Board Agenda

Fenton Charter Public Schools

Meeting of the Board of Directors 

AGENDA
FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

The mission of the Fenton Charter Public Schools is to offer a high quality innovative education to all students in a safe, secure, nurturing environment where students, parents and staff become a community of learners achieving collaborative and successful outcomes.

 

FCPS: 8928 B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352 (818) 962-3630

FACS: 11828 Gain Street, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 • (818) 896-7482

SMBCCS: 1022 North Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038 • (323) 469-0971

FPC: 11351 DronfieldAvenue, Pacoima, CA 91331 • (818) 485-5900

STEM and FCLA: 8926 Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352 • (818) 962-3636

 

REGULAR MEETING - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

September 12, 2019 – 4:30 P.M.

Fenton Charter Public Schools Office

8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA  91352

AGENDA

 

Instructions for Presentations to the Board by Parents and Citizens

 

The Fenton Charter Public Schools (“Charter Schools”) welcome your participation at the Charter Schools’ Board meetings.  The purpose of a public meeting of the Board of Directors (“Board”) is to conduct the affairs of the Charter Schools in public.  Your participation assures us of continuing community interest in our Charter Schools.  To assist you in the case of speaking/participating in our meetings, the following guidelines are provided:

 

1. Agendas are available to all audience members at the door to the meeting.

 

2. “Request to Speak” forms are available to all audience members who wish to speak on any agenda items or under the general category of “Presentations from the Public.”  “Presentations from the Public” is set aside for members of the audience to raise issues that are not specifically on the agenda.  However, due to public meeting laws, the Board can only listen to your issue, not respond or take action.  These presentations are limited to three (3) minutes and total time allotted to non-agenda items will not exceed fifteen (15) minutes.  The Board may give direction to staff to respond to your concern or you may be offered the option of returning with a citizen-requested item.

 

3. You may also complete a “Request to Speak” form to address the Board on Agenda items.  With regard to such agenda items, you may specify that agenda item on your “Request to Speak” form and you will be given an opportunity to speak for up to five (5) minutes when the Board discusses that item.  The total time allocated to agenda items will not exceed thirty (30) minutes per item.  

 

4. When addressing the Board, speakers are requested to state their name and address from the podium and adhere to the time limits set forth.

 

5. Any public records relating to an agenda item for an open session of the Board which are distributed to all, or a majority of all, of the Board members shall be available for public inspection at 8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, California.

 

   

 

I. PRELIMINARY

 

A. Call to Order – President of the Board – Irene Sumida

 

B. Roll Call – Secretary of the Board – Mercedes Meeks

 

C. Flag Salute – President Sumida

 

D. Approval of the Agenda – President Sumida

 

The President will request any amendments to the agenda, and then approval.

 

E. Minutes of Previous Regular Meeting – President Sumida

 

Minutes of the June 13, 2019 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors will be presented for approval. 

 

II. COMMUNICATIONS

 

A. Presentations from the Public – President Sumida

 

Any persons present desiring to address the Board of Directors on any proper matter.

 

Agenda items:  No individual presentation shall be for more than five (5) minutes and the total time for this purpose shall not exceed thirty (30) minutes per agenda item.  

 

Non-agenda items:  No individual presentation shall be for more than three (3) minutes and the total time for this purpose shall not exceed fifteen (15) minutes.  

 

Ordinarily, Board members will not respond to presentations and no action can be taken.  However, the Board may give direction to staff following a presentation.

 

B. Public Hearing – President Sumida

 

Sufficiency of Instructional Materials:  The Board will encourage participation from parents, teachers and community members regarding the sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials for each student.

 

C. Committee/Council Reports

 

1. Finance Committee: Sarah Ananta, Maria Patrón (FPC); Donald Ausherman, AJ Smith (SMBCCS); Jennifer Hines (FCLA); Dominica Yasuda (STEM)

Budget, Facilities and Safety Council:  Tony Peña, Marty Penner  (FACS)

 

2. Instruction Committee: Nitima Angus, Mara Shinn Smith (FPC); Gaby Arroyo, Jennifer Nishimoto (SMBCCS); Yesenia Fuentes (FCLA); Alejandra Muñoz (STEM)

Curriculum and Assessment Council: Lee Melo, Christopher Torres (FACS)

 

3. Personnel Committee: Nina Ferman, Coco Salazar (FPC); Megan Stevenson, Tiene Hauck (SMBCCS); Kate Hetu (FCLA); Elisa Vallejo (STEM)

Human Resource and Personnel Council: Leanna Hendrix, Mercedes Meeks (FACS)

 

4. Parent/Community Advocacy Committee: Bridget Ruiz, Coco Salazar (FPC); Ariana Gomez, Evelia Manzo (SMBCCS); Lindsay Oquindo (FCLA);
Sydney Crowe (STEM)

School-Community Relations Council: Elizabeth Jimenez (FACS)

 

a. School Site Council 

b. English Learner Advisory Committee

 

D. Financial Business Manager’s Report:  Kristin Dietz, Vice President, EdTec - FCPS Financial Business Manager

 

The Financial Business Manager will present the Year End Unaudited Financials for 2018-2019 and updates to the Board-approved 2019-2020 budgets.

 

E. Directors’ Reports 

 

1. Fenton Avenue Charter School (FACS) – Mrs. Leticia Padilla Parra

 

2. Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School (SMBCCS) – Mr. Cary Rabinowitz

 

3. Fenton Primary Center (FPC) – Mr. Richard Parra

 

4. Fenton STEM Academy (STEM) – Mrs. Jennifer Miller

 

5. Fenton Charter Leadership Academy (FCLA) – Mrs. Jennifer Miller

 

F. Chief Academic Officer’s Report and LCAP Update:  Dr. David Riddick

 

G. Executive Director’s Report:  Irene Sumida

 

III. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

All matters listed under the consent agenda are considered by the Board to be routine and will be approved/enacted by the Board in one motion in the form listed below.  Unless specifically requested by a Board member for further discussion or removed from the agenda, there will be no discussion of these items prior to the Board’s vote on them.  The Executive Director recommends approval of all consent agenda items. 

 

A. Recommendation to approve the 2019-2020 Board Resolution regarding council and committee responsibilities and membership

 

B. Recommendation to approve final staff rosters and employee contracts for FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA for the 2019-2020 school year

 

C. Recommendation to approve 2019-2020 bell schedules and instructional minutes offered by FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA

D. Recommendation to approve 2019-2020 Parent Involvement Policies and Home-School Agreements for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Fenton STEM Academy and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

IV. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

A. Recommendation to approve slate of FCPS Board officers for the 2019-2020 school year

 

B. Recommendation to approve Resolution #35:  Sufficiency of Instructional Materials

 

C. Recommendation to approve slate of directors and officers for the FCPS Foundation Board of Directors for 2019-2020 

 

D. Recommendation to receive June 30, 2019 Unaudited Actual Reports for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton STEM Academy and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy 

 

E. Recommendation to approve expenditures for items above spending authority of Executive Director

 

F. Recommendation to approve Independent Study Agreement for 2019-2020 school year

 

G. Recommendation to approve the Los Angeles County Office of Education “Certification of Signatures”

 

H. Recommendation to approve submission of Food Services Management Company Request for Proposal (RFP) and sample contract documents to the School Food Service Contract Unit, California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division

 

  1. I.Recommendation to approve resolution supporting material amendment to charters of Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy

J. Recommendation to receive FASB ASC 715 OPEB report for June 30, 2019

 

K. Recommendation to approve Fenton Charter Public Schools OPEB Trust Policies and Procedures

 

L. Recommendation to approve cash reserve policy for Fenton schools

 

M. Recommendation to approve revisions to FCPS Employee Handbook to address employees’ off-the-job activities involving students

 

V. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION  

 

A. LAUSD Charter Schools Division Oversight Process

 

B. Update on FCPS OPEB Trust

 

C. Update on expansion of FCLA and STEM

 

VI. ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

VII. ADJOURNMENT

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices, 8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, disability-related modifications or accommodations, including auxiliary aids or services, in order to participate in the public meeting of the FCPS Board of Directors, please contact the main office of either Fenton Avenue Charter School or the Fenton Primary Center at (818) 896-7482.  Notification of 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable FCPS to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accommodations and accessibility to this meeting.  Upon request, FCPS shall also make available this agenda and all other public records associated with this meeting in appropriate alternative formats for persons with disabilities.

Item I.E.

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

June 13, 2019

 

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools was held on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools, 8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA  91352.

 

I. PRELIMINARY

 

A. Call to Order – Chairperson of the Board – Joe Lucente

 

The Board of Directors meeting was called to order at 4:48 p.m. by Chair Lucente.

 

B. Roll Call – Secretaries of the Board – Kelley Christenson and Veronica Palazzola

 

Board Members Present

Diane Abeyta, Parent Representative

Yvette King-Berg, Community Representative

Daniel Laughlin, Parent Representative

Joe Lucente, Community Representative

Walter Wallace, Community Representative 

 

Board Members Not Present

Gary Borden, Community Representative

Jed Wallace, Community Representative

Gabriela Montoya, Parent Representative

 

C. Flag Salute – Chair Lucente

 

Chair Lucente led the Board and the public in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

D. Approval of the Agenda – Chair Lucente

 

On MOTION of Diane Abeyta, SECONDED by Daniel Laughlin and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the Agenda (Item I.D.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Abeyta, King-Berg, Laughlin, Lucente, Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

E. Approval of Minutes

 

Minutes of Previous Regular Meeting – Chair Lucente

 

On MOTION of Walter Wallace, SECONDED by Yvette King-Berg and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the minutes of the May 23, 2019 Regular Meeting (Item I.E.) were approved as presented. 

Aye: (5) Abeyta, King-Berg, Laughlin, Lucente, Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

II. COMMUNICATIONS

 

A. Presentations from the Public – Chair Lucente

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

B. Committee/Council Reports 

 

Minutes of all meetings held by any committee and/or council were sent to the Board Members prior to this meeting.  

 

There were no further reports by committees/councils.  

 

C. Treasurer/CFO’s Report 

 

Kristin Dietz, Vice President of EdTec, and Treasurer and CFO of the FCPS, presented the following update:

  • •Consolidated forecasted net income is now $562,000, a decrease from the prior month of -$141,000 due primarily to the following:
    • oParking Lot Tax liability (-$59,000)
    • oSB 740 additional cost reimbursement reduced to 28% 

(-$87,000)

    • oIncreased expenses for contracted substitutes (-$85,000) and Special Education contractors (-$60,000).  Adjustment at FPC was offset by a reduction of salaries.
    • oCash balances and overall fiscal health remain very strong, and all sites continue to have positive cash balances.
    • oNew slides/changes to this month’s presentation:
    • oSlide 12 – Additional analysis on Special Education costs and assumptions over time
    • oSlide 13 – Additional analysis on substitute costs and assumptions over time
    • oProposed budgets have all sites with a positive net income in 2019-2020: 
    • oConsolidated forecasted net income for 2019-2020 is $678,000
    • oStaffing assumptions are on slide 19
    • oRevenue assumptions by site are on slides 14-18

 

D. Directors’ Reports 

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School (FACS) – Leticia Padilla Parra, Director, reported.

 

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School (SMBCCS) – Cary Rabinowitz, Director, reported.

 

Fenton Primary Center (FPC) – Richard Parra, Director, reported.

 

Fenton STEM Academy (STEM) – Jennifer Miller, Director, reported.

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy (FCLA) – Jennifer Miller, Director, reported.

 

E. Chief Academic Officer’s Report 

 

Fenton Charter Pubic Schools (FCPS) – Dr. David Riddick, Chief Academic Officer, reported.

 

F. Executive Director’s Report 

 

Fenton Charter Public Schools (FCPS) – Irene Sumida, Executive Director, reported.

 

III. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

A. Recommendation to approve 2019-2020 Homeless Education Policies for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, FCLA and STEM 

 

B. Recommendation to approve 2019-2020 Consolidated Application Certification of Assurances Statement and Application for Categorical Programs for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, STEM and FCLA 

 

C. Recommendation to approve E-Rate Consulting Renewal Proposal for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 from Learningtech.org

 

D. Recommendation to approve Delta Dental and VSP plans for benefited employees

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the Consent Agenda (Item III.A. through Item III.D.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Abeyta, King-Berg, Laughlin, Lucente, Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

IV. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

A. Recommendation to approve 2019-2020 Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Addendums for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy

 

On MOTION of Walter Wallace SECONDED by Daniel Laughlin and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the 2019-2020 Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Addendums for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy (Item IV.A.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Abeyta, King-Berg, Laughlin, Lucente, Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

B. Recommendation to approve Performance Indicator Review (PIR) Improvement Plans for Fenton Avenue Charter School and Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the Performance Indicator Review (PIR) Improvement Plans for Fenton Avenue Charter School and Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School (Item IV.B.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Abeyta, King-Berg, Laughlin, Lucente, Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

C. Recommendation to approve 2019-2020 budgets for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy

 

On MOTION of Daniel Laughlin, SECONDED by Walter Wallace and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve 2019-2020 budgets for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy (Item IV.C.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Abeyta, King-Berg, Laughlin, Lucente, Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

D. Recommendation to approve Education Protection Act spending plans and resolutions for 2019-2020 school year

 

On MOTION of Diane Abeyta, SECONDED by Daniel Laughlin and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the Education Protection Act spending plans and resolutions for 2019-2020 school year (Item IV.
D.) was approved.

 

Aye: (5) Abeyta, King-Berg, Laughlin, Lucente, Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

E. Recommendation to approve 2019-2020 new and revised positions, final staff rosters, stipends for specific positions, recommendations for regular status, and FCPS employee contracts 

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Daniel Laughlin and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the 2019-2020 new and revised positions, final staff rosters, stipends for specific positions, recommendations for regular status, and FCPS employee contracts (Item IV.E.) was approved.

 

Aye: (5) Abeyta, King-Berg, Laughlin, Lucente, Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

F. Recommendation to approve 2019-2020 salary schedules for all staff

 

On MOTION of Daniel Laughlin, SECONDED by Walter Wallace and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the 2019-2020 salary schedules for all staff (Item IV.F.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Abeyta, King-Berg, Laughlin, Lucente, Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

G. Recommendation to approve expenditure for items above spending authority of Executive Director

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve expenditure for items above spending authority of Executive Director (Item IV.G.) was approved.

 

Aye: (5) Abeyta, King-Berg, Laughlin, Lucente, Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

H. Recommendation to approve revised Procurement and Purchasing Procedures

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Daniel Laughlin and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the revised Procurement and Purchasing Procedures (Item IV.H.) was approved.

 

Aye: (5) Abeyta, King-Berg, Laughlin, Lucente, Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

I. Recommendation to approve revisions to Employee Handbook to address retiree benefits

 

On MOTION of Walter Wallace, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve revisions to Employee Handbook to address retiree benefits (Item IV.I.) was approved.

 

Aye: (5) Abeyta, King-Berg, Laughlin, Lucente, Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

J. Recommendation to approve Board of Directors for 2019-2020

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Daniel Laughlin and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the Board of Directors for 2019-2020 (Item IV.J.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Abeyta, King-Berg, Laughlin, Lucente, Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

V. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION

 

    1. a.FCPS Board of Directors’ Meetings for 2019-2020

 

    1. a.Update on FCPS OPEB Trust

 

    1. a.Progress on expansion of FCLA and STEM

These were information items only and no action was taken.

 

VI. ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools Administrative and Business Offices, 8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA  91352.

 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:43 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted:

 

 

 

______________________________ ___________________________

Kelley Christenson Veronica Palazzola

Secretary of the Board Secretary of the Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. A.

 

Presentations from the Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. B. 

 

Public Hearing

 

 “Sufficiency of Textbooks and Instructional Materials”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. C. 

 

Committee and Council Reports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.C.1.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School

 

Finance Committee

 

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

7:15 a.m. – Auditorium

 

MINUTES

 

A meeting of the SMBCCS Finance Committee was held on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 7:15 am in the Auditorium of Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School at 1022 N. Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. 90038 

 

Call to Order: Donald Ausherman and AJ Smith, Co-Chairs

 

Roll Call: Donald Ausherman and AJ Smith, Co-Chairs

Finance Committee members present: Cary Rabinowitz, Christy Namkung, Holly Putnam, Nicole Reed, Lisa DeFrancesco, Tashi Miller, Marcela Guerrero, Richard Castro, Donald Ausherman, AJ Smith, Jolea Makhlouf, Sandra Campos, Monica Castaneda, Jennifer Allen, Emily Aaronson

Excused Members: Walter Gomez, Aaron Veals

Non-members Present: Robin Rodriguez

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Donald Ausherman and AJ Smith, Co-Chairs

There were no corrections to the agenda.

 

Approval of Minutes from May 15, 2019: Donald Ausherman and AJ Smith, Co-Chairs

 

Item #1 Minutes from the May 15, 2019 meeting of the Finance Committee (Motion to Approve)


On MOTION of  Holly Putnam, and SECONDED by Christy Namkung and CARRIED, the minutes of the May 15, 2019 Finance Committee meeting were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: 

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Finance Committee on any proper matter.

 

Old Business: None 

 

There was no Old Business.

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 Selection of Finance Committee Secretaries, Donald Ausherman and AJ Smith, Co-Chairs (Motion to Approve)

 

Christy Namkung and Holly Putnam volunteered to serve as the secretaries of the SMBCCS Finance Committee. 

 

On MOTION of Donald Ausherman and SECONDED by Jolea Maklouf and CARRIED, the selection of the secretaries were approved as submitted.

 

Item #4 Enrollment Update, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item) 

Mr. Rabinowitz updated the committee on the student enrollment numbers. We were budgeted for 868 and are currently at 869. We are right on target with strong numbers in each grade.  All classes are full.

Item #5 Facilities Update (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 5), Monica Castaneda, SMBCCS Asst. Director (Informational Item)

Ms. Castañeda shared that over the summer, seven rooms were retiled and all classroom floors were stripped and buffed. The new AC units are installed and working. There are three custodians on campus that rotate every three months. Teachers are encouraged to use the Maintenance request logs for classroom repair requests. 

Item #6 Review of Financials, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

Mr. Rabinowitz shared that for this year, our budget was based on a student enrollment of 868, with a projected ADA of 97.5%. Per our final Board of Director’s meeting in 2019, our operating income was at $210,829. This year, teachers will be receiving monthly ADA percentages in order to stay on target. We are shooting for an average of 97.5% schoolwide.

Item #7 Local Control Accountability Plan Update, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

Mr. Rabinowitz shared that we have added citations to ensure that we are in compliance with our LCAP goals and our AMOs`, or Annual Measurable Objective. LCAP is looked at very stringently in order to track the progress stated in our plan. We aim to show progress throughout the year in meeting our objectives.  We are receiving a total of $9,389,263 in LCFF Base, Supplemental & Concentration grants, in addition to other federal, state and local funds for a total of $12,119,075.

Item #8 Process for the Identification and Intervention of Chronically-Absent Students (LCAP Goal 2, AMO 3), Robin Rodriguez, SMBCCS Administrative Coordinator (Informational Item)

Mrs. Rodriguez presented the process of intervention for students approaching what is considered chronic absenteeism. We want to identify and support these families ahead of time across our organization. Teachers are encouraged to provide strong support for the absent students through incentives, recognition at assemblies, and other events. We will be starting our monitoring mid-September after 30 days of enrollment.  We will communicate with families after 3, 7, 11, 13, and 15 days of being absent by sending out robocalls, attendance letters, providing parent center support, and administrative interventions.

Item #9 Student Uniform Fund Proposal (LCAP Goal 2, AMO 2), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Motion to Approve)

Mr. Rabinowitz proposed that 10% of funds from Student Council fundraisers will go toward a school uniform fund in order to support families who need financial assistance in purchasing uniforms. In addition, funds will also be used for providing loaners to students for the day. The goal is to provide equal opportunities to all at  SMBCCS.

On MOTION of  Holly Putnam and SECONDED by Sandra Campos  and CARRIED, the proposal was approved as submitted.

 

Item #10 FCPS Guidelines for Attending Conferences and Workshops (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 2), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director, (Informational Item)

Conference attendees are required to provide agendas and other artifacts after attending conference and itemized receipts for reimbursements. Receipts must be turned in within 60 days in order to receive reimbursement.

Item #11 Employee Reimbursement Policy, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

Mr. Rabinowitz reminded the committee that all staff purchases throughout the year planned for reimbursement must be pre-approved by the Director.

Item #12 2019-2020 Emergency Plan (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 6), Walter Gomez, SMBCCS Administrative Coordinator (Informational Item)

Mr. Rabinowitz presented our emergency grid and explained that supplies in our bin were all reviewed this summer to ensure it was up to date.  In addition, shelf stable meals were provided to teachers and are available in our emergency bin for use during emergencies.  The meals look like food bars and are very dense with calories. Further details for further Emergency Plans will be reviewed closer to our Shake Out drill.

Item #13 Fall Professional Development (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 2), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Motion to Approve)

Kristine Khachian and Tashi Miller will be attending the California Association for School Psychologists (CASP) Conference from October 24th- 26th which will cost $199 for the hotel (2 nights) and $180 for registration. 

On October 2nd-4th there is a California Association for School Counselors (CASC) Conference that is $160 for registration, and $150 per night. 

Lastly, there is an Ed. specialist training from the Bureau of Ed. and Research on October 30th - $259 per person. 

All three expenses can be covered by our Special Education STEP Grant.

On MOTION of  Tashi Miller and SECONDED by Nicole Reed and CARRIED, the proposal was approved as submitted.

Announcements:

 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBD

 

The next regular meeting of the SMBCCS Finance Committee will be announced at a laterdate.

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Holly Putnam and SECONDED by Sandra Campos and CARRIED, the August 27th meeting of the SMBCCS Finance Committee was adjourned at 7:53 am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton STEM Academy

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Finance Committee

 

August 30, 2019

 

A meeting of the Finance Committee was held on August 30, 2019 at 7:22 a.m. in the Hands-on Lab at Fenton STEM Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA  91352.

 

Call to Order: Dominica Yasuda, Chairperson

 

Roll Call: Dominica Yasuda, Secretary

 

Members Present: Dominica Yasuda, Jennifer Miller, Cecilia Quiano, Bianca Bell-Reed, Brennan Mack, Sofia Carias

 

Excused Members: None

 

Non-Committee Members Present: Jennifer Hines, Brandi Pease

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  None

 

Approval of Minutes: Dominica Yasuda, Chairperson

 

Item #1 Minutes from the April 12, 2019 meeting of the Fenton STEM Finance Committee 

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Brennan Mack, SECONDED by Bianca Bell-Reed, and CARRIED, the minutes from the April 12, 2019 meeting of the Finance Committee were approved. 

 

Presentations from the Public:  none

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Fenton STEM Finance Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 Selection of Finance Committee Secretary, (LCAP 1, AMO 2),

Dominica Yasuda, Chairperson (Motion to Approve)

 

The committee approved Bianca Bell-Reed as the secretary for the STEM Finance Committee.

 

On MOTION of Brennan Mack, SECONDED by Sofia Carias and CARRIED, the committee approved Bianca Bell-Reed as the 19-20 committee secretary. 

 

Item #4             LCAP Annual Update, 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller explained the LCAP and discussed Fenton as being transparent in aligning their LCAP goals.  Fenton’s goals are to increase student achievement, stakeholder engagement and basic conditions of learning.  Mrs. Miller explained how the LCAP is updated throughout the year and approved by the board in June.  Mrs. Miller emphasized that the LCAP is available for view in the 19-20 google drive.

 

Item #5 Enrollment Update, (LCAP 2, AMO 3),

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director, (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller discussed enrollment and as of Friday, August 30, 2019, STEM is at 317 students in total enrollment.  Most classrooms are capped at 24 with some classrooms running slightly under 24.  Both schools are currently at 642 and every room is occupied with no empty rooms.

 

Item #6 Budget Update, (LCAP 2, AMO 2),

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director, (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller projected some slides from the June 2019 Finance board presentation from EdTec.  The slides displayed the multi-year budget.  Mrs. Miller explained the budget assumptions slide.  The 19-20 STEM budget assumed an enrollment of 350 students.  Not as many primary students enrolled as in the past.  The number will have to be adjusted in the budget.  ADA was discussed and how it affects the budget.  ADA is a way to account for the discrepancy in enrollment.  Both schools are built with an assumption of reaching their ADA yearly goal of ADA 97.1%.  If we have an average higher ADA that will help with our bottom line.  Due to new procedures to curb chronic absenteeism, Mrs. Miller stated we are looking good moving forward on our ADA goals.  The committee was shown the operating income.  STEM ended at $73,844 for 18-19, and is projected to end $108,000 by the end of 19-20.  The board would like to see four months of reserves from each Fenton schools.  Right now, we have two months of reserves, which is good for a start up school having been open only 4 years. Staffing has changed this year with less teachers due to a reduction in primary students.  STEM’s budget is built off an approximate $7,000,000 revenue.  

 

Announcements: None

 

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

 

Adjournment: On MOTION Sofia Carias, SECONDED by Bianca Bell-Reed, and CARRIED, the Finance Committee adjourned at 7:37 a.m.  

 

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Dominica Yasuda

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

Finance Committee

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Finance Committee

 

August 30, 2019

 

A meeting of the FCLA Finance Committee was held on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 7:20 am in the Hands on Lab at the Fenton Academies on 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley CA 91352.

 

Call to Order: Jennifer Hines, Chairperson

 

Roll Call: Jennifer Hines, Chairperson

 

Members Present: Tania Casas, Fong Chau, Jennifer Hines, Jennifer Miller, Brandi Pease, and Cecilia Quijano

 

Excused Members: Mauricio Mena

 

Non-Members Present: Bianca Bell-Reed, Sofia Carias, Brennan Mack, and Dominica Yasuda

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  None.

