October 10, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting: CONSENT CALENDAR

CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed under the Consent Calendar are considered by the Board to be "routine" and will be enacted by the Board in one motion in the form listed below. There will be no discussion of these items prior to the time the Board votes on the motion unless members of the Board, staff, or the public request specific items to be discussed and/or removed from the Consent Calendar. The Superintendent and the staff recommend approval of all Consent Calendar items.

Note: CUSD put the purchase of the Esencia School Site on the Consent Calendar without a price. The amount paid turned out to be $13 million more than previously disclosed because CUSD valued the land as if it had entitlements to build 100 homes on it. There were no entitlements granted. This resulted in the gifting of $13 million in taxpayer dollars to the Ranch.

It is very important for tax payers to watch all Consent Calendar Items.

PUBLIC COMMENT is now limited to 5 minutes per speaker total no matter how many Items an individual speaker wishes to comment on. This is a NEW rule was put in place to limit Public scrutiny of the Consent Calendar

Board Audio at 5:23 Adoption of the Agenda

CORRECTION TO Agenda Item #19 AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES WITH CONSERVA TO PROVIDE SPANISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION AT CARL HANKEY K-5 INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ACADEMY IN 2018-2019

The Company name was misspelled through out the Item the name "Conserva" should be "Conversa"

Board Audio 5:40

Agenda Item #29 was revised by staff - the Revised Exhibit is in a handout at the back of the room.

Board Audio at 23:27 Consent Calendar

Board Audio at 24:48

Blue Cards Dawn Urbanek Agenda Items #5 #7 #8 #14

Board Audio at 27:55

Trustee Jim Reardon Pulled Agenda Item #15

 

 

BUSINESS AND SUPPORT SERVICES   

Agenda Item #2  DONATION OF FUNDS AND EQUIPMENT 

Board Agenda page 3

Total Donations $327,864.47 

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Approval of donations of funds and equipment. A number of gifts have been donated to the District, including $327,864.47 cash. These funds will be deposited in the appropriate school accounts. Items other than cash have no financial impact on the budget. The District does not guarantee maintenance of items or the expenditure of any District funds for continued use.

Contact: Clark Hampton, Deputy Superintendent, Business and Support Services

CUSDWatch Comment

In CUSD, the "Quality" of the education a student receives is dependent on the wealth of the parents at an individual school site. The District  relies on fundraising and donations (one-time money) to pay for "core educational programs" like art- music- science and now PE.  Relying on one-time money to pay for on-going expenses creates wealth based inequities within the district that are unconstitutional. 

See: Fundraising for Core Educational Programs

 

Agenda Item #3  PURCHASE ORDERS, COMMERCIAL WARRANTS AND PREVIOUSLY BOARD-APPROVED BIDS AND CONTRACTS

Total Purchase Orders: $21,147,826.32

Total Commercial Warrants: $20,480,819.93

Board Agenda page 7

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THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Approval of purchase orders (Attachment 1) and commercial warrants (Attachment 2). The expenditures related to the listed purchase orders and commercial warrants included in this item were previously authorized as part of the District’s budget approval process. The purchase orders total $21,147,826.32 and the commercial warrants total $20,480,819.93. Attachment 3 is a list of previously Board-approved bids and contracts to assist in the review of the purchase order and commercial warrant listings. Attachment 4 is a list of previously Board-approved warrants, by vendor, exceeding $250,000

Contact: Clark Hampton, Deputy Superintendent, Business and Support Services

CUSDWatch Comment

01 General Fund 

$13,864,029.73

12 Child Development Fund 

$80,890.00 

13 Cafetera Fund 

$4,906,633

14 Deferred Maintenance Fund 

$444,272.76

25 Capital Facilities Fund 

$115,042.73

40 Special Reserve Fund 

$15,000.00

68 Workers Comp 

$1,360.00

69 Health 

$6,132.00

70 Property Liability 

$755,368.00

86 Property Liability 

$9,750.00

89 CFD 90-2 

$7,195.00

92 CFD 92-1 

$3,700.00

93 CFD 2004 

$2,500.00

CFD 98-1A 

$394,236.00

98 CFD 98-2 

$15,366.06

TOTAL $21,147,826.32

 

CUSDWatch Comment

General Fund Money should be spent on classroom Instruction but it is not. A lot of money goes to Consultants, Professional Development, Dues, Memberships Conferences, Foundations and Legal Fees and then there were some "strange" expenses-

