BOARD ACTION

Board Meeting Agenda at 254: http://capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1455438848279/1474344529390663222.pdf

CUSD is removing 22 portables and replacing them with a new two story classroom building with 24 classrooms. The project will have a net gain of 2 classrooms. They will also get 5 new hard courts (ie basketball) where the old portables use to be.

Are these new or refurbished portables?

see page 303

 

This Item is linked to Agenda Item #15 Filing a Notice of Exemption for the Tesoro High School Classroom Addition Project 

Tesoro serves the Cities of Rancho Santa Margarita, Las Flores, Ladera Ranch, Coto de Caza and Mission Viejo. It is also serving the NEW Rancho Mission Viejo Communities of Sendero and Esencia. 

Tesoro High School, San Juan Hills High School and San Clemente High School are all impacted, with enrollment numbers that exceed normal high school capacity of 2,400 students.

According to the latest data from CDE enrollment at these three schools was (latest data 2015-16)

Tesoro: 2,451 (51 students over)

San Juan Hills: 2,392 (7 students under)

San Clemente: 3,024 (624 students over)

The numbers may be much higher at San Juan Hills and Tesoro as a result of the impact of new students from the Rancho Mission Viejo Development of Areas 1 and 2 which was projected to add

1,118 K-8 students

266 High School Students

At the January 28, 2013 special Board meeting presentation it was made clear that it was the responsibility of Rancho Mission Viejo to ensure that adequate school facilities and services would be available at the time of CUSD's need.

County Board of Supervisors included in the environmental impact report a requirement that The Ranch ensure adequate school facilities and services will be available at the time of CUSD's need.

Unfortunately for the surrounding communities, there are substantial issues of over crowding at Ladera Ranch schools, Las Flores, Tesoro, San Juan Hills and San Clemente High as CUSD works to finds seats for every student.

The impaction issues have been exacerbated by a lack of finances to complete the new Escencia K-8 school that was suppose to be open for 2017-18, which will not open till 2018-19.

The Ranch is currently paying to bus students from the Ranch to Las Flores and Tesoro. 

As CUSD manipulates its School of Choice Policy in an effort to control student placement at already impacted schools, there is growing conflict between Mello Roos Taxpayers and the District. Residents of Ladera Ranch and Talega are finding they may not have a seat at the schools their Mello Roos money has paid for.

Talega Residents are legally entitled to a seat at San Juan Hills or San Clemente High.

Ladera Ranch residents are legally entitled to a seat at San Juan Hills or Tesoro.

With the issues of impaction, and Mello Roos in the background, CUSD has begun a $45 million dollar expansion of San Clemente High School, San Juan Hills High School and Tesoro High School.

However- when you actually review the proposed work. CUSD is not really getting any new capacity except at San Juan Hills. 

The Negative Declaration for San Clemente campus improvements shows:

The proposed classroom building would total approximately 22,541 square feet and be of light-wood frame construction with localized steel framing. It would feature a total of 24 standard classrooms and support spaces, 2 men’s restrooms, 2 women’s restrooms, and 4 staff restrooms; the number of classrooms and restrooms would be evenly split between the two floors. The building would also include an elevator with an elevator lobby area on each floor, as well as exterior stairs. 

CUSD is going to vacate the classrooms on the upper campus leaving those facilities vacant, and move those students to the lower campus. 

San Clemente High will loose 37 parking places which will not be replaced.

There will be no change in student or staff numbers on this campus.

The Negative Declaration for San Juan Hills campus improvements shows:

PHASE ONE- New Parking Area - Removal of 146 parking spots, build 157 new parking spots - Net gain 11 parking spots.

PHASE TWO-  Construction of two story classroom building and 5 basketball courts.

The proposed classroom building would total approximately 22,226 square feet and be of light-wood frame construction with localized steel framing. It would feature a total of 24 standard classrooms and support spaces, 2 men’s restrooms, 2 women’s restrooms, and 4 staff restrooms; the number of classrooms and restrooms would be evenly split between the two floors. The building would also include an elevator with an elevator lobby area on each floor, as well as exterior stairs. 

Current student population is 2,391. The 24 classrooms would allow for an increase of 648 students making the campus population 3,039. The current staff population on campus would remain as is- "No increase in staff would occur under the proposed project

So they plan to add 648 additional students but not hire any additional staff?

The Negative Declaration for Tesoro can not be found.

Agenda Item #7 Is a contract to lease (16) 24' X 40' Portable Classrooms + (2) 12 X 40 Restrooms for Tesoro 

Agenda Item #15 Is a contract to remove 22 existing Portable Classrooms and replace them with a new 24 classroom building.