 

Approval of Minutes from April 12, 2019: Jennifer Hines, Chairperson

 

Item #1 Minutes from the April 12, 2019 meeting of the Finance Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Brandi Pease, SECONDED by Fong Chau and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting of April 12, 2019, were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public:  Jennifer Hines, Chairperson

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Fenton FCLA Finance Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 Selection of Finance Committee Secretary, Jennifer Hines, Chairperson (Motion to Approve)

 

The committee is looking for volunteers for secretary for the FCLA Finance Committee. Brandi Pease and Fong Chau have volunteered to split the position for the 2019-2020 school year. 

 

On MOTION of Brandi Pease SECONDED by Tania Casas and CARRIED, the selection of Brandi Pease and Fong Chau as the committee secretaries was approved unanimously.  

 

Item #4 LCAP Annual Update, 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller presented information regarding the school’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) which consists of three goals. The first goal is to increase student achievement. The second goal is to increase meaningful and purposeful student, teacher, and parent engagement. The third goal is to provide an appropriate basic condition for learning. This year, our LCAP Goals and Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) are being added to committee agendas and minutes for all FCPS schools with the goal of increasing transparency on how our goals and outcomes align to what we do at school. 

 

Item #5 Enrollment Update, (LCAP 2, AMO 3),

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller presented to the committee about the school’s enrollment numbers. FCLA is currently at 321 students and STEM has 315 students for a combined total at both schools of 639. This is higher than last year, but was lower than originally projected. 

 

Item #6 Budget Update, (LCAP 2, AMO 2),

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director, (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller presented to the committee on the budget for FCLA. She shared information provided by Edtec which is the outside accounting firm used to support all Fenton Schools

The current budget was built prior in June with assumptions for the new year and was based on a higher enrollment than we currently have. It was also built on Average Daily Attendance (ADA) for FCLA of 97.0%. If FCLA can have a higher ADA this year, it will help make up for budget difference due to under enrollment. The board would like for each Fenton School to have four month’s reserves, both STEM/FCLA are on their way to achieving this and both currently has 2 month’s reserve. 

 

Announcements: This morning is our first fire drill at 8:30 am. 

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment:  

 

On MOTION of Tania Casa SECONDED by Brandi Pease and CARRIED, the Finance Committee adjourned at 7:45 a.m.  

 

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Jennifer Hines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Unapproved Minutes of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council

 

August 30, 2019

 

A meeting of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council was held on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. in the Conference Room of Fenton Avenue Charter School at 11828 Gain Street, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342.

 

Call to Order: Martin Penner, Co-Chair

 

The Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council was called to order at 7:17 a.m. by Co-Chair, Martin Penner.

 

Roll Call: Christie Collins, Secretary

 

Members Present         Members Absent           Others Present 

 

See attached sign-in sheet for members present, members absent, members excused and others present.

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Martin Penner, Co-Chair

 

There were no additions or corrections to the agenda.

 

Item #1 Minutes from the June 6, 2019 meeting of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Mary Ann McPherson, SECONDED by Fanny Adnitt, and CARRIED, the minutes of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council of June 6, 2019 were approved as submitted. 

 

Presentations from the Public: Martin Penner, Co-Chair

 

 

Item #2                       There were no presentations from the public.   

 

Old Business: There was no old business. 

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 Council Chairs and Secretaries (LCAP 1, AMO 2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Tony Pena and Martin Penner will serve as Council Co-Chairs, while Geina Addison, Christie Collins, and Mary Ann McPherson will serve as secretaries. 

 

On MOTION of Vanessa Ettleman, SECONDED by Christie Collins, and CARRIED, the selection of Tony Pena and Martin Penner as Co-Chairs and Geina Addison, Christie Collins, and Mary Ann McPherson as secretaries was approved unanimously.

 

Item #4 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Annual Update, Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

Mrs. Padilla Parra presented information regarding the school’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Annual Update. This year FACS will focus on student absenteeism, reclassification rates, suspension rates, and parent engagement. 

 

Item #5 FCPS Civility Policy (LCAP 2, AMO 1 and 2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Mrs. Padilla Parra presented the FCPS Civility Policy. The civility policy was created to ensure an orderly process in keeping all school campuses free from disruptions and preventing unauthorized persons from entering school grounds. The intent of these procedures is to promote mutual respect, civility, and orderly conduct among school employees, parents, and the public.

Item #6 Enrollment Update, (LCAP 2, AMO 3)Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS  Director (Informational Item)

Mrs. Padilla Parra informed the council that FACS has seen an unanticipated drop in enrollment. The school has approximately 50 openings spread out evenly across all three grade levels throughout the school. Currently FACS has 631 students enrolled. 

Item #7 Budget Update, (LCAP 2, AMO 2)Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director            (Informational Item)

Mrs. Padilla Parra informed the council that due to the lower than anticipated enrollment at FACS, the current budget will have to be reworked.

Item #8 Facilities Projects Update, (LCAP 2, AMO 2)Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra reviewed the various projects that are currently being completed on campus. The front office renovation will be complete once the front office remote door openers are installed. Security cameras will be installed throughout the campus and in the parking lot. Mrs. Padilla Parra also shared that the PA system is in need of replacement. The former Bear Garden, now Firefly Garden, will be revamped after the installment of security cameras is complete.

 

Announcements: There were no announcements. 

 

Next Regular Meeting: To Be Determined

 

Adjournment: 

By order of GENERAL CONSENSUS, the Budget, Facilities and Safety Council adjourned at 7:52 a.m. The next regular meeting of the council is to be determined.

 

Respectfully Submitted by Christie Collins

Item II.C.2.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

Unapproved Minutes - Instruction Committee

                                                           

June 11, 2019

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. in Room 110 of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331. 

Call to Order: Nitima Angus, Co-Chair     

 

The Instruction Committee Meeting was called to order at 7:15 a.m. by Co-Chair, Nitima Angus.             

Roll Call:                   Karen Knapp, Secretary

 

Members Present: Mara Shinn Smith, Nitima Angus, Karen Knapp, Diana Lucas, Nina Ferman, Brianna Ellis, Krystal Rodriguez, Abigail Lopez-Dee, Jacqueline Penner, Lisa Ibarra, Maria Cardenas, Richard Parra, Vanessa Sarnecki, Angie Salceda

 

Members Excused: Coco Salazar, Lorena Sanchez, Maritza Avila, Maria Reyes, Sirui Thomassian, Wendy Kaufman

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Mara Shinn Smith, Co-Chair

 

There were no additions/corrections to the agenda.

 

Approval of Minutes from May 22, 2019: Nitima Angus, Co-Chair

            

Item #1 Minutes from the May 22, 2019 meeting of the Instruction Committee  

                        (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Nina Ferman, SECONDED by Mara Shinn Smith, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Instruction Committee Meeting of May 22, 2019 were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Mara Shinn Smith, Co-Chair

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Instruction Committee on any proper 

matter.

            

Old Business:

 

Item #3           Restorative Discipline, Paola Ramirez, FPC Counselor 

                        (Informational Item) 

 

Paola Ramirez gave a brief overview of the Restorative Discipline approach, which our Behavior Team received training on. Restorative Discipline is a more innovative way of managing students with behavioral concerns. The goal of this approach is to reduce the amount of frequent offenders and reteach those students as opposed to just providing them with rewards or consequences, which research shows is not entirely effective with frequent offenders. Some examples of Restorative Discipline are: 1) instead of a student having lunch in the behavior room for misbehaving, they would have a restorative discipline lesson to teach them the correct behavior, 2) if there is an instance of bullying, the lesson would cover details of the incident and discuss topics such as empathy, and 3) any student who has offended or harmed a peer will call their own parent and explain what they did. These are just a few examples that show accountability for actions as well as reteaching behavior, which reward/consequence systems alone do not enforce. The Behavior Team will provide the staff with training on Restorative Discipline at the Professional Development in August, with the goal of equipping teachers with tools and strategies to use in the classroom.

 

Item #4 Reading Is Fundamental, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Informational Item) 

 

Mr. Parra has the Reading Is Fundamental application to submit for next year. We receive a class set of books three times a year for each class, for 1/3 of the price ($1,500 total for all the books, the program, etc). The end-of-year report for Reading Is Fundamental has been submitted. Representatives from FPC will attend the Reading Is Fundamental orientation for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

New Business:

 

Item #5 Lead Teachers for 2019-2020 School Year, Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

The nominees for Lead Teachers for the 2019-2020 school year presented to their grade levels, and our staff has voted via Survey Monkey. Coco Salazar will be the Lead Teacher for TK/Kindergarten, Krystal Rodriguez and Abigail Lopez-Dee are the Lead Teachers for first grade, and Nitima Angus and Jacqueline Penner are the Lead Teachers for second grade. Maria Cardenas will be the Lead Teacher for SPED, and Mara Shinn Smith has been selected as the Literacy Focus Lead.

 

Item #6 Literacy Focus Lead for 2019-2020 School Year, Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Mara Shinn Smith was selected as our Literacy Focus Lead for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Item #7 Selection of Two FPC Teachers Moving to FACS, Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Based on our current enrollment, and the overall declining trend in enrollment throughout schools, our administrative team and Faculty Representatives were advised to reduce our staff by two teachers. Though we have strived to increase our enrollment through various recruitment events and other ongoing efforts, we are still overstaffed by two teachers. Therefore, the decision was made to randomly select two teachers from FPC to move to FACS in order to fill their two vacancies in 5th grade. The two teachers selected were Lorena Sanchez and Katherine Sheppard. They are both wonderful teachers who will be greatly missed, but who will undoubtedly make a great addition to the 5th grade team at FACS. Mr. Parra will contact the 2019-2020 5th grade Lead Teachers on behalf of Ms. Sanchez and Ms. Sheppard, and we will do everything we can to support these teachers with any assistance they need for the transition. Mr. Parra encourages our staff to contact Ms. Sheppard and Ms. Sanchez to ask if they need any help with packing up or moving their belongings.

 

Item #8 Staff Roster for 2019-2020 School Year, Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Our 2019-2020 Staff Roster has been updated based on the move of the two teachers going to FACS. The Reorganization Committee met to analyze the impact these transitions may create on our staff roster, and what the most straightforward solution would be. The new staff roster shows the following changes: Diana Lucas will remain in kindergarten since we do not have the enrollment numbers for a third Transitional Kindergarten classroom. Consequently, Mia Martinez will remain in second grade since there is no longer a kindergarten opening. Sarah Lin will remain in first grade since there is no longer a second grade opening. Room 104 and 115 will be empty for now.  Room 214, Ms. Sheppard’s current classroom, will be used for the Technology Lab since it is adjacent to the library. Brianna Ellis will now remain in Room 216 instead of moving to Room 220. Juan Gomez will be assigned to Room 211. Room 206 will continue to serve as the room for 21st Century. These updates now reflect a staff roster where none of the 2019-2020 staff will move into a new grade level or into a new classroom. With only a few days of school left, this stability is the ideal solution for all parties involved. 

 

Item #9 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is currently being updated. Mr. Parra thanked Dr. Riddick for working on LCAP for all schools. It is now ready for board approval, and staff can view the attachments with the board agenda. Overall, there were not many changes to the LCAP. Our enrollment decrease is part of the reason we did not spend as much as we had predicted.

   

Announcements:

 

Mara Shinn Smith gave an update on the grade levels attending the Wilson Fundations training this week. There will be a staff presentation for the new school year with quick, practical strategies teachers can implement right away.

 

Mr. Parra has shared an email with the updated staff roster. Additionally, MAP assessment reports were placed in teacher boxes and should be sent home with report cards. ELPAC scores should be sent with report cards as well.

 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBD

 

Adjournment: On MOTION of Karen Knapp, SECONDED by Angie Salceda, and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee meeting adjourned at 7:37 a.m. 

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Nina Ferman

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

                             Instruction Committee

                                                   August 28, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. – Auditorium

                    Minutes

 

Call to Order: Gaby Arroyo and Jennifer Nishimoto, Co-Chairs

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 7:15 A.M. in the auditorium at Santa   Monica Boulevard Community Charter School at 1022 N. Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90038.

 

Roll Call: Jennifer Nishimoto, Co-Chair

Present: Cary Rabinowitz, Sasha Góngora, Lisa Morales, Jennifer Flynn, Carmen Solis, Kim Kiser, Angela Boyd, Jocelyn O’Brien, Cassondra Barrett, Kyra Requiestas, Grisel Benn, Jazmin Luna, Fabiola Vega, Gaby Arroyo, Jennifer Nishimoto, Robin Rodriguez

 

Excused Members: None

Absent: Caroline Engel

Non-Committee Members Present: Monica Castañeda and Bunny Wolfer

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Gaby Arroyo and Jennifer Nishimoto, Co-Chairs 

Item #1 was revised to approve minutes from the June 3, 2019 meeting of the Instruction Committee. 

 

Approval of Minutes: Gaby Arroyo and Jennifer Nishimoto, Co-Chairs

Item #1                 Minutes from the June 3, 2019 meeting of the Instruction Committee (Motion to  

Approve)

 

On MOTION of Grisel Benn SECONDED by Sasha Góngora and CARRIED, the minutes of the Instruction Committee from June 3, 2019 were approved as submitted.

 

  Presentations from the Public: Gaby Arroyo and Jennifer Nishimoto, Co-Chairs

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Instruction Committee on any proper matter.

Old Business: None 

New Business: 

Item #3 Selection of Instruction Committee Secretary, Gaby Arroyo and Jennifer Nishimoto, Co-Chairs (Motion to Approve)

 

Jennifer Flynn and Carmen Solis agreed to be secretaries of the Instruction Committee.

 

On MOTION of Fabiola Vega SECONDED by Lisa Morales and CARRIED, Carmen Solis and Jennifer Flynn were selected as Instruction Committee Co-Secretaries. 

 

Item #4 Local Control Accountability Plan Update, Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz shared that we have added LCAP Goals and Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) to   the committee agendas and minutes in order to be transparent and in compliance with our LCAP Goals. Goal #1 is to Increase Student Achievement. Toward that end, we are working to increase the number of students meeting or exceeding the state standards by 2-3%, progressing towards meeting the needs of students in regards to the California Dashboard, increase the performance of our English Language Learners by 1 performance descriptor, and to continue to reclassify ELL students in comparison with the district, which we are currently doing. Goal #2 is to Increase Meaningful and Purposeful Student, Teacher and Parent Engagement, and Goal #3 is to Provide an Appropriate Basic Condition for Learning. 

 

Item #5 2018-2019 CAASPP Results (LCAP 1, AMO 1), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

                              

Mr. Rabinowitz shared Santa Monica’s unofficial CAASPP results. Overall 41% of our students are meeting or exceeding in English Language Arts, which is down 5 percentage points from the previous year. 37% of our students are meeting or exceeding in Math, which is 5 percentage points higher than the previous year. These preliminary results point to the results of our hard work of our teachers and staff implementing new math strategies during the 2018-2019 school year. He discussed that looking at trends in the data each year and following groups of student diagonally on the chart can provide more insight into the test scores. 

Item #6     English Language Proficiency Assessment for CA (ELPAC) - Initial Assessment   Administration (LCAP 1, AMO 3), Monica Castañeda, SMBCCS Asst. Director (Informational Item)

 

Ms. Castañeda shared that ELPAC testing is almost complete. There are a handful of Kindergarten students and 11 students in other grades that still need to be tested. Letters printed from Illuminate with initial scores will be sent out to parents soon. She thanked the Kindergarten teachers for their hard work testing students last week. 

 

Item #7 NWEA MAP Beginning of Year Assessments (LCAP 1, AMO 1,2), Robin Rodriguez, SMBCCS Administrative Coordinator (Informational Item)

 

Ms. Rodriguez shared her thanks and appreciation to all teachers for their diligence in administering MAP testing. The Beginning of the Year testing window ends 8/30/19. All teachers in 1-6th grade have received an email regarding students that still need to be tested. Kindergarten is testing this week due to ELPAC testing last week.  

 

Item #8 2019-2020 Learning Walks (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 2), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

Santa Monica will host Angie Castellana Ferri and Teresa Elvira to lead Learning Walks beginning September 16th. This is the pilot year for Learning Walks, and we look forward to the learning and professional growth it will provide. Teams of 5-7 teachers in grades TK-6 will visit classrooms for 5 minutes each to observe Student Engagement. A specific schedule and more details will follow. 

 

Item #9 FCPS Guidelines for Attending Conferences and Workshops (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 2), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz reminded teachers to bring back agendas and evidence of attendance whenever attending a conference or workshop. All information from conferences and workshops should be shared with colleagues to further our teaching practice. There is a 60-day reimbursement window for conferences and workshops which begins from the date of the workshop. Mr. Rabinowitz reminded teachers to get approval for attendance beforehand for any PD opportunities. 

 

Item #10 Apple Distinguished School Requirements and Application Status, Cary  Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director(Informational Item)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz shared his excitement about Santa Monica’s journey to receive Apple Distinguished Status. There are currently no schools in LAUSD with this distinction, and it will be a high honor and mark of prestige for our school. He thanked teachers for downloading their Apple Teacher Certificates and adding them to the drive, and urged any staff members who have not yet done so to do so. We will begin to build our Apple Portfolio through assistance from our Technology Coaches and STEAM Lead Teachers. The timeline for applications for Apple Distinguished Status for the next cycle has not yet been released, but we expect it to be sometime in the spring. 

Item #11 2019-2020 Instructional Focus (LCAP 1, AMO 1), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director

(Informational Item)

 

In addition to working towards receiving Apple Distinguished Status, this school year we will focus on our STEAM instruction. All teachers will work with their grade levels and STEAM Leads to plan at least 1 culminating unit project that incorporates technology in an innovative manner. Grade Levels will also participate in 1-2 STEAM events throughout the year, to be determined by Grade Levels and STEAM Leads. Continuing our focus on ELD, we will also revisit and refresh our use of Thinking Maps in writing. In lieu of a Walk Through, Mr. Rabinowitz will be observing classrooms this year centered around small group instruction and the use of classroom management techniques such as the Kagan structures learned during PD Day 1.  More information will follow. 

 

Item #12 Fall Professional Development (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 2), Cary Rabinowitz, Director

      (Motion to Approve)

 

Kristine Khachian and Tashi Miller will be attending the California Association School Psychologists (CASP) Conference from October 24th-26th which will cost $199 for the hotel (2 nights) and $180 for registration.  

 

On October 3rd-4th, Ms. Adra will attend the California Association for School Counselors (CASC) Conference that is $160 for registration, and $150 per night in a hotel. 

 

Lastly, there is an Ed. Specialist training from the Bureau of Education and Research on October 30th, which is $259/person. Angela Boyd, Jennifer Allen, and Denise Molina will attend. 

 

All three expenses can be covered by our Special Education STEP Grant.

 

On MOTION of Kyra Requiestas SECONDED by Fabiola Vega and CARRIED, the proposal was approved as submitted.  

 

Announcements

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD 

 

Adjournment

 

On MOTION of Joycelyn O’Brien SECONDED by Angela Boyd and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee adjourned at 7:41 a.m.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Instruction Committee

 

August 28, 2019

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7:18 a.m. in the Hands-On Lab at Fenton Charter Leadership Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

Call to Order: Yesenia Fuentes, Chairperson

The Instruction Committee meeting was called to order at 7:18 a.m. by Chairperson, Yesenia Fuentes

 

Roll Call: Yesenia Fuentes, Chairperson

 

Instruction Committee Members Present: Maria Cordero, Yesenia Fuentes, Nicole Langlois, Martha May, Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Pimentel, Lindsey Western

 

Excused Members: Raquel Contreras  

 

Non-Committee Members: Elisa Vallejo, Kelley Christenson, Kate Hetu, Veronica Palazzola, Crisinda Ismail, Cecilia Quijano, Alejandra Munoz, Lilia Padilla Zuniga, Yadira Mendoza 

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Yesenia Fuentes, Chairperson 

Mrs. Miller added Item #12: Purchase of Reflex Math Fact Fluency Computer Program 

Jennifer Pimentel, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator (Motion to Approve) 

 

Approval of Minutes from June 6, 2019: Yesenia Fuentes, Chairperson

 

Item #1 Minutes from the June 6, 2019 meeting of the Instruction Committee.                 (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Nicole Langlois, SECONDED by Lindsey Western, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted. 

 

Presentations from the Public: Yesenia Fuentes, Chairperson

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Instruction Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 Selection of Instruction Committee Secretaries, (LCAP 1, AMO 2),

    Yesenia Fuentes, FCLA Instruction Committee Chairperson (Motion to Approve)  

 

Yesenia Fuentes presented the need for volunteers to serve as Committee Secretaries. Lindsey Western and Nicole Langlois volunteered to serve as the Instruction Committee Secretary for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

On MOTION of Jennifer Pimentel, SECONDED by Martha May, and CARRIED, the selection of Lindsey Western and Nicole Langlois as Instruction Committee secretaries was approved unanimously.

 

Item #4 LCAP Annual Update, 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller shared that this year the LCAP Goals 1-3 and the corresponding AMOs will be added to the agenda in order to show transparency about how LCAP goals are specifically being met by FCLA. 

 

Item #5 Material Revision to Charter Petition,

 Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller updated the committee on how FCLA is pursuing to amend our charter. The school is seeking to change from providing TK-5th grade to providing TK -6th grade. A petition is currently being signed by parents to request the addition of 6th grade. Over 300 signatures have already been gathered. The addition of 6th grade and the amendment to the charter will be discussed in September’s Fenton board meeting. If approved by Fenton’s board the amendment to the petition will be brought to the School Board for approval. 

 

Item #6 Initial ELPAC Testing(LCAP 1, AMO 2,3),

    Jennifer Pimentel, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator (Informational Item) 

 

Mrs. Pimentel shared that the ELPAC administration for incoming students is now complete.  The majority of the assessment was administered over 2 days during summer break and the remainder of the assessment was completed the first two weeks of school for those who just enrolled with us.  For FCLA, seven students were tested.   Mrs. Pimentel gave a very special thank you to Veronica Palazzola, Nicole Langlois, and Virginia Palma for their assistance in administering the Initial ELPAC.  

 

Additionally, Mrs. Pimentel gave an update on the ELPAC administration moving forward.  ELPAC is moving to a computer-based administration. Invitations to participate in a field test were sent to LEAs statewide.  Fenton Charter Leadership Academy, as well as, other FCPS schools agreed to participate in the Field Test which will take place in October.  This will assist the state in their development of the computer-based assessment that will be implemented when students take the Summative ELPAC assessment in February, while the computer-based Initial ELPAC will be implemented next fall.  For FCLA, students from TK, Kinder, and 1st will participate in the field test between October 14th-25th.   Mrs. Pimentel, Mrs. Quijano, Ms. Palma, Ms. Palazzola, Mrs. Langlois, Mrs. Fuentes, and Ms. Piper, will be going to the state-sponsored ELPAC administration and scoring training on October 11th in Burbank.

 

Item #7 Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessment, (LCAP 1, AMO 1), 

Jennifer Pimentel, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator (Informational Item) 

 

Mrs. Pimentel shared with the committee that all teachers at FCLA will finish administering the MAP test on August 30th.  The data from the MAP assessment will be shared with teachers during Goal Setting Meetings.  She shared several new reports provided by MAP. One of these new reports is “The Family Report.” It provides information about the assessment, as well as, what RIT scores are. In addition, it explains the student’s percentile in comparison to their peers, provides the growth information from previous MAP assessments given, and includes a section on the report that provides predictions on whether the student is likely or unlikely to pass the SBAC, ACT College Readiness and SAT exams if taken in the spring.  This report will be printed for all teachers to pass out along with the first trimester report card. Mrs. Pimentel is advising that teachers use MAP data from the Class Breakdown Report to help create small groups for Math and Language Arts instruction. 

 

Item #8 CAASPP Data Analysis, (LCAP 1, AMO 1),

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller presented FCLA’s CAASPP scores for the 2018-2019 school year. Mrs. Miller showed the committee how our school compares to all nearby schools. Per the data, FCLA continues to be one of the highest performing school in the area.

 

Item #9 Psychomotor Program 2019-2020, (LCAP 3, AMO 6)

Cecilia Quijano, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator (Informational Item)  

 

Mrs. Quijano is implementing a program purchased by Mrs. Miller called Group Management and Power of Play. She will be conducting a workshop every Friday with the adult assistance that are currently helping run psychomotor.  

 

Item #10 Leadership Focus for 19-20, (LCAP 1, AMO 2),

Kate Hetu and Veronica Palazzola, FCLA Focus Leads (Informational Item)

 

FCLA’s focus leads are proposing that K-2nd grade students be assigned domains to focus on within the realm of our school for their Service Learning Project. Kinder will be focusing on people, 1st on the environment and 2nd on animals. While 3-5th grade students will be creating at home projects based on needs they want to address within the community. Students are encouraged to take action if they desire, but it is not required.

 

To help foster leadership skills, the Focus Leads are implementing school wide leadership norms. Teachers will be participating in Budd-i-grees this year. Upper grade classrooms will partner with younger students and meet monthly to complete various projects, some related to Mutt-i-grees themes. In addition, the Focus Leads are providing guidance for teachers to have Classroom Greeters in all rooms and student led Open House tours. 

 

Item #11 Professional Development, (LCAP 3, AMO 2),

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller discussed plans to have Benchmark at FCLA’s next Professional Development day. Benchmark has been asked to focus their Professional Development on Guided Reading and Writing. 

 

Item #12          Purchase of Reflex Math Fact Fluency Computer Program

Jennifer Pimentel, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator (Motion to Approve) 

 

Mrs. Pimentel proposed the purchase of Reflex Math Fact Fluency Computer Program for grades 2-5.  Reflex is an online math program that uses research-proven methods and technology to provide students with additional practice to help master math facts. The program is adaptive so it adjusts the instruction and practice to each student’s needs.  A multi-year study showed that using Reflex resulted in ongoing gains on the NWEA MAP math tests for students who were struggling in grades 2-5 and studies also showed that students in grade 2 who regularly used Reflex outperformed their peers on the MAP test.  This program was piloted by one of our teachers last year with incredible mathematics results. After inquiring about cost, Reflex provided a steep discount so it could be afforded by the Academies.   A PD for grades 2-5 will take place on September 18th in lieu of a staff meeting.  

