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July 25, 2018 CUSD BOT 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.

Note: CUSD put the purchase of the Esencia School Site on the Consent Calendar without a price. The amount paid turned out to be $13 million more than previously disclosed because CUSD valued the land as if it had 100 homes on it. This resulted in the gifting of $13 million in taxpayer dollars to the Ranch and is the subject of a DA Investigation.

It is very important for tax payers to watch all Consent Calendar Items.

PUBLIC COMMENT is now limited to 5 minutes per speaker total no matter how many Items an individual speaker wishes to comment on. This is a NEW rule was put in place to limit Public scrutiny of the Consent Calendar.

Board Agenda 

Board Audio 16:20

No Blue Cards (Public Comments) on Consent Items

Board Audio 16:40 Trustee Jim Reardon made a request regarding Item #6 REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARD OF SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT SCHOOL BUS REPLACEMENT GRANT

This is a fairly significant financial commitment for the purchase of additional CNG busses. He asked for a status report on how the CNG plant is functioning. He did not pull this Item. He asked for a status report at a future meeting. 

Board Audio 17:34 Trustee Gila Jones pulled Item #28 BROADENING THE COURSE OF STUDY – NEW SECONDARY COURSE, STUDENT LEADERSHIP 

Board Audio 17:50 Trustee Patricia Holloway Correction to Agenda Item #46 SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES JUNE 20, 2018 REGULAR BOARD MEETING. 

This was an information item only and no Board action was necessary. 

President McNicholas recognized Clark Hampton, Deputy Superintendent, Business and Support Services, to present this item.

It was moved by Trustee Hanacek and seconded by Trustee Reardon and motion carried by a 5-0-2 vote to approve the recommendation to issue a Notice of Intent to Revoke and Notice of Facts in Support of Revocation to Oxford Preparatory Academy (OPA) Pursuant to Education Code § 47607(e). the School Facilities and Finance Advisory Committee Bond Measure Timeline.

AYES: Trustees Bullockus, Hanacek, Holloway, McNicholas, and Reardon

NOES: None

ABSENT: Trustee Jones and Pritchard

The minutes corrected and handed out at tonights meeting. 

The minutes on the Districts web site do not reflect the corrections and still show the Revocation of Oxford Prep as of 8-3-18.

Board Audio 19:23 Trustee Gila Jones was absent June 20, 2018 for a portion of the meeting. She is going to abstain from voting on Agenda Item #45 SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES JUNE 20, 2018 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING and Agenda Item #46 SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES JUNE 20, 2018 REGULAR BOARD MEETING

Discussion about Roberts Rules of Order allows Trustees to vote to approve the minutes as to form.

Trustee Jones will not abstain.

Board Audio 20:39 Motion to approve the Consent Calendar with the exception of Item #28 by Trustee Patricia Holloway

Second by Trustee Jim Reardon

Motion Passes 7-0 

 

CONSENT ITEM PULLED BY TRUSTEE GILA JONES

Agenda Item #28  BROADENING THE COURSE OF STUDY – NEW SECONDARY COURSE, STUDENT LEADERSHIP (ASB)

Trustee Jones expressed concern that the Pre-requisite is the successful completion of Student Government (ASB). Trustee Jones feels that the creation of "Student Leadership" as a second year of ASB is elitist and exclusionary.
 

Board Agenda page 711

Board Audio at 3:29:35

CUSDWatch Comment

The goal in getting this class approved as a a-g approved course was to encourage students to continue in ASB. Students are deciding not to participate in ASB because they do not get an honors bump for the class and the class does not fulfill any a-g course requirement for entrance into college. In an effort to encourage students to continue ASB, Nick Nedler, the Director of Students Activities at Dana Hills High School is asking Trustees to approve a new course entitled "Student Leadership" which he would like to submit to UC Doorways so that students at Dana Hills High School could use this class to fulfill an "g" course requirement. 

The Staff report states: 

"Student Leadership will be offered at Dana Hills High School beginning in the 2018-2019 school year and will be available at all comprehensive high schools should they choose to offer this course. This course will satisfy the “g” requirement of the University of California a-g requirements"

The first Problem is that it appears that this class was submitted to UC Doorways in June PRIOR TO BOARD APPROVAL and is already a UC Doorway approved (g) class.

