|June 20, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #52 RESOLUTION NO. 1718-53, RESOLUTION AND ORDER OF BIENNIAL TRUSTEE ELECTION SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ELECTION ORDER|
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PART ONE: Three Capistrano Unified School Board Trustees are up for election this November.
PART TWO: CUSD's Resolution to Order and Call the Election does not comply with Education Code Section 5322 "Specifications of the Election Order"
The Three Trustees are:
Martha McNicholas, Board President (Union funded campaign)
Represents Trustee Area 4, which covers portions of Laguna Niguel and Dana Point. First elected in 2014 for a term ending in 2018. Schools represented are:
Hidden Hills Elementary School
John S. Malcom Elementary School
Moulton Elementary School
George White Elementary School
Dana Hills High School
Gila Jones, Vice President (Union funded campaign)
Represents Trustee Area 6, which covers portions of Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and San Juan Capistrano. First elected to the board in 2014 for a term ending in 2018. Schools represented are:
Marian Bergeson Elementary School
Del Obispo Elementary School
Carl Hankey K-8 School
Kinoshita Elementary School
San Juan Elementary School
Viejo Elementary School
Marco Forster Middle School
Niguel Hills Middle School
Capistrano Valley High School
Junipero Serra High School
Judy Bullockus, Board Member (Replaced Trustee Lynn Hatton - Hodson who resigned; either because of "medical issues" or a "conflict of interest investigation". The City of Mission Viejo pressed CUSD to approve Judy Bullockus, who was currently serving as Community Services Commissioner for the City of Mission Viejo for the previous five years).
Mission Viejo Resident
Represents Trustee Area 7, which covers portions of Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, and Coto de Caza. First elected to the board in June 2017 to assume duties of outgoing Board Member, for a term ending in 2018. Schools represented are:
Arroyo Vista K-8 School
Bathgate Elementary School
Castille Elementary School
Philip Reilly Elementary School
Tijeras Creek Elementary School
Newhart Middle School
Tesoro High School
Because Trustees are elected by "Area" and not "At- Large"; the only people that will be able to vote are those living in the Trustee's area. I will NOT be able to vote for school board Trustee this year because I do not live in any of these Trustee areas. As such, I call on the Public living in these Trustee areas to become educated, so that the all students and taxpayers can benefit from your EDUCATED VOTE.
Under "Local Control" school districts now have the power to tax and raise debt. School Districts have the power to provide control property and allow entities such as the TCA to build roads through communities and on school district property. School Districts have the power to use public assets such as surplus school district property to enter into private/public partnerships to build high density low income housing that effect the quality of life for every person within school district boundaries.
Past experience has shown that candidates that have had their campaigns funded by the Teachers Union represent the interests of public employees; and fail to understand, or embrace their fiduciary duty to students and taxpayers.
A Trustee cannot serve Two Masters!
Data from the last CUSD school board election:
The California Teacher Union/ CUEA purchased the seats of Trustee Hanacek, Trustee Pritchard and Trustee Holloway for $60,000 per seat.
We need more Trustees like Jim Reardon who are elected without public employee union financial contributions.
The current majority of CUSD Board of Trustees (including the three that are currently up for election) have given CUSD employees five consecutive years of across the board compensation increases totaling over $150 million dollars. At the same time they have failed to fix and maintain facilities such that CUSD now has $189 million dollars in "EMERGENCY" facilities repairs. CUSD has the highest class sizes in the state and in the Nation. CUSD has never restored programs that were cut during the great recession such as Art, music and science. CUSD is now relying on fundraising and donations to pay for PE and History curriculum while 89% of CUSDs' budget goes to employee compensation.
Our students deserve Trustees that will place the educational interest above adult jobs.
CUSDs' Resolution No. 1718-53 does not comply with Ed Code Section 5322 "Specifications of the Election Order" .
CUSDs' Proposed Resolution:
Sample Compliant Resolution
CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
June 20, 2018
RESOLUTION OF THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SETTING FORTH THE BOARD'S DESIRE TO ADOPT SPECIFICATIONS OF ELECTION ORDER
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ELECTION ORDER
RESOLVED, that pursuant to Education Code Sections 5304 and 5322, the authority for the specifications of the election order, I hereby specify the following with respect to the Governing Board Member Election in the Capistrano Unified School District.
Date of Election: November 6, 2018
Purpose of the Election: To elect three (3) members to the Capistrano Unified School District's Board of Trustees.
Trustee Area 4: One 4-year term
Trustee Area 6: One 4-year term
Trustee Area 7: One 4-year term
I hereby certify that the foregoing is a full true and correct excerpt from the Journal of the Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees, pertaining to the adoption of the foregoing resolution, for a regular board meeting held on June 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm at which the following members were:
Present: Trustees Judy Bullockus, Amy Hanacek, Patricia Holloway, Martha McNicholas, Gary Pritchard and Jim Reardon
Absent: Gila Jones
On Motion of Trustee ___________________________________,
Seconded by Trustee ___________________________________,
Resolution No. 1718-53 and Order of Election and Specifications of the Election Order was adopted by the following vote:
Certified a correct copy this 20th day of June 2018.
Clerk, Board of Trustees
Capistrano Unified School District
June 20, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #52 RESOLUTION NO. 1718-53, RESOLUTION AND ORDER OF BIENNIAL TRUSTEE ELECTION SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ELECTION ORDER
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