 

On MOTION of Nicole Langlois, SECONDED by Lindsey Western, and CARRIED, the purchase of Reflex Math Fact Fluency Computer Program was approved unanimously. 

 

Announcements:

 

There were no announcements.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Lindsey Western, SECONDED by Nicole Langlois, and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee adjourned at 8:05 a.m.  

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Yesenia Fuentes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton STEM Academy

Instruction Committee

August 28, 2019 

 

Minutes

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7:15 A.M. in the Hands On Lab at Fenton STEM Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA  91352.

 

Call to Order: Alejandra Muñoz, Chairperson

The Instruction Committee meeting was called to order at 7:22 a.m. by Chair, Alejandra Muñoz 

 

Roll Call: Alejandra Muñoz, Chairperson

Instruction Committee Members Present: Alejandra Muñoz, Yadira Mendoza, Lilia Padilla-Zuniga, Paige Piper, Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Pimentel 

Non-Committee Members: Yesenia Fuentes, Lindsey Western, Kate Hetu, Veronica Palazzola, Martha May, Nicole Langlois, Kelley Christenson, Elisa Vallejo, Crisinda Ismail, Cecilia Quijano

Members Excused: Romelia Lagunas, Ana Soto Gutierrez

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Alejandra Muñoz, Chairperson

Mrs. Miller added Item #13: Purchase of Reflex Math Fact Fluency Computer Program

Jennifer Pimentel, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator (Motion to Approve)

Approval of Minutes from June 6, 2019: Alejandra Muñoz, Chairperson

 

Item #1 Minutes from the June 6, 2019 meeting of the Instruction Committee.                 (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Paige Piper, SECONDED by Alejandra Muñoz, and CARRIED, the minutes from the June 6, 2019 meeting of the STEM Instruction Committee were approved.  

 

 

Presentations from the Public: Alejandra Muñoz, Chairperson

 

None

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Instruction Committee on any proper matter.

 

None

 

New Business: 

Item #3 Selection of Instruction Committee Secretaries, (LCAP 1, AMO 2),

    Alejandra Muñoz, FCLA Instruction Committee Chairperson (Motion to Approve) 

 

Alejandra Muñoz requested a volunteer for secretary for the Fenton STEM Academy Instruction Committee for the 2019-2020 school year. Paige Piper volunteered for the position as committee secretary.

 

On MOTION of Jennifer Pimentel SECONDED by Lilia Padilla-Zuniga, and CARRIED, Paige Piper was selected as the 2019 – 2020 Secretary of the STEM Instruction Committee.

 

Item #4 LCAP Annual Update, 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller provided an update regarding the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan). At present, we have three goals. Goal #1 is to increase student achievement. Goal #2 is to increase meaningful and purposeful student, teacher, and parent engagement, and Goal #3 is to provide an appropriate basic condition for learning. In an effort to be more transparent on how our goals and outcomes align to what we do at school, our LCAP Goals and Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) are being added to committee agendas and minutes. All FCPS schools will follow this protocol. 

  

Item #5 Material Revision to Charter Petition,

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller discussed the Material Revision to the Charter Petition. The school is seeking to change our grade span from TK – 5th grade to providing TK – 6th grade, effective August 2020. Over 300 parent signatures were gathered in just a few days. The school has already finished the formal request to amend the charter petition. The addition of 6th grade and the charter amendment will be discussed at the September 12th FCPS Board Meeting. If approved, the charter amendment will go to the LAUSD School Board for approval. 

 

Item #6 Initial ELPAC Testing(LCAP 1, AMO 2,3)

    Jennifer Pimentel, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator (Informational Item)    

 

Mrs. Pimentel presented the committee with information regarding the Initial ELPAC testing which is now complete. The majority of students were assessed over 2 days during summer and any remaining students were assessed during the first two weeks of school. For STEM, 21 students were assessed. Mrs. Pimentel thanked Nicole Langlois, Veronica Palazzola, and Virginia Palma for their help in administering the ELPAC. Mrs. Pimentel also provided an update that the ELPAC assessment will be moving towards a computer-based format. STEM and FCLA have been invited to participate in the computer-based field test which will be administered this October. This will assist the state in developing their computer based Summative ELPAC assessment that will be implemented in February. The first computer-based Initial ELPAC will be administered in Fall 2020. A training will take place on October 11th in Burbank and the test will be administered during the week of October 14th and October 21st.

 

Item #7 Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessment, (LCAP 1, AMO 1), 

Jennifer Pimentel, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator (Informational Item)    

 

Mrs. Pimentel discussed the MAP Assessments, which are currently being administered through August 30th. The MAP data will be reviewed and discussed further with teachers during goal setting meetings. She recommended that teachers use the Class Breakdown report to group students into language arts and math small groups. She also shared a new report called the “Family Report,” which provides information about what the MAP assessment is and what RIT scores are. It also explains the student’s percentile score in comparison with their peers. There is also a section which provides a prediction about whether a student is likely to pass the SBAC, ACT College Readiness and SAT exams if taken in the spring. Lastly, this report provides parents with questions they can ask and how they can assist their child at home. The reports will be printed out for teachers to pass out during the first trimester parent conferences. 

 

Item #8 CAASPP Data Analysis, (LCAP 1, AMO 1),

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller provided information regarding the preliminary SBAC test scores. In reading, 50% of STEM students were proficient and in math, 34% of students met or exceeded the standards. The average percentage of RFEP students who passed the SBAC was 26.9%. The average proficiency rate at nearby schools is 35% in reading and 26% in math, with an average of 25.5% of RFEP students passing the SBAC. LAUSD currently has 44% of students who were proficient in reading and 34% of students proficient in math, with only 22.8% of RFEP students passing the SBAC. This data demonstrates that Fenton STEM is currently outperforming the nearby schools in both reading and math. Our continued focus will be on improving mathematics instruction this year in order to raise achievement. 

 

Item #9 Psychomotor Program 2019-2020, (LCAP 3, AMO 6)

Cecilia Quijano, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator (Informational Item)    

 

Mrs. Quijano presented information regarding this year’s psychomotor program. She will be conducting a two-part workshop focusing on Group Management and Power of Play. The workshop will take place weekly on Fridays during the month of September and upon completion, the psychomotor aides will receive a Certificate of Completion. Mrs. Quijano also wanted to remind staff that encouragement and constructive feedback to the psychomotor aides are welcomed and appreciated.  

 

Item #10 STEM Focus for 19-20 (LCAP 1, AMO 2),

Kelley Christenson and Elisa Vallejo, STEM Focus Leads (Informational Item)

 

STEM’s Focus Leads, Ms. Christenson and Mrs. Vallejo presented information regarding the STEM focus for the 2019-2020 school year. This year, the STEM Expo will have a schoolwide theme titled “Changing Earth” which will be integrated across all grade levels. It integrated Unit 8 from our Benchmark curriculum and the Twig module on earth science. Kinder and first grade will have an in-class project, second grade will complete an at-home project through a gradual release module, and third through fifth grade will have an independent at-home project. We will have a “Learn to Code” week in December, which will align with Benchmark unit 4. This year’s STEAM schoolwide challenge will begin in the middle of February and staff will be trained in January. This year, we will only have 3rd-5th grade Robotics teams. Third grade will use the WeDo robots and fourth and fifth grade will use the EV3 robots.  

 

Item #11 Professional Development, (LCAP 3, AMO 2),

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller provided information regarding the upcoming professional development opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year. Those who attended the summer PD at the Benchmark Consortium have recommended having additional professional development focusing on guided reading and writing instruction. At present, the September 20th minimum day is scheduled to be a Benchmark PD Day. At next week’s lead teacher meeting, more PD opportunities will be discussed. 

 

Item #12 Student Council,

Crissy Ismail, STEM Fourth Grade Teacher (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Ismail presented the committee with the news that STEM will also be participating in student council this year. STEM’s student council will be offered to fourth and fifth grade students and will follow the same application process as FCLA. Applications will be sent home to students on Tuesday, September 3rd. The Student Council will meet every first and third Tuesday of the month during lunch. STEM’s Student Council will focus on community outreach programs, specifically partnering with the local police department and various community members. The Student Council will have a Green Team, which will help to recycle, as well as a Socktober initiative, which will provide socks to homeless children. 

 

On MOTION of Paige Piper, SECONDED by Alejandra Muñoz, and CARRIED, the Student Council was approved. 

 

Item #13 Purchase of Reflex Math Fact Fluency Computer Program (Motion to Approve)

 

Reflex Math is an online math program that provides students with adaptive practice to help students master math facts via engaging digital games that allow students to participate in a fun learning experience. Multiple studies have shown that Reflex Math is more effective for RTI and students who are at-risk. It was initially intended to be purchased on a smaller scale, but it appeared to be more cost effective to purchase for the whole school. The program will be used for grades 2-5, though some 1st grade teachers may also wish to use it. We will have a PD Day on September 18th in lieu of a staff meeting at 2:45 PM. The training will last 60 minutes and teachers should bring their laptops. 

 

On MOTION of Yadira Mendoza, SECONDED by Paige Piper, and CARRIED, the purchase of the Reflect Math Fact Fluency Computer Program was approved. 

 

Announcements:

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Yadira Mendoza, SECONDED by Alejandra Muñoz, and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee meeting was adjourned at 8:04 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Curriculum and Assessment Council

August 29, 2019

7:15 a.m. – Conference Room

 

MINUTES

 

Call to Order: Lee Melo and Christopher Torres – Co-Chairs

 

The Curriculum and Assessment Council was called to order at 7:19 a.m. by Co-Chair Christopher Torres

 

Roll Call: Cynthia Eschenfelder – Secretary

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Lee Melo and Christopher Torres – Co-Chairs

 

Item #1 Minutes from the June 5, 2019 meeting of the Curriculum and Assessment Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On Motion of Marya Asadurian, SECONDED by Robin Brenneisen, and CARRIED, the minutes of the Curriculum and Assessment Council from June 5, 2019 were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public:  Lee Melo and Christopher Torres – Co-Chairs

 

Item #2                       Any persons desiring to address the Curriculum and Assessment Council on any proper matter.

 

 

Old Business: No Old Business

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 2019-2020 Council Chairs and Secretaries (LCAP 1, AMO 2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Lee Melo and Christopher Torres will serve as Council Co-Chairs, while Cynthia Eschenfelder and Robin Brenneisen will serve secretaries. 

 

On MOTION of Marya Asadurian, SECONDED by Cheryl Perkins, and CARRIED, the 2019-2020 Council Chairs and Secretaries were approved.  

 

Item #4 2019-2020 NWEA MAP Assessment (LCAP 1, AMO 1), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra stated that the first of three administrations of the NWEA MAP Assessment is underway and will conclude this Friday, so the data may be used in goal setting meetings starting next week. As classes complete testing, teachers will submit checklists to Mrs. Padilla Parra. The MAP data serves as internal data, as opposed to the external data provided by SBAC, which can be analyzed readily and regularly. 

 

Item #5 2018-2019 CAASPP Data Analysis (LCAP 1, AMO 1), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared preliminary CAASPP data with the council. Overall, 40% of FACS students have met or exceeded expectations in English Language Arts, while 33% have met or exceeded in Math. High growth is shown since 2017; continuing these growth trends will be our goal. 

 

Item #6 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Annual Update, Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra presented the LCAP Annual Update. Chronic absenteeism, RFEP rates, parent and student engagement, and suspension rates will be our focus. Plans are already in place to address each, including keeping tracking of Independent Studies on the report card, additional letters to be sent home, and new night events. 

 

Item #7 FACS 1ST Annual Math Night (LCAP 2, AMO 1), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra explained that the School Community Relations Council approved an idea for a “Math Night,” pending a date for this school year. The Math Night features teacher-led booths with different math activities for families to complete together, encouraging math-based conversations between students and their families. FCLA/STEM has held a Math Night since their inception, and has shared their activities with FACS. Mrs. Williamson recommended a “passport” system she has experienced where students receive a stamp for each activity they complete. The classrooms would be closed for this event, and teachers may partner to run the booths. High staff turn out is desirable, as it would provide more activities for the students and prevent longer lines from developing. 

 

The following items were tabled for the next council meeting due to time constraints: 

 

Item #8 Professional Development (LCAP 3, AMO 2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Item #9 School Psychologist CASP Conference in Long Beach 10/24/-10/25 (STEPS Grant Round 1), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Item #10 Professional Goal Setting Meetings (LCAP 3, AMO 2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Item #11 FCPS Civility Policy (LCAP 1, AMO 1), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Item #12 Parent Orientation Meetings (LCAP 2, AMO 1), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

Announcements:

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBA

 

 

Adjournment: 

 

On the MOTION of Marya Asadurian, SECONDED by Rebecca Williamson, and CARRIED, the Curriculum Assessment Council adjourned at 8:01 a.m.

 

Minutes submitted respectfully by Cynthia Eschenfelder and Robin Brenneisen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

 

Unapproved Minutes of the

Instruction Committee

 

September 4, 2019

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7:16 AM in the conference room of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331.

Call to Order:  Lisa Ibarra and Mara Shinn Smith, Council Co-Chairs     

 

Roll Call:         Karen Knapp, Secretary

 

Members Present: Mara Shinn Smith, Karen Knapp, Coco Salazar, Diana Lucas, Krystal Rodriguez, Richard Parra, Jacqueline Penner, Maria Reyes, Lisa Ibarra, Angie Salceda, Nitima Angus, Abigail Lopez-Dee, Wendy Kaufman, Vanessa Sarnecki, Sirui Thomassian, Gurpreet Gill

 

Members Excused: Maria Cardenas, Paola Ramirez, Brianna Ellis

  

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Lisa Ibarra and Mara Shinn Smith, Council Co-Chairs

 

Item #1           Minutes from the May 22, 2019 meeting of the Instruction

Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Nitima Angus, SECONDED by Krystal Rodriguez, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Instruction Committee Meeting of May 22, 2019 were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Lisa Ibarra and Mara Shinn Smith, Council Co-Chairs

 

Item #2            Any person(s) desiring to address the Instruction Committee

on any proper matter.

 

Old Business:     None

 

New Business:

               

Item #3                   Selection of Instruction Committee Secretaries (LCAP 1, AMO 2), Lisa Ibarra and Mara Shinn Smith, Council Co-Chairs (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Nitima Angus, SECONDED by Abigail Lopez-Dee, and CARRIED, the selection of Karen Knapp as the primary secretary and Wendy Kaufman as the alternate secretary for the Instruction Committee has been approved.

 

Item #4              Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Annual Update,  Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Richard Parra shared that one more layer of information will be added to each agenda to show we are addressing the LCAP goals as delineated in our school’s LCAP.  The LCAP, along with the list of LCAP Goals and Annual Measurable Outcomes (AMOs), have been sent to all Co-Chairs.  For every item presented on the agenda, we will add the LCAP goal and AMO being addressed in each item. 

 

Item #5             English Language Proficiency Assessment for CA (ELPAC) Initial Administration (LCAP 1, AMO 1, 2), Sirui Thomassian, FPC Assistant Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Thomassian thanked Ms. Reyes for her hard work on completing the initial ELPAC assessments. The letters will be sent home notifying parents of the results of the initial completion. There will also be a field test given among the students that took the initial assessment. Twenty students from each grade level are chosen by ELPAC to take the field test. The test will be on the computer and responses will be recorded. The field test will be completed between October 21-25. The test will be in the same form of the initial test. Mrs. Thomassian also explained that she will be attending an ELPAC training on October 11 and the field test scores are due October 25.

 

Item #6                NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Beginning of Year Administration (LCAP 1, AMO 2, 5), Lisa Ibarra, Technology Specialist, and Mara Shinn Smith, Reading Intervention Specialist (Informational Item)

 

There were two positive changes to the MAP administration that allowed for a successful beginning of year testing.  This year there were three testing locations that each focused on a specific grade level. Also, make-up testing was completed later the same day or the following school day.  Second grade was given the tests on laptops, in preparation for future third grade testing at FACS. Mara shared a new NWEA report titled, “Family Report.” This report is parent friendly which includes a few brief paragraphs explaining MAP testing and RIT scores.  It also has an individual student’s RIT score history alongside a comparison of the student’s most recent RIT scores to the national average.  The final page of the Family Report lists questions that parents may want to ask teachers.  Mara proposed that we utilize the Family Report to share with parents during conferences in replacement of the Student Progress Report that has been used in the past.

 

Item #7           Professional Development Protocol (LCAP 3, AMO 2), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Parra clarified how Professional Developments are to be documented. Our Instruction Committee will first approve the PD’s to which we send staff, and then participants will be asked to pay for lodging and meals. The participants will be reimbursed; however, there is a 60-day window for applying for reimbursement. Mr. Parra stated that he will send a PO for registration for applicable conferences and PD’s. In addition, the reimbursement request form will be added to the google docs site for easy access to staff members.

 

Item #8            Professional Development for School Psychologist, California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) Conference – Long Beach, October 24 – 26 (LCAP 3, AMO 2), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Motion to Approve)

 

This Professional Development for School Psychologist, California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) Conference, will be held in Long Beach during October 24 – 26. Janessa Kelly will be attending.  Psychologists from all schools will be attending.  The STEPS grant will be used to pay for the conference registration fee and hotel.  

 

On MOTION of Krystal Rodriguez, SECONDED by Angie Salceda, and CARRIED, the Professional Development for School Psychologist, California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) Conference was approved.

 

Item #9           Professional Development for Reading Intervention Specialist, The Reading League Annual Conference – Syracuse, NY, October 16 – 18 

(LCAP 3, AMO 2), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Motion to Approve)

 

The Professional Development for the Reading Intervention Specialist, The Reading League Annual Conference, will be held in Syracuse, NY during October 16-18.  Mara Shinn Smith will be participating. This conference is intended for teachers, administrators and educators that want to learn the latest in reading research, development, and intervention.   The STEPS grant will be used to pay for the conference registration fee and hotel.  

 

On MOTION of Diana Lucas, SECONDED by Wendy Kaufman, and CARRIED, the Professional Development for Reading Intervention Specialist, The Reading League Annual Conference was approved.

 

Item #10         Professional Development for Assistant Director, 2019 Inclusion Collaborative State Conference - LA County Office of Education, November 7 (LCAP 3, AMO 2), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Motion to Approve)

 

There is a LACOE training for an inclusion collaborative and cultural UDL approach which will cover the importance of addressing the needs of individuals and is grounded in the same ideologies as  MTSS. Sirui Thommassian will attend this PD on November 7, 2019.

 

On MOTION of Vanessa Sarnecki, SECONDED by Wendy Kaufman, and CARRIED, the Professional Development for Assistant Director, 2019 Inclusion Collaborative State Conference at LACOE was approved.

 

Item #11           Professional Goal Setting Meetings (LCAP 3, AMO 2), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Parra has calendared three dates for our professional goal setting meetings. The meetings will be during September 17th, 19th, and 20th. The MAP data for each teacher will be reviewed during the professional goal setting meeting.

 

Item #12           Enrollment Update, Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Our current enrollment is at 683. Mr. Parra expressed his concern for the budget as it was created for 732. TK has two openings. Kindergarten currently has one opening. First and second have an average of 10-12 openings.

 

Item #13           AB 1505 California Update, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Informational Item)

 

Mr. Parra spoke about the AB 1505 California update concerning the bill that was created to limit charters. The governor came up with a compromise with charters and teachers’ unions. There are general areas that will change. They will force all charter schools to have certificated teachers with credentials. They will put a moratorium on new charters that are opening an online base for middle school and high school. They will allow those that do already exist to expand. The details on how to show student achievement have not been released but they are working on a way to show student achievement, based on the idea that charters will out-perform the state average. The other achievement scores will be based on RFEP and SBAC scores. We will prepare for our renewal in two years, and our scores will be based on the third grade scores from FACS.

 

Item #14 Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Update,  Coco Salazar, Kindergarten

Lead Teacher (Informational Item)

 

Coco Salazar shared that on Friday, September 6, Nitima Angus, Mara Shinn Smith and Coco Salazar will choose RIF books for our school in order to help assure that books are leveled for the correct grade. On October 14, Mara Shinn Smith, Coco Salazar and Wendy Kaufman will attend the RIF orientation. Our RIF event dates for this school year are as follows: December 2- National Mutt Day, March 2- Dr. Seuss Day and April 28- National Superhero Day & Pennies for Patients “Every Hero Needs a Squad.”

 

Announcements:

First grade is having their Parent Back to School Night meeting tomorrow at 4:30 p. m. in the MPR.  Mara Shinn Smith shared about an upcoming event at the Lake View Terrace Library. She reached out to the Lake View Terrace Librarian in hopes to have upcoming literacy events for our students. It has been proposed that FPC further develop the partnership we have with the LVT library as a resource for our families within the community. The library has offered their meeting room to accommodate an FPC hosted event. Mrs. Shinn Smith is asking grade-levels to discuss and bring back ideas and come up with possible dates in the months of October or November to hold an event. It was suggested to have 30 minutes shifts at the event, based on grade levels, each grade level will have 30 minutes to listen to stories and do activities with the children and their parents.

 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBA

Adjournment:

 

By MOTION of Angie Salceda, SECONDED by Sirui Thomassian and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 AM.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Karen Knapp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.C.3.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

                                                        

Unapproved Minutes

Personnel Committee

                                                        

August 15, 2019

 

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 2:40 p.m. in room 115 of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331.

Call to Order:        Coco Salazar, Co-Chair   

 

The Personnel Committee Meeting was called to order at 2:40 p.m. by Co-Chair, Coco Salazar.        

 

Roll Call:               Karen Knapp, Secretary

 

Members Present: Coco Salazar, Nina Ferman, Karen Knapp, Jeanette Hernandez, Laura Holmes, Richard Parra, Shirley Saetang, Angelica Salceda, Laura Vasquez, Sirui Thomassian, Wendy Kaufman, Sandra Valle, Nitima Angus, Lisa Ibarra, Paola Ramirez, Sandra Lee

 

Members Excused: Cedric Ramirez, Judy Lee, Cristina Moran

 

Members Absent: None

 

Non-Committee Members Present: Janessa Kelly

         

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Nina Ferman, Co-Chair 

 

There were no additions/corrections to the agenda.

         

Approval of Minutes from June 6, 2019: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair

         

Item #1                   Minutes from the June 6, 2019 meeting of the Personnel Committee  

                                (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Sandra Valle, SECONDED by Laura Vasquez, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Personnel Committee Meeting of June 6, 2019 were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Nina Ferman, Co-Chair

 

Item #2                   Any persons desiring to address the Personnel Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

         

Old Business:

 

None  

    

New Business:

         

Item #3                   Opening of Kindergarten Classroom, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Motion To Approve)

 

Mr. Parra explained that the enrollment in Kindergarten is higher than expected. The 8 kindergarten classrooms currently have between 26-27 students.   Because FPC is committed to keeping our classrooms at a capacity of 24 students, we are currently 17 students over and have 5 more applications ready to be placed.  Therefore, it is recommended that an additional Kindergarten classroom be opened.   This will leave the 8 original classes with 24 students and the new class with 22 students.   

 

Ms. Carla Carr has been asked to cover the new classroom.  Ms. Carr  has held several long-term assignments at FPC, including in Kindergarten, as well as other day to day assignments.  Her most recent assignment was in Mrs. McMabell’s class at the end of the previous school year. She is currently helping cover Mrs. Cardenas' maternity leave. 

 

A letter will be sent home to all kindergarten parents.  Parents will be called if their child is being transferred to the new class. Those students moving into room 104 will be meeting with Ms. Carr at the end of the day on Friday. The students will begin in their new classroom, room 104, with Ms. Carr on Monday, August 19, 2019.

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Coco Salazar, and CARRIED, the Opening of a Kindergarten Classroom was approved.

 

Item #4                   Updated Staff Roster, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Motion To Approve)

 

The FPC Staff Roster will now reflect the hiring of long-term substitute, Carla Carr in Kindergarten, Room 104.

 

On MOTION of Sirui Thomassian, SECONDED by Wendy Kaufman, and CARRIED, the Updated Staff Roster was approved.

 

Announcements:

 

Mr. Parra expressed that FPC is very fortunate to have an increase in our enrollment. 

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBA

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Wendy Kaufman, SECONDED by Nitima Angus, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee meeting adjourned at 2:58 p.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Karen Knapp

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Personnel Committee

 

August 27, 2019

 

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:18 a.m. in the Hands-On Lab at Fenton Charter Leadership Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

Call to Order: Kate Hetu, Chair

 

The Personnel Committee meeting was called to order at 7:18 a.m. by Chair, Kate Hetu.

 

Roll Call: Kate Hetu, Chair

 

Personnel Committee Members Present: Kate Hetu, Veronica Palazzola, Stephanie Garcia, Brooke Schiffman, Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Pimentel 

 

Excused Members: Cedric Ramirez and Krista Casanova 

 

Non-Committee Members: Elisa Vallejo, Kelley Christenson, Lauren Cappelli, and Julie Nguyen

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Kate Hetu, Chair

 

There were no additions/corrections to the agenda. 

 

Approval of Minutes from May 31, 2019:  Kate Hetu, Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the May 31, 2019 meeting of the Personnel Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Veronica Palazzola, SECONDED by Stephanie Garcia, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted. 

 

Presentations from the Public:  Kate Hetu, Chair

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Personnel Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 Selection of Personnel Committee Secretary, (LCAP 1, AMO 2),

Kate Hetu, Personnel Chair (Motion to Approve)

 

Kate Hetu presented the need for volunteers to serve as Committee Secretaries. Brooke Schiffman volunteered to serve as the Personnel Committee Secretary for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

On MOTION of Veronica Palazzola, SECONDED by Brooke Schiffman, and CARRIED, the selection of Brooke Schiffman as Personnel Committee secretary was approved unanimously.

