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ACCS Final Meeting Notes for April 5, 2016

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) final meeting notes for April 5, 2016.

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools

An Advisory Body to the State Board of Education

Final Meeting Notes

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901

Commission Members

  • Brian Bauer, Chair
  • Cindy S. Chan*
  • Dr. Arturo Delgado
  • Ari Engelberg
  • Atyani Howard (Absent)
  • Caitlin O’Halloran
  • Dr. Mark Ryan
  • Dr. Wesley Sever
  • Curtis L. Washington

*Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

State Board of Education (SBE) Liaison Members

  • Bruce Holaday (Absent)
  • Trish Williams

Principal Staff

  • Judie Hall, Education Administrator I, California Department of Education (CDE)
  • Bill Fong, Education Fiscal Services Consultant, CDE
  • Carrie Lopes, Education Programs Consultant, CDE
  • Robin Lund, Education Programs Consultant, CDE
  • Judy Cias, Chief Counsel, SBE
  • Carolyn Pfister, Education Programs Consultant, SBE
Call to Order
  • Chair Bauer called the meeting to order at approximately 9:40 a.m.
  • Salute to the Flag

GENERAL BUSINESS

Review and Adoption of Meeting Minutes

Action: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Commissioner Ryan moved approval of minutes.

Commissioner Sever seconded the motion.

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

The motion passed unanimously.

AGENDA ITEMS

ITEM 01

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 the period specified for the nonclassroom-based charter schools as provided in Attachment 1 of Agenda Item 1.

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

Commissioner Engelberg seconded the motion.

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

The motion passed unanimously.


ITEM 02

Subject: Consideration of Requests for Determination of Funding with “Reasonable Basis”/Mitigating Circumstances 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 mitigating circumstances requests and the determination of funding and period specified for the charter schools offering nonclassroom-based instruction as provided in Attachment 1 of Agenda Item 2.

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

Commissioner O’Halloran seconded the motion.

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

The motion passed unanimously.


ITEM 03

Subject: Consideration of a Retroactive Request for Determination of Funding 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 determination of funding request at the percentage and period as specified in Attachment 1 of Agenda Item 3.

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

Commissioner O’Halloran seconded the motion.

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

The motion passed unanimously.


ITEM 04

Subject: Petition for the Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the Trivium Charter School San Luis Obispo County, which was denied by the Atascadero Unified School District.

CDE Recommendation: The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE hold a public hearing regarding the petition, and thereafter deny the request to establish Trivium Charter School San Luis Obispo County (TCSSLOC) under the oversight of the SBE, based on the CDE’s findings pursuant to California Education Code (EC) sections 47605(b)(1), 47605(b)(2), 47605(b)(5) and California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR) Section 11967.5, that the petition is inconsistent with sound educational practice, that the petitioner is unlikely to successfully implement the program set forth in the petition, and that the petition does not provide a reasonably comprehensive description of the 16 charter elements.

Action: Commissioner Engelberg moved to recommend approval of TCSSLOC with the stipulation that the TCSSLOC budget be clarified and the SBE would receive the CDE's recommendation and any conditions or technical amendments that the CDE should ask for.

Commissioner Ryan seconded the motion.

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

The motion passed by a vote of five to one.


ITEM 05

Subject: Petition for the Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of International Studies Language Academy, which was denied by the Glendale Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Board of Education.

CDE Recommendation: The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE hold a public hearing regarding the International Studies Language Academy (ISLA) petition, and thereafter to conditionally approve, with three conditions and eight technical amendments the request to establish ISLA under the oversight of the SBE, for a five-year term effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2021, based on the CDE’s findings pursuant to EC sections 47605(b)(1), 47605(b)(2), and 5 CCR Section 11967.5 that the petitioners are likely to successfully implement the program set forth in the petition and that the ISLA petition is consistent with sound educational practice. Inherent to this recommendation, the CDE proposes the following conditions: (1) ISLA must revise its petition, in Element 4 – Governance Structure, to reflect that the ISLA governing board will include a parent representative who is a voting member; (2) ISLA must revise its bylaws to ensure that the ISLA governing board is adhering to the Brown Act in regards to posting, public access, and agenda requirements; (3) ISLA must delete the reference in the petition that states that actual enrollment that may vary from projected enrollment will not be considered a material revision. Any increase or decrease in enrollment that differs by more than 25 percent of the enrollment approved by the SBE in the charter or in an SBE approved revised charter, or a change that could significantly impact the academic or financial sustainability of ISLA must be submitted to, and approved by the SBE and could constitute a material revision to the ISLA petition. The CDE will conduct a pre-opening site visit at least 30 days prior to the scheduled opening date. Written authorization from the CDE would be required prior to the operation of any additional facility.

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

Commissioner Sever seconded the motion.

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

The motion passed unanimously.


Adjournment of Meeting

Chair Bauer adjourned the meeting at approximately 1:58 p.m.

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