Avance Executive Board - Meeting of October 26, 2013 9:00am

posted Oct 23, 2013, 10:58 PM by Ricardo Mireles   [ updated Oct 24, 2013, 11:18 AM ]

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:

      Review of 2013-2014 Fall Semester Q1 academic outcomes and Fall Parent-Teacher conferences by the Principal.

    4. For Information:

      Review of alignment of the 2013-2014 operations goals and strategies with WASC school-wide action plan by the Principal.

    5. For Information:

      Overview of 2013-2014 services for the Avance special populations by the Principal.

    6. For Information:

      Overview of the LCFF funding, and evolving LCAP requirements (as well as the impacts to renewal) by the Executive Director.

    7. For Information:

      Financial report on current fiscal year revenues and expenses by the Executive Director.

    8. For Information:

      Overview of the known impacts of the AB484 for academic accountability measures in 2014, and impacts for renewal in 2014-2015 by the Executive Director.

    9. For Information:

      Review of progress on the audit report for FY2012-2013 by the Executive Director.

    10. For Information:

      Review of the Charter School Annual Oversight Checklist guidebook published by FCMAT by the Executive Director. 

    11. For Information:

      Review of Avance bank account signature authority by the Executive Director.

    12. For Information:

      Review of facilities expansion initiatives by the Executive Director.

  3. Items Scheduled for Action 
    1. Approval of terms and officers of the Avance Executive Board.
    2. Approval of Signatory authority for Avance Bank accounts
    3. Approval of revised operations budget for 2013-2014
    4. Approval of academic assessment plans for Spring 2014
    5. Ratification of faculty contracts
    6. Approval of the 2013-2014 academic calendar and daily instructional schedule
    7. Receipt of the 2013-2014 teacher accreditation report
    8. Approval of the 2013-2014 Avance Parent-Student Handbook
    9. Approval of employee vacation cap policy modification
    10. Approval of staffing agreements for 2013-2014 special education services
    11. Approval of Prop. 20 Restricted Lottery Funds requirements
    12. Set meeting schedule for 2013-2014 meeting of the Avance Executive Board

  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