 

Item #4 Professional Goal Setting Meetings, (LCAP 3, AMO 2),

Jennifer Miller, FCLA Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller presented the committee with information regarding the professional goal setting meetings. These meetings will take place on September 16th -19th and last approximately 30 minutes. All certificated classroom teachers and education specialists will meet with Mrs. Miller to review data and set goals for the new school year. Teachers will examine their current students’ MAP data and SBAC data if applicable. They will also compare the scores of their previous year's class to the scores of their grade level and the FCPS organization. In addition, teachers will review the evaluation cycle. These meetings give teachers an opportunity to set individual goals and measure their progress. These practices help to ensure students are meeting grade level standards and the data is a great predictor for how students will perform on the SBAC.

 

As done in past years, teachers will meet with Mrs. Miller during the school day. A roving substitute will be on campus during these meetings. This substitute will rotate among the teachers and cover their classes while teachers are meeting with Mrs. Miller. Teachers will be sent a Calendar link so they may sign up for their preferred day and time to meet. 

 

Announcements: 

 

There were no announcements.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Veronica Palazzola, SECONDED by Stephanie Garcia, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee adjourned at 7:29 a.m.  

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Kate Hetu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton STEM Academy

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Personnel Committee

 

August 27, 2019

 

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:19 a.m. in the Hands on Lab at Fenton STEM Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

Call to Order: Elisa Vallejo, Chair

 

The Personnel Committee meeting was called to order at 7:19 a.m. by Chair, Elisa Vallejo

 

Roll Call: Elisa Vallejo, Chair

 

Personnel Committee Members Present: Elisa Vallejo, Lauren Cappelli, Kelley Christenson, Julie Nguyen, Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Pimentel

 

Non-committee Members: Kate Hetu, Brooke Schiffman, Veronica Palazzola, Stephanie Garcia

 

Members Excused: Priscilla Gentry, Cedric Ramirez

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Elisa Vallejo, Chair

 

There were no additions or corrections to the agenda. 

 

Approval of Minutes: Elisa Vallejo, Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the May 31, 2019 meeting of the Personnel Committee 

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Kelley Christenson , SECONDED by Julie Nguyen and CARRIED, the minutes from May 31, 2019 were approved. 

 

Presentations from the Public:  Elisa Vallejo, Chair

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Personnel Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 Selection of Personnel Committee Secretary, (LCAP 1, AMO 2), Elisa Vallejo, Personnel Chair (Motion to Approve)

 

Elisa Vallejo requested a volunteer for secretary for the Fenton STEM Academy Personnel Committee for the 2019-2020 school year. Julie Nguyen graciously volunteered for the position as committee secretary.

 

On MOTION of Julie Nguyen, SECONDED by Kelley Christenson, and CARRIED, Julie Nguyen as Personnel Committee Secretary was approved.   

 

Item #4 Professional Goal Setting Meetings, (LCAP 3, AMO 2), Jennifer Miller, STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Jennifer Miller presented that professional goal setting meetings will take place September 16 through September 19. She stated that there will be a floating substitute teacher that will allow teachers to attend these 30 minutes goal setting meetings during the school day. A link will be sent out for teachers to sign up for an time. The meetings will be used to review current and previous data, as well as setting goals for this upcoming year.  Mrs. Miller will also review the evaluation cycle with teachers.  

 

Announcements: NONE

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Kelley Christenson, SECONDED by Julie Nguyen, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee adjourned at 7:29 a.m.  

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Elisa Vallejo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

Personnel Committee

August 29, 2019

MINUTES

Call to Order: Megan Stevenson, Co-Chair

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 7:16 A.M. in the auditorium at Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School at 1022 N. Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90038.

 

Roll Call: Tiene Hauck, Co-Chair

Personnel Committee Members Present: Shanjana Chowdhury, Rachel Cohen, Emma Colmenares, Walter Gomez, Tiene Hauck, Beth Henschel, Sandra Hernandez, Kristine Khachian, Marie Kirakossian, Bernadette Montajes, Cary Rabinowitz, Megan Stevenson, and Zoe Weiss

 

Excused Members: None

 

Absent: Jocelyn Condo

 

Non-Committee Members Present: Monica Castañeda, Robin Rodriguez

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Megan Stevenson, Co-Chair

Approval of Minutes: Megan Stevenson, Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the June 5, 2019 meeting of the Personnel Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Beth Henschel, SECONDED by Walter Gomez, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Megan Stevenson, Co-Chair

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Personnel Committee on any proper matter.

 

Old Business:   No old business.

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 Selection of Personnel Committee Secretary, Tiene Hauck, Co-Chair (Motion to Approve) 

 

Kristine Khachian, Beth Henschel, and Zoe Weiss volunteered to be secretaries. 

 

On MOTION of Sandra Hernandez, SECONDED by Bernadette Montajes, and CARRIED, the personnel committee secretaries were approved.

 

Item #4 2019-2020 Updated SMBCCS Staff Roster, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

Two fifth grade teachers moved grade levels. Ms. Reed moved to kindergarten and Ms. Solanki moved to first grade due to grade-level enrollment numbers. The Registered Behavior Technician, Jose Hernandez, is now a full-time employee. Mrs. Akopyan will be using Room 7 to conduct 4th and 5th grade classes when using the Garage Band application with the students. The Upper SDC classroom is being led by Mr. Arreguin, a long-term substitute. 

 

Item #5 2019-2020 Updated Committee Membership Roster, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz thanked the chairs and secretaries for the work they do for the committees. He emphasized the importance of the committee work at the Fenton schools to ensure all stakeholders have input. It is important staff voices are heard.

 

Item #6 Professional Goal Setting Meetings (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

The Professional Goal Setting Meetings are scheduled to begin on September 16 and run through September 27. This is scheduled at the same time that the Learning Walks will be taking place. The Goal Setting Meetings may be switched to September 23-October 4.  More information to come.

 

The meetings will be scheduled for 40 minutes with each teacher. Mr. Rabinowitz will review classroom data, MAP and SBAC scores. A review of personal responsibilities, including Charlotte Danielson’s Domains under the Framework for Professional Practice will be discussed. Also, focus students will be identified at the beginning of the year.

 

Item #7 Probationary Teacher Support and Formal Lesson Observation Schedule (LCAP Goal 3, AMO2), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

There are eight probationary teachers in their second year of teaching. Mr. Rabinowitz will review the year as well as expectations for their formal lesson. The lesson’s focus is on small group instruction, including management and/or rotation of stations. The instructional coaches will continue to support these teachers as well. A half-day professional development for probationary teachers is scheduled for September 6 from 8 AM -11 AM. 

 

Item #8 FCPS Employee Handbook, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

All employees have received the handbook. The At-Will Agreement should have been completed, signed, and turned into Marcela by August 14. There were some additions and updates made last year. It was recommended that the faculty representatives send out an email to the staff to invite them to ask questions on any of the new components. 

 

Announcements: None

 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBD

Adjournment

 

On MOTION of Sandra Hernandez, SECONDED by Walter Gomez, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee adjourned at 7:33 a.m.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Human Resource and Personnel Council

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Human Resource and Personnel Council

September 4, 2019

 

A meeting of the Human Resource and Personnel Council was held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 7:15 a.m. in the conference room at Fenton Avenue Charter School at 11828 Gain Street, Lake View Terrace, California 91342. 

 

Call to Order: Mercedes Meeks, Council Co-Chair 

 

The Human Resource and Personnel Council meeting was called to order at 7:19 a.m. by Council Co-Chair, Mercedes Meeks.

 

Roll Call: DeAnn Michiels, Secretary 

 

Members Present: Lizette Adkisson, Barbara Ausherman, Louis Chernovsky, Lillian De La Torre, Mary Gunckel, Leanna Hendrix, Mercedes Cordoba Meeks, DeAnn Michiels, Karen Scharf, Leticia Padilla Parra, Jessi Tello, Barbara Aragón 

 

Members Excused: Karla Contreras, David Valle 

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Mercedes Meeks, Council Co-Chair

 

There were no additions/corrections to the agenda.

 

Approval of Minutes from June 4, 2019: Mercedes Meeks, Council Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the June 4, 2019 meeting of the Human Resource and Personnel Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Lizette Adkisson, SECONDED by Barbara Aragón, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public:  Mercedes Meeks, Council Co-Chair

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Item #2 Any person(s) desiring to address the Human Resource and Personnel Council on any proper matter.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 Council Chairs and Secretaries (LCAP 1, AMO 2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

On Motion of Barbara Ausherman, Seconded by Lizette Adkisson, and CARRIED, the council chairs and secretaries were approved.

 

Item #4 Professional Goal Setting Meetings (LCAP 3, AMO 2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item) 

 

Mrs. Padilla Para stated that the professional goal setting meetings begin today, September 4th, 2019, and will continue until September 26th, 2019. Topics discussed during these meetings include last year's MAP growth, SBAC scores, and how to continue to help our students grow. 

 

Item #5 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Annual Update, Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Padilla Para presented the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) annual update and noted the goals are the same as last year. Chronic absenteeism, RFEP rates, parent and student engagement, and suspension rates will be our focus. She mentioned that one change was our school data being lower than expected. Overall, 40% of FACS students have met or exceeded expectations in English Language Arts, while 33% have met or exceeded in Math. Our goal is to increase student academic achievement. Benchmarks will not be imposed if our data becomes higher. Additionally, low student enrollment has impacted our budget. Due to this change, we will not hire new teacher assistants should the need arise. 

 

On Motion of Louis Chernovsky, Seconded by Leanna Hendrix, and CARRIED, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Annual Update was approved.

 

Item #6 TA Unit Requirement Waiver Request (LCAP 3, AMO 6), Jessi Tello, FACS Assistant Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mr. Tello informed the council that adult assistant Dani Rivera and Education Specialist Teacher Assistant Veronica Valera Melendez each submitted a letter requesting a waiver for the TA 6 unit requirement for employment. 

 

On Motion of Lillian De La Torre, Seconded by Leanna Hendrix, and  CARRIED, the TA unit requirement waiver requests were approved.

 

Announcements: 

 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBA

 

Adjournment: On MOTION of Barbara Ausherman, SECONDED by Mary Gunckel, and CARRIED, the Human Resource and Personnel Council meeting adjourned at 7:30 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: DeAnn Michiels

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.C.4.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

 

Unapproved Minutes of the

Parent Advocacy Committee

 

August 28, 2019

 

A meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee was held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. in room 115 of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331.

Call to Order: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair 

 

The Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting was called to order at 7:18 a.m. by Co-Chair, Coco Salazar.    

 

Roll Call: Diana Lucas, Secretary

 

Members Present:   Coco Salazar, Bridget Ruiz, Diana Lucas, Gurpreet Gill, Mara Shinn Smith, Karen Knapp, Nina Ferman, Sarah Lin, Robyn Gallo, Juan Gomez, Paola Ramirez, Richard Parra, Sirui Thomassian, Wendy Kaufman

 

Members Excused: Felix Carillo, Christina Peña

 

Members Absent: Caitlin McMabell

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Bridget Ruiz, Co-Chair     

 

The following correction was made to the agenda.

 

Corrections: 

 

Item # 11 was changed from “For The Troops Fundraiser” to “For The Troops Donation Drive” 

 

Approval of Minutes from May 10, 2019: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the May 10, 2019 meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee. 

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Bridget Ruiz, SECONDED by Mara Shinn Smith, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting of May 10, 2019, were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public:  Bridget Ruiz, Co-Chair

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Personnel Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business:  

 

There was no Old Business. 

New Business: 

Item #3 World’s Finest Chocolate Sale (LCAP 2, AMO 1)Tony Peña, Family Center Director (Motion to Approve)

Tony Peña stated that the World’s Finest Chocolate sale will last eight days from August 29, 2019 to September 10, 2019.  The kick off assembly will take place on Thursday, August 29th.  One of the prizes highlighted was attending a Kona Ice party for those students who sell $60 or more.

On MOTION of   Diana Lucas, SECONDED by Sirui Thomassian, and CARRIED, the World’s Finest Chocolate Sale was approved.

Item #4 Home School Agreement (LCAP 2, AMO 2)Richard Parra, FPC Director  (Informational Item)

Richard Parra stated that the FCPS organization is trying to align the policies in the Fenton Home School Agreement.  He mentioned that edits have and will continue to be made by the organization until it is finalized. 

Item #5 Fenton Code of Conduct (LCAP 3, AMO 6), Richard Parra, FPC Director

                    (Informational Item)

 

Richard Parra informed the committee that the organization has created a Fenton Code of                                             Conduct for Students and Visitors, which will outline respectful behavior guidelines when on any Fenton school campus.  The Code of Conduct will help provide a safe campus, free from disruption to student learning.  Once approved by the Board, the Fenton Code of Conduct will be added to the Volunteer Packet and on the Fenton website.

 

Item #6                 LCAP Annual Update, Richard Parra, FPC Director   

                    (Informational)

 

Richard Parra shared that one more layer of information will be added to each agenda to show we are addressing the LCAP goals in our LCAP Plan.  The LCAP, along with the list of LCAP Goals and Annual Measurable Outcomes (AMOs), have been sent to all Co-Chairs.  For every item presented on the agenda, we will add the LCAP goal and AMO being addressed in each item.  

 

Item #7 FCPS Foundation Fundraiser Documents and Protocol, Coco Salazar, FPC PAC Co-Chair (Informational)  

 

Coco Salazar presented the protocol that has to be completed when requesting a fundraiser.  There is a list of pre-approved fundraisers which will be added to Google Sites.  Teachers who are interested in hosting a fundraiser must complete and submit one of two Request to Schedule a Fundraising Event forms to one of the PAC Co-chairs.  All fundraising events must be presented and approved by PAC.  There is a list of approved fundraisers which will require using Form A.  Form A must be signed by the Fundraising Host, the school’s FCPS Foundation Chair, and the Director of the School.  Fundraising events not listed on the approved list, require Form B. Form B must be presented and approved by PAC.  Form B must be signed by the Fundraising Host, PAC Chair, the school’s FCPS Foundation Chair, and the Director of the School. 

Item #8 LVT Library Meeting Room (LCAP 2, AMO 2), Mara Shinn Smith, FPC Reading Intervention Specialist (Informational)

 

Mara Shinn Smith reached out to the Lake View Terrace Librarian in hopes of scheduling an event at their facility.  It has been proposed that FPC continue the partnership we have with library to use as a resource for the families in the community. The library has offered their meeting room to accommodate an FPC hosted event. Mrs. Shinn Smith is asking grade-levels to discuss and bring back ideas and come up with possible dates in the month of November to hold an event. 

 

Item #9 Shakey’s Update (LCAP 2, AMO 2), Richard Parra, FPC Director 

(Informational)

 

Richard Parra reported that FPC received a $300.00 check from Shakey’s for the FPC Family Fun Night and enrollment event at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor. The funds have been deposited into the Student Body Account.  The Enrollment/Publicity committee will look into possibly holding another event at Shakey’s in the future.

 

Item #10 2019-2020 School Events (LCAP 2, AMO 1), Coco Salazar, FPC PAC Co-Chair 

(Motion to Approve)

 

A list of school events, spirit weeks, fundraisers, and Service Learning Projects for the school year was created by Coco Salazar.   This will help assure that we are not having too many events and/or fundraisers all in one month.  FPC will participate in several Service Learning Projects this year, such as the For The Troops Donation Drive, and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ‘s Pennies for Patients. A Google Sheet will be created for PAC members to sign up to help with these events.  Mr. Parra proposed that we add a collection for Hope Gardens in November.  Paola Ramirez also requested that the Project Linus quilt donation be added in December.  Nina Ferman, Mutt-i-gree Lead, will also look into dates for the Mutt-i-gree Collection Drive and other Mutt-i-gree events. 

 

On MOTION of Karen Knapp, SECONDED by Richard Parra, and                                                CARRIED, the 2019-2020 School Events has been approved.                

    

Item #11 For The Troops Donation Drive (LCAP 2, AMO 2), Coco Salazar, FPC PAC Co-Chair 

(Motion to Approve)

 

Coco Salazar will lead the For The Troops Donation Drive, from September 23, 2019 to October 4, 2019.  For The Troops is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that sends “We Care” packages to our service men and women, filled with basic necessities. A letter will be sent home with a Troops Wish List asking families to donate the items listed to create these care packages.  Classes will keep track of the number of items they bring in and the classes with the most donations will win a prize.  Teachers will also have their students write letters to the troops, which will be included in the care packages.   Teachers will be given various templates/stationary to use, but are also welcome to create their own.  This year FPC will use room 115 to sort the items prior to delivering them to the For The Troops organization in Simi Valley.  Committee members will be able to sign up to help with the Donation Drive on the Google sign up that will be sent to committee members.

 

On MOTION of   Nina Ferman, SECONDED by Gurpreet Gill, and CARRIED, the For The Troops Donation Drive has been approved.

 

Item #12 Kindergarten T-Shirt Fundraiser (LCAP 2, AMO 1), Bridget Ruiz, FPC PAC Co-Chair 

(Motion to Approve)

 

Kindergarten will conduct their annual beginning of the year FPC blue and red T-Shirts fundraiser. The funds raised will be used for bus transportation for the additional field trips.  

 

On MOTION of   Karen Knapp, SECONDED by Paola Ramirez, and CARRIED, the Kindergarten T-Shirt Fundraiser has been approved.

 

Item #13 Fall Parent Night Meeting (LCAP 2, AMO 1), Bridget Ruiz, FPC PAC Co-Chair 

(Informational)

 

Bridget Ruiz informed the committee that our Fall Parent Night meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 2019.  It was proposed that we send a half sheet flyer two times prior to the meeting to invite parents and remind them of the date. Teachers will be asked to donate at least 1 new book to create a book basket to raffle at the meeting. FPC T-shirts and Red Ribbon week shirts will also be raffled off. It was suggested that there could be a student Fashion Show, showcasing the appropriate uniforms, in order to encourage parent attendance.  All Focus Leads, such as the Technology and Reading Specialist, will be invited to introduce themselves at the meeting. 

 

Announcements:  

 

Wendy Kaufman, FPC Administrator Coordinator, announced that she applied for a TK scholarship to The Discovery Cube. First grade will also apply. However, the due date is Friday, August 30, 2019. 

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Karen Knapp, SECONDED by Nina Ferman, and CARRIED, the Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 a.m.     

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Diana Lucas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting

 

September 3, 2019

 

A meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee was held on Tuesday, September 3. 2019 at 7:15 a.m. in the Hands On Lab at Fenton Charter Leadership Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA  91352.

 

Call to Order: Lindsay Oquindo, Chair

 

The Parent Advocacy Committee meeting was called to order at 7:21 a.m. by Chair, Lindsay Oquindo

 

Roll Call: Lindsay Oquindo, Chair

 

Parent Advocacy Committee Members Present: Lindsay Oquindo, Abigail Gillmore, Kaitlyn Silva, Jennifer Miller, and Cecilia Quijano

 

Non-committee Members: Jennifer Pimentel, Crisinda Ismail, Alex Munoz, Elizabeth Marquez, Melissa Katchen, and Sydney Crowe

 

Members Excused: Michelle Raxlin and Susana Orozco

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Lindsay Oquindo, Chair

 

There was one addition to the agenda:

 

Item # 9 Fifth Grade Fundraiser

Alejandra Muñoz, STEM, Fifth Grade Lead Teacher (Motion to Approve)

 

Approval of Minutes: Lindsay Oquindo, Chair

 

  None

 

Presentations from the Public: Lindsay Oquindo, Chair

 

Item #1 Any persons desiring to address the Parent Advocacy Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None 

 

There was no old business.

 

Item # 2 Selection of Parent Advocacy Committee Secretary 

(LCAP 1, AMO 2),

Lindsay Oquindo, Chair (Motion to Approve)

Volunteers for committee secretary were requested and both Kaitlyn Silva and Abigail Gillmore expressed interest. They will share the position for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

 

On MOTION of Cecilia Quijano, SECONDED by Lindsay Oquindo, and CARRIED, Kaitlyn Silva and Abigail Gillmore were approved as the Parent Advocacy Committee secretaries. 

 

Item # 3 School Site Council (SSC), (LCAP 2, AMO 1, 2),

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller shared the memo sent from Dr. Riddick which explained in detail why we are creating the School Site Council.  The council will act as an advisory committee to the school and Fenton Board of Directors.  The School Site Council will consist of 10 members- 5 representatives from the school and 5 parent representatives. On Wednesday, September 4th, all nominations are due.  Once the nominations have been submitted the office will contact the nominees and ask if they accept the nominations.  On Monday, September 9th, parent ballots will go home with students and staff ballots will be placed in staff mailboxes. Ballots will most likely be turned in to teachers and teachers will submit them to the main office. There will be about one week in between the time that ballots are sent home and when they will be due.  The elected members will be announced on Friday September 20th. The information will be shared in the newsletter for parents and via email to all staff.  The first meeting will take place on Friday, September 27th and the council will meet about five to seven times per year.  

 

Item # 4 School Wide Performances, (LCAP 2, AMO 1, 2),

Jennifer Pimentel, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Pimentel informed the committee that the school wide performances will take place at

several times throughout the year. The choices are: Winter Performance (December 17th-19th), 

Winter Semester Awards Assembly (January 27th-31st), Parent Advocacy Night Meeting, or in

class between September 16th-May 15th. Forms were given out at the beginning of year 

Professional Development. The forms are due to Mrs. Pimentel on September 6th. 

 

Item # 5 Field Trips, (LCAP 2, AMO 1, 2),

Jennifer Pimentel, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Pimentel informed the committee about field trip preferences and procedures. Each grade level is able to take one field trip in which the student body funds pay for the buses.  If a field trip requires an admission fee, fundraising is highly recommended.  Standard buses typically seat 52 total passengers, so three additional adults (TAs, parents, volunteers) are allowed to attend.  However, if a parent would like to drive and pay for themselves, they are allowed to attend the field trip.  Grade levels at FCLA and STEM are allowed to request and attend separate field trips.  Teachers are asked to submit their Field Trip Preference forms to Mrs. Pimentel by September 6th and include their top three destinations and top three dates. 

 

Item # 6 Spirit Day Assemblies, (LCAP 2, AMO 1, 2),

Cecilia Quijano, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator 

(Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Quijano informed the committee that our first spirit day is on September 6th! Last week’s bulletin provided the new line ups for Spirit Day, as some revisions have been made.  A hard copy of the line ups will also be placed in your mailbox. 

 

Item #7 FCPS Foundation Fundraiser Documents, 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller informed the committee that in the Google Drive there is a folder shared with everyone that has all of the fundraising documents including the fundraiser flow map, fundraiser request form, approved fundraiser list, and form to get Foundation Chair approval.  Once you have a fundraiser idea, it needs to be presented to the Parent Advocacy Committee for approval.  It is important to maintain accurate records of funds. All funds must be submitted within 48 hours to the front office.  When fundraising, you must explain how you will be using the funds. If you have a question about what funds can be used for, please ask administration or the Foundation Chair.  Lead teachers have current information about how much money each grade level has. 

 

Item # 8 FCPS Civility Policy and Code of Conduct, (LCAP 2, AMO 1, 2),

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller informed the committee that there is a more formal protocol for visitors and volunteers.  It will be presented for approval at next week’s Board meeting.  The new protocol ensures that all staff and students are safe.  What is different: volunteer dates and times must be arranged 48 hours in advance with approval from the Director, volunteers may not volunteer in classroom for more than 3 hours per month (unless approved by the Director), and information gained about other students by being in the classroom may not be shared by volunteers due to FERPA policy. The new protocol is to ensure the safety of teachers and students and to minimize disruptions to the instructional program. The student code of conduct will be approved and sent home to families.  It will also be displayed clearly in the front office. 

 

Item # 9 Fifth Grade Fundraiser

Alejandra Muñoz, STEM, Fifth Grade Lead Teacher (Motion to Approve)

 

The Fifth Grade team is going to hold a pizza fundraiser on September 27th after school.  It will be $3 for a slice of pizza and a drink.  The funds will be used for their Griffith Observatory field trip and end of the year activities. 

 

On MOTION of Kaitlyn Silva, SECONDED by Abigail Gillmore, and CARRIED, the Fifth Grade Pizza Fundraiser was approved. 

 

Announcements: 

 

September 6th is an important day! Social Committee dues, Field Trip Preference Forms, School Wide Performance forms, and all Parent Orientation forms are due! 

 

Next Regular Meeting:

 

The next meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee will be determined at a later date. 

 

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Kaitlyn Silva, SECONDED by Abigail Gillmore, and CARRIED, the Parent Advocacy Committee adjourned at 8:01 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Lindsay Oquindo, Chair

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton STEM Academy

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting

 

September 3, 2019

 

A meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee was held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. in the Hands On Lab at Fenton STEM Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA  91352.

 

Call to Order: Sydney Crowe, Chair

 

The Parent Advocacy Committee meeting was called to order at 7:23am by Chair, Sydney Crowe.  

 

Roll Call: Sydney Crowe, Chair

 

Parent Advocacy Committee Members Present: Sydney Crowe, Elizabeth Marquez, Crissy Ismail, Melissa Katchen, Jennifer Miller, Cecilia Quijano 

 

Non-committee Members: Jennifer Pimentel, Lindsay Oquindo, Abigail Gillmore, Kaitlyn Silva, Bridget Badro, Alex Munoz 

 

Members Excused: Tony Peña

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Sydney Crowe, Chair

 

There was one addition to the agenda: 

 

Item # 10 Fifth Grade Fundraiser

Alejandra Muñoz, STEM, Fifth Grade Lead Teacher (Motion to Approve)

 

Approval of Minutes: Sydney Crowe, Chair

 

Item #1                   Minutes from the May 1st meeting of the Fenton STEM Parent Advocacy Committee. (Motion to Approve)

                                

On MOTION of Crissy Ismail, SECONDED by Elizabeth Marquez, and CARRIED, the 

minutes were approved.

