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Agenda--March 7-8, 2007

California State Board of Education (SBE) meeting agenda.

AGENDA
March 7-8, 2007

State Board Members

Kenneth Noonan, President
Ruth Bloom,  Vice President

James Aschwanden
Alan Bersin
Yvonne Chan
Don Fisher
Ruth E. Green
David Lopez
Johnathan Williams
Andrew Estep– Student Member

Secretary & Executive Officer
Hon. Jack O’Connell

Executive Director
Roger Magyar

SCHEDULE OF MEETING
LOCATION

Wednesday, March 7, 2007
9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time ±

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Closed Session – IF NECESSARY
(The public may not attend.)

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-319-0827

The Closed Session (1) may commence earlier than 9:00 a.m.; (2) may begin at or before 9:00 a.m., be recessed, and then be reconvened later in the day; or (3) may commence later than 9:00 a.m.


CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation: Under Government Code sections 11126(e)(1) and (e)(2)(A), the State Board of Education hereby provides public notice that some or all of the pending litigation which follows will be considered and acted upon in closed session:

  • California Association of Private Special Education Schools, et al., v. California Department of Education, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BC272983, and related appeal (Second Appellate District, Case No. B1818435)
  • California Parents for the Equalization of Educational Materials v. California State Board of Education, et al. U.S. Eastern District of California, Case No.  2:06-CV-00532-FCD-KJM
  • Californians for Justice Education Fund v. State Board of Education, et. al., Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG06265395
  • Centinela Valley Union High School District v. State Board of Education, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS093483
  • Coachella Valley Unified School District, et.al., v. State of California, et.al. Case No. CPF-05-505334
  • Emma C., et al. v. Delaine Eastin, et al., United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. C 96 4179
  • EMS-BP, LLC, Options for Youth Burbank, Inc. et al. v. California Department of Education, et al., Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 03CS01078 / 03CS01079 and related appeal
  • Hindu American Foundation, et al., v. California State Board of Education, et al., Sacramento Superior Court Case No. 06CS00386
  • K.C. et al. v. Jack O’Connell, et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. C 05 4077 MMC
  • Kidd, et al.,  v. California Department of Education, et al., Alameda Superior Court Case No. 2002049636
  • Medina, et al.,  v. State of California Department of Education et al.,  San Francisco Superior Court Case No. CPF-06-506068
  • Mendoza, et al.  v. State of California, et al. Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS105481
  • Mendoza, et al. v. State of California, et al., and Los Angeles Parents Union, et al., California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Div. Three, Case No. B195835
  • Mendoza, et al. v. State of California, et al, and Los Angeles Parents Union, et al., California Supreme Court
  • Opportunity for Learning – PB, LLC; Opportunities for Learning – C, LLC, and Opportunities for Learning WSH, LLC Notice of Appeal Before the Education Audit Appeals Panel
  • Options for Youth, et al., v. California Department of Education, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 347454
  • Options of Youth, - Burbank, Inc., San Gabriel, Inc., Upland, Inc., and Victor Valley  Notice of Appeal Before the Education Audit Appeals Panel, OAH #2006100966
  • Porter, et al., v. Manhattan Beach Unified School District, et al., United States District Court, Central District, Case No. CV-00-08402
  • Roxanne Serna, et al., v. Delaine Eastin, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, et al., Los Angles County Superior Court, Case No. BC174282
  • Sonoma County Superintendents of Schools, et. al. v. Special Education Hearing Office, et.al.  Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 04AS0393
  • Valenzuela, et al., v. Jack O’Connell, et al., Alameda Superior Court, Case No. JCCP 4468
  • Case Name Unspecified: Disclosure of case names would jeopardize existing settlement negotiations

Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation:  Under Government Code sections 11126(e)(1) and (e)(2)(B), the State Board of Education hereby provides public notice that it may meet in closed session to decide whether there is a significant exposure to litigation, and to consider and act in connection with matters for which there is a significant exposure to litigation.  Under Government Code sections 11126(e)(1) and (e)(2)(C), the State Board of Education hereby provides public notice that it may meet in closed session to decide to initiate litigation and to consider and act in connection with litigation it has decided to initiate.

