Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/16/2019 - 5:00 PM
Category: Study/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: Aspen View Academy Expansion Proposal and Application
End Statements:
End Statement I - Academic Excellence
Academic Excellence
Enclosure: Attachment #1: AVA Supplementary Expansion Application 04.10.19
File Attachment:
AVA Supplementary Expansion Application 04.10.19.pdf
Summary : Aspen View Academy initially submitted a charter school expansion application on March 25th, 2019 indicating their desire to expand their location to two campuses, one on Low Meadows (Current AVA campus) and the other on Celestial Avenue (formerly the APEX building). Aspen View has identified that they would like to split their educational programming, where their K-5 programming would reside in the Low Meadows campus and their 6th - 8th middle school programming would move to the Celestial Avenue campus.

The Choice Programming Office provided initial feedback on their first application and AVA re-submitted a revised application on April 5th. After meeting with Aspen View administration on April 8th, their school board president, and reviewing their revised application submitted on April 10th, we have been able to develop a staff recommendation.
Funding:
Recommendation: After thoroughly reviewing Aspen View’s expansion applications (two revisions) and meeting with Aspen View’s administration and their school board president on multiple occasions, as well as consulting with district staff, it is DCSD’s staff recommendation to accept Aspen View’s request to expand into two locations, Low Meadows and Celestial Avenue.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Daniel Winsor - Director, Choice Programming
Signed By:
Ted Knight - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Dr. Thomas Tucker - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Kevin Leung Moved, Member Krista Holtzmann seconded to approve the Original motion 'After thoroughly reviewing Aspen View’s expansion applications (two revisions) and meeting with Aspen View’s administration and their school board president on multiple occasions, as well as consulting with district staff, it is DCSD’s staff recommendation to accept Aspen View’s request to expand into two locations, Low Meadows and Celestial Avenue.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 6 Nay: 1.
The motion Carried 6 - 1
   
Lemieux A     Yes
Vogel W     No
Ray D     Yes
Christina Ciancio-Schor     Yes
Anthony Graziano     Yes
Krista Holtzmann     Yes
Kevin Leung     Yes