August 22, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #2 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, FIELD SERVICE, AND MASTER CONTRACT AGREEMENTS

Trustees have not oversight over contracts.

Education Code § 17605 requires all delegated transactions entered into by delegated staff be reviewed by the governing board every 60 days.

This is a problematic policy because it is asking the Board to approve contracts AFTER they have already been executed. So in fact- the Board has no authority over what contract are entered into. It is a done deal by the time they rubber stamp the contract.

 

General Fund

New Contract

PSA 1819074

Vehicles

Board Agenda Page 87 

Two Way Direct, Incorporated

Contract Period: 7-1-18 until completion

Estimated Expenditures: $41,099.83

Provide materials and labor installation on the 148 GPS lockbox vehicle kits

148 Vehicles @ $289 each = $42,912.60

New Contract

ICA 1819086

Counseling

 

Board Agenda Page 112

Stacey W. Kinney

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $3,000.00 

Provide student counseling services

CUSDWatch Comment

Ms Kinny's Contract for 2017-18 was paid for with Special Education funds. 

May 23, 2018 Board Agenda page 145

Contract page 223

Counselor Rate $200.00/session

New Contract

ICA 1819087

Security

Board Agenda Page 114

Contemporary Services Corporation

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $90,000.00

2018-2019 Rates:

Event Manager $32.00 (for request of 30+ guards)

Supervisor: $26.50

Guard: $24.00

Provide security services at various District events, including, but not limited to, Board meetings, graduation ceremonies and athletic events

New Contract

ICA 1819088

Professional Development

 

Board Agenda Page 116

Charlotte Knox Educational Associates, Incorporated

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $30,000.00

Provide professional development training and materials to District educators 

Web Site: Knox Education

CUSDWatch Comment

No General Fund dollars should be used for professional Development. The State provides millions of one time grant money for professional development. CUSD educators are pulled from class for professional development so often that they are, by definition "chronically absent"

New Contract

PSA 1819092

Legal Services-Whistle Blower

Board Agenda Page 127

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $5,000.00

Provide legal and investigative services for Whistleblower Policy

2018-2019 Rates:

New Contract

ICA 1819093

Investigative Services

 

Board Agenda Page 129

Nicole Miller & Associates, Incorporated

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $5,000.00

Provide investigative services

New Contract

PSA 1819094

Legal Services

 

Board Agenda Page 131

Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $5,000.00

Provide Legal Services

New Contract

PSA 1819095

Legal Services

Board Agenda Page 133

Harbottle Law Group, APC

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $150,000.00

Provide Legal Services

New Contract

ICA 1819096

Financial Advisory Services

Board Agenda Page 135

Government Financial Strategies, Incorporated

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $150,000.00

Provide Financial Advisory Services

New Contract

ICA 1819098

Marketing & Communications Futurology

Board Agenda Page  

Gayle M. Paride

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $2,500.00

Provide community outreach and support to Education Services

CUSDWatch Comment

Why is CUSD using District General Fund money to staff offices at the Mission Viejo Mall to provide free College & Career Services to students.

FUTUREology

Location
555 The Shops at Mission Viejo 
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(2nd Floor Food Court between Charley's & Rubios, double doors in the hallway) 
 
 
ANTHONY RUSSOMANNO 2016 $7,238.00 
 
 
 
JENNIFER MANZANARES 2016-17 - Not listed on Transparent CA
 
 
NAOMI TRAN 2016 $73,558.50
 
 
 
KRISTIN JONES 2016 $55,231.50
 
 

New Contract

ICA 1819106

CUSD + ALBUM 2018 Branding Initiatives

Aliso Viejo High School

Tesoro High School

Board Agenda Page 171 

Album Agency dba Album Creative Studios, Incorporated

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $15,000.00

Provide brand strategy and identity project for Aliso Niguel and Tesoro High School

CUSDWatch Comment

CUSD is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to brand schools - new logos - web sites social media. It started with 7 elementary schools. There is nothing of real substance changing for student education- but there is a lot of spending on marketing and branding to change the image of some schools in the hopes that the District can save these small under enrolled schools from being converted to Charter Schools. 

