September 12, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #3 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, FIELD SERVICE, AND MASTER CONTRACT AGREEMENTS

Trustees have not oversight over contracts.

Education Code § 17605 requires all delegated transactions entered into by delegated staff be reviewed by the governing board every 60 days.

This is a problematic policy because it is asking the Board to approve contracts AFTER they have already been executed. So in fact- the Board has no authority over what contract are entered into. It is a done deal by the time they rubber stamp the contract.

All of these contracts were passed on the Consent Calendar without any Board Discussion. 

 

General Fund

New Contract

FSA 1819107

Aliso Niguel High School Tennis Courts

Board Agenda page 62

Prosurface

Contract Period: 7-28-18 until completion

Estimated Expenditures: $29,980.00

Provide repairs and resurfacing to refurbish six tennis courts for the Aliso Niguel High School tennis facility.

CUSDWatch Comment

Shouldn't this come our of a facilities maintenance account rather than money for teaching and learning?

New Contract

ICA 1819115

Professional Development

 

Board Agenda page

Leverage Learning Group

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $2,200.00 

Provide professional training and learning opportunities around data driven instructional leadership

CUSDWatch Comment

CUSD receives GRANT FUNDS that must be spent on Professional Development. $5 million - General Fund money should be spent IN THE CLASS ROOM. CUSD engages in so much "Professional Development" that teachers are "Chronically Absent" from the classroom.

New Contract

ICA 1819117

Translation Services

Board Agenda page 93

Syntex Global

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $3,000.00

Provide translation and interpretation services

New Contract

ICA 1819118

Sacramento Lobbyist

 

Board Agenda page

Capitol Advisors Group, LLC

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $48,000.00

Provide legislative consulting, political analysis, administrative and regulatory guidance and advocacy services 

CUSDWatch Comment

No General Fund dollars should be used for this.

New Contract

ICA 1819119

Purchase Online Exams

Board Agenda page 97

Total Registration, LLC

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $15,000.00

Provide online access to purchase exams

CUSDWatch Comment 

A 3rd party Vendor that sells AP tests to taxpayers and requires students to provide personally identifiable information or they cannot register for the test.

Why is CUSD requiring AP Students to pay a premium to a 3rd party vendor to sign up for AP tests. These contracts are entered into and signed by school site Principals so that CUSD can pretend they have no control over them... and it is the Principal ALONE that decides what personally identifiable information will be collected. Some asked for Social Security numbers. Even College Board no longer requires that!

New Contract

ICA 1819120

Maintenance National Gas Fueling Station

 

Board Agenda page 101

Fueling and Services Technologies, Incorporated dba FASTECH

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $30,000.00

Provide preventative maintenance services for compressed natural gas fueling station

CUSDWatch Comment

Shouldn't this come our of a facilities maintenance account rather than money for teaching and learning?

New Contract

ICA 1819122

Student Address Verification

Board Agenda page 110

Nasario Solis

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $8,000.00

Provide student address verification services, including child welfare and attendance services, residency verification, truancy and disciplinary related services

New Contract

PSA 1819123

Labor to Wash Buses

Board Agenda page 112

Titan Detail, LLC

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $30,000.00

Labor to wash buses

CUSDWatch Comment

Shouldn't this come our of a facilities maintenance account rather than money for teaching and learning?

New Contract

ICA 1819126

Video Production

Board Agenda page 120

Jonathan Morgan Jenkins dba Performance Production Services

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $20,000.00

Provide video production services

CUSDWatch Comment

Produce a 7 segment film that will be used help demonstrate the immense value that CUSD brings to all of these 7 grouped communities it serves.

