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NOTICE AND AGENDA

A.      Pledge of Allegiance
B.      Moment of Silence
C.      Roll Call
D.      Call to the Public
E.      Arizona Charter Schools Association Update – Eileen Sigmund
 
F.      Superintendent’s Report – Update on current events and/or activities of the Department of Education.
G.      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: Academy of Arizona, Inc., Back-to-Basics School, Cambridge Academy East, Inc., Compass High School, Inc., DCS Partners, Inc., Gila Educational Group, Global Education Foundation, Inc., Kachina Country Day School, Inc., Lake Havasu Charter School, Inc., Legacy Schools, Montessori Academy, Inc., Old Pueblo Children’s Academy, Scottsdale Horizons Charter School, US Mental Math Federation Incorp.
2.       Update on Arizona’s Education Reform Plan
3.       Update on the Strategic Planning Process
 
H.      Consent Agenda 
  1. Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center, Inc. (CTDS 075887000) – USFRCS and Procurement Law Exceptions.
  2. Imagine Elementary at Avondale, LLC – Change in ownership of the Charter Holder.
  3. Imagine Elementary at Coolidge, LLC – Change in ownership of the Charter Holder.
  4. Imagine Middle at Avondale, LLC – Change in ownership of the Charter Holder.
  5. Imagine Middle at Camelback, LLC – Change in ownership of the Charter Holder.
  6. Imagine Middle at Coolidge, LLC – Change in ownership of the Charter Holder.
  7. Imagine Middle at Desert West, LLC – Change in ownership of the Charter Holder.
  8. Imagine Middle at Superstition, LLC – Change in ownership of the Charter Holder.
  9. Imagine Preparatory at Superstition, LLC – Change in ownership of the Charter Holder.
  10. Imagine Preparatory High School at Surprise, LLC – Change in ownership of the Charter Holder.
  11. New World Educational Center – Program of Instruction change.
  12. Northland Preparatory Academy – Increase in grade levels served.
 
I.       Charter Replication Application  
 
J.     Consent Agreement for the Voluntary Surrender and Termination of the Charter Contract for Academy of Arizona, Inc.Discussion and possible action.
 
K.   Transfer/Assignment of Charter Contract – Discussion and possible action on the request to transfer/assign the charter contract for Avondale Learning from the State Board of Education to the State Board for Charter Schools.
 
L.     Charter Renewal – Discussion and possible action regarding the request by Lake Havasu Charter School, Inc. to submit a renewal application. 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 discussion or consultation for legal advice with the Board's attorney(s) on this matter.
                     -Renewal App.
                     -Email Address Record
                     -Renewal Notices
                     -Sample of email use
                     -Meeting Request
 
M.     Compliance Matters – Discussion and possible action.
1.     The Board will receive information to determine whether evidence exists that the Charter Holders listed below continue to breach of one or more provisions of its charter contract, federal, state, or local laws regarding failure to timely submit the annual financial audit in accordance with A.R.S. § 15-183(E)(6).
 
   If the Board determines that a breach remains, 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).
 
b.       DCS Partners, Inc.
 
2.     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 its charter contract, federal, state, or local laws regarding failure to timely submit the annual financial audit in accordance with A.R.S. § 15-183(E)(6) and to comply with the provision of special education services to its students.
 
   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.      Back to Basics School-
 
 
 
3.     The Board will receive information to determine whether evidence exists that Global Education Foundation, Inc. continues to breach of one or more provisions of its charter contract, federal, state, or local laws regarding failure to comply with Classroom Site Fund requirements found in A.R.S. §15-977. If the Board determines that a breach remains, 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).
 
N.      New Charter School Applications (items 1-2)(items 3-4) (items 5-10)
 
O.      Election of Officers
 
P.       Board Comments and Future Meeting Dates
 
Q.      Approval of Minutes
November 19, 2010 Regular Session
December 20, 2010 Special Session
 
R.      Adjournment

 

 
 

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