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  • Friday, June 24, 2016

     

    3rd and 4th of July Celebrations

    COMMUNITY UPDATE
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    July 3rd and 4th celebrations across Greater Orange
    Greater Orange kicks off Independence Day early with the City of Orange’s 21st Annual "3rd of July" Celebration. Begun in 1995, the 3rd of July festival has grown into one of Orange County’s biggest Independence Day centered events that includes- live music, inflatable activities and that famous Orange hometown festival atmosphere all leading up to the grand finale in Fred Kelly Stadium featuring the Orange Community Master Chorale followed by Greater Orange’s most spectacular fireworks choreographed to music.

    The  Annual 3rd of July Celebration is Sunday July 3, 2016 with gates opening at 4 p.m. at Orange Unified's Fred Kelly Stadium at El Modena High School, 3920 East Spring Street, Orange, CA 92869.  The musical program starts at 8 pm with the fireworks show starting at 8:45 pm.

    Fred Kelly Stadium’s artificial turf requires special rules for everyone to enjoy. The following rules when attending the July 3rd activities apply:

    • Only blanket seating is allowed on the field.

    • Strollers, wheelchairs, wagons, or other wheeled items are only permitted in designated areas-not on the field.

    • Lawn Chairs, food, drinks, seeds, gum, popcorn, hard-soled or high-heeled shoes are prohibited on the field.

    Tickets for the  "3rd of July" Celebration are $7 for adults and children over two years old.  Tickets can be purchased at the Community Services Department, 230 East Chapman Avenue (corner of Grand Street) through 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30. The Orange City Hall complex will be closed Friday July 1st.

    Tickets will also be available for purchase at the event after 1:30 p.m.  Credit cards maybe used at the gate.

    For more information please call the City of Orange Special Events   Hotline at (714) 744 -7278 or click on:

    Orange Park Acres 4th of July parade celebrates 50 years

    The 50th Annual Orange Park Acres 4th of July Parade's theme is the fitting "Our Golden Year" .   
    For 50 years OPA has shown Greater Orange what neighborhood patriotism is all about.

    The fun starts on July 4th at 6:30 am with pre-registration for the OPA Pre-Parade 5/10K. The 10K EPIC CHALLANGE race/walk starts at 7:15 am and the 5K starts at 7:45 am.

    The OPA July 4th Parade will step off at 9:30 am at Frank and Orange Park Blvd . This year's 50th Anniversary Grand Marshal are the Orange Acres Back Breakers 4H (for more informaion click on OABB 4H ).

    The post-parade awards and annual barbeque will be held on the lawn of the Salem Lutheran Church .

    For more information CLICK on: OPA


    Villa Park "Stars on Parade" July 4th community parade

    Villa Park's hometown July 4th Parade theme is "Stars on Parade" as all types of decorated bikes, trikes, scooters, wagons, strollers and classic cars wheel through the residential streets of Villa Park. 

    The 1.5 mile parade is led by a vintage fire engine.

    The fun starts with the line-up at Villa Park High School at 8:30 am on the Fourth of July.
    For more information click on: VPCS

     Anaheim Hills 4th of July extravaganza
    For shear size, no community does 4th of July quite like Anaheim Hills. The Greater Orange Community pulls out all the stops for a day packed with 4th of July events organized by the Anaheim Hills Community Council.

    The official 29th annual 4th of July Celebration  starts with the “Firecracker” 5 /10K Run – 2K Walk  starts with Opening Ceremonies at 6:55 am and race time at 7:00 am. The  start line for all 5K and 10K events is on Santa Ana Canyon Road at the north end of Canyon High School by the athletic field at the Canyon High School track.

    This year accurate times are assured with the use of race timing mats and chips.

    The kids 100/200 dash runs will be at 9 am at the Canyon H.S. Athletic Field.  

    Beginning at 7:30 am until 9:30 am in the Canyon Hills H.S. cafeteria will be the Pancake Breakfast that includes hotcakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee and a whole lot of visiting with neighbors and friends. 

