Board Agenda

Fenton Charter Public Schools

Meeting of the Board of Directors 

AGENDA
FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

REGULAR MEETING - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

June 13, 2019 – 4:30 P.M.

Fenton Charter Public Schools

8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA  91352

Conference Call Number:  641-715-3818; 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.

I. PRELIMINARY

 

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

 

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

 

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 Regular Meeting - Chair Lucente

 

Minutes of the May 23, 2019 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors will be presented for approval. 

 

II. 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); Holly Putnam, AJ Smith (SMBCCS); Romelia Lagunas (FCLA); Dominica Yasuda (STEM)

Budget, Facilities and Safety Council:  Vanessa Ettleman, Tony Peña (FACS)

 

2. Instruction Committee:  Nitima Angus, Mara Shinn Smith (FPC); Gaby Arroyo, Jennifer Nishimoto (SMBCCS); Maria Cordero (FCLA); Melissa Sopitkuankan (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:  Robyn Gallo, Bridget Ruiz (FPC); Ariana Gomez, Bunny Wolfer (SMBCCS); Krista Casanova (FCLA); Raquel Contreras (STEM)

School-Community Relations Council:  Elizabeth Jimenez, Yadira Mendoza (FACS)

 

a. School Site Council 

b. English Learner Advisory Committee

 

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

 

The Chief Financial Officer will present the April financial statements, cash flow position, and any variations in revenues and expenditures from the approved 2018-2019 budgets for all sites.

 

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 – Dr. David Riddick

 

F. Executive Director’s Report:  Irene Sumida

 

III. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

IV. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

H. Recommendation to approve revised Procurement and Purchasing Procedures 

 

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

 

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

 

V. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION 

 

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

 

  1. A.Update on FCPS OPEB Trust

 

  1. A.Progress on expansion of FCLA and STEM

VI. ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 

 

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

 

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

 

May 23, 2019

 

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools was held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, 1022 North Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90038.

 

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 – Toni Frear and Marie Kirakossian

 

Board Members Present

Diane Abeyta, Parent Representative

Yvette King-Berg, Community Representative

Joe Lucente, Community Representative

Gabriela Montoya, Parent Representative

Walter Wallace, Community Representative 

 

Board Members Not Present

Gary Borden, Community Representative

Daniel Laughlin, Parent Representative

Jed Wallace, Community 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 Gabriela Montoya, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the Agenda (Item I.D.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Joe Lucente,

                                    Gabriela Montoya, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

E. Approval of Minutes

 

Minutes of Previous Regular Meeting – Chair Lucente

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the minutes of the April 18, 2019 Regular Meeting (Item I.E.) were approved as presented. 

 

Aye: (5) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Joe Lucente,

                                    Gabriela Montoya, 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. Treasurer/CFO’s Report 

 

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

  • •Consolidated forecasted net income is now $703,000, a decrease from the prior month of $111,000 due primarily to the following:
    • oPrior Year state revenue adjustments (-$148,000)
    • oADA/LCFF adjustments for P2 (+$60,000)
    • oIncreased expenses for contracted substitutes (-$55,000 for FPC) and Special Education contractors (-$103,000 for FACS and SMBCCS combined) 
    • oCash balances and overall fiscal health remain very strong, and all sites continue to have positive cash balances
    • oNew slides/changes this month to presentation:
    • oSlide 17 – “Days Cash On Hand” added at bottom of slide
    • oSlide 18 – “Loan Covenants” for Dronfield loan

 

D. Directors’ Reports 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

E. Chief Academic Officer’s Report 

 

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

 

F. Executive Director’s Report 

 

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

 

III. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

A. Recommendation to approve 2019-2020 calendars

 

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

 

Aye: (5) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Joe Lucente,

                                    Gabriela Montoya, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

IV. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

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

 

On MOTION of Walter Wallace, SECONDED by Gabriela Montoya  and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve revised General Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual (Item IV.A.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Joe Lucente,

                                    Gabriela Montoya, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

    1. a.Recommendation to approve expenditure for item above spending authority of Executive Director

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

 

Aye: (5) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Joe Lucente,

                                    Gabriela Montoya, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

C. Recommendation to approve 2019-2020 Kaiser Permanente and Health Net plans for medical benefits for benefited employees 

 

On MOTION of Gabriela Montoya, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve 2019-2020 Kaiser Permanente and Health Net plans for medical benefits for benefited employees (Item IV.C.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Joe Lucente,

                                    Gabriela Montoya, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

D. Recommendation to approve extension of contract with School Nutrition Plus

 

On MOTION of Diane Abeyta, SECONDED by Yvette King-Berg and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve an extension of the contract with School Nutrition Plus (Item IV.D.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Joe Lucente,

                                    Gabriela Montoya, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

E. Recommendation to approve 2019-2020 schedule of technology upgrades and software licenses

 

On MOTION of Walter Wallace, SECONDED by Gabriela Montoya and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the schedule of technology upgrades and software licenses for the 2019-2020 school year (Item IV.E.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Joe Lucente,

                                    Gabriela Montoya, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

F. Recommendation to receive revised cost for software licenses from Illuminate Education, Inc., for 2019-2020

 

On MOTION of Gabriela Montoya, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to receive revised cost for software licenses from Illuminate Education, Inc., for 2019-2020 (Item IV.F.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Joe Lucente,

                                    Gabriela Montoya, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

G. Recommendation to approve continued membership in the California Charter Schools Association

 

On MOTION of Walter Wallace, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve continued membership in the California Charter Schools Association (Item IV.G.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Joe Lucente,

                                    Gabriela Montoya, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

H. Recommendation to approve Ad Hoc Committee to nominate FCPS Board members for 2019-2020

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Gabriela Montoya and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the Ad Hoc Committee to nominate FCPS Board members for 2019-2020 (Item IV.H.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (5) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Joe Lucente,

                                    Gabriela Montoya, Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

V. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION

 

    1. a.Update on FCPS OPEB Trust

This was an information item only and no action was taken.

 

VI. CLOSED SESSION

 

Chair Lucente made 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 (personnel).”

 

The Board convened to closed session at 5:40 p.m.

 

A. Government Code 54957

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

 

VII. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION - ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

The Board reconvened to Open Session at 6:42 p.m.

 

Chair Lucente announced that action was taken on the following items by the Board of Directors in Closed Session:

A. Government Code 54957

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

 

On MOTION of Diane Abeyta,  SECONDED by Yvette King-Berg  and CARRIED by a vote of 5 (YES) and 0 (NO), the Board evaluated the Chief Academic Officer’s performance for the 2018-2019 school year and approved to extend a one-year contract to Dr. David Riddick to continue as the Chief Academic Officer of the Fenton Charter Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year and noted his exceptional performance this first year in the newly created position.  Dr. Riddick’s salary will remain at $165,000 as approved by the Board of Directors on May 17, 2018.  The Board also approved the CAO’s recommendation to extend one-year contracts to Instructional Coaches Angie Castellana Ferri and Teresa Elvira for the 2019-2020 school year and approved the  addition of five days to their work calendars to accommodate additional responsibilities.  Dates will be determined by the Chief Academic Officer.

 

VI. ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools Administrative and Business Offices, 8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA  91352.

 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:44 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted:

 

 

 

______________________________ ___________________________

Toni Frear Marie Kirakossian

Secretary of the Board Secretary of the Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. B. 

 

Committee and Council Reports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.B.1.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Unapproved Minutes of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council

 

June 6, 2019

 

A meeting of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council was held on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 7:15 a.m. in the Conference Room of Fenton Avenue Charter School at 11828 Gain Street, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

 

Call to Order: Tony Pena- Co-Chair

 

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

 

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: Tony Pena– Co-Chair

 

There were no additions or corrections to the agenda.

 

Item #1 Minutes from the May 2, 2019 meeting of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Martin Penner, SECONDED by Vanessa Ettleman, and CARRIED, the minutes of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council from May 2, 2019 were approved as submitted. 

 

Presentations from the Public: Tony Pena – Co-Chair

 

 

Item #2                       There were no presentations from the public.   

 

Old Business: There was no old business. 

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 2019-2020 Budget, Leticia Padilla Parra, Director 

(Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Director Leticia Padilla Parra updated the council about the current state of the 2019-2020 school budget. Due to decreased enrollment, a number of adjustments to the budget were made including decreasing the amount spent on custodial supplies, substitute teachers, professional development, and technology consumables (brand new this year so will only need to be replaced if broken). FACS will not renew its’ subscription to Istation at this time, and teachers will discuss whether they feel that the Iron Box program is valuable and necessary. After adjustments, there is a budget surplus of approximately $55,000.  

 

Item #4 2019-2020 Staff Roster, Leticia Padilla Parra, Director 

(Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Director Leticia Padilla Parra presented the revised 2019-2020 staff roster. There will be eight 3rd grade classrooms, nine 4th grade classrooms, and nine 5th grade classrooms. Mr. Torres will be moving to room 19 and Ms. Scharf will be moving to room 30. There are currently two open 5th grade positions, which will be filled by two teachers from Fenton Primary Center. 

 

All Special Education positions have been filled. Ms. Orantes will be teaching the Intensive Learning Center in room 2 and Mr. Lafko will move to the learning center in room 12. Saul Ulloa and Myriam Arechiga will each serve as the Education Specialists in the other two learning centers. Alin Kazarian will return to FACS as the full-time counselor.

 

Item #5 Selection of Teachers for 5th Grade Open Positions, Leticia Padilla Parra, Director

(Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Director Leticia Padilla Parra shared with the council that two teachers from FPC have been randomly selected to fill the open 5th grade positions at FACS. The names of the teachers will be shared at a later time.  

 

Item #6 Benchmark Consortium Professional Development, Leticia Padilla Parra, Director

(Motion to Approve)

 

This was a motion to approve. Director Leticia Padilla Parra explained that registration for the Benchmark Consortium filled up very quickly and only three spots were secured for FACS. One lead teacher per grade level will attend the Consortium; Christopher Torres for 3rd grade, Lee Melo for 4th grade, and Cynthia Eschenfelder for 5th grade. Attendees will pay for their food (if it is not provided at the event) and lodging, and will submit their receipts for reimbursement once attendance at the event is confirmed. 

 

On MOTION of Joseph Lafko, SECONDED by Mary Ann McPherson, and CARRIED, the Benchmark Consortium Professional Development was approved.

 

Item #7 California MTSS Professional Learning Institute Professional Development

Leticia Padilla Parra, Director

(Motion to Approve)

 

This was a motion to approve. Director Leticia Padilla Parra shared that the California MTSS Professional Learning Institute Professional Development will be held in Long Beach in July. Leanna Hendrix and Jessi Tello will attend, as well as Barbara Aragon who has paid for her own registration. 

On MOTION of Joseph Lafko, SECONDED by Martin Penner, and CARRIED, the California MTSS Professional Learning Institute Professional Development was approved.

 

Item #8 WASC Third Year Progress Report and Revised Action Plan

Leticia Padilla Parra, Director

(Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Director Leticia Padilla Parra shared the updates to the WASC Third Year Progress Report and Revised Action Plan, which were sent to the staff via email. There was no site visit at this time, as there were no previous concerns noted. FACS is halfway through its’ six year WASC Accreditation and will have another visit at the end of the six years.

 

Item #9 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), Leticia Padilla Parra, Director

(Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Director Leticia Padilla Parra informed the council that Dr. David Riddick will be writing the LCAP for all of the Fenton schools. The document provides information about how funds are being utilized to meet our stated goals.  The document will be emailed to the staff when completed. 

 

Items #10-14 will be tabled until the next Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council meeting, which will occur early next school year. 

 

Item #10 WIJABA Library Grand Opening - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Leticia Padilla Parra, Director

(Informational Item)

 

Item #11 Proposed Murals on Handball Courts, Leticia Padilla Parra, Director

(Informational Item)

 

Item #12 Front Office Renovation, Leticia Padilla Parra, Director

(Informational Item)

 

Item #13 Security Camera Installation, Leticia Padilla Parra, Director

(Informational Item)

 

Item #14 Scholastic Book Fair Update, Leticia Padilla Parra, Director

(Informational Item)

 

 

Announcements: There were no announcements. 

 

Next Regular Meeting: To Be Determined

 

Adjournment:   By order of GENERAL CONSENSUS, the Budget, Facilities and Safety Council adjourned at 8:05 a.m. The next regular meeting of the council is to be determined.

 

Respectfully Submitted by Geina Addison

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School

 

Finance Committee

 

Monday June 10th, 2019

7:15 a.m. – Auditorium

 

MINUTES

 

A meeting of the SMBCCS Finance Committee was held on Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 7:15 am in the Auditorium of Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School at 1022 N. Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. 90038 

 

Call to Order: AJ Smith and Holly Putnam, Co-Chairs

 

The Finance Committee was called to order at 7:15 am by Chair Holly Putnam.

 

Roll Call: Christy Namkung and Gaby Moya, Secretaries

Finance Committee members present: Cary Rabinowitz, Christy Namkung, Gloria Munguia, Holly Putnam, Nicole Reed, Lisa DeFrancesco, , Tashi Miller, Marcela Guerrero, Richard Castro, Walter Gomez, Aaron Veals, Gaby Moya, Donald Ausherman

Excused Members: AJ Smith, Jolea Makhlouf, Sandra Campos

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: AJ Smith and Holly Putnam, Co-Chairs


There were no additions or corrections to the agenda.

 

Approval of Minutes: AJ Smith and Holly Putnam, Co-Chairs

 

Item #1 Minutes from the May 15th, 2019 meeting of the Finance Committee  

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of  Walter Gomez, and SECONDED by Gaby Moya  and CARRIED, the minutes of the May 15, 2019 Finance Committee meeting were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: 

 

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

 

Old Business: None 

 

There was no Old Business.

New Business: 

 

Item #3 Facilities Update, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)  

Mr. Rabinowitz and Mr. Castro will be reviewing facility maintenance over the summer. Mr. Rabinowitz requested that rooms be kept in an organized and tidy manner as teachers prepare for the summer. Teachers are asked to remove items on the wall placed at eye level and below in order to allow for cleaning. If there are any specific requests, please make it known via the maintenance log. Ontario Refrigeration visited last week and successfully fixed a leak and a fan for the AC. The school is currently working to improve the efficiency of the AC systems in the bungalows, specifically to change the thermostats using Prop 39 clean energy funding.  A timeline for this project has not yet been established. 

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

Mr. Rabinowitz presented a graph of the STRS and PERS Growth Rate Over Time. There have been great increases in STRS and PERS since 2013-2014. Employee contributions were 8.25% in 2013-2014 and have increased to 18% now. As the percentages increase, our liability increases as well.  This year our operating income is at $316,852 and for the 2019-2020 school year, the operating budget is expected to be at $210,829. For 2020-2021, the projected amount is $138,857.  This year, we are still in good standing despite the decrease in our enrollment.  Mr. Rabinowitz reviewed our local revenue in specifics and explained where and why we were attaining those funds. Keeping in mind our operating income, if we increase our ADA percentage, it is a noticeable increase in the money we receive. 

Item #5 Review of Personnel Stipends in 2019-2020, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

Mr. Rabinowitz informed the committee that our total stipends for leadership positions equals $67,500 for the 2019-2020 school year.  A great deal of work goes into the preparation of becoming an Apple Distinguished school including staff development, school tours, and facilitating classroom/schoolwide projects as well as preparing the school’s iBook submission in the Spring.  In this way, we will be adding an additional stipend of $5,000 for each Instructional Technology coach/lead, Gaby Arroyo and Jennifer Nishimoto, for their leadership in accomplishing this goal. 

Item #6 Local Control Accountability Plan, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

Mr. Rabinowitz displayed the LCAP. We are doing well on budgeting and projections when it comes to certificated and classified staff. Three specific goals were implemented for the LCAP. One of our goals is to increase student achievement. Our 2019 scores have not been finalized yet, but Mr. Rabinowitz went over our other targets which we are meeting or surpassing, pertaining to the different subjects and subgroups at our school. Our RFEP rate is also included in our LCAP.  We are expecting to surpass LAUSD’s percentage next year. Our second goal is to increase meaningful and purposeful student, teacher, and parent engagement. 100% of the teachers completed the school climate survey and approximately 500 parent surveys were input by the main office. The last goal is providing an Appropriate Basic Condition of Learning. This goal focuses on ensuring that teachers are credentialed and facilities are safe and in good condition.

Announcements:

Congratulations to Mr. Smith and Mr. Ausherman for becoming Committee chairs for next year. 

 

Next Regular Meeting: 

 

The next regular meeting of the SMBCCS Finance Committee will be announced 

at a later date.

 

Adjournment:

On MOTION of Tashi Miller  and SECONDED by  Gloria Munguia   and

CARRIED, the February 21st meeting of the SMBCCS Finance Committee was adjourned at 7:50 am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.B.2.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

 

Unapproved Minutes of the

Instruction Committee

 

May 16, 2019

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 7:15 a.m. in the library of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331.

Call to Order: Mara Shinn Smith, Co-Chair 

 

The Instruction Committee Meeting was called to order at 7:16 a.m. by Co-Chair, Mara Shinn Smith.    

 

Roll Call: Nina Ferman, Secretary

 

Members Present: Mara Shinn Smith, Nitima Angus, Karen Knapp, Nina Ferman, Diana Lucas, Coco Salazar, Lorena Sanchez, Krystal Rodriguez, Abigail Lopez-Dee, Vanessa Sarnecki, Brianna Ellis, Jacqueline Penner, Angie Salceda, Lisa Ibarra, Richard Parra, Sirui Thomassian, Wendy Kaufman

 

Members Excused: Maria Cardenas, Laurie Perez, Maritza Avila, Maria Reyes

 

Members Absent: None

 

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

 

There were no additions or corrections to the agenda.

 

Approval of Minutes from March 19, 2019: Mara Shinn Smith, Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the March 19, 2019 meeting of the Instruction Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Krystal Rodriguez, SECONDED by Brianna Ellis, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Instruction Meeting of March 19, 2019 were approved as submitted.

 

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

 

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

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business:

 

There was no Old Business.

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 Instructional Materials (Digital, Consumables & Renewals), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Parra has ordered the consumables for My Math and Benchmark Advance. Lead teachers met last week to list items that need to be ordered. We ordered a little less of the My Math consumables since we have collected a few extras each year and can use those. Mr. Parra has already contacted both companies to ensure the materials are sent immediately as opposed to during the summer break. In regards to the digital instructional materials, we will continue with iStation, Mystery Science, Scholastic News (for first and second grade), and ESGI. We will discontinue Studies Weekly and kindergarten will no longer use Scholastic Let’s Find Out Magazine. Social studies is deeply integrated within Benchmark Advance and presented in Scholastic News as well. Mystery Science sent a renewal email to several teachers, but Mr. Parra will contact them to clarify the duration of our contract first. Freckle (intended for second grade) originally gave an expensive quote for purchasing a digital license, but gave a cheaper quote of $3,200 upon hearing of our intended cancellation. We will ask for a presentation, since we were advised the program might not be sufficiently catered to primary grades. 

 

Item #4 Homework Supplies, Richard Parra, FPC Director  (Informational Item)

 

Kindergarten teachers have already received their homework binders and sheet protectors. The rest of the homework binders will be distributed on Friday. The kindergarten and first grade teams were asked for their preference of plastic or paper folders.

 

Item #5 ELD Progress Monitoring, Sirui Thomassian, FPC Assistant Director 

(Informational Item)

 

Dr. Riddick met with the TK/Kindergarten grade level to present the ELD Progress Monitoring. It is a different form that auto populates on Illuminate, shows how to look up scores (such as MAP scores) for individual students, and will assist with data on students considered for RFEP. He will meet with second grade next. It is straightforward, informative, and easy to monitor. For this school year, ELD Progress Monitoring will be done for the third reporting period. Next year, it will be used when we open and close student cums. The forms will be printed in black and white (so as to save color ink), and teachers will file them in student cums.

 

Item #6 Wilson Fundations Language Training, Richard Parra, FPC Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Several members of the Intervention sub-committee will attend the Wilson Fundations Language Training during the last week of school. This is a one-day training that explores multi-sensory learning, additional strategies, and addresses issues that students with dyslexia may encounter. Since it is a one-day training that requires no hotel stay, the cost is $250 per person. As of now, four people are attending. 

 

On MOTION of Sirui Thomassian, SECONDED by Angie Salceda, and CARRIED, the Wilson Fundations Language Training was approved.

 

Item #7 Benchmark Consortium Professional Development, Richard Parra, FPC Director (Motion to Approve)

Lead teachers were invited to the Benchmark Consortium Professional Development on June 25 and 26. Wendy Kaufman, Sirui Thomassian, Mara Shinn Smith, Coco Salazar, and Maria Cardenas will attend, then share the information learned with staff.

 

On MOTION of Jacqueline Penner, SECONDED by Brianna Ellis, and CARRIED, the Benchmark Consortium Professional Development was approved.

 

Item #8 California MTSS Professional Learning Institute, Richard Parra, FPC Director (Motion to Approve)

 

The California MTSS Professional Learning Institute has a state conference hosted by Orange County. Various presenters will discuss how to make MTSS more effective and give perspective on how to implement MTSS. Last year, Mr. Parra attended, along with our administrative team. Other schools sent different representatives, as well. This year, it is opened up to administrators, the SPED team, and lead teachers. We have not registered yet, and it will be a two-day event in Long Beach, during the last week of July. 

 

On MOTION of Krystal Rodriguez, SECONDED by Sirui Thomassian, and CARRIED, the California MTSS Professional Learning Institute was approved.

 

Item #9 Professional Development Day #7, Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Friday, May 24 is our Professional Development Day #7. Mr. Parra will share the agenda. Mr. Parra, Mrs. Shinn Smith and Mrs. Ibarra will meet with each grade level individually for part of the day, to discuss EL instruction and next year’s MTTS schedule and formatting. The remaining time will include rotations for grade level collaboration and discuss expectations for Intervention and the new Technology Lab.

