CLOSED SESSION AT 5:00 P.M.

1. CALL TO ORDER 

2. CLOSED SESSION COMMENTS

Tesoro High School Principal Bill Mocnik has been fired. Three Tesoro staff members came to speak on his behalf.

Board Audio at 0:30 

Bob Picazo - Social Science Chair person Tesoro High School

Board Audio at 4:34

Stephanie Sanchez - Teacher Tesoro High School - new principal will be the 4th in 6 years

Board Audio at 7:10 

Jamie Runyon - Teacher Tesoro High School - can Tesoro keep Mr. Mocnik until a new principal is found? If Tesoro gets an Interim Principal that will be 6 Principals in 6 years.

3. CLOSED SESSION (as authorized by law)

REPORT OUT FROM CLOSED SESSION

Board Audio at 12:02

BROWN ACT VIOLATION 

I follow the Toll Road issue very closely and would have spoken at the closed session BUT who could tell that this was about Los Patrones?  

A. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Attorney: David Huff
Significant Exposure to Litigation – One Case
(Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9(d)(2))

Kirsten M. Vital and Clark Hampton
Attorney: Jeff Hoskinson
Significant Exposure to Litigation – One Case
(Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9(d)(2)(3))

Board Audio at 12:09 Trustees gave direction to staff.

Board Audio at 12:13 The Board read the following Statement regarding the Toll Road alignment at Tesoro High School.

"The Board Met in closed session to discuss anticipated litigation relative to the Los Patrones Parkway construction. As a result of that discussion, the Board expressed concerns for potential health impacts on our students at Tesoro High School and the future Esencia K-8. While our review suggests that these impacts have been considered; out of an abundance of caution the Board has directed Staff to contact TCA and the County of Orange to request written assurances that their projects adequately mitigate any air pollution and noise impacts on our schools by providing us with written evidence that the specific roadway alignments including distances from existing and planned campuses under construction of the Los Patrones Parkway Project and the Oso Bridge Project." 

EXHIBIT A-1

B. STUDENT READMISSIONS

Two Cases

Case Number 2017-004 

Board Audio at 13:16 - the Board voted to approve the re-admission of this student.

Case Number 2017-017
Board Audio at 23 seconds - Staff pulled this case from the agenda 

 EXHIBIT B-2

C. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE

Gordon Amerson 
One Case 
(Pursuant to Government Code § 54957)

Board Audio at 13:25 - There was no reportable action.

EXHIBIT C-1 

D. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE EMPLOYMENT/APPOINTMENT 
Gordon Amerson

Principal: 

Elementary School Principal, 

Board Audio at 13:32 Trustees voted 6-0-1 (Trustee Reardon absent) to approve the appointment of Charlotte Pitson to the position of Reily Elementary School. 

High School Principal

Board Audio at 13:57 Trustees voted 6-0-1 (Trustee Reardon absent) to approve the appointment of Dr. Joshua Porter to the position of Dana Hills High School Elementary School. 

Board Audio at 14:08 Trustees voted 6-0-1 (Trustee Reardon absent) to approve the appointment of John Musustan to the position of Cap Valley High School Elementary School. 

Board Audio at 14:22 Trustees gave direction to staff to begin a a new recruitment process to search for a new Principal for Tesoro High School.

High School:

Online Academy and Alternative Education Programs

The Board failed to address this item in its report out from closed session.

(Pursuant to Government Code § 54957) 

 

 

EXHIBIT D-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT D-2 

E. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS

District Negotiators: Kirsten M. Vital and Clark Hampton

Attorney: Andreas Chialtas

Financial Advisor: Keith Weaver

Real Estate Consultant: George Peterson

Board Audio at 14:38 Trustees gave direction to staff. 

Documentation:

January 17, 2017 Board Workshop: Asset Management Planning

February 22, 2017 BOT Meeting Agenda Item #G - Conference with Real Property Negotiators:

Board Audio at 10:18 Trustees gave direction to Staff.

February 22, 2017 Agenda Item #9

 

Board Audio: 63:37 (1 Hour 3 Minutes 37 Seconds)

The Item was moved by Trustee Pritchard. A second by Trustee Hatton-Hodson.

The Board voted 6-0-1 WITHOUT COMMENT (Trustee Reardon was absent)

CUSDWatch: https://cusdwatch.com/index.php/2-uncategorised/139-agenda-item-9-resolution-no-1617-50-asset-management-plan

July 26, 2017 Agenda Item #29 

 

Property: Pacifica San Juan. (NOT SURPLUS PROPERTY) 7.292 acre property located at the north east corner of Camino Las Ramblas and Avenida California

Negotiating Party: One or more potential buyers for the Property who may purchase the Property through a request for proposals process:

San Juan Capistrano - Pacifica San Juan 

The District will pursue re-entitlement of the site to allow for both school and/or residential use, in order to preserve flexibility on how this site is used in the future. The District will also explore the feasibility of assigning its rights under the agreement to a third-party developer, who would then purchase the site and develop into residential homes. Any selection of a third-party developer would involve a public RFP and/or pre-qualification process. District staff will involve City staff in the course of moving forward with plans for this site.

July 26, 2017 BOT Meeting Agenda Item #28

 

Property: South Transportation and Groundskeeping Facility. (NOT SURPLUS PROPERTY) 5.51 acre property located at 26126 Victoria Blvd, Dana Point, CA 92624

Negotiating Party: One or more potential buyers or lessees for the Property who may purchase or lease the Property through a surplus property bid auction process

Dana Point - South Transportation and Groundskeeping Facility

The District will preserve space on the south bus yard site for use by the Grounds and Transportation Departments for surplus storage and vehicle parking. Remaining space on the site will be made available for leasing of RV/boat storage. The District will make improvements to the site for the purpose of leasing space for storage. The District will also explore options for the long-term repurposing of the site. District staff will involve City staff in the course of moving forward with plans for this site.

