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Regular Board Meeting - 1/11/2007

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING - 1/11/2007 9:00:00 AM
201 East Colfax Avenue
Room 101
Denver, CO 80203

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

Pamela Jo Suckla, 3rd Congressional District

William J. Moloney, Commissioner and Secretary to the
State Board of Education

Karen Gerwitz, Director of State Board Relations

Attendees
Evie Hudak Colorado State Board of Education
Pamela Jo Suckla Colorado State Board of Education
Peggy Littleton Colorado State Board of Education
Bob Schaffer 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. ROLL CALL

  5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    Unanimously approved

  6. OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSENT MOTION

    Unanimously approved

  7. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

    By unanimous consent, Pamela Suckla was elected Chairman and Bob Schaffer was elected Vice-Chairman.

  8. COMMUNICATIONS

  9. ACTION ITEMS - STATE BOARD / COMMISSIONER

    1. Motion for Voluntary Stay of Appeal

      The Board of Education of Pueblo School District No. 60's Motion for a Voluntary Stay of Appeal Proceedings before the State Board of Education is hereby denied. Section 22-30.5-107.5(4) requires that the State Board "shall" issue a decision within sixty days of the filing of the Notice of Appeal. No provision of 22-30.5-107.5 authorizes the State Board to stay or otherwise waive the statutorily mandated 60 day timeline in which to issue a decision on the appeal. Consequently, Pueblo School District 60's motion must be denied.



      Motion made by: Rico Munn
      Motion seconded by: Evie Hudak

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  10. ACTION ITEMS - LEARNING AND RESULTS

  11. ACTION ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

  12. ACTION ITEMS - STATE LIBRARY

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

      Postponed until March 8 the proposed Rules hearing for the Administration of the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program, 1 CCR 1-301-70.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program

      Tabled item for February 8th board meeting.

      Motion made by: Bob Schaffer
      Motion seconded by: Karen Middleton

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


  13. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    1. Proposed Teacher Induction Program: American Academy Charter School

      Approved the proposed Teacher Induction Program submitted by the American Academy Charter School.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License Applications Charge No. 2006EC07

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

      On consent

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2006EC07

      Applicant: Lynne R. Clifft

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: Brighton School District No. 27J

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Denver, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Lynne R. Clifft falsified a form that she

      submitted with her Colorado initial educator

      license application to convey false

      information about her qualifications.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the applications

      Date of State Board Action: January 11, 2007



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 221061 and Authorization No. 192629 Charge No. 2005EC15

      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.

      On consent

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2005EC15

      License and Authorization Holder: Nicole A. Barnhart

      License Number: 221061

      Authorization Number: 192629

      Last Known School District

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

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Highlands Ranch, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Nicole A. Barnhart was convicted of one

      felony count of sexual assault on a child

      by one in a position of trust and one

      felony count of criminal attempt to

      commit sexual assault on a child by one

      in a position of trust.

      Final Action of the State Board: Permanent revocation

      Date of State Board Action: January 11, 2007



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Certificate No. 164280, License No. 14941, License No. 141611 and an Application for a License Charge No. 2006EC20

      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.

      On consent

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2006EC20

      Applicant and License

      and Certificate Holder: Alan B. Marquez

      License Number: 14941 and 141611

      Certificate Number: 164280

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: Pueblo County Rural School District No. 70

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Pueblo, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Alan B. Marquez was convicted of one felony

      count of vehicular assault and failed to disclose

      this on his 1983 application for an added

      endorsement on his Colorado general teacher

      certificate, his 1995 application for renewal of

      his Colorado professional teacher certificate,

      and his 2000 application for renewal of his

      Colorado professional teacher license.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of Alan B. Marquez 2005 Colorado

      professional teacher license renewal application,

      annulment of the K-12 educationally

      handicapped endorsement on his Colorado

      teacher certificates and licenses, annulment of

      Colorado General Teacher Certificate No.

      164280, Colorado Professional Teacher License

      No. 14941 and Colorado Professional Teacher

      License No. 141611, and permanent denial of

      any right he may have to hold a Colorado

      educator license or authorization.

      Date of State Board Action: January 11, 2007



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    5. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 204144 Charge No. 2006EC27

      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.

      On consent

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2006EC27

      License Holder: Mark B. Bliss

      License Number: 204144

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: Littleton School District No. 6

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Denver, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Mark B. Bliss was convicted of two

      felony counts of sexual assault on a child.

      Final Action of the State Board: Permanent revocation

      Date of State Board Action: January 11, 2007



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    6. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 261709 Charge No. 2006EC30

      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.

      On consent

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2006EC30

      License Holder: John D. Craco Jr.

      License Number: 261709

      Last Known School District

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

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Arvada, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: John D. Craco Jr. was convicted of one

      felony count of contributing to the

      delinquency of a minor and one

      misdemeanor count of unlawful sexual

      contact.

      Final Action of the State Board: Permanent revocation

      Date of State Board Action: January 11, 2007



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    7. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 283317 Charge No. 2006EC35

      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.

      On consent



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    8. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 266098 Charge No. 2006EC37

      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.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    9. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 295465 and an Application for a License Charge No. 2006EC39

      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 revocation of the holders authorization pursuant to 22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

      On consent

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2006EC39

      Applicant: Everett W. Hogue

      Last Known School District

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

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Lafayette, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Everett W. Hogue was convicted of one

      felony count of vehicular homicide and

      one felony count of vehicular assault.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: January 11, 2007



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    10. Approval of Requests for Type III Authorizations-Emergency-Initial (48)

      Approved the Initial Type III Authorizations requested.

      Motion made by: Evie Hudak
      Motion seconded by: Rico Munn

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


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

      Approved the Renewal Type III Authorizations requested.

      Motion made by: Evie Hudak
      Motion seconded by: Rico Munn

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


  14. ACTION ITEMS - SPECIAL SERVICES

    1. A waiver request from certain statutes by the Boulder Valley School District RE-2 on behalf of Boulder Preparatory High School.

      Approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2011 as follows: 22-33-105 and 22-32-109.1(2)(a), C.R.S.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

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

  16. ACTION ITEMS - MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

    1. Declining Enrollment Districts with New Charter Schools - Additional Aid - Approval of Payments

      Approved payment of additional aid to declining enrollment districts with new charter schools totaling $1,283,377.

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

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


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

      Approved payments to school districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended) state share of total program in the amount of $254,929,535.58 for January 2007.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Postpone Rules Hearing for Amendments to the Rules for the Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 1 CCR 301-25

      Postponed until the March 8th rules hearing to consider the proposed amendments to Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 301-25.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. State Board/CDE Grant Requests for Proposals

      Motion failed to direct the Commissioner to, within thirty days, effectuate a boilerplate clause following the attached guidelines for every subsequent Request for Proposals issued by the department associated with any grant program authorized by the Colorado State Legislature and administered by the department.

      Motion made by: Bob Schaffer

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


  17. INFORMATION ONLY

  18. INFORMATION FOR FUTURE ACTION

    1. Proposed Teacher/Special Service Provider Induction Program: Clear Creek School District

    2. Proposed Principal/Administrator Induction Program: Delta County School District

    3. Proposed Teacher Induction Program: Diocese of Colorado Springs.

    4. Contract with College Board for Low-Income Student Exam Fees

    5. Colorado Model Content Standards for Science

    6. Address Code of Ethics Procedures for the Colorado State Board of Education

  19. OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

  20. FUTURE BUSINESS

    1. Upcoming Meeting Dates

      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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