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CUSD Facilities need $200 million in EMERGENCY REPAIRS...

see: School Facilities Reports

Students are not receiving District Funded Art Music Science or PE unless Parents Fundraise for it.

see: Donations of Funds and Equipment below

Teachers are threatening to strike...

see: CUSD Negotiations up-date

see: CUEA Negotiations up-date

Here are the people making financial decisions at CUSD-

Does CUSD Management's choices really reflect an unwavering commitment to student success?

This is the management team that gifted the Ranch $13 million dollars in taxpayer money by negotiating a contract to purchase the Esencia School Site for $3.4 million per acre... they valued the land as if it had 100 homes on it!

see: Complaint filed with the District Attorney March 24, 2017

CUSD Trustees Approved this Land Purchase on the Consent Calendar!

Lesson Learned: The Public must read EVERY ITEM ON CUSD'S CONSENT CALENDAR

BUSINESS AND SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Deputy Superintendent Business and Support Services

Phone: 234-9211

Susan Baeza, Executive Secretary

 

Clark Hampton's compensation has increased by $61,489.40 in 4 years  ($197,228.00 to $258,717.40) 

Clark Hampton makes $11,420.57 per year less than the Governor of the entire State of California.

2016

2015

 

2014

 

2013

The Governor of the State of California makes

Superintendent Kristen Vital makes $108,552.43 more than the Governor of California

DEPARTMENTS:

Fiscal Services: Philippa Geiger, Assistant Superintendent

2016  $180,668.40

 

Food and Nutrition: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director Phone (949) 234-501

2016  No information on Transparent California

 

Purchasing/Print Services/Warehouse:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Executive Director Phone (949) 234-9436

2016  $156,978.40

 

Technology Information Services: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chief Technology Officer Phone 234-9474

2016  $174,363.70

 

Transportation: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director Phone 234-9920

2016 $164,766.70

 

Facilities Planning, Construction, Maintenance & Operations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chief Facilities Officer  

Phone 234-9543

2016 $164,024.40

 

November 8, 2017 CUSD Board of Trustees Meeting: Consent Calendar 

Agenda Items #3 - #12 Business & Support Services Division

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.

PUBLIC COMMENT is now limited to 5 minutes per speaker total no matter how many Items an individual speaker wishes to comment on.

If I would have been present at this meeting, I would have pulled and made Public Comment on the following Items: Agenda Item #3, #4, #5, #6, #8 and #12 for the reasons explained below. I would have had a total of 5 minutes to speak on all 6 Items (less than 50 seconds per Item) 

CUSD GIFTED THE RANCH $13 MILLION DOLLARS ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR as such, it is very important for taxpayers to watch what business is done on the Consent Calendar. Land Purchases are "UNIQUE"; and therefore should not be done on the Consent Calendar, which are suppose to be items that are routine in nature.

Board Meeting Agenda page 14

Board Audio at 1:05:49

BLUE CARD Rhonda Whalen (CSEA President- Classified Staff aka Support Staff (Not teachers)

Temporary Additional Assignments. CUSD has a systems problem. Payments for additional assignments are not being paid in a timely manner. Ed Code says CUSD has 5 days to correct errors. Mileage reimbursement has taken over 7 weeks. We have 70 IA and IE vacancies. Not being paid on time shows CUSD does not value employees.

It should be noted that Contracts with employees are not finalized. The District is at an impasse with Teachers and teachers have threatened to strike. 

For Bargaining Updates CUSD: http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1498723055047

For Bargaining Up-dates CUEA (Teachers):  http://www.cuea.org/negotiations/1617_negotiations.php

 

Board Audio at 1:10:23 

No Items were pulled or discussed by Trustees. 

Motion by Trustee Holloway to pass all Consent Items without discussion

Second by Trustee Bullockus

All Items passed on the Consent Calendar by a vote of 6-0-1 (Trustee Reardon absent) without any discussion

By passing these Items on Consent- Trustees are stating that these are routine business Items that require no discussion or action on the part of Trustees.

Agenda Item #3  DONATION OF FUNDS AND EQUIPMENT page 14

Total Donations $536,629.67

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Board Audio: None

This Item was passed on Consent without Discussion

 

A BLUE CARD SHOULD HAVE BEEN PULLED 

There is no "EQUITY" when a school district relies on fundraising and donations to pay for CORE educational programs. One time money should never be used for "ongoing" expenses.

