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Regular Board Meeting - 8/9/2007

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING - 8/9/2007 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

Dwight Jones, Commissioner & Secretary to the
State Board of Education

Mary Frances Nevans, Director of State Board Relations

Attendees
Pamela Jo Suckla Colorado State Board of Education
Karen Middleton Colorado State Board of Education
Evie Hudak Colorado State Board of Education
Randy DeHoff Colorado State Board of Education
Elaine Gantz Berman Colorado State Board of Education
Peggy Littleton Colorado State Board of Education
Bob Schaffer Colorado State Board of Education
Meeting Minutes

All board members present

  1. CALL TO ORDER

    Chair Pam Suckla welcomed everyone, including new staff: Commissioner Dwight D. Jones, Deputy Commissioner Ken Turner, Mark Stevens (director of communications), Tanya Price (assistant director of communications), Jami Goetz (director of educational licensing) and Mary Frances Nevens (director of state board relations).

  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

  3. INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE

    Karen Middleton referred to a book from the 1800s titled "The Enemy of Books." Some of the enemies listed therein include dust, fire, heathens, book binders and many others.

    "Today, I think the enemy of books is the fact that people don't read them," she said, "or know how to read them."

    Ms. Middleton introduced a campaign called "Read for the Record," which proposes that as many people as possible read the same book on
    the same day, and thus enter the "Guiness Book of World Records." This year, they are asking everyone to read "Ferdinand the Bull" on Sept. 20.

  4. ROLL CALL

  5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    It was motioned by Elaine Gantz Berman and seconded by Karen Middleton to approve the agenda. Unanimously approved.

  6. OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSENT MOTION

    It was motioned by Evie Hudak and seconded by Karen Middleton to consent on all action items, except:

    XIV (9)
    XIV (12)
    XIV (15)
    XIV (16)
    XIV (37)
    XIV (38)

    vote: 7-0

  7. COMMUNICATIONS

  8. TIMED ITEMS

  9. ACTION ITEMS - STATE BOARD/COMMISSIONER

  10. ACTION ITEMS - LEARNING & RESULTS

  11. ACTION ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

  12. ACTION ITEMS - STATE LIBRARY

  13. ACTION ITEMS - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

  14. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

      Re-approved the Brighton School District Teacher/Special Service Provider Induction Program.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

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

      Approved the Huerfano School District Teacher/Special Service Provider Induction
      Program.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Teacher/Special Service Provider Induction Program: Mapleton Public Schools

      Re-approved the Mapleton Public Schools Teacher/Special Service Provider Induction
      Program.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Special Education Generalist Teacher Preparation Program: Regis University

      Approved the Regis University Special Education Generalist educator preparation program.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    5. Undergraduate Elementary Education Teacher Preparation Program: University of Phoenix

      Approved the University of Phoenix Undergraduate Elementary Education educator preparation program.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    6. Alternative Principal Preparation Program: Archdiocese of Denver, Office of Catholics Schools

      Approved Archdiocese of Denvers proposal to offer the alternative principal preparation program.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    7. Alternative Principal Preparation Program: MHM Educational Services

      Approved MHM Educational Services, LLCs proposal to offer the alternative principal preparation program.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    8. Change of Designated Agency from PS 1 Charter to La Academia, Inner City Parish

      Approved change of Designated Agency from P.S. 1 Charter to La Academia School.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    9. Exceptions Filed - OAC Case No. ED 2006-0014, CDE Charge No. 2006EC24

      It was moved by Karen Middleton and seconded by Peggy Littleton to affirm the findings of the administrative law judge and deny the exceptions.

      Vote: Carries 5-2 (Evie Hudak, Elaine Gantz Berman)

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

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


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

      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. 2006EC12

      License Holder: Patrick T. Roff

      License Number: 268515

      Last Known School District of Employment: Centennial BOCES
      Last Known Community of Residence: Neptune City, New Jersey

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Patrick T. Roff provided an alcoholic beverage to a female student and engaged in other inappropriate conduct toward her.

