Board Agenda

Fenton Charter Public Schools

REGULAR MEETING - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

AGENDA
FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

October 24, 2019 – 4:30 P.M.

Conference Call-In Number:

1-712-770-5581

Access Code:  881498#

AGENDA

 

Instructions for Presentations to the Board by Parents and Citizens

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

  

 

I. PRELIMINARY

 

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

 

B. Roll Call – Secretary of the Board – Nitima Angus, Coco Salazar

 

C. Flag Salute – President Sumida

 

D. Approval of the Agenda – President Sumida

 

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

 

E. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings  - President Sumida

 

1. Minutes of the September 12, 2019 Regular Meeting will be presented for approval.

 

  1. 2. Minutes of the October 2, 2019 Special Meeting will be presented for approval. 

II. COMMUNICATIONS

 

A. Presentations from the Public – President Sumida

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

B. Committee/Council Reports

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

School-Community Relations Council: Elizabeth Jimenez (FACS)

 

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

 

b. English Learner Advisory Committee

 

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

 

FCPS Financial Business Manager will present the July/August year-to-date financial statements, cash flow position, and any variations in revenues and expenditures from the approved 2019-2020 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 and LCAP Update – 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 English Learner (EL) Master Plans for FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA

 

B. Recommendation to approve Local Indicators for the California School Dashboard for FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA

 

IV. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

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

 

B. Recommendation to approve policy for calculating CMO management fees charged to school sites 

 

C. Recommendation to approve revised Procurement and Purchasing Procedures

 

D. Recommendation to approve selected investment bankers to manage process of bond financing for SFV 11351 Dronfield LLC and SFV 8926 Sunland LLC

 

V. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION 

 

  1. A.Brown Act Training  - Janelle Ruley (Young, Minney and Corr LLP) 

 

  1. A.LAUSD Charter Schools Division Oversight Process

 

  1. A.Update on FCPS OPEB Trust

 

  1. A.E-Rate Executive Summary

VI. ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 

 

The meeting was adjourned at ____________________.

 

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools, 8928 B 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

 

September 12, 2019

 

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fenton Charter Public Schools was held on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Fenton Charter Public Schools, 8928B Sunland Boulevard, Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

I. PRELIMINARY

 

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

 

The Board of Directors meeting was called to order at 4:35 p.m. by the Board President, Irene Sumida.

 

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

 

Board Members Present

Diane Abeyta, Parent Representative

Yvette King-Berg, Community Representative 

Daniel Laughlin, Parent Representative

Walter Wallace, Community Representative 

 

Board Members Not Present

Joe Lucente, Community Representative

Jed Wallace, Community Representative

 

C. Flag Salute – President Sumida

 

President Sumida led the Board and the public in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

D. Approval of the Agenda – President Sumida

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the Agenda (Item I.D.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

E. Approval of Minutes

 

Minutes of Previous Regular Meeting – President Sumida

 

On MOTION of Walter Wallace, SECONDED by Daniel Laughlin and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the minutes of the June 13, 2019 Regular Meeting (Item I.E.) were approved as presented. 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

II. COMMUNICATIONS

 

A. Presentations from the Public – President Sumida

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

B. Public Hearing


A public hearing encouraging participation from parents, teachers, and community members regarding the sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials for each student was held.

 

C. 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.  

 

D. Financial Business Manager’s Report 

 

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

  • •2018-2019 Unaudited Actual Reports (UARs) were delivered to LAUSD on August 19, 2019.  The UARs were summarized and presented as follows (along with copies of full reports – Item IV.D.):
    • o2018-2019 Consolidated Unaudited Actuals – 
      • ♣Approved Budget - $46,703,861
      • ♣Actuals - $45,513,650
    • oFACS –
      • ♣Approved Budget - $10,158,290
      • ♣Actuals - $9,804,265
    • oFPC –
      • ♣Approved Budget - $11,255,058
      • ♣Actuals - $10,499,531
    • oSMBCCS –
      • ♣Approved Budget - $12,805,987
      • ♣Actuals - $12,536,283
    • oSTEM –
      • ♣Approved Budget - $4,578,616
      • ♣Actuals - $4,577,378
    • oFCLA –
      • ♣Approved Budget - $4,683,267
      • ♣Actuals - $4,603,520
    • oFCPS –
      • ♣Approved Budget - $3,222,643
      • ♣Actuals - $3,492,673
    • oStrong cash balances were maintained throughout 2018-2019
    • o2019-2020 State Budget Update:
    • oCOLA is 3.26% (the same as the May revise)
    • oSTRS/PERS rates are less than projected in long-term projections due to State’s split one-time contribution 
    • oCOLA applies to other State programs such as Special Education and School Nutrition
    • oASES (After School Education and Safety) Program increased by $50 million overall (8.3% increase to grants)
    • oSB 740 maintained at current level, but no COLA increase
    • oSummaries of forecasts for schools:
    • oFACS:  enrollment in the approved budget was 685; current forecast is 644 – variance is 41 students less than projected and $445,914 less in revenue than projected in June 2019
    • oFPC:  enrollment was budgeted at 732, and is currently forecast at 700, for a variance of 32 less students and revenue of $353,609 less than projected
    • oSMBCCS: enrollment has met projections and revenue is projected at +$2,700
    • oSTEM:  enrollment was projected at 350 and is 317 – a variance of 33 students less and revenue is $350,708 less than projected in June 2019
    • oFCLA:  enrollment was projected at 360 and is 322, 38 students less than projected; revenue is $405,718 less than projected in June 2019
    • oA number of rate changes positively affect the forecast (Federal Special Education rate, State Special Education rate, Mandated Cost Reimbursement rate and State Lottery rate)
    • oOther contribution rates which have increased this year, as projected, are STRS, PERS and OPEB (this year’s total OPEB contribution will be $1,250,000).

 

E. 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.

 

F. Chief Academic Officer’s Report and LCAP Update 

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

 

G. Executive Director’s Report 

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

 

III. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Daniel Laughlin and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the Consent Agenda (Item III.A. through Item III.D.) was approved.

 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

IV. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION

 

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

 

On MOTION of Daniel Laughlin, SECONDED by Walter Wallace and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the slate of Board officers for the 2019-2020 school year (Item IV.A.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

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

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve Resolution #35:  Sufficiency of Instructional Materials (Item. IV.B.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

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

 

On MOTION of Walter Wallace , SECONDED by Daniel Laughlin and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the slate of directors and officers for the FCPS Foundation Board of Directors for 2019-2020 (Item IV.C.) was approved with the following revision:  School Directors Leticia Padilla Parra and Cary Rabinowitz will not be Foundation board members in keeping with the limit of only twelve (12) members as per FCPS Foundation bylaws.

 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

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

 

On MOTION of Daniel Laughlin, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to receive Unaudited Actual Reports for June 30, 2019 for Fenton Avenue Charter School, Fenton Primary Center, Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School, Fenton STEM Academy and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy (Item IV.D.) was approved as received and presented.

 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

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

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Walter Wallace and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve expenditures for items over spending authority of Executive Director (Item IV.E.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

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

 

On MOTION of Diane Abeyta, SECONDED by Walter Wallace and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the Independent Study Agreement for 2019-2020 school year (Item IV.F.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

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

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg SECONDED by Daniel Laughlin and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the Los Angeles County Office of Education “Certification of Signatures” (Item IV.G.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

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

 

On MOTION of Daniel Laughlin SECONDED by Walter Wallace and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the submission of a draft of the Food Services Management Company Request for Proposal (RFP) and sample contract documents to the School Food Service Contract Unit, California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Services Division (Item IV.H.) was approved.

 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

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

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the submission of resolution supporting material amendment to charters of Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and Fenton STEM Academy (Item IV.I.) was approved.

 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

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

 

On MOTION of Walter Wallace, SECONDED by Daniel Laughlin and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to receive the FASB ASC 715 OPEB report for June 30, 2019 (Item IV.J.) was approved as presented.

 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

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

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the Fenton Charter Public Schools OPEB Trust Policies and Procedures (Item IV.K.) was approved.

 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

L. Recommendation to approve cash reserves policy for Fenton schools

 

On MOTION of Daniel Laughlin, SECONDED by Walter Wallace and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve the cash reserves policy for the Fenton schools (Item IV.L.) was approved.

 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

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

 

On MOTION of Yvette King-Berg, SECONDED by Diane Abeyta and CARRIED by a vote of 4 (YES) and 0 (NO), the recommendation to approve revisions to the FCPS Employee Handbook to address employees’ off-the-job activities involving students (Item IV.M.) was approved.

 

Aye: (4) Diane Abeyta, Yvette King-Berg, Daniel Laughlin,  Walter Wallace

Nay: (0)

Abstentions: (0)

 

V. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION

 

A. LAUSD Charter Schools Division Oversight Process

 

B. Update on FCPS OPEB Trust 

 

John Coury, First Vice President of Cathay Wealth Management, and Financial Advisor for the FCPS OPEB Trust, presented a summary of 2018-2019 results and shared projections for 2019-2020. 

 

C. Progress on expansion of FCLA and STEM

 

These were information items only and no action was taken.

 

VI. ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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

 

VII. ADJOURNMENT 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:12 p.m.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted:

 

 

___________________________

Mercedes Meeks

Secretary of the Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. B. 

 

Committee and Council Reports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.B.1.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton Primary Center

Unapproved Minutes of the 

Finance and Safety Committee

 

September 6, 2019

 

Call to Order: Maria Patron, Sarah Ananta, Co-Chairs at 7:19 a.m.

 

Roll Call: Mia Martinez, and Annie Yi, Secretaries

 

Members Present:  Sarah Ananta, Maria Patron, Max Schafer, Annie Yi, Mia Martinez, Richard 

Parra, Wendy Kaufman, Rosa Benkovic, Celina Calvillo, and Caitlin MacMabel.

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Maria Patron, Sarah Ananta, Co-Chairs

 

Item #1 Approval of Minutes from the May 15, 2019 Finance and Safety Committee 

On MOTION of Celina Calvillo, SECONDED by Maria Patron and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Finance and Safety Committee Meeting of May 15, 2019, were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Maria Patron, Sarah Ananta, Co-Chairs 

 

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

 

Old Business:       None

 

New Business:

 

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

Mr. Parra reported that enrollment is at 685.  Kindergarten is full.  There are openings in TK, First, and Second Grades.  There are 50 less students than FPC has projected in the budget for this school year.  Mr. Parra will know more when he meets with Ed Tech to get the new projections for the budget.

 

Item #4 LCAP Review: Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational)

The LCAP was completed in June.  The LCAP has 3 goals in the areas of Student Achievement, School Community Engagement, and Basic Condition of Learning. Within the 3 goals there are annual measurable objectives (AMOs).  The LCAP is considered our school plan so it is recommended that staff become familiar with the goals and AMOs.  

 

Item #5 Conference Participation and Reimbursement (LCAP 3 AMO 2): Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

Mr. Parra informed the committee about reimbursement for professional development.  For reimbursement, professional development will need to be approved by the school committee. Approved professional development will require the individual(s) going on the professional development to pay for travel expenses and accommodations then submit an itemized receipt and travel forms for reimbursement from FCPS.  The forms will be on the FPC Google Drive.  

 

Item #6 Professional Development for Psychologist (LCAP 3 AMO 2): Richard Parra, FPC Director (Approval Item)  

The school psychologist, Janessa Kelly, will attend the State Psychologist Conference in October for 2 nights in Long Beach.  The funding for this conference will come from the Special Education Option 3 grant.  

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Maria Patron and CARRIED, the Professional Development for the FPC school psychologist to attend the State Psychologists Conference has been approved.

 

Item #7 Professional Development for Reading Intervention (LCAP 3 AMO 2): Richard Parra, FPC Director (Approval Item)

Mara Shinn Smith will attend a Reading Specialist Conference in New York.  Mr. Parra asked the committee to approve funding for the conference fees.  The funding for the conference will come from the Special Education grant.

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra for the funding for the Reading Intervention Conference fees, SECONDED by Mia Martinez and CARRIED, the Professional Development for Mara Shinn Smith to attend the Reading Intervention Specialist Conference in New York has been approved.

 

Announcements:  

 

Mr. Parra announced Lisa Ibarra, the FPC Technology Specialist, has had a couple of projects funded through Donors Choose.  Mr. Parra asked if anyone can help Mrs. Filichia find funding on Donors Choose for keyboards so Mrs. Filichia could teach a keyboard class after school.

 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBD

 

Adjournment:  

 

On MOTION of Maria Patron, SECONDED by Celina Calvillo and CARRIED, the Finance and Safety Committee meeting adjourned at 7:45 a.m.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Unapproved Minutes of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council

 

October 1, 2019

 

A meeting of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council was held on Tuesday, October 1, 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 7:18 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 two corrections to the agenda. There is a misspelling of “Kagan” on Item #3 and Item #2 should say council rather than committee. 

 

Item #1 Minutes from the August 30, 2019 meeting of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Vanessa Ettleman, SECONDED by Fanny Adnitt, and CARRIED, the minutes of the Budget, Facilities, and Safety Council from August 30, 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 Kagan Professional Development- October 10, 2019- Claremont, CA (LCAP 3, AMO 2), Leticia Padilla Parra, Director 

(Motion to Approve)

 

This was a motion to approve. Director Leticia Padilla Parra reported that two teachers were unable to attend the Kagan Professional Development at the beginning of the school year due to personal emergencies. To ensure that all teachers are trained, Mrs. Melo and Ms. Sheppard will take part in the training in Claremont on October 19, 2019. FACS will pay for the registration and the teachers will use a miscellaneous day to attend the training. 

On MOTION of Martin Penner SECONDED by Mary Ann McPherson, and CARRIED, the Kagan Professional Development was approved.

 

Item #4 Budget Update (LCAP 2, AMO 2), Leticia Padilla Parra, Director 

(Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Director Leticia Padilla Parra updated the council about FACS’s current budget. There is currently a budget deficit of approximately $85,000. 

 

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

(Informational Item)

 

This was an informational item only. Director Leticia Padilla Parra shared with the council that the renovations in the front office are near 100% completion. Additionally, the camera and PA installation process has begun. The Vector installation team will be working in the evenings in order to avoid disrupting the school day. The installation should be completed within a few weeks. 

 

 

Announcements: There were no announcements. 

 

Next Regular Meeting: To Be Determined

 

 

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Fanny Adnitt, SECONDED by Martin Penner, and CARRIED, the Budget, Facilities and Safety Council adjourned at 7:33 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

 

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

7:15 a.m. – Auditorium

 

MINUTES

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

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

The Finance Committee was called to order at 7:16 am by Chair AJ Smith

Roll Call: Christy Namkung and Holly Putnam, Co- Secretaries

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

Excused Members: Donald Ausherman, Monica Castaneda, and Walter Gomez

 

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

 

Approval of Minutes from August 27, 2019: Donald Ausherman and AJ Smith, Co-Chairs

 

Item #1 Minutes from the August 27, 2019 meeting of the Finance Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of  Jennifer Allen, and SECONDED by Jolea Makhlouf  and CARRIED, the minutes of the August 27, 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 California Great Shake Out (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 6), Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Rabinowitz shared the Great Shake Out Earthquake website in preparation for Thursday’s drill. There are 4 phases of the Earthquake and Evacuation Drill. Search and Rescue will begin after all teachers and students are present and accounted for so that students can be released to family. Teachers should lead their classes promptly to the meeting area. The Great Shake Out should be finished by 9:30 AM. Mr. Rabinowitz also discussed future plans for professional development on crisis management in school. 

 

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

Mr. Rabinowitz presented numbers from the budget. We reviewed the updated and approved operating income of $210,829. He reviewed that our enrollment is at 868 and ADA is at 97.5%. Teachers are encouraged to continue attendance incentives to maintain this range. The Federal SPED rate and State SPED rate increased. STRS and PERS percentages continue to rise, resulting in a larger percentage being taken out of our budget. 

Item #5 SMBCCS Facilities Update (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 5), Monica Castañeda, Assistant Director (Informational Item)

The facilities update was reviewed by Mr. Castro, who stated that we would be receiving 6 AC units that will go into the bungalows. We are currently working with the LAUSD’s complex manager to have ceiling tiles replaced in classrooms. In addition, a quote was received for freezer repairs. The marquee is headed to the DSA (Department of the State Architect) after being approved by LAUSD. It is estimated to be installed by winter. In regards to the maintenance log, teachers are reminded that all items are consistently monitored by administration and can be viewed by all staff.

Item #6 Spring 2020 CUE Conference Approval (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 5), Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Motion to Approve)

Mr. Rabinowitz shared information about the Computer Using Educators (CUE) conference. We will be sending a group of teachers. If we register by October 31st, it is $339 per person. Please let administration know if you are interested in attending. 

On MOTION of  Christy Namkung and SECONDED by Sandra Campos and CARRIED, the SPRING 2020 CUE Conference were approved as submitted.

Item #7 CA STEAM Symposium Approval (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 5), Cary Rabinowitz, Director (Motion to Approve)

The STEAM Symposium will take place on December 9th-10th. There has been interest among the STEAM teachers and if registered before October 31st, it will be $340 per person. This is open to all certificated staff. We would like to send approximately four teachers.

On MOTION of Aaron Veals, and SECONDED by Emily Aaronson and CARRIED, the CA STEAM Symposium were approved as submitted.

Announcements:

 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Holly Putnam and SECONDED by Marcela Guerrero and CARRIED, the October 15th meeting of the SMBCCS Finance Committee was  adjourned at 7:38 am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.B.2.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Curriculum and Assessment Council

September 12, 2019

7:15 a.m. – Conference Room

 

AGENDA

 

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

 

The Curriculum and Assessment Council was called to order at 7:21 a.m. by Co-Chair Lee Melo.

 

Roll Call: Cynthia Eschenfelder and Robin Brenneisen – Secretaries

 

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

 

Members Excused: Jessi Tello

 

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

 

Item #1 Minutes from the August 29, 2019 meeting of the Curriculum and Assessment Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On Motion of Jacqueline Claudio, SECONDED by Rebecca Williamson, and CARRIED, the minutes of the Curriculum and Assessment Council from August 29, 2019 were approved as submitted.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Old Business:

 

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

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra has been in contact with Faith Bearchell, our Benchmark representative, about possible future Professional Development opportunities. The faculty expressed interest in training regarding writing and lesson demonstrations, both of which Ms. Bearchell can provide. The potential date for this would be Monday, January 13, 2020. 

 

Item #4 School Psychologist CASP Conference in Long Beach 10/24/-10/25 (STEPS Grant Round 1), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra stated that Otilia Lopez, FACS School Psychologist, will be attending the CASP Conference in Long Beach. As the STEPS Grant funds this, it does not need council approval. 

 

Item #5 Professional Goal Setting Meetings (LCAP 3, AMO 2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared that Professional Goal Setting Meetings are underway for the 2019-2020 school year. Overall, these one-on-one meetings have been a positive and reflective experience for both faculty and Mrs. Padilla Parra. The Goal Setting Meeting schedule will be taken into consideration in creating the Learning Walks schedule, which is set for September 24th to September 27th.  

 

Item #6 FCPS Civility Policy (LCAP 3, AMO 6), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra presented the new FCPS Civility Policy, which is intended to allow schools to encourage positive volunteer practices. This will be available on the school websites, and will be added to the Home-School agreement for the next school year. 

 

Item #7 Parent Orientation Meetings (LCAP 2, AMO 1), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared a proposal to include Parent Orientation during the Professional Development days prior to the start of the school year, with the goal of increasing instructional time and establish parent-teacher relationships earlier in the year. FCLA/STEM’s Parent Orientation model consists of two events: a “Meet and Greet” event before the school year, and a Parent Orientation like FACS currently holds; FPC currently holds their full Parent Orientation completely before the school year. This will be discussed in grade level meetings to determine which model is preferred. 

 

New Business:

 

Item #8 Pacing of SBAC Skill Building (LCAP 1, AMO 1 & 2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Discussion Item)

 

After receiving feedback from grade level leads, Mrs. Padilla Parra summarized strategies that have been used to help prepare students for the varied challenges of SBAC testing. Preparation should be consistent throughout the year, guided by an official grade level pacing plan. Ms. Aragon and Mrs. Hendrix will research blueprints for SBAC, investigating task types and weights. 

 

Announcements: 

 

Ms. Aragon announced that she will be sorting the materials in the cabinets in the conference room to remove redundant, unused material. It will be available to teachers before being removed completely.

 

 

Next Regular Meeting: 

The next meeting of the Curriculum and Assessment Council will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

 

 

Adjournment: 

 

On the MOTION of Cynthia Eschenfelder, SECONDED by Robin Brenneisen, and CARRIED, the Curriculum Assessment Council adjourned at 8:03 a.m.

 

Minutes submitted respectfully by Cynthia Eschenfelder and Robin Brenneisen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton STEM Academy

Instruction Committee

October 9, 2019 

 

Minutes

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:15 A.M. in room 7 at Fenton STEM Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA  91352.

