Avance Executive Board – Regular Meeting of April 23, 2016 9:00AM

posted Apr 20, 2016, 8:44 AM by Marcelo Olmos   [ updated Apr 20, 2016, 8:55 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 Main Office, 115 N Avenue 53, Los Angeles, CA 90042

These locations will host a teleconference location: 

        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 on 02/13/16 (NCLR Retreat), 02/27/16 (Regular Meeting), and 04/02/16 (Strategic Planning). 

  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 Action and Approval:

      Induction of new member(s) to the Avance Executive Board. 

    4. For Action and Approval:

      of the Technical Amendments to approve September 2015 State Board of Education (SBE) Charter Petition, presented by the Executive Director. 

    5. For Action and Approval:
      of the Board Policies aligned with SBE/CDE MOU requirements, presented by the Development Director.  

    6. For Action and Approval:
      of the Avance Board Member Job Description, presented by the Board President. 

    7. For Action and Approval:
      of the engagement agreement for audit services for 2015-2016 school year, presented by the Executive Director. 

    8. For Information:
      Overview of the March 2016 Financials and Preliminary 2016-2017 Budget, presented by Charter Impact. 

    9. For Information: 

      1. Executive Director Report: A. Mid-Year Progress Report B. Review of Progress on Facilities Interim Operational Plan
      2. Co-Principals Report: A. Smarter Balanced Testing  B. Quarter 3 update C. CDE site visit update.
      3. Dean of Students Report: A. Review of proposal for Program Change: Block vs. Single Period Schedule.
  3. 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. Executive Director Performance Evaluation: Setting Goals (§ 54956.9) for 2015-2016. 

  4. Adjournment

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