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Regular Board Meeting - 5/10/2007

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING - 5/10/2007 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


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. Exclusive Chartering Authority Hearing: Poudre School District 10:00 a.m.
Consider the request for a grant of exclusive chartering authority pursuant to 22-30.5-504(5)(a)(I) & (II), C.R.S. from the Poudre School District.

2. Exclusive Chartering Authority Hearing: Pueblo 60 School District 10:00 a.m.
Consider the request for a grant of exclusive chartering authority pursuant to 22-30.5-504(9)(a), C.R.S. from the Pueblo 60 School District.

3. Charter Hearing: Imagine Schools of Colorado and St. Vrain Valley School District - 2nd Appeal 11:00 a.m.

VIII. COMMUNICATIONS

IX. ACTION ITEMS - STATE BOARD/COMMISSIONER

X. ACTION ITEMS - LEARNING & RESULTS

1. Identification of Colorado Basic Literacy Act Annual Assessment Instruments
Identify which CBLA assessment instrument(s) the State Board is to approve.

XI. ACTION ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

XII. ACTION ITEMS - STATE LIBRARY

XIII. ACTION ITEMS - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

XIV. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

1. Linguistically Diverse Education (LDE) Teacher Preparation Program: Metro State College of Denver
Approve the Metro State College of Denvers Linguistically Diverse educator preparation program.

2. TIR/CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social & Emotional Learning) Program: Metropolitan State College
Approve the Metropolitan State College TIR/CASEL program.

3. Special Education Generalist Teacher Preparation Program: Adams State College (ASC)
Approve the Adams State College Special Education Generalist preparation program.

4. Special Education Generalist Teacher Preparation Program: University of Northern Colorado (UNC)
Approve the University of Northern Colorados Special Education Generalist preparation program.

5. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 321813 Charge No. 2006EC09
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.

6. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 246343 Charge No. 2006EC10
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 License No. 304401 Charge No. 2006EC11
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.

8. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for an Authorization Charge No. 2007EC08
Instruct department staff to issue a notice of denial and appeal rights to the applicant pursuant to 24-4-104, C.R.S.

9. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2007EC11
Instruct department staff to issue a notice of denial and appeal rights to the applicant pursuant to 24-4-104, C.R.S.

10. Type III Emergency Authorization Requests-Initial (7)
Approve the initial Type III Authorizations requested.

XV. ACTION ITMES - SPECIAL SERVICES

1. Emergency Rules for the Administration of the Read to Achieve Grant Program, 1CCR 301-47
Repeal and reenact Emergency Rules for the Administration of the Read to Achieve Grant Program, 1CCR 301-47 in compliance with Senate Bill 07-192.

2. Notice Hearing: Rules for the Administration of the Read to Achieve Grant Program, 1CCR 301-47
Notice a hearing to consider the Rules for the Administration of the Read to Achieve Grant Program, 1CCR 301-47 in compliance with Senate Bill 07-192.

3. Read to Achieve Assessment
Adopt a valid and reliable Read to Achieve assessment for schools to use in assessing students reading proficiency pursuant to 22-7-906 (e) C.R.S.

4. School Districts Seeking Exclusive Chartering Authority
Approve Montrose County School District Re-1J for exclusive chartering authority according to 22-30.5-504(5)(b)(II), C.R.S.

5. Waiver Request: Adams County School District 14 on behalf of Community Leadership Academy
Approve the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2008 as follows: 22-1-110, 22-32-110 (1)(h)(i)(j)(k)(y)(ee), 22-32-119, 22-32-126 C.R.S.

6. Waiver Request: Poudre School District R-1 on behalf of Ridgeview Classical Schools
Approve the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2011 as follows: 22-36-101(3)(a), C.R.S.