 

Call to Order: Alejandra Muñoz, Chairperson

The Instruction Committee meeting was called to order at 7:21 a.m. by Chair, Alejandra Muñoz 

 

Roll Call: Paige Piper, Secretary 

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

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

Members Excused: Romelia Lagunas

Members Not Excused: Yadira Mendoza

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Alejandra Muñoz, Chairperson

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

 

Item #1 Minutes from the August 28, 2019 meeting of the Instruction Committee.                 (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Paige Piper, SECONDED by Lilia Padilla-Zuñiga and CARRIED, the minutes from the August 28, 2019 meeting of the STEM Instruction Committee were approved.  

 

 

Presentations from the Public: Alejandra Muñoz, Chairperson

 

None

 

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

 

None

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 2019-2020 NWEA MAP BOY Student Outcomes (LCAP 1, AMO 1)

    Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item) 

 

Mrs. Miller shared that all beginning of year MAP tests have been administered, and the data has been uploaded into Illuminate. In the area of reading, 41% of STEM students tested in the 41st percentile or higher, which is similar to last school year. In mathematics, 41% tested in the 41st percentile or higher, which is more students than the same time last year. Mrs. Miller shared that this exciting increase shows an increase in mathematics capacity. This data will be reviewed again at the middle of the year, and will also help project which students are likely to pass the SBAC in the Spring of 2020.

 

Item #4 CA Dashboard Local Indicators, (LCAP 2, AMO 1-4, LCAP 3, AMO 1-6)

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller explained that STEM’s local indicators will be uploaded in November, and the data will be reflected on the Dashboard in December. The colors on the Dashboard are representative of how schools preform compared to the state average and how schools perform over time. STEM outperformed the state average in English language arts, which may result in moving into the green band on the Dashboard. Mrs. Miller also explained that the local indicators are based upon a narrative and school self-evaluation, with the addition of a board approval date. This is a difference from the past, where the Dashboard only indicated “met” or “not met”. The state indicators such as ELA, Math, and ELPAC achievement are populated by the state.

 

Item #5 LAUSD CSD Annual Performance Based Oversight Visit,

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller informed the committee that STEM’s oversight visit will occur on Friday, February 14, 2020. This date was previously scheduled to be a minimum day, but will be rescheduled. Mrs. Miller explained that this year the California Dashboard will also be considered when determining student achievement.

 

Item #6 Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Self-Study Visit, (LCAP 1, AMO 1), 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller explained that the upcoming WASC visit will be more rigorous than the initial accreditation. The three-day visit will be held concurrently with FCLA’s visit, on March 2 - 4, 2020. Both FCLA and STEM will have the same WASC chair. Mrs. Miller will begin preparing staff for the visit in November. The self-study report will require focus groups, classroom observations, and teacher input.

 

Item #7 Family Math Night, (LCAP 2, AMO 1) 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Family Math Night will be held on October 25, 2019 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Pizza is available for presale, and will be available for pick up on the event night between 4:30-5:00 PM. Pizza will not be available after 5:00 PM, in order to allow assisting staff to go to their math stations. Tickets will be sold for $3 and will include a pizza slice and a Capri-Sun. This year’s Family Math Night will also include a Haunted House, hosted by the FCPS technology team. Entrance into the Haunted House will be $2 and the funds raised will be given back to the FCPS technology team, as they have dedicated countless hours of their own time and their own funds to create this special event. Mrs. Miller acknowledged the hard work of all staff in preparing for this highly anticipated event. 

 

Item #8 California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) Conference (LCAP 3, AMO 2),

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

 

The STEM school psychologist, Ana Gutierrez, has been asked to attend the CASP conference in Long Beach. The conference will be three days long. Mrs. Miller explained that this conference brings experts in the field together to discuss best practices. Additionally, Mrs. Miller shared that money is set aside in the LCAP for professional development

 

On MOTION of Ana Soto Gutierrez, SECONDED by Lilia Padilla-Zuñiga, and CARRIED, the approval of Ms. Gutierrez to attend the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) Conference was approved. 

 

Item #9 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference, (LCAP 3, AMO 2),

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

 

Mrs. Miller shared that last year the STEM focus leads attended the NSTA conference, and found it very beneficial. This year, Mrs. Quijano, Mrs. Vallejo, Ms. Christenson, Ms. Nguyen, and Ms. Yasuda will be attending. The conference will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, from November 13-16, 2019. Teacher attendees will share their take-aways with other teachers the week after Thanksgiving break. 

 

On MOTION of Lilia Padilla-Zuñiga, SECONDED by Ana Soto Gutierrez, and CARRIED, the purchase of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference was approved. 

 

Announcements:

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Paige Piper, SECONDED by Lilia Padilla-Zuñiga, and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee meeting was adjourned at 7:59 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Instruction Committee

 

October 9, 2019

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:18 a.m. in Room 7 at The Fenton Academies at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

Call to Order: Yesenia Fuentes, Chairperson

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

Roll Call:Yesenia Fuentes, Chairperson

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

 

Excused Members: Raquel Contreras  

 

Non-Committee Members: Cecilia Quijano, Alejandra Munoz, Lilia Padilla-Zuniga, Paige Piper, Ana Soto Gutierrez 

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Yesenia Fuentes, Chairperson

Item #9 was removed from the agenda.

Approval of Minutes from August 28, 2019: Yesenia Fuentes, Chairperson

 

Item #1 Minutes from the August 28, 2019 meeting of the Instruction Committee.                 (Motion to Approve) 

 

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

 

Presentations from the Public: Yesenia Fuentes, Chairperson

 

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

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 2019-2020 NWEA MAP BOY Student Outcomes, (LCAP 1, AMO 1),

    Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Jennifer Miller presented the FCLA Beginning of Year MAP data for 2019-2020. She noted that students who are at the 41% or higher in ELA and Math typically are expected to pass the SBAC. Per Mrs. Miller, students tend to perform better on the SBAC than they do on MAP, so these high percentages are very encouraging. FCLA is showing an increase of 4% in mathematics and is maintaining in ELA. This is evidence that what the teachers have been doing in the classroom is effective.

 

Item #4 CA Dashboard Local Indicators, (LCAP 2, AMO 1-4, LCAP 3, AMO 1-6) 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller presented information to the committee on the CA Dashboard Local Indicators. Schools need two years of data for the Dashboard to show a performance band color, this year FCLA will have two years of data so we expect the Dashboard to be up to date in December. The CA Dashboard also includes information and data from SBAC testing, chronic absenteeism, suspension rates, and English Language Learners. 

 

 

Item #5 LAUSD CSD Annual Performance Based Oversight Visit,

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller shared information about the FCLA LAUSD CSD Annual Performance Based Oversight Visit. Our oversight date is set for Thursday, February 13, 2020. Last year, FCLA received a 3 on student achievement, and since we had significant improvement on the SBAC, we are expecting a positive score. We received 4s in the other areas last year. 

 

Item #6 Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Self-Study Visit(LCAP 1, AMO 1)

    Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Miller presented information on the WASC Self- Study visit that is going to take place this year. FCLA had the initial WASC accreditation in 2016-2017 and was accredited for three years. This year, we will have a 3-day self-study visit. The FCLA visit will be concurrent with the STEM visit, and one chair will lead two separate teams. There will be about six people that make up the WASC team. Our visit will be March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2020. Mrs. Miller shared that we will start working on the WASC report in November and December, and all stakeholders will be involved. 

 

Item #7 Family Math Night, (LCAP 2, AMO 1), 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)    

 

Family Math Night is scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019 from 5-6pm. Pizza will only be available for students who pre-order, and it can be picked up from 4:30-5pm. Kona Ice is not available, so Mrs. Miller will attempt to find another shaved ice truck. There will also be a haunted house, which is being put on by our FCPS tech team. At family math night, grade levels will collaborate on math stations and games that will be set up in different areas of the school. 

 

Item #8 California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) Conference (LCAP 3, AMO 2),

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

 

The school psychologists from all FCPS attend this conference every year. The conference is in Long Beach from October 24-26, 2019. It has been recommended that Ana Gutierrez attend this conference. We have LCAP funds to use toward the registration and hotel stay at this conference. 

 

On MOTION of Nicole Langlois, SECONDED by Maria Cordero, and CARRIED, the attendance of Ana Gutierrez at the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) Conference was approved unanimously. 

 

Announcements:

 

There were no announcements.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Lindsey Western, SECONDED by Martha May, and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee adjourned at 8:00 a.m.  

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Nicole Langlois

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

 

Unapproved Minutes of the

Instruction Committee

 

October 15, 2019

 

A meeting of the Instruction Committee was held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7:16 AM in the conference room of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331.

 

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

 

Roll Call:    Karen Knapp, Secretary

 

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

 

Members Excused: Maria Cardenas, Paola Ramirez

 

Members Absent: none

 

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

 

Item #1       Minutes from the September 4, 2019 meeting of the Instruction

Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

A correction has been made on the minutes from September 4, 2019 under Item #14 Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Update.

 

Coco Salazar shared that FPC has been invited by Reading is Fundamental to go to their warehouse and assist with assuring books are organized correctly by grade level.  Nitima Angus, Mara Shinn Smith, and Coco Salazar will go to the warehouse on September 6th.  On October 14, Mara Shinn Smith, Coco Salazar, and Wendy Kaufman will attend the RIF orientation. The RIF events for this school year will be as follows: National Mutt Day on December 2, 2019, Read Across America Day/Dr. Seuss Day on March 2, 2020, and National Superhero Day in combination with the conclusion of Pennies for Patients “Every Hero Needs a Squad” Donation Drive on April 28, 2020.

 

 

On MOTION of Nitima Angus, SECONDED by Angie Salceda, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Instruction Committee Meeting of September 4, 2019 were approved with the above corrections.

 

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

 

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

on any proper matter.

 

Old Business: None

New Business:

                        

Item #3   2019-2020 NWEA MAP BOY Student Outcomes, (LCAP 1, AMO 1),

         Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Parra shared the MAP data from the BOY assessment summary results across the grade levels. We will use this data to drive our instruction. Mr. Parra asked grade level leads to review and discuss results by grade level and discuss areas of weakness. 

 

Item #4   CA Dashboard Local Indicators, (LCAP 2, AMO 1-4, LCAP 3, AMO 1-6),

Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

The California Dashboard is a reflection on how the school is performing based on the various indicators.  It pulls data from CALPADS for specific items such as chronic absenteeism, ELL’s, suspension rate, and academic performance based on 3rd grade results. We will submit our local indicators which are seven  priorities and are submitted directly onto the dashboard. The local indicators are due by November 1,  2019. 

 

Item #5   LAUSD CSD Annual Performance Based Oversight Visit,

Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Our LAUSD CSD Annual Performance Based Oversight visit has been scheduled for February 4, 2019. We are currently reviewing the compliance pieces and preparing the binders with the documentation needed for the visit.

 

 

Item #6       T.A. Meeting Update, Sirui Thomassian, FPC Assistant Director (Informational Item)

 

On October 10th, 2019 there was a T.A. meeting where they discussed supervision and any concerns that needed to be dealt with. It was reported that during the first lunch period, not everyone has been participating in supervision and assisting the students. Mrs. Thomassian talked with the T.A.’s about different safety issues and ways to approach and help the students. They also discussed how to avoid injures and the importance of being proactive instead of reactive. They were reminded to keep students busy by playing with materials in each play area and to make sure the teachers know what is happening with any behavior concerns.

 

Mrs. Thomassian shared how she is teaching the T.A.’s to use songs and chants to engage the students. She explained the importance of making sure the T.A.’s have a clear understanding of our expectations. The new T.A.’s are shadowing the others to learn best practices. We will also start the VIP lunch rewards for students next week. The next T.A. meeting will be about PBIS and after the Great Shake Out, they will review the skills needed in case of larger emergencies.

 

Item #7       English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) (LCAP 1, AMO 1, 2),  Sirui Thomassian, FPC Assistant Director (Informational Item)

 

ELPAC testing has started and its going very well. Kindergarten is done with writing. First grade writing started this week. The computer section will start soon. There was an extension and now testing doesn’t have to be done till November 1st, 2019.

 

 

The following items will be tabled until our next meeting:

 

 Item #8   Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS) (LCAP 1, AMO 1, LCAP 3, AMO3),  Mara Shinn Smith, Reading Intervention Specialist (Informational Item)

 

Item #9     COST Meetings Time Frame (LCAP 3, AMO3), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Item #10    Library Literacy Event (LCAP 2, AMO 1, 2), Mara Shinn Smith, Reading Intervention Specialist (Informational Item)

 

Announcements:

 

There were none.

 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

By MOTION of Nitima Angus, SECONDED by Krystal Rodriguez and CARRIED, the Instruction Committee Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 AM.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Karen Knapp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.B.3.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

 

Unapproved Minutes

Personnel Committee

 

September 11, 2019

 

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. in room 115 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 7:16 a.m. by Co-Chair, Nina Ferman.        

 

Roll Call: Karen Knapp, Secretary

 

Members Present: Coco Salazar, Nina Ferman, Karen Knapp, Jeanette Hernandez, Richard Parra, Shirley Saetang, Angelica Salceda, Laura Vasquez, Sirui Thomassian, Wendy Kaufman, Sandra Valle, Lisa Ibarra, Sandra Lee, Judy Lee, Cristina Moran

 

Members Excused: Cedric Ramirez, Paola Ramirez, Laura Holmes

 

Members Absent: Nitima Angus

 

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

 

There were no additions/corrections to the agenda.

 

Approval of Minutes from August 15, 2019: Nina Ferman, Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the August 15, 2019 meeting of the Personnel Committee  

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Wendy Kaufman, SECONDED by Angie Salceda, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Personnel Committee Meeting of August 15, 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.

 

There were no presentations from the public.

Old Business:

None

New Business:

Item #3 Maternity Leave for Paola Ramirez, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Motion To Approve)

FPC Counselor, Paola Ramirez, has submitted her request for maternity leave from August 31, 2019 to November 1, 2019. 

On MOTION of Judy Lee, SECONDED by Lisa Ibarra, and CARRIED, the Maternity Leave for Paola Ramirez has been approved. 

Item #4 LCAP Goals, Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

Mr. Parra presented the LCAP goals for FPC. He explained that there are minor revisions that will need to be made before next year. 

Item #5 Learning Walks, (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 2-4), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

Mr. Parra shared that Learning Walks and the reflection form that will be used for the Learning Walks will be discussed at the FCPS Leadership meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2019.  Mr. Parra will work on the schedule so every teacher will have the opportunity to observe every teacher at FPC. Learning Walks will begin at the end of October.  A committee member suggested that since we will do the learning walks twice a year, that each teacher could have the opportunity to observe half of teachers for the first time and the other half of teachers during the second learning walk.

Item #6 Professional Goal Setting for Certificated Staff, (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

Mr. Parra announced that he is working on the Professional Goal Setting meetings.  During the meetings, he will review MAP scores from last year and the beginning of this year with teachers. All Certificated staff have signed up and the roster with a schedule will be sent out to staff.   A roving sub will be scheduled for those 3 days. There will be two professional goals meetings this year. The first professional goal setting meetings will happen this month and the second one will be sometime in late winter.

Item #7 Resignation of Part-Time Security, Richard Parra, FPC Director (Motion to Approve)

Part Time Security, Jesus Ramos, has submitted his resignation as he has been accepted to the Sheriff’s Academy.  His last day will be September 27, 2019. 

On MOTION of Jeanette Hernandez, SECONDED by Karen Knapp, and CARRIED, the Resignation of Part-Time Security, Jesus Ramos, has been approved.  

Item #8 Hiring Part-Time Security (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 5), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Administrators reviewed applications for the security and will have follow up interviews with potential candidates.  One candidate will be selected by Monday, September 16th.  The new part-time security will shadow our current security members for additional training.

On MOTION of Karen Knapp, SECONDED by Laura Vasquez, and CARRIED, the Hiring of a Part-Time Security position was approved.  

 

Announcements: 

 

Mr. Parra reminded the committee that we have a staff meeting today at 2:30 p.m.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBA

 

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Angie Salceda, SECONDED by Sandra Lee, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee meeting adjourned at 7:29 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Karen Knapp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Human Resource and Personnel Council

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Human Resource and Personnel Council

October 2, 2019

 

Call to Order: Leanna Hendrix, Council Co-Chair

 

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

 

Roll Call: Karen Scharf, Secretary

 

Members Present: Lizette Adkisson, Barbara Ausherman, Louis Chernovsky, Mary Gunkel, Leanna

Hendrix, De Ann Michiels, Karen Scharf, Leticia Padilla-Parra, Barbara Aragon, and Jessi Tello,

 

Members Excused: Karla Contreras, Lillian De La Torre, and David Valle

 

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

 

There were no additions/corrections to the agenda.

 

Approval of Minutes from September 4, 2019: Leanna Hendrix, Council Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the September 4, 2019 meeting of the Human Resource and

Personnel Council (Motion to Approve)

 

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

 

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

 

Item #2 Any persons desiring to address the Human Resource and Personnel

Council on any proper matter.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 Paternity Leave, Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

On Motion of Lizette Adkisson, Seconded by Barbara Ausherman, and CARRIED, Paternity Leave for Louis Chernovsky was approved.

 

Item #4 Budget Update (LCAP 2, AMO 2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director

 (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra informed the council that the budget update from Ed.Tech currently indicates that Fenton Avenue Charter School is currently an approximate deficit of $85,000. As a result, it was determined that Teacher Assistants would not be replaced once they leave their position and that a Mid-Day Security Guard would not be hired while the budget remains at a deficit. Mrs. Padilla Parra is optimistic that Fenton Charter can continue with their excellent ADA of 98% and encouraged teachers to utilize Independent Studies as necessitated. Mrs. Padilla Parra also informed the council that on average, the office has been enrolling about 1student per week and she is hopeful that this trend will continue; as it has been a sign of good news and possibility.

 

Announcements:

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Mary Gunkel, SECONDED by Louis Chernovsky, and CARRIED, the Human Resource and Personnel Council meeting adjourned at 7:28 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Karen Scharf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Personnel Committee

 

October 10, 2019

 

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:16 a.m. in room 32 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 7:16 a.m. by Chair, Kate Hetu.

 

Roll Call: Kate Hetu, Chair

 

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

 

Excused Members: Brooke Schiffman, Cedric Ramirez and Krista Casanova 

 

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

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Kate Hetu, Chair

 

There were no additions/corrections to the agenda. 

 

Approval of Minutes from August 27, 2019:  Kate Hetu, Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the August 27, 2019 meeting of the Personnel Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

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

 

Presentations from the Public:  Kate Hetu, Chair

 

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

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 Learning Walks, (LCAP 1, AMO 1), 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA Director (Informational Item)

 

Learning Walks are currently under way at the Fenton Academies. All certificated staff are participating in Learning Walks during the week of October 7th-11th. Participants have been sharing positive feedback. Having the unique opportunity to observe colleagues is helping to keep the focus on continuous improvement of practice and student achievement. At next week’s staff meeting, there will be a debrief with the Academic Coaches. In addition, before moving on to the next round of Learning Walks, staff will have the opportunity to reflect on the experience and share their input. 

 

 

Item #4 Hiring Protocol of Paraprofessionals during 2019-2020, 

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

 

Mrs. Quijano presented the committee with the hiring protocols of paraprofessionals for the 2019-2020 school year. Currently, the Fenton Academies are fully-staffed in regards to paraprofessionals. Due to budgetary constraints, paraprofessionals will not be replaced if they leave during this school year. Instead, the paraprofessional schedule will be rearranged to ensure sufficient coverage is being provided. If an A.A. leaves during the school year, this position will need to be filled to ensure the requirements in an IEP are being met. Thank you to the staff for your flexibility and understanding.

 

Announcements: 

 

There were no announcements.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

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

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Kate Hetu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton STEM Academy

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Personnel Committee

 

October 10, 2019

 

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:17 a.m. in room 32 at Fenton STEM Academy at 8926 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352.

 

Call to Order: Elisa Vallejo, Chair

 

The Personnel Committee meeting was called to order at 7:17 a.m. by Chair, Elisa Vallejo

 

Roll Call: Julie Nguyen, Secretary

 

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

 

Non-committee Members: Kate Hetu, Veronica Palazzola, Stephanie Garcia, Cecilia Quijano

 

Members Excused: Priscilla Gentry, Cedric Ramirez

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Elisa Vallejo, Chair

 

There were no additions or corrections to the agenda. 

 

Approval of Minutes from August 27, 2019:  Elisa Vallejo, Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the August 27, 2019 meeting of the Personnel Committee (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Kelley Christenson, SECONDED by Lauren Cappelli and CARRIED, the minutes from August 27, 2019 were approved. 

 

Presentations from the Public:  Elisa Vallejo, Chair

 

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

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 Learning Walks, (LCAP 1, AMO 1), 

Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director (Informational Item)

 

Jennifer Miller informed the committee that all teachers were participating in learning walks. She stated that there are teams of 5-6 teachers who are observing 5-6 other teachers on each day that the learning walks are occurring. The SPED teachers are also participating in the learning walks. She indicated that feedback from teachers who have participated thus far have all been very positive and that they are learning a lot from the learning walks. Next Wednesday on October 16, there will be a debrief on the learning walks at the staff meeting for our school. After all Fenton Charter Public Schools have completed their learning walks, there will be a debrief to see if any changes will need to be made for the spring learning walks.

