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June 12, 2019 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #6 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, FIELD SERVICE, AND MASTER CONTRACT AGREEMENTS

Board Agenda at page 67

CUSDWatch Comment

Watch this video and then look at how the Capistrano Unified School District chooses to spend its money.

Listen to Superintendent Vital tell San Clemente High School PTA that without a Bond there is no money to fix and maintain our schools.

NO! THERE IS NO MONEY!

(Turn up the volume to hear more clearly)

 

The Capistrano Unified School DIstrict has not fixed or maintained facilities for decades. 

See: 2017 Facilities Condition Assessment Districtwide Executive Summary Final Report $200 million in repairs and maintenance that require immediate action to protect the health and safety of students. 

While the Capistrano Unified School District chose; instead, to give 5 consecutive years of across the board compensation increases totaling over $150 million dollars.

(Kristen Vital's salary has doubled over the last four years)

Transparent California

2019 ?

2018 ?

2017 $419,971.40

2016 $378,685.40

2015 $350,848.60

2014 $100,432.00 (partial year)

Superintendent Joseph Farley 

2013 $203,773.08 

 

GENERAL FUND

Total General Fund Spending: $43,310.00  
20%  Mold Abatement Ladera Ranch Middle School $8,665.00 
24%  Marketing $10,645.00   General Fund dollars should not be used for marketing
  6%  Legal Services $3,000.00 
50%  School Nurses $22,000.00  

Executive Environmental

Ladera Ranch Middle School

Mold Abatement

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Provide environmental consulting services to identify sources of indoor air quality, moisture, mold for the administration/ library building at Ladera Ranch Middle School New Contract 

New Contract

PSA 1819259

Amount: $5,000.00

Contract Period: 5-1-19 to 12-31-19

Agenda Page 104

CUSDWatch Comment

This contract came before the Board for approval on June 12, 2019. The work was done in April. District Staff enters into any contracts they want and the Board is asked to rubber stamp them after-the-fact. So there is no real Board oversight as to how money is spent. 

 

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Law Office of Patricia D. Barrett

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Provide legal services: employment disputes including discrimination, wage/hour, wrongful termination.

New Contract 

Contract Period: 5-1-19 to 12-31-19

Amount $3,000.00

PSA 1819262

Agenda Page 123

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Forensic Analytical Consulting Services, Incorporated

Ladera Ranch Middle School

Mold Abatement

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Confirm that remediation activities were satisfactory in water impacted areas (Classrooms 701 thru 708) with respect to mold.

New Contract 

PSA 1819270

Amount $5,645.00

Forensic Analytical Consulting Services, Incorporated

Agenda Page 165

 

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Jonathan Morgan Jenkins dba Performance Production Services

Marketing Video

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Provide a 7 segment film to demonstrate immense value District brings to communities

Contract Ammendment

Increase contract value from $20,000 to $25,645

ICA 1819126

Jonathan Morgan Jenkins dba Performance Production Services

Agenda Page 310

 

CUSDWatch Comment

Rather than serve students by putting dollars in the classroom CUSD continually spend classroom dollars on marketing.

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Leisure Care Referral Agency, Incorporated

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Provide licensed vocational nurses as needed for District students on an as-needed basis for coverage of resignations and leaves of absence

Amended Contract 

Increase contract value from $125,000 to $147,000

Amount: $22,000

PSA 1819030

Agenda Page 318

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Gayle M. Paride

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Marketing and Communications Consulting

Amended Contract 

Add additional services and increase contract amount from $24,500 to $29,500

Amount: $5,000

ICA 1819098

Agenda Page 

 

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Cafeteria Fund 

Total Cafeteria Funds $27,789.70

100% Dana Hills Kitchen Freezer Alteration Project

Dana Hills Kitchen Freezer Alteration Project

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New Contract 

PSA 1819256

Koury Engineering & Testing, Incorporated

Agenda Page 96

Provide Engineering services materials, testing and inspection services for the Dana Hills High School Kitchen Modernization

