Avance Executive Board – Meeting of October 18, 2014 8:30AM

posted Oct 15, 2014, 6:47 AM by Ricardo Mireles   [ updated Oct 15, 2014, 10:05 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 rollcall.

Meeting Location:

Avance - Akron Building Library, 115 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 progress on Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for 2014-2014 presented by the Avance Instructional Leadership Team.

    4. For Information:
      Review of implementation of the Explicit Direct Instruction Strategies for transition to the Common Core State Standards by Principal.

    5. For Information:
      Review of Avance alumni survey and Life Prep outcomes for Avance classes 2011 through 2014, and progress for Class of 2015 by the Life Prep Coordinator.

    6. For Information:
      Overview of implementation of new Merit/Demerit system with mid-day vocabulary review following model of the Hawthorne Math and Science Academy presented by the Principal.

    7. Public Hearing:
      Preliminary overview of the 2013-2014 audit report preparations by Charter Impact and Michael W. Ammermon.

    8. For Information:
      Presentation of preliminary findings of the organizational inventory report 2014-2015 presented by Evergreen Consulting.

    9. For Information:
      Presentation of the FY-Q1 financial position by Charter Impact.

    10. For Information:
      Review of enrollment trends for the current academic year by Executive Director.

    11. For Information: 
      Review of the revised 2014-2015 budget by Executive Director.

    12. For Information:
      Report on operations and information technology systems by the Director of Opertions.

    13. For Information:
      Review of facilities by the Executive Director.

  3. Items Scheduled for Action 
    1. Renewal of terms for members anf officers of the Avance Executive Board.
    2. Approval of revised budget for 2014-2015.

  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.
    4. Evaluation of the Executive Director.

  5. Adjournment