Regular Session- December 15, 2020

Add to Calendar 2020-12-15 09:30:00 2020-12-15 09:30:00 Regular Session- December 15, 2020 Meeting SummaryMeeting Recording - Next to each agenda item is the time that agenda item begins in the YouTube recording.ARIZONA STATE BOARD FOR CHARTER SCHOOLSVIRTUAL MEETINGAccessing the Board Meeting:To watch the Board meeting via computer or a smartphone with a data plan:Click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkPbhlJyH-7N_Pw1hpI3nSAOROpen a web browser on your device (Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox).Then, type or copy the above link into the address or search bar on your browser and press “Enter”.         To listen via phone (Please ensure your phone is muted during the meeting):  1 346 248 7799 US, (United States)1 669 900 6833 US, (United States)When prompted enter the following Meeting ID#:  933 2586 2259For additional information on how to access the board meeting, please download the Notice and AgendaTuesday, December 15, 2020Regular Session9:00 AMNOTICE AND AGENDA - *RevisedPledge of Allegiance - YouTube at 1:15Moment of SilenceRoll Call - YouTube at 1:38Superintendent’s Report—Update on current events and/or activities of the Department of Education - YouTube at 3:02Executive Director’s Report - YouTube at 10:56Status of Board actions and legal matters*A for Arizona – Presentation on the Innovation Fund microgrant with three of the awarded charter representatives speaking about their programs by Emily Anne Gullickson. - YouTube at 11:35Call to the Public - YouTube at 28:06This 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.Public comments for the meeting will be accepted in written form. All written public comments are due to Board staff by Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5pm.  Written public comments will not be orally read into the record but will be posted publicly in the Board materials located on the Board’s website on Monday, December 14th.Two ways to submit written comment:Via Email: [email protected] Postal Service: P.O. Box 18328, Phoenix, Arizona 85005Please note that USPS mail takes time to be delivered. Please plan accordingly to make the 5pm deadline on December 11, 2020.Individuals must submit a Call to the Public Request Form to provide a verbal public comment. All Request to Speak Forms to provide a verbal comment during the meeting are due to Board staff by Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5pm. Please use this Request to Speak Form to submit to the Board by Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5pm. Consent Agenda—All items on this agenda will be considered by a single motion with no discussion, unless requested otherwise by a board member. - YouTube at 28:15Approval of Meeting Minutes from the Charter Board’s meeting on November 20, 2020.Charter Amendments—Consideration to approve amendment requests from the following charter holders:A+ Charter Schools—Charter Holder Governance RequestExecutive SummaryAmendment Request and Support MaterialsTucson Youth Development, Inc.—Charter Holder Governance RequestExecutive SummaryAmendment Request and Support MaterialsKaizen Education Foundation dba Mission Heights Preparatory High School—ECAPExecutive SummaryAmendment Request and Support MaterialsADE School Report Card DataAssociated Schools*Edkey, Inc. v. Arizona State Board for Charter SchoolsCharter Amendments—Discussion and possible action on an amendment request from the following charter holder: - YouTube at 29:44Heritage Academy Laveen, Inc.—Grade Level Change to CharterExecutive SummaryAmendment Request and Support MaterialsADE School Report Card DataCharter Renewal - Discussion and possible action on renewal application package from Sage Academy, Inc. - YouTube at 33:35Executive SummaryRenewal Application PackageRenewal Summary ReviewADE School Report Card DataAcademic Systems Review ReportCompliance Matters—Discussion and possible action. - YouTube at 48:41The Board will receive information to determine whether evidence exists that the charter holder listed below is in breach of one or more provisions of their charter contract, and/or federal, state, or local laws regarding their failure to meet the operational performance expectations set forth in the Board’s operational performance framework. 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 issuing a notice of intent to revoke the charter pursuant to A.R.S. 15-183(I)(3) and A.A.C. R7-5-403(F).*Painted Desert Demonstration Projects, Inc.The Board will receive information to determine whether evidence exists that Shonto Governing Board of Education, Inc. is in breach of one or more provisions of its January 2017 consent agreement or state laws regarding its failure to establish and maintain proper internal controls for the self-insurance fund in the manner prescribed by the Uniform System of Financial Records for Arizona Charter Schools. 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) and/or deciding whether to hold a hearing to determine if a breach of the January 2017 consent agreement has occurred and to revoke the charter contract. The Board will receive information to determine whether evidence exists that the charter holders listed below are in breach of one or more provisions of their charter contract, and/or federal, state, or local laws regarding their failure to timely submit the fiscal year 2020 annual financial audit in accordance with A.R.S. § 15-183(E). 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, issuing a notice of intent to revoke the charter, or entering into a consent agreement to bring the charter holder into compliance. A.R.S. § 15-185(H), A.A.C. R7-5-601(D). First Year LateFlagstaff Montessori, L.L.C.Paramount Education Studies, Inc.Second Consecutive Year LatePainted Desert Montessori, LLC New Charter Applications - Discussion and possible action on the following application packages and requests for a charter: - YouTube at 2:46:16*Accel Online Arizona LLCExecutive SummaryRecommendation Report & Scoring RubricApplicationArizona Online Instruction Application & Scoring RubricESP Performance DataInterview RecordingAlbert Einstein AcademyExecutive SummaryRecommendation Report & Scoring RubricApplicationInterview RecordingCo-Learn Club, Inc.Executive SummaryRecommendation Report & Scoring RubricApplicationArizona Online Instruction Application & Scoring RubricInterview RecordingIntermountain Academy of Tucson, LLCExecutive SummaryRecommendation Report & Scoring RubricApplicationInterview RecordingOnline School of ArizonaExecutive SummaryRecommendation Report & Scoring RubricApplicationArizona Online Instruction Application & Scoring RubricESP Performance DataInterview Recording Financial Performance Report [A.A.C. R7-5-402(M)]—Discussion and possible action on the report to the Board of the fiscal year 2019 audit performance and June 30, 2020 quarterly financial report performance by measure for each charter holder that does not meet the Board’s minimum financial performance expectations under A.A.C. R7-5-402(K). - YouTube at 6:16:26Rulemaking—Discussion, possible action and the second opportunity for public comment on the approval to finalize the proposed changes to the Rules for the Complaint process found in the Notice of Final Exempt Rulemaking. - YouTube at 6:18:54Change in Charter Control Amendment—Discussion, possible action and the second opportunity for public comment on the approval to finalize the proposed creation of a Change in Charter Control Amendment Request.  - YouTube at 6:22:43Summary 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. - YouTube at 6:25:12Adjournment Location Agency Platform - Standard agencyplatform[email protected] America/Phoenix public

