July 26, 2017 CUSD Board of Trustees Meeting

Consent Calendar 

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.

Board Audio at 46:08

Trustees Pulled the following Consent Items for discussion:

Trustee Hanacek: #18

Trustee Bullockus: #2 #7 #9 #10 #16 #18 #20 #22

Board Audio at 46:40 Motion to approve the balance by Trustee Hanacek - Second by Trustee Jones.

Motion passed 5-0-2 Trustee Reardon and Pritchard were absent.

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.

The Public Pulled: #2, #3, #4, #7, #8, #18 , #19, #21, #25

BUSINESS AND SUPPORT SERVICES

Agenda Item #2 DONATION OF FUNDS AND EQUIPMENT page 2

Total Donations $57,817.12

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Item Moved by Trustee Bullockus

Second by Trustee Jones.

Passes 5-0-2 (Trustee Reardon and Pritchard Absent) 

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. 

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.

Trustees Pull Consent Items AFTER all Public Comments are heard.

Board Audio at 47:05 

This Item was pulled by Trustee Bullockus

$29,000 in "Educational enhancements" for Canyon Vista Elementary School. What are "Educational enhancements?

Why is the CUSD foundation paying for Science Camp for one school?

Item Moved by Trustee Bullockus Second by Trustee Jones.

Item passes 5-0-2 (Trustee Reardon and Pritchard Absent) 

 

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

Purchase Orders: $15,874,653.32

40 New Agreements: $3,910,107

7 Amendments $39,015

This Item passed on the Consent Calendar without Discussion. No Trustee Pulled the Item after Public Comment.

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Board Audio at 33:02

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.

Note: I found this error in advance of the meeting and sent the documentation to Trustees.

This Item passed on the Consent Calendar without Discussion. No Trustee Pulled the Item after Public Comment.

Board Audio at 34:42 

BLUE CARD Daniel Cerio

Spoke on the need for professional Training for LGTG students supporting the $1,400 spent on Professional Development training that happened today- 

Note: The $1,360.00 Vincent A Pompei (Professional Development paid for out of the General Fund), is a contract that Trustees are being asked to approve- the training happened today PRIOR TO BOARD APPROVAL.

Board Audio at 36:56 

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.

Superintendent Comment at: Board Audio at 38:58 

Dr. Holiday please clarify the funding source for Professional Development.

"The Funding Source for Professional Development is Grant Funding."

Then Superintendent Vital clarified the following:

"There was not a Comedian being paid for out of Food Service Funds. Staff has pulled this Item to clarify the scope of the contract." 

Note: Both of these statements by the Superintendent and Susan Holiday proved to be false. CUSD does pay for Professional Development out of General Fund money and yes CUSD is spent $4,300 for a Comedian to be the key note speaker at a luncheon that was paid for out of the food service fund.

SPECIAL EDUCATION 

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

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Board Audio at 40:23  

This Item passed on the Consent Calendar without Discussion.

BLUE CARD - Dawn Urbanek

I chose not to speak to this Item

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

This Item passed on the Consent Calendar without Discussion.

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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Items #7 and #20 were Moved by Trustee Bullockus Second by Trustee Holloway.

Item passes 5-0-2 (Trustee Reardon and Pritchard Absent) 

Board Audio at 40:30

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

Trustees Pull Consent Items AFTER all Public Comments are heard.  

Board Audio at 52:13 

This Item was pulled by Trustee Bullockus 

She attended the professional development at the Hills Hotel and was very impressed with the Professional Development.

Regarding all of these trainings - is there a way to see the entire year so we can see the money that is being spent on training for the entire budget cycle?

Items #7 and #20 were Moved by Trustee Bullockus Second by Trustee Holloway.

Item passes 5-0-2 (Trustee Reardon and Pritchard Absent) 

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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Board Audio at 42:09

This Item passed on the Consent Calendar without Discussion.

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 

Board Audio at 55:05

This Item was pulled with Item #10 by Trustee Bullockus 

Why is the fee for Arroyo Vista $5,000 and the fee for Tijeras Creek is $8,900?

Items #9 and #10 were Moved by Trustee Bullockus Second by Trustee Holloway.

Item passes 5-0-2 (Trustee Reardon and Pritchard Absent) 

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 

Board Audio at 55:05

This Item was pulled with Item #9 by Trustee Bullockus 

Why is the fee for Arroyo Vista $5,000 and the fee for Tijeras Creek is $8,900?

Items #9 and #10 were Moved by Trustee Bullockus Second by Trustee Holloway.

Item passes 5-0-2 (Trustee Reardon and Pritchard Absent) 

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 

This Item passed on the Consent Calendar without Discussion.