 

Item #10 MAP End of Year Testing, Mara Shinn Smith, Reading Intervention Specialist  (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Shinn Smith shared that MAP testing has started and is going smoothly. The limited data currently available to us indicates that students are doing well and are motivated to meet their goals. Reading tests are being done first, followed by Math, and lastly, the Language test completed by second graders only.

 

Announcements:  There were no announcements.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Karen Knapp, SECONDED by Abigail Lopez-Dee, and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee meeting was adjourned at 7:52 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Nina Ferman

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

 

Unapproved Minutes of the

Instruction Committee

 

May 22, 2019

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. in the library of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331.

Call to Order: Mara Shinn Smith, Co-Chair 

 

The Instruction Committee Meeting was called to order at 7:17 a.m. by Co-Chair, Mara Shinn Smith. 

 

Roll Call: Nina Ferman, Secretary

 

Members Present: Mara Shinn Smith, Nitima Angus, Karen Knapp, Nina Ferman, Coco Salazar, Krystal Rodriguez, Abigail Lopez-Dee, Vanessa Sarnecki, Brianna Ellis, Jacqueline Penner, Angie Salceda, Maria Reyes, Richard Parra, Wendy Kaufman

 

Members Excused: Diana Lucas, Lorena Sanchez, Lisa Ibarra, Maria Cardenas, Laurie Perez, Maritza Avila, Sirui Thomassian

 

Members Absent: None

 

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

 

The following item was added to the agenda.

 

Item #8 Reading Is Fundamental, Coco Salazar, Kindergarten Lead Teacher

(Informational Item)

 

Approval of Minutes from May 16, 2019: Mara Shinn Smith, Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the May 16, 2019 meeting of the Instruction Committee 

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Coco Salazar, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Instruction Committee Meeting of May 16, 2019 were approved as corrected.

 

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

 

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

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business:

Item #3 Multi-tiered Systems of Support 2019-2020, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Informational Item) 

Mr. Parra is meeting with the leadership team and by grade levels regarding MTSS (Multi-tiered Systems of Support), which encompasses areas such as behavior and academic performance. We will document our plans on how we will implement MTSS here at FPC so that it is clearly outlined. Our goal is to address the various needs of all of our students.  We will compile student information and make data-informed decisions for MTSS groupings for the 2019-2020 school year. Specifics will be further discussed during our Professional Development this Friday. 

Item #4 FPC Website, Coco Salazar, Kindergarten Lead Teacher

(Informational Item) 

Coco Salazar and Mara Shinn Smith were trained last Thursday on how to update our school website, which includes accessing our school calendar, uploading pictures, and uploading the student menu. Mrs. Shinn Smith shared a Google drive for teachers to add pictures of their class environment, special events, and students. However, teachers must be diligent in only submitting pictures for students who have permission on their Photo Release Form. Ruben Ramirez and William Lander are working on a digital platform where parents would be able to submit enrollment forms digitally. Furthermore, we are currently still exploring the logistics of having a well-managed social media presence, which may help boost enrollment. Mr. Parra shared that at least six enrollment inquiries were sent to us via the “Enroll Now” option on our website, which automatically sends an email to Mr. Parra, Rosa Benkovic, and Cristina Moran.  

Item #5 FPC Enrollment and Recruitment Update, Richard Parra, FPC Director 

(Informational Item) 

Currently, second grade classes are full for the 2019-2020 school year. As of Friday, we have 41 transitional kindergarten openings, 54 kindergarten openings, and 13 first grade openings available. Five additional applications were sent in since Monday, but we must continue to pursue enrollment numbers in grades TK –1st. Additionally, we are exploring accepting Extended Transitional Kindergarteners as an option in the future. 

 

On Thursday, May 30, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., we will have a fundraiser/recruitment event at Shakey’s Pizza in Sylmar. The sign-up sheet has been shared with staff. We are asking parents to bring a guest who might be interested in enrolling their child at FPC. These guests can meet our teachers, ask questions, and learn about our wonderful school. A flyer will be sent home explaining the purpose of the event, and will detail an incentive for parents who bring a potential future student. Additionally, 20% of the proceeds will be donated to FPC. 

 

New Business:

Item #6 Special Education Update, Richard Parra, FPC Director 

(Informational Item) 

FACS will be implementing an Intensive Learning Center outside of the mainstreamed classroom for students with severe behavior concerns. FPC will start formalizing our own version of a plan with input and collaboration from the other schools.

Item #7 Restorative Discipline, Wendy Kaufman, FPC Administrative Coordinator 

(Informational Item) 

This item will be discussed at our next meeting.

 

Item #8 Reading Is Fundamental, Coco Salazar, Kindergarten Lead Teacher

(Informational Item)

 

This item will be discussed at our next meeting.

 

Announcements:  There were no announcements.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Mara Shinn Smith, SECONDED by Nina Ferman, and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee meeting was adjourned at 8:05 a.m.

 

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by:  Nina Ferman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

Instruction Committee

June 3, 2019

MINUTES

 

Call to Order:    Gaby Arroyo, Co-Chair

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 7:15 A.M. in the auditorium at Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School at 1022 N. Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90038.

 

Roll Call:    Caroline Engel, Secretary

 

Instruction Committee Members Present: Gaby Arroyo, Grisel Benn, Monica Castañeda, Shanjana Chowdhury, Jennifer Flynn, Sasha Gongora, Kimberly Kiser, Lisa Morales, Jennifer Nishimoto, Joycelyn O’Brien, Cary Rabinowitz, Kyra Requiestas, Fabiola Vega, Jennifer Allen, and Caroline Engel

 

Excused Members: Beth Henschel

 

Absent:    None

 

Non-Committee Members Present: Bunny Wolfer, Carmen Solis, Walter Gomez

 

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

 

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

 

Item #1 Minutes from the May 13, 2019 meeting of the Instruction Committee             

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Jennifer Flynn  SECONDED by Kimberly Kiser and CARRIED, the minutes of the Instruction Committee from May 13, 2019 were approved as submitted.

 

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

 

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

                    matter.

 

Old Business:    No old business.

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 Report Card Subcommittee,​ Jennifer Nishimoto,  Instructional Technology  Coach (Informational Item​) 

                            

The Co-Chairs and CAO met to discuss grade level feedback from the organization. Feedback was shared during the leadership meeting, on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The following was reported to the committee:

 

Grade Weights/Overall Grade

Reading 

Distribute the weights equally, this would ensure grades are more accurate

- Teacher Input 25%

- Performance Task 25%

- Unit/Interim Assessment 25%

- Weekly 25%

 

Math

- Benchmark 20%

- Chapter 50%

- Performance Task 20%

- Teacher Input 10%

 

There will be possible discussion at specific grade levels about grade weights. The overall grade was eliminated due to grades being skewed

 

Reading Fluency

    • -Reading fluency addresses many facets of ELA
    • -Reading fluency can be addressed in the report card comments

 

Printing/Format/Comments

    • -The report card is a legal document and should not be printed by teachers in their classrooms.
    • -Changing the format of the report card to 8 1/2 by 11 would reduce making it difficult to read, the content would not fit onto one page.
    • -Comments are a form of documentation used for COST, SST, & IEP meetings, therefore it is necessary to have comments for each grading period.
    • -Shading specific strands not taught during a grading period requires grade levels at all schools to be in sync, it would need to be decided at least a month ahead of time what areas will be shaded. (If an area is shaded and you decide to include formative assessments that address spiral review, you will not be able to enter onto Illuminate.)
    • -Comments will be gathered and sent to Jennifer Nishimoto and Angie Ferri. We will collect and place on excel sheet where teachers can cut and paste comments onto the report card. 
    • -Dr. Riddick will increase the number of characters in the comment section allowing more room to write.

 

Technology/STEM/Art/Music Grades

    • -Technology & Art instruction varies at each school site 
    • -Grading procedures will be discussed at school sites for now
    • -STEM grades fall under engineering in Science. At this time, it will  need to be included in Science Grade. As schools begin in infuse STEM as part of their instruction we can have future discussion.
    • -All schools will be receiving music instruction, therefore, music teacher will be assessing effort.

 

Literature/Informational Text Descriptors

    • -Descriptors will be revised to ensure parents understand the difference between the two types of text

 

Independent Studies

    • -A section for number of Independent Studies will be included on the report card.

 

Report Card Heading

    • -Reading will be changed to English Language Arts      

                                 

Item #4   2019-2020 School Events Calendar Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director ​(Informational Item)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz reviewed the school calendar for the 2019-2020 year.  Teachers provided input on various topics including ELPAC testing, parent teacher conferences, and open house dates.  A survey about open house will be sent out to lead teachers to discuss at grade level meetings, asking for input on when Open House should be held.

 

Item #5 2019 Reclassification of English Language Learners, ​Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director 

(​Informational Item​) 

 

Thank you to Ms. Castañeda for helping with reclassification! Reclassification forms should be turned in to Ms. Castañeda by June 6th. Mr. Rabinowitz reported that Santa Monica’s RFEP rate was higher than LAUSD in 2018-2019.  Mr. Rabinowitz also explained what is needed to ensure the school’s RFEP rate continues to be higher in 2019-2020.

                                                                       

Item #6 Local Control Accountability Plan Updates, ​Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item) 

 

Mr. Rabinowitz reviewed the updated LCAP with the committee.  Mr. Rabinowitz explained how the school has used funds for the 2018-2019 school year in line with priorities spelled out in the LCAP.  He also presented the school’s progress toward its three goals: Increase Student Achievement, Increase Meaningful and Purposeful Student, Teacher, and Parent Engagement, and Provide an Appropriate Basic Condition for Learning.  Mr. Rabinowitz also spoke about the importance of receiving the School Climate Surveys sent to parents, teachers, and students to receive feedback about the school. 

 

Item #7 2019 Preliminary CAASPP Results​, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director ​ (Informational Item)

 

2019 Preliminary CAASPP results have been released. Mr. Rabinowitz shared that we have received some scores for Language Arts and Mathematics. Test scores will continue to be uploaded to Illuminate as they are received.  Upper grade lead teachers will be meeting with Dr. Riddick tomorrow, June 4th to review uploaded scores.

 

Item #8 Gifted and Talented Testing Results​, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director ​     (Informational Item)

 

19 students from 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade were tested for Gifted and Talented. 4 second grade students scored as gifted and one scored as highly gifted. There are currently 14 students at SMBCCS that are gifted and talented. 

 

Announcements: 

 

Congratulations to Gaby Arroyo and Jennifer Nishimoto for being selected as the Instruction Committee Co-chairs for the 2019-2020 school year.

Today is Literacy Day for lower grades! 

 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBD

 

Adjournment

 

On MOTION of Jennifer Allen SECONDED by Kyra Requiestas and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee adjourned at 7:57 a.m.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Curriculum and Assessment Council

June 5, 2019

7:00 a.m. – Conference Room

 

Minutes

 

Call to Order: Lee Melo – Co-Chair

 

The Curriculum and Assessment Council was called to order at 7:06 a.m. by Co-Chair Lee Melo

 

Roll Call: Cynthia Eschenfelder and Juan Gomez – Secretaries

 

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

 

There were no additions or corrections to the agenda.

 

Item #1 Minutes from the April 24, 2019 meeting of the Curriculum and Assessment Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On the MOTION of Rebecca Williamson, SECONDED by Jacqueline Claudio, and CARRIED, the minutes of the Curriculum and Assessment Council from April 24, 2019 were approved as submitted.  

 

Presentations from the Public:  Lee Melo – Co-Chair

 

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

 

 

Old Business: No Old Business

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 2019-2020 Lead Teachers, Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

The lead teachers for the 2019-2020 academic school year were nominated by fellow peers and confirmed via SurveyMonkey: 3rd grade, Christopher Torres; 4th grade, Lee Melo and Rebecca Williamson; and 5th grade, Cynthia Eschenfelder and Robin Brenneisen.

 

Item #4 2019-2020 Staff Roster, Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

The staff roster for the 2019-2020 has been revised. 3rd grade now has 8 teachers, 4th grade has 9 teachers (including Mrs. Scharf who has moved to 4th grade), and 5th grade also has 9 teachers. Room 50 and Room 57 will be filled by teachers from FPC, to resolve the overstaffing there. Special Education positions have all been filled. Both Myriam Arechiga and Saul Ulloa were interviewed and asked to present lessons. Mr. Lafko has moved to room 12. In addition, Alin Kazarian will be at FACS full time. 

 

Item #5 Selection of Teachers for 5th Grade Open Positions, Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Volunteers from FPC are still pending until further notice for the 5th grade open positons. 

Teachers have been selected at random, and will be announced at a later date. 

 

Item #6 Benchmark Consortium Professional Development, Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

The Benchmark Consortium filled up extremely fast, therefore only a selected amount of teachers will be able to participate. One lead teacher from each grade level will attend and will share with their respective grade levels. Christopher Torres, Lee Melo, and Cynthia Eschenfelder will be attending the consortium. 

 

On MOTION of  Marya Asadurian SECONDED by Rebeca Williamson and CARRIED, the Benchmark Consortium Professional Development was approved.  

 

Item #7 California MTSS Professional Learning Institute Professional Development, Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Barbara Aragon, Jessi Tello, and Leanna Hendrix will be attending the MTSS Professional Development being held in Long Beach during the month of July. 

 

On MOTION of Otilia Lopez SECONDED by Jacqueline Clarudio and CARRIED, the California MTSS Professional Learning Institute Professional Development was approved.  

 

Item #8 WASC Third Year Progress Report and Revised Action Plan, Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

The WASC progress report and revised action plan have been submitted. There was no visit for this academic year because there were no concerns regarding the previous document from the WASC committee. Mrs. Padilla Parra reviewed and discussed some of the updates and changes to the document regarding SBAC data, MAP data, changes in leadership, progress towards goals, and EL improvements. 

 

Item #9 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Dr. Riddick is responsible for writing the LCAP for all the Fenton Charter Public Schools. Mrs. Padilla Parra explained how the document describes how funds are being spent in regards to goals and outcomes. 

 

Item #10 Language Appraisal Team (LAT) Review of Potential RFEP Students, Barbara Aragón FACS Assistant Director (Motion to Approve)

Barbara Aragon discussed the different factors that must be considered when reclassifying students who passed the ELPAC assessment, but do not meet grade level standards according to their grades. Various ELA assessments can be used to reclassify students if the LAT team finds other data that is sufficient to reclassify the student. 

 

On MOTION of Cynthia Eschenfelder SECONDED by Otilia Lopez and CARRIED, the Language Appraisal Team (LAT) Review of Potential RFEP Students was approved.  

 

Announcements: None

 

 

Next Regular Meeting: To Be Announced

 

 

Adjournment: 

 

On the MOTION of Cynthia Eschenfelder, SECONDED by Otilia Lopez, and CARRIED, the 

Curriculum Assessment Council adjourned at 8:04 a.m.

 

Minutes submitted respectfully by Juan Gomez and Cynthia Eschenfelder. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton STEM Academy

Instruction Committee

 

June 6, 2019 

 

Minutes

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Thursday, June 6th at 7:20 A.M. in the Hands On Lab at Fenton STEM Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA  91352.

 

 

Call to Order: Melissa Sopitkuankan, Chairperson

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

 

Roll Call: Alejandra Muñoz, Secretary

Instruction Committee Members Present: Melissa Sopitkuankan, Alejandra Muñoz, Crisinda Ismail, Lilia Padilla-Zuniga, Julie Nguyen, Jennifer Pimentel, Jennifer Miller

 

Non-Committee Members Present: Maria Cordero, Nicole Langlois, Lindsey Western

 

Members Excused: Romelia Lagunas

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Melissa Sopitkuankan, Chairperson

Approval of Minutes: Melissa Sopitkuankan, Chairperson

 

Item #1 Minutes from the April 30, 2019 meeting of the Instruction Committee.                 (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Crisinda Ismail, SECONDED by Julie Nguyen, and CARRIED, the minutes from the April 30, 2019 meeting of the STEM Instruction Committee were approved.  

 

 

Presentations from the Public: Melissa Sopitkuankan, Chairperson

 

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

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 Preliminary CAASPP Summative Assessment Results for 18-19

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item) 

 

Mrs. Miller presented the committee with the preliminary CAASPP data. In 2017, Fenton STEM Academy had an ELA passing rate of 38%. In 2018, it went up to 44% and this year’s ELA passing rate is 50%. Mrs. Miller commented that this is incredible considering that the SBAC has only been implemented for the past four years and our first year ELA pass rate was only 30%. Fenton STEM’s math pass rate in 2017 was 35%. In 2018, it was 34% and this year it is at 33%, with many scores still outstanding. We will use this data to drive instructional decisions and professional development needs for the coming year.  

 

Item #4 Reclassification of English Learners for 18-19

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

 

Mrs. Pimentel discussed information regarding the Reclassification of English Learners for the 2018-2019 school year. STEM currently has 62 students classified as English learners. Based on their ELPAC scores, 19 of those students are eligible to reclassify. With the reclassification of 19 students, we will have an RFEP rate of 30.65%, which exceeds LAUSD’s goal of 24%. All RFEP forms are due Friday, June 7th at 8:00 a.m. to Mrs. Pimentel. 

 

Item #5 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Motion to Approve) 

 

Mrs. Miller presented the committee with the Local Control Accountability Plan. The LCAP is a spending plan/budget, which is written in advance of the coming year. At the end of each school year, the director reflects back on the expected spending vs. actual spending to forecast the budget for the coming year. The LCAP includes the LCAP Plan, Year to Date Actuals and Percentage Spent. It is ideal for the percent spent to be as close to 100% as possible, signifying that an appropriate budget was determined. All Fenton schools have the same three goals in place: 1) Increase student achievement 2) Increase meaningful and purposeful student, teacher, and parent engagement and 3) Provide an appropriate and basic condition of learning. Dr. Riddick will present the final LCAP to the board at next Thursday’s board meeting.  

 

On MOTION of Crisinda Ismail, SECONDED by Julie Nguyen, and CARRIED, the Local Control Accountability Plan was approved.  

 

Item #6 Fenton Academies Calendar 19-20

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Motion to Approve) 

 

Mrs. Miller presented information regarding the Fenton Academies calendar for the 2019-2020 school year and highlighted some key dates. The August PD Days will begin Thursday, August 8th. Friday August 9th will be devoted to school business and a Twig training. The Meet and Greet will be scheduled for Monday, Aug 12th.  Goal setting conferences will once again take place during the month of September. Family Math Night is scheduled for Friday, October 18th. Parent conferences will once again take place in November, the week before Thanksgiving break. The last day before Winter Break will be December 20th and we will return January 13th for a PD Day. MOY MAP assessments will commence a week later than in previous years, January 21st – February 7th. ELPAC assessments will once again take place in February. Spring Parent Teacher conferences will be held in March followed by spring break. Staff will return on April 6th for a PD Day and students will return April 7th. STEM staff voted to keep the STEM Expo in May and it will be held on Friday, May 1st. Next year’s testing schedule is tentatively scheduled similarly to this year’s. The last day of school will be June 12th.  All dates will be placed on the Google calendar for staff to view. 

 

On MOTION of Alejandra Muñoz, SECONDED by Julie Nguyen, and CARRIED, the Fenton Academies Calendar for the 2019-2020 school year was approved. 

 

Item #7 Psychomotor Schedule for 19-20 

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

 

Mrs. Quijano presented the committee with the psychomotor schedule for the 2019-2020 school year. 

 

 

 

Announcements: 

 

Mrs. Miller wanted to recognize and thank Mrs. Sopitkuankan for being Instruction Committee Chair for this year, she will be missed as she takes her leave of absence.  

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Crisinda Ismail, SECONDED by Julie Nguyen and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee meeting was adjourned at 7:57 AM.

 

Minutes submitted respectfully by: Alejandra Muñoz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

Instruction Committee

 

June 6, 2019 

 

Minutes

 

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Tuesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:18 a.m. in the Hands on Lab at Fenton Charter Leadership Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA  91352.

 

Call to Order: Maria Cordero, Chairperson

The Instruction Committee meeting was called to order at 7:04 am by Chair, Maria Cordero.

 

Roll Call: Lindsey Western, Secretary

Instruction Committee Members Present: Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Pimentel, Lindsey Western, Maria Cordero, and Nicole Langlois

 

Excused Members: Raquel Contreras and Yesenia Fuentes

 

Non-Committee Members Present: Cecilia Quijano, Melissa Sopitkuankan, Crisinda Ismail, Lilia Padilla-Zuniga, Alejandra Munoz, Crisinda Ismail, and Julie Nguyen

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Maria Cordero, Chairperson

Approval of Minutes: Maria Cordero, Chairperson

 

Item #1 Minutes from the April 30, 2019 meeting of the Instruction Committee.                 

(Motion to Approve)

 

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

 

 

Presentations from the Public: Maria Cordero, Chairperson

 

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

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 Preliminary CAASPP Summative Assessment Results for 2018-2019

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item) 

 

Mrs. Miller presented the committee with the preliminary CAASPP data. In 2017-2018, FCLA students had a Reading passing rate of 44% which has increased this 2018-2019 school year to 50%. FCLA’s Math score has increased from 36% in 2017 to 43% for the 2018-2019 school year, with many math tests still outstanding. It is incredible to see the growth in both ELA and Mathematics in just one year of state testing. This data will be used to help identify areas of strength and improvement for the coming year. 

 

Item #4 Reclassification of English Learners for 2018-2019

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

 

Mrs. Pimentel provided information regarding the reclassification of English learners for the 2018-2019 school year. FCLA has a total of 82 English learners, 22 of which are eligible for reclassification according to the summative ELPAC. LAUSD has a goal to reclassify 24% of its students. In order to match or exceed the district, FCLA must reclassify 20 students, putting the school at a goal of 26.83%. Teachers are in the process of reclassifying students. All RFEP forms are due Friday, June 7th at 8:00 AM to Mrs. Pimentel.

