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March 14, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting- INFORMATION-DISCUSSION-ACTION

CALL TO ACTION

1) Agenda Item #22 Eliminate Health as a graduation requirement and embed the required curriculum into another class such as PE, Biology, or Social Science. With the elimination of CCP and Health as a class required for graduation, students will have an entire year long block to take an A-G class or other elective. A-G completion rates will sky rocket which will benefit college going rates and acceptances.

2) AGenda Item #27 Ask CUSD to Amend its contract with Efficiency Energy so that the contract does not limit proceeds of 179D Tax Deductions to $200,000.00. CUSD has the potential to receive as much as $1.4 million. 

 

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #19 PRESENTATION FROM THE SCHOOL FACILITIES AND FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE  

This is an Information/ Discussion Item only. No Action was taken by the Board.

Board Agenda at page 421

Board Audio at 1:19:09

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Presentation by Committee to share their research on why Measure M $889 million dollar school facility bond failed.

Recommendation is to aim for a 2020 School Facilities Bond- Smaller more localized bonds rather than a GO Bond (district wide)

Facility Finance Committee Members: 

  • Marilyn Amato
  • AnnaDickson
  • Ellen Berk Gravitt
  • ELizabeth Mordock
  • Michelle Plossel Campbell
  • Julie Redmond
  • CHaris Williams
  • Gail Benda
  • Linda Fong
  • John Harms
  • Trudy Podobas
  • Kerry Shean
  • David Stine
  • Boob Bunyan
  • Marc Fudge
  • Fred Olsen
  • Mike Pouraryan
  • Mary Rebrukh
  • Richard Swanson
  • David Collier
  • Maury Giles
  • Alex Raisola
  • Matt Usher
  • Ron Ruef

AGENDA ITEM #20  ESENCIA K-8 UPDATE ON PROGRESS AND ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS:

The Board voted 6-0-1 to open Esencia as a K-5 (Trustee Pritchard absent)

Moved by Trustee Jim Reardon Second by Trustee Pat Holloway 

Board Agenda at page 446

Board Audio at 1:38:44

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Staff is recommending:
2018-2019 K-5 
2019-20 K-6
2020-21 K-7
2021-22 K-8

CUSD is projecting 2018 Enrollment of 432 children (In 2017 they projected enrollment of 373 students)

Projected Enrollment
Grade  2018 2023
K 64 124
1 68 127
2 53 127
3 53 127
4 41 127
5 45 126
6 43 127
7 32 106
8 33 100
  432 1,091

 

AGENDA ITEM #21 SCHOOL SAFETY UPDATE

This is an Information/ Discussion Item only. No Action was taken by the Board.

Board Agenda at page 449

Board Audio at 1:55:29

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Presentation by Michael Beekman  CUSD School Safety Summary

In the wake of the recent Florida school shooting, school safety and security has once again become a primary focus of our community. Staff recognizes the importance of sharing the numerous safety measures in place to support our parents and students. This information will be shared with the community through correspondence, the District website, and public presentations.

Slide Presentation on:

DENY ACCESS/ THREAT MITIGATION 

COMMUNICATIONS/ NOTIFICATIONS

PREVENTION

PREPARATION

RESPONSE 

TRAINING 

Board Considerations:

Participation in Secure OC Schools

On February 26. 2018 Mission Viejo Mayor Ed Sachs was joined by five Mayors, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and Representatives of the Capistrano Unified School District to announce the formation of “Secure OC Schools.” The coalition is the first regional effort in South Orange County to combat school gun violence.

Secure OC Schools promotes the ALICE Lockdown procedure (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate)

CUSD uses and prefers DEE Lockdown procedure (Deny Access, Evade and Engage) . 

At CUSD lockdown drills are conducted twice per year at all CUSD schools. Lockdown drills include the “Deny Access, Evade and Engage” (DEE) protocol that we created in collaboration with Sheriff’s Department. This training includes a component titled “Evade” so that, when appropriate, teachers and students can move to a safe place out of danger (i.e. exit the building or area) and it includes a component titled “Engage” because, if necessary, we want students and staff to use any resource/object necessary to stop an individual from doing harm. School Faculty and Staff are also required to review the Deny Access, Evade and Engage training video every year.

AGENDA ITEM #22  BOARD PRESENTATION – CALIFORNIA HEALTHY YOUTH ACT

This is an Information/ Discussion Item only. No Action was taken by the Board.

