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Preliminary Meeting Notes for February 11, 2021

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) preliminary meeting minutes for February 11, 2021.

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools

An Advisory Body to the State Board of Education

Preliminary Meeting Notes

Thursday, February 11, 2021
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901

Commission Members

  • Jared Austin
  • Esau Berumen
  • Stephanie Farland1
  • Andrea Fazel
  • Gayle Garbolino-Mojica
  • Erika Jones
  • Wesley Sever
  • Matt Taylor
  • Mike Walsh

1Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

State Board of Education Liaison Members

  • Sue Burr (Absent)
  • Ting L. Sun

Principal Staff

  • Craig Heimbichner, Education Administrator I, California Department of Education (CDE)
  • Jenny Singh, Education Research and Evaluation Administrator I, CDE
  • Makenna Huey, Staff Services Manager II, CDE

AGENDA

Call to Order
  • Commissioner Walsh called the meeting to order at approximately 9:30 a.m.
Salute to Flag
Welcome and Introductions
Review and Adoption of Meeting Notes

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Action: Commissioner Austin moved approval of minutes.

Commissioner Garbolino-Mojica seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Commissioners Austin, Berumen, Farland, Garbolino-Mojica, Jones, Sever, and Walsh
No votes: None
Members absent: None
Abstentions: Commissioners Fazel and Taylor

The motion passed by a vote of seven to zero with two abstentions.

Public Comment

AGENDA ITEMS

ITEM 01

Subject: Information Overview of the California Department of Education’s Nonclassroom-Based Funding Determination Process and Implementation of Assembly Bills 1505 and 1507, Which Specifically Addresses the Updated Requirements for Requesting a Funding Determination, and the New Review Standard and Process of the State Board of Education and the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools in the Hearing of Appeals for the Establishment and Renewal of Charter Schools.

Action: No Action Taken.


ITEM 02

Subject: Consideration of a Retroactive Request 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 State Board of Education (SBE) approve the determination of funding request for New Day Academy at 100 percent for three years (2020‒21 to 2022‒23).

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

Commissioner Garbolino-Mojica seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Commissioners Austin, Berumen, Farland, Fazel, Garbolino-Mojica, Sever, Taylor, and Walsh
No votes: Commissioner Jones
Members absent: None
Abstentions: None


Item 03

Subject: Petition for the Renewal of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the Local Educational Agency Designated by the SBE Pursuant to California Education Code Section 47605(k)(2)(E): Consideration of Ross Valley Charter, which was denied by the Ross Valley Elementary School District.

CDE Recommendation: The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE hold a public hearing to approve the request to renew Ross Valley Charter (RVC), a transitional kindergarten through grade five charter school, based on the CDE’s findings pursuant to California Education Code Section 47605 and California Code of Regulations, Title 5 Section 11967.5.

The CDE finds that the petitioner is able to successfully implement the intended program, and that the RVC petition is consistent with sound educational practice and meets the renewal criteria. Although the CDE finds that the RVC petition contains, overall, reasonably comprehensive descriptions of the required elements, the CDE has identified areas where the RVC petition could be strengthened. The CDE notes these areas in the item as well as in its analysis of the RVC petition (Attachment 1).

Action: Commissioner Garbolino-Mojica moved for recommendation to the SBE of the CDE staff recommendation.

Commissioner Sever seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Commissioners Austin, Berumen, Farland, Fazel, Garbolino-Mojica, Sever, Taylor, and Walsh
No votes: Commissioner Jones
Members absent: None
Abstentions: None


Adjournment of Meeting

Commissioner Walsh adjourned the meeting at approximately 1:03 p.m.

Questions:   Charter Schools Division | charters@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029
Last Reviewed: Friday, February 12, 2021