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Preliminary Meeting Notes for December 10, 2019

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) preliminary meeting notes for December 10, 2019.

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools

An Advisory Body to the State Board of Education

Preliminary Meeting Notes

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901

Meeting Locations

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, CA 95184-5901
Contact Person: Jonathan Yu
Phone: 916-322-6029

Harvard-Westlake School
3700 Coldwater Canyon Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
Contact Person: Ari Engelberg
Phone: 818-980-6692

Placer County Office of Education
360 Nevada Street
Auburn, CA 95603
Contact Person: Suzie Arcuri
Phone: 530-889-5941

Oakland Unified School District
1000 Broadway, Suite 680
Oakland, CA 94607
Contact Person: Jumoke Hinton Hodge
Phone: 510-918-4403

North Valley Military Institute
12105 Allegheny Street
Sun Valley, CA 91352
Contact Person: Dr. Mark Ryan
Phone: 323-217-4481

Commission Members

  • Jared Austin
  • Lisa Constancio1
  • Ari Engelberg
  • Gayle Garbolino-Mojica
  • Jumoke Hinton Hodge
  • Dr. Mark Ryan
  • Dr. Wesley Sever
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

1Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

State Board of Education Liaison Members

  • Sue Burr
  • Vacant

Principal Staff

  • Carrie Lopes, Associate Director, California Department of Education (CDE)
  • Marites Rivera, Education Programs Consultant, CDE
  • Makenna Huey, Staff Services Manager I, CDE
Call to Order
  • Commissioner Sever called the meeting to order at approximately 9:30 a.m.
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Welcome and Introductions
Review and Adoption of Meeting Notes

Action: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Commissioner Garbolino-Mojica moved approval of minutes.

Commissioner Ryan seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Commissioners Austin, Constancio, Engelberg, Garbolino-Mojica, Hinton Hodge, Ryan, and Sever
No votes: None
Members absent: None
Abstentions: None

The motion passed unanimously.

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 at full funding and for the time periods specified for the nonclassroom-based charter schools listed on Attachment 1.

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

Commissioner Engelberg seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Commissioners Austin, Constancio, Engelberg, Garbolino-Mojica, Hinton Hodge, Ryan, and Sever
No votes: None
Members absent: None
Abstentions: None

The motion passed unanimously.

ITEM 02

Subject: Petition for the Renewal of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of The New School of San Francisco, which was denied by the San Francisco Unified School District.

CDE Recommendation: The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE hold a public hearing to approve the request to renew the New School of San Francisco (NSSF), a kindergarten (K) through grade five charter school, for a five-year term effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2025, based on the CDE’s findings pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 47605 and California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR) Section 11967.5.

The NSSF petitioner does meet the renewal criteria and presents a sound educational program as well as performs, overall, at least equal to its comparable district schools where the majority of NSSF pupils would otherwise attend. Additionally, the CDE finds that the NSSF petition does provide reasonably comprehensive descriptions of most of the required elements. If approved by the SBE, and as a condition of approval, the NSSF will be required to revise the petition in order to reflect the SBE as the authorizer and include the necessary language for the following required charter elements: Employee Qualifications, Racial and Ethnic Balance, Admission Requirements, and Dispute Resolution Procedures.

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

Commissioner Engelberg seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Commissioners Austin, Constancio, Engelberg, Garbolino-Mojica, Hinton Hodge, Ryan, and Sever
No votes: None
Members absent: None
Abstentions: None

The motion passed unanimously.

ITEM 03

Subject: The New School of San Francisco: Consider a Material Revision of the Charter to Change from Kindergarten through Grade Five to Kindergarten through Grade Eight, which was denied by the San Francisco Unified School District.

CDE Recommendation: The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE hold a public hearing to deny the request for a material revision to the NSSF charter petition to change from K through grade five to K through grade eight, based on the CDE’s findings pursuant to EC Section 47605 and 5 CCR Section 11967.5.

The CDE finds that the NSSF petition does not provide reasonably comprehensive descriptions of the required elements. The NSSF petition does not include the necessary language for Element 5–Employee Qualifications, Element 7–Racial and Ethnic Balance, Element 8–Admission Requirements, and Element 14–Dispute Resolution Procedures.

Action: Commissioner Ryan moved for recommendation of the approval of the material revision as submitted with the caveat that the CDE staff’s recommendations for the changes in enrollment preferences be incorporated into the material revision.

Commissioner Engelberg seconded the motion.

Yes votes: Commissioners Austin, Engelberg, Garbolino-Mojica, Hinton Hodge, Ryan, and Sever
No votes: Commissioner Constancio
Members absent: None
Abstentions: None

The motion passed by a vote of six to one.

Adjournment of Meeting

Commissioner Sever adjourned the meeting at approximately 12:15 p.m.

Questions:   Charter Schools Division | charters@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029
Last Reviewed: Friday, December 27, 2019
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