Board Agenda at page 490

Board Audio at 2:52:00

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This is an Information/Discussion Item - No Board Action was taken. (Trustee Pritchard was absent)

The Board is not going to teach Teen Talk. The current curriculum will remain in place for the remainder of this year. For 2018-19 all 7th - 12th grade health instruction will be modified to meeting the mandated content of the law and be respectful of parental rights. 

CUSDWatch Coment:

Sacramento City Unified School District is a great model for CUSD to follow. They do not require Health to be a graduation requirement in high school. HOW DO PARENTS OPT OUT OF A CLASS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? Sacramento City Unified embeds the required instruction in Biology. Their OPT OUT for both middle school and high school are perfect. 

Middle School Opt Out Form

High School Opt Out Form

Sacramento City Unified School District Comprehensive Sexual Health Education (California Healthy Youth Act)

In addition the Sacramento City Unified School District is using the approved 3 R's Rights, Respect Responsibility a FREE curriculum when Teen Talk was costing CUSD $145 - $215 per student + Fee Based Training. See: 2016 Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group (ASHWG) Ad-Hoc Curricula Review Group: Summary of Sexual Health Education Curricula Included in Review

When a District requires Health to be a stand alone class required for graduation in high school, then the law requires districts to teach a much broader curriculum that can be taught in all grades K-12.

CUSD should eliminate Health as a graduation requirement.

Parents should OPT OUT of all surveys. CUSD should not be collecting personally identifiable data on the social, emotional, sexual and metal health of students. CUSD should not be sharing that data with "researchers" which include For-Profit-Companies and Activist Organizations.

This law was authored by Assemblymember Shirley Weber and was sponsored by the ACLU of CaliforniaCalifornia Latinas for Reproductive JusticeEquality CaliforniaForward Together and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California.

CUSD has no control over where that data goes once it is shared.

Sounds like the issue Face Book is currently having.  

AGENDA ITEM #23  CERTIFICATION OF THE 2017-2018 SECOND INTERIM REPORT AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 1718-39, 2017-2018 REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE INCREASES/DECREASES

Trustee Reardon Left the meeting

The Board voted 5-0-2 to approve certification of the 2017-18 2nd Interim Report and to adopt Resolution No. 1718-39 (Trustee Reardon and Pritchard absent)

Moved by Trustee Amy Hanncek Seconds by Trustee Gila Jones

Board Agenda at page 512

Board Audio at 4:22:05

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The State of California has been intentionally underfunding  ONLY those school districts with a low percentage of students who are English Language Learners, Receiving Free and Reduced Lunch and/or are in Foster Care. 

The state has accumulated $77 Billion in new revenues since 2007-08 by withholding funding from "Wealthy" suburban school districts.

See: Slide Share: Invidious Discrimination

Since 2007-08 The State has withheld $2.5 Billion (with a "B") dollars from CUSD. 

CUSD has actual reserves of $133 million. 

CUSD CHOOSES not to spend the $133 million on the classroom, but to hoard the money while parents fundraise for core educational programs like Art- Music and Science. CUSD wants an $889 million dollar school facilities bond because it chooses not to spend the $133 million on fixing and maintaining facilities.

The State and its Public Employees have drained billions of dollars from our public education system. 

California's Road to Recovery was paved at the expense of the future of children who happen to live in wealthy suburban school districts.
 
California owes CUSD $2.5 billion dollars.
 
The State has the money if the State stops wasting our tax money on the Bullet Train- new programs and entitlements for people who are not legally in this country, and to sue the Federal Government to protect people who have entered this country illegally.
 
CUSD kids Deserve Better!

AGENDA ITEM #24  RESOLUTION NO. 1718-40, RESOLUTION OF THE CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT TO AUTHORIZE CONVEYANCE OF AN EASEMENT TO THE SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR THE PURPOSES OF PROVIDING NECESSARY ELECTRICAL AND COMMUNICATION FACILITIES TO ESENCIA K-8 SCHOOL 

The Board voted 5-0-2 to to adopt Resolution No. 1718-40 (Trustee Reardon and Pritchard absent)

Moved by Trustee Pat Holloway Seconds by Trustee Amy Hannacek

Board Agenda at page 642

Board Audio at 4:29:19

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PUBLIC HEARING Agenda Item #1 at page 1

DISCUSSION/ACTION Vote on Resolution No 1718-40 Agenda Item #24 at page 642

Resolution No. 1718-40 would authorize CUSD to provide SDG&E with an easement to install and connect the necessary electrical and communication facilities services to the new construction of Esencia K-8 School.

