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Regular Board Meeting - 8/11/2005

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING - 8/11/2005 9:00:00 AM
Learning Opportunity Center
839 White River Ave
Rifle, Colorado 81650

Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District

Jared Polis, Vice Chairman, Member-at-Large

Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District

Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District

Peggy Littleton, 5th Congressional District

Karen Middleton, 7th Congressional District

Rico Munn, 1st Congressional District

Clair Orr, 4th Congressional District

William J. Moloney, Commissioner of Education and Secretary to the State Board of Education

Karen A. Gerwitz, Director of State Board Relations


I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE

IV. ROLL CALL

V. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

VI. OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSENT MOTION

VII. COMMUNICATIONS

VIII. ACTION ITEMS - STATE BOARD/COMMISSIONER/DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

a. Rules for the Administration of the Dropout Prevention Activity Grant Program

Scheduled a hearing for the October 6, 2005 Board Meeting to consider the Rules for the Administration of the Dropout Prevention Activity Grant Program


b. Resolution: Support of Constitution Day

Adopt Resolution: Support of Constitution Day


c. Peer Review for Title 1

Approve Peer Review for Title 1


d. Formal Attorney General Opinion

Approve seeking a formal Attorney General opinion regarding the Colorado School Land Trust


IX. ACTIONS ITEMS - LEARNING AND RESULTS

X. ACTION ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

XI. ACTION ITEMS - STATE LIBRARY

a. Colorado Library Advisory Board (CoLAB) reappointment

Reappointed three members to serve a second (3-year) term on CoLAB: Citizen representative for Congressional District 1 Gail Dowe; Rural School Library/Media Center representative Barbara Jaques; Small/Rural Public Library representative Kristina Lindsey


XII. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

a. Type III Authorizations - Emergency--Initial (16)

Approve the Initial Type III Authorizations requested (16)


b. Type III Authorizations - Renewal (6)

Approve the Renewal Type III Authorizations requested (6)


c. Rules for the Educator Licensing Act of 1991, CCR 301-37

Reschedule the hearing to consider these rules for the October 6, 2005 Board Meeting


d. Licensure/Endorsement Programs, submitted by Jones International University (JIU), Englewood

Approve the proposed Licensure/Endorsement Programs, submitted by Jones International University (JIU), Englewood.


XIII. ACTION ITEMS - SPECIAL SERVICES

a. Waiver request from certain statutes by the Pueblo 70 School District on behalf of Swallows Charter Academy

Approve the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a 36-day period ending September 15, 2005 as follows: 22-32-109(1)(b)(n)(I)(w)(t); 22-32-110(1)(i)(k)(ee)(y), C.R.S. concerning Pueblo 70 School District on behalf of Swallows Charter Academy


b. REMOVED FROM AGENDA Waiver request from certain statutes by the Denver 1 School District on behalf of Denver School of Science & Technology

c. Waiver request from certain statutes by the Adams County School District 50 on behalf of Crown Pointe Academy of Westminster Charter School

Approve the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a 5-year period ending June 30, 2010 as follows: 22-9-104(1), 22-32-109(1)(a)(b)(n)(t); 22-32-110(1)(bb)(I)(y)(ee), 22-32-118, 119 & 120, 22-33-105, C.R.S. concerning Adams County School District 50 on behalf of Crown Pointe Academy of Westminster Charter School


d. Waiver request from certain statutes by the Denver 1 School District on behalf of Academy of Urban Learning (f.k.a. Denver Peak Academy)

Approve the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a 36-day period ending September 15, 2005 as follows: 22-32-109(1)(t); 22-32-110(1)(i)(k)(ee)(y), C.R.S.


e. Waiver request from certain statutes by the Douglas County School District on behalf of Challenge to Excellence Charter School

Approve the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a 36-day period ending September 15, 2005 as follows: 22-63-205, C.R.S. concerning the Douglas County School District on behalf of Challenge to Excellence Charter School


f. Waiver request from certain statutes by the Charter School Institute Board on behalf of Colorado Springs Charter Academy

Approve the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a 36-day period ending September 15, 2005 as follows: 22-7-106; 22-7-107; 22-9-107; 22-32-109(1)(b); 22-32-109(1)(n)(l); 22-32-109(1)(n)(II); 22-32-109(1)(t);22-32-109.7; 22-32-109.8; 22-32-109.9; 22-33-104(4);22-33-105; 22-33-107; and 22-33-108, C.R.S.


g. Waiver request from certain statutes by the Charter School Institute Board on behalf of Ross Montessori School

Approve the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a 36-day period ending September 15, 2005 as follows: 22-32-109(1)(b); 22-32-109(1)(n)(l); 22-32-109(1)(t); 22-32-110(1)(i); 22-32-110(1)(k); 22-32-119; 22-60.5-301; and 22-32-103(10), C.R.S.


