Report of Regents P-12 Education Committee to The Board of Regents
Your P-12 Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on July 17, 2017. All members were present except for Regents Cottrell and Norwood, who were excused.
Renewals to Charters Authorized by the Trustees of the State University of New York - [P-12 (A) 1]
Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents return the proposed charters for Bronx Charter School for Better Learning, Success Academy Charter School – Bensonhurst, Success Academy Charter School – Bergen Beach, Success Academy Charter School – Bronx 3, Success Academy Charter School – Bronx 4, Success Academy Charter School – Hell’s Kitchen, Success Academy Charter School – Rosedale, Success Academy Charter School – Springfield Gardens, and Success Academy Charter School – Washington Heights to the Trustees of the State University of New York for reconsideration with the following comment and recommendation: Approving the renewal of any charter school years before the expiration of the charter does not allow timely review of the school’s educational and fiscal soundness, community support, legal compliance, or means by which the school will meet or exceed enrollment and retention targets for students with disabilities, English language learners and students who are eligible applicants for the free and reduced price lunch program. The charters should be abandoned, and the schools should be directed to resubmit the application no earlier than one year prior to the expiration of the charter term.
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 17, 2017, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Update on the Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics [P-12 (D) 1] – the Committee was provided with an update on the revisions to the Next Generation Learning Standards for ELA and Mathematics. Since the last presentation to the Committee in May, public comment continues to come in and revisions made to the new standards. Staff will present the final Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics for consideration for adoption at the September meeting.
The Board of Regents will take action on the following consent agenda items at their July 17, 2017 meeting.
- Regulations Relating to School Health Services;
- Regulations Relating to adjusting the existing eligible score band for an appeal of the English Language Arts Regents examination passing scores for qualifying English Language Learners for beginning in the 2016-2017 school year;