 

Presentations from the Public:  Sydney Crowe, Chair

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Parent Advocacy Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business:

 

There was no old business.

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 Selection of Parent Advocacy Committee Secretary, 

(LCAP 1, AMO 2),

Sydney Crowe, Chair (Motion to Approve)

 

Volunteers for committee secretary were requested, Crissy Ismail and Elizabeth Marquez expressed interest. They will share the position for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

 

On MOTION of Cecilia Quijano, SECONDED by Sydney Crowe, and CARRIED, Crissy Ismail and Elizabeth Marquez were approved as the Parent Advocacy Committee secretaries. 

 

Item #4 School Site Council (SSC), (LCAP 2, AMO 1, 2),

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller presented on the School Site Council. She referenced a memo that was sent out on August 21st by Dr. Riddick.  Mrs. Miller addressed creating a council which will be an advisory committee. This council will be composed of the 10 team members, 5 representatives from the school, and 5 representatives from the parent community.  This council provides advisory input looking at improvement. All nomination forms are due back Wednesday, September 4th. Once all forms are returned, the office will contact all nominees to ask if they accept eligibility. If nominees choose to accept, their name will go on a ballot which will be sent out September 9th. All returned ballots will go to main office. On Friday, September 20th, official members will be publicly announced through newsletter/email/bulletin. The first meeting of the School Site Council will be held Friday, September 27th.  All dates are included in Dr. Riddick’s Memo. The School Site Council will meet 5-7 times a year from 7:15-8:00am in the morning. The first meeting will review bylaws, terms of office and what the school year will look like. 

 

Item #5 School Wide Performances, (LCAP 2, AMO 1, 2),

Jennifer Pimentel, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Pimentel presented to the committee on school wide performances. Teachers have the option of choosing from the following dates to perform: Winter Performance (December 17-19), Winter Semester Awards Assembly (January 27-31), Parent Advocacy Night Meeting (March 4) or an in class performance between September 16th - May 15th.  In class performances are practiced and performed in class. Preference forms were given at the beginning of the school year and are due to Mrs. Pimentel on September 6th. A finalized schedule will then be made and sent out to grade levels. 

 

Item #6 Field Trips, (LCAP 2, AMO 1, 2),

Jennifer Pimentel, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Pimentel shared that the academies are able to provide buses for one grade level field trip again this school year. Each grade level can request one field trip where general student body funds will pay for transportation for the trip. If there is an admission cost, is recommended the grade level fundraise. Teachers were asked to list three days and three locations for preference. Each grade can take three adults due to space limitation of total passengers on each bus. If parents would like to attend they can drive and pay for their own admission. Teachers were given this preference form during beginning of the year professional development and it is due to Mrs. Pimentel on September 6th. 

 

Item #7 Spirit Day Assemblies, (LCAP 2, AMO 1, 2),

Cecilia Quijano, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator 

(Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Quijano presented to the committee about spirit day assemblies. Sprit day assemblies will continue once a month, beginning Friday, September 6th.  Staff have received a revised version of the line via email and a hard copy.  There were some slight changes to the lineup due to difficulty seeing from some areas of the yard. 

 

Item #8 FCPS Foundation Fundraiser Documents, 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller presented to the committee on reminders for FCPS fundraising documents. There is a shared google drive that was presented during professional development. Included in this folder is a fundraiser flow map, and needed forms. When a grade level has a fundraising need they can review the documentation of approved fundraisers, obtain signatures and approval from the parent advocacy committee. Mrs. Miller reminded of the need to maintain accurate records and to submit funds, (using a dual counting system) to the business office within 48 hours. The staff is encouraged to check in with administration or foundation chair for questions. 

 

Item #9 FCPS Civility Policy and Code of Conduct, (LCAP 2, AMO 1, 2),

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller presented on the Civility Policy and Code of Conduct which is a formal protocol for visitors, volunteers and students. This will be presented at the board meeting next week and shared at the parent night meeting. This policy is to ensure staff and student safety and minimize interruption of instruction. Volunteering time will need to be approved by classroom teacher, Director or designee at least 48 hours in advance. A volunteer may not volunteer more than 3 hours a month, and will be informed of following the FERPA Act (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). The policy will be available in main office and sent home once board approved. The Student code of conduct will also go to board for approval. 

 

Item #10                       Fifth Grade Fundraiser

Alejandra Muñoz, Fifth Grade Lead Teacher (Motion to Approve)

 

The Fifth grade team will hold a Pizza fundraiser on September 27th after school.  The team is looking to raise funds for their Griffith Observatory field trip and end of year activities. A pizza slice and drink will be $3. They plan to start advertising next week. 

 

On MOTION of Crissy Ismail, SECONDED by Elizabeth Marquez, and CARRIED, the Fifth Grade Pizza Fundraiser was approved. 

 

Announcements:  

 

 

On September 6th the following items are due: Social Committee dues, Field Trip Preference 

forms, School Wide Performance forms, and all Parent Orientation forms are due!

 

Next Regular Meeting: 

 

The next meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee will be determined at a later date. 

 

Adjournment:

On MOTION of Crissy Ismail, SECONDED by Elizabeth Marquez, and CARRIED, the Parent Advocacy Committee adjourned at 8:01 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Sydney Crowe, Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. D. 

 

Financial Business Manager’s Report

(See presentation slides)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. E. 

 

Directors’ Reports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.E.1.

FENTON AVENUE CHARTER SCHOOL (FACS)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

September 12, 2019

 

The mission of Fenton Avenue Charter School is to further instill the joy of learning by creating an environment that promotes confident, self-reliant, interdependent learners who become productive, contributing citizens of the community.

 

State Charter Number:  30

 

General Information on Enrollment and Attendance:

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School Enrollment (3-5):

3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade Total    ADA%

   189                 226               216                 631                 98.79%

 

Enrollment and Attendance:

Enrollment at Fenton Avenue Charter School is 631 students with ADA at 98.79%. Overall enrollment is lower this year than a year ago, and enrollment has fluctuated slightly each week since school began in August. We will continue seeking ways to increase our enrollment. 

 

Instruction

 

Professional Development: Fenton Avenue Charter School teachers, along with all FCPS teachers participated in a Kagan Learning Structures professional development day on August 8, 2019. This training provided excellent insight on the importance of student engagement and the huge impact it has on student learning. These structures will be implemented in all classrooms beginning this school year in order to engage all leaners and continue to raise student achievement.

 

Learning Walks: FACS teachers, as well as all FCPS teachers, will participate in learning walks, facilitated by our FCPS Instructional Coaches, Angie Ferri and Teresa Elvira, twice in the 2019-2020 school year. These learning walks will take place during a selected week, and focus on student engagement. The walks intended to promote the sharing of best practices and professional growth in collaboration with colleagues across grade levels. The learning walks at FACS are scheduled to take place the week of September 24, 2019. 

 

NWEA® MAP Assessments for 2019-2020: Fenton Avenue Charter School MAP assessments will be administered three times during the school year in order to provide teachers with data that will allow them to examine the academic growth of their students and target instruction as necessary. These data-driven decisions will improve classroom instruction and allow our students an additional opportunity to experience an online assessment. The NWEA MAP assessment has become an integral part of our internal data and progress monitoring for data discussions and guiding instruction.  The first administration was completed by all students on Friday, August 30, 2019. The data from this initial administration of the year is being discussed with teachers during goal setting meetings.

 

ELPAC Initial Assessments: FACS has completed all ELPAC initial assessments. Thank you to Barbara Aragón and Veronica Ramos for organizing the ELPAC testing materials and completing all initial assessments. ELPAC Summative testing will begin in February. 

Participation in the ELPAC Accessibility Field Test: Fenton Avenue Charter School has agreed to participate in the ELPAC field test for the computer based version of the ELPAC assessment this October. This field test will assist the state in developing the computer-based assessment that will be used when students take the Summative ELPAC assessment in February 2020. The Initial computer based assessment will take place during Fall 2020.

 

Professional Goal Setting for Staff: FACS Professional Goal Setting meetings have begun and will continue through the month of September. During these 30 minute meetings, certificated staff meets with the Director to discuss goals for the year, reflect on accomplishments from the previous year, discuss MAP and SBAC data and plans for the future. 

 

DIY Girls After-school Engineering Class: FACS 5th grade girls have been offered the opportunity to participate in the DIY Girls program again this school year. DIY Girls is an after-school program that seeks to inspire girls’ interest in the area of engineering through fun and engaging coding/craft projects. The cost free program, taught by engineering students from local universities, is in the process of selecting applicants for participation in the program.  The program will meet for 10 Tuesdays, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the FACS studio, and will conclude with a presentation for parents on the final week.

 

School Community

 

Parent Orientation: All grades completed successful and well-attended parent orientations during the second and third weeks of school.  Parents met in the auditorium to hear about school-wide expectations and then spent time in classrooms.  All classrooms reflected high expectations and it was evident that FACS teachers work hard to maintain a positive climate for their students.  

 

FACS School Site Council (SSC): Fenton Avenue Charter School will conduct School Site Council (SSC) meetings in the 2019-2020 school year as a subcommittee of the School Community Relations Council. School Site Council is responsible for approving federal funds and working together to review the school’s instructional program. This council will act as an advisory committee to the Fenton Board of Directors and will meet throughout the year. Parent and Teacher nominations have been received, and ballots will be distributed this week.

 

FACS Firefly School-wide Assembly: On Friday, September 6, 2019, our first FACS Firefly School-wide Assembly was held! It was so wonderful to see all of our students on the yard wearing yellow to represent the "Light" they are for our each other, the school, and their communities. During the assembly, an attendance banner was presented to the class with the highest attendance for the month. Congratulation to Mr. Torres and all of the students in room 19. They won the attendance banner for this month with 100% attendance. Good Sportsmanship Award will also be presented each month with the winner being selected with input from teachers, teacher assistants, and administration. Thank you to Barbara Aragón for ensuring that the assembly ran without a hitch!

 

Facility Update

 

Front Office Renovation: The FACS front office renovation is nearly complete with the installation of a glass door, requiring a code in order to gain entry into the office. This installation adds another layer of security that assists the school in ensuring student safety. 

 

Security Camera and PA System Installation: The project to install security cameras and update the PA system at FACS will begin on Monday, September 9, 2019, and will require 9 to 11 weeks of work for completion. We are looking forward to these improvements that will enhance safety on our campus even further.

Upcoming Events: 

 

    • ï9/16 School Site Council Ballots Due
    • ï9/19 8:30-10:00 Neighborhood Action Council Meeting – Family Center
    • ï9/19 3:00-5:00 DIY Girls – Studio
    • ï9/20 School Site Council (SSC) Members Announced
    • ï9/20 8:30-9:30 Coffee with the Principal – Auditorium
    • ï9/24 8:30-9:30 BOC Sidewalk Meeting – FACS Family Center
    • ï9/26 7:15-8:00 Curriculum and Assessment Council Meeting – Conference Room
    • ï9/26 8:30-10:00 Neighborhood Action Council Meeting – Family Center
    • ï9/26 3:00-5:00 DIY Girls – Studio
    • ï9/27 7:15-8:00 School Site Council Meeting – Conference Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.E.2.

SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL (SMBCCS)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

September 12, 2019

 

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School promotes academic achievement in a collaborative environment that creates self-confident, self-reliant learners who will become positive contributors to their communities.

 

State Charter Number:  446

 

ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE

 

Numbers as of September 6, 2019:

 

Monthly Attendance Average- 98.6%

 

Cumulative Attendance Average- 98.6% 

Grade Level and Enrollment Size Comparison - 2018 v. 2019

 

Date

Pre-K

TK

K

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Total

9/14/18

79

22

120

111

138

136

129

156

78

890

9/06/19

66

20

121

125

115

140

133

135

79

868

 

Enrollment: Santa Monica’s current enrollment is 868 students. Although a decrease from last year (890), Santa Monica has met its budget projection to begin the year. Preschool enrollment has also decreased from 79 to 66 students.  Note the total in the table above does not include preschool enrollment.

 

INSTRUCTION

 

Initial English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC) Administration

This year’s initial ELPAC administration began the week of August 19th.  Our Transitional Kindergarten teacher and five Kindergarten teachers as well as administration administered the assessment to over 90 students. Testing continues throughout the year to comply with Federal requirements to inform parents of newly enrolled students identified for participation in a language instruction educational program within 30 days of beginning the school year. 

 

Computer-Based (CB) Initial and Summative ELPAC Field Test

Santa Monica was chosen to participate in the Computer-Based (CB) Initial and Summative ELPAC Field Test being administered in October.  The field test is a great opportunity for the school to experience the new CB ELPAC.  Monica Castañeda and Walter Gomez are scheduled to be trained to administer the assessment.  The school will additionally receive a stipend for its participation.  We are projected to test approximately 100 students from TK-6th grade.

 

2019-2020 Instructional Focus

This year’s instructional focus will be a collaborative effort as we bring together Santa Monica’s ELD and STEAM Leads, and Instructional Technology Coaches to support the comprehensive delivery of instruction across subject matter in all classrooms.

 

ELD Lead Focus: Our ELD Leads, Jennifer Flynn and Bunny Wolfer, along with Walter Gomez and Cary Rabinowitz are attending the Thinking Maps:  Write from the Beginning and Beyond professional development at the beginning of this year and will begin planning to deliver training to our teachers this Fall. Teachers will learn to mesh the Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures and Thinking Maps to strengthen the Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing proficiencies of English learner students at the school.

 

STEAM Lead Focus: Our STEAM Leads, Ariana Gomez, Tiene Hauck, and AJ Smith, met with administration in the beginning of the year to set goals and determine how to continue to expose students to and integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math into the regular day curriculum.  This year each classroom will participate in at least one STEAM-related schoolwide event and develop a culminating project within the core curriculum that integrates each branch of STEAM.  In addition, students will gain further exposure to STEAM by attending schoolwide assemblies and field trips.

 

Instructional Technology Coach Teacher Support:  Instructional technology coaches, Jennifer Nishimoto and Gaby Arroyo, will spend the year working with teachers to integrate the use of Apple products and other educational software into daily instruction.  Support will be provided during staff and grade level meetings and will be based on Apple’s Everyone Can Create Early Learner, Drawing, and Photo project guides.  Over the course of the year, teachers will be asked to become proficient in the use of at least two applications and will participate in Common Sense Media Training to assist the school in reaching certification.  Both goals will serve to support the school’s journey toward becoming the only Apple Distinguished public school in Los Angeles.

 

ACS WASC Accreditation Self-Study Visit - March 9-11, 2020

Every six years, accredited schools conduct a self-study and host a self-study visit which culminates in a schoolwide action plan.  SMBCCS was granted initial accreditation by WASC in May 2010.  Due to the divestiture of SMBCCS to FCPS, a WASC Substantive Change Visit was conducted in October 2012.  The Committee reported that the substantive change had a positive impact on the ability of the school to meet the needs of the students it serves.  In July 2014, Santa Monica was granted a six-year accreditation and now prepares for our Self-Study visit beginning on March 9th in hopes of acquiring another six-year accreditation.

 

FCPS Learning Walks - September 16-20, 2019

Santa Monica will welcome Instructional Coaches, Teresa Elvira and Angie Castellana Ferri to guide us in implementing Fenton’s inaugural year of Learning Walks.  Certificated staff members will be organized into groups of 4-6 to observe classroom instruction in TK-6th grade classrooms.  The Walks are meant to give teachers the opportunity to observe the teaching practices of their peers while reflecting on their own.

 

Additionally, beginning of year NWEA™ MAP® Assessments were completed on August 31st.  Data from this administration will be provided at October’s FCPS Board of Directors Meeting.

 

 

 

 

Professional Development

 

SMBCCS staff participated in numerous professional development opportunities throughout the summer and as the year began setting the stage for a productive year of instructionally-focused inquiry and teacher development.  Thank you to staff for taking time from their vacation to continue to strengthen their teacher toolbox.

 

Summer Professional Development:

    • ïBenchmark California Consortium 2019, June 25-26 (Grisel Benn, Caroline Engel, Joycelyn O’Brien)
    • ïMTSS Professional Learning Institute, July 29-31 (Cassondra Barrett, Marie Kirakossian, Kimberly Kiser, Jazmin Luna, Kyra Requiestas, Fabiola Vega)
    • ïThinking Maps Training:  Write from the Beginning and Beyond - Setting the Stage July 30 (Jennifer Flynn, Walter Gomez, Cary Rabinowitz, Bunny Wolfer)
    • ï2019 Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Annual Conference, July 7-10 (Jennifer Nishimoto)
    • ïSTAR ABA Training, August 5 (Paraprofessionals)
    • ïBehavior Safety-Care Training (B-SET) Training, August 8 (Varied Classified Staff)

 

Beginning of Year Professional Development:

    • ïKagan Cooperative Learning Structures, FCPS PD Day #1, August 8
    • ïApple Store at the Grove:  Everyone Can Create, FCPS PD Day #2-3, August 9-10
    • ïProbationary Teacher Professional Development, September 6 
    • ïThinking Maps Training:  Write from the Beginning and Beyond- Narrative, September 10-12 (Jennifer Flynn, Walter Gomez, Cary Rabinowitz, Bunny Wolfer)

 

Santa Monica teachers sparked the beginning of the year with a visit to the Apple Store at the Grove. Teachers were introduced to Apple’s Everyone Can Create Project Guides and were able to hone their skills in the use of Apple products.  Continued staff development will occur this year around projects in the guides and classrooms will develop portfolios to be included in our Apple Distinguished School iBook application.

 

personnel

 

Staffing Updates

Santa Monica welcomed Carina Adra as our new Elementary School Counselor for the 2019-2020 school year.  The school’s Registered Behavior Technician, Jose Hernandez, has moved to full-time status at Santa Monica and has been a tremendous support to the students to begin the year. Lastly, in response to increased enrollment in our 1st grade, Roshani Solanki was transferred from her 5th grade position into 1st grade.  Ms. Solanki has shown a great deal of courage and resilience in making this change late in the summer and should be commended for her ability to seamlessly adapt to the expectations of her new grade level and the individual needs of her new students.

 

Professional Goal Setting Conferences

Professional Goal Setting Conferences are scheduled for two weeks and will begin the week of September 23rd.  These 40-minute meetings between the Director and all certificated staff focus on the review of past and current data and professional responsibilities. The Director and certificated staff member reflect on the beginning of the year, review teacher, class, and grade level data, set goals based on the four domains of teaching, and discuss the FCPS evaluation cycle.

 

Community Relations 

 

Annual Community and Family Meet and Greet

SMBCCS held our annual Meet and Greet for parent and community members on Monday, August 12th.  Families and students had an opportunity to meet their new teacher and see their new classroom.  This year parents were provided with several information tables to aid them in signing up for our morning and/or after school programs - LAs Best, Youth Policy Institute, and Ready-Set-Go.   Teachers and staff did a spectacular job preparing for this very well attended event. It was a fabulous way to begin the year.  

 

SMBCCS Parent Orientations

Santa Monica teachers from each grade level welcomed families for a presentation on expectations for the year.  Grade levels provided families information in differing ways. Some grade levels brought families to classrooms, while other grades presented a workshop-like presentation for families in the auditorium.  Our teachers worked hard on their presentations and did an exceptional job.

 

Installation of SMBCCS Street Banners

Santa Monica’s new street banners along Van Ness Ave. and on Lemon Grove Ave. were installed in late August.  The banners are projected to remain for approximately 2-3 years surrounding our school.  We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Sonja Brown of Strategic Media who helped to develop the vision of our new banners and scheduled their installation.

 

Coffee with the Principal

On Wednesday, September 4th families were welcomed for Coffee with the Principal in our Parent Center.  Thank you to our Parent Center Director, Johana Juarez, for helping to promote this event.  We had a great turnout.  Parents were given information on the many ways Santa Monica plans to engage families this year.  One item reviewed were the updates to Santa Monica’s website.  The community now has an additional resource to stay up-to-date with daily events at the school through our Event Calendar, and can easily view monthly student breakfast, snack, lunch and supper menus.  Information about our NWEA™ MAP® Assessments can also be found on the website as well as various bright an inviting pictures of students and the campus to attract new families.

 

Parent Advocacy Committee Night Meeting 

Our first Parent Advocacy Committee meeting was held on September 5th at 5:00pm.  Several items were discussed including our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), FCPS Parent Involvement Policy, the Children Internet Protection Act, FCPS Fundraiser Protocol, and our Student Council Calendar.  Families were also provided information on Santa Monica’s student achievement, uniform policy, and revised attendance protocol.  During the meeting, our Parent Advocacy Committee joined our Finance Committee in approving a Student Uniform Fund.  Student Council fundraisers this year will contribute 10% of their earnings to the Student Uniform Fund.  Thank you to committee members for approving this new fund in support of our school culture and our community.

 

SMBCCS School Site Council

Santa Monica will develop a School Site Council (SSC) this year as a sub-committee of our Parent Advocacy Committee.  With input from our advisory committees, the SSC will measure the effectiveness of the programs and strategies at our school to revise and reaffirm our school's goals as detailed in school-wide plans such as our LCAP.  The SSC will meet 5-7 times throughout the year and elected members will serve two-year terms.  The SSC is currently being developed through a formal nomination and election process involving parents and school staff to ensure required parity.  The SSC’s first meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 27th.

 

FACILITIES

 

Summer Facility Preparation

As is the case each year, our plant manager and custodial crew do an exceptional job deep cleaning each classroom. This includes waxing and buffing the floors and cleaning classroom carpets.  The job requires all classroom furniture to be removed from the room and replaced after the job is complete.  With over 40 classrooms, long hallways, and several offices, this is a very long process requiring the team to follow a tight and intricate schedule.  Thank you to our Plant Manager Richard Castro, Jose Aceves, Sandra Funez, Ivan Juarez, Elvin Reyes and members of the FCPS Maintenance Team for their hard work preparing our campus for the first day of school.  

 

A special thank you to Juan Alverez for supporting Santa Monica while Richard Castro was out over the summer.  He did an exceptional job organizing and managing staff to stay on top of our summer timelines and be ready to accept students on our first day of school.

 

Replacement of Air Conditioning Units

As approved at June’s FCPS Board of Director Meeting, new air conditioning units were installed over the summer in our two towers and in our 6th grade building.  The units are working well and have been a welcomed addition by all staff.

 

New Tile Flooring Installed

Classrooms and hallways received new navy blue tile flooring to be consistent throughout the school.  Flooring was installed in Kindergarten and 5th grade rooms in the main building.

 

SMBCCS Campus Marquee Update

Santa Monica’s Marquee, slated to be installed along Van Ness Avenue, has received a Department of the State Architect (DSA) application number and plans are registered to be submitted on October 16th.  Thank you to our Director of Maintenance, Fernando Martinez, for his oversight of this project.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

    • ïSeptember 11th – YPI’s Champions for Change Program Begins
    • ïSeptember 23rd – Professional Goal Setting Conferences Begin 
    • ïSeptember 9-16th - School Site Council Parent and Staff Voting
    • ïSeptember 16-20th - SMBCCS Learning Walks 
    • ïNovember 1st – FCPS Professional Development Day #4
    • ïOctober 17th – CA Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.E.3.

FENTON PRIMARY CENTER (FPC)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

September 12, 2019

 

The mission of the Fenton Primary Center is to cultivate a love of learning by fostering an environment that promotes self-discovery, independence and an awareness of the connectedness between self and others.

 

State Charter Number:  911

 

General Information on Enrollment and Attendance:

 

Fenton Primary Center Enrollment as of September 9, 2019 (TK-2):

Transitional Kindergarten

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

Total

39

216

202

229

686

 

Actual Daily Attendance for the Month of August (ADA) = 98.89% (One Year Ago= 98.72%)

 

FPC continues to work on increasing enrollment. The budget target enrollment for FPC is 732 students. We are currently at 686. One year ago we were at 699. 

 

Staff Roster: FPC kindergarten enrollment surpassed the expected number by 24 students and a teacher was added to the roster. Carla Carr was added from an agency, DirectEd, as a long-term teacher to fill the kindergarten position. She will be the teacher month-to-month as enrollment may fluctuate and future changes may be needed.

 

Instructional Technology: This school year FPC has implemented an Instructional Technology Coach to assist in implementing technology across all grade levels. Lisa Ibarra was selected. The first couple of weeks Mrs. Ibarra assisted in assessing all 2nd grade students using MAP. Mrs. Ibarra used the lab and 25 laptop computers to assess the 2nd grade students in math, reading, and language. One of Mrs. Ibarra’s goals is to build 2nd grade student computer skills to support 3rd grade SBAC testing. The more fluent the students are on the computer the better they will perform on state testing.

   

Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS): FPC has been working on the implementation of the various components of the MTSS framework. The following are some examples of the school’s approach at addressing the needs of all students.

 

Academic RTI

Academic Response to Intervention is being provided to all students. FPC staff have reviewed the tiered academic intervention support and received professional development with an emphasis on foundational skills in reading, Orton-Gillingham’s multisensory approach, visualizing thinking, using Thinking Maps, and delivery of lessons using Explicit Direct Instruction. Teachers gather necessary data through universal screeners, such as Basic Phonics Skills Test (BPST), Measurement of Progress (MAP) Growth Tests, and performance on state adopted publisher tests. Teachers have using the Professional Learning Community (PLC) model by grade level to review performance data and determining specific areas of need. The school will begin teaming in October for one to two hours a week to help target instruction by differentiating in language arts. Differentiation will be based on each student’s skill level using MAP and Basic Phonics Skills Assessments. 

