Count 16

Fundraising for Visual And Performing Arts 

By law, every school district in the State of California is mandated to offer and fund a visual and performing arts curriculum for every student in grades K-12. In grades 1 - 6, the law requires a district to offer two visual and performing arts classes at each elementary school site. The Capistrano Unified School District is no longer funding a K-3 Primary Music Program for all students in grades 1-6. The Capistrano Unified School District is no longer funding an art program for every student in grades 1-6. The District has cut art and music programs, and is relying on fundraising and donations to pay for art and music. Those schools that are unable to fundraise have no art and/or music. This creates inequities in the quality of education a student receives within the District. As a result, the Capistrano Unified School District is in violation of the following laws and Board Policies:

Governing Laws:

US Constitution:

14th Amendment to the United States Constitution Section 1 - Equal Protection Clause

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title IX, Part A, Section 9101 (1)(D)(11)

Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, Sec.1111.State Plans (b) Challenging State Academic Standards (c) Subjects - 

National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) Arts Assessment 1997 - National Standards for the arts include standards for dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.

California Constitution:  

Article 9 Section 5 - Free School Guarantee

Article 1 Section 7 and Article 4 Section 16 - Equal Protection Clause

Education Code Sections:

51210 (e)- Mandated minimum state curriculum for grades 1-6 - visual and performing arts 

51220 (g) - Mandated minimum state curriculum for grades 7-12 - visual and performing arts

51225.3 - Academic subjects required for graduation from high school- one year of visual or performing art (dance, music, theatre, or visual art) or a year of foreign language.

60605.1 - requires the State Board of Education to adopt content standards in visual and performing arts.

8810 - 8819.5 Defines the "arts" to include four disciplines of dance, drama and theatre, music, and visual arts as defined by the state's adopted curriculum framework for visual and performing arts.

8820 - Inclusion of Arts in the School Curriculum

8950 - California State Summer School for the Arts

Code of Regulations Title 5 Section 350 - Fees not permitted

Bylaws of the Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees 

9000 - Roles of the Board- Powers and Responsibilities

9271 - Code of Ethics

Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustee Policies:

0410 Philosophy - Goals - Objectives and Comprehensive Plans - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities

0420.1 Philosophy - Goals - Objectives and Comprehensive Plans - School-Based Program Guidelines

1000 Community Relations - Concepts and Roles

1020 Community Relations - Youth Services

1100 Community Relations - Communication with the Public

1160 Community Relations - Political Process

1230 Community Relations - School Connected Organizations

1321 Community Relations- Solicitation of Funds From and By Students

3260 Business and Non-instructional Operations - Student Fees

3290 Business and Non-Instructional Operations - Gifts, Grants and Bequests.

3291 Business and Non-Instructional Operations - Gifts to School Personnel 

5180 Students - Nondiscrimination

6142.6 Instruction - Visual and Performing Arts Education

6143 Instruction - Courses of Study

6145 Instruction - Extracurricular and Co-curricular Activities

6145.5 Instruction - Student Organizations and Equal Access

Why The District Must Offer and Fund A Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum for Every Student

1.      Every student has a fundamental right to a quality education.

"Education is essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people" - California Constitution Article 9, Section 1

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SECTION 1.  A general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence being essential to the preservation of   the rights and liberties of the people, the Legislature shall encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural improvement.

2.      A "quality education" has been defined by the Courts to be:

"... opportunity to obtain high quality staff, program expansion and variety, beneficial teacher-pupil ratios and class sizes, modern equipment and materials, high-quality buildings." 

[SERRANO v. PRIEST II (1976) Cal. 3d 728]
Substantial disparities in expenditures per pupil among school districts cause and perpetuate substantial disparities in the quality and extent of availability of educational opportunities. For this reason the school financing system before thecourt fails to provide equality of treatment to all the pupils in the state. Although an equal expenditure level per pupil inevery district is not educationally sound or desirable because of differing educational needs, equality of educational opportunity requires [18 Cal.3d 748] that all school districts possess an equal ability in terms of revenue to provide students with substantially equal opportunities for learning. The system before the court fails in this respect, for it gives high-wealth districts a substantial advantage in obtaining higher quality staff, program expansion and variety, beneficial teacher-pupil ratios and class sizes, modern equipment and materials, and high-quality buildings.

3.     California Education Code Section 51210 defines the minimum mandated course offerings that Districts must provide to all students in grades 1-6: 

51210. (a) The adopted course of study for grades 1 to 6, inclusive, shall include instruction, 
beginning in grade 1 and continuing through grade 6, in the following areas of study:
(1) English, including knowledge of, and appreciation for literature and the language, as well
as the skills of speaking,reading, listening, spelling, handwriting, and composition.
(2) Mathematics, including concepts, operational skills, and problem solving.
(3) Social sciences, drawing upon the disciplines of anthropology, economics, geography,
history, political science, psychology, and sociology, designed to fit the maturity of the pupils.
Instruction shall provide a foundation for understanding the history, resources, development, and
government of California and the United States of America; the development of the American economic
system, including the role of the entrepreneur and labor; the relations of persons to their human
and natural environment; eastern and western cultures and civilizations; contemporary issues; and
the wis use of natural resources.
(4) Science, including the biological and physical aspects, with emphasis on the processes of
experimental inquiry an on the place of humans in ecological systems.
(5) Visual and performing arts, including instruction in the subjects of dance, music, theatre,
and visual arts, aimed at the development of aesthetic appreciation and the skills of creative
expression. (emphasis added)
(6) Health, including instruction in the principles and practices of individual, family, and
community health.
(7) Physical education, with emphasis upon the physical activities for the pupils that may be
conducive to health and vigor of body and mind, for a total period of time of not less than 200 minutes
each 10 schooldays, exclusive of recess and the lunch period.
(8) Other studies that may be prescribed by the governing board.

4.      In Do v. Albany [Doe v. Albany Unified School District 190 CalApp 4th (5)] the Appellate Court held that California Education Code Section 51210 imposed a mandatory duty on school districts to include the adopted course of study as their minimum core educational requirements. 

(5) "We conclude section 51210, subdivision (g) imposes a mandatory duty on school districts to 
included in an adopted course of study for grades one to six physical education for a total period
of not less than 200 minutes each 10 schooldays. Although one might reasonably question the wisdom
of the Legislature micromanaging the state's education system by mandating that schools throughout
the state, regardless of circumstances, provide a minimum physical education requirement, that is
nevertheless precisely what the Legislature has done. It is not for this court to second-guess the
Legislature in this regard. 

5.    As a matter of law; under Do v. Albany, Education Code Section 51210 imposes a mandatory duty on school districts to provide a visual and performing arts curriculum to all students in grades 1 - 6.

6.     California Education Code Section 51220 defines the minimum mandated course offerings that Districts must provide to all students in grades 7-12: 


51220. The adopted course of study for grades 7 to 12, inclusive, shall offer courses in the following
areas of study: (a) English, including knowledge of and appreciation for literature, language, and composition, and
the skills of reading, listening, and speaking. (b) (1) Social sciences, drawing upon the disciplines of anthropology, economics, geography,
history, political science,psychology, and sociology, designed to fit the maturity of the pupils.
Instruction shall provide a foundation for understanding the history, resources, development, and
government of California and the United States of America; instruction in our American legal system,
the operation of the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems, and the rights and duties of
citizens under the criminal and civil law and the State and Federal Constitutions; the development
of the American economic system, including the role of the entrepreneur and labor; the relations of
persons to their human and natural environment; eastern and western cultures and civilizations; human
rights issues, with particular attention to the study of the inhumanity of genocide, slavery, and the
Holocaust, and contemporary issues. (2) For purposes of this subdivision, genocide may include the Armenian Genocide. The
"Armenian Genocide" means the torture,starvation, and murder of 1,500,000 Armenians, which included
death marches into the Syrian desert, by the rulers of the Ottoman Turkish Empire and the exile of
more than 500,000 innocent people during the period from 1915 to 1923, inclusive. (c) Foreign language or languages, beginning not later than grade 7, designed to develop a facility
for understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the particular language. (d) Physical education, with emphasis given to physical activities that are conducive to health and
to vigor of body and mind, as required by Section 51222. (e) Science, including the physical and biological aspects, with emphasis on basic concepts,
theories, and processes of scientific investigation and on the place of humans in ecological systems,
and with appropriate applications of the interrelation and interdependence of the sciences. (f) Mathematics, including instruction designed to develop mathematical understandings, operational
skills, and insight into problem-solving procedures. (g) Visual and performing arts, including dance, music, theater, and visual arts, with emphasis upon
development of aesthetic appreciation and the skills of creative expression. (Emphasis Added) (h) Applied arts, including instruction in the areas of consumer and homemaking education,
industrial arts, general business education, or general agriculture. (i) Career technical education designed and conducted for the purpose of preparing youth for gainful
employment in the occupations and in the numbers that are appropriate to the personnel needs of the state and the community served and relevant to the career desires and needs of the pupils. (j) Automobile driver education, designed to develop a knowledge of the provisions of the Vehicle
Code and other laws of this state relating to the operation of motor vehicles, a proper acceptance of
personal responsibility in traffic, a true appreciation of the causes, seriousness, and consequences
of traffic accidents, and to develop the knowledge and attitudes necessary for the safe operation of
motor vehicles. A course in automobile driver education shall include education in the safe operation
of motorcycles. 
(k) Other studies as may be prescribed by the governing board.
 

7.    As a matter of law; under Do v. Albany, Education Code Section 51220 imposes a mandatory duty on school districts to provide a visual and performing arts curriculum to all students in grades 7 - 12.

8.   The Capistrano Unified School District has a mandated duty under California Education Code sections 51210 and 51220 to fund a visual and performing arts curriculum for every student in the District.

9.    The "Free School Guarantee" of the California Constitution requires the State to provide a "Free" and "Equal" opportunity for all students to achieve a quality education.

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 5.  The Legislature shall provide for a system of common schools by which a free school shall be 
kept up and supported in each district at least six months in every year, after the first year in which
a school has been established.
Code of Regulations, Title 5 Section 350 Fees Not Permitted 
A pupil enrolled in a school shall not be required to pay any fee, deposit, or other charge not specifically authorized by law.

10.     Since 2006 the Capistrano Unified School District has been forced to cut $152 million dollars from it's budget due to a reduction in funding from the State of California. As part of those reductions, in 2009-10 defendant Capistrano Unified School District eliminated or reduced many programs to utilize categorical flexibility. Art and Music block grants were eliminated.

11.     The Capistrano Unified School District is relying on gifts and donations to fund it's visual and performing arts curriculum (a core educational program that is mandated by the State to be part of a minimal course of study that is required for students to achieve a quality education). Relying on fundraising and donations to fund a State mandated core educational program creates inequities within the District based on the wealth and ability of an individual school to raise funds. Such wealth based inequities violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution; and Article 1 §7 and Article 4 §16 of the California Constitution, commonly known as the Equal Protection laws of the California Constitution.

Amendment XIV of the US Constitution
Section 1.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens
of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which
shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive
any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its
jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws 
CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 1  DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SEC. 7. (a) A person may not be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law or
denied equal protection of the laws..."

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 4 LEGISLATIVE SEC. 16. (a) All laws of a general nature have uniform operation. (b) A local or special statute is invalid in any case if a general statute can be made applicable.

12.   The California Constitution gives education funding a unique priority above all other state funding obligations by requiring:

 "from all state revenues there shall first be set apart the monies to be applied by the State for support of the public school system..." Cal. Const. art. XVI, §8. (Emphasis added)

13.   The State Legislature has a constitutional mandate supported by case law, to provide every student (irrespective of their individual wealth, race or ethnicity) with a "...substantially equal opportunity to achieve a quality education." Equality of educational opportunity requires that all school districts possess an equal ability in terms of revenue to provide students with substantially equal opportunities for learning.  As a matter of law- all students in CUSD are entitled to a District funded visual and performing arts curriculum. The Capistrano Unified School District is legally mandated to fund art and music for every student.

14.   A  Visual and Performing Arts curriculum must be provided to all students in grades 1-12. California Department of Education Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools K - 12

IT IS THE LAW! 

15.      The law requires the District to fund a basic arts education program in two or more arts disciplines at every school site. Capistrano Unified School District is currently in violation of this law; and must include in its annual budget, the cost of a Primary Music Program for all students in grades 1-3, and an art program for all students in grades 1-6 at every elementary school site.

 

16.    CUSD is in violation of BP 9000(a) and (b) - Bylaws of the Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees "Role of the Board: Powers & Responsibilities"

The Board of Trustees' primary goal is to provide each student with an education of the highest quality. This goal shall be the basic factor motivating the Board's execution of its powers and duties.
(cf. 0000- Philosophy, Goals,Objectives and Comprehensive Plans)
The Board is responsible for the general control and direction of education in the District and is empowered to carry on and finance any program or activity that is not in conflict with, inconsistent with, or preempted by law. (Education Code 35160) This broad authority shall be exercised in accordance with the State and Federal Constitutions, laws and regulations (emphasis added).
Judicial Functions
The Board believes that school employees and members of the public have the right to a hearing and resolution of grievances, complaints and criticisms. In order to maintain positive personnel and public relations, the Board, convened, shall serve as a body of appeal for grievances, complaints and criticisms in accordance with Board policies and negotiated employee agreements

17.    CUSD is in violation of BP 9271 - Bylaws of the Board - "Code of Ethics"

In all actions as a school Board member, the member's first commitment is to the well-being of our youth. His/her primary responsibility is to every student in the District.
Board members also have other major commitments to:
- The Community. Each Board member is responsible to all residents of the District and not solely to those who elected him/her; nor solely to any organization to which he/she may belong, or which may have supported his/her election.
- Individuals. Each Board member has a direct concern for every individual in the community. As an integral part of his/her duties, he/she represents the authority and responsibility of government. This authority must be exercised with as much care and concern for the least influential as for the most influential member of the community.
- Laws, Policies. Each Board member must be aware of, and comply with, the constitutions of the State and the Nation, the Education Code of the State of California, and other laws pertaining to public education, and the established policies of the District.
- Encourage ideas and opinions from residents of the District and endeavor to incorporate community views into the deliberations and decisions of the Board.
- Promote and participate actively in a concerted program of timely exchange of information with all District residents, parents/guardians, employees and students.