Fundraising for Music:

$12,000 Ambuehl 

$18,000 Arroyo Vista

$24,000 Canyon Vista 

$24,000 Don Juan Avila

$24,000 Ladera Ranch

$24,000 Las Flores

$24,000 Marblehead

$24,000 Oak Grove

$18,000 Phillip Reily

$18,000 San Juan 

$18,000 Vista Del Mar

$23,200 Wagon Wheel

TOTAL $221,200 

THIS DOES NOT SMELL LIKE CUSD FUNDS MUSIC FOR ALL K-3 STUDENTS

EQUITY?

Fundraising for Art:

$5,159.67Arroyo Vista

$4,589.19 Ladera Ranch

EQUITY?

Homework Clubs:

Is it OK for Cities to use City Tax payer dollars for homework clubs for some but not all of the CUSD schools in their district?

EQUITY?

Fundraising for Core Educational Programs

Some schools have no art - music- science or PE because they do not fundraise for it. Is it OK for a school to decide not to have core educational programs ... but to fund a "Calming Sensory room" instead?

EQUITY?

Instructional Aids

If some schools are rich enough to buy instructional aids then their class sizes are smaller than other classes - is that "EQUITABLE"?

EQUITY?

Fundraising for WASC Accreditation

If Dana Hills PTSA had not paid $3,000 for WASC accreditation would that mean that Dana Hills would no longer be an accredited school?

WHAT?

Fundraising for Teacher Professional Development

CUSD gets millions of dollars in grant funds that can only be spent on Professional Development... should parents really be "fundraising" for Professional development for teachers on top of the grant money?

WHAT?

Any donation over $1,000 should be specified. 

COMMON SENSE?

 

Agenda Item #4  PURCHASE ORDERS, COMMERCIAL WARRANTS AND PREVIOUSLY BOARD-APPROVED BIDS AND CONTRACTS: page 19

Purchase Orders: $24,833,358.95

Warrants: $18,990,405.42

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Board Audio: None

This Item was passed on Consent without Discussion 

 

SPENDING BY FUND

01 General Fund: $115,209,253.40

12 Child Development Fund: $13,108.00

13 Cafeteria Fund: $29,357.17

14 Deferred Maintenance: $341,028.45

25 Capital Facilities: $98,675.03

40 Special Reserve Fund: $41,844.59

69 Health: 25.00

Fund 89 CFD 90-2: $2,844,395

Fund 92 CFD 92-1: $5,182,067.07

Fund 93 CFD 2004- Bond: $35,120.33

Fund 95 CFD 98-1A: $2,825.00

Fund 98 CFD 98-2: $1,035,658.95

TOTAL: $24,833,358.95

SPENDING BY SUB-FUND

SUBFUND 0101: $10,948,443.86

SUBFUND 0909: $75,473.33

SUBFUND 1212: $26,623.67

SUBFUND 1313: $224,417.77

SUBFUND 1414: $284,272.70

SUBFUND 2123: $8,090.00

SUBFUND 2525: $2,640,480.33

SUBFUND 4040: $234,942.19

SUBFUND 6768: $316,593.32

SUBFUND 6796: $4,147,837.39

SUBFUND 6770: $83,230.86

TOTAL: $18,990,405.42

A BLUE CARD SHOULD HAVE BEEN PULLED 

GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL STRATEGIES $250,000.00 

$165,000.00 General Fund

$85,000.00 Mello-Roos

see: Brown Act Violation

A- Z Bus Sales $206,557.96

CUSD has cut its bus routes from 62 to 18 since 2007-08?

Winner Chevrolet  $47,954.73

Referrenced as Furniture & Equipment

OCDE $97,894.00 

Transfer 2 Charters in Lieu of Taxes?

CASBO $1,940.00

CEPTA $1,515,00

Coalition for Adequate School Housing $1,049.00

Payments to organizations that all have political PACS that advocate PAY-TO-PLAY and against Taxpayer/student interests.

KOCE-TV Foundation $60,596.55

Why is CUSD donating to Foundations?

Scheider Electric $3,409,326.00

Solar Project Prop 39 Funds- CUSD should have used their Prop 39 money to replace HVAC systems. A HEALTH and SAFETY ISSUE.

 

Agenda Item #5  INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, FIELD SERVICE AND MASTER CONTRACT AGREEMENTS: page 125

16 new agreements totaling $1,071,367.93

7 Amendments $44,564

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Board Audio: None

This Item was passed on Consent without Discussion 

 

A BLUE CARD SHOULD HAVE BEEN PULLED 

RED FLAG RH Dana

$38,167.93 RH Dana Flooring Moisture Testing

RH Dana Facilities are in very poor condition needing $5,157,900 in EMERGENCY REPAIRS - see Nov 1, 2017 Facilities Condition Assessment RH Dana  Is there a mold issue?

Williams Complaint has been filed on behalf of the students at RH Dana 

Marblehead Elementary School - Halftime Happenings

EQUITY?

