Regular Session - November 21, 2013 - Revised
1616 West Adams Street, Suite 170
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Access to open parking behind the building on the east and west sides of 16th avenue, south of Van Buren
Thursday, November 21, 2013
NOTICE AND AGENDA - REVISED
– 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.
E. Arizona Charter Schools Association Update – Ildi Laczko-Kerr
F. Superintendent’s Report – Update on current events and/or activities of the Department of Education.
G. Arizona Ready Education Council Update – Rebecca Gau
H. *Executive Director’s Report – Introduction to the agenda items—Discussion and possible action:
1. Status of charters with previous and/or on-going board actions: Allsport Academy and Visions Unlimited Academy, Inc.
2. Update on the implementation of the Board’s Academic Intervention Schedule
3. Update on the proposed rulemaking regarding the monitoring and oversight of charter schools
4. Update on the proposed changes to the definition of a school eligible for Alternative Status
5. Update on 2014 new application cycle
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:
Academy of Mathematics and Science South, Inc.- Procurement Laws & USFRCS Exceptions
BASIS School, Inc. (BASIS Ahwatukee -91339)- Adding Grade Levels, Procurement Laws & USFRCS Exceptions
BASIS School, Inc. (BASIS Mesa -91949)- Adding Grade Levels, Procurement Laws & USFRCS Exceptions
Ed Ahead - Decrease in Instructional Days for current year
Greenhouse Montessori School, Inc.- Procurement Laws & USFRCS Exceptions
Partnership with Parents, Inc.- Change in entity name
J. Allsport Academy – Discussion and possible action.
Discussion and possible action to accept, reject or modify the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommended Order of the Administrative Law Judge in regard to the Notice of Intent to Revoke (No. 13F-FSRV-001-BCS).
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A) (3), the Board may vote to go into Executive Session which will not be open to the public, for the purposes of receiving legal advice.
K. Transfer Application – Discussion and possible action on the transfer application of Developing Innovations in Navajo Education, Inc. (DINE, Inc.) from the State Board of Education to the State Board for Charter Schools.
L. Charter Replication Applications – Discussion and possible action on the replication applications and request for a charter submitted for the following:
Heritage Academy Laveen, Inc. for the operation of Heritage Academy Laveen
Heritage Academy Queen Creek, Inc. for the operation of Heritage Academy Queen Creek
M. Temporary Suspension Request – Discussion and possible action on the request by Rising Schools, Inc. to suspend its operations until the 2014-2015 school year.
N. *Compliance Matters –
The Board will receive information to determine whether evidence exists that Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, Inc. is in breach of one or more provisions of their charter contract, federal or state laws pertaining to the education of children with disabilities.
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).
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, federal, state, or local laws regarding their failure to meet the timeframes established in one or more of the following areas: failure to timely submit the annual financial audit in accordance with A.R.S. § 15-183(E)(6), and/or failure to timely submit the annual financial report 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 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).
a. Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Financial Report
First Year Late
i. Allsport Academy
ii. George Gervin Youth Center, Inc.
b. *Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Financial Audit
First Year Late
i. Allsport Academy
ii. Carden of Tucson, Inc.
iii. Desert Star Community School
iv. Edkey, Inc. (formerly Sequoia Choice Schools, LLLP) (Submitted incomplete audit reporting package)
v. Happy Valley School, Inc. (Entity ID 79081)
vi. Happy Valley School, Inc. (Entity ID 90906)
vii. Institute for Transformative Education (Submitted incomplete audit reporting package)
viii. International Charter School of Arizona, Inc.
ix. Legacy Education Group
x. Legacy Schools
xi. Liberty High School
xii. Life Skills Center of Arizona, Inc.
xiii. Shonto Governing Board of Education, Inc.
Second Consecutive Year Late
i. Arizona Academy of Science & Technology
ii. Hillcrest Academy, Inc.
iii. The Odyssey Preparatory Academy, Inc.
iv. Omega Schools, Inc.
O. Board Comments and Future Meeting Dates – 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.