Board Agenda

 

  

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS2075

 

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.

 

EMERGENCY MEETING - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

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 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA  91331 • (818) 485-5900

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

 

 

MARCH 12, 2020– 2:00 P.M.

 

Conference Call-In Number:

  1. 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

 

 

 

AGENDA

 

 

I. PRELIMINARY

 

  1. Call to Order – Chair of the Board – Joe Lucente
  2. Roll Call – Chair of the Board – Joe Lucente
 
II. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

  1. Recommendation to approve Resolution #40 authorizing the Executive Director and Chief Academic Officer to take any actions necessary to protect the health and safety of students and staff
  2. Recommendation to approve increasing the Executive Director’s spending authority to $50,000

 

III.      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, April 16, 2020 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.A.

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

March 12, 2020

 

TO:                 Fenton Charter Public Schools

                        Board of Directors

 

FROM:          Irene Sumida

                        President

 

SUBJECT:     Recommendation to approve Resolution #40 authorizing the Executive Director and Chief Academic Officer to take actions necessary to protect the health and safety of students and staff

 

BACKGROUND

 

A novel respiratory virus that originated in Wuhan, China, has spread to over 100 countries in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. More than 100,000 have been infected, leaving many experts to fear a global pandemic.

 

ANALYSIS

 

Much remains unknown about the virus, including how many people may have very mild or asymptomatic infections, and whether they can transmit the virus. The precise dimensions of the outbreak are hard to know.

 

The uncertainty of exactly how the disease is transmitted and how to control transmission are cause for serious alarm, especially within our schools.  For this reason, the Executive Director and Chief Academic Officer request the Board to grant them the authority to close the five Fenton schools beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 and continuing to the end of the Spring Break on April 6, 2020 (Spring Break runs from Monday, March 30 to Monday, April 6, 2020).  Students would return to school, depending on the coronavirus situation, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

 

Additionally, parents will be informed of the following:

 

  • Student work will be prepared by staff to be sent home on Friday, March 13, or by U.S. Mail, if necessary.
  • A list of appropriate online resources will be sent home for parents to use at home to continue learning opportunities.
  • Parents will be informed of packaged meals, which will be available daily at each school for enrolled students, Monday through Friday, until the schools reopen.
 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve Resolution #40 authorizing the Executive Director and Chief Academic Officer to take actions necessary to protect the health and safety of students and staff, and therefore authorize the closure of Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton STEM Academy and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy beginning on March 13, 2020 and continuing to April 6, 2020, or as long as necessary or as determined by State, County and City officials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment:  Resolution #40

Item II.B.

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

March 12, 2020

 

TO:                 Fenton Charter Public Schools

                        Board of Directors

 

FROM:          Irene Sumida

                        President

 

SUBJECT:     Recommendation to approve increasing the Executive Director’s spending authority to $50,000

 

BACKGROUND

 

The spending authority of the Executive Director has been established at no more than $25,000.

 

ANALYSIS

 

Due to the unprecedented spread and uncertainty of the effects of the coronavirus, the Board of Directors is asked to increase the spending authority of the Executive Director to ensure needed supplies and resources may be purchased quickly as necessary.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the increased spending authority of the Executive Director to $50,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fenton Charter Public Schools

REGULAR 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

March 5, 2020 – 4:30 P.M.

Fenton Charter Public Schools

8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA  91352

Call-in Number: (712) 770-5581; Access Code: 881498#

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.

 

 

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

 

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

 

C. Flag Salute – Chair Lucente

 

D. Approval of the Agenda – Chair Lucente

 

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

 

E. Minutes of Previous Meetings - Chair Lucente

 

Minutes of the January 30, 2020 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors will be presented for approval. 

 

II. CLOSED SESSION

 

Chair Lucente will make the following announcement:

 

“The Board of Directors will now be moving into closed session to discuss matters described in Section VI.  Matters to be discussed are those permitted by Government Code Section 54957 - Public Employee Performance Evaluation and Public Employee Appointment.”

 

Convene to closed session

 

  1. A.Government Code 54957 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION – Evaluation of Current Administrators

 

  1. A.Government Code 54957 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT – Promotion to Assistant Director

C. Government Code 54957

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION – Evaluation of Chief Academic Officer and Instructional Coaches

 

D. Government Code 54957

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION – Evaluation of Executive Director

 

III. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION - ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

Reconvene to open session

 

Chair Lucente will announce any action taken in Closed Session.

 

IV. COMMUNICATIONS

 

A. Presentations from the Public – 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

 

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:  Lisa Ibarra, Jacqueline Penner (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: Leticia Padilla Parra (FACS)

 

a. School Site Council:  Leticia Padilla Parra, Christopher Torres (FACS); Richard Parra, Sandra Valle (FPC); Karla Morales Jimenez, Bunny Wolfer (SMBCCS); Amarjeet Gonzalez (FCLA/STEM) 

 

b. English Learner Advisory Committee:  Barbara Aragón (FACS)

 

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

 

FCPS Business Manager will present the Second Interim Report, financial statements, cash flow position, and any variations in revenues and expenditures from the approved 2019-2020 budgets as of January 2020.

 

D. 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

 

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

 

F. Executive Director’s Report:  Irene Sumida

 

V. 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. 

 

  1. A.

 

  1. A.Recommendation to review and acknowledge receipt of the Second Interim Reports for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, STEM and FCLA

VI. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

A. Recommendation to approve auditing firm for 2020-2021 and subsequent two years 

 

B. Recommendation to approve revised General Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual

 

C. Recommendation to approve Ad Hoc Succession Planning Committee

 

VII. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION 

 

A. Update on FCPS OPEB Trust

 

B. Progress on expansion of FCLA and STEM

 

C. Possible Change in ASCIP Coverage

 

VIII. ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

IX. ADJOURNMENT 

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools, 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

 

January 30, 2020

 

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools was held on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools, 8928 B 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 4:40 p.m. by Chair Lucente.

 

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

 

Board Members Present

Yvette King-Berg, Community Representative

Daniel Laughlin, Parent Representative

Joe Lucente, Community Representative

Jed Wallace, Community Representative

Walter Wallace, Community Representative 

 

Board Members Not Present

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

 

Aye: (5) Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin, Joe Lucente,

Jed Wallace, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

E. Approval of Minutes

 

Minutes of Previous Regular Meeting – Chair Lucente

 

On MOTION of Daniel Laughlin, SECONDED by Jed Wallace 

and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the minutes of the December 5, 2019 Regular Meeting (Item I.E.) were approved as presented. 

 

Aye: (5) Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin, Joe Lucente,

Jed Wallace, Walter 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. Financial Business Manager’s Report 

 

Kristin Dietz, Vice President of EdTec, and Financial Business Manager of the FCPS, presented the following update:

 

  • ïConsolidated revenue forecasted net income is now $508,000 – a decrease from the previous forecast of $171,000 due to the following:
    • oLCFF revenue decreased due to a reduction in forecasted ADA to more closely align with actual enrollment and attendance ($218,000 consolidated decrease in revenue);
    • oA correction to staff budgeted at the home office resulted in increased costs ($72,000 increase in expense at the home office);
    • oPrior year revenues related to Medi-Cal billing reimbursements and ASCIP rebates were received ($66,000 consolidated increase in revenue);
    • oDepreciation expense decreased due to the timing of projects to be completed later in the year ($36,000 consolidated decrease in expense).
    • oCash balances and overall fiscal health remain very strong, and all sites continue to have positive cash balances.

 

D. Directors’ Reports 

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School (FACS) – Leticia Padilla Parra, Director, Dr. David Riddick, Chief Academic Officer, 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 receive and file 2018-2019 School Accountability Report Cards (SARC) for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton STEM Academy and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

B. Recommendation to approve 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Jed Wallace and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the Consent Agenda (Items III.A. and III.B.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin, Joe Lucente,

Jed Wallace, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

IV. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

A. Recommendation to receive and file the June 30, 2019 consolidated audit report for the Fenton Charter Public Schools

 

On MOTION of Walter Wallace, SECONDED by Daniel Laughlin and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to receive and file the June 30, 2019 consolidated audit report for the Fenton Charter Public Schools (Item IV.A.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin, Joe Lucente,

Jed Wallace, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

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

 

On MOTION of Jed Wallace, SECONDED by Daniel Laughlin and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve expenditures for the items above spending authority of Executive Director (Item IV.B.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin, Joe Lucente,

Jed Wallace, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

C. Recommendation to approve Request for Proposal (RFP) for independent auditor

 

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 Request for Proposal (RFP) for an independent auditor (Item IV.C.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin, Joe Lucente,

Jed Wallace, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

D. Recommendation to approve submission of resolution (Resolution #39) supporting material revisions to charters of Fenton Avenue Charter School and Fenton Primary Center to LAUSD Charter Schools Division

 

On MOTION of Walter Wallace, SECONDED by Jed Wallace and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the submission of resolution (Resolution #39) supporting material revisions to charters of Fenton Avenue Charter School and Fenton Primary Center to LAUSD Charter Schools Division (Item IV.D.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin, Joe Lucente,

Jed Wallace, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

V. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION

 

    1. a.Public Notice of FCPS Food Services Management Company Request for Proposal (RFP) 

 

    1. a.Form 700 Filers

 

    1. a.Update on FCPS OPEB Trust

 

    1. a.Progress on bond investment financing

These were information items 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, March 5, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools, 8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA  91352. 

 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:16 pm.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted:

 

 

 

______________________________ ___________________________

Kelley ChristensonVeronica Palazzola

Secretary of the Board Secretary of the Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. CLOSED SESSION

 

Chair Lucente announcement:

 

“The Board of Directors will now be moving into closed session to discuss matters described in Section VI.  Matters to be discussed are those permitted by Government Code Section 54957 – Public Employee Performance Evaluation and Public Employee Appointment.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III.  RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

Chair Lucente will announce any action taken in Closed Session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. B. 

 

Committee and Council Reports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.B.1.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Unapproved Minutes of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council

 

February 7, 2020

 

A meeting of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council was held on Friday, February 7, 2020, 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: Geina Addison, 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 December 12, 2019 meeting of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Vanessa Ettleman, SECONDED by Joseph Lafko, and CARRIED, the minutes of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council from December 12, 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 Budget Update, Leticia Padilla Parra, Director 

(Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Director Leticia Padilla Parra updated the council about FACS’s current budget, which is currently at a surplus of $7,000. She encouraged teachers to continue completing independent studies when possible. 

 

Item #4 Facilities Update (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 5), Leticia Padilla Parra, Director

(Informational Item)

This was an informational item only. Director Leticia Padilla Parra shared with the council that the intercom/clock project is now complete. The camera installation project is ongoing, but close to completion. There are some kinks still being worked out, but the cameras are currently operating and recording. Additionally, Jason Gonzalez and the technology team are working on the details of the school lockdown procedure. Once the logistics are worked out, then all teachers will be informed about how to activate the lockdown announcement. 

 

Item #5 School Book Fair, Leticia Padilla Parra, Director

(Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Director Leticia Padilla Parra shared with the council that the set up for the Scholastic Book Fair is complete. The Scholastic Book fair promotes reading among the students as well as enables the school to purchase Scholastic News. The book fair is scheduled to take place next week during every recess time as well as after school from 2:30-4pm. On Wednesday, the book fair will remain open until 6pm.  

 

 

Announcements: There were no announcements. 

 

Next Regular Meeting: To Be Determined

 

 

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Mary Ann McPherson, SECONDED by Fanny Adnitt, and CARRIED, the Budget, Facilities and Safety Council adjourned at 7:30 a.m. The next regular meeting of the council is to be determined.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted by Geina Addison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton Primary Center 

Unapproved Minutes

Finance and Safety Committee

 

February 21, 2020

7:15 a.m. – Conference Room 115

 

A meeting of the Finance and Safety Committee was held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:20 a.m. in the conference room of Fenton Primary Center at, 11351 Dronfield Ave. Pacoima, CA 91331.

 

 

Call to Order: Maria Patron, Co-Chair 

 

Roll Call: Mia Martinez, and Annie Yi, Secretaries

 

Members Present: Maria Patron, Max Schafer, Annie Yi, Mia Martinez, Rosa Benkovic, Richard Parra, Wendy Kaufman, Celina Calvillo, and Caitlin McMabell

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: 

Items number four and five are informational items. 

 

Item #1 Approval of Minutes from the February 5, 2019 Finance and Safety Committee 

On MOTION of Rosa Benkovic SECONDED by Celina Calvillo and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Finance and Safety Committee Meeting of September 6, 2019, were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Maria Patron, Co-Chair 

 

Item #2 Any person(s) desiring to address the Finance and Safety Committee on any proper matter.

 

Old Business:       None

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 Budget Update 19-20 (LCAP 3 AMO 2): Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational)

Mr. Parra reported that enrollment has average around 680 students. FPC’s current projected balance for this school year is positive of $4,500. However, the budget is not accurate due to moving parts, and does not reflect the changes to the updated lease agreement. Our current lease payment is lower than the previous amount of $800,000/year, and the predicted amount of $950,000/year based on increased interest rates.  Our current lease payment is $620,000/year. Mr. Parra will know more when he meets with Ed Tech to get the updated projections for the budget.

 

 

Item #4 Facilities Update, (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 5-6): Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational)

FPC is well kept in general. However, we are still working towards maintaining the facility, and preventing issues. Custodian’s schedules have been revised. Custodians will follow a 15 minute procedure in the classrooms, and designated areas. There are no major projects. One minor project will be to repair the back wall. The cost will be around $1,500. It will be funded though facility/maintenance budget. 

 

Item #5 Enrollment and Recruitment Update (LCAP Goal 2, AMO 1-2): Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational)

The enrollment and recruitment committee has met and shared ideas moving forward. Enrollment will begin on March 2, 2020. Mr. Parra has shared that FPC will be enrolling 6 kindergarten class for the 2020-2021 school year as approved by Dr. Riddick. Our 9 kindergarten classes will move on to our 9 first grade classes, and our 9 first grade classes will move to 9 second grade classes. 

Looking forward, FPC has placed 1.3 million dollars from an equity loan into reserve in hopes to expand our campus. 

Announcements

 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Mia Martinez and CARRIED, the Finance and Safety Committee meeting adjourned at 7:52 a.m. 

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by Mia Martinez and Annie Yi, Committee Secretaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School

 

Finance Committee

 

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

7:15 a.m. – Auditorium

 

MINUTES


A meeting of the SMBCCS Finance Committee was held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 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 & AJ Smith, Co-Chairs

 

The Finance Committee was called to order at 7:15 am by Chair Donald Ausherman 

 

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

Finance Committee members present: Cary Rabinowitz, Christy Namkung, Holly Putnam, Nicole Reed, AJ Smith, Jolea Maklouf, Tashi Miller, Richard Castro, Walter Gomez, Aaron Veals, Donald Ausherman, Sandra Campos, Emily Aaronson, Jennifer Allen

 

Excused Members: Lisa DeFrancesco, Monica Castaneda 

 

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

 

There were no additions or corrections to the agenda.

 

Approval of Minutes from December 10th, 2019: Donald Ausherman & AJ Smith, Co-Chairs

 

Item #1 Minutes from the December 10th, 2019 meeting of the Finance Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Tashi Miller, and SECONDED by Holly Putnam, and CARRIED, the minutes of the December 10th, 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.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None 

 

There was no Old Business.

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 Budget Update (LCAP Goal 3), Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Information Item)

 

Edtech, a company that we consult with each month, indicated that our current  operating income increased from $592,000 to $599,605. As per usual, compensation and benefits are our greatest expenses. There was an increase in ADA percentage from 868 to 874. We have 97.9% attendance schoolwide, which is more than what we budgeted for previously. Projections for 2021 are looking strong, with student enrollment increasing.

 

Item #4 Facilities Update (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 5), Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Information Item)

Funding will be used to replace playground coverings in the kindergarten yard and the fabric covering at Gate B. On the yard, we are also looking to re-coat the asphalt. We are currently looking to replace ceiling tiles in room 26 and 27 with LAUSD. During spring break, new AC units are projected to be installed through Prop 39 clean energy funding. Future projects we are still looking into are, an installation of a new fence around the school, replacing our artificial grass in the Pre-K yard, and continuing to replace classroom tile floors. 

Item #5 Purchase of Reflex Math  (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 2), Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Informational Item)

Reflex Math was purchased and teachers were presented with professional development for the program with many positive reviews from teachers and students.

Item #6 Adoption of Science Curriculum (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 2-3), Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Discussion Item)

As the year comes to a close, we are considering purchasing a new science curriculum in addition to keeping Mystery Science and Science Weekly. Currently, we are looking into Twig, currently in use at the other Fenton schools.

Item #7 Technology Upgrades for 2020-2021 School Year, Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Discussion Item)

After a riveting professional development with Dr. G from Apple, we continued to look at upgrading our technology. Specifically, equalizing the generations of iPads in classrooms. In addition, we would like to move forward with refreshing the Macbook Air laptops in iLab and sixth grade with the new generation. Also, we will be purchasing Smart Crayons that will be available to check out from iLab.

Announcements:

 

None

 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBD

 

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Christy Namkung and SECONDED by Tashi Miller and

CARRIED, the February 27th, meeting of the SMBCCS Finance Committee was adjourned at 7:46am. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.B.2.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Curriculum and Assessment Council

January 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 7:18 a.m. by Co-Chair Christopher Torres

 

Roll Call: Cynthia Eschenfelder and Robin Brenneisen – Secretaries

 

Members Present: Robin Brenneisen, Jacqueline Claudio, Cynthia Eschenfelder, Lee Melo, Leticia Padilla Parra, Jessi Tello, Christopher Torres, Rebecca Williamson, Barbara Aragon, Jessi Tello

 

Non- Council Members Present: Tiffany Walker 

 

Members Excused: N/A 

 

Members Not Present: Marya Asadurian, Cheryl Perkins

 

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

 

Item #5 FACS Updates and Charter Renewal was added to the agenda.

 

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

 

Item #1 Minutes from the December 4, 2019 meeting of the Curriculum and Assessment Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On Motion of Otilia Lopez, SECONDED by Rebecca Williamson, and CARRIED, the minutes of the Curriculum and Assessment Council from December 4, 2019 were approved as submitted.

 

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 California School Dashboard 2019 Data Release (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4 and LCAP Goal 2 AMO 4), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra reviewed the purpose of the CA Dashboard as being a means for board members and the public to understand different aspects of the school, including SBAC data, attendance, and EL Progress. The data gage is determined by growth, not a singular score. Currently, Math and ELA scores are Yellow, but both area have shown at least 10 points in growth over the last year. 

 

Item #4 School Accountability Report Card (SARC) (LCAP Goal 1-3), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra discussed that the SARC is yet another means to show community stakeholders information about our school site, such as demographic information, achievement, parent engagement, state of facilities, and expenditures. 

 

Item #5 ELPAC Summative Assessment (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 3-4), Barbara Aragón, FACS Assistant Director (Informational Item)

 

Ms. Aragón reminded the council that ELPAC testing will begin February, as the test will be operational beginning February 1st. She will be reviewing testing assignments for all students in TOMS, which is determined by both the LEA and CAL Pads. FACS will begin affidavit signing this week for Proctors and non- test examiners. Substitutes will begin training February 3rd and February 10th for Education Specialists. 

