Avance Executive Board – Meeting of October 7, 2015 12:00PM

posted Oct 4, 2015, 12:19 PM by Ricardo Mireles   [ updated Oct 5, 2015, 6:11 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 rollcall.

Meeting Location:

Avance - Akron Building Library, 115 N Avenue 53, Los Angeles, CA 90042
MOVED TO: Sycamore Campus, 161 S Avenue 49, 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: 605-475-6333 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 charter authorization transition to the State Board of Education (SBE) and California Department of Education by the Executive Director.

    4. For Information:
      Review of updates to the Avance Attendance/Tardy Policy by the Co-Principals.

    5. For Information:
      Overview of the the CAASPP 2015 and Start-of-Year NWEA-MAP outcomes by the Co-Principals.

    6. For Information:
      Overview of updates to the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year operations budget by Charter Impact.

  3. Items Scheduled for Action 
    1. Receipt of Academic Plan for 2015-2016 filed with CDE in fulfillment of Condition 1 for charter authorization by the SBE.
    2. Receipt of Interim Operational Plan for 2015-2016 for three sites filed with CDE.
    3. Ratify contract for Certified Access Specialists.
    4. Ratify contract will Liese Olukoya for charter facilities consulting services.
    5. Ratify contract will the Education Facilities Group for facilities project management services.
    6. Tabled: Ratify contract will Richard Corral Consulting for support of strategic planning and fund development initiatives.
    7. Tabled: Ratify contract will Afina Consulting for support of strategic planning and fund development initiatives.
    8. Approval of Receivables Purchase Agreement with Charter School Capital.
    9. Approval of Avance Attendance/Tardy Policy.
    10. Approve updated Avance operations budget for 2015-2016.

  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. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (§ 54956.9) Superior Court for Los Angeles Co. Case No. BC558959.
    2. Conference with Real Property Negotiations (§ 54956.8) for 2635 Pasadena Av, Los Angeles CA.
    3. Conference with Real Property Negotiations (§ 54956.8) for 161 S Avenue 49, Los Angeles CA.
    4. Conference with Real Property Negotiations (§ 54956.8) for 115 N Avenue 53, Los Angeles CA.

  5. Adjournment