MARCH 22, 2017 BOARD MEETING  

Board Meeting Agenda page 223 http://capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1455438848279/576115885391746174.pdf

Board Audio at 116:03 http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2016-17/CUSD_BoardAudio_March-22-17.mp3

at 116:33 Patty Lomo (Career and Technical support) Presents the Item

Provide stable and permanent funding for Career Technical Training. This permanent funding will be equivalent to year 2 CTE Grant Funds. This Resolution will show your support.

 

 

at 117:39 Trustee Jones

We want our names on the CA Manufacturer Associations letter urging the support of this bill.

at 118:53 Trustee Hannacek 

Thank you Gila for this work I would like to move this item. Trustee Reardon Seconds the Item

at 119:12 PUBLIC COMMENT

BLUE CARD - Dawn Urbanek 

California's new Education Funding Law, the Local Control Funding Formula was initiated to eliminate all mandated spending so that local communities could determine how best to spend its education dollars. Unfortunately the State has not kept its promise to taxpayers. The funding under LCFF is limited to 2007-08 levels + inflation, not to be reached until 2021. SCHOOL DISTRICTS (Wealthy Suburban School Districts aka districts with a low % of students who are ELL, receiving Free and Reduced Lunch and/or are in Foster Care) ARE CURRENTLY BEING FUNDED AT LEVELS OF FUNDING THAT ARE LESS THAN THEY WERE IN 2007-08.  

However, the State is enjoying record high revenues. Since 2007-08 the State has $79 Billion dollars more in its budget than it did in 2007-08. But, rather than increase the Base Grant, the state has chosen to provide additional funding in the form of one-time-grants that are mandated to be spent on specific things just like the categorical programs that LCFF was suppose to eliminate. These new mandates force district to pay for things like Professional Development (Teacher Effectiveness Grant) and the Career Technology Incentive Grant that must be spent on EdTech companies.

PAY TO PLAY is draining millions of tax payers dollars away from California's Public Education System

Here is one example: 

Prop 39 Energy Grant: CUSD Received $8,125,658 million dollars. 

February 22, 2017 page 7 of 479 

Schneider Electric was paid $2,490,333.00 PO 364862 to do energy audits of 6 High Schools.

Why was this paid from the General Fund and not the Special Fund - Prop 39 Energy Grant Fund?

Schneider Electric Lobbied for the Passage of Prop 39 and became a direct beneficiary of their efforts. 

 

 

Schneider Electric Partners with Capistrano Unified School District to Secure $2.5 million in Prop 39 Funding

News Releases

19/10/2016

Capistrano Unified School District Partners with Schneider Electric to Secure $2.5 Million in Prop 39 Funding

ANDOVER, Mass. – October 19, 2016 – The Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) today announced the California Energy Commission’s approval of $2.5 million in grant funding for energy efficiency improvements through the Proposition 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act (Prop 39). CUSD has selected Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, to implement efficiency projects that will save the district $227,000 in annual energy costs and secure $100,000 in energy rebates.
 
Link to Source Press Release
 
 

 

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, along with the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) today announced the California Energy Commission’s approval of $2.5 million in grant funding for energy efficiency improvements through the Proposition 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act (Prop 39). CUSD has selected Schneider Electric to implement efficiency projects that will save the district $227,000 in annual energy costs and secure $100,000 in energy rebates.

CUSD faced challenges with aging infrastructure and outdated lighting systems in its high school buildings, which led to mounting utility costs. Through the partnership with Schneider Electric, CUSD will execute an energy savings plan that will achieve more than 1 million kWh in annual energy savings and reduce its utility bills by 10 percent. The project involves installing high efficiency LED lighting in six of the district’s high school campuses.

The Schneider Electric team helped CUSD navigate the complex system to secure Prop 39 grant funding and develop a plan to implement the funding to the fullest extent. Prop 39, which made $550 million available annually to improve schools’ energy efficiency and expand clean energy programs, is an important funding source in California.

“The time was right for the Capistrano USD to embark on an energy savings plan because our energy costs were escalating and the advent of Prop 39 funding gave us the opportunity to pay for critical projects without taking resources from our classrooms,” said CUSD Board President, Amy Hanacek. “We’re delighted to kick off this project and create more energy efficient spaces that will also create compelling learning opportunities for students.”

The energy efficiency project will offer CUSD students hands-on exposure to energy engineering and sustainable energy management, supporting the district’s commitment to STEM and STEAM curriculum. Students will be involved in the auditing, monitoring, and measurement and verification of electricity usage as an educational tool to establish innovation at every level within the school system. CUSD will also use Schneider Electric’s Resource Advisor software platform to measure and analyze energy spend, connecting energy data to analytics to guide decisions around energy use. Using Resource Advisor, district staff and students will be able to see energy use in real-time, determining where high energy use occurs and where energy reduction measures can be implemented.

“We’re excited to help the Capistrano USD join many other California schools in leveraging Prop 39 funding to meet their energy savings goals,” said Tammy Fulop, Vice President, Schneider Electric. “At Schneider Electric, we take great pride in helping schools maximize their Prop 39 allocation to drive significant energy savings that can be reinvested into educational programs. The added component of involving students in learning about energy management is a unique and exciting part of the CUSD project which will help create the next generation of energy leaders.”

In addition to annual energy savings, the project will also have a substantial environmental impact, removing 261 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere, which is equivalent to removing 56 cars from the road or planting 10,442 acres of trees.

Over the past 23 years, Schneider Electric has successfully implemented more than 575 ESPC projects across the nation, savings its clients nearly $2 billion. This project delivery method helps publicly funded entities make capital improvements over longer payback periods and offers many long-term benefits such as improved facility efficiency, occupant comfort, financial management and environmental protection.

For more information on Schneider Electric’s approach to performance contracting, please visit http://www.enable.schneider-electric.com.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~$30 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

  


at 122:38 Trustee McNicholas

Dawn you are going off topic. Now - we did have a motion and a second on the table.

at 122:40 Trustee Reardon

Back in the Day when I was on ROP Board. We had regular funding, and then in the economic downturn we had a maintenance of effort funds. Now we have the CTE Grant (3 years). We have to look forward. Is this permanent funding.

at 123:59 

This is to have permanent funding, but not sure if it will be a grant. 

at 124:53 Trustee Reardon

Fun

at 125:07 

Dedicated funding for Equipment. We have funding from both Laguna Beach and CUSD for maintaining program. 

at 125:47 Trustee Reardon

I understand

at 125:59 Roll Call Vote

Resolution passes 6-0-1