Contract Period: 5-1-19 to 12-31-19

 

 

$9,485.70

Dana Hills Kitchen Freezer Alteration Project

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New Contract 

PSA 1819271

Vital Inspection Services, Incorporated

Agenda Page 274

Provide division of the state architect (DSA) inspector of record services for the Dana Hills High School kitchen modernization project

Contract Period: 6-1-19 to 12-31-19

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$18,304.00

  

Clean Renewable Energy Bond Fund  (CREB BONDS)

Total Clean Renewable Energy Bond Fund $124,491.00

Aliso Niguel High School $22,935.00

Dana Hills High School $23,619.00

District Office $25,137.00

DSA Inspector $52,800.00

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New Contract 

PSA 1819260

NMG Geotechnical, Incorporated

Agenda Page 109

Provide geotechnical observation and testing services during demolition and construction for the Aliso Niguel High School solar panel installation project

Contract Period: 5-1-19 to 12-31-19

  • Observation and Testing during Grading and Construction
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Meetings, Project Coordination/ Management
  • Certifications/Reports
$10,961.00

Dana Hills High School Solar Panel Project

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New Contract 

PSA 1819261

NMG Geotechnical, Incorporated

Agenda Page 116

Provide geotechnical observation and testing services during demolition and construction of the Dana Hills High School solar panels installation project

Contract Period: 5-1-19 to 12-31-19

  • Observation and Testing during Grading and Construction
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Meetings, Project Coordination/ Management
  • Certifications/Reports
$11,645.00

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New Contract 

PSA 1819264

Twining Consulting, Incorporated

Agenda Page 131

Provide inspection and material testing services for the Aliso Niguel High School solar project

Contract Period: 6-1-19 to 12-31-19

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$11,974.00

Dana Hills High School Solar Panel Project

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New Contract 

PSA 1819265

Twining Consulting, Incorporated

Agenda Page 137

Provide inspection and material testing services for the Dana Hills High School solar project

Contract Period: 6-1-19 to 12-31-19

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$11,974.00

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New Contract 

PSA 1819266

C.E.M. Lab Corporation

Agenda Page 144

Provide inspection and material testing services for the District office solar project

Contract Period: 6-1-19 to 12-31-19

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$16,456.00

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New Contract 

PSA 1819275

Vital Inspection Services, Incorporated

Agenda Page 274

Provide division of the state architect (DSA) inspector of record services for the Districtwide solar project

Contract Period: 6-1-19 to 12-31-19

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$52,800.00

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New Contract 

PSA 1819277

NMG Geotechnical, Incorporated

Agenda Page 282

Provide geotechnical observation and testing services during demolition and construction of the District office solar panels

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$8,681.00

  

CFD 90-2

The Capistrano Unified School District abused Talega Mello Roos taxpayers for years. The District overcollected millions in pay as you go taxes and then misused the funds.  As a result,  taxpayers no longer TRUST CUSD to properly spend bond money which is why their 2016 Measure M school facility bond failed.

The new bond that Kristen Vital is pitching in the video plans to exclude Talega schools. No repairs and maintenance for Talega schools unless they do their own bond. 

San Clemente High School is 50 years old. It needs $16 million in "emergency repairs and maintenance" according to the 2017 Facilities Condition Assessment Report for San Clemente High School.

San Clemene High School Softball Scoreboard

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New Contract 

PSA 1819263

Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical and Environmental Sciences Consultants

Agenda Page

Provide geotechnical, materials testing and specialty inspection services for the San Clemente High School softball scoreboard project

Contract Period: 6-1-19 to 09-30-19

 

 

$4,954.00

San Clemene High School Softball Scoreboard

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PSA 1819276

Vital Inspection Services, Incorporated

Agenda Page 278

Provide division of the state architect (DSA) inspector of record services for the San Clemente High School softball scoreboard project

Contract Period: 6-1-19 to 12-31-19

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$1,408.00

   

Deffered Maintenance Fund

Shorecliffs Middle School Asbestos Abatement and Removal of Flooring $26,776.28

Capistrano Valley High School New Softball Scoreboard $6,362.00

San Clemente High School Architectural Renderings For Campus Master Plan $20,000.00. They are willing to spend $20,000 to provide renderings of what the school COULD look like to entice people to vote for a bond.