The discussion at the January 25, 2017 Board meeting revealed that Tesoro would actually loose classrooms for 2017-18 (removing 22 old portables and leasing 16) and then gaining a new 24 classroom building when construction is complete.

In conclusion CUSD is spending $45 million dollars and not really getting a lot of new capacity.

 How these Portables are being paid for:

Agenda Item #16 Resolution to Approve the Annual 5-year Reportable Fees Report for 2015-16 http://capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1455438848279/1373709562469729052.pdf page 224 - 240

Board Audio http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2016-17/CUSDBoardMeeting.Dec.14.2016.mp3 at 121:01 

  • CFD $11,018,944 
  • Reportable Fees $ 3,981,056
  • Total $15,000.000

CUSD stated funding for each facility:

San Juan Hills - $15 million: Developer Fees, Proceeds from Land Sale, Talega CFD's 90-21A and 98-B

San Clemente - $15 million: Developer Fees, SSFF 1A & SSFF 47, RDA San Clemente, Proceeds from Land Sale, Talegea CFD 990-21A and 90-2.

Tesoro: $15 million: Developer Fees, Coto De Caza CFD 90-1, Rancho Santa Margarita CFD 88-1 and 94-1, Las Flores CFD 92-1 and Ladera Ranch CFD 98-2 

Background and supporting documentation are below:

BACKGROUND Rancho Mission Viejo Marketing Materials re: Schools 

RANCHO MISSION VIEJO 

http://ranchomissionviejo.com/faq/

Schools

CUSD, in partnership with Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC (community planner and master developer), has already selected a site at Esencia for the new Esencia K-8 school campus. Planned to be built adjacent to the school is a community park with a joint-use multi-purpose building, open play area, a children’s playground, and a bar-b-que garden.

Esencia K-8 school is currently estimated to open for instruction in Fall 2018.

In the meantime, CUSD has indicated that Esencia students will attend Las Flores Elementary School, Las Flores Middle School, and Tesoro High School. For current information on attendance boundaries, please contact CUSD directly at 949-234-9200.

  • Las Flores Elementary School (K-5) 25862 Antonio Parkway, Las Flores, CA 92688. Named a CALIFORNIA DISTINQUISHED SCHOOL and listed on the California Business for Education Excellence HONOR ROLL for demonstrating consistent high levels of student academic achievement.
  • Las Flores Middle School (6-8) 25862 Antonio Parkway, Las Flores, CA 92688. Named a CALIFORNIA DISTINQUISHED SCHOOL and listed on the California Business for Education Excellence HONOR ROLL for demonstrating consistent high levels of student academic achievement.
  • Tesoro High School (9-12) 1 Tesoro Creek Rd., Las Flores, CA 92688. Named a CALIFORNIA DISTINQUISHED SCHOOL, named one of America’s Best High Schools by both NEWSWEEK and U.S. WORLD & NEWS REPORT (earning a silver medal with a ranking in the top 5% nationally and the highest in CUSD), as well as listed on the California Business for Education Excellence HONOR ROLL for demonstrating consistent high levels of student academic achievement.

CFDs/Mello-Roos/Other Fees

Will residents of Esencia be assessed CFD or Mello-Roos fees? If so, how much is the assessment?
As background, Community Facilities Districts (CFDs) are established by cities, counties and local government agencies as a means of obtaining tax-exempt funding (through the sale of bonds) for the construction/improvement of public facilities and key infrastructure including streets, water systems, sewage and drainage facilities, schools, public parks, as well as police and fire facilities which serve newly developing areas.
Today, government agencies serving the vast majority of new master-planned communities in California have found that CFD funding is beneficial to homeowners because it facilitates the early construction of essential public facilities and improvements as well as reduces home prices and down payments by financing essential public facilities and improvements at tax-exempt interest rates, over a long period of time (INSTEAD OF ADDING THE COST OF THESE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PRICE OF EACH NEW HOME).
WHY/WHEN

Prior to the passage of California Proposition 13 in 1978, Federal funding for key infrastructure was substantial AND local property taxes were commonly 2.3% and increasing as home prices skyrocketed. However, starting in 1978, Prop. 13 restricted property taxes to just 1.0% of assessed home values; and allowed only 2.0% increases in assessed value per year – just as significant population increases were occurring and Federal funding to California for new infrastructure funding was declining. As a result, cash-strapped cities, counties and government agencies were forced to find new ways to fund new schools and other public facilities and improvements to meet the needs of the state’s growing population. Led by California Senator Henry J. Mello (D-Watsonville) and California Assemblyman Mike Roos (D-Los Angeles), the Community Facilities Act (commonly called Mello-Roos) was enacted by the California State Legislature in 1982. This legislation allowed the formation of CFDs.

