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Meeting Notice/Agenda for April 5, 2017 - Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (CA Dept of Education)

Meeting Notice/Agenda for April 5, 2017 - Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (CA Dept of Education):

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 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 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 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 5 (DOC)

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 (PDF)
Item 5 Attachment 2 - Tri-Valley Learning Corporation Appeal of Acacia Elementary Charter (PDF)
Item 5 Attachment 3 - Tri-Valley Learning Corporation Response to New Jerusalem Elementary School District's Opposition to Revocation of Acacia Elementary Charter (PDF)
Item 5 Attachment 4 - New Jerusalem Elementary School District's Response to the Tri-Valley Appeal of Acacia Elementary Charter (PDF)
Item 5 Attachment 5 - Acacia Elementary Charter Provided by New Jerusalem Elementary School District (PDF)
Item 5 Attachment 6 - Tri Valley Learning Corporation's Response to the New Jerusalem Elementary School District's April 2016 Notice of Violation (PDF)
Item 5 Attachment 7 - New Jerusalem Elementary School District Notice of Intent to Revoke (PDF)
Item 5 Attachment 8 - New Jerusalem Elementary School District Resolution #17-0729B Making Certain Findings and Revoking the Acacia Elementary Charter (PDF)
Item 5 Attachment 9 - Resolution #17-0729B, Exhibit A, Findings of Fact Regarding Revocation of Acacia Elementary Charter (PDF)
Item 5 Attachment 10 - Tri-Valley Learning Corporation Response to Notice of Intent to Revoke (PDF)
Item 5 Attachment 11 - Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin Stockton Division, Order on Motion for Preliminary Junction (PDF)
Item 5 Attachment 12 - Acacia Elementary Charter Provided by New Jerusalem Elementary School District. (PDF)
Item 5 Attachment 13 - New Jerusalem Elementary School District May 11, 2016, Notice of Violation to Tri-Valley Learning Corporation (PDF)
Item 5 Attachment 14 - Tri-Valley Learning Corporation Response to New Jerusalem Elementary School District May 2016 Notice of Violation (PDF)

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 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 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.

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 [], 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 [].

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.

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