assembly Bill 404 Gatto. Public postsecondary education. Native American language preservation: This bill would require the Trustees of the California State University to establish, at the Humboldt State University campus, a Native American Linguistic Institute, with specified duties, to preserve Native American tribal languages.

Presenter: Katherine Valenzuela, Policy Advocate at Public Advocates

Item 8

Subject: Striving Readers Grant in California. The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) formula grant is authorized by the Appropriations Act to provide $250 million under Section 1520 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to develop a comprehensive literacy and education program to advance literacy skills for students from birth through grade twelve.

Presenter: Carrie Roberts, Administrator, Literacy, History, and Arts Leadership

Item 9 - PENDING

Subject: Tribal Education Departments National Assembly (TEDNA) Proposed Statutory Language for the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Native CLASS Act.

Presenter: Greg Masten, Director, Hoopa Valley Tribe Department of Education and Vice-President, Tribal Education Departments National Assembly

Item 10

Subject: Update regarding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were developed through a state-led initiative to establish consistent and clear education standards for English-Language Arts and Mathematics that would better prepare students for success in college, career, and the competitive global economy.

Presenter: Tom Adams, Director, Standards, Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division, CDE

Item 11

Subject: Committee Business: Including, but not limited to, future meeting plans; future agenda items; officer nominations and/or elections; declaratory and commendatory resolutions; bylaw review and revision; Board policy; approval of minutes; Board liaison reports; training of Board members; and announcement of matters of general interest.

Statute for American Indian Education Oversight Committee

California Education Code Section 33370(g) states:

The Superintendent, with input from existing center directors, shall appoint an American Indian Education Oversight Committee by January 30, 2007, composed of at least seven educators, four of whom shall be American Indian education center directors. All members shall possess proven knowledge of current educational policies relating to, and issues faced by, American Indian communities in California. This committee shall provide input and advice to the Superintendent on all aspects of American Indian education programs established by the state.

All times are approximate and are provided for convenience only. The order of business may be changed without notice. Anyone interested in a particular matter should plan on being in attendance. The AIEOC will commence, recess, and reconvene as necessary throughout the meeting. Time is set aside for individuals to speak on any topic not otherwise on the agenda. In all cases, the presiding officer reserves the right to impose time limits on presentations as necessary to ensure that the agenda is completed.

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 a meeting or function of the task force may request assistance by contacting the Educational Options, Student Support, and American Indian Education Office at 1430 N Street, Suite 6408, Sacramento, CA, 95814, or by telephone at 916-323-2183; Fax 916-323-6061.

For more information concerning this agenda, please contact the Educational Options, Student Support, and American Indian Education Office at 916-323-2183. This agenda is posted on the CDE AIEOC Web page.

Questions: Judy Delgado | judelgado@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0506 
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