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August 2023 ACCS Meeting Agenda

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS) August 8, 2023, meeting notice of agenda items and attachments.

Advisory Commission on Charter Schools
Meeting Notice

An Advisory Body to the California State Board of Education

Tuesday, August 8, 2023
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.± *

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


  • Helio Brasil
  • Todd Finnell
  • Erika Jones
  • Derek King
  • Steve Olmos
  • Nancy Kim Portillo 1
  • Matt Taylor
  • Mike Walsh

California State Board of Education Liaisons

  • Cynthia Glover Woods
  • Sharon Olken


  • 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 Comment 2

Agenda Items

Item 01

Item 01 (DOCX; Revised 02-Aug-2023) **

Type of Action: Action, Information

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 Evidence to Hear or Summarily Deny the Appeal of Vista Legacy Global Academy, which was denied by the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Board of Education.

**Revised to include Attachments 6 and 7 on Attachment list.

Public Comment

Public Comment Guidelines

Public comment may be made in person, via phone, or via email.

In Person

Public comment may be provided in person at the ACCS meeting. However, capacity may be limited in order to allow for physical distancing. Individuals who wish to provide either general public comment or public comment on a specific agenda item must sign up on the public comment roster prior to the general public comment period or the agenda item being heard. Individuals will line up in queue to provide public comment when the moderator calls their name. Public comment is limited to one minute.


Public comment may also be provided by dialing the phone number and participant access code, and 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 livestream 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, callers 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 caller will be allotted one minute of public comment for each agenda item.
  • When the host unmutes the caller to provide public comment:
    • The caller will hear a voice announcement telling them that they are unmuted.
    • The host will announce to the caller when their time is up.
  • When calling in, use the phone number and access code provided below:
    • Phone number: 717-908-1926
    • Access code: 1166083#


The public may submit written comment to the ACCS in advance of the meeting for consideration. In order to help ensure that commissioners have time to review the comments, comments should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 4, 2023. Comments received after that time will be forwarded to commissioners until 5 p.m. on Monday, August 7; however, only comments received by the August 4 deadline will be posted to the ACCS agenda prior to the meeting. 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
  • General public comment or agenda item number

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

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This notice appears on the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools.

* The meeting may end earlier or later than specified due to time needed to complete the agenda.

1 Represents the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

2 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 the end of the meeting. Reasonable limits will be placed on the amount of time allowed for individual comments.

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