$5,900.00 City of San Clemente Provide recreation leaders for Halftime Happenings Program at Marblehead Elementary School - shouldn't this be coming from "Gift Funds" not the "General Fund"?

Pali Institute

EQUITY?

$501,000 Pali Institute Outdoor Education - shouldn't this be coming from "Gift Funds" not the "General Fund"?

Aroyo Vista ES $21,571.00

Carl Hankey ES $9,825.50

Concordia ES $16,530.00

Don Juan Avila $26,975.00

John S Malcom ES $19,308.75

Oso Grande ES $36,960.00

Tijeras Creek ES $12,865.00

Truman Benedict ES $22,995.50

Vista Del Mar ES $43,600.00

Wagon Wheel ES $18,986.25

School Services of California

$100,000.00 School Services of California, Inc. Provide services related to District collective bargaining negotiations. We spend a lot of money on negotiations- to no end.

Illuminiate Education

Illuminate Education is a student data collection and assessment platform. This Item amended the $224,000 contract by $11,000 to $235,000 without an explanation as to what the increase was for.

Eric Hall & Associates

Increase contract from $25,000 to $40,000

Consultant Hired to provide administrative support of vendor contracts, the competitive bidding process including negotiations, analysis, recommendation and preparation of District bids, leases and contracts with Venors

Public Economics Inc. 

Amend Fee Schedule

Consultant hired to help CUSD with special servicesL

New Markets Tax Credits Typically the NMTC's are sold to for-profit investors and the sales proceeds create a subsidy that can be used by a non-profit entity to write down the cost of its facility acquisition or facility financing.

Redevelopment Consulting services may include obtaining additional revenues from:

New redevelopment project areas established or amended pursuant to AB 1290 and SB 211

Existing redevelopment project areas which pre-date AB 1290, including"2 Percent" payments per the Santa Ana decision

Enforcing RDA compliance with existing redevelopment agreements

Housing subsidies for qualified District employees

Other Services:

School Facilities Needs analyses/Fee Justification Studies

Development and Reimbursement Agreements

Strategic Funding Plans

Financial Advisory Services

Asset Management

Gayle Paride

Extend contract term through June 30, 2018

Communications Strategist and Independent Contractor- CUSD- another MARKETING CONSULTANT

 

MELLO ROOS

AGENDA ITEM #6  RESOLUTION NO. 1718-22, APPROVING THE ANNUAL AND FIVE-YEAR REPORTABLE FEES REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017, IN COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT CODE § 66001 AND § 66006: page 300

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Board Audio: None

This Item was passed on Consent without discussion

Statutory School fees aka "Developer Fees"

Beginning Balance $7,423,407.47

Reportable Fees Collected and Interest Earned $2,689,844.21

Expenses: $6,748,614.91

Bergeson Elementary School $ 346,913.34

OCASA $95,426.70

Ladera Ranch Elementary School $88,288.28

Ladera Ranch Middle School $195,035.65

Aliso Niguel High School $179,544.51

San Clemente High School (New Building) $1,851,275.31

San Juan Hills High School (New Building) $3,240,444.03

Tesoro High School $255,515.96

District Wide $532,171.13

Ending Balance $3,364,636.77 

 

A BLUE CARD SHOULD HAVE BEEN PULLED

BROWN ACT VIOLATION?

This item was passed on Consent without discussion- there was no roll call vote.

Superintendent Vital signed a Statement that she: "Certified that the above and foregoing Resolution was duly and regularly adopted by the said Board at the meeting on the 8th day of November, 2017, by a roll call vote."  at page 304

Should a Resolution passed with a Roll Call Vote be a Consent Item or a Discussion/Action Item? 

 

STUDENT DATA MANAGEMENT

AGENDA ITEM #7  PROPOSAL FOR SERVICES FOR QSS/OASIS VERSION L MIGRATION SUPPORT-HARRIS SCHOOL SOLUTIONS: page 318

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Board Audio: None

This Item was passed on the Consent Calendar without discussion.

 

The District previously used QSS (Quintessential School Systems) as the Business Services and Human Resource Services software solution for over ten years. That data still remains on the District HP3000 servers in the QSS system and database.

The District needs to convert all QSS data to a new database on a virtual server to ensure access to all historical business and human resources data. The District will be placing all archive data in a new structured query language (SQL) database on a virtual server. The District will then work with Harris School Solutions to install the most updated version of QSS onto that virtual server for future access to the data.

Cost: $25,446.50 + estimated $7,800 if the work can be completed within 3 months. If not an additional cost of $25,446.50 will be necessary. Funded by the General Fund.

