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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, January 14, 2013

Regular Session

9:00 A.M.

NOTICE AND AGENDA- REVISED*

 

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:  Ahwatukee Foothills Prep Early College High School, Inc., Ahwatukee Foothills Prep, Inc., Camelback Education, Inc., DCS Partners, Inc., Employ-Ability Unlimited, Inc., Excel Preparatory Academy, Inc., Founding Fathers Academies, Inc., Keystone Montessori Charter School, Inc., Kin Dah Lichii Olta, Patriot Academy, Inc., Visions Unlimited Academy, Inc., West Valley Arts and Technology Academy, Inc.
  2. 2013 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.  Consideration to approve charter holder amendment requests.

  1. Academy of Excellence, Inc. – USFRCS Exception Amendment Request
  2. East Mesa Charter Elementary School, Inc. – Instructional Days Amendment Request
  3. Imagine Middle at East Mesa, Inc. – Instructional Days Amendment Request
  4. LEAD Charter Schools – USFRCS Exception Amendment Request
  5. Mingus Springs Charter School, Inc. – Charter Mission Amendment Request
  6. STEP UP Schools, Inc. – Instructional Days Amendment Request
  7. The Paideia Academies, Inc. – USFRCS Exception Amendment Request
  8. *Maryvale Preparatory Academy - Procurement Laws Exception
  9. *Archway Classical Academy North Phoenix - Procurement Laws Exception
  10. *La Tierra Community School, Inc. - Procurement Laws Exception
  11. *North Phoenix Preparatory Academy - Procurement Laws Exception

J.  Charter Replication ApplicationDiscussion and possible action on the replication application and request for a charter submitted for the following:

  1. BASIS Schools, Inc. to operate BASIS Avondale
  2. BASIS Schools, Inc. to operate BASIS Mesa
  3. BASIS Schools, Inc. to operate BASIS Prescott
  4. BASIS Schools, Inc. to operate BASIS Scottsdale East
  5. BASIS Schools, Inc. to operate BASIS Tucson South 
  6. Eagle South Mountain Charter Inc. to operate EAGLE College Prep Mesa
  7. Eagle South Mountain Charter Inc. to operate EAGLE College Prep Maryvale 
  8. El Pueblo Integral - Teaching & Learning Collaborative to operate Paulo Freire Freedom School 
  9. Legacy Traditional Charter School to operate Legacy Traditional Charter School - Gilbert 
  10. Noah Webster Schools – Mesa to operate Noah Webster Schools – Pima 
  11. The Farm at Mission Montessori Academy, LLC to operate The Farm at Mission Montessori Academy 

K.  Good Cause Extension Discussion and possible action on the request for a Good Cause Extension for the following:

  1. Desert Mirage Preparatory Academy Public Charter Elementary School
  2. South Mountain Preparatory Academy Public Charter Elementary School

L.  Settlement Agreement Discussion and possible action on proposed Settlement Agreement for Camelback Education, Inc. 

M.  Surrender Agreement Discussion and possible action on the Consent Agreement for the Voluntary Surrender and Termination of the Charter Contract for The Paideia Academy of Chandler, 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. Arizona Autism Charter Schools, Inc.- Portfolio and Interview recording Part 1 and Part 2 
  2. Hirsch Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy, Inc.- Portfolio and Interview recording Part 1 and Part 2 
  3. Rising Schools, Inc.- Portfolio and Interview recording Part 1 and Part 2 
  4. Seneca Preparatory Academy Foundation- Portfolio and Interview recording Part 1 and Part 2 
  5. Southwest Leadership Academy- Portfolio and Interview recording Part 1 and Part 2 
  6. StrengthBuilding Partners-Portfolio and Interview recording Part 1 and Part 2 
  7. Vista College Preparatory, Inc.- Portfolio and Interview recording Part 1 and Part 2 

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.

P.  Adjournment

 
 

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