 

Item #4 Hiring Protocol of Paraprofessionals during 2019-2020, 

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

 

Cecilia Quijano informed the committee that the school is fully staffed for paraprofessionals. All areas on the yard are adequately supervised. She stated that there will not be any hiring to replace teacher assistants or supervision aides if they leave. Adult Assistants will be the exception, (if stated in the IEP) and the school will hire based on student need. FCLA and STEM continue to use caution this year for hiring and spending based on lower than expected enrollment targets and the desire to lease the back building.  

 

Announcements: None

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Lauren Cappelli, SECONDED by Kelley Christenson, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee adjourned at 7:30 a.m.  

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Julie Nguyen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Human Resource and Personnel Council

 

Unapproved Minutes of the Human Resource and Personnel Council

October 15, 2019

 

A meeting of the Human Resource and Personnel Council was held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 7:30 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 7:35 a.m. by Council Co-Chair, Leanna Hendrix.

 

Roll Call: DeAnn Michiels, Secretary 

 

Members Present: Lizette Adkisson, Barbara Ausherman, Mary Gunckel, Leanna Hendrix, Mercedes Cordoba Meeks, DeAnn Michiels, Karen Scharf, Leticia Padilla Parra, Jessi Tello, Veronica Ramos

 

Members Excused: Karla Contreras, David Valle, Louis Chernovsky, Lillian De La Torre, Barbara Aragón

 

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

 

Item #5 was added to the agenda.

 

Approval of Minutes from October 2, 2019: Leanna Hendrix, Council Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the October 2, 2019 meeting of the Human Resource and Personnel Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Barbara Ausherman, SECONDED by Lizette

Adkisson, and CARRIED, the minutes were approved as submitted.

 

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

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

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

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 Leave of Absence Request (LCAP 3, AMO 1), Leticia Padilla Parra,

FACS Director (Motion to Approve) 

 

Mrs. Padilla Para shared that third grade teacher Elizabeth Jimenez

submitted a letter requesting a two-year leave of absence in order to

transition to a new school. Her leave of absence would begin on Friday,

November 1, 2019. 

 

On Motion of Lizette Adkisson, Seconded by DeAnn Michiels, and

CARRIED, the Leave of Absence Request was approved.

 

Item #4 Staffing Update (LCAP 3, AMO 1), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS

Director (Informational Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Para stated that staffing needs regarding the Leave of Absence Request beginning in November would be a topic discussed with Irene Sumida and all the FCPS Directors at the Director's Meeting, to be held today, October 15, 2019. They will discuss what is best for FACS and the students at this time. Staffing updates could be announced as early as Wednesday's staff meeting on October 16, 2019. 

 

Item #5 TA Unit Requirement Waiver Request (LCAP 3, AMO 1), Jessi 

Tello, FACS Assistant Director (Motion to Approve)

 

Mr. Tello informed the council that Teacher Assistant Amy Gonzalez submitted a letter requesting a waiver for the TA 6 unit requirement for employment. 

 

On Motion of Mercedes Cordoba Meek, Seconded by Karen Scharf,

and CARRIED, the TA Unit Requirement Waiver Request was approved.

 

Announcements: 

 

Next Regular Meeting:  TBA

 

Adjournment: On MOTION of Barbara Ausherman, SECONDED by Karen Scharf, and CARRIED, the Human Resource and Personnel Council meeting adjourned at 7:46 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: DeAnn Michiels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

                                                        

Unapproved Minutes

Personnel Committee

                                                        

October 16, 2019

 

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. in Room 115 of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331.

Call to Order:                Coco Salazar, Co-Chair 

 

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

         

Roll Call:               Karen Knapp, Secretary

 

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

 

Members Excused: Cedric Ramirez, Paola Ramirez, Cristina Moran

 

Members Absent: None

 

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

 

Item # 9      Request for Maternity Leave for Krystal Rodriguez, Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Approval of Minutes from September 11, 2019: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair

         

Item #1                   Minutes from the September 11, 2019 meeting of the Personnel Committee  (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Jeanette Hernandez, SECONDED by Lisa Ibarra, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Personnel Committee Meeting of September 11, 2019 were approved as submitted. 

 

Presentations from the Public: Nina Ferman, Co-Chair

 

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

 

There were no presentations from the public.

   

Old Business:

 

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

(Informational Item)

 

The final schedule for Learning Walks was presented to the committee and emailed to staff. They will take place the week of October 21st.   All necessary changes were made to accommodate for Art and Music schedules. The Learning Walks will be conducted in groups of 5 or 6 teachers, plus the CAO and Instructional Coaches.  Observing teachers will drop their classes off in the MPR at 8:25 a.m. for a Mad Science presentation. Mr. Parra emphasized the importance of taking our classes promptly so as not to delay the initial Learning Walk meeting, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Room 115. Each teacher will participate in the Learning Walks from 8:30-10:00 a.m.

 

Item #4                   Hiring Part-Time Security (LCAP 3, AMO 6), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

FPC is still accepting applicants for the open part-time security position. The work hours are from 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. It is a 3.5-hour position, and the applicant cannot combine hours if already employed by FCPS.

 

Item #5                   Goal Setting Meeting Update, (LCAP 3, AMO 2), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Parra reported that the FPC goal setting meetings are nearly finished and have gone very well. The next goal setting meetings will take place in either February or March.

 

New Business: 

         

Item #6                   Revised Staff Roster, (LCAP 1, AMO 1), Richard Parra, FPC Director

                                (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Parra presented the revised staff roster. There were a few minor changes reflecting the part-time custodian, Juan Carillo, as well as TA updates.

 

Item #7                   Probationary Staff Update, (LCAP 3, AMO 1), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

We currently have two probationary staff members: Janessa Kelly, our school psychologist, and Sarah Lin, a first grade teacher. Sarah Lin has already completed her first observation lesson of the school year, and Mr. Parra has met with Ms. Kelly to further discuss her role as the school psychologist.

 

Item #8                   CBEDS Submission, (LCAP 3, AMO 6), Richard Parra, FPC Director

                                (Informational Item)

 

Mr. Parra explained the existing California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) for collecting data on schools. The state has additional departments that collect data, such as the California Basic Educational Data System. The CBEDS is a set of data on basic information, such as how many male/female employees, full-time/part-time employees, school employee demographics, full-day or half-day TK/Kindergarten programs, the start and end dates of the school year, and how many days in the school calendar. Mr. Parra noted that he already submitted it all to CBEDS on Friday, October 11, 2019.

Item # 9                  Request for Maternity Leave for Krystal Rodriguez, Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Krystal Rodriguez submitted her request for maternity leave. Her maternity leave will be from October 28, 2019 to January 23, 2020. 

 

Announcements:

 

Mr. Parra reminded the committee that there will be a staff meeting today after school at 2:35 p.m. in the MPR.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Nitima Angus, SECONDED by Sirui Thomassian, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee meeting adjourned at 7:42 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Karen Knapp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School

Personnel Committee

October 17, 2019

MINUTES

Call to Order: Megan Stevenson, Co-Chair

A meeting of the Personnel Committee was held on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 7:16 A.M. in the auditorium at Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School at 1022 N. Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90038.

 

Roll Call: Beth Henschel, Secretary

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

 

Excused Members: Kristine Khachian

 

Absent: Bernadette Montajes

 

Non-Committee Members Present: Monica Castañeda, Robin Rodriguez

 

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

 

Approval of Minutes: Megan Stevenson, Co-Chair

 

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

 

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

 

Presentations from the Public: Megan Stevenson, Co-Chair

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

matter.

 

Old Business:   No old business.

 

New Business: 

 

Item #3 Certificated Staff Member Leave Update, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

Both Caroline Engel and Donald Ausherman took a bereavement leave due to the passing of their fathers. According to the Employee Handbook, the bereavement period for out of state is 5 days. In state, it is 3 days. Thank you to the staff for signing cards for both of them.  Both Caroline and Donald were welcomed back on Monday, October 14th.

 

Item #4 Hiring of Part-time Custodian and Part-time Security (LCAP Goal 3, AMO 5-6), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

Santa Monica will post for a part-time custodian and a part-time security guard. These positions have been budgeted. The posting of the jobs will be done internally first. If there are no applicants found, it will be posted within our organization. If no candidates are found within the organization, the positions will be made public.  Both positions have the potential of becoming full-time.

 

Item #5 California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) Data Submission (LCAP Goal 3), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

CBEDS Data is collected annually and submitted to the state.  The purpose of the submission is to update the state with data about the school as well as some staff and student data.  CBEDS is due October 31st and has been submitted.

 

Item #6 LAUSD CSD Annual Performance Based Oversight Visit (LCAP Goals 1-3), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

Our oversight visit will take place on February 6, 2020. The four areas that are observed by LAUSD are Governance, Student Achievement and Educational Performance, Organizational Management, Programs and Operations, and Fiscal Operations. The school will focus on three areas: Kagan strategies used for management in the classroom, technology integration, and small group instruction. Last year we scored 4’s in all areas except Fiscal Operations.  We look forward to similar success this year.

 

Item #7 Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Self-Study Visit, (LCAP Goals 1-3), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Informational Item)

 

Santa Monica received a 6-year accreditation in 2014 and will participate in a Self-Study Visit with hopes of entering into another 6-year WASC Accreditation.  The visit will take place from March 9-11, 2020. This visit will include focus groups of various stakeholders; teachers, students, and parents. The team will look at how the Mission and Vision is seen throughout the school.

 

Announcements: None

   

Next Regular Meeting:  TBD

 

Adjournment

 

On MOTION of Sandra Hernandez, SECONDED by Walter Gomez, and CARRIED, the Personnel Committee adjourned at 7:29 a.m.  

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.B.4.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Unapproved Minutes of the School Community Relations Council

September 5, 2019

 

A meeting of the School Community Relations Council was held on Thursday, September 5, 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:  Elizabeth Jimenez, Co-Chair

 

The meeting of the School Community Relations Council was called to order at 7:25 a.m. by Elizabeth Jimenez, Co-Chair.

 

Members Present: Myriam Arechiga, Barbara Aragón, Angel Garcia, Elizabeth Jimenez, Leticia Padilla Parra, Lorena Sanchez, Katherine Sheppard, Saul Ulloa, Tiffany Walker 

 

Members Absent:  

 

Members Excused:   Alin Kazarian 

 

Item#1 Minutes from the June 6, 2019 meeting of the School Community Relations Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Tiffany Walker, SECONDED by Angel Garcia, 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: Council Chairs and Secretaries (LCAP 1, AMO 2), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Motion to Approve)

                       

School Community and Relations Council needs 2 secretaries.  Tiffany Walker volunteered to be one.

 

Item #4:   FACS 1st Annual Math Night (LCAP 2, AMO 1), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS       Director (Informational Item)  

                        

A date of October 17, 2019 was presented as the best date for the Math Night.  The time was suggested 5 – 6 pm. This is an opportunity for community outreach and parent engagement.  This will be spoken about further at next grade level meetings. It was suggested to have the shaved ice truck.

 

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

 

                        Mrs. Padlla Parra shared that FACS’s math and language arts scores have improved. It was shared that the school will continue to focus on increased achievement.

 

Item #6:   FCPS Civility Policy (LCAP 1, AMO 1), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)    

                       

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared an updated version of the parent Civility Policy for parent volunteers.

 

Item #7: Parent Orientation Meetings (LCAP 2, AMO 1), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)  

                        

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared new options for parent orientation to be done during the first professional developments of the year.  This will help parents get to know the teacher and the classroom before the school year starts.  In addition, as a benefit, the orientation will not disrupt the classroom once the school year begins.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBA

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION Ms. Sanchez, SECONDED by Ms, Arichiga, and CARRIED, the School Community Relations Council meeting adjourned at 8:05 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Tiffany Walker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

 

Unapproved Minutes of the

Parent Advocacy Committee

 

September 18, 2019

 

A meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee was held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. in room 115 of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331.

Call to Order: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair 

 

The Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting was called to order at 7:16 a.m. by Co-Chair, Coco Salazar.    

 

Roll Call: Diana Lucas, Secretary

 

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

 

Non-Members in Attendance: Cindy Soto

 

Members Excused: Felix Carillo, Robyn Gallo, Paola Ramirez, Tony Peña, Christina Peña, Caitlin McMabell

 

Members Absent: None

 

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

 

There was one addition to the agenda.

 

Additions: 

 

 Item # 10 Mutt-i-grees Update and Fall Fundraiser (LCAP 2, AMO 1), Nina Ferman, FPC     Mutt-i-grees Lead (Motion to Approve)

 

Approval of Minutes from August 28, 2019: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the August 28, 2019 meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee 

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Mara Shinn Smith, SECONDED by Karen Knapp, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting of August 28, 2019, were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Bridget Ruiz, Co-Chair

 

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

 

There were no presentations from the public. 

 

Old Business:

 

Item #3 Fall Parent Night Meeting Update (LCAP 2, AMO 1) – Coco Salazar, FPC PAC Co-    Chair 

(Informational)

 

Coco Salazar gave an update for our upcoming Parent Night Meeting to be held in the MPR.  A PowerPoint is being created and it was recommended that all members in attendance share/present a slide.  Furthermore, to promote parent attendance, a fashion show will be held.  All parents who attend will also receive a raffle ticket.  Raffle prizes include 6 FPC shirts and 1 book basket. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.  PAC members were asked to meet in the MPR to assist with set-up at 5:00 p.m.  The Lake View Terrace librarian will be at the Parent Night Meeting and give an overview of events held at the local library.  The Mutt-i-grees team will also be selling pizza at 5:00 p.m.  

 

Item # 4 LVT Library Meeting Room Update (LCAP 2, AMO 2) – Mara Shinn Smith, FPC Reading Intervention Specialist 

(Informational)  

 

Mara Shinn Smith stated that two dates have been secured to hold an FPC event in the library meeting room at the Lake View Terrace library. The date of the 1st event is October 17th. The date for the second event is November 14th.  It was suggested that parents can sign up for these events during the Parent Night meeting since the room will only accommodate 60 people.  Therefore, there will be a sign-up sheet the event on October 17th during the Parent Night Meeting.  The Librarian would like to do a presentation on how to fill out library card applications and show parents and their children how to use the library as a resource.   There will be two sign up times for two sessions, one in English and one is Spanish.  Tony Peña will be asked to translate for Spanish session at 3:30 p.m. on October 17th. The English session will follow at 4:15 p.m. 

 

New Business:

 

Item #5 American Cancer Society Donation Drive (LCAP 2, AMO 2) – Bridget Ruiz, FPC PAC Co-Chair 

(Motion to Approve)

 

Bridget Ruiz stated that the American Cancer Society donation drive will be held in September. Information will be sent home with students the week of September 23rd. Pink hair extensions will be delivered to FPC the week of September 30th. 

 

On MOTION of Gurpreet Gill, SECONDED by Sirui Thomassian, and CARRIED, the American Cancer Society Donation Drive was approved.

 

Item #6 Chorus Fundraiser (LCAP 2, AMO 1) – Coco Salazar, FPC PAC Co-Chair 

(Motion to Approve)

 

Coco Salazar stated that Barbara Filichia would like to fundraise for chorus by selling red and blue t-shirts for Chorus members.   Blue chorus shirts would be worn on Tuesdays, and red chorus shirts would be worn on Fridays.  The shirts will also be worn for Chorus performances held throughout the school year. The shirts would have a similar logo as our current uniform, except it would have ‘Chorus’ displayed on it. The funds raised will be used for chorus props, costumes, and music. 

On MOTION of Nina Ferman, SECONDED by Karen Knapp, and CARRIED, the Chorus Fundraiser was approved.

 

Item #7 Halloween at FPC (LCAP 2, AMO 1)Bridget Ruiz, FPC PAC Co-Chair 

(Motion to Approve)

 

Grade levels will continue to participate in the same successful Halloween activities as done in the past at FPC. TK/Kinder will have their annual Halloween parade on Thursday, October 31st at 8:30 a.m. on the playground.  Parents will be invited to attend the parade. Wendy Kaufman will emcee the TK-K parade.  First grade will also have a parade in the MPR, which will begin at 9:15 a.m. The first grade parade will be student only.  Lastly, 2nd grade will have their trick or treating on the second floor. 

 

On MOTION of Diana Lucas, SECONDED by Mara Shinn Smith, and CARRIED, Halloween at FPC was approved.

 

Item #8 Red Ribbon Week (LCAP 2, AMO 1) – Coco Salazar, FPC PAC Co-Chair 

(Motion to Approve) 10-28-10-31

 

Coco Salazar reported that our counselor, Paola Ramirez, left everything prepared for Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon week is scheduled from October 28th to October 31st, 2019.  The theme for each day is as follows:

 

    • ïMonday: “Use Your Head, Wear RED” – Students can wear red to school.
    • ïTuesday: “Say No to Drugs and Make Your Dreams Come True” –  Students can wear pajamas to school.
    • ïWednesday: “Team Up Against Drugs” – Students can wear their favorite team gear.
    • ïThursday: “Say Boo to Drugs” – Students can wear their Halloween costume.
    • ïFriday: No school

 

Students will also be asked to complete a Red Ribbon Week pennant where they will pledge to be drug free.  The pennants will be backed up on red construction, strung on red ribbon, and hung throughout FPC.

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Bridget Ruiz, and CARRIED, Red Ribbon Week activities were approved.

 

Item #9 National Mutt Day (LCAP 2, AMO 2) – Coco Salazar, FPC PAC Co-Chair 

(Motion to Approve)

 

The first Reading is Fundamental Literacy Event of the school year will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019, which is National Mutt Day.   Author, Laura Marlowe, will be reading her book Tommy the Throwaway Dog during the three scheduled assemblies.   FPC Chorus has also been asked to perform one of the songs from the “Tommy The Throwaway Dog” musical during the assemblies.  Teachers will be asked to pre-select one student from their class to ask a question during the Q and A with author, Laura Marlowe.   Nina Ferman will be creating a National Mutt Day crown for students to wear on that day.

 

The National Mutt Day planning team is also working on getting other dogs to attend so that every class can visit with a dog.  All dog owners will be required to show certification prior to attending.  Mara Shinn-Smith has scheduled Mr. Meyer to attend with therapy reading dogs, Fiona and Jupiter who attended our last National Mutt day event.  Bark Reading Therapy Dogs and Guide Dogs of America will also be contacted about their dog availability for our event.  Parent, Cindy Soto, who was in attendance, stated that she has a relative who is a certificated dog owner.  She will check to see if she can participate on National Mutt Day.

 

On MOTION of Nina Ferman, SECONDED by Sirui Thomassian, and CARRIED, National Mutt Day was approved.

 

Item #10 Mutt-i-grees Update and Fall Fundraiser (LCAP 2, AMO 1), Nina Ferman, FPC     Mutt-i-grees Lead 

(Motion to Approve)    

 

Nina Ferman, FPC Mutt-i-grees Lead, met with the Mutt-i-grees team to discuss their plan for the school year.  On Wednesday, November 13th, during our staff meeting, the team will give refresher on Mutt-i-grees.  Staff will review how to access the resources on the Mutt-i-grees website.  The team will also report on upcoming Mutt-i-grees events such as National Mutt Day and Pack Party Week.  Teachers will be reminded to model social emotional health and assure the lessons are being completed. 

 

In addition, the Mutt-i-grees Team will hold a fall fundraiser at the PAC night meeting.   They will be selling pizza and juice starting at 5:00 p.m.  

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Juan Gomez, and CARRIED, Mutt-i-gree fundraiser was approved.

 

Announcements: 

 

Richard Parra is asking the committee to brainstorm ideas with grade levels to encourage parent participation during their scheduled open houses this year. Ideas can include fundraising, class incentives or class performances. 

 

Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. 

 

Adjournment: 

 

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

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Diana Lucas  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

 

Unapproved Minutes of the

Parent Advocacy Committee

 

September 26, 2019

 

A meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee was held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331.

Call to Order: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair 

 

The Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting was called to order at 5:33 p.m. by Co-Chair, Coco Salazar.    

 

Roll Call: Diana Lucas, Secretary

 

Members Present:   Coco Salazar, Diana Lucas, Gurpreet Gill, Karen Knapp, Nina Ferman, Sarah Lin, Richard Parra, Wendy Kaufman, Tony Peña

 

Non-Members in Attendance: Nawal Takidin, Children’s Librarian at Lake View Terrace Library

 

Members Excused: Felix Carillo, Robyn Gallo, Paola Ramirez, Christina Peña, Caitlin McMabell, Sirui Thomassian, Juan Gomez, Mara Shinn Smith, Bridget Ruiz

 

Members Absent: None

 

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

 

There were no additions/corrections to the agenda.

 

Approval of Minutes from September 18, 2019: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the September 18, 2019 meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee 

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Nina Ferman, SECONDED by Gurpreet Gill, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting of September 18, 2019, were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair

 

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

 

There were no presentations from the public. 

 

Old Business:

 

New Business:

 

Item #3 Fall Parent Night Meeting Update (LCAP 2, AMO 2) – Gurpreet Gill and Sarah Lin, FPC Parent Advocacy Committee Members (Informational)

 

Parents were given a list of the upcoming important dates as well as the present and upcoming school events.  Parents were reminded to look out for more information on these upcoming dates and events and were informed that all these dates and events can also be found on the school’s website.  