Behavior (PBIS)

FPC continues to implement Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS). The school has worked diligently in providing students with model behavior using behavior and social emotional learning lessons from Mutt-i-grees. Teachers have created videos modeling positive behavior around campus. Collaboratively, teachers have created a school-wide expected behaviors chart. There are also various incentives such as “Caught you Being Good” and “Buzzworthy Bees”. This year our Registered Behavior Technician, Max Young, is full-time and is helping create behavior charts and tracking methods to address severe behaviors. The school is also collecting and reviewing behavior data using documentation in our school’s data base Illuminate and School-Wide Information System. 

 

Social Emotional Learning

FPC continues to use Mutt-i-grees lessons to address social and emotional learning. A Mutt-i-grees sub-committee is formed and teachers are asked to collaborate on improving lessons to address current student needs. Our school’s social committee has also been incorporated into the well-being of all stakeholders by providing a welcoming and happy school environment. 

 

Effort to Improve Academic Performance 

As FPC continues to implement the above mentioned it is also looking at the Universal Design for Learning model and providing professional development to teachers. The school is also working on specific areas to improve. Working with our Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Riddick, and the Instructional Coaches we will continue the effort to improve achievement. 

 

ELPAC Initial Assessments: Sirui Thomassian, FPC’s Assistant Director, and Maria Reyes, FPC’s compliance assistant, have been busy ensuring all ELPAC initial testing is completed. It is a state requirement for all initial assessments be completed within the first 30 days of school. They are about 90% complete.   

 

NWEA MAP Testing: Mara Shinn Smith and Lisa Ibarra have organized and completed the fall assessments for all kindergarten through second grade students in reading and math. Language was also completed for 2nd grade. The staff will review the fall results and use the data to differentiate instruction. 

 

Parent Orientation and 1st Grade Back-to-School: FPC held its annual parent orientations on Friday August 9th for kindergarten and Monday, August 12th for 1st and 2nd grade. The school staggered the grade level orientations to help with traffic and parking. About 75% percent of the families attended. 1st Grade also held a back-to-school event on September 5, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Parents received a 45-minute overview of skills their children will be learning in 1st grade. These events were very well attended and provided parents an understanding of the rigorous instructional programs the school offers.

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

September 23 - October 4 For The Troops Drive

September 30 1st Periodic Progress Reports sent to parents this week

September 26 Parent Advocacy Night Meeting

October 17 California Great Shakeout (Earthquake Preparedness) 

October 18 School Picture Day and FCPS Board Meeting

October 24 FCPS Board Meeting

Item II.E.4.

FENTON STEM ACADEMY (STEM)  

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

September 12, 2019

 

The mission of the Fenton STEM Academy: Elementary Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is successful student engagement and achievement through the implementation of a curriculum that interconnects science, technology, engineering, and math across all disciplines, including art, music, language arts and social studies.  

 

State Charter Number:  1605

 

Enrollment 

 

 

TK/Kinder

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Total

Monthly

ADA

Cumulative

ADA

9/12/2019

64

63

50

51

43

50

321

98.6%

98.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fenton STEM Academy has experienced an increase in enrollment over time. Although enrollment growth is slightly less than in year’s past, overall student counts continue to increase over time. Fenton STEM Academy continues to maintain teacher to student ratios of 24:1 in all TK-5th grade classrooms.   

 

Material Revision to Charter Petition

 

Based on strong parent demand, consistent positive achievement data, and the opportunity to expand our facility with a newly unoccupied nearby building, both FCLA and STEM will move forward with requesting a material revision to their charter petitions. The revision will not affect the original charter petition approved capacity of 600 students. The available building space will allow for expansion to 6th grade without growing capacity. The formal request for a material revision will require an approved FCPS board resolution. Pending FCPS board approval, both the formal request for a revision and the FCPS board resolution will be presented to the Los Angeles Unified School District Charter School Division on Friday, September 13th. The CSD team will review the request, notify the school of next steps, including a proposed LAUSD board meeting date for LAUSD board approval.

Over 400 parents have signed a parent petition to add 6th grade to the available TK-5 grade span, with 99% of current fifth grade parents intending to remain at Fenton STEM Academy for 6th grade during the 2020-2021 school year. Fenton STEM Academy will utilize the successful sixth grade instructional model implemented at our sister site, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School. Fenton STEM Academy has the parent and student demand, instructional capacity and facility opportunity to move forward successfully with this grade level expansion. 

 

Instruction

A Shift in Mindset – “Smarter, Better, Faster”: After conducting a thorough needs assessment based on historical performance as measured by external data (CAASPP), internal data (MAP and publisher assessments), and a review of the instructional program, it is clear Fenton STEM Academy has shown significant growth in academic achievement, with some key areas that require continued focus. Based on the concept of the transformative power of real productivity as outlined in “Smarter, Better, Faster” by Charles Duhigg, the staff of Fenton STEM Academy is adopting a new mindset moving forward during the 2019-2020 school year. 

Smarter – Fenton STEM Academy is dedicated to selecting instructional materials and strategies that have a proven track record of positive impact. Only evidence based resources will be used in classrooms in an effort to streamline and refine our practice. Core programs such as Benchmark Advance and My Math will be utilized for core instruction. Supplemental programs that have demonstrated positive results such as Freckle, iStation, and Reflex Math will be used to support ELA and Mathematics growth. Professional development will focus on supporting these identified areas and training will be dedicated to exploration of continued improvement. 

Better – Fenton STEM Academy continues to develop stronger and more effective ways of engaging students with each additional year in operation. The majority of staff are continuing employees, with minimal new hires. Heading into our fifth year open, the majority of K-4th grade students have been with us from the beginning of their elementary education. We have seen the strongest results from students that have been educated at the Fenton Academies from initial enrollment.  In addition, the Fenton Academies have purchased the Twig Science curriculum. This formal Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) curriculum integrates ELA, Mathematics, and technology to prepare students for authentic problem solving, higher order thinking, and ability to connect interrelated units of study. Fenton STEM Academy will continue implementation of engagement and social emotional techniques through use of Responsive Classroom and Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures. 

Faster – Fenton STEM Academy is committed to efficiency and urgency to operate a successful school. Use of identified tools such as Illuminate and MAP reports aide teachers in more efficient ways of monitoring student progress in record time. Staff resources are provided instantly through use of Google Drives and streamlined communication. Maintaining a shared vision of urgent and sustainable instructional practices will lead to a faster and more efficient learning model at the Academies. 

STEM Focus for 2019-2020: Under the guidance and expertise of the STEM Focus Leads, Kelley Christenson and Elisa Vallejo, Fenton STEM Academy has refined the STEM integrated focus for the 2019-2020 school year with five key components; Twig Science Curriculum & STEM integration, Learn to Code Week, STEAM Schoolwide Challenge, Annual STEM Expo, and Robotics Clubs. Below is a brief description of each component:

 

Twig Science Curriculum & STEM integration -  Aligning Twig Modules with Benchmark Advance and My Math lessons.

 

Learn to Code Week – December 2nd-6th, plugged and unplugged coding activities/lessons, use of Apple Learn to Code program, aligned to Benchmark Unit 4.

 

STEAM Schoolwide Challenge – Spring 2020, classic engineering challenge, aligned with Twig and Benchmark, will build upon STEM Expo project.

 

STEM Expo – May 1, 2020, schoolwide theme titled “Changing Earth” which will be integrated across all grade levels and aligned to Benchmark Unit 8. Kinder and first grade will have an in-class project, second grade will complete an at-home project through a gradual release module, and third through fifth grade will have an independent at-home project

Robotics Clubs – Offered to 3rd-5th graders after school throughout the year. Julie Nguyen and Kelley Christenson will use the Lego WeDo Kits to work with third grade students. Alejandra Muñoz and Elisa Vallejo will work with fourth and fifth grade students using the EV3 robots and preparing for the culminating Rally in the Valley competition. Sessions will run 8 weeks, and clubs will meet 1 day per week for an hour after school.

NWEA® MAP Assessments: All students in grades Kindergarten – 5th Grade have completed their beginning of year Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments for reading, math, and language. MAP tests were distributed on student iPads, desktop computers, and laptops over the course of the first three weeks of school. Teachers will review their current class RIT scores during goal setting meetings as well as analyze their student growth during the 2018-2019 school year. Current trends indicate a significant increase in beginning of year Rasch Unit (RIT) student scores. Fenton STEM Academy educators will utilize data gained from these assessments for instructional decisions and practices. 

ELPAC Initial Assessments: Fenton STEM Academy has completed all initial English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you to Jennifer Pimentel for her assistance with ensuring all test administrators were properly trained, the testing material was organized and prepared, and testing was completed within required timelines. Thank you to Nicole Langlois, Veronica Palazzola, and Virginia Palma for their assistance with assessment of our English Learners. We look forward to analyzing the progress and growth of our English Learners.

Participation in the ELPAC Accessibility Field Test: With the transition to a new computer based Initial and Summative ELPAC, invitations to participate in a field test were sent to LEAs statewide who meet the minimum threshold requirement of English learners. The Academies agreed to participate in the Field Test which will take place in October.  This will assist the state in their development of the computer-based assessment that will be implemented when students take the Summative ELPAC assessment in February.  The Initial computer based assessment will be implemented during Fall 2020.  For STEM, students from 3rd-5th grade will participate in the field test between October 14th-21st. Only trained test examiners may administer the test. Jennifer Pimentel, Cecilia Quijano, Virginia Palma, Veronica Palazzola, Nicole Langlois, Yesenia Fuentes and Paige Piper will attend the state-sponsored ELPAC administration and scoring training on October 11th in Burbank and will assume the role of ELPAC Test Administrators for February 2020. 

 

Professional Development: Based on staff input, evidence of effectiveness, and alignment with our instructional focus for the year, upcoming professional development topics will include the following:

 

September 18th – Reflex Math Fluency Webinar

September 20th – Benchmark Advance Guided Reading and Writing Training

October 2nd – RACER and CUBES instructional strategies refresher

November 13-16th – National Science Teachers Association Conference (STEM Focus Leads)

March 9-12th – SXSW EDU National Conference (FCLA Focus Leads)

TBD – Twig Science Curriculum Share Day

TBD – Depth and Complexity Icons/GATE instructional strategies 

TBD – Responsive Classroom refresher

TBD – SBAC Test Preparation Practices 

 

Professional Goal Setting Meetings: Professional goal setting meetings will take place September 16th – 19th. These 30 minute meetings are used to review current and previous MAP and CAASPP data, identify students for targeted instruction, access online resources and data reports, review the Evaluation Cycle, as well as set professional goals for the 2019-2020 school year.  Historical trends indicate these opportunities to set targets for short term and long term goals have yielded positive results as demonstrated through publisher assessment, MAP growth, and CAASPP outcomes.

 

School Community

School Site Council (SSC): Fenton STEM Academy will need to conduct School Site Council (SSC) meetings in the 2019-2020 school year as a subcommittee of the Parent Advocacy Committee/School Community Relations Council. School Site Council is responsible for approving federal funds and working together to review the school’s instructional program. This council acts as an advisory committee to the Fenton Board of Directors and will meet throughout the year. Nominations were received for both staff and parents. Ballots were distributed on Monday, September 9th, with a due date of September 16th. The results will be announced September 20th and the first meeting will take place on Friday, September 27th. Fenton STEM Academy looks forward establishing this wonderful opportunity for stakeholder involvement and engagement.  

Annual Meet and Greet: Fenton STEM Academy held its annual Meet and Greet for new and returning families on Monday, August 12, 2019. Students were able to tour the school and meet their teacher for the new school year. Parents expressed their appreciation for this “sneak peek” prior to the first day of school. This was a great event to build community and reduce anxiety for first day worries.

Meet the Special Education Team: On September 12, 2019, the Fenton Academies Special Education Team held an additional Meet and Greet. Thank you to our incredible Special Education Team: Maria Cordero, Sydney Crowe, Brooke Schiffman, Ana Soto Gutierrez, Sofia Carias, and Melissa Katchen for arranging a very special introduction to Special Education workshop for our parents. The team arranged a unique opportunity for families to meet the special education department, gain access to resources, and ask any questions they may have about special education. We were fortunate to have our outside service providers and Special Education Coordinator (Judy Werner) on hand to provide additional support. Our families are truly appreciative of the united support the Academies provides. 

Parent Orientation Meetings: Fenton STEM Academy held parent orientation meetings for all grade levels within the first two weeks of school. These meetings were well attended and provided parents with an overview of the STEM instructional program and schoolwide updates. Parents were then invited to tour their child’s classroom and hear items related to their specific class. Parents had many positive things to say about the school and we look forward for more opportunities to provide parent involvement. 

Annual Fall Parent Night Meeting: Fenton STEM Academy held its annual Fall Parent Night Meeting on Wednesday, September 4th. Topics included an overview of student programs, progress, school policies, and opportunities for parent involvement. Discussion for future projects and plans for the Fenton Academies were also presented. Thank you to Dr. Riddick, Kate Hetu, and Kelley Christenson for joining the FCLA/STEM Administrative Team as we prepared an informative night for parents. 

Spirit Day Assemblies: In an effort to promote schoolwide attendance incentives and positive behavior, Fenton STEM Academy will hold a Spirit Day assembly on the first Friday of every month. The Spirit Day assembly consists of a schoolwide flag salute, school song, and attendance/behavior incentives. The class with the best monthly ADA at each grade level will be recognized during this assembly with the Perfect Attendance door banner. The banners will be displayed throughout the month. In addition, students with perfect attendance for the month will be eligible for monthly themed brag tags and free dress on selected days. Classes that have been recognized for the week with excellent behavior will be awarded the lunch VIP tables and shining star raffle prizes. The Spirit Day Assembly is a great way to build upon our school culture and promote a positive school environment. Thank you to Cecilia Quijano for her work in ensuring a positive school culture exists by assisting with these assemblies as well as other schoolwide initiatives. 

 

Psychomotor Program for 2019-2020: Cecilia Quijano will work closely with psychomotor aides during the 2019-2020 school year to improve the quality of the psychomotor program. Beginning September and running about 6 weeks, Mrs. Quijano will conduct a two-part workshop focusing on Group Management and Power of Play. The workshop will take place weekly on Fridays and upon completion, the psychomotor aides will receive a Certificate of Completion. 

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

    • Reflex Math Fluency Professional Development
    • Benchmark Guided Reading Professional Development
    • Free Dress Incentive and Spirit Day #2 Assembly
    • The Great California Shake Out Drill 
    • Family Math Night (5:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
    • Red Ribbon Week/ Scholastic Book Fair
    • Halloween Parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.E.5.

FENTON CHARTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (FCLA)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

September 12, 2019

 

The mission of the Fenton Academy for Social and Emotional Learning is to nurture the development of responsible, thoughtful citizens in an increasingly interdependent global society by creating environments in which students are challenged to explore, to create, to make decisions while actively participating in and being accountable for their learning.  

 

State Charter Number:  1613

 

Enrollment 

 

 

Kinder

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Total

Monthly

ADA

Cumulative

ADA

9/12/2019

50

54

64

65

60

42

335

98.4%

98.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy has experienced an increase in enrollment over time. Enrollment has maintained a consistent level throughout the past most recent years. Fenton Charter Leadership Academy continues to maintain teacher to student ratios of 24:1 in all TK-5th grade classrooms.     

 

Material Revision to Charter Petition

 

Based on strong parent demand, consistent positive achievement data, and the opportunity to expand our facility with a newly unoccupied nearby building, both FCLA and STEM will move forward with requesting a material revision to their charter petitions. The revision will not affect the original charter petition approved capacity of 600 students. The available building space will allow for expansion to 6th grade without growing capacity. The formal request for a material revision will require an approved FCPS board resolution. Pending FCPS board approval, both the formal request for a revision and the FCPS board resolution will be presented to the Los Angeles Unified School District Charter School Division on Friday, September 13th. The CSD team will review the request, notify the school of next steps, including a proposed LAUSD board meeting date for LAUSD board approval.

 

Over 400 parents have signed a parent petition to add 6th grade to the available TK-5 grade span, with 99% of current fifth grade parents intending to remain at Fenton Charter Leadership Academy for 6th grade during the 2020-2021 school year. Fenton Charter Leadership Academy will utilize the successful sixth grade instructional model implemented at our sister site, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School. Fenton Charter Leadership Academy has the parent and student demand, instructional capacity and facility opportunity to move forward successfully with this grade level expansion. 

 

Instruction

A Shift in Mindset – “Smarter, Better, Faster”: After conducting a thorough needs assessment based on historical performance as measured by external data (CAASPP), internal data (MAP and publisher assessments), and a review of the instructional program, it is clear Fenton Charter Leadership Academy has shown significant growth in academic achievement, with some key areas that require continued focus. Based on the concept of the transformative power of real productivity as outlined in “Smarter, Better, Faster” by Charles Duhigg, the staff of Fenton Charter Leadership Academy is adopting a new mindset moving forward during the 2019-2020 school year. 

Smarter – Fenton Charter Leadership Academy is dedicated to selecting instructional materials and strategies that have a proven track record of positive impact. Only evidence based resources will be used in classrooms in an effort to streamline and refine our practice. Core programs such as Benchmark Advance and My Math will be utilized for core instruction. Supplemental programs that have demonstrated positive results such as Freckle, iStation, and Reflex Math will be used to support ELA and Mathematics growth. Professional development will focus on supporting these identified areas and training will be dedicated to exploration of continued improvement. 

Better – Fenton Charter Leadership Academy continues to develop stronger and more effective ways of engaging students with each additional year in operation. The majority of staff are continuing employees, with minimal new hires. Heading into our fifth year open, the majority of K-4th grade students have been with us from the beginning of their elementary education. We have seen the strongest results from students that have been educated at the Fenton Academies from initial enrollment.  In addition, the Fenton Academies have purchased the Twig Science curriculum. This formal Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) curriculum integrates ELA, Mathematics, and technology to prepare students for authentic problem solving, higher order thinking, and ability to connect interrelated units of study. Fenton Charter Leadership Academy will continue implementation of engagement and social emotional techniques through use of Responsive Classroom and Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures. 

Faster – Fenton Charter Leadership Academy is committed to efficiency and urgency to operate a successful school. Use of identified tools such as Illuminate and MAP reports aide teachers in more efficient ways of monitoring student progress in record time. Staff resources are provided instantly through use of Google Drives and streamlined communication. Maintaining a shared vision of urgent and sustainable instructional practices will lead to a faster and more efficient learning model at the Academies. 

Leadership Focus for 2019-2020: Under the guidance and expertise of the FCLA Focus Leads, Veronica Palazzola and Kate Hetu, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy has refined the Leadership integrated focus for the 2019-2020 school year with four key components; Classroom Leadership Integration, Service Learning Projects, the Annual Leadership Summit, and the Drama and Chess Clubs. Below is a brief description of each component:

 

Classroom Leadership integration -  Consistent implementation of Mutt-i-grees, introduction of Budd-i-grees, Classroom greeters, and student portfolios.

Service Learning Projects – Grade level progression and schoolwide themes of people, animals, and the environment. K-2 will focus on strengthening the school community as a grade level, 3-5 will focus on community outreach within their own neighborhoods and city based on their individual interests.

 

Leadership Summit – May 29, 2020, showcase of student service learning projects, evidence of community partnerships, involvement of “real world leaders” on site to interact with families and staff.

 

Drama and Chess Club - Offered to 3rd-5th graders, the after school Drama Club led by Krista Casanova and Sofia Carias will meet once a week for an hour each session. This club will focus heavily on developing public speaking skills, instilling confidence and dramatic expression through performing arts, with a culminating talent show to be held at the end of the year. Applications will be distributed September 23rd and sessions will run about 8 weeks. 

 

For the first time ever, FCLA will have an after school Chess Club. Brooke Schiffman will work with one of our parent volunteers (who happens to be a professional chess player), as they prepare to offer this wonderful opportunity. Students will utilize a chess board, chess related materials, and curriculum to learn chess strategies, with a culminating chess tournament to take place at the end of the year.  Applications will be distributed September 23rd and sessions will run about 8 weeks. 

NWEA® MAP Assessments: All students in grades Kindergarten – 5th Grade have completed their beginning of year Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments for reading, math, and language. MAP tests were distributed on student iPads, desktop computers, and laptops over the course of the first three weeks of school. Teachers will review their current class RIT scores during goal setting meetings as well as analyze their student growth during the 2018-2019 school year. Current trends indicate a significant increase in beginning of year Rasch Unit (RIT) student scores. Fenton Charter Leadership Academy educators will utilize data gained from these assessments for instructional decisions and practices. 

ELPAC Initial Assessments: Fenton Charter Leadership Academy has completed all initial English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you to Jennifer Pimentel for her assistance with ensuring all test administrators were properly trained, the testing material was organized and prepared, and testing was completed within required timelines. Thank you to Nicole Langlois, Veronica Palazzola, and Virginia Palma for their assistance with assessment of our English Learners. We look forward to analyzing the progress and growth of our English Learners.

Participation in the ELPAC Accessibility Field Test: With the transition to a new computer based Initial and Summative ELPAC, invitations to participate in a field test were sent to LEAs statewide who meet the minimum threshold requirement of English learners. The Academies agreed to participate in the Field Test which will take place in October.  This will assist the state in their development of the computer-based assessment that will be implemented when students take the Summative ELPAC assessment in February.  The Initial computer based assessment will be implemented during Fall 2020.  For FCLA, students from TK, Kinder, and 1st will participate in the field test between October 14th-21st. Only trained test examiners may administer the test. Jennifer Pimentel, Cecilia Quijano, Virginia Palma, Veronica Palazzola, Nicole Langlois, Yesenia Fuentes and Paige Piper will attend the state-sponsored ELPAC administration and scoring training on October 11th in Burbank and will assume the role of ELPAC Test Administrators for February 2020. 

 

Professional Development: Based on staff input, evidence of effectiveness, and alignment with our instructional focus for the year, upcoming professional development topics will include the following:

 

September 18th – Reflex Math Fluency Webinar

September 20th – Benchmark Advance Guided Reading and Writing Training

October 2nd – RACER and CUBES instructional strategies refresher

November 13-16th – National Science Teachers Association Conference (STEM Focus Leads)

March 9-12th – SXSW EDU National Conference (FCLA Focus Leads)

TBD – Twig Science Curriculum Share Day

TBD – Depth and Complexity Icons/GATE instructional strategies 

TBD – Responsive Classroom refresher

TBD – SBAC Test Preparation Practices 

 

Professional Goal Setting Meetings: Professional goal setting meetings will take place September 16th – 19th. These 30 minute meetings are used to review current and previous MAP and CAASPP data, identify students for targeted instruction, access online resources and data reports, review the Evaluation Cycle, as well as set professional goals for the 2019-2020 school year.  Historical trends indicate these opportunities to set targets for short term and long term goals have yielded positive results as demonstrated through publisher assessment, MAP growth, and CAASPP outcomes

 

School Community

School Site Council (SSC): Fenton Charter Leadership Academy will need to conduct School Site Council (SSC) meetings in the 2019-2020 school year as a subcommittee of the Parent Advocacy Committee/School Community Relations Council. School Site Council is responsible for approving federal funds and working together to review the school’s instructional program. This council acts as an advisory committee to the Fenton Board of Directors and will meet throughout the year. Nominations were received for both staff and parents. Ballots were distributed on Monday, September 9th, with a due date of September 16th. The results will be announced September 20th and the first meeting will take place on Friday, September 27th. Fenton Charter Leadership Academy looks forward establishing this wonderful opportunity for stakeholder involvement and engagement.  

Annual Meet and Greet: Fenton Charter Leadership Academy held its annual Meet and Greet for new and returning families on Monday, August 12, 2019. Students were able to tour the school and meet their teacher for the new school year. Parents expressed their appreciation for this “sneak peek” prior to the first day of school. This was a great event to build community and reduce anxiety for first day worries.

Meet the Special Education Team: On September 12, 2019, the Fenton Academies Special Education Team held an additional Meet and Greet. Thank you to our incredible Special Education Team: Maria Cordero, Sydney Crowe, Brooke Schiffman, Ana Soto Gutierrez, Sofia Carias, and Melissa Katchen for arranging a very special introduction to Special Education workshop for our parents. The team arranged a unique opportunity for families to meet the special education department, gain access to resources, and ask any questions they may have about special education. We were fortunate to have our outside service providers and Special Education Coordinator (Judy Werner) on hand to provide additional support. Our families are truly appreciative of the united support the Academies provides. 

Parent Orientation Meetings: Fenton Charter Leadership Academy held parent orientation meetings for all grade levels within the first two weeks of school. These meetings were well attended and provided parents with an overview of the Leadership instructional program and schoolwide updates. Parents were then invited to tour their child’s classroom and hear items related to their specific class. Parents had many positive things to say about the school and we look forward for more opportunities to provide parent involvement. 

Annual Fall Parent Night Meeting: Fenton Charter Leadership Academy held its annual Fall Parent Night Meeting on Wednesday, September 4th. Topics included an overview of student programs, progress, school policies, and opportunities for parent involvement. Discussion for future projects and plans for the Fenton Academies were also presented. Thank you to Dr. Riddick, Kate Hetu, and Kelley Christenson for joining the FCLA/STEM Administrative Team as we prepared an informative night for parents. 

Spirit Day Assemblies: In an effort to promote schoolwide attendance incentives and positive behavior, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy will hold a Spirit Day assembly on the first Friday of every month. The Spirit Day assembly consists of a schoolwide flag salute, school song, and attendance/behavior incentives. The class with the best monthly ADA at each grade level will be recognized during this assembly with the Perfect Attendance door banner. The banners will be displayed throughout the month. In addition, students with perfect attendance for the month will be eligible for monthly themed brag tags and free dress on selected days. Classes that have been recognized for the week with excellent behavior will be awarded the lunch VIP tables and shining star raffle prizes. The Spirit Day Assembly is a great way to build upon our school culture and promote a positive school environment. Thank you to Cecilia Quijano for her work in ensuring a positive school culture exists by assisting with these assemblies as well as other schoolwide initiatives. 