 

Item #6 FACS Material Revision Information Meetings, Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Overall, parent feedback for the potential Materials Revision has been positive. Mrs. Padilla Parra has been sharing information with families at a variety of meetings thus far, including Coffee with the Principal and a Parent Night Meeting. Parents of 5th grade students have been advised to move forward as though 6th grade will not be added, in order to avoid not having a student enrolled in 6th grade should the Materials Revision not happen soon enough or at all.  

 

Item #7 Second Semester Observations of Probationary Staff, (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 1), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

The four probationary teachers on site will be signing up for Second Semester Observations occurring in February. 

 

Item #8 NWEA MOY MAP Assessment, (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

This is the last week of NWEA Middle of the Year MAP Testing measuring growth of student learning. The testing window will be closing Friday January 31st. 

 

Item #9 Middle-of-Year Goal Setting Meetings, (LCAP Goal 2, AMO 2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra informed the council that there are dates lined up for Mid- Year Goal Setting Meetings to begin soon. Teachers will be reviewing growth from NWEA MAP Testing with Mrs. Padilla Parra as a possible indicator of SBAC Data for this school year. 

 

Item #10 Reflex Math, (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Reflex Math was purchased for all teachers and account information was shared. There will be a free training for all teachers to better understand the program and how to use it in the students’ best interests. The training was included with the purchase of Reflex Math. There will be a follow up webinar version of the training at the Staff Meeting on Wednesday February 12th. 

 

Announcements: All teachers are highly encouraged to attend tomorrow’s Board Meeting. 

 

 

Next Regular Meeting: To Be Announced 

 

 

Adjournment: On the MOTION of Jacqueline Claudio, SECONDED by Robin Brenneisen, and CARRIED, the Curriculum Assessment Council adjourned at 7:43 a.m.

 

Minutes submitted respectfully by Cynthia Eschenfelder and Robin Brenneisen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

 

Unapproved Minutes of the

Instruction Committee

 

February 13, 2020

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:17 AM in the conference room of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331.

Call to Order: Lisa Ibarra and Jackie Penner Council Co-Chairs        

 

Roll Call:   Karen Knapp, Secretary

 

Members Present: Karen Knapp, Coco Salazar, Krystal Rodriguez, Richard Parra, Jacqueline Penner, Maria Reyes, Lisa Ibarra, Angie Salceda, Nitima Angus, Abigail Lopez-Dee, Wendy Kaufman, Vanessa Sarnecki, Sirui Thomassian, Brianna Ellis, Maria Cardenas, Paola Ramirez, Diana Lucas

 

Members Excused: Gurpreet Gill

 

Members Absent: none

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Lisa Ibarra and Jackie Penner, Council Co-Chairs

 

Item #1       Minutes from the December 11th, 2019 meeting of the Instruction Committee

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Nitima Angus, SECONDED by Brianna Ellis, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Instruction Committee Meeting of December 11, 2019 were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Lisa Ibarra and Jackie Penner, Council Co-Chairs

 

Item #2       Any person(s) desiring to address the Instruction Committee on any proper matter.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

                        

Item #3   California School Dashboard 2019 Data Release (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4 and

LCAP Goal 2 AMO 4), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

The California School Dashboard 2019 Data Release came out in December. It is the release of the previous school year’s data which includes areas of impact such as school culture and school community. Our performance data is still rated on the performance of 3rd graders at FACS. Our California School Dashboard 2019 Data has also been posted in the last FCPS board meeting.

Item #4   School Accountability Report Card (SARC) (LCAP Goal 1-3), Richard Parra,   FPC 

Director (Informational Item)

 

The School Accountability Report Card has results from the 2018-2019 school year. This report is compiled of data information that was submitted to the board last month and also posted on SARC website.

 

Item #5       Second Semester Observations of Probationary Staff, (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 1),

Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Our second semester observations of probationary staff have been conducted. Mr. Parra is finalizing the recommendations and review of all probationary staff.  

 

Item #6       Middle-of-Year Goal Setting Meetings, (LCAP Goal 2, AMO 2), Richard Parra,

FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Our middle of the year goal setting meetings are currently underway. Each teacher is meeting with Richard Parra to discuss their goals and review their MAP scores.  

 

Item #7       ELPAC Summative Assessment (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 3-4), Sirui Thomassian,

FPC Assistant Director (Informational Item)

 

We are in the process of completing our ELPAC testing. We have 287 students who need to complete the ELPAC Summative Assessment. Our test examiner team is comprised of Maria Reyes, Coco Salazar, Shirley Saetang, Brianna Ellis, Lisa Ibarra, Wendy Kaufman, and Sirui Thomassian. The ELPAC testing has to be done by May 29, 2020.

 

Item #8       FPC Material Revision Information Meetings, Richard Parra, FPC

Director (Informational Item)

        

The district is scheduled to approve our material revision on April 28, 2020. We are currently waiting for board members to respond with any questions. Next week, a paper survey will be sent to second grade parents regarding who is interested in attending FPC and who would prefer to attend FACS. On February 27, 2020 we will host another PAC night meeting and announce the change to our families. As soon as all forms are returned from our parents, a decision will be made as to what school their child will attend as a 3rd grader. A lottery might be necessary.

 

Announcements: There were no announcements.

 

Next Regular Meeting:  February 20, 2020

 

Adjournment:

 

By MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Angie Salceda and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee Meeting was adjourned at 7:57 AM.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Karen Knapp

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

 

 Instruction Committee

February 19, 2020

7:15 a.m. – Auditorium  

 

MINUTES

Call to Order: Gaby Arroyo, Co-Chair

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 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: Carmen Solis,  Co-Secretary

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Gaby Arroyo, Co-Chair

Present: Gaby Arroyo, Cassondra Barrett, Caroline Engel, Jennifer Flynn, Kimberly Kiser, Jazmin Luna, Lisa Morales, Cary Rabinowitz, Kyra Faulk, Fabiola Vega, Sasha Góngora, Carmen Solis, Angela Boyd

Excused: Robin Rodriguez, Jocelyn O’Brien

Absent: Jennifer Nishimoto, Grisel Benn

Non-Committee Members Present: Bunny Wolfer 

Approval of Minutes: Gaby Arroyo, Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the December 18, 2019 meeting of the Instruction Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Caroline Engel SECONDED by Kimberly Kiser and CARRIED, the minutes of the Instruction Committee meeting on December 18, 2019 were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Gaby Arroyo, Co-Chair

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

 

Old Business:   

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 Reflex Math (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-2), Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz announced that after having discussions with teachers last and this year in regards to their interest in Reflex Math the purchase of the program was made.  The purpose of the Reflex Math program is to hone in on building foundational skills in math. It is important for the math curriculum program to be put into place in the classrooms. Teachers will be provided information to begin using the program, and can begin using Reflex now. Teachers are encouraged implement the program prior to their core math lesson. It is recommended that teachers implement Reflex Math into daily math blocks or at the minimum 2-3 times a week. Reflex Math gave SMBCCS a 1 and ½ year subscription for the same price as a full year subscription. If approved, teachers will receive a schoolwide PD from Reflex Math as well as Lexia.  A plan will also be made in order to inform parents of the online curriculums that have been purchased to assist in building and supporting SMBCCS’s student’s foundational skills.

 

On MOTION of Caroline Engel SECONDED by Kyra Faulk and CARRIED, the purchase Reflex Math Educational Software for the remainder of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school year was approved. 

 

Item #4 LACOE CAST Teacher Professional Development (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-2), Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz informed the committee that Donald Ausherman attended the LACOE CAST Teacher Professional Development training on February 18, 2020. The focus of the training was on NGSS and the newly operational California Science Test (CAST). Mr. Rabinowitz mentioned the goal of SMBCCS teachers receiving training on NGSS in the near future. 

 

On MOTION of Fabiola Vega SECONDED by Lisa Morales and CARRIED, cost for the LACOE CAST Teacher Professional Development (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-2) was approved. 

 

Item #5 2020-2021 FCPS Lead Teacher (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4), Cary Rabinowitz, Director

(Information Item)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz presented the Instructional Committee with the proposal of FCPS Lead Teacher positions for the 2020-2021 school year. The goal of these changes is to go from Transactional to Transformational leadership roles. It is proposed that the new Lead Teacher position comes with a $7,500 + 5-day regular hourly rate stipend for 3 years. If approved by the Board, this would equate to approximately $10,000 year and $30,000 over the 3 year term. Due to the expansion of some FCPS schools and the approval of more rigorous expectations set forth by AB 1505, Lead Teachers are needed for purposes of support and leadership through collaboration across school sites.  FCPS PD responsibilities will be connected to FCPS Lead Teacher roles as well. At this point and time nominations will be due by February 28, 2020. Formal Nomination Forms are expected to be sent out via email on Thursday, February 20, 2020.  Staff is reminded that this proposal is contingent upon discussions that occur at the FCPS Lead Teacher Ad Hoc Committee on Thursday, February 20th and FCPS Board approval.

 

Item #6 NWEA MAP Administration - Mid-Year Growth (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-2), Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Information Item)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz presented and distributed a  document showing MAP Growth over the past three 3 years. In regards to K-6th overall scores SMBCCS has seen a growth in Math and Reading for the 2020 Winter MAP data . There was a slight decrease in Language from 2019-2020 Middle of the Year scores. In regards to projections for the 3rd-6th grade students, Math projections are showing a possible greater percentage of students passing the SBAC. ELA projections are similar to last year’s at this time and may even out and be similar to the previous year’s SBAC results. The current data is projecting continued growth for SMBCCS’s ELL students on the SBAC.

 

Item #7 Professional Goal Setting Meetings - Focus Students (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4), Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Information Item)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz has had the pleasure of meeting with SMBCCS teachers for Professional Goal Setting Meetings. Said meetings began last week and will conclude this week. He has enjoyed meeting with teachers and discussing the celebrations, and accomplishments that have been occurring in the classrooms. The Professional Goal Setting Meetings have been primarily focused on student growth for ELL students and focus students that were selected at the beginning of the school year. In the near future Mr. Rabinowitz plans to meet with Grade Level to discuss how teachers support the needs of their ELL/Focus Students. 

 

Item #8 2020 WASC Self Study Visit (LCAP Goal 1-3), Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Information Item)

 

The schedule for the upcoming 2020 WASC Self Study Visit was reviewed and discussed. The WASC Team will be visiting every SMBCCS classroom at least once.  There is a possibility some classrooms will be visited more than once. The team will be looking for evidence pertaining to the WASC report that was submitted by SMBCCS. Teachers are encouraged to review the WASC schedule carefully to be ready and aware of our visit.

 

Item #9 SMBCCS Learning Walks (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 2), Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Information Item)

 

The 2nd round of SMBCCS’s Learning Walks will take place the week of February 24th-28th, 2020. The updated Learning Walks Observation Sheet was reviewed by the Instructional Committee. The focus of the Learning Walk is demonstration/implementation of Kagan Structures. The teams of teachers that will be observing will answer the following key questions: What I am seeing? and How can I implement said this in my classroom? 

 

Item #10 Reading is Fundamental (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 2, LCAP Goal 2, AMO 1), Gaby Arroyo, Instruction Co-Chair (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Arroyo informed the Instructional Committee that all books have been distributed for the upcoming Literacy Day on March 2nd, 2020. Dr. Seuss activities have been uploaded onto the shared Google Drive. PreK-3rd students are to select their own book and teachers are to save remaining books for the next literacy day.  PreK-3rd teachers please let Mrs. Arroyo know the activity you did and the most popular and least popular books. 4th -6th grade teachers are asked to distribute books to all students and return all extra books to Mrs. Arroyo in the bag in which they received them. 

 

Item #11 Summative ELPAC Administration Update (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 3), Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz would like to thank all teachers for working diligently as SMBCCS is currently administering the ELPAC Test. 

 

Announcements

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment: 8:00 a.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted By: Carmen Solis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

 

Unapproved Minutes of the

Instruction Committee

 

February 20, 2020

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:17 AM in the conference room of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331.

Call to Order: Jackie Penner, Council Co-Chair 

 

Roll Call:   Karen Knapp, Secretary

 

Members Present: Karen Knapp, Coco Salazar, Richard Parra, Jacqueline Penner, ,Angie Salceda, Nitima Angus, Abigail Lopez-Dee, Wendy Kaufman, Sirui Thomassian, Brianna Ellis, Maria Cardenas, Paola Ramirez, Diana Lucas, Vanessa Sarnecki

 

Members Excused: Gurpreet Gill, Lisa Ibarra, Maria Reyes, Krystal Rodriguez

 

Members Absent: none

 

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

 

Item #1       Minutes from the February 13th, 2020 meeting of the Instruction Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Angie Salceda, SECONDED by Brianna Ellis, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Instruction Committee Meeting of February 13, 2020 were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Jackie Penner, Council Co-Chair

 

There were np presentations from the public

 

Item #2       Any person(s) desiring to address the Instruction Committee on any proper matter. 

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

                        

 Item #3   Learning Walks (LCAP 3, AMO 2), Richard Parra, FPC Director   

(Informational Item)

 

The Spring 2020 Learning Walks will take place during the week of March 16-20, 2020. Mr. Parra shared the schedule with the committee. There will be minor edits made to the schedule and it will be emailed to all staff as soon as it’s finalized.

 

Item #4 COST (LCAP 3, AMO 3), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

The next set of COST meetings will take place during grade level meetings on March 2, 2020 and March 9, 2020. Hard copies of the COST forms were presented and reviewed by the committee. If necessary, teachers should request retention forms prior to March 2, 2020 so they may be completed for the COST meetings. Teachers will submit their request for retention forms to Cristina in the main office.

 

Item #5   Retentions (LCAP 1, AMO 1, LCAP 3, AMO 3), Richard Parra, FPC Director 

(Informational Item)

 

The matrix for the retention process was presented and discussed.  The following revisions will be made: Step #4 will be revised to change from a “grade level recommendation” to a “lead teacher and general teacher recommendation” with lead teacher and general education teacher signatures. Step #6 will change from “final teacher recommendation” to “final recommendation” with an administrator signature. Each grade level will provide the next grade level with a list of minimum requirements needed for the student to move on to the next grade level, if that student is a possible retention.

 

Item #6      Science Adoption (LCAP 1, AMO 1, LCAP 3, AMO 3), Richard Parra, FPC 

Director (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Parra presented the possibility of adopting a new science curriculum called TWIG. After discussion, the committee has decided to wait a year before adopting a new science curriculum. We are currently using Mystery Science and both the teachers and students love Mystery Science and find it easy to adapt and blend within the Benchmark curriculum. We will wait another year before adopting TWIG so that we can focus on Benchmark as it does correlate well with Social Studies and Science. We will be sending four teachers to the TWIG presentation in case we do wish to move forward with adopting TWIG in the future.

 

Item #7      Reading is Fundamental: Literacy Week (LCAP 1, AMO 2, LCAP 2, AMO 1),  

Coco Salazar, Teacher (Informational Item)   

 

Our 2nd Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Literacy Event will be during Read Across America week and run from March 2 to March 6. The RIF book distribution will take place on Friday, March 6, 2020. Teachers were reminded to assure that the leftover books from the first book distribution are added to this second set of books so that every student has a selection of various books to select from. Teachers were also reminded that students must self-select their books and bookmarks. In order to promote parent participation, parents will be invited to come in to read the Dr. Seuss book of the day each day.  An editable letter will be shared with teachers, as was done with “Family Literacy Week”, so that teachers can edit and include the times which work best for their class, if they choose to invite parents to read the book of the day.  In addition, grade levels will be asked to provide Ms. Salazar a summary of their literacy-based, motivational activities, a list of the most popular and least popular titles, and the total number of parent volunteers who participate during the week so that it can be included in the Motivational Reading Event Report Form which must be submitted to RIF as part of the program requirements.

 

As in previous years, each wing will decorate their wing based on a Dr. Seuss book. The red wing will have “The Cat in the Hat” theme, the blue wing will have “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” theme, the orange wing will have “The Lorax” theme, and the green wing will have “Green Eggs and Ham” theme.  The committee has asked that teachers try and have their wing decorated by Thursday, February 27, 2020 for the PAC Night Meeting and the beginning of our Book Fair.  Flyers will be sent home to inform parents about the Book Fair and our Read Across America School Spirit Week. 

 

Item #8      PBS SoCal KIDS Writers Contest/Partners Sweepstakes  (LCAP Goal 2, 

AMO 2), Coco Salazar, Teacher (Motion to Approve)

 

Sandra Cruz from PBS SoCAL Kids, who presented at our last Library Event, has shared some information regarding their SoCaL Kids Writers Contest/Partners Sweepstakes. The contest is open to children in grades K-3 and encourages students to express their creativity and write and illustrate a story.  Each entry must be original work, written and illustrated by the entrant.  Stories can be fact, fiction, prose, or poetry.  Each grade level will be judged separately.  There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winner per grade level, as well as four special category prizes.  Prizes are valued between $95 and $199 each and include PBS KIDS Playtime Pads, gift cards, books, and PBS Kids goodies. Submissions are being accepted from now until May 1, 2020.   As an incentive to motivate teachers to submit their students’ stories, teachers will also be entered into a sweepstakes.  Ms. Salazar will share the information regarding the PBS SoCaL Kids Writers Contest/Partners Sweepstakes with teachers so that they can encourage our students to participate.

 

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Karen Knapp, and CARRIED, the PBS SoCal Kids Writers Contest/Partners Sweepstakes was approved.

 

Announcements:

 

There were no announcements.

 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

By MOTION of Nitima Angus, SECONDED by Sirui Thomassian and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee Meeting was adjourned at 7:51 AM.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Karen Knapp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton STEM Academy

Instruction Committee

February 20, 2020

 

Minutes

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Monday, February 24, 2020 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: Alejandra Muñoz, Chairperson

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

 

Roll Call: Paige Piper, Secretary 

Instruction Committee Members Present: Alejandra Muñoz, Lilia Padilla-Zuñiga, Paige Piper, Jennifer Miller, and Jennifer Pimentel

Non-Committee Members: Yesenia Fuentes, Lindsey Western, Martha May, and Nicole Langlois 

Members Excused: Romelia Lagunas and Ana Soto Gutierrez 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Alejandra Muñoz, Chairperson

Approval of Minutes from January 16, 2020: Alejandra Muñoz, Chairperson

 

Item #1 Minutes from the January 16, 2020 meeting of the Instruction Committee.                 (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Yadira Mendoza, SECONDED by Paige Piper and CARRIED, the minutes from the January 16, 2020 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.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 NWEA MOY MAP Student Outcomes (LCAP 1, AMO 1-2)

    Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item) 

 

Mrs. Miller has been meeting with all teachers individually to discuss their students’ middle of year MAP scores. At all grade levels, students are performing higher than this same time last year. Mrs. Miller shared that these results are validating, showing that the longer students are at STEM, the better they are doing. This data will be shared at the next board meeting. Mrs. Miller also shared that students achieving at the 41st percentile are the same students who are likely receiving 3’s and 4’s on their report cards. Additionally, in testing grades, students at or above the 41st percentile are likely to pass the SBAC. In reading, 51% of students in grades 3-5 are meeting the 41st percentile, in math 43% of students in testing grades are meeting the 41st percentile.

