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Regular Board Meeting - 12/14/2006

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING - 12/14/2006 9:00:00 AM
201 East Colfax Avenue
Room 101
Denver, CO 80203

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

Bob Schaffer, 4th Congressional District

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

Karen 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. TIMED ITEMS

1. National Title I Distinguished Schools 2006-2007
For information only

2. Honoring Outstanding Paraeducators
For information only.

3. Discussion with Governor-Elect Ritter and Lt. Governor-Elect O'Brien

VII. OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSENT MOTION

VIII. COMMUNICATIONS

IX. ACTION ITEMS - STATE BOARD / COMMISSIONER

1. Proposed 2007 Meeting Dates
Approve attached schedule of proposed board meeting dates.

2. 2007 Legislative Priorities
Adopt the 2007 State Board of Education Legislative Priorities

X. ACTION ITEMS - LEARNING AND RESULTS

XI. ACTION ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

XII. ACTION ITEMS - STATE LIBRARY

1. Emergency Rules for the Administration of the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program
Adopt the proposed Emergency Rules for the Administration of the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program, 1 CCR 1-301-70. Emergency Rules are imperatively necessary to comply with state law (Section 22-88-102(4), CRS), and otherwise compliance with Section 24-4-103, CRS, would be contrary to the public interest of distributing funds in a timely manner to ensure that the educational needs of students with print disabilities are met.

2. Notice Hearing for Permanent Rules for the Administration of the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program, 1 CCR 1-301-70
Notice the proposed Rules for a February hearing for the Administration of the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program, 1 CCR 1-301-70.

XIII. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

1. Modified Language of the Rules for the Administration of the Educator Licensing Act of 1991 - 1 CCR 301 - 37
Adopt new or modified Rules language, as recommended, for inclusion in the Rules for the Administration of the Educator Licensing Act of 1991 1 CCR 301 37, as requested by the Office of Legislative Legal Services.

2. Cut Scores for Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard of Hearing and School Librarian PLACE Content-Area Assessments for Teacher Licensing Endorsement
Accept the Panel-Based Estimated Passing Rate (PBEPR) recommended cut scores for the Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard of Hearing and School Librarian PLACE content-area assessments for teacher licensing endorsement and adopt the cut scores.

3. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 167100 and 333451 Charge No. 2006EC23
Signify acceptance and approval of the terms and conditions of the settlement agreement by directing the commissioner to sign the original copy of the agreement.

4. Requests for Type III Authorizations--Emergency-Initial (38)
Approve the Initial Type III Authorizations requested.

5. Requests for Type III Authorizations -Emergency--Renewal (7)
Approve the Renewal Type III Authorizations requested.

XIV. ACTION ITEMS - SPECIAL SERVICES

1. Waiver Request: Douglas County School District Re-1 on behalf of DCS Montessori Charter School
Approve the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2010 as follows: 22-32-109(1)(n)(II)(b),(t); C.R.S.

2. Waiver Request: St Vrain Valley School District on behalf of Ute Creek Secondary Academy Charter School
Approve the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2009 as follows: 22-1-110; 22-32-109(1)(b),(n)(II)(b),(t),(aa); 22-32-110 (1)(j),(k),(ee); C.R.S. and consider 22-32-113(5)(a); 22-45-103(1)(f), C.R.S.

XV. ACTION ITEMS - EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS/PREVENTION/AT-RISK

1. Excess Cost Rates for Eligible Facilities for Fiscal Year 2006-07
Approve the attached list of special education excess cost rates.

XVI. ACTION ITEMS - MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

1. Amounts Payable to School Districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended)
Approve monthly amounts payable to school districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended) state share of total program for December 2006. Total amount for December payments is $254,169,386.77.

2. Request to Notice a Hearing Date in February for Amendments to the Rules for the Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 1 CCR 301-25
Notice a public hearing in February to consider the proposed amendments to Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 301-25.

3. Capital Construction: School Construction & Renovation, Powerball, and Back-Up Projects
Approve the projects on the School Construction and Renovation Fund and Powerball Spillover lists for award of grants, and approve the projects on the Back-Up list for award of grants in the order listed as unused funds become available from completed awarded projects.

XVII. INFORMATION ONLY

1. National Title I Distinguished Schools 2006-2007
For information only

2. Honoring Outstanding Paraeducators
No board action.

XVIII. INFORMATION FOR FUTURE ACTION

1. Proposed Teacher Induction Program: American Academy Charter School
Review the proposed Teacher Induction Program submitted by the American Academy Charter School for action at the January 2007 meeting.

XIX. OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

XX. FUTURE BUSINESS

1. Upcoming Meeting Dates
January 10 Work Session January 11 Regular Meeting

XXI. 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 one week prior to the meeting.

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