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February 2021 ACCS Meeting Agenda

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) February 11, 2021, meeting notice of agenda items and attachments.
Important Notice
Please note, the February Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) meeting will be held as a teleconference; Room 1101 (board room) will be closed to the public. Please see ACCS Meeting Logistics section below for options to view and participate in the meeting.

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools
Meeting Notice

An Advisory Body to the State Board of Education

Thursday, February 11, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.±*

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814-6029


  • Jared Austin
  • Esau Berumen
  • Stephanie Farland1
  • Andrea Fazel
  • Gayle Garbolino-Mojica
  • Erika Jones
  • Wesley Sever
  • Matt Taylor
  • Mike Walsh

State Board of Education Liaisons

  • Sue Burr
  • Ting Sun


  • Call to Order
  • Salute to Flag
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Review and Adoption of Meeting Notes
  • Charter Schools Division Update
  • Review/Reordering of Meeting Agenda
  • Public Comment2


Agenda Items

Item 01 (DOCX)

Type of Action: Information

Subject: Information Overview of the California Department of Education’s Nonclassroom-Based Funding Determination Process and Implementation of Assembly Bills 1505 and 1507, Which Specifically Addresses the Updated Requirements for Requesting a Funding Determination, and the New Review Standard and Process of the State Board of Education and the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools in the Hearing of Appeals for the Establishment and Renewal of Charter Schools.

Presentation: Assembly Bill 1505 and the Funding Determination Process (PPTX; Posted 16-Feb-2021)

Public Comment: Letter from California Teachers Association for Item 01 (PDF)

Item 02 (DOCX)

Type of Action: Action/Information

Subject: Consideration of a Retroactive 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.

Presentation: Retroactive Funding Determination Request (PPTX; Posted 16-Feb-2021)

Public Comment: Letter from California Teachers Asssociation for Item 02 (PDF)

Item 03 (DOCX)

Type of Action: Action/Information

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(k)(2)(E): Consideration of Ross Valley Charter, which was denied by the Ross Valley Elementary School District.


Item Attachments:

Letters to ACCS Commissioners:

Public Comment: Emails and Letters Submitted as Written Public Comment for Item 03 Through February 8, 2021 (PDF)

Other Communications:

ACCS Meeting Logistics

On March 12, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-25-20 related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Order allows state bodies covered by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Act) to hold public meetings covered by the Act via web conferencing and audio conferencing. As such, the February 2021 ACCS meeting will be held via the format of video conferencing and audio conferencing. The meeting will continue to be broadcast live and can be accessed through the ACCS Meeting Webcast.

ACCS Public Comment

Public comment may be given via email or phone.


The public is highly encouraged to submit written comment to the ACCS in advance for prior consideration. In order to help ensure that commissioners have time to review the comments, please submit comments by 5 p.m., on Monday, February 8, 2021. Comments received after that time will be forwarded to commissioners until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10; however, only comments received by the February 8 deadline will be made available to the public. Comments should be submitted to the ACCS via email to The following information should be included in the body of the email:

  • Commenter’s first and last name
  • Organization affiliation
  • Agenda item number or general public comment

Public comment may also be provided by dialing the phone number and participant access code and then following the operator’s prompts. Upon dialing in, callers will be added to a caller queue. The operator will notify callers when it is their turn to provide public comment. Public comment will be limited to one minute. Members of the public wishing to dial in for public comment should view the live-stream of the meeting. The number and access code will be provided at the start of public comment for each item.

  • Prior to making public comment, speakers who are watching the meeting via live webcast should make sure the volume on their computer is muted to avoid an echoing or feedback sounds during the call.
  • Each speaker will be allotted one minute of public comment for each agenda item.
  • Please use the phone number and access code provided below:
    • Phone number: 712-770-4906
    • Access code: 1166083#

Reasonable Accommodation

Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting of the ACCS may request assistance by contacting the Charter Schools Division at the following address, phone number, fax number, or email:

Charter Schools Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 5401
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Phone: 916-322-6029
Fax: 916-322-1465

Order of Business

Notice is hereby given that the order of consideration of matters on this agenda may be changed without prior notice.

Reasonable Limitations

The presiding officer of the ACCS reserves the right to impose reasonable time limits on public testimony to ensure that the agenda is completed.

Special Presentations

Consistent with the requirements of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, notice is hereby given that special presentations not mentioned on the agenda may be made at this meeting; however, any such presentation will be for information only.

For More Information

For more information concerning this agenda, please contact the following:

Charter Schools Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 5401
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Phone: 916-322-6029
Fax: 916-322-1465

To join the ACCS specialized email distribution list, visit the ACCS Listserv.

This notice appears on the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools.

1Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

2Time(s) will be set aside for public comment at this meeting. Depending on the situation, and at the direction of the presiding officer, public comment may be entertained, as appropriate, at the beginning of, during, and/or the end of the meeting. Reasonable limits will be placed on the amount of time allowed for individual comments.

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