 

Property: Paseo de Colinas. (DECLARED SURPLUS PROPERTY IN 2006) 2.47 acre property located on Paseo de Colinas adjacent to Niguel Hills Middle School

Negotiating Party: One or more potential buyers for the Property who may purchase the Property through a surplus property bid auction process

Laguna Niguel - Paseo de Colinas Property

The District will reorganize the Laguna Niguel site adjacent to Niguel Hills Middle School to allow for the more efficient layout of storage. The District will negotiate the amendment of terms on the existing use agreement for storage space with the local car dealership. The District will also explore the option of potentially selling the site. District staff will involve City staff in the course of moving forward with plans for this site.

 

F. PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE 
Superintendent
(Pursuant to Government Code § 54957(b))

Board Audio at 14:44 No Reportable Action. 

 

 

BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS

Superintendent Vital:

Board Audio at 14:55

Welcome new Principals.

Opening up a recruitment for a Principal at Tesoro HighSchool and Don Juan Avila Elementary School.

Tesoro Principal Bill Motnic is being moved to the District (So not fired? A Promotion?)

Principals and District Leadership have met in our Early Summer Managers Retreat (3 days 280 people) paid for by the Educator Effectiveness Grant. 

City of San Clemente:

Board Audio at 17:02

San Clemente High School is opening a new classroom that that will make a unified campus for all students on the lower campus. The upper campus will be used as fields and other activities. There are plans to remove and demolish some of the oldest buildings on the campus. Survey markers are on the upper campus for the demolition plan not for any Toll Road. 

City of Mission Viejo and Aliso Viejo:

Board Audio at 18:15 CUSD terminated the CFD which had no expiration data. There is money left in this account and CUSD will be working with Cities to determine the best use for this money. 

Trustee Amy Hanacek

Board Audio at 18:57

Thankful for CUMA Retreat.

Responding to Blogs and mis-information is taking up much of CUSD's time.

Trustee Martha McNicholas

Board Audio at 21:44

Cancer

Trustee McKicholas has an upcoming post op appointment - 29 year survivor of melanoma.

Recognized Senator John McCain's battle with cancer.

Acknowledged Trustee Pritchard's absence from the meeting because his wife is fighting acute leukemia.

Asked for the support the american Cancer Society and Relay for Life.

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Stan Waspin

Board Audio at 23:36

Federal School Lunch Program

Want to appeal to CUSD's involvement in the Federal School Lunch Program, the Breakfast Program and the after school snack program. These programs are unnecessary, wasteful, harmful and ever expanding. In the US food is abundant and cheap. Americas poor suffer consequences from excess not because of a lack of food. Examples are obesity and diabetes. The responsibility to feed a child should be placed on parents or other local community members- not the Federal Government which is to far removed from local issues. 

Dawn Urbanek

Board Audio at 26:24

Citizen's Request to Place an Emergency Item on the Agenda to protect the health and safety of Tesoro High School students. Letter to Orange County Public Works asking for verification of the measurements from Tesoro High School property boundary to the graded toll road. 

Supporting Documentation

Link to Grand Jury Complaint

I also commented on the lack of transparency of the closed session agenda. It was not apparent that Agenda Item A. Conference with Legal Counsel- Anticipated Litigation was a discussion of the Toll Road/Los Patrones Parkway. 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

PUBLIC HEARING: SECONDARY BI-LITERACY LANGUAGE ARTS/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, GRADE 6 SPANISH TWOWAY IMMERSION:

Board Audio at 29:32

Open 7:56 pm

No Blue Cards

Closed 7:56 pm 

 

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.

Board Audio at 30:01

Staff pulled Contract #1718076 from Agenda Item #4 

This is a contract with Cynthia Jane McInnis dba Jan McInnis - Keynote speaker for Back - to- School meeting. $4,300.00 for a Comedian to entertain Staff at this luncheon.  Contract is on page 171 of 661.

Link to Website Comedian Jan McInnis: http://theworklady.com/

Staff pulled Agenda Item #23 RESIGNATIONS/ RETIREMENTS/ EMPLOYMENT – CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES: page 550 for an revision to the Staff activity list.

CUSD Staff, Superintendent Vital and some Trustees are seeking to limit PUBLIC SPEECH at CUSD board meetings.

Please note the following: Board Policy 9323(b)(2) 

It should be noted that CUSD has changed it's meeting policy without a vote of the Trustees. 

When a member of the Public asked to address the Board regarding a Consent Item, the Item was pulled. The speaker had 3 minutes to comment on the Item. Trustees would then discuss and vote on the item.

Now (without changing any language in Board Policy 9323(b)(2)), When a member of the Public wants to address a consent item, the member of the Public has three minutes to speak on the Item. Once all speakers have spoken on all consent items the Trustees are then asked which consent items they would like to discuss. Only Items pulled by Trustees are discussed and voted on.  

This change has been implemented over the last two meetings and was never voted on by Trustees.

At this meeting there were 10 blue cards for Consent Items so they limited Public Comment to 2 minutes per item.

BUSINESS AND SUPPORT SERVICES

Agenda Item #2 DONATION OF FUNDS AND EQUIPMENT page 2

Total $57,817.12

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Board Audio at 31:46

BLUE CARD - Dawn Urbanek

The District no longer funds Art Music and Science for every student. These are CORE EDUCATIONAL CLASSES that are mandated by the State of California to be part of a basic educational curriculum. These courses must be taught by a credentialed teacher and the course content must align with California Minimum Content Standards and Curriculum Frameworks. When CUSD relies on fundraising (one time money) to pay for "Core Educational  Programs" it creates wealth based inequities in the quality of education that students receive within the district and is a violation of the State Constitution which require that all students have equal opportunity to achieve a quality education. CUSD knows this but looks the other way so that it can dedicate 90% of its budget to employee compensation rather than fund art, music and science; reduce class sizes and fix and maintain facilities. CUSD staff thanks the Public every Board meeting for their generosity and laughs all the way to the bank as taxpayers pay twice for a service the State of California is Constitutionally obligated to fund. 

