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Regular Board Meeting - 3/6/2008

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SBE Regular Meeting Agenda - 3/6/2008 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

Jane Goff, 7th Congressional District

Dwight Jones, Commissioner & Secretary to the
State Board of Education

Mary Frances Nevans, 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

1. Report from Commissioner Dwight D. Jones.

VIII. TIMED ITEMS

IX. ACTION ITEMS - STATE BOARD/COMMISSIONER

1. Recognition of the 2007-2008 Title I Distinguished Teacher and Principal.

X. ACTION ITEMS - LEARNING & RESULTS

1. Approve Emergency Rules for the Administration of the Supplemental Online Education Grant. Approve Emergency Rules as required by SB07-1066, which will include specifying the procedures and time frames for applying for a grant, approving the form of grant application, the information the grant applicant must provide and any criteria for awarding grants in addition to those specified in 22-2-130(6)(b)C.R.S.

2. Notice of Rulemaking on April 10, 2008 for Permanent Rules for the Administration of the Supplemental Online Education Grant. Approve notice of rulemaking for the rules pertaining to the Administration of the Online Grant Program.

3. Emergency and Permanent Rules for the Administration of Online Programs. Adopt the Online Program Emergency and Permanent Rules as revised based on recommendations from the Online Advisory Panel, interested persons and entities and public comment accepted at the February 14 rulemaking hearing, including those comments following the rulemaking hearing up to February 19, and publicly extended to February 21, 2008.

4. Emergency and Permanent Rules on Longitudinal Growth Model. Adopt Emergency and Permanent rules pursuant to House Bill 07-1048, for the Longitudinal Analysis of Student Assessments.

XI. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

1. Requests for the Authorizations - Emergency-Initial (Monthly total 12). Approve the 12 Initial Emergency Authorizations requested.

2. Requests for the Authorizations - Emergency--Renewal (Monthly total 3). Approve the 3 Emergency Renewal Authorizations.

3. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 359229 Charge No. 2008EC01. Instruct department staff and the state attorney general's office to prepare the documents necessary to request a formal hearing for the revocation of the holder's license pursuant to §22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

4. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 316973 Charge No. 2007EC52. Instruct department staff and the state attorney general's office to prepare the documents necessary to request a formal hearing for the revocation of the holder's license pursuant to §22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

5. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2005EC06. Instruct department staff to issue an initial educator license to the applicant. Instruct department staff to issue an initial educator license to the applicant.

6. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for an Authorization Charge No. 2007EC51. Instruct department staff to issue a notice of denial and appeal rights to the applicant pursuant to §24-4-104, C.R.S.

7. The Principal/Administrator Induction Program submitted by Brighton School District 27J. Approve the Principal/Administrator Induction Program submitted by Brighton School District 27J.

8. The Principal Induction Program submitted by the Diocese of Pueblo. Approve the Principal Induction Program submitted by the Diocese of Pueblo.

9. The Teacher Induction Program submitted by Miami-Yoder School District. Approve the Teacher Induction Program submitted by Miami-Yoder School District.

10. Appeal from ALJ Initial Decision Case No. ED 2007-0008.

11. Appeal from ALJ Initial Decision Case No. ED 2007-0010.

XII. ACTION ITEMS - MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

1. Contingency Reserve Loan for Adams County School District 29J to Relieve the District of Revenue Losses Due to Property Omitted by County for 2007 Abatement. Provide an interest free loan to Adams County School District 29J in the amount of $149,480.31, to be repaid to the Department no later than June 30, 2009 from property tax collections that will be recoverable through an abatement levy.

2. Request Approval of Amendments to Rules for Budget Law. Approve the Budget rules as amended.

3. Request for Approval of Amendments to Rules for Accounting and Reporting. Approve the Rules for Accounting and Reporting as drafted.

4. Public School "Facilities and Safety Priorities" for Guidance With Capitol Construction Grants. Adopt "Facility and Safety Priorities" for public school capitol construction.

XIII. ACTION ITEMS: LEGISLATION

1. Legislative Matters and Vote on Specific Bills, Karen Mock and Anne Barkis (45 min.).

2. The State Board agreed to move forward in the Mesa County Commissioners et al. vs. CDE lawsuit and directed counsel to file an answer.

3. The State Board moved to support the B.E.S.T. Legislation, contingent upon approval of the amendment to an agreed upon settlement in the Giardino lawsuit.

XIV. INFORMATION ONLY

XV. OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

XVI. FUTURE BUSINESS

XVII. ADJOURNMENT

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