      Final Action of the State Board: Revocation

      Date of State Board Action: August 9, 2007

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

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

      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. 2006EC35

      Authorization Holder: Marco Lawrence Simmons
      Authorization Number: 283317

      Last Known School District of Employment: Greeley School District No. 6

      Last Known Community of Residence: Orchard, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Marco Lawrence Simmons was convicted of one misdemeanor count of unlawful sexual contact.

      Final Action of the State Board: Permanent revocation

      Date of State Board Action: August 9, 2007

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    12. 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

      It was moved by Randy DeHoff and seconded by Peggy Littleton to signify acceptance and approval of the terms and conditions of the settlement agreement directing the commissioner to sign the original copy of the agreement.

      It was moved by Evie Hudak and seconded by Elaine Gantz Berman to amend the agreement and dismiss the charges.

      Vote on counter motion: Failed 4-3 (Evie Hudak, Elaine Gantz Berman, Karen Middleton)

      Vote on main motion: Carried 4-3 (Evie Hudak, Elained Gantz Berman, Karen Middleton

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2006EC36

      Certificate, License and Authorization Holder: Linda L. McVehil
      Certificate Number: 263573, 277363

      License Number: 161203, 337526, 337526D

      Authorization Number: 90129

      Last Known School
      of Employment: Intermountain Adventist Academy

      Last Known Community
      of Residence: De Beque, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Linda L. McVehil was convicted of two felony counts of violation of a custody order and failed to disclose this conviction on her 1988 application for a Colorado teacher certificate, her 1998 application for a Colorado substitute authorization, her 2001 application for renewal of her Colorado general teacher certificate, and her 2006 application for renewal of her Colorado professional teacher license.

      Final Action of the State Board: Annulment of the certificates, licenses and authorization and permanent revocation of any right to hold a license or authorization.

      Date of State Board Action: August 9, 2007

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

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


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

      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. 2006EC40

      Authorization Holder and Applicant: Mary A. Ries
      Authorization Number: 326024

      Last Known School 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: Revocation of the authorization and denial of the license application.

      Date of State Board Action: August 9, 2007

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    14. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Certificate No. 203424, Certificate No. 300227, License No. 25338, License No. 152144 and Applications for Licenses Charge No. 2006EC28 and 2007EC07

      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. 2006EC28 and 2007EC07

      Applicant and Certificate and License Holder: Maurice Young

      Certificate Number: 203424, 300227

      License Number: 25338, 152144

      Last Known School District
      of Employment: Denver Public Schools

      Last Known Community
      of Residence: Kittredge, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Maurice Young was convicted of one felony count of unlawful possession of hashish and failed to disclose this conviction on his 1985 Colorado general teacher certificate application, his 1990 Colorado general teacher certificate renewal application, his 1995 Colorado general teacher certificate renewal application, and his 2000 Colorado professional teacher license renewal application.

      Final Action of the State Board: Annulment of the certificates and licenses and denial of the applications.

      Date of State Board Action: August 9, 2007

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    15. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Certificate No. 326736, License No. 54475, License No. 139601, License No. 231009 and License No. 345122. Charge No. 2007EC09

      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 License No.
      231009 and License No. 345122 and the annulment of Certificate No. 326736, License No. 54475
      and License No. 139601 pursuant to 22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    16. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2007EC10

      It was moved by Peggy Littleton and seconded by Randy DeHoff to instruct department staff to issue a notice of denial and appeal rights to the application pursuant to 24-4-104, C.R.S.

      It was moved by Evie Hudak and seconded by Karen Middleton to dismiss the charge.

