March 13, 2019 CUSD BOT Meeting: INFORMATION/DISCUSSION/ACTION


AGENDA ITEM #19

RESOLUTION NO. 1819-36, OPPOSITION OF TOLL ROAD EXTENSIONS THAT COULD SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT OR HARM PUPILS, TEACHERS, AND STAFF

Discussion/Action

Board Agenda page 337

Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) and several other public agencies and groups are seeking to extend State Route 241 by converting Los Patrones Parkway into a portion of the toll road without regard to the potential significant impact on the District’s students, teachers, and staff in terms of air pollution, noise, and traffic. The Board is asked to consider Resolution No. 1819-36, Opposition of Toll Road Extensions That Could Significantly Impact or Harm Pupils, Teachers, and Staff which opposes alternatives 13, 14, 17 and 21 to pursue adequate analysis and mitigation by commenting during review periods and testifying at public hearings and agency meetings.

Staff Recommendation It is recommended the Board President recognize Clark Hampton, Deputy Superintendent, Business and Support Services, to present this item.

Following discussion, it is recommended the Board of Trustees adopt Resolution No. 1819-36, Opposition of Toll Road Extensions That Could Significantly Impact or Harm Pupils, Teachers, and Staff

CUSDWatch Comment

Protect Our Schools-Our Communities - Our Open Space. Expose the TCA Now!

San Diego Water Board Administratively Approved Rancho Mission Viejo's 401 Wastewater Discharge Permit

Don't Let the TCA Fool You! Only One Route is Being Studied from Oso Parkway to Pico

TCA Has Been Denied Waste Water Discharge Permits 6 Times!

AGENDA ITEM #20

PRESENTATION – UPDATE ON GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION

Information and Discussion - no action will be taken

Board Agenda page 340

Based upon the October 2017 Hanover Study Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program Review and Trustee feedback, a GATE Task Force was formed in January 2017. The Task Force consists of parents, community members, teachers and site and District level administrators representing both elementary and secondary levels. The Task Force met over a five-month period to examine the program and address next steps. The Task Force developed a District GATE Vision statement, recommendations for program model options and identification criteria including multiple measures allowing multiple opportunities for qualification. In addition, teacher training and parent education recommendations were made and have already begun implementation. Staff has developed a two-year timeline to implement recommended changes and improvements to the GATE program. These changes include consideration of placement criteria for middle school accelerated English/Language Arts and History/Social Science courses. As a follow-up to the September 9, 2018 and October 10, 2018 Board meeting, this presentation specifically addresses Middle School Acceleration

Staff Recommendation It is recommended the Board of Trustees recognize Susan Holliday, Associate Superintendent, Education Services, to present information on this item and answer any questions Trustees may have. This is an information item only and no Board action is necessary

CUSDWatch Comment

CUSD Staff (without Board approval) effectively eliminated GATE and Accelerated programming for high achieving students by choosing to defund these programs. Two years ago parents started fighting to have these programs restored. 

"Local Control" eliminated mandated spending on these programs. 

This is an Information only items to discuss what type of GATE program the District would like to fund.

Employee Compensation Increases vs Programing for High Achieving Students

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AGENDA ITEM #21  

PRESENTATION – DISTRICT ELECTIVES PROGRAM

Information and Discussion - no action will be taken

Board Agenda page 357

The purpose of this item is to brief Trustees and the community on the District’s Electives Program and future work sites will conduct to strengthen opportunities for students. Staff will provide information on current elective offerings in elementary, middle and high schools, the philosophy for establishing elective programs, and practical issues tied to the selection of elective classes being provided to students. Information will also be shared on specific family offerings, how decisions are made and opportunities for growth.

Staff Recommendation It is recommended the Board President recognize Susan Holliday, Associate Superintendent, Education Services, to present this item and answer any questions Trustees may have regarding this item. This is an information item only and no Trustee action is necessary.


AGENDA ITEM #22

THIRD READING - BOARD POLICY 5131.2, BULLYING

Discussion/Action

Board Agenda page 386

The District currently has a Board Policy in place to address bullying; Board Policy 5141, Conduct, defines bullying and cyberbullying, identifies the responsibilities of all stakeholders to prevent bullying and explains the complaint procedure to report bullying. Legal counsel has reviewed Board Policy 5141, Conduct, and has recommended the bullying portion be removed, and become a stand-alone Board Policy. The proposed new Board Policy 5131.2, Bullying, will clearly define the District’s focus on the prevention of bullying. The proposed policy also aligns with the California School Board Association sample policy. Legal counsel has reviewed the policy. Changes are underlined; deletions are struck through. There is no financial impact.

Staff Recommendation It is recommended the Board President recognize Susan Holliday, Associate Superintendent, Education Services, to present this item.

Following discussion, it is recommended the Board of Trustees approve Board Policy 5131.2, Bullying.

CUSDWatch Comment

February 27, 2019 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda #30 SECOND READING - BOARD POLICY 5131.2, BULLYING page 615  Board Audio 3:36:15

The Board gave direction to staff to make corrections and bring the Policy back for a Third Reading. 

January 24, 2019 CUSD BOT Meeting  Agenda  #37 FIRST READING - BOARD POLICY 5131.2, BULLYING page 729 Board Audio 2:34:57

The Board gave direction to staff to make corrections and bring the Policy back for a Third Reading.