 

                        Miss Gill informed the parents about upcoming important dates:

 

    • ïShortened Days: 9/27, 10/31 (Halloween), and 12/20
    • ïNo School: 9/30, 11/01, 11/11 (Veteran’s Day)
    • ïWeek of September 30:  Periodic Reports Sent Home
    • ïOctober 18:  School Picture Day
    • ïNovember 18th – 22nd: Parent Conference Week (Shortened Day Schedule all week)
    • ïNovember 25th – 29th:  Fall Break
    • ïDecember 23rd – January 13th:  Winter Break

 

  Mrs. Lin informed the parents about the present and upcoming school events:

 

    • ïSeptember 23rd – October 4th:  FOR THE TROOPS Donation Drive
    • ïSeptember 23rd – October 1st:  American Cancer Society Pink Hair Drive
    • ïOctober 17th:  Library Literacy Events at the Lake View Terrace Library & the Great CA Shakeout
    • ïOctober 28th – 31st: Red Ribbon Week Activities
    • ïOctober 31st: Halloween
    • ïNovember 14th: Fire Safety Event at Lake View Terrace Library
    • ïDecember 2nd: National Mutt Day Literacy Day Event
    • ïWeek of December 16th: Winter Spirit Week

 

Item # 4        Local Control Accountability Update (LCAP 2, AMO 3) – Richard Parra, FPC Director  (Informational)  

 

Mr. Parra explained that 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. The LCAP provides an opportunity for local educational agencies (LEAs) to share their stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected to meet their local needs.  Mr. Parra presented the three goals in the LCAP for FPC:

 

Goal 1: Increase Student Achievement

Goal 2: Increase meaningful and purposeful student, teacher, and parent engagement

Goal 3: Provide an appropriate Basic Condition for Learning 

 

He further explained that within each goal, there are several Annual Measurable Objectives.  Mr. Parra informed parents that our Local Control Accountability Plan and the Parent Overview for the LCAP can be found on our school website.

 

Item #5        Attendance & School Budget (LCAP 2, AMO 3) – Richard Parra, FPC Director 

                    (Informational)

       

Mr. Parra informed parents that students’ average daily attendance is a key factor in school funding. When students are absent, the school loses funding.  Mr. Parra presented on new State of California Funding Accountability.  The school gets funding by the number of students enrolled and number of students in attendance. To receive one hundred percent of funding, the school needs one hundred percent attendance. Our Fenton website has all The Accountability Plan in detail.  Currently, we have 680 students enrolled. Mr. Parra reminded parents that it is important that students come to school every day.  He reinforced that if their child is going to be absent, parents must notify teachers at least 24 hours in advance in order for an Independent Study to be created.  This will greatly help with the attendance and funding, especially since enrollment has declined over the years.                   

 

Item #6 School Wellness Policy and Breakfast in the Classroom (LCAP 2, AMO 2) – Karen Knapp, FPC Parent Advocacy Committee Member (Informational)

 

Mrs. Knapp informed parents that the FPC follows a School Wellness Policy.  It can be found on the Fenton website under the FCPS Policies.  FPC follows federal and state guidelines with our nutrition program.  The Wellness Policy assures that we provide nutritious, appealing school meals for breakfast, lunch, and supper.  Parents were reminded that since breakfast is provided in the classroom in order to assure students have access to breakfast every day, it is important for students to arrive to school on time, by 7:50, in order to get their breakfast. Parents were also reminded that the school menus can be found on the school’s website.

 

In addition, parents were reminded/informed that as stated in the policy, any food brought to school for classroom activities needs to be store bought and in the original unopened package.  Mrs. Knapp encouraged substituting cupcakes with healthier choices such as graham crackers and applesauce.  

 

Item #7          Parent Involvement Policies (LCAP 2, AMO 1), Home School Agreement (LCAP 2, AM0 2) and Fenton Code of Conduct (LCAP 3, AMO 6)Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational)

 

Mr. Parra informed parents that items are being refined on the Home School Agreement.  A “Code of Conduct for Students and Visitors” has been added to the home-school agreement this year.  The document is contained in the agreement and also posted at each school site to emphasize what is expected at each campus.  All parents in attendance received a copy of the Parent Involvement Policy and the Code of Conduct for Students and Visitors on Campus. 

 

Item #8    Parent Volunteer Requirements (LCAP 2, AMO 1) – Wendy Kaufman, FPC Administrative Coordinator (Informational)  

 

Wendy Kaufman encouraged more parents to become volunteers.  She explained that some of the Volunteer Opportunities include:   

 

    • Classroom assistance
    • School/classroom events like book fairs, career fairs, picture days, and field trips

 

 Mrs. Kaufman presented the following Volunteer Requirements:

 

    • All volunteers are required to complete a “School Volunteer Application” form annually. 
    • Volunteers must also complete an initial criminal background/ fingerprint check (CBC). 
    • Volunteers must provide evidence of a TB Risk Assessment completed within 60 days.

 

She added that Additional volunteer requirements are explained in the Volunteer Handbook which can be attained in the front office or found on the FPC website.

 

Parents who are cleared to volunteer were invited to sign up to help with some upcoming events like sorting the donated item from the For The Troops donation drive, assisting with school picture day, and/or helping on National Mutt Day.

 

Item #9        School Site Council Selection (LCAP2, AMO1) – Wendy Kaufman, FPC Administrative Coordinator (Informational)

 

Mr. Parra explained that the School Site Council oversees the School Improvement Plan, Strategic Plan and works with teachers, administrators, students and parents in achieving the Charter School’s mission of ensuring that all students demonstrate high academic achievement and successful post high school pursuits. FPC has officially selected the School Site Council for Fenton Primary Center. The following 12 members have been confirmed as the 2019-2020 FPC School Site Council:

 

Parents

- Marisol Luna (Parent of Valeria Martinez)

- Charlene Rodriguez (Parent of Emmar Rodriguez)

- Francisca Gutierrez (Parent of Emily G. R. Gutierrez)

- Ana Paula Pelacio (Parent of Ana Pelacio)

- Rocio Ramirez (Parent of Abigail Soltero) 

- Cindy Soto (Parent of Dylan Soto)

- Mayra Beltran (Parent of Jacob Dylan Molina)

 

Staff

- Judy Lee (Teacher)

- Sandra Valle (Teacher)

- Karen Knapp (Teacher)

- Maria Reyes (Classified Employee)

- Richard Parra (Director)

 

Item #10 State Testing ELPAC (LCAP 1, AMO 4), Wendy Kaufman, FPC Administrative Coordinator (Informational)

 

Mrs. Kaufman informed parents that FPC will begin using the computer to take assessments, which will be good practice for state testing in 3rd grade.  The testing window will be from October 1, 2019 to October 25, 2019 for Fall testing.  Teachers will also be trained on reclassifying students.  The Summative ELPAC will be administered in Spring 2020.

 

Item #11 Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) (LCAP 3, AMO 6) - Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational)

 

Mr. Parra informed the parents that FPC’s technology has access to wireless internet with a powerful filter to protect students from dangerous and illegal websites, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act.  Our school’s internet safety policy only allows access to educational websites and requires staff to be vigilant when students are working on projects using the internet. 

 

Item #12 Technology at FPC (LCAP 2, AMO 2) – Lisa Ibarra, FPC Technology Specialist (Informational)

 

Lisa Ibarra introduced herself as FPC’s new Technology Specialist.  Mrs. Ibarra gave an overview of what she has been doing with students in the Computer Lab.  Student work from the computer lab was showcased throughout the MPR.  Mrs. Ibarra stated that students have mostly been using iPads right now and learning how to insert text, photo stickers, and some typing.  Students will eventually be using laptops.  Since students will be learning to type more in 3rd grade, she plans to reinforce more typing skills.  All grade levels are getting the chance to work with her.

 

Item #13 Mutt-i-grees at FPC (LCAP 2, AMO 2) – Nina Ferman, FPC Mutt-i-grees Lead

(Informational)

  

Mrs. Ferman introduced herself as the new FPC Mutt-i-gree lead.  She informed parents that Mutt-i-grees is a Social and Emotional learning program developed by Yale University’s School of the 21st Century in partnership with North Shore Animal League America.  Mrs. Ferman explained that Mutt-i-grees teaches empathy through mixed breed shelter dogs.  Mrs. Ferman informed parents that FPC will participate in various Mutt-i-gree related activities and events throughout the school year.  

 

Item #14      Lake View Terrace Library Events (LCAP 2, AMO 2) – Nawal Takidin, Children’s Librarian at Lake View Terrace Library (Informational)

 

Ms. Takidin introduced herself and informed parents of the various events held at the Lake View Terrace Library.  Programs such as Story Time, and Playtime are currently on Wednesdays.  Reading Therapy Dogs come on Wednesdays at 3:30. She reminded parents that all that these are Free events.  On Tuesdays, the library also has volunteers who come to read to kids.  Parents from Friends of the Family Preschool come and sing and dance.  Kids of all ages are welcome on Thursdays.  She informed parents that other programs are available and are listed on flyers that were available for parents.

 

She also informed parents that FPC has two upcoming events planned at the library. The first event will be held on October 17, 2019 and will focus on getting a library card, learning how to check out books, and learning about the resources that can be found at the library.  There will be two sessions:  First session will be in Spanish at 3:30 p.m. and the second session will be in English at 4:15 pm.  Space will be limited to the first 60 people who sign up. 

                                 

Item #15 FPC Website (LCAP 2, AMO 1) – Coco Salazar, FPC PAC Co-Chair (Informational)

 

Coco Salazar invited parents to visit the updated FPC website at fpc.fentoncharter.net.   She reminded parents that everything presented at the meeting can also be found on the website. 

 

Item #16 Student Uniform Fashion Show (LCAP 2, AMO 1) – Wendy Kaufman, FPC Administrative Coordinator and Nina Ferman, FPC Parent Advocacy Committee Member (Informational)

 

Selected students showcased the various uniforms that can be worn to school, on field trips, as well as the unacceptable jeans! Student models wore various uniform combinations, as well as enhancements to uniforms, such as ties, bowties, jackets and sweaters.  Parents were reminded that students are required to wear the approved Fenton Primary Center student uniform every day.  Parents were also encouraged to label all sweaters and jackets with their child’s name. 

 

Announcements: 

 

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Nina Ferman, SECONDED by Gurpreet Gill, and CARRIED, the Parent Advocacy Committee meeting was adjourned at 6:36 p.m.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBA

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Diana Lucas 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Avenue Charter School

Unapproved Minutes of the School Community Relations Council

October 3, 2019

 

A meeting of the School Community Relations Council was held on Thursday, October 3, 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:  Elizabeth Jimenez, Co-Chair

The meeting of the School Community Relations Council was called to order at 7:20 a.m. by Elizabeth Jimenez, Co-Chair.

 

Members Present: Myriam Arechiga, Barbara Aragón, Angel Garcia, Elizabeth Jimenez, Leticia Padilla Parra, Lorena Sanchez, Katherine Sheppard, Saul Ulloa, Tiffany Walker 

 

Members Absent:  Patricia Orantes

 

Members Excused:   Alin Kazarian 

 

Item#1 Minutes from the September 5, 2019 meeting of the School Community Relations Council (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Angel Garcia, SECONDED by Katherine Sheppard, 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: Attendance and school Budget (LCAP 2, AMO 3) 

The council was informed that our current enrolled was 634 students and we need at least 10 more students to enroll in order to balance the FACS budget. We need to maintain a high ADA and continue to turn in independent studies. The budget is approximately at an $85,000 deficit. The school will refrain from hiring T.A’s until the budget allows.

                        

 

Item #4:   FACS 1st Annual Math Night (LCAP 2, AMO 1

Preparations are currently underway for the FACS Family Math Night.  Ms. Aragon is creating a map for the math night set up.  Mr. Tello is making fliers, Mrs. Hendrix is having a pizza sale, and we will have the Tasty Freeze food truck.

 

Item #5:    School Wellness Policy (LCAP 2, AMO 2) 

Deb Glosser from SNP is hosting the FCPS Wellness meeting at FACS on Thursday, October 24th at 9am.  All schools will have a representative attending.  The meeting will cover goals, policies, and the Ed. Code regarding nutrition.

                        

Item #6: Parent Orientation Meetings (LCAP 2, AMO 1), Leticia Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Informational Item)  

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared that the majority of teachers opted to have parent orientation during the PD days before school begins.  This will include the opportunity for the parents to meet the teacher and view the classrooms before school starts. We will have two orientations on one day, and 1 on the next day.  

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBA

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION Ms. Sheppard, SECONDED by Ms. Garcia, and CARRIED, the School Community Relations Council meeting adjourned at 7:42 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Tiffany Walker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

Unapproved Minutes of the

Parent Advocacy Committee

 

October 18, 2019

 

A meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee was held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in room 115 of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331.

Call to Order: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair 

 

The Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting was called to order at 2:31 p.m. by Co-Chair, Coco Salazar.    

 

Call to Order: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair

 

Roll Call: Diana Lucas, Secretary

 

Members Present:   Coco Salazar, Bridget Ruiz, Diana Lucas, Gurpreet Gill, Nina Ferman, Sarah Lin, Juan Gomez, Wendy Kaufman

 

Members Excused: Karen Knapp, Felix Carillo, Robyn Gallo, Paola Ramirez, Tony Peña, Christina Peña, Mara Shinn Smith

 

Members Absent: None

 

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

 

Approval of Minutes from September 26, 2019: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair

 

Item #1 Minutes from the September 26, 2019 meeting of the Parent Advocacy Committee 

(Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Nina Ferman, SECONDED by Gurpreet Gill, and CARRIED, the Minutes of the Parent Advocacy Committee Meeting of September 26, 2019, were approved as submitted.

 

Presentations from the Public: Coco Salazar, Co-Chair

 

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

 

There were no presentations from the public.

 

Old Business:

 

Item #3 Mutt-i-grees Pizza Fundraiser Update (LCAP 2, AMO 1) – Nina Ferman, FPC Mutt-i-grees Lead (Informational)

Nina Ferman thanked all who helped with the Mutt-i-grees Pizza Fundraiser at the PAC Night Meeting. All pizzas were sold, and the total profit made was $307.00.  Funds have been submitted, and FPC Mutt-i-grees Funds should now total $717.95.

 

New Business:

 

Item # 4 Mutt-i-grees T-Shirt Fundraiser (LCAP 2, AMO 1) – Nina Ferman, FPC Mutt-i-grees Lead (Motion to Approve)

 

Nina Ferman presented a request to fundraise by selling a newly designed Fenton Mutt-i-grees t-shirt.  Because it specifies Fenton Mutt-i-grees instead of specifically FPC, the design will be shared with any other Fenton school that desires to sell it as well, if they would like to. The shirts will be sold from October 22 to November 4, and will be distributed before Fall Break. Students will be encouraged to wear it for our first literacy event, National Mutt Day, scheduled for Monday, December 2, 2019.

 

On MOTION of Diana Lucas, SECONDED by Bridget Ruiz, and CARRIED, the Mutt-i-grees T-Shirt Fundraiser was approved as submitted.

 

Announcements: 

 

Coco Salazar shared that the Fenton Fun at the Library Literacy event held at the Lake View Terrace Library was a great success.  Only four families who originally signed up did not make it, but additional families attended.  Both Ms. Salazar and Bridget Ruiz were in attendance, as well as Mr. Parra, Mrs. Kaufman, Ms. Martinez, Mrs. Salceda, Mrs. Patron, and student teacher, Emily Rivera.  Besides a presentation about the events and resources at the library and a tour of the library, there was a special visit from a BARK reading therapy dog named Summer.  Students had the opportunity to pet Summer.  Pictures of the event will be uploaded on FPC’s website.  Summer and her owner have accepted an invitation to visit on National Mutt Day. 

 

Nina Ferman also informed PAC members that she contacted Mutt-i-grees representatives at North Shore Animal League to keep them informed about our upcoming events and projects, including National Mutt Day, Pack Party Week, our Mutt-i-grees Staff Meeting in November, etc.  They were very pleased and excited to hear about all that we are doing with Mutt-i-grees at FPC, and requested we share pictures, videos, and descriptions of how we incorporate Mutt-i-grees in our school with them. They would like to share these events on their Mutt-i-grees social media pages, and will be in contact with Mrs. Ferman to stay updated throughout the school year.

 

Coco Salazar also reported that the Red Ribbon Week Pennants were distributed to send home for students to complete and decorate.   Teachers have been asked to send them to her as they are turned in in order for them to be backed up and put up by Red Ribbon Week. PAC members were asked to help put them next week if they are available to help before school, during recess, lunch, psychomotor or after school. 

 

Adjournment: On MOTION of Nina Ferman, SECONDED by Bridget Ruiz, and CARRIED, the Parent Advocacy Committee meeting was adjourned at 2:41 p.m.

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBA

 

Minutes Respectfully Submitted by: Diana Lucas

 

 

Item II.B.4.a.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Fenton STEM Academy

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy

 

Unapproved Minutes

School Site Council (SSC)

 

September 27, 2019

A meeting of the School Site Council was held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:17 a.m. in the Hands on Lab of the Fenton Academies at 8926 Sunland Boulevard Sun Valley, California 91352.

 

Call to Order: Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director 

 

The School Site Council meeting was called to order at 7:17 a.m. by Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director of the Fenton Academies. 

 

Roll Call: Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director

 

Members Present: Jennifer Miller, Susana Orozco, Crissy Ismail, Paige Piper, Jennifer Hines, Hannah Boykins, Stephanie Cruz, Amarjeet Gonzalez, Ovsanna Karapetyan, Hugo Zarate 

 

Non-Members in Attendance: Jennifer Pimentel, Cecilia Quijano

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  

 

There were none.

 

Presentations from the Public:  

 

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

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

 

Item #2 School Site Council Bylaws, Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director

(Informational Item)

 

Jennifer Miller presented the council members with the Council Bylaws. The bylaws include information on School Site Council member requirements, responsibilities of the council, officer roles and terms of office, as well as meeting requirements. 

 

Item #3 School Site Council Responsibilities Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director

(Informational Item)

Jennifer Miller presented the council members with a calendar of meeting dates and topics. The council will meet 8 times during the 2019-2020 school year to review student achievement, instructional programs, and provide input for the approval of the Local Control Accountability Plan. 

Item #4 School Site Council Members Terms of Office, Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director

(Informational Item)

 

Jennifer Miller presented the council members with an overview of each council role,

responsibility, and term of office. Council members asked questions regarding each position and 

its specific tasks.

 

Item #5 Selection of School Site Council Officers, Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director

(Motion to Approve)

 

The following members volunteered for their council role and term of office:

 

Amarjeet Gonzalez (Parent Representative) – Chair of the School Site Council – 2 year term

Hannah Boykins (Parent Representative) – Vice-Chair of the School Site Council – 2 year term

Crissy Ismail and Paige Piper (School Representatives) – Secretaries of the School Site Council – 1 year term

Hugo Zarate (Parent Representative) – Parliamentarian of the School Site Council – 2 year term

Jennifer Miller (School Representative) – School Site Council Member – 1 year term

Stephanie Cruz (Parent Representative) – School Site Council Member – 2 year term

Osvanna Karapetyan (Parent Representative) – School Site Council Member – 2 year term

Jennifer Hines (School Representative) - School Site Council Member – 1 year term

Susana Orozco (School Representative) - School Site Council Member – 1 year term

 

On MOTION of Amarjeet Gonzalez, SECONDED by Hugo Zarate, and CARRIED, the Selection of School Site Council Officers and terms of office were approved. 

 

Item #6 FCLA and STEM Student Achievement and Overview of the Instructional Program (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4), Jennifer Miller, FCLA/STEM Director 

(Discussion Item)

 

Jennifer Miller presented the council members with an overview of student achievement and instructional goals. She presented the council with an LCAP summary that explained the CA Dashboard performance bands and LCAP goals. Jennifer Miller displayed several slides showing CAASPP data over time, in comparison to nearby schools, the district, and state. She provided information regarding trends, patterns, areas to celebrate and targeted areas for continued focus. 

 

Announcements:

 

Next Regular Meeting: The next regular meeting of the School Site Council will be held on Friday, October 25th at 7:15 a.m. 

 

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Crissy Ismail, SECONDED by Susana Orozco, and CARRIED, the School Site Council meeting adjourned at 8:09 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Jennifer Miller 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Fenton Primary Center

 

Unapproved Minutes

School Site Council (SSC)

 

September 27, 2019

 

A meeting of the School Site Council was held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:18 a.m. in Room 115 of the Fenton Primary Center at 11351 Dronfield Avenue, Pacoima, CA, 91331.

 

Call to Order: Richard Parra, FPC Director 

 

Roll Call: Richard Parra, FPC Director

 

Members Present: Karen Knapp, Richard Parra, Sirui Thomassian, Judy Lee, Wendy Kaufman, Sandra Valle, Maria Reyes, Marisol Luna, Charlene Rodriguez, Francisca Gutierrez, Ana Paula Pelacio, Rocio Ramirez, Mayra Beltran, Cindy Soto

 

Members Excused: none

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:  Richard Parra, FPC Director

 

There were none.

