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CLOSED SESSION 4:30 PM

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. CLOSED SESSION COMMENTS

A. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Gregory Merwin/Sara Young

Attorney – Ernest Bell

Significant Exposure to Litigation – One Cases

IDR Case Number 20170510

(Pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(d)(2)) 

Gegory Merwin

Attorney – Jonathan Pearl

Significant Exposure to Litigation – Two Cases

(Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9(d)(2))

 

EXHIBIT A-1 

EXHIBIT A-2

EXHIBIT A-3

B. STUDENT EXPULSIONS

Mike Beekman

One Case

Case Number 2017-060

 

EXHIBIT B-1

 

C. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE EMPLOYMENT/ DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL / RELEASE

Gordon Amerson
Two Cases
(Pursuant to Government Code § 54957)

 

EXHIBIT C-1

EXHIBIT C-2

 

D. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE EMPLOYMENT/APPOINTMENT

Gordon Amerson
Principal, Elementary School
Principal, Middle School
Principal, High School

Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction Grades 6-12, K-8, Alternative
Education

Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction Preschool-Grade 5
(Pursuant to Government Code § 54957)

 

EXHIBIT D-1

EXHIBIT D-2

E. 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)

   
BLUE CARD - Dawn Urbanek

The current contract between CUSD and CUEA covers the period June 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017.

Article 12 of the contract requires that CUSD and CUEA meet sufficiently in advance of the term of the agreement so that there is sufficient time for a new agreement to be reached or for the resolution of an impasse.

http://www.cuea.org/contract/2015-17_Contract.pdf at page 45 

CUSD has no contracts in place- but the budget assumptions are based on full implementation of what bargaining units are asking for- ie:

Step and Column Increases have been budgeted for - See CUSD's Budget Assumptions 

CUEA 1.5%

CSEA 2%

CUMA 1.5%

Teamsters 2%

CUSD Multi-prong Approach to balancing the Budget: For an Example People For Student Rights Count #9

If cuts need to be made CUSD starts with unilateral cuts to non-negotiated items - such as books and supplies.

then and only if necessary-

CUSD will look to cuts to negotiated items - starting with class size increases and furlough days. Salary schedule adjustments are always last. That is why when CUSD cut $157 million from its budget during the great recession Teacher salary schedule only decreased by 1.5% and that has been completely restored + a lot more under the State's Road to Recovery plan.

 

 

F. PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE

Superintendent

(Pursuant to Government Code § 54957.6)

   

Administration

BP 2120(a)

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

The Superintendent is the chief executive officer and educational leader of the district. He/she executes all Governing Board decisions and is accountable to the Board for managing the schools in accordance with the Board's policies. He/she informs the Board about school programs, practices and problems and offers professional advice on items requiring Board action, with appropriate recommendations based on thorough study and analysis.

The Board delegates to the Superintendent the power to make decisions concerning internal operations of the district. The Superintendent may delegate to other school staff any duties imposed upon him/her by the policies or vote of the Board, as far as the law permits. This delegation of power or duty shall not relieve the Superintendent of responsibility for actions taken by his/her designees.

The Superintendent shall have general supervision of all personnel and shall develop and execute consistent, fair and fiscally sound personnel procedures and practices, including an evaluation program for all district employees. He/she shall oversee all financial operations of the district and actively seek out new funding sources for the schools.

The Superintendent shall take an active leadership role in the development and improvement of the instructional program.

He/she shall be accessible to community members and shall work with them to further the district's goals and build a strong, positive community attitude toward the school system.

The Board expects the Superintendent to remain current on educational thought and practices in the interest of improving the district's instructional program and overall operation. The Superintendent shall inform the Board and staff of new developments and significant events in the field of education.

Blue Card:

Under "Local Control", the LCAP is the only tool that the State of California gives to the Public to ensure transparency in how a district sets it's educational priorities, and how district funds are spent to ensure those priorities are met. It is very troubling that Staff has been allowed to put CUSD's LCAP on the Consent Calendar without any presentation of the data and discussion CUSD's performance in meeting it's stated goals. 

Especially troubling is CUSD's final LCAP Review Statement "

"Capistrano Unified Education Association and the District agree that employees are the District's greatest asset in delivering programs and services to students. The District will be unable to achieve desired results without employees. Providing time for teacher collaboration, engaging in aligned and coherent professional learning, and recruiting and retaining qualified teachers are all essential components to pupil progress."

Since Kristen Vital has been Superintendent, CUSD has shifted priorities away from what is in the educational interest of students, to what is in the financial interests of employees. This will be the 5th consecutive year of across the board compensation increases for employees totaling over $150 million dollars should the Board approve tonights budget.