 

Psychomotor Program for 2019-2020: Cecilia Quijano will work closely with psychomotor aides during the 2019-2020 school year to improve the quality of the psychomotor program. Beginning September and running about 6 weeks, Mrs. Quijano will conduct a two-part workshop focusing on Group Management and Power of Play. The workshop will take place weekly on Fridays and upon completion, the psychomotor aides will receive a Certificate of Completion. 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

    • Reflex Math Fluency Professional Development
    • Benchmark Guided Reading Professional Development
    • Free Dress Incentive and Spirit Day #2 Assembly
    • The Great California Shake Out Drill 
    • Family Math Night (5:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
    • Red Ribbon Week/ Scholastic Book Fair
    • Halloween Parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chief Academic Officer’s Report and LCAP Update

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Executive Director’s Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.G.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

September 12, 2019

 

The mission of the Fenton Charter Public Schools is to offer a high quality innovative education to all students in a safe, secure, nurturing environment where students, parents and staff become a community of learners achieving collaborative and successful outcomes. 

 

CCSA:

 

CCSA Moves to Neutral on AB 1505 (August 30, 2019)

Yesterday, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) moved to a neutral position on Assembly Bill (AB) 1505, authored by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, after securing important protections for existing high-quality charter public schools that have demonstrated success in closing the achievement gap, balancing students’ academic needs with fiscal impact considerations for new petitions, and restoring an appeals path to counties and the State Board of Education. CCSA’s decision to remove opposition to the bill follows extensive conversations with the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Teachers Association.

Today, AB 1505 passed off the Senate Appropriations Committee’s suspense file with amendments and moved forward to the Senate Floor. We expect that the amendments to AB 1505 will be available to the public sometime next week.

AB 1507 Passes Senate Appropriations Committee with Amendments

AB 1507 by Assemblymember Christy Smith passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee and moved forward to the Senate Floor with amendments. CCSA has been seeking amendments on this legislation with both the author and the Senate Appropriations Committee.

The author has committed to adopting amendments on the Senate Floor that will likely satisfy CCSA's concerns. Stay tuned for further updates on AB 1507 next week.

Legislative Update – Appropriations Committees Clear Suspense Files

Today, both the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees met to hear items on their suspense files, which contain legislation that have costs to the state of over $150,000. CCSA was tracking several high priority pieces of legislation related to charter schools. Below is a comprehensive update on legislation CCSA was tracking.

AB 39 (Muratsuchi D) Education finance: local control funding formula: aspirational funding level: reports.   CCSA Position: Support

Outcome: AB 39 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee and moved forward to the Senate Floor. AB 39 would set higher aspirational targets for Local Control Funding Formula base grants. CCSA continues to support AB 39 to demand full funding as part of our Stand for All Students agenda.

 AB 48 (O'Donnell D) Education finance: school facilities: Kindergarten-Community Colleges Public Education Facilities Bond Acts of 2020 and 2022.    CCSA Position: Watch

Outcome: AB 48 was re-referred from the Senate Appropriations Committee to the Rules Committee where we expect that the bill will be held and turned into a two-year bill. CCSA has been closely engaged on this legislation in search of making the state bond program easier to access and more equitable for charter schools. AB 48 appearing to become a two-year bill is a victory that will allow further, and more thoughtful, engagement on the bond in pursuit of a more equitable and accessible program for all.

AB 197 (Weber D) Full-day kindergarten.  CCSA Position: Watch

Outcome: AB 197 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee and moved forward to the Senate Floor with amendments. The amendments from the committee seek to provide an exemption for programs that are struggling with facility issues. CCSA was closely watching AB 197 with concerns that charter schools are already heavily strained by facilities constraints which would have been magnified by the requirements of AB 197. The amendments to AB 197 out of the committee appear to address this concern and should protect charter schools.

AB 331 (Medina D) Pupil instruction: high school graduation requirements: ethnic studies.   CCSA Position: Watch

Outcome: AB 331 was held on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s suspense file as a two-year bill. AB 331 would create a new ethnic studies graduation requirement in addition to requiring charter schools to follow all graduation requirements. CCSA was heavily concerned with the new section in AB 331 which would remove charter flexibility and apply all state graduation requirements to charter schools. CCSA will continue to engage on this issue thoughtfully over the interim and next year when the bill comes back.

AB 428 (Medina D) Special education funding.   CCSA Position: Support

Outcome: AB 428 was held on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s suspense file. CCSA was supporting AB 428 in order to demand full funding for our special education students as part of our Stand for All Students agenda. AB 428’s failure on the suspense file is unfortunate, but CCSA is committed to ensuring equity in special education funding.

AB 967 (Smith D) Local control and accountability plans.  CCSA Position: Oppose

Outcome: AB 967 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee and moved forward to the Senate Floor. CCSA remains heavily opposed to AB 967 as its new requirements go far beyond the requirements that were just enacted in the 2019-20 state budget act this year. AB 967 would require that charter authorizers approve all charter LCAPs, an onerous requirement that we will seek to defeat on the Senate Floor.

AB 1613 (O'Donnell D) Charter Schools: Public works: prevailing wages.    CCSA Position: Oppose

Outcome: AB 1613 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee and moved forward to the Senate Floor. CCSA remains opposed to AB 1613 as we believe that the prevailing wage requirements of this legislation will increase the costs of conduit bond projects at the California School Finance Authority anywhere between 10-20 percent. CCSA will be seeking to defeat AB 1613 on the Senate Floor.

SB 328 (Portantino D) Pupil attendance: school start time.   CCSA Position: Watch

Outcome: SB 328 passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and moved forward to the Assembly Floor where it is expected to have a contentious floor vote. CCSA has maintained a close watch position on SB 328 due to our concerns about the impact this legislation could have on charter programs and is working with the author on clean-up language to help protect charter schools.

State:

 

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“PPIC Report Looks at LCFF Spending”

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) officially met its funding targets during the 2018-19 fiscal year, the last State Budget of former Governor Jerry Brown’s tenure. While there was some angst as to whether Governor Gavin Newsom would support Brown’s signature school funding program, the enacted 2019-20 State Budget includes an increase of nearly $2 billion to the LCFF via a 3.26% cost-of-living adjustment; therefore, signaling that Governor Newsom, at least for now, intends to continue funding the LCFF in future state budgets.

However, with the LCFF officially meeting its funding targets and the California School Dashboard now in place, there will be a much larger emphasis on outputs and accountability for the K-12 system moving forward. Policymakers and stakeholders will become increasingly interested in the LCFF’s efficacy and whether the funding is reaching the targeted student populations. This means that there will be numerous more reports—similar to the report that was just released by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) on Wednesday, August 7, 2019—which will analyze how LCFF dollars are being spent and if they are moving the needle on student outcomes.

This particular PPIC report looked at district spending and school staffing data to see how LCFF dollars are being allocated across districts and schools. The report evaluated if district spending could show if the LCFF dollars were going to support high-need students. Some of the report’s key findings include:

    • Overall, the LCFF has led to more equitable school district spending. Since the implementation of the LCFF in 2013-14, student spending in high-need districts (districts with more than a 55% unduplicated pupil percentage [UPP]) has increased by over $500 more per pupil than in low-need districts (0-30% UPP). Additionally, the report found that class sizes have also been reduced in high-need districts more than in low-need districts.
    • The LCFF imperfectly targets high-need students by allocating funding via district-level UPP. LCFF funding is allocated by district and provides additional dollars according to a district’s UPP. The report found, however, that there are many high-need students (low-income, English learners, and foster youth) that reside in districts that do not receive large portions of LCFF funding due to their UPP. However, the report concedes that the LCFF intentionally directs more money to the highest-need districts, over schools, in order to educate high-need students in areas with higher concentrations of unduplicated pupils.   
    • Districts are spending slightly more on teachers at their highest poverty schools. While this is the case, this pattern of spending was present well before the LCFF as districts tend to provide more teachers at their highest poverty schools but at lower pay than the teachers at their low-need schools.
    • High-need schools and districts rely increasingly on less-experienced and lower-paid teachers. While the student-teacher ratio is lower at districts’ high-need schools than at their low-need schools, the report found that the high-need schools have much higher concentrations of novice teachers (those with no more than three years of experience) than low-need districts. The report contends that even if districts prefer to hire more experienced teachers at these schools, they are constrained by teacher shortages in some of the key education disciplines and that it will take several years to see novice teachers grow into effective educators in terms of improving academic outcomes.

While the report does not specifically go into how the LCFF has affected student outcomes, it did note that new federal mandates under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) may provide more transparency into how the funds are affecting the achievement gap, as ESSA requires that state education agencies and local educational agencies report school-level per-pupil expenditures.

In addition to future reports by organizations like the PPIC and the new federal mandates, the State Auditor is conducting an audit of three large, geographically disbursed school districts that have significant numbers of unduplicated pupils to see how LCFF dollars are being spent.  The State Auditor’s report is expected in November.

“Education Funding Initiative to be Refiled for November 2020 Ballot”

Proponents for the split-roll property tax initiative that has already qualified for the November 2020 ballot, have announced their intent to refile the initiative in the coming days.

According to a spokesperson for Schools and Communities First, the campaign sponsoring the initiative, the soon-to-be-filed initiative will correct timeline issues, provide small business tax relief, and ensure every school district receives funding in an equitable way.

The proposal will amend the 1978 Proposition 13 to require more frequent property tax value assessments for certain commercial and industrial properties in order to bring the values for these properties up to current market rates. The additional property tax revenues generated by this proposal would be distributed to local governments and K-14 education.

Originally, the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act was intended to appear on the November 2018 ballot. However, by the time all the initiative signatures had been validated, the deadline had passed for the 2018 ballot and the initiative became eligible for the November 2020 ballot instead.

Once the refiled initiative receives a ballot title and summary from the Attorney General, proponents will be able to start collecting the more than 623,000 registered voter signatures to qualify for the November 2020 ballot. Assuming signatures are gathered in time, we would expect the original initiative to be pulled from the November 2020 ballot (sponsors can do so by summer 2020) and the sponsors to focus their campaign on this new version.

The split-roll initiative may not be the only K-14 funding initiative up for consideration by the voters in November 2020.

The California School Boards Association (CSBA) and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) are exploring their own proposal to increase funding for education.

While the details of the proposal are not yet in print, the CSBA-ACSA initiative would generate upwards of $15 billion annually for K-14 education through a permanent “millionaire’s” tax. K-12 funding would go out in a manner similar to the Local Control Funding Formula, the community college portion would focus on existing goals of the system—and all funds would be outside of Proposition 98 and the control of the Legislature.

“Top Legislative Issues for 2019—September 6, 2019”

The last dash to the end of the legislative year kicked off with the second house Appropriations Committee deadline last Friday, August 30, 2019, when the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees each took up their suspense files.

For those bills that did pass the Appropriations Committee, hundreds have been amended over the past few days, to address cost concerns or any issues that would make them potentially less successful in seeking Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature. Bills will get a full floor vote in the second house and, if they have been amended during their time there, will go back to their house of origin for a concurrence vote on amendments, and then it’s off to Governor Newsom’s desk.

This all must be done before Friday, September 13, the deadline for bills to be sent to Governor Newsom in the regular session. Due to the passage of Proposition 54 in 2016, all bills must be published in print and online at least seventy-two hours before each house of the Legislature can vote on it. This means that all amended bills must be in print by Tuesday, September 10 in order to comply with the seventy-two-hour rule in the California Constitution.

Early Childhood Education

Assembly Bill (AB) 6 (Reyes, D-Grand Terrace)—Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood Education Branch. This bill would, by January 1, 2021, require the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) to establish an interagency workgroup that would identify administrative changes to improve the coordination of services provided to children in early learning and care programs. Additionally, the bill would require, by January 15, 2021, the establishment of a quality improvement workgroup that would review and propose revisions to the current quality rating and improvement system and program standards, among other things.

SSC Comment: AB 6 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee last week after being significantly amended by the author. The will now go to the full Senate for a vote and then back to the Assembly for a vote concurring the amendments taken in the second house.  

Employees

AB 500 (Gonzalez, D-San Diego)—School and Community College Employees: Paid Maternity Leave. AB 500 would require school districts, charter schools, and community colleges to provide at least six weeks of full pay for pregnancy-related leaves of absence taken by certificated, academic, and classified employees. Opponents of the bill have raised concerns about the fiscal impact this requirement would have on school districts. AB 500 has passed the Legislature and is to the Governor for consideration.

AB 1353 (Wicks, D-Oakland)—Classified Employees: Probationary Period. AB 1353 reduces the probationary period for school district classified employees from one year to six months in nonmerit school districts. The probationary period for classified employees in merit districts is already six months, and the California Federation of Teachers—the sponsor of the bill—argues that this bill makes the probationary period consistent for classified employees in all districts in the state. AB 1353 has passed the Legislature and is to the Governor for consideration.

Governance and District Operations

AB 197 (Weber, D-San Diego)—Full-Day Kindergarten. This bill would, commencing with the 2022–23 school year, require schools in school districts offering kindergarten and charter schools serving pupils in early primary grades to implement at least one full-day kindergarten program.

SSC Comment: AB 197 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee last Friday with a committee amendment that allows schools to continue operating a part-day program if the district’s governing board has prescribed a shorter length for the schoolday because the lack of school facilities requires double sessions. The bill passed out of the full Senate this week and now goes to the Assembly for the Senate amendments to be concurred before heading to Governor Newsom’s desk. 

Miscellaneous

AB 1184 (Gloria, D-San Diego)—Retention of Public Written Records Transmitted Electronically. This bill would amend the Government Code and would require public agencies, for the purposes of the California Public Records Act, to retain and preserve for at least two years every public record (any writing containing information relating to the conduct of the public’s business prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics) that is transmitted by electronic mail, unless a longer retention period is required by statute or regulation or established by the Secretary of State pursuant to the State Records Management Act.

SSC Comment: AB 1184 would apply to all local and state public agencies, including school districts and community college districts. Opponents of AB 1184 argue that the written materials that are the subject of the bill are already subject to the Public Records Act and that the bill creates a state mandate by prescribing and extending the retention of public records. This bill passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee and is currently awaiting to be heard by the full Senate.

AB 1578 (Rivas, D-Hollister)—School Pavement to Parks Grant Program. This bill would, contingent upon a budget appropriation, establish the School Pavement to Parks Grant Program to be administered by the Natural Resources Agency. The program would provide grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) and charter schools maintaining schools in disadvantaged and low-income communities to convert portions of existing pavement at those schools to green space.

SSC Comment: AB 1578 was amended in the Senate Appropriations Committee for the program to be administered by the Natural Resources Agency rather than the California Department of Education (CDE). The bill needs to clear the full Senate before being sent back to the Assembly for a concurrence vote. 

School Safety and Student Discipline

Senate Bill (SB) 419 (Skinner, D-Berkeley)—Pupil Discipline: Suspensions: Willful Defiance. Commencing July 1, 2020, this bill would prohibit the suspension of a pupil enrolled in a school district or charter school in grades 4 and 5 for disrupting school activities or otherwise willfully defying the valid authority of those school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties. The bill, from July 1, 2020, until July 1, 2025, would prohibit the suspension of a pupil enrolled in a school district or charter school in any of grades 6 to 8, inclusive, for those acts.

SSC Comment: Senator Skinner has been pursuing this change in suspensions based on “willful defiance” for several years. The bill has been approved by the Legislature and is awaiting action by Governor Newsom.

Special Education

AB 1172 (Frazier, D-Discovery Bay)—Special Education: Nonpublic, Nonsectarian Schools or Agencies. Beginning with the 2020–21 school year, this bill would require an LEA that enters into a master contract with a nonpublic, nonsectarian school to conduct at least both of the following:

    • An on-site visit to the school before placement of a pupil if the LEA does not have any pupils enrolled at the school at the time of placement
    • At least one on-site monitoring visit during each school year to the school at which the LEA has a pupil attending and with which it maintains a master contract

The monitoring visit shall include the review of services provided to the pupil, a review of progress the pupil is making toward the goals set forth in the pupil’s Individualized Education Program, a review of progress the pupil is making toward the goals set forth in the pupil’s behavioral intervention plan (if applicable), an observation of the pupil during instruction, and a walk through of the facility. The LEA shall report the findings resulting from the monitoring visit to the CDE within sixty calendar days of the on-site visit.

The bill also places new documentation requirements on a nonpublic schools (NPS) related to their administrators and staff trainings and places notification requirement on an NPS for any pupil-involved incident involving law enforcement. Recent amendments clarify that the NPS selects and provides the staff training and that the training is consistent with existing law regarding the use of seclusion and restraint.

State Budget, Education Finance, Local Control Funding Formula

AB 39 (Muratsuchi, D-Torrance)—Education Finance: Local Control Funding Formula: Aspirational Funding Level: Reports. This bill would express the Legislature’s intent, as of the 2020–21 fiscal year, to set new, aspirational Local Control Funding Formula per-student base grants at K–12 schools. Specifically, the new, aspirational grade span adjusted base grants would be equal to the following amounts to meet the national average per-pupil funding level:

    • Kindergarten and grades 1 to 3: $12,188
    • Grades 4 to 6: $12,377
    • Grades 7 to 8: $12,194
    • Grades 9 to 12: $14,768

In addition, the bill would require, beginning July 1, 2020, that the SPI publish, in addition to information about supplemental and concentration grants at each LEA and charter school, information about each LEA and charter school’s base grant and counts of low income, English learner and foster youth students.

SSC Comment: AB 39 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously at last Friday’s deadline. The author made a minor amendment to the bill to clarify legislative intent to apply a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) that is separate from, in addition to, and above the COLA that is specified in this measure.

AB 114 (Committee on Budget) and SB 114 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)— Education Finance: Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill. This is the education budget trailer clean-up bill. The bill is designed to address education issues in the 2019–20 State Budget that were not quite settled by the bills passed in June or to address new issues that have since arisen. This bill provides clarifications to the funding based on preschoolers with disabilities, extends the deadlines for the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, and makes several other changes.

SSC Comment: Since this is a budget trailer bill, the provisions would go into effect immediately upon signature from Governor Newsom. The bill will be heard by the budget committees next week before being voted on the by full houses.

District:

 

The 2019-2020 Performance-Based Oversight Tools and Guides were received on August 12th from the LAUSD Charter Schools Division.  Two changes in the Fiscal Documentation are 1) the request for procurement polices and procedures, including competitive bidding thresholds and 2) an itemized accounting regarding total compensation paid to all executives, school leaders, administrators, directors, and non-certificated staff either employed by the school or the entity managing the charter school, including the organization’s home office, charter management organization, or related entities which may have decision-making authority over the schools.  Both items have always been readily accessible for the Fenton Charter Public Schools and we encourage and welcome the oversight over all LAUSD charter schools recognizing that all charter schools are public schools and how charter schools utilize funding should be a matter of public record.  These two areas are often cited as concerns as contracts are awarded to relatives or friends of charter leaders without a formal bidding process or any level of legitimate scrutiny, and the most serious and frequent concern (as revealed in the media) are the salaries of the administrators and non-certificated home office staff when reviewed proportionally to the ADA of the organization and salaries and total compensation of all other staff.  Fiscal accountability, organizational accountability and ethical governance are key aspects that reveal how an organization is managed, and should correspondingly be key considerations when approving a new charter or determining if an existing school should be renewed.  Leaders who take advantage of independence and autonomy to enrich themselves should not be leading schools and the Fenton Charter Public Schools welcome the added scrutiny.

 

FCPS:

 

The summer months brought some exciting news to the Fenton schools:

 

    • ïSidewalk to be installed at the corner of Fenton Avenue and Terra Bella Street –

 

The paving of a sidewalk hardly sounds like serious news, but after nearly 30 years, it is a major event for the Fenton Avenue Charter School community.  Dating back to Executive Director Irene Sumida’s first days as an Assistant Principal at Fenton Avenue Elementary in 1991, the sidewalk at the critical corner has been an eyesore and safety concern since the tenure of City Councilmember Ernani Bernardi (1961-1993).  The concern continued to be voiced with City Councilmembers Richard Alarcon (1993-1998), Alex Padilla (1999-2006), Richard Alarcon (elected to another term from 2007-2013), Felipe Fuentes (2013-2016), and now, Monica Rodriguez (elected in 2017).  It is Ms. Rodriguez who has finally resolved the issues between the owner of the property, the City, City Engineers, and the DWP.  Congratulations and ‘thank you’ to Ms. Rodriguez for her tenacity and knowledge in maneuvering the challenging City bureaucracy.  The project should be completed by January 2020, but Ms. Rodriguez stated she expects an earlier completion date.  (Interesting that it took the election of the first WOMAN City Councilmember for Council District 7 to move the project forward!)

 

    • ïPossible expansion of FCLA and STEM –

 

With the departure of the title company at 8928 A Sunland Boulevard, the Academies have the opportunity to add much needed space to the shared campus.  We are working with the owner of the site to determine feasibility of extending our leases of the first phase (which includes the building where the two schools are located and the FCPS office site) and adding the second building and a rooftop playground.  Structural analysis of the vacant building has been completed and needed upgrades are reasonable, but the rooftop is yet to be fully reviewed for cost, although the City has verified the structural integrity of the area.  The owners have been supportive, and our developers continue to work with us to move the project forward.  The addition of the 20,000 square foot building will allow for the addition of 6th grade to both schools, a strong request from the parent community since the opening of the schools in 2015.  A “Material Amendment” to both charters is required to revise the grade level configuration of the schools, and is included in this agenda (Action Item IV.I.) for board approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

All matters listed under the consent agenda are considered by the Board to be routine and will be approved/enacted by the Board in one motion in the form listed below.  Unless specifically requested by a Board member for further discussion or removed from the agenda, there will be no discussion of these items prior to the Board’s vote on them.  The Executive Director recommends approval of all consent agenda items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item III. A.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve the Board Resolution regarding council and committee responsibilities and membership

 

BACKGROUND

 

Since charter conversion in 1993, all full-time Fenton Avenue Charter School staff members have participated in the governance structure consisting of originally seven, and now four, councils.  This system has ensured a well-informed staff that has a vested interest in and knowledge of all aspects of the school’s organization and operations.  

 

This same structure has been implemented at each of the Fenton schools with committees, rather than councils, at Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard, Fenton STEM Academy and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy, with the committees serving in the same capacity as the councils.  

 

ANALYSIS

 

Membership and active and regular participation on one of the four councils (FACS) or committees (FPC, SMBCCS, FCLA and STEM) are conditions of employment for all full-time, exempt staff.  With the incorporation of the Fenton schools, the Board of Directors has final decision-making authority relating to all aspects of the operations of the Fenton Charter Public Schools.  Each year, the Board is asked to approve a resolution establishing the advisory councils (FACS) and committees (FPC, SMBCCS, FCLA and STEM) to continue providing input and recommendations to the Board.

 

The nominated and elected Faculty Representatives of each school share the responsibilities of recording secretary for each board meeting, and similar to all members of the FCPS Board of Directors, do not receive any compensation or reimbursement for their service. For the 2019-2020 school year, the representatives are:

 

 

School

Faculty Representatives

Classified Representatives

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Mercedes Meeks

Karla Contreras

Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School

Beth Henschel, Marie Kirakossian, Megan Stevenson

Antonio Garay

Fenton Primary Center

Nitima Angus, Laura Holmes, Coco Salazar

Cedric Ramirez, Laura Vasquez

Fenton STEM Academy

Kelley Christenson

Cedric Ramirez

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

Veronica Palazzola

Cedric Ramirez

FCPS

 

Karla Contreras, Cedric Ramirez

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the attached resolution calling for the continued implementation of the advisory councils for FACS and committees for FPC, SMBCCS, FCLA and STEM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments: Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools regarding council/committee structure and implementation of participatory governance system; 2019-2020 FACS Council Roster; 2019-2020 Committee Rosters for SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA

Item III. B.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve final staff rosters and employee contracts for FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA for 2019-2020 school year

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Board of Directors yearly approves final staff rosters for each school to ensure hiring and staff ratios are in line with proposed budget expenditures as personnel costs are typically the most significant ongoing expense.

 

ANALYSIS

 

Since the June 13, 2019 meeting of the Board of Directors, the schools have revised their staff rosters to ensure the ratio of students to teachers (class size) is consistent and that the needs of all students are met. 

 

Contracts for the newly hired staff have been written and approval of newly hired employees’ contracts is also requested.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the final staff rosters and employee contracts for the 2019-2020 school year for FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment Final staff rosters for FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA

Item III. C.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve bell schedules and instructional minutes offered by FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA

 

BACKGROUND

 

Currently, the State of California requires the following number of instructional minutes:

 

Grade Level

Required Minutes

Kindergarten

36,000

Grades 1 - 3

50,400

Grades 4 - 6

54,000

 

It should be noted that the above totals are the “minimum” and many traditional schools and districts as well as charter schools offer far more instructional minutes than this minimum.

 

ANALYSIS

 

The instructional minutes offered at the Fenton schools vary by school, often dictated by traffic and the physical limitations of the sites, but all totals exceed minimum requirements:

 

Grade Level

Required Minutes

Actual Minutes

Fenton Avenue Charter School

 

 

3rd

50,400

58,470

4th

54,000

58,470

5th

54,000

58,470

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

 

 

TK

36,000

55,690

K

36,000

55,690

1st

50,400

55,690

2nd

50,400

57,530

3rd

50,400

57,530

4th

54,000

59,370

5th

54,000

59,370

6th

54,000

59,370

Fenton Primary Center

 

 

TK

36,000

51,760

K

36,000

54,420

1st

50,400

56,460

2nd

50,400

58,500

Fenton STEM Academy

 

 

TK

36,000

54,790

K

36,000

54,790

1st

50,400

54,790

2nd

50,400

54,790

3rd

50,400

58,470

4th

54,000

58,470

5th

54,000

58,470

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

 

TK

36,000

54,790

K

36,000

54,790

1st

50,400

54,790

2nd

50,400

54,790

3rd

50,400

58,470

4th

54,000

58,470

5th

54,000

58,470

 

Bell schedules for each school reflect required minutes for recess and lunch breaks.  (California mandates 400 minutes of recess a month for elementary schools.)

