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CLOSED SESSION

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BLUE CARD: Dawn Urbanek

Agenda Item #C Conference With Labor Negotiators

I read the CUEA Bargaining up-date and CUEA is stating that the District has made the following proposals which include:

1.5% wage increase for all unit members retroactive to July 1, 2016.

Early Retirement Incentive at the end of 2017-18

1 year 2% salary schedule increase for Steps (15, 19 and 23)

Class size?

There should be absolutely no compensation increase for any employee until every CUSD student has district funded Art, Music and Science that aligned with minimum content standards and curriculum frameworks taught by a properly credentialed teacher. Relying on fundraising and donations to pay for core educational programs creates wealth based inequities in the quality of education students receive and is illegal. We have schools where parents teach art and we have schools that are now fundraising for block music teacher compensation increases.

This proposal represents another $20 - $30 million in across the Board compensation increases.

http://www.cuea.org/negotiations/2016-17/170515-bargaining-update.pdf

 

 

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BLUE CARD: Dawn Urbanek

Agenda Item #D Public Employee Evaluation of Performance Superintendent Kristen Vital

Tonight you are going to evaluate Superintendent Vital and I wanted to make comment about several things that are very concerning to me in watching how the Board works.

You have a Superintendent that allowed staff to receive an appraisal for the Essencia K-8 School Site in October 2016. Staff failed to share that with Trustees until February when it was time to vote on the purchase price. That was the reason Trustees did not have time to get two new appraisals in a timely manner. I have a real problem with a Superintendent that would allow that type of Item to be placed on Consent with NO PRICE. Members of the public had to ask what the Price was because we were going to complain about a price tag of $21 million which had previously been disclosed. When I saw $34 million I was stunned. Staff was intentionally deceitful. They did not want Trustees or the Public to know that they had agreed to pay a price that valued the land as if it had 100 homes on it.

I am also concerned when Trustees discuss items which the Superintendent knows to be inaccurate, but fails to correct so that your decisions are based on wrong information. The discussion of A-G requirements the other day was appalling. Every Trustee should know that if you want to attend a 4- year college or University, you have to complete your A-G requirements. Trustee's discussion of A-G where Trustees stated that out of state 4-year colleges and private universities don't require A-G was incorrect. Trustees also stated that Tesoro has such a large LDS student population that goes to BYU who also does not require A-G and that explained why Tesoro had the lowest A-G completion rates of all CUSD High Schools I was stunned. Tesoro has the highest A-G completion rates. That kind of information can not stand on a record. It is wrong.

I don't like that CUSD holds Public Hearings and as a separate Item a vote on the same Item in a single meeting. Trustees are suppose to be able to reflect upon the opinions of the Public.

Revising Board Agenda with handouts produced at the meeting is a Brown Act Violation. Staff has done this several times - including tonight and states that that is OK because they send e-mails. I am the person that asked to discuss the elimination of CCP/Health at the June 7th meeting which was approved, and your Staff has you voting to extend CCP/Health for one more year tonight and has changed the HS graduation policy language with a Hand Out and I did not receive any e-mail. 

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The Board Recessed to Closed Session at 5:44 pm

OPEN SESSION

Board Audio at : 7 minutes 

The Board Opened the meeting at 7:15pm

CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL

All Trustees were Present

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Lead by Marc Patterson

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

Motion by Trustee Jones - Second by Hatton-Hodson -

Motion passes 7-1 (All Trustees were present ?)

Staff pulled the WCL Contract.

Agenda Item #23 REQUEST TO WAIVE THE PENALTY FOR CLASS SIZE INCREASES IN FIRST THROUGH THIRD GRADES will be moved to the first Discussion Action Item.

Board Audio at : 8 minutes 54 seconds

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION ACTION

A. STUDENT EXPULSIONS

Mike Beekman

Seven Cases

Case Number 2017-042                                                         EXHIBIT A-1 

Case Number 2017-043                                                         EXHIBIT A-2

Case Number 2017-044                                                         EXHIBIT A-3

Case Number 2017-048                                                         EXHIBIT A-4

Case Number 2017-050                                                         EXHIBIT A-5

Case Number 2017-051                                                         EXHIBIT A-6

Case Number 2017-052                                                         EXHIBIT A-7 

Trustees voted 5-0-2 to approve the expulsions of all cases

B. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE EMPLOYMENT/APPOINTMENT                               EXHIBIT B-1

Gordon Amerson

Associate Superintendent, Student Support Services

(Pursuant to Government Code § 54957)

Trustees voted 6-0-1 to appoint Dr. Greg Merwin to the position of Associate Superintendent, Student Support Services effective June 1, 2017. He is replacing Marc Patterson who is leaving to be Superintendent of East Whittier City School District. 