CUSD has insufficient funding to pay for district funded Art, Music or Science (core educational classes that are required by the state for any student to receive a “minimum” education that aligns with State Content Standards and Curriculum Frameworks).

CUSD has facilities that have not been fixed or maintained for 15 years. There are facilities issues which considered "Emergency Repairs" and threaten the health and safety of students.

CUSD students attend school in overcrowded classrooms with staff to student ratios that are not safe.

CUSD has limited programing based on the Canadian model of education and the work of Michael Fullan- Trustee Hatton-Hodsons business partner in Systems Leadership Collaborative. Michael Fullan’s work is based on the belief that Professional Development is the number one priority for an educational institution.

I was stopped here because they gave me 3 minutes for both comments

I asked that this statement be made part of the record since I was not able to finish.

Class size and differentiated learning do not matter. In alignment with these beliefs, CUSD Staff has eliminated funding for GATE, and other programming for high achieving students and continues to increase class size to fund compensation increases and time out of the classroom for Professional Development.

All CUSD teachers are chronically absent- out of the classroom more than 10 days a year.

CUSD is the only District in South Orange County that does not offer a Geometry Honors class.

CUSD is the only district that requires CCP/Stand Alone Health as a graduation requirement.

As a result of these “unique” curriculum choices, the academic performance of students across all demographics continues to decline. Math scores are plummeting and A-G completion rates are poor compared to other districts in south orange county.

CUSD is no longer “the highest achieving large school district in the State”. 

Under Kristen Vital's employment CUSD has had a failed Bond measure because there is no trust between CUSD and the Cities that should partner with CUSD to improve the quality of education for students.

Under Kristen Vital we have had the gifting of public assets with the purchase of Essencia School site for $38.86 million- also placed on the consent Calendar without a price. Neither Kristen Vital or Clark Hampton are qualified to Negotiate Real Estate Deals- they are not brokers and this practice needs to stop immediately.

Under Kristen Vital students at Tesoro, since last fall, have had a Toll Road being graded inside school district boundaries and 500' from sports fields and courts without any protective barriers while there are known pesticides and ordnance in the soil. A complete disregard for the health and safety of students and staff at Tesoro.

Superintendent Vital lies to Trustees and allows staff to provide gross mis-information to the Board without any correction.

The District is currently under investigation for illegal campaigning Measure M- Land Fraud - Gifting of Taxpayer Assets and Conflict of interest which is why Trustee Hatton-Hodson has resigned.

Under Kristen Vital CUSD has made no efforts to Communicate and engage the Public or other local agencies and in fact threatened to sue City mayors for voicing opposition to Measure M.

Nothing is working for Students with Kristen Vital as Superintendent. It is time for a change.

In Closing - Kristen Vital knows that CUSD has the power to stop building permits from being issued at the Ranch until the health and safety of students can be protected.

 

  


 

OPEN SESSION

ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS - None

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Board Audio at 1:19:00

Public Hearing Open at 8:18

No Public Comments

Public Hearing Closed at 8:19

Board Audio at 1:20:00

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.

The Staff is trying to LIMIT PUBLIC COMMENT. At this meeting they changed the format of the meeting regarding Consent Items. This has never been approved by the Board, and it caused some confusion for the Board.

The format followed tonight was to have all Blue Cards Read without discussion of any item. Then Trustees would decide what Consent Items they wanted to pull and discuss.

This makes it hard on the Public because we now have a Public Comment at one part of the Board Audio and then the Public has to search for discussion of that comment at another part of the audio and it may not exist if a Trustee did not choose to pull an Item.

Remember - this is the District that put a $33.86 million dollar school site purchase on the Consent Calendar without a price and is now under investigation for gifting of public assets.

CONSENT ITEMS PULLED BY TRUSTEES FOR DISCUSSION

Board Audio at 1:34:48

Trustee Hannacek pulled Agenda Item #22 and #27

Trustee Reardon pulled Agenda Item #5, #6, #11

Trustee Bullockus - None

Trustee Pritchard - None

Trustee Holloway pulled Agenda Item #5 and #22

Trustee Jones pulled Agenda Item #2

Trustee Martha McNicholas Agenda Item #24

Items Pulled #2, #5, #6, #11, #22, #27 

Items pulled by the PUBLIC Agenda Items #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #20, #24, #27, #29

Trustees chose not to discuss #3, #4, #20, #29. These Items were passed on consent without Trustee Discussion.

