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ACCS Final Meeting Notes for February 13, 2017

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) final meeting notes for February 13, 2017.

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools

An Advisory Body to the State Board of Education

Final Meeting Notes

Monday, February 13, 2017

Meeting Locations

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, CA, 95814-5901
Contact Person: Makenna Huey
Phone: 916-322-6029

Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District
Fresno County Office of Education
1310 Stroud Avenue
Kingsburg, CA, 93631
Contact Person: Diana Snyder
Phone: 559-897-2331

North Valley Military Institute
12105 Allegheny Street
Sun Valley, CA 91352
Contact Person: Dr. Mark Ryan
Phone: 323-217-4481

O'Halloran Residence
340 Lynd Way
Dixon, CA, 95620
Contact Person: Caitlin O'Halloran
Phone: 707-301-7279

Trish B. Williams
11430 Caminito Armida
San Diego, CA 92131
Contact Person: Trish B. Williams
Phone: 408-835-1881

Wildlife Associates
1794 Higgins Canyon Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Contact Person: Bruce Holladay
Phone: 650-712-0800

Commission Members

  • Brian Bauer
  • Cindy S. Chan1
  • Ari Engelberg
  • Jon Gundry
  • Atyani Howard (Absent)
  • Caitlin O'Halloran
  • Dr. Mark Ryan
  • Dr. Wesley Sever
  • Curtis L. Washington

1 Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

State Board of Education Liaison Members

  • Bruce Holaday
  • Trish B. Williams

Principal Staff

  • Bill Fong, Education Fiscal Services Consultant, California Department of Education (CDE)
  • Carolyn Pfister, Education Programs Consultant, State Board of Education (SBE)
Call to Order

Chair Bauer called the meeting to order at approximately 10 a.m.

Salute to the Flag
Review and Adoption of Meeting Minutes

Action: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, and Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Commissioner Ryan moved approval of minutes.

Commissioner Washington seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Commissioners Bauer, Chan, Engelberg, O'Halloran, Ryan, Sever, and Washinton
No votes: None
Members absent: Commisioner Howard
Abstentions: Commissioner Gundry

The motion passed with seven votes and one abstention.

AGENDA ITEMS

ITEM 01

Subject: Consideration of Retroactive Requests for Determination of Funding as Required for Nonclassroom-based Charter Schools Pursuant to California Education Code Sections 47612.5 and 47634.2, and Associated California Code of Regulations, Title 5.

CDE Recommendation: The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE approve the determination of funding requests for the percentages and periods specified for the nonclassroom-based charter schools provided in Attachment 1.

Action: Commissioner Ryan moved recommendation to the SBE of the CDE staff recommendation.

Commissioner Engelberg seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Commissioners Bauer, Chan, Engelberg, Gundry, O'Halloran, Ryan, Sever, and Washington
No votes: None
Members absent: Commissioner Howard
Abstentions: None

The motion passed unanimously.


ITEM 02

Subject: Consideration of a Retroactive Request for Determination of Funding with "Reasonable Basis"/Mitigating Circumstances as Required for a Nonclassroom-based Charter School Pursuant to California Education Code Sections 47612.5 and 47634.2, and Associated California Code of Regulations, Title 5.

CDE Recommendation: The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE deny River Valley Charter's mitigating circumstances request and approve a determination of funding of 85 percent for two years, fiscal years 2016–17 through 2017–18, as provided in Attachment 1.

Action: Commissioner Sever moved recommendation to the SBE that the SBE accept River Valley Charter's mitigating circumstances request and approve 100 percent funding for the period specified in Attachment 1.

Commissioner O'Halloran seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Commissioners Engelberg, O'Halloran, Ryan, Sever, and Washington
No votes: Commissioners Bauer, Chan, and Gundry
Members absent: Commissioner Howard
Abstentions: None

The motion passed by a vote of five to three.


ITEM 03

Subject: Consideration of Requests for Determination of Funding as Required for Nonclassroom-based Charter Schools Pursuant to California Education Code Sections 47612.5 and 47634.2, and Associated California Code of Regulations, Title 5.

CDE Recommendation: The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE approve the determination of funding and period specified for the nonclassroom-based charter schools as provided in Attachment 1.

Action: Commissioner Ryan moved recommendation to the SBE of the CDE staff recommendation.

Commissioner Engelberg seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Commissioners Bauer, Chan, Engelberg, Gundry, O'Halloran, Ryan, Sever, and Washington
No votes: None
Members absent: Commissioner Howard
Abstentions: None

The motion passed unanimously.


ITEM 04

Subject: Consideration of a Request for Determination of Funding with "Reasonable Basis"/Mitigating Circumstances as Required for a Nonclassroom-based Charter School Pursuant to California Education Code Sections 47612.5 and 47634.2, and Associated California Code of Regulations, Title 5.

CDE Recommendation: The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE approve the mitigating circumstances request for Escalon Charter Academy and approve the determination of funding and period specified as provided in Attachment 1.

Action: Commissioner Engelberg moved recommendation to the SBE of the CDE staff recommendation.

Commissioner Sever seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Commissioners Bauer, Chan, Engelberg, Gundry, O'Halloran, Ryan, Sever, and Washington
No votes: None
Members absent: Commissioner Howard
Abstentions: None

The motion passed unanimously.


Adjournment of Meeting

Chair Bauer adjourned the meeting at approximately 11:08 a.m.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 30, 2021
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