BOARD ACTION
AGENDA ITEM #1 Donations of Funds and Equipment page 1
 
The Board Approved This Item As Part Of The Consent Calendar Without Any Discussion
 
Fundraising for teachers salaries and salary increases is a violation of AB 1575.
 
Public Comment re: Governing by Consent Calendar:
at 26:26 Dawn Urbanek 
 
"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."
 
The following items should not have been on the Consent Calendar: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 27,
 
The CUSD Staff and Superintendent have started putting every Agenda Item on the Consent Calendar because it makes District business much less transparent and it protects Trustees who have a conflict of interest from having to recuse themselves on a vote of an Agenda Item buried in the Consent Calendar.
 
CUSD relies on fundraising and donations (one-time money) to pay for staff salaries, core educational programs like art, music, science, and many other items that are on-going expenses and should be part of the District's annual budget.

Relying on fundraising and donations to pay for staff salaries and core educational programs creates wealth based inequities in the quality of education that students receive within the district, and is a violation of Assembly Bill 1575. 

Every student is entitled to DISTRICT FUNDED Art, Music and Science Programs that align with minimum state mandated Content Standards and Curriculum Frameworks, and is taught by a properly credentialed teacher.

Sources:

ACLU Know Your Rights A Free Public Education: https://www.aclusocal.org/cases/doe-v-california/school-fees/

Assembly Bill 1575: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB1575

CDE Fiscal Management Advisory regarding pupil fees, deposits and other charges: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/lr/fm/

Fundraising for Core Educational Programs - Citizens Presentation to the CUSD Board of Trustees January 27, 2016 Agenda Item #5

Slide Presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/DawnUrbanek/fundraising-for-core-educational-programs

Agenda: http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1262503101751/5233370917763515617.pdf

Board Audio: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/boardaudio/1-27-16/CUSDBoardMeeting.January.27.2016.mp3 at 2:28:0 to 2:47:45

 

The donations highlighted in yellow are illegal because they create wealth based inequities within the Capistrano Unified School District