HOW

At Esencia on The Ranch, determination of each home’s CFD tax (aka Mello-Roos tax) is based on the type of the home and its square footage. The CFD tax formula sets the amount of the CFD tax for each home even before it’s purchased; and the tax is then included in each new home’s property tax bills or added to impound accounts. The overall total annual property tax rate paid by a new homeowner within a CFD includes the 1.0% of assessed value per Prop. 13 PLUS any existing government-issued bonds PLUS the CFD tax and all other property tax assessments. COMBINED, that total annual property tax rate is targeted to not exceed 2% of the assessed value of the property and can be adjusted upward each year by 2%.

WHO/WHERE

At Esencia on The Ranch, a CFD was formed to fund a wide range of public projects including the following: the construction, purchase, modification, expansion and/or improvement of certain roadways and roadway improvements (including, without limitation, the Foothill Transportation Corridor improvements and the South County Roadway Improvement Program – SCRIP), tunnels, regional hiking and biking trails, storm drains, water and wastewater facilities (including, without limitation, domestic and non-domestic water facilities, wells, reservoirs, pipelines, storm and sewer drains and related infrastructure and improvements), wet and dry utilities, bridges and pedestrian bridges, parks, traffic signals, school facilities and equipment, sheriff’s substations and equipment and library facilities and equipment, and related infrastructure improvements, both onsite and offsite, and all appurtenances and appurtenant work in connection with the foregoing (including utility line relocations and electric, gas and cable utilities).

The overall total annual property tax rate paid by new Esencia homeowners within this CFD will be approximately 1.8% of the base home prices for owners of homes in the 55+ Gavilán® neighborhoods and approximately 2% of the base home price for all other Esencia homeowners. (Base home prices do not include any home upgrades and/or view premiums.) This total annual property tax rate will include the 1.0% base per Prop. 13 PLUS any existing government-issued bonds PLUS CFD taxes and all other property tax assessments. So, CFD taxes will be a portion of the overall annual property tax rate which is expected not to exceed 1.8% for 55+ neighborhoods or 2% for all other neighborhoods at Esencia.

COMPARE/CONTRAST

That means that Escencia residents could pay as little as approximately $3,710 annually and as much as approximately $10,235 annually in CFD taxes – with the bulk of residents paying between approximately $4,000 and $6,750 annually. As a point of comparison, homebuyers in one of the newest areas of Irvine are paying an average of $8,590 annually in CFD taxes while those residing in the newest neighborhoods along the San Clemente coast are paying an average of $9,922 in CFD taxes.

Esencia neighborhood homebuilders are required to disclose to homebuyers their maximum CFD taxes prior to purchase. Neighborhood homebuilders also can provide information about how to prepay the Esencia CFD taxes. Please consult your financial advisor or CPA for all tax advice.

CUSD has bus routes from Rancho Mission Viejo to Tesoro 

http://transportation-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1251956085209/1406346511198/6074730956064760295.pdf

 

BACKGROUND

Rancho Mission Viejo Development and School Impact Mitigation Agreement January 28, 2013

Source: January 28, 2013 Special Board Meeting

http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/file/1229223560406/1218998864154/4378738717313669779.pdf

Board Meeting Audio:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7no0GfL-TcgSHNFb1JyOVZod1U

SUMMARY:

14,000 homes (6,000 55 and over- no school kids 8,000 with kids) 

Number of students projected: 4,561

2,724 (K-5 students)

  991 (6-8 students)

  846 (9-12 students)

The District has no capacity to accommodate new students

Shortage of Enrollment Capacity

2008/09 Facilities Capacity 39,867

2008/09 Enrollment 53,170

Capacity Shortage 13,303

Permanent Facilities Shortage

Square footage of facilities 3,099,828

CDE Standard 3,872,301

Short 772,473 square feet 

The District needs:

2 New 1200 student K-8 schools

1 New 750 student K-5 school

Some place for 846 High School students. There are insufficient 9-12 students to build a comprehensive high school. We have 846 and need 2,400.