XIV. ACTION ITEMS - MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

a. Designation of Educational Data Advisory Committee

Approve the attached existing membership for the Educational Data Advisory Committee (EDAC) as representative of Colorado as required by C.R.S. 22-2-116(2)(a)


b. Payments to School Districts and Administrative Units for Special Education Programs Under the Exceptional Children's Educational Act, 2005-06

Approve ECEA payments to school districts and administrative units in the amounts listed on the attachment in the total amount of the payments is $89,733,326


c. Payments to Administrative Units Under the Exceptional Children's Educational Act, 2005-2006 (Gifted and Talented Program)

Approve payments of funds under the Exceptional Childrens Educational Act to administrative units in the amounts totaling $6,258,744


d. SCHOOL CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES RESERVE" PROJECTS

Approve the listings of projects for award


XV. INFORMATION FOR FUTURE ACTION

a. Colorado Library Advisory Board (CoLAB) will be asking for appointment of 1 board member to represent the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC)

The Colorado Library Advisory Board (CoLAB) will be asking for appointment of 1 board member to represent the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC), recommending Jon Walker, CLiC Board member, and Executive Director of the Pueblo City-County Library District


b. Guidebook on Designing, Delivering, and Evaluating Services for English Language Learners (ELLs)

Approval on Guidebook for distribution to Local Educational Agencies, (i.e. School Districts, BOCES, Superintendents, Teachers, ELL Directors and Coordinators) and other interested parties.


c. Proposed endorsement preparation programs in French and Spanish, submitted by the University of Colorado at Denver (UCD) Denver, and then at its September 15, 2005 meeting approve the content.

Review at its August 11, 2005 meeting and then at its September 15, 2005 meeting approve the content, of the proposed endorsement preparation programs in French and Spanish, at the University of Colorado at Denver (UCD) Denver


d. Interagency Agreement between the State of Colorado (CDE) Exceptional Student Services Unit (CDE/ESSU) and the University of Colorado Health Sciences

Approve the interagency agreement by and between the State of Colorado for the use and benefit of the Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services Unit (CDE/ESSU or the State) and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine for the term of October 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006 in the total amount of $261,196.86 upon satisfactory completion of performance, to be paid in two installments December 31, 2005 and June 30, 2006


XVI. INFORMATION ONLY

a. Human Resources / CDE At-Will Employee Salary Range Schedule for FY2005-2006

Review the CDE At-Will Employee Salary Range Schedule for FY2005-2006


b. 2004 & 2005 Legislative Priorities

c. Civic Mission of Schools
Discussion: An update from Karen Middleton and Clair Orr

XVII. OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

XVIII. FUTURE BUSINESS

a. Upcoming Meetings

The following meetings will be held at the Colorado Department of Education, 201 E. Colfax Ave., Room 101, 9:00 a.m., Denver, unless otherwise noted:

September 14 Work Session
September 15 Regular Meeting
October 5 Work Session
October 6 Regular Meeting
November 09 Work Session
November 10 Regular Meeting
December 7 Work Session
December 8 Regular Meeting

Future Hearings

RULE HEARINGS:

9:45 a.m.

9/15/05

Math Standards hearing

10:30 a.m.

9/15/05

Exclusive Chartering Authority Procedures hearing

9:45 a.m.

10/6/05

Rules for the Administration of the Educator Licensing Act of 1991, 1 CCR 301-37

10:15 a.m.

10/6/05

Rules for the Administration of Dropout Prevention Activity Grant Program, 1 CCR 301-66

CHARTER SCHOOL HEARINGS:

None scheduled at this time

EXCLUSIVE CHARTERING AUTHORITY - CHALLENGE

1:00 p.m.

9/14/05

Colorado League of Charter Schools and Zenith Academy Challenge of the Grant of Exclusive Chartering Authority of the Boulder Valley School District

2:00 p.m.

9/14/05

Colorado League of Charter Schools Challenging the Grant of Exclusive Chartering Authority of the Adams 50 School District


XIX. ADJOURNMENT

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Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. If needed, please notify the State Board Office at 303/866-6817 at least three working days prior to the meeting.

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