I. According to CUSD's Website, in 2018 CUSD offered extended day kindergarten at 9 elementary schools:
The Website also states that:"In the Fall of 2019, every elementary school in the District will offer Extended Day Kindergarten.”According to the CDE Website: “Local educational agencies do not receive additional apportionment funds to lengthen the kindergarten day.”
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST #1: How much did CUSD spend to extend the Kindergarten school day at the nine schools listed above.
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST #2: Where did this funding come from?
"In the Fall of 2019, every elementary school in the District will offer Extended Day Kindergarten.”
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST #3: How much will it cost for CUSD to extend the Kindergarten school day at all 53 elementary school sites?
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST #4: Where will this funding come from?
III. On February 13, 2018 CUSD approved a 3- year retroactive Tentative Agreement with the Capistrano Unified Education Association (CUEA) for the period July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019 Article 23 of that agreement entitled: ARTICLE 23- Extended Day Kindergarten ("EDK")Extended day kindergarten may be offered at up to 11 of the following elementary school sites:
So from CUSD's Website:
2017-18 CUSD funded extended day kindergarten at 9 schools
2018-19 CUSD will fund extended day kindergarten at 11 schools
2019-20 CUSD will fund extended day kindergarten at all elementary schools.
2019 -20 Is a NEW NEGOTIATED ITEM
When did the Public receive notice that new contract negotiations had begun?
According to CUEA Website the current contract is for the period 2015- 17 and it does not contain Article 23
According to CUEA Website a new contract for the period 2017-19 will be coming soon.
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST #5: Please provide me with a copy of Article 23 as executed and also include any negotiated amendments.
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST #6: How did the 3- year retroactive tentative agreement that was approved on February 13, 2018 turn into two, two-year agreements?
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST #7: When did the Board of Trustees approve extended day kindergarten for all elementary schools?
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST #8: If the Board has not approved this why is it being promoted on the Districts web site for the fall of 2019?