Options:

1) Create a small high school

2) Plan a comprehensive high school when funding exists

3) Expand existing High Schools

There is 20 acres adjacent to Tesoro - if Tesoro was expanded by 846 students this would require State review because of its large size - over 4,000 kids.

at 0:3:00 Presentation by Dan Kelly Rancho Mission Viejo 

at 0:9:20 Presentation by Tim Holdcomb 

County omitted planning Areas 6, 7 and 9 from the final plan.

at 0:10:47 In the Environmental Impact Report The County Board of Supervisors  included a provision that the Ranch would ensure adequate school facilities and services would be available at the time of CUSD's need. This is consistent with Board Policy 7151.

at 0:11:25 

at 0:12:30

 0:15:40 Student Generation Rates

Number of students projected: 4,561

2,724 (K-5 students)

  991 (6-8 students)

  846 (9-12 students)

at 0:17:00 The District has no capacity to accommodate new students. 

The State has Standards that Districts must load at to accommodate for types of classes. Band class large. Special need classes are small.

at 0:19:00 The District has overcrowded classrooms compared to State Standards.

K-5  of 25 students per class room

Secondary of 27 students per class room

at 0:23:44 Options for housing these new kids

Recommendation:

2 new K-8 1200 students,  

1 new K-5 school 750 students.

There is insufficient number of High School students for a comprehensive high school. You could add a small High School.

at 0:24:25 there is some existing capacity at close schools. Can Save money by allowing first Ranch students to travel to open seats in existing schools, then as the Ranch is built build permanent school for Ranch students.

at 0:25:39 The Ranch has agreed to pay to bus students to nearby schools.

at 0:26:35 When a new school is built you allow it to be overloaded by 33% using temporary portables that would accommodate 400 students. Then when the second school is built you remove the portables and move the 400 kids to the new school. The portables would then be removed and the first school would be at 1200.

at 0:26:56 High School Students

High School Options:

1) Create a small High School.

2) Plan for Comprehensive High School for the future when funding is available.

3) Expand existing High School (There is land next to Tesoro). There is 20 acres next to Tesoro.

at 0:26:26 Facilities Standards

at 0:29:20 Size of School Site per CDE STandard

13.1 acres for 750 student K-6 (760 s.f./student)

23.1 acres for 1,200 student K-6 (840 s.f./student)

52.7 acres for 2,400 student K-6 (960 s.f./student) 

at 0:29:35 Other Standards

CUSD Standards do not exist

at 0:31:00 Joint Use that works for both parties. 

Potential joint use with the Ranch:

K-5 13 acre school could have 3 acres of joint use including fields/hard courts

K-8 schools 5 acres of joint use including fields/hard courts, gym, library, meeting rooms

at 0:33:51 FUNDING

at 37:50 State usually pays a grant per pupil that represents 1/2 cost the building and the land. If the State is out of money then the District can then use level 3 funds where the Developer pays for 1/2 the land and the building. However that provision has been suspended and is no longer an option.

at 0:39:01 Build a school for planning area 1 and 2.

COST $52 million ($31 buildings and $21 million in land)

at 0:41:57 District collects an allowance of $10 million for housing Ranch high school students at existing schools.

TRUSTEE DISCUSSION:

at 0:44:00 NEAR TERM MITIGATION PLAN declining enrollment in some near schools. The first number of students will attend Ambuehl Elementary School. 2nd school is Oso Grande, both require transportation.

at 0:47:45 Capacity of Local High Schools with opening La Plata - San Clemente Students 

at 0:48:34 There is no plan for what Talega will do after La Pata.

at 49:00  20 acres next to Tesoro is zoned multi family or cemetery. Could be used as a school site. This is enough land for the 858 HS students. A Comprehensive HS needs 52 acres.

at 51:00 ALTERNATE ROUTES/TRAFFIC. Traffic Extension 241 toll road down to Cow Camp Road just north of Ortega. There is No projected roads down to planning area 8.

at 0:54:12 SIZE OF TESERO - with the 858 students Tesoro would be one of the largest High School's in the State and would need to be reviewed by the State.

at 59:23 GOVERNANCE - County facilities etc. County wants out of municipal service business. RSM will eventually become its own City. Emerging Community excluding Planning Area 8 would probably be annexed to San Clemente.

BACKGROUND

Rancho Mission Viejo Development and School Facility Funding Agreement September 25, 2013

Board Meeting Agenda:

http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/file/1229223560406/1218998864154/905828674895629057.pdf

Board Audio: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7no0GfL-TcgUUJNUGp0Z0lBLUE

at 0:13:00 

Tim Holcomb presented

at 0:18:12 Planning for School Capacity for Areas 1 & 2 only at this time.

at 0:18:40 # of students from Area 1 & 2:

  • 1,118 K-8 students
  • 266 High School Students

at 19:00 Proposal to build one K-8 school and defer decision on High School.

at 0:21:34 School Fees and matching State Funds are not sufficient to build a CDE standards.