Under Government Code section 11126(c)(14), the State Board of Education hereby provides public notice that it may meet in closed session to review and discuss the actual content of pupil achievement tests (including, but not limited to, the High School Exit Exam) that have been submitted for State Board approval and/or approved by the State Board.

Under Government Code section 11126(a), the State Board of Education hereby provides public notice that it may meet in closed session regarding the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, or dismissal of public employees, or a complaint or charge against public employees. Public employees include persons exempt from civil service under Article VII, Section 4(e) of the California Constitution.


Wednesday, March 7, 2007

California Department of Education

9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time ± (Upon Adjournment of Closed Session, if held)

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Public Session

1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-319-0827


Please see the detailed agenda for more information about the items to be considered and acted upon. The public is welcome.


Thursday, March 8, 2007

California Department of Education

8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time ±

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Closed Session – IF NECESSARY
(The public may not attend.)

1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-319-0827


Please see Closed Session Agenda above.  The Closed Session (1) may commence earlier than 8:00 a.m.; (2) may begin at or before 8:00 a.m., be recessed, and then be reconvened later in the day; or (3) may commence later than 8:00 a.m.


Thursday, March 8, 2007

California Department of Education

8:00 a.m. ± Pacific Standard Time (Upon Adjournment of Closed Session, if held)

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Public Session

1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-319-0827


Please see the detailed agenda for more information about the items to be considered and acted upon. The public is welcome.


ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND ARE PROVIDED FOR CONVENIENCE ONLY
ALL ITEMS MAY BE RE-ORDERED TO BE HEARD
ON ANY DAY OF THE NOTICED MEETING
THE ORDER OF BUSINESS MAY BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE

Persons wishing to address the State Board of Education on a subject to be considered at this meeting, including any matter that may be designated for public hearing, are asked to notify the State Board of Education Office (see telephone/fax numbers below) by noon of the third working day before the scheduled meeting/hearing, stating the subject they wish to address, the organization they represent (if any), and the nature of their testimony. Time is set aside for individuals so desiring to speak on any topic NOT otherwise on the agenda (please see the detailed agenda for the Public Session). In all cases, the presiding officer reserves the right to impose time limits on presentations as may be necessary to ensure that the agenda is completed.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION 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 California State Board of Education (SBE), may request assistance by contacting the SBE Office, 1430 N Street, Room 5111, Sacramento, CA, 95814; telephone, 916-319-0827; fax, 916-319-0175.

CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

FULL BOARD
Public Session

AGENDA

March 7-8, 2007

Wednesday, March 7, 2007 – 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time ± (Upon adjournment of Closed Session if held)

California Department of Education, 1430 N Street, Room 1101, Sacramento, California

Call to Order

Salute to the Flag

Approval of Minutes (meetings from November 8-9, 2006, January 10-11, 2006)

Communications

Announcements

REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
Public notice is hereby given that special presentations for informational purposes may take place during this session.

NOTE:  Items not heard or completed on March 7, 2007, may be carried over to

March 8 , 2007.

 

ITEM 1 (DOC; 159KB; 6pp.)

 

STATE BOARD PROJECTS AND PRIORITIES.

Including, but not limited to, future meeting plans; agenda items; State Board office budget; staffing, appointments, and direction to staff; declaratory and commendatory resolutions; update on litigation; by law review and revision; Board Liaison Reports; and other matters of interest

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 2 (DOC; 57KB; 1pp.)

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 State Board, the presiding officer may establish specific time limits on presentations.

INFORMATION

 

ITEM 3 (DOC; 67KB; 3pp.)

