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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 May 6, 2019.  All members were present, except for Regents Finn and Ouderkirk.

ACTION ITEMS

Revision Recommendation to a Charter School Authorized by the Board of Regents [P-12 (A) 1]
Your Committee recommends 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 amend 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 amend the charter will 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 New Ventures Charter School and amends the provisional charter accordingly.

The motion passed.  Regents Collins and Mittler abstained from the vote.

Revision Recommendation for a Charter School Authorized by the New York City Department of Education [P-12 (A) 3]
Your Committee recommends 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 amend 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 amend the charter will 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 Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School and amends the provisional charter accordingly.

The motion passed.  Regents Collins and Mittler abstained from the vote.

Renewal Recommendations for Charter Schools Authorized by the Board of Regents [P-12 (A) 4]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents finds that, the Compass Charter School: (1) meets the requirements set out in Article 56 of the Education Law, and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations; (2) the applicant can demonstrate the ability to operate the school in an educationally and fiscally sound manner; (3) granting the application 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 this article; and (4) granting the application would have a significant educational benefit to the students expected to attend the charter school, and the Board of Regents therefore approves the renewal application of the Compass Charter School and that a renewal charter be issued, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2021.

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents finds that, the KIPP Infinity Charter School: (1) meets the requirements set out in Article 56 of the Education Law, and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations; (2) the applicant can demonstrate the ability to operate the school in an educationally and fiscally sound manner; (3) granting the application 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 this article; and (4) granting the application would have a significant educational benefit to the students expected to attend the charter school, and the Board of Regents therefore approves the renewal application of the KIPP Infinity Charter School and that a renewal charter be issued, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2024.

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents finds that, the South Bronx Classical Charter School: (1) meets the requirements set out in Article 56 of the Education Law, and other applicable laws, rules and regulations; (2) the applicant can demonstrate the ability to operate the school in an educationally and fiscally sound manner; (3) granting the application 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 this article; and (4) granting the application would have a significant educational benefit to the students expected to attend the charter school, and the Board of Regents therefore approves the renewal application of the South Bronx Classical Charter School and that a renewal charter be issued, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2024.

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents finds that, the Young Women’s College Preparatory Charter School: (1) meets the requirements set out in Article 56 of the Education Law, and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations; (2) the applicant can demonstrate the ability to operate the school in an educationally and fiscally sound manner; (3) granting the application 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 this article; and (4) granting the application would have a significant educational benefit to the students expected to attend the charter school, and the Board of Regents therefore approves the renewal application of the Young Women’s College Preparatory Charter School and that a renewal charter be issued, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2022.

The motion passed.  Regents Collins and Mittler abstained from the vote.

Renewal Recommendations for Charter Schools Authorized by the New York City Department of Education [P-12 (A) 5 REVISED]

Your Committee recommends 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 the Challenge Preparatory Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2024.

Your Committee recommends 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 the Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2024.

Your Committee recommends 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 the Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy II Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2024.

Your Committee recommends 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 the Hebrew Language Academy Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2022.

Your Committee recommends 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 the Hellenic Classical Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2024.

Your Committee recommends 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 the KIPP Academy Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2024.

Your Committee recommends 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 the Summit Academy Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2024.

A motion was made for the approval of Challenge Preparatory Charter School, Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy Charter School, Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy II Charter School, Hebrew Language Academy Charter School, Hellenic Classical Charter School, KIPP Academy Charter School, and Summit Academy Charter School as listed in item P-12 (A) 5 REVISED.  The motion passed.  Regents Collins and Mittler abstained from the vote.

Your Committee recommends 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 the Riverton Street Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2024.

A motion was made for the approval of Riverton Street Charter School as listed in item P-12 (A) 5 REVISED.  The motion passed.  Regents Collins and Mittler abstained from the vote.  Regent Reyes was in opposition.

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 May 7, 2019, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Update on the Department’s Efforts to Improve School Safety, including Implementing the New York State Safe Schools Task Force Recommendations [P-12 (D) 1]
Your Committee was provided with an update on the progress made in implementing several of the New York State Safe Schools Task Force recommendations. The Department continues to make promoting school climate and safety, and implementing the Task Force recommendations, a priority. Discussion focused on two themes that became evident throughout the Task Force recommendations: 1) promote and measure school climate rather than focus exclusively on measuring school violence, and 2) focus on Social Emotional Learning to help students learn the essential skills that affect every area of our lives. Several of the initiatives discussed are also embedded in New York State’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan.

Consent Agenda

The Board of Regents will take action on the following consent agenda items at their May 7, 2019 meeting.

  • Registration of Religious and Independent High Schools Visited in 2018-19.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 1:45pm

Committee