Del Obispo Playground Installation Inspection $2,112.00

Shorecliffs Middle School

Asbestos Abatement and Removal of Flooring in Multi-purpose Room

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New Contract 

PSA 1819267

5M Contracting, Incorporated

Agenda Page 151

Provide abatement services and complete removal of floor tile in the multi-purpose room -Hall -Art and workroom -Classroom #2

Contract Period: 5-1-19 to completion

 

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$26,776.28

Capistrano Valley High School Softball Scoreboard

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New Contract 

PSA 1819269

Vital Inspection Services, Incorporated

Agenda Page 159

Provide geotechnical, materials testing and specialty inspection services for the Capistrano Valley High School softball scoreboard project

Contract Period: 6-1-19 to 09-30-19

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$4,954.00

Capistrano Valley High School Softball Scoreboard

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New Contract 

PSA 1819273

Vital Inspection Services, Incorporated

Agenda Page

Provide division of the state architect (DSA) inspector of record services for the Capistrano Valley High School scoreboard project

Contract Period: 6-1-19 to 12-31-19

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$1,408.00

San Clemente High School Architectual Renderings Campus Master Plan

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PSA 1819278

HMC Architects

Agenda Page 289

Provide architectural services and renderings for the proposed San Clemente High School campus master plan

5-1-19 to 12-31-19

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$20,000.00

Del Obispo Elementary School

Playground Installation

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New Contract 

PSA 1819274

Vital Inspection Services, Incorporated

Agenda Page 270

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RMV Community Development, LLC

WARNING- RED FLAG

Rancho Mission Viejo has taken advantage of CUSD in every purchase of land for a school. 

Rancho Mission Viejo

Negotiating School Mitigation Agreement with The Rancho Mission Viejo Company

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New Contract 

PSA 1819268

Lorrie Louise Ruiz dba Corinne Loskot Consulting, Incorporated

Agenda Page 155

Provide consulting services and support to CUSD to develop and negotiate a school mitigation agreement for new school and capacity for the Rancho Mission Viejo new development project

Contract Period: 6-1-19 to 09-30-19

$225 per hour

 

 

$25,000.00

CUSD Watch Comment

Does this person have any connections to Rancho Mission Viejo, the TCA and/or the County of Orange.

Tesoro High School was sold land that sits on a rare ripparian marsh (1 of 8 in the entire state for all of you environmentalists) which should never have been built on. In fact the TCA was denied a watstewater discharge permit to build a Toll Road on this spot by every agency up to the federal government. They are doing it through an action of fraud. CUSD was forced flip the design of the school and purchase two additional properties just to get the school built. Now they are building a Toll Road 800 feet closer to the school without any environmental review. In English- no one at any level of government has done studies to determine the effect of a Toll Road with Truck Climbing lanes on a school districts property effect on children. Let me say it in black and white language- this project was denied wastewater discharge permits 9 different timesall the way up to the Federal Government. And only now, in the lawless state of California is it being built while the State (at every level) looks the other way. 

See: January 29, 2019 Letter to the California Department of Real Estate re: Potential Violation of the Subdivision Map Act.

See: February 13, 2019 Request for NEPA Review of SR 241 South of Oso Bridge 

San Juan Hills High School is built next to a dump, under electrical power lines, adjacent to a high pressure gass line and it will soon be adjacent to a Toll Road with climbing lanes for trucks. 

See:  CUSD Attorney Stan Barankiewicz Presents Latest Out of Control Plans of the TCA to Turn Schools Into Trucking Lanes

Esencia K-8 is adjacent to the Toll Road, and CUSD was forced to pay $34 million for land that was suppose to cost $23 million. CUSD was forced to value the land as if it had entitlements to build 100 homes. There were no entitlements that came with the property. See: Complaint filed with the District Attorney March 24, 2017 RE:  Purchase and Sale of Real Property with the intent to defraud taxpayers living within the Capistrano Unified School District of $23 million dollars.