FUN FACT- Jerry Brown instituted the "Local Control Funding Formula" which intentionally underfunds every school district in the state that has a low percentage of ELL, Free and Reduced Lunch and/or Foster Children. By doing so he knows that the wealthy suburban school districts will make up the difference through fundraising and donations and then he can siphon the money he should be giving to the district, to fund new programs and entitlements that are not constitutionally mandated- aka "High Speed Rail". Jerry Brown has siphoned $1.56 billion from CUSD alone since 2007 -08. So any person who volunteers to "fundraise for education" is volunteering to tax themselves twice for the same service.

"Science Camp"

"Meet the Masters"

"School use as needed"

"Educational Enhancements"

"Classroom Materials and Supplies"

Canyon Vista Elementary received $29,356.00 - there are many schools that receive almost nothing in donations- I guess CUSD does not care about the quality of education that students within CUSD who's parents cannot afford to fundraise receive. These students get no instruction in Art Music or Science, or have parents volunteer to teach these classes. They have larger class sizes because they cannot afford to pay instructional aids, librarians or additional teachers to effectively reduce class sizes. The quality of education they receive is not equal to the quality of education students in wealthier school in the District receive. That being said- even the wealthiest schools have had to cut their art and music programs because even they cannot afford to keep pace with the compensation increases block music teachers have received. Average Teacher compensation has gone from $95,000.00 in 2012-13 to over $111,000.00 in 2014-15.  

Do CUSD taxpayers really want to continue to fundraise so employees can keep getting raises? 

Pay to Play: 

Bens's Asphalt is a Vendor and although this is a very small donation ($253.75) - this should never happen because it gives the appearance of PAY to PLAY" which is a very real problem for cash strapped school districts.

 

Agenda Item #3 PURCHASE ORDERS, COMMERCIAL WARRANTS AND PREVIOUSLY BOARD-APPROVED BIDS AND CONTRACTS: page 4

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Board Audio at 33:02

Purchase Orders: $15,874,653.32

40 New Agreements: $3,910,107

7 Amendments $39,015

BLUE CARD - Dawn Urbanek

CUSD is switching Business software from Quintessential School Systems to the OCDE supported BusinessPlus software system. Hopefully more transparent.

CUSD should stop paying for Facilities/ Maintenance Items out of the General Fund: 

Dennis Patrick Hannah- Asbestos Inspector $5,615

Bens Asphalt $47,260

CJK Construction Management $250,000.00

Asphalt Fabric & Engineering $23,955.00

Schooldude $600.00

CUSD should stop using Gift Funds (one time money) for Core Educational Programs like Art Music and Science

Meet The Masters $17,367.59 

*When parents have to fundraise for core educational programs it becomes a "tax". Parents have been fundraising for Art Music and science since 2007-08.

CDE Grant Money -

CTEIG - Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program. CUSD spent $676,670.09 paid to Ranesco for ("Training Items")

Professional Development CUSD gets grant money for Professional Development - it should NOT be spending General Fund money. CUSD spend more on Professional Development than on books and supplies

Solution Tree $41,434.00

OCDE $1,500

Mello Roos - Building Improvements

CFD 90-2 $6,023,675.91 

CFD 2004 $5,910,782.49

CFD 98-2 $5,910,782.49

 

Agenda Item #4 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, FIELD SERVICE AND MASTER CONTRACT AGREEMENTS: page 256

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Board Audio at 11:10 Amend Agenda Item #4 to reflect a correction to the Contract Summary to show total of $4,327,379 not the $3,916,201 that is listed in the item.

BLUE CARD - Dawn Urbanek

Letter to Trustees Sunday 7-23-17 

I intend to pull Agenda Item #4 at the July 26, 2017 Board of Trustees meeting for the following reasons:

1) There may be an error in the stated amount of new Contracts - Staff is showing $3,916,201. Upon review I show $4,327,379. That is a difference of $417,272.00.

Special Education Spending $4,097,000.00

General Fund Spending $23,967.00

Keenan & Associates (Insurance) $18,107.00

5 year rate agreements- why is CUSD executing one year contracts?

Brainfuse (Online Tutorial) $4,500.00

Vincent A. Pompei (Professional Development) $1,360.00

Gift Funds $100,000.00

California Weekly Explorer (Presentations Educational Programs) $100,000.00

Indian Education $50,000.00

Professional Tutors of American (Tutor Indian Students) $50,000

Food Services $6,800.00

Cynthia Jane McInnis dba Jan McInnis (Keynote Speaker for Back to School Meeting) $4,300.00

BBQ ATOC Inc dba Texas BBQ (Catering for Food Services Back -to School- Meeting) $2,500.00

Capital Facilities Fund $49,612.00

Ninyo & Moore (Geotechnical and Environmental Services Crown Valley Elementary School) $6,686.00 

NMG Geotechnical (Geotechnical services Tesoro High School) $42,926.00

2) CUSD spending priorities seem odd given that CUSD is not able to provide students with basic educational services as a result of a lack of adequate funding.

CUSD lacks sufficient funding to pay for core educational programs like Art, Music and Science that aligns with minimum California State Standards and Curriculum Frameworks, and is taught by an appropriately credentialed teacher.

CUSD relies on fundraising and donations to pay for these core educational programs and that creates wealth based inequities in the quality of education that students receive within the district; which is an unconstitutional violation of the Civil Rights of every student in CUSD.