 

Item #5 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Motion to Approve) 

 

Mrs. Miller presented the committee with the Local Control Accountability Plan. The LCAP is a spending plan/budget, which is written in advance of the coming year. At the end of each school year, the director reflects back on the expected spending vs. actual spending to forecast the budget for the coming year. The LCAP includes the LCAP Plan, Year to Date Actuals and Percentage Spent. It is ideal for the percent spent to be as close to 100% as possible, signifying that an appropriate budget was determined. FCLA budgeted well with a final spending percentage of 102%. All Fenton schools have the same three goals in place: 1) Increase student achievement 2) Increase meaningful and purposeful student, teacher, and parent engagement and 3) Provide an appropriate and basic condition of learning. Dr. Riddick will present the final LCAP to the board at next Thursday’s board meeting.  

 

On MOTION of Nicole Langlois, SECONDED by Lindsey Western, and CARRIED, the Local Control Accountability Plan was approved.  

 

Item #6 Item #6 Fenton Academies Calendar 19-20

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Motion to Approve) 

 

Mrs. Miller presented information regarding the Fenton Academies calendar for the 2019-2020 school year and highlighted some key dates. The August PD Days will begin Thursday, August 8th. Friday August 9th will be devoted to school business and a Twig presentation. The Meet and Greet will be scheduled for Monday, Aug 12. Goal setting conferences will once again take place during the month of September. Family Math Night is scheduled for Friday, October 18th. Parent conferences will once again take place in November, the week before Thanksgiving break. The last day before Winter Break will be December 20th and we will return January 13th for a PD Day. MOY MAP assessments will commence a week later than in previous years, January 21st – February 7th. ELPAC assessments will once again take place in February. Spring Parent Teacher conferences will be held in March followed by spring break. Staff will return on April 6th for a PD Day and students will return April 7th. FCLA staff voted to keep the Leadership Summit and Open House on the same day, and they will be held on Friday, May 29th. Next year’s testing schedule is tentatively scheduled similarly to this year’s. The last day of school will be June 12th.  

 

 

On MOTION of Nicole Langlois, SECONDED by Lindsey Western, and CARRIED, the Fenton Academies Calendar for the 2019-2020 school year was approved. 

 

Item #7 Psychomotor Schedule for 19-20 

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

 

 

Announcements: There were no announcements.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

 

On MOTION of Nicole Langlois, SECONDED by Lindsey Western, and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee meeting adjourned at 7:57 am. 

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Lindsey Western, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

                                                        

Unapproved Minutes

Personnel Committee

                                                        

May 24, 2019

 

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:45 a.m. in the Library of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331. 

Call to Order:         Nina Ferman, Co-Chair 

         

Roll Call:                Karen Knapp, Secretary

 

Members Present: Coco Salazar, Nina Ferman, Karen Knapp, Richard Parra, Krystal Rodriguez, Shirley Saetang, Angelica Salceda, Sirui Thomassian, Judy Lee, Wendy Kaufman, Sandra Valle, Cristina Moran, Jeanette Hernandez, Lorena Sanchez, Laura Holmes, Celina Calvillo

 

Members Excused: Daniela Quila, Cedric Ramirez, Laura Vasquez

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Coco Salazar, Co-Chair 

 

The following item was added to the agenda. 

 

Item #7 Enrollment Update, Richard Parra, FPC Director 

(Informational Item)

        

Approval of Minutes from May 9, 2019: Nina Ferman, Co-Chair

         

Item #1                   Minutes from the May 9, 2019 meeting of the Personnel Committee  

                                (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Karen Knapp, SECONDED by Angie Salceda, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Personnel Committee Meeting of May 9, 2019 were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair

 

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

         

Old Business:

 

None  

    

New Business:

         

Item #3                   Request for Leave of Absence, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Motion To Approve)

 

Laurie Perez has requested a Leave of Absence for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Krystal Rodriguez, and CARRIED, the Leave of Absence for Laurie Perez has been approved.

 

Item #4                   2019-2020 Lead Teacher Selection Process, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Motion to Approve)

 

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

 

On MOTION of Jeanette Hernandez, SECONDED by Sandra Lee, and CARRIED, the Lead Teachers for the 2019-2020 school year have been approved. 

 

Item #5                   2019-2020 Faculty and Classified Representatives Selection Process, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Informational Item)

 

The Certificated and Classified Representatives that have been nominated to serve as Faculty Representatives and Classified Representatives for the 2019-2020 school year were notified. Our faculty will now vote via Survey Monkey for the Faculty and Classified Representatives. We will approve this item at our next meeting.

 

Item #6                      Special Education Update, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Informational Item)

 

FACS will be implementing an Intensive Learning Center outside of the mainstreamed classroom for students with severe behavior concerns. We are going to start formalizing our own version of a plan here at FPC with input and collaboration from the other schools.

 

Item #7                    FPC Enrollment and Recruitment Update, Richard Parra, FPC Director

                                (Informational Item)

 

Currently, our school is over-staffed based on present enrollment. Since FACS has two open positions in fifth grade, the positions will be opened to FPC teachers. Currently, our enrollment is at 624. We need to have at least 700 students enrolled.

 

Announcements:     

 

It was announced that our End-of-the-Year Staff Breakfast has been moved to Monday, June 10, 2019.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Laura Holmes, SECONDED by Nina Ferman, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee meeting adjourned at 8:07 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Karen Knapp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Personnel Committee

 

May 31, 2019

 

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Friday, May 31, 2019 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: Kate Hetu, Chair

 

The Personnel Committee meeting was called to order at 7:20 a.m. by Chair, Kate Hetu.

 

Roll Call: Stephanie Ellerbe, Secretary

 

Personnel Committee Members Present: Kate Hetu, Abigail Gillmore, Stephanie Ellerbe, Veronica Palazzola, Jennifer Miller, and Cedric Ramirez

 

Excused Members: Fernando Gomez, Brooke Schiffman and Jennifer Pimentel

 

Non-Committee Members: Kelley Christenson, Elisa Vallejo, Bianca Bell-Reed, Priscilla Gentry, Cecilia Quijano

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Kate Hetu, Chair

 

Item #10 Hiring of Special Education Teaching Assistant

Cecilia Quijano, FCLA Administrative Coordinator (Motion to Approve)

 

Approval of Minutes from April 29, 2019:  Kate Hetu, Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the April 29, 2019 meeting of the Personnel Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

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

 

Presentations from the Public:  Kate Hetu, Chair

 

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

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 2019-2020 Grade Level, Special Education, and Focus Lead Teachers, 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA Director (Motion to Approve)

The 2019-2020 Lead Teachers and Focus Leads for FCLA and STEM were announced: Veronica Palazzola will serve as the TK/Kindergarten Lead Teacher. Kelley Christenson will serve as the First Grade Lead Teacher. Nicole Langlois will serve as the Second Grade Lead Teacher. Lillia Padilla-Zuniga will serve as the Third Grade Lead Teacher. Paige Piper will serve as the Fourth Grade Lead Teacher. Alejandra Muñoz will serve as the Fifth Grade Lead Teacher. Maria Cordero will serve as the Special Education Lead Teacher. The Focus Leads at FCLA will be Kate Hetu and Veronica Palazzola. The Focus Leads at STEM will be Kelley Christenson and Elisa Vallejo. Congratulations to these teachers! 

 

On MOTION of Cedric Ramirez, SECONDED by Abigail Gillmore, and CARRIED, the 2019-2020 Grade Level, Special Education, and Focus Lead Teachers were approved. 

 

Item #4 2019-2020 Faculty Representative, 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Miller presented the Faculty Representative for the 2019-2020 school year. Veronica Palazzola, a founding teacher of FCLA, will continue serving as the Faculty Representative for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

On MOTION of Abigail Gillmore  SECONDED by Veronica Palazzola and CARRIED, the 2019-2020 Faculty Representative was approved. 

 

Item #5 2019-2020 Committee Placements

Jennifer Miller, FCLA Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Miller shared the 2019-2020 Committee Placements. The administrative team met with the Chairs of the Personnel Committee to organize committee placements for the upcoming school year. There was a lot of thought and consideration behind placements and the outcome is a balanced representation throughout the committees. When considering staff placement, it should be noted that Faculty Representatives should be on the Personnel Committee and Team Leads are placed on the Instructional Committee. Most staff received their first preference of committees.

 

On MOTION of Abigail Gillmore, SECONDED by Veronica Palazzola, and CARRIED, the 2019-2020 Committee Placements were approved. 

 

Item #6 2019-2020 Committee Chairs, 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA Director (Motion to Approve)

 

The 2019-2020 Committee Chairs were announced. The following individuals met the qualifications and accepted the position: Jennifer Hines will be the Chair of the Finance Committee. Kate Hetu will be the Chair of the Personnel Committee. Yesenia Fuentes will be the Chair of the Instruction Committee. Lindsay Oquindo will be the Chair of the Parent Advocacy Committee.

 

On MOTION of Veronica Palazzola , SECONDED by Abigail Gillmore, and CARRIED, the 2019-2020 Committee Chairs were approved. 

 

Item #7 2019-2020 Staff Roster, 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Miller shared the FCLA 2019-2020 Staff Roster. There have been no changes to the FCLA roster since the last Personnel Committee meeting. 

 

On MOTION of Abigail Gillmore, SECONDED by Veronica Palazzola, and CARRIED, the 2019-2020 Staff Roster was approved. 

 

Item #8 Hiring of Part-time Compliance Assistant, 

Cecilia Quijano, FCLA Administrative Coordinator (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Quijano requested a motion to approve the hiring of a part-time Compliance Assistant. The compliance assistant will work under the direction of an assigned supervisor and perform various administrative duties to help ensure that collected student data is in compliance with the state. The position would start at four hours a day with the option to move forward to full-time if needed. The Hiring Committee hopes to begin interviews on Monday, June 3, 2019. 

 

On MOTION of Abigail Gillmore, SECONDED by Veronica Palazzola, and CARRIED, the hiring of Part-time Compliance Assistant was approved. 

 

Item #9 Recommendation of Regular Status for Sydney Crowe 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Miller recommends the movement of Sydney Crowe from probationary status to regular status. She has completed two years of successful formal observations and has demonstrated eligibility for regular status. This recommendation will be submitted to the FPCS Board for final approval. 

 

On MOTION of Veronica Palazzola, SECONDED by Abigail Gillmore, and CARRIED, the Recommendation of Regular Status for Sydney Crowe was approved. 

 

Item #10 Hiring of Special Education Teaching Assistant 

Cecilia Quijano, FCLA Administrative Coordinator (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Quijano requested a motion to approve the hiring of a Special Education Teaching Assistant. The position is currently open to all adult assistants. The position will be 5.5 hours per day. The candidate will work to ease the current case load of the special education teachers. The hiring of a new T.A. will allow each Educational Specialist to have a dedicated T.A. 

 

On MOTION of Stephanie Ellerbe, SECONDED by Abigail Gillmore, and CARRIED, the Hiring of a Special Education Teaching Assistant was approved. 

 

Announcements: 

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Abigail Gillmore, SECONDED by Veronica Palazzola, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee adjourned at 7:44 a.m.  

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Stephanie Ellerbe

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton STEM Academy

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Personnel Committee

 

May 31, 2019

 

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:21 a.m. in the Hands on Lab at Fenton STEM Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

Call to Order: Elisa Vallejo, Chair

 

Roll Call: Priscilla Gentry, Secretary 

 

The Personnel Committee meeting was called to order at 7:21 a.m. by Chair, Elisa Vallejo.

 

Personnel Committee Members Present: Jennifer Miller, Elisa Vallejo, Bianca Bell-Reed, Kelley Christenson, Cedric Ramirez, and Priscilla Gentry

 

Members Excused: Jennifer Pimentel

 

Non-Committee Members: Kate Hetu, Stephanie Ellerbe, Abigail Gillmore, and Veronica Palazzola

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Elisa Vallejo, Chair

 

Addition: Item #11 FCLA/STEM Hiring of a Special Education Assistant for 2019 – 2020, Cecilia Quijano (Motion to Approve) was added to the agenda. 

 

Correction: Hiring of a Part-time Compliance Assistance was presented by Cecilia Quijano (Motion to Approve). 

 

Approval of Minutes from April 29, 2019:  Elisa Vallejo, Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the April 29, 2019 meeting of the Personnel Committee (Motion to Approve) 

 

On MOTION of Kelley Christenson, SECONDED by Bianca Bell-Reed, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted. 

 

Presentations from the Public:  Elisa Vallejo, Chair

 

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

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 2019-2020 Grade Level, Special Education, and Focus Lead Teachers, 

Jennifer Miller, STEM Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Miller proudly presented the grade level, special education, and focus lead teachers to the committee for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Lead teachers were nominated and voted in by their peers, they also presented their professional portfolios to their grade level. The Grade Level and Special Education Lead Teachers will be shared among the academies. The Focus Leads will be representing their respective school. The following teachers were nominated into lead positions:  

 

Grade Level Teachers

TK/Kindergarten: Veronica Palazzola

First Grade: Kelley Christenson

Second Grade: Nicole Langlois

Third Grade: Lilia Padilla-Zuniga

Fourth Grade: Paige Piper

Fifth Grade: Alex Munoz

Special Education: Maria Cordero

 

Focus Leads

FCLA: Kate Hetu and Veronica Palazzola

STEM: Kelley Christenson and Elisa Vallejo

 

On MOTION of Kelley Christenson, SECONDED by Bianca Bell-Reed, and CARRIED the 2019 – 2020 Grade Level, Special Education, and Focus Lead Teachers is approved.

 

Item #4 2019-2020 Faculty Representative, 

Jennifer Miller, STEM Director (Motion to Approve) 

 

Mrs. Miller presented the committee with Kelley Christenson as the Faculty Representative for the 2019- 2020 school year. She received multiple nominations and 100% vote of confidence by her peers. 

 

On MOTION of Kelley Christenson, SECONDED by Cedric Ramirez, and CARRIED the 2019 – 2020 Faculty Representative is approved.

 

Item #5 2019-2020 Committee Placements

Jennifer Miller, STEM Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Miller presented the committee with the committee roster for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Each committee tries to have representation across the grade levels. Lead teachers should be placed on instruction and the Faculty Representatives should be placed on Personnel. New hires were also placed onto the committees for the next school year. Staff from both schools (special education, psychologist) are placed on one committee, whereas Administration is placed onto multiple committees. 

 

On MOTION of Bianca Bell-Reed, SECONDED by Kelley Christenson, and CARRIED the 2019 – 2020 Committee Placements is approved.

 

Item #6 2019-2020 Committee Chairs, 

Jennifer Miller, STEM Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Miller presented the committee with the Committee Chairs. In order to be chair of a committee the nominee must be voted in by peers, served on the committee for one year, and must be a regular status employee. The following teachers were voted in as Committee Chair for the 2019 – 2020 school year: 

 

Finance: Dominica Yasuda

Personnel: Elisa Vallejo

Instruction: Alex Munoz

Parent Advocacy: Sydney Crowe

 

On MOTION of Bianca Bell-Reed, SECONDED by Cedric Ramirez, and CARRIED the 2019 – 2020 Committee Chairs is approved.

 

Item #7 2019-2020 Staff Roster, 

Jennifer Miller, STEM Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Miller presented to the committee that STEM will need about 20 more kindergarteners to enroll for the 2019 – 2020 school year in order to reach previous enrollment trends. Due to an opening in another grade level and to be conservative with current enrollment trends, Mrs. Miller recommends the movement of a Kinder STEM teacher to fill the opening. 

 

Mrs. Yasuda will move from kindergarten to second grade (Room 11). Ms. Yasuda has expressed interest in exploring other grade levels and Mrs. Miller feels Ms. Yasuda will be a great fit teaching second grade. Mrs. Padilla-Zuniga currently teaches second grade and will be moving to third grade as the lead teacher (Room 8). Mrs. Padilla-Zuniga has previously taught third grade and has held a lead teacher position. 

 

If enrollment does pick up over the summer for kindergarten, Ms. Yasuda will have the choice to move back to kindergarten or remain in second grade – either way, hiring would happen for a new teacher to fill the position. 

 

On MOTION of Kelley Christenson, SECONDED by Bianca Bell-Reed, and CARRIED the 2019 – 2020 Staff Roster is approved.

 

Item #8 Hiring of Part-time Compliance Assistant, Cecilia Quijano, STEM Administrative Coordinator (Motion to Approve) 

 

Mrs. Quijano presented to the committee the hiring of a part-time Compliance Assistant. This position is contracted to 224 days and is open to paraprofessionals to apply for.  As of now this is a part-time position set for four hours, depending on the need of this position, it could become full-time later in the school year. One of the biggest responsibilities is to assist in preparing for ELPAC and CAASPP and other testing.

 

On MOTION of Bianca Bell-Reed, SECONDED by Kelley Christenson, and CARRIED the 2019 – 2020 Hiring of a Part-Time Compliance Assistant is approved.

 

Item #9 Recommendation of Regular Status for Sydney Crowe 

Jennifer Miller, STEM Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mrs. Miller proudly presented the recommendation of regular status for Sydney Crowe. Mrs. Crowe has successfully completed two years of formal observation recommending her for regular status. 

 

On MOTION of Bianca Bell-Reed, SECONDED by Kelley Christenson, and CARRIED the Recommendation of Regular Status for Sydney Crowe is approved.

 

Item #10 Leave of Absence Request for Melissa Sopitkuankan

Jennifer Miller, STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Sopitkuankan submitted a formal leave of absence for the 2019 – 2020 school year to spend this time with her baby. Mrs. Sopitkuankan has been with STEM since its opening in 2015. She has been her grade level lead, led her team effectively, and modeled what we expect from a Fenton educator. Her final day will be Friday, June 14, 2019.

 

On MOTION of Bianca Bell-Reed, SECONDED by Kelley Christenson, and CARRIED the Leave of Absence Request for Melissa Sopitkuankan is approved. 

 

Item #11 Hiring of Special Education Assistant

Cecilia Quijano, Administrative Coordinator (Motion to Approve)

 

Right now, the academies are at a place where we are able to provide a special education teacher assistant for our specialists. Currently, Ms. Plasencia works with Mrs. Crowe and currently Ms. Schiffman and Mrs. Cordero share Ms. Castillo.

 

The position will be 5.5 hours a day based off of a 191-day work day. The position is open to current Adult Assistants. If a current AA moves to this position, the hiring for another AA would open up. 

 

On MOTION of Bianca Bell-Reed, SECONDED by Kelley Christenson, and CARRIED the Hiring of a Special Education Assistant is approved. 

 

Announcements: No announcements were presented. 

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Kelley Christenson of, SECONDED by Bianca Bell-Reed, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee adjourned at 7:44 a.m.  

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Priscilla Gentry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Human Resource and Personnel Council

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Human Resource and Personnel Council

June 4, 2019

 

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

 

Call to Order: Leanna Hendrix, Council Co-Chair

 

The Human Resource and Personnel Council meeting was called to order at 7:16 a.m. by Council Co-Chair, Leanna Hendrix.

 

Roll Call: Mary Gunckel, Secretary

 

Members Present: Karen Scharf, Barbara Ausherman, Mary Gunckel, Louis Chernovsky, Martha May, Mercedes Meeks, Karla Contreras, Lillian De La Torre, Lizette Adkisson, Leanna Hendrix, Leticia Padilla Parra, Barbara Aragon, Jesse Tello

 

Members Excused: Mimi Whang, DeAnn Michiels

 

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

 

Leticia Padilla Parra added an addition to the Agenda: Unit Requirement Waiver for a Teacher Assistant (Request)

 

Item #1               Minutes from the May 15, 2019 meeting of the Human Resource and Personnel Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Lizette Adkisson, SECONDED by Lillian De La Torre, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public:  Leanna Hendrix, Council Co-Chair

 

 

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

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business:  None

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 Unit Requirement Waiver for a Teacher Assistant, Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mr. Tello read an email that informed the council that Mercedes Reyna, Adult Assistant, was not able to meet the requirement of 6 units for the school year. Ms. Reyna has requested a Unit Requirement Waiver for the 6 units due to personal reasons. 

 

On MOTION of Lillian De La Torre, SECONDED by Barbara Aragon, and CARRIED, the motion to approve the Unit Requirement Waiver for Ms. Mercedes Reyna was approved.

                             

Item #4           2019-2020 Lead Teachers, Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director

                                   (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared that the nominated Lead Teachers for the 2019-2020 school year have presented to their Grade Levels and they have been confirmed via survey. The Special Education Lead Teacher is Jackie Claudio. The Third Grade Lead Teacher is Christopher Torres. The Fourth Grade Lead Teachers are Rebecca Williamson and Lee Melo. The Fifth Grade Lead Teachers are Cynthia Eschenfelder and Robin Brenniesen.

 

Item #5                     2019-2020 Faculty, Classified, and Teacher Assistant Representative, Leticia

                                  Padilla Parra, FACS Director 

                                  (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra informed the council that the 2019-2020 Faculty Representative is Mercedes Meeks. The Classified Representative is Karla Contreras. The Teacher Assistant Representative is Selegna Terrazas.

 

Item #6                     2019-2020 Council Placements, Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director

                                   (Information Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared that she is still awaiting feedback from the packets sent out to staff for the 

Council Placements for the 2019-2020 School Year. Lead Teachers are automatically placed on the

Curriculum and Assessment Council. First choice options will be considered, and an attempt will be made to give everyone their first choice, if possible.

 

Item # 7                    2019-2020 Staff Roster, Leticia Padilla Parra

                                  (Information Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra referred to the updated Staff Roster for the 2019-2020 school year. Third Grade will

have 8 teachers. Christopher Torres has been moved to Room 19. His room partner will be MaryAnn 

McPherson. Fourth Grade will have 9 teachers. Karen Scharf will be in Room 30. There will be an Education Specialist, Saul Ulloa, in Room 3. He will be Lee Melo’s room partner. Fifth Grade will have 9 teachers. There is an opening in Room 50 (Lara Hovaguimian has requested a Leave of Absence) and in Room 57 (Mr. Gomez will be teaching 2nd Grade at FPC). The Special Education Specialists will be Myriam Arechigain Room 11, Joseph Lafko will be in Room 12, Jacqueline Claudio will remain in Room 1. Patricia Orantes will be in Room 2 (SDC Program-Intensive Learning Center). Saul Ulloa, Educational Specialist, will be in Room 3. Alin Kazarian will be our School Counselor at FACS and will not share a position with another FCPS school. She will be in Room 32 B. Room 9 will be staffed with a HELP Group Teacher and Support Staff. The maximum will be 6 students in the HELP Group classroom.