There is no financial implications to CUSD.

AGENDA ITEM #25  RESOLUTION NO. 1718-41, AN INCREASE IN STATUTORY SCHOOL FEES IMPOSED ON NEW RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION PURSUANT TO EDUCATION CODE § 17620 AND GOVERNMENT CODE § 65995

The Board voted 5-0-2 to to adopt Resolution No. 1718-41 (Trustee Reardon and Pritchard absent)

Moved by Trustee Judy Bulluckos Seconds by Trustee Pat Holloway

Board Agenda at page 652

Board Audio at 4:30:26

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PUBLIC HEARING Agenda Item #2

DISCUSSION/ACTION Vote on Resolution No 1718-41 Agenda Item #25

Developer fees for new residential development are to be increased from $3.48 to $3.79 per square foot.

Developer Fees for commercial/industrial fees are to be increased from $0.56 to $0.61 per square foot

Cost to implement Increases Fees is $8,200.00 funded from Developer Fees.

AGENDA ITEM #26  FIRST READING - BOARD POLICY 3320, CLAIMS AND ACTIONS AGAINST THE DISTRICT

No Action was taken. All Trustees must be present to adopt Board Policy

Board Agenda at page 721

Board Audio at 4:31:52

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Proposed New Board Policy 3320 Claims and Actions Against the District. 

CUSD is shortening the time to file a Claim or Action Against the School District from 3 years to 6 moths or 1 Year

(1) 6 months for Claims for money or damages relating to a cause of action for death or for injury to person, personal property, or growing crops shall be presented to the Board not later than six months after the accrual of the cause of action. (Government Code sections 905, 911.2) 

(2) 1 Year for Claims for money or damages as authorized in Government Code section 905 and not included in paragraph 1

(3) 1 Year for Claims for money or damages specifically excepted from Government Code section 905, including but not limited to claims by public employees for fees, salaries, wages, mileage, or other expenses and allowances.

All Trustees have to be present to Pass Board Policy on a FIRST READING so this will be brought back to the Board for approval.

No Action Was Taken

Government Code Section 905

Government Code Section 911.2

AGENDA ITEM #27  CONSULTING ENGAGEMENT - EFFICIENCY ENERGY, LLC

The Board voted 5-0-2 to to approve the contract (Trustee Reardon and Pritchard absent)

Moved by Trustee Gila Jones  Second by Trustee Pat Holloway

Board Meeting Agenda page 725

Board Audio at 4:33:19

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CUSD could be missing out on $1,454,375.000 in unfair split of 179D Tax Deductions for energy efficient Commercial buildings

Senate Bill 1068 The Clean Energy for America Act increased the deduction from $1.80 per square foot to $4.75 per square foot. Under current agreement CUSD is not receiving the benefit it is entitled to. CUSD is receiving a maximum of $200,000.00 when the new law would entitle CUSD to $1,454,375.00.

In the Audio Clark Hampton States that Efficiency Energy is the ONLY company that does 179D Tax Transfers. THAT IS NOT TRUE! Here are a few others:

and the list goes on and on. There must be some affiliation between Schneider Electric and Efficiency Energy and/or Government Financial Strategies.

AGENDA ITEM #28  NOTICE OF VIOLATION TO OXFORD PREPARATORY ACADEMY PURSUANT TO EDUCATION CODE § 47607 (C) AND (D) AND REQUESTING REMEMDY BY APRIL 13, 2018 (ENCLOSURE):

The Board voted 6-0-1 to Issue the Notice of Violation and allow Oxford Prep to have an additional 30 days to cure the violation by May 14, 2018. If the violation is not cured 600 students may not have a Charter school for the 2018-19 school year. (Trustee Pritchard absent)

Moved by Trustee Jim Reardon Second by Trustee Judy Bullockus

Board Agenda at page 728

Board Audio at 3:56:18 

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Notice of Violation

Oxford Prep has failed to meet Generally Accepted Counting Principals, or engaged in fiscal mismanagement.

Oxford Prep committed a material violation of the conditions, standards, or procedures set forth in the Charter.

The Charter School shall have a reasonable opportunity to cure the violation by April 13, 2018.