      Vote on counter motion: Failed 4-3 (Evie Hudak, Elaine Gantz Berman, Karen Middleton)

      Vote on main motion: Carries 4-3 (Evie Hudak, Elaine Gantz Berman, Karen Middleton)


      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2007EC10

      Applicant: Richard S. Zelinger

      Last Known Community of Residence: Greeley, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Richard S. Zelinger was convicted of one misdemeanor count of harboring a minor and received a deferred sentence for one felony count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: August 9, 2007

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

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


    17. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 317919 Charge No. 2007EC12

      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

    18. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 313236 Charge No. 2007EC13

      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

    19. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 281674 Charge No. 2007EC14

      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

    20. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 258069 and an Application for a License Charge No. 2007EC15

      (1) Instructed department staff to issue a notice of denial to the applicant concerning the removal of the application from the applicants file, (2) instructed department staff to issue a notice of denial and appeal rights to the applicant concerning the application pursuant to 24-4-104, C.R.S., and (3) 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. 2007EC15

      Applicant: Barry S. Golub

      Last Known School District of Employment: Poudre School District No. R-1

      Last Known Community of Residence: Fort Collins, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Barry S. Golub made false statements to the Colorado Department of Education regarding his qualifications for a Colorado professional special services license and submitted to CDE an application for a Colorado professional special services license that falsely conveyed he met the requirements for this license.

      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: August 9, 2007

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    21. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 281010 and 282563 Charge No. 2007EC16

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

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    22. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 291280 Charge No. 2007EC17

      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

    23. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for an Authorization Charge No. 2007EC18

      Dismissed the charge.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    24. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for an Authorization Charge No. 2007EC19

      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. 2007EC19

      Applicant: Luke R. Gray

      Last Known Community of Residence: Eagle, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Luke R. Gray pled guilty to one felony count of vehicular homicide.
      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: August 9, 2007

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    25. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 314487 Charge No. 2007EC21

      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

    26. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 226909 Charge No. 2007EC22

      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

    27. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 304965 Charge No. 2007EC23

      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

    28. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 274428 Charge No. 2007EC24

      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

    29. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2007EC25

      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

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    30. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 318698 Charge No. 2007EC26

      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

    31. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2007EC27

      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. 2007EC27

      Applicant: Brian M. Rogers
      Last Known Community of Residence: Lakewood, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Brian M. Rogers was convicted of two felony counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver marijuana.
      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: August 9, 2007

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    32. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 319869 Charge No. 2007EC29

      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

    33. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2007EC30

      Dismissed the charge.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    34. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2007EC31

      Instructed department staff to issue a notice of denial to the applicant concerning the removal of the application from the applicants file, and instructed department staff to issue a notice of denial and appeal rights to the applicant concerning the application pursuant to 24-4-104, C.R.S.

      On consent

      Final Disposition of State Board Disciplinary Action

      Charge No. 2007EC31

      Applicant: Trevor W. Warren

      Last Known School District
      of Employment: Regional School District No. 16(Prospect, Connecticut)

      Last Known Community
      of Residence: Superior, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Trevor W. Warren engaged in inappropriate conduct toward female students and failed to disclose on his Colorado initial educator license application that he was under investigation by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and had resigned his position with Simi Valley Unified School District to avoid dismissal by the school district.
      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: August 9, 2007

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    35. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 290318 and an Application for a License Charge No. 2007EC32

      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. 2007EC32

      Applicant: Brian D. Kennedy

      Last Known School District of Employment: Thompson School District No. R-2J Weld County School District No. RE-4
      Last Known Community of Residence: Fort Collins, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Brian D. Kennedy pled guilty to and received a deferred sentence for one felony count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: August 9, 2007

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    36. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2007EC33

      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. 2007EC33

      Applicant: Kevin C. Caffrey
      Last Known Community of Residence: Denver, Colorado

      Reason for Disciplinary Action: Kevin C. Caffrey was convicted of one misdemeanor count of exposure of sexual organs.
      Final Action of the State Board: Denial of the application

      Date of State Board Action: August 9, 2007

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    37. Type III Emergency Authorization Requests: Initial (3)

      Approved the Initial Type III Authorizations requested.

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

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


    38. Type III Emergency Authorization Requests: Renewal (2)

      Approved the Renewal Type III Authorizations requested.