 

Item #4 Spring Learning Walks, (LCAP 1-3)

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

The Fenton Academies will participate in learning walks from March 9-13. These learning walks will be structed very similarly to the fall learning walks and will once again be led by the instructional coaches. The goal of the learning walks is to allow all educators the opportunity to visit classrooms at a variety of grade levels, and allow teachers to be visited by their peers. During learning walks, the team will be looking for Kagan Structures, specifically: rally coach, rally robin, timed pair share, mix-pair-share, pair share, and round robin. These Kagan structures are the ones that the school is working to become proficient at. Mrs. Miller will provide teachers with a daily schedule and order for visiting so that teachers can plan ahead. 

 

Item #5 FCPS Lead Teacher (LCAP 1-3)

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

On Friday, February 21st, Dr. Riddick emailed out the packet for the FCPS Lead Teacher role to all staff. Focus Leads will be dependent upon the school’s budget and needs. The FCPS Lead teachers will be expected to support the school’s focus in addition to supporting the school’s focus lead, if applicable. Focus Leads will be identified after the school’s budget and needs have been finalized. FCPS Lead Teachers will have a three year commitment and will receive a $7,500 stipend and five days at regular hourly rate. The FCPS Lead Teacher will be a transformational leader in addition to a transactional leader. Nominations for FCPS Lead Teachers are due to both the Director and Dr. Riddick by Friday, February 28th. Individuals may be nominated by anyone within the organization, and may be nominated for any grade level, regardless of if the individual has taught the grade before. Applications are due March 16th to both Dr. Riddick and Director. FCPS Lead Teacher nominees will be participating in a video conference with the Ad Hoc committee on March 20th. Individuals applying should be willing to move schools to support the organization if needed. FCPS Lead Teachers will be announced and placed after the video conferences on March 20th. Mrs. Miller shared the grade level spans that will be at each school for the 2020-2021 school year. 

 

Item #6 Physical Fitness Testing (PFT)  

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

 

Mrs. Pimentel informed the committee that 5th grade students will participate in the Physical Fitness Test (PFT).  The FITNESSGRAM will be used as the PFT and there are six areas that students will be tested on: Aerobic Capacity, Abdominal Strength, Upper Body Strength, Trunk Extensor, Body Composition, and Flexibility. TA’s will be trained on how to administer the FITNESSGRAM on Friday, February 28th and students will be tested from March 2nd until March 20th during their psychomotor times. Although it is still required to administer the PFT and provide results to students, the CDE is not collecting data for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Item #7 WASC Visit Update, (LCAP 2-3) 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller shared the preliminary schedule for the WASC visit will occur March 1-4, 2020. The WASC team will arrive on Sunday, March 1st. Mrs. Miller would like to invite any teachers who are available to join the Leadership Team in welcoming the WASC team on Sunday, March 1st. The student council, drama club, and robotics club will participate in the welcome celebration and school tour. At 3:30 PM, there will be a reception, followed by a 4:00 PM parent focus group. Home group meetings and focus group meetings will occur on Monday, March 2nd. Mrs. Miller will be putting together a supervision schedule that matches the focus group and home group schedule to allow teachers to participate in these meetings. The WASC team will meet in with the student council and Mutt-i-grees Ambassadors. In addition, the WASC team will also be giving out passes to randomly selected upper grade students to participate in the Ad Hoc lunch meeting. Teachers should prepare all students for the possibility of being selected to participate in this group. The WASC visiting team will report their findings to the staff on Wednesday, March 4th at 12:30 PM. 

 

Announcements:

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Lilia Padilla-Zuniga, SECONDED by Yadira Mendoza, and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee meeting was adjourned at 8:04 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

Instruction Committee

February 24, 2020

 

Minutes

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7:20 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 7:20am

The Instruction Committee meeting was called to order at 7:20 a.m. by Chair, Yesenia Fuentes.

 

Roll Call: Lindsey Western and Nicole Langlois, Secretary 

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

Non-Committee Members: Alejandra Muñoz, Lilia Padilla-Zuñiga, Yadira Mendoza, and Paige Piper

Members Excused: Raquel Contreras and Maria Cordero 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Yesenia Fuentes, Chairperson

There were no additions or corrections to the agenda.

Approval of Minutes from January 16, 2020: Yesenia Fuentes, Chairperson

 

Item #1 Minutes from the January 16, 2020 meeting of the Instruction Committee.                 (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Lindsey Western, SECONDED by Martha May and CARRIED, the minutes from the January 16, 2020 meeting of the STEM Instruction Committee were approved.  

 

 

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.

 

Old Business: 

 

There was no old business.

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 NWEA MOY MAP Student Outcome, (LCAP 1, AMO 1-2),

    Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller has been meeting with teachers during middle of year Goal Setting Meetings to discuss NWEA MOY MAP data. The students’ scores from the beginning of year are compared to the middle of year. Mrs. Miller shared that the students have shown more growth at this point this year than last year. This will be showcased at the next board meeting. Students at the 41% or higher are on track to pass SBAC. This MAP data is helpful because it allows us to see what our potential could be on the SBAC. There have been big gains on the MAP scores, so we are very hopeful that we will see significant growth on the SBAC.

 

Item #4 Spring Learning Walks, (LCAP 1-3), 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

   

Spring Learning Walks will be held the week after the WASC visit, from Monday, March 9-13. This will include our SPED teachers, counseling, school psychologist and all teaching staff. They will be led by our instructional coaches, and the groups will consist of about 5 people. One change in the structure is that the team will expect to see a small list of Kagan Structures. The structures are rally coach, rally robin, timed pair share, mix-pair-share, pair share, and round robin and will be listed on the reflection form for the group to reference. The coaches will meet with the teams beforehand to discuss the reflection form and what to look for. The visiting times are pretty restrictive, and the team will go in order of the teachers listed. This will allow teachers to plan ahead.  There may be some minor changes based on the feedback from SMBCCS and FACS.

 

Item #5 FCPS Lead Teacher (LCAP 1-3),

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

This packet was emailed by Dr. Riddick on Friday, February 21st. The beginning of the packet started with some background on the schools and why there is a need to modify the previous lead teacher position. Focus leads will be discussed after the lead teachers have been decided, and that will be determined based on the school’s budget or need. FCPS Lead Teachers will have a three-year commitment, a stipend of $7,500 and will have 5 additional days added to their calendar. Some other changes include the need for lead teachers to work on larger school projects and other instructional needs. February 28th, 2020 is when the nominations are due to Dr. Riddick and the school’s director. Teachers can be nominated to lead any grade level and by any teacher at FCPS. All candidates will participate in a video conference on March 20, 2020. The Ad Hoc committee will be holding the video conferences, and they will decide where lead teachers will be placed from there. FACS will have leads in K, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th. FPC will have leads in K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. SMBCCS and FCLA/STEM will have leads in all grades from K-6th grade. 

 

Item #6 Physical Fitness Testing (PFT), 

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

 

Mrs. Pimentel informed the committee about the upcoming Physical Fitness Test. The Physical Fitness Test is for students in 5th, 7th, and 9th grade. There are 6 components that students will be tested on in the FITNESSGRAM: Aerobic Capacity, Abdominal Strength, Upper Body Strength, Trunk Extensor, Body Composition, and Flexibility. . TA’s will be trained on how to administer the FITNESSGRAM on Friday, February 28th and the 5th grade students will start practicing their skills this week and will be tested from March 5th until March 20th during their psychomotor times. We will keep the data internally, but we are not required to report the data to the CDE for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Item #7 WASC Visit Update, (LCAP 2-3),

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)    

 

Mrs. Miller officially recognized the entire teaching staff for the documents and evidence that was collect for the upcoming WASC visit. The visit will be held from March 1-4, 2020. The team will meet in the conference room and Hands-On Lab. The visit will start on Sunday, March 1, 2020 on our campus with a Leadership Meeting, school tour, and student led assembly and showcase. The student led assembly and showcase will be a taste of what our Spirit Day Assembly are like. The Drama and Robotics Clubs will also do a short demonstration. There will be a reception and parent meeting to conclude the day. Monday, March 2nd will hold many home group meetings, and there will also be focus groups meetings. The focus groups are composed with the people who wrote that section of the WASC report, as well as a few other staff members. Mrs. Miller will be putting together a supervision schedule that matches the focus group and home group schedule to allow teachers to participate in these meetings. Every teacher will recommend 1 to 2 students to be part of grade specific lunch groups. Tuesday, March 3rd will be used for meeting with student council, the student Ad-Hoc Student group, and additional classroom visits and evidence gathering. All teachers should prepare their students for the possibility of being chosen for the Ad-Hoc Student group. The WASC visiting team will report their findings to the staff on Wednesday, March 4th at 12:30 PM.

 

Announcements: 

 

There were no announcements. 

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Lindsey Western, SECONDED by Martha May, and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee meeting was adjourned at 8:04 AM.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Nicole Langlois, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Curriculum and Assessment Council

February 27, 2020

7:15 a.m. – Conference Room

 

AGENDA

 

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

 

The Curriculum and Assessment Council was called to order at 7:17 a.m. by Co-Chair Christopher Torres

 

Roll Call: Cynthia Eschenfelder and Robin Brenneisen – Secretaries

 

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

 

Members Present: Barbara Aragon, Marya Asadurian, Robin Brenneisen, Jacqueline Claudio, Cynthia Eschenfelder, Otilia Lopez, Lee Melo, Leticia Padilla Parra, Jessi Tello, Christopher Torres, Rebecca Williamson

 

Non- Council Members Present: Tiffany Walker

 

Members Excused: 

 

Members Not Present: Cheryl Perkins

 

Item #1 Minutes from the January 29, 2020 meeting of the Curriculum and Assessment Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On Motion of Rebecca Williamson SECONDED by Otilia Lopez, and CARRIED, the minutes of the Curriculum and Assessment Council from January 29, 2020 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 NWEA MOY MAP Student Outcomes (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared that Winter NWEA MOY MAP data is in and reviewed the results by grade level, compared to data from both last year and the beginning of this year. This new data interpreted thusly shows growth across the grade levels from all schools in ELA and Math, particularly at FACS. However, MAP data is not a direct indicator of SBAC score, and is solely meant to be used as a guiding tool for teachers to target instruction. 

 

Item #4 Professional Goal Setting Meetings (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra has begun meeting with teachers for their Goal Setting meetings, focused on MAP scores and goals for the future, as well as support for specific students. 

 

Item #5 Second Semester Learning Walks (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 2),  Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

A revised Learning Walk schedule was shared with the council. Further adjustments corrected repeat visits from happening. 

 

Item #6 FCPS Lead Teacher (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

The FCPS Lead Teacher packet outlining the upcoming changes to the Lead Teacher position was shared with the council. The position will no longer be shared by two people at each grade level, and a new stipend will be issued to reflect the fulfillment of additional responsibilities the position requires as we move towards PLC-style organization, headed by leads. Nominations are due this Friday, February 28th, to Dr. Riddick and Mrs. Padilla Parra. The nomination process for the Focus Lead teacher and Special Ed Lead Teacher will be determined following the appointment of grade level Leads. 

 

Item #7 FCPS Reorganization (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra reviewed the FCPS Reorganization Flow Chart provided by Dr. Riddick. The process will begin with the selection of FCPS Lead Teachers, followed by organization-wide site movement, two rounds of site-specific movement, and a final organization- wide movement round to fill openings at each site, should there be a need. 

 

Item #8 LACOE NGSS Rollout #6: Environmental Literacy – Norwalk La Mirada (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared professional development opportunities for the new environmental studies focus with lead teachers. On April 8th and 9th, LACOE will offer a PD on what environmental literacy looks like in a school and classroom. Ms. Brenneisen is interested in attending, as is Mrs. Padilla Parra, though she is only available one of the two days.

 

On MOTION of Jacqueline Claudio, SECONDED by Cynthia Eschenfelder, and CARRIED, the LACOE NGSS Rollout #6: Environmental Literacy was approved.

 

Item #9 LACOE Clean Energy Workshop for K-5 – Downey (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

A second professional development is being offered by LACOE on March 19th, focused on clean energy in the classroom. This was the original the date of the 5th grade panorama picture, which Mrs. Padilla Parra has rescheduled to March 23rd so that she and other teachers may attend. 

 

On MOTION of Marya Asadurian, SECONDED by Cynthia Eschenfelder, and CARRIED, the LACOE Clean Energy Workshop for K-5 was approved.

 

The following item was tabled for the next council meeting due to time constraints: 

 

Item #10 Summative ELPAC Administration Update (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 3), Barbara Aragon FACS Assistant Director (Informational Item)

 

Announcements:  

 

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBA 

 

 

Adjournment: On the MOTION of Robin Brenneisen, SECONDED by Cynthia Eschenfelder, and CARRIED, the Curriculum Assessment Council adjourned at 8:04 a.m.

 

Minutes submitted respectfully by Cynthia Eschenfelder and Robin Brenneisen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.B.3.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Human Resource and Personnel Council

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Human Resource and Personnel Council

February 5, 2020

 

A meeting of the Human Resource and Personnel Council was held on February 5, 2020, 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: Leanna Hendrix, Council Co-Chair

 

The Human Resource and Personnel Council meeting was called to order at 7:18 a.m. by Council Co-Chair, Leanna Hendrix.

 

Roll Call: DeAnn Michiels, Secretary 

 

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

 

Non- Council Members Present: Tiffany Walker 

 

Members Excused: David Valle

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Leanna Hendrix, Council Co-Chair

 

There were no additions/corrections to the agenda.

 

Approval of Minutes from December 10, 2019: Leanna Hendrix, Council Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the December 10, 2019 meeting of the Human Resource and Personnel Council (Motion to Approve)

 

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

 

Presentations from the Public:  Leanna Hendrix, 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 California School Dashboard 2019 Data Release (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4 and LCAP Goal 2, AMO 4), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra reviewed the purpose of the CA Dashboard as being a means for board members and the public to understand different aspects of the school, including SBAC data, attendance, and EL Progress. The data is from the 2018-19 school year and is determined by growth/ and or the maintenance of current scores. The FACS dashboard was submitted on January 30th at the board meeting and reviewed for the organization. 

 

Item #4 School Accountability Report Card (SARC), (LCAP Goals 3), 

Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra discussed that the SARC is yet another means to show community stakeholders information about our school site, such as demographic information, achievement, parent engagement, state of facilities, and expenditures. The report card was completed this year for the 2018-19 school year. 

Item #5 FACS Material Revision Information MeetingsLeticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

Mrs. Padilla Parra has been sharing information with families at a variety of meetings thus far, including Coffee with the Principal on January 17th and a Parent Night Meeting on January 23rd. She shared that the material revision includes FACS providing TK-6th grade and environmental studies as a focus. Overall, parent feedback for the potential Materials Revision has been positive and many parents have signed the petition. The Materials Revision was approved on January 30th at our board meeting and was submitted to LAUSD on January 31st. It was placed on the agenda for their April 28th board meeting. 

Item #6 Second Semester Observations for Probationary Staff (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 1), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

The four probationary teachers on site will be signing up for Second Semester Observations occurring in February, as well as pre-observation and post-observation meetings. The instructional coaches have been included in the process to provide support to the probationary teachers.  

Item #7 Middle-of-Year Goal Setting Meetings (LCAP Goal 2, AMO 2 ) Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

Mrs. Padilla Parra informed the council that Mid-Year Goal Setting Meetings will begin in late February and early March, after the oversite visit. Sign-ups will be available soon and will include time slots before, during and after the school day. Teachers will be reviewing growth from NWEA MOY MAP Testing with Mrs. Padilla Parra as a possible indicator of SBAC Data for this school year.

Announcements: Today's staff meeting will be in the library and will consist of the Book Fair set-up. 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBA

 

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Lillian De La Torre, SECONDED by Barbara Ausherman, and CARRIED, the Human Resource and Personnel Council meeting adjourned at 7:35 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: DeAnn Michiels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

Personnel Committee

February 18, 2020

MINUTES

 

Call to Order: Megan Stevenson & Tiene Hauck, Co-Chairs

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 7:18 A.M. in the auditorium at Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School at 1022 N. Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90038.

 

Roll Call: Beth Henschel, Secretary

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

 

Excused Members: Walter Gomez

 

Absent: N/A

 

Non-Committee Members Present: N/A

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Megan Stevenson & Tiene Hauck, Co-Chairs

 

Approval of Minutes: Megan Stevenson & Tiene Hauck, Co-Chairs

 

Item #1 Minutes from the December 10, 2019 meeting of the Personnel Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Marie Kirakossian, SECONDED by Sandra Hernandez, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Megan Stevenson & Tiene Hauck, Co-Chairs

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

matter.

 

Old Business:   No old business.

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 FCPS Lead Teacher (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

The FCPS Lead Teacher change is driven by the charter renewal in 2022 for FACS, FPC and SMBCCS. This change is ensuring that we place individuals that are willing to take a leadership role in instruction. They will continue to fulfill the lead teacher roles, in addition to leading professional development. The other change is due to the changes in the schools in the valley. The Fenton schools in the valley are adding additional grade-levels and so need grade-level leads in those additional grade-levels. The lead teacher stipend will increase to $7500 as well as an additional five days added to their calendar. Each school will be assigned at least one Focus Lead Teacher. Candidates must be nominated by a colleague. Nominations are due on February 28, 2020 to Dr. Riddick. Concerns that were brought up by SMBCCS teachers included geographic issues. Mr. Rabinowitz encouraged those that were interested to submit an application if nominated to confirm their interest in a leadership role at Santa Monica.

 

Item #4 Professional Goal Setting Meetings (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4),

Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

Goal setting meetings focus on the growth of students from fall to winter and on the focus students.  Mr. Rabinowitz met with lower grade teachers last week and is meeting with upper grade teachers this week.

 

Item #5 SMBCCS Learning Walks (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 2), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

The Learning Walks will begin the week of February 24, 2020. The schools are going to be focusing on Kagan structures. The instructional coaches have made changes to the reflection form by adding the six Kagan Structures. The reflection sheet also includes sections to document what the teachers observe, what they can bring back to the classroom, as well as thoughts and ideas they came away with.  

 

Item #6 2020 WASC Self Study Visit (LCAP Goal 1-3),

Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

The WASC team will be arriving at SMBCCS on Sunday, March 8, 2020, which will include a school tour, welcome reception, SMBCCS Leadership team meeting followed by SMBCCS parent meeting. All are invited to attend. The meeting will conclude on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:15 am in a staff meeting, however this is not definite.

 

Item #7 Special Day Class Teacher Interview (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 1), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

The interview for Upper Special Day Class teacher will take place on February 18, 2020. 

 

Item #8 Maternity Leave Request – Jennifer Flynn, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

Ms. Flynn will be going on maternity leave. 

 

Item #9 Hiring of Part-time Security Guard, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

SMBCCS has hired a second security guard for the afternoon and post dismissal time frame. 

Announcements: - Apple's Everyone Can Create Professional Development

- Apple School Tours

 

Teachers participated in Apple training with Dr. G on February 3, 2020.

Jefferson Elementary is going to reschedule all of our remaining Apple School Tour dates.