Meeting Summary

Meeting Recording - Next to each agenda item is the time that agenda item begins in the YouTube recording.

ARIZONA STATE BOARD FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS

VIRTUAL MEETING

Accessing the Board Meeting:

To watch the Board meeting via computer or a smartphone with a data plan:

Click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkPbhlJyH-7N_Pw1hpI3nSA

OR

Open a web browser on your device (Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox).
Then, type or copy the above link into the address or search bar on your browser and press “Enter”.
    
     To listen via phone (Please ensure your phone is muted during the meeting):

  1 346 248 7799 US, (United States)

1 669 900 6833 US, (United States)

When prompted enter the following Meeting ID#:  933 2586 2259

For additional information on how to access the board meeting, please download the Notice and Agenda

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Regular Session

9:00 AM

NOTICE AND AGENDA - *Revised

  1. Pledge of Allegiance - YouTube at 1:15
  2. Moment of Silence
  3. Roll Call - YouTube at 1:38
  4. Superintendent’s Report—Update on current events and/or activities of the Department of Education - YouTube at 3:02
  5. Executive Director’s Report - YouTube at 10:56
    1. Status of Board actions and legal matters
  6. *A for Arizona – Presentation on the Innovation Fund microgrant with three of the awarded charter representatives speaking about their programs by Emily Anne Gullickson. - YouTube at 11:35
  7. Call to the Public - YouTube at 28:06

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.

Public comments for the meeting will be accepted in written form. All written public comments are due to Board staff by Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5pm.  Written public comments will not be orally read into the record but will be posted publicly in the Board materials located on the Board’s website on Monday, December 14th.

Two ways to submit written comment:

  • Via Email: charterscho[email protected]
  • Via Postal Service: P.O. Box 18328, Phoenix, Arizona 85005
    • Please note that USPS mail takes time to be delivered. Please plan accordingly to make the 5pm deadline on December 11, 2020.

Individuals must submit a Call to the Public Request Form to provide a verbal public comment. All Request to Speak Forms to provide a verbal comment during the meeting are due to Board staff by Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5pm. Please use this Request to Speak Form to submit to the Board by Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5pm. 

