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REGULAR MEETING - 4/6/2006 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

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

  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

  3. INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE

  4. ROLL CALL

  5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

  6. OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSENT MOTION

  7. TIMED ITEMS

    1. HEARINGS

      9:45 a.m. 4/6/06 Rules for the Administration of the Colorado Schoolchildren's Asthma and Anaphylaxis Health Management Act, 1 CCR 301-68



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Madison Charter School and Jefferson County School District Case 05-CS-07

      Reversed the decision of Jefferson County School District R-1 and remanded with instructions to approve the charter application.



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


  8. COMMUNICATIONS

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

    1. ACTIONS ITEMS - LEARNING AND RESULTS

    2. ACTION ITEMS - STATE LIBRARY

    3. ACTION ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

      1. Contract between the State of Colorado and Colorado State University.

        Approved the contract between the State of Colorado for the use and benefit of the Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services Unit, and Colorado State University, in the amount not to exceed $48,377.20 from December 20, 2005 to June 30, 2006.

        Consent Item



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      2. Appointments to the Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee

        Approved appointments of new members to the Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee (CSEAC).

        Consent Item



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

    4. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

      1. Western State's Proposal to offer Alternative Principal Preparation Program.

        Approved Western States proposal to offer the Alternative Principal Preparation Program through their approved Alternative Licensing Program.

        Consent Item

        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      2. Proposed Endorsement Preparation Programs in Gifted Education Specialist Program by University of Northern Colorado (UNC)

        Approved the content of the proposed endorsement preparation programs in Gifted Education Specialist program submitted by the University of Northern Colorado (UNC).

        Consent Item



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      3. Teacher Induction Program by the Carbon Valley Academy, Frederick

        Approved the content of the proposed Teacher Induction program at the Carbon Valley Academy in Frederick.

        Consent Item

        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      4. Teacher Induction Program submitted by The Village at Day Care Centers of America

        Approved the proposed Teacher Induction Program submitted by The Village at Day Care Centers of America.

        Consent Item

        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      5. Principal/Administrator Induction Program by East Central BOCES, Limon

        Approved the proposed Principal/Administrator Induction Program submitted by East Central BOCES, Limon.

        Consent Item

        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      6. School Leaders for Colorado Proposal to Offer Alternative Principal Preparation Program

        Approved School Leaders for Colorados Proposal to offer the Alternative Principal Preparation Program.

        Consent Item

        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      7. Type III Authorizations Emergency-Initial (23) (March 06)

        Approved the Initial Type III Authorizations.



        Voting
        Bob Schaffer - Yes
        Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
        Evie Hudak - Yes
        Jared Polis - Yes
        Karen Middleton - Yes
        Rico Munn - Yes
        Randy DeHoff - No
        Peggy Littleton - Yes


      8. Type III Authorizations Emergency-Initial (29) (April 06)

        Approved the Initial Type III Authorizations.

        Voting
        Bob Schaffer - Yes
        Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
        Evie Hudak - Yes
        Jared Polis - Yes
        Karen Middleton - Yes
        Rico Munn - Yes
        Randy DeHoff - No
        Peggy Littleton - Yes


      9. Type III Authorization Emergency-Renewal(4) (March 06)

        Approved the Renewal Type III Authorizations.



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


      10. Type III Authorization Emergency-Renewal(1) (April 06)

        Approved the Renewal Type III Authorizations.

        Voting
        Bob Schaffer - Yes
        Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
        Evie Hudak - Yes
        Jared Polis - Yes
        Karen Middleton - Yes
        Rico Munn - Yes
        Randy DeHoff - No
        Peggy Littleton - Yes


      11. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 284327 Charge No. 2005EC26

        The State Board signified its acceptance and approved the terms and conditions of the settlement agreement by directing the commissioner to sign the original copy of the agreement.

        Consent Item

        Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

        Charge No. 2005EC26

        License Holder: Chris J. Litzelman

        License Number: 284327

        Last Known School District

        of Employment: Colorado Springs School District No. 11

        Last Known Community

        of Residence: Colorado Springs, Colorado

        Reason for Disciplinary Action:

        Chris J. Litzelman pled guilty to one felony count of 2nd degree assault.

