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Regular Board Meeting - 3/8/2007

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING - 3/8/2007 9:00:00 AM
201 East Colfax Avenue
Room 101
Denver, Colorado 80203

Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District

Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District

Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District

Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District

Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District

Peggy Littleton, 5th Congressional District

Karen Middleton, 7th Congressional District

William J. Moloney, Commissioner & 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. OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSENT MOTION

VII. TIMED ITEMS

1. Online Task Force Discussion

2. Hearing: Permanent Rules for the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program
Conduct a hearing for the permanent rules for the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program.

3. Hearing: Proposed Amendments to Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 301-25
Conduct a public hearing to consider proposed amendments to Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 301-25.

4. Hearing: Charter Appeal - Transition 2 Success and the Charter Schools Institute, Case No. 07-CSI-01

VIII. COMMUNICATIONS

IX. ACTION ITEMS - STATE BOARD/COMMISSIONER

1. Personnel - Director of State Board Relations Position Discussion
Decide on next steps to take with the vacancy of Director of State Board Relations

2. Resolution on Charter Schools Week
Approve the board resolution on Charter Schools Week.

X. ACTION ITEMS - LEARNING & RESULTS

XI. ACTION ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

XII. ACTION ITEMS - STATE LIBRARY

1. Mary Jones Trust Fund Expenditure Request from the Colorado Talking Book Library
Approve expenditure of $60,000 from the Mary Jones Trust Fund.

2. Hearing: Permanent Rules for the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program
Conduct a hearing for the permanent rules for the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program.

XIII. ACTION ITEMS - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

XIV. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

1. Teacher Education Program Reauthorization: Western State College
Approve the content of the independent program reauthorization for Western State College.

2. Teach Now Alternative Preparation Program: Western State College of Colorado (Gunnison)
Approve the Teach Now Alternative Preparation Program at Western State College of Colorado.

3. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for an Authorization Charge No. 2006EC43
Instruct department staff to issue a notice of denial and appeal rights to the applicant pursuant to 24-4-104, C.R.S.

4. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 323365 Charge No. 2006EC45
Instruct department staff and the state attorney generals office to prepare the documents necessary to request a formal hearing for the annulment of the holders license pursuant to 22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

5. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2007EC01
Dismiss the charge.

6. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 200196 and an Application for a License Charge No. 2007EC03
Instruct department staff to issue a notice of denial and appeal rights to the applicant pursuant to 24-4-104, C.R.S., and instruct department staff and the state attorney generals office to prepare the documents necessary to request a formal hearing for the revocation of the holders license pursuant to 22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

7. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for an Authorization Charge No. 2007EC04
Instruct department staff to issue a notice of denial and appeal rights to the applicant pursuant to 24-4-104, C.R.S.

8. Approval of Requests for Type III Emergency Authorizations-Initial (21)
Approve the Initial Type III Authorizations requested.

XV. ACTION ITMES - SPECIAL SERVICES

1. Waiver Request: Colorado Springs School District 11 on behalf of Life Skills Center of Colorado Springs Charter
Approve the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2010 as follows: 22-9-107, C.R.S.

2. Hearing: Charter Appeal - Transition 2 Success and the Charter Schools Institute, Case No. 07-CSI-01

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

1. Additional Funding to Administrative Units for Special Education Programs Under the Exceptional Children's Educational Act, 2006-2007
Approve the attached list of payments to administrative units for special education programs.

XVII. MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

1. Hearing: Proposed Amendments to Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 301-25
Conduct a public hearing to consider proposed amendments to Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 301-25.

XVIII. INFORMATION ONLY

XIX. INFORMATION FOR FUTURE ACTION

1. Appointments to the Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee (CSEAC)
Information for action at the April 12, 2007 Regular Meeting.

2. Contract with College Board for Low-Income Student Advanced Placement Exam Fees
Review the submitted Advanced Placement Exam Fee Program contract agreement between CDE and College Board for action at the April 12, 2007 meeting.

3. Proposed Code of Conduct/Ethics Procedures
Bob Schaffer and Elaine Berman are drafting proposed procedures for the Board to consider in April.

4. Proposed Resolution Concerning the Mandatory HPV Vaccine
Peggy Littleton is proposing the attached resolution for the State Board of Education to consider in its April meeting.

XX. OPPRTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

XXI. FUTURE BUSINESS

1. Upcoming Board Meetings
April 11 Work Session April 12 Regular Meeting May 9 Work Session May 10 Regular Meeting June 13 Work Session June 14 Regular Meeting July 11 Work Session July 12 Regular Meeting August 8 Work Session August 9 Regular Meeting September 5 Work Session September 6 Regular Meeting October 3 Work Session October 4 Regular Meeting November 7 Work Session November 8 Regular Meeting December 12 Work Session December 13 Regular Meeting

XXII. 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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