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REGULAR BOARD MEETING - 5/10/2007 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

Attendees
Evie Hudak Colorado State Board of Education
Randy DeHoff Colorado State Board of Education
Pamela Jo Suckla Colorado State Board of Education
Karen Middleton Colorado State Board of Education
Bob Schaffer Colorado State Board of Education
Peggy Littleton 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

    Dr. William Moloney absent. Karen Stroup acted as board secretary.

  5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    Unanimously approved.

  6. OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSENT MOTION

    Unanimously approved.

  7. TIMED ITEMS

    1. Exclusive Chartering Authority Hearing: Poudre School District 10:00 a.m.

    2. Exclusive Chartering Authority Hearing: Pueblo 60 School District 10:00 a.m.

    3. Charter Hearing: Imagine Schools of Colorado and St. Vrain Valley School District - 2nd Appeal 11:00 a.m.

  8. COMMUNICATIONS

  9. ACTION ITEMS - STATE BOARD/COMMISSIONER

  10. ACTION ITEMS - LEARNING & RESULTS

    1. Identification of Colorado Basic Literacy Act Annual Assessment Instruments

      Approved three assessment instruments from which districts may choose for the annual CBLA outcome measure including DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Early Literacy Skills), PALS (Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening), DRA 2 (Developmental Reading Assessment), effective Spring 2008 to be re-evaluated by the State Board of Education in Fall 2011.

      Motion made by: Karen Middleton
      Motion seconded by: Elaine Gantz Berman

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


  11. ACTION ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

  12. ACTION ITEMS - STATE LIBRARY

  13. ACTION ITEMS - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

  14. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    1. Linguistically Diverse Education (LDE) Teacher Preparation Program: Metro State College of Denver

      Approved the Metro State College of Denvers Linguistically Diverse educator preparation program.

      On Consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. TIR/CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social & Emotional Learning) Program: Metropolitan State College

      Approved the Metropolitan State College TIR/CASEL program.

      On Consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Special Education Generalist Teacher Preparation Program: Adams State College (ASC)

      Approved the Adams State College Special Education Generalist preparation program.

      On Consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Special Education Generalist Teacher Preparation Program: University of Northern Colorado (UNC)

      Approved the University of Northern Colorados Special Education Generalist preparation program.

      On Consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    5. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 321813 Charge No. 2006EC09

      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

    6. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 246343 Charge No. 2006EC10

      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

    7. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 304401 Charge No. 2006EC11

      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

    8. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for an Authorization Charge No. 2007EC08

      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. 2007EC08

      Applicant: Cynthia J. Hart

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Monte Vista, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Cynthia J. Hart embezzled money

      from a bank.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application.

      Date of State Board Action: May 10, 2007



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    9. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2007EC11

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2007EC11

      Applicant: Karen R. Duncan

      Last Known School District

      of Employment: Pueblo School District No. 60

      Last Known Community

      of Residence: Pueblo, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Karen R. Duncan took school supplies

      belonging to Pueblo School District No. 60

      and/or school district students, exchanged

      the supplies for a gift card at a local store,

      and used the card to purchase goods not

      for the use or benefit of the school district or

      students, all of which she did without the

      knowledge or consent of the school district

      or students.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: May 10, 2007



      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    10. Type III Emergency Authorization Requests-Initial (7)

      Approved the initial Type III Authorizations requested.

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

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


  15. ACTION ITMES - SPECIAL SERVICES

    1. Emergency Rules for the Administration of the Read to Achieve Grant Program, 1CCR 301-47

      Repealed and reenacted Emergency Rules for the Administration of the Read to Achieve Grant Program, 1CCR 301-47 in compliance with Senate Bill 07-192.

      Motion made by: Karen Middleton
      Motion seconded by: Elaine Gantz Berman

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Notice Hearing: Rules for the Administration of the Read to Achieve Grant Program, 1CCR 301-47

      Noticed hearing at the August 9, 2007 meeting to consider Rules for the Administration of the Read to Achieve Grant Program in compliance with Senate Bill 07-192.

      On Consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Read to Achieve Assessment

      Adopted DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Early Literacy Skills) as the Read to Achieve assessment instrument for schools to use in assessing students reading proficiency pursuant to 22-7-906(e) C.R.S.

      Motion made by: Elaine Gantz Berman
      Motion seconded by: Karen Middleton

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


    4. School Districts Seeking Exclusive Chartering Authority

      Approved Montrose County School District Re-1J for exclusive chartering authority according to 22-30.5-504(5)(b)(II), C.R.S.

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

      Voting
      Evie Hudak - Yes
      Randy DeHoff - Abstain
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Karen Middleton - Yes
      Bob Schaffer - Yes
      Peggy Littleton - Yes
      Elaine Gantz Berman - Yes


    5. Waiver Request: Adams County School District 14 on behalf of Community Leadership Academy

      Approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2008 as follows: 22-1-110, 22-32-110 (1)(h)(i)(j)(k)(y)(ee), 22-32-119, 22-32-126 C.R.S.