California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) and Senate Bill (SB) 267: Consideration of a course of action to adopt regarding pupils with disabilities who have met all other state and local graduation requirements, but who are unable to satisfy the CAHSEE requirement or obtain a waiver of the requirement under Section 60851(c) of the Education Code

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 4 (DOC; 165KB; 4pp.)

California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Including, but not limited to, approval of intervention materials pursuant to Assembly Bill 1802

ACTION

INFORMATION

 

ITEM 5 (DOC; 60KB; 2pp.)

California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Proposed Amendments to Title 5 California Code of Regulations

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 6 (DOC; 55KB; 1p.)

California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Including, but not limited to, Program Update

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 7 (DOC; 759KB; 31pp.)

Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR): California Modified Assessment Blueprints

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 8 (DOC; 55KB; 1p.)

Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR): Including, but not limited to, Program Update

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 9 (DOC; 56KB; 2pp.)

California English Language Development Test (CELDT): Program update, including but not limited to the release date of scores for 2005-06

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 10 (DOC; 53KB; 1p.)

Physical Fitness Test (PFT): including but not limited to PFT program update.

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 11 (DOC; 67KB; 2pp.)

Update on issues related to California’s implementation of No Child Left Behind and other federal programs

ACTION
INFORMATION

 

ITEM 12 (DOC; 88KB; 8pp.)

Proposal for the Reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

ACTION
INFORMATION

 

ITEM 13 (DOC; 63KB; 3pp.)

California State Plan 1999-2007 for the Workforce Investment Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act: Extension and Updates

ACTION
INFORMATION

 

ITEM 14 (DOC; 124KB; 11pp.)

Community-Based English Tutoring Program: Approve Commencement of the Rulemaking Process for the Amendment of California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 11315 and the Addition of Section 11315.5

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 15 (DOC; 120KB; 9pp.)

Legislative update, including, but not limited to information on legislation from the 2007-08 legislative session.

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 16 (DOC; 60KB; 2pp.)

Appeal of the Findings of the Ventura County Committee on School District Organization Pursuant to Education Code Section 35711 in the Matter of the Proposed Formation of a Camarillo Unified School District

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 17 (DOC; 206KB; 23pp.)

Appeal by Chief Petitioner from a decision of the Sonoma County Committee on School District Organization to deny a petition to transfer territory from the Bellevue Union Elementary School District and Santa Rosa High School District to the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District in Sonoma County

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 18 (DOC; 207KB; 22pp.)

Appeal by the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District from a decision of the Sonoma County Committee on School District Organization to deny a petition to transfer territory from the Bellevue Union Elementary School District and the Santa Rosa High School District to the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District in Sonoma County

ACTION
INFORMATION

***PUBLIC HEARINGS***

Public Hearings on the following agenda items will commence no earlier than 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2007. The Public Hearings will be held as close to 2:00 p.m. as the business of the State Board permits.

ITEM 19 (DOC; 559KB; 68pp.)

Environmental Effect of the Proposed Unification of the Grant Joint Union High School District with the Del Paso Heights School District, the North Sacramento School District, and the Rio Linda Union School District in Sacramento County

ACTION INFORMATION
PUBLIC HEARING

 

ITEM 20 (DOC; 221KB; 19pp.)

Proposed Unification of the Grant Joint Union High School District with the Del Paso Heights School District, the North Sacramento School District, and the Rio Linda Union School District in Sacramento County

ACTION INFORMATION
PUBLIC HEARING

***END OF PUBLIC HEARINGS***

ITEM 21 (DOC; 346KB; 43pp.)

San Ramon Valley Unified School District Request to be a Single District Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 22 (DOC; 232KB; 44pp.)

Nonpublic School and Agency Certification: Adopt Proposed Regulations for Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, Sections 3001 et seq.

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 23 (DOC; 307KB; 3pp.)

High Priority Schools Grant Program: Approve Applications and Action Plans from Cohort 2 Schools

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 24 (DOC; 58KB; 2pp.)

