Youth Policy Institute Charter Schools (YPICS)

YPICS Regular Board Meeting

Date and Time

Monday July 17, 2023 at 6:00 PM PDT


The Meeting will be held at:

YPI Charter Schools

Learning and Support Center

10660 White Oak Avenue, Suite B101

Granada Hills, CA 91344



The Public may also access the live stream of the meeting at any of the four (4) YPICS  locations or via the Zoom link below:


Presentations from the Public can only be made at one of the four YPICS locations listed.


Bert Corona Charter School

9400 Remick Avenue Pacoima, CA 91331


Bert Corona Charter High School

12513 Gain Street Pacoima, CA 91331


Monseñor Oscar Romero Charter School

2670 W. 11th Street Los Angeles, CA 90006


YPI Charter Schools

Learning and Support Center

10660 White Oak Avenue, Suite B101

Granada Hills, CA 91344


      Purpose Presenter Time
I. Opening Items 6:00 PM
Opening Items
  A. Record Attendance and Guests   Yesenia Zubia
  B. Call the Meeting to Order   Mary Keipp
  C. Additions/Corrections to Agenda   Mary Keipp 1 m
II. Public Hearing 6:01 PM
  A. Independent Study - California Education Code (EC) Section 51747 Discuss 10 m

The Board will encourage participation from parents, teachers and community members prior to the adoption of written policies related to independent study to be implemented at the YPI Charter Schools beginning in the 2023-2024 school year.

III. Communications 6:11 PM
  A. Presentations from the Public FYI Mary Keipp


Governor Newsom announced that the COVID-19 state of emergency ended on February 28, 2023. With the end of the state of emergency, agencies are no longer able to utilize pandemic-era virtual meeting procedures. However, board members may continue to participate remotely by telephone and/or videoconference under traditional Ralph M. Brown Act teleconference rules. Effective January 1, 2023, Assembly Bill 2449 (AB 2449) allows individual board members to participate in meetings remotely during "emergency circumstances" or for "just cause." Specific requirements may be found in the full text of AB2449 (California Legislation Information).  All requirements for attendance by the YPICS Board of Trustees are adhered to in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act.


Instructions for Presentations to the Board by Parents and Citizens

YPICS (or the "Charter Schools") welcome your participation at the Charter Schools' Board meetings. The purpose of a public meeting of the Board of Directors ("Board") is to conduct the affairs of the Charter Schools in public. Your participation assures us of continuing community interest in our Charter Schools. To assist you in the case of speaking/participating in our meetings, the following guidelines are provided:


If you wish to make a public comment, you may attend in person and may complete a "Speaker Card" (on an agenda item or non-agenda item) card which will be available at the door. 


When addressing the Board, speakers are requested (but not required) to state their name and address from the podium and adhere to the time limits set forth. Non-agenda items are limited to three (3) minutes and total time allotted to not exceed fifteen (15) minutes and Items on the agenda are limited to five (5) minutes. 

Ordinarily, Board Members will not respond to presentations and no action can be taken. However, the board may give direction to staff following a presentation.
Any public records relating to an agenda item for an open session of the Board which are distributed to all of the Board members shall be available for public inspection on the Charter Schools website at or at 2670 W 11th Street, Los Angeles, California 90006, 12513 Gain Street, Pacoima, CA 91331, 9400 Remick Avenue, Pacoima, California 91331 and 10660 White Oak Avenue, Granada Hills, CA 91344.

YPICS adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should you require special accommodations, or more information about accessibility, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance at (818) 834-5805,  (213) 413-9600 or (818) 480-6810  or at, All efforts will be made for reasonable accommodations.


IV. Items Scheduled for Information 6:11 PM
  A. YPICS Executive Director's Report FYI Yvette King-Berg 2 m
  B. YPICS Board of Directors Meeting Calendar Discuss Yvette King-Berg 5 m
  C. Final Approved and Submitted LCAPs with Board Edits FYI Yvette King-Berg 2 m
V. Consent Agenda Items 6:20 PM
  A. Background

All matters listed under the consent agenda are considered by the Board to be routine and will be approved/enacted by the Board in one motion in the form listed below. Unless specifically requested by a Board member for further discussion or removed from the agenda, there will be no discussion of these items prior to the Board’s vote on them. The Executive Director recommends approval of all consent agenda items.

  B. Consent Items Vote 1 m

1. Recommendation to approve update to the YPICS Employee Handbook.

VI. Items Scheduled For Action 6:21 PM
  A. Recommendation to approve 23-24 Independent Study Policy Vote Yvette King-Berg 2 m

This is a recommendation to approve 23-24 Independent Study policy.

  B. Recommendation to Review and Certify Receipt of the LAUSD Oversight Reports Vote Yvette King-Berg 2 m

This is a recommendation to receive and certify receipt of the LAUSD Oversight Reports for the 22-23 school year.

VII. Closed Session 6:25 PM
  A. Government Code 54957 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION - evaluation of the Executive Director. Mary Keipp 10 m
VIII. Open Session 6:35 PM
  A. Action Taken in Closed Session FYI Mary Keipp 2 m
IX. Announcements 6:37 PM
  A. Closing Announcements FYI Yvette King-Berg 2 m

The next board meeting will be held on Monday, August 28, 2023

X. Closing Items 6:39 PM
  A. Adjourn Meeting Vote Mary Keipp