 

Presentations from the Public:  

 

Item #1 Any persons desiring to address the School Site Council on any proper matter.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

 

Item #2 Council Bylaws, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Informational Item)

 

Richard Parra presented the members with the School Site Council Bylaws. The bylaws explain the duties of our School Site Council. These bylaws include the voting rights, terms of office and all responsibilities of School Site Council members. SSC will meet four times this year and the three other meetings dates will be on December 19, 2019, February 14, 2020, and April 24, 2020. 

 

Item #3 Council Responsibilities, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Informational Item)

 

Mr. Parra explained the responsibilities of the council members. The School Site Council will meet to approve the finalized Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) after it has been revised and approved by our four other committees; Personnel Committee, Instruction Committee, Finance Committee and Parent Advocacy Committee. 

 

Item #4 Council Members Terms of Office, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Informational Item)

 

Mr. Parra will email the members to obtain their commitment to serve either 1 or 2 years on our School Site Council. It is encouraged that members serve a 2-year term. 

 

Item #5 Selection of Council Officers, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Motion to Approve)

 

Karen Knapp volunteered to be the Secretary to take minutes for the School Site Council and Sandra Valle volunteered to be the Co-Chair with Richard Parra. 

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Judy Lee, and CARRIED, the selection of Karen Knapp as Secretary and Sandra Valle as Co-Chair has been approved. 

 

Item #6 FPC Instructional Program Overview, Richard Parra, FPC Director

(Discussion Item)

 

The FPC Instructional program overview was presented to the members. Mr. Parra explained the plan for student achievement and how it relates to our school’s approved charter. The school’s accountability is provided by annual district oversight, state and federal programs, and Fenton Charter Public Schools board (FCPS). Mr. Parra provided an overview of our curriculum that we use at FPC.

 

Item #7 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), Richard Parra, FPC Director (Informational Item)

 

Richard Parra provided handouts to each member pertaining to the FPC Local Control and Accountability Plan and the LCFF Budget overview for parents. Our projected revenue was shared. There has been a flux in enrollment which in turn has affected our funding. Mr. Parra clarified what finances we get from the state and how we budget our funds. The LCAP overview includes the goals for our school. Goal #1 is to increase student achievement; Goal #2 is to increase meaningful and purposeful student, teacher, and parent engagement; Goal #3 is to provide an appropriate basic condition of learning. 

 

Announcements: There were none. 

 

Next Regular Meeting: December 19, 2019

 

Adjournment:

 

On MOTION of Richard Parra, SECONDED by Sandra Valle, and CARRIED, the School Site Council meeting adjourned at 7:52 a.m. 

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Karen Knapp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School

School Site Council (SSC)

September 27, 2019

 

Minutes

 

Call to Order: Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director

 

The School Site Council meeting was called to order in the auditorium at 3:12 p.m. by  Bunny Wolfer, Co-chair. 

 

Roll Call: Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director

 

Members present: Cary Rabinowitz, Jocelyn Condo, Bunny Wolfer, Lisa DeFrancesco, Johana Juarez, Lika Dalakishvili, Karla Morales Jimenez, Magda Rios, Tammie Robinson

Absent: Nancy Beltran

Non-Members Present: Antonio Garay

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda: Bunny Wolfer, Co-chair

 

Item #1 Presentations from the Public:

 

  There were no persons desiring to address the School Site Council on any proper matter.

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

 

Item #2 School Site Council Bylaws, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director

 

This is an informational item only. Mr. Rabinowitz went over the bylaws for the SSC committee. Half of the committee shall be made up of the principal, classroom teachers and other school personnel. The other half shall be made up of parents or other members of the community that have been elected by parents. The meetings will be composed of 10 members.

 

Item #3 School Site Council Responsibilities, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director

 

This is an informational item only. Mr. Rabinowitz presented the responsibilities of the SSC committee stated in the bylaws. The responsibilities are as follows: 

 

    • ●Develop and approve the school’s plan for student achievement (Charter Petition, LCAP)
    • ●Obtain recommendations from stakeholders
    • ●Recommend the plan to the Board of Directors
    • ●Provide ongoing review of the school’s plan for student achievement
    • ●Annually evaluate progress toward meeting school goals
    • ●Carry out all other duties as assigned to the committee by Fenton’s Governing Board

 

Item #4 School Site Council Members Terms of Office, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director

 

This is an informational item only. Mr. Rabinowitz presented the terms of office. Council members shall be elected for a 1-2 year term. 

 

The following committee members accepted a two-year term to serve on the School Site Council: Bunny Wolfer, Jocelyn Condo, Lisa DeFrancesco, Karla Morales Jimenez, Magda Rios, Johana Juarez, Lika Dalakishvili.

 

A suggestion was given of writing a formal letter if any member cannot serve the 2 years that have been agreed upon. 

 

Item #5 Selection of School Site Council Officers, Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Motion to Approve)

 

On MOTION of Cary Rabinowitz , SECONDED by Johana Juarez, and CARRIED, the discussion of School Site Council Officers.

 

The following are the School Site Council Officers: Committee Chair/s: Bunny Wolfer and Karla Morales Jimenez

 

Secretary/Co-Secretary: Jocelyn Condo and Lika Dalakishvili

 

Parliamentarian: Cary Rabinowitz

 

On MOTION of Jocelyn Condo, SECONDED by Lisa Defrancesco, and CARRIED, the Selection of the School Site Council Officers.

 

Item #6 SMBCCS Student Achievement and Overview of the Instructional Program (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4), Cary Rabinowitz, SMBCCS Director (Discussion Item)

 

For this discussion item Mr. Rabinowitz presented the Local Accountability Plan. The   

goals are as follows:

 

    • ●Increase Student Achievement 
    • ●Increase Student, Parent, and Community Engagement
    • ●Ensure a Basic Condition for Learning

 

Parent engagement continues to be a focus for this school year. SMBCCS has events in place that facilitate the parent engagement and make is accessible to parents/guardians.

School Advisory Committee Participation, Coffee with the Principal, School Volunteers, Parent Conferences, Schoolwide Events.

 

Suggestions where given of other possible ways to reach out to parents and encourage reading comprehension. 

 

    • ●A book challenge
    • ●Newsletter should include something related to reading comprehension
    • ●Send benchmark close readers home
    • ●Book donation
    • ●Parents workshops (similar to those presented by Evanne Gordon from Y.P.I in past years)
    • ●Volunteers for the library
    • ●Using the garden
    • ●Encourage parents to read to their child/children.
    • ●Class to teach parents how to read to their child.                      

 

Announcements: None

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment: 

 

On MOTION of Johana Juarez , SECONDED by Karla Morales Jimenez and CARRIED, the School Site Council Committee was adjourned at 4:07 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

FENTON AVENUE CHARTER SCHOOL

School Site Council (SSC)

September 27, 2019

7:15 a.m. – Conference Room

 

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

 

A meeting of the School Site Council was held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:29 a.m. in the Conference Room of Fenton Avenue Charter School at 11828 Gain St, Lake View Terrace, CA, 91342. 

 

Call to Order: Lety Padilla Parra, FACS Director 

 

The School Site Council was called to order at 7:29 a.m by Director Leticia Padilla Parra.

 

Roll Call: Lety Padilla Parra, FACS Director

 

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

 

Members Excused: None. 

 

Additions/Corrections to the Agenda:

 

There were no additions or corrections to the Agenda. 

 

Presentations from the Public:  Lety Padilla Parra, FACS Director

 

Item #1 Any persons desiring to address the Council on any proper matter.

 

Old Business: No Old Business 

 

New Business:

 

Item #2 School Site Council Bylaws, Lety Padilla Parra, FACS Director

(Informational Item)

 

Each member of the Council received a personal copy of the bylaws. Mrs. Padilla Parra reviewed the duties of the council members, including assessing the Local Control Accountability Plan, voting rights, and possibilities of serving sub-committees. The School Site Council meetings are open to the public, though members of the public may only share during the public presentation portion of the meeting, in order to follow Robert’s Rules of Order. Councilmembers were also provided with the dates for the meetings for the year, which fall on Fridays and one Thursday. 

 

Item #3 School Site Council Responsibilities, Lety Padilla Parra, FACS Director

(Informational Item)

 

As listed in the bylaws, Mrs. Padilla Parra stated that the responsibility of the School Site Council is to review the LCAP and to answer questions and make suggestions regarding both financial information and academic progress at Fenton Avenue Charter School

 

Item #4 School Site Council Members Terms of Office, Lety Padilla Parra, FACS Director

(Informational Item)

 

Terms of Office are either one or two years, depending on several factors, including graduating students.  The following shall be the terms of office for each councilmember:

 

1.  Lilian Garcia:  2 years 6.  Tony Peña:  2 years

2  Meagan Kimmer:  2 years 7.  Christopher Torres:  2 years

3.  Rebecca Lechuga:  1 year 8.  Cynthia Eschenfelder:  2 years

4.  Mayra Peña:  2 years 9.  Leanna Hendrix:  2 years

5.  Esmeralda Sarmiento:  2 years

 

As Director, Mrs. Padilla Parra has a permanent position on the School Site Council.

 

Item #5 Selection of School Site Council Officers, Lety Padilla Parra, FACS Director

(Motion to Approve)

 

After reviewing the duties and responsibilities of each officer position, it was determined that: Mrs. Padilla-Parra will serve as chairperson; Mr. Torres will serve as vice-chairperson; Ms. Eschenfelder will serve as secretary; Mrs. Kimmer will serve as parliamentarian. 

 

On MOTION of Tony Peña, SECONDED by Lilian Garcia, and CARRIED, the School Site Council Officers were approved.  

 

Item #6 FACS Student Achievement and Overview of the Instructional Program (LCAP Goal 1, AMO 1-4), Lety Padilla Parra, FACS Director (Discussion Item)

 

Mrs. Padilla Parra shared the preliminary SBAC data from the 2019 school year, in comparison with data from 2017 and 2018. Overall, FACS has shown growth in both ELA and Math. In ELA, the percent of students meeting or exceeding expectations schoolwide has grown from 31% in 2017, to 35% in 2018, to 40% in 2019 (preliminary). In Math, 22% of students met or exceeded in 2017, 26% in 2018, and 33% in 2019. The goal is continue to show growth, as well as exceeding the scores of our local schools and LAUSD.

 

Announcements:

 

Next Regular Meeting: TBD

 

Adjournment: 

 

On the MOTION of Leanna Hendrix, SECONDED by Mayra Peña, and CARRIED, the School Site Council adjourned at 7:54 a.m.

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by Cynthia Eschenfelder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. C. 

 

Financial Business Manager’s Report

(See presentation slides)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. D. 

 

Directors’ Reports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.D.1.

FENTON AVENUE CHARTER SCHOOL (FACS)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

October 24, 2019

 

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

 

State Charter Number:  30

 

General Information on Enrollment and Attendance:

 

 

3rd

4th

5th

Total

Monthly

ADA

Cumulative

ADA

10/24/2019

189

229

219

637

98.12%

98.46%

 

 

Enrollment at Fenton Avenue Charter School is 637 students with ADA at 98.12%. Enrollment has increased by six students since last month. 

 

 

Instruction

 

Release of 2018-2019 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments Results: The results of the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments have been released. These results show continuing growth for the students at Fenton Avenue Charter School. 40% of Fenton Avenue Charter School students scored at proficient levels in English language arts (ELA), while 33% of students scored proficient in Mathematics.  

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School demonstrated a 5% increase from the previous year in ELA, and a 7% increase from the previous year in mathematics.  Nearly all student subgroups at FACS demonstrated significant growth this year. 

 

These numbers equate to a 9% increase since 2017 in the area of English Language Arts and an 11% increase in mathematics since 2017. 

 

FACS is continuing to implement professional development and changes in instruction in the areas of language arts and mathematics that will better prepare our students to demonstrate their mastery of the Common Core Standards on the SBAC assessment.

 

Please see the following table for a breakdown of scores for specific significant subgroups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fenton Avenue Charter School Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment Results

2018 – 2019

 

 

      

NWEA® MAP Assessment Beginning of Year Results for 2019-2020: Fenton Avenue Charter School has completed the beginning of year administration of NWEA® MAP assessments in the areas of reading, math, and language. An analysis of this data has shown the percentage of students at or above the 41st percentile to be very strong. This number is a good indicator of the number of students that are likely to score at proficient levels on the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) in the spring. The FACS numbers are highly encouraging since these scores typically continue to increase for the winter and spring administrations.

 

 

 

 

FACS NWEA MAP

 41st + Percentile Data

Reading

FACS NWEA MAP 

41st + Percentile Data

Mathematics

 

 

 

 

 

 

16-17

17-18

18-19

19-20

16-17

17-18

18-19

19-20

Beginning

38%

46%

42%

40%

32%

35%

35%

37%

 

Professional Development: Fenton Avenue Charter School continues to provide professional development opportunities focused on the continued development of our instructional practices and social-emotional student needs. On October 31st, the minimum day professional development will be presented by the Help Group and will focus on assisting students with greater behavioral needs, and will also include an overview of the Help Group program currently being implemented on the FACS campus.

 

 

Professional Goal Setting & Observation Lessons: FACS completed the Professional Goal Setting meetings for all staff members. Teachers met with the Director to discuss goals, reflect on accomplishments from the previous year and discuss data and plans for the future. Observation lessons for probationary teachers begin in late October.  FACS has four probationary staff members who will participate in the observation process.

 

 

LAUSD Oversight Visit:  FACS will undergo its yearly District Oversight Visit on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.  Members of the LAUSD Charter Schools Division will review the school’s Governance, Student Achievement, Organizational Management, and Fiscal Operations. The process includes a review of documentations, classroom observations, as well as electronic document submissions that take place prior to the visit.

 

School Community

 

School Site Council (SSC): The FACS School Site Council held its first meeting on September 27, 2019. The agenda included the identification of members, roles, terms of office, and the meeting calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. The academic achievement and LCAP information for Fenton Avenue were also reviewed. The SSC will meet again on Thursday, December 19, 2019. 

 

FACS Family Math Night: On Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 5:00-6:00 pm FACS hosted its first annual FACS Family Math Night. It was extremely well attended, and we received very positive feedback from numerous parents. The parents and students were very appreciative and had a wonderful time. Thank you to all of our teachers for their hard work in preparing so many wonderful math activities for our students, and for giving of their time to be facilitators for their activity tables. In addition to the math activities, Breezy Freeze was on campus selling shaved ice, and Student Leadership sold 30 pizzas in order to raise funds for a field trip bus. It was so nice to see our families and teachers having such a great time talking about MATH! 

 

Gifted and Talented Program (GATE) – Parent Meeting: Fenton Avenue Charter School hosted the fall GATE Parent meeting on October 8, 2019.  Students and families enjoyed a continental breakfast and received information about the GATE program at FACS. Barbara Aragón, assistant director, presented information on the social-emotional needs of GATE students. Marya Asadurian, member of the GATE team, presented differentiation strategies and projects to the parents.  Lety Padilla Parra described the technology component of the GATE program, which will focus on coding.

 

Facility Update

 

Great California Shake Out 2019:  On Thursday, October 18, 2019, FACS participated in the "2019 Great California Shake Out".  Students and staff practiced our safety plan procedures in case of an earthquake. Staff teams searched the campus using the equipment they would use in case of an actual emergency. The drill went smoothly and was completed very efficiently.

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

10/28-10/31 Red Ribbon Week

10/29 7:15-8:00 Human Resource and Personnel Council Meeting – Conference Room

10/30 6:00-7:00 School Community Relations Council Title I Parent Night Meeting – Auditorium

10/31 Halloween

10/31 8:20 School-wide Firefly Friday Spirit Announcement – Miss Walker

10/31 8:30-10:00 Neighborhood Action Council Meeting – Family Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.D.2.

SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL (SMBCCS)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

October 24, 2019

 

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

 

State Charter Number:  446

 

ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE

 

Numbers as of October 18, 2019:

Monthly Attendance Average- 98.1%

Cumulative Attendance Average- 98.4% 

 

Grade Level and Enrollment Size Comparison - 2018 v. 2019

Date

Pre-K

TK

K

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Total

10/15/18

83

22

119

112

137

135

128

157

78

888

10/24/19

70

19

122

124

118

139

131

137

79

869

 

Enrollment: Santa Monica’s current enrollment is 869 students. Although a decrease from October 2018 (888), Santa Monica continues to meet its budget projection for the year. Note the total in the table above does not include preschool enrollment.

 

LAUSD CSD ANNUAL PERFORMANCE –BASED OVERSIGHT VISIT

 

Santa Monica’s Annual Performance-Based Oversight Visit is scheduled for Thursday, February 6, 2020. The CSD will complete a comprehensive review of the school’s practices focusing on and reporting a score in four main areas:  1) governance, 2) student achievement and educational performance, 3) organizational management, programs and operations, and 4) fiscal operations.  The CSD representatives will compile data through staff observations, document review, interviews, and discussion with school representatives.  Administration and staff will meet prior to and after the Winter Holiday to prepare for our visit.

 

OFFICIAL SMARTER BALANCED SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT RESULTS RELEASED

 

The 2018-2019 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment results were released in early-October.  41% of Santa Monica students met or exceeded the standard in English-language arts (ELA).  A 5% decrease from 2017-2018; However, Santa Monica remains approximately 5% points above the resident school’s median.  Additionally, Santa Monica’s SES, EL and RFEP subgroups outperformed LAUSD’s as well as the State’s SES and RFEP subgroups.

 

37% of Santa Monica students met or exceeded the standard in Mathematics.  A 5% increase from 2017-2018.  With these results, we are now outperforming LAUSD in Mathematics and have closed the gap with the State from 7 points to 3 points.  Santa Monica has also pulled further in front of the resident school’s median, increasing from approximately 2% to 5%. Additionally, Santa Monica’s SES, EL, RFEP and Hispanic subgroups are well ahead of both LAUSD and the State.

 

INSTRUCTION

 

NWEATM MAP® Beginning of Year (BOY) Assessment Results

Research has shown that students scoring at or above the 41st percentile on the Math, Reading, and Language growth interim assessments have a greater probability of meeting and/or exceeding the standard on end of year Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments.  The table below compares the percentage of students reaching or exceeding this 41st percentile threshold on beginning of year interim assessments over the last four years.  The data shows increases in the percentage of students at or above the 41st percentile on all beginning of year assessments over a four-year period with the largest increase coming in Mathematics (12%).

 

 

 

STEAM Assembly - The Magic of Science

Santa Monica students participated in our first of several STEAM-themed assemblies on Friday, October 11th.  These assemblies are designed to complement Santa Monica’s curriculum and events at the school by providing our students with additional exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.  Thank you to our STEAM Leads - Ariana Gomez, Tiene Hauck, and AJ Smith for scheduling this event for the students.

 

Professional Development

 

SMBCCS Learning Walks (All Staff), September 16th-24th 

Led by Instructional Coaches, Teresa Elvira and Angie Castellana Ferri, Santa Monica had the honor of hosting Fenton’s first annual Learning Walks in September.  Certificated staff were placed in groups of 5-6 members.  The creation of each group was intentional as they brought staff members from differing assignments together creating an opportunity for dynamic collaboration. Classrooms were visited both in the morning and after lunch and teams debriefed at the end of the day.  Teachers who were visited were provided general feedback in the form of notes taken by the team and the entire staff had the opportunity to review at the following staff meeting.  

 

Everyone Can Create, Early Learners - Staff Workshop

On October 2nd and 16th, our instructional technology coaches, Gaby Arroyo and Jennifer Nishimoto hosted certificated staff in the iLab for a workshop that reviewed Apple’s Everyone Can Create Early Learner project guide.  Teachers were guided in using the application, Sketches School to create drawings and practiced “smashing” the application with others to develop new projects.  Discussions during the workshop included the SAMR model and how teachers and students can use applications to move from substitution to redefinition in the classroom building their creativity and critical thinking skills.

 

Apple School Tour - Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Apple Distinguished Schools (ADS) are required to engage in Apple-hosted school site visits, publish the school’s success story, and share best practices and evidence of student academic success.  Thomas Jefferson Elementary of the Compton Unified School District received ADS status in 2018 and is hosting several tours this school year.  Many Santa Monica staff members have expressed an interest in visiting Thomas Jefferson.  Our first trip will be on October 22nd.  Ariana Gomez, Sandy Hernandez, Jazmin Luna, and Cary Rabinowitz will attend.

 

PERSONNEL

 

Probationary Teacher Formal Observation Lessons

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

 

Community Relations 

 

Parent Volunteer Orientations

The school held two parent volunteer orientations on September 24th.  The purpose of our parent volunteer orientations is to welcome and celebrate parents interested in volunteering at Santa Monica and to review procedures and policies set forth in the Volunteer Handbook.  In an effort to ensure clear expectations to all volunteers at the school, all parents will be required to attend an orientation prior to beginning as a volunteer.  Thank you to Monica Castañeda and Robin Rodriguez for preparing and facilitating our orientations.