    This year the Yankee Doodle Dog Show also returns at 9:30 a.m. to Canyon High School. There are six fabulous dog-gone-good categories: Best Dressed Dog, Cutest Dog (35 lb. and under), Best Trick, Owner/Doggie Look-a-like, Bigger Cutest Dog (36 lb. and over) and Yankee Doodle Dog. There is a $7.00 entry fee per dog for the first category entered and $5.00 for each additional category. 

    At 1:00 pm the Patriotic Parade begins.  See the link below for more information and FAQ.

    The Peralta Park events including food booths will be between 3:00pm – 8:45 pm at Peralta Park. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to enjoy all the fabulous food. he park will also have entertainment  from 4:45pm – 8:45pm.  

    The evening ends with a  spectacular fireworks display with patriotic music for your enjoyment beginning at 9:00 pm at Peralta Park.

    For information regarding any of these events click on: AHCC



    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

     

    OUSD meets on 2016 Bond items

    ORANGE Unified Schools INSIDE
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    Popular Sovereignty for OUSD Communities and their high schools
    Trustees to vote on two School Improvement Districts for possible high school bonds
    Faced with polling data that shows the infamous "55 Divided" is still alive and well in the Greater Orange Communities when it comes to eventual voting to approve a possible 2016 Facilities Bond for Orange Unified School District  High Schools,   this Thursday June 23, 2016 in a Special Meeting, the OUSD Trustees will be voting on resolutions to move forward to form two School Facilities Improvement Districts (SFID).

    Agenda Action Item 11 C will be vote for further polling on what would could be three potential bond items, a district-wide bond measure and polling for the two SFID bonds.  One potential political problem facing the district is with each improvement district area having two bond measures, a district-wide bond and a separate improvement district bond, it could lead to voter confusion and be seen by some as the school district asking for double the money.  This presents the pro-bond forces under C.A.R.E. with twice as much pro-bond messaging.

    The two resolutions in Action Items 11 A and B on the June 23rd Agenda move the process forward to create two special assessment districts as an inventive solution to the reality that a minority of OUSD voters in certain parts of the sprawling school district have preventing voters from updating their schools in the neighborhoods that have overwhelmingly supported the three previous Facilities Bonds.

    The proposed School Facilities Improvement District 1 will encompass neighborhoods (attendance areas) that feed into El Modena and Orange High Schools-areas that have historically supported the previous bond elections.

    School Facilities Improvement District 2 will encompass the neighborhoods (attendance areas) that feed into Canyon and Villa Park H.S- areas that have historically not supported the previous bond elections.

    The two resolutions in Action Items 11 A and B on the June 23rd Agenda estimate voters in both new SFID's will eventually be asked to each approve $200 million dollar bonds to update and modernize the two comprehensive high schools in each of the SFID's. 

    With past voting data and new polling showing the 2016 Measure K and two other OUSD facilities bonds passing in the areas that will be included in the proposed SFID 1 (El Modena/Orange) and failing in the neighborhoods that feed into the SFID 2 (Canyon/Villa Park)- it is not hard to imagine that with SFIDs the voters in both areas are going to the kind of schools they want when  they vote. Truly, basic "popular sovereignty".

    Ironically, the long traditional halves of Greater Orange's 55 Divide, the "haves" and the "have-nots", could dramatically and quickly be switched with the expected passage of a bond in SFID 1 and not in SFID 2. With modern remodeled schools leading to increasing property values in the western part of the "divide" leading that half to become the new "haves" (including the already remodeled middle and elementary schools), the neighborhoods in the eastern side with decaying and outdated schools will become the new "have nots" in a post-bond SFID vote split.  

    Well documented statistics show results of decaying schools could also lead to declining student enrollment in the areas where parents can pay for private schools. It also would not be a stretch to then see more instances of attempted  district  secessions like the recent Panorama Heights and Rocking Horse Ridge communities bids to leave OUSD for Tustin Unified.

    If the resolutions for the intent to form the two assessment districts pass on Thursday, a Public Hearing will be scheduled for July 21 for public input into the formation of the two SFIDs.