When CUSD does not have money to fund core educational programs like Art- Music-Science then they should not be spending General Fund Dollars on Marketing and Professional Development.

Album Agency:

April 27, 2016 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #19 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS REIMAGINING PROCESS page 323 Board Audio at 1:14:21

On April 27, 2016 Principals from seven CUSD elementary schools made a presentation to the Board for a three year blue print to "re-image" their schools. As part of "Moving Capo Forward", these schools are going through an educational makeover designed to attract students to schools with declining enrollment and prevent the District from having to close schools by providing each school with a new educational focus.

INFORMATION ITEM ONLY

Del Obispo Elementary School - College and Career Readiness/AVID

 

Hidden Hills Elementary School - Technology 

 

Kinoshita Elementary School - College and Career Readiness/AVID

 

Clarence Lobo Elementary School - STEAM 

Marblehead Elementary School - Environmental Studies 

RH Dana Elementary School - Science and Technology 

Wood Canyon Elementary School - Arts and Media 

 

NEXT STEPS

Gather feedback and guidance from Trustees

Refine three-year plans and continue to re-imagine instructional programs

Review Board Policy on naming/re-naming schools

Move item forward on May 11. 2016, with adding “Academy” to school names

Highlight progress via social media...Remember to follow us!

* Board Audio at 1:49:54 Trustee John Alpay makes the comment that this is just a "Marketing Gimic" -  changing names to "Academy" without changing anything - just a con job. Money can be better spent elsewhere.  

May 11, 2016 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #37 FIRST READING – REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY 7511, NAMING OF FACILITY page 401 Board Audio at 1:14:19

On May 11, 2016 the Board was asked to revise district policy regarding renaming the schools and potentially adding the word “academy” came back before the board on May 11. However, trustees determined that a new policy was unnecessary due to the board’s current ability to rename schools.

The board voted 6-1 to table the item indefinitely.

August 17, 2016 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #4  INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, FIELD SERVICE AND MASTER CONTRACT AGREEMENTS Album Agencies Contract at page 200

Contract ICA 1617167 Original Contract

"Re-imagine Schools Branding Proposal" 

CUSD is hiring Album Agency dba Album Creative Studios Incorporated to "Provide various communications and marketing services, including Re-Imagined Schools, strategic sessions on campus, reviewing existing profiles, designing a bi-fold brochure improving existing School Loop websites and optional ongoing design for promotional materials".

Period 7-1-16 to 6-30-17

Amount $24,900 (3 Schools @ $8,300 per school)

This contract was approved on the Consent Calendar

September 28, 2016 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #4  INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, FIELD SERVICE AND MASTER CONTRACT AGREEMENTS (No page numbers)

Contract ICA 1617167 1st Contract Amendment

Increase Contract $55,600 (from $24,900 to $80,500) 

Staff added more schools

This Amendment was approved on the Consent Calendar

December 14, 2016 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #30 #CAPOFORWARD “RE-IMAGINING” PLAN AND HIGHLIGHT OF PROGRAMMATIC AND THEMATIC CHANGES AT RH DANA, CLARENCE LOBO, AND HIDDEN HILLS page 529  Board Audio at 161:03

Information Item Only - Presentation 1 of 3 

Kinoshita Elementary Presentation Video

Marblehead Elementary Presentation Video

January 25, 2017 CUSD Board Meeting Agenda Item #3 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, FIELD SERVICE AND MASTER CONTRACT AGREEMENTpage 186

Contract ICA 1617167 2nd Contract Amendment

Increase Contract $5,950 (from $80,500 to $86,450)

This Amendment was approved on the Consent Calendar

January 25, 2017 CUSD Board Meeting Agenda Item #34 #CAPOFORWARD PRESENTATION PART TWO (OF THREE) page 829 Board Audio at 88:20

This is part 2 of a 3 part presentation by Principals to provide Trustees with an over view of a three year blue print to "re-image" their schools. As part of "Moving Capo Forward", these schools are going through an educational makeover designed to attract students to schools with declining enrollment and prevent the District from having to close schools by providing each school with a new educational focus.

