Regular Session - February 10, 2014
ARIZONA STATE BOARD FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS
The Board's new office is located in the State Land Department building at
1616 West Adams Street, Suite 170
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Easy Access to open parking behind the building on the east and west sides of
16th Avenue, south of Van Buren
Monday, February 10, 2014
A. Pledge of Allegiance
B. Moment of Silence
D. 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.
- Status of charters with previous and/or on-going board actions: Founding Fathers Academies, Inc., Hillcrest Academy, Inc., International Charter School of Arizona, Inc., Kin Dah Lichii Olta, Omega Schools, Inc., and Visions Unlimited Academy, Inc.
- Update on Performance Audit and Continuation Bill
- Legislative Update
I. Consent Agenda – All items on this agenda will be considered by a single motion with no discussion, unless requested otherwise by a board member. Consideration to approve charter holder amendment requests for the following:
a. Ball Charter Schools (Val Vista) – Increase in Grade Levels Served Request
b. Rising Schools, Inc. – Procurement Laws & USFRCS Exception Amendment Requests
J. Charter Amendment and Notification – Discussion and possible action on the Enrollment Cap Notification Request submitted by the following charter holders that do not meet the Board’s academic performance expectations.
K. Charter Renewal – Discussion and possible action on the renewal application package for Country Gardens Charter Schools.
L. Good Cause Extension – Discussion and possible action on the good cause extension request for the signing of the charter contract for the following approved new charter applicants:
M. Compliance Matters – The Board will receive information to determine whether evidence exists that Employ-Ability Unlimited, Inc. is in breach of one or more provisions of its charter contract and state law regarding its failure to meet or make sufficient progress toward the academic performance expectations set forth in the Academic Performance Framework in accordance with A.R.S. § 15-183(I)(3).
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 of 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 issuing a notice of intent to revoke the charter pursuant to A.R.S. § 15-183(I).
N. New Charter School Application for 2015-2016 – Discussion and consideration of modifications to the New Charter School Application and processes for the 2015-2016 application cycle.
O. Dropout Recovery Program Amendment – Presentation and discussion regarding the proposed amendment for identification and participation of a charter holder offering a Dropout Recovery Program pursuant to A.R.S. § 15-901.06.
P. 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.