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REGULAR BOARD MEETING - 11/9/2006 9:00:00 AM
201 East Colfax Avenue, Room 101

Denver, CO 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 and Secretary to the
State Board of Education

Karen Gerwitz, Director of State Board Relations

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

  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

  3. INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE

  4. ROLL CALL

    All board members present

  5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    Approved

  6. TIMED ITEMS

    1. Hearing: Amendments to the Rules for the Administration of the Educator Licensing Act of 1991, 1 CCR 301-37

      Conducted a hearing to consider amendments to the Rules for the Administration of the Educator Licensing Act of 1991, 1 CCR 301-37, closed the oral portion of the hearing, directed revisions to staff, and scheduled for consideration at the board's December meeting.

      Approved 7:0, Bob Schaffer absent

  7. OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSENT MOTION

    Unanimously approved consent agenda as indicated.

  8. COMMUNICATIONS

  9. ACTION ITEMS - STATE BOARD / COMMISSIONER

    1. Douglas County School District Waiver Request

      Approved waivers for the Douglas County School District for a two-year period ending September 30, 2008, for the district to implement its Teacher Endorsement and Alternative Licensure Program, as follows: 22-9-106(4)(a), 22-60.5-106, and 1 CCR 301-37 2260.5-R paragraph 2.00 and Sections 7.00, 8.00, 9.00, and 11.00, for licensed teachers participating in the DCSD Teacher Endorsement Program to gain endorsements in hard-to-fill areas as defined by DCSD; and 22-60.5-201, 22-63-201, 22-63-203, 22-63-301, 22-63-302, 22-63-403, and 1 CCR 301-37 2260.5-R paragraph 2.00 and Section 18.00, for participants in the DCSD Professional Teacher in Residence Program for hard-to-fill positions and Alternative Teacher licenses, to include the accountability provisions in the application, including twice annual reviews during the two-year pilot.

      Motion made by: Randy DeHoff
      Motion seconded by: Jared Polis

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


  10. ACTION ITEMS - LEARNING AND RESULTS

  11. ACTION ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

  12. ACTION ITEMS - STATE LIBRARY

  13. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    1. Principal/Administrator Induction Program: Poudre School District

      Approved the content of the proposed Principal/Administrator Induction Program at the Poudre School District.

      Consent item

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Principal/Administrator Induction Program: Weld Re-8 School District, Ft. Lupton

      Approved the content of the proposed Principal/Administrator Induction Program submitted by the Weld Re-8 school district, Ft. Lupton.

      Consent item

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Teacher and Special Service Provider Induction Program: Hope Montessori Academy and Andrews Academy, Colorado Springs

      Approved the content of the proposed Teacher and Special Service Provider
      Induction program at the Hope Montessori Academy and Andrews Academy
      in Colorado Springs. Consent item



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2005EC30

      Instructed department staff to issue a notice of denial and appeal rights to the applicant pursuant to section 24-4-104, C.R.S.

      Consent item

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2005EC30

      Applicant: Harry H. Wiley III

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: Fremont County School District No. RE-1

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Pueblo West, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Harry H. Wiley III engaged in inappropriate

      conduct toward a male special education

      student.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: November 9, 2006



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    5. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 195794 and 275385, Charge No. 2006EC31

      Signified its acceptance and approval of 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. 2006EC31

      License Holder: Rae Ann Blakey

      License Number: 195794 and 275385

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: Poudre School District No. R-1

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Fort Collins, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Rae Ann Blakey engaged in a sexual

      relationship with a female student.

      Final Action of the State Board: Permanent revocation

      Date of State Board Action: November 9, 2006



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    6. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 306351, Charge No. 2006EC32

      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

    7. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for an Authorization, Charge No. 2006EC33

      Instructed department staff to issue a notice of denial and appeal rights to the applicant pursuant to section 24-4-104, C.R.S.

      Consent item

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2006EC33

      Applicant: Suzanne C. Lewis

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Wheat Ridge, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Suzanne C. Lewis committed numerous

      felony offenses, misdemeanor offenses

      and ordinance violations, was convicted

      of one felony count of theft of $500 or

      more but less than $15,000, one felony

      count of criminal attempt to commit theft

      of $500 or more but less than $15,000,

      and one misdemeanor count of theft,

      pled guilty to and received a deferred

      judgment and sentence for one felony

      count of theft of $300 or more but less

      than $10,000, and failed to disclose on

      her Colorado substitute authorization

      application that she was convicted of

      one felony count of theft of $400 or more

      but less than $15,000, one felony count

      of criminal attempt to commit theft of

      $500 or more but less than $15,000,

      one misdemeanor count of 1st degree

      criminal tampering, and one misdemeanor

      count of theft, pled guilty to and received

      a deferred judgment and sentence for one

      felony count of theft of $300 or more but

      less than $10,000, and had her Colorado

      professional teacher license and any right

      she may have to hold a Colorado teaching

      license revoked in 1998.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: November 9, 2006



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    8. Approval of Requests for Type III Authorizations-Emergency--Initial (47)

      Approved the Initial Type III Authorizations requested.