CUSD facilities are not fixed and maintained. 

CUSD classrooms are overcrowded. 

CUSD staff to student ratios are not  safe.

CUSD Teachers and the District could not reach an agreement and have filed an Impasse due to a lack of funding

Yet given this situation CUSD staff is asking the Board to approve the following new contracts:

$4,500.00 Brainfuse - this is an online tutor company with questionable credibility and horrible customer reviews. The amount of money CUSD is spending on Tutors is growing. Trustees should consider the value of some of these contracts to students given the lack of funding. I would also like to understand how CUSD determines who gets these FREE tutoring services. Many families are spending large sums of money on outside tutoring because of the size of the classrooms and the lack of differentiated instruction. In addition to the inequity- many parents are paying their own teachers for such service.

$1,360.00 Vincent A Pompei (Professional Development paid for out of the General Fund). A district that lacks sufficient funding to provide a minimum education to ALL students should not be using General Fund money for Professional Development. CUSD spends more on Professional Development than it does on books and supplies.

$6,800.00 for a Back to School Lunch for 250 people that features a Comedian as a Key note speaker at a cost of $4,300. This is unconscionable given the lack of funding for basic educational services.

The only “educational services" being offered to the general education students in this compilation of NEW Contracts is the $100,000.00 budgeted for the California Weekly Explorer which was paid for with Gift Funds

When Parents and the Public are continually asked to raise new revenue for what constitutes a “basic education”, they are in essence being taxed for a service that the State and the District are already Constitutionally obligated to provide.  That is double taxation. 

When Trustees sit at the dais and admonish the Public for raising questions about Staff recommendations and the District's priorities, that becomes taxation without representation.

Total new contract spending is $4,327,379 of that $4,097,000 went towards Special Education. Only $100,000.00 of Gift Funds went to general education. 

PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST

7-23-17

Asking for information regarding CUSD's Native American Education program.

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION 

AGENDA ITEM #5 AWARD BID NO. 1718-08, OUTSOURCE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES – AMERICAN LOGISTICS COMPANY, LLC: page 256

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BLUE CARD - Dawn Urbanek

Bid No. 1718-08 

15 Bidders registered and downloaded bid documents but only 1 bidder submitted a bid prior to the deadline.

American Logistics Company LLC was the lowest bid for 1718-08.

$400,000 funded by Special Education Transportation and General Fund Money.

Scenario I: 1 passenger 42 miles $92.50 one way. Roundtrip $185.00

Scenario II: 3 passenger 42 miles $87.50 one way. Roundtrip $175.00

Scenario III - 1 passenger 12 miles $82.50 one way. Roundtrip $165.00

Why is CUSD using General Fund Money for Special Education Transportation?

The Math:

Using $165 per day X 180 days of school = $29,700 per student 

$400,000.00 / $29,700.00 = 13.5 students 

How many students with Disabilities need this $30,000.00 in transportation costs?

 

AGENDA ITEM #6 AWARD BID NO. 1718-10, FRESH BREAD AND BAKERY PRODUCTS -GALASSO'S BAKERY: page 281

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NO BLUE CARD WAS PULLED

Bid No 1718-10

5 Bidders registered and downloaded the documents but only 2 submitted bids prior to the deadline. The FlowersBaking Company failed to provide pricing for 14 of the 22 items. The Bid was awarded to Galasso's Bakery. 

This is a maximum contract not to exceed $100,000.00 from the Food and Nutrition Services Fund.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AGENDA ITEM #7 AGREEMENT FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES - THE BREAKTHROUGH COACH: page 294

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BLUE CARD - Dawn Urbanek

In August 2015, The Breakthrough Coach arranged a partnership with the District to host two professional development conferences – one two-day workshop and one one-day workshop, specifically for administrators (including site leadership) and individual direct administrative support staff (ie secretaries and/or office managers) teams. Due to overwhelming positive feedback, the District and The Breakthrough Coach entered into another contract in May 2016 to host another two sessions (one two-day and one one-day) in October 2016.

This Contract is for The Breakthrough Coach to provide a two-day management development program for school administrators and their administrative support professionals on Monday & Tuesday, October 23-24, 2017.  The cost is $3,425 out of the General Fund.

The Contract is an exchange of goods and services.

The School District agrees to provide: 

Conference & parking space capable of accommodating 100 participants for 2 days.

1 Staff member liaison to assist in planning of training.

AV Equipment requested 

Coffee and water both days

In exchange The Breakthrough Coach will provide CUSD complementary program tuitions to CUSD. 

In 2015 CUSD agreed to provide the requested meeting space, liaison, AV equipment and drinks in exchange for complementary tickets. CUSD did not pay for any additional members to attend.

In 2016 CUSD agreed to provide the requested meeting space, liaison, AV equipment and drinks in exchange for complementary tickets. In addition CUSD paid $4,950 additional members to attend.

In 2017 CUSD agreed to provide the requested meeting space, liaison, AV equipment and drinks in exchange for complementary tickets. In addition CUSD is anticipating spending $3,425 for additional members to attend.

The value of the payment to CUSD is $675 X 4 = $2,700.00

The Break Through Coach will collect $675 from 50 teams = $33,750.00

This appears to be a gifting of Public Assets.

This Agreement was executed on 1/31/17 on behalf of the School District without any statement of who executed this document on behalf of CUSD. 

Why are Trustees being asked to approve this agreement tonight- six months after-the-fact?

 

This appears to be a gifting of Public Assets.

This Agreement was executed on 1/31/17 on behalf of the School District without any statement of who executed this document on behalf of CUSD. 

Why are Trustees being asked to approve this agreement tonight- six months after-the-fact?