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Approve Local Educational Agency Plans, Title 1, Section 1112

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 25 (DOC; 89KB; 3pp.)

Consolidated Applications 2006-07: Approval

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 26 (DOC; 687KB; 50pp.)

California Technology Assistance Project Grants and Statewide Education Technology Services Contracts: Including, but not limited to, approval of the 2005-2006 California Technology Assistance Project Statewide Evaluation Report for the period of July 1, 2005, to June 30, 2006 and approval of funding for the 11 California Technology Assistance Project lead agencies for the period of July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 27 (DOC; 169KB; 9pp.)

The Administrator Training Program, Assembly Bill 430 (Chapter 364, Statutes of 2005): Approval of Applications for Funding from Local Educational Agencies

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 28 (DOC; 172KB; 4pp.)

Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program, Assembly Bill 466 (Chapter 737, Statutes of 2001): Approve Reimbursement Requests from Local Educational Agencies

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 29 (DOC; 84KB; 4pp.)

Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program and High Priority Schools Grant Program (HPSGP): School Assistance and Intervention Team: Request to Rescind State-monitoring Status for One HPSGP School

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 30 (DOC; 75KB; 4pp.)

Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program and High Priority Schools Grant Program (HPSGP): School Assistance and Intervention Team: Request to Approve an Amended Expenditure Plan for One HPSGP School

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 31 (DOC; 53KB; 2pp.)

2008 Reading/Language Arts/English Language Development Primary Adoption: Approval of the Adoption Timeline

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 32 (DOC; 67KB; 2pp.)

Adoption of Instructional Materials: Revision of Schedule as Required by Assembly Bill 2722

ACTION
INFORMATION

 

ITEM 33 (DOC; 121KB; 4pp.)

2007 Mathematics Primary Adoption: Approval of Revised Timeline

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 34 (DOC; 80KB; 2pp.)

Chief Business Officer Training Program – Approve Training Candidates

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 35 (DOC; 119KB; 6pp.)

Charter Schools: Determination of Funding Requests for 2006-07 (and beyond) for Non-classroom-based Charter Schools

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 36 (DOC; 74KB; 4pp.)

Assignment of Numbers for Charter School Petitions

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ADJOURNMENT OF DAY’S SESSION

 

Thursday, March 8, 2007 – 8:00 a.m.± Pacific Standard Time (Upon adjournment of Closed Session if held)

California Department of Education, 1430 N Street, Room 1101, Sacramento, California

Call to Order

Salute to the Flag

REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT (unless presented on the preceding day)

ITEMS DEFERRED FROM PRECEDING DAY

Any matters deferred from the previous day’s session may be considered.

CLOSED SESSION

NOTE: Items not heard or completed on March 7, 2007, may be carried over to
March 8, 2007.

 

ITEM 37 (DOC; 69KB; 3pp.)

2007 Mathematics Primary Adoption of Instructional Materials: Appointment of Instructional Materials Advisory Panel Members and Content Review Panel Experts (Cohort 3)

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 38 (DOC; 67KB; 2pp.)

2008 Reading/Language Arts/English Language Development Primary Adoption: Content Review Panel and Instructional Materials Advisory Panel Applications Template

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 39 (DOC; 399KB; 2pp.)

2005 History–Social Science: Deletion of Picture of Guru Nanak from the State Board-Adopted History–Social Science Program, Oxford History-Social Science Program for California

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 40 (DOC; 87KB; 3pp.)

State Board of Education-Approved Charter Schools: Update

ACTION INFORMATION

***PUBLIC HEARINGS***

Public Hearings on the following agenda items will commence no earlier than 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2007. The Public Hearings will be held as close to 10:00 a.m. as the business of the State Board permits.

ITEM 41 (DOC; 908KB; 99pp.)