    INSIDE the OUSD Agenda for Thursday June 23
    Trustee John Ortega will be teleconferencing from Washington D.C. requiring all votes to be done by roll call.

    NEXT OUSD SPECIAL BOARD MEETING June 23, 2016
    Next OUSD Board Meeting -OUSD BOARD ROOM
    CLOSED SESSION- 5:30 pm
    OUSD Open Session: 6:00 pm
    For AGENDA-CLICK ON: OUSD AGENDA


    For more information call the OUSD Superintendent’s office at 714-628-4040
    For budgeting questions call Business Services at 714-628-4015

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    Tuesday, June 07, 2016

     

    OUSD Term Limits win; Pauly and Deligianni out

    OUSD Trustee Term Limits PASS and
    68th Assembly Runoff will not include Pauly or Deligianni-Brydges
    Term limits in Orange Unified passed overwhelmingly. Historically  popular whenever it appears on a ballot, OUSD Measure G to impose Term Limits on the OUSD Trustee passed keeping over 87% of the vote for most of the evening. 

    The 68th Assembly Race with former Villa Park Councilwomen Deborah Pauly and OUSD Trustee Dr. Alexia Deligianni-Brydges both running saw the two far behind the top vote getter in the crowed field-Sean Panahi -with Harry Sidhu and Steven Choi in a close fight for the 2nd place run-off spot.

    Pauly remained a far placed 4th hoovering around 14% most of the night with Deligianni-Brydges a distant 5th place with 4% of the vote most of the night.

    Pauly suffered from numerous problems including a DUI arrest which became a campaign issue. (click on AnaheimBlog )
    Photo source AnaheimBlog
     OUSD Trustee Dr. Alexia Deligianni-Brydges was never able to put a campaign together at any level-fund raising, social media or supporters.




     

    School Facility Improvement Districts for OUSD?

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    Bond Supporters call for back-up plan: School Facility Districts

    On June 3rd, C.A.R.E. (Community Advancement through Renovation for Education)-the community organization working to advance a Facilities Bond for Orange Unified -sent out an email blast to supporters calling for a ballot with two choices on it- a General Bond for all four of OUSD high schools, and creating School Facility Improvement Districts (SFID) for Orange and El Modena high schools.

    C.A.R.E. is reacting to the latest polling from OUSD consultants that shows a future General Bond could be defeated by voters in Anaheim Hills and Villa Park- the communities that feed into Canyon and Villa Park High Schools.  However, the same polling shows that the communities that feed into Orange and El Modena High Schools would support a district-wide General Obligation bond. 

    If the General Obligation were to fail district-wide, but the local communities vote to support a SFID for their schools, then Orange HS and El Modena high schools would be modernized and the communities of Villa Park and Anaheim Hills would be left with the facilities that they voted for- aged and outdated. 

    The two-choices approach would also prevent either community- Villa Park or Anaheim Hills from playing the spoiler for the other communities- they will get what they vote for in their own backyard.  A 21st Century twist on "popular sovereignty".

    Within a few years, the differences would be stark in quality of education and property values between the "have" and "have-not" high schools. 

    In preparation for the "two choices" popular sovereignty approach, the Orange Unified School Board June 9, 2016  Agenda Action Item 12 A ( page 4) has the OUSD Trustees discussing a draft resolution for SFID's for the Orange and El Modena high school communities.  The agenda item also includes the recommendation that the Board of Education "receive information and provide direction to staff regarding the formation of School Facility Improvement Districts".

    Item 12 B (page 14) is to approve spending $30,000 for additional polling.

    Later in the Consent Agenda -Contract Services Report, (page 46) are contracts for both Canyon and Villa Park High Schools for "Bathroom Maintence/Repair". Cost? For Canyon H.S. $286,700 and for Villa Park H.S. $195,000. Page 47 of the agenda also includes $355,000 for El Modena restrooms.