There is some public feedback that shows that the while the results of this program may be beneficial to Administrators it does not benefit Staff and students to have limited access to their Superintendents and Principals. 

See: Opposing Financial Shenanigans, Management Behind Closed Doors & Wrongdoing in Gilbert Public Schools

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #8 CALIFORNIA MULTIPLE AWARD SCHEDULE CONTRACT NO. 4-13-72-0039C AWARDED TO MOHAWK COMMERCIAL, INCORPORATED FOR
THE PURCHASE, WARRANTY AND INSTALLATION OF FLOOR
COVERING AND RELATED PRODUCTS: page 301

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BLUE CARD- Dawn Urbanek

This is an estimated $250,000 contract to purchase flooring for Career and Technical Education (CTE) labs over the summer which are anticipated to open in Fall 2017. 

This is funded from deferred Maintenance Funds and the General Fund.

GENERAL FUND MONEY SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR FLOORING.

 

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

AGENDA ITEM #9 LIMITED USE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH RANCHO SANTA
MARGARITA LANDSCAPE AND RECREATION CORPORATION FOR THE
USE OF ARROYO VISTA PARK page 327

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NO BLUE CARD WAS PULLED

This item is the renewal of a limited use agreement between Rancho Santa Margarita Landscape and Recreation Corporation (SAMLARC) and CUSD for Arroyo Vista K-8 to use Arroyo Vista Park.

CUSD pays $5,000 per year

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

AGENDA ITEM #10 LIMITED USE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA LANDSCAPE AND RECREATION CORPORATION FOR USE OF TIJERAS CREEK PARK: page 345

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NO BLUE CARD WAS PULLED

This item is the renewal of a limited use agreement between Rancho Santa Margarita Landscape and Recreation Corporation (SAMLARC) and CUSD for Tiejaras Creek Elementary School to use Tiejaras Creek Park.

CUSD pays $8,900 per year.

 

AGENDA ITEM #11 SERVICE CONTRACT-HOME CAMPUS, INC.: page 368

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NO BLUE CARD WAS PULLED

Home Campus is a software program that helps Districts manage school athletics including athletic clearances, facility schedules and team reporting.

   
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION   

AGENDA ITEM #12 AGREEMENT FOR USE OF EMERALD COVE OUTDOOR SCIENCE INSTITUTE FACILITIES, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, AND SERVICES PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018: page 373

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NO BLUE CARD WAS PULLED

$200,516.45 serving 689 5th grade students from the following schools:

3 day program:

Las Palmas 5th Grade 136 kids $27,132

Viejo 5th Grade 60 kids $11,970

 

Wood Canyon 5th Grade 91 kids $18,154.50

4 day program:

Reilly 5th Grade 92 kids $24,637.50

Oak Grove 5th Grade 115 kids $39,876.25

5 day program:

Bathgate 5th grade 120 kids $43,524

Castille 5th Grade 92 kids $35,222.20

Funds for outdoor science camps are raised by parents and the public through fundraising and donations. As such, the length of the camp depends on the parents ability to raise sufficient funds. 

   
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES   

AGENDA ITEM #13 AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO INCOME AGREEMENT NO. 43045-ORANGE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: page 391

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NO BLUE CARD WAS PULLED

Home Campus is a software program that helps Districts manage school athletics including athletic clearances, facility schedules and team reporting.

AGENDA ITEM #14 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE ORANGE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: page 403

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NO BLUE CARD WAS PULLED

The District had 75 students enrolled in OCDE programs last year and expects a similar number for the 2017-2018 school year. These students attend a variety of programs including those for students who are deaf/hard of hearing (Venado Middle School and University High School, and programs for students with severe cognitive, behavioral, and medical disabilities at Reilly Elementary School, Newhart Middle School, Mission High School, and Saddleback Valley Community College).

Cost: $5,650,000

Enrollment $4,000,000

Transportation $675,000

Aids $975,000

Cost per student $75,333 paid for out of Special Education Funds.

AGENDA ITEM #15 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH LAGUNA BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: page 425

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CUSD has a partnership with Saddleback to provide services to adult students with disabilities. Laguna Beach Unified does not have such a partnership. This is an MOU between CUSD and Laguna Beach Unified to provide services for one adult student with disabilities to receive services at Saddleback College. 

CUSD will be reimbursed for the cost. There is no expense to CUSD.

AGENDA ITEM #16 CALIFORNIA SUMS INITIATIVE: SCALING UP MULTI-TIERED SYSTEM OF SUPPORT (SUMS) STATEWIDE GRANT LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY AGREEMENT - ORANGE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: page 432

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CDE: SUMS

CUSD received a $25,000 SUMS (Scaling Up Multi-tiered System of Support) Grant which will be used to fund training for teachers, counselors, administrative staff and professional development materials. 

SUMS intends to help Knowledge Development Sites, LEAs and charter schools do the following: Desired Outcomes

• Increased or improved services provided for low income pupils, foster youth and English Learners.

• Strategies that effectively support student success in the least restrictive environment and foster greater inclusion.

• Leveraged and coordinated multiple school and community resources.

• Implemented multi-tiered, evidence based, data-driven, districtwide and school wide systems of academic and behavioral supports.

• Outcomes 1-4 incorporated into LCAP

at page 438

District shall be responsible for collecting all data required under this Agreement pursuant to Exhibit "D"

Outcomes:

Decrease suspension and expulsion rates, discipline referrals, referrals to special education, chronic absenteeism, incidents of bullying or harassment, drop out rates and Risk Factors (PBIS School Safety Survey)

Increase/Improvements in the number of educators and pupils served, pupil attendance, graduation rates, measures of student academic achievement, school climate, average instructional minutes, average instructional time in integrated settings for students with IEP's, stduents social-emotional compentence, and Protective Factors (PBIS School Safety Survey)

   
HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES   

AGENDA ITEM #17 FIELD EXPERIENCE AND STUDENT TEACHING AGREEMENT WITH
NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY: page 457

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This is an agreement with Northwest Missouri State University for Field Experience Student Teaching Agreement. In order to recruit the best new teachers, the District partners with multiple universities to allow several student teachers to be placed at several District schools.