Board Audio at 1:36:13

Roll Call Vote to Approve the Balance of the Items: Item Approved 7-0-0

BUSINESS AND SUPPORT SERVICES

Agenda Item #2 DONATION OF FUNDS AND EQUIPMENT page 4

Total $256,108.51

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Board Audio at 1:20:39

Motion to approve: Trustee Reardon

Second: Inaudible

Item Approved: 7-0-0

BLUE CARD: Dawn Urbanek

Relying on Fundraising and Donations to pay for core educational programs creates wealth based inequities in the quality of education that students receive within the District and is illegal. There should not be any increases to employee compensation until the district funds Art, Music and Science for every student. The law requires that all core educational programs be taught by an appropriately credentialed teacher- so "Local Control" does not allow any teacher to embed these subjects into a class. The teacher must be credentialed to teach these particular subjects.

Why is the Insurance Department receiving Visa Gift Cards/Gift Baskets and Samsung Galazy Tablets from Vendors Keenan & Associates- ASCIP and Corvel Inc.

Corvel is getting a new contract tonight Agenda Item #5 $322,000 per year to provide CareMC online services. 

ASCIP is a JPA, a public agency. They are not a for-profit entity.. Anything that ASCIP “gives” to CUSD should be treated as a refund of CUSD's own money — not a gift. ASCIP should not be using CUSD's insurance premium money to give gifts to other public agencies.

Laguna Niguel Elementary $36,000 for "Educational Enhancements" - is that a teacher? and Aid? a Librarian?

San Juan Education Foundation & PTA - School Marquee $5,200- isn't that CUSD's responsibility?

 

Board Audio at 1:23:24

Clark Hampton stated that the donations to the Insurance Department were to be used as raffle prizes for employees who exhibit safe practices and avoid injury on the job.

TRUSTEE DISCUSSION:

Board Audio at 1:38:41

This Item was Pulled by Trustee Jones

Board Audio at 1:39:21

Comment Trustee Reardon

ASCIP is a public agency. We pay them for Insurance so any gifts are a return of our own money. Should not be a gift - it is not new income.

Keenan comes every year and gives us a big check - PR move. That is not a gift either.

Agenda Item #3 PURCHASE ORDERS, COMMERCIAL WARRANTS AND PREVIOUSLY BOARD-APPROVED BIDS AND CONTRACTS: page 9

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Board Audio at 1:25:41

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

BLUE CARD: Dawn Urbanek

Relying on Fundraising 

Zonar $161,312.07 

Zonar is a Pupil Transportation & School Bus Tracking system- why is CUSD spending this kind of money when they have such limited busing available to students? They just cancelled busing for Title I students at their under enrolled schools.

In 2008 CUSD cut its busing routes down from 62 to 18. CUSD has never restored busing for students due to a continued lack of funding - BUT CUSD always finds money for compensation increases for employees. The District was sued by RSM & MV because of the cuts to busing and the increased traffic.

T4T.org $59,277.60

Per District Staff this is for a STEAM Lab. T4T appears to be Two Bit Circus - a foundation that provides STEAM Labs to Title I Schools. Why is CUSD writing checks to a Foundation that donates STEAM Labs for Title I Schools? Per Jeremy Davis this is T4T.org standing for Trash for Teaching but it always takes you back to Two Bit Circus Foundation and everything is a "donation". 

ACSA $49.00

Trustee Lynn Hatton - Hodsons partner in LCAPca and Systems Leadership Collaborative. 

AP Exams SJH $149,266.00

Parents pay for AP Testing

Dennis Patrick Hanna $4,150 SCH $12,700 Palisades

Asbestos Inspection/Abatement

College Board Checks totaling $456,016.74

SDG&E Checks Totaling $591,711.94

Pinnacle Petroleum $38,997.24

Services Provided distribution of refined petroleum products &
lubricants environmental services, cardlock fueling, and remote tank monitoring with a fully integrated fuel management system. 

Altveo LLC $10,375.00

What is this payment for? There is no information on this company or what it does.

Agenda Item #4 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, FIELD SERVICE AND MASTER CONTRACT AGREEMENTS: page 57

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Board Audio at 1:28:50

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

BLUE CARD: Dawn Urbanek

Meet the Masters $125,000

It is CUSD's responsibility to fund Core Educational Programs. Forcing parents to fundraise for Art is another "tax" on the public.

Various Providers Special Education $5,402,500 

Barber & Gonzales Consulting Group $40,000 page 129

Consultant for Interest Based Bargaining $40,000 to help CSEA be better at negotiations $2,400 per day. Taxpayers should not pay this.

