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News Release - State Board Meeting Agenda, November 2, 2010

Nov. 2, 2010

News Release

State Board Meeting Agenda For Wednesday Nov. 3

The Colorado State Board of Education this week will hold its regular board meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the first-floor board room at the Colorado Department of Education offices, 201 E. Colfax Ave., in Denver.

Following is the agenda:

  • Approval of the agenda
  • Consent agenda
  • State Board of Education reports
  • Director of state board of education relations report
  • Legislative update
  • Assessments update
  • Discussion and public input regarding including social studies in assessments
  • Budget update (note, this item may move to afternoon)
  • Commissioner’s report
  • Lunch & Executive Session—Noon
  • Issues and trends
  • Educational Data Advisory Committee 2009-2010 Annual Report

Timed Items

  • 1:30 p.m. – Public rulemaking hearing to amend the rules governing the Educator Licensing Act of 1991 regarding the standards for professional competencies for an initial administrator license with a director of special education endorsement.
  • 2 p.m. – Public rulemaking hearing to amend rules establishing requirements for authorization as a school speech language pathology assistant.
  • 2:15 p.m. – Update on progress to use Title V fund for grant program.
  • 2:30 p.m. – Recognition of the Online Teachers of the Year - Peggy Barnholt, Elementary Online Teacher of the Year from Colorado Connections Academy, Mapleton School District; and Kristin Kipp, Secondary Online Teacher of the Year from Jeffco’s 21st Century Virtual Academy, Jefferson County School District.
  • 3:15 p.m. – State board implementation of commissioner search project.
    • Commissioner Jones will discuss transition plans.
    • The board will discuss a scope of work for a consultant firm and timeline for the selection of a new commissioner.

Action Items

  • Disciplinary proceedings concerning licenses, charge no. 2010EC12.
  • Disciplinary proceedings concerning a license, charge no. 2010EC24.
  • Disciplinary proceedings concerning a license, charge no. 2010EC25.
  • Request for approval of initial emergency authorizations (monthly total, 1).
  • Approval of a New Official General Education Development (GED) Testing Center Application.
  • Approval of the reauthorization of the Douglas County Alternative Teacher Preparation Program.
  • A waiver request from certain statutes by Douglas County School District RE 1 on behalf of Platte River Academy.
  • A waiver request from certain statutes by Douglas County School District RE 1 on behalf of DCS Montessori Charter School.
  • A waiver request from certain statutes by St. Vrain Valley School District RE-1J on behalf of Carbon Valley Academy.
  • Appointment of Linda Barker (Colorado Education Association Teaching and Learning Specialist) to the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education.
  • Approval of the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Emergency Grant Award.
  • Approval of notice of rulemaking pertaining to amendments to the rules for the administration of the School District Budget Law.
  • Approval of notice of rulemaking pertaining to amendments to the rules for Accounting and Reporting.
  • Approval of notice of rulemaking pertaining to amendments to the rules for the administration of the Closing of the Achievement Gap.
  • Approval of the statewide targets established in the School and District Performance Frameworks.
  • Approval of department recommendations concerning school plan types Under the Education Accountability Act of 2009.
  • Appointment of commissioner of education on an interim basis.
  • Direct state board staff and department staff to develop a request for proposal to solicit bids for consulting firms regarding the search for a new commissioner.

Information Only

  • Amendments to the rules governing the Educator Licensing Act of 1991 (as amended) regarding the standards for the linguistically diverse education endorsement.
  • Amendments to the rules for the administration of the Exceptional Children’s Education Act Section 12.02(1)(g) pertaining to the gifted student education budget.
  • Public Comment

For additional information about each agenda item or to review the proposed rules, please visit the state board’s Web page for agendas: www.boarddocs.com/co/cde/Board.nsf/Public

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