    INSIDE the OUSD June 9th Agenda
      
    NEXT OUSD BOARD MEETING Thursday June 9, 2016
    Next OUSD Board Meeting -OUSD BOARD ROOM
    CLOSED SESSION- 6:00 pm
    OUSD Regular Session: 7:00 pm
    For AGENDA-CLICK ON: OUSD AGENDA



    For more information call the OUSD Superintendent’s office at 714-628-4040
    For budgeting questions call Business Services at 714-628-4015

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    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

     

    PETITION DENIED for PANORAMA HEIGHTS

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    Panorama Heights transfer petition denied by Orange County Committee on School District Organization
    The Petition to transfer the Panorama Heights neighborhood to Tustin Unified was denied by the  Orange County Committee on School Organization (OCCSO) after holding two Public Hearings on the proposal on Tuesday May 17th.  Only six of the eleven committee members were present and voted at the two public hearings.

    The Orange Unified School Board had overwhelmingly voted at their May 26, 2016 meeting to oppose the petition (Trustee Mark Wayland was the only OUSD Trustee in favor of allowing the transfer) after the OUSD staff's fiscal report on the potential revenue lost to OUSD with the Panorama Heights transfer was $404,797 annually.

    In the first Public Hearing presented at the Orange Unified District Office, the three petitioners, Marlene Graham, Katie Mayberry and Jennifer Lampman  gave a PowerPoint presentation to the  OCCSO arguing that the transfer would unite the Panorama Heights neighborhood with the Tustin community and allow the neighborhood children to attend school together. They also argued that the community identifies with the youth, religious, and retail institutions in Tustin.

    OUSD's legal representative Spencer Covert presented OUSD's case to the OCCSO. In his PowerPoint, Covert reviewed the financial impact on OUSD including the impact to the district's declining student enrollment.   Using an excerpt from a realtor's video ( CLICK ON: Panorama story with video )  the committee members were shown how close the neighborhood is to OUSD's Panorama Elementary School and City of Orange retail areas.  Covert presented arguments why the proposed transfer failed five of the 9 criteria that must be met as required by the California Education Code for a transfer: Criteria 2 (substantial community identity); Criteria 3 (equitable division of property and facilities); Criteria 6 (distribution of educational programs); Criteria 9 ( a negative financial impact); and Criteria 8-that the petition was designed to primarily increase property values.*

    *One of the petitioners- Jennifer Lampman is a realtor that does business in the area. 
    (Click on: Jennifer Lampman Realtor)

    After the OUSD presentation, Tustin Unified Superintendent Dr. Gregory Franklin reported that Tustin Unified took a neutral position on the transfer.    

    Fourteen people spoke during public comments for the first hearing.  Eight in favor, three against and three from a neighborhood known as  Lower Panorama Heights that asked to be included in the original petition for transfer.  The petition to transfer to Tustin Unified would create an OUSD territorial island of Lower Panorama Heights within the Tustin Unified area. The Lower Panorama situation was the topic of questions from the commission.

    As required, a California Environmental Quality Act checklist was presented by the Orange County Department of Education staff and the requested transfer was found to have no adverse environmental impacts.

    In the second public hearing at the Tustin Unified District Office, the petitioners in their presentation added information about the proximity of the neighborhood to Tustin Unified Schools and how the OUSD busing is not needed because parents drive their students to school.

    Then OUSD attorney Spencer Covert addressed property values and  the three Tustin Bonds and the entrances and exits of the Panorama Heights neighborhood.  OUSD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Gunn Marie Hansen reported on the exemplary OUSD schools and programs.

    In their rebuttal, the petitioners again tied their petition to the neighborhood children and argued that OUSD's financial situation had not changed since 2012 when the Rocking Horse Neighborhood was allowed to transfer to Tustin Unified from OUSD.  Mr. Covert rebutted about the current OUSD financial situation compared to 2012 and the differences in the two transfer petitions.

    Questions from the commissioners included questions about interdistrict transfers, property values and the Lower Panorama Heights neighborhood.

    The Commission voted that three of the nine criteria were not met: Criteria 2 (substantial community identity) by a vote of 6-0; Criteria 3 (equitable division of property and facilities) by a vote of 4-2; and Criteria 9 ( a negative financial impact) by a 4-2 vote.