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

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


  15. ACTION ITEMS - SPECIAL SERVICES

    1. Waiver Request: Adams 12 Five Star School District on Behalf of New America 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); 22-60.5-301, C.R.S.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. AMENDED ITEM--Waiver Request: Charter School Institute on behalf of Colorado Springs Early College

      It was moved by Karen Middleton and seconded by Peggy Littleton to approve the waiver request by the Charter School Institute on behalf of Colorado Springs Early College

      Vote: Carries 6-0 (Randy DeHoff recused himself)

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

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


    3. Waiver Request: Falcon School District 49 on behalf of Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning

      Approved the attached waiver request, in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2012 as follows: 22-7-106 & 107; 22-9-107; C.R.S. and denied the request for waiver of 22-11-303(1); 22-87-104 & 105, C.R.S.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. AMENDED ITEM--Waiver Request: Steamboat Springs RE-2 School District on behalf of North Routt Community 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)(b), (n)(II)(B) and (z); 22-32-110(1)(i) and (k); 22-32-120; 22-33-105, C.R.S.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    5. AMENDED ITEM--Notice a Hearing: Amend Rules for the Administration of the Summer School Grant Program, 1 CCR 301-50

      Noticed a hearing to be held at the October 4, 2007 State Board Meeting at 10:30 a.m. to amend the Rules for the Administration of the Summer School Grant Program.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

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

    1. State Funding for Family Literacy Education

      Approved selected programs for Family Literacy Education grants.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Gifted Education: Distribution of 2007-2008 State Funding for Gifted and Talented Student Education

      Approved payments of funds under the Exceptional Childrens Educational Act to administrative units in the amounts indicated on the attachment.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Notice Rules Hearing: Proposed Amendments to the Rules for the Administration of the Exceptional Children's Educational Act

      Noticed a hearing to be held at the October 4, 2007 State Board Meeting on the amended Rules for the Administration of the Exceptional Childrens Educational Act.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  17. MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

    1. Basic Grants to Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

      It was moved by Karen Middleton and seconded by Randy DeHoff to approve amounts payable to BOCES as listed.

      Karen Middleton addressed her motion to encourage better support of BOCES across the state.

      Vote: Carries 7-0

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

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Certification of Amounts Payable to School Districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 as Amended

      Certified the July 2007 through November 2007 amounts payable to school districts for the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended) state share of total program in the monthly amount of $271,019,830.54 and the total amount of $1,355,099,152.70.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. "School Capital Construction Expenditures Reserve" and "School Construction and Renovation Fund" Projects

      Approved the projects recommended for award from the School Capital Construction Expenditures Reserve, the School Construction and Renovation Fund, and the Back-Up list.

      On consent

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. NASBE Dues

      It was moved by Randy DeHoff and seconded by Peggy Littleton to pay NASBE (National Association of State Boards of Education) dues in the amount of $25,938.

      Randy DeHoff addressed his motion to comment that the more involved he's become in NASBE, the more he has realized the benefits of membership.

      Karen Middleton addressed her second to say that she believes NASBE provides benefits to its members that far exceed the amount of money spent on dues.

      Pam Suckla clarified that if the motion does not pass, that board members are still able to attend meetings and access some of NASBE's services.

      Vote: Carries 5-2 (Bob Schaffer, Pam Suckla)

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

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


  18. INFORMATION ONLY

    1. Proposed Resolution Concerning the Mandatory HPV Vaccine

  19. INFORMATION FOR FUTURE ACTION

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

    2. Teacher/Special Service Provider Induction Program: North Star Academy

    3. Capital Construction Grant Program "Powerball Spillover" Funding

    4. Advisory Committee for Public School Capital Construction Membership

  20. OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

  21. FUTURE BUSINESS

  22. ADJOURNMENT

    In light of the state board retreat on Aug. 29-30, and the scheduled September board meeting for the 5th and 6th, the board agreed to cancel the September meeting.







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