 

FOOD SERVICES

AGENDA ITEM #8  OLIVER EQUIPMENT LEASE – OLIVER PACKAGING AND EQUIPMENT COMPANY: page 321

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Board Audio: None

This Item was passed on the Consent Calendar without discussion.

The Orange County Health Care Agency Environmental Health Department classifies all District Elementary School kitchens as pre-packaged food facilities. The District requires packaging equipment to ensure food is wrapped appropriately.  

A BLUE CARD SHOULD HAVE BEEN PULLED

There is no "One-time lease fee" specified in the agreement as stated in the Contract.

If CUSD agrees to buy 250,000 trays from Oliver Equipment Lease the company supplies the equipment for free. 

Schedule "A" of the Lease agreement states:

"As consideration for your use of the Equipment as described herein, You agree to purchase from OPEC the minimum volumes of consumable product ("Consumable Product") specified on the first page of this lease. In the event that You do not anticipate meeting such minimum purchase requirement, you may alternatively pay to OPEC a one-time lease fee in the amount specified on the first page of this lease"

There should be a cost associated with this contract.

 

AGENDA ITEM #9  CHANGE ORDER NO. 1, BID NO. 1718-07, CROWN VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PORTABLE CLASSROOMS AND RESTROOM PROJECT page 326

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Board Audio: None

This Item was passed on Consent without discussion

 

This Item is for work being done on the Crown Valley Elementary School Campus:

CHANGE ORDER NO 01:

01 $17,415.53 Soil Testing requires additional fill and compacting

02 $10,946.90 New Asphalt and slurry seal

03 $ 7,700.74 Modifications to ADA Entrance

04 $3,127.68 New Ramp Transitions on three Modular Buildings moved from Capo Valley High School 

05 $ 854.85 Repair and replace water lines atpump

06 $2,795.96 Extend Handrails on new modulars

07 $2,025.88 Clean and pressure wash all blacktop

08 $ 4,894.11 Add new fence behind restroom

09 $1, 297.27 Relocate existing storage shed

Total Cost Change Order 01 $51,068.92

Total Cost of Contract with Change Order 01 $319,068.92

Funded by Capital Facilities Fund

AGENDA ITEM #10  ALISO VIEJO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LIMITED USE AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT FOR FALL 2017: page 360

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Board Audio: None

This Item was past on the Consent Calendar without Discussion

 

This is a limited use maintenance agreement between the City of Aliso Viejo and CUSD for Foxborough Park Soccer Fields adjacent to Aliso Niguel High School. The agreement terms are November 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017. 

The Cost is $450.00 paid for out of Aliso Niguel High School Site Funds

AGENDA ITEM #11  AMENDMENT NO. 2, PARKING SPACE RENTAL AGREEMENT – CAPO BEACH CALVARY: page 379

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Board Audio

This Item was past on the Consent Calendar without Discussion

Rental Agreement between Capo BeachCalvary and CUSD for parking space rental on the South Transportation bus yard for $100 per month per space. $1,200 per year.

AGENDA ITEM #12  SECOND READING - BOARD POLICY 3461, DEBT MANAGEMENT POLICY: page 392

Board Meeting Agenda

Board Audio at 167:40

SB 1029 Re: Annual Debt Transparency Report to be filed with the California Debt and Advisory Commission. 

This is a new report that must be filed with the California Debt and Advisory Commission that will make ALL public debt for CUSD transparent.

Trustee Holloway was absent at the October 25, 2017 BOT Meeting.

A motion was approved at the October 25, 2017 CUSD BOT Meeting to bring this Item back on the November 8 2016 Consent Calendar as a SECOND READING. 

A BLUE CARD SHOULD HAVE BEEN PULLED

During the November 2016 Elections 187 of 206 school bond measures passed representing almost $50 billion (with a B) in new debt for California Property owners. CUSD's Measure M would have added $889 million dollars in new debt to Orange County Taxpayers who would have had to repay almost $1.8 billion dollars over the next 35 years. 

Broke school districts all across the state are looking for new revenue streams to keep them above water. The newest for CUSD is $26 million in Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREB Bonds).

The State Controller; deeply troubled by the ever increasing debt piled on to local taxpayers, implemented SB 1029 which makes reporting total debt of each local municipality a requirement.

As of June 30, 2017, CUSD reported $1.67 Billion in Direct and Overlapping Bond Debt. CUSD just added $26 million in CREB bonds to put solar panels on 6 high school parking lots and the District administrative building. 

See: CUSDWatch Capistrano Unified Direct and Overlapping Bond Debt November 1, 2017.

CUSD facilities have $180 million in  EMERGENCY  Repairs!. Why is CUSD spending $26 million on solar panels when that money could have been used to fix leaking roofs and failing HVAC Systems?