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Regular Board Meeting - 3/8/2007

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING - 3/8/2007 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
Randy DeHoff Colorado State Board of Education
Karen Middleton Colorado State Board of Education
Peggy Littleton Colorado State Board of Education
Pamela Jo Suckla Colorado State Board of Education
Bob Schaffer Colorado State Board of Education
Elaine Gantz Berman 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

  5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    Unanimously Approved

  6. OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSENT MOTION

    Unanimously Approved

  7. TIMED ITEMS

    1. Online Task Force Discussion

    2. Hearing: Permanent Rules for the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program

      Closed the oral portion of the hearing and directed staff to make revisions for the permanent rules for the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program.

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

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


    3. Hearing: Proposed Amendments to Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 301-25

      Approved motion to continue the public hearing at the next State Board meeting to consider proposed amendments to Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 301-25.

      Motion made by: Peggy Littleton
      Motion seconded by: Karen Middleton

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Hearing: Charter Appeal - Transition 2 Success and the Charter Schools Institute, Case No. 07-CSI-01

  8. COMMUNICATIONS

  9. ACTION ITEMS - STATE BOARD/COMMISSIONER

    1. Personnel - Director of State Board Relations Position Discussion

    2. Resolution on Charter Schools Week

      Approved the board resolution on Charter Schools Week.

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

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  10. ACTION ITEMS - LEARNING & RESULTS

  11. ACTION ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

  12. ACTION ITEMS - STATE LIBRARY

    1. Mary Jones Trust Fund Expenditure Request from the Colorado Talking Book Library

      Approved expenditure of $60,000 from the Mary Jones Trust Fund.

      Motion made by: Randy DeHoff
      Motion seconded by: Evie Hudak

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Hearing: Permanent Rules for the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program

      Closed the oral portion of the hearing and directed staff to make revisions for the permanent rules for the Accessible Educational Materials for Students with Print Disabilities Grant Program.

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

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


  13. ACTION ITEMS - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

  14. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    1. Teacher Education Program Reauthorization: Western State College

      Approved the content of the independent teacher education program reauthorization for Western State College.

      On Consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Teach Now Alternative Preparation Program: Western State College of Colorado (Gunnison)

      Approved the Teach Now Alternative Preparation Program at Western State College of Colorado.

      On Consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for an Authorization Charge No. 2006EC43

      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. 2006EC43

      Applicant: Candace A. Hoff

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: Crowley County School District No. RE-1J

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Ordway, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Candace A. Hoff was convicted of two

      felony counts of 2nd degree forgery, one

      felony count of theft, one felony count of

      1 st degree aggravated motor vehicle theft

      and two misdemeanor counts of issuance

      of a bad check, and failed to disclose all but

      one of these convictions on her Colorado

      substitute authorization application.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: March 8, 2007



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 323365 Charge No. 2006EC45

      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 license pursuant to 22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

      On Consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    5. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2007EC01

      Dismissed the charge.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    6. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 200196 and an Application for a License Charge No. 2007EC03

      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 license pursuant to 22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

      On consent

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2007EC03

      Applicant: Beverly J. Wasinger

      Last Known School District
      of Employment: Fremont County School District No. RE-2

      Last Known Community
      of Residence: Canon City, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Beverly J. Wasinger misappropriated
      funds belonging to Garden City (Kansas)
      Public Schools.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: March 8, 2007



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    7. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for an Authorization Charge No. 2007EC04

      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. 2007EC04

      Applicant: Gregg D. Stonecipher

      Last Known Community
      of Residence: Wellington, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Gregg D. Stonecipher was convicted

      of one misdemeanor count of indecent

      exposure.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: March 8, 2007



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    8. Approval of Requests for Type III Emergency Authorizations-Initial (21)

      Approved the Initial Type III Authorizations requested.

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

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


  15. ACTION ITMES - SPECIAL SERVICES

    1. Waiver Request: Colorado Springs School District 11 on behalf of Life Skills Center of Colorado Springs Charter

      Approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2010 as follows: 22-9-107, C.R.S.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Hearing: Charter Appeal - Transition 2 Success and the Charter Schools Institute, Case No. 07-CSI-01

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

    1. Additional Funding to Administrative Units for Special Education Programs Under the Exceptional Children's Educational Act, 2006-2007

      Approved the attached list of payments to administrative units for special education programs.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  17. MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

    1. Hearing: Proposed Amendments to Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 301-25

      Approved motion to continue the public hearing at the next state board meeting to consider proposed amendments to Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 301-25.

      Motion made by: Peggy Littleton
      Motion seconded by: Karen Middleton

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  18. INFORMATION ONLY

  19. INFORMATION FOR FUTURE ACTION

    1. Appointments to the Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee (CSEAC)

    2. Contract with College Board for Low-Income Student Advanced Placement Exam Fees

    3. Proposed Code of Conduct/Ethics Procedures

    4. Proposed Resolution Concerning the Mandatory HPV Vaccine

  20. OPPRTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

  21. FUTURE BUSINESS

    1. Upcoming Board Meetings

      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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