 

   

Next Regular Meeting:  TBD

 

Adjournment

 

On MOTION of Beth Henschel, SECONDED by Kristine Khachian, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee adjourned at 7:51 a.m.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.B.4.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

 

Unapproved Minutes of the

Parent Advocacy Committee

 

January 24, 2020

 

A meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee was held on Friday, January 24, 2020 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 7:15 a.m. by Co-Chair, Coco Salazar.    

 

Roll Call: Diana Lucas, Secretary

 

Members Present:   Coco Salazar, Bridget Ruiz, Diana Lucas, Gurpreet Gill, Karen Knapp, Sarah Lin, Richard Parra, Wendy Kaufman, Sirui Thomassian, Paola Ramirez

 

Members Excused: Felix Carillo, Christina Peña, Tony Peña, Cindy Soto, Nina Ferman, Juan Gomez

 

Members Absent: None

 

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

 

There were two additions and one correction made to the agenda. 

 

Corrections: 

 

Item #5 will be Discussion and/or Action instead of Motion to Approve. 

 

Additions: 

 

Item #8 Recruitment Committee Update (LCAP 2, AMO 2) - Sirui Thomassian, FPC Assistant Director (Informational) 

 

Item # 9 SARC (LCAP 3, AMO 1, 5, & 6) - Richard Parra, FPC Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Approval of Minutes from January 17, 2019: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the January 17, 2019 meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Gurpreet Gill, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting of January 17, 2019 were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Bridget Ruiz, Co-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:

 

Item # 3 Book Fair Update (LCAP 3, AMO 3) – Bridget Ruiz, FPC PAC Co-Chair 

(Motion to Approve) 

Mrs. Ruiz informed the committee that we will be using California Book Fairs for our Book Fair this year. The book fair will run from February 27 to March 5.  Sales will begin after school and before the Parent Night Meeting scheduled on February 27 and run through the following week which is Read Across America/Dr. Seuss Week.  The Book Fair will be set up in room 110 on February 25th and students will get a preview on February 26th!  

On MOTION of Gurpreet Gill, SECONDED by Paola Ramirez, and CARRIED, the Book Fair was approved.

New Business:

Item # 4 The Great Kindness Challenge (LCAP 2, AMO 1) – Paola Ramirez, FPC School Counselor (Motion to Approve) 

The Great Kindness Challenge will take place from the week of January 27.  Paola Ramirez shared the different activities that will take place during the week. FPC will also be collecting canned goods and non-perishable items which will be donated to the Valley Food Bank. A flyer will be sent home and posted on School Story via Class Dojo and Instagram.  Teachers will also receive the flyer electronically.  The daily activities are as follows:

    • ïMonday, 1/27: “Superheroes are kind” - Wear a superhero shirt and high-five someone you don't know.
    • ïTuesday, 1/28: “Be comfortable being Kind” - Wear pajamas and draw a picture for someone you care about.
    • ïWednesday, 1/29: “Being Kind is Contagious” - Find a friend to be a twin with and give a compliment to someone else.    
    • ïThursday, 1/30: “Kindness is a team effort” - Wear your favorite sport team shirt and help your teacher clean up.
    • ïFriday, 1/31: “Be proud to be Kind” - Wear a Fenton shirt and take a picture at the KINDness board.

On MOTION of Diana Lucas, SECONDED by Karen Knapp, and CARRIED, The Great Kindness Challenge was approved.

Item # 5 School Counseling Week (LCAP 2, AMO 2) – Paola Ramirez, FPC School Counselor (Motion to Approve)

School Counselor Week is the week of February 3 – 7. Due to the District Oversight on February 4 visit and our 100th day on February 6, FPC will celebrate School Counseling week from February 10 to 14.  The theme will be “Inside Out” and students will be encouraged to wear a different color each day that is representative of a feeling which they will be learning about each day.  An informational flyer will be sent home the week prior and will be posted on Class Story as well.

 

On MOTION of Sirui Thomassian, SECONDED by Bridget Ruiz, and CARRIED, School Counseling Week was approved.

 

Item # 6 Career Day (LCAP 2, AMO 2) Paola Ramirez, FPC School Counselor 

(Discussion) 

Mrs. Ramirez shared a new idea she has for Career Day.  Instead of having just one day of different presentations, she is proposing that we stretch it out for one month, possibly at end of the school year. She suggested that each week can focus on a certain career.  The week would culminate with a presentation from someone in that profession. Members will take this back to discuss with grade levels to determine what teachers prefer. 

Item #7 Bunny Pictures Fundraiser (LCAP 2, AMO1) – Bridget Ruiz, FPC PAC Co-Chair (Motion to Approve)

Coco Salazar, Nina Ferman, and Sandra Valle have requested a Bunny Picture fundraiser to raise funds for an additional field trip.   The fundraiser will run from March 10 to 18.  Spring Bunny Pictures will be taken on March 18, 2020.  

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Sarah Lin, and CARRIED, the Bunny Pictures Fundraiser was approved.

 

Item #8 Recruitment Update (LCAP 2, AMO 2) – Sirui Thomassian, FPC Assistant Director (Informational)

 

Mrs. Thomassian shared that there will be a Recruitment Committee meeting on February 11, 2020 at 7:15 a.m. in room 115.  She is encouraging everyone to think of ideas for recruitment.  Members of the committee will discuss and assist with preparing and passing out flyers.  All teachers are welcome to attend and participate.

 

Item #9 School Accountability Report Card (SARC) (LCAP 3, AMO 1, 5, and 6) – Richard Parra, FPC Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mr. Parra explained that SARC is an annual review of FPC’s data. It will be posted on our website after board approval. He will also be sending it out to staff. 

 

Announcements:   

 

PAC Co-Chairs, Bridget Ruiz and Coco Salazar, thanked administration and teachers, Karen Knapp and Juan Gomez, for attending the PBS Library Event. It was very successful and families who attended learned about the resources PBS Kids has to offer and received a backpack with a STEM activity. 

Richard Parra announced that intern counselor, Elizabeth Rodriguez, has been shadowing Paola Ramirez. 

Richard Parra announced that FPC received a donation of student backpacks from the Clippers.   

 

Next Regular Meeting: 

 

Adjournment: On MOTION of Sirui Thomassian, SECONDED by Wendy Kaufman, and CARRIED, the Parent Advocacy Committee meeting was adjourned at 7:43 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Diana Lucas  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School

Parent Advocacy Committee

 

February 27, 2020

5:00 p.m. – Auditorium  

 

AGENDA

 

Call to Order: Ariana Gomez, Co-Chair

 

The Parent advocacy meeting was called to order in the auditorium at 5:10p.m. 

Ariana Gomez, Co-Chair.

 

Roll Call: Emma Kath, Co-Secretary

 

Present: Siranush Akopyan, Virginia Casares, Ariana Gomez, Amanda Hill, 

Emma Kath, David Levinson, Denise Molina, Evelyn Neglia, Roshani Solanki,

Bunny Wolfer, Cary Rabinowitz

 

Excused: Evelia Manzo, Johana Juarez, Monica Castaneda

 

Absent: Carina Adra

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Ariana Gomez, Co-Chair

 

There was 1 correction to the minutes of November 14, 2019. Item #6 from our last meeting should include Mrs. Arroyo as one of the teachers that participated in the parking lot fundraiser. 

 

Approval of Minutes: Ariana Gomez, Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the November 14, 2019 meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee.

 

On MOTION of Evelyn Neglia, SECONDED by Roshani Solanki, and

CARRIED, the minutes of the Parent Advocacy Meeting held on November 14, 

2019 were approved with the correction.  

 

Presentations from the Public: Ariana Gomez, Co-Chair

 

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

 

Old Business: No old business

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 2020-2021 Enrollment Projections, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Our school as well as many schools in the area have seen a decline in enrollment much due to the price of housing in CA. Mr. Rabinowitz presented our projected enrollment information. SMBCCS is the largest enrolled elementary school in the area.

 

Item #4 2020-2021 Student Recruitment Sub-Committee, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Discussion Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Mr. Rabinowitz informed the committee that we are looking to recruit more students due to our decrease in enrollment over the last several years. The more students we have leads to more funding and resources for our school. We will send out mailers and made new banners on the street. Mr. Rabinowitz asked for recruitment ideas from the committee and parents for this year.  Last year we attended the Kids Fair at Plummer Park and we will be attending the same event this year on April 25. Another recruitment event being planned will include a booth at the Yucca Park Community Resource Fair. We will continue to brainstorm and create a sub-committee to focus specifically on recruitment. Teachers interested in attending to help promote our school can contact Mr. Rabinowitz.

 

Item #5 School Site Council (SSC) and English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) Updates (LCAP Goals 1-3)Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Mr. Rabinowitz informed parents and the committee about the two councils our school has, the School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Council.  Families received a ballot to vote for the SSC and ELAC councils. We would love to have more parents involved in these committees. These have been created to assist our school and help with state funding. Mr. Rabinowitz thanked the families for participating in that vote.

 

Item #6 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar (LCAP Goal 3), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Our calendar for next year has been approved. The first day of school is August 12, Thanksgiving break is November 23-30, Winter vacation is December 21-January 11. Spring break will be March 29 - April 6, and the last day of school is June 11. Parents were asked to please plan vacations based on the calendar so students do not miss school. We tried to make the calendar closely match LAUSD to accommodate those families that have students at other schools within LAUSD. Calendar is not on the website yet, but will be uploaded soon. 

 

Item #7 Parent Conference Week (LCAP Goal 2, AMO 1-2), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Parent conference week is the week before Spring Break. Teachers are sending out information on how to schedule conferences. At conferences, teachers will review reporting period 2 report cards and show students’ growth on the NWEA MAP test over time. 

 

Item #8 LAUSD Performance-Based Oversight Visit (LCAP Goals 1-3), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. LAUSD visits charter schools every year. They visited SMBCCS on Feb 6. They look at many different aspects of the school. Last year we received a four in governance, student achievement and educational performance, and organizational management and operations. We received a 2 in fiscal operations. Mr. Rabinowitz shared that we had a successful visit.

 

Item #9 Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Self-Study Visit, (LCAP Goals 1-3), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Mr. Rabinowitz informed parents about our upcoming WASC visit. WASC accredits schools and colleges in the area. This is a 3-day visit that looks at our school’s entire program, it is even more of an extensive assessment than the LAUSD oversight visit. They interview teachers, staff, and visit all classrooms. This is a very prestigious accreditation to have at a school. WASC visit will take place March 8-11.

 

Item #10 2019-2020 Mid-Year NWEA MAP Testing Results and SBAC Projections (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-2), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Mr. Rabinowitz informed parents that NWEA MAP assessments are not used on report cards, but  are used to determine student growth and how teachers can better support them. The data from these assessments will be presented to parents at conferences. The middle of the year score helps us identify what students are projected to pass the state assessment and how we can support students who are not projected to pass. In both Math and ELA, SMBCCS MAP scores are trending positive and project that we will have an increase in percentage of students passing the SBAC. 

 

Item #11                  Spring Fundraising (LCAP Goal 2, AMO 1-2), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

At this time there were no fundraisers to approve.  

 

Item #12 Parent Center Update (LCAP Goal 2, AMO 1-2), Johana Juarez, Parent Center Director (Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Johana Juarez was unable to attend the meeting.  Mr. Rabinowitz presented in her place. 

 

Johana Juarez has scheduled several different parent workshops at our Parent Center. Flyers and newsletters are sent home to notify parents about these events and workshops. The following workshops have occurred recently:  training in CPR, mental health, and coping with abuse in the home. Mr. Rabinowitz encouraged parents to attend and check out the many resources that are available in our Parent Center. 

 

Item #13 Student Council Update, David Levinson, 6th Grade Teacher (Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. David Levinson presented a spreadsheet of all of the money that the student council has raised so far this year. 10% of all of the money that is raised at each event is placed in an account made to support students and families that need extra money for uniforms. We still have a few dances and movies coming up. We anticipate that the student council will raise $5,000-$6,000 by the end of the year.

 

Item #14 6th Grade Lottery and Lottery Process (LCAP Goal 2, AMO 1), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Mr. Rabinowitz informed parents and the committee that the 6th grade Lottery is on Friday, March 13, at 2:45. Lottery form packets were provided to parents at the meeting but will be sent out to all 5th grade families on March 2nd. SMBCCS conducts a lottery for students moving from the 5th to 6th grade. This is not a choice the school has made. SMBCCS is only allowed to have three 6th grade classes at the school based on our charter, which is why there are limited spots available. Our 6th grade is a great stepping stone to middle school because our students rotate within a cohort of 3 classes as opposed to 6-7 classes with different students in each – something you’d see in 6th grade at a traditional middle school. There is only room for 75 total students in the 6th grade.  Students that will have a sibling at SMBCCS in a Tk-5th grade classroom will receive priority and automatically receive a spot in our 6th grade. 5th grade students that are enrolled in our special day classroom do not need to enter the lottery, as they will continue to be in the special day classroom for 6th grade. Students that live in our home area will receive preference over a family that is not in our home school area. It is very important for all 5th grade parents, even those with younger siblings, to return the form as soon as possible so the school can compile a list of all interested families and students so their lottery status can be determined. A waiting list is created for any students who did not get chosen for one of the available lottery spots. Often, many students on the waiting list end up being able to continue attending SMBCCS.  You do not need to attend the lottery for students to be a part of it. All interested families will be a part of the lottery if they have turned in a form and if not in attendance will be notified by phone. 

 

Announcements There were no announcements at this time

 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBD

 

Adjournment: On MOTION of Siranush Akopyan, SECONDED by Roshani Solanki, and 

CARRIED, the Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting was adjourned at 6:07 

pm.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amanda Hill and Emma Kath. 

Item IV.B.4.a.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Avenue Charter School

School Site Council (SSC)

February 14, 2020

7:15 a.m. –Conference Room

 

MINUTES

 

A meeting of the School Site Council was held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:25 a.m. in the Conference Room of Fenton Avenue Charter School at 11828 Gain St, Lake View Terrace, CA, 91342. 

 

Call to Order: Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director 

 

The School Site Council was called to order at 7:25 a.m by Director Leticia Padilla Parra.

 

Roll Call: Cynthia Eschenfelder, Secretary

 

Members Present: Meagan Kimmer, Cynthia Eschenfelder, Leanna Hendrix, Lilian Garcia, Christopher Torres, Mayra Peña, Tony Peña, Leticia Padilla Parra

 

Members Excused: None. 

 

Members Not Present: Rebecca Lechuga, Esmeralda Sarmiento

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  

 

There were no additions or corrections to the Agenda. 

 

Item #1 Minutes from the December 19, 2019 meeting of the School Site Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On Motion of Leanna Hendrix, SECONDED by Tony Peña, and CARRIED, the minutes of the School Site Council from December 19, 2019 were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public:  Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director

 

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

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 School Accountability Report Card (SARC) (LCAP Goal 1-3), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational)

 

The SARC is a means to share with community stakeholders information about our school site, such as demographic information, pupil achievement, parent engagement, state of facilities, and expenditures. 

Item #4 California School Dashboard 2019 Data Release (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4 and LCAP Goal 2 AMO 4), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

The purpose of the California Dashboard echoes that of the SARC: board members and the public may use it to understand different aspects of the school, including SBAC data, attendance, and EL Progress. The data gage is determined by growth, not a singular score. Our suspension rate remains exemplary, though chronic absenteeism, which is currently Orange, is currently an area of focus. Absences are monitored closely, letters are sent home, and meetings with the director are held. Utilizing Independent Studies has been emphasized with parents as well. Currently, Math and ELA scores are Yellow, but both areas have shown at least 10 points in growth over the last year.

 

Item #5 English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), LCAP Goal 2, AMO 1-4 Lety Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational)

 

The English Language Advisory Committee is a committee that focuses on the needs of students who are English Language Learners, headed by Ms. Aragón. It is additionally comprised of parents of English Language Learners, and discusses reclassification policies, funding, and programs to improve and monitor student progress. It advises the School Site Council, which will then address the concerns the ELAC presents.

 

Item #6 FACS Material Revision Submission, Lety Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational)

 

FACS submitted a request to amend the charter to expand the grade levels served to TK-6, as did FPC. The request is on the April 28th, 2020 LAUSD board meeting agenda. The FACS campus has the capacity to hold 6 6th grade classes, though the aim for the 2020-2021 school year will be 3 6th grade classes and 4 Kindergarten classes. Also included in the amendment is an environmental study focus for all grade levels. Professional development is available from LACOE, and the office of Monica Rodriguez has resources to offer as well, such as campus visits. A focus lead will help spearhead the focus. 

 

Announcements: Today is a Minimum Day. Students will be dismissed at 12:00.

 

Next Regular Meeting: 

 

The next meeting of the School Site Council will be held Friday, April 24, 2020 – 7:15 am

 

Adjournment:

 

On the MOTION of Leanna Hendrix, SECONDED by Meagan Kimmer, and CARRIED, the Curriculum Assessment Council adjourned at 7:53 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by Cynthia Eschenfelder

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton STEM Academy

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

Unapproved Minutes

School Site Council (SSC)

 

February 28, 2020

A meeting of the School Site Council was held on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:28 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Fenton Academies at 8926 Sunland Boulevard Sun Valley, California 91352.

 

Call to Order: Amarjeet Gonzalez, Chair

 

The School Site Council meeting was called to order at 7:25 a.m. by Amarjeet Gonzalez, chair of the School Site Council. 

 

Roll Call: Crissy Ismail, Secretary 

 

Members Present: Jennifer Miller, Susana Orozco, Crissy Ismail, Paige Piper, Hugo Zarate, Amarjeet Gonzalez, and Ovsanna Karapetyan

 

 

Excused Members: Stephanie Cruz, Hannah Boykins, and  Jennifer Hines

 

Non-Members in Attendance: Jennifer Pimentel

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  There were none.

 

 

Item #1 Minutes from the December 13, 2019 meeting of the School Site Council (SSC) (Motion to Approve), Amarjeet Gonzalez, Chair

 

On MOTION of Suzana Orozco, SECONDED by Amarjeet Gonzalez, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public:  Amarjeet Gonzalez, Chair

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the School Site Council on any proper matter.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 LAUSD Annual Performance Based Oversight Visit Summary

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director

(Informational Item)

 

 

Mrs. Miller informed the committee that as a Charter School, the authorizing district conducts a visit to review the schools’ academic achievement, fiscal structure, organizational management, and government. The Fenton Academies were reviewed on February 13th and February 14th, 2020. Although the 2020 scores have not been released, Mrs. Miller shared the 2019 scores given to FCLA and STEM. In February 2019, STEM earned a 4 in all areas. FCLA earned a 4 in governance and organizational management, and a 3 in student achievement. Mrs. Miller anticipates that FCLA will earn a 4 in student achievement this year, based on 2019 CAASPP status and growth. These scores are important for charter school renewal and charter revision. Mrs. Miller will share the 2020 scores with all parents via the weekly newsletter as soon as they become available. 

