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REGULAR MEETING - 5/11/2006 8:00:00 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
Jared Polis Colorado State Board of Education
Evie Hudak Colorado State Board of Education
Bob Schaffer Colorado State Board of Education
Pamela Jo Suckla 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
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. TIMED ITEMS

    1. 8:30 a.m. - 2nd Charter Appeal - Rolling Hills Charter Academy and Hanover School District

      Motion to remand with instructions to approve the charter application.

      (4:4 - Randy DeHoff, Peggy Littleton, Bob Schaffer and Pam Suckla voted to remand and Jared Polis, Evie Hudak, Rico Munn and Karen Middleton voted against the motion.)

      The motion failed on a tie vote. The burden was placed on the applicant. Therefore, the district's denial is upheld.

    2. Exlusive Chartering Authority Application Hearings

      Staff Recommendation

      RD EH PL KM RM JP BS PS

      1) Poudre R1 Deny Recuse N Y N N Y Y Y

      2) Greeley 6 Deny Recuse Y N Y Y Y N Y

      3) Thompson R2-J Approve Recuse Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

      4) Brighton 27J Approve Recuse Y N Y Y Y N Y

      5) Falcon 49 Approve Recuse Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

      6) Eagle County RE-50J Approve Recuse Y Y Y Y Y N Y

      7) Windsor Deny Recuse Y N Y Y Y N Y



  7. OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSENT MOTION

  8. COMMUNICATIONS

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

  10. ACTION ITEMS - LEARNING AND RESULTS

  11. ACTION ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

    1. Contract: The Colorado Student Assessment Program Alternate (CSAPA) between the State of Colorado Departement of Education and CTB McGraw-Hill.

      Move to table this item to a teleconference to be scheduled in June or at the July Board Meeting.



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


    2. Interagency Agreement between the State of Colorado, Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services Unit (ESSU) and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Statewide Assistive, Augmentative Alternative Communication (SWAAAC).

      Approved agreement between the State of Colorado, Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services Unit (ESSU) and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Statewide Assistive, Augmentative Alternative Communication (SWAAAC) not to exceed $780,354 for SFY 2006 and SFY 2007.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Payments to Administrative Units from HB 06-1368 for Gifted and Talented Education

      Approved payments of funds as indicated on the attachment.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  12. ACTION ITEMS - STATE LIBRARY

    1. The Colorado Library Advisory Board (CoLAB) Citizen Representative from Congressional District 2.

      Approved John Crone for appointment of a Citizen Representative from Congressional District 2.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  13. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    1. Type III Authorizations - Emergency--Initial-(21)

      Approved Requests for Type III Authorizations Emergency--Initial (21)



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


    2. Type III Authorizations - Emergency--Renewal-(5)

      Approved of Requests for Type III Authorizations Emergency--Initial- (5)



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


    3. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 284294 and an Application for a License Charge No. 2005EC28

      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. 2005EC28

      Authorization Holder and

      License Applicant: Rick S. Jimenez

      Authorization Number: 284294

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: Boulder Valley School District No. RE-2

      Last Known Community of

      Residence: Louisville, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action:

      Rick S. Jimenez engaged in sexual relationships

      with two female students.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the alternative teacher license

      application and revocation of the substitute

      authorization.

      Date of State Board Action: May 11, 2006



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 250896 Charge No. 2005EC34

      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. 2005EC34

      Authorization Holder: Jeff A. Larkin

      Authorization Number: 250896

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: Life Skills Center of Denver

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action:

      Jeff A. Larkin pled guilty to one felony

      count of menacing.

      Final Action of the State Board: Revocation

      Date of State Board Action: May 11, 2006



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    5. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for an Authorization Charge No. 2006EC04

      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. 2006EC04

      Applicant: Suzan L. Gonzales

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Alamosa, CO

      Reason for Disciplinary Action:

      Suzan L. Gonzales was convicted of one felony count

      of criminal attempt to commit forgery.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: May 11, 2006



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    6. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for an Authorization Charge No. 2006EC05

      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. 2006EC05

      Applicant: Richard A. Montoya

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: Fresh Start, Inc.

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Denver, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action:

      Richard A. Montoya received a deferred

      sentence for one felony county of theft,

      was convicted of one felony county of 1st

      degree residential burglary, one felony count

      of attempted 1st degree residential burglary, one

      felony count of criminal attempt to commit

      2nd degree burglary, one felony count of providing false information to a pawnbroker, one

      misdemeanor count of theft, one misdemeanor count

      of 2nd degree aggravated motor vehicle theft,

      and several municipal ordinance violations,

      and failed to disclose on his Colorado temporary

      teacher eligibility authorization application that he

      received a deferred sentence for one felony count

      of theft and was convicted of one felony count of

      1st degree residential burglary, one felony count of attempted 1st degree residential burglary, one felony count of criminal attempt to commit 2nd degree burglary, one misdemeanor count of theft and one misdemeanor count of 2nd degree aggravated motor vehicle theft.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: May 11, 2006



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    7. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 191882 Charge No. 2006EC06

      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

    8. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 292620 Charge No. 2006EC08

      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

    9. Establishment of Fees for Licensing Program

      Established evaluation fees and CBI/FBI charges for FY 06/07 according to the following schedule:

      7/1/06-6/30/07

      Evaluations $60

      One-year substitutes 30

      CBI/FBI 39

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    10. Diocese of Pueblo Catholic Schools, Pueblo Teacher Induction Program

      Approved the content of the proposed Teacher Induction program at the Diocese of Pueblo Catholic Schools in Pueblo.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    11. Flagstaff Academy, Longmont Teacher Induction Program

      Approved the content of the proposed Teacher Induction program at the Flagstaff Academy in Longmont.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

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

      Agreed upon one-year conditional approval for the content of the proposed endorsement preparation program in Linguistically Diverse as submitted by Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU-P), Pueblo, CO.