Petition by the Aim High Community Charter School to Establish a Charter School under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Hold Public Hearing and Approve

ACTION INFORMATION

 

ITEM 42 (DOC; 512KB; 65pp.)

Appeal by the Rehoboth Charter Academy for Renewal by the State Board of Education: Hold Public Hearing and Take Action

ACTION INFORMATION
PUBLIC HEARING

***END OF PUBLIC HEARINGS***

ITEM 43 (DOC; 189KB; 34pp.)

Facilities for Charter Schools (Proposition 39): Adopt or Amend Proposed Title 5 Regulations

ACTION INFORMATION

 

WAIVER REQUEST CONSENT MATTERS

The following agenda items include waivers and other administrative matters that California Department of Education (CDE) staff identified as having no opposition and presenting no new or unusual issues requiring the State Board’s attention.

ADULT EDUCATION STATE BLOCK ENTITLEMENT

ITEM WC-1 (DOC; 77KB; 4pp.)

Request by Grossmont Union High School District (UHSD) to waive Education Code (EC) Section 52522(b) to increase from 5 percent to 7 percent the proportion of their adult education state block entitlement that may be used to implement approved Adult Education Innovation and Alternative Instructional Delivery Programs.

Waiver Number: 8-12-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL)

ACTION

 

ITEM WC-2 (DOC; 76KB; 4pp.)

Request by Metropolitan Education District to waive Education Code (EC) Section 52522(b) to increase from 5 percent to 7 percent the proportion of their adult education state block entitlement that may be used to implement approved Adult Education Innovation and Alternative Instructional Delivery Programs.

Waiver Number: 7-12-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL)

ACTION

 

ITEM WC-3 (DOC; 77KB; 4pp.)

Request by Riverside Unified School District (USD) to waive Education Code (EC) Section 52522(b) to increase from 5 percent to 7 percent the proportion of their adult education state block entitlement that may be used to implement approved Adult Education Innovation and Alternative Instructional Delivery Programs.

Waiver Number: 9-12-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL)

ACTION

CARL D. PERKINS VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION ACT

ITEM WC-4 (DOC; 67KB; 2pp.)

Request by Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District for a renewal waiver of Section 131(d)(1) of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-332).

Waiver Number: Fed-29-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL)

ACTION

 

ITEM WC-5 (DOC; 67KB; 2pp.)

Request by Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District for a renewal waiver of Section 131(d)(1) of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-332)

Waiver Number: Fed-30-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL)

ACTION

SAFE AND DRUG FREE

ITEM WC-6 (DOC; 69KB; 2pp.)

Request by Fillmore Unified School District to waive No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB); Title IV, Part A, Section 4115 (a)(1)(c) to use Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities funds to support the cost of The Great Body Shopa Comprehensive Health, Substance Abuse, Violence Prevention Program.

Waiver Number: Fed-28-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

ACTION

 

ITEM WC-7 (DOC; 66KB; 2pp.)

Request by Sierra Sands Unified School District to waive No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB); Title IV, Part A, Section 4115 (a)(1)(c) to use Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities funds to support the cost of The Great Body Shop, a Comprehensive Health, Substance Abuse, Violence Prevention Program prekindergarten to eighth grade.

Waiver Number: Fed-1-2007

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

ACTION

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL

ITEM WC-8 (DOC; 60KB; 2pp.)

Request by Sausalito Marin City School District under the authority of Education Code (EC) Section 52863 for a waiver of EC Section 52852, allowing one joint school site council to function for two small schools, Bayside Elementary School and Martin Luther King Jr. Academy Middle School.

Waiver Number: 17-11-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL)

ACTION

SUMMER SCHOOL MEAL

ITEM WC-9 (DOC; 75KB; 3pp.)

Request by Summerville Union High School District to waive Education Code (EC) Section 49550, the State Meal Mandate during the Summer School Session.