see: http://www.whittierdailynews.com/social-affairs/20170523/east-whittier-city-school-district-announces-new-superintendent

C. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

District Negotiators: Kirsten M. Vital/Gordon Amerson/Clark Hampton Attorney – Jonathan Pearl

Employee Organizations:

1) Capistrano Unified Education Association (CUEA)

2) California School Employees Association (CSEA)

3) Teamsters (Pursuant to Government Code § 54957.6)

Trustees gave direction to Staff

D. PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE

Superintendent

(Pursuant to Government Code § 54957(b))

No Reportable action

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

Board Audio at: 10 minutes 4 seconds

Learning in Capo Spotlight High School Guidance/Counseling Support Presentation Quinn Darling, Student Advisor

Board Audio at: 14 minutes 40 seconds

Perfect Attendance Perfect Attendance Kindergarten through 12th Grade

STUDENT ADVISOR QUINN DARLING RECOGNITION

Board Audio at: 20 minutes 4 seconds

Quinn is graduating and will be attended UC Berkeley.

New Advisor is (problems with microphone) 

TRUSTEE RECOGNITION TRUSTEE LYNN HATTON-HODSON

Board Audio at: 26 minutes 14 seconds

Superintendent Vital recognizes Trustee Lynn Hatton-Hodson for her service.

Board Audio at: 29 minutes 10 seconds

Trustee Hannacek recognizes Trustee Lynn Hatton-Hodson for her service.

Board Audio at: 31 minutes 18 seconds

Trustee Martha McNicholas recognizes Trustee Lynn Hatton-Hodson for her service.

Board Audio at: 33 minutes 09 seconds

Trustee Lynn Hatton-Hodson makes her statement. When does "Local Politics Trump kids".

BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS

Board Audio at: 36 minutes 24 seconds

Superintendent Vital thanks retired employees came in to help with special projects but who are leaving because their time is done.

5 School Days Left. We had a wonderful year.

Welcome to our new Trustee Judy Bullockus who will be replacing Trustee Hatton- Hodson.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

(Non-Agenda Items) Oral Communications will occur immediately following Board and Superintendent Comments. The total time for Oral Communications shall be twenty (20) minutes. Individual presentations are limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per individual.

PUBLIC HEARING

Trustees are being asked to approve a request for the State to Waive a $1.1 million dollar penalty for having class sizes above 32 students in grades 1-3.

The PUBLIC HEARING is Agenda Item #1- The Vote to Approve the Waiver is Agenda Item #23. 

The Waiver states that: "School sites are instructed to keep class sizes in grades 1-­3 at or below 32. At one site a 33rd child was inadvertently enrolled in a 3rd/4th combination class. Even though class  sizes are monitored for all 335 1st through 3rd grade classes this class was over looked until it was too late to resolve the issue.

CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed under the Consent Calendar are considered by the Board to be routine and will be enacted by the Board in one motion in the form listed below. There will be no discussion of these items prior to the time the Board votes on the motion unless members of the Board, staff, or the public request specific items to be discussed and/or removed from the Consent Calendar. The Superintendent and the staff recommend approval of all Consent Calendar items.

BUSINESS AND SUPPORT SERVICES

Agenda Item #2 DONATION OF FUNDS AND EQUIPMENT page 3

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Total Donations: $297,345.62

29 schools received donations out of the Districts 60 schools. There are many schools who never see a donation. These schools have no art music or science taught by a properly credentialed teacher, they have no instructional aids, librarians, technology, they don't go on the same field trips or have the same educational opportunities as those schools that can fundraise. Relying on fundraising and donations to pay for Core Educational Programs creates wealth based inequities in the quality of education students receive and is illegal.

Technology

Aliso Viejo Middle School $2,000

Bernice Ayer Middle School $3,000

Chaparral Elementary School $48,275.53 

Wagon Wheel $11,202.35

Library

Bathgate Elementary School  $18,410

Vista Del Mar $13,421

Classroom Materials and Supplies

Capistrano Valley High School $6,500

John Malcome Elementary $2,163

Moulton $7,500

Science Camp

Concordia Elementary $27,482

Ladera Ranch Elementary $6,338.25

Oso Grande Elementary $64,437

Philip J Reily Elementary $31,099

School Use as Needed 

Las Flores Middle School $2,500

Field Trip Transportation 

Vista Del Mar $13,427.50

Zero Period

Vista Del Mar $1,845

Agenda Item #4 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, FIELD SERVICE AND MASTER CONTRACT AGREEMENTS: page 45

Agenda Item #5 EXTENSION NO. 2 OF BID NO. 1516-05, FENCE REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE - Q FENCE AND FABRICATION, INC.: page 106

Agenda Item #7 SERVER LEASE AGREEMENT – IDEAL COMPUTER SERVICES, INC.: page 115

Agenda Item #8  SUPPORT AGREEMENT - IDEAL COMPUTER SOUTH, INC.: page 122

 
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

RED FLAG: State of California using the Public Education System to Data Mining pre-natal to age 5. CUSD: EDI - Kinder School Readiness and LCAP Healthy Kids Surveys.