    With three of the nine criteria not met, the petition was denied.

    Inside the May 26, 2016 Agenda
    The Orange Unified School Board will meet on Thursday May 26, 2016 in a regular session.

    The Agenda includes:
    Killerfer Site items:
    Facilities Bond Update:
    Budget items:

    NEXT OUSD BOARD MEETING May 26, 2016
    Next OUSD Board Meeting -OUSD BOARD ROOM
    CLOSED SESSION- 5:30 pm
    OUSD Regular Session: 7:00 pm
    For AGENDA-CLICK ON: OUSD AGENDA

      
    For more information call the OUSD Superintendent’s office at 714-628-4040
    For budgeting questions call Business Services at 714-628-4015

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    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

     

    Panorama Heights transfer and 2016 Bond draft

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    OUSD Board to vote on response to
    Panorama Heights transfer request
    The Orange Unified School Board Agenda Item 12 B on the May 12, 2016 will have the Board of Education deciding to vote whether or not to take a position on the proposed transfer of Panorama Heights from Orange Unified to Tustin Unified. 

    Residents of the OUSD Panorama Heights area submitted a petition for the transfer to Tustin Unified to the Orange County Department of Education.

    The agenda item's fiscal report on the potential revenue lost to OUSD should Panorama Heights transfer at $404,797 annually.

    This week the OUSD Board may vote to take a position (for or against) or vote to take no action ( no position) on the proposed transfer.

    Two back-to-back Public Hearings on the proposed transfer will be held by the 11 member Orange County Committee on School District Organization on Tuesday May 17th in both Orange Unified and Tustin Unified. 

    The first hearing will be at the OUSD Board Room at 6:00pm, followed by the seconded hearing at the Tustin Unified Board Room at 8:00 pm.  The Chief Petitioners, and representatives from both school districts will be given 15 minutes each for comments during both public hearings.

    Those comments will be followed by a 30 minute public comment period and then a five minute rebuttal period for the petitioners and each school district at both public hearings.

    The Orange County Committee on School District Organization must vote on nine separate criteria concerning the proposed transfer (each criteria is a single vote). Those criteria  range in community identity to financial considerations (see link below) .  Criteria 8 specifically states that the transfer must be for reasons other than an increase in property values.

    For the Orange County Committee on School District Organization May 17th Agenda (that includes the Nine Criteria that must be met by the transfer)
    Click on: 
    and
      
    2016 Facilities Bond dry run
    Information Item 13A on the May 12, 20156 OUSD Board Agenda ( agenda page 30) will be information from the hired Bond Advisors on various aspects of the "proposed" 2016 Facilities Bond.  The 12 page agenda item includes a  "draft" copy of a possible bond resolution (minus firm numbers).

    The Update will include a report on the highlights of the four "town hall" meetings held at the high schools last month.

    INSIDE the May 12 OUSD Agenda
    The May 12 Agenda Item also includes an informational item on the 2016-2019 Local Control and Accountability Plan- Agenda page 43.

    NEXT OUSD BOARD MEETING May 12, 2016
    Next OUSD Board Meeting -OUSD BOARD ROOM
    CLOSED SESSION- 6:30 pm
    OUSD Regular Session: 7:00 pm
    For AGENDA-CLICK ON:OUSD AGENDA


    For more information call the OUSD Superintendent’s office at 714-628-4040
    For budgeting questions call Business Services at 714-628-4015

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    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

     

    Two Chapman U students arrested in Orange HS farm theft

    Two Chapman University athletes arrested in Orange High School animal abuse case

    Two Chapman University students on the La Cross team and currently living in Orange were arrested in the stealing and abuse of the Orange High School Farm turkey.

