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Instructional Quality Commission 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 20, 2023

(Commission approved on November 15, 2023)


Report of Action

Wednesday, September 20, 2023


Instructional Quality Commissioners Present:
  • Lily Jarvis, Chair
  • Mariana Astorga-Almanza
  • Charice Guerra
  • Jennifer Hicks
  • Janet Lanning
  • Neil MacGaffey
  • Alicia Raygoza
  • Niki Reina-Guerra
  • Kou Vang
  • Kimberly Young Erica Zepeda
  • Student Member Ethan Chen
Commissioners Absent:
  • Linsey Gotanda, Vice Chair
  • Cristina Andre
  • Anita Friedman
  • Marcey Winawer
  • Senator Ben Allen
  • Assemblymember James Ramos
Executive Director:
  • Mike Torres
State Board of Education Liaison Present:
  • Cynthia Glover Woods
  • Brenda Lewis

Please note that the complete proceedings of the September 20, 2023, Instructional Quality Commission (Commission or IQC) meeting, including closed-captioning, are available on the IQC 2023 Public Meeting Notices, Agendas, Minutes, Webcasts web page.

  1. Full Instructional Quality Commission

    1. Call to Order
      Commission Chair Jarvis called the meeting to order at approximately 11 a.m.

    2. Salute to the Flag
      Commission Chair Jarvis led the salute to the flag.s

    3. Administration of Oath of Office
      State Board of Education (SBE) Vice President Cynthia Glover Woods swore in student member Ethan Chen.

    4. Overview of Agenda
      Commission Chair Jarvis gave an overview of the agenda.

    5. Approval of Minutes for the March 15, 2023, Commission Meeting (Action)
      ACTION: Commissioner Guerra moved to approve the March 15, 2023, Commission meeting minutes. Commissioner Vang seconded the motion. There was no discussion or public comment. The motion was approved by a unanimous vote of the members present (12–0). Assemblymember Ramos, Senator Allen, and Commissioners Andre, Friedman, Gotanda, and Winawer were absent from the meeting.

    6. Report of the Chair
      Commission Chair Jarvis gave a report.

    7. Report of the Deputy Superintendent
      Deputy Superintendent Cheryl Cotton gave a report.

    8. Report of the Executive Director
      Executive Director Mike Torres gave a report.

    9. Report of the State Board of Education
      SBE liaisons Glover Woods and Lewis reported on the activities of the SBE.

    10. Approval of the Proposed Revised 2024 IQC Meeting Dates (Action)
      ACTION: Commissioner Young moved to approve the proposed revised 2024 IQC meeting dates. Commissioner Reina-Guerra seconded the motion. There was no discussion or public comment. The motion was approved by a unanimous vote of the members present (12–0). Assemblymember Ramos, Senator Allen, and Commissioners Andre, Friedman, Gotanda, and Winawer were absent from the meeting.

    11. Approval of Proposed Revised Guidance for Local Instructional Materials Adoptions (Action)
      The Commission received a presentation from California Department of Education staff on the proposed revised guidance for local instructional materials adoptions. The Commission had a discussion on the presentation. The discussion resulted in the Commission asking staff to incorporate suggested edits and bring the item back to the Commission at the November 15–16 IQC meeting. No further action was taken. There were three members of the public who spoke during public comment.

    12. Individual Commissioner Report
      There were no Commissioner reports.

    13. Adjournment
      Commission Chair Jarvis adjourned the meeting at approximately 12:35 p.m.
Last Reviewed: Thursday, November 16, 2023
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