The Second Problem is that if Staff is going offer a class "District wide" then the curriculum text book must be approved by the Instructional Material Review Committee. (What if this was not "Student Leadership" but "Comprehensive Sexual Health"? Do we want a single teacher deciding curriculum materials?

The test book "The Student Leadership Guide: by Brendon Burchard has not been reviewed by the Instructional Materials Review Committee. CUSD and Staff decided to change this Item to a "Pilot" to correct this error.

The Third Problem is EQUITY - only students at Dana Hills High School who participate in ASB will get a-g credit. All other ASB high school students will not. This effects student transcripts and the districts deciles.

Interesting Audio Discussion. 

Board Audio at 3:29:35

 

 

AGENDA ITEMS #1 - #24 BUSINESS AND SUPPORT SERVICES

 

Agenda Item #1 DONATION OF FUNDS AND EQUIPMENT 

Board Agenda page 1

Board Audio Consent Calendar at 16:20

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Total Donations $312,543.53 

Class Room Supplies
Las Palmas ES  $81,500.00

 

Security - Fencing/ Camera's
Moulton ES  $  9,250.00

 

Employee Compensation
Librarian/Health Teach
Bathgate $16,000.00
Instructional Aid
Canyon Vista $28,897.22
Music Teacher
Chapparal ES $24,000.00
Substitute Teacher
Ladera Ranch  $ 1,187.50
Co-Curricular Teachers Stipends
Oak Grove  $ 1,755.00
Conferences
Shorecliffs  $ 6,000.00

 

Science Camp
Don Juan Avila  $1,872.00

 

Music Program
Oak Grove $ 1,520.16

 

Art Program
Meet the Masters
Palisades $ 1,000.00

 

Field Trip Transportation
Ambuehl $  6,322.50
Bathgate $14,786.58 
Don Juan Avila $  4,072.00 
George White  $  7,151.00
John S Malcom $16,123.00 
San Juan $ 1,895.00 
Truman  $  6,948.18
Wagon Wheel  $  1,081.73

 

See: Fundraising for Core Educational Programs

CUSD has a statutory and constitutional obligation to fund all Core Educational programs as identified in Education Code Section 51210 and 51220. 

Grade K-6

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Health
  • Physical Education

Grade 7-12

  • English
  • Social Sciences
  • Foreign Language
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Applied ARts
  • CTE
  • Driver Education 

CUSD relies on fundraising and donations to pay for art - music and science- PE - class size reduction- teachers salaries and release time- instructional aids - technology. 

THE ONLY THING CUSD PAYS FOR IS EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION

Using one-time money to pay for on-going core educational programs creates wealth based inequities within the district that violate the Civil rights of students. Students whose parents cannot fundraise for these programs go without. 

When parents are forced to fundraise for core educational programs that the district is constitutionally and statutorily obligated to provide (year after year... after year), it becomes a tax upon the public. A new tax for a service that the State/District is already constitutionally obligated to provide. Such taxation is a "Double Tax" and is "taxation without representation". 

Agenda Item #2 PURCHASE ORDERS, COMMERCIAL WARRANTS AND PREVIOUSLY BOARD-APPROVED BIDS AND CONTRACTS

Board Agenda page 6

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Purchase Orders: $21,257,712.47

Warrants: $22,126,264.69

Attachment 3 is a list of previously Board-approved bids and contracts to assist in the review of the purchase order and commercial warrant listings.

Attachment 4 is a list of previously Board-approved warrants, by vendor, exceeding $250,000.

Board Agenda page 6

Board Audio: None

 

 

 

Agenda Item #3 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, FIELD SERVICE AND MASTER CONTRACT AGREEMENTS

Board Agenda page 123

Board Audio: None

Supporting Documentation

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITH A CORRECTION TO FSA 1718238 SASCO TO AMEND FUNDING SOURCE.

44 new agreements totaling $6,961,855.63

7 Amendments to existing agreements totaling $30,799

CUSDWatch Comment 

The following contracts need to be pulled and reviewed by Trustees

GENERAL FUND

Board Agenda Page 176  Lorinda Lee Simpson 

General Fund money should not be used for Professional Development. CUSD receives grants for this.

Board Agenda Page 238  Mary Bestgen

General Fund money should not be used fund music for two (Oak Grove and Marblehead) schools while all others have to fundraise for music, and some schools go without.

Board Agenda Page 247  Thinking Maps, Inc. 