 

Coffee with the Principal

On Wednesday, October 16th families were treated to a performance by Santa Monica’s Drill Team at Coffee with the Principal in our Auditorium.  Representatives from Uplift Family Services also presented information on the various mental health, therapeutic, and family-based services they provide.  At this meeting, Gaby Montoya, Santa Monica’s long time parent representative on Fenton’s Board of Directors, was honored with a plaque for her incredible service to our families and the community.  Parents also received information on Santa Monica’s CA School Dashboard Local Indicators and our Performance Indicator Review Plan designed to support the needs of Special Education students at the school. 

 

SMBCCS School Site Council (SSC) Meeting

On Friday, September 27th, Santa Monica held its first SSC meeting of the year.  Members on the committee were elected by their peers and include three teachers, one classified staff member, five parents, and the director of the school.  At the meeting, we reviewed the responsibilities of the council, council bylaws, elected council officials, and determined term limits.  We also reviewed the Local Control Accountability Plan and discussed various ways to engage the community.  Teacher and parent pairs will chair the SSC and serve as secretaries.  Please see our elected members and their roles below:

 

School Staff

Parent Members

Jocelyn Condo, Co-Secretary

Lika Dalakishvili, Co-Secretary

Lisa DeFrancesco

Magda Rios

Johana Juarez

Karla Morales Jimenez, Co-Chair

Cary Rabinowitz, Parliamentarian

Tammie Robinson

Bunny Wolfer, Co-Chair

Nancy Beltran

 

FACILITIES

 

Great California ShakeOut 2019

Santa Monica staff and students participated in the Great CA ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Thursday, October 17th.  This was a level four simulation that included the participation of all staff-led Emergency Teams.  The drill was implemented in four parts; 1) Emergency Drill Procedures and Evacuation, 2) Check-In and Report, 3) Emergency Team Procedures/Search and Rescue, 4) Student Requests and Reunions.  Staff did a fantastic job effectively addressing all facets of the simulation.

 

Upcoming Events: 

    • ïParent Advocacy Committee Meeting, October 29th 
    • ïEducational Specialist Training (Allen, Boyd, Molina), October 30th 
    • ïFCPS Student Achievement Symposium at SMBCCS, November 1st 
    • ï1st Reporting Period - Parent Conference Week, November 18th - 22nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.D.3.

FENTON PRIMARY CENTER (FPC)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

October 24, 2019

 

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

 

State Charter Number:  911

 

General Information on Enrollment and Attendance:

 

Fenton Primary Center Enrollment as of October 18, 2019 (TK-2):

 

Transitional Kindergarten

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

Total

40

218

201

229

688

 

Actual Daily Attendance for the Month of August (ADA) = 98.36% (One Year Ago= 98.53%)

 

Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) and Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) testing:  In 2015, FPC, along with all Fenton schools contracted NWEA for their MAP assessments. These assessments provide a tool to measure student progress on a national level in language arts and mathematics. The results of these assessments are used to compile data that can be compared nationally. Most importantly MAP data is used to measure internal growth using a normed common core standards assessment. 

 

Research has shown that students scoring at or above the 41st percentile on the Math, Reading, and Language growth interim assessments have a greater probability of meeting and/or exceeding the standard on end of year Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments.  The table below compares the percentage of students reaching or exceeding this 41st percentile threshold on beginning, middle and end of year interim assessments.  The data shows the percentage of students at or above the 41st percentile on all beginning of year assessments from the 2017-2018 to the 2019-2020 school years.  The data also shows the percentage of students reaching this threshold at the end of last school year was at or above 50% in all areas.  This year we began with a lower percentile in each of the three subject areas than we’ve had in the last two years. Grade levels are addressing this concern by breaking down the data by grade level standards and refining the teaching practices.

 

Fenton Primary Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language

 

Reading

 

Math

 

 

 

 

 

 

School

17-18

18-19

19-20

 

17-18

18-19

19-20

 

17-18

18-19

19-20

Beginning

53%

53%

33%

 

43%

50%

42%

 

37%

45%

40%

Middle

 

53%

 

 

46%

53%

 

 

36%

50%

 

End

 

59%

 

 

51%

51%

 

 

45%

50%

 

 

LAUSD Oversight Visit: Fenton Primary Center will have its annual district oversight visit on February 4, 2020. Similar to last year, the school will need to submit documents electronically, throughout the year, versus compiling all compliance documents in binders for the oversight team to review the day of the visit. Various compliance items were completed prior to the due date of October 5th. The school is currently working on reviewing the binders and requirement from the revised annual performance-based oversight guide.  

 

Professional Goal Setting for Staff: FPC completed Professional Goal Setting Meetings with all certificated staff. These meetings helped compile an overall picture of the school’s direction in addressing academic performance, school culture, and social and emotional well-being of all stakeholders. The school has many great projects planned to continue the positive school culture and academic success.

 

Literacy Project: FPC has joined with Lake View Terrace Library to bring the topic of literacy to parents. The first event took place on October 17th at 3:30 p.m. at the Lake View Terrace Library. Sixty parents participated in an overview and tour of the library. Parents and students also had a special guest. Summer a BARK therapy dog visited the group with information on the topic of dogs and reading. The school’s next event will be November 14 at 3:30 p.m. 

 

Parent Night Meeting: On September 26th FPC had its annual fall parent information meeting. It was an informational meeting that explained the various programs FPC has including some compliance items such as internet protection act and parent participation in school site council. A special guest from the Lake View Terrace Library came to explain the many programs available for students and families. A special thanks to the Parent Advocacy Committee for preparing the slideshow and materials for parents and preparing a special student uniform fashion show displaying appropriate uniforms to wear to school. 

 

“Great California Shake Out” Emergency Preparedness: This year’s Great California Shake Out Earthquake Drill was a basic drill for students and staff. FPC has reviewed and updated its emergency procedures. The school has had its fire alarm tested and all maintenance has been done to emergency equipment. The school is in the process of reviewing the emergency container and updating as needed. 

 

Cancer Awareness Fundraiser: FPC just completed its third annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The staff, parents, and students participated in cancer awareness by wearing pink hair extensions. The extensions were sold for $5. The fundraiser was held the week of October 7th. The school raised over $1,000 for the American Cancer Society and research specifically for lymphoma research. Thank you to Mrs. Penner for spearheading this fundraiser.

 

For the Troops Drive: Fenton Primary Center participated in “For the Troops” drive September 23rd through October 4th. FPC collected basic necessities, goodies and games to create Care Packages for American Military Men and Women serving our country. Along with the items students and staff wrote letters of support. It was a great experience and our school collected lots of goods for our troops.  Thank you to Coco Salazar for leading this fundraiser.

 

World Class Chocolate Sales: FPC just completed its first World Class Chocolate fundraiser in September. The school would like to thank Tony Peña for his work in organizing and preparing the entire event. The totals of the event will be presented soon at the school’s next Parent Advocacy Committee. The students have already received all of their prizes including lunch with the Director on Thursday, October 17th. 

 

Upcoming Events: 

October 21-25 Learning Walks all week

October 31 Halloween Activities and Shortened Day

November 1 Staff Development #4

November 11 Veteran’s Day Holiday

November 14 Literacy Project: LVT Library Event #2

November 18-22 Parent Conference Week

November 25-29 Thanksgiving Week Off

December 5 FCPS Board Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.D.4.

FENTON STEM ACADEMY (STEM)  

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

October 24, 2019

 

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

 

State Charter Number:  1605

 

Enrollment 

 

 

TK/Kinder

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Total

Monthly

ADA

Cumulative

ADA

10/24/2019

64

61

49

50

42

50

316

98.0%

98.3%

 

Material Revision to Charter Petition

 

On September 13, 2019, both the formal request to revise our current charter petition to add 6th grade  and the FCPS board resolution was presented to the Los Angeles Unified School District Charter School Division.  The CSD Leadership Team has reviewed our request, action plan, revised budgets, and student achievement data which has resulted in a recommendation to LAUSD for board approval. Changes in current law allow this material revision to skip a public hearing and go directly to the board for action. The material revision for Fenton STEM Academy will be included on the November 19, 2019 LAUSD board agenda. We plan to attend with speakers and represent the school’s instructional and fiscal capacity to move forward successfully with this grade level expansion. 

 

Schoolwide Data

 

Results of the 2018-2019 Smarter Balanced Assessments: – Fenton STEM Academy students demonstrated notable growth as measured by the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests given in Spring 2019. 50% of Fenton STEM Academy students met or exceeded state standards for English-language arts (ELA) and 34% met or exceeded state standards in the area of Mathematics. 

 

Fenton STEM Academy grew an impressive 12% in ELA from 2017. All grade levels experienced a gain in ELA proficiency. Most impressive is the growth of our subgroups; English Language Learners and Special Education. English Language Learners grew from 7% to 26% (double the state average) and Special Education students grew from 15% to 16%, reaching the same level of the state average. 

 

For Mathematics, Fenton STEM Academy maintained a score of 34%. Special Education students grew from 7% to 16%, higher than the district and state. Fenton STEM Academy students continue to

 outperform the resident schools and district with overall proficiency levels in both subjects. We will continue to work towards enhancing our ELA and Mathematics programs and practices to maintain these positive trends. The graph below includes a detailed analysis of overall, grade level and numerically significant subgroup performance compared to the district and state over the course of the three years (2017-2019).  

 

 

 

 

 

2019-2020 NWEA MAP BOY Student Outcomes: All students during August 2019 participated in Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessments at Fenton STEM. Students in grades Kindergarten – Fifth grade were tested in reading, math, and language skills. In the area of reading, 41% of STEM students tested in the 41st percentile or higher, which is similar to last school year. In mathematics, 41% tested in the 41st percentile or higher, which is an increase from this same time last year. This exciting increase shows potential for higher mathematics outcomes. This data will be reviewed again at the middle of the year, and will also help project which students are likely to pass the SBAC in the Spring of 2020.

 

The following table displays the percentage of students scoring in the 41st percentile and higher during beginning of year, over the last four years. Data trends reveal students that score in the 41st percentile or higher are on target to meet grade level standards and pass state exams. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instruction

 

School Site Council (SSC): The Fenton STEM Academy School Site Council met on September 27, 2019 to identify members, roles, terms of office, and the meeting calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. The group reviewed Fenton STEM’s academic achievement and LCAP information. The SSC will meet again on Friday, October 25, 2019. 

 

Family Math Night: On Friday, October 25th, Fenton STEM Academy will hold its annual Family Math Night event from 5:00-6:00 p.m. This is a highly anticipated event to promote math fluency and build mathematics skills. The expected outcome is parents will be taught math games that can be replicated at home. Grade levels will host various math game stations throughout the campus. Parents and students will have the opportunity to engage in all TK-5th grade stations. Family Math Night is always a valuable opportunity to demonstrate how math can be fun and exciting. In addition, families will have the opportunity to visit our incredible Haunted House. Pizza and shaved ice will be on hand for purchase. 

 

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference: In following STEM’s LCAP allotment for professional development, Fenton STEM Academy plans to attend the annual National Science Teachers Association Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 13-16, 2019. The team will include Elisa Vallejo, Kelley Christenson, Cecilia Quijano, Julie Nguyen, and Dominica Yasuda. This year the conference will center around the fundamental understandings of science (disciplinary core ideas), the "doing" of science (science and engineering practices), and the multidisciplinary themes (crosscutting concepts), for genuine and effective practice for all learners. Fenton STEM Academy continues to enhance three-dimensional science learning and will share out information with staff during a staff meeting in early December. 

 

Fall Professional Development: 

Fenton STEM Academy staff participated in various professional development throughout the months of September and October. Trainings centered around enhancing our instructional practice and building capacity for effective instruction in the areas of ELA, Mathematics, and supplemental programs. The following professional development occurred during September - October:

 

Reflex Math Fact Fluency - Overview and in depth program implementation led by a member of the Reflex team. 

RACER, Close Reading, and CUBES – Effective strategies for structured reading and writing, as well as mathematics instructional strategies led by Yesenia Fuentes and Jennifer Pimentel

Benchmark Advance – Guided reading during small group instruction led by a member of the Benchmark Advance Team.

Learning Walks – Schoolwide opportunity for 5 minute informal walkthroughs across grade levels. Teams focused on student engagement, rigor of classroom work, as well as insight gained from observing others in action. Designed and led by the FCPS Instructional Coaches, Teresa Elvira and Angie Castellana Ferri. 

 

First Semester Formal Observation Lessons:  First semester formal observation lessons have begun for probationary certificated staff members. Educators will participate in a pre-observation and post-observation meeting with Mrs. Miller to discuss instructional goals and reflect on lesson outcomes. Fall lessons will focus on Explicit Direct Instruction to deliver English Language Arts lessons that meet California Common Core standards. These lessons are a wonderful opportunity to reflect and refine our teaching practice, while building instructional capacity amongst the staff. 

 

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC): Fenton STEM Academy earned initial WASC Accreditation during the 2016-2017 school year. Having been 3 years, the school is now due for the 3 day self-study visit. The visit will be concurrent with Fenton Charter Leadership Academy and will involve a larger team (about 6 people) with two small groups dedicated to each school. The visit is scheduled for March 2-4, 2020. The 3 days will consist of classroom observations, focus group interviews, and review of evidence through school artifacts. 

 

LAUSD Oversight Visit: The yearly LAUSD Oversight Visit will take place at Fenton STEM Academy on Friday, February 14, 2019. The Charter Schools Division team will review our school in four categories; Governance, Student Achievement, Organizational Management, and Fiscal Operations. The oversight visit will consist of review of documentation and compliance paperwork, interviews with key stakeholders, and classroom visits. New this year is the Quarterly Electronic Document Submission, which requires charter schools to upload to the district documentation across four quarterly deadlines in an effort to reduce multiple document requests an eliminate some of the work prior to our on-site visit. The first quarterly submission took place October 4th and included about 13 items for various school policies and plans. The next upload is required in January. 

 

School Community

 

Red Ribbon Week: Fenton STEM Academy will participate in Red Ribbon Week, October 28 – 31, 2019. National Red Ribbon Campaign is a national prevention program to raise the awareness of the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Students will participate in various activities and lessons centered on the Red Ribbon theme each day of this important week. Thank you to the FCLA/STEM School Counselor, Melissa Katchen for organizing and communicating this important week long focus. 

 

Scholastic Book Fair: The Fenton STEM Academy Scholastic Book Fair will take place October 18 – 24, 2019. The book fair will be open daily during recess and after school. In prior years, the book fair has earned approximately $4,000.00 in book sales for the week. Flyers have been distributed to students and teachers will begin to promote the upcoming book fair. Staff members and DOJ cleared parents have volunteered to assist during the week. We appreciate their effort in order to promote reading fluency, while raising funds for our school. 

 

Facility & Operations 

 

Great California ShakeOut Drill: On Thursday, October 17th, Fenton STEM Academy participated in the “2019 Great California ShakeOut.” Students and staff practiced drop and cover procedures, evacuating the building, and joining various safety teams. The search and rescue teams searched all rooms within the building while other teams focused on first aid, parent retrieval protocol, and maintaining a calm environment for students waiting on the yard. We will continue to refine our emergency procedures by practicing drills on a monthly basis. 

 

Upcoming Events: 

    • Scholastic Fall Book Fair 
    • Family Math Night (5:00-6:00 p.m.)
    • Red Ribbon Week
    • Halloween Parade
    • Parent Teacher Conference Week
    • LAUSD Board Vote for Material Revision 
    • Thanksgiving Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.D.5.

FENTON CHARTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (FCLA)

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

October 24, 2019

 

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

 

State Charter Number:  1613

 

Enrollment 

 

 

TK/Kinder

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Total

Monthly

ADA

Cumulative

ADA

10/24/19

47

55

64

61

41

41

327

98.1%

98.2%

 

Material Revision to Charter Petition

 

On September 13, 2019, both the formal request to revise our current charter petition to add 6th grade  and the FCPS board resolution was presented to the Los Angeles Unified School District Charter Schools Division.  The CSD Leadership Team has reviewed our request, action plan, revised budgets, and student achievement data which has resulted in a recommendation to LAUSD for board approval. Changes in current law allow this material revision to skip a public hearing and go directly to the board for action. The material revision for Fenton Charter Leadership Academy will be included on the November 19, 2019 LAUSD board agenda. We plan to attend with speakers and represent the school’s instructional and fiscal capacity to move forward successfully with this grade level expansion.

 

Schoolwide Data

 

Results of the 2018-2019 Smarter Balanced Assessments: – Fenton Charter Leadership Academy students demonstrated notable growth as measured by the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests given in Spring 2019. An impressive 51% of Fenton Charter Leadership Academy students met or exceeded state standards for English-language arts (ELA) and 46% met or exceeded state standards in the area of Mathematics. 

 

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy grew an impressive 7% in ELA and 10% in Mathematics from 2018. Most significant is the ELA growth of our subgroups; English Language Learners and Special Education. English Language Learners scored 25% (almost double the state average) and Special Education students grew from 18% to 24%, surpassing the state average.

 

For Mathematics, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy gained 10%, scoring 46% of students meeting or exceeding state standards. Special Education students grew from 9% to 12%, higher than the district and RFEP students scored an astounding 71%, significantly higher than the district and state. Fenton Charter Leadership Academy students continue to outperform the resident schools and district with overall proficiency levels in both subjects. We will continue to work towards enhancing our ELA and Mathematics programs and practices to maintain these positive trends. The graph below includes a detailed analysis of overall, grade level and numerically significant subgroup performance compared to 

 

the district and state over the course of two years (2018-2019).

 

 

2019-2020 NWEA MAP BOY Student Outcomes: All students during August 2019 participated in Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessments at Fenton Charter Leadership Academy. Students in grades Kindergarten – Fifth grade were tested in reading, math, and language skills. In the area of reading, 52% of FCLA students tested in the 41st percentile or higher, which is similar to last school year. In mathematics, 46% tested in the 41st percentile or higher, which is an increase from this same time last year. This exciting increase shows potential for higher mathematics outcomes. This data will be reviewed again at the middle of the year, and will also help project which students are likely to pass the SBAC in the Spring of 2020.

 

The following table displays the percentage of students scoring in the 41st percentile and higher during beginning of year, over the last four years. Data trends reveal students that score in the 41st percentile or higher are on target to meet grade level standards and pass state exams. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instruction

                                      

School Site Council (SSC): The Fenton Charter Leadership Academy School Site Council met on September 27, 2019 to identify members, roles, terms of office, and the meeting calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. The group reviewed FCLA’s academic achievement and LCAP information. The SSC will meet again on Friday, October 25, 2019. 

 

Family Math Night: On Friday, October 25th, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy will hold its annual Family Math Night event from 5:00-6:00 p.m. This is a highly anticipated event to promote math fluency and build mathematics skills. The expected outcome is parents will be taught math games that can be replicated at home. Grade levels will host various math game stations throughout the campus. Parents and students will have the opportunity to engage in all TK-5th grade stations. Family Math Night is always a valuable opportunity to demonstrate how math can be fun and exciting. In addition, families will have the opportunity to visit our incredible Haunted House. Pizza and shaved ice will be on hand for purchase. 

 

 

 

Service Learning Projects (SLP): Service Learning is underway at Fenton Charter Leadership Academy. On Thursday, October 17th, the FCLA Focus Leads (Kate Hetu and Veronica Palazzola) held a SLP Cycle check in meeting for 3rd through 5th grade. The meeting covered the aspects of Service Learning, information regarding the SLP cycle and specific projects which will be shared during the annual Leadership Summit. Kindergarten – Second grade is currently working on identifying a need at the Fenton Academies. Their focus will be on civic duty on a local level (addressing an internal need vs. working with an external organization). Thank you to Kate Hetu and Veronica Palazzola for their hard work designing, overseeing, and supporting the Service Learning at Fenton Charter Leadership Academy. 

 

Fall Professional Development: 

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy staff participated in various professional development throughout the months of September and October. Trainings centered around enhancing our instructional practice and building capacity for effective instruction in the areas of ELA, Mathematics, and supplemental programs. The following professional development occurred during September - October:

 

Reflex Math Fact Fluency - Overview and in depth program implementation led by a member of the Reflex team. 

RACER, Close Reading, and CUBES – Effective strategies for structured reading and writing, as well as mathematics instructional strategies led by Yesenia Fuentes and Jennifer Pimentel

Benchmark Advance – Guided reading during small group instruction led by a member of the Benchmark Advance Team.

Learning Walks – Schoolwide opportunity for 5 minute informal walkthroughs across grade levels. Teams focused on student engagement, rigor of classroom work, as well as insight gained from observing others in action. Designed and led by the FCPS Instructional Coaches, Teresa Elvira and Angie Castellana Ferri. 

 

First Semester Formal Observation Lessons:  First semester formal observation lessons have begun for probationary certificated staff members. Educators will participate in a pre-observation and post-observation meeting with Mrs. Miller to discuss instructional goals and reflect on lesson outcomes. Fall lessons will focus on Explicit Direct Instruction to deliver English Language Arts lessons that meet California Common Core standards. These lessons are a wonderful opportunity to reflect and refine our teaching practice, while building instructional capacity amongst the staff. 