18.    CUSD is in violation of Board Policy 0410 "Philosophy - Goals - Objectives and Comprehensive Plans - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities"

The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education.

19.    CUSD is in violation of Board Policy 0420.1 "Philosophy - Goals- Objectives and Comprehensive Plans - School Based Program Guidelines"

"... it shall be the district's policy to develop management systems to support and monitor school compliance with federal, state and District regulations..."
"Each school-Based Coordinated Plan will include .. the following State Curriculum Frameworks ..."
e. Visual and Performing Arts

20.    CUSD is in violation of Board Policy 1000 "Community Relations - Concepts and Roles"

School Community relations cannot merely be described as a process of reporting and interpreting, but rather can be characterized as a partnership in pursuit of excellence. It is a Partnership in which community members, educators, and other school personnel perform their respective roles in view of the best interests of schools, and most importantly, the students. 

The interest of students are not served by denying students of their fundamental right to art and music so that funding for art and music can instead be used to pay for increased compensation for employees.

21.    CUSD is in violation of Board Policy 1020 "Community Relations - Youth Services"

How is the District serving students in the poorest areas by denying them art and music because they are without the means to fundraise for these programs?

22.    CUSD is in violation of Board Policy 1100 "Community Relations - Communication with the Public"

The District encourages the dissemination of information to members of the media, and the media representatives are encouraged to attend meetings of the Board of Trustees.

Despite the longest economic recovery in our nations history; despite record high revenues at the State level, the District continues to perpetuate a fraud upon the public, encouraging the public to believe that staff is underpaid and over-worked, and that the District lacks sufficient funding to pay for core educational programs and staffing needs. The District continues to encourage (and budgets) one time fundraising revenues for on-going expenses like art and music, science, class size reduction, employee compensation, staff development and teacher release time. Trustees have a fiduciary duty to inform the public about the State's new funding law, and it's effect on the quality of education students receive.

As an example-

By failing to offer a district funded art and music program for every student in grades 1-6, the District is in violation of the US Constitution, the State Constitution, Ed Code and 16 Board Policies- yet as a member of the Public the time to present these concerns to the Board is limited to 3 minutes, and there cannot be any direct dialog with the Board. The public is left to hope that this Board will do what it is legally required to do, now that this issue has been raised, or the only recourse the public has is to file a formal complaint or sue to enforce the law.

It is the Board of Trustees that should have raised this issue and made sure that it is the District that budgets sufficient funding for the cost of all state mandated core educational programs. If the District lacks sufficient funding to pay for core programs then it is the responsibility of this District to file a budget with a negative certification and seek relief from the State. CUSD just filed a budget requesting a positive certification after giving employees substantial compensation increases while denying students their right to core educational programs. Such action constitutes a breach of fiduciary duty. It is the responsibility of the Board to represent the interests of taxpayers and students in all matters before the Board.

23.    CUSD is in violation of Board Policy 1160 "Community Relations - Political Process"

As elected representatives of the people, the Governing Board believes it has a duty to actively advocate goof fiscal and public policy that impacts K-12 education. Board members are responsible for studying and articulating the community's educational needs. This responsibility includes that of lobbying at the state and national levels and informing members of the community about these activities.

Trustee's have a fiduciary duty to students and taxpayers in all matters before the Board. They have a duty to ensure that all core educational programs are funded by the District before there are any increases in employee compensation. If the District is not receiving sufficient funding from the State to adequately fund a quality education for all students, then the District must file a budget and request a negative certification. The District cannot deprive students of their fundamental right to a art and music so that those funds can be spent on employee compensation increases. Trustees have a legal duty to inform the public about a State Law that is in violation of both Federal and State laws so that the public can force change through the election process.

24.    CUSD Board Policy 1230 Community Relations School Connected Organizations

Any and all funds raised for any school or District-related activity must meet the District's policies on student fees.
Under no circumstances shall school connected organizations or their individual members hire a person to be a district employee or pay any District employee directly. Any funds received for the purpose of funding extracurricular positions shall be paid to the District, which will in turn hire the personnel and pay the appropriate wage or stipend.
The Board encourages school-connected organizations to consider the impact of fundraising activities on the overall school and District program. Funds may not be used to create inequities in core academic programs and are meant to supplement and enrich existing programs. Activities by school-connected organizations shall not conflict with the law, Board policies, administrative regulations, or rules of the sponsoring school.



 

25.    CUSD is in violation of Board Policy 1321 "Community Relations - Solicitation of Funds From and By Students."

All Solicitations

Whether solicitations are made on behalf of the school or on behalf of another charitable organization, the Board particularly desires that no student shall be made to feel uncomfortable or pressured to provide funds. Staff is expected to emphasize the fact that donations are always voluntary. No student shall be barred from an activity because they did not participate in fundraising. Teachers may not solicit donations of materials or supplies from students for credit towards their grades.

Many PTA's offer special rewards for students who participate in fundraising activities. This practice in itself means those students who did not participate in the fundraising activity are excluded from the pizza party, or other reward. The PTA should not have the right to pull students from class to participate in a special event as a reward for participating in a fundraising activity. Such conduct violates BP 1321.

26.    CUSD is in violation of BP 3290 "Business and Non-Instructional Operation - Gifts, Grants and Bequests"

If schools wish to augment District-funded positions, it will be permissible to seek donations from parents/guardians or private donors. Gift money will be accepted for stipend payment for co-curricular activities but will not be accepted to pay for the primary employment of employees.

27.    CUSD is in violation of BP 3291 "Business and Non-Instructional Operation - Gifts to School Personnel"

It is the goal of Capistrano Unified School District to provide equitable and high quality educational services and experiences to all students free of charge.To this end , neither the district nor its employees shall expect or accept gifts as a condition for providing educational services to any of their students.

28.    CUSD is in violation of BP 5180 "Students - Nondiscrimination"

The Governing Board shall ensure equal opportunities for all students in admission to academic courses, guidance and counseling programs. Athletic programs, testing procedures, vocational education and other activities.

 

29.    CUSD is in violation of BP 6142.6 "Instruction - Visual and Performing Arts Education"

The State of California recognizes the visual and performing arts as a core curriculum and has established the Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools, 2004 to ensure comprehensive educational programs. A visual and performing arts education includes a sequential, standards-based curriculum in dance, music, theater and visual arts, based on the California Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards.
The Superintendent or his designee will ensure that adequate instructional time, highly-qualified credentialed staff (as outlined in NCLB), ongoing and content specific professional development, facilities, equipment, and curriculum materials will be provided and support a quality arts program.Furthermore, community arts resources will be used to enrich instruction.

30.    CUSD is in violation of BP 6143 "Instruction - Courses of Study"

Elementary Schools
The Governing Board recognizes that a well-articulated sequence of courses fosters academic progress and makes the best possible use of instructional time.
The Board shall adopt a course of instruction which sufficiently prepares students for the high school course of study required by state law.
Courses of study for Grades kindergarten through five shall include:
5. Fine Arts, including visual arts, music, drama, and dance, with emphasis on creative expression, the development of aesthetic appreciation, and integration of the arts with other disciplines. (cf. 6142.6 - Visual and Performing Arts)
Secondary Schools
The Governing Board shall adopt districtwide courses of study designed to fit student needs to conform with District graduation requirements and the requirements for admission to California public colleges and universities.

Courses of study grades 6-12 shall include:
7. Fine arts, including visual arts, music, drama and dance, with emphasis on development of aesthetic appreciation, creative expression, and the integration of the arts with other disciplines.
8. Applied arts, including instruction in consumer and homemaking education, industrial arts, general business education, or general agriculture.
9. Vocational-technical classes in a career path that prepare students for gainful employment in occupations that meet state and community needs and are relevant to students' career desires and needs.

31.    CUSD is in violation of BP 6145 "Instruction - Extracurricular and Co-curricular Activities"

The District shall encourage and support student participation in extra/co-curricular activities without compromising the integrity and purpose of the educational program.
The Board authorizes the Superintendent and his staff to develop extracurricular and co-curricular activities beneficial to students of the District.
1.      The activities developed shall be of sufficient variety and number to meet the wide range of interests and needs of pupils. They shall include, but not be limited to:
f. School plays
No student shall be prohibited from participating in extra/co-curricular activities related to the educational program because of inability to pay fees associated with the activity.

32.    If the District is not receiving sufficient funding from the State to fund all core programs, it is the responsibility of the District to ask the State for adequate funding or declare itself fiscally insolvent. The District cannot deprive students of their fundamental right to a quality education based on a lack of adequate funding. The State has the revenue to fund a quality education for every student, but is choosing not to spend money on K-12 public education. If the State of California wants to shift spending priorities from education to other programs and entitlements it must do so with a Constitutional amendment.

California's Education Funding Law AB - 97 Local Control Funding Formula

33.    California's new education funding law distributes K- 12 per pupil funding using the following formula:  

  

The "Base Grant" is universal for all students. 

The "Supplemental Grant" provides additional funding to Districts based on the percentage of students in the District that are English Language Learners, Receiving Free and Reduced Lunch, and/or are in Foster Care. 

The "Concentration Grant" provides even more funding for Districts that have large concentrations of students that are English Language Learners, Receiving Free and Reduced Lunch, and/or are in Foster Care.

Source: California Department of Education Local Control Funding Formula Overview

The amount of funding an individual school district receives is based solely on the wealth, race and ethnicity of students in the District. Those Districts with a low percentage of students who are English Language Learners, receiving Free and Reduced Lunch and/or are in Foster Care are being funded solely by the Base Grant. Therefore, the State has a Constitutional mandate to set the Base Grant at a level that provides every student (irrespective of there individual wealth, race or ethnicity) with sufficient funding to achieve a quality education defined by the courts to be "...opportunity to obtain high quality staff, program expansion and variety, beneficial teacher-pupil ratios and class sizes, modern equipment and materials, and high-quality buildings." [Serrano v. Priest II (1976) 18 Cal. 3d 748]

34.    By setting the Base Grant artificially low, the State Legislature is intentionally underfunding those districts that have a low percentage of students who are English Language Learners, Receiving Free and Reduced Lunch, and/or are in Foster Care. The Legislature is depriving all students in districts with a low percentage of students who are English Language Learners, receiving Free and Reduced Lunch and/or are in Foster Care of their fundamental right to achieve a quality education simply because of where they happen to live, and irrespective of their individual wealth, race and ethnicity. Such discrimination is invidious, and is a violation of the Equal Protection laws of both the United States and California.

35.   By design, the new law limits K-12 funding to 2007-08 levels + inflation by the year 2021; an amount that is insufficient to provide students with even a basic education. In 2007-08 California general fund revenues were $105 billion dollars, today they are at a record high $123 billion. The State has sufficient revenues to fund K-12 education, but is choosing not to so that "surplus revenues" can be used for new programs and entitlements that are not constitutionally mandated. If the Governor and the State Legislature would like to change the people's spending priorities, they must do so with a Constitutional Amendment.

36.   By design -The State Government is using California's new education funding law to promote a political agenda designed to redistribute wealth, rather than educate students. Such use of the State's education funding system constitutes invidious discrimination, and violates the Civil rights of every student in districts with a low percentage of students who are English Language Learners, receiving Free and Reduced Lunch and/or are in Foster Care.

37.    While the Courts have been reluctant to define what adequate funding is- the Courts will have no problem defining what inadequate funding is. Inadequate funding is when per pupil funding is insufficient to provide students with minimum core educational programs as defined in California Education Code Sections 51210 and 51220.

38.     It is irrational for the State of California to limit K-12 funding to 2007-08 levels when the State is enjoying record high revenues. The State must meet it's Constitutional obligation to FIRST fund a k-12 public education.

39.     In 2006 the State Commissioned a study to determine the cost to adequately educate a student. Calculated per pupil costs with special needs weightings were found to be: 

Average:    $11,094 to $12,365
Urban:      $11,508 to $12,718
Suburban:   $10,726 to $12,077
Towns:      $8,932 to $9,896
Rural:      $10,615 to $11,881

 Source: https://cepa.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/19-AIR-PJP-Report(3-07).pdf page Xiii

The State of California has chosen not to recognize it's own study.

40.    According to the National Center for Education Statistics (latest data 2013 for the year 2011-12) California is 46th in the Nation in per pupil funding.

Source: http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d14/tables/dt14_236.70.asp?current=yes 

   

Source: Education Weekly - California State Highlights 2015 page 10

41.    The State of California's own study determined that CUSD (an suburban district) should receive per pupil funding of $10,726-$12,077 to be adequately funded. It must be determined as a matter of law, that no student can be educated for $7,693 today, nor will $8,500 by the year 2021 be sufficient. 

42.     As a result of the State's failure to meet it's constitutional mandate to FIRST fund education- students in the Capistrano Unified School District have been damaged. Students are being deprived of their constitutional right to a FREE and EQUAL education.

43.     As a result of the State's failure to meet it's constitutional mandate to FIRST fund a quality education for every student; taxpayers in the Capistrano Unified School District have been damaged. Relying on fundraising and donations (one time money) to fund core educational programs (an on-going expense) creates inequities in the quality of education that students receive within the District violating equal protection laws. Forcing taxpayers to fundraise for core educational programs on a continual basis becomes a "hidden tax", where taxpayers are paying twice for a service that the State is constitutionally mandated to provide. 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

PRIMARY MUSIC - Grades 1-3

44.  The Capistrano Unified School District provides Block Music to all students in the 4th and 5th grade. However, due to a "lack of adequate funding" from the State of California, the Capistrano Unified School District no longer provides a Primary Music Program for all students in grades 1-3. 

"While districtwide primary music is not funded by the general fund, many CUSD Elementary Schools have 
elected to use site funds and gift monies to purchase primary music. Each site decides how the music
lessons will be allocated.