        Final Action of the State Board: Revocation

        Date of State Board Action: April 6, 2006



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      12. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 257372 Charge No. 2004EC21

        The State Board instructed department staff and the state attorney generals office to prepare the documents necessary to request a formal hearing for the revocation of the holders authorization pursuant to 22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

        Consent Item



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      13. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2005EC06

        The State Board signified its acceptance and approved the terms and conditions of the settlement agreement by directing the commissioner to sign the original copy of the agreement.

        Consent Item

        Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

        Charge No. 2005EC06

        Applicant: Alexzandra C. Taylor

        Last Known School District

        of Employment: Harrison School District No. 2

        Last Known Community of

        Residence: Colorado Springs, Colorado

        Reason for Disciplinary Action:

        Alexzandra C. Taylor was convicted of one felony count of 2nd degree forgery and provided on her provisional special services license application false information regarding the facts and circumstances surrounding her conviction.

        Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

        Date of State Board Action: April 6, 2006



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      14. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 265866 Charge No. 2005EC12

        The State Board signified its acceptance and approved the terms and conditions of the settlement agreement by directing the commissioner to sign the original copy of the agreement

        Consent Item

        Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

        Charge No. 2005EC12

        License Holder: Nancy A Yousse-Nichols

        License Number: 265866

        Last Known School District

        of Employment: Jefferson County School District No. R-1

        Last Known Community

        of Residence: Arvada, Colorado

        Reason for Disciplinary Action:

        Nancy A. Yousse-Nichols stole a student's prescription medicine, stole a co-worker's prescription medicine and possessed on school grounds controlled substances not prescribed for her.

        Final Action of the State Board: Suspension through January 1, 2007

        Date of State Board Action: April 6, 2006



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      15. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 242104 Charge No. 2005EC13

        The State Board instructed 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.

        Consent Item



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      16. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 171939 Charge No. 2005EC35

        The State Board instructed 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.

        Consent Item



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      17. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2006EC02

        The State Board instructed department staff to issue a notice of denial and appeal rights to the applicant pursuant to 24-4-104, C.R.S.

        Consent Item

        Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

        Charge No. 2006EC02

        Applicant: David R. Eddy

        Last Known Community

        of Residence: Aurora, Colorado

        Reason for Disciplinary Action:

        David R. Eddy was convicted of one felony count of wire fraud, aiding and abetting, one felony count of money laundering, aiding and abetting, and one felony county of bankruptcy fraud.

        Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

        Date of State Board Action: April 6, 2006



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      18. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 164977 Charge No. 2006EC03

        The State Board instructed 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.

        Consent Item



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      19. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 157337 and No. 157466 Charge No. 2003EC53

        The State Board signified its acceptance and approved the terms and conditions of the settlement agreement by directing the commissioner to sign the original copy of the agreement.

        Consent Item

        Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

        Charge No. 2003EC53

        License Holder: Linda K. Lewis

        License Number: 157337 and 157466

        Last Known School District

        of Employment: Lake County School District No. R-1

        Last Known Community

        of Residence: Breckenridge, Colorado

        Reason for Disciplinary Action:

        Linda K. Lewis improperly disciplined students and was convicted of one misdemeanor count of child abuse.

        Final Action of the State Board: Revocation

        Date of State Board Action: April 6, 2006



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      20. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 252440 Charge No. 2004EC17

        The State Board signified its acceptance and approved the terms and conditions of the settlement by directing the commissioner to sign the original copy of the agreement.

        Consent Item

        Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

        Charge No. 2004EC17

        License Holder: Todd M. Little

        License Number: 252440

        Last Known School District

        of Employment: Cherry Creek School District No. 5

        Last Known Community

        of Residence: Littleton, Colorado

        Reason for Disciplinary Action:

        Todd M. Little received a deferred judgement and sentence for one felony count of enticement of a child and was convicted of one misdemeanor count of unlawful sexual contact.

        Final Action of the State Board: Permanent revocation

        Date of State Board Action: April 6, 2006



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      21. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 289151 Charge No. 2005EC29

        The State Board instructed department staff and the state attorney generals office to prepare the documents necessary to request a formal hearing for the revocation of the holders authorization pursuant to 22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

        Consent Item



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      22. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 49467 and an Application for an Authorization Charge No. 2005EC36

        The State Board instructed 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 annulment of the holders authorization pursuant to 22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

        Consent Item

        Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

        Charge No. 2005EC36

        Applicant: Oba P. Jackson

        Last Known School District

        of Employment: Denver County School District No. 1

        Last Known Community

        of Residence: Denver, Colorado

        Reason for Disciplinary Action:

        Oba P. Jackson engaged in a burglary of a

        dwelling, criminal mischief and obtaining

        property for worthless check, and failed to

        disclose on his Colorado substitute auth-

        orization application that he entered into a

        deferred prosecution agreement in connection

        with charges of burglary of a dwelling and

        criminal mischief, pled nolo contendere to a

        charge of obtaining property for worthless

        check, and was reprimanded by the Florida

        Education Practices Commission.

        Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

        Date of State Board Action: April 6, 2006



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      23. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2006EC01

        A. The State Board instructed department staff to issue a notice of denial to the applicant concerning the request to remove the application from the applicants file.

        B. The State Board instructed department staff to issue a notice of denial and appeal rights to the applicant concerning the application pursuant to 24-4-104, C.R.S.

        Consent Item

        Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

        Charge No. 2006EC01

        Applicant: James A. Rosenquist

        Last Known Community

        of Residence: Colorado Springs, Colorado

        Reason for Disciplinary Action

        James A. Rosenquist was convicted

        of two felony counts of false entries by a

        bank officer and failed to disclose this

        on his Colorado initial educator license

        application.

        Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

        Date of State Board Action: April 6, 2006



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

    5. ACTION ITEMS - SPECIAL SERVICES

      1. Changes to Colorado's No Child Left Behind Plan

        Approve NCLB Plan as published.



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      2. School Districts Seeking Exclusive Chartering Authority

        Approved Academy 20, Cheyenne Mountain 12, Adams 12, and Lewis-Palmer 38 school districts for exclusive chartering authority according to 22-30.5-504(9)(a).



        Voting
        Bob Schaffer - Yes
        Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
        Evie Hudak - Yes
        Jared Polis - Yes
        Karen Middleton - Yes
        Rico Munn - Yes
        Randy DeHoff - Abstain
        Peggy Littleton - Yes


      3. School Districts Seeking Exclusive Chartering Authority

        Approved Durango 9-R, Montezuma-Cortez RE-1, Montrose County RE-1J and Pueblo City 60 school districts for exclusive chartering authority according to 22-30.5-504(5)(b)(II), C.R.S.



        Voting
        Bob Schaffer - Yes
        Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
        Evie Hudak - Yes
        Jared Polis - Yes
        Karen Middleton - Yes
        Rico Munn - Yes
        Randy DeHoff - Abstain
        Peggy Littleton - Yes


      4. School Districts Seeking Exclusive Chartering Authority

        Approved Delta County 50(J), Englewood 1, Fountain 8, Garfield RE-2 and Mapleton 1 school districts for exclusive chartering authority according to 22-30.5-504(6), C.R.S.



        Voting
        Bob Schaffer - Yes
        Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
        Evie Hudak - Yes
        Jared Polis - Yes
        Karen Middleton - Yes
        Rico Munn - Yes
        Randy DeHoff - Abstain
        Peggy Littleton - Yes


      5. School Districts Seeking Exclusive Chartering Authority

        Approved the La Plata County 10JT-R school district for exclusive chartering authority according to 22-30.5-504(5)(b)(I), C.R. S.



        Voting
        Bob Schaffer - Yes
        Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
        Evie Hudak - Yes
        Jared Polis - Yes
        Karen Middleton - Yes
        Rico Munn - Yes
        Randy DeHoff - Abstain
        Peggy Littleton - Yes


      6. Waiver Request - St Vrain Valley School District on behalf of Carbon Valley Academy Charter School

        Approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically
        approved, for a period ending May 11, 2006 as follows: 22-33-106; C.R.S.

        Consent Item

        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      7. Waiver Request - Weld Re-3J School District on behalf of Cardinal Community Academy Charter School

        Approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending May 11, 2006 as follows: 22-32-109(1)(n)(l)(t), 22-32-110(1)(i)(j)(k)(ee), 22-32-119; C.R.S.

        Consent Item



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      8. Waiver Request - St Vrain Valley School District on behalf of Flagstaff Academy Charter School

        Approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending May 11, 2006 as follows: 22-1-110, 22-32-119, 22-32-109(1)(b)(n)(II)(B)(t)(aa); 22-32-110(i)(j)(k)(ee), C.R.S. and deny 22-32-113(5)(a) and 22-45-103(1)(f), C.R.S.

