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Preliminary Meeting Notes for June 14, 2022

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) preliminary meeting minutes (notes) for June 14, 2022.

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools

An Advisory Body to the State Board of Education

Preliminary Meeting Notes

June 14, 2022
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901

Commission Members

  • Jared Austin
  • Stephanie Farland1
  • Andrea Fazel
  • Gayle Garbolino-Mojica
  • Erika Jones
  • Derek King
  • Wesley Sever (Absent)
  • Matt Taylor
  • Mike Walsh

1Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

State Board of Education Liaison Members

  • Cynthia Glover Woods
  • Sharon Olken

Principal Staff

  • Craig Heimbichner, Education Administrator, 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

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Action: Commissioner King moved approval of minutes.

Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion.

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

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

Public Comment
AGENDA ITEMS
ITEM 01

Subject: Consideration 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, 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 at 100 percent for two years (2021–22 through 2022–23) for Grizzly ChalleNGe Charter School (charter number 0566).

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

Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion.

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

The motion passed unanimously.


ITEM 02

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 the funding determination reconsideration request for Peak Prep Pleasant Valley (charter number 2062), so that the school will receive 100 percent funding for fiscal years (FYs) 2020–21 through 2022–23, replacing its current funding determination for 70 percent funding for the same period.

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

Commissioner Garbolino-Mojica seconded the motion.

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

The motion passed by a vote of seven to one.


ITEM 03

Subject: Appeal of the Denial of a Petition for the Establishment of a Classroom-Based Charter School Pursuant to California Education Code Section 47605(k)(2): Consideration of the Samoa Beach Academy, which was denied by the Northern Humboldt Union High School District and the Humboldt County Board of Education

CDE Recommendation: The CDE recommends that the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) issue a recommendation to the SBE to hear the Samoa Beach Academy (SBA) appeal. This recommendation is based upon the CDE’s review of SBA’s appeal and the documentary record. SBA has submitted sufficient evidence to hear the appeal, and there are no grounds to summarily deny.

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

Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion.

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

The motion passed by a vote of seven to one.


Adjournment of Meeting

Commissioner Walsh adjourned the meeting at approximately 11:07 a.m.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 30, 2022
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