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AGENDA ITEM #23

SECOND READING – BOARD POLICY 5121.1, GRADES/EVALUATION OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Discussion/Action

Board Agenda page 395

The proposed revisions to Board Policy 5121.1, Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement, are being recommended to ensure the policy is aligned with current District practices. Recommended updates to the policy include the elimination of references to CORE Level tests, the inclusion of literacy tests, which are currently administered annually in elementary school, and updated language about how grades and student progress are reported to parents. In addition, language was added to address grading when assessments have been compromised. Changes are underlined; deletions are struck through. There is no financial impact.

Staff Recommendation It is recommended the Board President recognize Susan Holliday, Associate Superintendent, Education Services, to present this item.

Following discussion, it is recommended the Board of Trustees approve BP 5121.1, Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement.

 

AGENDA ITEM #24  

FIRST READING – BOARD POLICY 5111.5, LANGUAGE IMMERSION AND INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ADMISSIONS

Discussion/Action

Board Agenda page 401

The proposed revisions to Board Policy 5111.5, Language Immersion and International Baccalaureate Admissions, add language related to language immersion schools with double boundaries and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) receiving schools. On December 12, 2018, Trustees approved the transition of RH Dana Elementary School to a Spanish Two-way Immersion School. On January 24, 2019, Trustees approved the matriculation pattern and double boundary. Additional language is added regarding language immersion schools with a double boundary and ESSA receiving schools. Changes are underlined; deletions are struck through. There is no additional fiscal impact beyond what was projected at the January 24, 2019 Board meeting

Staff Recommendation It is recommended the Board President recognize Susan Holliday, Associate Superintendent, Education Services, to present this item.

Following discussion, it is recommended the Board of Trustees approve Board Policy 5111.5, Language Immersion and International Baccalaureate Admissions.

CUSDWatch Comment

CUSD wants to make RH Dana a two-way language immersion school. This will be CUSD's 4th Spanish Language Immersion School.

CUSD is changing Board Policy 5111.5 to provide busing from these schools to others for families that do not wish to participate in a two way program.

Las Palmas - buses to Marblehead, Palasides and/or Truman Benedict

RH Dana- bus to Del Obispo

San Juan Elementary - bus to Ambuehl and/or Del Obispo

Viejo Elementary - bus to Bathgate 

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AGENDA ITEM #25

FIRST READING - BOARD POLICY 5153 QUESTIONING AND APPREHENSION

Discussion/Action

Board Agenda page 408

The proposed revisions to Board Policy 5153, Questioning and Apprehension, bring language in alignment with current law. The proposed policy is modeled after the California School Board Association’s model policy. It eliminated repetitive language and directives based on codes that are no longer active. Legal counsel has reviewed the policy. Changes are underlined; deletions are struck through. There is no financial impact

Staff Recommendation It is recommended the Board President recognize Susan Holliday, Associate Superintendent, Education Services, to present this item.

Following discussion, it is recommended the Board of Trustees approve Board Policy 5153, Questioning and Apprehension.

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AGENDA ITEM #26

CERTIFICATION OF THE 2018-2019 SECOND INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORT

Discussion/Action

Board Agenda page 414

In accordance with Education Code § 42130, school districts are required to prepare and submit Interim Financial Reports to the governing board. The purpose of these reports is to satisfy appropriate State and County Office of Education officials as to whether or not the District will be able to meet its financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year. Additionally, as required by AB 2756, districts must certify that minimum reserve levels are projected to be met in the two subsequent fiscal years.

Staff Recommendation It is recommended the Board President recognize Clark Hampton, Deputy Superintendent, Business and Support Services, to present this item.

Following discussion, it is recommended the Board

CUSDWatch Comment

Employee Compensation is 88% of CUSDs Budget

Enrollment: 45,904.05 (Down by 8%)

Enrollment of Special Education Students is up 19%

Costs for Special Education are rising exponentially:

2007-08: $38,426,580

2017-18:  $68,103,147

CUSD is projected to have deficit spending in 2019-20 of 3.1% 

Number of Employees:

Certificate Non-Management: 2,156.6 (down from 2,178.2)

Classified: 1,492.8 (up from 1,459.9)

Management: 214.3 (up from 212.1)

Changes from 1st Interim Budget to 2nd:

Certificated Salaries
Classified Salaries 
Benefits 
Books and Supplies 
Services & Operating Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
Other Outgo/Debt Service
Transfers of Indirect/Direct Support No Change

 

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AGENDA ITEM #27

FIRST READING – BOARD POLICY 5145.13, IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

Discussion/Action

Board Agenda page 545

The proposed new Board Policy 5145.13, Immigration Enforcement, will align the District to recent changes in law. Assembly Bill 699, signed into law in October 2017, expressly added “immigration status” as a specified protected characteristic for purposes of anti-discrimination and equal protection laws in schools. This policy also reflects current California School Board Association’s sample language. Legal counsel has reviewed the policy. There is no financial impact.

Staff Recommendation It is recommended the Board President recognize Susan Holliday, Associate Superintendent, Education Services, to present this item.

Following discussion, it is recommended the Board of Trustees approve Board Policy 5145.13, Immigration Enforcement.

CUSDWatch Comment

Assembly Bill 699 expands protected classes to include "Immigration Status"

Assembly Bill 699 prohibits school officials and employees of a school district, county office of education, or charter school from collecting information or documents regarding citizenship or immigration status of pupils or their family members.

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