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ARIZONA STATE BOARD FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS

Executive Tower

1700 West Washington Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Basement Room 56

Monday, January 23, 2012

Regular Session

9:00 A.M.

 

NOTICE AND AGENDA

A.   Pledge of Allegiance

B.   Moment of Silence

C.   Roll Call

D.   Call to the Public

E.   Election of Officers

F.   Arizona Charter Schools Association Update – Eileen Sigmund

G.   Superintendent’s Report – Update on current events and/or activities of the Department of Education.

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:  Academy Del Sol, Inc., Accelerated Elementary and Secondary Schools, Arizona Montessori Charter School at Anthem, Camelback Education, Inc., Excalibur Charter School, Inc., Fit Kids, Inc., Kin Dah Lichii Olta, Legacy Schools, New Destiny Leadership Charter School, Inc., Paramount Education Studies, Inc., Park View School, Inc., Sierra Summit Academy, Inc., TAG Elementary, Inc., Vechij Himdag Alternative School, Inc., Vicki A. Romero High School, Westwind Children’s Services, Westwind Middle School Academy
  2. 2012 Board Meeting Schedule
  3. 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.

  1. Consideration to approve charter holder amendment requests.
    1. Career Development – Change in Mission
    2. Havasu Preparatory Academy Public Charter Elementary School – USFRCS and Procurement Exceptions
    3. Noah Webster Basic School – USFRCS Exception
    4. PLC Arts Academy at Scottsdale, Inc. – USFRCS and Procurement Exceptions
    5. Rosefield Charter Elementary School, Inc. – Decrease in Grade Levels
    6. Sonoran Desert School – Change in Mission
    7. South Phoenix Academy, Inc. – USFRCS and Procurement Exceptions
    8. South Valley Academy, Inc. – USFRCS and Procurement Exceptions
    9. Ventana Academy, A Challenge Foundation Academy – Decrease in Grade Levels

       2.   Consideration to approve the request for charter renewal and grant a renewal contract to Noah Webster Basic School

J.   Charter Replication Application – Discussion and possible action on the replication application and request for a charter submitted by BASIS School, Inc. for the operation of BASIS Ahwatukee.   

K.   Charter Renewal Application – Discussion and possible action on the renewal application for the following charter holders:

  1. Discovery Plus Academy 
  2. E.Q. Scholars, Inc. 
  3. Global Renaissance Academy of Distinguished Education 
  4. New West School 
  5. Omega Schools, Inc. 
  6. The Charter Foundation, Inc. 

L.   Charter Renewal – Discussion and possible action regarding the request by Shonto Governing Board of Education, Inc. to accept the untimely submitted application for renewal of its charter.

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 Application
- Renewal Notices
- Email Deliveries
- Representative Notification Request
- Notice of Expiration of Charter Contract
- Email Correspondence 1
- Options Email
- Email Correspondence 2
 

M.   Compliance Matters – Discussion and possible action.

  1. The Board will receive information to determine whether evidence exists that the following charter holders failed to comply with the fingerprinting requirements prescribed in A.R.S. § 15-183(C) or A.R.S. § 15-512.  If the Board determines that a failure has occurred, the Board may take action as it deems appropriate or necessary under state law, which may include imposing a civil penalty of one thousand dollars per occurrence pursuant to A.R.S. § 15-185(I):

a.  American Leadership Academy, Inc.- Staff Report and Notification and Response
b.  Archway Classical Academy Chandler- Staff Report and Notification and Response
c.  Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center, Inc. (CTDS 138785000)- Staff Report and Notification and Response
d.  BASIS Schools – Flagstaff- Staff Report and Notification and Response
e.  Graysmark Schools Corporation- Staff Report and Notification and Response
f.   LEAD Charter Schools (CTDS 078968000)- Staff Report and Notification
g.  The Charter Foundation, Inc.- Staff Report and Notification
h.  The Odyssey Preparatory Academy, Inc.- Staff Report and Notification and Response

       2.   Arizona School Improvement Plans – Presentation of School Improvement Plans (A.R.S. §15-241.M)

 

Charter Holder Name

 Charter School Name

Profile Type

a.

AIBT Non-Profit Charter High School - Phoenix

RCB Medical Arts Academy

K-12

b.

Arizona Academy of Science And Technology, Inc.

Arizona Academy of Science and Technology

Elementary

c.

Blueprint Education

Blueprint High School

High School

d.

Career Success High School - Mesa

Career Success High School - Mesa

High School

e.

Choice Education and Development Corporation

- Learning Crossroads Basic Academy

Sequoia Academics and Arts Elementary Charter School

 

Elementary

f.

Concordia Charter School, Inc.

Concordia Charter School- Navajo Mission

Elementary

g.

E.Q. Scholars, Inc.

The Scholars Academy

K-12

h.

Founding Fathers Academies, Inc.

Jefferson Academy of Advanced Learning

K-12

i.

Kin Dah Lichii Olta

Kin Dah Lichii Olta' Charter School

Elementary

j.

OMEGA SCHOOLS d.b.a. Omega Academy, Inc.

C. Doby Middle School

 

Elementary

k.

PAS Charter, Inc., dba Intelli-School

Intelli-School Glendale

High School

l.

Prescott Valley Charter School

Prescott Valley School

K-12

 
  1. The Board will receive information to determine whether evidence exists that Camelback Education, Inc. continues to breach 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).

  1. The Board will receive information to determine whether evidence exists that Academy Del Sol, Inc. continues to breach 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).  The Board will also consider whether evidence exists that the Charter Holder is in breach of one or more provisions of its charter contract or federal law when it failed to comply with the accounting and reporting requirements for receipt of NCLB, IDEA and ARRA funding.

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).

  1. The Board will receive information to determine whether evidence exists that the Charter Holders listed below continue to breach 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).  The Board will also consider whether evidence exists that the Charter Holder is in breach of one or more provisions of its charter contract or state law when it failed to provide a learning environment that improved pupil achievement. 

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).

  1. Kin Dah Lichii Olta
  2. New Destiny Leadership Charter School
  3. Vechij Himdag Alternative School, Inc.

N.   New Charter School Applications — Discussion and possible action on the following applications and requests for a charter for applicants that provided applications that met the Board’s scoring criteria:

  1. American Indian Model Schools 
  2. Camino Montessori 
  3. Desert Mirage Preparatory Academy Public Charter Elementary School 
  4. Empower College Prep 
  5. Incito Schools 
  6. Open Doors Community School, Inc. 
  7. South Mountain Preparatory Academy Public Charter Elementary School 
  8. Tucson Collegiate Prep, Inc. 

O.   New Charter School Applications — Discussion and possible action on the following applications and requests for a charter for applicants that provided applications that do not meet the Board’s scoring criteria but who requested that their applications be forwarded to the Board for consideration:

  1. The Paideia Academies, Inc. 
  2. The Paideia Academy of Chandler, Inc. 
  3. ALA Queen Creek, Inc.
  4. Scottsdale Country Day 
  5. Adams Traditional Middle School 

P.   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.

Q.   Adjournment

 

 
 

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