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SBE Agenda for March 2024

Agenda for the California State Board of Education (SBE) meeting on March 6, 2024.

State Board Members

  • Linda Darling-Hammond, President
  • Cynthia Glover Woods, Vice President
  • Francisco Escobedo
  • Brenda Lewis
  • James J. McQuillen
  • Sharon Olken
  • Gabriela Orozco-Gonzalez
  • Kim Pattillo Brownson
  • Haydee Rodriguez
  • Alison Yoshimoto-Towery
  • Anya Ayyappan, Student Member

Secretary & Executive Officer

  • Hon. Tony Thurmond

Executive Director

  • Brooks Allen

Schedule of Meeting

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
8:30 a.m. Pacific Time ±

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Closed Session will take place at approximately 8:30 a.m. (The Public may not attend.)

Location

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California 95814
916-319-0827

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

The Closed Session (1) may commence earlier than 8:30 a.m.; (2) may begin at 8:30 a.m., be recessed, and then be reconvened later in the day; or (3) may commence later than 8:30 a.m.

CLOSED SESSION

The Closed Session may commence as necessary.

  • Cayla J. et al. v. State of California et al., Alameda County Superior Court, Case No. RG20084386
  • Cole v. Rheinschild et al., United States District Court (C.D. Cal.), Case No. 23-cv-03712
  • Emma C. et al. v. Tony Thurmond et al., United States District Court (N.D. Cal.), Case No. C-96-4179
  • Napa Valley Unified School District v. California State Board of Education et al., Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2022-80004051
  • California School Boards Association’s Education Legal Alliance v. California State Board of Education, Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2023-80004069
  • Mark S. et al. v. State of California et al., Contra Costa County Superior Court, Case No. MSN21-1755
  • Mirabelli et al. v. Olson et al., United States District Court (S.D. Cal.), Case No. 23-cv-00768
  • Olivia R. et al. v. State of California et al., Del Norte County Superior Court, Case No. CV231304
  • Patel v. Santa Clara Unified School District et al., Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case No. 20CV365010
  • S.F. et al. v. State of California et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. 22STCP04310

Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation: Under Government Code sections 11126(e), 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), 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.

ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND ARE PROVIDED FOR CONVENIENCE ONLY
ALL ITEMS MAY BE HEARD IN A DIFFERENT ORDER THAN HOW THEY ARE LISTED ON THE AGENDA ON ANY DAY OF THE NOTICED MEETING
THE ORDER OF BUSINESS MAY BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE

Time is set aside for individuals 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 or any other individual 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 at 1430 N Street, Room 5111, Sacramento, CA 95814; by telephone at 916-319-0827; by facsimile at 916-319-0175; or by email at SBE@sbe.ca.gov.

SBE MEETING LOGISTICS

Members of the public may view the meeting by live webcast which will subsequently be archived on the SBE webcast webpage.

The March 2024 SBE meeting will be held at the CDE building at the address noted above. The CDE building will be open to the public; however, capacity may be limited due to public health considerations, and members of the public are strongly encouraged to wear masks while they are in the building.

PUBLIC COMMENT GUIDELINES

Public comment may be made online, by phone, or in person.

Online

The public is highly encouraged to submit written comment to the SBE in advance for prior consideration. In order to help ensure that board members have sufficient time to review all comments, please submit comments by noon on Friday, March 1, 2024 online to SBE's Public Comments Form website.

Phone

Public comment may also be provided by dialing the phone number below and participant access code and then following the operator’s prompts. Upon dialing in, callers will be added to a caller queue. The operator will notify callers when it is their turn to provide public comment. Public comment will be limited to one minute. Members of the public wishing to dial in for public comment should view the livestream of the meeting. The number and access code will be provided at the start of public comment for each item.

  • Prior to making public comment, speakers who are watching the meeting via live webcast should make sure the volume on their computer is muted to avoid any background sounds so that their input is clearly heard.
  • Each speaker will be allotted one minute of public comment for each agenda item.
  • When the host unmutes the caller to provide public comment:
    • Participants will hear a voice announcement telling them they are unmuted.
    • Host will announce to caller when their time is up.

Please use the phone number and access code provided below:

  • Phone number: 667-770-1523
  • Participant Access Code: 651905
In Person

Public comment may also be provided in person at the SBE meeting. However, capacity may be limited due to public health considerations, and members of the public are strongly encouraged to wear masks while in the building. Individuals who wish to provide either general public comment or public comment on a specific agenda item must sign up on the public comment roster prior to the agenda item being heard. Speakers are allotted one minute of public comment for each agenda item.

CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

FULL BOARD AGENDA
Public Session

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 – 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California 95814

  • Call to Order
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications
  • Announcements
  • Special Presentations
    Public notice is hereby given that special presentations for informational purposes may take place during this session.
  • Agenda Items
  • Adjournment

AGENDA ITEMS

PLEASE NOTE: Individual speakers will be limited to one minute each for public comment for each agenda item, and should follow instructions provided above to do so remotely.

Item 01 (DOCX)

Subject: STATE BOARD PROJECTS AND PRIORITIES.

Including, but not limited to, future meeting plans; agenda items; and officer nominations and/or elections; State Board appointments and direction to staff; declaratory and commendatory resolutions; Bylaw review and revision; Board policy; approval of minutes; Board President and liaison reports; training of Board members; and other matters of interest.

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 02 (DOCX)

Subject: Update on the Implementation of the Integrated Local, State, and Federal Accountability and Continuous Improvement System: Review of the 2023 California School Dashboard and 2022–23 Data Release and 2024 Accountability Workplan.

