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Preliminary Meeting Notes for April 13, 2021

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) preliminary meeting minutes for April 13, 2021.

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools

An Advisory Body to the State Board of Education

Preliminary Meeting Notes

April 13, 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 Sun

Principal Staff

  • Danielle Storey, Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education (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

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Action: Commissioner Garbolino-Mojica moved approval of minutes.

Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion.

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

The motion passed by a vote of eight to zero.

Public Comment

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 State Board of Education (SBE) approve the determination of funding requests at 100 percentage for two years (2021–22 and 2022 –23) for the following schools:

  • Agnes J. Johnson Charter (charter number 2103)
  • Banta Charter (charter number 2104)
  • Liberty Independent Study (charter number 2102)
  • Pathways Charter Academy (charter number 2089)

Action: Commissioner Austin 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, Taylor, and Walsh
No votes: None
Members absent: Commissioner Sever
Abstentions: Commissioner Jones

The motion passed by a vote of seven to zero with one abstention.


ITEM 02

Subject: Revision of a Funding Determination as Required for Nonclassroom-Based Charter Schools Pursuant to California Education Code sections 47612.5 and 47634.2, California Code of Regulations, Title 5 Section 11963.6(a), and Associated California Code of Regulations, Title 5.

CDE Recommendation: The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE revise the funding determination for Peak Prep Pleasant Valley, which was previously approved for 100 percent funding for the period of 2019–20 through 2020–21, so that the school receives 70 percent funding for the 2020–21 fiscal year with the consideration of mitigating circumstances.

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

Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion.

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

The motion passed by a vote of seven to two.


Item 03

Subject: Petition for the Renewal of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the Local Educational Agency Designated by the State Board of Education Pursuant to California Education Code Section 47605.9(b): Consideration of Audeo Charter II, which was denied by the Carlsbad Unified School District.

CDE Recommendation: The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE hold a public hearing to approve the request to renew Audeo Charter II (ACII), which is both a Dashboard Alternative Status School program and nonclassroom-based kindergarten through grade twelve 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 ACII petition is consistent with sound educational practice and meets the renewal criteria. Although the CDE finds that the ACII petition contains, overall, reasonably comprehensive descriptions of most of the required elements, the CDE has identified areas where the ACII petition could be strengthened and made more specific. The CDE notes these areas in this item as well as in its analysis of the ACII petition.

Action: Commissioner Austin 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: None
Members absent: None
Abstentions: Commissioner Jones

The motion passed by a vote of eight to zero with one abstention.


Item 04

Subject: Petition for the Renewal of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the Local Educational Agency Designated by the State Board of Education Pursuant to California Education Code Section 47605.9(b): Consideration of Prepa Tec Los Angeles High, which was denied by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

CDE Recommendation: The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE hold a public hearing to deny the request to renew Prepa Tec Los Angeles High, a grade nine through grade twelve charter school, based on the CDE’s findings pursuant to California Education Code sections 47605, 47605.9, 47607(e), 47607.2(b), and California Code of Regulations, Title 5 Section 11967.5.

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, Jones, Sever, Taylor, and Walsh
No votes: None
Members absent: None
Abstentions: None

The motion passed unanimously.


Adjournment of Meeting

Commissioner Walsh adjourned the meeting at approximately 3:58 p.m.

Questions:   Charter Schools Division | charters@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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