General Fund money should not be used for Professional Development. CUSD receives grants for this.

Board Agenda Page 227 

MELLO ROOS

WLC Architects HVAC System at Palisades Elementary School

Kitchell Report at page 11 states $188,400.00

Board Agenda at page 229 Fee Proposal for Palisades Elementary School HVAC Replacement states $326,157.00

Board Agenda at page 230 "Palisades Elementary School HVAC Replacement Estimates state the total project cost is $3,576,856.00 This amount included:

HVAC $1,254,750.00

Plumbing $175,250.00

Electrical $458,500 +

$1,880,500.00

CUSD prepared the Kitchell Report in order to provide documentation of its school facilities needs in preparation for their second attempt at a school facilities bond.

The Scope of work needs to be defined. 

See: CUSDWatch Article: Palisades Elementary School Getting a New HVAC System

Board Agenda  Page 251  Project Dimensions Incorporated 

Absolutely NO General Fund Money should be spent on these projects. Millions of dollars of Mello Roos money has been spent with Consultants to sell these properties.

  • Paseo De Colinas
  • South Bush yard Dana Point
  • Camino Las Ramblas

Complaint to Special Prosecutor Ray Armstrong

CLEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY BONDS

Board Agenda Page 136  Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical and Environmental Sciences Consultants 

Why is the cost almost double to do the same work at Tesoro High School that this firm is doing at Capistrano Valley High School? Soil Issues?

GIFT FUNDS

Board Agenda Page 167  California Weekly Explorer 

What Schools?

Board Agenda Page 171 

Meet the Masters

What Schools?

Board Agenda Page 201  Ocean Institute 

What schools?

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Board Agenda Page 163  Jessica Minahan 

Professional Development Conference for Private School Representatives. Is CUSD charging the Private School Representatives for this 2-day conference? If so how much? Is CUSD profiting from this.

Board Agenda Page ?192  NRich Educational Consulting, Inc 

Professional Development Conference for Private School Representatives. Is CUSD charging the Private School Representatives for this 2-day conference? If so how much? Is CUSD profiting from this.

HIDDEN CONTRACT NOT ITEMIZED IN LIST OF CONTRACTS FOR APPROVAL

Board Agenda Page 142  QUANTUM EDUCATION DYNAMICS   

This contract is not identified in the Board Agenda listing of Contracts to be approved by Trustees. This is another under the table payment to Dan Burch Tesoro High School's Interim Principal. Sally G. Tarica is Dan Burch's wife.

Total Payments $35,009.00

  • $13,750 May
  • $21,259 June

AGENDA ITEM #4 AWARD BID NO. 1718-22, CHILD SAFETY ALERT SYSTEMS PRODUCT AND INSTALLATION – A-Z BUS SALES INCORPORATED

Board Agenda page 378

Board Audio: None

$143,785 from the General Fund

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

CUSDWatch Comment

Bid No. 1718-22

Eleven bidders registered and downloaded the bid documents; however, only one bid package was submitted to the District for consideration prior to the deadline

$143,785.00 for 149 Child Safety Alert System product, installation and training

One- year manufacturer warranty on product and installation

Another contract to a Canadian Company.

 

AGENDA ITEM #5 AWARD BID NO. 1819-01, WEED ABATEMENT SERVICES – E. STEWART AND ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED

Board Agenda page 389

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

TAXPAYER ALERT 

AGENDA ITEM #6  REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARD OF SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT SCHOOL BUS REPLACEMENT GRANT

Board Agenda page 405

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

On May 4, 2018, the SCAQMD Board took action to approve awards to replace pre-1994 diesel school buses with new, near-zero or optional low NOx Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel buses with funds from the Carl Moyer Program AB 923 Special Revenue Fund (80) and from U.S. EPA’s 2017 Targeted Air Shed Grant in the Clean Fuels Program Fund (31)

CUSD Received $3,157,500.00 for bus replacement.

CUSD received $210,000 for CNG Infrastructure Expansion.

SCAQMD limited the Grants to 15 buses per district

SCAQMD covers 89% of the cost to purchase 15 new CNG buses.

CUSD General Fund will pay the remaining 11% $368,505.00

CUSDWatch Comment

This bus replacement program cost California tax payers $35,638,000 

+ $368,505.00 CUSD General Fund

California Taxpayers are fully funding these expensive busses. CUSD is cutting its bus routes. Parents have to pay for the few bus routes that are remaining.