$500,000.00 American Logistics Company

Parkhouse Tires $87,500.00

OC Register $80,329.08

Autolift Services $40,000.00

The Toll Roads $8,500.00

Carrier Transcold Refrigerated Trucks $18,000.00

and who knew-

California Steeplejack Flagpole maintenance and repair $5,490.54

See all the expenses of interest 

Legal Fees over $1 million

20 different Dues/Memberships $58,000 worth

KOCE-TV Foundation $63,863.65

Agenda Item #4 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, FIELD SERVICE AND MASTER CONTRACT AGREEMENTS

Board Agenda page 95

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New Contracts: $2,911,253.00

Amendments: $141,140.00  

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Approval of the District standardized Independent Contractor, Professional Services, Field Service and Master Contract agreements. The expenditures related to the listed agreements were previously authorized as part of the District’s budget approval process. The exhibit shows 28 new agreements totaling $2,911,253 and 4 amendments to existing agreements totaling $141,140. Due to the size of the contract documents, the General Conditions for each type of agreement are posted online on the District’s Board Agendas and Supporting Documentation page.

CUSDWatch Comment

General Fund Spending

Not a single penny spent on "teaching and learning"

Two studies to see why CUSD is not working $123,050.00

Legal Fees $34,450.00

And $40,000 to teach the Unions how to be better at Collective Bargaining.

page 157

School Services $34,450.00 

Total Compensation Study, comparative analysis of District data, an analysis of ActPoint® KPI metrics, and an analysis of facility capacity

page 166

School Services $34,450.00 

Total Compensation Study, comparative analysis of District data, an analysis of ActPoint® KPI metrics, and an analysis of facility capacity

page 170

School Services $88,600.00

Provide an organizational review of Human Resource Services, Education Services, and Business and Support Services

 

CUSDWatch Comment

Facilities -

All CUSD facilities mechanical systems are past their useful life- maybe CUSD should have spent money on facilities instead of giving 5 consecutive years of across the board compensation increases totaling over $150 million dollars.

Deferred Maintenance

Niguel Hills High  - Six water source heat pumps $54,443.00

 

CUSDWatch Comment

Solar Project

TELACU Construction Management Solar Project $390,000.00

This plus the Change Order is $1 million in Education dollars and the cost savings are going down.

 

 

Agenda Item #5  CHANGE ORDER NO. 1, RESOLUTION NO. 1718-28, ENTER INTO ENERGY SERVICE CONTRACT – REC SOLAR PROJECT

Cost: $672,580.26

Board Agenda page 266

Board Audio at 24:48

BLUE CARD

Dawn Urbanek

Change order of $672,580.26 - but no change in contract price? How can this be?

The Resolution (page 534) was approved by the CUSD Board on December 6, 2017 authorized awarding an energy service contract to REC Solar. The contract amount is a total purchase cost of $18,372,631 including capital cost, performance guarantee, and operation and maintenance.  

Staff is now asking Trustees to approve a Change Order to increase the contract by $672,580.26 because of government tariffs on Solar Panels. This "Change" should bring the contract price to the price stated in the Resolution + $672,580.26.

Instead, the Change Order changes the original contract price to $17,563,580.26.

Original Contract Price Approved December 6, 2017: $18,372,631  $17,563,580.26

+ Change Order $672,580.26 = $18,372,631 

What is going on here? This change order makes the original Resolution incorrect.

Change Order Request page 271

"Per Contract Article 20.9, shown below, REC is submitting a request for change order to adjust for the cost of modules for the CUSD solar projects for the sum of  $672,580.26.

Letter Re: Background on Solar Module Tariff pricing page 272

See" CUSDWatch: January 24, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #38 Financing Results of Clean Renewable Energy Bonds for Solar Projects

 

Approval of Change Order No. 1, Resolution. No. 1718-28 for the Energy Service Contract – REC Solar Project. Due to governmental tariffs implemented earlier in the year, it has impacted the cost of the solar panels for the project. This increase was anticipated and is accounted for in the contract. Staff budgeted for a $0.15/watt increase and was able to obtain the panels at a $0.09/watt increase. This change order consists of additions, deletions, or other revisions now being presented to the Board for approval. All such changes in the work are performed under applicable conditions of the change in contract documents. The original contract sum was $17,563,660. The new contract sum including Change Order No. 1 is $18,236,240.26 funded by Clean Renewable Energy Bonds. With this change order, the project continues to remain under budget. 

Agenda Item #6  DECLARATION OF SURPLUS ITEMS

Revenue from Sale: Unknown at this time

Board Agenda page 275

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

District departments have accumulated various vehicles that are beyond economical repair, obsolete, no longer required or no longer necessary for any other school or departmental purpose.

