Regular Session - August 12, 2019
ARIZONA STATE BOARD FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS
1535 WEST JEFFERSON STREET
PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007
The Board’s meeting room is located on the first floor of the Arizona Department of Education’s
building. Available parking in the garage located on 15th Avenue, south of Jefferson Street.
Monday, August 12, 2019
A. Pledge of Allegiance
B. Moment of Silence
F. Arizona Alternative Education Consortium - Presentation on Graduating Former Dropouts through Dropout Recovery Programs by Chris Barnes, AZ AEC, Jessica Larson, Student and Leiana Kramer, Student. Part 1 Part 2
G. Office of the Attorney General - Presentation on Open Meeting and Public Records Laws and Requirements by Karen Hartman-Tellez, Education Unit Chief Counsel
- Status of Board actions and legal matters
- Introduction of Victoria (Vickie) Bergin as the Board’s new Assistant Attorney General
- Status of new financial performance framework and dashboard
I. Call to the Public - This is the time for the public to comment. Members of the Board may not discuss items that are not specifically identified on the agenda. Therefore, pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.01(H), action taken as a result of public comment will be limited to directing staff to study the matter, responding to any criticism, or scheduling the matter for further consideration and decision at a later date.
- Consideration to approve the proposed Voluntary Surrender and Charter Termination Agreement for East Valley Educational Services, L.P.
- Consideration to approve expansion amendment requests from the following charter holders that have received a staff recommendation:
- Mary Ellen Halvorson Educational Foundation - Enrollment Cap Increase
- Academy of Mathematics and Science South, Inc. - New School and Enrollment Cap Increase
- Academy of Mathematics and Science South, Inc. - New School
L. Academic Eligibility Criteria - Discussion, possible action and the second opportunity for public comment on revisions to the academic performance eligibility criteria for expansion requests for inclusion in the Board’s Academic Performance Framework and Guidance. Part 1 Pat 2
M. Compliance Matters - The Board will receive information to determine whether evidence exists that Vision Charter School, Inc. is in breach of one or more provisions of its charter contract, federal, state, or local laws regarding its failure to meet the timeframes established for the timely submission of the fiscal year 2020 adopted budget in accordance with A.R.S. § 15-183(E)(6).
If the Board determines that a breach may have occurred, the Board may take action as it deems appropriate or necessary under state law, which may include withholding up to 10% of the monthly apportionment of state aid and requiring a corrective action plan pursuant to A.R.S. § 15-185(H).
N. Discussion and possible action regarding Vision Charter School, Inc.’s Notice of Intent to Revoke - Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(3) and (4), the Board may vote to convene in executive session, which will not be open to the public, for discussion or consultation for legal advice with the Board’s attorneys concerning this agenda item and/or for discussion or consultation with the Board’s attorneys in order to consider its position and instruct its attorneys regarding the Board’s position in pending or contemplated litigation or in settlement discussions conducted in order to avoid or resolve litigation on this agenda item.
O. Summary of Current Events, Future Meeting Dates and Items for Future Agendas - The executive director, presiding officer or a member of the Board may present a brief summary of current events pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02(K) and may discuss future meeting dates and direct staff to place matters on a future agenda. The Board will not discuss or take action on any current event summary.