Legal Services $1.2 million

Inspection services SJH High- We already paid AW Industries why are we paying a second inspector $120,635.84?

Cultural and Paleontological Monitoring Services - San Clemente High $60,860

 

Agenda Item #5  INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT FOR SPECIAL SERVICES -CORVEL ENTERPRISE COMP, INCORPORATED page 216

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Board Audio at 1:30:04

Motion to approve: Trustee Reardon

Second: Trustee Holloway

Item Approved: 7-0-0

BLUE CARD: Dawn Urbanek

Comprehensive Risk Management Service Company.

$322,000 per year Contract to provide CareMC online services.

www.caremc.com

Claims Management Services and Managed Care Services.

This is electronic submission of Workers Comp Claims. 

ITEM DISCUSSION

Board Audio at 1:41:05 

This Item was pulled by Trustee Reardon

Administration of Workers Compensation. Sources are complaining about the quality of their work. Direct Staff to set up a hotline where employees can report their experiences so that we can evaluate this companies performance net year.

Board Audio at 1:43:11

Trustee Holloway - 3 year Contract. Want to see a report back in 6 months to see if this company is overruling doctors recommendations. 

Board Audio at 1:44:25

Clark Hampton - we have a 90 Cancellation. 

Board Audio at 1:04:57

Trustee Jones - Let them know they are on a short leash

Board Audio at 1:05:00

Clark Hampton - Climate Assessment.

RED FLAG

Agenda Item #7 AWARD BID NO. 1718-01, ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS CONSOLIDATED ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTORS, INCORPORATED page 274

$200,000 contract contract with Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc, "CED" for electrical supplies.

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

 

Agenda Item #6 AWARD BID NO. 1617-08, TWO-WAY RADIO, PUSH TO TALK & ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT & RELATED SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE SERVICES – MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS REPAIR page 263

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Board Audio at 1:30:35

Motion to approve: Trustee Hannacek

Second: Holloway

Item Approved: 5-2-0

Trustee Reardon - No

Trustee Holloway - No

BLUE CARD: Dawn Urbanek

$110,000 contract with Mobil Communications Repair for maintenance services.

This company lists a PO Box as its business address on the contract.

Secretary of State:

C1920514
Registered 1-23-95
Suspended 
32802 Shipside Drive
Dana Point CA 92629
Agent Robert Allan Russell- last filing 2011

ITEM DISCUSSION

Board Audio at 1:47:40

This Item was pulled by Trustee Reardon

This Radio System is obsolete. The county moved off this type of system over a decade ago. There is a National Standard that we are not following.

Direct Staff to examine this.

Trustee Reardon is going to vote no. He did not like the waiting process that went into the RFP. We are perpetuating an obsolete system.

No Department in the District owns this project.

 

 

Agenda Item #8    AWARD BID NO. 1718-02, PAINTING AND OTHER COATING SERVICES -
PRIME PAINTING CONTRACTORS, INCORPORATED page 287

$250,000 contract awarded to Prime Painting Contractors Inc. for painting and other Coating services as needed.

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #9    AWARD BID NO. 1718-03, FROZEN, REFRIGERATED, PROCESSED
COMMODITY, DRY FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
- GOLD STAR FOODS: page 296

$4 million dollar annual contract to Gold Star Foods funded by Food and Nutrition Services.

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #10  AWARD BID NO. 1718-07, CROWN VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PORTABLE CLASSROOMS AND RESTROOM - R. JENSEN CO., INC.: page 334

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

 

Agenda Item #11  AWARD OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. 2-1718,
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES (VOICE) - COX CALIFORNIA
TELCOM, LLC: page 366

$84,000 per year

Motion to approve: Trustee Reardon

Second: Trustee Bullockus

Item Approved: 7-0-0

ITEM DISCUSSION

Board Audio at 1:51:29

This Item was pulled by Trustee Reardon

This is the bill for dial tone. We have 900 telephone numbers we are being billed for. 2/3 of our bill is for telecommunication - most people enjoy unlimited service instead of measured rate service. 

Staff has a year to figure this out.

