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Regular Board Meeting - 12/8/2005

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING - 12/8/2005 9:00:00 AM
201 East Colfax Avenue, Room 101
Denver, Colorado 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

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

Attendees
Jared Polis Colorado State Board of Education
Evie Hudak Colorado State Board of Education
Pamela Jo Suckla Colorado State Board of Education
Peggy Littleton Colorado State Board of Education
Clair Orr Colorado State Board of Education
Randy DeHoff Colorado State Board of Education
Rico Munn Colorado State Board of Education
Karen Middleton Colorado State Board of Education
  1. CALL TO ORDER

  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

  3. INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE

  4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

  5. ROLL CALL

  6. TIMED ITEMS

    1. HEARINGS

      10:00 a.m. 12/8/05 Rules for the Administration of Closing the Achievement Gap, 1 CCR 301-69 (Tentative)

      10:15 a.m. 12/8/05 Rules for the Administration of Colorado Data Reporting for School Accreditation, 1 CCR 301-67



  7. OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSENT MOTION

  8. COMMUNICATIONS

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

    1. English Language Proficiency Act (ELPA) Program-SY 05-06

      Approved the distribution of 2005 funds to eligible school districts in accordance with the English Language Proficiency Act (Article 24 of Title 22, CRS) in the amount of $4,043,555.00.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Board Operating Procedures

      Considered an amendment to the State Board Operating Procedures. Removed power sharing agreement.



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Rules for the Administration of Closing the Achievement Gap (Tentative)

      Conducted a hearing to consider Rules for the Administration of Closing the Achievement Gap, 1 CCR 301-69.

      Continued hearing.



      Voting
      Jared Polis - Yes
      Evie Hudak - No Vote
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Peggy Littleton - Yes
      Clair Orr - Yes
      Randy DeHoff - Yes
      Rico Munn - Yes
      Karen Middleton - Yes


  10. ACTIONS ITEMS - LEARNING AND RESULTS

  11. ACTION ITEMS - STATE LIBRARY

    1. Colorado Library Advisory Board (CoLAB)appointment of Citizen Representative - Congressional District 3.

      Approved appointment of Stephen Coleman to the Colorado Library Advisory Board as a Citizen Representative from Congressional District 3.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  12. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    1. Disciplinary Proceedings Concering Licence No. 261914 Charge No. 2004EC37

      Accepted and approved the terms and conditions of the settlement agreement by directing the commissioner to sign the original copy of the agreement.

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2004EC37

      License Holder: Kirkland L. Smith

      License Number: 261914

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: St. Vrain Valley School District No. RE-1J

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Boulder, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Kirkland L. Smith pled guilty to one felony

      count of menacing and one felony count

      of criminal mischief.

      Final Action of the State Board: Suspension

      Date of State Board Action: December 8, 2005



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License NO. 285437 Charge No. 2005EC08

      Approved the terms and conditions of the settlement agreement by directing the commissioner to sign the original copy of the agreement.

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2005EC08

      License Holder: Sandra Wariner

      License Number: 285437

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: Davis School District

      (Farmington, Utah)

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Lone Tree, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Sandra Wariner threatened to bring a

      shotgun to a Utah school and shoot people,

      and failed to disclose on her Colorado

      professional teacher certificate renewal

      application that she was under investigation

      by the Utah Professional Practices Advisory

      Commission.

      Final Action of the State Board: Permanent revocation

      Date of State Board Action: December 8, 2005



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2005EC25

      Dismissed the charge.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 284327 Charge No. 2005EC26

      Instructed 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 authorization pursuant to 22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    5. Type III Authorizations - Emergency-Initial-71

      Approved the Initial Type III Authorizations requested.



      Voting
      Jared Polis - Yes
      Evie Hudak - No Vote
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Peggy Littleton - Yes
      Clair Orr - No Vote
      Randy DeHoff - No
      Rico Munn - Yes
      Karen Middleton - Yes


    6. Type III Authorizations - Emergency-Renewal-9

      Approved the Renewal Type III Authorizations requested.



      Voting
      Jared Polis - Yes
      Evie Hudak - No Vote
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Peggy Littleton - Yes
      Clair Orr - No Vote
      Randy DeHoff - No
      Rico Munn - Yes
      Karen Middleton - Yes


    7. Proposed Endorsement Preparation Programs in Instructional Technology Teacher and Instructional Technology Specialist Submitted by Adams State College (ASC).

      Approved the Content of the Proposed Endorsement Preparation Programs in Instructional Technology Teacher and Instructional Technology Specialist Submitted by Adams State College (ASC).

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    8. Proposed Endorsement Preparation Programs in Instructional Technology Teacher and Instructional Technology Specialist Submitted by University of Colorado at Denver (UCD).

      Approved the Content of the Proposed Endorsement Preparation Programs in Instructional Technology Teacher and Instructional Technology Specialist Submitted by University of Colorado at Denver (UCD).

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    9. Cut Scores for the Instructional Technology and Gifted Education PLACE Licensing Endorsement Assessments

      Accepted the panel-recommended cut-scores for Gifted-Education and Instructional Technology PLACE content-area assessments for teacher licensing endorsement and adopted the cut-scores.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  13. ACTION ITEMS - SPECIAL SERVICES

    1. Waiver Request of Adams-Arapahoe 28J on behalf of Lotus School of Excellence Charter School

      Approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a 36-day period ending January 12, 2006 as follows: 22-32-109(1)(n)(II)(B); C.R.S.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Waiver request of Adams-Arapahoe 28J on behalf of New America Charter School

      Approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a 36-day period ending January 12, 2006 as follows: 22-32-109(1)(n)(II)(B); C.R.S.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Jared Polis - Abstain
      Evie Hudak - No Vote
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Peggy Littleton - Yes
      Clair Orr - Yes
      Randy DeHoff - Yes
      Rico Munn - Yes
      Karen Middleton - Yes


  14. ACTION ITEMS - PREVENTION INITIATIVES

    1. Rules for the Administration of the Colorado Schoolchildren's Asthma and Anaphylaxis Act, 1 CCR 301-68.

      Adopted Rules for the Administration of the Colorado Schoolchildrens Asthma and Anaphylaxis Act, 1 CCR 301-68.



      Voting
      Jared Polis - No Vote
      Evie Hudak - No Vote
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Peggy Littleton - Yes
      Clair Orr - Yes
      Randy DeHoff - Yes
      Rico Munn - Yes
      Karen Middleton - Yes


  15. ACTION ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

    1. Excess Cost Rates for Eligible Facilities for Fiscal Year 2005-06

      Approved of Excess Cost Rates for Eligible Facilities for Fiscal Year 2005-06.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  16. ACTION ITEMS - MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

    1. Rules for the Administration of Colorado Data Reporting for School Accreditation, 1 CCR 301-67

      Closed the oral portion of the hearing, directed revisions, and scheduled for a Board-only discussion at the next meeting.



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Amounts Payable to School Districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (As Amended)

      Approved $247,027,026.85 payable to school districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended) state share of total program for December 2005.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  17. INFORMATION FOR FUTURE ACTION

    1. The Colorado Library Advisory Board (CoLAB) is seeking the recommendation of a Citizen Representative from Congressional District 2.

    2. Proposed Endorsement Preparation Programs in Educational Leadership Principal Program Regis University (Regis)

    3. Proposed Resolution on Online Education

  18. INFORMATION ONLY

    1. Colorado Library Advisory Board Annual Plan for 2005-2006

    2. 2005 Revised Administrative Procedures on Charter Schools

  19. OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

  20. FUTURE BUSINESS

  21. ADJOURNMENT







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