We should really break CUSD up rather than allow it to get larger.

CUSD has the power to destroy the City of San Clemente because of it's relationship with the Rancho Mission Viejo Company, The TCA and the County of Orange. CUSD has done nothing to protect the staff and students at Tesoro High School while the toll road alignment was shifted 800' towards the school and the Oso Bridge Gap Closure project was constructed without any of the required protective barriers. The District filed a bogus law suit which they should have known they would loose as they were the party responsible for all air and noise mitigation according to the EIR. The District has refused to file an injunction to quiet title on Tesoro High School Property, which would have effectively stopped the Toll Road at Oso Parkway and protected the health and safety of staff and students while property issues could be sorted out. Instead, CUSD accepted a Quit Claim deed from the Ranch for Parcel 82 and allowed the project to be completed. The Ranch violated the subdivision map act by placing Tesoro property (land the Ranch did not own) into the right of way for the Tesoro Extension of SR 241 Toll Road. CUSD has remained silent while all of the wastewater from the project has been designed to drain onto and underneath Tesoro High School using a fraudulent Wastewater Discharge permit grant to the Rancho Mission Viejo Company to build a FREE Arterial Road, not a Toll Road for the TCA who was denied that permit on nine separate occassions.

The Ranch is probably trying to sell CUSD more dirty land for their future school at the highest cost possible. This person/firm needs to be heavily vetted by the Public to ensure that CUSD is not once again taken advantage of.

There are four separate law suit (all going no where by design) while the road marches on. This should be investigated by the Federal Government as we have an out of control public/private partnership that is abusing taxpayers and if successful will destroy the quality of life of 70,000+ San Clemente home owners and businesses.

Thank your local school district for destroying your community and when they ask you for a bond - just say No Thanks- but we are happy to leave your district and take care of our own.

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GIFT FUNDS

PSA 1920020 should be pulled and the District should be asked why it costs almost a half million dollars to build 4 sand volleyball courts and where did that much "gift" money come from? 

Tesoro High School Sand Volleyball Courts
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New Contract 

PSA 1920020

Wolff Lang Christopher Architects, Incorporated dba WLC Architects, Incorporated

Agenda Page

Provide architectural and engineering services to design 4 sand volleyball courts for Tesoro High School

Contract Period: 6-1-19 to 09-30-19

 

 

 

$22,000.00

CUSDWatch Comment

The total project cost is $431,439.00 to build four sand voleyball courts?

CUSD states that these are "Gift Funds"?

Volley Ball USA - How to Build Your Own Sand Court with Costs  

Product Cost
High Quality Beach Volleyball Sand Varies based on sand and location
Pro Outdoor Standards $590 - $16250+
Outdoor Pole Pads (Set of 2) $260
Professional Power Net $210
Permanent Mounted Boundary Lines $53
Edge Guard™ $2.93 per foot (bulk pricing)
Optional Court Enclosure $73 to $4600+
Freight Varies

 

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New Contract 

PSA 1819279

City of Santa Ana

Agenda Page

Provide Zoomobile Presentations​ 

Contract Period: 1-25-19 to 1-24-20

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CUSDWatch Comment

This contract does not specify which school is getting the Zoomobile Presentation.

 

$210.00 

   

 

Capital Facilities Fund

Where does the money in the Capistal Facilities Fund come from?

Enrollment Impact Specialists 

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New Contract 

ICA 1920021

DecisionInsite, LLC

Agenda Page 214

Provide consulting service and support for enrollment projections and residential development impact research

Contract Period: 7-1-19 to 06-30-24

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CUSDWatch Comment

These expenses are being incurred because of the Rancho Mission Viejo Development. Where did the funding in the Capistal Facilities Fund come from? CUSD is building all new schools for the Ranch while the rest of us are being told that there is no money to fix and maintain our schools unless we pass a school facilty bond.

