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September 2020 IQC Minutes

State of California
Gavin Newsom, Governor

Instructional Quality Commission
An advisory body to the California State Board of Education

 

FINAL MINUTES OF MEETING: September 16, 2020

(Commission approved on November 18, 2020)


Report of Action
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Instructional Quality Commissioners Present:
  • Jose Iniguez, Chair
  • Yolanda Muñoz, Vice Chair
  • Cristina Andre
  • Mariana Astorga-Almanza
  • Christine Chapman
  • Deborah Costa Hernández
  • Shay Fairchild
  • Linsey Gotanda
  • Lily Jarvis
  • David Phanthai
  • Alma-Delia Renteria
  • Manuel Rustin
  • Julie Tonkovich
  • Pamela Williamson
  • Student member Maya Howard
  • Assemblymember Shirley Weber
  • Senator Ben Allen
Executive Director:
  • Shanine Coats
State Board of Education Liaison Present:
  • Patricia Rucker
  • Ilene Straus


Please note that the complete proceedings of the September 16, 2020, Instructional Quality Commission (Commission or IQC) meeting, including closed-captioning, are available on the IQC 2020 Public Meeting Notices, Agendas, Minutes, Webcasts web page..

  1. Full Instructional Quality Commission (Commission or IQC)
    1. Call to Order
      IQC Chair Iniguez called the meeting to order at approximately 10 a.m. State Board of Education Vice President Ilene Straus swore in student member, Maya Howard.

    2. Salute to the Flag
      Executive Director Coats led the salute to the flag.

    3. Overview of Agenda
      IQC Chair Iniguez reviewed the agenda and public comment guidelines.

    4. Election of Executive Committee Member
      IQC Chair Iniguez turned the gavel over to Executive Director Coats to conduct the election. Executive Director Coats opened the nominations for the Executive Committee Member. IQC Chair Iniguez nominated Commissioner Fairchild. Commissioner Williamson nominated Commissioner Chapman. Commissioner Rustin nominated Commissioner Renteria. A roll call vote was taken. Commissioner Fairchild was elected 2020 Executive Committee member by a unanimous roll call vote of the members present (17–0). Executive Director Coats turned the gavel over to IQC Chair Iniguez.

    5. Approval of Minutes for the August 13, 2020, Commission Meeting (Action)
      ACTION: Commissioner Muñoz moved to approve the August 13, 2020, Commission meeting minutes. Commissioner Fairchild seconded the motion. There was no discussion or public comment. A roll call vote was taken. The motion was approved by a roll call vote of the members present (16–0–1). Student member Howard abstained.

    6. Report of the Chair
      IQC Chair Iniguez gave a report.

    7. Executive Director’s Report
      Executive Director Coats gave a report.

    8. Report for the State Board of Education (SBE)
      SBE liaisons Patricia Rucker and Ilene Straus reported on the activities of SBE.

  2. Executive Committee
    1. Assignment of Student Member to Subject Matter Committee
      IQC Chair Iniguez and the Executive Committee appointed Student Member Howard to the Health and History–Social Science Subject Matter Committees.

    2. Public Comment: None

  3. English Language Arts/English Language Development (ELA/ELD) Subject Matter Committee (SMC)
    1. State Literacy Plan (Information/Action)

      1. Review Draft State Literacy Plan (Information)
        Educator Excellence and Equity Division (EEED) Director Barbara Murchison presented the draft State Literacy Plan to the Commission.

      2. Public Comment on the Draft State Literacy Plan
        ELA/ELD SMC Chair Phanthai invited public comment; however, there was none.

      3. Approval of the Draft State Literacy Plan for the Public Review and Comment Period (Action)
        ELA/ELD SMC Chair Phanthai led a discussion on the draft State Literacy Plan. The SMC made minor edits to the draft plan.

        ACTION 1: Commissioner Andre moved to recommend to the full Commission that the draft State Literacy Plan be posted for a public review and comment period with the changes that were agreed upon. Commissioner Jarvis seconded the motion. There was no further discussion. The motion was approved by a unanimous vote of the members present (2–0). Commissioner Andre was not present for the vote due to technical difficulties.

        ACTION 2: Commissioner Jarvis moved to ask the full Commission to delegate to the IQC Chair and the ELA/ELD SMC Chair the review and approval of the agreed-upon changes to the draft State Literacy Plan as well as any minor edits identified by EEED staff (e.g., grammar, punctuation, word order, etc.) before the draft is posted for public review and comment. IQC Chair Iniguez seconded the motion. There was no further discussion. The motion was approved by a unanimous vote of the members present (3–0). Commissioner Andre was not present for the vote due to technical difficulties.

      4. Approval of the Online Survey for the Public Review and Comment Period (Action)
        ELA/ELD SMC Chair Phanthai led a discussion on the Online Survey.

        ACTION: Commissioner Jarvis moved to recommend that the full Commission approve the survey questions for the online survey that will be posted along with the draft State Literacy Plan. Commissioner Andre seconded the motion. There was no further discussion. There was no public comment. The motion was approved by a unanimous vote of the members present (3–0).

  4. Full Commission Reconvenes
    1. Reports/Actions from Subcommittees

      English Language Arts/English Language Development Subject Matter Committee

      1. Approve the Draft State Literacy Plan for the Public Review and Comment Period (Action)

        ACTION 1: SMC Chair Phanthai moved that the full Commission approve that the draft State Literacy Plan be posted for a public review and comment period with the changes recommended by the Committee. Commissioner Williamson seconded the motion. There was no public comment. There was no additional discussion. The motion was approved by a unanimous vote of the members present (16–0). Vice Chair Muñoz was not present for the vote due to technical difficulties.

        ACTION 2: SMC Chair Phanthai moved that the full Commission delegate the IQC Chair and the ELA/ELD SMC Chair to review the agreed-upon changes to the draft State Literacy Plan, as well as any minor edits identified by Educator Excellence and Equity Division staff (e.g., grammar, punctuation, word order, etc.), before the draft is posted for public review and comment. Commissioner Fairchild seconded the motion. There was no public comment. There was no additional discussion. The motion was approved by a unanimous vote of the members present (17–0).

      2. Approval of the Online Survey for Review and Comment Period (Action)
        The full Commission discussed and made a minor revision to the Online Survey.

        ACTION 1: SMC Chair Phanthai moved that the IQC approve the draft State Literacy Plan Online Survey for the Public Review and Comment Period. Commissioner Williamson seconded the motion. There was no public comment. There was no additional discussion. The motion was approved by a unanimous vote of the members present (17–0).

    2. Commissioner Acknowledgements
      This was the last meeting for IQC Chair Iniguez, with his term on the Commission ending September 13, 2020. Commissioners acknowledged his work while on the Commission. IQC Chair Iniguez also shared some parting words and reflected on his time on the Commission.

    3. Adjournment of Meeting
      IQC Chair Iniguez adjourned the meeting at approximately 12:25 p.m.
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
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