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

This Item passed on the Consent Calendar without Discussion.

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

This Item passed on the Consent Calendar without Discussion.

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 

This Item passed on the Consent Calendar without Discussion.

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

This Item passed on the Consent Calendar without Discussion.

NO BLUE CARD WAS PULLED

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

Board Audio at 59:30

This Item was pulled with by Trustee Bullockus, She wanted to know why Trustees were being asked to approve an expense that has already been spent.

She thought she read this item had gone over budget.

The terms of this agreement was May 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020. Staff confirmed that the $25,000 SUMS Grant money had not yet been spent. 

Moved by Trustee Bullockus Second by Trustee Holloway.

Item passes 5-0-2 (Trustee Reardon and Pritchard Absent) 

NO BLUE CARD WAS PULLED

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

This Item passed on the Consent Calendar without Discussion.

NO BLUE CARD WAS PULLED

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

After the Fact Request for Contract Approval

This Item was pulled by Trustee Hanacek

Item moved by Trustee Hanacek. Second by Trustee Bullockus. 

Item passes 5:0:2 (Trustee Reardon and Pritchard absent)

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Board Audio at 42:30

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

Trustees Pull Consent Items AFTER all Public Comments are heard. 

Board Audio at 62:09

This Item was pulled by Trustee Hanacek. Looking forward to a complete listing of Professional Development and expenditures. She also like said she would like to see tune-ups and follow-up as to outcomes.

Big fan of Franklin Covey. How are we promoting this?

Gordon Amerson responded- first was the Wigs and now we are providing 50 leaders with the All Access Pass so that we can train our trainers. Still exploratory phase for people who opt in.

Trustee Hanacek then asked: This agreement started in June 16, 2017- we have already lost some months - can't we start this agreement in September?

Discussion amongst Board about approving as is, or changing the effective date?

The Item was approved As Is on advice of Superintendent Vital. She admits that CUSD has already started this work WITHOUT BOARD APPROVAL

Item moved by Trustee Hanacek. Second by Trustee Bullockus. 

Item passes 5:0:2 (Trustee Reardon and Pritchard absent)

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.

This Item passed on the Consent Calendar without Discussion. No Trustee Pulled the Item after Public Comment.

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Board Audio at 43:00

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?

Gordon Amerson is asked to clarify: "The contract has been vetted by legal counsel"

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

This Item was Moved by Trustee Bullockus Second by Trustee Holloway during the discussion of Agenda Item #7.

Item passes 5-0-2 (Trustee Reardon and Pritchard Absent) 

NO BLUE CARD WAS PULLED

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

This Item passed on the Consent Calendar without Discussion.

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NO BLUE CARD WAS PULLED

A BLUE CARD SHOULD HAVE BEEN PULLED

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 

Board Audio at 68:00

This Item was pulled by Trustee Bullockus. Why is Pep Squad and Cheer so expensive compared to every other ASB Funded assignment- 

Note: on page 508 Pep Squad Dane $33,000 where as most other positions are $1,500 - $3,000

Gordon Amerson - Associate Superintendent Human Services.

It may be year long contract vs Fall Spring Winter etc. Will bring information back to the Board.

Moved by Trustee Bullockus. Second by Patricia Holloway.

Item passes 5-0-2 (Trustee Reardon and Pritchard Absent)

NO BLUE CARD WAS PULLED

A BLUE CARD SHOULD HAVE BEEN PULLED

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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Board Audio at 60:43

Board Audio at 69:41

Staff Pulled this Item - There is a REVISION to this Item provided in a Handout at the back of the room.

NO BLUE CARD WAS PULLED

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

This Item passed on the Consent Calendar without Discussion.

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

This Item passed on the Consent Calendar without Discussion. No Trustee Pulled the Item after Public Comment.

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Brown Act Violation

Board Audio at 45:30

Trustee McNicholas interrupts my comment and will not allow me to speak. She then engages in a back and forth with me in a hostile manner before moving on to the next item without allowing me to complete my statement.

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 a Public Forum interrupting my 3 minute comment, three separate times.

At the last meeting I expressed my concern about this Board moving to one meeting a month because most agendas are already over 1,000 pages and the Board cannot read that volume of material and really digest it. As such the Board will be forced to rely on staff even more for direction. Staff and Superintendent Vital provide Trustees with mis-information all the time.

I have volumes of documentation that illustrates the mis-information that both Staff and Superintendent Vital provide this Board.

I want to give you three examples from the last Board Meeting where Staff was not honest with the Board...

Trustee McNicholas cut me off and said that those items were not part of this agenda item.

I said yes it is, as I started to explain I was again cut off as she moved on in the meeting.