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Meeting Notice/Agenda for April 5, 2017

State of California
Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor
CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
1430 N Street, Suite 5111
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-319-0827
Fax: 916-319-0175

ACCS Meeting Webcast

Meeting Notice

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools
An advisory body to the State Board of Education

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
9:00 a.m. ± – 7:00 p.m. ±

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
916-322-6029

Commission Members
  • Brian Bauer
  • Cindy S. Chan*
  • Ari Engelberg
  • Jon R. Gundry
  • Atyani Howard
  • Caitlin O’Halloran
  • Dr. Mark Ryan
  • Dr. Wesley Sever
  • Curtis L. Washington

* Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Liaisons from the State Board of Education
  • Bruce Holaday
  • Trish B. Williams

AGENDA

  • Call to Order
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Review and Adoption of Meeting Notes
  • Charter Schools Division Update
  • Review/Reordering of the Meeting Agenda
  • Public Comment1

ITEM 1 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

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.

Item 1 Attachment 2 - Funding Determination Request for Imperial Pathways Charter #1815 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 3 - Funding Determination Request for Mountain Oaks #0527 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 4 - Funding Determination Request for Crescent View West Charter #0746 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 5 - Funding Determination Request for California Virtual Academy @ Fresno #1492 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 6 - Funding Determination Request for California Virtual Academy @ Maricopa #1490 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 7 - Funding Determination Request for Insight School of California #1491 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 8 - Funding Determination Request for Crossroads Charter #0571 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 9 - Funding Determination Request for Kings Valley Academy #1766 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 10 - Funding Determination Request for Long Valley Charter #1549 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 11 - Funding Determination Request for Desert Sands Charter #0411 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 12 - Funding Determination Request for Clear Passage Educational Center #1682 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 13 - Funding Determination Request for Antelope Valley Learning Academy #0841 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 14 - Funding Determination Request for Learning Works #1031 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 15 - Funding Determination Request for Mission View Public #0888 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 16 - Funding Determination Request for SIATech Academy South #1700 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 17 - Funding Determination Request for Method Schools K-8 #1698 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 18 - Funding Determination Request for Method Schools High #1697 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 19 - Funding Determination Request for Community Collaborative Charter #1751 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 20 - Funding Determination Request for Chawanakee Academy Charter #1763 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 21 - Funding Determination Request for Capistrano Connections Academy #0664 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 22 - Funding Determination Request for Come Back Kids #1568 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 23 - Funding Determination Request for Santa Rosa Academy #0730 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 24 - Funding Determination Request for Paseo Grande Charter #1727 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 25 - Funding Determination Request for Visions in Education #0248 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 26 - Funding Determination Request for San Juan Choices Charter #0275 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 27 - Funding Determination Request for SAVA - Sacramento Academic and Vocational Academy #0878 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 28 - Funding Determination Request for Provisional Accelerated Learning Academy #0335 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 29 - Funding Determination Request for Mirus Secondary #0885 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 30 - Funding Determination Request for Sky Mountain Charter #0905 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 31 - Funding Determination Request for Juan Bautista de Anza #1021 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 32 - Funding Determination Request for The Heights Charter #1488 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 33 - Funding Determination Request for Inspire Charter School – South #1748 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 34 - Funding Determination Request for Bayshore Preparatory Charter #0723 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 35 - Funding Determination Request for California Virtual Academy @ San Joaquin #1489 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 36 - Funding Determination Request for Insight @ San Joaquin #1762 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 37 - Funding Determination Request for San Jose Conservation Corps Charter #0425 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 38 - Funding Determination Request for Shasta County Independent Study Charter #1757 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 39 - Funding Determination Request for Pathways Charter #0492 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 40 - Funding Determination Request for Orchard View #0310 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 41 - Funding Determination Request for Whitmore Charter School of Personalized Learning #0504 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 42 - Funding Determination Request for Denair Charter Academy #0357 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 43 - Funding Determination Request for Oakdale Charter #0103 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 44 - Funding Determination Request for Connecting Waters Charter #0477 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 45 - Funding Determination Request for South Sutter Charter #0724 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 46 - Funding Determination Request for Visalia Charter Independent Study #0720 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 47 - Funding Determination Request for Butterfield Charter High #0867 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 48 - Funding Determination Request for California Virtual Academy @ Jamestown #0495 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 49 - Funding Determination Request for Vista Real Charter High #0735 (PDF)

Item 1 Attachment 50 - Funding Determination Request for Yuba County Career Preparatory Charter #0092 (PDF; 1MB)


ITEM 2 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

Subject: Renewal Petition for the Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the Celerity Dyad Charter School, which was denied by the Los Angeles Unified School District and not considered by the Los Angeles County Board of Education.