Most surplus items and vehicles have been housed at the South Transportation Yard, 26126 Victoria Blvd. in Capistrano Beach. In anticipation of the sale of this property, the Transportation Department plans to surplus the aforementioned vehicles.

CUSDWatch Comment

CUSD is going to auction off 68 "surplus vehicles" from the 1980;s through 2002.

Financial benefit unknown.

 

Agenda Item #7  AUCTION AGREEMENT – GENERAL AUCTION COMPANY

Net Revenues Unknown at this time

Board Agenda page 278

Board Audio at 25:35

BLUE CARD 

Dawn Urbaek

This contract has no "contact" or signature page for GAC which the secretary of state shows as a dissolved corporation. 

A new corporation called "THE" General Auction Company was recently formed. The new company filed with the Secretary of State on 9-4-18.

See: Supporting Documentation

The Contract has no signature page for the company.

Secretary of State filings shows General Auction Company was dissolved in 2015.

A new company "The" General Auction Company was formed 9-4-2018 (one month ago) 

Darren Wade
2416 S Preuss
Fresno, CA 93727

GAC Bond #988698 is listed on the contract but not included in the documentation.

 

AUCTION AGREEMENT – GENERAL AUCTION COMPANY: Approval of Auction Agreement with General Auction Company (GAC). Under the terms of the agreement, GAC would serve as the District’s agent to conduct public auctions of surplus property approved by the Board. Surplus items can include but are not limited to cars, trucks, vans, buses, trailers, equipment, machinery, tools, parts and/or miscellaneous items used, including office equipment and furniture. Proceeds of auction sales, minus commissions are deposited into the District’s general fund. Actual revenue generated is unknown.

Expenses:

3 percent for cars, trucks, vans, camper vehicles, construction equipment and trailers and 25 percent for miscellaneous property, including office equipment and furniture. GAC also charges a $50 fee to remove any District logos from vehicles which includes wash and detail of vehicle prior to auction.

Revenues: Unknown at this time.

One Lucky Elementary School Site to Get $1.3 million dollar network infrastructure up-grade. Which One?

Agenda Item #8 STATE OF CALIFORNIA MULTIPLE AWARD SCHEDULE CONTRACT NO. 3- 18-70-2486H, GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULE NO. GS35F-0143R TO PURCHASE NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE PRODUCTS – CONVERGEONE, INCORPORATED

Cost: $1.3 million

Board Agenda page 282

Board Audio at 26:25

BLUE CARD

Dawn Urbanek

The District would like to do some proof of concept work by transitioning an elementary site to using HP switches and Aruba wireless access points by winter break. This would require a bid vehicle to be approved for a large order. The Board approved a contract with Vector Resources, Inc. in September 2018. The District wants to ensure multiple bid vehicles/contracts are available for use to increase competition between vendors and drive down prices.

The District plans to utilize up to $1.3 million of one-time money this year to begin the network refresh. A portion of this money will be spent on HP and Aruba equipment. The lessons learned from the proof of concept will dictate what percent of the network refresh is dedicated to HP and Aruba equipment as opposed to Cisco.

 

 

CUSDWatch Comment

Which elementary school site?

To broke to buy math books $24,000... but CUSD has $1.3 million for this?

Agenda Item #9 SECOND EXTENSION OF BID NO. 1617-02, TREE TRIMMING MAINTENANCE SERVICE – WEST COAST ARBORISTS, INCORPORATED 

Cost: $350,000.00 per year

Board Agenda page 285

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Approval of Second Extension of Bid No. 1617-02, Tree Trimming Maintenance Service with West Coast Arborists, Incorporated. Bid No. 1617-02 was awarded to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder on September 14, 2016. The vendor agrees to maintain the same pricing under the initial bid award term for the proposed renewal period of September 27, 2018 through September 26, 2019. Annual expenditures utilizing this contract are estimated to be $350,000 funded by the general fund. Actual expenditures may vary depending on availability of funds and District needs.