Agenda Item #12   CHARTER FACILITIES AGREEMENT FOR 2017-2018 - ORANGE COUNTY ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS: page 370

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #13 EXTENSION NO. 1 OF BID NO. 1516-24, SERVICE TO COLLECT, RECYCLE AND DISPOSE OF SOLID WASTE DISTRICTWIDE - CR&R, INCORPORATED: page 399

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #14 EXTENSION NO. 1 OF BID NO. 1516-25, ASPHALT PAVING,
SEALCOATING AND REPAIR - BEN'S ASPHALT, INCORPORATED: page 406

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #15 EXTENSION NO. 2 OF BID NO. 1516-01, PAPER AND PLASTIC PRODUCTS
FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES - P & R PAPER SUPPLY COMPANY, INCORPORATED: page 424

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #16 EXTENSION DISTRICT AGREEMENT NO. 1415215 - DIGITAL NETWORK GROUP, INCORPORATED: page 447 

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #17 AMENDMENT NO. 1 - SUNGARD BUSINESS-PLUS SYSTEM SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION AND SOFTWARE SUPPORT SERVICE AGREEMENT
AND AMENDMENT NO. 1 - HUMAN RESOURCES APPLICATION
IMPLEMENTATION AND SOFTWARE SUPPORT SERVICE AGREEMENT
- ORANGE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: page 459

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #18 AMENDMENT NO. 3 INTERNET ACCESS AGREEMENT NO. 40339 FOR 2017-2018 - ORANGE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: page 464 

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #19 NETWORK SUPPORT SERVICES AGREEMENT 2017-2018 NO. 43772 -
ORANGE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: page 476 

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #20 QUINTESSENTIAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS SERVICES AND SUPPORT
AGREEMENT (FY 17-18): page 484 

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Board Audio at 1:31:15

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

BLUE CARD: Dawn Urbanek

Quintessential School Systems provides administrative software and consulting services for the K-12 education market.  Our QSS/OASIS product line includes integrated modules that cover the gamut of school business needs, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, benefits management, budget development, employee absence tracking, financial reports, fixed assets, general ledger, human resources reporting, payroll, personnel, position control, purchasing, retirement, warehouse/ inventory, and state & federal reporting.

I believe this is CUSD's 5th Management Software Program- Is CUSD keeping 5 sets of books?

 

Agenda Item #21 ANAHEIM UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT BID NO. 2016-09, MULTIPURPOSE COPY PAPER - SPICERS PAPER, INC.: page 498  

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #22 PALO VERDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BID #B-DWFM2017, DISTRICTWIDE FILTER MATERIAL AND INSTALLATION PURCHASE AGREEMENT – PACWEST AIR FILTER:

$125,000 funded from the General Fund- shouldn't this be funded from deferred maintenance fund?

Motion to approve: Trustee Hanacek

Second: Trustee Holloway

Item Approved: 7-0-0

ITEM DISCUSSION

Board Audio at 1:54:36

This Item was pulled by Trustee Hanacek and Trustee Holloway

Trustee Hanacek

Concerns about Quality of HVAC system.CUSD is band-aiding HVAC Systems. 

Board Audio at 1:55:46

Clark Hampton we will look at other options. If these filters clogged before 6 months it was suppose to be replaced for free.

Board Audio at 1:56:48

Trustee Holloway - feedback from employees is that there is an option to allow Pac West employees to install these filters.

Board Audio at 1:57:07

Clark Hampton - Pack West does not do installation. Staff installs the filters.

Another mis-representation by Staff.

Board Audio at 1:57:14

Trustee Jones called Ranch Palos Verde to find out- They do have Pac West do the installations. We seem to have a lot of failures in our HVAC systems.

Agenda Item #22 RESOLUTION NO. 1617-87, EDUCATION PROTECTION ACT: page 502  

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

   
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

THIS MUST BE A DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEM PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC - THE LCAP IS THE ONLY TRANSPARENCY TOOL THE PUBLIC HAS

Agenda Item #25 AMENDMENT NO. 4 TO THE AGREEMENT FOR THE OPERATION OF AN AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT, ACTIVITIES, AND CAMPS PROGRAM WITH SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT: page 594 

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #26 CONSOLIDATED APPLICATION AND REPORTING SYSTEM:page 617  

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #24 2017-2018 LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN AND ANNUAL
UPDATE: page 506

See LCAP Results: Click here!

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Board Audio at 1:31:47

Motion to approve: Trustee McNicholas

Second: Trustee Jones

Item Approved: 7-0-0

BLUE CARD: Dawn Urbanek

CUSD is trying to hide an abysmal LCAP on the Consent Calendar.

Academic performance across all demographics continues to plummet amid poor curriculum choices and the Districts emphasis on Professional Development and not student learning.

This Item must be moved to the Discussion/Action Section of the Meeting and the corrections must be made to CUSD's LCAP to accurately reflect the state of learning with in CUSD.