Location Segments include: (Drone Filming, On-Site Interviews with Principles, B-Roll, Hi Rez Site Photos)

Rancho Santa Margarita (Tesoro High School)

Ladera Ranch, Coto De Caza, Dove Canyon (Tesoro High School)

Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo High School)

Aliso Viejo & Laguna Niguel (Aliso Viejo High School)

Rancho Mission Viejo ( Capo Valley High School)

San Juan Capistrano ( San Juan Hills High School)

Dana Point (Dana Hills High School)

San Clemente (San Clemente High School)

Produce Superintendent “ New Year Greeting” 2019

CUSDWatch

Out of $135,000.00 spent on new contracts, only $11,000.00 really went to District wide beneficial and NECESSARY services- and not one penny went to actual teaching and learning... in the Opinion of CUSDWatch.

What do you think?

Contract Amendment

ICA 1819067

Professional Development

Board Agenda page

Thinking Maps, Incorporated

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Increase Contract Amount by: $25,264.37

Original Amount: $8,735.63

Amendment $25,264.34

Final Amount: $34,000.00

Provide professional development training and materials to District educators

CUSDWatch Comment

No General Fund dollars should be used for professional Development. The State provides millions of one time grant money for professional development. CUSD educators are pulled from class for professional development so often that they are, by definition "chronically absent"

Contract Amendment

ICA 1718001

Data Management System

Board Agenda page 190

Illuminate Education, Incorporated

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Increase Contract Amount by: $25,264.37

Original Amount: $235,000.00

Amendment $229,115.50

Final Amount: $464,115.50

Provide a comprehensive assessment delivery and data management system

CUSDWatch Comment

CUSD is spending millions of dollars on data management systems. By executive order, President Obama created a loophole in the FERPA law which allows 3rd party for profit companies to have access to a students personally identifiable data. 

CUSD actually has an "Application to Conduct Research" which allows CUSD to monetize student data.

 

 

 

 

Special Education

New Contract

PSA 1819109

Child Development

Board Agenda page 69

Rhysa Gianne Moreno SUH, DBA Rhysa Consulting Services

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $35,000.00

Provide mental health consultations services

New Contract

PSA 1819113

Mental Health Assessments

 

Board Agenda page 82

Brain Learning Psychological Corporation

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $22,500.00

Provide psycho-education, neuropsychological, educationally related mental health and functional behavioral assessments for District students

New Contract

PSA 1819114

Infant Hearing Assessments

 

Board Agenda page 86

Lisa A. Groves

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $3,000.00

Provide infant deaf and hard of hearing assessments

CUSDWatch Comment

Why does a K-12 School District pay for INFANT hearing assessments?

New Contract

ICA 1819116

Vision Assessments

Board Agenda page 92

Sara C. Seemayer

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $5,000.00

Provide vision assessment and direct vision service to District students

New Contract

ICA 1819124

Speech and Language Evaluations

 

Board Agenda page 114

Abby Rozenberg

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $7,200.00

Provide speech and language therapy services and independent evaluations to District students

Contract Amendment

ICA 1819025

Transportation for Special Needs Children

Board Agenda page 142

Bill Lane & Associates

Amend Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: -0-

Provide transportation escort services to District students attending residential treatment centers and non-public schools

Contract Amendment

ICA 1819084

Provide General Education Programs and Special Education Instruction

 

Board Agenda page 151

Speech and Language Development Center

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $-0-

Amend Rate Sheet Exhibit A with Revised Exhibit A-1

Provide general education programs and special education instruction

Contract Amendment

ICA 1819039

Professional Development Special Education 

Board Agenda page 200

Jessica Minahan

Contract Period 9-1-18 to 9-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $12,000

Provide a two-day development conference for private school representatives

Monday September 10, 2018 9:00 - 3:00

Tuesday September 11, 2018 9:00 - 3:00

Audience: Private School Representatives- School psychologists, intervention specialists, autism Specialists, SLPs, special education and general education K-12

Location: CUSD

Fee: $6,000 ($3,000 per day) + travel expenses

CUSD is responsible for copying Jessica Minahan's handouts for the presentation.

CUSDWatch Comment  

Is CUSD charging the Private School Representatives for this 2-day conference? If so how much? Is CUSD running a Professional Development Conference business?

