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January 28, 2013

D.C Public Charter School Board
Meeting Minutes
3333 14th Street, NW Suite 210
Washington, DC 20010
January 28, 2013
7:30pm


Public Hearing on Charter Application from Experienced Operators

Board Members in attendance: Brian Jones (Chair), Dr. Darren Woodruff, John “Skip” McKoy, Emily Bloomfield, Sara Mead; Scott Pearson (Ex-Officio).

Mr. Jones called the public hearing to order at 6:13pm

The public hearing was adjourned at 8:28pm.

Public Hearing on Proposed Policy: PMF as Charter Goals

Mr. Jones opened the public hearing at 8:30pm. No members of the public wished to address the proposed policy and the hearing was adjourned at 8:32.

Public Meeting

Board Members in attendance: Brian Jones (Chair), Dr. Darren Woodruff, John “Skip” McKoy, Emily Bloomfield, Sara Mead; Scott Pearson (Ex-Officio)

Mr. Jones asked if they are any public officials that wished to be recognized- No public officials were announced.

Approval of the Agenda

Mr. Woodruff made a motion to approve December’s meeting agenda. Mr. McKoy

Seconded the motion. The board voted 6-0 to approve this agenda.

Approval of the December 17st 2012 Board Minutes

Mr. Soifer made a motion to approve the December 17th, 2012 minutes. Ms. Mead seconded the motion. The board voted 6-0 to approve these board minutes.

Submission into the record of Administrative Contracts

The board accepted into the public record the list of contracts valued over $25,000.

For Discussion

Notification of New Location-KIPP PCS

Staff Representative: Monique Miller, Charter Agreement Specialist

Ms. Miller summarized the board memorandum with the KIPP DC’s intent to relocate its new campus at Webb Elementary in Ward 5 at 1375 Mt. Olivet Rd NE, Washington, DC 20002 effect July 1, 2013.

Policy Votes

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School Application for Charter Renewal

Staff Representative: Sarah Medway, Charter Agreement Specialist

Representatives: Sonia Gutierrez (Founder); Dr. Ryan Monroe (Principal)

Ms. Medway summarized the board memorandum, recommending the board renew Carlos Rosario PCS charter based on the school’s overall academic, compliance, and fiscal performance.

Ms. Mead moved to approve the charter renewal for Carlos Rosario PCS. Mr. McKoy seconded on the motion. The board voted 6-0 to renew the charter of Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School for an additional 15 years. After a thorough review of the school’s renewal petition, PCSB concluded that Carlos Rosario PCS was able to demonstrate that it has met all of its goals and expectations -- including workforce training, English language skills, GED preparation -- that were set forth in its charter. The school has been substantially compliant with general, special education, and financial laws and is in sound financial health.

Proposed Policy to determine eligibility for the Alternative Accountability Plan

Staff Representative: Avni Patel, Specialist, Special Education

The board made the decision to table the vote of this policy until further notice.

Proposed policy for revising goals and Academic Achievement Expectations.

Staff Representative: Scott Pearson, Executive Director

Mr. Pearson summarized the board memorandum, recommending the board vote to approve the charter amendment policy concerning when a school can amend their charter goals and academic achievement expectations.

Dr. Woodruff moved to approve. Mr. McKoy seconded the motion. The board voted 6-0 to approve the motion.

Policy Votes

Proposed Policy to determine Special Education Audit Triggers

Staff Representative: Avni Patel

Ms. Patel summarized the board memorandum, recommending the board open for public comment the policy to allow the purposes four triggers that relate to enrollment, expulsion rates, out of school suspension rates, and expansionary incidences of students with disabilities.

Ms. Mead move to approve. Dr. Woodruff seconded the motion. The board voted 6-0 to approve the motion.

Public Comment

The meeting was adjourned at 9:11pm.