 

Item #4 Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditation Update,  LCAP Goal 1-3

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director

(Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller presented that the WASC accreditation visit will begin on March 1, 2020 and conclude March 4, 2020. This visit is more intense than the LAUSD oversight and will begin on Sunday, March 1, 2020 with a welcoming reception. This year, the academies WASC chair is Ron Alatorre, who is familiar with charter schools and is a former principal. During the Sunday reception, there will be a student council led assembly, a robotics demonstration, and a student drama skit, followed by a reception and parent focus group. The WASC team will conduct interviews with all stakeholders to corroborate what is written in the self-study report. Mrs. Miller shared the WASC visit schedule with the committee members. Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Pimentel, and lead teachers have been working tirelessly to prepare for a successful WASC visit. On Wednesday, March 4, 2020 the WASC team will share out their preliminary report with staff and conclude their visit. Mrs. Miller invited SSC members to attend the share out on Wednesday and thanked them for their participation and support. 

 

Item #5 NWEA MAP Student Outcomes, LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4, Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director

(Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller shared that the MAP assessment is an adaptive test given three times a year. Mrs. Miller explained that after the middle of year tests, students achieving in the 41st percentile are likely to pass the SBAC (3-5) and meet grade level standards (K-5). After this test has been administered, Mrs. Miller meets with each teacher to go over their class progress and identify students who may need additional support. Mrs. Miller shared that both FCLA and STEM MAP scores have increased from the same period last year, which will hopefully translate to increased SBAC scores for both academies. Mrs. Miller thanked the teachers and parents for all of their hard work with the students. 

 

Item #6 ELPAC Summative Assessment, Jennifer Pimentel, FCLA/STEM Administrative Coordinator

(Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Pimentel shared that the summative ELPAC is given to students who have been previously identified as English Learners via the CELDT, Initial ELPAC, or parent identification. This test provides teachers with data about how well students are learning in English. At FCLA, 67 students were assessed, and 64 students were assessed at STEM. This year, all tests were given using a computer. Results are expected to arrive in early May or over the summer. Results will be shared with parents.

 

Item #7 Student After School Clubs, Jennifer Pimentel, FCLA/STEM

Administrative Coordinator

(Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Pimentel shared that at STEM, 3rd to 5th grade students are able to participate in the robotics club, led by Ms. Nguyen, Ms. Christenson, Ms. Muñoz, and Mrs. Vallejo. 4th and 5th grade students participating in this club are able to compete at the “Rally in the Valley” robotics competition. Students attending FCLA are able to participate in drama club, chess club, and Crazy 8 math club. Drama club is led by Ms. Carias and Mrs. Casanova. This club helps students with their public speaking and leadership abilities. Chess club is led by Ms. Schiffman and a parent volunteer, Mr. Perez. Ms. Hetu is piloting a “Crazy 8” club with her second graders. This club focuses on math. All after school clubs are led by teacher volunteers who are not paid, which is why there is no charge for afterschool programs. Mr. Zarate asked about how to support staff members and start additional clubs. 

 

Announcements: Mrs. Miller reminded everyone that they are welcome to attend the monthly FCPS board meeting. The next board meeting will be March 5, 2020 at 4:30. 

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD 

 

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Crissy Ismail, SECONDED by Hugo Zarate, and CARRIED, the School Site Council meeting adjourned at 8:05 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Paige Piper and Crissy Ismail 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.B.4.b.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

FENTON AVENUE CHARTER SCHOOL

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

 

February 10, 2020

FACS Conference Room

3:00 p.m.

 

Minutes

 

Call to Order: Barbara Aragón, FACS Assistant Director, Committee Chair 

 

The meeting was called to order at 3:03 pm by Barbara Aragón

 

Roll Call: Lety Padilla Parra, FACS Director, Secretary

Members Present: Mariana Flores, Maura Martinez, Barbara Aragón, Leticia Padilla Parra

Members Absent: Patricia Acosta, Mary Gunckel

Non-Members Present: Tiffany Walker, Rolando Gutierrez, Tony Peña

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  

 

Presentations from the Public:  

 

Item #1 Approval of minutes for the January 13, 2020 meeting.

 

Motion to Approve: Maura Martinez

2nd: Mariana Flores

Motion passed unanimously.

 

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

None

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 FCPS Attendance Policies and Procedures, Rolando Gutierrez, FCPS Attendance Manager (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Gutierrez shared information regarding the importance of consistent school attendance, as well as the state and federal focus and monitoring the attendance at school sites. He shared the system used by the school to track chronic absenteeism. He shared that absences for illness and court dates are considered excused. The school is attempting to reduce the number of unexcused absences. Calls are made, and letters are sent home to parents of absent students in order to attempt to reduce the number of absences. The use of independent study contracts was also reviewed. The school has also established an incentive program to recognize students with perfect attendance in an effort to improve attendance. 

 

Item #4 Progress Monitoring RFEP Students, Barbara Aragón, FACS Assistant Director (Informational Item)

 

Ms. Aragón reviewed the process for reclassifying students who are classified as English Learners. ELPAC and SBAC assessment results are reviewed, teacher input (report card), and parent approval are required in order to reclassify a student. Once a student is reclassified, they continue to be monitored in the core academic subjects for four years through the use of the organization’s RFEP Monitoring Form. This form is placed in the student’s cumulative record. 

 

Item #5 FACS District Oversight Visit, Lety Padilla Parra, FACS Director

(Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared that the school’s District Oversight Review Visit is set for Wednesday, February 19, 2020. It was shared that the school’s instructional program and fiscal management are two of the most significant areas that are reviewed on that day.

 

Announcements: Parents and staff were invited to attend the School Site Council Meeting on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:15 am.

 

Next Regular Meeting: 

 

Monday, April 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm

 

Adjournment:

 

On motion by Maura Martinez, and seconded by Mariana Flores, the meeting was adjourned at 3:41 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. C. 

 

Financial Business Manager’s Report

(See presentation slides)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. D. 

 

Directors’ Reports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.D.1.

FENTON AVENUE CHARTER SCHOOL (FACS)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

March 5, 2020

 

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:

 

 

3rd

4th

5th

Total

Monthly

ADA

Cumulative

ADA

1/26/2020

188

221

214

623

96.4%

97.45%

 

 

Enrollment at Fenton Avenue Charter School is 623 students with ADA at 97.45%. FACS will continue seeking ways to increase our enrollment including distribution of flyers and postcards, and participation in recruitment events.

 

Instruction

 

NWEA MAP® Middle of Year (MOY) 2019-2020 Assessment Results: All FACS students have participated in the middle of year MAP assessment administration. Review of this data reveals that 37% of students are at the 41st percentile or above on the Mathematics assessment.  This is an increase of 5% compared to the 2019 mid-year scores. 47% of students are at the 41st percentile or above on the Language assessment, indicating an increase of 7% compared to the 2019 scores. These scores are a strong indicator of possible student performance on the SBAC assessments, and we are pleased to see such strong growth.

 

Material Revision Request for FACS Charter: The FACS material revision request will go before the LAUSD board at the April 28, 2020 meeting. This request was submitted due to a need to better serve our students and the school community at Fenton Avenue Charter School by changing the grade span currently served, grades TK, 3-5, to serve grades TK-6, as well as adding an instructional focus in Environmental Studies. The Charter School Division is reviewing the request, and will communicate any questions or requests for additional information. 

 

LAUSD Oversight Visit: The yearly LAUSD Oversight Visit took place at Fenton Avenue Charter School on February 19, 2020. We received excellent feedback from Yolanda Jordan and Sandra Melendez, our specialists from the Charter Schools Division.  Several classrooms were visited, and the teachers, students, and support staff all did an excellent job of demonstrating the best of Fenton for our visitors. The visiting team was very impressed with the use of technology, Thinking Maps, and the high level of engagement, via Kagan Structures, in the classroom they visited.  They also commented on the amount and quality of the small group instruction they saw. Every comment was extremely positive.  

English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC) Computer-based Summative Assessment: During the month of February, all FACS English Language Learners (ELLs), approximately 120, will participated in the ELPAC Computer-based Summative Assessment. The speaking portion of the exam was administered one-on-one. The listening, reading, and writing portions of the ELPAC were administered to groups of students on a computer. Thank you to Barbara Aragón for all her work in preparing to administer this assessment, and to Veronica Ramos and Karla Contreras for their assistance with these preparations. Thank you to our special education staff as well as Leanna Hendrix for their assistance in administering the exam.

2019 California Science Test (CAST): The results of the first operational administration of the California Science Test have been released.  All FACS 5th grade students participated in this assessment, and results indicate that 23.6% of our students met or exceeded the standard on the CAST.  These results are well above those of the FACS resident median schools as well as the district scores. 

 

Personnel

 

FCPS Staff Reorganization: The FCPS staff reorganization process for the 2020-2021 school year has begun with the selection of FCPS lead teachers. Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, the FCPS lead teachers will be nominated by their peers, and then will be selected by an FCPS Ad Hoc committee. The new process will also allow for movement of teachers across the organization.

 

Mid-Year Goal Setting Meetings: All Fenton Avenue Charter School teachers have begun participating in mid-year goal setting meetings during February and early March. During these meetings, teachers meet with the director to discuss and analyze the data collected during the middle of year NWEA MAP Assessment administration. This information will help teachers identify student growth and needs, as well target instruction during the second semester.  

 

Second Semester Learning Walks: All Fenton Avenue Charter School teachers will take part in our second semester learning walks during the week of March 2, 2020. These walks will focus on student engagement with the use of Kagan Structures, and are led by Angie Ferri and Teresa Elvira, FCPS Instructional Coaches. Our teachers look forward to this opportunity to observe their colleagues, and reflect on their instructional practices in order to continue to grow as educators.

 

School Community

 

Student Recruitment Events: Fenton Avenue Charter School is continuing to explore community events in order to strengthen the school’s recruitment efforts. A few events are listed below: 

 

    • San Fernando Library Event – Healthy Snacks and Recipes – March 25, 2020 FACS will be present in order to share information about the school and the enrollment process. 

 

    • 24th Annual Annabelle Godwin Play Day at Woodley Park – April 18, 2020 - Fenton Avenue will host a booth with information about the school and the enrollment process.

 

    • ïFACS School Tour Dates: Tours of FACS have been scheduled for parents of future enrollees. Tour dates will be March 12, 17, 24, and April 13, 2020 at 8:30 am.

Black History Month Chorus Performance: On Friday, February 28, 2020, the FACS Firefly Chorus performed their Black History Month program for parents. It was a wonderful program, and the songs that were selected very much highlighted the students’ singing abilities! Thank you to Mrs. Chambers for all of her dedication to our chorus students, as well as all Fenton students.

 

Facility Update

 

Intercom/Clock System Installation: Work continues on the installation of the new intercom/clock system in every room on the campus. It is now operational in nearly every classroom.

 

Security Camera Installation: The installation of security cameras throughout the campus and in the school parking lots continues, and is expected to be completed this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

    • 9:00-4:00 Student Leadership Field Trip - UCLA
    • 8:30-11:30 Professional Goal Setting Meetings ñ Mrs. Padilla Parraís Office
    • 2:45-5:00 Professional Goal Setting Meetings ñ Mrs. Padilla Parraís Office
    • 8:30-9:30 Coffee with the Principal Meeting ñ Auditorium

Item IV.D.2.

SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL (SMBCCS)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

March 5, 2020

 

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, ATTENDANCE, RECRUITMENT

 

As of February 28, 2020

Monthly Attendance Average- 96.90

Cumulative Attendance Average- 97.70

 

Date

TK

K

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Total

2/28/20

21

124

121

121

140

134

136

79

876

 

Santa Monica’s state preschool program has an enrollment of 72 students.

 

INSTRUCTION

 

LAUSD Performance Based-Oversight Visit – February 6th

Santa Monica welcomed LAUSD’s Charter School’s Division on February 6th for our annual oversight visit.  The Division’s Team performed its formal review of the school focused in four areas - (1) Governance, (2) Student Achievement and Educational Performance, (3) Organizational Management, Programs, and Operations, and (4) Fiscal Operations. The visit began with a discussion with Santa Monica’s administrative team and the FCPS Special Education Coordinator, Judy Werner.  We discussed the school’s internal and state summative assessment results, “what’s new” at Santa Monica and preparations for shifts that will occur due to the passing of Assembly Bill 1505.  The school received high praise for having all student service minutes in the Tier 1 level of completion, for positive trends in its internal data, and for its increased Mathematics Summative Assessment scores.  This meeting was followed by a tour of classrooms and a document review.  Santa Monica teachers did an exceptional job preparing for our visit and were complimented by the team for their beautiful classroom environments, use of Kagan structures, integration of technology, and use of Thinking Maps.  We look forward to receiving results from our oversight visit in the coming weeks. 

 

NWEA MAP® Middle of Year (MOY) Assessment Results – January 14th to January 31st 

Research and internal trends have shown that students scoring at or above the 41st percentile on the Math, Reading, and Language growth interim assessments have a greater probability of meeting and/or exceeding the standard on end of year Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments.  

 

Kindergarten through 6th Grade Mid-Year Results

 

The data reveals 41% of students at the 41st percentile or above on the Mathematics assessment.  This is an increase of 4% as compared to 2019.  Students in this grade span also increased on the Reading assessment by 1 percentage point, from 38 to 39, and decreased 1 point on the Language assessment.

 

3rd through 6th Grade Mid-Year Results and CAASPP Summative Assessment Projections

 

The data reveals 39% of “SBAC-testing” students at the 41st percentile or above on the Mathematics assessment.  This is an increase of 4% as compared to 2019 mid-year scores and 2% higher than the school’s Summative Assessment percentage last year.  41% of students are at the 41st percentile or above on the Language assessment.  This equals their percentage on the 2019 NWEA MAP Mid-year assessment and Summative Assessment.

 

Overall, we are pleased to see that the vast majority of grade levels across all assessments exceeded their growth projections on the mid-year NWEA MAP assessment.

 

2019 Summative English Language Proficiency for California (ELPAC) Assessment

English learners take the ELPAC assessment to measure their progress towards English language proficiency.  The first administration of the computer-based Summative ELPAC assessment is concluding at Santa Monica.  Teachers received training on the new platform from Santa Monica administrators in the beginning of February and the assessment was administered to over 400 English learners for the rest of the month and into March.  Classroom teachers scheduled substitutes to administer the assessment and received support from Ms. Castañeda and Mr. Gomez when needed.  Our first batch of Kindergarten and 1st grade assessments has been shipped to the State.  Close monitoring is in place by administration to ensure Santa Monica’s participation rate is greater than 95%.

 

2019 California Science Test (CAST) Results

The California Science Test became operational in 2019.  It assesses student knowledge and skills taught at all grade levels based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  It is a computer-based test that consists of stand-alone questions as well as two or three performance tasks that require students to solve a series of related questions. The assessment is administered to 5th grade students at Santa Monica.

 

In our first administration, 18.1% of Santa Monica students met or exceeded the standard on the CAST.  These results place Santa Monica third among eight resident schools and 2.2% higher than the resident median of 15.9%.

 

In response to Santa Monica’s first year of results and the assessment drawing on content taught at all grade levels,  Santa Monica’s Science Lab moved from servicing only 4th and 5th grade students to servicing students across all grade levels in 2019-2020.  Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade attend the Science Lab for 50, 70, and 75 minute sessions respectively once per week.  Teachers in K-2nd grade collaborate with Mr. Ausherman to develop projects or activities around their grade level content throughout the year.  As we move into 2020-2021, Santa Monica looks forward to purchasing a state-approved Science curriculum and receiving additional professional development on the Next Generation Science Standards.

 

February - March Professional Development

SMBCCS staff continued to participate in various professional development opportunities in the month of February:

 

    • Thinking Maps – Writing from the Beginning to Beyond Staff PD, Jennifer Flynn and Bunny Wolfer (ELD Leads), January 29th, February 19th 
    • Apple Distinguished School Professional Development, Dr. George Cheung, February 7th 
    • Restorative Justice:  Alternatives to Suspension, Walter Gomez and Beth Henschel, February 10th 
    • Innovating for Equity Summit – CA Dept. of Education, Cary Rabinowitz, February 11th-12th 
    • SMBCCS Learning Walks, Led by Teresa Elvira and Angie Castellana Ferri, February 24th-27th 

 

personnel

 

SMBCCS Learning Walks

SMBCCS teachers have completed Winter Learning Walks led by Angie Castellana Ferri and Teresa Elvira.  This Winter’s session continued a focus on Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures.  A new reflection sheet was developed and implemented by Mrs. Elvira and Mrs. Ferri to emphasize what strategies and practices can be brought back to the classroom.  Santa Monica certificated staff report that our Learning Walks have been a valuable addition to our professional development calendar this year.

 

Hiring of Security Guard

Santa Monica has hired an afternoon security guard (2:30-6:00pm) that is assigned to oversee and support the dismissal of students that stay in our after school program.  With approximately 1/3 of our enrollment staying after school, this was a much needed safety measure that we’ve been able to fill.

 

Spring Formal Observations for Probationary Status Teachers

Second semester observations have begun for probationary teachers.  Per Fenton’s Evaluation handbook, this process includes a (1) pre-observation meeting between teacher and administration to review the lesson being presented and discuss steps to ensure its success; (2) A formal observation in the teacher’s classroom; (3) A post-observation meeting to reflect on the lesson presented to identify success, challenges, and areas to refine, revisit, and reflect on.  Teachers are typically probationary status for two years comprising four observation lessons that take place in the fall and in the winter.  Probationary teachers receive a great deal of feedback and support from school administration, grade level colleagues, grade level lead teachers, and our FCPS Instructional Coaches.

 

Community Relations 

 

2020-2021 Recruitment Efforts

West Hollywood Kids Fair, April 25th:  Santa Monica staff will again attend the West Hollywood Kids Fair on April 25th to promote Santa Monica’s wide-array of programs to the community.  Staff attended this fair for the first time last year bringing attention to Santa Monica from West Hollywood and garnering several enrollment inquiries and a few new enrollments.

 

Mail Drop:  Santa Monica will conduct a mail drop of post cards in the Hollywood and East Hollywood area advertising the school and plans to identify opportunities to recruit students for 2020-2021 school year through the feedback of a recruitment sub-committee re-established at our most recent Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting.

 

Other recruitment opportunities in the planning stage include a presentation at the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, and attendance at the Yucca Community Resource Fair, and the Hollywood Farmers Market.

 

3rd  Grade SBAC Family Workshop

On January 28th, 3rd grade teachers hosted their 2nd annual SBAC Parent Workshop for families with students taking the assessment for the first time. The workshop provided families new to the assessment with valuable information in order to support them in supporting their children as well as getting them excited about the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned this year. During the presentation teachers presented parents with general information about the SBAC test, why their students are taking the test, the testing schedule here at SMBCCS, components of the test, what skills are tested, and how they can help support students. At the end, they had a takeaway activity for students and parents to work on together. 

 

STEAM Assembly:  Diavolo – Architecture in Motion

Santa Monica’s three STEAM Lead teachers, Mr. Smith (6th grade), Mrs. Gomez (3rd grade), and Mrs. Hauck (K) scheduled our second STEAM assembly and brought our students, Diavolo, Architecture in Motion.  On Friday, February 7th dancers flew, fell, jumped, caught and challenged their personal boundaries using benches, doors and ladders to build appreciation for movement and break down barriers to dance. Diavolo is comprised of performers of varied abilities and training - dancers, gymnasts, rock climbers and actors. Through trust and collaboration, Diavolo illustrates that teamwork is as essential in dance as it is in life.

