Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/5/2018 - 5:00 PM
Category: Study/Action Items
Type: Info/Action
Subject: Continuation of Request From Ascent Classical Academy to Transfer to the Colorado Charter School Institute as Authorizer (15 minute discussion)
End Statements:
Enclosure: Attachment #1: ACAD Request to DCSD for CSA Transfer Release
Attachment #2: 2018.06.05 Resolution Ascent Convert to CSI
File Attachment:
2018.06.05 Ascent Resolution Convert to CSI.pdf
ACAD Request to DCSD for CSI Transfer Release.pdf
Summary : Background Information
Colorado law allows a charter school to request a transfer from its current authorizer to the Charter School Institute, which requires both a resolution from the current district approving of that transfer and an approval from the CSI board. (CRS 22-30.5-504(8)). The school could remain physically located in Douglas County but would no longer be a charter school authorized by the Douglas County School district.

Rationale for Request
In connection with their expansion into other districts, Ascent is requesting that DCSD allow them to transfer to the Charter School Institute as their authorizer. This same request for Golden View Classical in Jeffco was approved by the Jefferson County School Board on April 5. This transfer would benefit Ascent and its operations and students by allowing multiple campuses in different districts to be authorized by one central authorizer. The CSI board has agreed to expedite this application from Ascent for the 2018-2019 school year.
Funding: N/A
Recommendation: That the Board of Education consider the information presented.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Ted Knight - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Steve Colella - Chief Human Resources Officer and Acting Legal Counsel
Signed By:
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Ray D Moved, Member Christina Ciancio-Schor seconded to approve the Original motion 'That the Board of Education consider the information presented.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 3 Nay: 3.
The motion Failed 3 - 3
Lemieux A     No
Vogel W     No
Ray D     Yes
Christina Ciancio-Schor     Yes
Anthony Graziano     Yes
Krista Holtzmann     No