    See the stories at the links below:

    KTLA NEWS

    2 Chapman University Students Arrested After Turkey Abducted From Farm at Orange High


    Orange COunty Register: 

    2 Chapman students arrested on suspicion of taking Tim theturkey from Orange High




    Tuesday, April 12, 2016

     

    2016 Bond news and Panorama Heights leaving OUSD?

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    OUSD 2016 Bond information on Next Board Agenda
    Trustees are asked to approve another $20,000 for a second 2016 Bond survey
    The Orange Unified School Board will meet on Thursday April 11, 2016 and continue discussing the all but approved next OUSD Facilities Bond targeted for the 2016 November General Election.  This weeks Agenda includes three items related to the  all-but-approved November 2016 Facilities Bond.

    In Agenda Item 13 B ( page 30),  Bonnie Moss partner in the OUSD contracted Oakland based political strategy consultant firm  of CliffordMoss, will return to the OUSD Board with a report described in the Agenda item as "a further update in the School facilities Assessment and Project Planning process" .   

    The Agenda description for Item 13B also reviews the prior presentations the OUSD Board has received on the Facilities Bond planning process, including the prior reports from Ms. Moss at the November 5, 2015 meeting and the  January 21, 2016 meeting. 

    Those previous three reports are part of the contract the OUSD Trustees approved at the July 23, 2015 OUSD Board meeting when they voted to pay CliffordMoss up to $78,000 for their consultant services.

    Also presenting at the January 21st meeting was Dr. Tim McLarney-President of the Encinitas headquartered True North Research-the polling consultant also  hired by OUSD. This week's agenda reminds the OUSD Board that at the January meeting Dr. McLarney presented "methodology, results and conclusion of the polling results survey"  for a future Facilities Bond.

    McLarney's report on the poll was part of the contract that the OUSD Board also approved at their July 23, 2015 meeting when they voted to pay True North Research up to $50,000 for polling and consulting services.

    Now, with that 2016 Bond process all but completed-except for a vote to place it on the November ballot- the OUSD Administration is asking for $20,000 more for True North Research in the April 14th Consent Item. 

    On page 40 under the Contract Services Report portion of the Consent Agenda ( voted on as a whole without debate or discussion) another $20,000 is asked for True North Research. The Agenda Item states "Additional funds are necessary to conduct and present methodology, results and conclusions of a second survey" 

    Agenda Item 13 A ( page 29) lists the  informational item's topic as: High School Classroom, Laboratory and Facilities needs to Support 21st Century Teaching and Learning in a Safe Environment.  The presentation will involve the first time all four of OUSD's comprehensive high school principals will present a facilities report at the same time.  

    According to the OUSD Agenda, the four principals "will address their specific school site academic priorities and facilities needs..." .

    Since the OUSD Board has not voted to place the Bond on the ballot yet, OUSD continues to engage the community on facilities needs. Following the facilities presentations by the four principals this week at the OUSD Board meeting, the OUSD Administration will be hosting  four town hall style meetings later this month at each of the high schools.  The first meeting will be on Thursday April 21 at Canyon High School, The following week  on Monday April 25 a town hall will take place at Villa Park High School followed the next night, Tuesday April 26th at El Modena High School.  The final town hall will be on Thursday April 28th at Orange High School

    All town halls will begin at 6:00 pm and will include tours of the current facilities.  No tours are scheduled for comparison of the few OUSD schools already remodeled for 21st Century learning with previously available redevelopment and state funds.

    For more information on the town halls CLICK ON: OUSD TOWN HALLS

    Looking for Republican endorsement- 
    Trustee Deligianni-Brydges touts opposition to failed OUSD Measure K  Bond
    The OC Political blog - run by OUSD Trustee Dr. Alexia Deligianni-Brydges' friend and political ally Chris Ngyuen- live blogged the March 19th Orange County California  Republican Assembly endorsement meeting. 

    Deligianni-Brydges is running for the 68th Assembly District seat.

    In the live blog, Nguyen describes the Deligianni-Brydges touting herself as an "educator" and a two-term trustee who voted against the OUSD Bond measure and her opposition to Common Core- as well as her political views:

    Alexia Deligianni-Brydges speaks of volunteering for Republican causes. She points to her OCYR service, having been CRA State Vice President, and having started the Orange-Villa Park CRA unit. She speaks of her family fleeing from Communism, and citing that as a reason she opposes socialism and liberal ideas. She states she is a real estate businesswoman and educator.