Agenda Item #10  THIRD EXTENSION OF BID NO. 1516-08, DISTRICTWIDE ROOF ASSESSMENT AND PREVENTATIVE ROOF MAINTENANCE – WEATHERPROOFING TECHNOLOGIES, INCORPORATED

Cost $250,000 per year

Board Agenda page 295

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Approval of Third Extension of Bid No. 1516-08, Districtwide Roof Assessment and Preventative Roof Maintenance with Weatherproofing Technologies, Incorporated. Bid No. 1516-08 was awarded to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder on September 9, 2015. The vendor agrees to maintain the pricing as described in Exhibit 1 for the renewal period of September 10, 2018 through September 9, 2019. Annual expenditures utilizing this contract are estimated to be $250,000 funded by deferred maintenance. Actual expenditures may vary depending on availability of funds and District needs

Agenda Item #11 FINAL ACCEPTANCE AND FILING OF NOTICE OF COMPLETION FOR BID NO. 1718-12, SAN CLEMENTE HIGH SCHOOL UPPER CAMPUS DEMOLITION – STANDARD INDUSTRIES, INC 

Cost: $526,738.47

Board Agenda page 317

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Approval of the Final Acceptance and filing of the Notice of Completion for Bid No. 1718- 12, San Clemente High School Upper Campus Demolition. In order to obtain legal protection from undisclosed and unknown potential lien claimants, Notice of Completion is required. All work has been inspected and completed to the satisfaction of staff. The project was funded by the building fund and CFD 90-2

CUSDWatch Comment

Is CUSD allowed to use Talega Mello Roos to demolish San Clemente High Upper Campus?

Agenda Item #12 FINAL ACCEPTANCE AND FILING OF NOTICE OF COMPLETION FOR BID NO. 1718-18, CHAPARRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND MODERNIZATION AND REPAINT – PAINTING AND DÉCOR, INCORPORATED 

Cost: $279,000.00

Board Agenda page 320

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Approval of the Final Acceptance and filing of the Notice of Completion for Bid No. 1718- 18, Chaparral Elementary School Playground Modernization and Repaint. In order to obtain Division of State Architect closeout with certification, Notice of Completion is required. All work has been inspected and completed to the satisfaction of staff. The project was funded by CFD 98-2

Agenda Item #13  FINAL ACCEPTANCE AND FILING OF NOTICE OF COMPLETION FOR BID NO. 1718-19, ALISO VIEJO MIDDLE SCHOOL MODULAR CLASSROOMS – R. JENSEN COMPANY, INC 

Board Agenda page 323

Cost: $465,000.00

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Approval of the Final Acceptance and filing of the Notice of Completion for Bid No. 1718- 19, Aliso Viejo Middle School Modular Classrooms. In order to obtain Division of State Architect closeout with certification, Notice of Completion is required. All work has been inspected and completed to the satisfaction of staff. The project was funded by developer fees.

DANA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL

Agenda Item #14  FINAL ACCEPTANCE AND FILING OF NOTICE OF COMPLETION FOR BID NO. 1718-21, DANA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL STRUCTURAL REPAIRS – NEW DIMENSION GENERAL CONSTRUCTION:

Cost: $78,540.00

Board Agenda page 326

Board Audio at 0:26:58

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CALL TO ACTION

BLUE CARD

Dawn Urbanek

The Kitchell Facilities Assessment Report stated:

"It is recommended that an unbiased assessment be performed by a California licensed structural engineer" 

"Structural Cracking"

"Rebar has rusted, expanded, and broken through the concrete cover"

"There is a chunk missing from column R14"

Instead of a full structural review, District Staff performed a "LIMITED" structural assessment. The assessment was limited to the lower roofs of the Girls and Boys Locker room. A full structural inspection of the entire building should be completed in order to ensure that the entire facility is safe to occupy.  

A report from the Structural engineer that did the limited assessment concluded that the damage is due to a poor concrete mix, which would imply that the entire structure may be impacted.

Better to be safe than sorry- the Division of State Architects should send a Structural Engineer to check the entire structure.

Letter to Bill Brough et al

Cease & Desist Letter

AMBUEHL

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Agenda Item #15 RIGHT OF ENTRY AGREEMENT – MISSION RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT

There is no cost to this Item

Board Agenda page 329

THIS ITEM WAS PULLED BY TRUSTEE JIM REARDON

Board Audio at 0:27:55

Approval of the Right of Entry Agreement for the purpose of granting a non-exclusive license to Mission Resource Conservation District to enter upon District property to control and/or remove the invasive non-native plant Arundo donax (giant reed). Mission Resource Conservation District entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of San Juan Capistrano to preserve and maintain San Juan Creek, which crosses over District property at Harold Ambuehl Elementary School. The right of entry would begin on the effective date of the agreement and remain effective for a period of ten years, unless mutually extended. The agreement may be terminated by either party with or without cause with 30 days written notice. There is no financial impact to the District.

