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Regular Board Meeting - 2/8/2007

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING - 2/8/2007 9:00:00 AM
201 East Colfax Avenue
Room 101
Denver, Colorado 80203

Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District

Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District

Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District

Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District

Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District

Peggy Littleton, 5th Congressional District

Karen Middleton, 7th Congressional District

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

Karen Gerwitz, Director of State Board Relations

Attendees
Peggy Littleton Colorado State Board of Education
Randy DeHoff Colorado State Board of Education
Karen Middleton 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
Elaine Gantz Berman Colorado State Board of Education
  1. CALL TO ORDER

  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

  3. INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE

  4. ROLL CALL

    All present

  5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    Unanimously approved

  6. OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSENT MOTION

    Unanimously approved

  7. TIMED ITEMS

    1. 2006 Title I Distinguished Teacher Award 9:15 a.m.

    2. Charter Appeal: St. Vrain Valley School District and Imagine Charter School at Firestone 10:00 a.m.

    3. Hearing: Review Science Standards 11:30 a.m.

  8. COMMUNICATIONS

  9. ACTION ITEMS - STATE BOARD/COMMISSIONER

    1. Resignation of William J. Moloney as the Colorado Commissioner of Education and Secretary for the Colorado State Board of Education

      Acknowleged ten years of excellent service and accepted the resignation of William J. Moloney as the Colorado Commissioner of Education and Secretary for the Colorado State Board of Education effective on or before June 30, 2007.

      Peggy Littleton and Bob Schaffer were absent.

      Motion made by: Karen Middleton
      Motion seconded by: Randy DeHoff

      Voting
      Peggy Littleton - No Vote
      Randy DeHoff - Yes
      Karen Middleton - Yes
      Evie Hudak - Yes
      Bob Schaffer - No Vote
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Elaine Gantz Berman - Yes


  10. ACTION ITEMS - LEARNING & RESULTS

    1. Colorado Model Content Standards for Science

      Approved the revised Colorado Model Content Standards in Science.

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

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  11. ACTION ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

    1. Accreditation Contracts

      Extended current accreditation contracts for an additional six years (July 1, 2007 June 30, 2013) with the provision that, after one years time, the State Board of Education will negotiate with local school districts the original terms and conditions on which the accreditation contract is based to reflect statutory or other changes that may occur in the period ending June 30, 2007; the negotiated changes would be in effect for the remaining five years of the contract July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2013.

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

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  12. ACTION ITEMS - STATE LIBRARY

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

      Approved Assistive Technology Partners, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center as the grant recipient.

      Motion made by: Evie Hudak
      Motion seconded by: Elaine Gantz Berman

      Voting
      Peggy Littleton - Yes
      Randy DeHoff - Yes
      Karen Middleton - Yes
      Evie Hudak - Yes
      Bob Schaffer - No
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Elaine Gantz Berman - Yes


  13. ACTION ITEMS - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

    1. English Language Proficiency Act (ELPA) Program - SY 06-07

      Approved the distribution of 2007 funds to eligible school districts in accordance with the English Language Proficiency Act (Article 24 of Title 22, CRS) in the amount of $6,132,897.

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

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  14. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

      Approved the content of the proposed Teacher/Special Service Provider Induction Program at the Clear Creek School District.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Teacher/Special Service Provider Induction Program: Delta County School District

      Approved the content of the proposed Teacher/Special Service Provider Induction program at the Delta County School District.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Teacher/Special Service Provider Induction Program: The Diocese of Colorado Springs

      Approved the content of the proposed Teacher/Special Service Provider Induction program at the Diocese of Colorado Springs.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 268515 Charge No. 2006EC12

      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.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    5. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 306351 Charge No. 2006EC32

      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. 2006EC32

      License Holder: Derrick A. Davies

      License Number: 306351

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: Academy School District No.

