October 20, 2017 Minutes
ORANGE COUNTY SPECIAL EDUCATION ALLIANCE
REVIEW COMMITTEE MINUTES (DRAFT)
SPECIAL MEETING October 20, 2017
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
: 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.
: 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.
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
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.
: There were no public comments.
Action & Discussion Items
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discussion of Review Committee Meeting Schedule for
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
District Support Applications
: There were no district support applications.
AB490 Support Applications
: There were no AB490 support applications.
Review Committee Members Comments
: Frank Donavan welcomed new Review Committee members Scott Turner,
Paul Lavigne and Gabriela Mafi.
: Scott Scambray, Superintendent, Fullerton Joint Union High School
District shared with the Review Committee information regarding a
dispute with the CDE.
: 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