December 12, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting: INFORMATION/DISCUSSION/ACTION

AGENDA ITEM #30

PRESENTATION AND RECEIPT OF THE DISTRICT AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICTS ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018

Discussion/Action

Board Agenda page 535

State law requires each school district in California have an annual audit conducted by a state-certified independent auditor. The audit is conducted according to generally accepted auditing standards, specific guidelines and procedures set by the State Controller’s office. Under state law, annual fiscal audits are neither accepted nor rejected by a board, but merely received by the district. For record keeping purposes, the Board of Trustees has annually adopted a motion indicating recognition of receipt of the District annual audit report. Additionally, the Board requested staff to provide an audit on the Community Facilities Districts (CFDs). This audit will be conducted annually for all CFDs. This agenda item pertains to the presentation of the 2017-2018 fiscal year Annual Financial Reports to the Board of Trustees. The Annual Financial Reports for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 were completed by the firm Nigro and Nigro, PC, Certified Public Accountants

AGENDA ITEM #31

PRESENTATION ON SCHOOL IMPACTS FROM STATE ROUTE 241 TOLL ROAD EXTENSION ALTERNATIVES

Information and Discussion - no action will be taken

Board Agenda page 666

The Board will receive an information presentation from the District’s special counsel and Deputy Superintendent, Business and Support Services on the potential school impacts from certain SR-241 toll road extension alignments being considered by the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency.

CUSDWatch Comment

Certificate of Compliance CC 2001-01 (which makes up the Right of Way for the Tesoro Extension of the 241 Toll Road at Oso Bridge) is not valid. Taxpayers are requesting an action to Quiet Title on four Parcels of land that the Capistrano Unified School District purchased in 1995 and 1997 from subsidiaries of the Ranch to build Chiquita Canyon High School aka Tesoro High School. These same parcels were transferred into the CC 2001-01 by Subsidiaries who did not own them.

See: Agenda Item #31 

PRESENTATION ON SCHOOL IMPACTS FROM STATE ROUTE 241 TOLL ROAD EXTENSION ALTERNATIVES

AGENDA ITEM #32  

GOVERNOR’S JANUARY BUDGET PROPOSAL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019- 2020

Information and Discussion - no action will be taken

Board Agenda page 694

On January 16, 2019, staff attended the School Services of California Governor’s Budget Workshop. Trustees will be provided with a brief presentation due to the short time between the School Services workshop on January 16, 2019 and the Board meeting on January 24, 2019

AGENDA ITEM #33

FIRST READING – BOARD POLICY 3553, FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS

Discussion/Action

Board Agenda page 696

The proposed revisions to Board Policy 3553, Free and Reduced Price Meals brings language in alignment to suggestions from California School Board Association (CSBA) and other California districts. The revisions include updates from federal and state requirements regarding free and reduced-price meals, confidentiality, and release of records in the District’s food service program. The Board policy was formerly titled Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Changes are underlined; deletions are struck through

  

 

AGENDA ITEM #34

FIRST READING – BOARD POLICY 5111.5, LANGUAGE IMMERSION AND INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ADMISSIONS

Discussion/Action

Board Agenda page 701

The proposed revisions to Board Policy 5111.5, Language Immersion and International Baccalaureate Admissions add an additional matriculation pattern for RH Dana Elementary School. On December 12, 2018, Trustees approved the transition of RH Dana Elementary School to a Spanish Two-way Immersion School. Staff met with site leadership and impacted departments to evaluate potential student matriculation patterns. After feedback from principals, staff is recommending the feeder pattern remain similar to what current students follow; RH Dana Elementary School to Marco Forster Middle School to Dana Hills High School. Changes are underlined; deletions are struck through.

 

AGENDA ITEM #35  

FIRST READING – BOARD POLICY 5030, STUDENT WELLNESS

Discussion/Action

Board Agenda page 708

The proposed revisions to Board Policy, 5030 Student Wellness brings language in alignment with suggestions from California School Board Association (CSBA) and the new provisions for Local School Wellness Policies set by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, including setting goals for nutrition education, nutrition promotion, and physical activity. The revisions include information related to implementation, evaluation, and publicly reporting on the progress of the local school wellness policy to key stakeholders. The policy changes were developed and reviewed by District staff. Changes are underlined; deletions are struck through

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #36

FIRST READING – BOARD POLICY 5141, CONDUCT

Discussion/Action

Board Agenda page 717

Board Policy 5141, Conduct defines bullying and cyberbullying, identifies the responsibilities of all stakeholders to prevent bullying and explains the complaint procedure to report bullying. Student codes of conduct are designed to serve both the classroom and the individual. The language outlines students’ responsibilities, thus letting individual students know that they need to meet certain standards for their own sake and that of the entire class. “Conduct” covers such a wide variety of behaviors that establishing a formal code within a school system is essentia

 

AGENDA ITEM #37

FIRST READING - BOARD POLICY 5131.2, BULLYING

Discussion/Action

Board Agenda page 729

The District currently has a Board Policy in place to address bullying; Board Policy 5141, Conduct defines bullying and cyberbullying, identifies the responsibilities of all stakeholders to prevent bullying and explains the complaint procedure to report bullying. Legal counsel has reviewed Board Policy 5141, Conduct and has recommended the bullying portion be removed, and become a stand-alone Board Policy. The proposed new Board Policy 5131.2, Bullying will clearly define the District’s focus on the prevention of bullying. The proposed policy also aligns with the California School Board Association sample policy. Legal counsel has reviewed the policy. Changes are underlined; deletions are struck through. There is no financial impact

AGENDA ITEM #38 

SECOND READING – BOARD POLICY 3515, SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY

Discussion/Action

Board Agenda page 738

The proposed revisions to Board Policy 3515, School Safety and Security brings language in alignment to suggestions from Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs (ASCIP), California School Boards Association (CSBA) and other California districts regarding the use of surveillance cameras on school campuses. The policy changes were developed by District staff and all site administrators have had the opportunity to review and comment on the Board Policy as written. There is no financial impact.

AMBUEHL

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

AGENDA ITEM #39 

RIGHT OF ENTRY AGREEMENT – MISSION RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Discussion/Action

Board Agenda page 743

The Board is asked to consider a Right of Entry Agreement for the purpose of granting a non-exclusive license to Mission Resource Conservation District to enter upon District property to control and/or remove the invasive non-native plant Arundo donax (giant reed). Mission Resource Conservation District entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of San Juan Capistrano to preserve and maintain San Juan Creek which crosses over District property at Harold Ambuehl Elementary School. The right of entry would begin on the effective date of the agreement and remain effective for a period of 10 years, unless mutually extended. The agreement may be terminated by either party with or without cause with 30 days written notice. There is no financial impact to the District.

CUSDWatch Comment

This Item was on the  October 10, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting as 

Agenda Item #15 

RIGHT OF ENTRY AGREEMENT – MISSION RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT

THIS ITEM WAS PULLED BY TRUSTEE JIM REARDON 

Board Agenda page 329

Board Audio at 0:27:55