The Capistrano Unified School District Web Site: CUSD Music Department - Primary Music

 

45.     The Capistrano Unified School District has 35 Elementary Schools. The District is currently funding 4th and 5th grade block music for every student. The District is relying on fundraising and donations to pay for Primary Music Programs for Grades K-3. Those schools that cannot raise sufficient funds, offer no music and/or art. Depriving any student of a visual and performing arts curriculum is a violation of their fundamental right to a quality education.

MUSIC PROGRAM     
         
         
Ambuehl 2014-15 $10,500.00   Funded through donations from the PTA- Full Year K-3
  2015-16 $11,000.00    Enrollment K-3 2014-15: 261  ($40.23 per student)
         
Arroyo Vista 2014-15 $15,750.00   Funded through donations from the PTA - ? K-3
  2015-16 $0.00   Enrollment K-3 2014-15 367 ($42.91 per student)
         
Don Juan Avalia 2014-15 $21,000.00    Funded through donations from the PTA - ?
  2015-16 $22,000.00   Enrollment K-3 2014-15 516 ($40.69 per student)
         
Bathgate 2014-15 $21,000.00   Funded through donations from the PTA - ? K-3
  2015-16 $0.00   Enrollment K-3 2014-15 451 ($46.53 per student)
         
Truman Benedict 2014-15 $10,500.00    Funded through donations from the PTA - ?
  2015-16 $0.00   Enrollment 1-3 2014-15 302 ($34.76 per student)
         * Per Principal Truman has primary music 2015-16 funded by PTA $11,000
         
Bergeson 2014-15 $31,500.00    Funded through donations from the Bergeson Foundation - K-3
  2015-16 $33,000.00    Enrollment K-3 2014-15 452 ($69.69 per student)
         
Canyon Vista 2014-15 $21,000.00   Funded through donations from the PTA -
  2015-16 $0.00   Enrollment K-3 2014-15 454 ($46.26 per student)
         
Castille  2014-15 $0.00   Castille has a year long Primary Music Program
  2015-16 $0.00   Did not know cost and could not explain how it was funded.
         
Chaparrel 2014-15 $21,000.00   Funded through donations from Foundation
  2015-16 $0.00   Enrollment K-3 2014-15 543 ($38.67 per sudent)
         
Concordia No K-3 Primary Music Program
         
Crown Valey No K-3 Primary Music Program
         
RH Dana No K-3 Primary Music Program
         
Del Obispo No K-3 Primary Music Program
         
Carl Hankey 2014-15 $10,500.00   Funding through Donations from PTA 2014-15
  2015-16 $0.00   Enrollment K-3 2014-15 444 ($23.65 per student)
         
Hidden Hills 2014-15 $1,000.00    Funding through Donations from PTA 2014-15 no music 2015-16
  2015-16  $0.00   No K-3 Primary Music Program
         
Kinoshita 2014-15 $0.00   Funding? Web site shows a K-3 Primary music program
  2015-16 $0.00    
         
Ladera Ranch 2014-15 $16,664.71   Funded through donations from LREF-  1/2 year of Music K-3
  2015-16 $925.00   Enrollment K-3 2014-15 580 ($28.73 per student)
         
Laguna Niguel 2014-15 $0.00   ?
  2015-16 $0.00    
         
Las Flores 2014-15 $21,000.00   Funded through donations from the PTA- K, 1 and 2 get full year of music
  2015-16 $22,000.00   3rd gets 1/2 year of music
        Enrollment K-3 2014-15 350  ($60 per student)
         
Las Palmas 2014-15 $0.00   Funding? - Web site shows a K-3 Primary Music program 
  2015-16 $0.00    
         
Clarence Lobo 2014-15 $10,500.00   Funded through Donations from PTA - 
  2015-16 $0.00   Enrollment K-3 2014-15 269 ($39.033 per student)
         
Malcom 2014-15 $0.00   K & 3rd have full year of music funded by PTA
  2015-16 $0.00   1st and 2nd Teachers incorporate music in their own classrooms 
         
Marblehead 2014-15 $11,000.00   Funded through Donations from Foundation
  2015-16 $5,250.00   Enrollment K-3 2014-15 260( $42.31 per student)
         
Moulton 2014-15 $21,000.00   Funded through PTA donations- ?
  2015-16 $11,000.00   Enrollment K-3 2014-15 325 ($64.61 per student)
         
Oak Grove 2014-15 $32,700.00   Funded through donations from PTA - K & 1st full year ofprimary  music
  2015-16 $31,500.00   2nd and 3rd MIND Music Keyboarding funded through Foundation
        Primary music $87 per student - Mind Music $50 per student
         
Oso Grande 2014-15 $42,000.00   Funded through Donations from PTA & Foundation Full year K-3
  2015-16 $24,509.00   Enrollment K-3 2014-15 818 ($51.34 per student)
         
Palisades No K-3 Primary Music Program
         
Reily 2014-15 $15,750.00   Funded through Donations from PTA - ? 
  2015-16 $16,500.00   Enrollment K-3 2014-15 359 ($16.02 per student)
         
San Juan  2014-15 $10,500.00   Funding in 2014-15 through donations from PTA- 2015-16?
  2015-16 $0.00   Enrollment 2014-15 547 ($19.20 per student)
         
Tijeras Creek 2014-15 $21,000.00   Funding through Donations from PTA - 
  2015-16 $21,000.00   Enrollment K- 3 2014-15 241 ($87.14 per student)
         
Viejo No K-3 Primary Music Program
         
Vista Del Mar 2014-15 $15,750.00   Funded through Donations from PTA - 1/2 year of music
  2015-16 $16,500.00   Enrollment K-3 2014-15 711 ($22.15 per student)
         
George White 2014-15 $21,000.00   Funded through Donations from PTA
  2015-16 $22,000.00   Enrollment K-3 2014-15 307 ($68.40 per student)
         
Wagon Wheel 2014-15 $0.00   Full Year K Music Program paid for through parent donations
  2015-16 $0.00   1/2 year of Primary Music for Grades 1-3 paid for through parent donations
        4th and 5th grade block music paid for by CUSD
         
Wood Canyon 2014-15 $0.00   1/2 year of K-3 Primary Music
  2015-16 $0.00   Funding?
         Per Principal Primary Music K-3 $11,500 2014-15 and 2015-16 paid for by the 
         Wood Canyon Foundation

46.    CUSD cut music because of a lack of funding. How can the District, in good faith, state that it has insufficient funds to restore music when it has given employees substantial compensation increases over the last three years. Average teacher compensation has increased from $95,000 to $108,000. Parents should not be asked to fundraise for employee compensation increases. It is the District's legal duty to fund art and music for every student.

Source: CUSD Music Department

Jennifer Baker: 

2013-14 - Transparent California

This represents a $30,517.60 compensation increase from 2013-14 to 2014-15. 

2014-15 - Transparent California 

Gayle G. Bentley - No record prior to 2014 

Sharon Evans

2013-14 Transparent California

Primary Music Teacher at Hope Elementary School in Carlsbad California from September 2004 - June 2015

2014-15 Transparent California

Carly Hancock

2012-13- Transparent California

2014-15 Transparent California

Jerome Healy:

2013-14 - Transparent California

This represents a $25,571.40 compensation increase from 2013-14 to 2014 -15.

2014-15 - Transparent California

Kim Nason

No Record for 2013-14

2014-15 Transparent California

Quin Thomburg

2013-14 Transparent California

 This represents a $24,165.4 compensation increase from 2013-14 to 2014-15

2014-15 Transparent California

 

ELEMENTARY ART

47.  The District is relying on fundraising and donations to pay for art grades K-5. Those schools that cannot raise sufficient funds offer no music and/or art. Depriving any student of a visual and performing arts curriculum is a violation of their fundamental right to a quality education. 

ART PROGRAMS
School Year Donations For    CUSD   Art Program Funding for each Individual School
    Art Programs   Payments    
             
Ambuehl 2014-15 $0.00       Meet the Masters funded by Donations from PTA 2015-16
            CUSD PO?
  2015-16 $3,331.40        
             
             
Arroyo Vista 2014-15 $4,105.24   $4,000.00   Meet the Masters funded by Donations from PTA
            CUSD PO #342014 $4,000 Meet the Masters (BOT 10-8-14 page 14) 
            Warrant 208245 #342014 $3,737.16 (BOT 5-13-15 page 70)
            Warrant $262.84?
             
  2015-16 $4,335.14       CUSD PO?
             
Don Juan Avalia 2014-15 $7,195.00   $7,195.00   Art Masters funded by Donations from PTA 
            CUSD PO #340643 $7,195 Art Masters (BOT 8-13-14 page 88)
            Warrant #202838 $7,205.00  PO #340643 (BOT 11-12-14 page 119)  
            Overpayment $10.00
             
  2015-16 $6,735.00       CUSD PO?
             
Bathgate 2014-15 $4,313.64   $5,313.64   Meet the Masters funded by Donations from PTA
            CUSD PO #340451 $5,313.64 Meet the Masters (BOT 8-13-14 page 84)
            Warrant #211341 Meet the Masters $4,313.64 PO #340451 (BOT 7-22-14 page 467)
            Warrant #201782 Meet the Masters $1,000.00 PO #340451 (BOT 10-22-14 page 91)
             
  2015-16 $1,000.00   $5,422.52   CUSD PO #350697 Meet the Masters $5,422.52 (BOT 8-12-15 #29)
             
            Warrant 213739 $1,000 PO #350697 (BOT 10-14-15 page 233)
            Warrant $4,422.52?
             
Truman Benedict 2014-15 $6,571.00   $6,571.00   Art Masters Funded byDonations from PTA
            CUSD PO #342754 Art Masters $6,571 (BOT 12-10-14 page 294)
            Warrant #203694 $2,191 PO #342754 Art Masters (BOT 12-10-14 page 327)
            Warrant #205694 $2,190 PO #342754 (BOT 2-25-15 page 92)
            Warrant #208758 $2,190 PO #342754 (BOT 5-13-15 page 88)
             
  2015-16 $0.00       CUSD PO #353058 $6,055.00 Art Masters Legacy (BOT 12-9-15 page 324)
             
Bergeson 2014-15 $6,065.00   $6,065.00   Art Masters funded by Donations from Foundation
            CUSD PO #342012 Art Masters $6,065 (BOT 10-8-14 page 14)
            Warrant #202224 $2,022 PO #342012 (BOT 11-12-14 page 100)
            Warrant #205892 $2,022 PO #342012 (BOT 2-25-15 page 97)
            Warrant #208758 $2,021 PO #342012 (BOT 5-13-15 page 88)
             
  2015-16  $2,047.00   $6,140.00   CUSD PO #353119 $6,140.00 (BOT 12-9-15 page 325)
             
Canyon Vista 2014-15 $0.00       According to the Canyon Vista Web Site the PTA pays for the Art Masters 
            Program. However there have been no donations directed towards Art for the 
  2015-16 $0.00       period July 22, 2013 - November 18, 2015
            http://cves.capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1225555012356
             
Castille  2014-15 $0.00   $6,000.00   Meet the Masters funded by Donations from PTA
            CUSD PO #340139 $6,000.00 Meet the Masters (BOT 7-9-14)
            Warrant #202053 PO #340139 $1,000.00 (BOT 10-22-15 page 102)
            Warrant #208245 PO #340139 $4,836.20 (BOT 5-13-15 page 70)
            Warrant $163.80?
             
  2015-16 $0.00       CUSD PO #345924 $6,000 Meet the Masters (BOT 6-10-15 page 117)
             
Chaparrel 2014-15 $0.00       Does Chaparrel have an Art Program?
            There is no reference to any art program at Chaparral on the school web site and no direct
  2015-16 $0.00        donations, PO's or warrants for an Art Program at Chaparral.
             
Concordia 2014-15 $0.00       Concordia pays an Instructional Aid Jeannie Bassett 3 1/2 hours per day 15 hours per week
            There is no reference direct  donations, PO's or warrants for an art program at Concordia.
  2015-16 $0.00        
             
Crown Valley 2014-15 $0.00   $5,206.88   Meet the Masters funded through Donations from PTA
            CUSD PO #340251 $5,206.88 Meet the Masters (BOT 7-23-14 page 50) 
            Warrant #210202 $4,206.88 PO #340251 (BOT 6-24-15 page 849) 
            Warrant #202253 $1,000.00 PO #340251 (BOT 10-22-15 page 102)
             
  2015-16 $0.00   $5,074.15   CUSD PO #350694 Meet the Masters $5,074.15 (BOT 8-12-15 page 148)
            Warrant $5,074.15?
             
RH Dana 2014-15 $3,487.62   $3,847.62   Meet the Masters funded through Donations from the PTA
            CUSD PO #340138 Meet the Masters $3,487.62 (BOT 7-9-14 page 48)
            Warrant #202053 PO #340138 $1,000 (BOT 10-22-15 page 102)
            Warrant #209615 PO #340138 $2,487.62 (BOT 6-10-15 page 130)
             
  2015-16 $1,000.00   $3,598.80   CUSD PO #350698 Meet The Masters $3,598.80 (BOT 8-12-15 #29 page)
            Warrant #213444 PO #350698 $1,000.00 (BOT 9-23-15 page 189)
            Warrant $2,598.80?
             
Del Obispo 2014-15 $0.00       Meet the Masters funded by donations from PTA.
            There is no reference to any art program at Del Obispo on the school web site and no direct
  2015-16 $0.00       donations, PO's or warrants for an Art Program at Del Obispo.
             
Carl Hankey 2014-15 $0.00       Art Masters funded by donations from PTSA
            According to the Carl Hankey Website the PTSA pays for the Art Masters program.
            However, there is no record of any donations, PO's or Warrants for a Carl Hankey Art
            Masters Program for the period Jul 22, 2013 - November 18, 2015
            https://chhawks.schoolloop.com/news/view?d=x&id=1441262629150
             
  2015-16 $0.00       PO?
             
Hidden Hills 2014-15 $0.00   $3,404.36   Meet the Masters funded by Donations from PTA
            CUSD PO #342753 Meet the Masters $3,404.36 (BOT 12-10-14 page 294 )
            Warrant #208245 $3,404.36 PO#342753 (BOT 5-13-15 page 70)
             
  2015-16 $1,000.00   $1,000.00   CUSD PO #351970 Meet the Masters $1,000 (BOT 10-14-15 page 226)
            Warrant $1,000?
             
