AGENDA ITEM #3 Page 57 - 139 Independent Contractor, Professional Services, Field Service and Master Contract Agreements:
 
The Board Approved This Item As Part Of The Consent Calendar Without Any Discussion
 
  
at 26:26 Public Comment Dawn Urbanek re: Governing by 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."
The following Items should not have been placed onto the Consent Calendar: Agenda Item #1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 
 
CONTRACTS THAT SCHOUL HAVE BEEN PULLED FOR DISCUSSION
 
Trustee Hatton-Hodson is under investigation for Conflict of Interest and is required to disclose her business interests and recuse herself from voting on any contracts that may be a conflict. This District has received conflicting legal opinions. See Agenda Item #30. CUSD is under the impression that if they put every item on the consent calendar they no longer have an obligation to disclose potential conflicts of interest. Trustee Hatton- Hodson recused herself on Agenda Item #2 but failed to recuse herslf on this item.
 
page 67 The Flippin Group LLC - Conflict of Interest for Lynn Hatton-Hodson (Partner in Systems Leadership Collaborative)
 
page 76 Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP -Conflict of Interest Lynn Hatton-Hodson (Partner in Systems Leadership Collaborative)
 
page 78 James F Anderson Law Firm - Contract period January 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 asking for Board approval November 16, 2016 (11 months after contract period began - after the fact contract approval)
 
page 105 RM Systems This contract is after the fact - but it was an emergency repair.
 
page 108  The Regents of University of CA on behalf of the University of San Diego School of Medicine - Effective Date August 18, 2016 (after the fact contract approval)
 
page 123 Quintessential Learning Systems - Contract Expired June 30, 2016 - 5 months ago - asking for Board Approval of a Contract extension of an expired contract.

CUSD received a CTE Incentive Grant Fund of $1,636,733:

page 75 Telos Educational Services $7,000 for a Keynote Speaker for Professional Development Day "(Re)Defining the Goal: The True Path to Career Readiness in the 21st Century" Seems like such a waste of money when the CUSD still has no District Funded Art and Music for every K-3 student. 
Lots of money being spent on Professional Development and Technology.
 





 
Concerns:

1. Conflict of Interest:

Trustee Lynn Hatton -Hodson owns a company InnovateEd. InnovateEd is a partner in Systems Leadership Collaborative. Systems Leadership Collaborative is lead by ACSA, Fullan, InnovateEd, The Flippen Group and Fagen, Friedman and Fulfrost.

see: http://innovateed.com/systems-leadership-collaborative/

CUSD is executing contracts with the Flippin Group ($15,000 page 67) and Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost ($15,000 page 76)

 


2. CUSD received a $3,157,561 Educator Effectiveness Grant that was specifically mandated to be spent on Professional Development. Why is the Flippin Group Contract (Professional Development- Superintendent/Cabinet) being paid out of General Fund money?

3. Staff has a habit of coming to the Board for approval of contracts that have already been performed, or work has already been started (after-the-fact approval). What if the Board did not approve the Contract?

See the following Contracts:

page 76 Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost Contract started 6 weeks ago (dates October 1, 2016)
page 78 James F Anderson Law Firm MELLO-ROOS Contract for services starting January 1, 2016 (almost one year ago) Effective date is 11-17-16?  
page 104 Edupoint Educational Systems $13,750 The services under this contract (Technical Support and Training for Synergy Education Platform is a student data management system designed to improves IEP management and CALPADS reporting.) were performed October 10, 2016 thru November 11, 2016.  Also the signature is incorrect: The signature is singed as a representative of "San Juan Capistrano School District" not the "Capistrano Unified School District"  
page 105 R.M. Systems Incorporated $28,277.89 Emergency Fire Alarm repair at Niguel Hills Middle School October 13, 2016    
page 123 Quintessential School Systems $7,000 Contract Expired June 30, 2016 (5 months ago) - Staff is asking the Board to approve a contract "extension". 


4. CUSD received a CTE Incentive Grant Fund of $1,636,733:

page 75 Telos Educational Services $7,000 for a Keynote Speaker for Professional Development Day "(Re)Defining the Goal: The True Path to Career Readiness in the 21st Century"  Seems like such a waste of money when the CUSD still has no District Funded Art and Music for every K-3 student. 
Lots of money being spent on Professional Development and Technology.