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the 2019-2020 bell schedules and instructional minutes for FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments: Bell schedules and instructional minutes for FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA

Item III. D.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve 2019-2020 Parental Involvement Policies and Home-School Agreement for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, STEM and FCLA

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 has been reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 10, 2015. Most of the provisions of the ESSA did not take effect until the 2017–18 school year. The Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plan has transitioned to a Federal Addendum, which will document the use of federal funds such as Title I, Title II, Title III and Title IV in the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Directly related to the Parent Involvement Policies is the Home-School Agreement developed initially at Fenton Avenue Charter School in 1993 to communicate the expectations and responsibilities the school would fulfill while working in partnership with families.  Over the course of the 26-year history of the Fenton schools, the agreement has been revised, refined, and clarified to ensure transparency.

 

Added to the Home-School Agreement this year is a “Code of Conduct for Students and Visitors”.  The document is contained in the agreement and also posted prominently at each school site to emphasize what is expected at each campus.

 

ANALYSIS

 

Title I, Part A, ESEA section 1118(b) continues to define the requirements of the Parental Involvement Policy for schools participating in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.  Each year, the policies for each school must be approved by the Board of Directors.  

 

The Home-School Agreement and Code of Conduct are included here for review and approval by the Board.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the 2019-2020 Parental Involvement Policies, Home-School Agreement for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, STEM and FCLA, and Code of Conduct.

Attachments: 2019-2020 Parental Involvement Policies and Code of Conduct 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.A.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve slate of FCPS Board officers for 2019-2020 school year

 

BACKGROUND

 

The officers of the Fenton Charter Public Schools consist of a President, Vice Presidents, Secretaries, and Chief Financial Officer, or Treasurer.  The Executive Director serves as the President and the elected Faculty and Classified Representatives serve as the Vice Presidents and Secretaries.  The Financial Business Manager is the Treasurer.

 

Board meetings are run by the Board Chair, or Vice Chair as necessary, and both are elected by the Board of Directors.

 

In August, all Board members were asked to submit nominees for Chair and Vice Chair. Joe Lucente was nominated for the position of Chairman of the Board, and Diane Abeyta was nominated as Vice Chair.

 

ANALYSIS

 

The by-laws of the Fenton Charter Public Schools specify the officers of the corporation and their duties:

 

ARTICLE VIII

OFFICERS OF THE CORPORATION

 

Section 1.OFFICES HELD.  The officers of this corporation shall be a President, a Secretary, and a Chief Financial Officer, who shall be known as the “Treasurer.”  The corporation, at the Board’s direction, may also have a Chairman of the Board, one or more Vice-Presidents, one or more assistant secretaries, one or more assistant treasurers, and such other officers as may be appointed under Article VIII, Section 4, of these bylaws. The officers in addition to the corporate duties set forth in this Article VIII shall also have administrative duties as set forth in any applicable contract for employment or job specification. Officers, except for the Chairman of the Board, shall not also be directors (Board members).

Section 2.DUPLICATION OF OFFICE HOLDERS. Any number of offices may be held by the same person, except that neither the Secretary nor the Treasurer may serve concurrently as either the President or the Chairman of the Board.

 

Section 3.ELECTION OF OFFICERS.  The officers of this corporation shall be chosen annually by the Board of Directors and shall serve at the pleasure of the Board, subject to the rights of any officer under any employment contract.

 

Section 4.APPOINTMENT OF OTHER OFFICERS.  The Board of Directors may appoint and authorize the Chairman of the Board, the President, or another officer to appoint any other officers that the corporation may require.  Each appointed officer shall have the title and authority, hold office for the period, and perform the duties specified in the bylaws or established by the Board.

 

Section 5.REMOVAL OF OFFICERS.  Without prejudice to the rights of any officer under an employment contract, the Board of Directors may remove any officer with or without cause.  An officer who was not chosen by the Board of Directors may be removed by any other officer on whom the Board of Directors confers the power of removal.

 

Section 6.RESIGNATION OF OFFICERS.  Any officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board.  The resignation shall take effect on the date the notice is received or at any later time specified in the notice.  Unless otherwise specified in the notice, the resignation need not be accepted to be effective.  Any resignation shall be without prejudice to any rights of the corporation under any contract to which the officer is a party. 

 

Section 7.VACANCIES IN OFFICE.  A vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, removal, disqualification, or any other cause shall be filled in the manner prescribed in these bylaws for normal appointment to that office, provided, however, that vacancies need not be filled on an annual basis.

 

Section 8.CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD.  If a Chairman of the Board of Directors is elected, he or she shall preside at the Board of Directors’ meetings and shall exercise and perform such other powers and duties as the Board of Directors may assign from time to time.  If there is no President, the Chairman of the Board of Directors shall also be the chief executive officer and shall have the powers and duties of the President of the corporation set forth in these bylaws. If a Chairman of the Board of Directors is elected, there shall also be a Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman shall preside at Board of Directors meetings and shall exercise and perform such other powers and duties as the Board of Directors may assign from time to time.

 

Section 9.PRESIDENT.  The President, also known as the Executive Director, shall be the general manager of the corporation and shall supervise, direct, and control the corporation’s activities, affairs, and officers as fully described in any applicable employment contract, agreement, or job specification.  The President shall have such other powers and duties as the Board of Directors or the bylaws may require.  If there is no Chairman of the Board, the President shall also preside at the Board of Directors’ meetings.

 

Section 10.VICE-PRESIDENTS.  If the President is absent or disabled, the Vice-Presidents, if any, in order of their rank as fixed by the Board, or, if not ranked, a Vice-President designated by the Board, shall perform all duties of the President.  When so acting, a Vice-President shall have all powers of and be subject to all restrictions on the President.  The Vice-Presidents shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as the Board of Directors or the bylaws may require.

 

Section 11.SECRETARY.  The Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept, at the corporation’s principal office or such other place as the Board of Directors may direct, a book of minutes of all meetings, proceedings, and actions of the Board and of committees of the Board.  The minutes of meetings shall include the time and place that the meeting was held; whether the meeting was annual, regular, special, or emergency and, if special or emergency, how authorized; the notice given; and the names of the directors present at Board of Directors and committee meetings.

 

The Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept, at the principal California office, a copy of the articles of incorporation and bylaws, as amended to date.

 

The Secretary shall give, or cause to be given, notice of all meetings of the Board and of committees of the Board of Directors that these bylaws require to be given.  The Secretary shall keep the corporate seal, if any, in safe custody and shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as the Board of Directors or the bylaws may require.

 

Section 12.TREASURER.  The Treasurer shall keep and maintain, or cause to be kept and maintained, adequate and correct books and accounts of the corporation’s properties and transactions.  The Treasurer shall send or cause to be given to directors such financial statements and reports as are required to be given by law, by these bylaws, or by the Board.  The books of account shall be open to inspection by any director at all reasonable times.

 

The Treasurer shall (a) deposit, or cause to be deposited, all money and other valuables in the name and to the credit of the corporation with such depositories as the Board of Directors may designate; (b) disburse the corporation’s funds as the Board of Directors may order; (c) render to the President, Chairman of the Board, if any, and the Board, when requested, an account of all transactions as Treasurer and of the financial condition of the corporation; and (d) have such other powers and perform such other duties as the Board, contract, job specification, or the bylaws may require.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the recommended slate of officers of the Fenton Charter Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments:  Recommended slate of officers of the FCPS Board of Directors for 2019-2020

Item IV. B.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve Resolution #35:  Sufficiency of Instructional Materials

 

BACKGROUND

 

Education Code Section 60119 requires a public hearing and resolution approved by the Board certifying the sufficiency of instructional materials prior to the end of the 8th week from the first day pupils attend classes.  The notice of the hearing must be posted at least ten (10) days in advance in at least three public places within the school district and must state the time, place and purpose of the hearing.  The hearing may not be held during or immediately following school hours.

 

ANALYSIS

 

The materials purchased by the Fenton schools are all on the State Board of Education (SBE) list of approved instructional materials, and the Fenton schools continue to purchase sufficient materials to ensure a textbook or other related materials for each student at each grade level, TK – 6.  It should be noted that in the area of history/social science, the SBE has not approved a list of instructional materials.  The materials the schools are utilizing in all core subject areas (English language arts, mathematics, science, history/social science) are the most current.  Where there is no updated approved list of materials, the schools have supplemented the last adoption with appropriate resources to ensure the relevancy of content.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve Resolution #35:  Sufficiency of Instructional Materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment:  Resolution #35:  Sufficiency of Instructional Materials

Item IV.C.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation approve slate of directors and officers for the FCPS Foundation Board of Directors for 2019-2020 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The FCPS Foundation was established on September 13, 2013 to ensure that State and Federal revenue remains totally separate from student body and faculty fundraising activities conducted by the schools.  

 

The original Board of the FCPS Foundation consisted of twelve members, four from each school.  There have been numerous changes at each of the schools, and consistent with the bylaws of the Foundation, the FCPS Board of Directors are yearly asked to appoint new members to the Foundation Board.  

 

From the Bylaws of the FCPS Foundation:

 

ARTICLE VII, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Section 3. DIRECTORS. 

 

The number of directors shall be no less than five (5) and no more than twelve (12). For purposes of ensuring that the Corporation aligns its goals and objectives with educational mission and goals of Fenton Charter Public Schools, a majority of the directors shall be appointed by the existing Fenton Charter Public Schools Board of Directors. All Directors are designated at the Corporation’s annual meeting of the Board of Directors.

 

ANALYSIS

 

Staff members were surveyed as to their interest in serving on the Foundation Board, and the following employees responded and have been recommended by the remaining members of the FCPS Foundation Board: 

 

FACS:  Robin Brenneisen, Leticia Padilla Parra, Tony Peña, Ann Velasco

FPC:  Bridget Ruiz, Sandra Valle

SMBCCS:  Monica Castañeda, Cary Rabinowitz

FCLA:  Kate Hetu, Jennifer Pimentel

STEM:  Kelley Christenson, Dominica Yasuda

FCPS: Oscar Contreras, Rolando Gutierrez

 

It is recommended that the FCPS Board of Directors appoint Rolando Gutierrez to continue to serve as Chair of the Board of the FCPS Foundation and board member Oscar Contreras continue to serve as the Treasurer.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the state of directors, as well as the chair and treasurer, of the FCPS Foundation Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.D.

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to receive June 30, 2019 Unaudited Actual Reports for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton STEM Academy and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

BACKGROUND

 

Each year, California's kindergarten through grade twelve (K–12) school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and joint powers agencies, all commonly known as local educational agencies (LEAs), submit annual financial reports to the California Department of Education (CDE). The Financial Accountability and Information Services (FAIS) Office, within the CDE, is responsible for annually collecting, reviewing, and preparing these financial data for dissemination.  Beginning with fiscal year 2003–04, charter school financial reporting was required by Education Code sections 1628 and 42100 (as amended by Assembly Bill 1994, Chapter 1058, Statutes of 2002).

 

ANALYSIS

 

The Unaudited Actual Reports for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton STEM Academy, and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy were submitted to the Los Angeles Unified School District in August as required.  

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors receive the Unaudited Actual Reports for the five Fenton schools.  (The documents are included at the end of the financial presentation.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments: Unaudited Actual Reports for FACS, SMBCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA

Item IV.E. 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve expenditures for items above spending authority of Executive Director

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Executive Director has authority to approve expenditures up to $25,000; expenditures over that amount must be approved by the Board of Directors.  

 

ANALYSIS

 

The following expenditure exceeds the Executive Director’s spending authority, and the Board is asked to review and approve the item:

 

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School:  $28,000 for replacement of flooring – emergency repair conducted in the month of July

 

The flooring of nearly all classrooms at Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School were in disrepair when the school was divested to FCPS in 2012.  To control costs, classrooms have been prioritized according to need, and repair work completed during longer vacation periods.  There was an unexpected need this summer, above the Executive Director’s $25,000 approval level, and more floors than anticipated were repaired due to safety concerns.  The Board is asked to acknowledge this emergency repair, and approve this item, retroactively.

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School:  Purchase and installation of new master key system – original estimate:  $69,945.00; final cost:  $77,662.50

 

Description of item originally approved at May 23, 2019 regular meeting of Board – 

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School is the only Fenton school still utilizing an old key system that does not provide the following safeguard:  All keys are a private keyway which means key blanks can only be obtained from the factory, thus duplication is not only controlled, but highly unlikely.  The current system allows keys to be duplicated anywhere.

 

The original estimate was $69,945.  The final cost is $77,662.50 due to additional locks and related mechanism needed to complete the work on the entire campus.  The Board is asked to approve the revised full amount.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the list of expenditures as presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.F. 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve Independent Study Agreement for 2019-2020 school year

 

BACKGROUND

The legislation authorizing independent study was enacted in 1976, and originally was designed to serve child actors, aspiring Olympic athletes, and other students whose schedules precluded regular classroom attendance.  Over the years, independent study has evolved to serve a wide range of students. 

Independent study (California Education Code [EC] sections 51745–51749.3) is provided as an alternative instructional strategy, not an alternative curriculum. Independent study students work independently, according to a written agreement and under the general supervision of a credentialed teacher or teachers. 

Independent study can be used on a short-term or long-term basis.

ANALYSIS

 

During the first phase of our June 30, 2017 audit, our auditors recommended yearly Board approval of the Independent Study Agreement.

 

Beginning this school year, the Independent Study document has been placed on Illuminate and will auto-populate for more efficient use and access by classroom teachers.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve revised Independent Study Agreement for 2019-2020. 

 

 

 

 

Attachment: Sample Independent Study Agreement and Log

Item IV. G.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve Los Angeles County Office of Education “Certification of Signatures”

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Los Angeles County Office of Education requires that the Board of Directors of K-12 districts, Community College districts and Charter Schools certify the list of personnel authorized to sign orders for salary or commercial warrants, notices of employment and contracts.

 

ANALYSIS

 

The list of personnel authorized as signors has been limited to the Executive Director and Chief Academic Officer, although the Executive Director has always been available to sign all documents and the Chief Academic Officer has not been called upon to sign any warrants.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the 2019-2020 “Certification of Signatures” for the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment:  LACOE Form #503-804, Certification of Signatures for 2019-2020

Item IV.H.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve submission of draft of Food Services Management Company Request for Proposal (RFP) and sample contract documents to the School Food Service Contract Unit, California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Services Division

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Fenton Charter Public Schools are required to go out to bid for Food Services Management Services prior to the end of this school year.  The Fenton schools participate in four federal food service programs:  School Breakfast Program (SBP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), After School Meal Supplements Program (“Snacks”), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which is the “Supper” program.  

 

ANALYSIS

 

The bid process is determined by federal standards and regulations, specifically, Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations.  The California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division, requires the use of a template created by the Division to ensure that all aspects of the federal regulations are adhered to.  

 

A Request for Proposal and sample contract were created using the most current CDE template released in June 2019.  After FCPS Board approval, the documents will be submitted to the CDE for review and refinement.  The CDE has seventy-six (76) days to review the documents.


RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the submission of the draft of the FCPS Food Services Program Request for Proposal (RFP) to the School Food Service Contract Unit of the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division.

 

 

 

Attachment: Draft of FCPS Food Services Management Company Request for Proposal and sample contract

Item IV.I.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve submission of resolution supporting material amendment to charters of Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy

 

BACKGROUND

 

Since opening in August 2015, the two Fenton academies, located on the same site in Sun Valley, have implemented Fenton standards, expectations, policies and procedures with fidelity, and earned high marks yearly from District oversight reviews.

 

ANALYSIS

 

In addition to state assessment results demonstrating continuous student improvement, the schools have been well received by parents and the community, to the extent that parents have requested the addition of sixth grade to the TK-5th grade structure since the first year of operation.  Now, with the opportunity to add a 20,000 square foot building to support the instructional program, the possibility of adding sixth grade to both sites is recommended to provide an additional opportunity to the Sun Valley community.  

 

Both renewals establish a student enrollment capacity of 600.  As enrollment has been implemented strategically each year with only 3 classes per grade level enrolled to ensure the goal of small learning communities and that genuine opportunities for collaboration would always be in place, adding sixth grade falls easily into the schematic.  If approved, each school would serve TK-6th grade with three classes per grade level, twenty-four (24) students per class for a maximum of 576 students at each site.  This is within the capacity noted in the renewals, the capacity of the facility, and still maintains the small learning communities the schools have strived to establish.


RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the submission of the resolution supporting the material amendment to add sixth grade to both Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Attachment: Letter of request to the Director of the LAUSD Charter Schools Division for Material Amendment and Resolution Supporting Material Amendment for the Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.J.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to receive FASB ASC 715 OPEB report for FCPS as of June 30, 2019

 

BACKGROUND

 

Since the approval of GASB 45 in July 2004, Fenton Avenue Charter School, and then in 2011, the Fenton Charter Public Schools, have adhered to the Government Accounting Standards Board statement to determine Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) liabilities and obligations.  As a non-profit public benefit corporation, FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) statements are a better “fit” for the organization than GASB regulations, and in the 2015-2016 school year, FCPS transitioned to FASB reporting guidelines and received its first FASB ASC 715 actuarial report.

 

One major difference between GASB and FASB is the requirement for yearly actuarial reports for FASB compared to the “every other year” requirement under GASB, and hence, the Board will receive a FASB report yearly.

 

ANALYSIS

 

The results of the June 30, 2019 actuarial valuation report reveal the following:

 

Summary of Actuarial Valuation Results

Year Ending

June 30, 2018

Year Ending

June 30, 2019

 

Beginning of Year Reconciliation of OPEB Assets

$3,131,779

$4,081,429

 

Employer Contributions to Trust

$878,101

$1,128,301

 

Employee Contributions to Trust

0

0

 

Actual Return on Assets

$71,549

$93,119

 

End of Year Reconciliation of OPEB Assets

$4,081,429

$5,302,849

 

Accumulated Postretirement Benefit Obligation (APBO)

 

 

 

 

Actives

$8,326,655

$9,382,666

Retirees

$2,287,668

$2,152,943

Total APBO

$10,614,323

$11,535,609

 

Over/(Under) Funded

($6,532,894)

($6,232,760)

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors receive the FASB ASC 715 Report for FCPS for year ending June 30, 2019 and recognize that for fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, the Fenton Charter Public Schools will contribute $1,245,000 to the trust.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment: Fenton Charter Public Schools Actuarial Valuation Report as of June 30, 2019

Item IV.K.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve Fenton Charter Public Schools OPEB Trust Policies and Procedures

 

BACKGROUND

 

The FCPS OPEB Trust was formally established at the East West Bank and an investment portfolio created on March 28, 2016.  The portfolio was transferred to Cathay Wealth Management on October 30, 2017.

 

ANALYSIS

 

Since the opening of the OPEB Trust, it has become apparent that more than simply investing funds in the trust, policies and procedures for future investments, addressing changes in the economy and changes in the needs of the organization must be considered.  The trustees of the OPEB Trust have developed a detailed plan of action to address these considerations and the plan is presented here for approval.


RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the Fenton Charter Public Schools OPEB Trust Policies and Procedures document as presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment:  Fenton Charter Public Schools OPEB Trust Policies and Procedures 

Item IV.L.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve cash reserves policy for Fenton schools

 

BACKGROUND

 

During the Great Recession, the cash reserves of Fenton Avenue Charter School and the various grants received by the Fenton Primary Center sustained the schools through the significant fiscal downturn and subsequent recovery.

 

ANALYSIS

 

Important lessons were learned from both the recession and recovery as the State implemented “deferrals” of revenue to all public school districts and charter schools.  Many charter schools had no choice but to borrow funds on their future “receivables” in order to purchase supplies and materials for classrooms and pay salaries and benefits to staff.  Fenton was fortunate to have the cash to continue servicing students while also paying staff, but the situation would have been dire if not for the reserves built over time.

 

With economists regularly predicting a recession, it is imperative that Fenton establish a policy for minimum levels of cash reserves required to be maintained by each school site.  

 

The Governmental Finance Officers Association recommends the equivalent of two months of expenditures in cash reserves.  Using this as a starting point, and considering our experience through the last recession as a measure of how severe a fiscal downturn may be, and finally, out of an abundance of caution to ensure our schools continue to operate in the best interests of our students while safeguarding our staff, it is recommended that each of the Fenton schools maintain a cash reserve of four months.  The two newer schools, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy, will need to work on building their reserves over time.  In the interim, it would be best for the home office to maintain its over $1 million reserve in the event funds are needed to assist the newer schools in a recession.  Cash reserves held by each school above the four-month threshold could be used by that site for one-time discretionary needs.


RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the Fenton Charter Public Schools Cash Reserves Policy as presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment:  Policy for Determining Level of Cash Reserves to Be Maintained by Fenton Schools

Item IV.M.

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve revisions to Employee Handbook to address employees’ off-the-job activities involving students

 

BACKGROUND

 

Parents often seek assistance with their children during non-school hours/days, and invariably seek the employment of paraprofessionals they have met at their child’s school.  This practice has become prevalent enough to require a policy that clearly states the responsibilities of Fenton and the responsibilities and possible liabilities that may be incurred by the employee.

 

ANALYSIS

 

Robert Levy, a partner at the law firm Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves and Savich LLP, wrote the following language to be added to the FCPS Employee Handbook to address the situation and suggests it be included in a new section, II (J):

 

Section II, (J) Off-the-Job Activities Involving Students.

 

From time to time, Fenton employees are asked by parents of students, or otherwise agree to babysit or nanny students during non-school hours or on non-school days.  Any such arrangements are strictly between the parent and the employee.  These activities are not encouraged, sanctioned, sponsored or supported by the School.  Rather, these activities by the employee are entirely outside the course of employment at the School.  The employee and parent will assume all risks and liabilities associated by these arrangements.  The School is not responsible for, and the employee is not covered by the School’s liability insurance and Workers’ Compensation insurance policies when engaged in these services.  Employees should understand that even though this is a voluntary arrangement with the parent, the employee must always act in an appropriate manner when interacting with students.  Employees should maintain the same professional standards of conduct that they would at the School.  The employee shall not engage in any unlawful or inappropriate interaction with the student that may undermine the trust in the adult-student relationship or lead to the appearance of impropriety.

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the recommended revisions to the Employee Handbook effective immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment:  Page 31 from Revised Employee Handbook 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V.  ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item V.A.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: LAUSD Charter Schools Division oversight process 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The LAUSD Charter Schools Division (CSD) conducts yearly oversight visits and formal reviews of the instructional and operational practices of all District-authorized charter schools.  All charter schools contribute a percentage of their operating revenue to the District for this purpose as required by law. 

 

ANALYSIS

 

The LAUSD Charter Schools Division conducts performance-based oversight aligned to the California Charter Schools Act and includes four categories and a sub-category:  

 

    1. a.Governance
    2. b.Student Achievement and Educational Performance
    3. c.Organizational Management, Programs, and Operations 
    4. d.Documentation of Compliance with Clearance, Credentialing, ESSA Qualifications and Mandated Reporter Training Requirements
    5. e.Fiscal Operations

“Category I, Governance” specifically reviews the ways in which the Board of Directors fulfill its fiduciary responsibility to effectively direct and provide oversight of the Fenton schools.  As part of this responsibility, the Board is asked to monitor and review all documents that demonstrate that the schools comply with all applicable laws.    No later than the December 5, 2020, Board meeting, or as soon as all documentation is ready for review by each of the Fenton schools, the Board will review all documentation and the Board Chair will sign off on items as “compliant” or “non-compliant”.  The certification document, board agenda and minutes from the meeting at which the documents are certified will be compiled and sent to the District no later than January 13, 2020

 

Additionally, since the 2017-2018 school year, by the end of each school’s 7th week of school, each school site administrator must submit certification confirming the school’s implementation of safety measures at the beginning of the school year.  This beginning of the school year certification by each school administrator informs the FCPS Board and supports the school in ensuring that critical organizational and management systems are in place as the school year begins, as these requirements greatly impact students, staff and the public.  The entire certification document, with only the school administrator’s columns completed, along with the administrator’s signature, are due to the LAUSD Charter Schools Division by the end of the 7th week of school, and no later than October 7, 2019.

RECOMMENDATION

 

This is an information item and no action is required. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments: Welcome Letter from CSD Specialist, Charter School Compliance Monitoring, 2019-2020, and Annual Performance-Based Oversight Visit Preparation Guide, 2019-2020

Item V.B.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Update on FCPS OPEB Trust

 

BACKGROUND

 

The FCPS OPEB Trust was formally established at the East West Bank and an investment portfolio created on March 28, 2016.  The portfolio was transferred to Cathay Wealth Management on October 30, 2017.

 

ANALYSIS

 

John Coury, the Financial Advisor for the OPEB Trust, will provide an update.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

This is an information item only and no action is required. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item V.C.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

September 12, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Progress on expansion of FCLA and STEM

 

BACKGROUND

 

With the move of the title company which has occupied the 20,000 square foot building adjacent to the FCLA and STEM Academies, the opportunity to expand the schools has been researched since the owner of the site gave us notice of the vacancy.

 

ANALYSIS

 

Executive Director, Irene Sumida, will present an update on progress to date with the owner, development company (Pacific Charter School Development) and our consultant.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

This is an information item only and no action is required. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fenton Charter Public Schools

 

Board Meeting Dates

2018-2019

 

All board meetings begin at 4:30 p.m.

 

 

September 20, 2018

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

October 25, 2018

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

December 6, 2018

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

1022 North Van Ness Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90038

 

January 31, 2019

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

March 7, 2019

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

April 18, 2019

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

May 23, 2019

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

1022 North Van Ness Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90038

 

June 13, 2019

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352