Board Agenda

Fenton Charter Public Schools

SPECIAL MEETING - 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

 

 

OCTOBER 2, 2019 – 4:00 P.M.

 

Conference Call-In Number:

1-712-770-5581

Access Code:  881498#

 

Participating Board Members:

Diane Abeyta – 8727 Lucia Place, Sun Valley, CA  91352

Yvette King-Berg – 9400 Remick Avenue, Pacoima, CA  91331

Daniel Laughlin – 8283 Willis Avenue, #11, Panorama City, CA 91402

Joe Lucente – 17112 Minnehaha Street, Granada Hills, CA  91344

Jed Wallace – 3817 Halcon Place, Davis, CA  95618

Walter Wallace - 3929 Hibbert Ct, Simi Valley CA 93063

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 – Chairperson of the Board – Joe Lucente

 

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

 

C. Additions/Corrections to the Agenda – Chair Lucente

 

II. COMMUNICATIONS

 

  1. A. – Chair Lucente

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. Committee/Council Reports

 

To be presented at the next Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

 

C. Treasurer/CFO’s Report:  Kristin Dietz, Vice President, EdTec - FCPS Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

 

To be presented at the next Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

 

D. Directors’ Reports 

 

To be presented at the next Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

 

E. Chief Academic Officer’s Report and LCAP Update – Dr. David Riddick

 

To be presented at the next Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

 

F. Executive Director’s Report:  Irene Sumida

 

To be presented at the next Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

 

III. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

There are no items scheduled for the Consent Agenda.

 

IV. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

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

 

 

It is recommended that the Board approve item IV.A.

 

 

V. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION

 

There are no items scheduled for the Information Agenda.

 

VI. ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 

 

The meeting was adjourned at ____________________.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.  COMMUNICATIONS

 

All reports will be presented at the next Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

There are no items on the Consent Agenda.          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.A.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

October 2, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve revised 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. 

 

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 revised 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: Material Amendment for Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V.  ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION

 

There are no items scheduled for the Information Agenda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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