The District operates Ambuehl Elementary School located at 28001 San Juan Creek Road in the city of San Juan Capistrano more specifically identified as Orange County Assessor Parcel Nos. 124-223-59, 124-223-60 and 666-042-05

 

CALL TO ACTION

Parents should demand a structural review of the entire building by an unbiased 3rd party California licensed structural engineer.

NOTICE TO DANA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS:

If 10% of the student body write a letter to the Division of State Architects and request an independent Structural Engineer to come down and do an inspection they are suppose to come. 

Contact:

Division of the State Architect
     Regional Manager Craig Rush, SE This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     Structural Safety Supervisor (South), Ron LaPlante This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     Structural Safety Supervisor (North), Eric Wu This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     Field Team Supervisor, Nathan Larson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     District Structural Engineer, Jay Kinhal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

You may also contact

Director School Facilities and Transportation Services Division California Department of Education, Juan Mireless,   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

All supporting Documentation can be found at this link

 

 

 

 

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION 

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Agenda Item #16 EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR PROPOSAL FOR 2019

Cost: $1.6 million from Special Education Funds

Board Agenda page 334 

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Approval of the proposed 2019 Extended School Year (ESY) program. California Code of Regulations § 3043, Title 5, establishes that ESY services shall be provided for each individual with exceptional needs who requires special education and related services beyond the regular academic year. A student is eligible for ESY if it is determined by the Individualized Education Program team that interruption of the pupil's educational programming may cause regression, when coupled with limited recoupment capacity, rendering it impossible or unlikely the pupil will attain the level of self-sufficiency and independence that would otherwise be expected in view of his or her disability. For 2019, staff is recommending a 19-day program from June 17, 2019 through July 18, 2019 for ESY students. This will be a five-week program with ESY being offered four days per week (Monday – Thursday) during the five-week period. The proposed ESY classes will be offered at three elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and one adult transition center, and will serve approximately 1,100 students. The total cost of the special education ESY program is approximately $1,600,000. Contact: Gregory Merwin, Associate Superintendent, Student Support Services

Agenda Item #17  AGREEMENT WITH ASSOCIATION FOR SUPERVISION AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOR SERVICES WITH AIDA ALLEN TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO TEACHERS AT HIDDEN HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR 2018-2019

Cost: $27,400 from Title I students.

Board Agenda page 335

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Hidden Hills Elementary School data shows 53 percent of all students met or exceeded standard in English Language Arts on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in 2017-2018. That leaves 47% of students falling below standard. Looking more closely at the data, there is a consistent gap over the last 4 years between English Language Learners (ELL) and English Only (EO) Learners. In 2017-2018, the gap was 42 percent between the 2 student groups, which is the biggest gap in the last 4 years. It is believed that the training provided will help teachers improve the instructional program provided to students at Hidden Hills Elementary School and will help close the achievement gap between ELLs and EO students. All teachers, TK – 5, will receive the training support. There are 12 TK – 5 teachers at Hidden Hills Elementary School serving 351 students.

Aida Allen-Rotell ASCD Faculty

ASCD 2018 Legislative Agenda

CUSDWatch Comment

Note: The Dates:

October 13, 2018 already happened prior to Board Approval on October 10, 2018

 

Agenda Item #18  SECOND READING – BOARD POLICY 6172, GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION PROGRAM

Cost: $80,000 to train teachers. Funding from Education Services Funding.

Board Agenda page 342

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THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

CUSDWatch Comment

CUSD has not really had a GATE program since 2013-14. CUSD staff has made a decision to basically eliminate  programing for high achieving students. Under the Canadian model of education [Michael Fullan] class size and differentiated learning do not matter. Only the teacher matters - professional development is where money should be spent.

When the Local Control Funding Formula was implemented school districts were no longer "required" to teach curriculum that aligned with California State content standards and curriculum frameworks. It became a "recommendation" not a "requirement". As a result of LCFF, AB2313 Gifted and Talented repealed the States Requirement to fund programs for Gifted and Talented Students

At the November 16, 2016 BOT meeting Superintendent Vital stated on the record that District Staff "without Board Approval" made the unilateral decision to defund GATE and programing for high achieving students. At that time, Trustee Hatton-Hodson also expressed her opinion that research shows that class size and differentiated learning do not matter. 

Background:

CUSD BOT Meeting September 12, 2018 Agenda Item #30 Staff Presentation on GATE program

Board Agenda page 715

Board Audio at 2:27:49

Agenda Item #31 FIRST READING - Board Policy 6172 GATE Program

Board Agenda page 735

Board Audio at 3:21:57 

 

CUSDWatch Comment

"Management Resources" is a new addition to Board Policy in place of Legal References.

