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November 17, 2021 IQC Final Minutes

State of California
Gavin Newsom, Governor

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


Final Minutes of Meeting: November 17, 2021

(Commission approved on January 20, 2022)

Report of Action
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Instructional Quality Commissioners Present:
  • Manuel Rustin, Chair
  • Deborah Costa-Hernández, Vice Chair
  • Cristina Andre
  • Mariana Astorga-Almanza
  • Christine Chapman
  • Shay Fairchild
  • Anita Friedman
  • Linsey Gotanda
  • Lily Jarvis
  • Yolanda Muñoz
  • David Phanthai
  • Danae Popovich
  • Alma-Delia Renteria
  • Pamela Williamson
  • Kimberly Young
  • Student Member Julianna Garcia
Commissioners Absent:
  • Assemblymember James Ramos
  • Senator Ben Allen
Interim Executive Director:
  • Mike Torres
State Board of Education Liaisons Present:
  • Patricia Rucker
  • Ilene Straus

Please note that the complete proceedings of the November 17, 2021, Instructional Quality Commission (Commission or IQC) meeting, including closed-captioning, are available on the IQC 2021 Public Meeting Notices, Agendas, Minutes, Webcasts web page.

  1. Full Instructional Quality Commission

    1. Call to Order
      Commission Chair Rustin called the meeting to order at approximately 10 a.m.

    2. Salute to the Flag
      Commissioner Muñoz led the salute to the flag.

    3. Overview of Agenda
      Commission Chair Rustin gave an overview of the agenda.

    4. Approval of Minutes for the September 22–23, 2021, Commission Meeting (Action)
      ACTION: Commissioner Fairchild moved to approve the September 22–23, 2021, Commission meeting minutes. Commissioner Williamson seconded the motion. There was no discussion or public comment. The motion was approved by a roll call vote of the members present (15–0). Commissioner Costa-Hernández abstained from the vote. Assemblymember Ramos and Senator Allen were absent from the meeting.

    5. Report of the Chair
      Commission Chair Rustin gave a report.

    6. Executive Director’s Report
      Interim Executive Director Mike Torres gave a report.

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

    8. California Dyslexia Initiative Presentation (Information)
      The Commission received a presentation from staff on the California Dyslexia Initiative.

    9. Plan January 19, 2022, New Commissioner Orientation (Discussion)
      The Commission discussed the upcoming January 2022 new Commissioner orientation.

    10. Commissioner Acknowledgments
      This was the last meeting for Commissioners Chapman, Fairchild, Muñoz, and Renteria with their terms on the Commission ending. Commissioners acknowledged their work while on the Commission. Commissioners Chapman, Fairchild, Muñoz, and Renteria also shared some parting words and reflected on their time on the Commission.

    11. Adjournment of Meeting
      Commission Chair Rustin adjourned the meeting at 11:18 a.m.
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