 

NWEA MAP Student Growth Awards

On Friday, February 21st Santa Monica celebrated the success of its students by awarding the top 5 students at each grade level that showed the most growth on Middle of Year MAP Assessments.  For two years now this has been a particularly rewarding exercise as many of the students recognized are those that are not typically recognized for academic achievement.  With background music filling the air, our students are called to the center of the yard to be awarded a certificate and line up for all to see.  Parents are invited to attend as well and help celebrate our students from the crowd.

 

6th Grade Lottery Information Session

Several 5th grade parents attended our lottery information session held during our Parent Advocacy Committee Night Meeting on Thursday, February 27th.  An information session was recommended by parents at this month’s Coffee with the Principal event.  Parents were provided information about the lottery to help them determine whether they need to attend and how to plan for their child’s sixth grade transition.  Our 6th grade lottery will take place on Friday, March 13th at 2:45pm.

 

FACILITIES AND SAFETY

 

Refreshing of Playground Coverings

We are working with Zoom Recreation to replace the fabric covering on several of our canopies throughout campus including three single post and one four post canopy in our Kinder yard and the large 16 x 15 fabric covering at dismissal Gate B.  Total cost is estimated to be approximately $10,000.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

    • Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC) Self Study Visit, March 8-11th.
    • 6th Grade Lottery, March 13th 
    • 2020-2021 Enrollment Opens, March 16th 
    • Parent Conference Week, March 23rd – 27th 
    • Spring Break, March 30th  – April 6th 
    • FCPS Professional Development Day #6, April 6th 

Item IV.D.3.

FENTON PRIMARY CENTER (FPC)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

March 5, 2020

 

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 October 18, 2019 (TK-2):

Transitional Kindergarten

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

Total

44

219

199

220

682

 

Actual Daily Attendance for the Month of November (ADA) = 97.2% (One Year Ago= 97.2%)

Actual Daily Attendance (ADA) Cumulative 2019-2020 = 97.7% (One Year Ago= 97.7%)

 

Enrollment increased from 678 to 682 in the past month. One year ago our enrollment was 704.

 

MAP Winter Assessments Completed: During the month of February, FPC completed its winter MAP assessments. Below is a graph that depicts the percentage of students scoring above the 41st percentile during beginning of year and middle of year assessments this school year. 

 

Map Beginning of Year (BOY) Versus Middle of Year (MOY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kinder Reading

Kinder Math

1st Reading

1st Math

2nd Reading

2nd Math

BOY

50%

39%

50%

46%

27%

35%

MOY

51%

50%

46%

48%

40%

28%

 

 

Staff Reorganization and Lead Teacher Selection Process: The reorganization process for the 2020-2021 school year has begun. The process began with the selection of lead teachers. For the 2020-2021 school year, the lead teachers will be selected by an Ad Hoc committee comprised of Directors, faculty representatives (one from each school), FCPS Coaches, FCPS CAO, and FCPS EO.   

 

LAUSD Oversight Visit: FPC had its annual LAUSD Charter Division oversight visit on February 4, 2020. It was a very successful visit. The school’s oversight binders were completed and ready for the visiting team led by Yolanda Jordan to review. Yolanda Jordan reviewed the binders and visited various classrooms as well as met with the school’s leadership team. Overall, FPC did well presenting the school’s rigorous programs. 

 

Professional Goal Setting for Staff: FPC completed its middle of the year Professional Goal Setting Meetings with all certificated staff. These meetings help compile an overall picture of the school’s direction in addressing academic performance, school culture, and social and emotional well-being of all stakeholders. The expectation at these meetings is to continue academic success with positive end of year MAP scores for all students.

Professional Development February 14th: On February 14th FPC teachers collaborated on best practices using Kagan Strategies during our shortened day professional development. The grade levels met prior to this day and planned key strategies that are working well in each of the classrooms. Then the grade levels provided a presentation to the other grade levels indicating strategies that are working. The grade levels did an excellent job of preparing, evaluating, and presenting the Kagan collaborative strategies implementation.  

 

February 20th Literacy Event: Every month FPC partners with the Lake View Terrace library to host an event to improve parent engagement and literacy. In February our Speech Pathologist, Sandra Lee, presented key strategies that parents can use at home that will help children build their vocabulary. Parents took home various samples of questions, talking points, and visuals that will help children develop and expand their vocabulary. A special thanks to the Parent Advocacy Committee for putting these events together and Sandra Lee for presenting in February.

 

Coordination of Services Team (COST), Student Study Team (SST), and Retention Process: FPC is constantly reviewing student performance. During the month of February, the leadership team and the Instruction Committee reviewed the COST, SST, and Retention Process. Each grade level plans to review student performance using a comparison MAP results, previous assessments, and interventions for each child. A careful analysis is provided for each child on overall academic improvement. The school also begins to list students that will benefit from retention. 

 

PAC Informational Night Meeting February 27th: FPC 2nd Parent Informational Night Meeting this year was very successful. Most importantly parents received details regarding the material revision and the process that will take place from now until June regarding the transition. Parents also received updates on the various academic and enrichment programs at FPC and most importantly the beginning of FPC 2020-2021 enrollment begins March 2nd.

 

Enrollment/Recruitment Planning: The FPC enrollment committee created flyers and tour dates to begin the recruitment process. Below are a few planned activities for the coming month:

 

Volunteers of America Preschool Van Nuys Boulevard: FPC will be visiting the preschool located on Van Nuys Boulevard on Friday March 6th at 2:30 p.m. FPC Team will present to parents all the great programs at FPC. 

 

Volunteers of America Preschool Pierce and Maclay: FPC will be visiting the preschool located on Pierce Avenue on Friday March 20th at 2:30 p.m. FPC Team will present to parents all the great programs at FPC.

 

FPC Tour Visits: Tours of FPC have been scheduled for parents of future enrollees. Tour dates will be March 3, 6, 13, 20, and April 10th. All dates have two tours; one at 8:00 a.m. and the other at 3:00 p.m.  

 

Humphrey Park Easter Egg Hunt/Festivities: FPC will participate in the annual Easter Egg hunt event at Humphrey Park on April 11th. Last year this event was very successful for FPC. 

 

Additional activities are being planned for the months of April and May. There are a few preschools we will be visiting in targeted areas such as Sylmar and San Fernando. 

 

100th Day of School: FPC celebrated its 100th day of school on Thursday, February 6th. The school had a variety of hands on interactive math activities that included the use of manipulatives to assist in counting to 100, grouping tens to make 100, calendar activities, and much more. This year’s theme was “What would you look like if you were 100 years old?” Students enjoyed the fun filled day. 

 

Dr. Seuss Literacy Week: FPC has begun celebrating Dr. Seuss and Literacy Week on Thursday, February 26th with the Parent Night Meeting and the beginning of the annual book fair. The campus is currently decorated with various Dr. Seuss themes. Coco Salazar, Social Committee Chair, and members of the social committee along with Parent Advocacy Committee provided a plan for the literacy event.  All FPC staff members were involved in decorating corridors with beautiful Dr. Seuss themes such as Cat in the Hat, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, and the Lorax. The focus of this event is to encourage students to read and build a love for reading. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

3/16 Learning Walks

3/23 Parent Conference Week (Shortened Days all week)

3/30 Spring Break (No School all week)

4/6 Staff Development Day #6 

4/16 FCPS Board Meeting

Item IV.D.4.

FENTON STEM ACADEMY (STEM)  

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

March 5, 2020

 

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

03/05/2020

63

62

47

49

42

49

312

97.6%

97.6%

 

Enrollment

 

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year began on February 10, 2020. STEM is projected to enroll a total of 375 students for the 2020-2021 school year. Student recruitment efforts are ongoing throughout the spring including parent meetings at local Head Start Programs and Pre-K parent meetings, postcard mailings, school tours, and participation at several events during March and April.   

 

Instruction

 

Results of the 2019-2020 Middle of Year (MOY) MAP Assessments: All students during January-February 2020 participated in Middle of Year (MOY) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessments at Fenton STEM Academy. Students in Kindergarten – 5th grade were tested in reading, math, and language skills. The following table displays the percentage of students scoring in the 41st percentile and higher during middle of year assessments over the last three years. It is important to note this data includes K-5th grade. Student  outcomes indicate an increase from this time last year. This increase is significant as it indicates a higher level of students meeting and exceeding grade level state standards and a higher potential passage rate for CAASPP assessments. 

 

MOY 41s+% for Grades K-5

 

NWEA MAP

Reading (K-5)

Mathematics (K-5)

 

 

 

 

 

17-18

18-19

19-20

17-18

18-19

19-20

Middle of Year 41+%

41%

39%

43%

31%

34%

41%

Students in grades K-5 show an overall increase in achievement from this time last year.

 

Middle of Year data provides a strong predictor of CAASPP proficiency rates. According to MOY data for students in 3rd-5th grade, STEM has strong potential to outperform last year’s CAASPP proficiency rates.

 

 

MOY 41s+% for Grades 3-5 and CAASPP Correlation

 

NWEA MAP

Reading (3-5)

Mathematics (3-5)

 

 

 

 

 

17-18

18-19

19-20

17-18

18-19

19-20

Middle of Year 41+%

46%

47%

51%

34%

37%

43%

SBAC Score

44%

50%

TBD

34%

34%

TBD

Students in grades 3-5 show a possible significant gain on CAASPP assessment. 

 

LAUSD Charter Schools Division Oversight Review Visit: Fenton STEM Academy received excellent feedback informally from the LAUSD Charter Schools Division (CSD) on our annual oversight visit, February 14, 2020. The LAUSD review team was highly impressed with the significant academic growth of our students. They also complimented us on our strong STEM integrated program, effective classroom management, and positive school culture. They were impressed with how established our campus and operation looks and feels. Thank you to the students and staff who work hard every day to do their very best!

 

ELPAC Summative Assessment:  The summative ELPAC is given to students who have been previously identified as English Learners via the CELDT, Initial ELPAC, or parent identification. This test provides teachers with data regarding English proficiency. Testing was completed from February 18-28, 2020. This year, all tests were given using a computer. Results are expected to arrive in early May or over the summer. Results will be shared with parents. A very special thank you to Jennifer Pimentel and our incredible ELPAC test administrators for completing this process. The new computer based format requires K-2 students to test individually for almost an hour each. 3-5th grade tests are administered whole group, and then individually for the speaking section. This is a very strenuous assessment and our teachers did an incredible job supporting students throughout. Thank you to Jennifer Pimentel and the additional ELPAC test administrators, Cecilia Quijano, Paige Piper, Veronica Palazzola, Kelley Christenson, Nicole Langlois, Yesenia Fuentes, Alejandra Muñoz, and Virginia Palma.

 

Physical Fitness Testing (PFT): Students enrolled in 5th grade will participate in the state mandated Physical Fitness Test. This test encompasses 6 components: Aerobic Capacity, Abdominal Strength, Upper Body Strength, Trunk Extensor, Body Composition, and Flexibility. Psychomotor Aides were trained on how to administer the FITNESSGRAM on Friday, February 28th and the 5th grade students will start practicing their skills in the coming week. Testing will take place March 5-20, 2020. Although the CDE has not asked for formal reporting this school year, Fenton STEM Academy will keep internal records of student performance and share results with students and families. Thank you to Jennifer Pimentel for her work training staff and scheduling this assessment. 

 

Personnel

 

FCPS Reorganization: Fenton STEM Academy reviewed the 2020-2021 Lead Teacher Process and Reorganization Guidelines at recent committee and staff meetings. Staff members were provided time to understand the timeline, process, and guidelines. This marks a historic time across Fenton Charter Public Schools with opportunities for enhanced teacher leadership. We look forward to working alongside the FCPS schools to ensure each school is reorganized in a manner that is best for students.  

 

Spring Learning Walks: Fenton STEM Academy will conduct their spring learning walks the week of March 9-13, 2020. Similar to fall Learning Walks, the FCPS Instructional Coaches will facilitate and guide groups of educators as they observe approximately 5-6 classrooms in action per day. The team will look to identify Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures and evidence of effective instructional practices. Providing educators this opportunity for growth and reflection is aimed at improving teaching practices and as a result, student outcomes. 

 

School Community

 

Student Recruitment: Fenton STEM Academy continues to pursue student recruitment opportunities. The team has already conducted several events including the Sun Valley Parks and Rec. Soccer Event, the Burbank Animal Shelter Kitten Bowl, and the Sun Valley Pre-K Parent Presentation. Upcoming events include the following:

 

    • Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council Monthly Meeting – The Fenton Academies will present to the council and community stakeholders an update on student achievement and future expansion plans. (March 10th)

 

    • Burbank Animal Shelter/Tour for Life - The Fenton Academies will host a booth with information regarding both schools and the enrollment process. Participating staff will conduct a mini craft activity with attending children. (March 21st)

 

    • The Sunland/Tujunga Parks and Recreation Easter Egg Event– The Fenton Academies will host a booth with information regarding both schools and the enrollment process. (April 11th)

 

    • The STEM Expo – The annual STEM Expo will serve as a recruitment opportunity, in addition to a celebration of our STEM infused program. Interested families will be invited to tour and participate during this schoolwide event. (May 1st)

 

    • Parent Communication – Current families will continue to receive information regarding enrollment through weekly newsletters, parent meetings, assemblies, etc. Word of mouth has continued to remain our strongest form of recruitment thus far. (Ongoing)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

    • March 9-13 – Spring Learning Walks
    • March 16-20 – Mutt-i-grees Madness Week
    • March 23-27 - Parent Teacher Conference Week
    • March 30 – April 3 – Spring Break 
    • April 6 – Professional Development Day 6

Item IV.D.5.

FENTON CHARTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (FCLA)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

March 5, 2020

 

The mission of the Fenton Charter Leadership Academy 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, and to make decisions while actively participating in and being accountable for their learning.  

 

State Charter Number:  1613

 

Enrollment 

 

 

TK/Kinder

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Total

Monthly

ADA

Cumulative

ADA

03/05/2020

47

53

66

61

58

40

325

97.6%

97.6%

 

Enrollment

 

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year began on February 10, 2020. FCLA is projected to enroll a total of 370 students for the 2020-2021 school year. Student recruitment efforts are ongoing throughout the spring including parent meetings at local Head Start Programs and Pre-K parent meetings, postcard mailings, school tours, and participation at several events during March and April.   

 

Instruction

 

Results of the 2019-2020 Middle of Year (MOY) MAP Assessments: All students during January-February 2020 participated in Middle of Year (MOY) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessments at Fenton Charter Leadership Academy. Students in Kindergarten – 5th grade were tested in reading, math, and language skills. The following table displays the percentage of students scoring in the 41st percentile and higher during middle of year assessments over the last three years. It is important to note this data includes K-5th grade. Student  outcomes indicate an increase of 10-13% from this time last year. This increase is significant as it indicates a higher level of students meeting and exceeding grade level state standards and a higher potential passage rate for CAASPP assessments. 

 

MOY 41s+% for Grades K-5

 

NWEA MAP

Reading (K-5)

Mathematics (K-5)

 

 

 

 

 

17-18

18-19

19-20

17-18

18-19

19-20

Middle of Year 41+%

46%

46%

56%

35%

36%

49%

Students in grades K-5 show an overall increase in achievement from this time last year.

Middle of Year data provides a strong predictor of CAASPP proficiency rates. According to MOY data for students in 3rd-5th grade, FCLA has strong potential to outperform last year’s CAASPP proficiency rates.

 

 

 

MOY 41s+% for Grades 3-5 and CAASPP Correlation

 

NWEA MAP

Reading (3-5)

Mathematics (3-5)

 

 

 

 

 

17-18

18-19

19-20

17-18

18-19

19-20

Middle of Year 41+%

40%

45%

57%

20%

36%

46%

SBAC Score

44%

51%

TBD

36%

46%

TBD

Students in grades 3-5 show a possible significant gain on CAASPP assessment. 

 

LAUSD Charter Schools Division Oversight Review Visit: Fenton Charter Leadership Academy received excellent feedback informally from the LAUSD Charter Schools Division (CSD) on our annual oversight visit, February 13, 2020. The LAUSD review team was highly impressed with the significant academic growth of our students. They also complimented us on our strong instructional program, effective classroom management, and positive school culture. They were impressed with how established our campus and operation looks and feels. Thank you to the students and staff who work hard every day to do their very best!

 

ELPAC Summative Assessment:  The summative ELPAC is given to students who have been previously identified as English Learners via the CELDT, Initial ELPAC, or parent identification. This test provides teachers with data regarding English proficiency. Testing was completed from February 18-28, 2020. This year, all tests were given using a computer. Results are expected to arrive in early May or over the summer. Results will be shared with parents. A very special thank you to Jennifer Pimentel and our incredible ELPAC test administrators for completing this process. The new computer based format requires K-2 students to test individually for almost an hour each. 3-5th grade tests are administered whole group, and then individually for the speaking section. This is a very strenuous assessment and our teachers did an incredible job supporting students throughout. Thank you to Jennifer Pimentel and the additional ELPAC test administrators, Cecilia Quijano, Paige Piper, Veronica Palazzola, Kelley Christenson, Nicole Langlois, Yesenia Fuentes, Alejandra Muñoz, and Virginia Palma.

 

Physical Fitness Testing (PFT): Students enrolled in 5th grade will participate in the state mandated Physical Fitness Test. This test encompasses 6 components: Aerobic Capacity, Abdominal Strength, Upper Body Strength, Trunk Extensor, Body Composition, and Flexibility. Psychomotor Aides were trained on how to administer the FITNESSGRAM on Friday, February 28th and the 5th grade students will start practicing their skills in the coming week. Testing will take place March 5-20, 2020. Although the CDE has not asked for formal reporting this school year, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy will keep internal records of student performance and share results with students and families. Thank you to Jennifer Pimentel for her work training staff and scheduling this assessment. 

 

Personnel

 

FCPS Reorganization: Fenton Charter Leadership Academy reviewed the 2020-2021 Lead Teacher Process and Reorganization Guidelines at recent committee and staff meetings. Staff members were provided time to understand the timeline, process, and guidelines. This marks a historic time across Fenton Charter Public Schools with opportunities for enhanced teacher leadership. We look forward to working alongside the FCPS schools to ensure each school is reorganized in a manner that is best for students.  

 

Spring Learning Walks: Fenton Charter Leadership Academy will conduct their spring learning walks the week of March 9-13, 2020. Similar to fall Learning Walks, the FCPS Instructional Coaches will facilitate and guide groups of educators as they observe approximately 5-6 classrooms in action per day. The team will look to identify Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures and evidence of effective instructional practices. Providing educators this opportunity for growth and reflection is aimed at improving teaching practices and as a result, student outcomes. 

