September 12, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #3 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.

 

CUSDWatch Comment

This is taxpayer money that is earmarked to provide a basic education to students in CUSD.

CUSD entered into 20 new agreements totaling $334,968.00

CUSD Amended 5 contracts totaling an additional $254,379.87

Total $589,347.87 WOW that is over 1/2 a MILLION DOLLARS!

General Fund Dollars totaled $135,180.00 out of that only $11,000 went to the CLASSROOM!

This is how they chose to spend YOUR "Education" tax dollars...

What do you think Taxpayers?

 

Prosurface 

Provide repairs and resurfacing to refurbish six tennis courts for the Aliso Niguel High School tennis facility.

CUSDWatch Comment

Shouldn't this come our of a facilities maintenance account rather than money for teaching and learning?

 

$29,980.00

Leverage Learning Group

Professional Development - WHY we coach, WHO we coach, HOW we coach

CUSDWatch Comment 

CUSD receives GRANT FUNDS that must be spent on Professional Development. $5 million - General Fund money should be spent IN THE CLASS ROOM. CUSD engages in so much "Professional Development" that teachers are "Chronically Absent" from the classroom.

 

 $2,200.00

Syntex Global Translation and Interpretation Services   $3,000.00

Capitol Advisors Group, LLC

Sacramento Lobbyists

CUSDWatch Comment 

Why is CUSD using "Classroom Dollars" to pay Sacramento lobbyists to advocate for Democratic and Big Business political positions?

$48,000.00 

Total Registration, LLC

3rd party Vendor that sells AP tests to taxpayers and collects personally Identifiable data.

CUSDWatch Comment 

Why is CUSD requiring AP Students to pay a premium to a 3rd party vendor to sign up for AP tests. These contracts are entered into and signed by school site Principals so that CUSD can pretend they have no control over them... and it is the Principal ALONE that decides what personally identifiable information will be collected. Some asked for Social Security numbers. Even College Board no longer requires that!

$15,000.00 

Fueling and Services Technologies, Incorporated dba FASTECH

Maintenance for the Districts Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station

CUSDWatch Comment

Shouldn't this come our of a facilities maintenance account rather than money for teaching and learning?

 $30,000.00

Nasario Solis Address Verification   $8,000.00

Titan Detail, LLC

Labor to wash School Buses 

CUSDWatch Comment

Shouldn't this come our of a facilities maintenance account rather than money for teaching and learning?

 $30,000.00

Jonathan Morgan Jenkins dba Performance Production Services

Production of two marketing Videos:

Produce a 7 segment film that will be used help demonstrate the immense value that CUSD brings to all of these 7 grouped communities it serves.

and

Produce Superintendent “ New Year Greeting” 2019 

CUSDWatch Comment

"Lip Stick on a PIG"

 
 $20,000.00
   $135,000.00

CUSDWatch

Out of $135,000.00 spent on new contracts, only $11,000.00 really went to District wide beneficial and NECESSARY services- and not one penny went to actual teaching and learning... in the Opinion of CUSDWatch.

What do you think?

New Contract

FSA 1819107

Aliso Niguel High School Tennis Courts

Board Agenda page 62

Prosurface

Contract Period: 7-28-18 until completion

Estimated Expenditures: $29,980.00

Provide repairs and resurfacing to refurbish six tennis courts for the Aliso Niguel High School tennis facility.

CUSDWatch Comment

No General Fund dollars should be used for maintenance of facilities.

New Contract

ICA 1819115

Professional Development

 

Board Agenda page

Leverage Learning Group

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

Estimated Expenditures: $2,200.00 

Provide professional training and learning opportunities around data driven instructional leadership

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

ICA 1819117

Translation Services

Board Agenda page 93

Syntex Global

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

Estimated Expenditures: $3,000.00

Provide translation and interpretation services

New Contract

ICA 1819118

Professional Development

 

Board Agenda page

Capitol Advisors Group, LLC

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

Estimated Expenditures: $48,000.00

Provide legislative consulting, political analysis, administrative and regulatory guidance and advocacy services 

CUSDWatch Comment

No General Fund dollars should be used for this.

New Contract

ICA 1819119

Purchase Online Exams

Board Agenda page 97

Total Registration, LLC

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

Estimated Expenditures: $15,000.00

Provide online access to purchase exams

CUSDWatch Comment 

A 3rd party Vendor that sells AP tests to taxpayers and requires students to provide personally identifiable information or they cannot register for the test.

Why is CUSD requiring AP Students to pay a premium to a 3rd party vendor to sign up for AP tests. These contracts are entered into and signed by school site Principals so that CUSD can pretend they have no control over them... and it is the Principal ALONE that decides what personally identifiable information will be collected. Some asked for Social Security numbers. Even College Board no longer requires that!

New Contract

ICA 1819120

Maintenance National Gas Fueling Station

 

Board Agenda page 101

Fueling and Services Technologies, Incorporated dba FASTECH

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

Estimated Expenditures: $30,000.00

Provide preventative maintenance services for compressed natural gas fueling station

New Contract

ICA 1819122

Student Address Verification

Board Agenda page 110

Nasario Solis

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

Estimated Expenditures: $8,000.00

Provide student address verification services, including child welfare and attendance services, residency verification, truancy and disciplinary related services

New Contract

PSA 1819123

Labor to Wash Buses

Board Agenda page 112

Titan Detail, LLC

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

Estimated Expenditures: $30,000.00

Labor to wash buses

New Contract

ICA 1819126

Video Production

Board Agenda page 120

Jonathan Morgan Jenkins dba Performance Production Services

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

Estimated Expenditures: $20,000.00

Provide video production services

CUSDWatch Comment

Produce a 7 segment film that will be used help demonstrate the immense value that CUSD brings to all of these 7 grouped communities it serves.

Location Segments include: (Drone Filming, On-Site Interviews with Principles, B-Roll, Hi Rez Site Photos)

Rancho Santa Margarita (Tesoro High School)

Ladera Ranch, Coto De Caza, Dove Canyon (Tesoro High School)

Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo High School)

Aliso Viejo & Laguna Niguel (Aliso Viejo High School)

Rancho Mission Viejo ( Capo Valley High School)

San Juan Capistrano ( San Juan Hills High School)

Dana Point (Dana Hills High School)

San Clemente (San Clemente High School)

Produce Superintendent “ New Year Greeting” 2019

Contract Amendment

ICA 1819067

Professional Development

Board Agenda page

Thinking Maps, Incorporated

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

Increase Contract Amount by: $25,264.37

Original Amount: $8,735.63

Amendment $25,264.34

Final Amount: $34,000.00

Provide professional development training and materials to District educators

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"

Contract Amendment

ICA 1718001

Data Management System

Board Agenda page 190

Illuminate Education, Incorporated

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

Increase Contract Amount by: $25,264.37

Original Amount: $235,000.00

Amendment $229,115.50

Final Amount: $464,115.50

Provide a comprehensive assessment delivery and data management system

CUSDWatch Comment

CUSD is spending millions of dollars on data management systems. By executive order, President Obama created a loophole in the FERPA law which allows 3rd party for profit companies to have access to a students personally identifiable data. 

CUSD actually has an "Application to Conduct Research" which allows CUSD to monetize student data.