 

CFD 98-2

New Contract

PSA 1819113

Geotechnical Testing Chaparral ES Playground

Board Agenda page 55

Ninyo and Moore Geotechnical and Environmental Sciences Consultants

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $7,683.00

Provide geotechnical, materials testing and specialty inspection services for Chaparral Elementary School Playground Modernization

 

CFD 87-1

New Contract

ICA 1819110

Aliso Niguel High School STEM Building

Board Agenda page 72

Placeworks Incorporated

Contract Period: 8-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $9,328.00

Provide environmental documentation for Aliso Niguel High School STEM building

CUSDWatch Comment

What environmental documentation? $10,000 to state that this project is exempt from providing environmental documentation.

at page 73

CEQA Notice of Exemption

We believe that the proposed project at Aliso Niguel High School may also be exempt from CEQA under a Class 14 (Minor Additions to Schools) exemption, CEQA Guidelines Section 15314. The proposed STEM building would add 8 lab rooms to the school, and labs are not considered to increase the school’s capacity.

We will review the proposed project to confirm that the project fits in an exemption class and determine if any of the exceptions apply. If the project qualifies for an exemption, we will prepare a Notice of Exemption (NOE) and brief supporting documentation. If the project does not qualify for some reason, we will need to review options with District staff and identify an appropriate path.

 

CFD 98-1A

New Contract

PSA 1819125

Palisades Elementary School Modernization Program

Board Agenda page 117

School Facility Consultants

Contract Period: 7-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $9,750.00

Provide coordination of California Department of Education Plan approval and School Facility Program Funding application for Palisades Elementary School Modernization project

 

 

 

Redevelopment Agency Mission Viejo

New Contract

ICA 1819111

Provide environmental documentation for Newhart Middle School STEM project

 

Board Agenda page 77

Placeworks Incorporated

Contract Period: 8-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $9,328.00

Provide environmental documentation for Newhart Middle School STEM project

CUSDWatch Comment

What environmental documentation? $10,000 to state that this project is exempt from providing environmental documentation.

at page 79

CEQA Notice of Exemption

We believe that the proposed project at Aliso Niguel High School may also be exempt from CEQA under a Class 14 (Minor Additions to Schools) exemption, CEQA Guidelines Section 15314. The proposed STEM building would add 8 lab rooms to the school, and labs are not considered to increase the school’s capacity.

We will review the proposed project to confirm that the project fits in an exemption class and determine if any of the exceptions apply. If the project qualifies for an exemption, we will prepare a Notice of Exemption (NOE) and brief supporting documentation. If the project does not qualify for some reason, we will need to review options with District staff and identify an appropriate path.

 

 

Deferred Maintenance

New Contract

PSA 1819121

Geotechnical Testing Chaparral ES Playground

Board Agenda page 108

Kitchell CEM, Incorporated

Contract Period: 8-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $15,000.00

Provide a single page interactive dashboard to display 2017 facilities conditions assessment data

Develop a single page interactive dashboard that graphically displays the 2017 Facilities Conditions Assessment data.  This interactive dashboard can be sorted by school, priority of the work and the type of work.    The dashboard will be branded with the District logo and colors and will be made available for placement on the District website.  Our scope will include two draft reviews and subsequent revision cycles before a final dashboard is provided.  An allowance has been provided below to work with the Capo USD IT staff to place the dashboard on the website as the actual scope at the time of our proposal is unknown.   

Fee:    Our total proposed fee for this effort is $15,000 as outlined below.

Development of Dashboard (two draft reviews and revision cycles) ‐ $12,500

Allowance – Work with Capo USD IT to place dashboard on website ‐ $2,500

 

Developer Fees

New Contract

PSA 1819131

Construction Management

Board Agenda page 

TELACU Construction Management, Incorporated

Contract Period: 8-1-18 to 6-30-19

Estimated Expenditures: $24,999.00

Provide construction management services