 

Item # 8                    Selection pf Teachers for 5th Grade Open Positions, Leticia Padilla Parra

                                 FACS Director (Information Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra discussed that two teachers from FPC will be identified to move to fifth grade and FACS for the upcoming school year. This will be determined by a drawing. Due to FACS’ budget concerns, only those making under $100,000 total compensation (and non-probationary) will be considered. 

 

Item # 9                    Leave Of Absence Request, Leticia Padilla Para, FACS Director

                                 (Information Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Para shared that Lara Hovaguimian requested a Leave of Absence due to personal reasons.

                                  

Item # 10                 WAShird Year Progress Report and Revised Action Plan, Leticia Padilla Parra,

                                  FACS Director (Information Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra discussed the WASC Third Year Progress Report and Revised Action Plan. The Three Year Progress Report was submitted. A WASC visit will not be required for FACS. The document is an update to all pertinent FACS information on the WASC Progress Report. (2017, 2018, 2019)

 

Item #11                   Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director

                                 (Information Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra discussed the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Dr. Riddick will be writing 

the LCAP for all the FCPS schools. The LCAPs are all aligned and have been simplified in 

the amount of goals per school site. The LCAP identifies expenditures at the school site and how the monies are being used to meet the needs of students and for accomplishing identified goals. FACS is at 98% of monies spent based on the needs of the students and the expenditures addressed from the goals on the LCAP.

 

Announcements:    Leticia Padilla Parra shared that Robin Brenniesen, 5th Grade Teacher (and talented 

artist), requested permission to create murals on the Handball Courts. She presented blueprints displaying her designs and is awaiting approval from the Budget and Facilities Committee and the School Community Relations Council. When approved, Ms. Brenniesen will paint the murals during the summer. 

                                   

Next Regular Meeting:  TBA

 

Adjournment: On MOTION of Lizette Adkisson, SECONDED by Louis Chernovsky, and CARRIED, the Human Resource and Personnel Council meeting adjourned at 7:50 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Mary Gunckel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

     

Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School

Personnel Committee

 

Tuesday June 5, 2019

7:19 a.m. – Auditorium 

 

Minutes

 

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

 

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:19 a.m. in the auditorium at Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School at 1022 N. Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90038. 

 

Roll Call: Cassondra Barrett, Secretary

 

Personal Committee Members Present: Megan Stevenson, Tiene Hauck, Emily Aaronson, Sandra Hernandez, Emma Colmenares, Jocelyn Condo, Jazmin Luna, Carmen Solis, Rachel Cohen, Kristine Khacian, Toni Frear, Marie Kirakossian, Bernadette Montajes, Cary Rabinowitz, and Monica Castaneda. 

 

Non-Committee Members Present: Walter Gomez

 

Excused Members: Angela Boyd

 

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

 

Enrollment and Staffing Updates, Informational Item #10

 

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

 

Item #1 Approval of Minutes from the May 14, 2019 meeting of the Personnel Committee: Tiene Hauck and Megan Stevenson, Co-Chairs 

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Kristine Khachian, SECONDED by Marie Kirakossian, 

and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted. 

 

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

     

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

 

Old Business: There is no old business.

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 2019-2020 Grade Level and Special Education Lead Teachers,

Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Motion to Approve)

Mr. Rabinowitz shared the grade level and special education lead teachers

for the 2019-2020 school year: 

    • ●Pre-K: Sasha Gongora
    • ●Kindergarten: Lisa Morales and Megan Stevenson 
    • ●1st Grade: Joycelyn O’Brien
    • ●2nd Grade: Jazmin Luna
    • ●3rd Grade: Kimberly Kiser and Carmen Solis
    • ●4th Grade: Caroline Engel and Cassondra Barrett
    • ●5th Grade: Kyra Requiestas
    • ●6th Grade Grisel Benn
    • ●Special Ed.: Beth Henschel 

 

On MOTION of Jocelyn Condo, SECONDED by Kristine Khachian, and

CARRIED, the 2019-2020 Grade Level and Special Education Lead Teachers were approved. 

     

Item #4 2019-2020 Faculty Representatives, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz shared the Faculty Representatives for the 2019-2020 school year: Megan Stevenson, Marie Kirakossian, and Beth Henschel.

 

On MOTION of Jazmin Luna, SECONDED by Carmen Solis, and

CARRIED, the 2019-2020 Faculty Representatives were approved. 

     

Item #5 2019-2020 Committee Co-Chair Selection, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz shared the Committee Co-Chair Selection for the 2019-2020 school year: 

    • ●Finance Committee: AJ Smith and Donald Ausherman
    • ●Instruction Committee: Gaby Arroyo and Jennifer Nishimoto
    • ●Personnel Committee: Tiene Hauck and Megan Stevenson
    • ●Parent/Community Advocacy Committee: Evelia Manzo and Ariana Gomez

 

On MOTION of Carmen Solis, SECONDED by Marie Kirakossian, and

CARRIED, the 2019-2020 Committee Co-Chair Selection was approved.

 

Item #6 2019-2020 Committee Membership Roster, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz shared the Committee Membership Roster for the 2019-2020 school year. Mr. Rabinowitz added that all lead teachers were placed in the Instruction Committee, with the exception of Megan Stevenson, and Faculty Representatives were placed in the Personnel Committee. 

 

On MOTION of Marie Kirakossian, SECONDED by Rachel Cohen, and

CARRIED, the 2019-2020 Committee Membership Roster was approved.  

 

 

Item #7 2019-2020 Drill Team Lead, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz shared that Sandra Campos will be the Drill Team Lead 

for the 2019-2020 school year. The Drill Team is a performing arts that represents the A in STEAM. 

 

On MOTION of Carmen Solis, SECONDED by Sandra Hernandez, and

CARRIED, the 2019-2020 Drill Team Lead was approved. 

     

Item #8 2019-2020 Final Staff Roster, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz shared the Final Staff Roster for the 2019-2020 school year. Nicole Reed will move to kindergarten, room 5. Amanda Hill will move to room 45. Tiene Hauck will move to room 4. Evelyn Neglia will move to room 32. Siranush Akopyan will move to room 46. The number of classrooms for each grade level is as follows: 

    • ●PK: 3 classrooms
    • ●TK: 1 classroom
    • ●Kindergarten: 5 classrooms
    • ●1st Grade: 5 classrooms
    • ●2nd Grade: 5 classrooms
    • ●3rd Grade: 6 classrooms
    • ●4th Grade: 5 classrooms
    • ●5th Grade: 6 classrooms
    • ●6th Grade: 3 classrooms
    • ●1 Primary and 1 Upper SDC

 

On MOTION of Kristine Kachian, SECONDED by Emily Aaronson,

and CARRIED, the 2019-2020 Final Staff Roster was approved. 

     

Item #9 Local Control Accountability Plan, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz shared the Local Control Accountability Plan and discussed the funds that were allotted and spent for the 2018-2019 school year budget. 

 

Item #10 Enrollment and Staffing Updates

 

Mr. Rabinowitz shared that the 2019-2020 budget is based on the enrollment of 868 students. SMBCCS is 29 students away from that number. SMBCCS currently has 911 students enrolled.  Mr. Rabinowitz also discussed the possibility of sending out another batch of mailers to the community over the summer.

 

Announcements:  

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment: On MOTION of Marie Kirakossian, SECONDED by Carmen Solis, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee adjourned at 7:48 a.m.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

                                                           

Unapproved Minutes

Personnel Committee

                                                           

June 6, 2019

 

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. in the conference room of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331. 

Call to Order:           Nina Ferman, Co-Chair     

 

The Personnel Committee Meeting was called to order at 7:15 a.m. by Co-Chair, Nina Ferman. 

            

Roll Call:                   Karen Knapp, Secretary

 

Members Present: Nina Ferman, Karen Knapp, Richard Parra, Wendy Kaufman, Sirui Thomassian, Krystal Rodriguez, Shirley Saetang, Laura Vasquez, Judy Lee, Sandra Valle, Cristina Moran, Jeanette Hernandez, Lorena Sanchez, Laura Holmes

 

Members Excused: Daniela Quila, Cedric Ramirez, Angelica Salceda, Coco Salazar, Celina Calvillo  

 

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

 

The following corrections were made to the agenda. 

 

    • Item #4 was revised to no longer include Claire Nichols’ name.
    • Item #9 was changed to a Motion to Approve item.

 

The following addition was made to the agenda.

 

Item #11          Opening of Education Specialist Position, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Motion to Approve)

 

Approval of Minutes from May 24, 2019: Nina Ferman, Co-Chair

            

Item #1 Minutes from the May 24, 2019 meeting of the Personnel Committee  

                        (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Krystal Rodriguez, SECONDED by Laura Vasquez, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Personnel Committee Meeting of May 24, 2019 were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Nina Ferman, Co-Chair

 

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

matter.

            

Old Business:

 

None   

New Business:

            

Item #3 2019-2020 Faculty Representatives, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Motion To Approve)

 

The 2019-2020 Faculty Representatives were nominated by staff and after voting via Survey Monkey, all three accepted the position. Coco Salazar, Nitima Angus, and Katherine Sheppard were the three Certificated Faculty Representatives selected. However, with Katherine Sheppard moving to FACS for the 5th grade position, we are in need of one more Faculty Representative. Mr. Parra will send out a link for staff to vote between nominees Laura Holmes and Annie Yi as the third Faculty Representative. The deadline will be today at 11:00 a.m. 

 

Our committee is approving that whoever receives the most votes will be the third Certificated Faculty Representative. Our Classified Representatives will be Laura Vasquez and Cedric Ramirez.

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Krystal Rodriguez, and CARRIED, the 2019-2020 Faculty Representatives were approved.

 

Item #4 Approval of Erika Quiñonez to move to Regular Status, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Motion To Approve)

 

Mr. Parra presented the recommendation of regular status for Erika Quiñonez. She has successfully completed two years as a probationary teacher. 

 

On MOTION of Jeanette Hernandez, SECONDED by Sandra Valle, and CARRIED, the Approval of Erika Quiñonez to move to Regular Status was approved. 

 

Item #5 Committee Placements, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Motion To Approve)

 

Mr. Parra presented the 2019-2020 Committee Placements, which may still undergo revisions. We will need an additional volunteer to serve as Secretary for the Instruction Committee. This person will share the role with Karen Knapp. 

 

On MOTION of Wendy Kaufman, SECONDED by Sirui Thomassian, and CARRIED, the Committee Placements for 2019-2020 school year were approved. 

 

Item #6 Personnel Committee Co-Chairs, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Motion to Approve)

 

Coco Salazar and Nina Ferman will continue to serve as Co-Chairs for the Personnel Committee for the 2019-2020 school year. 

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Sandra Valle, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee Co-Chairs for the 2019-2020 school year were approved. 

 

Item #7 Hiring of School Psychologist, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Motion To Approve)

 

The Hiring Committee interviewed six candidates for the School Psychologist position, and references were contacted for the top three candidates.  Janessa Kelly was selected as our top choice, but initially, we could not get in touch with her references. Consequently, Grisell Torres was offered the position. She has decided to decline it after having initially accepted. Fortunately, we were eventually able to contact Janessa Kelly’s references, and she came highly recommended. She has accepted the position as School Psychologist at FPC. 

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Karen Knapp, and CARRIED, the Hiring of Janessa Kelly as the School Psychologist was approved. 

 

Item #8 Two Teachers Moving to FACS, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Motion to Approve)

 

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

 

On MOTION of Lorena Sanchez, SECONDED by Karen Knapp, and CARRIED, the movement of Lorena Sanchez and Katherine Sheppard to FACS has been approved. 

 

Item #9 Staff Roster 2019-2020 Update, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Motion to Approve)

 

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

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Sandra Valle, and CARRIED, the Staff Roster 2019-2020 Update was approved. 

 

Item #10 LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) Update, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Informational Item)

 

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is currently being updated. Mr. Parra thanked Dr. Riddick for working on LCAP for all schools. We just need to update meeting dates and data in the LCAP. The staff climate survey and parent surveys have already been sent out. 

 

Item #11 Opening of Education Specialist Position, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Motion to Approve)

 

Our updated staff roster still reflects the need for at least one more Education Specialist. Since Maria Cardenas is currently our only Education Specialist, we will need to hire for this position as soon as possible. Though the staff roster shows two open positions for this role, we are currently only in need of one more Education Specialist.

 

On MOTION of Krystal Rodriguez, SECONDED by Nina Ferman, and CARRIED, the Opening of Education Specialist Position was approved. 

 

Announcements: 

 

As a reminder, our staff breakfast will take place on Monday, June 10, 2019. Mrs. Kaufman reminded staff to send her pictures they would like see included in the slideshow.

 

Mr. Parra encouraged staff to reach out to Lorena Sanchez and Katherine Sheppard to offer assistance with their transition to FACS. 

 

Nina Ferman thanked our secretaries, Karen Knapp and Lorena Sanchez, for their diligence in taking minutes for the Personnel Committee this year.

        

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment: On MOTION of Nina Ferman, SECONDED by Sirui Thomassian, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee meeting adjourned at 7:41 a.m. 

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Karen Knapp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.B.4.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School

Parent Advocacy Committee

 

May 17, 2019

7:15 a.m. – Auditorium  

 

Minutes

 

Call to Order: Ariana Gomez, Co-Chair

The Parent Advocacy Committee meeting was called to order in the auditorium at 7:16 a.m. by Ariana Gomez, Co-Chair. 

 

Roll Call: Zoe Weiss 

 

Present: Siranush Akopyan, Virginia Casares, Ariana Gomez, Emma Kath, David Levinson, Evelia Manzo, Denise Molina, Evelyn Neglia, Roshani Solanki, Zoe Weiss, Cary Rabinowitz 

 

Excused: Amanda Hill, Bunny Wolfer, Johana Juarez, Robin Rodriguez 

 

Non-Committee Members Present: Gaby Arroyo 

 

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

 

                                   Item #8 Student Council will be moved to Item #3.  Item #7 Parent Center Update 

                                   will be presented by Ariana Gomez instead of Johana Juarez. Item #10 Apple 

                                   Learning Technology Survey will be added to the agenda. 

 

Approval of Minutes: Ariana Gomez, Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the March 20, 2019 meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee.

 

On MOTION of Evelia Manzo, SECONDED by Denise Molina, and CARRIED, the minutes of the Parent Advocacy Meeting held on March 20th, 2019 were approved as is.  

 

Presentations from the Public: Ariana Gomez, Co-Chair

 

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

 

None

 

Old Business: There is no old business. 

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 Student Council Update, David Levinson, 6th Grade Teacher

                                    (Informational Item)

 

Student council will most likely have a $0 balance for the end of the year, which was the goal. A large portion of the fundraised money was awarded in the form of teacher grants. Mr. Levinson will be putting together the new calendar for next year. 

 

Item #4 Enrollment Update for 2019-2020, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director

                                    (Informational Item)

 

Enrollment is currently at 907 students, which is the highest number all year. The school’s capacity is 950. The school is accepting applications from families. We have received close to 90 applications for new students for the 2019-2020 school year. We currently have enough students to fill about 3 kindergarten classes and almost an entire TK class. 

 

Item #5 Spring Fundraiser Updates, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director 

                                    (Informational Item)

 

3rd Grade had a successful fundraiser on May 3rd. They earned enough money for the busses needed for a fieldtrip to the California Science Center. Ms. Engel and

Ms. Barrett also met their goal for the Tumbleweed fieldtrip through their sale of candy grams. The Scholastic Book fair raised a total of $10,250. Fifty percent of the funds were awarded in Scholastic dollars. These dollars are usually spent on Scholastic Magazines for all grade levels. Scholastic dollars can also be used for other items from Scholastic if teachers would prefer. The school earned a total of $5,148 from this event. Thank you to the Parent Center and administration team 

for putting on this successful fundraiser!  

 

Item #6 Spring Fundraiser Approvals, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director    

                                    (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Siranush Akopyan SECONDED by Virginia Casares, and CARRIED, the discussion of the Spring Fundraiser Approvals was approved.   

 

Gaby Arroyo presented. Robotics wants to do a fundraiser at Meet and Greet andHour of Code with food trucks and a raffle. This money will go towards the Rally in the Valley. 

 

On MOTION of Evelyn Neglia, SECONDED by Emma Kath, and CARRIED, the Rally in the Valley fundraiser was approved.  

 

Item #7 School Climate Survey, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director 

                                    (Informational Item)

 

Staff, parents, and students will receive a school climate survey next week. It is a required part of our LCAP and is typically part of our charter renewal petition. The school will utilize Google classroom to disseminate the survey to students.  We will use Class Dojo, send out flyers, and schedule a robocall to garner parent participation.

 

Item #8 Parent Center Update, Ariana Gomez, Parent Advocacy Co-Chair 

                                    (Informational Item)

 

Parents will be handing out mailers for 2 days during the last week of school at the beginning of the school day and at dismissal. A parent center calendar will also be distributed for parents to be aware of services and classes offered at the parent center.  LAPD connection division will be contacted to see what services are offered for adults that the parent center may benefit from. The parent center will continue to work with the LA county mental health department to bring classes to the parent center. These classes include: child abuse, domestic violence, depression in children and adults, alcoholism, drug abuse, and other themes. The parent center will be throwing two events to celebrate our parents. On June 6th there will be a breakfast and award ceremony. On June 7th there will be a dinner at Luminarias restaurant. 

 

Item #9 Student Recruitment Sub-Committee Update, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director 

                                    (Informational Item)

 

Photographs were taken for the new banner. Teachers have confirmed the waivers for students pictured. Strategic Media has begun the banner process. The timeline for the new banners will be up soon. The sub-committee will meet again to discuss a potential final recruitment event before the end of the year. 

 

Item #10 Apple Learning Technology Survey, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director 

 

The Apple Learning Technology Survey is one of the first steps in becoming an Apple Distinguished School. The survey identifies how technology is used in the classroom and what our goals are for growth in this area. The survey will be sent out on Monday, May 20th and will be open for 14 days. Be sure to complete this survey by June 2nd. 

 

Announcements: None

 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBD

 

Adjournment: On MOTION Emma Kath, SECONDED by Siranush Akopyan, and CARRIED, the Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting was adjourned at 7:33 AM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Unapproved Minutes of the School Community Relations Council

June 6, 2019

 

A meeting of the School Community Relations Council was held on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 2:50 p.m. in the conference room of Fenton Avenue Charter School at 11828 Gain Street Lake View Terrace, CA 91342.

 

Call to Order:  Elizabeth Jimenez, Co-Chair

 

The meeting of the School Community Relations Council was called to order at 2:50 p.m. by Elizabeth Jimenez, Co-Chair.

 

Members Present: Barbara Aragón,  Robin Brenneisen, Breanne Francois, Angel Garcia, Lara Hovaguimian, Elizabeth Jimenez, Yadira Mendoza, Leticia Padilla Parra, Jessi Tello, Tiffany Walker 

 

Members Absent:  

 

Members Excused:   Alin Kazarian, Cheryl Perkins

 

Item#1 Minutes from the May 7,2019 meeting of the School Community Relations Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Robin Brenneisen, SECONDED by Yadira Mendoza, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted.

 

Item #2 Presentations from the Public: Elizabeth Jimenez, Co-Chair

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 WASC Third Year Progress Report and Revised Action Plan - Leticia 

Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Information Item)

 

FACS’ Third Year progress report has been submitted.  FACS was accredited six years ago, but is required to submit a progress report at the midpoint.  FACS will not have visitors which shows that they have no concerns regarding our school.   The Progress Report reports on five components that describe the school thoroughly to the WASC committee.  The WASC progress report and action plan has been emailed to the staff.

 

Item #4 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) - Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Information Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared that the LCAP will be written by Dr. David Riddick for all five schools.  The LCAP’s purpose is to show how school funds are being utilized to meet student needs.   Mrs. Padilla Parra reviewed all parts of the LCAP and shared information about all of its components.  The document will be shared with staff and the board when it is completed. 

 

Item #5 WIJABA Library Grand Opening - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm - Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Information Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared that the library is nearly complete.  The Grand Opening for the library will take place on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 12:00 pm.  FACS chorus and mariachi teams will present at the event.   The donors will attend the event and celebrate its opening. 

 

Item #6           Proposed Murals on Handball Courts - Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Information Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared that Robin Brenneisen created a design for the handball courts with the collaboration of Jesse Tello.  The design was presented to the committee and is based on the school’s firefly theme. The paint and materials will be provided to Ms. Brenneisen and she will paint it over summer!

 

Item #7 Scholastic Book Fair Update - Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director 

(Information Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared that $6409.10 worth of books and materials were sold at the Book Fair.  From that amount, the school received $3405.26 in Scholastic dollars.  This amount will be used to purchase Scholastic News for each student for the coming school year. 

 

Item #8: FACS Website - Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director 

(Information Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra, Ms. Tiffany Walker, and members of the tech team met to discuss the school website and changes that will be made to it.  Ms. Walker will maintain the calendar and photos of the school website.   Special events will be shared for parents to stay connected.  Ms. Walker will inform staff on the protocols that will be used to share pictures with her. 

 

Announcements: 

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra was happy to report that there were 8 student enrollments this week.  

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBA

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Robin Brenneisen, SECONDED by Tiffany Walker, and CARRIED, the School Community Relations Council meeting adjourned at 3:29 p.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Lara Hovaguimian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. C. 

 

Treasurer/CFO’s Report

(See presentation slides)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. D. 

 

Directors’ Reports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.D.1.

