Avance Executive Board - Meeting of December 14, 2013 9:00am

posted Dec 11, 2013, 9:07 AM by Ricardo Mireles   [ updated Dec 11, 2013, 12:33 PM ]

Regular 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:

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:

      Introduction of candidates for the Avance Executive Board by the Executive Director.

    4. For Information:

      Review of 2013-2014 Fall Semester instruction strategies and academic outcomes resulting from the September Faculty Retreat by the Avance Instructional Leadership Team and the Principal.

    5. For Information:

      Overview of the report from the audit of financial statements and operations for fiscal year 2012-2013 by the Executive Director.

    6. For Information:

      Financial report on the 2013-2014 1st interim financial report of actual and projected revenues and expenses by CharterImpact, along with a report on the P-1 average daily attendance report for the first 4 months.

    7. For Information:

      Overview of proposed changes to the Avance parent/student handbook and employee handbook to prohibit the use of vapor based delivery devices by the Executive Director.

    8. For Information:

      Review of teacher assignments and credential compliance by the Director of Operations.

    9. For Information:

      Review of the outcomes of the Avance Life Prep Workplace Education Experience program by the Executive Director. 

    10. For Information:

      Review of outcomes from partnership with the Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy by the Executive Director.

    11. For Information:

      Review of facilities plan for 2014-2015 by the Executive Director.

  3. Items Scheduled for Action 
    1. Induction of new members to the Avance Executive Board.
    2. Receipt of the 2012-2013 audit report.
    3. Receipt of the 2013-2014 1st Interim Financial Report.
    4. Ratification of resolution for recognition of multi-subject credential for single subject assignment.
    5. Approval of revision to the 2013-2014 Avance Parent-Student Handbook.
    6. Approval of revision to the 2013-2014 Avance Employee Handbook.

  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. Pursuant to Section 54956.9, discussion of negotiations for lease of 129 N Avenue 53.
    2. Pursuant to Section 54956.9, discussion of negotiations for lease of 5316 Marmion Way.
    3. Pursuant to Section 54956.9, discussion of negotiations for lease of 5414 N Figueroa St.

  5. Adjournment