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


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

      Agreed upon one-year conditional approval for the content of the proposed endorsement preparation program in Linguistically Diverse Education and Linguistically Diverse Education Specialist: Bilingual as submitted by Regis College/University.



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


    14. Pikes Peak BOCES: Special education generalist endorsement to Pikes Peak BOCES approved Teacher In Residence Program

      Provided provisional one-year approval with final approval scheduled for the July 13 Board Meeting.



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


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

      Provided provisional one-year approval with final approval scheduled for the July 13 Board Meeting.



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


    16. Provisional Re-authorization of the content of the Educator Preparation Program at Adams State College, Alamosa.

      The State Board of Education provisionally approved the re-authorization of the licensure/endorsement program content of the educator preparation program at Adams State College, Alamosa so that CDE can forward to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    17. Provisional approval to the proposed endorsement preparation program in Special Education Generalist submitted by Adams State College (ASC).

      The Colorado State Board of Education provisionally approved the content of the proposed endorsement preparation program for Special Education Generalist, as submitted by Adams State College.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    18. Provisional approval to the proposed endorsement preparation program in Special Education Generalist, as submitted by the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), Greeley.

      The Colorado State Board of Education provisionally approved the content of the proposed endorsement preparation program in Special Education Generalist, as submitted by the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), Greeley.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    19. Appeal of Administrative Law Judge Decision re. CDE Charge No. 2004EC20, OAC Case No. ED2005 0025

      Affirmed the initial decision of the Administrative Law Judge re. CDE Charge No. 2005EC20, and OAC Case No. ED2005 0025.

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2005EC20

      Applicant: Steven P. Ferrell

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action:

      Steven P. Ferrell was convicted of one misdemeanor count of public indecency and failed to disclose on his Colorado substitute authorization application that his Ohio substitute teaching certificate application was denied in 1999.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: May 11, 2006



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  14. ACTION ITEMS - SPECIAL SERVICES

    1. Waiver request from certain statues by the 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 June 30, 2006 as follows: 22-33-106; C.R.S.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Waiver request from certain statutes by the Weld RE-3J School District on behalf of Cardinal Community Academy Charter School

      The Board approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2025 as follows: 22-32-109(1)(n)(I)(t), 22-32-110(1)(i)(j)(k)(ee), 22-32-119; C.R.S.



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


    3. Waiver request from certain statutes by the St. Vrain Valley School District on behalf of Flagstaff Academy Charter School

      The Board 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.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Waiver request from certain statutes by the St. Vrain Valley School District on behalf of Twin Peaks Charter Academy

      The Board approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2006 as follows: 22-1-110, 22-7-207, 22-32-109(1)(b)(n)(t), 22-32-110(1)(k)(bb), C.R.S.



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    5. Waiver request from certain statutes by the St. Vrain Valley School District on behalf of Ute Creek Secondary Charter School

      The Board approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2006 as follows: 22-1-110, C.R.S.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    6. Waiver request from certain statutes by the Elizabeth C-1 School District on behalf of Elbert County Charter School

      The Board approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending July 13, 2006 as follows: 22-32-109(b)(t), C.R.S.



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    7. Waiver request from certain statutes by the Elizabeth C-1 School District on behalf of Elbert County Charter High School

      The Board approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending July 13, 2006 as follows: 22-32-109(b)(t), C.R.S.



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    8. Waiver request from certain statutes by the Weld County 6 School District on behalf of Frontier Academy Charter School.

      The Board approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending July 13, 2006 as follows: 22-32-109(1)(b)(n)(t)(bb); 22-32-110(i)(j)(k)(ee); 22-32-119, 22-32-109.7, 109.8, 109.9; & 22-33-104(4), 105,107,108, C.R.S. noting that 22-32-109.7, 109.8 & 109.9 are delegation waivers.



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    9. Waiver request from certain statutes by the Falcon D49 School District on behalf of Rocky Mountain Classical Academy Charter School

      The Board approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending July 13, 2006 as follows: 22-7-106, 107, 207; 22-32-109(1)(n)(t)(z) (cc), 109.3; 22-32-110(1)(b)(i)(j)(k)(m)(r)(ee)(jj), 110.7, 117, 118, 119; 22-87-104, 105, C.R.S.



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  15. ACTION ITEMS - PREVENTATIVE INITIATIVES

  16. ACTION ITEMS - MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

    1. Payments to Administrative Units for Special Education Programs Under the Exceptional Children's Educational Act, 2005-06

      The State Board approve the attached list of payments to administrative units.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

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

      Approved the total amount of $245,898,567.41 to school districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended) state share of total program for June 2006.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

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

      Approved the contract between: The Colorado Department of Education, Office of Management Services and ACT, Inc., for the total amount of $1,450,031.00 for the dates of 07/01/05 through 06/30/06.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Additional Funding to Administrative Units for Special Education Programs Under the Exceptional Children's Educational Act, 2005-06

      The State Board approved the attached list of payments to administrative units.

      Consent Item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  17. INFORMATION FOR FUTURE ACTION

    1. Regis University (Regis) proposed endorsement preparation programs in Special Education Generalist

    2. Resolution Concerning Environmental Education

  18. INFORMATION ONLY

    1. Academic Team Champions

    2. Appointments to the State Advisory Committee for Gifted and Talented Student Education (SAC)

  19. OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

  20. FUTURE BUSINESS

    1. 2006 Board Meeting Dates

  21. ADJOURNMENT







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