Permanent Capacity of 1,200 with additional 400 portables until second school is built.

at 0:27:58 The Ranch has committed $10.5 million for High School facilities for students from Area 1 and 2.

at 0:28:28 FUNDING

School Payments $29 million for K-8

State $10.5 million for site acquisition (if State funds are not available Ranch is at Risk)

State $11.5 million for per pupil grant (if State funds are not available Ranch & CUSD split the Risk)

Everyone is looking for other money.

at 33:20 SITE SELECTION

at 0:36:03

at 0:39:56 JOINT USE

Sports Fields

at 0:43:00 Multipurpose Room CUSD USE: 50% during school day. 6 exclusive use days. 12 exclusive evenings. 

The Ranch will maintain the Joint use space at no cost to the District.

Current plan is to bus Area 1 and 2 students to Ambuhel - currently has 66 seats

Area I - Completed 2015: Predicting 332 K-8 students and 77 High School students.

Area II - Completed 2019: Predicting 786 K-8 students and 189 High School students.

TRUSTEE DISCUSSION

at 47:26 CUSD is 40% short to build a CDE approved school if State Budget does not come in. 

at 49:27 Are there any guarantees that can be put into agreements to ensure Portables will not be permanent.

at 0:56:00 Are there ways to cut costs. Worst case - if State does not offer funding - portables may be the only answer. The only other option is Mello Roos for home owners. 

at 0:56:30 Security issues related to joint use - cost of fencing.

at 0:59:00 Drive- Bike- Walk transportation circulation. 

at 1:02:12 Boundary area for new K-8 is Area 1 and Area 2

at 1:02:40 Ladera is over crowded and the new school will fill immediately. Students are stacked in classrooms like cord wood. The Ranch is aware of over enrollment at some schools and under enrollment at others.

BACKGROUND

Capistrano Unified School District Facilities Project Up-date April 22, 2015

Board Agenda: http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/file/1229223560406/1218998864154/7155577286909854313.pdf

Board Audio at 1:37:00 : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7no0GfL-TcgWXRhMHBnb1NYVkk

at 1:40:40 Enhancing High School Capacity

The Ranch students will go to Tesoro or San Juan Hills High

Talega Residents will go to San Clemente or San Juan Hills

 

Talega has 601 students

544 attend San Clemente High

43 attend San Juan Hills High

14 attend other schools in the District

Future:

661 grades 6-8

663 grades 3-5

603 grades K-2

The Ranch 2018 228 students with up to 900 when the Ranch is completely built out. Not enough for a comprehensive High School.

at 1:45:00 Looking at Options for increasing capacity at these three high schools.

at 1:45:50 Funding Sources

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

at 1:46:54 Debbie Flowers (Resident of Talega/Talega Residents for Fair Taxation).

The purpose of the Mello Roos tax is to negate the negative impact that new communities have on existing facilities, not to take advantage of taxpayers in CFD by using surplus tax money for expansion of facilities beyond that impact. Expansion Cost for SJH and SC High is $35 million - Talega CFD is to pay $6 million towards this project. 5400 students at SC and SJH of those 587 are from Talega 11%.  11% of $35 million is $3.8 million. Why are we paying $6 million). 

Government Code Section 53312.7 CFD has funded $30 million at both these schools. The law does not limit proportionality to "open" seats.

Talega parents have paid at both schools and should have a choice between SJH and SC high.

at 1:50:32 Ken Salaja (Resident Talega).

Talega has paid in excess funds of $10 million. These excess funds should be refunded to taxpayers. Talega is the reason for the need for new capacity - the Ranch is. If you need new taxes they should be levied fairly amongst all taxpayers.

TRUSTEE COMMENTS:

at 1:53:54 The next meeting will have costs. 

at 1:57:50 Insane over crowding at Ladera Ranch. There is no high school capacity without expanding the three high schools. We built these new High Schools to small. We need more capacity and it won't be easy to pay for this given the economic climate.

SUPERINTENDENT COMMENT:

The May 13th meeting will have a proposal on how to fund expansion costs. We do not have agreement on the use of CFD's. Vetted by attorneys. The goal is to allow Talega to have a choice between SJH and San Clemente. That being said we may never agree on how to get there... the proportionality, guaranteed seats and the use of the funds.