Item 2 Attachment 1 - California Department of Education Charter School Petition Review Form: Celerity Dyad Charter School (DOC)

Item 2 Attachment 2 - Celerity Dyad Charter School Data Tables (PDF)

Item 2 Attachment 3 - Celerity Dyad Charter School Appeal Petition (PDF)

Item 2 Attachment 4 - Celerity Dyad Charter School Budget and Financial Projections (PDF)

Item 2 Attachment 5 - Celerity Dyad Charter School Appendices and Attachments (PDF)

Item 2 Attachment 6 - Letter Describing Changes to Petition Necessary to Reflect the State Board of Education as the Authorizing Entity (PDF)

Item 2 Attachment 7 - Los Angeles Unified School District Findings for Denial and Petitioners Response (PDF)

Item 2 Attachment 8 - Los Angeles County Board Of Education Confirmation of County Board Action on the Celerity Dyad Charter School Petition (PDF)

Item 2 Attachment 9 - Bylaws for Celerity Education Group and Supplemental Documents (PDF)

Item 2 Attachment 10 - Agreement for Miscellaneous Services Between Celerity Global Development and Celerity Educational Group (PDF)

Item 2 Attachment 11 - Celerity Charter Schools Fiscal and Operating Policies (PDF)


ITEM 3 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

Subject: Renewal Petition for the Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of the Celerity Troika Charter School, which was denied by the Los Angeles Unified School District and not considered by the Los Angeles County Board of Education.

Item 3 Attachment 1 - California Department of Education Charter School Petition Review Form: Celerity Troika Charter School (DOC)

Item 3 Attachment 2 - Celerity Troika Charter School Data Tables (PDF)

Item 3 Attachment 3 - Celerity Troika Charter School Appeal Petition (PDF)

Item 3 Attachment 4 - Celerity Troika Charter School Budget and Financial Projections. (PDF)

Item 3 Attachment 5 - Celerity Troika Charter School Appendices and Attachments (PDF)

Item 3 Attachment 6 - Letter Describing Changes to Petition Necessary to Reflect the State Board of Education as the Authorizing Entity (PDF)

Item 3 Attachment 7 - Los Angeles Unified School District Findings for Denial and Petitioners Response (PDF)

Item 3 Attachment 8 - Los Angeles County Board Of Education Confirmation of County Board Action on the Celerity Dyad Charter Petition (PDF)

Item 3 Attachment 9 - Bylaws for Celerity Education Group and Supplemental Documents (PDF)

Item 3 Attachment 10 - Agreement for Miscellaneous Services Between Celerity Global Devemopment and Celerity Educational Group (PDF)

Item 3 Attachment 11 - Celerity Charter Schools Fiscal and Operating Policies (PDF)


ITEM 4 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

Subject: Renewal Petition for the Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of Oxford Preparatory Academy Chino Valley, which was denied by the Chino Valley Unified School District and not considered by the San Bernardino County Board of Education.

Item 4 Attachment 1- California Department of Education Charter School Petition Review Form: Oxford Preparatory Academy Chino Valley Charter School (DOC)

Item 4 Attachment 2 - Oxford Preparatory Academy Chino Valley Data Tables (PDF)

Item 4 Attachment 3 - Oxford Preparatory Academy Chino Valley Appeal Renewal Petiton (PDF)

Item 4 Attachment 4 - Oxford Preparatory Academy Chino Valley Budget and Financial Projections (PDF)

Item 4 Attachment 5 - Oxford Preparatory Academy Chino Valley Appendices and Attachments (PDF)    

Item 4 Attachment 6 - Letter Describing Changes to Petition Necessary to Reflect the State Board of Education as the Authorizing Entity (PDF)

Item 4 Attachment 7 - Chino Valley Unified School District Recommendation to Deny Oxford Preparatory Academy Chino Valley (PDF)

