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CNCA Regular Board Meeting

Published on August 12, 2022 at 2:58 PM PDT

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Tuesday August 16, 2022 at 4:00 PM PDT


Topic: CNCA Regular Board Meeting 08/16/22
Time: Aug 16, 2022 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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In accordance with Mayor Garcetti's "Safer at Home" City Order (Link) and Governor Newsome's State Executive Order( Link) CNCA will be holding Board Meetings via ZOOM video conference and telephone. No physical CNCA school locations will be open to the public.

This meeting is open to the public through the telephone 1 (669) 900-9128 (US Toll) and ZOOM video conference. To ensure meeting safety, there will be an online ZOOM waiting room set up for participants 10 minutes prior to the meeting. Attendees will be welcomed in prior to the start of the meeting at 4:00 pm. The waiting room will be checked regularly so that anyone joining the meeting late can still join.

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Members of the public who wish to address the Board regarding items on this agenda or who need special accommodations should contact Ruby Rodriguez in the Chief Executive Officer’s office at 213-417-3400 ext. 1401 or Brown Act regulations restrict the board from discussing and taking action on any subject presented that is not on the agenda. Speakers are limited to no more than 2 minutes each and it is up to the Board President's discretion to lower or increase that time. Speakers may also sign up in person the day of the meeting. 


      Purpose Presenter Time
I. Opening Items 4:00 PM
  A. Record Attendance   Cindy Smet 1 m
  B. Call the Meeting to Order   David Gidlow 1 m
II. Board Chair Remarks 4:02 PM
  A. Board Chair Remarks Discuss David Gidlow 2 m
III. Approve Minutes 4:04 PM
  A. 06-08-2022 CNCA Regular Board Meeting Minutes Approve Minutes David Gidlow 1 m
    Minutes for CNCA Regular Board Meeting on June 8, 2022  
  B. 07-12-2022 CNCA Special Board Meeting Minutes Approve Minutes David Gidlow 1 m
    Minutes for CNCA Special Board Meeting on July 12, 2022  
IV. Public Comment 4:06 PM
  A. 2-Minute Limit per Speaker 5 m
V. Consent Agenda 4:11 PM
  A. CNCA Employee Handbook Updates Vote Margaret Domingo 3 m
  B. 2022 Spring Consolidated Applications for CNCA, CNCA#2, CNCA#3, CNCA#4, and CNHS#2. Vote Sonia Oliva
  C. Student and Family Handbooks Vote Jessica Cuellar
VI. Continuing Remote BOD Meetings 4:14 PM
  A. Continuing Remote BOD Meetings Vote David Gidlow 1 m

California’s Ralph M. Brown Act has been amended to allow fully virtual board meetings during a state of emergency after the Governor signed Assembly Bill 361 into law on September 16, 2021 with some provisions. Since the guidance from local authorities regarding the safety precautions for COVID-19 is dynamic, the CNCA board must evaluate the need to meet virtually on a regular basis. At each meeting, the CNCA board will:

  1. Reconsider the circumstances of the state of emergency and
  2. Determine if the state of emergency continues to directly impact the ability of the member to meet safely in person or state or local    officials continue to impose or recommend measures to promote social distancing.
VII. Correction Of Board Meeting Dates 4:15 PM
  A. Correction of Board Meeting Dates Vote David Gidlow 1 m
VIII. Declaration of Need 4:16 PM

The Board already approved this item in the June 2022 and July 2022 meetings, but the CTC did not accept those votes as one was on the consent calendar and one was in a special board meeting.

  A. Declaration of Need Vote Margarita Domingo 1 m

The Declaration of Need (DON) is a document required by an employing local education agency as a prerequisite to the issuance of any emergency permit and/or limited assignment permit for that agency. The DON is established by California Code of Regulations §80026. All employing local education agencies, including charter schools, must comply with the regulation to be eligible to apply for any emergency and/or limited assignment permit restricted to their organization. The DON CL-500 form requires annual Board approval and must be on file with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing at the start of each fiscal year.

IX. Financials 4:17 PM
  A. FY 21-22 Budget Update Discuss Sonia Oliva 5 m
  B. FY 22-23 Budget Update Discuss Sonia Oliva 5 m
X. Chief Academic Officer Update 4:27 PM
  A. CAO Updates Discuss Rachel Hazlehurst 10 m

CNCA will provide updates on special education, preliminary 2021-2022 CAASPP data, and our 2022-2023 organizational priorities, along with the Annual Performance-Based Oversight Visit Report based on CSD's remote visit for the 2021-2022 school year. 

XI. Independent Study Policy 4:37 PM
  A. Independent Study Policy Vote Jessica Cuellar 2 m
XII. Enrollment Updates 4:39 PM
  A. Enrollment updates Discuss Crystal Day 10 m
XIII. Staff Retention Updates 4:49 PM
  A. Staff Retention Updates Discuss Rachel Hazlehurst 10 m
XIV. Closing Items 4:59 PM
  A. Adjourn Meeting Vote David Gidlow 1 m