CUSD Staff cites CSBA (California School Boards Association) as a management resource for this Board Policy- Absolutely Not- that is a political advocacy organization that has no legal authority. CUSD staff is seeking to give them legal authority. 

STOP THIS IMMEDIATELY!

Agenda Item #19  AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES WITH CONSERVA TO PROVIDE SPANISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION AT CARL HANKEY K-5 INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ACADEMY IN 2018-2019

Cost: $19,056 Funded by Gift Funds

Board Agenda page 346

Board Audio at 5:23 Staff made a correction to this Item:

The Company name was misspelled through out the Item the name "Conserva" should be "Conversa"

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Approval of agreement for services with Conserva Conversa to provide Spanish language instruction to students at Carl Hankey International Baccalaureate (IB) Academy. Students at Carl Hankey K-5 IB Academy are required, being a Primary Years IB school in grades K-5, to receive instruction in a second language. Conserva Conversa has been providing this instruction at Carl Hankey for the past 4 years. Students receive 1, 30-minute class each week for 27 weeks. The estimated total expenditure for this agreement is $19,056 funded by site gift funds.

CUSDWatch Comment

The Board Report states that Conserva also provides after school enrichment programs at a number of District schools through the District’s partnership with Saddleback College. Conserva after-school classes can be found at:

Las Flores (no Conversa)

Don Juan Avila (no Conversa)

Del Obispo

Chaparral (no Conversa)

Tijeras Creek (No Conversa)

John Malcom (No Conversa)

Laguna Niguel

Ambuehl (No Conversa)

Oso Grande

Concordia (No Conversa)

 

Agenda Item #20  AMENDMENT TO DISCOVERY EDUCATION AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES FOR 2018-2019 AND 2019-2020

Cost: $188,500.00 Funded by the General Fund.

Board Agenda page

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Discovery Education has been providing professional development services for 11 schools in the District as part of a three-year $269,500 contract, beginning in 2017- 2018, to support teachers and principals in implementing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics instruction. 

Staff approached Discovery Education with the feedback and a recommendation to better align the training to staff need and to eliminate some features of the services. Discovery Education agreed to these changes and provided an amended contract that reduces the three-year contract commitment from $269,500 to $188,500. Costs for the contract are funded by general funds.

CUSDWatch Comment

This contract was entered into as part of an effort to "Re-Brand" seven under enrolled schools which the District calls "Capo Forward" schools.

This is an amendment to reduce services and the contract amount after feedback from teachers and principals found only portions of the service to be worthwhile.

Original Contract:

January 25, 2017 CUSD Board Meeting Agenda Item #18  Discovery Education Professional Development page 520 

Board Audio at 95:55

This is a $269,500 3 year contract for Professional Development Training in STEM.

Period 1- 2016-17 $93,500.00

Period 2 - 2017-18 $88,000.00 

Period 3- 2018-19 $88,000.00

Approval of a 3 year Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics professional development proposal from Discovery Education for 11 elementary schools. The sites being considered for this proposal are:

The 7 Capo Forward schools

Wood Canyon (Area 5)

Del Obispo (Area 6) 

Kinoshita (Area 6) 

RH Dana (Area 1)

Hidden Hills (Area 4)

Marblehead (Area 3)

Lobo (Area 3)

and

Wagon Wheel (Area 7)

Tijeras Creek (Area 7)

Laguna Niguel (Area 5) 

Bathgate  (Area 7)

Agenda Item #21  AGREEMENT FOR USE OF DOCUMENT TRACKING SERVICES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019

Cost $14,240.00

Board Agenda page 367

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

All school principals utilize Document Tracking Services web-based system for the completion of the SARC. District staff utilize Document Tracking Services for the completion of the SARC, LCAP and LCAP Federal Addendum.