Student Teachers are not District employees and are unpaid. There is no fiscal impact.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


AGENDA ITEM #18    LICENSE AGREEMENT - FRANKLIN COVEY ALL ACCESS PASS: page 465

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BLUE CARD- Dawn Urbanek

I find the WIGS to be immature and annoying. Actions speak louder than words.

General Fund money should not be used for Professional Development.

Franklin Covey offers a suite of products that promote organizational leadership and development tools focused on:

Building Trust

Customer Loyalty

and Goal Execution.

Franklin Covey is the creator of the District adopted Wildly Important Goals framework

Cost: $11,913.51 from the General Fund

 

AGENDA ITEM #19  MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH CDL ENTERPRISES:page 472

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehousing solutions within the Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server and Informatica.

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BLUE CARD - Dawn Urbanek

DynaFile is a Scan to Cloud document management software. CUSD wants to scan all personel files and store them in the cloud. To accomplish this CUSD is hiring CDL Enterprises who is going to sub-contract this work to a firm referred to as GRM who will have a team of 15 people scan and store the files with DynaFile.

The contract is for $65,000.

These are confidential files that contain personally identifiable information.

CUSD should ensure that CDL Enterprises is a legitimate business before they turn such information over to an individual named Chris de Lapp doing business as CDL Enterprises which is not listed as a business with the County of Orange or the State.

Why does CUSD need a middle man? Can't it contract directly with GRM? or DynaFile?

AGENDA ITEM #20 PURCHASE AGREEMENT - SOLUTION TREE, INC.: page 494

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In January, 2017 teacher and administrative representatives from our 53 schools were called upon to form the Professional Learning Community (PLC) Implementation Committee. This committee was tasked with defining a common sustainable purpose and narrow focus in support of more effective/focused ACE Times and Late Start collaboration District-wide. Teachers, administrators, and district personnel engaged in five months of evidence based dialogue to reach consensus on the development of a District PLC framework.

The total expenditures under this agreement are $27,200, paid by Educator Effectiveness Grant funds.

This is the money that should be used to pay for Professional Development not General Fund Money.

AGENDA ITEM #21 SECOND READING - BOARD POLICY 4313, MANAGEMENT/ SUPERVISORY/ CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE DAYS: page 499

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BLUE CARD - Dawn Urbanek

No District Funded Art Music or Science that aligns with MINIMUM California State Content Standards and Curriculum Frameworks but, CUSD employees get a lot of paid time off.

1. Classified Management, Supervisory and Confidential Personnel

12 months - 24 days of vacation - 12 sick days

2. Principal High school

224 days of service - 11 sick days

3. Activities Director Principal Middle School - Assistant Principal High School

218 days of service - 11 sick days

4. High School Assistant Principal, Elementary Principal

210 days of service - 11 sick days

5. Assistant Principal Elementary & Middle school 

205 days of service 11 sick days

6. Coordinators

200 days of service - 11 sick days

7. Teaching Assistant Principal (with Administrtors Credential)

190 days of service - 10 sick days

AGENDA ITEM #22 RESIGNATIONS/ RETIREMENTS/ EMPLOYMENT – CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES: page 502 

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ASB FUNDED POSITIONS

$566,710.00 @ $10 per hour when minimum wage goes up to $15 per hour Parents will need to pay an additional $283,355 or $850,065.00

Another TAX on the PUBLIC

ADDITIONAL TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENTS

A Blue Card should have been pulled- CUSD should not pay employees to be released from duty to work on Union Business - Citizen Kim Sprauge will be discussing this at the August meeting.

223. Assist with CSEA negotiations- Barbara Haun TAA NTE 24 hours 7/10/17 to 7/28/17

244. Assist with CSEA negotiations- Stacey Shapero TAA NTE 24 hours  7/10/17 to 7/28/17

245. Assist with CSEA negotiations- Diane Stagner TAA NTE 16 hours  7/10/17 to 7/28/17

Why is CUSD paying for staff to help with union negotiations?

REPORT OF BOARD ACTION

668. Appoint Mathew Krause to the position of Executive Director, Fiscal Services with an annual Salary of $122,139 per year.

 

AGENDA ITEM #23 RESIGNATIONS/ RETIREMENTS/ EMPLOYMENT – CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES: page 550

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A BLUE CARD SHOULD HAVE BEEN PULLED

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CUSD spends more on Professional Development than it does on books and supplies.

Discovery Education $88,000.00 plus cost of subs

AVID Expo $1,785.00 

RH Dana Staff $7,830.00

CTE- Career Technical Education $690 + Subs

Math Curriculum Development $414,540.00 

49 Teachers X 282 hours X $30/hour - How does a teacher get 282 hours completed in a 2-day session?

IC Summit PL $451,500.00

43 Teachers X 350 hours X $30/hour

PLC Meetings and Workshops $600

PLC Meetings and Workshops - Literacy Adoption Summer Training $25,920.00

TOTAL SPENT ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: $1,026,040

APPROVE PART-TIME WORK WITH FULL RETIREMENT CREDITS

32 Teachers

NOTE- Is this a gifting of PUBLIC funds?

Read Article: CUSD approves part-time Employment with full time retirement credit.