TRUSTEE COMMENTS

at 2:02:04 It would cost $200 million to replace San Clemente High. We spent $165 million to build SJH in 2004. Taxpayers in San Clemente will need to step up and continue to support new facilities.

 May 13, 2015 Board Meeting Agenda Item #21 and #22

Board Meeting Agenda: http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/file/1229223560406/1218998864154/5374391862597108770.pdf

Board Meeting Audio: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7no0GfL-TcgQlQ2MWpEeWswV1U

at 04:19:00 Both of these Items were moved to the May 27, 2015 Board Meeting 

 

Capistrano Unified School District Facilities Projects and Funding May 27,2015

Board Meeting Agenda: http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1404900378912

Board Audio at 2:56:15  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7no0GfL-TcgcHYxUERoNjY4aFU

BLUE CARDS:

at 2:56:55  Wendy Shrove - 3 Projects $15 million each. Funding Source is a new bond measure. The current mis-management of routine items and in light of the ever increasing hostile work environment, and the lack of trust means I will not support a yes vote on any bond until trust is restored.

at 2:58:20 Randy Griffen -  San Clemente Resident - founding member of the Education foundation.  We cannot trust this district. The actions of the district have created fear and mis-trust in the district. Reinstate San Clemente Michael Halt and restore the peoples trust in this district.

at 3:00:51 David Blake - no show

at 3:01:14 Laura Ferguson Talega Resident

Re: The millions in surplus taxes that CUSD plans to use for the expansion of San Juan Hills High School and San Clemente High School. 9 years ago CUSD declared that Talega had already met it's obligations. Talega did not cause the need for 48 new class rooms at these High Schools. Talega has already contributed $28 million to these high schools to mitigate for the impact of Talega kids. Talega generates 587 High School students total and represents 2% of SJH's student body and 18% at San Clemente High School. Talega did not cause the need for these new sources. All taxpayers in the District should share equally in tax burdens. Over collected taxes are now around $10 million dollars. CUSD has breached the formation documents. 

at 3:04:05 Debbie Flowers - Talega Resident

at the April 22, 2015 Board  Meeting I requested justification for taking $6 million in Talega Mello Roos for the expansion of SJH High and San Clemente High. There are approximately 5,400 students at San Clemente and San Juan Hills High School of those 596 are Talega residents which is 11% of $35 million dollar project and should be no more that $3 million of any expansion costs. The purpose of Mello Roos tax is to mitigate the impact of new communities on existing facilities. Rancho mission Viejo will raise 900 High School kids and will pay nothing to mitigate their effect on district schools. 

at 3:07:15 Jennifer Miramante -

Ladera Ranch residents. She has paid $144,000 in taxes over the last 12 years - $72,000 in Mello Roos. She was at the April 22, 2015 Board meeting and hear Talega residents ask for:

1. The specific allocation of funds for these expansion projects,

2. How CUSD arrived at a need of $6 million from Talega Mello Roos account

Ladera Ranch wants the same answers.

A Recent Public Records Request reveals expenditures of $3,768,487.00 in expenditures for construction with no indication as to what location this money was spent for 2011-12.

Mello Roos taxpayers pay twice as much as everyone else and we have the right to know why CUSD continues to collect $2.6 million in Ladera 90-2 CFD's when there is already money built up in our account. $224,950 million built up in that account. This money should be used to mitigate the over crowding of Ladera Ranch schools.

CUSD PRESENTATION - Clark Hampton 

 

HIGH SCHOOL CAPACITY

at 3:12:29 Clark Hampton admits that San Clemente Mello Roos taxpayers have PRIORITY ACCESS to both San Clemente High and San Juan Hills High School given their financial contributions to both schools.

at 3:13:03 Rancho Mission Viejo will generate 900 High School students. The plan shown tonight does not utilize RMV Mello Roos because those funds will be used as the number of students increases at a future date.

at 3:13:23 Enhancing High School Capacity.

at 3:14:07 What is proposed is to add PERMANENT class room capacity. $15 million for each project Total $45 million.

San Juan Hills High School - adding PERMANENT classrooms and additional 87 parking spots. Funding Source: Developer Fees, Proceeds from land sale, Talega CFDs 90-21A and 98-2

San Clemente High School -Adding PERMANENT classrooms on the lower campus and putting sports fields on the upper campus. Funding Source: Developer Fees, SSFF 1A and SSFF 47, Proceeds from land sale, Talega CFDs 90-21A and 98-2

Tesoro High School - Replacing old portables - Adding PERMANENT classrooms and 5 additional basketball courts. Funding Source: Developer Fees, Cota De Caza CFD 90-1, Rancho Santa Margarita CFD 88-1 and 94-1, Las Flores CFD 92-1 and Ladera Ranch CFD 98-2

 

at 3:16:50 Ready for occupancy beginning of school 2017.

