Capistrano Unified Bond Project List 

Western School Facilities Improvement District 

Cities of Dana Point, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo

June 12, 2019 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #49

Board Agenda page 1240

Board Audio at 1:28:29

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CUSDWatch Comment

$34 per $100,000 of assessed value. 

If you own a million dollar home, your tax wil be $340 per year.

CUSD did not state a maturity date

New Construction

Renovations

Kitchell School Facility Report Repair Priority 1 at some schools, not all.

Kitchell Reports For Each School

Total
Dana Point   $76,570,730 $65,340,758 $141,911,488
Laguna Niguel   $28,657,075 $25,883,345 $54,540,420
Aliso Viejo  $41,336,600 $52,523,253 $103,405,682
Total $299,857,590
 

+ State Matching Funds

Estimate $25 million

Total $325 million

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Notes at bottom of project list:

"1) Costs were prepared without a detailed facilities master plan."

"2) Costs were prepared based on preliminary scope and without defined environmental requirements and design concepts. Once projects commence, costs may be subject to change."

"3) Costs presented are estimates only and are based on average industry pricing"

 

 

CUSDWatch Recommended Bond Project List 

$30 million under CUSD

Includes Palisades ES 

Every school would be brought up to    Minimum Health and Safety Standards 

New Construction

Renovations

Kitchell School Facility Report Repair            Priority 1 -5 at all schools

Total
Dana Point   $81,373,930 $36,763,000 $118,136,930
Laguna Niguel   $44,188,000  $13,789,342  $59,665,192
Aliso Viejo   $20,234,900  $69,721,900  $89,956,800
Total  $267,758,922

 

CUSDWatch Comment 

The most important reason to support a school facility bond is to bring all CUSD facilities up to Minimum Health and Safety Standards. If you read the Kitchell Reports for all the schools it is obvious that most mechanical equipment are original to the schools; and that almost every mechanical system is past it's useful life and must be replaced in order to bring facilities up to Minimum Health and Safety Standards.  

The Capistrano Unified School District completed a Kitchell Facilities Assessment of every school in the District in November 2017 . This outlined the work that needed to be done to bring CUSD schools up to Minimum Health and Safety Standards. The bond project list that CUSD is currently proposing only address fixing Priority 1 of 5 of the Kitchell Report, and only for a limited number of schools.

From the Kitchel School Facilities Report: Definition of Priority 1 Repairs and Maintenance

"Conditions in this category require immediate action to: a) correct a cited safety hazard, b) stop accelerated deterioration, and/or c) return a facility to operation. The Escalation Factor in this category is 5%. Deficiencies in this category should be addressed in Year 1."

Year 1 was 2017. The Kitchell Reports outlined a 5-year plan to bring all facilities up to Minimum Health and Safety Standards. All projects Priorities 1-5 must be completed to ensure that facilities meet Minimum Health and Safety Standards. If CUSD cannot ensure that facilities meet Minimum Health and Safety Standards due to a lack of money, why has the District given employees five consecutive years of across the board compensation increases totaling over $150 million dollars?

Here is Superintendent Kristen Vital telling the San Clemente PTA that without a bond there would be no money to fix and maintain CUSD schools.

THERE IS NO MONEY!  [turn up the volume parts are hard to hear]

Kristen Vital's total pay and benefits were $419,971 as of 2017

CUSD Proposed 2020 Bond Project List 

City of Dana Point $141,911,488

New Construction  

Theater $20,470,230
2nd Gym $12,180,000
50 meter pool with Support Facilities  $13,775,000
Replace Portables at Aliso Niguel High School $30,145,500
 Total  $76,570,730

 

Renovations: 

Dana Hills High School Classroom Renovation $60,064,438
Dana Hills High School Air Conditioning in Gym $1,411,140
Subtotal $61,475,578
 Priority 1
Dana Hills Exceptional Needs Facility (1975) $325,680
RH Dana Eleentary School  $3,539,500
Total $65,340,758

 

No projects for Foxborough aka Journey Charter Schools (they are excluding projects for all of the Charter Schools) 

Kitchell Report Priority 1 for Foxborough is $3,454,000

 

 

City of Laguna Niguel $54,540,420

New Construction  

Niguel Hills Middle School MPR $4,516,750
Replace Portables  $24,140,325
 Total  $28,657,075

 

Renovations: 

