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Magnolia Public Schools Materials Revision Request 4/6/2016

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pathetic nightmare of a presentation delivered unprofessionally by their CEO Caprice Young. Magnolia Schools has had other "revisions" in it's 6 short years they have moved 2 times and are on their third principal. This Gulen Charter School has had a turnover of 90% of teachers and is currently sharing a campus with Hispanic University they have under 100 students. Caprice Young shamelessly delivered this presentation full of falsehoods on 4/6/2016 where she was admonished for her "Sunshine Clip Art" and ridiculously blaming the recession on the woes of this GULEN CHARTER SCHOOL. Some misconceptions in this presentation despite the unprofessional layout, are 1) US World News and Report merely gathers survey information from the schools, Magnolia claims to be a top school in America but it's based on the Gulenists slamming the online survey boards. Additionally the other Gulen charter schools: Dove Science Academy and Horizon science Academy ALL claim to be a US News and World Report top School. It's not based on anything but information fed to US News by the Schools (aka Gulenists) 2) The contest she boasts the school will be attending or have won awards at are largely Gulenist sponsored events just like the recent 4/30 STEAM Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center put on by Magnolia with Magnolia students winning awards, trophies, etc., 3) This presentation lies about the outcome of the state wide audit - the state found there was many things that needed to be changed in Magnolia's bookkeeping practices which are now handled by an outside firm, also the practice of spending taxpayers money $200K+ on h1-b Visa Teachers from Turkey was deemed "acceptable" but Caprice has been warned about hiring unqualified h1-b Visas Teachers. The $1.2 million shortfall was fixed with a deposit from some source of $9 million (Ms. Young has never been transparent about where this deposit came from) 12 agreements with the courts and LAUSD had to be met so MSA could stay open. there were 69 entries not accounted for besides the obvious shameful expenses of the double dipping Accord. (ordered by Judge Lavin to sever ties)

TIMELINE
1. March 2009: Santa Clara County Board of Education approves the charter petition for Magnolia Science Academy-Santa Clara, a countywide charter. The charter was approved for a three-year period (July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010). The school did not open as planned in fall 2009. In early 2010, the charter was revised.
2. Fall 2010: Magnolia opens MSA-Santa Clara at a site in Sunnyvale (1095 Dunford Way). This is the first of three charter schools for which a 3-year charter was granted to them by the board of the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE).
3. Fall 2012: MSA-Santa Clara moves into the campus at 2720 Sonoma Place in Santa Clara which belongs to Santa Clara Unified. This site was the longtime home to a historically important Santa Clara school

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Magnolia Public Schools Materials Revision Request 4/6/2016