Information Item Only - Presentation 2 of 3 

RH Dana Elementary: Presentation Video

Hidden Hills Elementary: Presentation Video features Super Power/Learning Spots/Energy Bus*

*Energy Bus $7,000 Professional Development Contract

Clarence Lobo Elementary Presentation features take home art projects Creat8 Art is a PTA funded parent taught art class

January 25, 2017 CUSD Board Meeting Agenda Item #18 DISCOVERY EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT page 520 Board Audio at 95:55

This is a $269,500 3 year contract for Professional Development Training in STEM.

Period 1- 2016-17 $93,500.00

Period 2 - 2017-18 $88,000.00 

Period 3- 2018-19 $88,000.00

Approval of a 3 year Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics professional development proposal from Discovery Education for 11 elementary schools. The sites being considered for this proposal are:

The 7 Capo Forward schools

Wood Canyon (Area 5)

Del Obispo (Area 6) 

Kinoshita (Area 6) 

RH Dana (Area 1)

Hidden Hills (Area 4)

Marblehead (Area 3)

Lobo (Area 3)

and

Wagon Wheel (Area 7)

Tijeras Creek (Area 7)

Laguna Niguel (Area 5) 

Bathgate  (Area 7)

See: CUSDWatch: Discovery Education Professional Development

February 22, 2017 CUSD Board Meeting Agenda Item #23 #CAPOFORWARD Presentation Part 3 of 3 page 413 Board Audio: 1:18:20 

Information Item Only - Presentation 3 of 3 

Del Obispo Elementary Presentation Video

Wood Canyon Elementary Presentation Video

April 19, 2017 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #4 page 127

Contract ICA 1617167 2nd 3rd Contract Amendment

Increase contract by $40,820.00 (from $86,450 to $127,270)

Provide various communications and marketing services, including Re-Imagined Schools, strategic sessions on campus, reviewing existing profiles, designing a bi-fold brochure improving existing School Loop websites and optional ongoing design for promotional materials

This Item was passed on the Consent Calendar  

June 7, 2017 2017-18 LCAP page 15

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.

Unfortunately, this appears to be nothing more than a blank check for public employee unions, and leaves the public with no recourse if they happen to live in a District that does not "HEAR" the input of the Public.

Why California's LCAP does not work. A case study: The Capistrano Unified School District in Orange County California

CUSD never Planned for CAPOForward in the 2016-17 LCAP. -0- Budget. This was added by staff after the 2016-17 LCAP. In the 2017-18 LCAP CUSD states that the spent $49,000 on CapoForward when in fact they spent $127,270 with Album Agency and $269,000 with Discovery Education. So this is a unilateral decision by Staff to spend $400,000 + on professional development and Marketing to increase enrollment at 7 schools. Was this money well spent? 

Del Obispo Elementary School - College and Career Readiness/AVID

Enrollment:

2015-16 377

2016-17 342 (Decline 35 students) 

2017-18 368 (Increase 26 students)

NET GAIN 9 students

Hidden Hills Elementary School - Technology 

Enrollment:

2015-16 370

2016-17 347 (Decline 23 students) 

2017-18 366 (Increase 19 students)

NET GAIN 4 students

Kinoshita Elementary School - College and Career Readiness/AVID

Enrollment:

2015-16 650

2016-17 622 (Decline 28 students)

2017-18 590 (Decline 32 students)

NET DECLINE 60 students

Clarence Lobo Elementary School - STEAM 

Enrollment:

2015-16 375 

2016-17 394 (Increase of 19 students)

2017-18 399 (Increase 5 students)

NET INCREASE 24 students

Marblehead Elementary School - Environmental Studies 

Enrollment:

2015-16 392

2016-17 367 (Decrease 25 students)  

2017-18  376 (Increase 9 students)

