DISCUSSION ACTION ITEMS

April 19, 2017 Meeting Agenda: http://capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1455438848279/2226792177017631293.pdf

April 19, 2017 Board Meeting Audio:  http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2016-17/CUSD_BoardAudio_April-19-17.mp3

ATTENTION

CITY OF SAN CLEMENTE

Agenda Item #29 RESOLUTION 1617-68, DECLARING AN INTENTION TO CONSIDER THE CONVEYANCE OF EASEMENT TO THE CITY OF SAN CLEMENTE AND TAKING ACTIONS RELATED THERETO: page 447

This Item passed 5-1-1 without comment from Trustees (Trustee Pritchard was absent - Trustee Holloway voted No)

Moved by Trustee Hatton-Hodson

Second by Jim Reardon

Trustee Holloway wanted to add language to Protect the Trees for being cut down.

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Board Audio: 54:06

Staff is presenting the Board with a Resolution to authorize an easement to the City of San Clemente for the strip of land that runs between San Clemente High Schools upper campus and Verde Park. 

If the Board approves the Resolution then a PUBLIC HEARING will be held on May 10, 2017

This has to do with the maintenance of trees along the patch that connects SCHS upper and lower campus. 

SC TIMES ARTICLE 2-5-15: Eucalyptus Crashes in Verde Park

TAXPAYER ALERT

CARB is using the Public Education System to promote a political position.

The State intentionally underfunds K-12 public education and then gives one-time grant money to fund a political agenda to reduce green house gas emissions. 

Agenda Item #30 RESOLUTION NO. 1617-70, APPROVAL OF APPLICATION SUBMISSION SJVAPCD STATEWIDE SCHOOL BUS RETROFIT PROGRAM page 464

CARB mandates compliance with this program. CUSD has no choice but to comply or put buses out of service. 

The Resolution Passes 6-0-1

Moved by Trustee Reardon 

Second by Trustee Hanacek

*Note-  Staff stated that the contract was executed in 2015. The document shows a date of June 24, 2014.

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Board Audio: 66:43

BLUE CARD Dawn Urbanek

CARB set the in-use Truck and bus regulations in Dec 2008 which required diesel-fueled school buses to replaced with new buses or for old buses to be retrofit with an ARB-verified Level 3 retrofit.

To help offset the cost to individual school districts The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District offered grant funds ($20,000 TAXPAYER DOLLARS PER BUS)

CUSD retrofit 4 buses at a cost of $15,987.46 per bus. $63,949.84 and is seeking authorization for reimbursement of the $63,949.84 These buses drive less than 1,000 miles per year.

Request for Application was issued Thursday June 4, 2015

Application for these funds was due June 15, 2015. Superintendent Vital signed the application on June 24, 2014 a year before the Request for Applications?

4.3 School Board Resolution.

A resolution from the school board authorizing the submittal of the application and identify the individual authorized to implement the school bus retrofit project will be required prior to funding. The resolution is not required at time of application; however, one will be required prior to agreement execution. A letter from a duly authorized official with authority to make financial decisions may also be accepted in place of a resolution.

It is really tragic that the State will not provide Districts with adequate funding to provide a minimum education to students but will give CARB billions of taxpayer dollars to promote a political agenda. $3.5 million to retrofit on average 30 buses a year. 

CUSD has cut most of the bus routes because of a lack of funding.

IT IS WRONG FOR THE STATE TO USE THE PUBLIC EDUCATION TO PROMOTE POLITICAL AGENDAS 

 

STUDENT SUCCESS TEAMS

Agenda Item #31 FIRST READING – BOARD POLICY 6164.5, STUDENT SUCCESS TEAMS: page 536 

Board Policy 6164.5(a) use to be called "Student Study Teams". Student Study Teams encouraged cooperation between parents, classroom teachers, resource personnel and administrators to help students with attendance and behavioral issues.

The name of the Policy is being changed to "Student Success Teams". It looks like each school site is going to have a designated Student Success Coordinator. CUSD is going to initiate a process for referring students to the Student Success Coordinator will convene a student success team to assist students with appropriate interventions and then monitor the students progress.

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Board Audio: 71:14

Motion passes 6-0-1 (Trustee Pritchard Absent)

Moved by Trustee Hatton-Hodson

Second by Trustee Holloway

 

 

School Districts use to be required to use only State approved instructional materials. Before the adoption of any instructional materials could be approved, Districts were required to provide the public with the ability to review and make comment on any new instructional materials through a NOTICED PUBLIC HEARING where the Public was invited to speak and let their opinions be known to Trustees (Information/Discussion). At the following Board meeting, Trustees would vote to adopt the new materials. In 2013, with the adoption o fLocal Control, Districts are no longer required to use only State Approved Instructional Materials. They can use any content that the Local School District approves. 

The following is the State of California's Fact Sheet Regarding Instructional Material Adoption.

Instructional Materials Facts: 

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/imfrpfaq1.asp#accordionfaq

At the upcoming April 19, 2017 CUSD Board meeting, CUSD chose to do a PUBLIC HEARING Agenda Item #1 but it has no supporting documentation.

PUBLIC HEARING:

GRADE K-5 ELEMENTARY LANGUAGE ARTS INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, No Supporting Documentation on Agenda

GRADE K-5 ELEMENTARY LANGUAGE ARTS/SPANISH TWO-WAY IMMERSION INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, No Supporting Documentation on Agenda

GRADE 6-10 SECONDARY LANGUAGE ARTS/MANDARIN IMMERSION PROGRAM INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: No Supporting Documentation on Agenda

Agenda Items #32 through #39 are asking Trustees to vote to approve Instructional Materials. This is being done without PUBLIC INPUT as these items have never been the subject of a PUBLIC HEARING or placed on the Agenda as INFORMATION/DISCUSSION ITEMS.

