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Regular Board Meeting - 2/14/2008

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SBE Regular Board Meeting - 2/14/2008 9:00:00 PM
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
Elaine Gantz Berman Colorado State Board of Education
Randy DeHoff Colorado State Board of Education
Bob Schaffer State Board Member
Peggy Littleton 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

  6. OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSENT MOTION

  7. COMMUNICATIONS

    1. Report by Commissioner Dwight D. Jones

  8. TIMED ITEMS

    1. 9:30 Rulemaking Hearing on Amendments to Permanent Rules for the Administration of School District Budget Law (Director of Public School Finance Vody Herrmann).

      The Board unanimously approved the motion to close the oral portion of the rulemaking hearing and set the Permanent Rules for the Administration of School District Budget Law on the March 6 agenda for discussion and possible adoption.

    2. 10:00 Rulemaking Hearing on Amendments to the Permanent Rules for Accounting and Reporting (Director of Public School Finance Vody Herrmann).

      The Board unanimously approved the motion to close the oral portion of the rulemaking hearing and set the Permanent Rules for Accounting and Reporting on the March 6 agenda for discussion and possible adoption.

  9. ACTION ITEMS - STATE BOARD/COMMISSIONER

    1. Military Compact Resolution (Ms. Littleton).

      The Board voted to adopt the Military Compact Resolution as drafted.

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

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Resolution in Support of the Colorado Reading First Model (Mr. Schaffer).

      The Board voted to adopt the Resolution in Support of the Colorado Reading First Model.

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

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  10. ACTION ITEMS - LEARNING & RESULTS

    1. Discussion and Approval of Rules For The Administration, Certification And Oversight Of Colorado Online Programs.

      The Board approved the motion to postpone adoption of the permanent rules until March 6 with the friendly amendment to reopen written and oral public testimony to include comments submitted until February 19 (with extension until February 21 if necessary).

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

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Approval of Notice of Rulemaking for Permanent Rules for Accreditation Rules.

    3. Appeal of Hope Online Learning Academy Co-Op.

      The State Board approved the following motion: the local boards decision was contrary to the bests interests of the pupils, parents, community, or school district.

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

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  11. ACTION ITEMS - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

    1. Waiver Request from Mesa County Valley 51 School District (Ken Turner, John Penn, Senior Regional Manager).

      The Board voted to approve the waiver request submitted by Mesa County Valley 51 School District.

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

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Waiver Request by the Aspen School District on behalf of Aspen Community Charter School.

  12. ACTION ITEMS - PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    1. Approval of Initial Emergency Authorizations - 41.

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

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


    2. Approval of Renewal Emergency Authorizations - 1.

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

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


    3. Induction Program from Widefield School District #3.

    4. Induction Program from Strasburg School District 32-J.

    5. Induction Program from Mountain BOCES.

    6. Induction Program from Manzanola SD-3J.

    7. Induction Program from Garfied County School District 16.

    8. Induction Program from Fremont RE-2.

    9. Induction Program from Briggsdale RE10J.

    10. Induction Program from Aguilar RE 6 SD.

    11. Induction Program from Brighton SD 27J.

    12. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning Authorization No. 369748 Charge No. 2007EC49.

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

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


    13. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 268103 Charge No. 2007EC48.

    14. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 290765 Charge No. 2007EC47

    15. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License No. 304538 Charge No. 2007EC44.

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

      License Holder: Jennie M. Overstreet. License Number: 304965. Last Known School District of Employment:Fremont County School District No. RE-1. Last Known Community of Residence: Canon City, Colorado Reason for Disciplinary Action: Jennie M. Overstreet 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: February 14, 2008

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

      License Holder: David R. Leach. License Number: 313236, Last Known School District of Employment:Northglenn-Thornton School District No. 12 Last Known Community
      of Residence: Thornton, Colorado. Reason for Disciplinary Action: David R. Leach engaged in sexual activity with a female student. Final Action of the State Board: Permanent revocation
      Date of State Board Action: February 14, 2008

  13. ACTION ITEMS - EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT SERVICES

    1. Approval of Excess Cost Rates for Eligible Facilities for Fiscal Year 2007-08.

  14. MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

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

  15. INFORMATION ONLY

    1. Public School "Facilities and Safety Priorities" for Guidance With Capital Construction Grants (Vody Herrmann).

  16. LEGISLATION AND BUDGET DISCUSSION

    1. Review of Legislation by K. Mock and A. Barkis (45 min.).

  17. OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

  18. FUTURE BUSINESS

  19. ADJOURNMENT







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