 

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC): Fenton Charter Leadership Academy earned initial WASC Accreditation during the 2016-2017 school year. Having been 3 years, the school is now due for the 3 day self-study visit. The visit will be concurrent with Fenton STEM Academy and will involve a larger team (about 6 people) with two small groups dedicated to each school. The visit is scheduled for March 2-4, 2020. The 3 days will consist of classroom observations, focus group interviews, and review of evidence through school artifacts. 

 

LAUSD Oversight Visit: The yearly LAUSD Oversight Visit will take place at Fenton Charter Leadership Academy on Thursday, February 13, 2019. The Charter Schools Division team will review our school in four categories; Governance, Student Achievement, Organizational Management, and Fiscal Operations. The oversight visit will consist of review of documentation and compliance paperwork, interviews with key stakeholders, and classroom visits. New this year is the Quarterly Electronic Document Submission, which requires charter schools to upload to the district documentation across four quarterly deadlines in an effort to reduce multiple document requests an eliminate some of the work prior to our on-site visit. The first quarterly submission took place October 4th and included about 13 items for various school policies and plans. The next upload is required in January. 

 

School Community

 

Red Ribbon Week: Fenton Charter Leadership Academy will participate in Red Ribbon Week, October 28 – 31, 2019. National Red Ribbon Campaign is a national prevention program to raise the awareness of the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Students will participate in various activities and lessons centered on the Red Ribbon theme each day of this important week. Thank you to the FCLA/STEM School Counselor, Melissa Katchen for organizing and communicating this important week long focus. 

 

Scholastic Book Fair: The Fenton Charter Leadership Academy Scholastic Book Fair will take place October 18 – 24, 2019. The book fair will be open daily during recess and after school. In prior years, the book fair has earned approximately $4,000.00 in book sales for the week. Flyers have been distributed to students and teachers will begin to promote the upcoming book fair. Staff members and DOJ cleared parents have volunteered to assist during the week. We appreciate their effort in order to promote reading fluency, while raising funds for our school. 

 

Facility & Operations 

 

Great California ShakeOut Drill: On Thursday, October 17th, Fenton Charter Leadership Academy participated in the “2019 Great California ShakeOut.” Students and staff practiced drop and cover procedures, evacuating the building, and joining various safety teams. The search and rescue teams searched all rooms within the building while other teams focused on first aid, parent retrieval protocol, and maintaining a calm environment for students waiting on the yard. We will continue to refine our emergency procedures by practicing drills on a monthly basis. 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

    • Scholastic Fall Book Fair 
    • Family Math Night (5:00-6:00 p.m.)
    • Red Ribbon Week
    • Halloween Parade
    • Parent Teacher Conference Week
    • LAUSD Board Vote for Material Revision 
    • Thanksgiving Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. E.

 

Chief Academic Officer’s Report and LCAP Update

(See presentation slides)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. F.

 

Executive Director’s Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item II.F.

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

October 24, 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. 

 

State:

 

From School Services of California – 

 

“Top Legislative Issues for 2019—Final Actions”

Bills Signed by the Governor

Assembly Bill (AB) 5 (Chapter 296/2019)—Worker Status: Employees and Independent Contractors. This bill codifies the recent Dynamex decision, requiring that employers prove that their workers can meet a three-part (ABC) test in order to be lawfully classified as independent contractors.

AB 9 (Chapter 709/2019)—Employment Discrimination: Limitation of Actions. This bill extends the statute of limitations from one year to three years for all employment-related discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

AB 34 (Chapter 282/2019)—Pupils: Bullying and Harassment Prevention Information. This bill requires local educational agencies (LEAs), beginning with the 2020–21 school year, to provide specified bullying and harassment prevention information in a prominent location on their existing Internet website. Such information includes:

    • The LEA’s policy on pupil suicide prevention
    • The definition of discrimination and harassment based on sex and the LEA’s written policy on sexual harassment
    • Title IX information
    • The LEA’s policy, if it exists, on preventing and responding to hate violence
    • The LEA’s anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, anti-intimidation, and anti-bullying policies
    • The LEA’s anti-cyberbullying procedures

AB 48 (Chapter 530/2019)—Public Preschool, K–12, and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2020. AB 48 places a $15 billion statewide bond on the March 2020 ballot for consideration by California voters to fund new and renovate existing preschool through college facilities. The bond would provide $9 billion for K–12 LEAs and $2 billion each for community colleges, the California State University (CSU), and University of California (UC) systems. 

AB 114 (Chapter 413/2019)—Education Finance: Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill. This is the education budget trailer clean-up bill. The bill is designed to address education issues in the 2019–20 State Budget that were not quite settled by the bills passed in June or to address new issues that have since arisen. This bill provides clarifications to the funding based on preschoolers with disabilities and extends the deadlines for the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, and makes several other changes.

SSC Comment: Since this is a budget trailer bill, the provisions went into effect immediately upon signature from Governor Newsom.

AB 218 (Chapter 861/2019)—Damages: Childhood Sexual Assault: Statute of Limitations. Among other things, this bill extends the time for commencement of actions for childhood sexual assault to forty years of age or five years from discovery of the injury; provides enhanced damages for a cover up, as defined, of the assault; and provides a three-year window in which expired claims would be revived.

AB 378 (Chapter 385/2019)—Family Child Care: Collective Bargaining. This bill authorizes family child care providers to form, join, and participate in organized representation and to bargain on matters relating to subsidized child care programs. The bill defines the scope of bargaining, including, but not limited to, the recruitment, retention, and training of the workforce along reimbursement rates. The 2019 Budget Act included an appropriation to support the collection of family child care provider data.

AB 605 (Chapter 228/2019)—Special Education: Assistive Technology Devices. This bill requires an LEA to provide an individual with exceptional needs who requires the use of an assistive technology device with continuous access to that device while the individual is enrolled in that LEA. The bill also requires an LEA to be responsible for providing this individual with continued access to that device, or to a comparable device when that individual, due to enrollment in another LEA, ceases to be enrolled in that LEA. The responsibility will be in force until alternative arrangements can be made or until two months have elapsed from the date that the individual ceased to be enrolled in that LEA, whichever occurs first.

AB 1172 (Chapter 454/2019)—Special Education: Nonpublic, Nonsectarian Schools or Agencies. Beginning with the 2020–21 school year, this bill requires an LEA that enters into a master contract with a nonpublic, nonsectarian school to conduct at least both of the following:

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

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

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

AB 1240 (Chapter 783/2019)—School Accountability: LCAP Plans: State Priorities: Pupil Achievement. This bill revises the definition of the pupil achievement state priority for purposes of school district, county office of education (COE), and charter school Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) to include the percentage of pupils who have successfully completed courses that satisfy the requirements for: 1) entrance to the UC and CSU, 2) career technical education sequences, and, 3) both 1) and 2).

AB 1303 (Chapter 541/2019)—Facilities: Civic Center Act. This bill extends, until January 1, 2025, the authorization under the Civic Center Act for the governing board of a school district to charge an entity a fee for the use of a school’s facilities or grounds for its proportional share of the costs associated with operating, maintaining, repairing, restoring, and refurbishing the school facilities or grounds.

AB 1353 (Chapter 542/2019)—Classified Employees: Probationary Period. AB 1353 reduces the probationary period for school district classified employees from one year to six months in nonmerit school districts.

AB 1505 (Chapter 486/2019)—Charter Schools: Petitions and Renewals. AB 1505 makes significant changes to the charter school authorization, renewal, and appeal process. The bill also clarifies the teacher credentialing requirements of charter school teachers, and places a two-year moratorium on the establishment of nonclassroom-based charter schools.

AB 1507 (Chapter 487/2019)—Charter Schools: Location: Resource Center. This bill eliminates the authorization for a charter school to be located outside the boundaries of its authorizer and allows a charter school to establish resource centers within the jurisdiction of the school district where the charter school is located, if explicitly approved by the charter authorizer.

Senate Bill (SB) 126 (Chapter 3/2019)—Charter Schools. This bill requires charter school governing boards to comply with a variety of the same open meeting, conflict-of-interest, and disclosure laws as traditional school district governing boards.

SB 276 (Chapter 278/2019)—Immunizations: Medical Exemptions. SB 276 requires the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to develop a standardized medical exemption certification form to be used by licensed physicians which, beginning January 1, 2021, will be the only documentation of a medical exemption that is acceptable. The bill also requires the CDPH to review all medical exemptions from schools or institutions with an immunization rate of less than 95%, physicians who have submitted five or more medical exemptions in a calendar year, and schools or institutions that do not provide reports of vaccination rates to the CDPH.

SB 328 (Chapter 868/2019)—Pupil Attendance: School Start Time. This bill requires the school day 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 “school day” 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.

SB 390 (Chapter 475/2019)—School Safety: School Security Officers and Security Guards. This bill requires school security officers and security guards employed by a school or community college district, commencing July 1, 2021, to complete a training course developed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs regardless of the number of hours worked per week. The bill would also require school districts, charter schools, COEs, and community college districts to provide the training required for their employees during regular work hours, except in certain circumstances.

SB 419 (Chapter 279/2019)—Pupil Discipline: Suspensions: Willful Defiance. Commencing July 1, 2020, this bill prohibits the suspension of a pupil enrolled in a school district or charter school in grades 4 and 5 for disrupting school activities or otherwise willfully defying the valid authority of those school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties. The bill, from July 1, 2020, until July 1, 2025, prohibits the suspension of a pupil enrolled in a school district or charter school in any of grades 6 to 8, inclusive, for those acts.

SB 541 (Chapter 786/2019)—School Safety: Lockdown Drills and Multi-Option Response Drills: Report. The bill requires the CDE to collect, and LEAs to provide, data pertaining to lockdown or multi-option response drills conducted at school sites within school districts, COEs, and charter schools. The bill also requires the CDE to conduct, or contract to conduct, a study that identifies, among other things, best practices for age-appropriate drills. The bill requires the data and the study to be submitted to the Governor and relevant policy committees of the Legislature on or before November 1, 2021.

SB 714 (Chapter 281/2019)—Immunizations. SB 714 is a companion bill to SB 276 that aim to prevent fraudulent medical exemptions for mandatory vaccinations. This specific bill makes further amendments to medical exemption requirements including the following:

    • Allows a child with a medical exemption as of January 1, 2020, to continue to enroll in any public or private school, child care center, family day care home, or developmental center within the state until the child enrolls in the next grade span, which are: 
    • Birth to preschool
    • Grades K–6 (including transitional kindergarten)
    • Grades 7–12
    • Prohibits medical exemptions issued prior to January 1, 2020, from being revoked unless it was issued by a physician who has been subject to disciplinary action by a licensing board
    • Removes the penalty of perjury provision of SB 276 for physicians signing medical exemption forms

Bills Vetoed by the Governor

AB 197 (Weber, D-San Diego)—Full-Day Kindergarten. This bill would have required schools in school districts offering kindergarten and charter schools serving pupils in early primary grades to implement at least one full-day kindergarten program. The minimum school day for full-day kindergarten would have had to equal the number of minutes offered to students in the 1st grade.

The Governor’s veto message states in part:

Enrollment in full-day kindergarten has grown for more than a decade. Some school districts opt for part-day programs due to facilities constraints. In order to address this limitation, the 2019 Budget Act includes $300 million one-time non-Proposition 98 General Fund specifically for facilities construction designed to expand full-day kindergarten offerings. While I support increased access to full-day kindergarten, I cannot sign this bill as it would impose new costs outside the budget.

AB 346 (Cooper, D-Elk Grove)—Workers’ Compensation: Leaves of Absence. This bill would have added police officers employed by a school district, COE, or community college district to the list of police officers eligible for fully paid leaves of absences for up to one year due to occupational injury.

The Governor’s veto message states in part:

While I appreciate the Legislature’s intent, and do not take lightly the important public service provided by police officers in education settings, this bill would significantly expand 4850 benefits that can be negotiated locally through the collective bargaining process. Many local school districts face financial stress, and the addition of a well-intentioned but costly benefit should be left to local entities that are struggling to balance their priorities.

AB 354 (Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton)—School Meals: Free or Reduced-Price Meals. This bill would have required LEAs that do not participate in the federal National School Lunch Program and the federal School Breakfast Program to provide adequate space for children to consume those meals.

The Governor’s veto message states in part:

Current law already requires school districts and county offices of education to provide each student in need one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-priced meal during the school day. AB 1871 (Chapter 480, Statutes of 2018), required charter schools to provide each student in need with a nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal each school day. I have not seen evidence of widespread disregard for these requirements that warrants such a prescriptive approach. This bill would impose substantial ongoing costs, a matter that should be considered within the state budget process, where the Administration and Legislature can balance the competing demands with limited resources. I have directed my Department of Finance to develop options to expand access to free and reduced-price meal programs. I look forward to working with you in next year’s budget to improve this important program.

AB 500 (Gonzalez, D-San Diego)—School and Community College Employees: Paid Maternity Leave.  AB 500 would have required school districts, charter schools, and community colleges to provide at least six weeks of full pay for pregnancy-related leaves of absence taken by certificated, academic, and classified employees.

The Governor’s veto message states in part:

Providing every California worker with paid family leave is a noble goal and a priority for my administration. However, this bill will likely result in annual costs of tens of millions of dollars that should be considered as part of the annual budget process and as part of local collective bargaining. Moreover, this proposal should be considered within the broader context of the Paid Family Leave Task Force, which is assessing increased paid family leave for all of California’s workers.

AB 751 (O’Donnell, D-Long Beach)—Pupil Assessments: Pathways to College Act. This bill would have required the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) to approve one or more nationally recognized high school assessments, such as the SAT or ACT, that LEAs and charter schools may, at their own discretion, administer in lieu of the grade 11 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment, commencing with the 2021–22 school year.

The Governor’s veto message states in part:

Encouraging student access to college and reducing the student testing burden in high school are laudable goals. However, I am concerned that replacing the state’s high school assessment with the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) will have the opposite effect. Specifically, their use exacerbates the inequities for underrepresented students, given that performance on these tests is highly correlated with race and parental income, and is not the best predictor for college success. It is important to remember that over the last several years California has made great strides towards establishing a coherent accountability system. Measuring how students throughout the state perform on our state’s assessments, including the grade 11 assessment, provides critical information to students, families, educators, and our state Finally, our K-12 system and public universities continue to discuss the potential for using of California’s grade 11 state assessment for college admissions or eligibility purposes in the future. This would be a better approach to improving access to college for underrepresented students and reducing ‘testing fatigue.’

AB 773 (Gonzalez)—Voter Education: High School Pupils. This bill would have required the Secretary of State, in coordination with the SPI, to develop educational programming for pupils in grade 12 on voting registration and participation, and would have required each public high school to implement the educational programming for students in grade 12 at each high school during a presentation or assembly at the school campus.

The Governor’s veto message states in part:

The State has already made a significant investment to increase turnout among young voters, and there is evidence that these efforts are working. The Secretary of State’s Office reported that in 2018 there was a significant increase in turnout for voters ages 18-22. Rather than imposing a prescriptive requirement that imposes a one-size-fits-all requirement on each high school, I would prefer that the Secretary of State and the Superintendent of Public Instruction continue their coordination to help register and preregister young people to vote.

AB 967 (Smith, D-Santa Clarita)—Local Control and Accountability Plans. This bill would have required a charter school to submit its LCAP to its charter authorizer for review and approval. It also requires charter schools to comply with various other LCAP requirements that currently apply to school districts and COEs.

The Governor’s veto message states in part:

This year’s education budget trailer bill included several provisions that increase transparency around charter school LCAPs. These reforms will be in effect for the first time as charter schools develop their LCAPs this spring. This bill imposes additional requirements on charter schools beyond what was reflected in the final 2019-2020 budget and other measures signed into law this year. I believe the recently enacted changes should be given a chance to work before these additional requirements should be considered.

AB 1085 (McCarty, D-Sacramento)—After School Programs: Substance Use Prevention: Funding: Cannabis Revenue. This bill would have authorized the Department of Health Care Services to consider afterschool programs in allocating funds generated from Proposition 64 cannabis tax revenue for youth education, prevention, and treatment efforts.

The Governor’s veto message states in part:

I support increased access to after-school programs, which is why I worked with the Legislature to provide an additional $50 million to support these programs. This bill, however, attempts to change the funding allocation process specified by Proposition 64, which does not authorize the Legislature to modify the fund allocation process prior to July 1, 2028.

AB 1184 (Gloria, D-San Diego)—Retention of Public Written Records Transmitted Electronically. This bill would have required public agencies, for the purposes of the California Public Records Act, to retain and preserve for at least two years every public record transmitted by electronic mail.

The Governor’s veto message states in part:

This bill does not strike the appropriate balance between the benefits of greater transparency through the public’s access to public records, and the burdens of a dramatic increase in records-retention requirements, including associated personnel and data-management costs to taxpayer.

AB 1233 (Smith)—Advanced Placement Examinations: Fees. This bill would have established a five-year grant program to award grants to school districts, charter schools, and COEs to cover the costs of Advanced Placement (AP) exam fees for low-income and foster youth students.

The Governor’s veto message states in part:

While I understand the Legislature’s intent to promote AP testing opportunities for eligible low-income high school students or foster youth high school students, local educational agencies already have the ability to subsidize AP examination fees using their local control funding formula funds.

SB 5 (Beall, D-San Jose)—Affordable Housing and Community Development Investment Program. This bill would have established the Affordable Housing and Community Development Investment Program, which would allow local agencies to reduce contributions of local property tax revenue to schools, called the Educational Revenue Augmentation Funds to build affordable housing and related infrastructure.

The Governor’s veto message states in part:

California is in a housing crisis, and I have consistently maintained we need to use all the tools in our toolbox to address it. However, this bill would increase costs by $2 billion annually once fully implemented. Legislation with such a significant fiscal impact needs to be part of budget deliberations so that it can be considered in light of other priorities. I will continue to work collaboratively with the Legislature next year to continue to support increased housing production at all income levels across our state.

SB 268 (Weiner, D-San Francisco)—Local Tax or Bond Measures. This bill would have authorized a local jurisdiction, including school districts and community college districts, proposing a local tax or bond initiative to include specified estimates relating to the tax or bond either in the ballot label or, through a required statement provided to all voters, direct voters to “See voter guide for tax rate information.”

The Governor’s veto message states in part:

I am concerned that this bill as crafted will reduce transparency for local tax and bond measures.

SB 695 (Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge)—Special Education: Individualized Education Programs: Translation Services.  This bill would have required an LEA, upon a parent’s request, to translate:

    • The pupil’s completed IEP and any revisions to the pupil’s IEP
    • Any evaluation, assessment, or progress data used to determine eligibility or to develop the IEP that is discussed at an IEP team meeting

For a parent whose native language is one of the eight most commonly spoken languages, excluding English, the LEA would have thirty calendar days of the IEP team meeting, or within thirty calendar days of a later request by the parent, to provide the translation.

The Governor’s veto message states in part:

Current law already requires that non-English speaking parents and guardians understand their child’s IEP, and LEAs must take any action needed to ensure that pupil’s non-English speaking parent understands the IEP process and LEAs must also provide any materials used to assess or place a student with exceptional needs in the parent’s native language. By establishing more prescriptive requirements, particularly specifying a 30-day timeline within which those documents must be translated, the bill would exceed the requirements of federal law (the Individuals with Disabilities Act), thereby creating a costly reimbursable state mandate that will reduce funding available to support broader educational programs for these students. If a California school district’s practices of providing translation services are inadequate, avenues already exist to remedy these problems. 

“Special Education Costs: Local Contributions Exceed 65% of Total Funding in 2017–18”

For decades, local educational agencies (LEAs) have been trying to help state legislators understand that funding adequacy is not the same thing as funding equity. While allowing much needed local control with the change to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) was a generous move in the right direction—and LEAs below the statewide target rate for funding will receive additional dollars in 2019–20—the LCFF funding model still falls short of ensuring LEAs have sufficient funds to provide high-quality programs and services to students with disabilities (SWDs).

It is important that LEAs recognize that the first funding to support all students comes from the LCFF, and it applies in the same manner as the primary funding source for SWDs. Supplementary funding for SWDs is provided through both federal and state funding sources, but the combined funding doesn’t adequately address the requirements of state and federal mandates to provide services.

Special education expenditures continue to rise as LEA operational costs increase. Salaries and benefits, step and column, and the rates of both the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System affect special education expenditures in the same manner they affect the unrestricted General Fund programs. The funding for special education continues to be deficited each year until after the recalculations occur. 2014–15 was the first year that the deficit to special education remained when the final funding calculations were completed, and it is projected that the deficit will continue for the foreseeable future. The deficits are not large or comparable to the large funding deficits that occurred on General Funds during the Great Recession; however, in an already chronically underfunded program, the loss of every penny on the dollar is an additional strain on LCFF dollars to maintain compliant programs. LEAs may not be fully aware that they are receiving only about 97 cents of every dollar intended for services to students with disabilities. Even with the additional funding to provide dollars to lower funded Special Education Local Plan Areas in 2019–20, the chronic deficit was not addressed.

The chart below shows the growing contributions from LEAs’ unrestricted General Funds that were needed to backfill special education expenditures in the last twelve years. In 2017–18, the state contributed 25.71% of funding; federal funds accounted for only 8.40% of funding, and local funds (including the LCFF) accounted for 65.88% of the total funds expended.