ITEM DISCUSSION

Board Audio at 1:37:00

This Item was Pulled by Trustee McNicholas.

On June 7, 2017 The Board had a Public Hearing and a LCAP Item for Information and Discussion. There was a presentation.

Board Audio at 1:37:29

Superintendent Vital stated that there was a Public Hearing and a Discussion Action Item and the Board FULLY DISCUSSED THE LCAP. That is why this is on Consent as opposed to a discussion item.

The Entire LCAP Presentation - Public Comment - Trustee Discussion Lasted 11 minutes. There was NO PRESENTATION OF DATA

Trustee McNicholas & Superintendent Vital made mis-representations to the Public on the record.

Documentation

Agenda Item #27 NATIVE AMERICAN PARENT AND STUDENT COMMITTEE 2017-2018: page 619

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Board Audio at 1:33:21

Motion to approve: Trustee Readon

Second: Trustee Bullockus

Item Approved: 7-0-0

PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST dated July 23, 2017- Native American Education Fund

BLUE CARD: Dawn Urbanek

CUSD has been awarded a 4- year Indian Education Formula Grant. The Grant is for the period July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 in the amount of $2,668,890 for the purpose of providing services related to early childhood development. $40.45 per day per child.

As a requirement of the grant CUSD must have a Native American Parent and Student Committee that meets 3 times per year. 

CUSD has 112 Native America students in the District that attend 40 different schools. 

K:            4
Grade  1:  8
Grade  2:  4
Grade  3: 10
Grade  4:  6
Grade  5:  7
Grade  6: 11
Grade  7: 13
Grade  8:  3
Grade  9: 13
Grade 10: 12
Grade 11:  8
Grade 12: 13

Board Audio at 1:58:33

This Item was pulled by Trustee Hanacek 

Even if we had one student - we should always go for Grant funds. This is an automatic renewal.

Board Audio at 1:59:32 

Dr. Susan Holiday 

This Grant doesn't require a great deal of Staff time. To correct the record it is 173 students enrolled. We receive $35,000 through this grant.

Board Audio at 1:59:56 

Trustee Bullockus

We have 173 enrolled in this program, do we know how many total Native American students we have at CUSD

Board Audio at 2:00:01

Dr Susan Holiday

I would need to get back to you.

Board Audio at 2:00:15

Trustee Bullockus

Has anything changed about the Treasurer? They have had a Treasurer for 10 years and now we realize we don't need one?

Board Audio at 2:00:30

Staci Yogi - Executive Director, State & Federal Programs

The Committee adopted the By-laws we had a Treasurer but we do not fundraise or collect money so we don't need a treasurer.

Board Audio at 2:00:25

Trustee Bullockus

Do you know how many students are Native American?

Board Audio at 2:01:27

Staci Yogi - Executive Director, State & Federal Programs

Need to get back to you. CUSD has 700 students in school messenger that are Native American or have listed they are partially native American.

Agenda Item #28 RESOLUTION NO. 1617-90 DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES FOR
SIGNATURE AND APPROVAL OF LOCAL AGREEMENT FOR CSPP-7335 CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR CHILD
DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: page 621

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

 
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES 

Agenda Item #29 SCHOOL-BASED MEDI-CAL ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES
PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT - ORANGE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT
OF SCHOOLS: page 624

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Board Audio at 1:34:30

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

BLUE CARD: Dawn Urbanek

Medical - Contract?

 

 

   
HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES

Agenda Item #30 CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY SPEECH AND LANGUAGE CLINICAL
INSTRUCTOR PAYMENT:
 page 654 

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #31 COMMUNITY CLASSROOM TRAINING AGREEMENT WITH COLLEGE
AND CAREER ADVANTAGE: page 656

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #32 PROPOSAL FOR SERVICES - LEVERAGE LEARNING GROUP: page 659

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #33 STUDENT TEACHING AFFILIATION AGREEMENT WITH GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY: page 663

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Agenda Item #34 RESIGNATIONS/ RETIREMENTS/ EMPLOYMENT – CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES: page 668 

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

Resignations/Retirements 

18 Layoffs
   14 MS Campus Supervisors
     3 Mental Health
     1 Inst. Assistant

6 Retirements

14 Voluntary

2 Probationary

ASB Funded Positions

$423,957.50 

Note - When minimum wage increases to $15 per hour these same positions will cost $635,936.25. Taxpayers will be asked to increase fees in the amount of $211,978.75... another tax on parents as fees are increased.

