Avance Executive Board - Meeting of April 12, 2013 4:00pm

posted Apr 11, 2013, 4:15 PM by Ricardo Mireles   [ updated Apr 11, 2013, 4:23 PM ]

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 rollcall.

Meeting Location:

Avance Administrative Offices, 129 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:

      Review of WASC preparations by the Principal and Instructional Leadership Team.

    4. For Information:

      Review of 2013-2014 facilities plans by the Executive Director.

    5. For Information:

      Review of the Request for Material Revision of the charter to LACOE by the Executive Director.

    6. For Information:

      Review of preparations for the 2013 audit of financial reports by the Executive Director.

    7. For Information:

      Review of the updated financial policy for Academia Avance.

  3. Items Scheduled for Action
    1. Approval of the lease for the Boys & Girls Club
    2. Resolution on Material Revision Request for use of the Sycamore Grove School facilities
    3. Approval of audit engagement for 2013
    4. Approval of Avance Fiscal policy
    5. Review of letter of support for NCLR as California Affiliate

  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:

    1. No closed session items.

  5. Adjournment