33 EMPLOYEES WERE GIVEN EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT BOARD APPROVAL TOTALING $114,184.00

ASB FUNDED POSITIONS

$568,710.00 @ $10 per hour when minimum wage goes up to $15 per hour Parents will need to pay an additional $284,355 or $853,065.00

Another TAX on the PUBLIC

Report of Board Action June 7, 2017

Appoint Donald Mahoney to Assistant Superintendent, SELPA, Special Education $148,639/year.

Appoint Susanne Keck Elementary School Principal $121,994/year

Report of Board Action June 28, 2017

Appoint Brad Shearer Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction Preschool- Grade 5 $148,639.

Appoint Joshua Hill Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction Grade 6-12, K-8, Alternative Education $148,639.

NOTE- Mark Patterson was Assistant Superintendent Curriculum & Instruction Alternative Ed - he left to become Superintendent at Whittier City School District- it looks like CUSD hired 2 people to fill his position.

RESIGNATIONS/ TERMINATIONS 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

112 Substitute Teachers resigned or were let go as of June 2017

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Marc Patterson - Asst Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction Alternative Ed

Gayle Bentley - Teacher

Wendie Hauschild - Asst Principal - Elementary

RETIREMENT

Steve Rim - Assistant Principal, High School

APPROVE EMPLOYMENT

1st YEAR TEMPORARY TEACHERS HIRED:

36 Teachers $51,872 

4 Counselors $51,872 - $59,191

1 Speech Pathologist $92,324.00

2nd YEAR TEMPORARY TEACHERS HIRED:

24 Teachers 

5 Counselors  

3rd YEAR TEMPORARY TEACHERS HIRED:

21 Teachers 

24 Counselors 

HOME HOSPITAL TEACHERS

Approve 175 Teachers 

   
GENERAL FUNCTIONS   

AGENDA ITEM #24 SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES: page 597

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CUSD SEEKS TO LIMIT PUBLIC INPUT AND DENY TAXPAYERS THEIR RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH

 

AGENDA ITEM #25 SECOND READING – BOARD BYLAW 9320, MEETINGS: page 606

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BLUE CARD - Dawn Urbanek

I spoke at the June 28, 2017 Board Meeting

The Board Audio can be heard at: 189:09

Board Audio at 190:22 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. 

Board Audio at 191:05 Dr. Gary Pritchard interrupted my 3 minute comment and ...

(The Audio volume for this comment has been lowered to the point it is no longer audible)

Trustee Pritchard objected to my comment, and admonished me for stating that Staff lies to the Board and that Superintendent Vital knows they are providing the Board with mis-information which she fails to correct.

Board Audio at 191:30  Trustee Jones

Trustees as elected officials can be criticized by the Public, but for the Public to come and criticize Staff is unacceptable. To make insulting remarks about the Staff is unacceptable. 

Trustee Jones should also step down for admonishing a member of the Public for their FREE SPEECH.

Board Audio at 1:91:43 Dawn Urbanek trying to complete the 3 minute public comment.

As a member of the Public who has documented why I feel certain members of your staff should be fired for cause, I have every right to come and say that. I spoke tonight in closed session and asked you to consider that in your review of Superintendent Vital. It is my tax money that gets spent by Trustees who don't know what they are voting on a lot of the time. It is wrong for Trustees to allow Staff to do the District's business on the Consent Calendar. CUSD is the District that did a $33.86 million dollar land purchase for the Esencia School site on the consent calendar without a price.

Note: There is an active investigation by the Orange County District Attorney regarding Land Fraud and the Gifting of Public Assets. All disclosures on the purchase price of Esencia K-8 prior to the vote on the land purchase disclosed a price of $21 million ($1.5 million per acre). The District agreed to value the land as if it had 100 homes on it $33.86 million ($2.4 million per acre). This Item should never have been placed on the consent calendar, and CUSD was only caught because members of the Public asked that the item be amended to show the price, and then pulled this item from the Consent Calendar to force a discussion. The actions of Staff clearly showed an intent to conceal the purchase price from the Public. Clark Hampton and Kristen Vital should be fired for cause for this alone. I have stated this many times, on the record.

The Complaint can be read at: https://cusdwatch.com/index.php/2-uncategorised/201-march-22-2017-board-meeting-agenda-item-22

Board Audio at 192:26 Trustee Pritchard interrupted my comment again.

Trustee Pritchard made a motion to approve the Item before my 3 minute comment was completed. He stated "not everything needs a comment - somethings just need to be moved along. Speakers should not denigrate our staff in public. It is a low bar when we allow these types of comments to go unanswered."

Board Audio at 193:48 Trustee Jones 

We have motion and a second. I agree that it is unnecessary to have two meetings a month. This is a recent change and we should go back to the one meeting. We will have Staff Reports and we won't require staff conversations of every item.

Vote to Approve this item 6-0-1 (Trustee Reardon had left the meeting early)

I was never allowed to finish my 3 minute comment. 

 

BLUE CARD - Dawn Urbanek

At the last Board Meeting Trustee Pritchard knowingly and intentionally, and with great malice impugned my character in a public forum in an effort to diminish my credibility. Trustee Pritchard Slandered me in Public.

I have volumes of documentation that illustrates the mis-information that both Staff and Superintendent Vital provide this Board. The only protection that a taxpayer has from an abusive governmental agency is their individual right to come to a Public meeting and express their concerns to the Board of Trustees who were elected to represent them.

Unfortunately for taxpayers living within CUSD boundaries; and students who are mandated to attend CUSD schools, the majority of the CUSD Board of Trustees were not elected by the People. Their seats were bought by CUEA at a cost of $60,000 each. As such, and as demonstrated by both Trustee Pritchard and Trustee Jones, the Public has no true representation on this Board. 

