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Regular Board Meeting - 12/14/2006

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING - 12/14/2006 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
Rico Munn Colorado State Board of Education
Bob Schaffer Colorado State Board of Education
Karen Middleton Colorado State Board of Education
Peggy Littleton Colorado State Board of Education
Randy DeHoff Colorado State Board of Education
Evie Hudak Colorado State Board of Education
Pamela Jo Suckla Colorado State Board of Education
Jared Polis 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. National Title I Distinguished Schools 2006-2007

    2. Honoring Outstanding Paraeducators

    3. Discussion with Governor-Elect Ritter and Lt. Governor-Elect O'Brien

  7. OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSENT MOTION

    The consent agenda was adopted unanimously as indicated.

  8. COMMUNICATIONS

  9. ACTION ITEMS - STATE BOARD / COMMISSIONER

    1. Proposed 2007 Meeting Dates

      Changed the March meeting date to March 7-8, and approved the attached schedule of board meeting dates.

      Motion made by: Karen Middleton
      Motion seconded by: Evie Hudak

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. 2007 Legislative Priorities

      Adopted the 2007 State Board of Education Legislative Priorities

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

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  10. ACTION ITEMS - LEARNING AND RESULTS

  11. ACTION ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

  12. ACTION ITEMS - STATE LIBRARY

    1. Emergency Rules for the Administration of the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program

      Adopted the proposed Emergency Rules for the Administration of the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program, 1 CCR 1-301-70. Emergency Rules were imperatively necessary to comply with state law (Section 22-88-102(4), CRS), and otherwise compliance with Section 24-4-103, CRS, would be contrary to the public interest of distributing funds in a timely manner to ensure that the educational needs of students with print disabilities are met.

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

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Notice Hearing for Permanent Rules for the Administration of the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program, 1 CCR 1-301-70

      Noticed the proposed Rules for a February hearing for the Administration of the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program, 1 CCR 1-301-70.

      Consent Item.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  13. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    1. Modified Language of the Rules for the Administration of the Educator Licensing Act of 1991 - 1 CCR 301 - 37

      Adopted amended Rules for the Administration of the Educator Licensing Act of 1991 1 CCR 301 37.

      Motion made by: Jared Polis
      Motion seconded by: Peggy Littleton

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Cut Scores for Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard of Hearing and School Librarian PLACE Content-Area Assessments for Teacher Licensing Endorsement

      Accepted the Panel-Based Estimated Passing Rate (PBEPR) recommended cut scores for the Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard of Hearing and School Librarian PLACE content-area assessments for teacher licensing endorsement and adopted the cut scores.

      Motion made by: Jared Polis
      Motion seconded by: Peggy Littleton

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 167100 and 333451 Charge No. 2006EC23

      Signified 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. 2006EC23

      Authorization Holder: Arline M. Hodges

      Authorization Number: 167100 and 333451

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: Denver Public Schools

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Denver, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Arline M. Hodges was convicted of

      one felony count of criminal attempt to

      commit robbery of an at-risk adult and

      failed to disclose this conviction on her

      Colorado substitute authorization

      applications.

      Final Action of the State Board: Annulment of the authorizations and

      permanent revocation of any right she may

      have to hold a license or authorization.

      Date of State Board Action: December 14, 2006



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Requests for Type III Authorizations--Emergency-Initial (38)

      Approved the Initial Type III Authorizations requested.

      Motion made by: Jared Polis
      Motion seconded by: Rico Munn

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


    5. Requests for Type III Authorizations -Emergency--Renewal (7)

      Approved the Renewal Type III Authorizations requested.

      Motion made by: Jared Polis
      Motion seconded by: Rico Munn

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


  14. ACTION ITEMS - SPECIAL SERVICES

    1. Waiver Request: Douglas County School District Re-1 on behalf of DCS Montessori Charter School

      Approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2010 as follows: 22-32-109(1)(n)(II)(b),(t); C.R.S.

      Consent Item.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

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

      Approved the attached waiver request, 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); 22-32-110 (1)(j),(k),(ee); C.R.S. and denied 22-32-109(1)(aa); 22-32-113(5)(a); 22-45-103(1)(f), C.R.S.

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

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


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

    1. Excess Cost Rates for Eligible Facilities for Fiscal Year 2006-07

      Approved the attached list of special education excess cost rates.

      Consent Item.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  16. ACTION ITEMS - MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

    1. Amounts Payable to School Districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended)

      Approved monthly amounts payable to school districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended) state share of total program for December 2006. Total amount for December payments is $254,169,386.77.

      Consent Item.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Request to Notice a Hearing Date in February for Amendments to the Rules for the Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 1 CCR 301-25

      Noticed a public hearing in February to consider the proposed amendments to Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 301-25.

      Consent Item.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Capital Construction: School Construction & Renovation, Powerball, and Back-Up Projects

      Approved the projects on the School Construction and Renovation Fund and Powerball Spillover lists for award of grants, and approved the projects on the Back-Up list for award of grants in the order listed as unused funds become available from completed awarded projects.

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

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


  17. INFORMATION ONLY

    1. National Title I Distinguished Schools 2006-2007

    2. Honoring Outstanding Paraeducators

  18. INFORMATION FOR FUTURE ACTION

    1. Proposed Teacher Induction Program: American Academy Charter School

  19. OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

  20. FUTURE BUSINESS

    1. Upcoming Meeting Dates

      January 10 Work Session

      January 11 Regular Meeting

      February 7 Work Session

      February 8 Regular Meeting

      March 7 Work Session

      March 8 Regular Meeting

      April 11 Work Session

      April 12 Regular Meeting

      May 9 Work Session

      May 10 Regular Meeting

      June 13 Work Session

      June 14 Regular Meeting

      July 11 Work Session

      July 12 Regular Meeting

      August 8 Work Session

      August 9 Regular Meeting

      September 5 Work Session

      September 6 Regular Meeting

      October 3 Work Session

      October 4 Regular Meeting

      November 7 Work Session

      November 8 Regular Meeting

      December 12 Work Session

      December 13 Regular Meeting



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