Niguel Hills Middle School (1976) Classroom Renovations $15,888,015
 Priority 1
George White ES (1990)  $2,343,657 
Hidden Hills ES (1994)   $2,849,829
John S. Malcom ES (1994)   $2,523,886 
Laguna Niguel ES (2002)   $60,015
Marian Bergeson ES (1988)   $2,003,200
Moulton ES (1975)  $214,743
Total $25,883,345

 

No projects for Foxborough aka Journey Charter Schools (they are excluding projects for all of the Charter Schools) 

Kitchell Report Priority 1 $3,454,000

 

City of Aliso Viejo $103,405,682

New Construction  

Replace Portables at Aliso Niguel High School   $27,561,600 
50 meter pool at Aliso Niguel High School  $13,775,000
 Total  $41,336,600

 

Renovations:   

Aliso Niguel High School Classroom Renovations  $36,460,895
Aliso Niguel High School Theater  $5,608,600
Aliso Niguel High school Air Conditioning in Gym $907,929
Priority I 
Aliso Viejo MS (1993) $1,804,229
Canyon Vista ES (2006)  $1,403,314
Don Juan Avila ES (2000)  $210,971
Don Juan Avila MS (2000)  $1,125,029
Oak Grove ES (1995)  $2,911,543
Wood Canyon ES (1997) $2,090,743
Total $52,523,253

 

No projects for Crown Valley Elementary School aka Charter Schools Community Roots Academy and OCASA (they are excluding projects for all of the Charter Schools) 

Kitchell Report Priority 1 for Crown Valley $2,791,500

 

CUSDWatch Recommended 2020 Bond Project List

City of Dana Point $118,136,930

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Details: CUSDWatch: City of Dana Point 2020 SFID Bond Project List

Renovations 

Dana Hills Exceptional Needs Facilities (Built in 1975)

Kitchell Report
Priority 1   CUSD Priority 1 CUSDWatch Prioirty 1 - 5 
$271,400   $325,680  $1,314,000
 $1,314,000

Dana Hills High School (Built in 1973)

Kitchell Report
Priority 1   CUSD Priority 1 CUSDWatch Prioirty 1 - 5 
 $2,932,500 -0-  $15,596,000 

If CUSD builds a new building to replace portables then the cost to renovate portables contained in the Kitchell Report need to be backed out. $2,580,000

$15,596,000

R.H. Dana Elementary School (Built in 1969)

Kitchell Report
Priority 1   CUSD Priority 1 CUSDWatch Prioirty 1 - 5 
$5,157,900   $3,539,500  $7,079,000
 $7,079,000
Subtotal  $23,989,000
Adding Palisades Elementery School to the City of Dana Point Project List

Capo Beach (Is currently in the Southern SFID with San Clemente paying for Palisades Elementary). San Clemente residents will never agree to a bond that includes Palisades Elementary school and excludes Talega Schools. 

CUSD abused Talega Mello-Roos by collecting far more than what was needed to service the bond debt and principal. CUSD had over-collected about $22M in surplus Mello Roos. It would have been another $60M over the life the bond payments for CFD 90-2 and IA 2002-1 bonds from Talega homeowners and commercial property owners in Talega. CUSD should exclude Talega residents from this bond and fix Talega schools our of the remaining CFD funds and district deferred maintenance funds so that all San Clemente schools are brought up to minimum health and safety standards.

Palisades Elementary School (Built in 1964) $12,774,000
Total  $36,763,000
New Construction
Theater   $20,470,230
The original Gym needs to be replaced $12,180,000
2nd Gym? $12,180,000
New 50 meter Pool $13,775,000
It costs well over $1 million per year to maintain this type of facility. CUSD should skip the 50 meter pool and fix their existing pool. The $7 million is a generous over estimate of repairing the existing pool. ($7,000,000)
Pool Repairs Contained in Kitchell Report need to be backed out. ($231,300)
New Buiding to Replace Portables $76,570,730
CUSD has built three twenty four classroom buildings at San Clemente High, San Juan Hills High and Tesoro High School for $15 million each. CUSD is allocating five times that to build the same building at Dana Hills. Dana Hills has 32 classrooms. Even if CUSD built two new classroom buildings that would be $30 million. SLUSH FUND $46,570,730 ($46,570,730)
Total  $81,373,930
Grand Total $118,136,930

 

City of Laguna Niguel $59,665,192

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Details: CUSDWatch: City of Laguna Niguel 2020 SFID Bond Project List

Renovations Kitchell Report Priority #1- 5 at all schools  
Crown Valley Elementary School aka Charter Schools Community Roots Academy and OCASA (Not included in CUSD bond project list) $5,977,000

George White Elementary School (Built in 1990) 