The Public is at the mercy of a majority Board of Trustees that has absolutely no interest in Public in-put. That is why Superintendent Vital is trying to get the Board to change the format of its meetings to limit public speech to the greatest extent possible. They have specifically discussed trying to limit the number of Blue Cards and time one speaker can speak during the entire meeting. At the June 28, 2017 Board meeting Superintendent Vital actually changed the format of the meeting and there was never a Trustee vote to approve the changes. Listen to the confusion of the Board members:

Board Audio at 80:27 Trustee Jones

All Blue Cards are Ms Urbanek she will read all the Items she has comments on and then Trustees will Pull the Items they choose to discuss. 

Board Audio at 84:20 Trustee Reardon

I am confused by this process.

Board Audio at 84:23 Dawn Urbanek

I don't think the Board ever voted to change its process yet.

Board Audio at Kristen Vital 84:50

Explains the process. 

This new process was NEVER APPROVED BY THE BOARD. It limits Public in-put. 

If taxpayers allow this Board to conduct its meetings in secrete we will continue to see declining academic performance for our students as a result of having to attend class in overcrowded facilities that have not been fixed or maintained for 15 years with staff to student ratios that are not safe. CUSD does not provide students with a district funded minimum curriculum that aligns with minimum state content standards and curriculum frameworks, taught by an appropriately credentialed teacher.

This District not only does great harm to our children- they do great damage to taxpayers and our local economy.

This is a District that failed to mention an $889 million dollar school facilities bond to Cities during ad hoc meetings; and when City leaders came to the rescue for taxpayers, CUSD threatened to sue them.

This District gifted the Ranch $13 million in taxpayer dollars by agreeing to pay $33.86 million for 14 acres of land- valued as if it had 100 homes on it, on the consent calendar and without naming a price.

This District allowed a Toll Road to be graded within 100' of Tesoro High School without any concern for the Health and Safety of students. 

This District data mines it's students and then sells the personally identifiable information it collects to anyone who offers payment. 

This is the District that is moving San Clemente practice fields to an upper campus with abandoned school buildings so that the TCA can put an onramp through them.

This District needs to be broken into smaller pieces and given back to the local government so that taxpayers and students will be treated with the care and respect they deserve. As long as a union bought board governs CUSD you will see continued increases in employee compensation and declining academic performance from students.

Every tax payer should go back and listen to the Board audio from the June 27, 2012 Board of Trustees meeting where Trustee Pritchard as Board President denied minority Trustees the ability to make statements on the record regarding the Budget and employment contracts. This was documented by the Orange County Department of Education. 

"The majority members of blocked comments by minority members using parliamentary maneuvers. It wasn't pretty"

Here are three examples of Staff being less than honest with Trustees at the last Board meeting alone:

Example 1: Regarding PacWest HVAC filters installation: Clark Hampton Made a Statement on the record that was false and if Trustee Jones had not called Palos Verde that Statement would have stood as a fact. 

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.

Example 2: Regarding the LCAP Presentation  - GO back and listen- Staff NEVER presented the LCAP data at a Board meeting.

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

Example 3 Native america Education

Agenda Item #27 NATIVE AMERICAN PARENT AND STUDENT COMMITTEE 2017-2018: page 619 Staci Yogi states that she does not know how many students are in this program but she does know that 700 are in school loop- according to data quest CUSD has around 112 Native American students - not 700 - did she ever give Trustee Bullockus the correct answer?  Susan Holiday stated $173 students and the Grant Amount was only $35,000- The Item explains that the Grant amount is $2,668,890. It pays $40.45 per day per child so the number of kids in the program should be  $2,668,890 / 7281 (40.45 X 180 days of school) = 366 kids… something is not adding up?  

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Motion to approve: Trustee Readon

Second: Trustee Bullockus

Item Approved: 7-0-0

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.

 

DISCUSSION ACTION ITEMS

AGENDA ITEM #26  SOLAR FEASIBILITY STUDY page 611

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AGENDA ITEM #27 FIRST READING – BOARD POLICY 9323, MEETING CONDUCT: page 628

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BLUE CARD- Dawn Urbanek

All presentations shall be heard by the Board after any staff comments, but prior to formal discussion by Board members of the agenda topic under consideration. There is no statement regarding how to handle consent items in this policy. The last meeting was very confusing for Trustess and was changed without a change in policy that was voted on by the Board

 

AGENDA ITEM #28  RESOLUTION NO. 1718-01, RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE POTENTIAL ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS TO ACQUIRE REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE PACIFICA SAN JUAN SITE: page 633

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BLUE CARD- Dawn Urbanek

Negotiator cannot be Clark Hampton or Kristen Vital

Attorney Andreas Chialtas

Real Estate Consultant George Petterson - not a broker either.

SOLAR POWER INSTALLATIONS 

AGENDA ITEM #29 RESOLUTION NO. 1718-02, RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT RECONFIRMING ACCEPTANCE OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION; RATIFYING DECLARATION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY; AUTHORIZING OFFER OF DISTRICT PROPERTY FOR SALE TO PUBLIC ENTITIES; AND AUTHORIZING PUBLIC SALE OF PROPERTY: page 640

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CUSD hired San Francisco based Arc Alternatives to do a Solar Feasibility Study on seven high schools and the district office. The study cost $43,840.00. This is a presentation of the results of the Feasibility Study. Staff is asking Trustees for direction on wether CUSD should move forward with issuing an RFP to solar vendors and if CUSD should submit an application for financing the solar project with Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) - low interest bonds subsidized by the US Dept. Treasury.

 

AGENDA ITEM #30  INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION: SECONDARY BI-LITERACY LANGUAGE ARTS/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, GRADE 6 SPANISH TWO-WAY IMMERSION:page 649

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AGENDA ITEM #31 FIRST READING – BOARD POLICY 5173, SUICIDE PREVENTION:page 658

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