    She has served two terms on the school board and was the sole vote on the school board against a bond.

    She opposes Common Core. She supports cutting taxes.

    A delegate asks about her CRA unit’s growth.
    She says she grew it from nothing, as she founded it. She speaks of monthly meetings. She says she since passed its leadership on to others.

    A delegate asks about how she plans to lower taxes since she stated it.

    She blasts Prop 30 as an anti-business tax.

    She expresses concern about jobs fleeing California.

    Evidence of Deligianni-Brydges' stalled campaign can easily be seen in her campaign's social media platforms. As of this posting her Twitter account has had only 8 tweets since being set up in December of last year and has no postings to her 5 followers since March 12th. (Click on  https://twitter.com/Alexia4Assembly).

    After converting her personal Facebook age into her campaign page in December of last year, Deligianni-Brydges has posted eight campaign type posts.  Her last on March 17th invited 248 people to a fundraiser- 8 people responded they would attend.

    This week Deligianni-Brydges did get some more press. The Sacramento Bee in an article on Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz listed Deligianni- Brydges as one of 13 Orange County public officials who have endorsed Cruz.  
    (Click on SAC BEE ).

    Ultimately the delegates of the Orange County California  Republican Assembly endorsed former Villa Park Councilwomen Deborah Paul for the 68th Assembly. 

    Pauly goes to trial on May 2, 2016 for her September DUI arrest in Anaheim after she his a car in her Porsche.

    For the OC Political coverage CLICK ON:  OC Political

    OUSD neighborhood of Panorama Heights home of Panorama ES petitions to leave for Tustin Unified
    Information  Item 13 C on Thursday's agenda is a report on the impact to OUSD of a petition for the neighborhood of Panorama Heights to leave OUSD and join Tustin Unified.

    On April 7, 2016 the Orange County Registrar of Voters confirmed a petition from the Panorama Heights neighborhood to leave Orange Unified to join Tustin Unified. The California Education Code requires 25% of the registered voters to sign the petition.

     Located between OUSD's El Modena High School and TUSD's Foothill High School, the Panorama Heights area is often associated with North Tustin as it sits at the intersection of Orange, Tustin and Santa Ana.  The area is home to OUSD's Panorama Elementary School which is located in Santa Ana at 10512 Crawford Canyon Road.

    The specific boundaries of the transfer which had to be included in the petition and whether that territory includes OUSD's Panorama Elementary School are expected to be revealed in the OUSD Staff report.  

    A meeting of the Orange County Committee on School District Organization (OCCSDO)  is scheduled to take up the issue on May 17, 2016.  The OCCSDO has 120 days after the hearing to approve or deny the petition. 

    According to the California Education Code, several steps must be taken including:
    (a) The county committee [OCCSDO] may add to the petition any of
    the appropriate provisions specified in Article 3 (commencing with
    Section 35730) which were not included in the petition as filed and
    may amend any such provision which was so included.
       (b) At least 10 days before the public hearing, or hearings, on
    the petition, the county committee shall make available to the public
    and to the governing boards affected by the petition a description
    of the petition, including all of the following:
       (1) The rights of the employees in the affected districts to
    continued employment.
       (2) The revenue limit per unit of average daily attendance for
    each affected district and the effect of the petition, if approved,
    on such revenue limit.
       (3) Whether the districts involved will be governed, in part, by
    provisions of a city charter and, if so, in what way.
       (4) Whether the governing boards of any proposed new district will
    have five or seven members.
       (5) A description of the territory or districts in which the
    election, if any, will be held.
       (6) Where the proposal is to create two or more districts, whether
    the proposal will be voted on as a single proposition.
       (7) Whether the governing board of any new district will have
    trustee areas and, if so, whether the trustees will be elected by
    only the voters of that trustee area or by the voters of the entire
    district.
       (8) A description of how the property, obligations, and bonded
    indebtedness of existing districts will be divided.
       (9) A description of when the first governing board of any new
    district will be elected and how the terms of office for each new
    trustee will be determined.

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