Kinoshita 2014-15 $0.00       Does Kinoshita have an art program?
            There is no reference to any art program at Kinoshita on the school web site and no direct
             donations, PO's or warrants for an art program at Kinoshita.
             
  2015-16 $0.00       PO?
             
Ladera Ranch 2014-15 $0.00       FIBO Art Program funded by Donations from PTA at a cost of $10,000
            There is no reference to any art program at Ladera Ranch on the school web site and no 
  2015-16 $0.00       direct donations, PO's or warrants for an art program at Ladera Ranch.
             
Laguna Niguel 2014-15 $4,519.00   $4,159.36   Meet the Masters funded by Donations from the PTA
            CUSD  PO #340797 $4,519.00 (BOT 7-23-14 page 92)
            Warrant #202053 PO #340797 $1,000.00 (BOT 10-22-15 page 102)
            Warrant #208245 PO #340797 $3,519.36 (BOT 5-13-15 page 70)
             
  2015-16 $3,519.36   $4,480.06   PO  #350765 $4,480.06 Meet The Masters  (BOT 8-12-15 page 149)
            Warrant #213450  PO #350765 $1,000 (BOT 9-23-15 page 189)
            Warrant $3,480.06?
             
Las Flores 2014-15 $0.00       Art Masters funded by Donations from the PTA
            There is no direct donations, PO's or warrants for an art program at Las Flores.
            http://lfespta.com/?page_id=22
  2015-16 $0.00        
             
Las Palmas 2014-15 $19,038.56   $8,740.28   Meet the Masters funded by Donations from the PTA
            CUSD PO #340136 $8,740.28 (BOT 7-9-14 page 48)
            Warrant #202053 $1,000.00 PO#340136 (BOT 10-22-15 page 102)
            Warrant $7,740.28?
             
        $9,298.28   CUSD PO #343077 $9,298.28 (BOT 12-10-14 page 301)
            Warrant #211341 Meet the Mastrs PO #343077 $8,298.28  (BOT 7-22-15 page 467)
            Warrant $1,000.00?
             
            Did Las Palmas pay twice for Art in 2014-15? $9,740.28 and $9,298.28
             
  2015-16 $9,720.32   $9,720.32   CUSD PO #350695 $9,720.32 Meet the Masters (BOT 8-12-15 page 148)
            Warrant $9,720.32?
             
Clarence Lobo 2014-15 $0.00       CRE8 Art Program is funded by the PTA, directed and taught by Parents
            There is no direct donations, PO's or Warrants 
  2015-16 $0.00       funded? http://cles.capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/cre8
             
Malcom 2014-15 $0.00       The Malcom website states that Malcom offers an "Art in Action" program that is funded 
            by the PTA and is parent taught, directed and administered. However, there are no PTA  
             identified donations to art, no CUSD PO's or warrants.
            http://jmes.capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1221197089768
  2015-16 $0.00        
             
Marblehead 2014-15 $6,255.00   $5,729.00   Art Masters funded by Donations from PTA
            CUSD PO #340218 $5,729 Art Masters (BOT 7-23-14 page 49)
            Warrants #202839 PO #340218 $1,940 (BOT 11-12-14 page 119)
            Warrant #209838 $3,579 PO #340218 (BOT 6-10-15 page 137)
            Warrant for remaining $210?
             
  2015-16 $300.00       CUSD PO #351809 Art Masters Legacy $5,614.00 (BOT 9-9-15 page 177)
            Warrant for $5,614.00?
             
Moulton 2014-15 $4,682.11   $4,607.00   CUSD PO #340240 Art Masters $4,607.00 (BOT 7-22-14 page 49)
            Warrant #202839 PO #340240 $4,607.00 (11-12-14 page 119)
             
  2015-16         Art Smart funded by the PTA and taught by parent volunteers.
             
Oak Grove 2014-15 $0.00       According to the Oak Grove PTA web site the PTA funds Art Masters Lectures and 
            Workshops at a cost of $8,000 per year ($11 per studentper year).
  2015-16 $0.00       http://media.wix.com/ugd/07e892_5c4b813e83254b08aa4ef301ca8b8738.pdf
            No record of Direct Donations, PO's or Warrants for Art.
             
Oso Grande 2014-15 $0.00   $7,265.12   Meet the Master
            CUSD PO #340137 $7,265.12 Meet the Masters (BOT 7-9-14 page 48)
            Warrant #211079 PO #340137 $6,265.12 (BOT 7-22-15)
            Warrant #202053 PO #340137 $1,000.00 (BOT 10-22-15 page 102)
             
        $248.00   CUSD PO #343222 Meet the Masters $248 (BOT 1-14-15 page 156)
            Warrant #211079 $248.00 PO #343222 (BOT 7-22-15 page 457)
             
  2015-16 $9,024.56   $8,725.00   CUSD PO #350696 Meet the Masters $8,725 (BOT 8-12-15 page 148)
            Warrant $8,725?
             
Palisades 2014-15 $4,677.48   $4,656.00   CUSD PO #340241 Art Masters $4,656.00 (BOT 7-23-14 page 49)
            Warrant #202225 PO #340241 Art Masters $1,552.00 (BOT 11-12-14 page 100)
            Warrant #205695 PO #340241 Art Masters $1,848.00 (BOT 2-25-15 page 92)
            Warrant #211333 PO #340241 Art Masters $1,522.00 (BOT 7-23-14 page 467)
            Overpayment $266
             
  2015-16 $4,445.75   $4,350.00   CUSD PO #350693 Meet The Masters $4,350 (BOT 8-12-15 page 148)
            Warrant $4,350?
            *CUSD paid Meet the Masters not Art Masters (error?)
             
Reily 2014-15 $5,324.00   $5,324.00   CUSD PO #340414 $5,324.00 Art Masters (BOT 8-13-14)
            Warrant #202840 PO #340414 Art Masters $1,755.00 (BOT 11-12-14 page 119)
            Warrant #205893 PO #340414 Art Masters $1,575.00 (BOT 2-25-15 page 97)
            Warrant #20880 PO #340414 Art Masters $1,974.00 (BOT 5-13-15 page 92)
            Warrant $20.00?
             
  2015-16 $0.00   $5,990.00   CUSD PO #350816 $5,990.00 Art Masters (BOT 9-9-15 page 389)
            Warrant $5,990.00?
             
San Juan  2014-15 $0.00       There is no reference to an art program on the San Juan Web site. There have been no 
            designated donations, PO's or warrants for art. Does San Juan have an art program?
  2015-16 $0.00        
             
Tijeras Creek 2014-15 $2,313.00   $5,626.00   CUSD PO #342495 $5,626 (BOT 11/12/14 page 88)
            Warrant #210945 $4,625.84 PO #342495 (BOT 7-22-15 page 453)
            Warrant $1,000?
             
  2015-16 $2,227.88   $5,454.88   CUSD PO #352723 $5,454.88 (BOT 11-18-15 page 180)
            Warrant $5,454.88?
             
Viejo 2014-15 $0.00   $4,763.20   CUSD PO #342013 Meet the Masters Art Program $3,763.20 (BOT 10-8-14)
            CUSD PO #342013 $1,000 (BOT 10-22-14 page 102) 
            Warrant $4,763.20?
             
  2015-16 $3,763.20   $1,000.00   CUSD PO #351971 Meet the Masters $1,000.00 (BOT 9-13-15 page 226)
            Warrant $1,000.00?
             
Vista Del Mar 2014-15 $3,338.94   $7,677.88   CUSD PO #342143 $7,677.88 Meet the Masters (BOT 10-22-14 page 80)
            Warrant #201782 $1,000.00 PO #342143 (BOT 10-22-15 page 102) 
            Warrant #208451 $6,677.88 PO #342143 (BOT 5-13-15 page 76)
             
  2015-16 $7,592.88   $7,507.88   CUSD PO #351969 $7,507.88 (BOT 10-14-15 page 226)
            Warrant $7,507.88?
             
Wagon Wheel 2014-15 $6,238.68   $5,738.68   CUSD PO #340135 $5,738.68 (BOT 7-9-14 page 48)
            Warrant #202053 PO #340135 $1,000 (BOT 10-22-15)
            Warrant #208245 PO #340135 $4,738.68 (BOT 5-13-15 page 70)
             
  2015-16 $0.00   $5,866.68   CUSD PO #350701 $5866.68 Meet the Masters (BOT 8-12-15 page 148)
            Warrant $5,866.68?
             
George White 2014-15 $2,971.66   $5,894.08   CUSD PO #341798 $6,894.00 Meet the Masters (BOT 9-24-14 page 32)
            Warrant #208451 PO #341798 $5,894.08 (BOT 5-13-15 page 76)
             
  2015-16 $5,620.54   $7,169.00   CUSD PO #350699 $7,169 Meet the Masters  (BOT 8-12-15 #29 page 148)
            Warrant $7,169.00?
             
Wood Canyon 2014-15 $24.62   $24.62   The Wood Canyon web site does not mention any art program. There are no direct
            donations, PO's or warrants for art. Does Wood Canyon have an art program?
  2015-16 $0.00   $0.00    Per Principal Art Masters Program for K-5 paid for by PTA. In 2014-15 5 lessons 
             per grade $4,500. In 2015-16 3 lessons per grade $3,000. (They had to cut our lessons
            down because PTA wanted to for science classes and could not afford the larger number
            of art classes.

MIDDLE SCHOOL VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CURRICULUM

48.   Grade 6 is governed by Education Code Section 51210 which requires students to have two visual and performing arts classes funded by the District at each school site.

The law requires students in grade 6 to have two visual and performing arts classes. CUSD currently offers visual and performing arts curriculum as an elective. Students in grade 6 are getting the equivalent of one visual and performing arts class in grade 6, not the two required by Education Code Section 51210.

Aliso Viejo Middle School

AVMS 2015-16 Elective Guide

Arroyo Vista Middle School

Arroyo Vista has no computer science/technology classes

2014-15 Curriculum and Planning Guide

Don Juan Avila Middle School

Bernice Ayer Middle School

Marco Forster Middle School

Carl Hankey Middle School

Ladera Ranch Middle School

Las Flores Middle School

Newhart Middle School

Niguel Hills Middle School

Shor Cliffs Middle School

2015-16 Curriculum and Planning Guide page 9 Elective Program - Fine and Practical Arts Wheel - Grade 6: One Year

 Vista Del Mar Middle School

49.   Grades 7 & 8 are governed by Education Code Section 51220 & 51225.3 (E) Graduation Requirements- The District is required to fund a minimum curriculum which provides students in grades 7-12 with one course in visual or performing arts, foreign language, or commencing with the 2012-13 school year, career technical education. 

51225.3.  (a) A pupil shall complete all of the following while in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, in order to receive a diploma of graduation from high school:(E) One course in visual or performing arts, foreign language, or, commencing with the 2012-13 school year, career technical education.

HIGH SCHOOL VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CURRICULUM

50.   Grades 9-12 are governed by Education Code Section 51220 & 51225.3 (E) Graduation Requirements- The District is required to fund a minimum curriculum which provides students in grades 7-12 with one course in visual or performing arts, foreign language, or commencing with the 2012-13 school year, career technical education. 

51225.3.  (a) A pupil shall complete all of the following while in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, in order to receive a diploma of graduation from high school:(E) One course in visual or performing arts, foreign language, or, commencing with the 2012-13 school year, career technical education.

51.   Local Control Accountability Plans 

With the passage of the State’s new Local Control Funding Formula Law, accountability and oversight shifted from the State and County Office of Education to the local school district. The State of California is no longer governing what local Districts do. The District is essentially policing itself.

The County Office of Education has also relieved itself of any oversights of the local school district. Oversight is now done through the formation of a Local Control Accountability Plan which is designed to have the Public work in conjunction with the District to set goals and measure progress to meeting these goals. The State and County office of education will not intervene unless a District fails to show improvement across multiple subgroups in three out of four consecutive years. For students, that means there is no intervention from the State or the County until there has been an accumulation of comparable data on the new LCAP for three years. Students currently entering High School this year will have no relief until their senior year. That is to late to make a difference for these students.

The new law places an onerous burden on taxpayers and the public to read long LCAP plans (73 pages), to find and identify errors, to attend a Board meeting and speak on the record to notify the District and Trustees of the errors, and then to follow up to see that the errors have been fixed. Even if errors are fixed, the County Office of Education will only take action when there are three years of data that can be used to see if the District is meeting its stated goals to improve education for students.

Source: http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/lc/lcffoverview.asp

2015 LCAP Annual Review- How Did The District Do In Meeting Its Stated Goals To Improve Student Achievement in the Visual and Performing Arts?
June 24, 2015 Board of Trustee Meeting Agenda Item #5 2015-16 Local Control and Accountability Plan and Annual Up-date (Exhibit 5 Page 35) 
The annual Up-date starts on page 43 of 73
http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/file/1229223560406/1218998864154/1095880305525509113.pdf

LCAP GOAL 1:  Students will demonstrate academic growth and proficiencies needed to ensure they leave TK - 12 system ready for college and career. 

What changes in actions, services, and expenditures will be made as a result of reviewing past progress and/or changes to goals?

This year, Teachers on Special Assignment provided valuable professional development for teachers on state standards and effective instructional practices. In 2015-2016, CUSD will continue to have teachers provide a leadership role as Curriculum Specialists and Instructional Coaches. CUSD will continue to examine Its course offerings and requirements to ensure that it is preparing its students for college and career. Additionally, there will be continued emphasis on integrating standards based and aligned curriculum and instruction, requiring ongoing professional development and support. There is a clear need to emphasize the integration of ELD instruction with CCSS to ensure full access of the core curriculum by all students. In 2014-2015, efforts to enhance program guidance, professional development, instructional coaching and support for teachers led to increased services and support for English Learner achievement. The district will continue to focus on English Learner systems and support to increase English Learner academic achievement and re-designation rates. Additionally the district has determined the need for a metric to measure progress in the integration of digital tools.

LCAP GOAL 3: Increase the number of K-12 student offerings reflecting a broad course of study to ensure students are on-track to graduate from high school college and career ready.