FENTON AVENUE CHARTER SCHOOL (FACS)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

June 13, 2019

 

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

 

State Charter Number:  30

 

 

Enrollment and Attendance:

 

 

 

 

TK

3rd

4th

5th

Total

Monthly

ADA

Cumulative

ADA

04/08/19

14

226

224

247

711

95.67%

96.66%

 

 

 

Enrollment at Fenton Avenue Charter School is currently 711 students with ADA at 95.67%. Enrollment has decreased by 6 students since last month. We continue seeking ways to increase our enrollment including the replacement of the banners around the school, distribution of flyers, and participation in recruitment events. We are continuing to accept applications for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Instruction

 

CAASPP Preliminary Results: The preliminary results for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in both reading and mathematics have arrived and we are pleased to see that student achievement has grown in both areas.  In English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics, students who have met or exceeded the standard both increased by 5% from 35% to 40% in ELA and 9% from 26% to 36% in mathematics. 

 

CAASPP

2017

2018

2019

 (Preliminary Results)

ELA

31

35

40

Math

22

26

35

 

 

Professional Development: Fenton Avenue Charter School will participate in several professional development opportunities during the summer of 2019. One lead teacher at every grade level will attend the Benchmark California Consortium from June 25-26, 2019 in Palm Springs. A variety of literacy topics will be covered breakout sessions and workshops.

 

Another team from FACS will attend the California Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) from July 29-31, 2019 in Long Beach. This event will focus on creating inclusive and equitable school conditions and climates for all students. Those who attend are invited to share practices that support the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional success of all students regardless of the level of need.

 

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP): The stakeholders at Fenton Avenue Charter School have reviewed the 2019 updated LCAP provided by Dr. Riddick.  The revised plan will be submitted to LACOE and LAUSD prior to the June 30th deadline. We want to thank Dr. Riddick for his support in completing this comprehensive plan. 

 

Personnel

 

FCPS Staff Reorganization: FCPS has completed the staff reorganization process. All positions at Fenton Avenue have been filled. We are pleased to welcome Katherine Sheppard and Lorena Sanchez. They will both leave FPC to join the 5th grade team at Fenton Avenue. We know that they will be wonderful additions to an already strong team of teachers.

 

School Community

 

School Climate Survey Data: Fenton Avenue Charter School seeks stakeholder input each year. The results of surveys sent out to students, staff, and parents in June indicated over 90% satisfaction from all groups surveyed. More specific results of these surveys will be shared in the FACS LCAP.

2019-2020 Student Recruitment: FACS student recruitment efforts continue. Our new banners have started to be placed around the school. The banners look great, and draw attention to our wonderful school! 

FACS Open House Event: Fenton Avenue Charter School hosted its annual Open House on Thursday, May 30th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. It was a very well attended and successful Open House! It was wonderful to visit every classroom and see all of the amazing work our students have done. It was also so nice to see many of our teachers’ family members join us for Open House. Thank you to Dr. Riddick and Mr. Parra for joining us as well. 

 

Facility Update

 

Front Office Renovation: The FACS front office renovation has begun. The original counter has been removed, and has been replaced by a new counter. A glass partition, and a glass door that will be accessible using a code are in the process of being installed.

 

The World Is Just a Book Away (WIJABA) Foundation Library Donation: The FACS library renovation from WIJABA is near completion. A ribbon cutting ceremony has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm. Members of the organization as well as the donors are among those that will be in attendance.

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

6/28 Last Day Office Open - Closed 7/1 thru 7/17

8/8 FCPS Staff Development #1 

8/9 Staff Development #2 

8/13 First Day of School – Welcome Back!

8/22 3rd Grade Parent Orientation

8/23 4th Grade Parent Orientation

8/25 5th Grade Parent Orientation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.D.2.

 

SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL (SMBCCS)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

June 13, 2019

 

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

 

State Charter Number:  446

 

ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE

 

As of June 7, 2019:

Monthly Attendance Average- 96.26

Cumulative Attendance Average- 97.26

 

Date

TK

K

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Total

6/07/19

23

126

115

139

136

134

156

80

909

 

2019-2020 Enrollment Updates

Santa Monica’s state preschool program has a current enrollment of 93 students for a total enrollment of 1,002 students.

 

As of June 7th, SMBCCS has confirmed enrollment for 847 TK-6th grade students for the 2019-2020 school year.  We are optimistic that we will meet and exceed our budgeted enrollment of 868 students.  Santa Monica saw an enrollment surge in the Spring after sending recruitment mailers to the community.  We plan to send another round of mailers to the community and will research additional opportunities for recruitment over the summer. We also plan to lift our SMBCCS banners once more to surround the school over the summer.

 

INSTRUCTION

 

CAASPP Summative Assessments - Preliminary Score Update 

All CAASPP testing (ELA, Math, and Science) has been completed at Santa Monica.  This year’s administration was our most efficient as the school was able to complete the majority of ELA and Math testing for all grades over a three-week period.  As of Friday, June 7th we have received at least 96% of scores in ELA and Math for all grades except 6th grade ELA which we expect to receive in the next few days.  Preliminary scores indicate 5 percentage points of growth for students meeting or exceeding the standard in Math and a decrease in ELA of 5-7 percentage points.  We are thrilled to see that modifications to Mathematics instruction this year is showing positive results and we look forward to reviewing our successes from the previous year’s ELA growth to ensure positive gains next year.

 

5th Grade California Science Testing (CAST) results are expected to be released in the Fall.

 

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The LCAP is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities. Santa Monica’s LCAP update was presented at committees to review progress toward our three overarching school goals: 1) Increase Student Achievement; 2) Provide an Appropriate Basic Condition of Learning; 3) Increase Meaningful and Purposeful Student, Teacher, and Parent Engagement.  Thank you to Dr. Riddick for his support and for his inclusion of stakeholder input in completing the plan’s update for the new year.  The plan will be submitted to LACOE and LAUSD by their required deadlines.

 

Professional Development

SMBCCS staff continued to participate in a variety of professional development opportunities in the Spring and has confirmed several trainings for the summer and to begin the new year:

 

    • ïScience and the English Learner:  Equitable Access for All, May 29th (Jennifer Flynn, Emma Colmenares, Jazmin Luna, AJ Smith, Bunny Wolfer) 

 

    • ï2018–19 CAASPP The Results Are In—Now What?: Analyzing Assessment Results to Inform Teaching and Learning workshop, May 31st (Monica Castañeda and Robin Rodriguez)

 

    • ï2019 California MTSS Professional Learning Institute, July 29th-31st (Cassondra Barrett, Jazmin Luna, Kimberly Kiser, Kyra Requiestas, Marie Kirakossian, Fabiola Vega)

 

    • ïBenchmark California Consortium, June 25th-26th (Grisel Benn, Caroline Engel, Joycelyn O’Brien)

 

    • ïThinking Maps - Write from the Beginning …and Beyond, July 30th, September 10th-12th (Jennifer Flynn, Walter Gomez, Cary Rabinowitz, Bunny Wolfer)

 

Santa Monica is excited to begin steps toward completing our Apple Distinguished School application due in the Spring of 2020.  With this goal in mind, SMBCCS certificated staff will be attending training on our 2nd and 3rd Professional Development Days in August at a nearby Apple Store to learn about Apple’s Everyone Can Create collection of project guides.  The collection guides teachers to facilitate the development of student ideas through drawing, photography, video, and music to ignite and integrate creativity and fun into short-term and long-term planning.

 

personnel

 

Teacher Leadership Roles for 2019-2020 School Year

Santa Monica has confirmed the placement of its remaining teacher leadership roles for the 2019-2020 school year.  Thank you to teachers for participating in the process to determine each of our positions and for your professionalism in meeting all required deadlines along the way:

Grade Level and SPED Leads

Pre-K:  Sasha Góngora

TK/Kindergarten: Lisa Morales, Megan Stevenson

1st Grade:  Joycelyn O’Brien

2nd Grade:  Jazmin Luna

3rd Grade:  Kimberly Kiser, Carmen Solis

4th Grade:  Caroline Engel, Cassondra Barrett

5th Grade:  Kyra Requiestas

6th Grade:  Grisel Benn

Special Education:  Beth Henschel

 

Drill Team Lead - Sandra Campos

Committee Co-Chairs

Instruction:  Jennifer Nishimoto, Gaby Arroyo

Finance:  Donald Ausherman, Andrew Smith

Personnel:  Megan Stevenson, Tiene Hauck

Parent Advocacy:  Ariana Gomez, Evelia Manzo

 

Faculty Representatives

Marie Kirakossian, Beth Henschel, Megan Stevenson

 

ELD Leads - Jennifer Flynn, Bunny Wolfer

 

STEAM Leads - Ariana Gomez, Tiene Hauck. Andrew Smith

 

Community Relations 

 

21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant Funding

The 21st CCLC grant awards funding to communities to establish and expand activities that focus on improved academic achievement, enrichment services that reinforce and complement the academic program, and family literacy and related educational development services.  Funding has been utilized over the last five years in partnership between the Youth Policy Institute (YPI) and Santa Monica to organize after school programming, before school programming and enrichment events and activities for students at the school.  

 

A new five-year term has been released by the CDE that will provide Santa Monica the following funding:

 

Program/Sub-Program

Funding

After School Supplemental

$51,389.67

Before School Base

$63,975.00

Before School Supplemental

$19,192.50

Equitable Access

$25,000.00

 

Monies awarded include a Before School Base to run the school’s morning program and Supplemental and Equitable Access funding to provide additional enrichment and resources.  Our award does not include funding for an After School Base which has been used to run YPI’s afterschool program for the last five years.  Santa Monica historically supports afterschool programming for approximately a third of our total enrollment.  

 

Of the 163 schools that received 21st CCLC funding for 2019-2020, 128 received an After School Base. Santa Monica was one of 18 schools with a FRPM % at or above 97.67%.  16 of these schools received After School Base funding.  Moving forward, we have met with YPI to discuss the absence of these funds and are currently awaiting the results of an appeal to the CDE.

 

Career Days at SMBCCS

Thank you to Toni Frear for organizing this year’s Career Day celebration on May 22nd for TK-2nd grade students and on May 29th for our 3rd-6th grade students.  Presenters on these days included LAPD, LAFD, an animal care technician, a licensed clinical social worker, engineers from LADWP, Paramount executives and senior management, digital video engineers, and representatives from RecycLA.  The day was organized perfectly allowing for an interactive and engaging experience for our students.

 

End of Year Events

It was a joy to celebrate Santa Monica alongside our wonderful staff at Open House on May 30th.  Teachers did an exceptional job preparing their rooms and activities to engage parents and celebrate students.  Our fifth grade students started their colonial-themed night off with a bang as they sang, "Fifty Nifty United States" to a full auditorium.

 

In our final weeks of the school year, we’ve awarded students during Semester Award ceremonies the week of June 3rd and we look forward to our Pre-K and 6th Graduations and 5th Grade Farewell Assembly.  Thank you to our teachers who put such a great deal of effort into ensuring memorable experiences for our students.

 

School Climate Surveys

School Climate Surveys were offered to students, staff, and families SMBCCS in an effort to gain feedback in five categories: 1) Organization 2) Curriculum 3) Instruction 4) Assessment 5) School Culture.  The percentages below represent students, staff, and community members that strongly agree or agree with questions falling in each category.  Results of the survey will be added to the school’s LCAP document.

 

School Climate Survey Participation Rates

 

 

Staff

Students

Parents

100%

95%

87%

 

School Climate Survey Results

 

 

 

Categories

Staff

Students

Parents

Organization

94%

92%

98%

Curriculum

94%

89%

99%

Instruction

93%

96%

99%

Assessment

87%

93%

99%

School Culture

95%

83%

97%

Overall Satisfaction

93%

91%

98%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

    • ïPre-K Graduation, June 11th 
    • ïFifth Grade Farewell Assembly, June 13th 
    • ïSixth Grade Culmination, June 14th 
    • ïYPI Pre-Summer Program, June 17th - 28th 
    •  
    • ïCalifornia Benchmark Consortium, June 25th -26th 
    • ïYoung, Minney & Corr/Procopio Training, June 27th 

 

 

 

Item II.D.3.

FENTON PRIMARY CENTER (FPC)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

June 13, 2019

 

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

 

State Charter Number:  911

 

General Information on Enrollment and Attendance:

 

Fenton Primary Center Current Enrollment as of May 17, 2019 (TK-2):

Transitional Kindergarten

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

Total

44

198

235

222

699

 

Actual Daily Attendance for the Month (ADA): 96.99%

Cumulative ADA for 2018-2019: 97.4%

 

Student Enrollment and Recruitment: FPC continues to recruit students for the 2019-2020 school year. The school’s enrollment projections for 2019-2020 are as follows: 

 

TK

K

1st

2nd

Total

42

216

216

240

714

 

The school’s current rollover and completed application numbers for the 2019-2020 school year are as follows:

 

GRADE

TK

K

1st

2nd

Total

Ready for 19-20

22

170

204

240

636

Numbers Needed

-20

-46

-12

0

78

 

Staff Reorganization: FPC has faced a challenge in recruiting students. The enrollment numbers for next school year are still lower than projected. With the current enrollment numbers FPC is projected to have two teachers over what will be needed. With FACS in the need of two teachers, our organization’s leadership team felt it would be best to have two teachers move from FPC to FACS. FPC’s faculty representatives and administration felt it was best to get the selection done quickly. On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, the Faculty Representatives met and randomly selected two qualifying teachers. The teachers selected are Lorena Sanchez and Katherine Sheppard. Both teachers are excited to start a new journey teaching 5th grade and will be missed at FPC.

 

After the selection of two teachers moving to FACS, FPC’s Reorganization Committee had to reorganize the teaching staff to fill the 1st grade opening and move the teachers chosen to teach TK and Kindergarten classrooms to available openings. The Reorganization Committee did an excellent job of moving teachers and finding the best way to address the changes needed. The impact to classroom movement was minimal.    

 

Professional Development Day #7: On May 24, 2019 FPC had its seventh professional development day. The day was spent reviewing our English Learner data with reclassification criteria, reviewing SMART goals set for MAP results, planning for next year’s MTSS instructional groupings, and preparing for the Instructional Technology Lab. The day was very productive. 

 

Shakey’s Family Fun Night: On Thursday, May 30, 2019, FPC held a fundraising event at Shakey’s in Sylmar. The event was created with the intention to get the Fenton name out to the Sylmar community and to recruit families in the area. The event brought many of our parents and current students as well as new enrolling students. The new enrolling students and their parents got a chance to meet the teachers and support staff. We recruited at least three new students and scheduled tours for them this week. Overall, the event was very successful.

 

Career Day: On June 4, 2019, FPC held its annual career day for all students. The school had many presenters show their talents in a variety of career fields such as dance, yoga, life guard, electrical engineering, police officer, children’s therapist, and various artists. The children visited every station for 15 minutes and had a chance to see all presenters. It was an action filled day and the children were excited to see so many presenters. A special thanks to Paola Ramirez, FPC School Counselor, for her tremendous work in organizing this event.

 

Summer Professional Development: FPC teachers and administration will attend the Benchmark Consortium in Palm Spring from June 24-26. FPC will also have a few staff members attend the MTSS conference in July in Long Beach. These two professional development opportunities will provide FPC staff with additional knowledge to build capacity at FPC. 

 

FPC Accomplishments for 2018-2019: FPC is currently in its sixth year in the 55,000 square foot building, which was built in ten months during 2013. FPC would like to review some of the major accomplishments made in the past twelve months. FPC started the 2018-2019 school year by being selected for Federal Program Monitoring for its English Learners and Compensatory Education. In September 2018, FPC had an overall successful Federal Program review with one correction made in the English Learner Professional Development criteria. On October 30th, FPC had a very successful District Validation Review visit from LAUSD with the school’s Special Education team doing a fantastic job of making sure everything was compliant in the Welligent database and student special education files. On January 17th, FPC had a planned LAUSD Oversight Visit with the LAUSD teachers going on strike the week before the date was pushed to February 27th. On February 21st, FPC had its WASC Mid-Cycle Review and visit. The report was very positive with no corrections. FPC will have a full WASC review in 2021-2022. These are some of the major accomplishments for FPC this school year and they all turned out successful. The school hopes to highlight its successes to the public in order to maintain high enrollment in the east San Fernando Valley. The school is currently impacted by declining enrollment of the city and state.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

June 14 Last Day of School

June 24-26 Benchmark Consortium for selected staff (Palm Springs)

July 29-31MTSS Conference for selected staff (Long Beach)

August 8-12 Professional Development Days for all staff

August 13 First Day of School for 2019-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.D.4.

FENTON STEM ACADEMY  (STEM)  

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

June 13, 2019

 

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

 

State Charter Number:  1605

 

Enrollment 

 

 

Kinder

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Total

Monthly

ADA

Cumulative

ADA

06/13/2019

63

46

45

36

48

77

315

96.5%

97.3%

 

STEM continues to promote enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year, with a projected total enrollment of 350 students. Student recruitment efforts are ongoing throughout the spring and early summer.  

 

Enrollment Over Time

 

Year

Total Enrolled

2015-2016

176

2016-2017

286

2017-2018

315

2018-2019

332

2019-2020

350

Fenton STEM Academy has consistently increased enrollment during each year in operation, while simultaneously maintaining a comparable enrollment with our co-located sister school, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy. Our projected enrollment is approximately 350 for the 2019-2020 school year. The combined enrollment of both FCLA and STEM will be approximately 700 students during the 2019-2020 school year. Positive enrollment trends are due to ongoing student recruitment led by staff and word of mouth from existing families. 

  

Preliminary CAASPP Scores: 

*2018-2019 CAASPP Preliminary results from caaspp.org.

 

Fenton STEM Academy has received the 2018-2019 preliminary CAASPP scores for English Language Arts and Mathematics. Approximately 50% of students met or exceeded the standard in English Language Arts, while 33% met or exceeded the standard in Mathematics. ELA has continued to show strong overall growth with an increase of 20% since 2016. Mathematics overall continues to trend around 33-35% and will be an ongoing focus during 2019-2020.

 

We look forward to analyzing our results and working towards setting higher benchmarks during the new school year, specifically in the area of mathematics. The hard working staff of Fenton STEM Academy is to be commended for their dedication to improvement and desire to help their students reach their full potential

 

Summer Professional Development for 2019-2020: Fenton STEM Academy has several professional development opportunities planned throughout June and July.

 

Benchmark California Consortium – June 25-26, 2019 – Palm Springs

Administration and the majority of lead teachers will attend a two-day event offering in-depth professional development and will provide participants with innovative solutions that can be readily implemented in the classroom. Breakout sessions and workshops will include a wide variety of topics addressing current challenges in literacy instruction. The team will hear directly from educators who have had great success with Benchmark Advance, as well as Benchmark Education's team of authors and specialists

 

California Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) – July 29-31, 2019 – Long Beach

Administration, the special education team, and lead teacher team will attend this annual institute, which is a major educational event for educators and community members who work to support creating inclusive and equitable school conditions and climates. Stakeholders at all levels are invited to share practices that support the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional success of all students. 

 

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP): All Fenton STEM Academy stakeholders reviewed the 2018-2019 updated LCAP.  The revised plan will be submitted to LACOE and LAUSD before the June 30th deadline. Thank you to Dr. Riddick for his support in completing this comprehensive plan measuring goals, progress towards goals, budget expenditures, and desired outcomes. 

 

Personnel

 

Teachers Recommended for Regular Status: The following STEM teachers have successfully completed two years of formal observation lessons and have met the criteria required for recommendation of regular status. The Personnel Committee has recommended the following teachers for board approval: Brennan Mack, Lauren Cappelli, and Sydney Crowe.  

 

School Community

 

School Climate Survey Data: Each school year, STEM surveys staff, students and parents to help identify areas of strength and growth.  Overall school satisfaction was reported to be 100% by staff, 90% by students, and 77% by parents in the most recent survey (June 2019).  

 

Participation Percentages

Staff: 100%

Students: 90%

Parents: 77%

 

 

 

Staff

Students

Parents

Organization

99%

98%

93%

Curriculum

99%

97%

97%

Instruction

98%

100%

97%

Assessment

96%

95%

96%

School Culture

100%

97%

99%

Overall Satisfaction

98%

97%

96%

 

Facilities

 

Technology Enhancements and Risk Management: Several projects are planned throughout summer to enhance the safety and security of our school facility. These projects include reinforcing the entrances/exits towards the back of the building which lead to the alley way, courtyard, and Sunland Boulevard. Additional projects also include enhancing the playground, as well as increasing access to technology through additional student devices. Thank you to the FCPS Maintenance and Technology teams for their oversight and dedication to ensuring these projects happen successfully. 

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

    • Last Day of the School Year 
    • Office open for the new school year 
    • Staff Development #1 (Kagan Learning Structures) (FACS: all 5 schools)
    • Staff Development #2 (School Business/TWIG Training) (FCLA/STEM)
    • Staff Development #3 

(Compliance Items/Meet and Greet) (FCLA/STEM)

    • First Day of School

 

Item II.D.5.

 

FENTON CHARTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (FCLA)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

June 13, 2019

 

The mission of 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

Total

Monthly

ADA

Cumulative

ADA

06/13/2019

83

67

69

61

43

323

95.7%

96.4%

 

FCLA continues to promote enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year, with a projected total enrollment of 360 students. Student recruitment efforts are ongoing throughout the spring and early summer. 

 

Enrollment Over Time

 

Year

Total Enrolled

2015-2016

201

2016-2017

255

2017-2018

309

2018-2019

330

2019-2020

360

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy has consistently increased enrollment during each year in operation, while simultaneously maintaining a comparable enrollment with our co-located sister school, Fenton STEM Academy. Our projected enrollment is approximately 360 for the 2019-2020 school year. The combined enrollment of both FCLA and STEM will be approximately 700 students during the 2019-2020 school year. Positive enrollment trends are due to ongoing student recruitment led by staff and word of mouth from existing families. 

 

Preliminary CAASPP Scores:

*2018-2019 CAASPP Preliminary results from caaspp.org.

 

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy has received the 2018-2019 preliminary CAASPP scores for English Language Arts and Mathematics. Approximately 51% of students met or exceeded the standard in English Language Arts, while 46% met or exceeded the standard in Mathematics. Both ELA and Mathematics show a strong increase growing from 44% to 51% for ELA from May 2018 to May 2019 and 36% to 46% from May 2018 to May 2019.