7. Waiver Request: Poudre School District R-1 on behalf of Liberty Common Charter School
Approve the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2019 as follows: 22-32-109(1)(b)(n)(t)(z)(bb)(I), 22-32-109.7, 109.8, 109.9, 22-32-110(1)(i)(j)(k)(o)(w)(y)(ee), 22-32-110(2)(3)(4) and(5), 22-32-119, 22-33-104(4), 105, 107, & 108, C.R.S. noting that 22-32-109.7, 109.8, 109.9, C.R.S. are delegation waivers.

8. Waiver Request: Pueblo School District # 60 on behalf of Youth and Family Academy
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)(t)(z)(n), 22-32-110(1)(i)(j)(k)(ee), C.R.S.

9. Waiver Request: Pueblo School District 60 on behalf of Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences
Approve the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2012 as follows: 22-32-104(4), 22-32-109(1)(b)(n)(z)(bb)(I), 22-32-110(1)(i)(j)(k)(ee), 22-32-110(2) C.R.S.

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

1. Contract: Parent Education and Assistance for Kids dba Peak Parent Center, Inc.
Approve the contract for the use and benefit of CDE, Exceptional Student Leadership Unit, and the Parent Education and Assistance for Kids dba Peak Parent Center, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $244,874.00 for 7/1/07 through 6/30/08.

2. Contract: Lindamood Bell
Approve the Lindamood Bell contract.

3. Revocation of Approval for Eligible Facility School: BIG (Buchanan Instructional Group)
Revoke approval of Eligible Facility school, BIG (Buchanan Instructional Group).

4. Excess Cost Rates for Eligible Facilities for Extended School Year 2007
Approve the attached list of special education excess cost rates.

XVII. MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

1. Emergency Rules: Amendments to the Administration of the Public School Finance Act of 1994, 1 CCR 301-39
Adopt the emergency amendments for the addition of the Fast College Fast Jobs Program to the Rules for the Administration of the Public School Finance Act of 1994. It is imperatively necessary for immediate adoption of emergency rules to comply with the Article 35.5 under Title 22, C.R.S., to allow eligible school districts time to establish programs beginning in FY2007-08. Compliance with the requirements of section 24-4-103 would be contrary to the public interest.

2. Notice Hearing: Amendments to the Rules for the Administration of the Public School Finance Act of 1994, 1 CCR 301-39
Notice a hearing to review amendments to the Rules for the Administration of the Public School Finance Act at the August 9, 2007 meeting.

3. Rules: Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 301-25
Adopt the recommended amendments to the Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles Rules, 301-25.

4. Certification of Amounts Payable to School Districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (As Amended) for June 2007
Certify payments to school districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended) state share of total program for June 2007.

5. Certification of Amounts Payable to School Districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (As Amended) For July 2007
Certify the July 2007 amounts payable to school districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended) state share of total program in the amount estimated to be $276,143,655.52.

XVIII. INFORMATION ONLY

1. Proposed Resolution Concerning the Mandatory HPV Vaccine

2. Proposed Code of Conduct/Ethics Procedures
Bob Schaffer and Elaine Berman are drafting proposed procedures for the Board to consider at the next meeting.

XIX. INFORMATION FOR FUTURE ACTION

1. Contract: ACLIN Services/Resource Sharing
This is an informational item to notify the State Board of Education that an ongoing contract with the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) will be amended and presented to the SBE for approval at the next board meeting.

2. Contract Amendment: Centennial BOCES Services/Resource Sharing Contract
This is an informational item to notify the State Board of Education that an ongoing contract with the Centennial BOCES will be amended to extend an additional fiscal year of services, and will be presented to the SBE for approval in June.

3. Principal/Administrator Induction Program: Academy 20 School District, Colorado Springs
Re-approve the Academy 20 school district, Colorado Springs Principal/Administrator Induction Program at the next board meeting.

4. Teacher/Special Service Provider Induction Program: Academy 20 School District, Colorado Springs
Re-approve the Academy 20 school district, Colorado Springs Teacher/Special Service Provider Induction Program at the next board meeting.

XX. OPPRTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

XXI. FUTURE BUSINESS

XXII. ADJOURNMENT

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