Support Rental Agreement Events

Paid at Over-time Rate of Pay

Lead Theater Technician 240 hours 2 people 

Paid at Regular Rate of Pay

Theater Technician

720 hours 3 people

Professional Development

Energy Bus Training 54 hours 9 people

"Energy Bus Helps Schools Overcome Negativity" - watch the video.

Campus Supervisor Assist Seniors with Pranks

Assist Seniors with Pranks?

210 hours -3 people

Behind the Wheel Training

200 hours 5 people

Prep & Distribute Lunches for Summer

Why is CUSD spending money to provide summer lunches when they are starting to lay off campus supervisors due to a lack of funding?

8,742 hours 31 people 

Attend Non-violent Crisis Intervention

108 hours 9 people 

Summer School Bus Drivers

88 people

Why does CUSD need 88 bus drivers during the summer? We barely have summer school anymore... Special Education?

Painters Helper

CUSD took 3 Food Service Workers 1 Campus HS Campus Supervisor and one IF-SpEd and gave them sumer jobs

Agenda Item #35 RESIGNATIONS/ RETIREMENTS/ EMPLOYMENT – CERTIFICATED

EMPLOYEES: page 705 

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion 

Resignations/Retirements 

18 Layoffs 
   14 MS Campus Supervisors
     3 Mental Health 
     1 Inst. Assistant

8 Relocations

11 Voluntary

4 District Initiated

5 Other Employment

5 Retirement

1 STRS Disability 

1 Deceased

Approve 246 Additional Assignments

Summer School

Non-Instruction 8 people 156 hours X $30 = $13,440

Instruction 94 hours X 2 people X $35 = $6,580

San Juan Elementary

Prep Hours Summer Academy 1 person 4 hours X $30 = $120

Summer Academy 16 people X 40 hours X $35 = $22,400

Special Education ESY Program 

Prep Hours ESY  33 hours X 1 person X $30 = $990

Administrative Oversight 1 person X 40 Hours X $30 = $1200

AP Review

23 hours X 31 people x $35 = $24,995

Professional Development 

PLC Committee Meetings 40 hours X 2 people X $30 per hour = $2,400

Professional Dev Multiple Sites 40 hours 1 person X $35 = $1,400

Kindergarten Assessments 10 hours X 9 people X $35 = $3,150

Leadership Team Meeting, Data Analysis & Professional Development 12 hours X 6 people X $30 = $2,160

CGI Training  6 hours X 2 person X $30 = $360

Leadership Team - Tierjas Creek 12 hours X 1 person X $30 = $360

Leadership Meeting/Staff Dev Bernice Ayres 10 hours X 1 person X $35 = $350

After School Intervention Las Palmas 12 hours X 1 person X $30 = $360

Science Day Prep & Science Day - Castille Elementary 17 hours X 1 person X $30 = $510

AVID - Del Obispo 1 hour X 2 people X $30 = $60

Assist with SST Meetings - 9hours X 1 person $30 = $270

Proctor Exams - 10 hours X 1 person X $35 = $350 

Before/After School Support ELA/Math Marco Forster 15 hours X 2 people X $35 = $1,050

Prep Language Dev Programs Marco Forster 50 hours X 1 person X $30 = $1,500

Saturday School - Aliso Viejo HS 20 hours X 1 person X $35 = $700

Summer Curriculum Aliso Niguel High School 10 hours X 4 people X $30 = $1,200

Award Programs - Aliso Niguel High School - 10 hours X 1 person X $30 = $300

Assist Teacher on LOA - Capo Valley High  -14 hours X 3 people X $30 = $1,260

Tutoring Students - Capo Valley High 6.5 hours X 1 person X $35 = $227.50

GENERAL SERVICES

Agenda Item #36 Approval of the May 30, 2017 Regular Board Meeting page 731 

This Item was approved on the Consent Calendar without Trustee Discussion

A BLUE CARD SHOULD HAVE BEEN PULLED- CUSD IS WAY BEHIND IN APPROVING THE MINUTES FROM IT'S MEETINGS - THESE ARE PART OF THE PUBLIC'S RECORD.

 

 

 
DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS

Agenda Item #37 SELECTION OF TRUSTEE PARTICIPATION ON VARIOUS COMMITTEES:  page 734 

Board Audio at 2:02:56

Motion to approve: Trustee Reardon

Second: Trustee Holloway

Item Approved: 7-0-0

THIS ITEM WAS REQUESTED BY TRUSTEE REARDON

Change in Trustee Participation in Ad Hoc Committees since Trustee Hatton-Hodson has resigned. 