 

We look forward to analyzing our results and working towards setting higher benchmarks during the new school year, specifically in the area of mathematics. The hard working staff of Fenton Charter Leadership Academy is to be commended for their dedication to improvement and desire to help their students reach their full potential

 

Summer Professional Development for 2019-2020: Fenton Charter Leadership Academy has several professional development opportunities planned throughout June and July.  

 

Benchmark California Consortium – June 25-26, 2019 – Palm Springs

Administration and the majority of lead teachers will attend a two-day event offering in-depth professional development and will provide participants with innovative solutions that can be readily implemented in the classroom. Breakout sessions and workshops will include a wide variety of topics addressing current challenges in literacy instruction. The team will hear directly from educators who have had great success with Benchmark Advance, as well as Benchmark Education's team of authors and specialists

 

California Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) – July 29-31, 2019 – Long Beach

Administration, the special education team, and lead teacher team will attend this annual institute, which is a major educational event for educators and community members who work to support creating inclusive and equitable school conditions and climates. Stakeholders at all levels are invited to share practices that support the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional success of all students. 

 

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP): All Fenton Charter Leadership Academy stakeholders reviewed the 2018-2019 updated LCAP.  The revised plan will be submitted to LACOE and LAUSD before the June 30th deadline. Thank you to Dr. Riddick for his support in completing this comprehensive plan measuring goals, progress towards goals, budget expenditures, and desired outcomes. 

 

Personnel

 

Teachers Recommended for Regular Status: The following FCLA teachers have successfully completed two years of formal observation lessons and have met the criteria required for recommendation of regular status. The Personnel Committee has recommended the following teachers for board approval: Jennifer Hines, Stephanie Ellerbe, and Sydney Crowe.  

 

School Community

 

School Climate Survey Data: Each school year, FCLA surveys staff, students and parents to help identify areas of strength and growth.  Overall school satisfaction was reported to be 100% by staff, 95% by students, and 75% by parents in the most recent survey (June 2019).  

 

Participation Percentages

Staff: 100%

Students: 95%

Parents: 75%

 

Staff

Students

Parents

Organization

97%

99%

94%

Curriculum

98%

97%

96%

Instruction

99%

99%

95%

Assessment

94%

95%

95%

School Culture

99%

98%

99%

Overall Satisfaction

97%

98%

96%

 

Facilities

 

Technology Enhancements and Risk Management: Several projects are planned throughout summer to enhance the safety and security of our school facility. These projects include reinforcing the entrances/exits towards the back of the building which lead to the alley way, courtyard, and Sunland Boulevard. Additional projects also include enhancing the playground, as well as increasing access to technology through additional student devices. Thank you to the FCPS Maintenance and Technology teams for their oversight and dedication to ensuring these projects happen successfully. 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

    • Last Day of the School Year 
    • Office open for the new school year 
    • Staff Development #1 (Kagan Learning Structures) (FACS: all 5 schools)
    • Staff Development #2 (School Business/TWIG Training) (FCLA/STEM)
    • Staff Development #3 

(Compliance Items/Meet and Greet) (FCLA/STEM)

    • First Day of School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. E.

 

Chief Academic Officer’s Report

(See presentation slides)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. F.

 

Executive Director’s Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.F.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

June 13, 2019

 

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

 

CCSA:

 

May 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – In an updated response, CCSA President and CEO Myrna Castrejón issued the following statement after both Assembly Bill (AB) 1506 and Senate Bill (SB) 756 were defeated and moved to the inactive file:

"Charter public school families’ voices were heard loud and clear by Sacramento politicians: We cannot and will not accept legislation that limits access to great public schools. Today, the collective power of charter school leaders, teachers, families and students defeated this extreme legislation and with their voices, we’ll continue to do all we can to defend great public schools throughout California.”

Charter public school families were outraged by a package of legislation that threatened to rip opportunities and public schools from families throughout California. Authored by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), AB 1506 would have imposed a district-level cap on the opening of new charter public schools, while SB 756 by Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) would have imposed a two-year moratorium on the opening of new charter public schools.

AB 1506 moved to the inactive file earlier this morning, while SB 756 moved to the inactive file yesterday afternoon.

State:

 

From School Services of California –

 

“The Charter School Policy Task Force’s Recommendations For Charter School Reform”

Since coming into office, Governor Gavin Newsom has signaled his willingness to consider additional accountability measures for charter schools. In addition to signing Senate Bill 126 (Chapter 3/2019), which increased transparency for charter schools by explicitly making them subject to the same transparency laws that apply to all public agencies, in early 2019, he tasked State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond with convening a Charter School Policy Task Force (Task Force) to examine the financial impact of charter school growth on school district budgets and the inconsistencies in how charter schools are authorized throughout California.

On June 6, 2019, Superintendent Thurmond submitted a report of the Task Force’s recommendations to the Governor. With its report, the Task Force was seeking to “put forward recommendations that address the issues of fiscal impact and authorization, and to do so in a way that is in the best interest of California students.” The Task Force ultimately reached consensus on four recommendations, with an additional nine proposals discussed. The four agreed upon recommendations are as follows:

1. Extend the timeline for approval or denial of a new charter school petition. Current law requires school districts to either approve or deny a charter school petition within 60 days of receipt (or 90 days for a county board of education), with an additional 30 days if both parties agree. The Task Force agrees with authorizers across the state that 60 days is an insufficient amount of time to conduct a thorough review of a charter school petition. Therefore, the Task Force recommends that the review of a new charter school petition be extended by an additional 30 days.

2. Create a statewide entity to:

a. develop standards, used by authorizers, for providing oversight to charter schools. Between school districts, county offices of education, and the State Board of Education (SBE), there are over 1,000 entities with the ability to authorize charter schools in California. While the Education Code outlines the responsibilities of authorizing agencies, it does not establish any standards by which these entities should provide oversight. As a result, practices vary wildly from authorizer to authorizer. Therefore, the Task Force recommends that statewide oversight standards be developed.

b. provide training for authorizers. In order for authorizers to provide consistent oversight as noted in a. above, authorizers need themselves to understand the review and oversight process. Therefore, the Task Force recommends that authorizers be provided training and additional resources to support their practices.

3. Provide a one-year hold harmless for school districts when students transfer from a school district to a charter school. Currently, when a student transfers to a charter school, the school district must recognize the loss of the student when calculating its average daily attendance (ADA) for the respective fiscal year. For other ADA losses, a school district is provided with a one-year hold harmless (i.e., they have the ability to utilize either current-year or prior-year ADA, whichever is higher). Therefore, the Task Force recommends that the existing hold harmless provision be extended to include the students transferring to charter schools. While not addressing all fiscal impacts experienced by school districts, this change would provide some additional funding to school districts and help mitigate the loss of ADA experienced by the establishment of charter schools.

4. Provide additional discretion to authorizers when considering a new charter school petition and amend the California Department of Education’s (CDE) role in the oversight process. The first part of this recommendation pertains to providing authorizers with broader discretion to consider community impacts when determining whether to approve or deny a petition for the establishment of a new charter school. The Task Force agreed that authorizers should be allowed to consider the following three factors:

a. Saturation, including both numbers of schools and overall enrollment in those schools

b. Academic outcomes and offerings—offered by both traditional schools and charter schools

c. A statement of need—based on academic outcomes and offerings

The second part of this recommendation pertains to the CDE role as the entity providing oversight for SBE-authorized charter schools. The Task Force also agreed that the CDE should no longer be responsible for oversight of these charter schools, but did not elaborate with regards to who should take on this role.

The Task Force discussed nine other proposals, but was unable to reach consensus. Several of the proposals were supported by the majority, while two others were either opposed by the majority or did not move to a vote. Many of these proposals are similar to the proposals included in the various pieces of legislation that have been working their way through the California state Senate and Assembly.

    1. One-year moratorium on the establishment of new virtual charter schools
    2. Remove the SBE from the appeals process
    3. Limit authorization of new charter schools to local school districts with limited appeals to county boards of education
    4. Prohibit school districts from authorizing charter schools located outside the authorizing district’s boundaries
    5. Allow authorizers to consider fiscal impact as part of the authorization process
    6. Establish clear guidelines for new charter petitions
    7. Update the Education Code to reflect current state accountability requirements (e.g., remove references to the Academic Performance Index)
    8. Implement a plan for managing charter school growth
    9. Allow, rather than require, the approval of charter school petitions and renewals

The recommendations and additional proposals have been provided to Governor Newsom by the Task Force. The Governor, and several legislators, have expressed a desire to receive these recommendations prior to moving forward with the various bills currently making their way through the legislature. We will keep you posted as those debates continue.

From California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) – 

Assembly Subcommittee on Education Finance Adopts 
Proposition 98 Package

By Sara C. Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel, Governmental Relations

Yesterday, May 22, 2019, the Assembly Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance adopted their education package. This report compares the Governor’s Budget Proposals with each legislative house’s proposals on education policy.

Proposition 98

The Senate Budget plan aligns with the Governor’s May Revision of Proposition 98 funding levels for the 2017-18 through 2019-20 fiscal years. The Assembly’s budget generates a slightly higher Proposition 98 in the budget year as they do not adopt the Governor’s proposed tax conformity proposals that generate $1.7 billion of new revenues in 2019-20.

According to the Assembly, their plan maintains the similar Proposition 98 levels, which results in less available General Fund revenues, which would not require a deposit into the Public School Systems Stability Account (PSSSA). Governor Newsom’s May Revision would make a $389.3 million deposit into the PSSSA and the Senate plan would reduce that allocation to $241.9 million due to their proposed Special Education Early Intervention Grant program which adds Transitional Kindergarten to the average daily attendance (ADA).

 

Local Control Funding Formula  

For the Local Control Funding Formula, the Senate aligns with the Governor’s $1.9 billion adjustment to the formula for a 3.26 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) and average daily attendance (ADA) changes. However, the Senate plan would use less one-time funds to cover LCFF costs.

The Assembly plan would include $2.3 billion in ongoing Proposition 98 funds for a 3.88 percent COLA, an increase of $372 million above the Governor’s May Revision proposal. The Assembly plan would approve the Governor’s proposed funding level for the LCFF for county offices of education. They would also adopt legislative intent language to set aspirational LCFF base grant targets to meet the national average per-pupil funding level, adopting AB 39 (Muratsuchi) in the budget process as follows:

    • $12,194 for kindergarten and grades 1-3
    • $12,377 for grades 4-6
    • $12,745 for grades 7-8
    • $14,768 for grades 9-12

Proposition 98 Certification

In January, the Governor had proposed three changes to the Proposition 98 Certification Process, which was established in the 2018 Budget Act, as follows:

    • Eliminate the cost allocation schedule.
    • Prohibit the state from adjusting Proposition 98 funding levels for a prior fiscal year.
    • Create a cap on increases to LCFF related to the continuous appropriation of LCFF COLA.

The Assembly plan would reject the Governor’s proposal to eliminate the cost allocation schedule and prohibit the state from making any downward adjustments to the Proposition 98 funding level once a fiscal year is over. The Assembly justifies their position as maintaining legislative discretion over these decisions in the annual budget process.

The Senate plan would approve the Governor’s proposal.

Special Education

Governor Newsom’s special education proposal would appropriate $696.2 million in ongoing Proposition 98 funds to local educational agencies that have an unduplicated pupil count higher than 55 percent and special education enrollment as a percentage of total district enrollment above the statewide average of 10.9 percent. For eligible LEAs, the funding will be based on the three-year average number of students with disabilities above the statewide average.

The Assembly plan would reject the Governor’s proposal and provides a total of $593 million in ongoing Proposition 98 funding. Of this total, $333 million will be provided to equalize special education rates to the 90th percentile and $260 million will be provided to add an estimate of preschool ADA to the AB 602 funding formula.

The Senate plan would reject the Governor’s special education funding distribution proposal and instead allocate $533 million in ongoing funds for special education services in the following manner:

    • $333 million to equalize the AB 602 funding rates to the 90th
    • $200 million to provide a Special Education Early Intervention Grant of $4,000 per student to schools of residence for each child receiving Individualized Education Program (IEP) services that is also enrolled in a mainstream early education settings pursuant to their IEP. The grant is intended to cover costs associated with providing IEP services within the district.
    • Expand Transitional Kindergarten eligibility to include 4-year old children with IEPs who turn 5 years old after December 2 but within the same school year.

Both Senate and Assembly plans would approve the Governor’s proposal of $500,000 in one-time non-Proposition 98 General Fund to convene the Department of Education, Department of Health Care Services, and Department of Development Services, and local educational agencies to improve the transition of 3-year olds with disabilities from regional centers to school districts. The plan would expand the focus to also include non-special education services relating to accessing federal funds and the use of Medi-Cal Billing Option Program and the School-based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Program. 

Pensions

The Governor’s May Revision would provide an additional $150 million, for a total of $850 million, in one-time non-Proposition 98 General Fund to reduce the school employers’ rate contributions in 2019-20 from 18.13% to 16.7% and in 2020-21 from 19.1% to 18.1%. In January, the Governor had also included $2.3 billion to reduce the employers’ share of the unfunded liability and reduce employer contribution rates long term by an estimated 0.5 percent.

The Assembly plan would approve the Governor’s May Revision CalSTRS proposal and provide $1.5 billion in one-time Proposition 98 General Fund for CalPERS to prefund school employers’ payments. Of this amount, $350 million would reduce school employers’ contribution payments in 2019-20 and 2020-21 ($175 million per year) and $1.15 billion would reduce the employers’ long-term unfunded liability.

The Senate plan would provide an additional $1 billion above the Governor’s May Revision to both CalPERS and CalSTRS cost over a 2-year period. The Senate generates these available resources by forgoing the Governor’s proposal to repay portion of state debt. The Senate plan would reduce school employers’ rate contribution for both CalPERS and CalSTRS as follows:

2019-20 Fiscal Year

 

2020-21 Fiscal Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Law

Governor

Senate

 

 

Current Law

Governor

Senate

CalSTRS

18.13%

16.70%

16.33%

CalSTRS

19.10%

18.10%

17.30%

CalPERS

20.73%

20.73%

18.93%

CalPERS

23.60%

23.60%

21.80%

Career Technical Education

The Governor’s budget would maintain the $150 million for Career Technical Incentive Grant Program and $150 million for the Strong Workforce Program.

The Assembly plan would shift the $150 million in ongoing Proposition 98 funding from the K-12 component of the Strong Workforce Program that is administered by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program, for a total of $300 million for CTE purposes. This proposal would eliminate the K-12 Technical Assistance Providers within the Strong Workforce Program and authorize the Department of Education to use up to 2 percent of the grant funding to contract with county offices of education (COE) to provide technical assistance to grantees.

The Senate plan did not make any changes to the CTE Incentive Grant Program.

Charter Schools 

The Governor’s May Revision included four policy proposals on improving accountability and transparency for school districts and charter schools, as follows:

    • Prohibits charter schools from discouraging students from enrolling in a charter school or encouraging students to disenroll from a charter school on the basis of academic performance or student characteristic, such as special education status.  
    • Prohibits charter schools from requesting a pupil’s academic records or requiring that a pupil’s records be submitted to the charter school prior to enrollment.  
    • Creates a process for families of prospective and current charter school students to report concerns to the relevant authorizer.  
    • Requires the Department of Education to examine the feasibility of using data from the California Longitudinal Pupil Assessment Data System to identify charter school enrollment disparities that may warrant inquiry and intervention by corresponding authorizers. 

The Assembly plan would defer the Governor’s proposals to the policy process and instead prohibit charter schools from discouraging students from enrolling in a charter school or encouraging students to disenroll from a charter school on the basis of academic performance or characteristic, or from obtaining specified student information prior to enrollment. The Assembly would require the Department of Education to conduct a study on the feasibility of using student enrollment data form the California Longitudinal Pupil Assessment Data System to identify potential instances where charter schools have discouraged students from enrolling in their schools.

The Senate plan would adopt the Governor’s charter school LCAP transparency and enrollment practices proposals.

Educator Workforce Investment Grant

The Governor’s May Revision provided $89.8 million in one-time General Fund for 4,500 loan repayments of up to $20,000 for newly credentialed teachers working in high-need schools for at least 4-years. The proposal would also direct $44.8 million in one-time General Fund to provide training and resources for educators and $13.9 million in one-time federal funds for professional development for school administrators.

The Assembly plan would approve the Governor’s May Revision proposal to provide $34.8 million in one-time General Fund for the Educator Workforce Investment Grant. The Assembly makes an amendment to include training for ethnic studies courses. The Assembly would also exempt a school district with ADA of more than 400,000 from administrator to teacher ratio penalties for the 2019-20 through 2021-22 fiscal years. However, the Assembly plan would reject the loan repayment program and instead fund the Golden State Teacher Grant Program with the $89.9 million.

The Senate plan would approve the Governor’s proposal of $34.8 million in non-Proposition 98 funds for teacher training services, but requires the focus of professional development to support English learners and incorporate the principles and policies described in the California English Learner Roadmap State Board of Education Policy; Educational Programs and Services for English Learners as passed by the State Board of Education in July 2017; and various other inclusive practices to support English learners and students with disabilities. The Senate plan also redirects $4.2 million in one-time Proposition 98 funds to be used over a 3-year period to support the Health curriculum framework.

The Senate plan would modify the loan repayment program to 1) require applicants to have student loan debt, 2) require awardees to teach at specified priority schools, 3) require reporting to appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature regarding outcomes of the program. 

Facilities 

The Assembly and Senate plan would approve the Governor’s proposal to release $1.5 billion in Proposition 51 bond funds in 2019-20 and the funding for 10 positions for the Office of Public School Construction.

After School Education & Safety

The Assembly plan would reject the Governor’s proposal to use $80.5 million in Proposition 64 funding for alternative payment child care vouchers. Instead, the Assembly would dedicate these funds to increase rates for the After School Education and Safety (ASES) program.

The Senate plan would provide $100 million in additional ongoing Proposition 98 funding to increase the daily per pupil rate for the ASES program. In 2002, voters approved Proposition 49 to establish a $550 million dedicated funding level to support these programs but funds have not adjusted to recognize cost of living changes, and rising minimum wage increases and cost of operations.

Early Education 

Listed below are the key actions for Senate and Assembly on early education proposals.

Preschool Expansion. The Senate and Assembly plan would approve the Governor’s proposed 10,000 full-day State Preschool slots for non-local educational agencies, beginning in April 1, 2020. However, the Senate would add a reporting requirement on utilization of slots and prioritization of services to working families.

Kindergarten Facilities Grant. The Assembly plan would approve the Governor’s Full-Day Kindergarten Facilities Grant Proposal with major modifications, as follows:

    • $200 million in one-time General Fund (instead of $600 million)
    • Expand eligibility to includes facilities for LEAs to expand full-day State Preschool programs.
    • Reject the Governor’s proposal to increase the state share of the facility grant from 50 percent to 75 percent.
    • Clarify that this program does not impact a district’s eligibility for School Facility Program.

The Senate would reduce the funding appropriation to $150 million in one-time General Fund to fund this program over a 2-year period (instead of 3-years) and limit grants exclusively to schools serving low-income students to convert from part-day to full-day kindergarten programs. It retains the proposal to increase the state share of the facility grant from 50 percent to 75 percent for school converting from part-day to full-day kindergarten programs. The Senate plan would redirect the funds to the Mental Health Student Services Act.  

The Assembly and Senate would reduce the Governor’s proposed $10 million to $5 million to establish an early learning and care master plan. Both Assembly and Senate adopted significant policy proposals on early education to expand services and address reimbursement rates, which will be in conference committee for reconciliation.

Settle-Up Funds (The distribution comparison chart details the use of settle-up funds.)

What to Expect Next

Yesterday, May 22, 2019, the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review adopted their full budget package. Once the full Assembly Budget Committee adopts its state budget plan, the Legislature will reconcile their budgetary differences in the Budget Conference Committee process prior to a final budget deal that is sent to Governor Newsom, by June 15, 2019. We will continue to share information on the development of the state budget as events and further analysis warrant.

From School Services of California –

“Top Legislative Issues for 2019—May 31, 2019”

The deadline for bills with fiscal implications to be acted upon by the Appropriations Committee was May 17, 2019. Numerous bills fell victim to the process and, barring any rule waivers, will progress no further in 2019. However, since we are in the first year of the two-year legislative session, those bills that have stalled in 2019 can potentially be revived next year. For many of those bills that did make it out of the Appropriations Committee, there were amendments to address concerns, add coauthors, or reduce cost.

Those amendments occurred as the bills moved to the next step in the process: floor votes. By the end of Friday, May 31, 2019, bills must be approved and voted out of their house of origin and on to the second house. For legislators who don’t sit on a specific policy committee or the Appropriations Committee, this will be their first opportunity to weigh in on a bill. With hundreds of bills to make it through this step in a matter of days, both houses have held marathon-length sessions in hopes to meet the deadline ahead of schedule and go back to their districts without a Friday floor session.

Accountability and Assessments

Assembly Bill (AB) 751 (O’Donnell, D-Long Beach)—Pupil Assessments: Pathways to College Act. The Pathways to College Act would require the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) to approve a nationally recognized high school assessment that local educational agencies (LEAs) and charter schools could administer, commencing with the 2021-22 school year, in lieu of the consortium summative assessment in English language arts and mathematics for grade 11.

SSC Comment: AB 751 passed out of the Assembly on Tuesday, May 28, with a 75-0 vote and will now go to the Senate where it will be referred to the Senate Education Committee. As a reminder, this bill is a reintroduction of last year’s AB 1951, which passed out of the Legislature without a single no vote, but was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown.

Charter Schools

AB 1505 (O’Donnell)—Charter Schools: Petitions. AB 1505 makes significant changes to the charter school authorization, renewal, and revocation process. The bill survived a tough vote on the Assembly Floor only after Assembly Member O’Donnell committed to continue to work on additional amendments to further refine the appeal process established by AB 1505 after concerns were raised by various Assembly Members. The current version of the bill allows for petitioners to appeal only to the county board of education and only for procedural violations. Appeals would no longer be considered by the State Board of Education (SBE). AB 1505 is now in the Senate for consideration.