NET INCREASE 16 students

RH Dana Elementary School - Science and Technology 

Enrollment:

2015-16 374

2016-17 239 

2017-18 214 

Wood Canyon Elementary School - Arts and Media 

Enrollment:

2015-16 386

2016-17 447 

2017-18 512*

*CUSD Closed Crown Valley Elementary School and moved these kids to Wood Canyon See September 23, 2015 CUSD Board meeting Agenda Item #4 STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEGOTIATING A LONG-TERM FACILITY LEASE WITH COMMUNITY ROOTS ACADEMY page 13

It looks like Staff plans to continue this marketing campaign- the Album contract is now up to $142,070

May 23,2018 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #6 page 143

Estimated Expenditures $14,800.00

Increase contract amount from $127,270 to $142,070 to include services for Aliso Niguel and Tesoro High Schools

February 13, 2018 Business Plan Efficiencies: Determining Optimum Service Levels in an Environment of Declining Enrollment. page 124

 

Special Education

New Contract

PSA 1819075

Counseling

Board Agenda Page 

Jacqueline Kay Lugo

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $45,000.00

Provide counseling services to District students

New Contract

PSA 1819076

Counseling

 

Board Agenda Page 

Carol A. Shack-Lappin

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $15,000.00

Provide counseling services to District students

CUSDWatch Comment

 

New Contract

ICA 1819077

Counseling

Board Agenda Page 

Business Interprise Professionals, LLC

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $20,000.00

Provide counseling services to District students

New Contract

ICA 1819078

Counseling

 

Board Agenda Page 

Laura Phillips

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $22,500.00

Provide counseling services to District students

New Contract

PSA 1819079

Counseling

Board Agenda Page 

Pamela Moldauer

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $22,500.00

Provide counseling services to District students

New Contract

PCA 1819080

Counseling

 

Board Agenda Page 

Richard F. Lappin

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $10,000.00

Provide counseling services to District students

New Contract

PCA 1819081

Counseling

 

Board Agenda Page 

Tricia Karetas Krantz

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $25,000.00

Provide counseling services to District students

New Contract

PSA 1819082

Counseling

Board Agenda Page 

Irma Ramirez Garcia

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $35,000.00

Provide counseling services to District students

New Contract

PSA 1819083

Parent Training/Counseling

Board Agenda Page 

Center for Learning and Behavioral Solutions, Incorporated

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $300.00

Provide parent counseling and training, as well as counseling and guidance services to District students and parents

New Contract

MCA 1819084

General & Special Education Instruction

Board Agenda Page 

Speech and Language Development Center

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $350,000.00

Provide general education programs and special education instruction

New Contract

PSA 1819085

Autism

Board Agenda Page 

Sylvia Mende Psy.D.

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $25,000.00

Provide behavioral consultation services and intervention support to autism staff

New Contract

PSA 1819089

Autism

Board Agenda Page 

ECE 4 Autism

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $115,000.00

Provide general education programs and special education instruction

New Contract

PSA 1819090

Speech/Language

Board Agenda Page 

Christine E. Hornak-Stein

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $6,500.00

Provide speech and language pathology services, including therapy, assessments and evaluations to District students

New Contract

PSA 1819091

Autism

 

Board Agenda Page 

Children's Learning Connection, LLC

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $30,000.00

Provide behavioral consultation services and intervention support to autism staff

New Contract

PSA 1819101

 

 

Board Agenda Page 

New Haven Youth and Family Services

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $750,000.00

Provide general education programs and special education instruction, residential and mental health services, and intensive community based case management services

New Contract

PSA 1819102

Residential Mental Health

Board Agenda Page 

Oak Grove Institute Foundation, Incorporated

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $300,000.00

Provide general education programs and special education instruction, residential and mental health services

New Contract

PSA 1819103

Legal Services

Board Agenda Page 

Hatch & Cesario Attorneys-at-Law

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $100,000.00

Provide legal services including representation, document filing, staff preparation, testimony hearing, and legal consultation