1) NOMINATING COMMITTEE OF THE ORANGE COUNTY COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL DISTRICT ORGANIZATION. Trustee Reardon (Alternate Trustee McNicholas)

2) OCSBA POLITICAL ACTION GROUP EFFORT Trustee McNicholas and Trustee Jones

3) INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS REVIEW COMMITTEE Trustee Holloway and Trustee Hanacek. 

4) AD HOC COMMITTEES

Aliso Viejo: Trustees Pritchard and Trustee McNicholas

Dana Point: Trustees Hanacek and Trustee McNicholas

Laguna Niguel: Trustees Jones and Trustee McNicholas

Mission Viejo: Trustees Bullockus and Trustee Jones

Rancho Santa Margarita: Trustee Bullockus, Trustee Reardon, (Alt Trustee Pritchard)

Board Audio at 2:13:33

* Trustee Reardon commented that in 6 years CUSD has had 1 Ad Hoc meeting with RSM.

San Clemente: Trustees Holloway and Trustee Hanacek

San Juan Capistrano: Trustees Jones, Reardon and Hanacek

Ladera Ranch Civic Council: Trustee Bullockus, Trustee Holloway, Trustee Reardon

5) CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION Trustee McNicholas

6) DISTRICT RESTRUCTURING COUNCIL Trustee Pritchard (Alternate Trustee McNicholas)

7) COLLEGE AND CAREER ADVANTAGE – FORMERLY SOUTH COAST REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM Trustee Hanacek, Trustee Jones, Trustee McNicholas

8) CALIFORNIA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION DELEGATE (CSBA) Trustees Jones and McNicholas

9) BOARD POLICY SUB-COMMITTEE Trustee Holloway, Trustee McNicholas, Trustee Reardon

Agenda Item #38 RESOLUTION NO. 1617-89, RESOLUTION OF THE CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT OPPOSING ANY TOLL ROAD EXTENSION ALIGNMENT THAT ADVERSELY IMPACTS DISTRICT SCHOOL SITES AND STUDENTS:  736  

Agenda Item #39 PRESENTATION OF COLLEGE AND CAREER PLANNING METRICS: page 741  

Board Audio at 2:18:12

Motion to approve: 

Second: 

Item Approved: 

Dr. Susan Holiday Presentation

 

 

Agenda Item #40 2017-2018 BUDGET ADOPTION: page 756

Agenda Item #41 SPECIAL EDUCATION LOCAL PLAN AREA ANNUAL SERVICE PLAN AND ANNUAL BUDGET PLAN:

Agenda Item #42 LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY PLAN FOR 2017-2018: page 962  

Agenda Item #43 2017 AND 2018 BOARD MEETING CALENDARS: page 1062 

Board Audio at 1:89:09

Motion to approve: 

Second: 

Item Approved: 

BLUE CARD: Dawn Urbanek

From the Public's perspective, making fewer Board meetings is a bad idea. Tonights board meeting agenda is over 1,100 pages and has 52 Agenda Items. I know that Trustees do not read the entire agenda. It is not possible because many of you have full time jobs. As such, the Board relies on Staff and Superintendent Vital for recommendations. As a member of the public who regularly attends Board meetings; I know that staff lies to the Board, or provides "mis-information" to the Board. Superintendent Vital lies to the Board and knows Staff provides the Board with mis-information, but fails to correct the information. 

 

Agenda Item #44 FIRST READING – BOARD POLICY 9320, MEETINGS: page 1065 Agenda Item #45 FIRST READING – BOARD POLICY 4313,
MANAGEMENT/ SUPERVISORY/ CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE DAYS: page 1070  
Agenda Item #46 DECLARATION OF NEED FOR FULLY QUALIFIED EDUCATORS: page 1073 Agenda Item #47 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION:
SECONDARY SOCIAL SCIENCE – HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, ADVANCED
PLACEMENT, GRADE 9-12:  page 1077  
Agenda Item #48  INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED FOR PILOT: SECONDARY ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS/ENGLISH LANGUAGE
DEVELOPMENT, GRADE 6-8: page 1079 
Agenda Item #49 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED FOR PILOT: SECONDARY ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, GRADE 9-11: page 1081 Agenda Item #50 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION: SECONDARY SCIENCE – CHEMISTRY, ADVANCED PLACEMENT,
GRADE 10-12: page 1083 
Agenda Item #51 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION: SECONDARY ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES, GRADE 9-12: page 1085  
Agenda Item #51 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION: SECONDARY ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE
PRINCIPLES, GRADE 9-12: page 1087