Parent Advisory Committee Members 2018-2019

Agenda Item #22

LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR 2018-2019

Cost: None

Board Agenda page 373

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Ingrid Alfaro Kinoshita ES 

Amanda Armstrong Capo Valley HS

Catherine Arreguin Vista Del Mar MS Dana Hills HS 

Amanda Bloom Marblehead ES San Clemente HS Tesoro HS

Jayme Brittingham Don Juan Avila Middle Aliso Niguel High

Krista Castellanos Don Juan Avila MS

Kristen Curran-Sheehan Las Palmas ES

Stacy Fudge Bergeson ES

Marycruz Garcia Wood Canyon ES

Olympia Gomez Carona Hidden Hills ES Niguel Hills MS

Lea Johnson Malcom ES Marco Forster MS San Juan Hills HS

Kim Larson Las Palmas ES Bernice Ayer MS

Gretchen Malatesta Tesoro HS

Hilda Mireya Acosta Hidden Hills ES Niguel Hills MS

Brenda Nash

Marco Forster MS

Don Okula Aliso Niguel HS

Terry Otsuki Kwa Bernice Ayer MS

Stephanie Ramsey San Juan Hills HS

Susana Sarmiento San Juan ES

Tara Siegel Dana Hills HS

Vanessa Smrekar Malcom ES

Pam Tupy Oak Grove ES

Andrea Vandom Clawson Oak Grove ES

Malissa Watson Dana Hills HS 

Tamera Whitesides Viejo ES Newhart MS

Nasreen Zia Don Juan Avila ES

Agenda Item: #23  MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH WESTERN YOUTH SERVICES, INCORPORATED - MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Cost: None 

Board Agenda page 376

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To continue to receive services for the Alternatives for Suspension Program and the School Attendance Review Board the District and WYS must enter into an annual Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Approval of the Ratification of the MOU with Western Youth Serviceswould ensure that the essential support services they provide would continue.

Agenda Item #24  AMENDMENT TO STUDENT TEACHING AGREEMENT WITH UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

Board Agenda page 382

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Approval of Amendment to Student Teaching Agreement with University of California, Irvine. The Amendment to the 2012 Agreement with University of California, Irvine, effective September 1, 2018 and expiring upon 30 days written notice by either party, states during the school year, credential candidates will work with District teachers to fulfill practicum/fieldwork requirements to earn their credential. This amendment aligns the original amendment with updated California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements.

Agenda Item #25 APPROVAL OF HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AND ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT, STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES SALARY RECLASSIFICATION:

Cost: None

Board Agenda page 386

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Approval of the reclassification of High School Principal and Associate Superintendent, Student Support Services salaries retroactive to July 1, 2018. A prior recommendation to reclassify the salaries of these positions was approved on July 11, 2018, but the effective date of July 1, 2018 was not specifically stated in the recommendation. The cost of this one-time retroactive payment totals $1,055 from the general fund for High School Principals and $760 for Associate Superintendent, Student Support Services.

CUSD has eliminated Teaching Assistant Principals as part of the Management Team. They are now part of CUEA. 

CUSDWatch Comment 

Orange County Senator Predicts Financial Crisis in Public Schools 

"Capistrano Unified General Fund Deficits $967 per Capita"

"5 -year trend increase in salaries 22.8%. Increase in Benefits 27.9%"

" ...  but there are examples where a significant portion of [a] district's annual budget designed to serve today's students must be set aside to cover benefits for employees that served yesterday's students."

At CUSD 89.86% of the unrestricted budget goes to employee salaries- pensions and benefits".

See: CUSDWatch: CUSD & CUEA are Materially Increasing Compensation Without Public Disclosure

ETAPs and STAPs are discussed at the bottom of this article.

Agenda Item #26  SECOND READING - BOARD POLICY 4313, MANAGEMENT/ SUPERVISORY/ CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE DAYS 

Board Agenda page 387

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

CUSDWatch Comment

This policy has been amended to eliminate  "Teaching Assistant Principals (with administrative credential) and

Has added the position of Coordinator II

 

Agenda Item #27  SECOND READING - BOARD POLICY 4313, MANAGEMENT/ SUPERVISORY/ CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE DAYS

Board Agenda page 390

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CUSDWatch Comment Due to the growing number of Public Records Requests, CUSD has created a new position "Administrative Assistant, Legal Compliance". 

The Administrative Assistant, Legal Compliance will be placed on the Confidential Salary Schedule, Range 24. The total estimated fiscal impact of this agreement would range annually from $60,988 at Step 1 to $77,838 at Step 6 on the Confidential Salary schedule.  

 

Agenda Item #28  APPROVAL OF JOB DESCRIPTION – COORDINATOR, COUNSELING AND STUDENT SUPPORT

Cost $5,061 annually per person and will add 5 additional work days to employees work calendar.

Board Agenda page 394

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The duties assigned to the Lead Counselor are congruous to the Coordinator of Counseling position in a neighboring district. A review of services provided and needed in the current position indicate a need to consider closing the Lead Counselor position and creating a Coordinator, Counseling and Student Support position due to the increased oversight and responsibility.

CUSDWatch Comment

$1,000 per day for the additional 5 days of work is beyond amazing!

