Avance Executive Board - Meeting of May 18, 2012 2:00pm

posted May 16, 2012, 6:35 AM by Ricardo Mireles   [ updated May 16, 2012, 6:48 AM ]

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: 218-936-4700 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 the 2012 STAR administration by the Principal.

    4. For Information:

      Review of the ESL4Asia student exchange project by the Principal.

    5. For Information:

      Review of the facilities plans for 2012-2013 presented by the Executive Director.

    6. For Information:

      Review of the Avance Facilities Expansion project at Highland Park campus by the Executive Director.

    7. For Information:

      Review of progress on the 2012-2013 Inscription Plan by the Executive Director.

    8. For Information:

      Review of WASC progress by the Executive Director.

    9. For Information:

      Report on LACOE Oversight by the Executive Director.

    10. For Information:

      End of year financial projections presented by CSMC, Inc.

  3. Items Scheduled for Action

    1. Approval of lease for 2012-2013 satellite campus space at 2635 Pasadena Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90031.

  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 filed claim by vendor.

    2. Pursuant to Section 54956.9, discussion of lease amendment for 129 N Avenue 53, Los Angeles, CA 90042.

    3. Pursuant to Section 54956.9, discussion of lease for 350 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA 90071.

  5. Adjournment