Waiver Number: 7-1-2007

(Recommended for APPROVAL)

ACTION

 

NON-CONSENT (ACTION)

The following agenda items include waivers and other administrative matters that CDE staff has identified as having opposition, being recommended for denial, or presenting new or unusual issues that should be considered by the State Board. On a case by case basis public testimony may be considered regarding the item, subject to the limits set by the Board President or the President’s designee; and action different from that recommended by CDE staff may be taken.

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE INDEX

ITEM W-1 (DOC; 64KB; 3pp.)

Palo Verde Union Elementary School District (UESD) Academic Performance Index (API) Waiver. Specifically, the district requests waiver of a portion of California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 5, Section 1032(d)(1) & (6) to allow Palo Verde Elementary School to be given a valid API for the 2006 year despite “adult testing irregularities”(California Standards Test English-language arts for 32 fourth-grade students) of 8.1 percent.

Waiver Number: 4-11-2006

(Recommended for DENIAL)

ACTION

 

BOND INDEBTEDNESS

ITEM W-2 (DOC; 71KB; 3pp.)

Request by Los Gatos School District to waive Education Code (EC) Section 15102, to allow the district to exceed its bonding limit of 1.25 percent of the taxable assessed value of property. (Requesting 1.26 percent)

Waiver Number: 17-1-2007

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

ACTION

CHARTER SCHOOL

ITEM W-3 (DOC; 76KB; 3pp.)

Request by the Hawthorne School District, a district serving kindergarten through grade eight, to waive Education Code sections 47605(a)(6) to allow the district to renew the charter of the Hawthorne Mathematics and Science Academy, a school serving grades nine through 12.

Waiver Number: 5-12-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL)

ACTION

CHARTER SCHOOLS – RENEWAL TERM

ITEM W-4 (DOC; 73KB; 3pp.)

Request by the Tehama County Department of Education to waive a portion of Education Code (EC) Section 47607(a) to allow the Tehama County Board of Education to reduce the charter school’s renewal term from five years to three years (Sacramento River Discovery Charter School).
Waiver Number: 29-1-2007

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

ACTION

COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL

ITEM W-5
(DOC; 69KB; 3pp.)

Request by Shandon Joint Unified School District for a waiver of portions of Education Code (EC) sections 48660 and 48916.1(d) to permit a community day school (CDS) established to serve students in grades 7-12 to also serve 6th grade students.
Waiver Number: 24-1-2007

(Recommended for APPROVAL)

ACTION

 

ITEM W-6 (DOC; 69KB; 3pp.)

Request by Pleasanton Unified School District for a waiver of Education Code (EC) Section 48661(a) relating to the placement of a community day school on the same site as a continuation high school (Village Continuation High School).
Waiver Number: 1-2-2007

(Recommended for APPROVAL)

ACTION

COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION

ITEM W-7 (DOC; 69KB; 3pp.)

Request by Mendocino County Office of Education to waive Education Code (EC) Section 1006(a) regarding the prohibition against electing a school district employee as a member of the county board of education.
Waiver Number 13-12-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

ACTION

DISTRICT REORGANIZATION

ITEM W-8 (DOC; 68KB; 3pp.)

Request by the Riverside and San Bernardino County Offices of Education for a waiver of portions of Education Code (EC) Section 35706 regarding the 120-day timelines between the first public hearing and approval or disapproval of the petition by the Riverside County Committee on School District Reorganization. This is a contested transfer of acreage from Beaumont Unified School District to Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District.
Waiver Number: 6-1-2007 and 10-1-2007

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

ACTION

GRADE NINE CLASS SIZE REDUCTION

ITEM W-9 (DOC; 74KB; 3pp.)

Request by Petaluma Joint Union High School District to waive Education Code (EC) Sections 52084(a)(c) and 52086(a), Grade Nine Class Size Reduction Program (Morgan-Hart) the requirement for a 20:1 student-teacher ratio so that the district may provide a 23 to 1 ratio across three core courses--English, math and science with no more than 24 in any one class.