 

School Community

 

Student Recruitment: Fenton Charter Leadership Academy continues to pursue student recruitment opportunities. The team has already conducted several events including the Sun Valley Parks and Rec. Soccer Event, the Burbank Animal Shelter Kitten Bowl, and the Sun Valley Pre-K Parent Presentation. Upcoming events include the following:

 

    • Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council Monthly Meeting – The Fenton Academies will present to the council and community stakeholders an update on student achievement and future expansion plans. (March 10th)

 

    • Burbank Animal Shelter/Tour for Life - The Fenton Academies will host a booth with information regarding both schools and the enrollment process. Participating staff will conduct a mini craft activity with attending children. (March 21st)

 

    • The Sunland/Tujunga Parks and Recreation Easter Egg Event– The Fenton Academies will host a booth with information regarding both schools and the enrollment process. (April 11th)

 

    • The Leadership Summit – The annual Leadership Summit will serve as a recruitment opportunity, in addition to a celebration of our SEL/Leadership program. Interested families will be invited to tour and participate during this schoolwide event. (May 29th)

 

    • Parent Communication – Current families will continue to receive information regarding enrollment through weekly newsletters, parent meetings, assemblies, etc. Word of mouth has continued to remain our strongest form of recruitment thus far. (Ongoing)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

    • February 14-March 12 – Jester and Pharley Phund Read-A-Thon 
    • March 9-13 – Spring Learning Walks
    • March 16-20 – Mutt-i-grees Madness Week
    • March 23-27 - Parent Teacher Conference Week
    • March 30 – April 3 – Spring Break 
    • April 6 – Professional Development Day 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. E.

 

Chief Academic Officer’s Report and LCAP Update

(See presentation slides)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. F.

 

Executive Director’s Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.F.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

March 5, 2020

 

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:

 

The 27th Annual California Charter Schools Conference will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center from March 16 to 19, 2020.  Information on what to expect with the implementation of AB 1505 is a major focus area.

 

State:

 

From School Services of California – 

 “2020–21 State Budget Trailer Bill—Special Education Funding Formula”

posted February 19, 2020

The much-anticipated proposed new special education funding formula language was released on Friday, February 14, 2020. As summarized by the Administration on January 10, the proposal would create a new special education funding formula based on a three-year rolling average of average daily attendance (ADA) at the local educational agency (LEA) level, while continuing the distribution method of sending special education funds through Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs).  

The proposed trailer bill: 

    1. Sunsets the Education Code sections often referred to as Assembly Bill (AB) 602, ending its operation on July 1, 2020
    2. Replaces it with a new two-prong calculation similar to this year’s calculation that equalized two-thirds of SELPAs to the statewide target rate

Each LEA’s (district, charter, and/or county office of education) funding per ADA will be applied at the higher of the two scenarios: 

    1. $660 per second principal apportionment ADA average of the current and past two years
    2. Per-ADA amount in the 2019–20 fiscal year based on the LEA’s SELPA AB 602 rate, plus the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) 
    • For those LEAs that would be funded at the proposed $660 rate, a COLA would be applied in future years
    • For those LEAs that are funded at their historic, “hold harmless” rate, no COLA is provided—a “hold harmless” LEA leaves its current SELPA, it defaults to the $660 rate

As under current law, SELPA Funding Allocation Plans vary widely and will determine the use of the additional funds as agreed upon by the local SELPA governance councils.  

The proposal is able to significantly raise the per-ADA special education funding rate due to the repurposing of this year’s two pots of funds: $152 million in AB 602 equalization and $493 million to districts based on preschoolers with disabilities counts. 

As a reminder, the Administration also proposes to provide a second year of one-time funding to districts based on preschoolers with disabilities, which is at a total of $250 million statewide this year.

“LAO Analyzes Governor’s Education Proposals”

posted February 28, 2020

On February 24, 2020, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released its annual report that evaluates Governor Gavin Newsom’s major education spending proposals. Generally, the LAO supports Governor Newsom’s overall approach to the education budget— that is, it appreciates how he balances ongoing spending with one-time investments. This approach, the LAO suggests, cushions lawmakers from having to make future cuts in the event that the estimated Proposition 98 minimum guarantee does not materialize, which is particularly sensitive given the risks to the state and national economies—the most recent of which is the effect of the global pandemic of the coronavirus and its impact on production and trade.

LAO Recommends Using One-Time Investments to Relieve Local Fiscal Pressures

Although the LAO applauds the Governor’s overall spending approach, it recognizes that many of his proposals for one-time spending (approximately $1.7 billion) are for programs that offer no relief to the pressures that local educational agencies (LEAs) continue to face. These pressures include increased employer contribution rates for employee retirement programs, demands for higher compensation, and increased costs associated with serving students with disabilities.

In lieu of using new resources to fund workforce programs, special models that integrate academic and non-academic student support programs, and programs aimed at addressing the achievement gap, the LAO recommends that the Legislature use the funds to provide immediate or long-term relief to local general funds. Most notably, the LAO suggests that a supplemental payment to the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System unfunded liabilities on behalf of LEAs could have long-term financial benefits. They estimate that a $1 billion supplement payment could result in savings ranging from $1 billion to $3.3 billion in the long run. The LAO also offers that lawmakers could also consider buying down planned increases to employer contribution rates for the budget year, including a special buy down for CalSTRS to help smooth out rate increases through 2021–22.

LAO Supports Governor’s Increase to LCFF

With respect to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), the LAO notes that the Governor’s 2.29% cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) is modestly higher than its estimated COLA of 2.14%. Though LEAs used a 3.0% estimated COLA to begin planning their budgets for 2020–21 last summer, the LAO does not recommend using new Proposition 98 funding to increase the LCFF to achieve a 3% investment, or even to reflect the overall growth in Proposition 98, approximately 2.9%. 

The LAO reminds the Legislature that the 2019–20 Budget Act contained a provision allowing the state to reduce the LCFF COLA “to fit within the guarantee” in years that the Proposition 98 minimum guarantee is insufficient to fund the full statutory COLA. Essentially, this automatic reduction in the LCFF COLA allows the state to reduce K–12 education’s largest funding stream without creating a “deficit factor,” which the field used to track what the state would have otherwise owed when the state wasn’t funding full COLA and reducing revenue limits during the Great Recession.

LAO Makes Mixed Recommendations on Special Education

As you know, the Governor proposes a multiyear approach to reforming how the state resources and serves students with disabilities, beginning with increasing and changing the base rate formula in 2020–21. Additionally, the Governor proposes using $250 million to provide one-time funding to LEAs serving preschoolers with disabilities with the requirement to increase or improve services to them. This proposal is similar to last year’s $493 million investment.

The LAO recommends adopting the Governor’s base funding formula that would increase the per-student base rate to $660 for most Special Education Local Plan Areas with those above the new rate being held harmless, including using a three-year rolling average daily attendance to reduce funding volatility as LEAs experience historic declines in enrollment. 

In addition, the LAO recommends making funding to support preschoolers with disabilities ongoing as an augmentation to the new base formula. To account for the lack of preschool attendance data, the LAO suggests double counting kindergarten attendance as a proxy. Although LEAs have raised issues with the disproportionately high costs associated with students with moderate to severe disabilities or those who require multiple therapies/services, neither the Governor nor the LAO recommend a proposal to provide funding to address it.

The legislative budget committees responsible for the education budget are slated to begin hearing the Governor’s K–12 proposals next week. Budget discussions and negotiations will continue through late spring.

From California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) –

“A Deep Dive into Governor Newsom's 2020-21 Proposition 98 Education Proposals”
By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations

Last month, Governor Newsom released the proposed statutory changes that conform with his January budget proposals, known as trailer bill language. This article provides an in-depth analysis of the major education proposals and highlights recommendations made by the Legislative Analyst’s Office. 

As the Assembly and Senate Budget Subcommittees on Education Finance begin overview hearings, you can follow the CASBO advocates on Twitter at @CASBOGR to watch hearings and read daily updates on both budget and policy matters during the 2020 legislative session.

Overview of Proposition 98 Spending 

Governor Newsom’s January budget package proposes $84 billion in Proposition 98 funding, an increase of 3.8 percent from the 2019-20 fiscal year. In K-12 education spending, the Administration commits $2 billion in one-time spending and $1.4 billion in on-going support dedicated to fund a 2.29 percent cost of living adjustment for the Local Control Funding Formula and various categoricals, as detailed below.

The Legislative Analyst’s Office recommends the Legislature adopt a budget plan that supports a balanced approach of ongoing and one-time spending in order to avoid cuts to ongoing K-12 programs should the Proposition 98 guarantee fall below projections, and free up a portion of one-time funding to pay down school districts’ unfunded pension liabilities. 

 

 

 


Early Education

State Preschool. The Governor proposes $32 million General Fund to support 10,000 additional full-day State Preschool slots for non-school based agencies, beginning April 1, 2021. The LAO recommends a reduced amount of slots due to unspent funding from the 2019-20 fiscal year and a streamlined application process for current preschool providers interested in expanding their programs.  

Department of Early Childhood Development. The Governor proposes to establish the Department of Early Childhood Development under the California Health and Human Services Agency with $6.8 million for 26 positions in 2020-21 and $10.4 million ongoing General Fund for 52 positions in 2021-22. The department would begin administering the state’s child care programs. The LAO recommends the Legislature reject this proposal, as it lacks necessary information on the structure and effectiveness of the new agency to streamline programs and services.

Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program. The Governor proposes $75 million one-time Proposition 98 General Fund to the Inclusive Early Education Program, in order to increase access to child care and preschool services for students with disabilities. The LAO recommends the Legislature reject this proposal.

Preschool Facilities Funding. The Governor proposes to redirect $150 million General Fund from last year’s Kindergarten Facility Grant Program to support construction and renovation of preschool facilities on LEA campuses. The LAO recommends the Legislature use the $75 million from the Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program to support this proposal.

Special Education

Governor Newsom proposes a multi-layer approach to restructuring the special education funding formula, which would sequence changes over a period of years.

    • In 2020-21, the Governor proposes $645 million to increase the base rate for most special education local plan areas (SELPAs) to $660 per student. SELPAs with higher rates will be held harmless and receive only a COLA the first year.
    • Beginning in 2020-21, base rates would use a three-year rolling average of student attendance, rather than the greater of the current year or prior year. Funding would continue to be allocated to SELPAs, with the average of student attendance calculated for each local educational agency.
    • Categorical programs and SELPA membership would be frozen at 2019-20 funding levels, with cost of living adjustments, and modified until a final funding system is established. School districts would be prohibited from opting out of their current SELPA to establish its own for the time period.
    • The Governor proposes $1.1 million to establish three working groups to focus on: 
    • $500,000 to study governance and accountability to improve services and student outcomes.
    • $350,000 to develop a standardized Individualized Education Plan (IEP) template and a potential IEP reporting system.
    • $250,000 to develop pathways for students with disabilities to attain a high school diploma.
    • The Governor proposes $250 million in one-time support based on the number of preschool-aged students with disabilities for LEAs to increase and improve programs and services.
    • The Governor proposes $4 million to promote best practices for educating and identifying students with dyslexia. The proposal would create professional development opportunities and host a statewide conference at the end of 2020.

LAO Recommendation. The Legislative Analyst’s Office recommends that the Legislature: 1) adopt the Governor’s base funding increases to address historical inequities and redirect the preschool funding for an ongoing base increase and incorporate preschool-aged children using Kindergarten data information as a proxy to count these students into the base formula.

Teacher Recruitment & Workforce Programs 

Education Workforce Investment Grant. The Governor proposes $350 million for professional development in STEM and computer science ($100 million); literacy training ($75 million); school climate and mental health ($75 million); special education ($50 million); and English Language learners training ($50 million).

The California Department of Education would administer the funds that would require the eligible entities (school districts, county offices of education, charter schools and regional occupational centers) to collaborate with state agencies and higher education institutions.  

Workforce Development Grant Program. The Governor proposes $193 million to recruit staff to provide counseling and student support services in areas of high-need and facing shortages. Of these funds, $20 million would support planning grants for at least 100 LEAs or consortiums and $100 million for implementation grants. The lead agency that administers the program would receive about $3 million for administrative purposes.  

The California Department of Education would select a county office of education to administer the program. School districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and state schools that serve students with disabilities would be eligible to apply for this grant.   

Teacher Residency Grant Program. The Governor proposes $175 million to expand or establish residency programs in special education, bilingual education, science, engineering, and math. The program would provide $20,000 per candidate with a $1 for $1 matching requirement.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing would administer the program with eligibility for school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, regional occupational centers, and nonsectarian private schools with priority for entities serving over 50 percent of students that qualify for free and reduced price meal and rural or dense regions.

California Teacher Credentialing Award Program. The Governor proposes $100 million to offer stipends to new teachers in high-need subjects and that work in disadvantaged communities facing teacher shortages.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing would administer the program that would award eligible teachers $5,000 a year for four years. School districts, county offices of education, and state schools for students with disabilities would be eligible to apply.   

Classified School Employee Teaching Credentialing Program. The Governor proposes $64.1 million to continue to support this program, which was established in the 2016-17 fiscal year. The program provides financial support to candidates to complete their bachelor’s degree and teaching credential.   

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing would administer the program that provides eligible candidates $4,000 a year for up to five years. School districts, county offices of education, and charter schools would be eligible to apply.  

LAO Recommendation. The Legislative Analyst’s Office recommends that the Legislature reject the Educator Workforce Investment Grant, Workforce Development Grant Program, and California Teacher Credentialing Award Program proposals as these programs do not address root causes in teacher shortages and does not allow sufficient time for the Legislature to evaluate the current programs’ performance. The LAO recommends providing $29 million for the Teacher Residency Grant Program and reject program changes as the current structure targets high-need areas. The only proposal that the LAO recommends full adoption without modifications is the Classified School Employee Teaching Credential Program.

School Improvement Programs

Opportunity Grants. The Governor proposes $270 million to provide grants and technical assistance to low-performing districts and schools where at least 90 percent of students are low-income. The funding could be utilized for wrap-around services, staff hiring and retention strategies, and new instructional materials. Recipients could be a school or consortia of schools within a district, a school district or county office of education with numerous high-poverty schools in its jurisdiction or a charter school.

The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) would receive an additional $30 million to administer this program. The CCEE in collaboration with the Department of Education, and with final approval by the State Board of Education, would be responsible for determining the size of grants, eligibility criteria, and program requirements.

California Community Schools Partnership Grants. The Governor proposes $300 million to create a program that would provide start-up funding to implement the community schools model. The grant amounts are to be determined by the administering agency.

The California Department of Education would administer the program and develop an application process, with final approval by the State Board of Education. Grants would be distributed in a competitive manner and eligibility is based on school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools that educate at least 90 percent of low-income students.

County Outreach Funding. The Governor proposes $18 million to be administered by the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence to provide county offices of education with grants to improve coordination and access of wrap around services. The size of each award would be determined by CCEE.

LAO Recommendation. The Legislative Analyst’s Office recommends that the Legislature: 1) reject the Opportunity Grants proposal and consider a smaller augmentation for intense technical assistance for specific school districts; 2) fund a smaller community schools pilot program; and 3) reject the county outreach funding.

Child Nutrition. The Governor’s budget proposes $60 million in ongoing support for a rate increase for the free and reduced price meals served to eligible students and $10 million in one-time funding to train food service staff on three topics: 1) food preparation, 2) healthy food marketing, and 3) changing a school lunch environment.

LAO Recommendation. The Legislative Analyst’s Office recommends that the Legislature consider alternative use for these available funds for other educational purposes, and if it adopts the rate increase they recommend to eliminate the Governor’s proposed reporting requirement and expand the training fund for a broader set of expenses, including supplies.

District:

 

AB 1505 will become a serious matter for all charter schools beginning on July 1st.  Fenton’s immediate focus will be on how to best position all our schools for renewal in the coming years (2022 for FACS, FPC and SMBCCS; 2024 for FCLA and STEM).  All initiatives presented by the CAO and ED have been developed with the goal of realizing renewal for all Fenton schools.  

 

FCPS:

 

With the successful realization of the bond financing effort, we now move on to pressing issues facing the organization that came to light as we worked on achieving the refinancing of the New Market Tax Credit Loan on FPC and the Clearinghouse loan on FCLA/STEM.  Continuing to improve the academic achievement of our students, increasing enrollment, building cash reserves have all been discussed.  A new item highlighted by investors is succession planning.  We will begin to address the matter in earnest immediately as presented in Item IV.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V. 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 V.A.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

March  5, 2020

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve 2020-2021 calendars

 

BACKGROUND

 

At the January 30, 2020 meeting of the Board of Directors, the 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar was approved.

 

ANALYSIS

 

Three additional calendars, which identify workdays for employees other than teachers, have been developed by Dr. Riddick and were reviewed by the Directors of the Fenton schools and key personnel in the business office.  The additional calendars are for those who follow a 201-day calendar (Coordinator of Special Education, School Psychologists, Speech Therapists, Elementary School Counselors, and the Registered Behavior Technician), a 224-day calendar (administrators and certain school-based office staff as well as the Attendance Manager), and a 249-day calendar (custodians, maintenance, and business office staff responsible for accounts payable, payroll, personnel, and technology, respectively).   

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the 201, 224 and 249-day calendars for 2020-2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments:  191, 201, 224 and 249 Calendars for 2020-2021

Item V.B.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

March  5, 2020

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to review and acknowledge receipt of the Second Interim Reports for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, STEM and FCLA

 

BACKGROUND

Local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to file two reports during a fiscal year (interim reports) on the status of the LEA's financial health. The first interim report is due December 15 for the period ending October 31. The second interim report is due March 17 for the period ending January 31. County superintendents are to report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Controller the certification for all districts in their county within 75 days after the close of the reporting period.

The interim reports must include a certification of whether or not the LEA is able to meet its financial obligations. The certifications are classified as positive, qualified, or negative. A positive certification is assigned when the district will meet its financial obligations for the current and two subsequent fiscal years. A qualified certification is assigned when the district may not meet its financial obligations for the current or two subsequent fiscal years. A negative certification is assigned when a district will be unable to meet its financial obligations for the remainder of the current year or for the subsequent fiscal year. In addition, the Superintendent of Public Instruction may reclassify the certification of any county office of education or reclassify a certification based on an appeal of a school district in accordance with the above standards. 

ANALYSIS

 

The First Interim Report was presented to the Board at the December 5, 2019 regular meeting.  The Second Interim Report is presented here for review and receipt.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors formally acknowledge the review and receipt of the Second Interim Reports

 

 

Attachments:  Second Interim Reports for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, STEM and FCLA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item VI.A.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

March 5, 2020

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve auditing firm for 2020-2021 and subsequent two years 

 

BACKGROUND

 

On January 31, 2020, the Fenton Charter Public Schools posted a Request for Proposals for Audit Services from licensed certified public accountant firms to audit our financial statements for fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, with the option of auditing our financial statements for the subsequent two fiscal years.

 

ANALYSIS

 

Our contract with CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP (CLA) expired on June 30, 2019.  The firm has audited the Fenton Charter Public Schools for the past three years, and with the expiration of the original contract, a Request for Proposal (RFP) was posted on January 31, 2020.  The contract for auditing services for the June 30, 2020 audit must be received by our authorizing school district, LAUSD, and the County Office of Education, LACOE, by April 1, 2020.

