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Report of Regents P-12 Education Committee to The Board of Regents

Your P-12 Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on July 11, 2016.  All members were present, except for Regent Norwood who was excused.

ACTION ITEMS

Renewal of a Charter School Authorized by the Board of Education of the City School District of the City of Buffalo  [P-12 (A) 1]

A motion was made to amend the voted language to include “nunc pro tunc to June 30, 2016”.  The motion was carried and is noted below.  Regent Reyes opposed.

VOTED:  That the Board of Regents finds that the proposed charter school: (1) meets the requirements set out in Article 56 of the Education Law, and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations; (2) will operate in an educationally and fiscally sound manner; (3) is likely to improve student learning and achievement and materially further the purposes set out in subdivision two of section twenty-eight hundred fifty of Article 56 of the Education Law; and (4) will have a significant educational benefit to the students expected to attend the charter school, and the Board of Regents therefore approves and issues the renewal charter of Westminster Community Charter School as proposed by the Board of Education of the City School District of the City of Buffalo, nunc pro tunc to June 30, 2016, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2019. 

The vote passed.  Regent Reyes opposed.

Revision to a Charter Authorized by the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) [P-12 (A) 2-REVISED)

VOTED:  That the Board of Regents finds that: (1) the charter school meets the requirements set out in Article 56 of the Education Law, and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations; (2) the charter school can demonstrate the ability to operate in an educationally and fiscally sound manner; (3) granting the request to revise the charter is likely to improve student learning and achievement and materially further the purposes set out in subdivision two of section twenty-eight hundred fifty of Article 56 of the Education Law; and (4) granting the request to revise the charter would have a significant educational benefit to the students expected to attend the charter school, and the Board of Regents therefore approves the charter revision for Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School, as proposed by the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education and amends the provisional charter accordingly. 

The vote passed.  Regent Mead abstained.

Community Schools [P-12 (A) 3]

 VOTED:  That section 100.19 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, effective July 26, 2016 as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary in order to immediately establish the eligibility requirements for community school grants to implement Chapter 53 of the Laws of 2016 so that eligible school districts who have schools designated by the Commissioner as persistently struggling and struggling in the 2016-2017 school year can apply, and receive monies, to establish community schools. 

The vote passed unanimously.

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

Madam Chancellor and Colleagues: Your P-12 Education Committee recommends, and we move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each recommendation in the written report of the Committee's deliberations at its meeting on July 11, 2016, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent. 

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Consent Agenda

The Board of Regents will take action on the following consent agenda items at their July 11, 2016 full Board meeting.

  • Regulations relating to Annual Professional Performance Reviews for Classroom Teachers and Building Principals
  • Regulations relating to the Methodology by Which School Districts Shall Identify Students in Grades 3-8 Who Receive Academic Intervention Services
  • Registration of Nonpublic High Schools Visited in 2015-16

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:10am

Committee