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Final Meeting Notes for April 18, 2023

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) final meeting minutes (notes) for April 18, 2023.

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools

An Advisory Body to the California State Board of Education

Final Meeting Notes

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814

Commissioners

  • Helio Brasil
  • Stephanie Farland1
  • Todd Finnell
  • Erika Jones
  • Derek King
  • Steve Olmos
  • Matt Taylor
  • Mike Walsh

California State Board of Education Liaisons

  • Cynthia Glover Woods
  • Sharon Olken

Principal Staff

  • Craig Heimbichner, Education Administrator I, California Department of Education (CDE)
  • Makenna Huey, Staff Services Manager II, CDE
  • Ric Reyes, Education Programs Consultant, 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
Meeting Notes for February 7, 2023

Action: Commissioner Brasil moved approval of minutes.

Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Commissioners Brasil, Farland, Finnell, Jones, Olmos, King, Taylor, and Walsh
No votes: None
Members absent: None

The motion passed unanimously.

Public Comment

Agenda Items

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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 California State Board of Education (SBE) approve the schools’ determination of funding requests at the percentages and for the time periods as specified in Item 01 Attachment 1: Proposed Recommendations for Nonclassroom-Based Determinations of Funding (XLSX).

Actions:

  • Motion 1: Commissioner King moved for recommendation to the SBE of the CDE staff recommendation for all schools listed in Attachment 1 with the exception of the following:

    • CORE Butte Charter, Charter #0945
    • Excelsior Charter, Charter #1910
    • Excelsior Charter School Corona-Norco, Charter #1993
    • Keyes to Learning Charter, Charter #0085
    • Visions In Education, Charter #0248
    • William Finch, Charter #0634

    Commissioner Brasil seconded the motion.

    Yes votes: Commissioners Brasil, Farland, Finnell, King, Olmos, Taylor, and Walsh
    No votes: Commissioner Jones
    Members absent: None
    Abstentions: None

    The motion passed by a vote of seven to one.
  • Motion 2: Commissioner Brasil moved for recommendation to the SBE of the CDE staff recommendation for CORE Butte Charter, Charter #0945.

    Commissioner King seconded the motion.

    Yes votes: Commissioners Brasil, Farland, Finnell, King, Olmos, and Taylor
    No votes: Commissioner Jones
    Members absent: Commissioner Walsh (Recused)
    Abstentions: None

    The motion passed by a vote of six to one.
  • Motion 3: Commissioner Taylor moved for recommendation to the SBE of the CDE staff recommendation for Excelsior Charter, Charter #1910 and Excelsior Charter School Corona-Norco, Charter #1993.

    Commissioner Brasil seconded the motion.

    Yes votes: Commissioners Brasil, Farland, Finnell, Olmos, Taylor, and Walsh
    No votes: Commissioner Jones
    Members absent: Commissioner King (Recused)
    Abstentions: None

    The motion passed by a vote of six to one.
  • Motion 4: Commissioner King moved for recommendation to the SBE of the CDE staff recommendation for Keyes to Learning Charter, Charter #0085.

    Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion.

    Yes votes: Commissioners Farland, Finnell, King, Olmos, Taylor, and Walsh
    No votes: Commissioner Jones
    Members absent: Commissioner Brasil (Recused)
    Abstentions: None

    The motion passed by a vote of six to one.
  • Motion 5: Commissioner Brasil moved for recommendation to the SBE of the CDE staff recommendation for Visions In Education, Charter #0248 and William Finch, Charter #0634.

    Commissioner King seconded the motion.

    Yes votes: Commissioners Brasil, Farland, Finnell, King, Taylor, and Walsh
    No votes: Commissioner Jones
    Members absent: Commissioner Olmos (Recused)
    Abstentions: None

    The motion passed by a vote of six to one.

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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 take action on all charter schools’ mitigating circumstances requests and determination of funding requests as specified in Item 02 Attachment 1: Proposed Recommendations for Nonclassroom-Based Determinations of Funding with Mitigating Circumstances (XLSX).

Actions:

  • Motion 1: Commissioner Finnell moved for recommendation to the SBE that all schools listed in Attachment 1, with the exception of Opportunity Youth Academy, Charter #1840, be approved at 100 percent funding for two fiscal years (i.e., 2023–24 and 2024–25).

    Commissioner King seconded the motion.

    Yes votes: Commissioners Brasil, Finnell, King, Olmos, Taylor, and Walsh
    No votes: Commissioners Farland and Jones
    Members absent: None
    Abstentions: None

    The motion passed by a vote of six to two.
  • Motion 2: Commissioner Taylor moved for recommendation to the SBE that Opportunity Youth Academy, Charter #1840 be approved at 100 percent funding for two fiscal years (i.e., 2023–24 and 2024–25).

    Commissioner Brasil seconded the motion.

    Yes votes: Commissioners Brasil, Finnell, King, Taylor, and Walsh
    No votes: Commissioners Farland and Jones
    Members absent: Commissioner Olmos (Recused)
    Abstentions: None

    The motion passed by a vote of five to two.

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Item 03

Subject: Reconsideration of a Request for Determination of Funding 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(g), and Associated California Code of Regulations, Title 5.

CDE Recommendation: The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE approve Guajome Learning Center’s reconsideration request and increase its current funding determination level from 85 percent to 100 percent for fiscal years 2022–23 and 2023–24.

Actions:

  • Motion 1: Commissioner Finnell moved for recommendation to the SBE to deny Guajome Learning Center’s reconsideration request and to retain its current funding determination level at 85 percent for fiscal years 2022–23 and 2023–24.

    No commissioner seconded the motion; the motion failed.
  • Motion 2: Commissioner King moved for recommendation to the SBE of the CDE staff recommendation to approve Guajome Learning Center's reconsideration request and increase its current funding determination level from 85 percent to 100 percent for fiscal years 2022–23 and 2023–24.

    Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion.

    Yes votes: Commissioners Brasil, Farland, King, Olmos, Taylor, and Walsh
    No votes: Commissioners Finnell and Jones
    Members absent: None
    Abstentions: None

    The motion passed by a vote of six to two.

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Item 04

Subject: T.I.M.E. Community: Consider Evidence Regarding a Notice of Violation Issued by the California State Board of Education, pursuant to California Education Code Section 47607(g), and Propose that the California State Board of Education Issue a Notice of Intent to Revoke with Notice of Facts, pursuant to California Education Code Section 47607(h).

CDE Recommendation: The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE issue a Notice of Intent to Revoke with Notice of Facts to T.I.M.E. Community, pursuant to California Education Code Section 47607(h), at its May 18–19, 2023, meeting as T.I.M.E. Community has failed to adequately refute, remedy, or propose to remedy the violations outlined in the Notice of Violation that was issued to the school by the SBE on March 9, 2023.

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

Commissioner Brasil seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Commissioners Brasil, Farland, Finnell, Jones, King, Olmos, Taylor, and Walsh
No votes: None
Members absent: None
Abstentions: None

The motion passed unanimously.

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Adjournment of Meeting

Commissioner Walsh adjourned the meeting at approximately 1:48 p.m.


1 Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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