TRUSTEE COMMENTS

at 3:18:08 This is from existing funding, Trustee McNicholas will not vote for this because there is nothing for Dana Hills High School. 

Trustee Reardon:

at 3:20:40 CUSD needs a conversation about Mello Roos and proportionality.

at 3:20:56 Capacity- San Clemente Net capacity gain of 2 classrooms. San Juan Hills will get additional capacity. Is there going to be capacity at San Juan Hills for Talega residents? We need to ensure Talega has access to the schools they pay for. The same goes for Ladera Residents.

at 3:24:00 The boundary line for Tessoro and San Juan Hills cuts right though Ladera so we have taxpayers funding a school they do not have access to.

at 3:24:30 CUSD needs to document how the Ranch is going to participate in mitigation efforts.

at 3:25:37 Clark Hampton points out to Trustee Mc Nicholas that there is work being done at Dana Hills - a new roof. To which Trustee McNicholas replies only because the roof collapsed.

SUPERINTENDENT COMMENT

at 3:25:50 I want to point out that these monies can only be used at these schools. We may need to increase our deferred maintenance funds and come up with a long term facilities plan to fix some of these schools that don't have these funding sources.

Trustee Hatton-Hodson

at 3:27:10 Staff will bring back a comprehensive Mello Roos spending plan.

at 3:28 50 Superintendent the goal is to pre-plan.

Trustee Reardon

at 3:29:59 The RMV 800 seat mitigation can be spent at either Tesoro or San Juan Hills High School

at 3:31:15 Resolution Approving these projects in July 2015

February 24, 2016 Negative Declaration - Escencia K-8 School

Board Meeting Agenda at page 187: http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1455438848279/5109439119169062751.pdf

Board Meeting Audio: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2015-16/2-24-2016.mp3

at 222:30 Approved this resolution without disccusion

 

June 22, 2016 Board Meeting Negative Declaration San Clemente Campus improvements

Board Meeting Agenda: Agenda Item #63 at page 848 http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1455438848279/6391347155659653187.pdf

Board Audio at 218:43 (3 hours 38 minutes 43 seconds): http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2015-16/CUSDBoardMeeting.June.22.2016.mp3

The proposed classroom building would total approximately 22,541 square feet and be of light-wood frame construction with localized steel framing. It would feature a total of 24 standard classrooms and support spaces, 2 men’s restrooms, 2 women’s restrooms, and 4 staff restrooms; the number of classrooms and restrooms would be evenly split between the two floors. The building would also include an elevator with an elevator lobby area on each floor, as well as exterior stairs. 

CUSD is going to vacate the classrooms on the upper campus leaving those facilities vacant, and move those students to the lower campus. 

San Clemente High will loose 37 parking places which will not be replaced.

There will be no change in student or staff numbers on this campus.

 July 20, 2016 San Juan Hills Campus Improvements

Board Meeting Agenda: Agenda Item #22 at page 556 http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1455438848279/6391347155659653187.pdf

Board Audio at: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2016-17/CUSDBoardMeeting.July.20.2016.mp3

PHASE ONE- New Parking Area - Removal of 146 parking spots, build 157 new parking spots - Net gain 11 parking spots.

PHASE TWO-  Construction of two story classroom building and 5 basketball courts.

The proposed classroom building would total approximately 22,226 square feet and be of light-wood frame construction with localized steel framing. It would feature a total of 24 standard classrooms and support spaces, 2 men’s restrooms, 2 women’s restrooms, and 4 staff restrooms; the number of classrooms and restrooms would be evenly split between the two floors. The building would also include an elevator with an elevator lobby area on each floor, as well as exterior stairs. 

Current student population is 2,391. The 24 classrooms would allow for an increase of 648 students making the campus population 3,039. The current staff population on campus would remain as is- "No increase in staff would occur under the proposed project.

 

 

 

August 17, 2017 Resolution No 1617-18, Adopt Amendment to Negative Declarations for the Esencia K-8 Project

Board Meeting Agenda: http://capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1455438848279/8668587972702149181.pdf

Board Meeting Audio: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2016-17/CUSDBoardMeeting.August.17.2016.mp3

On CUSD Web Site at: http://capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1455438848279/3419209689665869463.pdf

It should be noted that none of the Trustees had read this item and Trustee Reardon asked for 2 more weeks to review it and was told it was time sensitive. A representative of the Architect spoke about the Amendments in lieu of giving Trustees additional time to review the document.

