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ACCS Meeting Notes for December 13, 2018

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) final meeting notes for the December 13, 2018, meeting.

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools

An Advisory Body to the State Board of Education

Final Meeting Notes

Thursday, December 13, 2018
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

Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District
1310 Stroud Avenue
Kingsburg, CA 93631
Contact Person: Sarah Ballard
Phone: 559-897-2331

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

Commission Members

  • Jared Austin
  • Brian Bauer
  • Lisa Constancio1
  • Ari Engelberg (Absent)
  • Jumoke Hinton Hodge
  • Gayle Garbolino-Mojica
  • Dr. Mark Ryan
  • Dr. Wesley Sever
  • Curtis L. Washington

1Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

State Board of Education Liaison Members

  • Bruce Holaday
  • Trish B. Williams

Principal Staff

  • Carolyn Pfister, Education Administrator I, State Board of Education (SBE)
  • Carrie Lopes, Education Administrator I, CDE, California Department of Education (CDE)
  • Marites Rivera, Education Programs Consultant (EPC), CDE
  • Kylie Kwok, Education Fiscal Services Consultant (EFSC), CDE
  • Lilly Ko, Staff Counsel III, CDE
Call to Order
  • Chair Bauer called the meeting to order at approximately 9:35 a.m.
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Welcome and Introductions
Review and Adoption of Meeting Notes

Action: Wednesday, October 9, 2018

Commissioner Ryan moved approval of minutes.

Commissioner Washington seconded the motion.

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

The motion passed unanimously.

AGENDA ITEMS

ITEM 01

Subject: Petition for the Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of Watsonville Prep School, which was denied by the Pajaro Valley Unified School District and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.

CDE Recommendation: The CDE proposes to recommend that the SBE hold a public hearing to approve the request to establish Watsonville Prep School (WPS), a K through grade eight charter school for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2024, under the oversight of the SBE, based on the CDE’s findings pursuant to Education Code (EC) sections 47605(b)(1), 47605(b)(2), 47605(b)(3), 47605(b)(4), 47605(b)(5), and 47605(b)(6), and California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR) Section 11967.5.1.

The CDE finds that the WPS petition is consistent with sound educational practice and that the petitioner is demonstrably likely to implement the program set forth in the petition.

The CDE recommends the following conditions to be met as outlined and prior to WPS opening for operation in 2019–2020:

  • The WPS Board will provide the CDE with a revised multi-year budget including updated financial projections and complete narrative and assumptions.

Additionally, the CDE finds that the WPS petition does provide reasonably comprehensive descriptions of most of the required elements. If approved by the SBE, and as a condition of approval, WPS will be required to revise the petition in order to reflect the SBE as authorizer and include the necessary language for the following required charter elements: measurable pupil outcomes (MPOs) and annual independent financial audits.

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

Commissioner Ryan seconded the motion.

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

The motion passed unanimously.

Adjournment of Meeting

Chair Bauer adjourned the meeting at approximately 11:35 a.m.

Questions:   Charter Schools Division | charters@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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