Expected Annual Measurable Outcome #2 - Additional CTE pathway will be integrated into course offerings.

Actual Annual Measurable Outcomes- Pathways were expanded to include engineering and biotech.

Planned Actions/Services: 

Supplemental materials for elective classes

Scope (District wide)

Spent $1,000 for materials and supplies.

Expand electives

Scope (Grades 6-12)

Spent $120,000 of Supplemental Funds on Certificated Salaries to add additional sections of electives grades 6-12.

Support for CTE, VAPA, and broad course of study

Scope (Grades 6-12)

Budgeted $140,00 (spent $63,977) of Supplemental funds on Certificated Salaries to add additional K-12 offerings in CTE and VAPA

Budgeted (but did not spend) $110,000 to hire and VAPA/CTE Coordinator.

Spent $100,000 in Supplemental Funds on books and supplies

What changes in actions, services, and expenditures will be made as a result of reviewing past progress and/or changes to goals?

In 2014-2015, AVID, teen parent support and elective, CTE, and VAPA expansion was effective in promoting a broad course of study and supporting students in college and career readiness. In 2015-2016, CUSD is will continue to focus on the examination of graduation requirements and enhancement of its CTE and VAPA programs. Additionally. the district will refine and expand course offerings that prepare students for college and career, particularly those that fulfill a-g completion. CUSD will also include providing PSAT assessment for all 11th grade students to allow all students to be eligible for scholarships and college entrance test preparation.

LCAP GOAL 4: Expand parent and community engagement to include representation of all students.

Facilitate effective communications with CUSD families and stakeholders

Budgeted and Spent $161,000 in Base Funding money to enhance online and other communication vehicles to support parent information.

Budgeted and Spent $318,000 in Base Funding for Classified Personnel Salaries for Information/Community Relations

Budgeted and Spent $36,000 in Base Funding for other services and operations.

Budgeted and Spent $90,000 in Base Funding for classified personnel.

Increase representative engagement of parents in district advisory groups

Budgeted $5,000 for printing costs but spent -0- CUSD added an LCAP Parent Advisory Commission at no cost

Ensure translation of school documents for schools with 15% or more ELL's

Budgeted and spent $4,000 Supplemental funds for contract translations services

Budgeted $188,000 Supplemental funds for Classified Staff for translation services but did not hire any (spent -0-) because employment contracts are still being negotiated.

Facilitate communication, parent education, and engagement of parents of ELLs 

Budgeted $1,277,044 but spent $913,088 Supplemental Funds to hire a bilingual community liaison for every school site with 15% EL's

Budgeted $30,000 but spent $2,000 Supplemental Funds to implement parent education program PIQE - only partially implemented PIQE 

Budgeted $2,000, Spent $1,775 Supplemental Funds for Classified Staff for DELAC childcare at PIQE meetings  

Budgeted and spent $1,000 Supplemental Funds for Supplies and materials 

 What Changes in actions, services, and expenditures will be made as a result of reviewing past progress and/or changes to goals?

In 2014-2015, engagement of parents of English Learners increased due to the actions/services for translation services, parent education opportunities, and staff support. Registration on portal accounts from low-income and English Learner parents increased significantly more than non-EL and low-Income parents. Parents and English Language Development teachers voiced appreciation for parent education opportunities through PIQE and asked that the program continues and Is expanded to additional sites. In 2015-2016, CUSD will continue to expand efforts to engage all parents, including underrepresented groups. Due to its success, there will also be a focus on increasing sites that offer the PIQE program. In  2015-2016, there will also be increased efforts to engage the entire community through an online LCAP survey, increased translation services. and parent education on state standards shifts through Parent University. 

CUSD is not implementing actions that it states are necessary to fulfill the goals of the LCAP-

"there will be continued emphasis on integrating standards based and aligned curriculum and instruction"

The District is giving substantial employee compensation increases, while at the same time failing to provide students with State mandated minimum curriculum. Students who cannot fundraise for art, music and science are denied art, music and science. In addition- those schools that are able to fundraise for art, music and science are being asked to fundraise for substantial employee compensation increases which has resulted in some schools have to cut programs or reduce program offerings. Donations are meant to provide enrichment beyond core curriculum and should never pay for employee compensation, much less lavish increases in compensation. Average teacher compensation has gone from $95,000 to $108,000 at a time the District is denying art and music to students. That is a violation of all of the laws, regulations and District bylaws outlined in this complaint.

 "In 2015-2016, CUSD is will continue to focus on the examination of graduation requirements and enhancement of its CTE and VAPA programs."

The District had money budgeted for a VAPA coordinator and chose not to hire a VAPA coordinator.

Communication and Community Engagement.

The District made some strides to facilitate communications with ELL. However, if CUSD wants to truly engage parents it could easily be done using current resources- school loop, CAPO Talk, Facebook to let parents know about advocacy issues and Board Agenda items regarding the Budget, employment contracts and district funding for art and music. In the past the only communications the District shares using current communication platforms is promotional propaganda and fundraising notifications. If the District forced the PTA to adhere to it's corporate charter and bylaws, advocacy information would be given to parents through the PTA. The District has intentionally looked the other way while the PTA has transformed itself from an "advocacy organization" to a "fundraising organization" in violation of its corporate charter. Most school PTA's have no legislative rep, and spend all of their time on fundraising. It has been many years since a PTA representative has stood up and advocated for students at a CUSD Board Meeting.

Clearly, CUSD is not complying with its own LCAP. The only recourse parents have is to identify the errors and ask the District to amend its LCAP so that future LCAP's will provide some meaningful way for the Public to measure annual progress. The process places an onerous burden on the public and does little to ensure that what is in the best interest of students takes priority over adult jobs.

RELIEF REQUESTED:

52.    (A)   Request that the Capistrano Unified School District comply with the following State laws and Board Policy: 

United States Constitution Section 1 Equal Protection Law

State Constitution Article 9 Section 5 Free School Guarantee

State Constitution Article 1 Section 7 and Article 4 Section 16  Equal Protection 

Education Code Section 51210 - Course of Study Grades 1-6 - The District is required to fund two visual and performing arts classes at every school site.

Education Code Section 51220 - Course of Study Grades 7-12  

Education Code Section 51225.3 Academic Subjects Required for Graduation

Education Code Section 60605.1 State Board Adoption of Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum 

Education Code Section 8810 - Arts Education must be included in school curriculum

Education Code Section 8820 - Inclusion of the Arts in a school curriculum

Education Code Section 8950 - Summer School for the Arts

Education Code Section 51225.3 (E) - Required Courses of Study for Graduation - One course in visual or performing arts, foreign language, or, commencing with the 2012-13 school year, career technical education.

Education Code Section 60605.1 - Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum, content standards

Education Code Section 51511 - Religious matters properly included in courses of study

Code of Regulation Title 5 Section 350 - School Fees not permitted

Bylaw of the Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees 9000 Roles of the Board - Powers and Responsibilities

Bylaw of the Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees 9271 - Code of Ethics

CUSD Board Policy 0410 Philosophy - Goals - Objectives and Comprehensive Plans - Non-discrimination in District Programs and Activities

CUSD Board Policy 0420.1 Philosophy - Goals - Objectives and Comprehensive Plans - School Based Program Guidelines

CUSD Board Policy1000 Community Relations - Concepts and Roles

CUSD Board Policy1020 Community Relations - Youth Services

CUSD Board Policy1100 Community Relations - Communication with the Public

CUSD Board Policy1160 Community Relations - Political Process

CUSD Board Policy1230 Community Relations - School Connected Organizations

CUSD Board Policy1321 Community Relations- Solicitation of Funds From and By Students

CUSD Board Policy3260 Business and Non-instructional Operations - Student Fees

CUSD Board Policy3290 Business and Non-Instructional Operations - Gifts, Grants and Bequests.

CUSD Board Policy3291 Business and Non-Instructional Operations - Gifts to School Personnel 

CUSD Board Policy5180 Students - Nondiscrimination

CUSD Board Policy6142.6 Instruction - Visual and Performing Arts Education

CUSD Board Policy6143 Instruction - Courses of Study

CUSD Board Policy6145 Instruction - Extracurricular and Co-curricular Activities

CUSD Board Policy6145.5 Instruction - Student Organizations and Equal Access

and fully fund a visual and performing arts curriculum for every student beginning January 1, 2016.

(B)    Return donations to donors:

Total donations for elementary Music for 2015-16 have been $237,184.00.

Total donations for elementary Art for 2015-16 have been $81,552.27.

Request that the District return these donations to Donors to be used for other items that are not mandated by law to be funded by the District.

* Donations should be returned for the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years (implementation of California's new education funding law Local Control Funding Formula)

(C)     Implementation  of a district funded elementary music and art program for all students in grades 1-6 beginning January 2016.  

(D)    Amend the District's 2015-16 budget to reflect the cost for CUSD to fund a visual and performing arts curriculum for all students that is within the law in subsequent budgets. 

Supporting Documentation

Harold Ambuehl Elementary School

Music Program: 

2014-15:

PTA donated $10,500 (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

2015-16:

PTA donated $11,000 (BOT 10-14-15 #24)

Art Program: 

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

2015-16:

PTA donated $3,331.40 Meet the Masters (BOT 12-9-15 #35)

According to the Ambuehl web site, the PTA pays for the Meet the Masters Art Program. However, there has been no donations directed towards Art, and no PO's or Warrant's for the period July 22, 2013- November 18, 2015. How is this program being funded? 

Donations Instructional Materials & Supplies: $11,346.74

$387 Sumner Photography (BOT 7-9-14 #7)

$9,345 PTA (BOT 9-24-14 #8 page 57)

$500 San Juan Capistrano Education Foundation (BOT 9-24-14 #8)

$249.28 Target donated (BOT 10-8-14 #5)

$142.46 Target donated (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$75 Target donated (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$648 Sumner Photography (BOT 6-24-15 #29) 

Arroyo Vista K - 8 

Art Program: 

2014-15

PTA donated $228.66 Meet the Masters Art Program (BOT 10-22-14 #13)

PTA donated $3,737 Meet The Masters Art Program (BOT 10-22-14 #13)

PTA donated $139.58 Meet the Masters Art Program (BOT 10-22-14 #13)

Total Donations $4,105.24

CUSD PO #342014 $4,000 Meet the Master Art Program (BOT 9-17-14)

Payments:

Warrant 208245 #342014 $3,737.16 (BOT 5-13-15 page 70)

Warrant for remaining $262.84?

2015-16

PTA donated $228.66 Meet the Masters Art Program (BOT 10-14-15 #24)

PTA donated $4,106.48 Meet the Masters Art Program (BOT 11-18-15 #28)

Total Donations $4,335.14

No PO or warrants to date.

Music Program:

2014-15:

PTA donated $15,750 (BOT 10-22-14 #13)

PTA donated $5,501.10 Choir Risers (BOT 1-14-15 #13)

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Other donations "Instructional Materials & Supplies $20,939.04

All Green Electronics Recycling donated $71.70 (BOT 2-11-15 #5)

Education for the Children Inc. donated $11,762.36  (BOT 3-11-15 #13)

Target donated $1,964.67  (BOT 3-11-15 #13)

Target donated $1,964.67 (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

Sumner Photography donated $949 (BOT 7-2-15)

Target Corporation donated $4,226.64 (BOT 10-8-14 #5)

Don Juan Avila Elementary School

Art Program:

2014-15:

PTA donated $2,409 Art Masters Program (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

Don Juan Avila School paid $4,786 Art Masters Program (BOT 1-14-15 #13)

Total Donations $7,195

CUSD PO #340643 $7,195 Art Masters Program (BOT 7-23-14 page 88)

Payments: 

Warrant #202838 $7,205 PO #340643 (BOT 11-12-14 page 119)

Overpayment of $10.00 

2015-16:

PTA $6,735 (BOT 11-18-15 #28)

Music Program:

2014-15:

The PTA donated $21,000 Primary Music Teacher (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

2015-16:

The PTA donated $22,000 Primary Music Teacher (BOT 11-18-15 #28)

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $1,000.58

$130 United Way (BOT 11-18-15 #28)

$520.58 Target (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$100 United way (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

$250 Donna Geiger (BOT 12-9-15 #35)

Bathgate Elementary School:

Music Program:

2014 -15:

PTA donated $21,000 (BOT 12-10-14 #15)

2015-16:

 NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Art Program:

2014-15:

PTA donated $4,313.64 Meet the Masters Art Program (BOT 1-28-15 #16)

CUSD PO#340451 Meet The Masters $5,313.64 (BOT 8-13-14 page 84)

Payments:

Warrant #211341 Meet the Masters $4,313.64 PO #340451 (BOT 7-22-14 page 467)

Warrant #201782 Meet the Masters $1,000.00 PO #340451 (BOT 10-22-14 page 91)

Total Payments $5,313.64

2015-16

PTA donated $1,000 Meet the Masters Art Program Deposit (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

CUSD PO#350697 Meet the Masters $5,422.52 (BOT 8-12-15 #29)

Payments:

Warrant 213739 $1,000 PO #350697 (BOT 10-14-15 page 233)

Other Donations "Instructional Materials and Supplies" - $10,577.97

$1,605.52 Target Corporation (BOT 10-8-14 #5)

$2,411.03 Bathgate Elementary School Foundation (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

$1,175 Target Corporation (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$5,018 PTA (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$39 TIPS PERL LLC (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$146.09 Kroger (BOT 9-23-15 #17)

$183.33 Kroger (BOT 11-18-15)

Truman Benedict Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15:

PTA donated $10,500 for a Primary Music Teacher (BOT 12-10-14 #5)

2015-16:

PTA donated $823.23 Music Stands and Racks (BOT 11-18-15 #28)

Art Program:

2014-15:

PTA donated $6,571 Art Masters (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

CUSD PO #342754 Art Masters $6,571 (BOT 12-10-14 page 294)

Payments:

Warrant #203694 $2,191 PO #342754 (BOT 12-10-14 page 327)

Warrant #205694 $2,190 PO #342754 (BOT 2-25-15 page 92)

Warrant #208758 $2,190 PO #342754 (BOT 5-13-15 page 88)

Total Payments $6,571.00 

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

CUSD PO #353058 $6,055 (BOT 12-19-15 page 324)

Donations To Instructional Materials And Supplies: $10,509.56

$5,397.73 PTA (BOT 11-18-15 #28)

$721.16 Forster Ranch Education Foundation (BOT 10-28-15 #17)

$47.22 Schools (BOT 9-9-15 #27)

$50 Target (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$140.66 Schools (BOT 6-24-15 #29)

$1,318.61 Target (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$71.44 Schools (BOT 3-11-15 #13)

$171.71 PTA (BOT 12-10-14 #15)

$60.88 Schools (BOT 12-10-14 #15)

$2,530.15 Target (BOT 10-22-14 #13)

Marian Bergeson Elementary School

Music Program

2014-15

The Bergeson Foundation donated $31,500 (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

2015-16

The Bergeson Foundation donated $33,000 (BOT 10-14-15 #24)

Art Program:

2014-15:

PTA donated $2,022 Art Masters (BOT 10-8-14 #15)

PTA donated $2,022 Art Masters (BOT 2-25-15 #17)

PTA donated $2,021 Art Masters (BOT 5-13-15 #30)

Total Donations $6,065

CUSD PO #342012 $6,065 Art Masters (BOT 10-8-14 page 14)

Payments:

Warrant #202224 $2,022 PO #342012 (BOT 11-12-14 page 100)

Warrant #205892 $2,022 PO #342012 (BOT 2-25-15 page 97)

Warrant #208758 $2,021 PO #342012 (BOT 5-13-15 page 88)

Total Payments $6,065

2015-16:

PTA donated $2,047.00 Meet the Masters (BOT 12-9-15 page 363)

CUSD PO #353119 $6,140.00 (BOT 12-9-15 page 325)

Canyon Vista Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15:

PTA donated $21,000 Primary Music Program (BOT 11-12-14)

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Art Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

2015-16

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

According to the Canyon Vista Elementary School Web Site the PTA pays for the Art Masters Program. However, there have been no donations directed towards the Art for the period July 22, 2013- November 18, 2015.