Item 4 Attachment 8 - San Bernardino County Board of Education Certification of Minutes and Letter to California Department of Education (PDF)

Item 4 Attachment 9 - Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Extraordinary Audit Regarding Oxford Preparatory Academy (PDF)

Item 4 Attachment 10 - Oxford Preparatory Academy Fiscal Year 2015-16 Independent Auditor’s Report (PDF)

Item 4 Attachment 11 - Oxford Preparatory Academy Chino Valley Response to District Findings (PDF)

Item 4 Attachment 12 - Notice of Violations issued by Chino Valley Unified School District and Oxford Preparatory Academy’s Response (PDF)

Item 4 Attachment 13 - Notice of Violations issued by Capistrano Unified School District (PDF)

Item 4 Attachment 14 - Oxford Preparatory Academy Chino Valley Cover Letter to the California Department of Education (PDF)


ITEM 5

Type of Action: Action/Information

Subject: Acacia Elementary Charter, Operated by Tri-Valley Learning Corporation: Take Action to Uphold the New Jerusalem Elementary School District Revocation of Acacia Elementary Charter Pursuant to California Education Code Section 47607(f)(4).

Item 5 Attachment 1 - Administrative Record for the Appeal of Acacia Elementary Charter Revocation Provided by Tri-Valley Learning Corporation

Item 5 Attachment 2 - Tri-Valley Learning Corporation Appeal of Acacia Elementary Charter

Item 5 Attachment 3 - Tri-Valley Learning Corporation Response to New Jerusalem Elementary School District's Opposition to Revocation of Acacia Elementary Charter

Item 5 Attachment 4 - New Jerusalem Elementary School District's Response to the Tri-Valley Appeal of Acacia Elementary Charter

Item 5 Attachment 5 - Acacia Elementary Charter Provided by New Jerusalem Elementary School District

Item 5 Attachment 6 - Tri Valley Learning Corporation's Response to the New Jerusalem Elementary School District's April 2016 Notice of Violation

Item 5 Attachment 7 - New Jerusalem Elementary School District Notice of Intent to Revoke

Item 5 Attachment 8 - New Jerusalem Elementary School District Resolution #17-0729B Making Certain Findings and Revoking the Acacia Elementary Charter

Item 5 Attachment 9 - Resolution #17-0729B, Exhibit A, Findings of Fact Regarding Revocation of Acacia Elementary Charter

Item 5 Attachment 10 - Tri-Valley Learning Corporation Response to Notice of Intent to Revoke

Item 5 Attachment 11 - Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin Stockton Division, Order on Motion for Preliminary Junction

Item 5 Attachment 12 - Acacia Elementary Charter Provided by New Jerusalem Elementary School District

Item 5 Attachment 13 - New Jerusalem Elementary School District May 11, 2016, Notice of Violation to Tri-Valley Learning Corporation

Item 5 Attachment 14 - Tri-Valley Learning Corporation Response to New Jerusalem Elementary School District May 2016 Notice of Violation

Item 5 Attachment 15 -Administrative Record for the Appeal of Acacia Elementary Charter Revocation Provided by Tri-Valley Learning Corporation

Item 5 Attachment 16 - November 29, 2012, Tri-Valley Learning Corporation Amended and Restated Bylaws

Item 5 Attachment 17 - Exhibit F Tri-Valley Learning Corporation Board Agendas and Minutes for December 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010

[Note: The preceding ACCS Agenda Item 5 contains strikethroughs which indicate that the item will not be heard during the meeting.]


ITEM 6 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

Subject: New West Charter: Hold a Public Hearing to Consider a Petition to Renew the Charter Currently Authorized by the State Board of Education.