AB 1506 (McCarty, D-Sacramento)—Charter Schools: Statewide Total: Authorization Restrictions. AB 1506 would establish caps on the number of charter schools in line with the number of charter schools in existence on January 1, 2020. AB 1506 was not taken up on the Assembly Floor in time for this week’s house of origin deadline, and as a result, the bill will need rule waivers to proceed this year.

AB 1507 (Smith, D-Santa Clarita)—Charter Schools: Location: Resource Center. AB 1507 prohibits a school district from approving a petition for a charter school that will operate outside the district’s boundaries. AB 1507 is now in the Senate for consideration.

Facilities

AB 48 (O’Donnell)—Kindergarten-Community Colleges Public Education Facilities Bond Acts of 2020 and 2022. As amended on May 17, 2019, AB 48 would place a $13 billion statewide school bond on the March 2020 ballot and an unspecified amount for the November 2022 ballot that includes funding for traditional school facilities projects such as New Construction, Modernization, Career Technical Education, and Charter Schools. Additionally, the 2020 bond would provide state resources to mitigate lead in water, disaster and small school district assistance, a replacement program for school buildings that are 75 years old or older, and for the first time, preschool facilities for LEAs operating preschool programs.

AB 48 requires a two-thirds vote and passed out of the Assembly with 69 “aye” votes and one “no” vote.

Senate Bill (SB) 14 (Glazer, D-Orinda)—Education Finance: Higher Education Facilities Bond Act of 2020. As amended on April 22, 2019, SB 14 would place an $8 billion statewide bond on the March 2020 ballot to provide funds for higher education facilities. Historically, bonds for higher education facilities have been included in statewide bond initiatives for K-12 and community college facilities; however, the 2006 bond (Proposition 1D) was the last statewide bond that contained a higher education facilities provision.

SB 14 requires a two-thirds vote and passed out of the Senate with 34 “aye” votes and four “no” votes.

Governance and District Operations

SB 328 (Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge)—Pupil Attendance: School Start Time. This bill would require the schoolday for middle schools and high schools, including those operated as charter schools, to begin no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., respectively, by July 1, 2022, or the date in which a district’s collective bargaining agreement that is operative on January 1, 2020, expires, whichever is later. The measure further specifies that “schoolday” has the same meaning as defined by the school district or charter school for purposes of calculating average daily attendance in order to compute any apportionments of state funding. This start time restriction would not apply to rural school districts, which are not defined in the bill.

SSC Comment: This bill as originally reintroduced was the same as last year’s SB 328, which was vetoed by Governor Brown who stated that these types of decisions should be decided at the local level.

Instruction

AB 28 (Obernolte, R-Big Bear Lake)—High School Diplomas: State Seal of STEM. This bill would establish a State Seal of STEM to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. The bill would require the SPI to provide to participating school districts an insignia to be affixed to pupil diplomas or transcripts and would require participating school districts to affix the insignia to diplomas or transcripts of recipient pupils. The bill would become operative only if both of the following occur: (1) data from the statewide administration of specified state science assessments are available, and (2) the SBE, in a public meeting, makes specified declarations.

AB 331 (Medina, D-Riverside)—Pupil Instruction: High School Graduation Requirements: Ethnic Studies. This bill would add the completion of a one-semester course in ethnic studies to the high school graduation requirements commencing with the 2024-25 school year. The added course would be based on the model curriculum in ethnic studies developed by the Instructional Quality Commission. The bill would further authorize LEAs to require a full-year course in ethnic studies at their discretion, as specified. Finally, this bill would explicitly subject students enrolled in charter schools to the same high school graduation requirements as they pertain to noncharter school students.

Miscellaneous

SB 2 (Glazer)—Statewide Longitudinal Student Database. This bill would require the Office of Higher Education Coordination, Accountability, and Performance (Office), as proposed to be established by SB 3 (Allen, D-Santa Monica), to assume the responsibilities previously assigned to the now defunct California Postsecondary Education Commission and to convene a review committee to advise the Office regarding the creation of a statewide longitudinal student database. The bill would require that every education segment (early childhood education, California Department of Education (CDE), California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California) include a representative on the review committee.

SSC Comment: This bill passed out of the Senate on Tuesday, May 28, with a 37-0 vote and will now go to the Assembly where it will likely be double referred to the Assembly Education and Assembly Higher Education committees. This bill is contingent upon the passage of SB 3, which also passed out of the Senate, meaning that if SB 3 stalls, then this bill would also stall.

Both Governor Newsom and the Legislature have proposed $10 million (one-time, non-Proposition 98) to establish a statewide longitudinal data system that connects the education segments, but have different views on the establishment of the workgroup and implementation of the system, meaning the provisions of this bill could be a part of final budget negotiations.

School Safety and Student Discipline

SB 390 (Umberg, D-Santa Ana)—School Districts and Community College Districts: School Security Officers and Security Guards. Under existing law, every school security officer employed by a school district, and every security guard working on the property of a school district pursuant to a contract with a private licensed security agency, who works more than 20 hours a week as a school security officer or security guard, is required to complete a course of training developed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs in consultation with the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.

This bill would require those school security officers, commencing July 1, 2021, and security guards to complete that training course regardless of the number of hours worked per week. The bill would also require school districts to provide the training required for their school security officer employees during regular work hours.

Special Education

AB 428 (Medina)—Special Education Funding. This bill would implement several recommendations from the California Special Education Task Force and provide support to California’s students with special needs by:

    • Establishing support for Special Education preschool programs by adding funding for preschoolers to the AB 602 formula
    • Addressing long-standing inequities by equalizing Special Education funding rates to the 95th percentile
    • Providing a supplemental grant to support students with greater needs, including students on the autism spectrum, and students who are blind, visually impaired, and intellectually disabled
    • Amending the current AB 602 calculation to allow the greater of the current or prior school year average daily attendance (ADA) for each district in a multiple district Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) to be used in determining total SELPA ADA

SSC Comment: The Assembly version of additional funding for Special Education in the 2019-20 State Budget is based on AB 428, but provides equalization to the 90th percentile instead of the 95th and resources for four-year-old preschoolers with disabilities instead of three- and four-year-olds as proposed in AB 428. The bill itself would cost more than $1.3 billion, so these changes make the proposal fit within the resources being discussed for Special Education in 2019-20.

State Budget, Education Finance, LCFF

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

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

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

SSC Comment: AB 39 passed out of the Assembly on Wednesday, May 22, with a 74-0 vote and has been referred to the Senate Education Committee. The Assembly adopted almost identical intent language it its version of the State Budget and that language will be a part of the Budget Conference Committee negotiations, which may result in the intent language being included in the final version of the 2019-20 State Budget.

AB 1233 (Smith)—Advanced Placement Examinations: Fees. This bill would, subject to a one-time appropriation, create a five-year grant program beginning with the 2021-22 school year for the CDE to award grants to school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education to cover the costs of Advanced Placement (AP) exam fees for low-income and foster youth students. The bill specifies that the grant awards would not be allowed to supplant existing funds dedicated to lowering the costs of AP exams for low-income students.

SSC Comment: This bill passed out of the Assembly on Wednesday, May 29, with a 78-0 vote and has been sent to the Senate where it will be referred to the Senate Education Committee. The original version of this bill would have lowered the AP exams for low-income and foster youth students to $5, but the Assembly Appropriations Committee amended the bill so that the total cost of the test would be covered.

 

 

District:

 

From School Services of California – June 4, 2019

“Los Angeles Parcel Tax”

The efforts to implement the first parcel tax (Measure EE) in LAUSD’s history was easily defeated last night. Parcel taxes require a supermajority (two-thirds) vote from constituents, and Measure EE received less than 46% of the vote (45.68%).

The measure would have levied a $0.16 per square foot parcel tax, which would have raised approximately $500 million annually for LAUSD to fund educational improvements, instruction, and programs.

The agreement reached by LAUSD and the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) earlier this year, which ended a seven-day strike for the state’s largest district, included a 6% raise for teachers. In a letter addressed to the LAUSD Board President, the Los Angeles County Office of Education expressed concerns that LAUSD would not be able to afford the commitments made in the contract.

However, both LAUSD and UTLA were confident that Measure EE would provide the necessary funds for the commitments made in the contract. They were hopeful that the measure would pass after results from a LAUSD-commissioned survey showed that more than two-thirds of respondents said they would support a parcel tax. However, the survey was taken before the strong opposition campaign of the business and real estate community, including the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

Despite the defeat, there is a chance that LAUSD will come back with another parcel tax plan for the 2020 election, which would yield greater turnout due to the presidential campaign.

FCPS:

 

Many changes have occurred at the Fenton schools over the past few months due to the declining enrollment all public schools in California, especially in the Los Angeles area, are encountering.  This is the first time Fenton has faced this situation, and it will take thoughtful efforts by all staff to determine how to best address the lower enrollments at each site, except at our new academies.  Thank you to those who volunteered to assist Fenton Avenue Charter School balance its budget (Fong Chau, Martha May and Yadira Mendoza) by moving to FCLA and STEM, respectively.  Thank you to Lorena Sanchez and Katherine Sheppard for moving from the Fenton Primary Center to Fenton Avenue Charter School due to fewer students enrolled in TK and kindergarten than the number of teachers/classrooms planned for the 2019-2020 school year.  We are fortunate to have options that ensure everyone has a job and are not yet in a situation where a “reduction in force” is necessary.  I look to our 2019-2020 Leadership Team of administrators, Lead Teachers, Focus Leads, Faculty and Classified Representatives, and Council and Committee Chairs to actively participate in the discussions we will begin in September to address any potential future problems.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item III. A.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

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

 

BACKGROUND

 

While the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 has been reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 10, 2015, most of the provisions of the ESSA continue to be finalized.  The Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plan has been supplemented with an Addendum to the LCAP at the state level, which describes how federal funds are to be expended in support of goals expressed in the LCAP. 

 

ANALYSIS

 

Title I, Part A, ESEA sections 722(g)(1)(I), 722(g)(1)(J)(i), 722(g)(1)(C), 722(g)(3)(E), and 722(g)(1)(J)(iii), defines the regulations of the Homeless Education Policy for schools participating in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.  

 

Each year, the policies for each school must be approved by the Board of Directors.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the 2019-2020 Homeless Education Policies for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, STEM and FCLA.

 

 

Attachments: 2019-2020 Homeless Education Policies for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, STEM and FCLA

 

 

Item III. B.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

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

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Consolidated Application (ConApp) is the annual fiscal companion to the LEA/SSD Plan. The SBE approves initial LEA Plans and subsequent ConApp submissions. The ConApp is used by the California Department of Education (CDE) to distribute categorical funds from various state and federal programs to county offices, school districts, and direct-funded charter schools throughout California.  Local Education Agencies (LEAs) must have an approved ConApp before federal funds can be apportioned to LEAs.

 

ANALYSIS

 

As part of the Consolidated Application process, a Certification of Assurances must be approved by the Board and signed by the authorized representative of each school.

 

Additionally, ESEA Section 9524(b) specifies federal requirements regarding constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary and secondary schools, and a Protected Prayer Certification Statement must be approved by the Board annually.

 

Finally, to receive specific categorical funds for a school year, each school must apply for the funding through the completion and submission of an Application for Funding also approved by the Board annually.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approved 2019-2020 Application for Funding for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, STEM and FCLA

Attachments: 2019-2020 General Assurances, 2019-2020 Certification of Assurances and 2019-2020 Application for Funding for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, STEM and FCLA

Item III.C.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

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

 

BACKGROUND

 

Learningtech.org has been our E-Rate consultant since the untimely passing of our first Technology Coordinator, Doug Bean.  E-Rate was a new and totally unknown federal program with seemingly unlimited potential, but neither Joe Lucente nor Irene Sumida knew exactly how to access the plan to its fullest potential.

 

ANALYSIS

 

Mark Miller and his team at Learningtech.org, including his sister Eileen Miller, have provided exceptional service at an exceptionally low cost to first Fenton Avenue Charter School, then Fenton Primary Center (while the school was still a concept without a location or any hope of construction), then Santa Monica Boulevard, immediately upon divestiture, and finally Fenton STEM and Fenton Charter Leadership.  For over twenty years, federal funding has been leveraged to the maximum extent to ensure Fenton students have enjoyed high speed Internet access that other schools only hoped for.  

 

The cost for the nearly daily consulting work has been minimal reflecting the commitment of Learningtech.org to support its partners to bring the highest level of technology access to schools across California.   The labor rate schedule is attached for board review.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the renewal of the Learningtech.org E-Rate Consulting Proposal for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

 

 

 

Attachment: E-Rate Consulting Renewal Proposal

Item III.D.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve Delta Dental and VSP plans for benefited employees

 

BACKGROUND

 

Benefited employees receive medical, dental and vision benefits from Fenton.

 

ANALYSIS

 

At the May 23rd meeting of the Board of Directors, medical benefits for the 2019-2020 school year were approved with 4.54% and 5% increases for Kaiser Permanente and Health Net, respectively.  Rates for Delta Dental and VSP have been received and are displayed below:

 

2019-2020 Dental Plans

 

DELTA DENTAL OF CALIFORNIA (DELTA) – decreased by 2% 

 

Type of Plan

Monthly Payment

1 Party (Active or Retiree)

$53.02

2 Party (Active or Retiree)

$97.74

Family

$159.17

 

DELTA CARE DENTAL  - 0% change

 

Type of Plan

Monthly Payment

Actives

 

1 Party

$22.12

2 Party

$36.59

Family

$53.87

Retirees

 

1 Party

$31.35

2 Party

$55.50

Family

$60.28

2019-2020 Vision Plan

 

VISION SERVICE PLAN (VSP) – decreased by 3%

 

Type of Plan

Monthly Payment

1 Party (Active or Retiree)

$10.41

2 Party (Active or Retiree)

$18.70

Family

$27.01

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve Delta Dental and VSP plans for benefited employees. 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment: Summary of Health Plans for 2019-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.A.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

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

 

BACKGROUND

 

As per Education Code sections 52060, 52066, 47605, 47605.5, and 47606.5:

 

The LCAP is intended to be a comprehensive planning tool. LEAs may reference and describe actions and expenditures in other plans and funded by a variety of other fund sources when detailing goals, actions, and expenditures related to the state and local priorities. LCAPs must be consistent with school plans submitted pursuant to Education Code section 64001. The information contained in the LCAP, or annual update, may be supplemented by information contained in other plans (including the LEA plan pursuant to Section 1112 of Subpart 1 of Part A of Title I of Public Law 107-110) that are incorporated or referenced as relevant in this document.  

 

Charter schools, pursuant to Education Code sections 47605, 47605.5, and 47606.5, must describe goals and specific actions to achieve those goals for all pupils and each subgroup of pupils identified in Education Code section 52052, including pupils with disabilities, for each of the state priorities as applicable and any locally identified priorities. For charter schools, the inclusion and description of goals for state priorities in the LCAP may be modified to meet the grade levels served and the nature of the programs provided, including modifications to reflect only the statutory requirements explicitly applicable to charter schools in the Education Code.

 

ANALYSIS

 

The LCAP describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities.  The LCAP provides an opportunity for local educational agencies to share their stories of how, what and why programs and services are selected to the meet their local needs.

The LCAP Federal Addendum is designed to supplement the LCAP to ensure schools meet the Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 

The Chief Academic Officer and Directors of the Fenton schools present these final LCAP documents after careful review and analysis of the work the schools have accomplished and plans for the new school year.  The LCAPs for the five Fenton schools will be submitted to the Los Angeles County Office of Education by June 30, 2019.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) and Federal Addendums for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy as submitted.

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment 2019-2020 LCAP Parent Overview Documents and Federal Addendums for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, STEM and FCLA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.B

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

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

 

BACKGROUND

At the April 18, 2019 regular meeting of the FCPS Board of Directors, information regarding the development of the Performance Indicator Review (PIR) Improvement Plans for FACS and SMBCCS was presented as an information item.  The final plans have been completed and are presented here.  To review, the information below explains the PIR:

The Performance Indicator Review (PIR), along with other CDE monitoring and enforcement processes concerning special education and related services for students with disabilities, is part of the CDE’s overall system of supervision required under Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Section 300.600. The CDE has collected and reviewed data to determine the performance of each local educational agency (LEA) on each of the Annual Performance Report (APR) Indicators. In addition, the CDE uses data that is analyzed to determine and report LEA performance on Indicators included on the California School Dashboard.

The number of PIR participants increased from approximately 934 in the 2017–18 PIR to 1,503 in the 2018–19 PIR. That increase is due in part to the CDE’s having expanded the criteria for selection to include all charter schools, regardless of their status as an LEA for purposes of special education, as participants for the 2018–19 PIR.

The LEAs, including all charter schools, selected for participation in PIR are those with one or more unmet Indicators applicable to PIR as calculated and reported on the California School Dashboard, or with one or more unmet Indicator targets applicable to PIR as calculated and reported on the Annual Performance Report. Each participating LEA must analyze its current practices and create a PIR Improvement Plan that includes activities to improve performance on those Indicators.

More specifically, the 2018–19 PIR will include each LEA having one or more 2018 California School Dashboard measures designated as “red” or “orange” for students with disabilities in the following Indicators:  

From the 2018 California School Dashboard:  Indicator 1-Graduation Rate; Indicator 3-Math/English Language Arts Achievement; Indicator 4a-Overall Discipline/Suspension Rate

The PIR will also include each LEA with one or more unmet performance targets as reported on its 2017–18 Annual Performance Report for the following Indicators:  

From the 2017–18 Annual Performance Report:  Indicator 2-Dropout Rate; Indicator 3-Assessment Participation Rate; Indicator 5-Least Restrictive Environment; Indicator 8-Parent Involvement; Indicator 14-Post-school outcomes 

In addition, the PIR includes a Child Find component. Each LEA wherein the percentage of students with disabilities is less than 3.43 percent of the total student population will participate in the PIR and include Child Find in its PIR Improvement Plan.

The purpose of the PIR Improvement Plan is to engage both general education and special education staff in an effort to build LEA capacity to improve the performance of students with disabilities and meet the statewide Indicator targets. Completion of a PIR Improvement Plan that includes all of the required components involves a multi-step process.

The plan must include the following components: 

1.              A list of PIR planning team members that includes, at the minimum, representation from:

a.              The SELPA

b.              LEA special education administration 

c.               LEA general education administration 

d.              Site level participants representing both general education and special education. 

Note: The list of PIR planning team members must also state the name, title, and role of each member of the planning team.

2.             A list of PIR team meeting dates, including dates for data analysis, plan writing, plan implementation, and plan monitoring. 

3.              A list of data sources used in developing the PIR Improvement Plan.

4.              A completed PIR LEA Identification form.

Note: Use of the PIR LEA Identification form is mandatory. The form, which also includes a data-source checklist, will cover components 1 through 3 above.  

5.              For each unmet Indicator, a summary of the issues/root causes that interfere with the performance of the LEA.

6.              Overall strategies and specific activities to address each of the root causes.

7.              Resources that will be used to implement the strategies and activities.

8.              Title(s) and role(s) of person(s) responsible for carrying out activities.

9.              Dates by which activities will be initiated and/or completed.

10.       Methods and standards that will be used to measure success.

LEAs may submit their Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) as their PIR Improvement Plan if the LCAP contains all of the required components of a PIR Improvement Plan, including attachments, as listed immediately above. For example, the planning team members or stakeholders must include, at a minimum, representation from the SELPA and from LEA special education administration, general education administration, and site level participants representing both general education and special education. The LEA must list those participants on the mandatory PIR LEA Identification form. The same applies for the list of team meeting dates and data sources. In addition, the LEA must provide notation and highlighting on the LCAP that matches the pertinent LCAP content to its specific required PIR Improvement Plan component. 

ANALYSIS

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School are required to complete a PIR Improvement Plan because SPED students are in the Orange range for ELA and Red for Math.  Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School was identified because SPED students are in the Orange range for ELA and Math.  As a frame of reference, LAUSD is Orange in ELA and Math.  The State is Red in ELA and Math.  Any school that has the SPED subgroup in Orange or Red is in PIR.   

 

Dr. Riddick worked with PIR teams at FACS and SMBCCS to develop the PIR Improvement Plans, which are shared here for review and approval.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the PIR Improvement Plans for FACS and SMBCCS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment:  PIR Plans for FACS and SMBCCS

 

 

Item IV.C.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

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

 

BACKGROUND

 

As per the California State Constitution, the legislature, Assembly and Senate, must pass the Budget Bill by June 15th of each year.  If the Budget Bill is not passed by this date, the legislators are unpaid until they reach agreement. Once passed, the bill moves on to the Governor for signing.  The Governor decides to either sign or veto the Budget Bill. 

 

ANALYSIS

 

As required by law, the legislature is to send the final budget to the Governor by June 15, 2019.  There will be some changes to the budget as revised by the Governor in May, but for the Fenton schools, the budgets generally follow what has been shared at each board meeting. 

  

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the 2019-2020 budgets for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy.

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment:  2019-2020 Budgets for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, FCLA and STEM (See Fenton Charter Public Schools Multi-Year Budget Proposal presentation)

Item IV.D. 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve Education Protection Account spending plans and resolutions for 2019-2020 school year

 

BACKGROUND

 

Proposition 30, The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, approved by the voters on November 6, 2012, temporarily increased the state’s sales tax rate for all taxpayers and the personal income tax rates for upper-income taxpayers. The measure was to end in 2018, but with the passage of Proposition 55 (The California Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016) on November 8, 2016, the increased tax rates for upper-income taxpayers (individuals earning more than $263,000 and couples earning more than $526,000) will end in 2030.  Proposition 55 did not extend the Proposition 30 sales and use tax (SUT) increase, and that portion of the tax expired on December 31, 2016.  

 

The revenues generated from Proposition 30/55 are deposited into a state account called the Education Protection Account (EPA).  School districts, county offices of education, and charter schools (LEAs) receive funds from the EPA based on their proportionate share of the statewide revenue limit amount.  

