|September 13, 2017 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #3 Purchase Orders, Commercial Warrants and Previously Approved Bids and Contracts.|
Purchase Orders: $20,568,348.03
Commercial Warrants: $11,870,006.35
PURCHASE ORDERS: $20,568,348.03
Dues and Memberships
CUSD spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on Dues and Memberships that have political pacs that advocate AGAINST taxpayer and student interests by competing for education dollars that have nothing to do with the actual education of students.
Thousands of dollars each month to ACSA (The Association of California School Administrators) an Organization that promotes Professional Development for Educators and is working to form a single Union of all Unions so that every individual engaged in Public Education will all be on the same side of the collective bargaining table. A $10,000 payment to ACSA Foundation is the basis of the Conflict of Interest Investigation into Trustee-Hatton Hodson and the reason she resigned. ACSA's Pac Advocacy Positions.
$20,100.00 to CSBA (California School Boards Association) also has advocacy positions that continue to promote political agendas such as redistribution of wealth and social justice and anti-charter school legislation.
Millions of dollars of education money that should go into the classroom are going to foundations and for-profit companies. The result is a continued decline in the academic performance of California students across all demographics.
CASH (Coalition for Adequate School Housing) is another organization that promotes spending education dollars on school facilities bonds and other things that benefit the building industry, again taking public education dollars out of the classroom. This is the organization that spearheaded Prop 51 School Facilities Bonds. 186 out of 206 school measures passed in the last election totaling over $50 billion in new property taxes for Californian's. Fortunately CUSD taxpayers did not approve Measure M, CUSD's $889 million dollar school facility bonds. Jerry Brown is not releasing these Bond funds because he knows the money will be wasted, and the size of the debt will bankrupt the State.
$4,663.00 of taxpayer money to go to a conference that will teach CUSD how to get more money out of taxpayers for the building trade.
Look at all the firms that gave money to promote Prop 51 Bonds
THANK YOU CONTRIBUTORS!
|ACSA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION|
|68||250930||ACSA Foundation for Education||8/18/17||1,875.40||page 51 of 998|
ACSA Foundation then spends that money on Political issues through its three political PACS:
ACSA - Issues Political Action Committee - "ACSA ISSUES PAC" = ID #972015
ACSA - Political Action Committee - "ACSA-PAC" = ID #842151
ACSA - ACSA Political Action Committee - "ACSAPAC" = ID #840154
Through ACSA's Political Pacs - you have taxpayer money being used to advocate for Union positions and Pay- To-Play For-Profit Companies.
Association of California School Administrators - Issues Political Action Committee - "ACSA ISSUES PAC" = ID #972015
This Pac spent $400,000 on Yes on Prop 51 - 55 - 58
CUSD is not supposed to be writing anymore checks to ACSA Foundation for Education. see: Scandal... The Untold Story Behind The Resignation of CUSD Trustee Lynn Hatton-Hodson
California’s Systems Leadership Collaborative led by ACSA, Fullan, InnovateEd, The Flippen Group, and Fagen, Friedman and Fulfrost is designed to help 15 districts from around the state successfully implement their LCAP. The main goal is to positively affect the classroom around student achievement.
Our vision and guiding principles: School district leaders can attain extraordinary results when they effectively apply the principles of systems leadership. This organizational development process will be facilitated and provide the research-based frameworks to define high-leverage actions together, as they can be difficult to accomplish without support. Collaboration – where leaders support and learn from each other – makes a difference.
Our purpose: The Systems Leadership Collaborative is premised upon the significant impact school district systems can have by successfully implementing their LCAP, with an emphasis on influencing next generation accountability to develop a culture of continuous improvement. Our work together will focus on research-based frameworks and proven leadership practices for building district capacity, including:
- Communicating a strategic focus
- Cultivating leadership capacity
- Establishing organizational support structures
- Engaging in data-driven decision-making
- Leading implementation planning and execution
- Developing a high-performing culture
Outcomes: This 10-month process will provide a systemic structure for school district teams achieve their goals with the help of experts who deeply understand systems implementation. District teams will also benefit from ongoing feedback and collaboration with other districts in their region. As a collaborative, we will shed light on the most important indicators of progress for districts as related to the eight state priorities, and share what actions have the most significant impact on district systems leading to successful implementation of the LCAP.