Waiver Number: 16-12-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

ACTION

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FUNDING REALIGNMENT PROGRAM (IMFRP)

ITEM W-10 (DOC; 67KB; 3pp.)

Petition request under Education Code (EC) sections 60421(d) and 60200(g) by Glendale Unified School District to purchase specified non-adopted instructional materials (Everyday Mathematics, Grades K-6) using Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program (IMFRP) monies.

Waiver Number: 21-11-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

ACTION

INSTRUCTIONAL TIME PENALTY

ITEM W-11
(DOC; 66KB; 3pp.)

Request by Richland School District to waive Education Code (EC) Section 46201(d), the Longer Day Incentive Program requirement penalty for offering less instructional time in the 2005-2006 fiscal year than the minimum requirements set in 1986-87 fiscal year at Redwood Elementary School in the morning kindergarten class (shortfall of 110) and in the afternoon kindergarten class (shortfall of 150 minutes).

Waiver Number: 21-8-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

ACTION

 

ITEM W-12 (DOC; 67KB; 3pp.)

Request by Upland Unified School District to waive Education Code (EC) Section 46201(d), the Longer Day Incentive Program audit penalty for offering less instructional time in the 2005-2006 fiscal year than the minimum requirements set in 1986-1987 fiscal year at Magnolia Elementary in kindergarten (shortfall of 125 minutes), Sierra Vista Elementary grades 4-6 (shortfall of 45 minutes.

Waiver Number: 10-12-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

ACTION

PERSONNEL COMMISSION FUNCTIONS

ITEM W-13 (DOC; 78KB; 4pp.)

Request by San Bernardino City Unified School District to waive portions of Education Code (EC) sections 45272(a) and 45310, relating to the responsibilities of the Personnel Commission and its Directors. Since these persons have not performed their mandated duties regarding filling vacancies in the classified services classification, the district is requesting this waiver so they can hire and pay classified employees using a designated district official, pending other resolution of the problem.

Waiver Number: 11-10-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

ACTION

RESOURCE SPECIALIST CASELOAD

ITEM W-14 (DOC; 63KB; 2pp.)

Request by West Park Elementary School District to waive Education Code (EC) Section 56362 (c), allowing the caseload of the resource specialist to exceed the maximum caseload of 28 students by no more than 4 students (32 maximum). Susan Schneider at West Park Elementary.

Waiver Number: 12-12-2006

Recommended for APPROVAL)

ACTION

SALE/LEASE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY

ITEM W-15 (DOC; 70KB; 3pp.)

Request by Fountain Valley School District to waive portions of Education Code (EC) sections 17466, 17472, 17473,17474 and 17475, specific provisions for Sale/Lease of Surplus Property. Approval of the waiver would allow the District to sell two pieces of property using a broker and a “request for proposal” process, thereby maximizing the proceeds from the sale. The District properties for which the waiver is requested are the Lamb Property and the Wardlow Property, both located in Huntington Beach.

Waiver Number: 10-11-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

ACTION

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL

ITEM W-16 (DOC; 62KB; 2pp.)

Request by Lindsay Unified School District under the authority of Education Code (EC) 52863 for a waiver of EC Section 52852, to allow a reduction in the number and type of members required for a school site council (SSC) for a small continuation high school (Cairns Continuation High School.

Waiver Number: 11-12-2006

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

ACTION

STATE TESTING

ITEM W-17 (DOC; 61KB; 2pp.)

Request by sixteen local educational agencies (LEA) to waive the State Testing Apportionment Information Report deadline of December 31st in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 5, Section 11517.5(b)(1)(A) regarding the California English Language Development Test (CELDT), or CCR Title 5, Section 1225(b)(2)(A) regarding the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), or CCR, Title 5, Section 862(c)(2)(A) regarding the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR).

Waiver Numbers: see attached list for specific school districts

(Recommended for APPROVAL)

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