 

Proposition 30/55 provides that all K-14 local agencies have the sole authority to determine how the funds received from the EPA are spent, but with these provisions:

 

• The spending plan must be approved by the governing board during a public meeting.

• EPA funds cannot be used for the salaries or benefits of administrators or any other administrative costs.  

• Each year, the local agency must publish on its website an accounting of how much money was received from the EPA and how the funds were expended.

 

ANALYSIS

 

The Fenton schools have been allocated the following amounts in EPA funding:

 

 

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School $    979,359

Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School     1,242,294

Fenton Primary Center     1,041,381

Fenton STEM Academy         67,970

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy         69,840

Fenton Charter Public Schools estimated 2017-2018 EPA Entitlement   $ 3,400,844

 

It is proposed that EPA funds be used to cover salary costs of non-administrative certificated staff.

 

The attached documents list how EPA funds will be expended by the five schools, and will be placed on the FCPS website as required by law after Board approval of the spending plan.  This plan also separates the EPA allocation and verifies that the funds are not expended on administrative salaries or costs.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the EPA spending plans and resolutions for 2019-2020. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments:  EPA spending plans and resolutions for FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV. E.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve 2019-2020 new or revised positions, final staff rosters, stipends for specific positions, recommendations for regular status, and FCPS employees’ contracts

 

BACKGROUND

 

All Fenton schools have posted openings, received applications, scheduled interviews and observations (for teaching staff) and selected staff to fill any openings for the 2019-2020 school year.  Any proposed changes to an employee’s schedule or title have also been reviewed.  Certain leadership positions, some of which receive a stipend, have been finalized.  All proposed items for implementation in the 2019-2020 school year are presented here for approval.

 

ANALYSIS

 

New Job Title

 

Human Resource Specialist

 

The final position created in the business office is the Human Resource Specialist.  This establishes a point person for all employee-related benefits (medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; enrollment in plans; filing and processing of claims) and other related personnel items (Workers’ Compensation, leaves of absence, communication with retirees, etc.).  Additionally, this position will continue to assist with accounts payable and oversee the FCPS Foundation accounts.  Oscar Contreras has been fulfilling these responsibilities and will now have a formal title and job description aligned to his work.  The salary schedule is aligned to the schedules of all other specialists in the business office.

 

New Work Schedule

 

FACS Speech Therapist

 

Gina Addision, the Speech Therapist at FACS since 2013, has returned from leave and requested a part-time assignment.  It is extremely difficult to find a Speech Therapist with the experience and expertise of Ms. Addision, so finding someone as exceptional will be challenging, if not impossible.  We have researched the cost of a Speech Therapist through Direct Ed, and this would be far most costly than having Ms. Addison work park-time (20 hours a week) and hiring another therapist from Direct Ed to fill in for the other 20 hours.  Ms. Addison would not be benefited because benefits are triggered when the employee works for 30 hours or more a week.  As a part-time schedule for a certificated employee has never been approved, this item is brought to the board with the Executive Director’s recommendation for approval.  

 

Leadership Roles 

 

Lead Teachers

 

The Board is reminded that the Lead Teacher role was created in 1998 as Fenton Avenue Charter School grew to fifty-four teachers, twenty-seven of whom were credentialed through the Emergency Permit process.  In order to ensure a well prepared teaching staff assisted by experienced mentors, we created the Lead Teacher position to combine the roles of mentor teacher and grade level chairperson.  The stipend was intended to be a small token of appreciation to recognize dedicated staff members, not a monetary incentive to accept the role. The stipend increased to $5,000 due to the number of teachers who were new to the profession and required mentoring.  Although there are far fewer inexperienced teachers at any of the schools, providing the same stipend of $5,000 is warranted due to the continuity and leadership provided by the Lead Teachers.  Lead Teachers attend all Leadership Team meetings and regular meetings of the Board of Directors.

 

Focus Leads

 

The position of Focus Lead was first created at FCLA and STEM acknowledging the challenge of continuously maintaining an integrated curricular focus area such at Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Leadership.   The concept was also being implemented at SMBCCS to call attention to new innovative practices (Instructional Technology and STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and an area that continues to be an area of concern throughout the state of California:  English Language Development (ELD).  This year, FPC has added the position of Literacy Focus Lead to emphasize the school’s primary goal of ensuring every student develops outstanding literacy skills prior to moving on to FACS.  All Focus Leads receive a stipend of $5,000 for leading professional development and ensuring continued work in the focus area. 

 

Faculty and Classified Representatives

 

The Faculty and Classified Representatives positions were created by Fenton and first written into the 2003 charter petition.  Viewed as a means of ensuring that even the “quietest” voice would be heard, the positions are not attached to any level of monetary compensation, as the role includes a significant voice within the governance system (they are the secretaries of the Board).  All representatives must be seen as taking on the position to assist their peers; not for financial gain or power.  They are the objective, unbiased voice of the employees they represent.

 

Council and Committee Chairs

 

As with the representatives, Council and Committee Co-Chairs must be unbiased and objective as they serve as liaisons to the governing board.  Initially, they were the governing board, and hence the need for total objectivity and therefore no monetary compensation has ever been attached to either of these positions.

 

 

2019-2020 FCPS Leadership Team

 

(Amounts noted after the employee’s name indicate the additional stipend attached to the position if applicable.)

Position

FCPS

 

 

 

 

Executive Director

Irene Sumida

 

 

 

 

Chief Academic Officer

David Riddick

 

 

 

 

Instructional Coaches

Angie Castellana Ferri and Teresa Elvira

 

 

 

 

Position

FACS

SMBCCS

FPC

STEM

FCLA

Directors

Leticia Padilla Parra

Cary Rabinowitz

Richard Parra

Jennifer Miller

 

Assistant Directors

Barbara Aragón and

Jessi Tello

Monica Castañeda

Sirui Thomassian

 

 

Administrative Coordinators

 

Walter Gomez and 

Robin Rodriguez

Wendy Kaufman

Jennifer Pimentel and

Cecilia Quijano

 

Lead Teachers

 

 

 

 

Lead Teachers attend all Leadership Team and Board Meetings

Christopher Torres – Third Grade

$5,000

Sasha Gongora – Pre-K

$2,500

Coco Salazar – TK/K

$5,000

Veronica Palazzola – TK/K 

$5,000

 

Lee Melo and Rebecca Williamson – Fourth Grade

$2,500 each

Lisa Morales and Megan Stevenson – TK/K

$2,500 each

Abigail Lopez-Dee and Krsytal Rodriguez – First Grade

$2,500 each

Kelley Christenson – First Grade $5,000

 

Cynthia Eschenfelder and Robin Brenneisen – Fifth Grade - $2,500 each

Joycelyn O’Brien – First Grade

$5,000

Nitima Angus and Jacqueline Penner – Second Grade

$2,500 each

Nicole Langlois – Second Grade $5,000

 

Jacqueline Claudio – Special Education

$5,000

Jazmin Luna – Second Grade

$5,000

Maria Cardenas – Special Education

$5,000

Lilia Padilla Zúñiga – Third Grade $5,000

 

 

Kim Kiser and Carmen Solis – Third Grade

$2,500 each

 

Paige Piper – Fourth Grade 

$5,000

 

Caroline Engel and Cassondra Barrett – Fourth Grade

$2,500 each

Alejandra Muñoz – Fifth Grade 

$5,000

 

Kyra Requiestas – Fifth Grade

$5,000

Maria Cordero – Special Education $5,000

 

 

 

Grisel Benn – 

Sixth Grade

$2,500

 

 

 

Beth Henschel – Special Education

$5,000

 

 

Sandra Campos – Drill Team

$2,500

 

 

Focus Leads

 

Jennifer Flynn

Focus:  ELD

$5,000

Mara Shinn Smith

Focus:  Literacy

$5,000

Kelley Christenson

Focus:  STEM

$5,000

Kate Hetu

Focus:  Leadership 

$5,000

Bunny Wolfer

Focus:  ELD

$5,000

 

Elisa Vallejo

Focus:  STEM

$5,000

Veronica Palazzola

Focus:  Leadership 

$5,000

Ariana Gomez

Focus:  STEAM

$5,000

Tiene Hauck

Focus:  STEAM

$5,000

 

 

 

Andrew Smith

Focus:  STEAM

$5,000

 

 

 

Gaby Arroyo

Focus:  Instructional Technology

$5,000

 

 

Jennifer Nishimoto

Focus:  Instructional Technology

$5,000

 

 

Faculty Representatives

Mercedes Meeks

Beth Henschel,

Marie Kirakossian and

Megan Stevenson

Nitima Angus, Laura Holmes and Coco Salazar

Kelley Christenson

Veronica Palazzola

Classified Representatives

Karla Contreras

Antonio Garay

Cedric Ramirez and Laura Vasquez

Cedric Ramirez

 

Council/Committee Co-Chairs

 

Donald Ausherman and AJ Smith - Finance

Sarah Ananta and Maria Patrón - Finance

Dominica Yasuda - Finance

Jennifer Hines

 - Finance

 

Gaby Arroyo and Jennifer Nishimoto - Instruction

Nitima Angus and Mara Shinn Smith – Instruction

Alejandra Muñoz - Instruction

Yesenia Fuentes 

- Instruction

 

Tiene Hauck and Megan Stevenson - Personnel

Nina Ferman and Coco Salazar - Personnel

Elisa Vallejo

 - Personnel

Kate Hetu

 - Personnel

 

Ariana Gomez and Evelia Manzo 

Parent Advocacy

Bridget Ruiz and Coco Salazar – Parent Advocacy

Sydney Crowe

-Parent Advocacy

Lindsay Oquindo

- Parent Advocacy

 

Regular Status

 

Teachers who have successfully completed two years of service are being recommended for regular status by the Directors of their respective schools.  Moving from probationary to regular status allows teachers to apply for leadership positions and also move over a column each semester, rather than yearly, for purposes of salary advancement.

 

 

 

 

 

Certificated Staff Recommended for Regular Status

 

FACS

FPC

SMBCCS

STEM

FCLA

Angel Garcia

Erika Quiñonez

Cassondra Barrett

Lauren Cappelli

Stephanie Ellerbe

 

 

Virginia Casares

Brennan Mack

Jennifer Hines

Nicole Reed

 

 

 

Employee Contracts

 

Employee contracts were written for all current employees and distributed the week of June 3, 2019.  The content of the contracts have not changed since their original development in 2017 by our personnel attorney at Procopio, Cory, Hargeaves and Savitch LLP, Robert Levy. The fully executed contracts will be returned to employees after board approval, which is included in this action item.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the changes in titles and schedules, final staff rosters, granting of stipends for specific leadership positions, approval of regular status, and contracts for employees.  

 

As additional openings exist, or may open during the summer break, the Board is asked to approve giving hiring discretion to the Directors of each site with input from the Executive Director and Chief Academic Officer.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments: Human Resource Specialist job description; 2019-2020 Staff Rosters for FACS, FPC, SMBCCS, FCLA and STEM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.F.

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve salary schedules for all employees

 

BACKGROUND

 

Since converting to independent charter status, Fenton Avenue Charter School has continued to use the services of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) for payroll and accounts payable.  Remaining with LACOE over the past twenty-five years has provided not only a reliable payroll and accounting system, but has also ensured that STRS and PERS calculations and contributions for all employees who are members of these pension plans have been accurately maintained.  

 

As a charter management organization with five schools and 500 employees, Fenton is now viewed as a district and as such, salary schedules for all positions were requested by LACOE.  This practice began last school year, but with LACOE’s much needed updating of its HR and payroll systems, salary schedules and specific titles with corresponding job descriptions are now a requirement.  Because we began this process last year, we are well ahead of where we need to be to transition to this new system during the 2019-2020 school year.  

 

ANALYSIS

 

The salary schedules reflect entry-level placement (the minimum rate at the time of hire) as well as regular increases to hourly or annual rates, which are indicated by “STEPs”.  

 

For each job category, there is also a maximum rate, which similar to the minimum rate, is aligned to the responsibilities of the job.  Once at the maximum STEP, the employee will not receive an increase unless a revision to the entire schedule is approved by the Board (e.g., an across-the-board salary increase).

 

STEPs are not to be confused with years of service, as there is no correlation.  Moving to the next STEP is based on the employee’s evaluation in any given year, and if the Board authorizes “STEP” (or in the case of teachers, “STEP and COLUMN”) increases for the new school year.  There is no automatic movement from year to year.  If a STEP increase is authorized by the Board, the employee must also have completed the required number of work days (150 instructional days for teachers; 164 work days for those on the 201-day calendar; 183 work days for those on the 224-day calendar; 203 work days for those on the 249-day calendar) in order to move to the next STEP.

 

Some titles and salary schedules were revised to better reflect the responsibilities of employees.  Those changes were approved at the April 18, 2019 board meeting. A clarification has been added to the “education” requirement for Registered Behavior technicians, along with a new title for Oscar Contreras:  Human Resource Specialist.  He will assume the primary responsibility for employee benefits and other related programs, which he has been learning and for which he has taken responsibility since the restructuring of the business office began in December 2018 (Item IV.E.). 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the revised 2019-2020 salary schedules for all certificated and classified employees, which authorizes the movement to the next ‘STEP’ for employees who qualify.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments: Teacher Salary Table, Certificated Staff Salary Schedule, Classified Salary Schedule – Full-Time Employees - Salaried, Classified Salary Schedule – Full-Time Employees – Hourly; Classified Staff Salary Schedule – Part-Time Employees - Hourly

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV. G.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve expenditure for item above spending authority of Executive Director

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Executive Director has the authority to approve expenditures up to $25,000.  All expenditures over $25,000 must be approved by the Board of Directors.  

 

ANALYSIS

 

The following expenditures exceed the Executive Director’s spending authority, and the Board is asked to review and approve the items:

 

Organization-wide professional development on August 8, 2019 – “Kagan Cooperative Learning” - $25,139.00

 

Kagan Cooperative Learning is a workshop that offers powerful and engaging professional development for educators.  The Kagan Structures were developed by Spencer Kagan and are research-based instructional strategies that have a track record of improving academic achievement and social outcomes.  The structures are designed to improve engagement and learning for all students.  

 

This workshop establishes specific “structures” to be implemented at all five sites to further the instructional alignment established in 2018-2019 and is scheduled for the first professional development day of the new school year.

 

Replacement of seven (7) air conditioning units at Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School – Quote from Vic Shaw, Inc. - $99,684.96

 

Air conditioning units in the two towers and what is called the “federal building” are deteriorating and must be removed and replaced with exactly the same type of units as are currently in place due to District standards.  Making any changes would result in considerable additional costs and remodeling.

 

Purchase of Twig Education materials for STEM and FCLA - $54,000 for STEM; $64,000 for FCLA

 

Twig Science is a program fro grades K-6, which is called a “phenomena-based” core science program embracing the investigative, hands-on nature of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), presented as real-world STEM storylines that capture student imagination.  

 

The schools will each purchase the 8-year program with discounted kits for slightly more than the cost of the 3-year program.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the expenditures for Fenton Avenue Charter School.

 

 

Attachment:  Quote for Kagan Cooperative Learning professional development; Vic Shaw Inc. quote for air conditioning units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.H.

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve revision of Procurement and Purchasing Procedures 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Fenton Charter Public Schools has an established procurement and purchasing policy, which ensures the ability of the Fenton schools to purchase materials and supplies, and enter into contracts while generally carrying on the business of the schools in a manner that deals equitably with all vendors and provides for efficient management and proper expenditure of public funds. 

 

ANALYSIS

 

As necessary, minor additions and changes are made to the policy to ensure that the policy continues to be consistent with current applicable state and federal laws, while also specifically articulating expectations of all staff involved in purchasing resources for the schools.

 

The last revision of the policy was recommended and approved on December 6, 2018 necessitated by new requirements received from the California Department of Education, School Nutrition Division.  

 

The revisions recommended here include all the federal statutes required to ensure compliance moving forward, and are necessary to ensure the policy is aligned to the CDE’s School Nutrition Program Operators’ Compliance regulations as Fenton Avenue Charter School participates in an off-site Local Agency Procurement Review (LAPR) on June 21, 2019.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the revised Procurement and Purchasing Procedures Policy.

 

Attachment: Revised Procurement and Purchasing Procedures 

Item IV.I.

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve revisions to Employee Handbook to address retiree benefits

 

BACKGROUND

 

As more and more Fenton employees have retired, situations, which were never envisioned, have materialized and funding such situations has become fiscally challenging.

 

The Ad Hoc Health Benefits Committee met on June 8, 2019 to discuss the situation and propose a remedy.

 

ANALYSIS

 

The Ad Hoc Health Benefits Committee proposes changes to the Employee Handbook regarding the following concerns:

 

    • ïAddressing the difference in cost between “actives” (those who continue to be employed by Fenton) and “early retirees” (those who retire prior to age 65 and therefore and not eligible to enroll in Medicare), which may materialize when the group of “early retirees” increases.

 

Recommended revision to Employee Handbook to become effective on July 1, 2019:

 

If an employee retires prior to the age of 65, the retiree will continue in the medical benefits plan in which he/she was enrolled prior to retirement, but be enrolled in the group coverage for “early retirees” (those under the age of 65 and not eligible to enroll in Medicare).   If the cost for the “early retirees” group should increase by more than 20% compared to the “actives” group (those who continue to be employed), the retiree will pay the difference in premium between “early retirees” and “active employees”.

 

    • ïAddressing the cost of an individual medical insurance plan for the younger spouse of a retiree once the retiree reaches the age of 65 and enrolls in Medicare:

 

Recommended revision to Employee Handbook to become effective on July 1, 2019:

If the spouse is younger than the employee, and therefore cannot enroll in Medicare when the retiree enrolls in Medicare, the spouse will identify a medical insurance plan of his/her choice, and Fenton will pay up to the same amount being paid for the retiree.  The remaining amount for the spouse’s medical insurance will be the responsibility of the retiree.  Upon reaching age 65, the spouse will enroll in Medicare and enroll in the same plan as the retiree.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the recommended revisions to the Employee Handbook effective July 1, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment:  Pages 81 – 85 from Revised Employee Handbook 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.J.

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve 2019-2020 Board of Directors 

 

BACKGROUND

 

Terms of office for the following board members will expire on June 30, 2019:  

 

Diane Abeyta

Yvette King-Berg

Joe Lucente

 

ANALYSIS

 

An Ad Hoc Board Selection Committee chaired by the Board Chair and Vice Chair, and including all Faculty and Classified Representatives, worked with the Executive Director to determine the following recommendation for the Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 school year:

 

Board Member

Term

Diane Abeyta

Parent Representative;

Term Expires:  6/30/2021

Yvette King-Berg

Community Representative 

Term Expires:  6/30/2021

Daniel Laughlin

Parent Representative

Term Expires:  6/30/2020

John Dargahi*

Community Representative

Term Expires:  6/30/2021

Joe Lucente

Community Representative

Term Expires:  6/30/2021

Jed Wallace

Community Representative

Term Expires:  6/30/21

Walter Wallace

Community Representative

Term Expires:  6/30/2020

Gary Borden has resigned from the board due to the extensive traveling and commitment related to his new position, and Gabriela Montoya has resigned due to her many community involvement obligations.  Both resignations are effective June 30, 2019.

 

*John Dargahi, principal of Strathern Elementary, has been invited to join the board.  He is awaiting confirmation from his supervisor at LAUSD prior to officially accepting membership on the FCPS Board of Directors.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the slate of Directors recommended by the Ad Hoc Board Selection Committee.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V.  ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item V.A.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: FCPS Board of Directors’ Meetings for 2019-2020

 

BACKGROUND

 

A schedule of meetings dates for regular board meetings is presented at the end of each school year to ensure board members are able to fully participate in all meetings. 

 

All board meetings will be held at the FCPS Boardroom as the live broadcast of the meetings allows all staff members to hear all proceedings and traveling to any of the school sites is no longer necessary.

 

ANALYSIS

 

The 2018-2019 board meeting dates were used as a guide in developing the 2019-2020 schedule of meetings, and board members are asked for input regarding these dates. 

 

Proposed Board Meeting Dates for 2019-2020

 

September 12, 2019

 

October 24, 2019

 

December 5, 2019

 

January 30, 2020

 

March 5, 2020

 

April 16, 2020

 

May 21, 2020

 

June 18, 2020

All board meetings are scheduled for Thursdays, and begin at 4:30 p.m.  The location will be the same for all meetings:

 

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

Boardroom

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA  91352

 

The FCPS boardroom will be the location of all meetings because the upgrading of the room allows for live streaming (and video taping for future viewing) of all meetings.  We have noticed that the number of employees who now attend in person has decreased, and establishing a set location for the board members is a better solution for all involved.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item V.B.

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

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, which includes the end-of-year true up of the OPEB Trust account:

 

Location

Amount

Fenton Avenue Charter School

$288,983.49

Fenton Primary Center

$101,258.61

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

$227,247.66

Fenton STEM Academy

$80,949.51

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

$26,638.89

TOTAL

$725,078.16

 

The amounts listed above were transferred to the OPEB Trust account at East West Bank on June 7, 2019.  The funds will be transferred to the OPEB Investment Account at Cathay Wealth Management.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

Item V.C.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

June 13, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: Progress on expansion of FCLA and STEM

 

BACKGROUND

 

With the move of the title company which has occupied the 22,000 square foot building adjacent to the FCLA and STEM Academies, the opportunity to expand the schools has been researched since the owner of the site gave us notice of the vacancy.

 

ANALYSIS

 

Board Chair Joe Lucente will present an update on progress to date with the owner, development company (Pacific Charter School Development) and our consultant.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

 

 

Fenton Charter Public Schools

 

Board Meeting Dates

2018-2019

 

All board meetings begin at 4:30 p.m.

 

 

September 20, 2018

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

October 25, 2018

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

December 6, 2018

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

1022 North Van Ness Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90038

 

January 31, 2019

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

March 7, 2019

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

April 18, 2019

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352

 

May 23, 2019

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

1022 North Van Ness Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90038

 

June 13, 2019

Fenton Charter Public Schools Offices

8928B Sunland Boulevard

Sun Valley, CA 91352