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September 2011 Meeting Agenda

September 8, 2011 meeting agenda of the American Indian Education Oversight Committee.

American Indian Education Oversight Committee

Meeting Agenda

Thursday, September 8, 2011
Noon–5 p.m.
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 6102
Sacramento, CA 95814


This committee shall provide input and advice to the Superintendent on all aspects of American Indian education programs established by the state.

American Indian Education Oversight Committee Members

Laura Lee George, Chair

Amber Machamer, Vice Chair

Andre Cramblit, Parliamentarian

*Irma Amaro

Deborah DeForge

Helen L. Doherty

*John Focke

*Rodney Lindsay

Kathleen Marshall

*Rachel McBride

Russell "Butch" Murphy

*Denotes American Indian Education Center Director

Agenda Items


Review of Agenda

Item 1

Subject: Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Item 2


Public Comment is invited on any matter not included on the printed agenda. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the State Board, the presiding officer may establish specific time limits on presentations.

Item 3

Subject: California Department of Education (CDE) Updates:

CDE realignment

Presenter: Craig Cheslog, Principal Advisor to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

State Board of Education—American Indian Advisory Committee

Presenter: Judy Delgado, American Indian Education Consultant, CDE

Item 4

Subject: Legislative Update. Information regarding the following bills: A.B. No. 18 Brownley. Education finance: school-based financial reporting system: Targeted Pupil Equity funding: Quality Instruction funding. This bill would enact the Education Finance Reform Act. A.B. No. 5 Fuentes. Teacher evaluation: the bill would require the governing board of each school district to adopt and implement a locally negotiated best practices teacher evaluation system, described as one in which each teacher is evaluated on a continuing basis on the degree to which he or she accomplishes specific objectives and multiple observations of instructional and other professional practices are conducted by trained evaluators.A.B. 404 Gatto. Public postsecondary education:  Native American language preservation. This bill would require the Trustees of the California State University to establish, at the Humboldt State University campus, a Native American Linguistic Institute, with specified duties, to preserve Native American tribal languages.

Presenter: Katherine Valenzuela, Policy Advocate at Public Advocates

Item 5

Subject: Implementation of Striving Readers Grant in California. The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) formula grant is authorized by the Appropriations Act to provide $250 million under Section 1520 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to develop a comprehensive literacy and education program to advance literacy skills for students from birth through grade twelve.

Presenter: TBD

Item 6

Subject: Update regarding the Common Core Standards. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were developed through a state-led initiative to establish consistent and clear education standards for English-language arts and mathematics that would better prepare students for success in college, career, and the competitive global economy.

Presenter: Tom Adams, Director, Standards, Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division, CDE

Item 7

Subject: Tribal Education Departments National Assembly (TEDNA) Proposed Statutory Language for the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act & Native CLASS Act.

Presenter: Greg Masten, Director of the Hoopa Valley Tribe's Department of Education and Vice-President Tribal Education Departments National Assembly

Item 8

Subject: Transitional Kindergarten: Senate Bill (SB) 1381 (Chapter 705, Statues of 2010) amended California Education Code (Section 46300, 48000, and 48010) to change the required birthday for admission to kindergarten and first grade and established a transitional kindergarten program beginning in the 2012–2013 school year.

Presenter: Mary Murray Autry, Education Program Consultant, CDE

Item 9

Subject: Smarter Balance: California will have a greater involvement in the development of a new generation of student assessments that will emphasize a deep knowledge of core concepts within and across disciplines, problem solving, analysis, synthesis, and critical thinking.

Presenter: Kristen Brown, Education Research and Evaluation Consultant, CDE

Item 10

Subject: Committee Business: Including, but not limited to, future meeting plans; future agenda items; officer nominations and/or elections; declaratory and commendatory resolutions; bylaw review and revision; Board policy; approval of minutes; Board liaison reports; training of Board members; and announcement of matters of general interest.

Bagley Keene Open Meeting Act Training

Robert’s Rules of Order

Committee responsibilities

Ethics Training/Statements of Economic Interest

Presenter: Elizabeth S. Stein, Deputy General Counsel, CDE

Statute for American Indian Education Oversight Committee

California Education Code Section 33370 (g): The Superintendent, with input from existing center directors, shall appoint an American Indian Education Oversight Committee by January 30, 2007, composed of at least seven educators, four of whom shall be American Indian education center directors. All members shall possess proven knowledge of current educational policies relating to, and issues faced by, American Indian communities in California. This committee shall provide input and advice to the Superintendent on all aspects of American Indian education programs established by the state.

All times are approximate and are provided for convenience only. The order of business may be changed without notice. Anyone interested in a particular matter should plan on being in attendance. The Oversight Committee will commence, recess, and reconvene as necessary throughout the meeting. Time is set aside for individuals to speak on any topic NOT otherwise on the agenda. In all cases, the presiding officer reserves the right to impose time limits on presentations as may be necessary to ensure that the agenda is completed.

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 a meeting or function of the task force may request assistance by contacting the Migrant, Indian, and International Education Office at 1430 N Street, Suite 4401, Sacramento, CA, 95814; telephone 916-319-0851; fax 916-319-0139.

For more information concerning this agenda, please contact the Migrant, Indian, and International Education Office at 916-319-0851. This agenda is posted on the California Department of Education, American Indian Oversight Committee Web site.

Questions: Judy Delgado | | 916-319-0506 
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