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $2,424.08

$500 United Health Fund (BOT 9-9-15)

$68.85 Vending Plus (BOT 7-9-14 #7)

$34.33 CR&R (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$25 Target (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$684 Sumner Photography (BOT 6-24-15 #29)

$1,018.10 CR&R (BOT 5-27-15 #15)

$23.86 Canyon Vista (BOT 3-11-15 #13)

$35.90 Vending Plus (BOT 10-8-14 #5)

$718 Sumner Photography (BOT 7-23-14)

Castille Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Art Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART:

CUSD PO #340139 $6,000 Meet The Masters (BOT 7-9-14 page 48)

Payments:

Warrant #202053 PO #340139 $1,000.00 (BOT 10-22-14 page 102)

Warrant #208245 PO #340139 $4,836.20 (BOT 5-13-15 page 70)

Total Payments $5,836.20 

Warrant for remaining $163.80?

2015-16

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

CUSD PO #345924 $6,000 Meet the Masters (BOT 6-10-15 page 117)

Payments: None to date

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $46,654.77

$65.26 Ms Lisa Klaes (BOT 7-9-14 #7)

$370.00 Freedom Communications (BOT 7-9-14 #7)

$714.00 Sumner Photography (BOT 7-23-14)

$2,226.93 Target (BOT 10-22-14)

$15,750.00 PTA (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

*$5,836.20 2014-15 Web Site Says that PTA donations pay for Meet the Masters 

$518.54 Castille Booster Club (12-10-14 #15)

$200.00 Pumpkin City (BOT 1-14-15)

$143.00 MS Angelica Galindo (BOT 2-11-15 #9)

$326.77 Kroger (BOT 2-11-15 #9)

$1,047.95 Target (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$3,500.00 Pacific Life (BOT 3-25-15 #10) 

$561.30 CR&R (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$106.94 PTA (BOT 5-13-15)

$2,150.00 Target (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$608.00 Sumner Photography (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$542.85 CR&R (BOT 9-9-15 #27)

$323.35 CR&R (BOT 9-9-15 #27)

$10.00 Freedom Communications (BOT 10-28-15 #17)

$14,324.99 PTA (BOT 12-9-15 #35)

$3,164.89 PTA (BOT 12-9-15 #35)

Chaparral Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15:

Ladera Ranch Education Foundation paid $21,000 Primary Music (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Art Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART 

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

There is no reference to any art program at Chaparral on the school web site and no direct donations, PO's or warrants for an Art Program at Chaparral. Does Chaparral have an art program for its students?

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $13,525.71

$50 Edison (BOT 7-9-14 #7)

$724 Sumner Photography (BOT 7-9-14 #7)  

$250 Target (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$820 Sumner Photography (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$418.11 EPI (BOT 12-10-14 #15)

$1,418.03 Target (BOT 10-22-14)

$10,000 Ladera Ranch Education Association (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$619.57 Target  (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

Concordia Elementary School

Music Program

2014-15

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

2015-16

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Art Program

2014-15

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

2015-16

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

Concordia PTA pays for an instructional aid (Jeannie Bassett to teach art - 3 1/2 hours per day 15 hours per week.) Funding is directed to Instructional Aid - not "Art"

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $9,716.00

$5,397.73 PTA (BOT 11-18-15 #28)

$20.47 Vending Plus (BOT 10-28-15 #17)

$150.71 PG&E (BOT 9-23-15 #17)

$349.27 PG&E (BOT 9-23-15 #17)

$318.78 Communities for a Cause (BOT 9-23-15 #17)

$349.26 PG&E (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$1,020 Lifetouch National School Studios (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$349.26 PG&E (BOT 6-24-15 #29)

$17.89 Vending Plus (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

$63.36 Vending Plus (BOT 3-11-15 #13)

$702 San Clemente Junior Women's League (BOT 2-11-15 #9)

$317.52 PG&E (BOT 2-11-15 #9)

$24.71 Vending Plus (BOT 9-24-14)

$317.52 PG&E (BOT 9-24-14)

$317.52 PG&E (BOT 9-24-14)

Crown Valley Elementary School

Art Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

CUSD PO #340251 $5,206.88 Meet the Masters (BOT 7-23-14 page 50)

Payments:

Warrant #210202 $4,206.88 PO #340251 (BOT 6-24-15 page 849) 

Warrant #202253 $1,000 PO #340251 (BOT 10-22-15 page 102)

Total Payments $5,206.88

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

CUSD PO#350694 Meet the Masters $5,074.15 (BOT 8-12-15 page 148)

Warrant for $5,074.15?

Music Program:

2014 - 15:

Crown Valley participated in the Pacific Symphony Class Act Program Cost $4.90 per student + Transportation fees.

2015-16:

NP DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC 

DonationsTo Instructional Materials and Supplies:

$225 Ms. Jane Feet (BOT 6-24-15 #29)

$1,320 PTA (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$225 Ms. Dianna Stratford (3-11-15 #13)

$2,938.20 PTA (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

R.H. Dana Elementary School 

Art Program:

2014-15:

PTA donated $1,000 Meet the Masters Art Program Deposit (BOT 10-8-14 #5)

PTA donated $1,243.81 Meet the Masters Art Program (BOT 12-10-14 #15)

PTA donated $1,243.81 Meet the Masters Art Program (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

Total Donations $3,487.62

CUSD PO #340138 Meet the Masters $1,000.00 (BOT 10-22-14 page 102)

CUSD PO #340138 Meet the Masters $3,487.62 (BOT 7-9-14 page 48)

Total PO's $4,487.62

Payments:

Warrant #202053 PO #340138 $1,000 (BOT 10-22-15 page 102)

Warrant for remaining $3,487.62?

2015-16:

PTA donated $1,000 Meet the Masters Art Program Deposit (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

CUSD PO #350698 Meet The Masters $3,598.80 (BOT 8-12-15 #29 page)

Payments:

Warrant #213444 PO #350698 $1,000.00 (BOT 9-23-15 page 189)

Warrant for remaining $2,598.80?

Music Program: RH Dana does not have a primary music program.

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $549.22

$87.22 Vending Plus (BOT 10-28-15 #)

$324 PTA (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$138 Box Tops for Education (BOT 5-27-15 #15) 

Del Obispo Elementary School

Art Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

Music Program: Del Obispo does not have a primary music program.

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $2,408.98

$219.06 Kroger (BOT 9-24-14 #8)

$750 Verizon Wireless (BOT 9-24-14 #8)

$362.57 Target (BOT 10-8-14)

$224.81 Kroger (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

$167.54 Target (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$355 Sumner Photography (BOT 6-24-15 #29)

$330 The Irvine Museum (BOT 6-22-15 #21)

Carl Hankey Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15:

PTA donated $10,500 Primary Music Program for 2014-15 (BOT 12-10-14 #5)

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Art Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

According to the Carl Hankey Website the PTSA pays for the Art Masters program. However, there is no record of any donations, PO's or Warrants for a Carl Hankey Art Masters Program for the period Jul 22, 2013 - November 18, 2015. How is the Art Masters program being funded?

No Donations to Instructional Supplies

Hidden Hills Elementary School

Art Program:

2014-15

PTA donated $1,000 Meet the Masters Art Program (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

CUSD PO#351970 Meet the Masters $1,000 (BOT 10-14-15 page 226)

Warrant for $1,000?

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATION TO ART

Music Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Donations to "Instructional Materials and Supplies: $7,133.53

Lifetouch National School Studios $747.00 (BOT 12-10-14 #7)

Jamba Juice $80.80 (BOT 12-10-14 #7)

Jamba Juice $89.60 (BOT 12-10-14 #7)

Vending Plus $47.31 (BOT 12-10-14 #15)

Target $227.23  (BOT 12-10-14 #15)

Bright Works Inc $68.40 (BOT 1-14-15 #13)

Bright Works Inc $55.16 (BOT 1-28-15)

Bright Works Inc $11.52 (BOT 2-11-15 #9)

Wells Fargo $200 (BOT 2-25-15 #17)

Vending Plus $64.21 (BOT 3-11-15)

Target $126.47 (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

Bright Works Inc $16 (BOT 3-25-15) 

Bright Works Inc $66 (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

Box Tops for Education $177.20 (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

Vending Plus $15.68 (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

Lifetouch $702 (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

Target $50 (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

CUSD Foundation $3,323.35 (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

CUSD Foundation $1,065.60 (BOT 10-14-15 #24)

Kinoshita Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Art Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

There is no reference to any art program on the Kinoshita web site and no direct donations, PO's or warrants for an art program at Kinoshita. Does Kinoshita have an art program?

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $727.95

$41.95 Vending Plus (BOT 6-24-15 #29)

$686 Sumner Photography (BOT 6-24-15 #29)

$706 Sumner Photography (BOT 7-9-14 #7)

$51.42 Vending Plus (BOT 7-9-14 #7)

Ladera Ranch Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15:

$16,664.71 Ladera Ranch Education Foundation - Primary Music Teacher (BOT 12-10-14)

2015-16:

$925 Target (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

The Ladera Ranch PTA web site says that the PTA spends $42,000 per year to fund K-3 Primary music - They only have 1/2 year of primary music at a cost of $22,000 per year.

Art Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

The Ladera Ranch PTA web site says that the PTA funds a FIBO art program at a cost of $10,000per year.

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $18,421.52

$571.52 Target (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$10,000 Ladera Ranch Education Foundation (BOT 3-11-15 #13)

$1,450 Tustin Lexus (BOT 2-25-15 #17)

$100 Auto Nation (BOT 2-25-15 #17)

$1,580 Ladera Ranch Education Foundation (BOT 7-23-14)

$4,270 Ladera Ranch Education Foundation (BOT 7-9-14 #7) 

Donations to Student Support: $3,773

$1,999 PTA (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$873 Sumner Photography (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$901 Sumner Photography (BOT 7-23-14) 

Donations to Student Safety and Support: $6,934.76

$4,362.74 Ladera Ranch Education Foundation (BOT 11-12-14)

$1,072.02 Target (BOT 10-22-14)

$1,500 Ladera Ranch Education Foundation (BOT 10-22-14)

 

Laguna Niguel Elementary School

Art Program:

2014-15

The PTA donated $1,000 Meet the Masters Art Program Deposit  (BOT 7-23-14 #7)

The PTA donated $3,519 Meet the Masters Art Program  (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

Total Donations $4,519

CUSD PO #340797 $4,519 Meet the Masters (BOT 7-23-14 page 92)

Payments:

Warrant #202053 PO #340797 $1,000.00 (BOT 10-22-15 page 102)

Warrant #208245 PO #340797 $3,519.36 (BOT 5-13-15 page 70)

Total Payments $4,519.36

2015-16

PTA donated $3,519.36 Meet the Masters (BOT 11-12-14) 

CUSD PO#350765 $4,480.06 Meet the Masters (BOT 8-12-15 page 149)

Payments:

Warrant for $4,480.06?

Music Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $3,276.98

$35.27 Vending Plus (BOT 7-23-14)

$41.18 Vending Plus (BOT 10-22-14 #13)

$585.02 Target (BOT 10-22-14 #13)

$56.50 Vending Plus (3-25-15 #10)

$277.66 Target (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$15.90 Vending Plus (BOT 6-24-15 #29)

$2,150 Target (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$33.34 Vending Plus (BOT 10-28-15 #17)

$82.11 Scoutit (BOT 10-28-15 #17)

Las Flores Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15:

PTA donated $21,000 (BOT 10-8-14)

2015-16:

PTA donated $22,000 (BOT 9-23-15)

Art Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

The Las Flores PTA web site shows that the PTA funds the Art Masters program. There are no direct donations, PO's or warrants for art at Las Flores.

Donation to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $12,669.40

$825 Target (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$1,223.26 Target (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$8,155.97 Education for the Children (BOT 3-11-15 #13)

$2,465.17 Target (BOT 10-8-14 #5)

Las Palmas Elementary School

Art Program:

2014-15:

CUSD PO #340136 $8,740.28 (BOT 7-9-14 page 48)

CUSD PO #340136 $1,000.00 (BOT 10-22-14 page 91)

CUSD PO #343077 $8,298.28 (BOT 12-10-14 page 301)

Total Donations $19,038.56 

Payments:

Warrant #211341 PO #343077 $8,298.28 (BOT 7-22-15 page 467)

Did Las Palmas pay twice for Art in 2014-15? $9,740.28 and $9,298.28?

