Avance Executive Board - Avance Advisory Board - Joint Meeting of Februry 22, 2014 9:00am

posted Feb 20, 2014, 7:18 AM by Ricardo Mireles   [ updated Feb 21, 2014, 9:00 AM ]

Joint Special Meeting

This meeting will be held and conducted in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act California Government Code Sections 54953(b), et seq. which allows for the use of teleconferencing technology, provided that:

  1. The meeting notice must specifically identify all teleconference locations.
  2. An agenda must be posted at each teleconference location and list each teleconference location in the notice and agenda.
  3. Each teleconference meeting agenda must ensure the public’s right to testify at each teleconference location in accordance with section 54954.3
  4. The meeting location must be fully accessible to members of the public, and be accessible to the disabled.
  5. At least a quorum of the members of the body must participate from locations that are within the boundaries over which the body exercises jurisdiction.
  6. All votes taken during a teleconference meeting must be conducted by roll-call.

Meeting Location:

Academia Avance, Akron Library, 115 N Avenue 53, Los Angeles, CA 90042

These locations will host a teleconference location:

Avance Front Office, 115 N Avenue 53, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Teleconference access number: 626-677-3000 code 187887#


  1. Preliminary
    1. Call to order
    2. Roll call
    3. Approval of Agenda
    4. Approval of Meeting Minutes of prior meetings

  2. Communications
    1. Public Comment on Agenda Items

      At this time the board will hear comments from members of the public who wish to speak on an agenda item. Public comment on each item may be limited by the Board based open the number of speakers who wish to be heard. Members of the public who wish to speak on an item should contact the central office directions on process and to establish their order of speaking.

    2. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

      At this time members of the public may bring up an item not on the agenda. Board members will hear the item but may not comment or take any action. Board members may ask that the item be placed on a future agenda. The Board may limit the time allocated for such comment and interested members of the public should follow the procedures outlined above for “Agenda Items.”

    3. For Information:

      Presentation on the Fair Political Practices Commission Statement of Economic Interests by LACOE Director for Internal Audit & Analysis, Paul Landry, CPA, CIA.

    4. For Information:

      Review of the CCSA Report A Promise Fulfilled: How Los Angeles Charter Schools Answer the College Readiness Challenge.

    5. For Information:

      Review of the February 11th action by the LAUSD to deny charter renewal for the Aspire Antonio Maria Lugo Academy and Aspire Ollin University Preparatory Academy by the Executive Director.

    6. For Information:

      Report of the Finance Committee from meeting of February 13, 2014 regarding the financial reports for January 2014.

    7. For Information:

      Overview of proposed adoption for student tardy and absence policy by the Principal.

    8. For Information:

      Overview of proposed resolution for participation in the Bright Schools Program from the California Energy Commission for a grant to provides technical assistance to implement energy-saving measures at the Main campus and two satellite sites by the Executive Director.

    9. For Information:

      Overview of proposed revisions of the Vacation Accrual Policy to the Avance Employee Handbook by the Director of Operations.

    10. For Information:

      Review of proposed transition plans in preparation for the 2014-2015 academic year for the instructional leadership and the operations staff by the Executive Director.

    11. For Information:

      Review of academic progress at the close of Progress Report Period 3, the intervention measures set for Period 4, and the metrics for the commitments made at the September Faculty Retreat by the Instructional Leadership Team.

    12. For Information:

      Review of student academic accountability plans and preliminary testing schedule for the end of the Spring 2014 semester by the Principal.

    13. For Information:

      Review of compliance requirements for 2013-2014 (SPSA) Single Plan for Student Achievement and Federal Title 1 compliance by the Executive Director.

    14. For Information:

      Review of 2012-2013 (SARC) School Accountability Report Card by the Executive Director.

  3. Items Scheduled for Action 
    1. Receipt of the January 2014 financial reports.
    2. Ratification of resolution for participation in the California Energy Commission Bright Schools Program.
    3. Approval of revision to the 2013-2014 Avance Employee Handbook for vacation accrual.
    4. Adoption of revised Avance attendance policy.
    5. Approval of proposed instructional and operational leadership transition plans for 2014-2015.
    6. Approval of academic accountability testing plan for Spring 2014.
    7. Approval of compliance requirements for 2013-2014 (SPSA) Single Plan for Student Achievement and Federal Title 1 compliance.
    8. Approval 2012-2013 (SARC) Student Accountability Report Card Report.

  4. Closed Session

    Under the authority of Government Code Section 54957 and 54957.6, the Board of Directors may recess to Closed Session to consider these items: 

  5. Pursuant to Section 54956.8, discussion of negotiations for lease of 5316 Marmion Way.

  6. Adjournment