September 12, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #1 DONATION OF FUNDS AND EQUIPMENT

Board Agenda

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. 

Bathgate Elementary School

TIAA $15,000 for a STEM Lab

Who is TIAA?

Discovery Science Center $330.00 Discovery Science Center

Discovery Science Center itself relies on fundraising and donations to fund its operations.It has a foundation, but it has a Foundation... Discovery Science Center Foundation focuses its outreach and donation efforts in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial Counties. 

They only make donations to federally-licensed 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organizations.

DSF’s customary donation is a family 4 pack of tickets for the purposes of fundraising. These tickets are valid during normal operating hours and will expire approximately six months from the date of the event

Only one request per non-profit organization will be accepted every calendar year.

 Bernice Ayer Middle School

City of San Clemente $6,985.00 Intervention Program

Is it appropriate for City's to use taxpayer money to gift a program to one school in City  without giving the same gift to all schools with inn the City. 

Do voters need to approve this?

Las Flores Elementary School

Las Flores PTA $3,082.80 Meet the Masters

Art is a "core" educational program that must be funded by District funds, not one time money.

Moulton Elementary School

RMIQ Foundation $10,000 Technology and Instructional Aid Salary

Employee Compensation; an on-going expense, should be funded by the District.

San Clemente High School

The San Clemente High School Education Foundation $294,00 Freshman Focus Program

A trained SCHS teacher meets individually with freshman students and their parents to identify college goals and develop a four year curriculum plan that will qualify the student for admission if satisfactorily completed. Last year, 120 students took advantage of this free service.

Hours of Operation – Meetings are by appointment after school

This program is designed for accelerated freshman and their families.  Counseling sessions are held in Little Theater Office 5.  Parents and the student are to attend the session.

Contact Person – Patrick O’Rouke

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The San Clemente High School Education Foundation $4,872.00 AP/IB Exam Prep 

SCEF funds after school review seminars in all subjects to fully prepare students for national and international testing in 24 advanced subjects.

Scheduled in April by individual Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate teachers.  Sessions take place after school.

AP and IB subjects require passage of a year-end test for the student to receive program and college credit for the subject. Prior to the test, SCHS’ AP and IB teachers conduct after school review sessions to maximize their students’ preparedness. SCEF funds the cost of teachers’ participation.

The San Clemente High School Education Foundation $2,604.00 School Use as Needed

The San Clemente High School Education Foundation $7,140 Sophomore College Counseling

Academic Advisors meet individually with students and their parents after school by appointment to review college GPA requirements, curriculum requirements, volunteer requirements and other factors needed for college admissions success.

Hours of Operation – This program takes place after school into the evenings by appointment starting in January.  

It is designed for mid GPA sophomores.

Parents and students meet with our Academic Advisors to develop a college plan.

Contact Person – Stephanie Brizeno

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The San Clemente High School Education Foundation $23,700 4-year Freshman Plan

A trained SCHS teacher meets individually with freshman students and their parents to identify college goals and develop a four year curriculum plan that will qualify the student for admission if satisfactorily completed. Last year, 120 students took advantage of this free service.

Hours of Operation – Meetings are by appointment after school

This program is designed for accelerated freshman and their families.  Counseling sessions are held in Little Theater Office 5.  Parents and the student are to attend the session.

Contact Person – Patrick O’Rouke

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The San Clemente High School Education Foundation $30,283 After School Tutorial Program

SCEF funds twice weekly after school tutorial sessions of two hours duration, staffed by SCHS teachers covering all the major academic subjects. Each year, over 10,000 hours of tutorial are provided at no cost to the students.

Hours of Operation – Monday and Wednesday from 3-5 in the Library

Open for all grades and subject matter

Contact Person – Allison Shick

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Vista Del Mar Elementary School

Vista Del Mar PTA $1,000.00 Meet the Masters

Art is a "core" educational program that must be funded by District funds, not one time money.

CUSD has a statutory and constitutional obligation to fund all Core Educational programs as identified in Education Code Section 51210 and 51220. 

Grade K-6

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Health
  • Physical Education

Grade 7-12

  • English
  • Social Sciences
  • Foreign Language
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Applied ARts
  • CTE
  • Driver Education 

CUSD relies on fundraising and donations to pay for art - music and science- PE - class size reduction- teachers salaries and release time- instructional aids - technology. 

THE ONLY THING CUSD PAYS FOR IS EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION

Using one-time money to pay for on-going core educational programs creates wealth based inequities within the district that violate the Civil rights of students. Students whose parents cannot fundraise for these programs go without. 

When parents are forced to fundraise for core educational programs that the district is constitutionally and statutorily obligated to provide (year after year... after year), it becomes a tax upon the public. A new tax for a service that the State/District is already constitutionally obligated to provide. Such taxation is a "Double Tax" and is "taxation without representation".