Agenda Item #10 RESOLUTION NO. 1617-84 FOR ACCEPTANCE OF AGREEMENT NO. FCISD3-04 WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES COMMISSION OF ORANGE COUNTY: page 138

 
HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES

Agenda Item #11  QUARTERLY REPORT – WILLIAMS SETTLEMENT LEGISLATION UNIFORM COMPLAINT: page 202

Agenda Item #13 INTERNSHIP CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY: page 205

Agenda Item #14 RESIGNATIONS/ RETIREMENTS/ EMPLOYMENT – CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES: page 212 

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BLUE CARD: Dawn Urbanek

I did not have time to prepare these numbers prior to the meeting so I spoke in general terms that to much money was being spent on Professional Development and that more money should be spent on reducing class sizes restoring programs and fixing facilities..

Staff is asking the Board to approve these expenses after the Training has already happened. Staff should be asking the Board for approval before. IF Trustees voted No at the meeting would these employees have to pay the money back?

"Trainings" should be identified- What kind of training? 

Total Spent on "Training" hours of training without Board Approval: 660.5 hours - 95 employees.

ASB Funded Positions

Total ASB Funded Positions: $ 78,786.00 funded at $10.00 per unit. When the minimum wage increases to $15.00 per hour ASB fees will need to increase to $118,170.00 to maintain these same positions. (That is a new tax on education). Unintended consequences of increasing the minimum wage.  

see: Minimum Wage Hike Imperils After School Programs

 

 

 
DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS

Agenda Item #16 & #17 were not heard because CUSD appointed Judy L. Bullocks as Trustee for Area #7 to replace Trustee Hatton-Hodson who resigned effective June 2, 2017. The appointment was done at a Special Board meeting May 23, 2017. 

Click here to see Judy L. Bullocks Application

Agenda Item #18 STATE ACCOUNTABILITY LOCAL INDICATORS AND LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN UPDATE: page 234  

Agenda Item #16 SELECTION OF APPOINTEE FOR TRUSTEE AREA 7: page 231

This Item was removed from the Agenda.

 

Agenda Item #19 SECOND READING - BOARD POLICY 6146.1, HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: page 315

Agenda Item #21 BROADENING THE COURSE OF STUDY – NEW SECONDARY COURSE: page 337

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CUSD is adding an online semester class, College Application Essay Essentials taken as a seventh period class first semester of senior year. The site will offer one section in the Fall 2017. The proposed course was developed based on student requests and feedback.

The schedule for this class runs August 21- December 21. UC Applications are due November 30, 2017.

Agenda Item #22 RESOLUTION NO. 1617-83, AUTHORIZATION OF AERIES SOFTWARE, INC. (DBA EAGLE SOFTWARE) AS A SOLE SOURCE FOR SYSTEM MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE AERIES STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM:page 341

RED FLAG - City of San Juan and Ambuehl Elementary School

Agenda Item #24 DISTRICTWIDE FACILITIES CONDITION ASSESSMENT SERVICES PROPOSAL: page 346

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This Agenda Item is asking for the Board  to approve a contract with Kitchell to assess Districtwide facilities conditions and report findings for facilities improvement.

The costs are estimated to be $599,774.75 funded by the Deferred Maintenance Fund.

As a test: CUSD hired Kitchell to complete a site facilities condition assessment of Ambuehl Elementary School. The purpose was to provide a benchmark of the performance of the building and prioritize projects for maintenance, repair or removal.

Condition of Ambuehl Facilities: Poor

A WILLIAMS

Should be Filed

General Buildings: Life safety, ADA, inadequate restroom quantity  

Mechanical Systems: Poor condition, end of useful life, rust, corrosion. Two units inoperable 

Plumbing Systems: Inoperable water heater, water fountains, calcium build up 

Electrical Systems: Switchgear & panels past useful life, lamp replacement difficult, added receptacles required

Fire Alarm Systems: Panel in poor condition

Fire Sprinkler Systems: No fire sprinkler in main building 

THESE ARE VIOLATIONS OF THE WILLIAMS SETTLEMENT

Estimated Repair Costs:

$8,432,518 

Immediate $990,954

Critical $2,822,094

Impending $1,081,514

Necessary $227,877

Discretionary $4,859,235

* Also Note that the SARC states that Ambuehl Facilities have a "Good" rating.  

*Also Note that CUSD inflated its Measure M Bond needs. In those documents CUSD said Ambuehl needed $14 million in repairs.