      Evie Hudak absent

      Motion made by: Jared Polis
      Motion seconded by: Karen Middleton

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


    9. Approval of Requests for Type III Authorizations-Emergency--Renewal (3)

      Approved the Renewal Type III Authorizations requested.

      Evie Hudak absent

      Motion made by: Jared Polis
      Motion seconded by: Karen Middleton

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


    10. Hearing: Amendments to the Rules for the Administration of the Educator Licensing Act of 1991, 1 CCR 301-37

      Conducted a hearing to consider amendments to the Rules for the Administration of the Educator Licensing Act of 1991, 1 CCR 301-37, closed the oral portion of the hearing, directed revisions to staff, and scheduled for consideration at the board's December meeting.

      Bob Schaffer absent.

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


  14. ACTION ITEMS - SPECIAL SERVICES

    1. Waiver Request: St Vrain Valley School District on behalf of Ute Creek Secondary Academy Charter School

      Denied the attached waiver request as written in the agenda, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2009 as follows: 22-1-110; 22-32-109(1)(b)(n)(II)(b)(t)(aa); 22-32-110(j)(k)(ee); 22-32-113; 22-45-103, C.R.S.

      Motion made by: Rico Munn
      Motion seconded by: Karen Middleton

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Notice of Hearing for January 2007 to Consider Rules for the Administration of the Summer School Grant Program, 1 CCR 301-50.

      Noticed a hearing for the January 2007 Board Meeting to consider Rules for the Administration of the Summer School Grant Program for Academic Achievement.

      Consent item

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

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

    1. Revocation of Approval for Schools in Eligible Facilities: Managed Adolescent Care and Arapahoe House, Aspen Center

      Formally revoked approval of eligible facilities: Managed Adolescent Care and Arapahoe House, Aspen Center.

      Consent item

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

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

      Approved the appointment of David Grosche to the State Advisory Committee for Gifted and Talented Student Education representing the Congressional District 5.

      Consent item

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Amendments to the Rules for the Administration of the Exceptional Children's Educational Act

      Conducted a Board-only discussion and adopted the proposed changes to the Rules for the Administration of the Exceptional Childrens Educational Act, 1 CCR 301-8. Directed staff to get approval from the board for the form concerning excess costs within the next six months.

      Motion made by: Randy DeHoff
      Motion seconded by: Peggy Littleton

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Amendments to the Rules for the Administration of the Summer School Grant Program for Facility Schools

      Adopted the proposed changes to the Rules for the Administration of the Summer School Grant Program for Facility Schools.

      Motion made by: Jared Polis
      Motion seconded by: Evie Hudak

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    5. Tuition Cost Rate for the Rocky Mountain Deaf School, 2006-07

      Approved a tuition rate for the Rocky Mountain Deaf School of $90.37 per day for a maximum of 180 school days for the 2006-07 school year.

      Motion made by: Jared Polis
      Motion seconded by: Randy DeHoff

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  16. ACTION ITEMS - MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

    1. Adjustment to Public School Finance Act State Share Payments for November

      Approved the one-time only adjustment to Baca 5, Vilas School District of $1,965,837.08 for the November state share payment, which would revise the total state share payments of all school districts from $254,022,780.52 to $255,988,617.60.

      Bob Schaffer absent

      Motion made by: Jared Polis
      Motion seconded by: Randy DeHoff

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


  17. INFORMATION ONLY

    1. Eligible Facilities, School Approval Process

  18. INFORMATION FOR FUTURE ACTION

    1. Capital Construction: "School Construction and "Back-Up Renovation," "Powerball," and "Back-Up" Projects

    2. Proposed 2007 Board Meeting Dates

    3. Proposed Resolution: Concerning Environmental Education

  19. OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

  20. FUTURE BUSINESS

    1. 2006 Meeting Dates

      December 13 Work Session
      December 14 Regular Meeting

  21. ADJOURNMENT







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