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SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

1290 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose, California 95131-2398

 

 

 

AGENDA

Special Meeting #2129-S1

November 20, 2013

San Jose Room

5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

OPEN SESSION – 5:00 p.m.   (Boardroom)

 

1.         CALL TO ORDER  

A.  Roll Call (Including Action on Absences if Necessary)

            B.  Adoption of Agenda

            C.  Pledge of Allegiance

 

2.         Hearing of Persons Desiring to Address the Board or to Present Petitions

[Members of the public may address the Board on any issue or agenda item at this time.  Members of the public may also address the Board on an agenda item during consideration of the item.  No action can be taken on an item not on the agenda at this time, but can be referred to the administration or put on a future agenda.  In accordance with Board Bylaw 9323, individual remarks will be limited to 3 minutes each, unless otherwise stipulated.]

   

3.         PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

       *    A.   Public Hearing on the Charter School Petition for Rocketship Morgan Hill Charter School (90 mins.)

                    On November 8, 2013, the Innovative Schools Office of the Santa Clara County Office of Education received a petition from Rocketship Education seeking approval to open Rocketship Morgan Hill Charter School.  This petition was submitted on appeal from the Morgan Hill Unified School District, having been denied by the District’s Board of Education on November 5, 2013.  California Education Code Section 47605(b) requires that “no later than 30 days after receiving a petition … the governing board of the school district shall hold a public hearing on the provisions of the charter, at which time the governing board of the school district shall consider the level of support for the petition by teachers employed by the district, other employees of the district, and parents.”  The Education Code further requires that “the governing board of the school district shall either grant or deny the charter within 60 days of receipt of the petition, provided, however, that the date  may be extended by an additional  30 days if both parties agree to the extension.” This item has been placed on the December 11, 2013 board agenda for a vote.    (Toni Cordova)

 

      *    B.    Public Hearing on the Charter School Petition for Morgan Hill Prep School  (90 mins.)

                   On November 1, 2013, the Innovative Schools Office of the Santa Clara County Office of Education received a petition from Navigator Schools seeking approval to open Morgan Hill Prep School.  This petition was submitted on appeal from the Morgan Hill Unified School District having been denied by the District’s Board of Education on October 8, 2013.   California Education Code Section 47605(b) requires that “no later than 30 days after receiving a petition … the governing board of the school district shall hold a public hearing on the provisions of the charter, at which time the governing board of the school district shall consider the level of support for the petition by teachers employed by the district, other employees of the district, and parents.”   The Education Code further requires that “the governing board of the school district shall either grant or deny the charter within 60 days of receipt of the petition, provided, however, that the date  may be extended by an additional  30 days if both parties agree to the extension.  This item has been placed on the January 15, 2014.    (Toni Cordova)

   

4.         Adjournment   

 

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Dec 11, 2013.   For Board agendas and meeting minutes please see our website at www.sccoe.org