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 03 (DOCX)

Subject: Developing an Integrated Local, State, and Federal Accountability and Continuous Improvement System: Update Regarding Exploring the Feasibility of Adding a Subset of Standardized Questions for Inclusion in School Climate Surveys for Reporting Results in the Local Indicator Self-Reflection Tool for Priority 6: School Climate.

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 04 (DOCX)

Subject: Approval of the Unified Strategic Workforce Development Plan 2024–27.

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 05 (DOCX)

Subject: Approval of Charter School Numbers Assigned to Newly Established Charter Schools.

Type of Action: Action, Information, Consent


Item 06 (DOCX)

Subject: California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Regulations—Approve the Finding of Emergency and Proposed Emergency Regulations for Proposed Amendments to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 855.

Type of Action: Action, Information, Consent


Item 07 (DOCX)

Subject: California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Regulations—Approve Commencement of a 45-Day Public Comment Period for Proposed Amendments to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 855.

Type of Action: Action, Information, Consent


Item 08 (DOCX)

Subject: Revision of the Bylaws of the Instructional Quality Commission

Type of Action: Action, Information, Consent


Item 09 (DOCX)

Subject: School Nutrition Programs: Approve Commencement of a 45-Day Public Comment Period for Proposed Amendments to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 4610, 15510 15551, 15556, 15562, 15564, 15565, 15575, 15576, 15577 and 15578, the Addition of Section 15560, and the Repeal of Sections 15530, 15531, 15532, 15533, 15534, 15535, and 15563.

Type of Action: Action, Information, Consent


Item 10 (DOCX)

Subject: Approval of the Fiscal Year 2023–24 Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Allocations Round 9B.

Type of Action: Action, Information, Consent


Item 11 (DOCX)

Subject: Approval of 2023–24 Consolidated Applications.

Type of Action: Action, Information, Consent


Item 12 (DOCX)

Subject: State Educational Agency Approval of the 2023–24 Local Educational Agency Comprehensive Support and Improvement Plans Authorized Under the Every Student Succeeds Act Section 1111(d).

Type of Action: Action, Information, Consent


Item 13 (DOCX)

Subject: Update to “Guidelines for Piloting Textbooks and Instructional Materials” and document name change to “Guidance for Local Instructional Materials Adoptions.”

Type of Action: Action, Information


Item 14 (DOCX)

Subject: Reading Difficulties Risk Screener Selection Panel (RDRSSP): Update from Dr. Young-Suk Kim, Chair, and Consideration of Proposed Review Elements and Evaluation Criteria.

Type of Action: Information


WAIVERS / ACTION AND CONSENT ITEMS

The following agenda items include waivers that are proposed for consent and those waivers scheduled for separate action because CDE staff may have recommended denial or determined that they may present new or unusual issues. Waivers proposed for consent are so indicated on each waiver’s agenda item; however, any board member may remove a waiver from proposed consent and the item may be heard individually. Action different from that recommended by CDE staff may be taken.

SCHOOLSITE COUNCIL STATUTE (Number and Composition of Members)

Item W-01 (DOCX)

Subject: Request by Hilmar Unified School District under the authority of California Education Code Section 65001(e) for waivers of Education Code sections 65000 and 65001, relating to Schoolsite Council regarding changes in shared, composition, or shared and composition members.

Waiver Number: 3-11-2023

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)


SALE OR LEASE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY (Sale of Surplus Property)

Item W-02 (DOCX)

Subject: Request by Fremont Unified School District to waive California Education Code sections specific to statutory provisions for the sale or lease of surplus property.

Waiver Number: 6-11-2023

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)


SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION (Elimination of Election Requirement)

Item W-03 (DOCX)

Subject: Request by Needles Unified School District to waive portions of California Education Code Sections 5019 and 5020, which require a districtwide election to reduce the number of governing board members from seven to five.

Waiver Number: 5-10-2023

(Recommended for APPROVAL)


SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION (60 day Requirement to Fill Board Vacancy)

Item W-04 (DOCX)

Subject: Request by Vallecitos Elementary School District to waive portions of California Education Code section 5091, which requires the board of trustees to make an appointment to fill a vacant board position within 60 days of the position becoming vacant.

Waiver Number: 14-5-2023

(Recommended for APPROVAL)


COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOLS (CDS) (Collocate Facilities and Commingle Grade Levels)

Item W-05 (DOCX)

Subject: Request by the Snowline Joint Unified School District for a retroactive renewal waiver of portions of California Education Code Section 48660 to permit a community day school to serve students in grade six with students in grades seven through twelve but no grade lower than grade six, and portions of California Education Code Section 48661(a), to permit the collocation of the Eagle Summit Community Day School on the same site as the Chaparral High School, a continuation high school.

Waiver Number: 7-11-2023

(Recommended for APPROVAL WITH CONDITIONS)

END OF WAIVERS


Item 15 (DOCX)

Subject: GENERAL 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.

Type of Action: Information

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING


This agenda is posted on the State Board of Education’s website. For more information concerning this agenda, please contact the State Board of Education at 1430 N Street, Room 5111, Sacramento, CA, 95814; telephone 916-319-0827; and facsimile 916-319-0175.

Members of the public wishing to send written comments about an agenda item to the board are encouraged to submit a public comment online to the State Board of Education's Public Comments website by no later than 12 Noon on Friday, March 1, 2024. Additional opportunities to provide public comment during the meeting are detailed under SBE Meeting Logistics.

Questions: State Board of Education | SBE@sbe.ca.gov | 916-319-0827 
Last Reviewed: Friday, February 23, 2024
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