This is a shameful scam on California Taxpayers. Multiply this by thousands of school districts that are being forced to lay off teachers to balance their budget and rely on fundraising and donations to pay for core educational programs while the State of California promotes its green energy political agenda. This is truly a disgrace

These buses cannot even make the drive across the district without stopping to refuel

See: March 22, 2017 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #20 

Board Audio at 104:06

Learn More

Original Vehicle Quotation 16977

31 Buses

Cost: $191,086.63 per bus

Tax $14,809.21

$205,895.84 per bus

31 busses $6,382,771.04

Model: Blue Bird T3RE 3904

Capacity: 80

Actual Number of buses 15

Actual Price Paid $216,979.41 (including tax) A difference of $11,083.57 per bus?

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Grant for up-grading the CHN Facility requested $434,000

Actual amount received $210,000

 

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AGENDA ITEMS #25 -34 CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION   

Agenda Item #25 2017-2018 ORANGE COUNTY GRAND JURY REPORT, RESPONSE

Board Agenda page 686

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #26 JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT WITH THE ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Board Agenda page 693

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #27  MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH GIRLS INC. OF ORANGE COUNTY: 

Board Agenda page 706

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #28  BROADENING THE COURSE OF STUDY – NEW SECONDARY COURSE, STUDENT LEADERSHIP

Board Agenda page 711

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #29  HOME CAMPUS SERVICE CONTRACT

Board Agenda page 719

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

 
Agenda Item #30  ACADEMIC EVENT CONTRACTS – IRVINE RANCH OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER

Board Agenda page 724

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

 
Agenda Item #31 RESEARCH PRACTICE PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE AND MARCO FORSTER MIDDLE SCHOOL

Board Agenda page 746

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #32  AGREEMENT FOR PARTICIPATION WITH THE YMCA OF ORANGE COUNTY LAGUNA NIGUEL TO PROVIDE A PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS AT CONCORDIA ELEMENTARY AND CARL HANKEY K-8 SCHOOLS 2018-2019

Board Agenda page 750

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

 
Agenda Item #33  AGREEMENT FOR USE OF EMERALD COVE OUTDOOR SCIENCE INSTITUTE FACILITIES, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, AND SERVICES PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019

Board Agenda page 764

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

 
Agenda Item #34  MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH LAURA’S HOUSE

Board Agenda page 782

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

   

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #11 - 16 HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES 

Agenda Item #35  SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY SUPERVISED FIELDWORK AGREEMENT WITH BRANDMAN UNIVERSITY

Board Agenda page 785

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #36  MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE, SPECIAL EDUCATION INTERN PROGRAM

Board Agenda page 794

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #37  PURCHASE AGREEMENT – SOLUTION TREE, INC.

Board Agenda page 798

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #38 AMENDMENT TO THE AVID COLLEGE READINESS SYSTEM SERVICES AND PRODUCTS AGREEMENT.

Board Agenda page 803

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #39 SOCCCD STUDENT FIELD WORK/ OBSERVATION AGREEMENT WITH SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

Board Agenda page 809

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #40 FOURTH QUARTER REPORT – WILLIAMS SETTLEMENT LEGISLATION UNIFORM COMPLAINT

Board Agenda page 816

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #41  RECOMMENDATION OF REVISED CERTIFICATED MANAGEMENT SALARY SCHEDULE

Board Agenda page 819

Board Audio: None

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #42  RESIGNATIONS/ RETIREMENTS/ EMPLOYMENT -CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES:

Board Agenda page 822

Board Audio: Not Available Yet

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #42  RESIGNATIONS/RETIREMENTS/  EMPLOYMENT -CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES:

Board Agenda page 822

Board Audio: Not Available Yet

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

 

AGENDA ITEM #44 - #47 General Functions 

Agenda Item #44 SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES MARCH 14, 2018 REGULAR BOARD MEETING

Board Agenda page 903

Board Audio: Not Available Yet

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #45 SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES JUNE 20, 2018 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Board Agenda page 917

Board Audio: Not Available Yet

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #46 SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES JUNE 20, 2018 REGULAR BOARD MEETING

Board Agenda page 918

Board Audio: Not Available Yet

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda Item #47 School Board Minutes July 11, 2018

Board Agenda page 931

Board Audio: Not Available Yet

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION