Business Meeting

Nov 19
Business Meeting
at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Thursday, November 19, 2009

    The Commission will consider agenda items I-VI at approximately 12:30 p.m. The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair. Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

    1. Business Meeting Minutes from October 22, 2009
    2. Draft Report - Infrastructure Policy and Finance
    3. Schedule/Project Selection
    4. Subcommittee Reports
    5. Implementation Activity
    6. Reports from Bureau of State Audits
  • Public Notice


    November 5, 2009

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Stuart Drown, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, November 19, 2009, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on the state’s charter school system. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    In this study, the Commission is examining the governance structure of the state’s charter school system as well as the authority and oversight functions of the charter authorizing agencies. The Commission also will examine the criteria for charter school renewal and issues of financing charter school facilities. At this hearing, the Commission will discuss how the state can better hold charter schools accountable.

    The Commission will hear from the president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, who will discuss how to improve charter schools from a national perspective. The founder and chairman of Green Dot Public Schools will talk about the role of charter management organizations as well as recent developments in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Santa Clara County superintendent of schools will discuss the role of charter school authorizers and the opportunities to improve oversight. The Commission also will hear from a panel representing the California School Board Association also will discuss options to improve oversight as well as options for enhancing transparency. Finally, the executive director of the California Charter Schools Association will talk about opportunities for expanding accountability in the state’s charter school system.

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing. The Commission also encourages written comments.

    Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will hold a business meeting.

    All public notices for meetings are on the Commission’s Web site, If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Stuart Drown at (916) 445-2125 or by Thursday, November 12, 2009.