Kitchell Report
Priority 1   CUSD Priority 1 CUSDWatch Prioirty 1 - 5 
 $2,050,700  $2,343,657 $4,457,000 

$4,457,000

Hidden Hills Elementary School (Built in 1994)

Kitchell Report
Priority 1   CUSD Priority 1 CUSDWatch Prioirty 1 - 5 
 $2,493,600  $2,849,829 $5,058,000
$5,058,000

John S. Malcom Elementary School (Built in 1994)

Kitchell Report
Priority 1   CUSD Priority 1 CUSDWatch Prioirty 1 - 5 
 $2,523,886  $2,523,886 $5,577,000
$5,577,000

Laguna Niguel Elementary School (Built in 2002)

Kitchell Report
Priority 1   CUSD Priority 1 CUSDWatch Prioirty 1 - 5 
 $52,500  $60,015 $4,274,000
$4,274,000

Marian Bergeson Elementary School (Built in 1988)

Kitchell Report
Priority 1   CUSD Priority 1 CUSDWatch Prioirty 1 - 5 
 $1,752,800  $2,003,200 $4,025,000
$4,025,000

Moulton Elementary School (Built in 1975)

Kitchell Report
Priority 1   CUSD Priority 1 CUSDWatch Prioirty 1 - 5 
 $187,900  $214,743 $5,667,000
$5,667,000

Niguel Hills Middle School (Built in 1976)

Kitchell Report
Priority 1   CUSD Priority 1 CUSDWatch Prioirty 1 - 5 
 $6,371,400 -0- $9,153,000
$9,153,000
Total $44,188,000
New Construction  
Multipurpose Room at Niguel Hills Middle School $4,516,750
If CUSD builds a new MPR then the costs for renovating the existing MPR in the Kitchell Report need to be backed out ($2,828,900)
Sub Total $1,687,850
Add new 26 calssroom building to replace portables $15,000,000
If CUSD Builds a new building then the costs in the Kitchel Report to renovate portables must be backed out.  ($1,210,658)
Sub Total $13,789,342
Grand Total $59,665,192

 

City of Aliso Viejo $89,956,800

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Details: CUSDWatch: City of Aliso Viejo 2020 SFID Bond Project List

RENOVATIONS
 School New Buildings 

Renovations   Kitchell Priority 1-5

Aliso Niguel High School (1993) 

$20,234,900

Permanent Building to Replace 26 Portable Classrooms $15,000,000 

Note: CUSD has built three of these buildings at San Juan Hills, San Clemente High and Tesoro at a cost of $15 million each. CUSD's  figure of $27,561,600 is inflated.

50 meter pool with Support Facilities $7,000

Note: It costs over $1 million per year to maintain a 50 meter pool. CUSD should renovate the existing 25 meter pool.

$17,673,000

Priority 1  $3,631,700

CUSD -0- 

  • Classroom Renovation,
  • Theater Renovation,
  • Air conditioning in gymnasium  

These projects are all ready included in the Kitchell Facilities Report.

Aliso Viejo Middle School (1993)  

$5,201,000

Priority 1   $1,578,700

CUSD $1,804,229

Canyon Vista Elementary School (2006)   

$2,740,000

         Priority $1,227,900

CUSD $1,403,314

Don Juan Avilia Elementary School (2000)  These 2 schools are combined in the Kitchell Report

$9,580,000

   Priority 1 $1,169,000

CUSD $210,971

CUSD 1,125,029

Don Juan Avilia Middle School (2000)
Foxborough ES (1992)   

$3,454,000

Priority 1 $1,395,000

CUSD -0-

Oak Grove Elementary School  (1995)  

$5,515,000

  Priority 1 $2,547,600

CUSD $2,911,543

Wood Canyon Elementary School (1997)  

$5,324,000

  Priority 1 $1,829,400

CUSD $2,090,743

  $20,234,900 $46,033,000
  Subtotal

$69,721,900

NEW CONSTRUCTION ALISO NIGUEL HIGH SCHOOL
New Classroom Building to Replace 26 Portables $15,000,000
If CUSD builds a NEW Building to replace 26 portables then the costs for renovating the portables needs to be backed out. ($1,540,100)
50 meter pool with support facilities at a cost of $13,775,000.  $13,775,000
It costs well over $1 million per year to maintain this type of facility. CUSD should skip the 50 meter pool and fix their existing pool. The $7 million is a generous over estimate of repairing the existing pool. ($7,000,000)
Subotal  $20,234,900
Total City of Aliso Viejo $89,956,800