      Motion made by: Elaine Gantz Berman
      Motion seconded by: Karen Middleton

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    6. Waiver Request: Poudre School District R-1 on behalf of Ridgeview Classical Schools

      Approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2011 as follows: 22-36-101(3)(a), C.R.S.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    7. Waiver Request: Poudre School District R-1 on behalf of Liberty Common Charter School

      Approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2019 as follows: 22-32-109(1)(b)(n)(t)(z)(bb)(I), 22-32-109.7, 109.8, 109.9, 22-32-110(1)(i)(j)(k)(o)(w)(y)(ee), 22-32-110(5), 22-32-119, 22-33-104(4), 105, 107, & 108, C.R.S. noting that 22-32-109.7, 109.8, 109.9, C.R.S. are delegation waivers.

      Evie Hudak motioned to change date of period ending from June 30, 2019 to June 30, 2012. Karen Middleton seconded motion. Motion failed.

      Motion made by: Peggy Littleton
      Motion seconded by: Bob Schaffer

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    8. Waiver Request: Pueblo School District # 60 on behalf of Youth and Family Academy

      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)(t)(z)(n), 22-32-110(1)(i)(j)(k)(ee), C.R.S.

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

      Voting
      Evie Hudak - Yes
      Randy DeHoff - Yes
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Karen Middleton - Yes
      Bob Schaffer - Yes
      Peggy Littleton - Yes
      Elaine Gantz Berman - Recused


    9. Waiver Request: Pueblo School District 60 on behalf of Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences

      Approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2012 as follows: 22-32-104(4), 22-32-109(1)(b)(n)(z)(bb)(I), 22-32-110(1)(i)(j)(k)(ee), 22-32-110(2) C.R.S.

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

      Voting
      Evie Hudak - Yes
      Randy DeHoff - Yes
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Karen Middleton - Yes
      Bob Schaffer - Yes
      Peggy Littleton - Yes
      Elaine Gantz Berman - Recused


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

    1. Contract: Parent Education and Assistance for Kids dba Peak Parent Center, Inc.

      Approved the contract for the use and benefit of the Colorado Department of Education, Exceptional Student Leadership Unit, and the Parent Education and Assistance for Kids dba Peak Parent Center, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $244,874.00 for July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

      On Consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Contract: Lindamood Bell

      Approved the Lindamood Bell contract.

      On Consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Revocation of Approval for Eligible Facility School: BIG (Buchanan Instructional Group)

      Revoked approval of Eligible Facility school, BIG (Buchanan Instructional Group).

      On Consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Excess Cost Rates for Eligible Facilities for Extended School Year 2007

      Approved the attached list of special education excess cost rates for the extended school year 2007.

      On Consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  17. MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

    1. Emergency Rules: Amendments to the Administration of the Public School Finance Act of 1994, 1 CCR 301-39

      Adopted the emergency amendments for the addition of the Fast College Fast Jobs Program to the Rules for the Administration of the Public School Finance Act of 1994. It is imperatively necessary for immediate adoption of emergency rules to comply with the Article 35.5 under Title 22, C.R.S., to allow eligible school districts time to establish programs beginning in FY2007-08. Compliance with the requirements of section 24-4-103 would be contrary to the public interest.

      Karen Middleton adds to main motion to strike 5.18 from rules.

      Randy DeHoff makes separate motion to amend motion to strike 5.17 (3) from rules. Karen Middleton seconds. Motion carries 6:1. Evie Hudak dissenting vote.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Notice Hearing: Amendments to the Rules for the Administration of the Public School Finance Act of 1994, 1 CCR 301-39

      Noticed a hearing to review amendments to the Rules for the Administration of the Public School Finance Act at the August 9, 2007 meeting.

      On Consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Rules: Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles, 301-25

      Adopted the recommended amendments to the Minimum Standards for School Transportation Vehicles Rules, 301-25.

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

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Certification of Amounts Payable to School Districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (As Amended) for June 2007

      Certified payments to school districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended) state share of total program for June 2007.

      On Consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    5. Certification of Amounts Payable to School Districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (As Amended) For July 2007

      Certified the July 2007 amounts payable to school districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended) state share of total program in the amount estimated to be $276,143,655.52.

      On Consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  18. INFORMATION ONLY

    1. Proposed Resolution Concerning the Mandatory HPV Vaccine

    2. Proposed Code of Conduct/Ethics Procedures

  19. INFORMATION FOR FUTURE ACTION

    1. Contract: ACLIN Services/Resource Sharing

    2. Contract Amendment: Centennial BOCES Services/Resource Sharing Contract

    3. Principal/Administrator Induction Program: Academy 20 School District, Colorado Springs

    4. Teacher/Special Service Provider Induction Program: Academy 20 School District, Colorado Springs

  20. OPPRTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

  21. FUTURE BUSINESS

    Board announced that a finalist for the Commissioner has been chosen.

  22. ADJOURNMENT







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