      20

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Canon City, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Derrick A. Davies was convicted of one

      felony count of 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: February 8, 2007



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    6. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Certificate No. 263573, Certificate No. 277363, Authorization No. 90129, License No. 161203, License No. 337526 and License No. 337526D. Charge No. 2006EC36

      Instructed department staff and the state attorney generals office to prepare the documents necessary to request a formal hearing for the annulment or revocation of the holders certificates, authorization and licenses pursuant to 22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    7. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 333379 Charge No. 2006EC38

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

      Motion made by: Randy DeHoff
      Motion seconded by: Bob Schaffer

      Voting
      Peggy Littleton - Yes
      Randy DeHoff - Yes
      Karen Middleton - Yes
      Evie Hudak - No
      Bob Schaffer - Yes
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Elaine Gantz Berman - Yes


    8. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 326024 and an Application for a License Charge No. 2006EC40

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

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2006EC40

      Applicant: Mary A. Ries

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Peyton, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Mary A. Ries pled guilty to one

      felony count of obtaining a controlled

      substance by fraud and deceit.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: February 8, 2007



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    9. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 82041, Authorization No. 84628, Authorization No. 89070, Authorization No. 92608, License No. 237847 and an Application for a License Charge No. 2006EC44

      Instructed department staff to issue a notice of denial and appeal rights to the applicant pursuant to 24-4-104, C.R.S., and instructed department staff and the state attorney generals office to prepare the documents necessary to request a formal hearing for the annulment of the holders authorizations and license pursuant to 22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

      On consent

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2006EC44

      Applicant: Sandra L. Guilford

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: Denver Public Schools

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Aurora, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Sandra L. Guilford committed theft and

      child abuse, pled guilty to one felony count

      of theft, was convicted of one misdemeanor

      count of child abuse and one misdemeanor

      count of theft, failed to disclose her

      misdemeanor child abuse conviction on her

      1997 application for a Colorado emergency

      teacher authorization, 1998 application for

      renewal of her Colorado emergency

      teacher authorization, 2003 application for

      a Colorado provisional teacher license and

      2006 application for a Colorado professional

      teacher license, and failed to disclose her

      misdemeanor theft conviction on her 1998

      application for renewal of her Colorado

      emergency teacher authorization, 2003

      application for a Colorado provisional

      teacher license and 2006 application for a

      Colorado professional teacher license.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: February 8, 2007



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    10. Approval of Requests for Type III Authorizations-Emergency-Initial (16)

      Approved the Initial Type III Authorizations requested.

      Motion made by: Evie Hudak
      Motion seconded by: Bob Schaffer

      Voting
      Peggy Littleton - No
      Randy DeHoff - No
      Karen Middleton - Yes
      Evie Hudak - Yes
      Bob Schaffer - Yes
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Elaine Gantz Berman - Yes


    11. Denver Public Schools Waivers: Teach For America Teacher in Residence and/or Alternative Teacher Preparation Program

      Approved waivers for the Denver Public Schools (DPS) for a two-year period ending February 29, 2009, in order that the district have the ability to implement a Teach For America (TFA) Teacher in Residence (TIR) Program and/or Alternative teacher preparation 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 2.00, 3.00 (including 3.01 (1)-(7) and 3.12), 7.00, 8.00, 9.00, 11.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 18.00; and 22-32-110.3, 22-60.5-201, 22-60.5-203, 22-60.5-205, 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, Section 4.12, for candidates participating in the DPS TFA Preparation Program to be utilized and become licensed in hard-to-fill areas as defined by DPS. The waivers incorporate accountability provisions that include twice annual reviews during the two-year pilot. These waivers apply only to a single source program and only to the Denver Public Schools, as a single district.

      Motion made by: Peggy Littleton
      Motion seconded by: Elaine Gantz Berman

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  15. ACTION ITMES - SPECIAL SERVICES

    1. Rules for the Administration of the Summer School Grant Program, 1 CCR 301-50

      Adopted rules for the Administration of the Summer School Grant Program for Academic Achievement.

      Motion made by: Randy DeHoff
      Motion seconded by: Elaine Gantz Berman

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

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

  17. MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

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

      Certified payments to school districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended) state share of total program for the period February 2007 through May 2007: The payment amount for February is $254,928,268.46 and the total amount for February through May is $1,019,713,073.84.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  18. INFORMATION ONLY

    1. 2006 Title I Distinguished Teacher Award

  19. INFORMATION FOR FUTURE ACTION

    1. Teacher Preparation Program Reauthorization: Western State College

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

  20. OPPRTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

  21. FUTURE BUSINESS

    1. Upcoming Board Meetings

      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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