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Regular Board Meeting - 5/15/2008

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SBE Regular Board Meeting - 5/15/2008 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

Jane Goff, 7th Congressional District

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

Mary Frances Nevans, Director of State Board Relations

Attendees - voting members
Pamela Jo Suckla Chair, 3rd Congressional District
Bob Schaffer Vice-Chair, 4th Congressional District
Elaine Gantz Berman 1st Congressional District
George R DeHoff 6th Congressional District
Evie Hudak 2nd Congressional District
Peggy Littleton 5th Congressional District
Jane Goff 7th Congressional District
  1. CALL TO ORDER

  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

  3. INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE

  4. ROLL CALL

    All State Board members were present for the regular board meeting.

  5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    The Agenda as posted was approved by consent of the State Board.

    Voting
    Unanimously Approved

  6. OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSENT MOTION

    Ms. Hudak moved and Ms. Berman seconded the motion to place the matters noted on the consent agenda. Mr. Schaffer amended the motion and Mr. DeHoff seconded the amended motion to remove one item -- Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2006EC28 and 2007EC07 -- from the consent agenda. The motion to approve the consent agenda passed as amended.

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

    Voting
    Unanimously Approved

  7. STATE BOARD COMMITTEE LIAISON REPORTS

    The State Board unanimously approved Mr. DeHoff's nomination as NASBE President-Elect, contingent upon the State Board having adequate funding to pay dues and travel expenses.

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

    Voting
    Unanimously Approved

  8. STATE BOARD/COMMISSIONER

    1. Report from Commissioner Dwight D. Jones

    2. Approval of Specific Changes to SBE Operating Procedures

      The State Board took changes under advisement pending the August board meeting.

  9. LEARNING SERVICES & RESULTS

    1. Approval of Certification of Online Programs

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to approve the certification of Multi-District Online Programs as recommended by staff, pursuant to Senate Bill 07-215.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Approval of the Permanent Rules for the Administration of Accreditation of School Districts

      The State Board adopted the revised permanent rules for the Administration of the Accreditation of School Districts.

      Motion made by: Peggy Littleton
      Motion seconded by: George R DeHoff

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Adopt Emergency Rules for the Administration of the School Counselor Corps Grant Program pursuant to HB 08-1370.

      The State Board adopted the Emergency Rules for the Administration of the School Counselor Corps Grant Program as amended.

      Motion made by: Evie Hudak
      Motion seconded by: Peggy Littleton

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Approval Notice of Permanent Rulemaking for the Administration of the School Counselor Corps Grant Program

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to approve notice of promulgation of permanent rules for the administration of the School Counselor Corps Grant Program. A hearing on the permanent rules will be held at the State Board meeting on August 14, 2008.

    5. Extend the Term of Current Accreditation Contracts

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to extend the current District and Charter School Institute accreditation contracts an additional six months, stating: "The Colorado State Board of Education extends current District and Charter School Institute accreditation contracts an additional six months (July 1, 2008 - December 30, 2008) with the provision that, after the six month's time, the State Board of Education will negotiate with local school districts and the Charter School Institute 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, 2008; the negotiated changes would be in effect for the remaining term of the contract - January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2014."

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  10. SPECIAL SERVICES

    1. Exclusive Chartering Authority -- Pueblo 60

      (1) Ms. Littleton moved and Mr. Schaffer seconded the motion to grant respondent's Motion in Limine. The motion failed 4-2, with Ms. Littleon and Mr. Schaffer voting for the motion. Mr. DeHoff recused himself from the vote. (2) Ms. Hudak then moved and Ms. Berman seconded the motion to deny respondent's Motion in Limine and grant Exclusive Chartering Authority to Pueblo 60 for one year pursuant to 22-30.5-504(9)(a), C.R.S. The motion carried 4-2 with Ms. Littleton and Mr. Schaffer voting against the motion. Mr. DeHoff recused himself from the vote.

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

      Voting
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Bob Schaffer - No
      Elaine Gantz Berman - Yes
      George R DeHoff - Recused
      Evie Hudak - Yes
      Peggy Littleton - No
      Jane Goff - Yes


    2. Exclusive Chartering Authority Montezuma-Cortez

      The State Board voted to grant exclusive chartering authority to Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 for a one-year period pursuant to 22-30.5-504(5)(b)(II), C.R.S.

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

      Voting
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Bob Schaffer - Yes
      Elaine Gantz Berman - Yes
      George R DeHoff - Recused
      Evie Hudak - Yes
      Peggy Littleton - Yes
      Jane Goff - Yes


    3. A Waiver Request from Certain Statutes by the Widefield School District #3 on behalf of James Madison Charter Academy

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to approve waivers concerning the within matter pursuant to C.R.S. 22-32-109 (1)(b)(n)(t), and C.R.S. 22-32-110 (1)(h)(i)(k)(y)(ee) in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2010.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. A Waiver Request from Certain Statutes by the Boulder Valley School District on Behalf of Horizon K-8 Alternative School.

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to approve the waiver request concerning the within matter pursuant to C.R.S. 22-32-109(1)(t) and C.R.S. 22-32-109(1)(n)(II)(B), in addition to the waivers that are automatically approved, for a period ending June 30, 2010.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  11. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    1. Emergency Renewal Authorizations (Monthly total: 2)

      The State Board approved two renewal emergency authorizations as requested by staff.

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

      Voting
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Bob Schaffer - Yes
      Elaine Gantz Berman - Yes
      George R DeHoff - No
      Evie Hudak - Yes
      Peggy Littleton - No
      Jane Goff - Yes


    2. Emergency Initial Authorizations - (Monthly total 5)

      The State Board approved two initial emergency authorizations as requested by staff.

