Board Audio http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/audio2016-17/CUSDBoardMeeting.Dec.14.2016.mp3 at 80:34 (1 hour 20 minutes 34 seconds)
This Item was passed on Consent without discussion.
There were no Blue Cards
There were no Trustee comments
Total Donations $312,469.09
Comment CUSDWatch Dawn Urbanek
I have stood before this Board many times and explained that it is illegal for CUSD to rely on fundraising and donations (one-time money) to pay for staff salaries, core educational programs like art, music, science (on-going expenses). Core educational programs must be funded by the District because they have a Constitutional obligation to provide EVERY student with an equal opportunity to achieve a quality education. 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.
I pulled 11 Items at this one meeting and should have pulled this item as well. The illegal donations are highlighted below.
ACLU Know Your Rights A Free Public Education: https://www.aclusocal.org/cases/doe-v-california/school-fees/
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
Board Audio: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/boardaudio/1-27-16/CUSDBoardMeeting.January.27.2016.mp3 at 2:28:0 to 2:47:45