  1. Consent Agenda—All items on this agenda will be considered by a single motion with no discussion, unless requested otherwise by a board member. - YouTube at 28:15
    1. Approval of Meeting Minutes from the Charter Board’s meeting on November 20, 2020.
    2. Charter Amendments—Consideration to approve amendment requests from the following charter holders:
      1. A+ Charter Schools—Charter Holder Governance Request
        1. Executive Summary
        2. Amendment Request and Support Materials
      2. Tucson Youth Development, Inc.—Charter Holder Governance Request
        1. Executive Summary
        2. Amendment Request and Support Materials
      3. Kaizen Education Foundation dba Mission Heights Preparatory High School—ECAP
        1. Executive Summary
        2. Amendment Request and Support Materials
        3. ADE School Report Card Data
        4. Associated Schools
    3. *Edkey, Inc. v. Arizona State Board for Charter Schools
  2. Charter Amendments—Discussion and possible action on an amendment request from the following charter holder: - YouTube at 29:44
    1. Heritage Academy Laveen, Inc.—Grade Level Change to Charter
      1. Executive Summary
      2. Amendment Request and Support Materials
      3. ADE School Report Card Data
  3. Charter Renewal - Discussion and possible action on renewal application package from Sage Academy, Inc. - YouTube at 33:35
    1. Executive Summary
    2. Renewal Application Package
    3. Renewal Summary Review
    4. ADE School Report Card Data
    5. Academic Systems Review Report
  4. Compliance Matters—Discussion and possible action. - YouTube at 48:41
    1. The Board will receive information to determine whether evidence exists that the charter holder listed below is in breach of one or more provisions of their charter contract, and/or federal, state, or local laws regarding their failure to meet the operational performance expectations set forth in the Board’s operational performance framework. 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 issuing a notice of intent to revoke the charter pursuant to A.R.S. 15-183(I)(3) and A.A.C. R7-5-403(F).
      1. *Painted Desert Demonstration Projects, Inc.
    2. The Board will receive information to determine whether evidence exists that Shonto Governing Board of Education, Inc. is in breach of one or more provisions of its January 2017 consent agreement or state laws regarding its failure to establish and maintain proper internal controls for the self-insurance fund in the manner prescribed by the Uniform System of Financial Records for Arizona Charter Schools. 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) and/or deciding whether to hold a hearing to determine if a breach of the January 2017 consent agreement has occurred and to revoke the charter contract. 
    3. The Board will receive information to determine whether evidence exists that the charter holders listed below are in breach of one or more provisions of their charter contract, and/or federal, state, or local laws regarding their failure to timely submit the fiscal year 2020 annual financial audit in accordance with A.R.S. § 15-183(E). 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, issuing a notice of intent to revoke the charter, or entering into a consent agreement to bring the charter holder into compliance. A.R.S. § 15-185(H), A.A.C. R7-5-601(D).

 

First Year Late

  1. Flagstaff Montessori, L.L.C.
  2. Paramount Education Studies, Inc.

Second Consecutive Year Late

  1. Painted Desert Montessori, LLC

 

  1. New Charter Applications - Discussion and possible action on the following application packages and requests for a charter: - YouTube at 2:46:16
    1. *Accel Online Arizona LLC
      1. Executive Summary
      2. Recommendation Report & Scoring Rubric
      3. Application
      4. Arizona Online Instruction Application & Scoring Rubric
      5. ESP Performance Data
      6. Interview Recording
    2. Albert Einstein Academy
      1. Executive Summary
      2. Recommendation Report & Scoring Rubric
      3. Application
      4. Interview Recording
    3. Co-Learn Club, Inc.
      1. Executive Summary
      2. Recommendation Report & Scoring Rubric
      3. Application
      4. Arizona Online Instruction Application & Scoring Rubric
      5. Interview Recording
    4. Intermountain Academy of Tucson, LLC
      1. Executive Summary
      2. Recommendation Report & Scoring Rubric
      3. Application
      4. Interview Recording
    5. Online School of Arizona
      1. Executive Summary
      2. Recommendation Report & Scoring Rubric
      3. Application
      4. Arizona Online Instruction Application & Scoring Rubric
      5. ESP Performance Data
      6. Interview Recording

 

  1. Financial Performance Report [A.A.C. R7-5-402(M)]—Discussion and possible action on the report to the Board of the fiscal year 2019 audit performance and June 30, 2020 quarterly financial report performance by measure for each charter holder that does not meet the Board’s minimum financial performance expectations under A.A.C. R7-5-402(K). - YouTube at 6:16:26
  2. Rulemaking—Discussion, possible action and the second opportunity for public comment on the approval to finalize the proposed changes to the Rules for the Complaint process found in the Notice of Final Exempt Rulemaking. - YouTube at 6:18:54
  3. Change in Charter Control Amendment—Discussion, possible action and the second opportunity for public comment on the approval to finalize the proposed creation of a Change in Charter Control Amendment Request.  - YouTube at 6:22:43
  4. 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. - YouTube at 6:25:12
  5. Adjournment