 

Board Meeting Audio at 13:40: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2016-17/CUSDBoardMeeting.August.17.2016.mp3

at page 513 

at 13:40 Jim Reardon - only discovered the document today and would like 2 weeks to review it.

at 15:25 Has anyone read this document. Amendment to the original. J

at 16:28 Julie Strauss of HCM Architects is present and can tell you about the changes. 

Removal of limiting factors:

Master Planned Capacity of the Site included in your Negative Declaration

Elimination of references to class size and loading requirements.

CDE Target Class Size K-6: loaded at 25 6:8 loaded at 27:1 CUSD loads way above that levle 

Title 5:

960 square feet for traditional classroom

1350 square feet Kindergarten 

1350 square feet Special Education

NOTE: Regarding Local Control and Class Size

Board Meeting Audio at 94:40: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2016-17/CUSDBoardMeeting.August.17.2016.mp3

at page 9: Project Description: changes from 16 acre K-8 Site  to a 14 Acre K-8 site (Staff claims this is a typo - the site did not get smaller while joint use acreage increased.)

at page 10: Staff is removing the language that pertains to temporary portables stating that it is duplicative.

at page 11: change the distance .25 miles to 1500 feet. "No underground or above ground pipelines carrying hazardous materials or hazardous wastes were identified within .25 miles 1,500 feet of the project site."

 

September 14, 2016 BOARD MEETING - Change Orders San Juan Hills - Tesoro - San Clemente

Board Meeting Agenda: http://capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1455438848279/2191906234635314254.pdf

Board Meeting Audio:

The following Items was passed on consent without discussion.

Supporting documentation for these changes are on pages 254 to 304 of the Board Agenda and full documentation is at:

http://purchasing-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1437932188288/1435126514952/3892318871242494265.pdf

 

Supporting documentation for these changes are on pages 305to 325 of the Board Agenda and full documentation is at

http://purchasing-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1437932188288/1435126514952/4657726863582203748.pdf

 

Supporting documentation is found at

Exhibit A - Bid Summary - Bid No. 1617-01 San Juan Hills High School Building J

Agreement - Bid No. 1617-01 San Juan Hills High School Building J - Paul C. Miller Construction Co., Inc.

Bid Form - Bid No. 1617-01 San Juan Hills High School Building J - Paul C. Miller Construction Co., Inc.

Exhibit A - Bid Summary - Bid No. 1516-10 San Clemente High School Building 800

Agreement - Bid No. 1516-10 San Clemente High School Building 800 - Paul C. Miller Construction Co., Inc.

Bid Form - Bid No. 1516-10 San Clemente High School Building 800 - Paul C. Miller Construction Co., Inc.

September 28, 2016 BOARD MEETING - Change Orders San Juan Hills - Tesoro - San Clemente

Board Meeting Agenda: http://capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1455438848279/9111586113321678304.pdf

Board Meeting Audio: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2016-17/CUSDBoardMeeting.Sep.26.2016.mp3

at: 56:05 Item #6 was approved on Consent Calendar without discussion

 

Supporting Documentation for Agenda Item #6: http://purchasing-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1437932188288/1435126514952/3892318871242494265.pdf

at: 56:05 Item #7 was approved on Consent Calendar without discussion

Supporting Documentation for Agenda Item #7: http://purchasing-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1437932188288/1435126514952/4657726863582203748.pdf

at 194:59 Trustee Reardon pulled this Item. How do Trustees know the project is actually complete since we sign off on things. 

 

at: 56:05 Item #16 was approved on Consent Calendar without discussion

Supporting documentation for Agenda Item #16

Exhibit A - Bid Summary - Bid No. 1617-01 San Juan Hills High School Building J

Agreement - Bid No. 1617-01 San Juan Hills High School Building J - Paul C. Miller Construction Co., Inc.

Bid Form - Bid No. 1617-01 San Juan Hills High School Building J - Paul C. Miller Construction Co., Inc.

 

at: 56:05 Item #17 was approved on Consent Calendar without discussion

 

Supporting Documentation for Agenda Item #17

Exhibit A - Bid Summary - Bid No. 1516-10 San Clemente High School Building 800

Agreement - Bid No. 1516-10 San Clemente High School Building 800 - Paul C. Miller Construction Co., Inc.

Bid Form - Bid No. 1516-10 San Clemente High School Building 800 - Paul C. Miller Construction Co., Inc.