Item 6 Attachment 1 - California Department of Education Charter School Petition Review form: New West Charter (DOC)

Item 6 Attachment 2 - New West Charter Data Tables (PDF)

Item 6 Attachment 3 - New West Charter Renewal Petition (PDF)

Item 6 Attachment 4 - New West Charter Budget Summary (PDF)

Item 6 Attachment 5 - Los Angeles Unified School District Staff Report, Assessment, Findings of Fact, and Recommendation for Denial of New West Charter Renewal Petition (PDF)

Item 6 Attachment 6 - New West Charter Response to Los Angeles Unified School District Findings (PDF)

Item 6 Attachment 7 - New West Charter Governing Board Resolution (PDF)

Item 6 Attachment 8 - New West Charter Application for Admission and Enrollment Forms (PDF)

Item 6 Attachment 9 - New West Charter Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Conflict of Interest Policy (PDF)

Item 6 Attachment 10 - New West Charter Governing Board Minutes and Fiscal Policies and Procedures (PDF)

Item 6 Attachment 11 - New West Charter English Learner Master Plan (PDF)

Item 6 Attachment 12 - Los Angeles Unified School District Governing Board Stamped Order of Business (PDF)

Item 6 Attachment 13 - New West Charter Description of Changes to Petition for the State Board of Education (PDF)

Item 6 Attachment 14 - New West Charter Home School Contract (Home-School Agreement), Enrollment Agreement, and Traffic Monitoring and Mitigation Program/Pupil Transportation & Parking Policy (PDF)


ITEM 7 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

Subject: Petition for the Establishment of a Charter School Under the Oversight of the State Board of Education: Consideration of Grossmont Secondary School, which was denied by the Grossmont Union High School District and the San Diego County Board of Education.

Item 7 Attachment 1 - California Department of Education Charter School Petition Review Form: Grossmont Secondary School (DOC)

Item 7 Attachment 2 - Grossmont Secondary School Data Tables (PDF)

Item 7 Attachment 3 - Grossmont Secondary School Appeal Petition (PDF)

Item 7 Attachment 4 - Grossmont Secondary School Budget and Financial Projections (PDF)

Item 7 Attachment 5 - Grossmont Secondary School Appendices and Attachments (PDF)

Item 7 Attachment 6 - Letter Describing Changes to Petition Necessary to Reflect the State Board of Education as Authorizing Entity (PDF)

Item 7 Attachment 7 - Grossmont Union High School District and San Diego County Board of Education Findings for Denial and Petitioner's Response (PDF)


ITEM 8 (DOC)

Type of Action: Action/Information

Subject: Paramount Collegiate Academy: Consider a material revision of the Charter to reduce total projected enrollment from the original proposed enrollment plan of 800 pupils to 140 pupils, in grade six through grade twelve by 2019–20.

Item 8 Attachment 1 - California Department of Education Charter School Petition Review Form: Paramount Collegiate Academy (DOC)

Item 8 Attachment 2 - Paramount Collegiate Academy Data Tables (PDF)

Item 8 Attachment 3 - Paramount Collegiate Academy Material Revision Petition (PDF)

Item 8 Attachment 4 - Paramount Collegiate Academy Budget and Financial Projections (PDF)

Item 8 Attachment 5 - Paramount Collegiate Academy Appendices (PDF)


In addition to the above, the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) hereby provides notice that it reserves the right to consider and make recommendations at this meeting concerning other areas of the State Board of Education’s authority with respect to charter schools, which include but are not limited to:

  • Taking appropriate action, including, but not limited to, revocation with respect to State Board-granted and locally-granted charters under specific circumstances set forth in statute.
  • Jointly with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, approving district-wide charter petitions when those petitions are determined to be satisfactory.
  • Developing and adopting regulations to implement various provisions of the Charter Schools Act of 1992 (Part 26.8 of the California Education Code, commencing with Section 47600). Approving or denying requests to waive otherwise applicable provisions of law based upon requests submitted by charter schools and other local educational agencies.
  • Assigning numbers to charter school petitions to ensure that the statutory cap on the number of charter schools is not exceeded.

THE ORDER OF BUSINESS MAY BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE

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

REASONABLE LIMITATIONS MAY BE PLACED ON PUBLIC TESTIMONY

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 MAY BE MADE

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

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION WILL BE PROVIDED FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY

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:

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information concerning this agenda, or to join the ACCS specialized e-mail distribution list [http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/cc/cs/listservs.asp], please contact: Makenna Huey

Makenna Huey
Charter Schools Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 5401
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Phone: 916-322-6029
Fax: 916-322-1465
Charters@cde.ca.gov

This notice appears on the California Department of Education ACCS Web page [http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/cc/cs/].


1 Time(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 at the end of the meeting. Reasonable limits will be placed on the amount of time allowed for individual comments.

Last Reviewed: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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