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

      Voting
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Bob Schaffer - Yes
      Elaine Gantz Berman - Yes
      George R DeHoff - No
      Evie Hudak - Yes
      Peggy Littleton - No
      Jane Goff - Yes


    3. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2006EC28 and 2007EC07

      This matter, Charge No. 2006EC28 and 2007EC07 was removed from the consent agenda by Mr. Schaffer. Mr. DeHoff moved and Ms. Berman seconded the motion for the State Board to instruct department staff to issue an initial principal license to the applicant. The motion carried 6-1.

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

      Voting
      Pamela Jo Suckla - Yes
      Bob Schaffer - No
      Elaine Gantz Berman - Yes
      George R DeHoff - Yes
      Evie Hudak - Yes
      Peggy Littleton - Yes
      Jane Goff - Yes


    4. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning License Charge No. 2008EC07

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to instruct department staff and the state attorney general's office to prepare the documents necessary to request a formal hearing for the revocation of the holder's license pursuant to §22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    5. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning a License, Charge No. 2008EC08

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to instruct department staff and the state attorney general's office to prepare the documents necessary to request a formal hearing for the revocation of the holder's licenses pursuant to §22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    6. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning a License Charge No. 2008EC09

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to instruct department staff and the state attorney general's office to prepare the documents necessary to request a formal hearing for the revocation of the holder's license pursuant to §22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    7. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning a License Charge No. 2008EC11

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to instruct department staff and the state attorney general's office to prepare the documents necessary to request a formal hearing for the revocation of the holder's license pursuant to §22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    8. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning a License Charge No. 2008EC10

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to instruct department staff and the state attorney general's office to prepare the documents necessary to request a formal hearing for the revocation of the holder's license pursuant to §22-60.5-108, C.R.S.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    9. Disciplinary Proceedings Concerning an Application for a License Charge No. 2008EC12

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to instruct department staff to issue a notice of denial and appeal rights to the applicant pursuant to §24-4-104, C.R.S.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    10. Re-Approve the Teacher/Special Services Provider Induction Programs submitted by Telluride R-1 School District.

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to reapprove the Telluride R-1 School District Teacher/Special Services Provider Induction Programs.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    11. Approval of the Teacher/Special Services Provider Induction Programs submitted by The Odyssey School.

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to approve The Odyssey School Teacher/Special Services Provider Induction Programs.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    12. Approval of the Principal/Administrator Induction Programs submitted by Expeditionary BOCES.

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to approve the Expeditionary BOCES Principal/Administrator Induction Program.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    13. Establishment of Fees for Licensing Program

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to approve the increase of the fee for licensure as determined by the Department and reported to the State Board in August, 2008.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  12. STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

    1. Approval of Payments to Administrative Units Under the Exceptional Children's Educational Act for Evaluations of Children Ages Birth to Three, 2007-08

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to approve the attached list of payments to administrative units as recommended by staff.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    2. Approval of Payments to Administrative Units Under the Exceptional Children's Educational Act for Reimbursement of Tuition Payments to Eligible Facilities Within the Boundaries of the Unit for Certain Students, 2007-08

      The State Board approved reimbursement to administrative units for tuition cost payments made to eligible facilities within the boundaries of the administrative unit for children with disabilities for whom: (a) parental rights had been relinquished by the parents; (b) parental rights had been terminated by the court; (c) parents were incarcerated; (d) parents could not be located; (e) parents resided out of the state, but the Department of Human Services placed the child within the administrative unit; or (f) the children were legally emancipated.

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

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Approval of Payments to Administrative Units Under the Exceptional Children's Educational Act for Reimbursement of Payments for Students in High Cost Out-of-District Placements or Programs, 2007-08

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to approve the list of payments to administrative units as specified by the Special Education Fiscal Advisory Committee.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    4. Approval of Excess Cost Rates for Eligible Facilities for Extended School Year 2008

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to approve the list of excess cost rates for children with disabilities is requested for extended school year 2008 as recommended by staff.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    5. Approval of Tuition Rate for Rocky Mountain Deaf School for the 2007-08 School Year

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to establish daily tuition rates of $88.72 for K-12 and $44.36 for Preschool for the Rocky Mountain Deaf School for the 2007-08 school year.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  13. MANAGEMENT, BUDGET & PLANNING

    1. Certify Amounts Payable to Eligible School Districts for Military Dependent Supplemental Funding

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to certify payments to eligible school districts for the Military Dependent Supplemental Funding in the amount of $1,818,516.68.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

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

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to certify Grant authority to the Department to disburse June 2008 and July 2008 state share payments to school districts and report to the State Board at the August 2008 meeting on the amounts disbursed.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

    3. Certification of Amounts Payable to School Districts from the Public School Transportation Fund

      The State Board voted to place this matter on the consent agenda and voted unanimously to grant authority to the Department to disburse second reimbursement transportation payment to school districts.

      Voting
      Unanimously Approved

  14. FUTURE ACTION

  15. INFORMATION ONLY

    The State Board conducted the annual review of our two staff members, Dwight Jones, the Commissioner of Education, and Mary Frances Nevans, the Director of State Board Relations. Both were hired last year, Commissioner Jones in June and Ms. Nevans in July. The actual reviews were done in Executive Session, but the Board announced that it was satisfied with the work of both the Commissioner and Ms. Nevans. Based on legislation passed last year, the Board is required to seek input from superintendents and school board members around the state on the job that the Commissioner is doing. The Board received comments from nearly every one of the 178 school districts, and they were extraordinarily complimentary.

  16. LEGISLATION

  17. PUBLIC COMMENT

  18. FUTURE BUSINESS

  19. ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR BOARD MEETING AND COMMENCEMENT OF SBE RETREAT







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