        Denied - 22-32-113(5)(a) and 22-45-103(1)(f)

        RD-Yes

        EH-Yes

        PL-Yes

        KM-Yes

        RM-Yes

        BS-Yes

        JP-No

        PS-Yes

        Approved - 22-1-110, 22-32-119, 22-32-109(1)(b)(n)(II)(B)(t)(aa), 22-32-110(i)(j)(k)(ee)



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


      9. Waiver Request - St Vrain Valley School District on behalf of Twin Peaks Charter Academy

        Approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending May 11, 2006 as follows: 22-1-110, 22-32-109(1)(b)(n)(t), 22-32-110(1)(k)(bb), C.R.S

        Granted 22-1-110, 22-32-109(l)(b)(n)(t), 22-32-110(l)(K)(bb), C.R.S. and denied 22-32-113, and 22-45-103, C.R.S.

        Carries 6:2

        Move to deny waiver for 22-7-207 C.R.S.

        RD-No

        EH-Yes

        PL-No

        KM-Yes

        RM-Yes

        JP-No

        BS-No

        PS-No

        Motion Failed 3:5

        Waiver is granted



        Voting
        Bob Schaffer - Yes
        Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
        Evie Hudak - No
        Jared Polis - Yes
        Karen Middleton - No
        Rico Munn - Yes
        Randy DeHoff - Yes
        Peggy Littleton - Yes


      10. Waiver Request - St Vrain Valley School District on behalf of Ute Creek Secondary Charter School

        Approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending May 11, 2006 as follows: 22-1-110 and deny 22-32-113 and 22-45-103.



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

    6. ACTION ITEMS - PREVENTATIVE INITIATIVES

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

        Adopted Rules for the Administration of the Colorado Schoolchildren's Asthma and Anaphylaxis Act.

        Consent Item



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

    7. ACTION ITEMS - MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

      1. Contract: Colorado Department of Education, CTB/McGraw-Hill, Office of Managemtent Services for the Colorado English Language Assessment (CELA)program

        Approved the contract between the Colorado Department of Education, CTB/McGraw-Hill, Office of Management Services for the Colorado English Language Assessment (CELA) program in an amount to to exceed $1,826,838.00 for the period of March 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006.

        Consent Item



        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

      2. Contingency Reserve Request from Denver Public Schools to Relieve the District of Revenue Losses Due to Delta and Northwest Airlines Bankruptcy

        Approved the contingency reserve request from Denver Public Schools to relieve the district
        of revenue losses due to Delta and Northwest Airlines bankruptcy.

        Consent Item

        Voting
        Unanimously Approved

    8. INFORMATION FOR FUTURE ACTION

      1. CSAP Assessment Grade Level Objectives and Achievement Standards

      2. Pikes Peak BOCES: Add the special education generalist endorsement to Pikes Peak BOCES approved Teacher In Residence Program

      3. Pueblo 60 and 70 Teacher In Residence Programs: Add the Linguistic Diverse Endorsement to Pueblos 60 and 70 approved Teacher In Residence Programs.

      4. Teacher Induction Program submitted by the Flagstaff Academy, Longmont

      5. Teacher Induction Program submitted by the Diocese of Pueblo Catholic Schools, Pueblo

      6. Establishment of Fees for Licensing Program

      7. Contract: The Colorado Student Assessment Program Alternate (CSAPA) between the State of Colorado and to be determined.

      8. Contract: Colorado Department of Education, Office of Management Services and ACT, Inc.

      9. Regis College/University (Regis) endorsement preparation programs in Linguistically Diverse Education and Linguistically Diverse Education Specialist: Bilingual

      10. Colorado State University - Pueblo (CSU-P) endorsement preparation program in Linguistically Diverse

      11. Resolution Concerning Environmental Education

      12. Five-Year Strategic Plan for CDE and Leadership Paper Presented in February 2006

    9. INFORMATION ONLY

    10. OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

    11. FUTURE BUSINESS

      1. 2006 Board Meeting Dates

        Meeting Dates:

        May 10 Work Session May 11 Regular Meeting

        June 15 NO MEETING June 16 NO MEETING

        July 12 Work Session July 13 Regular Meeting

        August 09 Work Session August 10 Regular Meeting OFF SITE

        August 11 RETREAT

        September 13 Work Session September 14 Regular Meeting

        October 4 Work Session October 5 Regular Meeting

        November 8 Work Session November 9 Regular Meeting

        December 13 Work Session December 14 Regular Meeting



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