As of Sunday April 16, 2017 at 9:07pm there is no supporting documentation for items #32, 33, 34, 35,

Items #36 and #37 have a list of Titles to be approved.

THESE ITEMS AS PRESENTED DO NOT COMPLY WITH PUBLIC DISCLOSURE LAWS which intended to give the PUBLIC and opportunity to be heard BEFORE Trustees voted on an Item. 

 

 

 

Agenda Item #32 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION: ELEMENTARY LANGUAGE ARTS/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, GRADE K-3 (GRADE 4 FOR 3-4 COMBINATION CLASSES ONLY): A teacher committee

Item Passes 6-0-1 (Trustee Pritchard absent)

Trustee Hatton-Hoson moved the Item

Second by Trustee Hanacek

Learn More: No Supporting Documentation is available for Public Review

Board Audio: 73:00

Staff combined the discussion of Agenda Items #32, #33, #34 and #35 

Adoption Committee was formed in 2015

English Only Pilot (79 teachers) was done August 16, 2016 thru Dec 2016

Spanish Immersion Pilot (16 teachers)

On Dec 20, 2016 all the Pilot feed back was gathered and on December 21, 2016 the Adoption Committee selected curriculum. 

Split Adoption:

  • K-3 Wonders
  • Grades 4 & 5 would have Benchmark Advanced
  • K- 5 Wonders Spanish Version

Staff is willing to provide on-going training each year for any staff that needs to switch levels.

Trustee Jones received a comment from a 2-way principal. The Pilot used the materials for such a short time it was difficult to compare the two curriculums. Rigor for ELL was not there for ELL. 

 Agenda Item #33 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION: ELEMENTARY LANGUAGE ARTS/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, GRADE 4-5 (GRADE 3 FOR 3-4 COMBINATION CLASSES ONLY):

Item Passes 6-0-1 (Trustee Pritchard absent)

Trustee Reardon moved the Item

Second by Trustee Hatton-Hodson

Learn More: No Supporting Documentation is available for Public Review

Board Audio: 86:36

 


Agenda Item #34 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION: ELEMENTARY BILITERACY LANGUAGE ARTS/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, GRADE K-5 TWO-WAY IMMERSION:

Item Passes 6-0-1 (Trustee Pritchard absent)

Trustee Hatton-Hoson moved the Item

Second by Trustee Reardon

Learn More: No Supporting Documentation is available for Public Review

Board Audio: 88:03

Agenda Item #35 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION: ELEMENTARY LANGUAGE ARTS/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT SPANISH IMMERSION PROGRAM, GRADE 3-5:

Item Passes 6-0-1 (Trustee Pritchard absent)

Moved by Trustee Holloway

Second by Trustee Reardon

Learn More: No Supporting Documentation is available for Public Review

Board Audio: 89:07

Agenda Item #36 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION: MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, GRADE 6-8: page 538

Item Passes 6-0-1 (Trustee Pritchard absent)

Moved by Trustee Reardon

Second by Trustee Hatton - Hodson

Objectionable Books: 

Trustee Holloway- content is to violent for 8th graders- most Districts are using this in 10th - 12th grade.

  • A Long Way Gone - Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Parents can "OPT OUT" - this is not an "OPT IN".

Learn More: Click here to learn more about each Books.

Board Audio: 90:50

 

Agenda Item #37 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION: HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, GRADE 9-12: No page number listed

Item Passes 6-0-1 (Trustee Pritchard absent)

Moved by Trustee Hatton-Hodson

Second by Trustee Reardon

Objectionable Books: 

  • Watchman -Graphic Images - Comic book Style

Learn More Click here to learn more about each of these books.

Board Audio: 110:17

Agenda Item #38 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION: SECONDARY SCIENCE, ADVANCED PLACEMENT/INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, GRADE 11-12:

Item Passes 6-0-1 (Trustee Pritchard absent)

Moved by Trustee Hatton-Hodson

Second by Trustee Holloway

Board Audio: 117:00

Learn More: No Supporting Documentation was available as of April 16, 2017

Agenda Item #39 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION: SECONDARY LANGUAGE ARTS, MANDARIN IMMERSION PROGRAM, GRADE 6-10:

Item Passes 6-0-1 (Trustee Pritchard absent)

Moved by Trustee Hatton-Hodson

Second by Trustee Holloway

Trustee Hanacek commented that Tesoro uses a different text book for Mandarin- would it be cheaper for everyone to use the same textbook. 

Tesoro has a separate Text- book adoption. Staff would have to check.

Board Audio: 117:50

Learn More: No Supporting Documentation was available as of April 16, 2017

 

Agenda Item #40 RESOLUTION NO. 1617-65, GRANTING SENIORS A DISTRICT DIPLOMA: page 540

Item Passes 6-0-1 (Trustee Pritchard absent)

Moved by Trustee Jones

Second by Trustee Holloway

The current Board Policy as written will not allow someone to participate in graduation ceremonies or receive a diploma unless the student was enrolled prior to the first day of the spring semester. There are 10 students who must have transferred after the first day of the spring semester and CUSD is going to pass this resolution to allow these 10 students to participate in the graduation ceremonies and receive a CUSD Diploma. 

They did NOT vote to permanently change this policy language. This was a one year resolution to allow these 10 students to graduate with their class.

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Board Audio: 119:17 

Meeting Adjourned at 9:32 pm