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

CUSD PO #350695 $9,720.32 (BOT 8-12-15 page 148)

Music Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

2015-16: 

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Donation to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $401,369

$36 Elliott System Enterprises (BOT 10-28-15 #17)

$3,400 Parents at Las Palmas (BOT 10-14-15 #24)

$60 Edison International (BOT 10-14-15 #24)

$58 Elliott System Enterprises (BOT 9-9-15 #27)

$868 Sumner Photography (BOT 9-9-15 #27)

$87,415 PTA (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$400 Mr. & Mrs Ruth (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

$2,000 City of San Clemente (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$30 Edison International (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$30 Edison International (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$225,000 The Leonard Family Foundation (BOT 2-25-15 #17)

$702 San Clemente Junior Women's League (BOT 2-25-15 #17)

$30 Edison International (BOT 1-28-15 #16)

$30 Edison International (BOT 1-28-15 #16)

$550 San Clemente Garden Club (BOT 1-14-15 #13)

$1,000 Green Up Our Schools (BOT 1-14-15 #13)

$280 The Huffman Group (BOT 1-14-15 #13)

$500 San Clemente Garden Club (BOT 1-14-15 #13)

$250 Wells Fargo (BOT 1-14-15 #13) 

$30 Edison International (BOT 10-22-14 #13)

$30 Edison International (BOT 10-22-14 #13)

$78,670 PTA (BOT 7-23-14 #7)

$250 Wells Fargo (BOT 7-9-14 

*The Leonard Family Foundation donated $225,000 for "Instructional Material and Supplies" - *a donation of this size should be documented as to how the funds are to be spent. This donation has been made every year for many years and in the past was designated "Class Size Reduction."

Clarence Lobo Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15:

PTA donated $10,500 (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

According to the Clarence Lobo Web site PTA pays for all music. This should be incorrect as CUSD funds 4th and 5th grade music. 

Art Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

2015-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

The Clarence Lobo web site says that Lobo has an art program called the "CRE8 Art Program". There is no direct donations, PO's or warrants- how is this program funded?

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $2,355.88

$16.56 Vending Plus (BOT 10-28-15)

$23.28 CR&R (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$875 Target (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$8.39 Vending Plus (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

$379.83 Target (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$23.23 Vending Plus (BOT 3-11-15 #13)

$702 San Clemente Junior Women's League (BOT 2-11-15 #9)

$620.37 Target (BOT 10-8-14 #5)

$39.99 Planet Aid Inc (BOT 10-8-14 #5)

$47.06 Planet Aid Inc (BOT 10-8-14 #5) 

John S Malcom Elementary School

Music Program:

2014- 15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO PRIMARY MUSIC (Grades 1- 3)

PTA donated $10,500 for Kindergarten Music Program (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Art Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

2015-16

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

According to the Malcom web site- Malcom offers an Art In action programs that is funded by the PTA and is parent taught, directed and administered. However, there are no PTA identified donations to art, no CUSD PO's or warrants. 

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $4,455.87

$34.89 Vending Plus (BOT 10-28-15 #17)

$33.36 Kula Foundation (BOT 10-14-15 #24)

$65 United Way (BOT 9-23-15 #17)

$34.33 CR&R (BOT 9-9-15 #27)

$325 Target (BOT 6-22-15 #21)

$692 Sumner Photography (BOT 6-22-15 #21)

$500 The Ecology Center (BOT 6-22-15 #21)

$50.05 Wells Fargo (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

$25 United Way (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

$49.95 San Juan Education Foundation (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

$774.90 CR&R (BOT 5-13-15 #30)

$194.71 Target (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$75.18 Vending Plus (BOT 3-11-15 #13)

$1,000 Green Up Our Schools (BOT 2-25-15 #17)

$34.42 Vending Plus (BOT 1-14-15 #13)

$453.30 Target (BOT 11-12-2014 #11)

$48.78 Vending Plus (BOT 7-9-14 #7) 

$65 United Way (BOT 12-9-15 #35)

Marblehead Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15:

The Aloha Foundation paid $11,000 Primary Music Program (BOT 10-14-15 #24)

2015-16:

The Aloha Foundation paid $5,250 Primary Music Program (BOT 5-27-15 #15)

Art Program

2014-15:

PTA donated $1,940 Art Masters Program (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

PTA donated $1,670 the Art Masters Program (BOT 3-11-15 #13)

PTA donated $1,910 Art Masters Program (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

PTA donated $735 Art Masters Program (BOT 7-22-15 #19)

Total Donations $6,255.00

CUSD PO #340218 $5,729 Art Masters (BOT 7-23-14 page 49)

Payments:

Warrant #202839 PO #340218 $1,940 (BOT 11-12-14 page 119)

Warrant #209838 PO #340218 $3,579 (BOT 6-10-15 page 137)

Warrant for remaining $210?

2015-16:

The PTA donated $300 Art Masters Program (BOT 10-28-15 #17)

No PO's or warrants to date.

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $402.00

$50.00 Target (BOT 7-22-15) 

$352 Sumner Photography (BOT 7-23-14 #7)

Moulton Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15

The PTA donated $21,000 Primary Music Program (BOT 11-13-14 #11)

2015-16

The PTA donated $11,000 Primary Music Program (BOT 10-14-15 #24) 

Art Program:

2014-15:

The PTA donated $4,607 Art Masters Program (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

The PTA donated $75.11 Art Masters Program (BOT 12-10-14 #15)

Total Donations $4,682.11

CUSD PO #340240 $4,607.00 Art Masters (BOT 7-22-14 page 49)

Payments:

Warrant #202839 PO #340240 $4,607.00 (11-02-14 page 119)

2015-16: 

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

Moulton PTA is offering an ArtSmart program -parent run art appreciation program.

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $9,280.97

$67.75 PTA (BOT 10-28-15 #17)

$542.85 CR&R (BOT 9-9-15 #27)

$6,500 PTA (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$9.27 Vending Plus (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

$15 Wells Fargo (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$258.06 Target (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$56.50 Vending Plus (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$46.46 Vending Plus (BOT 3-11-15 #13)

$543.68 Target (BOT 10-8-14 #5)

$810.40 CR&R (BOT 10-8-14 #5)

$156 Yary Photography (BOT 6-23-14 #7)

$25 Starbucks (BOT 6-23-14 #7)

$250 Starbucks (BOT 6-23-14 #7)

Oak Grove Elementary School

Music Program: Oak Grove has PTA funded full year of primary music for K& 1st grade at a cost of $87 per student. The Foundation pays for 2nd and 3rd grade MIND Music Key Boarding at a cost of $50 per student. 

2014-15:

The PTA donated $31,500 (BOT 10-8-14 #5) 

The PTA donated $1,200 (BOT 7-9-14 #7) *Pay increase Mary Bestgen

Contract #1213115 9-11-13 through 9-10-14 (BOT 7-9-14 page 80 - Contract page 193)

*MIND Music Consultant Mary Bestgen Pay increased from $9,000 to $10,200 

2015-16:

The PTA donated $31,500 (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

Contract #1213115 9-11-14 through 9-10-15 (BOT 8-13-14 page 144 - Contract page 211)

Art Program:

2014-15: 

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: 

$250 United Way Silicon Valley (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

Oak Grove PTA Brochure

Oso Grande Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15:

PTA donated $8,300 for a Primary Music Teacher 2014-15 (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

The Ladera Ranch Foundation donated $33,700 for a Primary Music Teacher (BOT 12-10-14 #15) 

Total Donations $42,000

2015-16:

PTA donated $24,509.01 for a music teacher 2015-16 (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

Art Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

CUSD PO #340137 $1,000 Meet the Masters (BOT 10-22-14 page 102)

CUSD PO #340137 Meet the Masters $7,265.12 (BOT 7-9-14 48)

Payments:

Warrant #211079 PO #340137 $6,265.12 (BOT 7-22-15)

Warrant #202053 PO #340137 $1,000.00 (BOT 10-22-15 page 102)

Total Payments $7,265.12

CUSD PO #343222 Meet the Masters $248 (BOT 1-14-15 page 156)

2015-16

PTA donated $299.56 for an Art Grant (BOT 11-18-15 #28 page 408)

PTA donated $8,725.00 Meet the Masters (BOT 12-9-15 #35)

CUSD PO #350696 Meet the Masters $8,725 (BOT 8-12-15 page 148)

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $91,805.64

$50.12 Vending Plus (BOT 10-28-15 #17)

$160.00 Brinker International (BOT 10-14-15 #24)

$625.00 The Benevity Community Impact Fund (BOT 10-14-15 #24)

$24.95 Vending Plus (BOT 6-22-15 #21)

$1,250 Microsoft Matching Gifts (BOT 6-22-15 #21)

$1,054 Sumner Photography (BOT 6-22-15 #21)

$250 United Way (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

$55,366.17 PTA (BOT 6-10-15 #19) 

$400 Wells Fargo Matching Gifts (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

$526.62 Target (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$70.12 Vending Plus (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$200 Microsoft Matching (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$120 Edison International (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$250 United way (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$400 Wells Fargo Matching Gifts (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$50 Auto Nation (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$51.64 Ms Angela Portsnoff (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$150 Mr. and Mrs Jeff and Lori Hook (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$1,020 Microsoft (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$120 Edison (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$48.35 Microsoft (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$28.35 Mrs Dara Stephens (BOT 12-10-14 #15)

$250 Microsoft (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

$120 Edison International (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

$4,656.85 PTA (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

$906 Sumner Photography (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

$1,070.56 Target (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

$44.78 Vending Plus (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

$4,500 Ladera Ranch Education Foundation (BOT 7-23-14 #7)

$3,977.62 PTA (BOT 7-9-14 #7)

$13,707.00 Ladera Ranch Education Foundation (BOT 7-23-14 #7)

$25 Microsoft (BOT 7-23-14 #7)

$62.51 Vending Plus (BOT 7-23-14 #7)

$270 Edison Gifts (BOT 7-23-14 #7)

Palisades Elementary School

Art Program:

2014-15:

The PTA donated $21.48 for the Art Masters Program (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

The PTA donated $4,656 for Art Masters Program (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

Total Donations: $4,677.48

CUSD PO #340241 $4,656.00 Art Masters (BOT 7-28-14 page 49)

Payments:

Warrant #202225 PO #340241 Art Masters $1,552.00 (BOT 11-12-14 page 100)

Warrant #205695 PO #340241 Art Masters $1,848.00 (BOT 2-25-15 page 92)

Warrant #211333 PO #340241 Art Masters $1,522.00 (BOT 7-23-14 page 467)

Total Payments $4,922.00

Overpayment $266

2015-16:

PTA donated $299.56 Art Grant

The PTA donated $4,324.36 Arts Master Program (BOT 7-22-14 #21)

The PTA donated $21.83 Meet the Masters

Total Donations $4,445.75

CUSD PO# 350693 Meet The Masters Payment $4,350 (BOT 8-12-15 #29 page 148)

* CUSD paid Meet the Masters not Art Masters according to the PO Listing 

Music Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $1,533.43

$43.43 Kroger (BOT 11-18-15 #28)

$16.34 Vending Plus (BOT 10-28-15 #17)

$42.03 Kroger (BOT 9-9-15 #27)

$15.46 Vending Plus (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

$63.00 Edison International (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$63.00 Edison International (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$38.44 Vending Plus (BOT 2-25-15 #17)

$63.00 Edison International (BOT 1-14-15 #13)

$63.00 Edison International (BOT 1-14-15 #13)

$52.53 PTA (BOT 12-10-14 #15)

$43.76 Kroger (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

$28.82 Kroger (BOT 11-12-14 #11) 

$54 Ms Jill Aguilar (BOT 10-8-14 #5)

$559.27 Target (BOT 10-8-14 #5)

$41.41 Kroger (BOT 9-24-14 #8)

$80.11 Kroger (BOT 9-24-14 #8)

$13.83 Vending Plus (BOT 9-24-14 #8)

$63.00 Edison International (BOT 9-24-14 #8)

$63.00 Edison International (BOT 9-24-14 #8)

$63.00 Edison International (BOT 7-9-14 #7)

$63.00 Edison International (BOT 7-9-14 #7)

Philip J Reilly Elementary School

Art Program:

2014-15:

The PTA donated $5,324 Art Masters Program (BOT 10-22-14 #13)

CUSD PO #340414 $5,324.00 Art Masters (BOT 7-23-14 page 83)

Payments:

Warrant #202840 PO #340414 Art Masters $1,755.00 (BOT 11-12-14 page 119)

Warrant #205893 PO #340414 Art Masters $1,575.00 (BOT 2-25-15 page 97)

Warrant #20880 PO #340414 Art Masters $1,974.00 (BOT 5-13-15 page 92)

Total Payments $5,304.00

Warrant for remaining $20.00?

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

CUSD PO #350816 $5,990 Art Masters (BOT 9-9-15 page 389)

Payments:

Warrant $5,990.00 ?