 

Five bids were received (one arriving after the due date), and following a close review of each auditing firm’s proposal, the firm of Christy White, Inc. was selected for recommendation to the board.  The proposed total maximum price for the next three years for the FCPS consolidated audit is displayed below:

 

Service Provided:

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2022

Audit of Financial Statements of FCPS (FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, FCLA, and STEM)

$19,050

$19,400

$19,760

Audit of Financial Statements of SFV Education

$8,315

$8,465

$8,615

Tax Return Preparation of 

FCPS Foundation

$900

$900

$900

TOTAL

$28,265

$28,765

$29,275

 

For purposes of comparison, the chart below summarizes the cost of auditing services for the last three years with CLA:

 

Service Provided:

June 30, 2017

June 30, 2018

June 30, 2019

Audit of Financial Statements of FCPS (FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, FCLA, and STEM)

$31,945

$31,945

$31,945

Audit of Financial Statements of SFV Education

$7,400

$7,400

$7,400

Tax Return Preparation of 

FCPS Foundation

$4,100

$4,100

$4,100

TOTAL

$43,445

$43,445

$43,445

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the proposal submitted by Christy White, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment: Audit proposal of Christy White, Inc.

Item VI. B.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

March 5, 2020

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve revised General Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Fenton Charter Public Schools have maintained documented accounting policies and procedures since the conversion of Fenton Avenue Charter School. 

 

ANALYSIS

 

As the organization has grown, additional procedures and regular clarifications and updating of policies have become necessary.   The following areas have been added, revised or further clarified:

 

    • Page 4:  Removal of paragraph explaining cash deposits from food sales.  Only our Food Service Management Company, School Nutrition Plus, sells meals to adults, and all students receive breakfast, lunch, and if staying for an after school program, snack and supper, at no charge.  No cash is received the school sites.
    • Page 5:  The Charter Schools Division requested clarity on how purchase orders are initiated, approved, items received and all documentation reconciled.  Here is the clarification:

 

    • For all purchases made at the school site, the Director of the school identifies the need for a purchase, and a purchase order is created by the office manager. After the goods have been received by the office assistant, the office assistant completes an inventory, signs the packing slip (if applicable), marks ”goods received” in the automated system, and delivers all documentation to the business office or informs the business office of delivery if no packing slip has been received.  

 

    • For purchases made for items to be used at all sites, such as maintenance, custodial, and technology supplies and equipment, the Facilities Manager or IT Manager identifies the need for the purchase. The data entry clerk creates a purchase order if the items are related to M & O, while the IT Administrative Assistant creates a purchase order for purchases of technology related supplies and materials.  The goods are received by a designated M & O Worker (for M & O related supplies and equipment) or a designated IT Specialist (for technology related supplies and equipment).  This employee completes an inventory, signs the packing slip (if applicable), marks ”goods received” in the automated system, and delivers all documentation to the FCPS Administrative Assistant in the business office or informs the FCPS Administrative Assistant of delivery if no packing slip has been received.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the revised General Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment: Revised General Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual

Item VI.C.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

March 5, 2020

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve Ad Hoc Succession Planning Committee

 

BACKGROUND

 

During the past ten years, the subject of ‘succession’ has been discussed at council and committee meetings, and by the Board of Directors, at various times, the most recent being during the 2017-2018 school year when initial conversations centered on a search for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Academic Officer (CAO).  Recognizing the importance of improving the academic achievement results of all Fenton schools, the Executive Director (ED) requested a delay in the hiring of a CEO and costly search effort, and instead asked that the funds be used to hire two Instructional Coaches.  (If funds had been available, the ED would have preferred hiring three Instructional Coaches due to the size of the organization, enrollment and number of full-time certificated staff.)

 

With this decision, the hiring of a CEO was put ‘on hold’ with no timeline or immediate plans for identifying a CEO.  The ED committed to continuing in the position with compensation equal to the maximum level allowed by STRS for a retiree (currently $46,451 annually).  

 

The recent activity related to the bond investment financing deal has brought the need for a definitive succession plan into the spotlight once again.  Those entities which invested in the Fenton Charter Public Schools asked specific questions regarding succession:  “Who will take Irene Sumida’s place?  How long will Joe Lucente remain on the board and remain board chair?  How old are Joe Lucente, Irene Sumida and the members of the board?  What is Fenton’s succession plan?”

 

The questions were surprising, but warranted.  They were answered candidly, and quite obviously, successfully, but that should not distract us from the fact that an honest succession plan should be developed and well communicated to the entire organization.

 

Many will have ideas related to succession, but few have actually done the work necessary to lead the organization.  The Executive Director and Board Chair have.  Their long history with Fenton and experience in accomplishing the expansion of the organization while maintaining a strong fiscal situation and highly regarded reputation put them in an ideal position to recommend the plan presented here for review and discussion.  

 

Factors considered in formulating the plan presented below and which must be recognized in any final succession plan are listed here:

 

    • Any changes to the current structure cannot be made or even considered until all schools increase enrollment.  The closer to capacity, the greater the possibility for implementing any changes necessary to address succession.
    • Each school must be able to “carry” its weight (positive ending fund balance and cash on hand of at least four months).
    • Investors identified the ability to retain a significantly high percentage of staff as an impressive characteristic of Fenton’s culture.  As a succession plan is considered, it must be transparent and timely, clearly identifying possibilities for professional growth and promotion to encourage continued strong staff retention. 

ANALYSIS

 

During the past nearly two years, the Executive Director has worked with the Chief Academic Officer daily, sharing all aspects of running the organization, working collaboratively to solve serious internal situations (such as the departure of key personnel in the business office), restructuring the business office in an effort to increase efficiency while cutting costs, and ensuring the CAO is well versed in the history and events that have resulted in the reputation that Fenton enjoys.  The CAO was instrumental in the recent bond financing project, and is aware of all matters the ED is working on.  He would be able to step into the position immediately as needed.  This was not the intended purpose of the CAO position, but it happened naturally as a result of the daily work in the office, the ability and work ethic of the CAO, and the desire of the ED to train and mentor those who demonstrate the skill and interest to learn the business of Fenton.

 

Although it appears that a solution is apparent, it is not.  The Chief Academic Officer’s responsibilities are rigorous and necessary for the continued improvement of the Fenton schools, especially in light of the implementation of AB 1505.  We must also consider the projected financial situation of each school and the organization as a whole.  A structure that calls for a CEO, CAO and Instructional Coaches all under the umbrella of the CMO would be difficult to support as CMO fees would grow substantially at a time when increased administrative costs at the home office would be seen as bureaucratic growth.  

 

Transitioning some of the roles currently in place and adding only one major administrative position would keep CMO expenses intact while addressing every aspect of leading the CMO.  This approach would move David Riddick to the position of CEO, add the position of COO (job description attached), and eventually increase the number of Instructional Coaches while relocating them to specific school sites.  The costs charged off to the CMO would decrease under this plan.  The costs to the schools, however, would increase.  

 

What is proposed for review and discussion is the following:

 

    • Building an instructional leadership team at each site that works collaboratively and understands how to develop the capacity of all certificated staff while focusing on differentiating the school within the community and achieving significant academic results.  The first step is the change of the Lead Teacher position to FCPS Lead Teachers beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.  This step is already in motion.  
    • Within two to three years, enrollment permitting, Instructional Coaches would be placed at each site (teacher salary schedule with 10 additional days at regular hourly rate; total of 201 work days with days to be scheduled by the CEO and COO).  One coach may be shared by two schools depending on the enrollment of the schools, but the expense would be on the books of the specific school(s), not the CMO.  [The current salary schedule of the Instructional Coaches (starting at $90,000 and maximum of $100,000) was established recognizing their service to all five schools and an 8-hour daily schedule.]  
    • The CAO would step into the CEO position with less responsibility for the instructional program due to the capacity, experience and strength of the carefully selected school-based Instructional Coaches, each of whom would demonstrate an exceptional understanding of the vision, direction and intention of the organization. 
    • The Chief Operating Officer (COO) would take on the remaining responsibilities of the ED and assist the CEO as needed, learning all aspects of the CEO’s position to ensure succession planning is continuous. 
    • The Executive Director would leave the organization as a regular employee, but be available as a consultant or on an ‘as needed’ basis.

It is recommended that an Ad Hoc Succession Planning Committee consisting of one Faculty Representative from each school, the Classified Representative and the administrators of the schools along with the ED, CAO, Board Chair and up to two other selected members of the Board review the concept presented here and formulate a final recommendation to be presented to the FCPS Board of Directors by January 31, 2021.  The recommendation would include a timeline for implementation for all aspects of the final plan devised by the Ad Hoc Succession Planning Committee.  

 

Additionally, the committee would be charged to establish the following:

 

    • An Emergency CMO Succession Plan, which would be activated should either or both the ED and CAO become incapacitated.  
    • An Emergency Board Succession Plan, which outlines the process for board succession should the Board Chair be unable to continue.

Here are the dates the committee would meet:

 

    1. a.March 14
    2. b.April 11
    3. c.May 9
    4. d.June 13

All meetings will begin at 9 am and end at 12 noon in the FCPS boardroom.  Selected Faculty Representatives and Classified Representatives will be paid their regularly hourly rate for attending for the three hours.  All those selected to participate should know in advance if they are available on the dates listed as we would prefer to consistently have the entire group meet on this topic monthly.  Regular updates will be shared with the board, but it is far easier to have monthly meetings and continue discussions where they ended the month before if the entire group attends each meeting.  Dates for the 2020-2021 school year will be scheduled by the committee in June to allow for consideration of the summer break.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the formation of an Ad Hoc Succession Planning Committee as described above to begin working on a formal Emergency CMO Succession Plan, Emergency Board Succession Plan, and FCPS Succession Plan to be presented to the Board for approval no later than January 31, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment: COO and CEO Job Descriptions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII.  ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item VII.A.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

March 5, 2020

 

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

 

The President of the Trust, Walter Wallace, and Secretary of the Trust, Joe Lucente, will provide an update of the portfolio’s performance.

 

Brett Schwab, the actuary we are working with to determine yearly contribution amounts to the OPEB trust has completed a 15-year projection (a 10-year projection was requested by the FCPS board, but Brett took the projection out beyond the 10 year mark to show when the 100% funding level would be reached).  Attached is a spreadsheet detailing the projection and highlights are below:

 

Baseline Scenario

    • The accrued benefit obligations (APBO), the projected benefit obligations, and the annual accounting expense are developed using the plan provisions valued in the most recent 6/30/2019 fiscal year end.
    • The irrevocable OPEB trust is assumed funded with cash contributions equal to the ongoing annual accounting expense (NPPBC) until reaching a 100% APBO funding level.
    • Based on the largely fixed income asset allocation, an expected return of 3.00% related to current OPEB trust assets and future contributions is assumed throughout the projection period.
    • The starting asset value for the initial 6/30/2020 valuation has been estimated based on the actual 1/31/2020 asset value provided by Cathay Wealth Management, a 3% return through the remaining 5 months of the fiscal year, and assumes a cash contribution of $622,500 (1/2 of the 2019/2020 expense) will be made in late June 2020.
    • Projected retiree benefit payments (or premiums) are assumed to be paid outside of the OPEB trust until the projected accrued benefit obligations are 100% funded.
    • Updated demographic information has been used for the preliminary initial valuation year of 6/30/2020.  Note that the 6/30/2019 APBO and 2019/2020 expense from the prior year valuation is shown in the 1st column of the spreadsheet for comparison purposes. 
    • In future years, new hires have been incorporated to replace assumed terminations and retirements resulting in a level workforce throughout the projection period.
    • The benefit obligations (or present values of future expected healthcare payments) are based on a discount rate developed from the most recently available 12/31/2019 yield curve.
    • Other demographic and economic assumptions, plan provisions, and actuarial methods are the same as outlined in the 6/30/2019 actuarial report.

The initial 6/30/2020 ABPO is broadly equal to what was expected from the last valuation year, however there are large offsetting impacts.

    • Demographic: There are 2 additional retirees that creates a liability increase however this was offset by a decrease for active participants (or future retirees) based on the date of hire "clean up" project.
    • Premium gains: The costs for healthcare coverage related to both pre-age 65 and post-age 65 retirees are lower than expected.  Specifically, the current premiums are lower than last year’s amounts after increasing by the assumed cost trend.
    • Interest rate: The economic environment at 12/31/2019 resulted in a rate of 3.27% which is lower than the 3.56% used in the prior valuation at the 6/30/2019 fiscal year end.  Lower rates produce increased liabilities.  Note that the final 6/30/2020 disclosures will be based on the rates at that time.

Summary of Projection Results

 

Based on the above commentary related to participants, assumptions, methods, and provisions, the ongoing annual cash contributions equal to the projected annual NPPBCs are projected to be needed for the next 11 years (through the 6/30/2030 fiscal year) in order to reach the 100% APBO funded level.  At that point, retiree premium payments have been assumed paid through the trust.  Thereafter and based on the current fixed income asset allocation of the trust, annual contributions are projected to be needed approximately every other year to maintain the 100% funded level.

 

Note that there are many moving variables involved in these stochastic projections, and longer projection periods introduce more volatility and less confidence in modeling future events.  However, the attached spreadsheet includes a 15-year projection period to show both the projected 100% funded level and also to give you a sense of the projected contributions thereafter that are projected to be necessary in order to maintain 100% funding.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

This is an information item only and no action is required.

 

 

 

 

Attachments: OPEB Funding Projection

Item VII.B.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

March 5, 2020

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Progress on bond financing for FPC, FCLA and STEM to refinance existing loans, and expansion of FCLA and STEM

 

BACKGROUND

 

On December 6, 2019, the California School Finance Authority approved up to $27 million in bond conduit financing for the Fenton Charter Public Schools.  The funds will be used to refinance the New Market Tax Credit Loan used to build the Fenton Primary Center, refinance the Clearinghouse Loan used to renovate 8926 Sunland Boulevard (which houses FCLA and STEM Academies), and fund the renovation of the 8928A building to expand interior and exterior space for the Academies.

 

The SFV Education bond sale officially closed on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.  Just under $24,000,000 in bonds were sold. 

 

ANALYSIS

 

Board Chair Joe Lucente will present an update on the restructuring of the entities involved (SFV Education, SFV 11351 Dronfield LLC, and SFV 8926 Sunland LLC), progress with the design of the 8928A site, and other information related to FCPS facilities.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

This is an information item only and no action is required. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item VII.C.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

March 5, 2020

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Liability coverage report 

 

BACKGROUND

 

Information from ASCIP’s February 27, 2020 Executive Committee (the Executive Director is a member of the Committee, essentially ASCIP’s Board of Directors, as well as the Claims Committee):

 

As shared at last month’s board meeting, the incidence of Child Sexual Assault (CSA) litigation, along with the passage of AB 218, has resulted in significant obstacles to insurers, reinsurers, and insurance JPAs being able to continue to provide the same historical coverage to California schools and colleges.  As AB 218 became effective on January 1, 2020, and actuaries and underwriters analyzed the implications, the conclusion by most of the commercial insurers is that they are no longer willing to provide “Occurrence Coverage” for this risk.

 

In this context, “Occurrence Coverage” means the insurer is providing coverage for any claim/litigation arising out of negligence or wrongful acts that occur within the policy period, regardless of when the claim is made, or suit is brought.  Almost without except, civil lawsuits are required to be brought within a set period of time (statute of limitations) after the negligence or wrongful act occurs and/or damage or injury results.  AB 218 extended the ability to victims of Child Sexual Assault to bring claims at any time until they reach age 40, and in some cases even much later.  Insurers are neither willing nor well-equipped analytically, to knowingly put capital at risk and provide coverage that may not conclude for 25 years or more.

 

Some insurers, rather than declining to provide any coverage for CSA, are migrating their coverage for CSA to what is referred to as “Claims-Made” coverage.  Claims-Made coverage responds only to claims that are presented to the insurer during the coverage.  The period of uncertainty for Claims-Made coverage is typically much shorter (i.e. the time between when a claim is made, and when the claim is resolved) than for Occurrence Coverage.  Consequently, Claims-Made coverage is far more manageable from an actuarial and underwriting perspective.

 

In preparation and in response to these developments, ASCIP staff and consultants have developed a draft Claims-Made coverage Memorandum of Coverage (MOC) for their members’ Child Sexual Assault exposure.  

The MOC includes the following, which will be implemented beginning in the 2020-21 school year and after ASCIP board approval:

 

    • For claims involving an allegation of CSA only, coverage will be provided to members on what is called a “Claims-Made” basis.  In other words, the coverage for CSA incidents will be provided only for qualifying claims presented to ASCIP during the coverage period.
    • To obtain coverage, members must notify ASCIP of claims, suits, and other incidents, which involve or are related to CSA allegations.

The four types of events that will require reporting to ASCIP are:

 

    1. a.Arrest or criminal complaint of a member employee or volunteer involving or related to CSA allegations.
    2. b.Investigation by the member, or by any governmental agency, of allegations involving or related to CSA.
    3. c.Verbal or written disciplinary action taken against a member employee or volunteer involving or related to CSA allegations.
    4. d.Any matter reported to, or which should have been reported to, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing involving or related to CSA allegations.

Prior to implementing the “Claims-Made” coverage and the steps outlined above, ASCIP would schedule meetings with senior staff of each member school/organization.  In preparation for this change, this information is shared here.

 

ANALYSIS

 

The move from “Occurrence Coverage” to “Claims-Made” will not be significant for FCPS as we have always been members of ASCIP for Property and Liability insurance and plan to continue with the organization for a number of reasons.  For districts and schools that move regularly from one JPA or private carrier to another will most likely incur challenges when faced with an AB 218 claim, as former insurance policies will need to be clearly identified.  (Staff members leave, policies have been filed away or discarded, so exact coverage and the name of the carrier may be difficult to prove.)  For all schools and districts, the problem remains that the coverage levels purchased twenty-five years ago were far less than coverage levels purchased today.  How that problem will be addressed may require intervention from the State.

 

If the move to “Claims-Made” is approved by the ASCIP Executive Committee at their April or May meeting, the increase to our rates for next year will be 5% - a reasonable, and manageable increase in light of the current and foreseeable future.  This is for only the first level of coverage from ASCIP.  ASCIP purchases excess insurance (the layer above $5 million and up to $50 million) from the School Excess Liability Fund (SELF).  SELF board members are also on the ASCIP Executive Committee and have shared that identifying a carrier who is agreeable to selling schools and colleges excess insurance has been challenging.  California insurers are leaving, and the leadership of both SELF and ASCIP have been meeting with companies in New York and London.  The excess layer will add more of an increase to Fenton’s liability coverage which will be communicated to the Board as soon as coverage is secured.

 

Most importantly, Fenton’s administrative staff must be very aware of the four points listed above, and even prior to the revision to the MOC, report any such items to ASCIP immediately.

 

For additional reference, please note the facts shared by ASCIP regarding litigation to date:

 

    • November 2014:  $140 million settlement by LAUSD
    • April 2018:  $500 million settlement by Michigan State
    • May 2018:  $31 million settlement by Torrance USD
    • June 2018:  $25.3 million verdict against a private school in Long Beach
    • August 2019:  NY Child Victim Act (similar to AB 218 in California)  – 1,300 suits filed in the first 5 months
    • January 2020:  California – AB 218
    • February 2020:  Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy
    • Two dozen Catholic Dioceses (approximately 1/6) have filed for bankruptcy protection due to molestation settlements/verdicts
    • Result:  California settlements/verdicts $1-$7 million per victim

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