  1. 1. REQUEST: MATERIAL REVISION TO PROVIDE ENROLLMENT PRIORITY TO NEIGHBORHOOD STUDENTS •  MSA-SC is committed to serving students and families in San Jose. •  We’d like to provide enrollment priority to neighborhood students to increase our FRL enrollment and qualify for SB740 facilities lease support. •  MSA-SC will be staying at the current site for up to two years while a new facility is built nearby on appropriately zoned vacant land. •  Once a new site has been secured, at the request of the SCCOE staff, all affected local school districts will be notified. •  This presentation is designed to provide an update to the SCCOE Board of Education. 1
  2. 2. MAGNOLIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUCCESS & DEMOGRAPHICS STATEWIDE •  Flagship school opened in 2002. Now 11 schools serve 3,400 students. •  US News & World Report recognized Magnolia Science Academy (MSA) 1 (90% FRL) four years in a row as a BEST HIGH SCHOOL, setting the GOLD standard in 2015 •  Our robotics team will compete in the World VEX Robotics Competition in Kentucky – April 2016 •  Our HS students are invited to participate in the International Environment Projects Competition in Texas – April 2016 •  Two of our middle school students earned 1st places in the LA County Science Fair – March 2016 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% 80.00% 90.00% 100.00% MPS Free Reduced % MPS SPED % MPS English Learner % MPS Total Enrollment 3,427 Students 77.01% 12.93% 10.24% 100% 2
  3. 3. 2015-16: MSA SANTA CLARA BEGAN IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMON CORE CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION MPS invested in Common Core ready Math and ELA curriculum which are implemented at MSA-SC. Math and ELA classes adopted the Common Core aligned McGraw Hill textbooks, with online components using Study Sync and ConnectED. Study Sync •  Inclusion of audio for the text / writing prompts / Blast! •  Use the annotation features to prepare students to the SBAC FuelEd online courses taught blended learning style (with in-person support and group projects) allow students access to diverse courses despite small school size. ConnectED ALEKS: All Math students use ALEKS as support to curriculum Thrively.Com to assess and support our students’ strengths •  Student interest based exploration program •  Extension life skills 3
  4. 4. MSA SANTA CLARA: STUDENTS SUCCEED ACADEMICALLY AND COMPETITIVELY 905 API score MathCounts: •  Placed 7th in Chapter. 8th grader won 1st place in countdown round and advanced to the state finals. •  Student became State Champion and advanced to the national level •  Placed 16th at the nationals Science Synopsis: 8 students won awards Student won Silver at I-SWEEEP Made Honor Roll as a school in AMC-8 (American Mathematics Competition) FTC Robotics: Placed 8th in the area tournament In March 2016, GreatSchool.org recognized MSA Santa Clara as one of only seven high schools in the Bay Area with 100% of disadvantaged students on track to graduate UC eligible. http://www.greatschools.org/community/15-sf-bay-area/spotlight/? gradeLevel=h&sortAscOrDesc=desc&sortBreakdown=economically_disadva ntaged&sortBy=a_through_g 4
  5. 5. THE CALIFORNIA STATE AUDITOR AND THE SUPERIOR COURT DEFENDED MPS In June 2014, LAUSD rescinded its conditional approval of two schools’ charter petitions. MPS sought and was granted a preliminary legal injunction to allow the schools to remain open by the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in July 2014. LAUSD settled to avoid legal action in March 2015, renewing the charters. “We found that LAUSD may have acted prematurely as its decision was based on a summary of draft findings that did not provide key context about the financial situations of those academies and it did not provide sufficient time for the Foundation to respond to its criticisms.” - California State Auditor’s report published on May 7, 2015 Magnolia could not open more schools in Santa Clara due to the LAUSD actions against the CMO. While not without flaws, Magnolia was largely vindicated by an extensive State Audit which found that LAUSD’s concerns over Magnolia’s financial viability were not substantiated by the facts. 5
  6. 6. 2015 POSITIVE FISCAL REVIEWS LED TO INCREASED ACCESS TO CAPITAL May 2015 California State Audit confirmed that all Magnolia schools were financially solvent June 2015 CDE issued a Letter of Good Standing for the purpose of PROP-1D apportionments June 2015 Charter School Financing Authority provided a determination of financial soundness for the purposes of PROP-1D apportionments June 2015 State Allocation Board unanimously voted to provide PROP-1D apportionment of $17.4 million for Santa Ana Facility June 2015 S&P increased the financial outlook of MPS Dec 2015 MPS received clean comprehensive audits with new audit firm Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Company, LLP 6
  7. 7. FACILITIES: FINDING THEM AND KEEPING THEM HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE 2014-15 •  Magnolia Public Schools exercised prudence in not moving forward with an aggressive growth plan during the previous years. •  The SCUSD refused to extend MSA’s lease to provide additional time for MSA-SC to secure a suitable facility, foregoing rent payments exceding $500,000. The school district site currently remains vacant. •  MSA-SC was forced to relocate to the current facility which is 13 miles away with Latino College Prep (National Hispanic University Foundation). •  The site was not secured until less than a month before the start of the school year which effected enrollment. 2015-16 •  100 students (mostly from SCUSD) chose to stay with Magnolia in the new site. •  National Hispanic University Foundation has agreed to extend the lease for up to two years. •  Magnolia has issued an LOI to secure nearby (about 3 miles) vacant appropriately zoned land on which to build a new school. 7
  8. 8. FACILITIES: WHEN MSA SANTA CLARA HAS A SECURE SITE, ENROLLMENT IS STABLE AND STRONG 8 2015-16 2017-21
  9. 9. FUTURE: MSA WILL STAY IN SAN JOSE SERVING STUDENTS WHO NEED US MOST •  Stay at our current location at National Hispanic University for one to two years •  Obtain a permanent facility that we can call home •  Deepen our community connection 9
  10. 10. FULL FINANCIAL STRENGTH OF MPS IS BACKING MPS SANTA CLARA Silicon Valley parents and students demand strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs. Our students begin coding in year one (6th grade) and have access to other compelling STEM programs not available elsewhere. MSA Santa Clara expenses have exceeded revenues during the fiscal year 2015-16 due to: •  Schools late start due to lack of school facilities •  Significant enrollment decrease due to the distance of the new location from the previous location •  Overstaffing to keep strong teachers with Magnolia MPS is providing a Board approved loan to MSA-SC out of the home office reserve fund at 0% interest. This loan will be repaid as MSA-Santa Clara’s enrollment strengthens. 10
  11. 11. REQUEST RECAP: MATERIAL REVISION TO PROVIDE ENROLLMENT PRIORITY TO NEIGHBORHOOD STUDENTS •  MSA-SC is committed to serving students and families in San Jose. •  We’d like to provide enrollment priority to neighborhood students to increase our FRL enrollment and qualify for SB740 facilities lease support. •  MSA-SC will be staying at the current site for up to two years while a new facility is built nearby on appropriately zoned vacant land. •  Once the new site has been secured, at the request of the SCCOE staff, all affected local school districts will be notified. •  Thank you for your consideration. 11
  12. 12. Contact: Caprice Young, Ed.D. CEO & Superintendent Magnolia Public Schools cyoung@magnoliapublicschools.org (408)258-1427 Michele Ryan, Pd.D. Principal Magnolia Science Academy, Santa Clara mryan@magnoliapublicschools.org (408)258-1427 12

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