|FAGEN FREIDMAN FULFROST LLP|
|68||250745||Fagen Freidman Fulfrost||8/4/17||1,170.00||page 47 of 998|
COALITION FOR ADEQUATE SCHOOL HOUSING
|COALITION FRO ADEQUATE SCHOOL HOUSING|
|68||250944||Coalition for Adequate School Housing||8/18/17||1,400.00||page 52 of 998|
|68||251017||Coalition for Adequate School Housing||8/21/17||2,367.00||page 54 of 998|
PAY TO PLAY - Major Sponsor of Prop 51 School Bonds Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities, Initiative Statute
CASH donated $2,320,000 to YES on Prop 51 (There was no committee opposing this ballot measure that was able to raise enough money to reach the reporting threshold for this list)
Should school districts be funding this organization with taxpayer money?
The TCA Transportation Authority
|ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY|
|68||250711||OCTA||8/3/17||12,007.00||page 46 of 998|
This has been corrected. This is the OCTA not the TCA. This is for bus passes for Title 1 students.
Student Data Management Systems
CUSD spends millions of dollars on redundant student management systems.
|STUDENT DATA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE|
|68||250737||Aeries||8/3/17||36,544.50||page 46 of 998|
|68||251027||Aeries||8/23/17||104,952.00||page 54 of 998|
|68||250875||Voyager Sopris Learning||8/14/17||79,239.51||page 50 of 998|
|68||250737||Voyager Sopris Learning||8/14/17||85,000.00||page 50 of 998|
|68||250912||Voyager Sopris Learning||8/16/17||5,000.00||page 51 of 998|
|68||250957||Edgenuity||8/18/17||20,000.00||page 53 of 998|
|68||250960||Follett School Solution||8/18/17||815.63||page 53 of 998|
|68||250960||Follett School Solution||8/18/17||25,731.08||page 53 of 998|
|68||2511120||School Loop||8/23/17||79,760.00||page 58 of 998|
Why does CUSD need all of these data systems?
- Illuminate Education Cost $224,000 per year
- Cambium Learning Group
- Voyager Sopris
- Catapult Learning
- Edupoint Educational Systems
- Follett Aspen Student Information System
- Renaissance Learning
- Curriculum Associates
- Houghton Mifflin Company
- School Loop
Executive Search Firm Leadership Associates
|68||250707||Leadership Associates||8/3/17||17,050.00||page 46 of 998|
CUSD spends thousands of dollars with this firm every month.
Financial Consulting Firm- (Helped with all the Measure M Work)
|68||250746||Government Financial Strategies||8/4/17||1,170.00||page 47 of 998|
|68||250965||Government Financial Strategies||8/18/17||5,512.50||page 53 of 998|
CUSD spends thousands of dollars with this firm every month.
|68||250704||Atkinson Andelson Loya||8/3/17||11,061.41||page 46 of 998|
|68||250871||Orbach Huff Suarez & Henderson||8/4/17||18,833.42||page 49 of 998|
|68||250705||Collaborative Learning||8/3/17||18,000.00||page 46 of 998|
|FLEET MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS|
|68||250731||Zonar||8/3/17||62,276.72||page 46 of 998|
|68||250767||UPS||8/4/17||8,000.00||page 47 of 998|
|68||250767||US Postal Services||8/4/17||30,000.00||page 47 of 998|
|McGRAW HILL SCHOOL EDUCATION|
|68||250841||US Postal Services||8/4/17||1,543,030.87||page 49 of 998|
|COLLEGE and CAREER ADVANTAGE|
|68||250946||College and Career Advantage||8/18/17||318,000.00||page 49 of 998|
|DEPT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCE CONTROL|
|68||250953||Dept of Toxic Substance Control||8/18/17||5,285.00||page 52 of 998|
|MULTIPLE MEASURES LLC|
|68||251101||Multiple Measures||8/23/17||9,600.00||page 57 of 998|