Listen to Superintendent Vital tell San Clemente High School PTA that without a Bond there is no money to fix and maintain our schools.

NO! THERE IS NO MONEY!

(Kristen Vital's salary has doubled over the last four years)

Transparent California

2019 ?

2018 ?

2017 $419,971.40

2016 $378,685.40

2015 $350,848.60

2014 $100,432.00 (partial year)

Superintendent Joseph Farley 

2013 $203,773.08 

 

 

$188,920.00

  

CFD 2005-01

Harrold Ambuehl Elementary 

School Modernization Project

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New Contract 

PSA 1819272

Vital Inspection Services, Incorporated

Agenda Page 262

Provide division of the state architect (DSA) inspector of record services for the Ambuehl Elementary School modernization project

Contract Period: 6-1-19 to 12-31-19

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$18,304.00

  

Aliso Viejo Land Sale

Today there are a lot of school districts engaged in "public/private" partnerships and lease/lease back arrangements to develop very valuable school district property. 

It is concerning when CUSD paid money to buy a seat for Superintendent Kristen Vital to sit on the South Orange County Economic Coalition Board. 

In the past two years CUSD has entered into agreements to sell "surplus property" to be developed into high density/low income housing on school district property-

See: Asset Management Workshop January 18, 2017

Pacifical San Juan: 

CUSD had originally tried to get the zoning changed on a property they did not own (?). The goal was to change this parcel to high density housing. Teachers Unions are pushing for joint use of district property with developers in order to provide teachers and staff with affordable housing.

Dana Point South Bus Yard

See: CUSDWatch Article: September 13, 2017 Agenda Item #1 PUBLIC HEARING: Intent to Request Waiver - South Bus Yard and Agenda Item #31 Resolution 1718-17

Laguna Niguel Paseo de Colinas 

See: CUSDWatch Article: June 20, 2018 CUSD Board of Trustee Meeting Agenda Item #47: ACCEPTANCE OF HIGHEST BID AND DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO EXECUTE FINAL PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT FOR PASEO DE COLINAS PROPERTY

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Contract Amendment

PSA 1718255

HMC Architects

Agenda Page 346

Provide architectural services for the transportation compressed natural gas (CNG) expansion project

Extend Contract through 6-30-20

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Building Fund General Obligation Bonds

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Contract Amendment

PSA 1617276

Wolff Lang Christopher Architects, Incorporated dba WLC Architects, Incorporated

Agenda Page 363

Provide architectural division of the state architect (DSA) closeouts for various sites

Extend Contract through 6-30-20

Architectural/Engineering Fee Proposal Capistrano Various Sites/CA/DSA Closeout:

  • Palisades Elementary School Viejo
  • Elementary School Las Palmas
  • Elementary School Del Obispo
  • Elementary School/Marco Forster
  • Middle School Crown Valley
  • Elementary School Niguel HIiis
  • Middle School Shorecliffs Middle
  • School Dana HIiis High School 
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Developer Feesds

WARNING- RED FLAG

Rancho Mission Viejo has taken advantage of CUSD in every purchase of land for a school. 

Rancho Mission Viejo

Funding Agreement Option to Purchase School Site

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Contract Amendment

PSA 1819004

School Facility Consultants

Agenda Page 375

Provide coordination, compliance, and tracking services for the school facilities and funding agreement and option to purchase school site between District and Rancho Mission Viejo.

Extend Contract through 6-30-20

 

 

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Special Education and Medi-Calds

University of California

San Diego School of Medicine

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PSA 1920002

The Regents of the University of California dba University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Agenda Page 176

Provide contract with Dr. Howard Taras to authorize speech and language protocols and provide prescriptions for occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) Medi-Cal eligible services. Consult with staff for students with significant medical needs and make written recommendations for appropriate school setting placement

Contract Period 7-1-19 to 6-30-20

$280.00 per hour

 

 

$6,500.00