Avance Executive Board – Meeting of August 23, 2014 9:00AM

posted Aug 20, 2014, 4:50 PM by Ricardo Mireles   [ updated Aug 23, 2014, 9:42 AM ]

Governance Training Retreat and 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 rollcall.

Meeting Location:

Avance - Akron Building Library, 115 N Avenue 53, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Audubon Center at Debs Park, 4700 N Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031

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. Governance Training Retreat:

      Through our participation in the NCLR Stregthen The Base program, the members of the Avance Executive Board will participate in a governance training led by the NCLR staff. The focus of the training will be on best practices for self-evaluation of the school governance board, and evaluation of the school leadership.

    4. For Information:
      Review of Academic Plan for 2014-2015 by Principal.

    5. For Information:
      Presentation of the un-audited year–end fiscal position for 2013-2014 presented by Charter Impact.

  3. Items Scheduled for Action 
    1. Consideration of nomination of new member for the Avance Executive Board.
    2. Receipt of un-audited fiscal year-end report prepared by Charter Impact for 2013-2014.

  4. Closed Session

    Under the authority of Government Code Section 54956.8, 54956.9, and 54957, the Avance Executive Board may recess to Closed Session to consider these items:

    1. Review of complaint filed with LACOE regarding personnel action.
    2. Review of lease for 5316 Marmion way.
    3. Review of lease for 129 N Avenue 53.

  5. Adjournment