Music Program:

2014-15:

The PTA donated $15,750 Primary Music Program (BOT 10-22-14 #13)

2015-16:

The PTA donated $16,500 Primary Music Program (BOT 10-28-15 #17)

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $11,564.94

$43.43 Kroger (BOT 11-18-15 #28)

$50 Target (BOT 6-22-15 #21)

$521 Sumner Photography (BOT 6-22-15 #21)

$8,970 PTA (BOT 6-24-15 #29)

$96.39 Kroger (BOT 5-13-15 #30)

$37.50 Recycle America Alliance (BOT 4-22-15 #19)

$405.06 Target (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$849.92 Target (BOT 10-8-14 #5)

$509 Sumner Photography (BOT 7-23-14 #17)

$59.34 Vending Plus (BOT 7-23-14 #17)

$23.30 Recycle America Alliance (BOT 7-23-14 #17)

San Juan Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15:

The San Juan Children's Foundation donated $10,500 (BOT 11-12-14)

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Art Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $2,969.00

$200 Ms Lina G. Perez (BOT 10-14-15 #24)

$377 San Juan Education Foundation (BOT 10-14-15 #24)

$200 Ms Lina G. Perez (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

$818 Lifetouch National School Studios (BOT 6-10-15 #19)

$279.16 Target (BOT 5-13-15 #30)

$100 Ms. Lina G. Perez (BOT 3-11-15 #13)

$100 Ms Lina G. Perez (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

$519.61 Target (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

$375 Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

Tijeras Creek Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15

The PTA donated $21,000 Primary Music Program (BOT 9-24-2014 #8)

2015-16

The PTA donated $21,000 Primary Music Program (BOT 1-28-15 #16)

Art Program:

2014-15

The PTA donated $2,313 Meet The Masters Art Program (BOT 12-10-14 #15)

CUSD PO #342495 $5,626 (BOT 11/12/14 page 88)

2015-16

The PTA donated $2,227.88 Meet the Masters Art Program (BOT 11-18-15 #28)

CUSD PO#352723 $5,454.88 (BOT 11-18-15 page 180)

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies:

$1,894.84 PTA (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

Viejo Elementary School

Art Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

CUSD PO #342013 Meet the Masters Art Program $3,763.20 (BOT 10-8-14)

2015-16:

PTA donated $3,763.20 Meet the Masters Art Program (BOT 6-24-15 #29)

CUSD PO #351971 Meet the Masters $1,000.00 (BOT 9-13-15 page 226)

Music Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC 

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies:

$39.10 CR&R (BOT 9-9-15 #27)

$410 Sumner Photography (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$125 Target (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$806.40 CR&R (BOT 5-13-15 #30)

$108.65 Ms/ Andrea Klatt (BOT 10-22-14 #13)

$299.07 Target (BOT 10-8-14 #5)

Vista Del Mar Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15: 

The PTA donated $15,750 Primary Music Program 2014-15 (BOT 11-12-14 #11) 

2015-16:

The PTA donated $16,500 Primary Music Program 2015-16 (BOT 11-18-15 #28)

The Vista Del Mar Mako Foundation donated $16,500 Primary Music Program 2015-16 (BOT 11-18-15 #28)

Art Program:

2014-15:

The PTA paid $1,000 Meet the Masters Art Program Deposit 2014-15 (BOT 10-22-14 #13)

The PTA paid $3,338.94 Meet the Masters Art Program 2014-15 (BOT 12-10-13 #15)

Total Donations $3,338.94

CUSD PO #342143 $7,677.88 Meet the Masters (BOT 10-22-14 page 80)

2015-16:

The PTA paid $3,338.94 Meet the Masters Art Program 2014-15 (BOT 2-25-15 #17)

The PTA paid $1,000 Meet the Masters Art Program 2015-16 (BOT 10-28-15)

The PTA paid $3,253.94 Meet the Masters Art Program 2015-26 (BOT 10-28-15 #17)

Total Donations $7,592.88

CUSD PO #351969 $7,507.88 (BOT 10-14-15 page 226)

Wagon Wheel Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15: NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

2015-16: NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Per a conversation with the Office Manager Jora Padilla Wagon Wheel has:

Full Year K Music Program paid for through parent donations

1/2 year of Primary Music for Grades 1-3 paid for through parent donations

4th and 5th grade block music paid for by CUSD

Art Program:

2014-15:

PTA donated $1,000 Meet the Masters (BOT 10-8-14 #5)

PTA donated $500.00 Meet the Masters (BOT 10-14-15 #24)

PTA donated $2,369.34 Meet the Masters (BOT 2-25-15 #17)

PTA donated $2,369.34 Meet the Masters (BOT 1-14-15 #13)

Total Donations $6,238.68

CUSD PO #340135 $1,000.00 Meet the Masters (BOT 7-9-14 page 48)

Payments:

Warrant #202053 PO #340135 $1,000 (BOT 10-22-15)

Warrant #208245 PO #340135 $4,738.68 (BOT 5-13-15 page 70)

2015-16: NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $9,481.86

$1,000.00 PTA deposit reimbursement (BOT 9-9-15 #17)

$531.00 Sumner Photography (BOT 7-22-15 #21)

$1,318.61 Target (BOT 3-25-15 #10)

$246.51 Epson America (BOT3-25-15 #10)

$919.11 PTA (BOT 1-14-15 #13)

$3,085.61 Target (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

$585.00 Sumner Photography (BOT 7-23-14 #7)

$1,039.94 PTA (BOT 7-23-15 #7)

$756.08 PTA (BOT 12-9-15 #35)

George White Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15:

The PTA paid $21,000 Primary Music Program 2014-15 (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

2015-16

The PTA paid $22,000 Primary Music Program 2015-16 (BOT 10-14-15 #24)

Art Program:

2014-15

The PTA paid 24.62 for Meet the Master Art Program 2014-15  (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

The PTA paid $2,947.04 for Art Instruction 2014-15 (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

Total Donations $2,971.66

CUSD PO #341798 $6,894.00 Meet the Masters (BOT 9-24-14 page 32)

Payments:

Warrant #208451 PO #341798 $5,894.08 (BOT 5-13-15 page 76)

2015-16

The PTA donated $2,947.04 Meet the Masters Art Program 2015-16 (BOT 5-13-14 #30)

The PTA donated $2,673.50 Meet the Masters (BOT 12-9-15 #35)

Total Donations: $5,620.54

CUSD PO#350699 $7,169 Meet the Masters Payment (BOT 8-12-15 #29 page 148)

Other Donations Instructional Materials and Supplies

$500.00 Simonson Photography (BOT 6-10-15 page 155)

$115.60 Jamba Advertising, Bright Works (BOT 12-9-15 #35)

Wood Canyon Elementary School

Music Program:

2014-15:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO MUSIC

Art Program:

2014-15:

$24.62 PTA Meet the Masters Supplies (3-25-15 #10)

2015-16:

NO DIRECT DONATIONS TO ART

 Donations to Instructional Materials and Supplies: $10,597.90

$35.77 Vending Plus

$7.73 Vending Plus (BOT 6-24-15 #29)

$424 Sumner Photography (BOT 6-24-15 #29)

$49.42 Vending Plus (BOT 2-25-15 #17)

$57.77 PTA (BOT 12-10-14)

$10,000 Wood Canyon Elementary School Foundation (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

$63.21 PTA (BOT 11-12-14 #11)

 

November 18, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #28 page 407-408

October 28, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #17 page 233 - 234

Board of Trustees Meeting October 14, 2015 Agenda Item #24 - Donations of Funds page 447

Board of Trustees Meeting September 23, 2015 Agenda Item #17 page 285

 

September 9, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #27 - Donations of Funds

 

July 22, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #21 - Donations of Funds

June 24, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #29

June 10, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #19

 

 

 

May 27, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #15 

May 13, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting agenda Item #30 Donation of Funds

April 22, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #19 - Donation of Funds

March 25, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #10

March 11, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #11 

February 25, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #17 - Donations of Funds

17. February 11, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #9 -Donation of Funds

January 28, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #16 - Donation of Funds

January 14, 2015 Board of Trustee Meeting Agenda Item #13 - Donation of Funds

December 10, 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #15 - Donation of Funds

November 12, 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #11 - Donation of Funds

 

October 22, 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting agenda Item #13 - Donation of Funds

October 8, 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #5

September 24, 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #8

July 23, 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #7

 

 

July 9, 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #7

High School Visual and Performing Arts

Aliso Niguel High School

Source: http://anhs-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1352376338348

The following special programs are funded through donations because they are programs that go beyond the minimum visual and performing arts curriculum mandated by law.

Band/Drumline/Color Guard

Choral Music Department

Dance Team

Pep Squad

Theatre Productions

BAND/DRUMLINE/COLOR GUARD PROGRAM

Band/Drumline/Color Guard is funded by the Aliso Niguel High School Instrumental Music Boosters, Inc. a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. CUSD provides $250 for instrument repair.

A voluntary donation of $1,350 will help underwrite the costs associated with a member of the 2016 ANHS Winter Drum Line. Our budgeted expenses include the provision of: 

All instruction by seasoned coaches

Student transportation for competitions

Entrance fees for all competitions

Music and drill design and arrangement

Equipment transportation

.... and the other expenses associated with creating, rehearsing, performing and competing in our winter season.

All donations are pooled and do not accrue for the specific benefit of an individual student. All donations are voluntary and all students will be allowed to participate regardless of whether a donation is made.

Payment Options

100% - $1,350

Installment Plan

$250 - Pay in December (Needed for Costumes!!)

$400 - Pay in January

$400 - Pay in February

$300 - Pay in March

Additional amounts are available for your convenience.

Color Guard

A voluntary donation of $1000 will help underwrite the costs associated with a member of the 2016 ANHS Winter Guard competing in the "Open" Division. Our budgeted expenses include the provision of: 

All instruction by seasoned coaches

Entrance fees for all competitions

Music and drill design and arrangement

Equipment transportation

.... and the other expenses associated with creating, rehearsing, performing and competing in our winter season.

All donations are pooled and do not accrue for the specific benefit of an individual student. All donations are voluntary and all students will be allowed to participate regardless of whether a donation is made.

Payment Options

100% - $1000 - Pay in December

Installment Plan

$250 - Pay in December (Needed for Costumes!!)

$300 - Pay in January

$250 - Pay in February

$200 - Pay in March

Additional amounts are available for your convenience.

They also fund the following classes:

Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Band

Concert Band

Marching Band

The Capistrano Unified School District provides funding only for the salary of our Director of Bands. Everything else - from the coaches, to the uniforms, to instruments and their repair (for program-owned instruments), to equipment - is paid for through the Instrumental Music Boosters. The Boosters participate in a number of fundraising events throughout the year to put money into the budget pot.

The remainder of the funding to support the program must be raised by fees and donations obtained from our member families and the public at-large. Fully 73% of the funding for our Marching Band & Color Guard programs comes from families who have a student in the program.

In order for our programs to continue and be successful we need EVERYONE to contribute to our fundraising success!!

Jazz Band

Winter Percussion

Color Guard

Program Handbook 2015-16

What is the total financial outlay of the ANHS Marching Band Program?

The ANHS Marching Band Program requires substantial additional funding above and beyond what is provided by the school district. Please see our website: www.anhsmusic.com for more details regarding fees and donations.

The only funding we receive from the school district is $250 for instrument repair.

We receive no funding for instruments, uniforms, transportation, staff or any other costs involved to run our program.

Substantial additional costs to cover this program are supported by donations from our band families. **Donations are voluntary and all students will be allowed to participate whether a donation is made or not.

However, without these donations, our season and instructional staff will be negatively affected and in turn will not allow our students to move onto the next level of performance.

**Please note that the Constitution of the State of California requires that we provide a public education to you free of charge. Your right to a free education is for all school/educational activities, whether curricular or extracurricular, and whether you get a grade for the activity or class. Subject to certain exceptions, your right to a free public education means that we cannot require you or your family to pay security for access, participation, materials, or equipment.

Transportation Fees - Marching Band & Color Guard Members

We collect a “fair-share” fee of $395 per student to cover the costs of transportation, uniforms and costumes. These fees have been authorized by the California Supreme Court and the CUSD, and pay for transportation to ALL field show competitions, uniform acquisition and maintenance, and color guard costumes. An exemption to paying fees is provided to families experiencing financial hardship.

Road to Championships Donation – Marching Band & Color Guard

In addition to collecting authorized fees, we ask that each family contribute a voluntary donation of $590 per student to help cover other costs associated with financing the 2015 Competition Season.

Visit http://www.anhsmusic.com/about-us/ to read more about fees and donations.

Disneyland Trip

Our trip to Disneyland is not guaranteed each year. Our band has to send in audition materials to be considered as a performance group. If we are chosen to perform at Disneyland, transportation costs are separate and require a $25 donation per student. Without 100% donations, this trip will not be taken. In addition, each student is required to sell ten (10) Cow Chip Bingo tickets by 12/1/14 to qualify for the trip to Disneyland.

The ANHS Marching Band program financial outlay covers**:

Coaches – These individuals are specialists in the areas of woodwinds, brass, percussion, color guard, marching, costume-visual and music design. Having quality coaches gives our students a better experience than they would have with a 100 to 1 ratio without coaches. These nationally known coaches are chosen for their quality and experience to provide a better education for the students. A part of the increase in fees this year helps cover the expansion of the coaching staff necessary to compete at our higher level of competition.

Equipment/Instruments – Show props, flags, instrument purchases, repairs, etc.

Music and Drill – The marching band will perform a custom arrangement of music and visual designs

Competition entrance fees – Each contest (6 total) require contest fees

Truck Rental – We rent 3 trucks for each contest to transport our equipment

Uniforms – maintenance, repair and replacement.

**Total program donations will determine what level of program our students will be afforded.

CHORAL MUSIC PROGRAM

Has four groups: 

Bella Cantore- Intermediate/Advanced performance ensemble for women in grades 9-12

Madrigals - College Prep Course - Advanced ensemble for men & women grades 9-12

Men's Ensemble - Introductory level choir group for men in grades 9-12

Women's Ensemble- Introductory level choir group for women in grades 9-12.

DANCE TEAM

Cost to fund - $80,000 paid through donations.

Per e-mail from Chris Taylor (past Dance Team President):

Dawn,
Good luck with your endeavor.
As for Dance Team at Aliso Niguel High School, the district pays for the “manager” and teacher as part of the PE teacher’s salary and the girls are able to take dance in their PE class and practice as a team.
The additional cost that is raised to fund costumes, additional coaches, competition entry fees, etc is around $35,000 and it depends on the number of girls on the team and the number of competitions.
I would not expect the school district to pay for these things.
Your number was higher.  Hope that is helpful.
- Chris Taylor (past Dance Team president)

PEP SQUAD

Has four groups:

Varsity Cheer

Varsity Song

JV Cheer

JV Song

THEATER PRODUCTION

Play Cost: $10,000

Musical Cost: $15,000 - $20,000 

 

San Clemente High School

Source: http://www.sctritons.com/approvedfundraisers

 

 

CHORAL MUSIC

MUSIC

Source: Parents Meeting

CHEER

Source: Parent Meeting Minutes