 

Agenda Item #29  EFFICIENCY PLAN RESTRUCTURE FOR THE HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Board Agenda page 398

Board Audio 5:40

Agenda Item #29 was revised by staff - the Revised Exhibit is in a handout at the back of the room.

Agenda Item #30  RESIGNATIONS/ RETIREMENTS/ EMPLOYMENT - CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES 

Board Agenda page 408

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

Agenda ITEM #31  RESIGNATIONS/ RETIREMENTS/ EMPLOYMENT - CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES 

Board Agenda page 434

THIS ITEM WAS PASSED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WITHOUT DISCUSSION

CUSDWatch Comment

6/5th Positions:

July 25, 2018 page 876: 4

August 22, 2018 page 505: 1

September 12, 2018 page 639: 117

October 10, 2018 page 438: 163

CUSDWatch:  CUSD spent $10 million on 6/5th teaching positions- The Public deserves an audit

 

CUSDWatch Comment

 

TAPS (Teaching Assistant Principals): 99

CUSD used to have two types of TAPs:

TAP I positions do not require an administrative credential. These are "teachers" who are part of CUEA... the teachers union aka Capistrano Unified Education Association. TAP I employees receive a stipend of $1,000 per year.

Tap II positions require an administrative credential. These people are part of CUMA- Capistrano Unified Management Association. CUMA members do not pay Union dues. TAP II employees receive a stipend of $2,000 per year.

The Board revised policy and there is now only one TAP and all are members of CUEA

See: CUSDWatch  CUSD & CUEA are Materially Increasing Compensation Without Public Disclsoure

 

CUSDWatch Comment  

Resignations/ Terminations

District Initiated: 1

Personal: 1

Other Employment: 6

Voluntary: 1

Approve Employment:

Teacher STEP A-1 ($53,444.00): 10

Teacher STEP D-11 ($89,899.00): 1

Counselor C-1 ($58,922.00): 1

Substitute Teachers ($105 per day): 57

6/5th Assignments ($10,705): 151

6/5th Assignments Special Education ($21,409.00): 13

Assignment Adjustments:

Teacher:

60% to 100%: 3

60% to 80%: 1

80%: 2

80% to 60%: 1

80% to 100%: 7

50% to 100%: 1

Teacher to TAP: 99

Approve Additional Assignments

Teach Saturday School – Multiple Sites ($33,075.00): 7

Kindergarten Assessments for Incoming Students – Multiple Sites ($3,640.00): 13

Serve on PBIS Committee – Arroyo Vista ($2,100.00): 7

Textbook Coordinator – Bathgate ($900): 1

Leadership Time for Level Planning Las Palmas ($2,700.00): 6

Grade Level Lead – San Juan  ($3,600.00) 6

Plan and Prep for Beginning of School – San Juan ($168.00): 1

Attend Write from the Beginning Training – San Juan ($240.00): 2

Teach Summer Academy  – San Juan ($280.00): 1

Attend Training – Tijeras Creek ($338.00): 13

Train New Yearbook Advisor – Marco Forster ($300.00): 1

Summer Academy for New Incoming Students – Vista Del Mar Middle ($875.00): 1

Link Crew – Capistrano Valley ($8,750.00): 2

After School Tutorial Teacher – San Clemente ($1,750.00): 1

PLC Revisions – Education Services ($1,750.00): 1

Facilitators for NGSS 101 Summer Learning Academy ($3,600.00): 5

Attend Publication PB Meeting ($30.00): 1 

Extended Day Kindergarten Committee Members – Education Services ($1,620.00): 3

Coaching Two Candidates in Administrative Induction Program – Induction ($18,480.00): 6

Coaching One Candidates in Administrative Induction Program – Induction ($16,940.00): 11

Serve on Induction CSTP Standard 2 Panel – Induction ($420.00): 2

Attend NGSS 101 Training - Professional Development ($8,464.00): 92

Attend Chromebook Training - Professional Development ($2,835.00): 27

Provide Extra Support for Psychologist – Special Education ($3,000.00): 1

Complete Initial Assessments – Special Education ($3,000.00): 1

Complete Summer Tri-Evaluations – Special Education ($300.00): 1

Assist with Assessments – Special Education ($2,700.00): 2

Teach Signing Exact English – Special Education ($1,620.00)

Immunization Compliance ($300.00): 1

Restorative Practices Training ($300.00): 8

Approve Co-Curricular Assignments $173,199.50

Approve ASB Funded Positions ($44,260.00)

Approve Leave of Absence: 1