 

“2019 CAASPP Results Show Modest Growth”

The 2019 results for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) were released on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. The CAASPP results serve as the foundation for the academic indicators in the California School Dashboard.

Statewide, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding standards for English-language arts (ELA) and math increased by roughly 1% from the prior year. Over a three-year period, the percentage increased by nearly 3% on both assessments.

2018–19 Students Meeting/Exceeding Standards

 

 

 

 

2018-19

Increase From Prior Year

Increase
From 2016

ELA

50.87%

0.99%

2.87%

Math

39.73%

1.08%

2.73%

While students as a whole are showing modest progress across the state, the results are very different when reviewed by student group. The number of economically disadvantaged students achieving or exceeding the standards in ELA increased by 1.27% from the prior year. The growth for this group in math was similar at 1.24%.

However, the percentage of students not classified as economically disadvantaged remained relatively flat, with less than half a percent increase in math proficiency and a 0.2% increase in ELA proficiency.

2018–19 Students Meeting/Exceeding Standards by Economic Disadvantage

 

 

 

 

2018–19

Increase From Prior Year

Increase
From 2016

ELA

 

 

 

Economically Disadvantaged

38.96%

1.27%

3.96%

Not Economically Disadvantaged

69.48%

0.20%

0.48%

 

 

 

 

Math

 

 

 

Economically Disadvantaged

27.48%

1.24%

3.48%

Not Economically Disadvantaged

58.88%

0.45%

0.88%

State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) Tony Thurmond expressed concern over the performance disparities among white and Asian students compared to other students of color. Students of color consistently scored below the statewide average for proficiency in both ELA and math. Only 28% of Hispanic students were proficient in math compared to nearly three-quarters of their Asian peers. For ELA, only one-third of African-American students met the standards compared to nearly two-thirds of white students. 

 

SPI Thurmond indicated an intent to work with data experts to evaluate what might be causing such a dramatic difference between student groups; noting, “All students should have an equal opportunity to succeed academically and enter the workforce prepared with the needed skills to compete in the industries that drive our state forward.”

The CAASPP results are an excellent resource for K-12 school agencies to measure student progress and assist in monitoring the needs of students. In addition, examining comparative data from districts that share similar student demographics can also provide critical insight on student progress and in the development of the instructional planning process. If you are interested in learning more about the comparative and summative student assessment data reports available at School Services of California Inc., please contact us for more information.

District:

 

The Material Amendment request for Fenton STEM Academy and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy is scheduled for review by the LAUSD Board of Education on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.  The meeting begins at 1:00 p.m.  The item, which would allow the addition of sixth grade to both schools, is being recommended for approval by the Charter Schools Division.

 

FCPS:

 

Congratulations to the School Site Council members at each of the Fenton schools:

 

FACS: 

 

    • ïParent Representatives:  Lillian Garcia, Meagan Kimmer, Rebecca Lechuga, Mayra Peña and Esmeralda Sarmiento
    • ïSchool Representatives:  Cynthia Eschenfelder, Leanna Hendrix, Leticia Padilla Parra, Tony Peña, and Christopher Torres

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School:

 

    • ïParent Representatives:  Nancy Beltran, Lika Dalakishvili, Karla Morales Jimenez, Magda Rios and Tammie Robinson
    • ïSchool Representatives:  Jocelyn Condo, Lisa DeFrancesco, Johana Juarez, Cary Rabinowitz and Bunny Wolfer 

Fenton Primary Center:

 

    • ïParent Representatives:  Francisca Gutierrez, Marisol Luna, Ana Paula Pelacio, Rocio Ramirez and Charlene Rodriguez
    • ïSchool Representatives:  Karen Knapp, Judy Lee, Richard Parra, Maria Reyes and Sandra Valle

Fenton STEM and Fenton Charter Leadership Academies:

 

    • ïParent Representatives:  Hannah Boykins, Stephanie Cruz, Amarjeet Gonzalez, Ovsanna Karapetyan and Hugo Zarate
    • ïSchool Representatives:  Jennifer Hines, Crisinda Ismail, Jennifer Miller, Susana Orozco and Paige Piper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

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

 

October 24, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve Fenton Charter Public Schools Master Plan for English Learners

 

BACKGROUND

 

All public school districts and charter public schools in California are required to create an English Learner (EL) Master plan, which provides guidance and direction to administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and students regarding the options available to parents and the expectations the district/charter school holds for every classroom.  It offers a guide to all staff to ensure that consistent, coherent services are provided to every English Learner (EL), Long-Term English Learner (LTEL), and Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) students in each district or charter school.

 

ANALYSIS

 

LAUSD charter schools may elect to adopt the District’s EL Master Plan, or create their own.  The Fenton schools have elected to create a plan for the organization to ensure a coordinated plan that is aligned across the schools.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the Fenton Charter Public Schools Master Plan for English Learners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments:  FCPS Master Plan for English Learners

Item III.B.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

October 24, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve Local Indicators for the California School Dashboard for FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA

 

BACKGROUND


In March 2017, the State Board of Education and California Department of Education unveiled the California School Dashboard (Dashboard)—available at www.caschooldashboard.org. The Dashboard, which has evolved from the moniker “Evaluation Rubrics,” illustrates the state of California’s new accountability system by measuring the performance of local educational agencies (LEAs) at the district, school and pupil subgroup levels. As an accountability tool, the Dashboard is intended to help county offices of education (COEs) and the state identify LEAs and schools in need of assistance.

The Dashboard covers the priorities established in the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) through the use of state and local indicators:

State Indicators

Local Indicators

Academic Indicator (English Language Arts and Math) (Priority 4)

Basic Services and Conditions (Priority 1)

English Learner Progress Indicator (Priority 4)

Implementation of Academic Standards (Priority 2)

Graduation Rate Indicator (Priority 5)

Parent Engagement (Priority 3)

Chronic Absenteeism Indicator (Priority 5)

School Climate (Priority 6)

Suspension Rate Indicator (Priority 6)

Coordination of Services for Expelled Students (Priority 9)1

College/Career Indicator (Priority 7 and 8)

Coordination of Services for Foster Youth (Priority 10)

For COEs only (County Offices of Education)

 

The Dashboard shows LEA performance on the six state performance indicators and the four local indicators (six for COEs), as applicable. The state indicators are based on data that is collected consistently across the state from LEAs through various statewide databases and sources, such as the California Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) and the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). LEAs and schools will receive one of five color-coded performance levels on the state indicators. State indicator performance levels are calculated using percentiles to create five-by-five colored tables that combine status (ranging from “very high” to “very low”) and change (ranging from “increased significantly” to “declined significantly”). 

Since data is not collected at the state level for the local indicators, it is up to the LEAs to collect their own data and self-report on those standards for the Dashboard. Unlike the state indicators, the local indicators will not be ranked on a color or fill scale and instead will be rated as “Met,” “Not Met,” or “Not Met for Two or More Years.” In order to meet the standard for each applicable local indicator, an LEA must:

    1. Measure its progress using locally available data;
    2. Report the results to the LEA’s local governing board at a regularly scheduled public meeting of the local governing board; and
    3. Upload and publicly report the results through the Dashboard.

LEAs that do not meet all three of these standards for each local indicator will receive a “Not Met” on the Dashboard, and the Dashboard will automatically default to “Not Met” if an LEA does not upload information for a local indicator. The deadline to upload local indicators is November 6, 2018. 

ANALYSIS

 

The Directors of the Fenton schools met with CAO Dr. Riddick and collaborated on the completion of the local indicators for each of the Fenton schools for the 2019 publication of the California School Dashboard.  

 

As required by the CDE, the four local indicators (Priority 1:  Basic Services and Conditions; Priority 2:  Implementation of Academic Standards; Priority 3:  Parent Engagement; and Priority 6:  School Climate) were completed for each site and are presented here for review and discussion prior to requested Board approval.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the Local Indicators for the California School Dashboard for FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments: California School Dashboard Local Indicators for FACS, SMBCCS, FPC, STEM and FCLA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR ACTION 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item IV.A. 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

October 24, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve expenditures for items above spending authority of Executive Director

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Executive Director has authority to approve expenditures up to $25,000; expenditures over that amount must be approved by the Board of Directors.  

 

ANALYSIS

 

The following expenditures exceed the Executive Director’s spending authority, and the Board is asked to review and approve each item:

 

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School:  LED lighting retrofit by FESS Energy, Inc. for all lighting fixtures, both interior and exterior - $120,954.00

 

This project will be paid with Prop. 39 Clean Energy funds, and is brought to the Board’s attention for approval due to the cost.  The Prop. 39 projects for FACS and SMBCCS have taken considerable time because both sites belong to the District and, therefore, the District has been involved in all decisions.  Adding to this complication is the necessity to demonstrate increased energy efficiency as the final result of the project.  Getting to the necessary savings-to-investment ratio (SIR) cost effectiveness number has been challenging as those projects that are most seriously needed at both district sites, such as replacing old air conditioning units, do not create the SIR numbers needed to implement the project, which results in the schools picking up the difference.  LED lighting does get us to the SIR number.

 

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School: Six wall mounted heat pump systems and six programmable, networking, smart thermostats - $146,591.00

 

The original scope of this project was for eleven units at a cost of $268,751.00, but due to the low SIR number, which would mean the school would have to pay for nearly half of the cost out of general funds, the scope was decreased to six units, and the major part of the work includes items that increase energy efficiency (smart technologies).  If the scope had not been changed, SMBCCS would have been responsible for the remaining cost of $122,160.00 at a time when the school’s budget was uncertain.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the list of expenditures as presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments: Estimates for LED lighting and heat pump systems

Item IV.B. 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

October 24, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve policy for calculating CMO management fees for school sites

 

BACKGROUND

 

On March 29, 2011, the Articles of Incorporation for the Fenton Primary Center were amended to change the name of the incorporated entity to the Fenton Charter Public Schools.  This action allowed the establishment of a Charter Management Organization (CMO) and the assumption of the federal and state tax exemption of the original entity.  This action also placed Fenton Avenue Charter School and Fenton Primary Center under the umbrella of the newly formed Fenton Charter Public Schools.  

 

The intention of this move was to prepare for the possibility of future growth, which happened with the divestiture of Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School on May 1, 2012.  In June 2013, the initial charter petitions for Fenton STEM Academy and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy (at that time named Fenton Academy for Social and Emotional Learning) were approved and the two schools opened in August 2015.  

 

From one school to five, the formation of the Fenton Charter Public Schools has proven to be an effective mechanism for pooling resources and sharing experienced and skilled personnel in the best interests of students.

 

ANALYSIS

 

The Fenton Charter Public Schools business office is the “home office” of the organization and oversees all matters related to payroll, benefits, accounts payable, financing, facilities, IT, compliance, student and staff data, professional development and testing.  It is the hub that keeps the schools aligned in terms of mission, vision, and expectations.  This work is critical to ensure the continued fiscal and academic success of the Fenton schools.  

 

The FCPS Ad Hoc Finance Advisory recommends using Average Daily Attendance (ADA) to determine each school’s contribution level and believes it is the most equitable mechanism for distributing CMO costs.  The mechanism is described below:

 

The total of all expenses and net revenues is allocated to the schools as the CMO fee and is the amount needed to “zero out” the net on the home office.  The percentage of allocation is based on the Average Daily Attendance (ADA) of each site. 

 

The Board, in its sole discretion, may adjust the CMO fee of all sites or any particular site, provided the rationale is logical and any adjustment does not result in the home office having a negative fund balance.     

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the policy for calculating CMO management fees and exceptions to the contribution of fees as presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment: Policy for Determining Calculation of CMO Management Fees

Item IV.C. 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

October 24, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve revised Procurement and Purchasing Procedures

 

BACKGROUND

 

In June 2019, FCPS was notified that our School Food Authority (SFA) had been selected for a ‘desk’ audit of our procurement procedures which would be conducted by the Procurement Resources Unit of the Nutrition Services Division of the California Department of Education.  The process consisted of initially sending a Vendor List, Procurement Table, current contract with the Food Service Management Company (FSMC) and other related items.  After the materials were sent to our analyst, Natalia Calderon, additional documents were requested and conversations conducted between July and September 2019.

 

ANALYSIS

 

An exit interview was conducted on September 24, 2019 and the results of the desk audit shared.

 

Errors were noted (no findings, and no penalties resulting in monetary judgment) and have been corrected as requested:

 

    • Only one Micropurchase was made in the amount of $348.75.  The vendor used was Gold Star Foods.  The analyst asked why Gold Star Foods was selected.  The analyst noted this as an error and requested that the procurement procedures be revised to ensure Micropurchases are spread equitably among qualified sources.  Page 9 of the Procurement and Purchasing Procedures have been revised.
    • A Small Purchase was made for ovens at Fenton Primary Center.  The lowest bid was not selected; the middle bid was selected due to experience with the product and vendor.  Page 10 of the Procurement and Purchasing Procedures have been revised to note that the lowest priced bidder will be selected as long as the bidder conforms to all the material terms and conditions of the solicitation.
    • When the RFP for a Food Service Management Company (FSMC) was published in 2015, with copies of the RFP and requests for bids sent to 5 other FSMCs, only one vendor responded:  School Nutrition Plus.  Neither a proof of mailing nor phone logs were maintained to verify that the solicitation had been sent to other vendors.  For the 2020 RFP, a form has been created that will be enclosed with the RFP which will be mailed via certified mail/return receipt with a stamped envelope addressed to FCPS.  Phone numbers for each vendor have been collected and a formal phone log will be maintained.
    • A Food Service Advisory Board consisting of parents, staff and community members must be in place to assist with menu planning.   The first quarterly meeting of the Food Service Advisory Board took place on September 12, 2019.  The next is scheduled for December 5, 2019.  Student input will be solicited through each school’s Student Leadership group as meetings are conducted after school hours. Page 9 of the Procurement and Purchasing Procedures has been revised to add the requirement for a Food Service Advisory Board, which will meet quarterly and include parents, teachers, other staff, community members and student input.
    • The 2015 RFP and resulting contract with School Nutrition Plus did not include mention of the Buy American provision because the regulation did not go into effect until 2018.  The RFP also did not include a “professional standards” clause.  That requirement also did not go into effect until after 2015.  The Procurement and Purchasing Procedures include the Buy American provision, but another sentence has been added to page 18 to highlight the provision, and the USDA “Professional Standards” (7 CFR, Section 210.30) was added to page 7.  (Having our own internal Code of Conduct in the Employee Handbook is not sufficient.)
    • The Code of Conduct was not signed (corrected – see page 25).  When originally submitted, it was assumed the Code of Conduct was the last page of the document and did not need a signature.  This was noted as an error.

The analyst also noted that our School Food Authority has done “a great job in meeting federal procurement standards” and thanked us for our cooperation and receptiveness to hear how to improve our procurement process throughout the review.  

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the revised Procurement and Purchasing Procedures as presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment: Revised Procurement and Purchasing Procedures (with yellow highlighted areas identifying revisions) 

Item IV.D. 

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

October 24, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Recommendation to approve investment bankers to manage process of bond financing for SFV 11351 Dronfield LLC and SFV 8926 Sunland LLC

 

BACKGROUND

 

SFV Education is a non-profit public benefit corporation incorporated on July 20, 2012 for the purpose of facilitating the following:

 

    • ïthe development of charter schools; 
    • ïto lease, own, manage, maintain, and operate an education institution;
    • ïto provide charter school facilities and operational and other support to charter schools;
    • ïto assist philanthropists and foundations accelerating the growth of high quality charter schools; and
    • ïto provide and otherwise obtain or assist in obtaining charter school financing.

The corporation was organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes.

 

SFV 11351 Dronfield LLC was organized on the same date as SFV Education for the purpose of providing a facility for the Fenton Primary Center and moving Fenton Avenue Charter School off a multi-track, year round calendar.

 

On December 1, 2014, SFV 8926 Sunland LLC was organized to further support the development of high quality charter schools by providing school facilities and operational support for Fenton STEM Academy and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy.

 

ANALYSIS

 

The two LLCs took different paths to open facilities for Fenton Primary Center, Fenton STEM Academy and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy.

 

For Fenton Primary Center, property was purchased by SFV 11351 Dronfield LLC and a New Market Tax Credit Loan received to construct the two-story 55,000 square foot facility in 2013.

For Fenton STEM and Fenton Charter Leadership Academies, property was leased in Sun Valley by SFV 8926 Sunland LLC and a building renovated to house both schools in 2015.

 

The New Market Tax Credit Loan is now due for refinancing and the Sunland LLC has an opportunity to lease an additional building on the same site to expand opportunities in Sun Valley.  The refinancing for SFV Dronfield and financing for SFV Sunland are being packaged together to gain the most attention from investors and best rates available.

 

Bond proceeds are being sought in the amount of up to $23,000,000 (exact amount to be determined) to cover the costs of the refinancing (Dronfield) and expansion (Sunland).  

 

The process of procuring a bond is complex and intricate, and partnering with a skilled bond investment bank with a proven track record is essential.  To that end, investment bankers from several firms were interviewed by Board Chair Joe Lucente, Chief Academic Officer David Riddick, and Executive Director Irene Sumida on October 16, 2019.  Mike Keeley, the consultant we have hired to assist us navigate this process, also attended to provide support and guidance.

 

After careful review and consideration of all bond investment bankers, the Board Chair, Chief Academic Officer, Executive Director and the FCPS Finance Advisory Committee have selected RBC Capital Markets as the best choice to successfully accomplish the financing needs of both LLCs. 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Board of Directors approve the selection of RBC Capital Markets as the bond investment bankers who will oversee the bond financing process and authorize the Executive Director to sign the letter of engagement between the Fenton Charter Public Schools and RBC Capital Markets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment: Presentation document from RBC Capital Markets; RBC Engagement Letter  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V.  ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item V.A.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

October 24, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Review of Brown Act

 

BACKGROUND

The Ralph M. Brown Act is an act of the California State Legislature, authored by Assemblymember Ralph M. Brown and passed in 1953, that guarantees the public’s right to attend and participate in meetings of local legislative bodies.

The Brown Act was enacted in response to public concerns over informal, undisclosed meetings held by local elected officials. The Brown Act solely applies to California city and county government agencies, boards, and councils. The comparable Bagley-Keene Act mandates open meetings for State government agencies.

ANALYSIS

 

As a charter public school board, the Fenton Charter Public Schools Board of Directors is required to follow the provisions of the Brown Act.  Janelle Ruley, attorney with Young, Minney and Corr LLP, will present the provisions of the act to ensure continued compliance with all aspects of the law.

RECOMMENDATION

This is an information item only, with a formal presentation by Ms. Ruley, and no action is necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment: Brown Act Training Presentation

Item V.B.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

October 24, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: LAUSD Charter Schools Division oversight process 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The LAUSD Charter Schools Division (CSD) conducts yearly oversight visits and formal reviews of the instructional and operational practices of all District-authorized charter schools.  All charter schools contribute a percentage of their operating revenue to the District for this purpose as required by law. 

 

ANALYSIS

 

The LAUSD Charter Schools Division conducts performance-based oversight aligned to the California Charter Schools Act and includes four categories and a sub-category:  1) Governance Documentation, 2) Student Achievement and Educational Performance Documentation, 3) Organizational Management, Programs, and Operations Documentation, 3A) Documentation of Compliance with DOJ and TB clearance, credentialing, ESSA requirements, and Mandated Reporter Training Requirements, etc., and 4) Fiscal Operations.   

 

“Category 1, Governance” specifically reviews the ways in which the Board of Directors fulfill its fiduciary responsibility to effectively direct and provide oversight of the Fenton schools.  As part of this responsibility, the Board is asked to monitor and review all documents that demonstrate that the schools comply with all applicable laws.  The Board will review all documentation and the Board Chair will sign off on items as “compliant” or “non-compliant”.  The certification document, board agenda and minutes from the meeting at which the documents are certified will be compiled and sent to the District no later than January 11, 2019.

 

The oversight visit dates for each site are listed below:

 

FCPS Office:  November 14, 2019 (Fiscal Review) 

Fenton Primary Center:  February 4, 2020

Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School:  February 6, 2020

Fenton Charter Leadership Academy:  February 13, 2020 

Fenton STEM Academy:  February 14, 2020

Fenton Avenue Charter School: February 19, 2020

RECOMMENDATION

 

This is an information item and no action is required. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item V.C.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

October 24, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

Executive Director

 

SUBJECT: Update on FCPS OPEB Trust

 

BACKGROUND

 

The FCPS OPEB Trust was formally established at the East West Bank and an investment portfolio created on March 28, 2016.  The portfolio was transferred to Cathay Wealth Management on October 30, 2017.

 

ANALYSIS

 

The President of the Trust, Walter Wallace, will provide an update.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment: September OPEB Account Summary

Item V.D.

 

 

FENTON CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

October 24, 2019

 

TO: Fenton Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

 

FROM: Irene Sumida

President

 

SUBJECT: E-Rate Executive Summary

 

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.  

 

This yearly E-Rate Executive Summary presents an overview of the items requested and amounts awarded over the last two years, and the award for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment: E-Rate Executive Summary from Learningtech.org

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