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October 20, 2017 Minutes


ORANGE COUNTY SPECIAL EDUCATION ALLIANCE

REVIEW COMMITTEE MINUTES (DRAFT)

SPECIAL MEETING October 20, 2017

  1. Call to Order : The meeting was called to order at 1:02 p.m. at the Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa, California, in the Board Room.

  2. Roll Call : Present were the following: Frank Donavan, Chair, Superintendent, Magnolia School District; Gregg Haulk, Superintendent, Huntington Beach City School District; Terry Walker, Superintendent, Irvine Unified School District; Jean Martin, Director, North Orange County SELPA; Scott Turner, Director, South Orange County SELPA; Paul Lavigne, Director, Greater Anaheim SELPA; Jennifer Fant, Harbottle Law Group; Jay Shinnefield, Attorney, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo; Lysa Saltzman, Counsel, Orange County Department of Education and Michele Kaufman, Executive Assistant, Orange County Special Education Alliance.

  1. Introductions : Gabriella Mafi, Superintendent, Garden Grove Unified School District; Scott Scambray, Superintendent, Fullerton Joint Union High School District; Amy Lambert, Director, Tustin Unified School District SELPA, Doug Siembeda, Director, Huntington Beach Union High School District.

  1. Approval of Agenda : There was a motion by Lysa Saltzman, Counsel, Orange County Department of Education to approve the October 20, 2017 agenda, seconded by Terry Walker, Superintendent, Irvine Unified School District. The motion to approve the agenda was unanimously approved.

  2. Approval of Minutes : The minutes from the June 2, 2017 Review Committee meeting were reviewed. There was a motion to approve the minutes by Terry Walker, Superintendent, Irvine Unified School District seconded by Gregg Haulk, Superintendent, Huntington Beach City School District. The minutes were unanimously approved.

  1. Public Comments : There were no public comments.

  1. Action & Discussion Items :

    1. Professional Development Sub-Committee Report : Jean Martin, Chair of the professional development sub-committee, shared that the committee was planning a workshop focusing on the new dyslexia guidelines. The all-day training will feature dyslexia specialists and will cover topics including the types of dyslexia and special education data based decision making. Details including the proposed budget will be shared at the November 17, 2017 meeting.

    2. Advocacy Sub-Committee Report : Scott Turner, Chair of the advocacy sub-committee shared that Governorís proposed budget was coming out soon. Also, the date for Legislative Sharing Day in Sacramento has been confirmed for May 2, 2018.

    1. Treasurer/Auditor Quarterly Report: Lysa Saltzman distributed the current Alliance budget including ending balances and actuals. She also shared that an outside audit through June 30,. 2016 had been conducted and the Alliance financials are in compliance. A hard copy of the audit was available upon request.

    2. Filling Review Committee Vacancies: Frank Donavan shared that the Review Committee had two vacancies, Superintendent from Area 1 and Business Official. A motion was made by Gregg Haulk, Superintendent, Huntington Beach City School District, seconded by Terry Walker, Superintendent, Irvine Unified School District, to nominate Gabriela Maji, Superintendent, Garden Grove Unified School District, to fill the Area 1 Superintendent vacancy expiring June 30, 2018. This motion was unanimously approved. The Review Committee is still searching for a business official to fill the current vacancy.

    3. Discussion of AB490 Application Process and Criteria : Frank Donavan shared that because the reimbursement applications for AB490 transportation support had exceeded the allotted budget for 2016-2017 school year the Review Committee had discussed reviewing the application process and criteria for AB490 transportation support. It was recommended that the budget remain at $10,000. If the issue continues, the Review Committee will further examine the application process.

    1. Alliance Summery Report Distribution: Frank Donavan shared that the summary reports had been distributed at the Superintendentís retreat. Digital copies will be sent by Michele Kaufman to remaining Review Committee members and SELPA directors.

    2. Discussion of Review Committee Meeting Schedule for 2017-2018: Lysa Saltzman shared her concerns of having the budget proposal completed and approved by March 23, 2018 which is the date of the Executive Committee. It was recommended that a budget ad hoc committee be created at the January 19, 2018 and that the March 23, 2018 Review Committee meeting be changed from 1:00 pm to 10:30 am. This will allow the budget proposal to be approved before the Executive Committee meeting at 1:00 p.m. There was a motion by Terry Walker, Superintendent, Irvine Unified School District, seconded by Jay Shinnefield, Attorney Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo to approve the time change of the March 23, 2018 meeting. The motion was unanimously approved.

    1. District Support Applications : There were no district support applications.

    1. AB490 Support Applications : There were no AB490 support applications.

  1. Review Committee Members Comments : Frank Donavan welcomed new Review Committee members Scott Turner, Paul Lavigne and Gabriela Mafi.

  2. Public Comments : Scott Scambray, Superintendent, Fullerton Joint Union High School District shared with the Review Committee information regarding a dispute with the CDE.

  3. Adjournment : There was a motion to adjourn by Terry Walker, Superintendent, Irvine Unified School District seconded by Lysa Saltzman, Counsel, Orange County Department of Education and was unanimously approved. The meeting was adjourned at 1:38 pm. The next Review Committee meeting is scheduled for November 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Orange County Department of Education in the Board Room.


Posted By: Michele Kaufman
Article Added: 11/8/2017 2:21:18 PM