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    ONN has suspended operations due to COVID 19

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    ONN has suspended operation during the COVID 19 pandemic. We look forward to resuming all services after the pandemic.  

    Greater Orange Community Oranization members will be updated by email on future plans and a planned future memorial service for Joyce.   Her family thanks for the outpouring of support and asks for those wishing to remember her to donate to the CHOC Foundation: CHOC FOUNDATION





    Tuesday, February 04, 2020

     

    No controversy expected in OUSD's Santiago Charter renewal

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    No controversy expected with the Orange Unified School Board's approval of Santiago Charter  School's Renewal Petition  
    The Orange Unified School Board will meet in a regular session on February 6,  2020 and will vote on the Santiago Charter School Renewal Petition. 

    The Santiago Charter School petition is expected to quickly be approved unlike the January 16th  meeting that included the charter petition for the controversial new Orange County Classical Academy . That meeting lasted well into the night ending shortly before 1:30 am.

    To view the Agenda information on the Santiago Charter School Petition Renewal, click on:



    OUSD Public Relations costs
    In February 2018 OUSD Trustees voted $219,424 for a Public Relations contract (Click on):
     OUSD VOTES $219,400 for PR
    Here is what spending $219,424 of educational tax dollars on PR buys (For the latest in OUSD News on the web Click on): 
    OUSD in the NEWS

    NEXT OUSD BOARD MEETING February 4, 2020
    Next OUSD Board Meeting -OUSD BOARD ROOM
    CLOSED SESSION-  5:00 pm
    OUSD Regular Session: 7:00 pm Board Room
    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, January 14, 2020

     

    OUSD Charter controversy, new $50,000 PR firm and Killerfer sold


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    OUSD Trustees approve controversial Orange County Classical Academy
    Six hours after the Thursday December 19, 2019 started at nearly 1:30 am on Friday December 20th, the Orange Unified School Board voted to approve the controversial Orange County Classical Academy charter.

    Voting against the recommendations of the OUSD Administration, the OUSD Board voted 4-3 to approve the charter that involves former OUSD Attorney and Education Alliance founder Mark Bucher and other controversial leaders.

    Voting to approve the charter were Trustees Dr. Alexia Deligianni-Brydges, Brenda Lebsack, Rick Ledesma and John Ortega. Opposing the charter were Trustees Kris Erickson, Kathy Moffat and Andrea Yamasaki.

    With passions on both sides running high late into the night,  upon loosing the vote, the charter opponents in the audience yelled "Remember in November" referring to the November 2020 OUSD Trustee election.

    Two of the trustees who supported the charter are up for reelection in November 2020, John Ortega and Brenda Lebsack. Ortega and Lebsack ran as a slate in 2016. Both Ortega and Lebsack are Republicans.
    For more information:
    Much has changed in the Orange County electorate since the November 2016 election that saw Donald Trump elected President. November 2020 will be another presidential election year.  If the charter opponents are serious about unseating the two incumbents, the 2020 national election maybe their best chance. 
     For more information:

    Second PR firm will cost Orange Unified taxpayers $50,000
    In February 2018, the OUSD Board approved a $213,000  contract for the politically connected local public relations firm Communications Lab owned by Rancho Santiago College Trustee Arianna Barrios.
    For more information click on:
    OUSD Board to vote on $213,000 PR contract with politically connected local firm

    In August 2018, after paying $213,000 to the Barrios firm, Orange Unified rolled out a short-lived disastorious rebranding based on an Islamic slogan:


    Now 23 months later, the OUSD Administration is asking the OUSD Board for $50,000 for the Riverside based public relations firm of Target River.

    The Thursday January 16th Orange Unified Agenda Item 11 H of the Consent Agenda portion states:
    The District has a need to hire a qualified firm for direct mailings and video advertising services targeting relevant households. Target River constructs, executes and optimizes campaigns to meet client objectives. Target River will work with staff to increase community awareness and student enrollment by promoting Orange Unified’s schools and programs using strategic marketing efforts.  Staff has utilized Target River's professional services and are satisfied with their results

    FISCAL IMPACT:  General Fund (not-to-exceed) $50,000
    01.00-0000-0-5850-7180-101-101-000 (Rivera/Brake)

    The Target River website cites the Warner Unified School District in San Diego County as its example of the work the public relations firm does for school districts:
    Warner Unified School District has been serving the community and students of rural Northeastern San Diego County since 1938. This small district has so much to offer the students within its 432 square mile range, with small class sizes, an award winning FFA program, high student achievement, and so much more! Warner Unified School District is revamping its curriculum with an infusion of technology, increasing Wifi access and bandwidth, increasing the amount of Chromebooks within the district, modernizing the library, and building a Maker Space.

    With all these new changes, Warner Unified is excited to spread the message of their District. Like many other public school districts all over the nation, Warner Unified was looking to boost their enrollment, increase community engagement, and create positive publicity to pass future bonds. Warner Unified School District found the solution to their district’s needs through Target Marketing by Target River. The messages and imagery created by Target River are designed to reach stakeholders of the school district in the most efficient and effective ways to get families to consider or reconsider the districts’ schools.

    Warner Unified's  "I Love My School" yard sign promotion campaign


    So let's take a look at what  Target River  produced for their website's case study school district client Warner Unified. Unfortunately you will not find the 52 second Target River produced infomercial on the Warner Unified website, but you will find it on YouTube (note the view counter is just over 2500 views in the two years since it was posted):
    Target River  Warner Unified video



    As the $50,000 OUSD January 16th  Target River Agenda item states:
    "Staff has utilized Target River's professional services and are satisfied with their results "

    While the OUSD Target River produced  video is not available on YouTube, you can find the 30 second Target River OUSD video on the OUSD website- if you know were to look.   This is the link to the OUSD video 30 Second Target River OUSD video (note the same canned format and announcers voice-"all while having fun!"):


    Target River actually has more promotional press releases, social media postings and web presence about  the Tiger River partnership with Warner Unified than it does about Warner Unified itself. 

    In its self-promotional materials about Warner Unified Tiger River declares:
    Target River is a Google Premier and Facebook Marketing Partner. We are well versed in all forms of advertising, providing an unbiased approach to the selection of media tactics. We service clients from single site small businesses to national corporations.
    Click on:

    Despite the Tiger River claim to Google and Facebook partnerships, clearly, Warner Unified spending money on its own Technology Department to modernize its website and Facebook pages would most likely have been a smarter investment than Tiger River:


    Chapman University to buy OUSD Killfer site
    The years long OUSD saga with the surplus property known as the Killerfer Site is about to end.

    Action Item 7A has OUSD selling the site to Chapman University. The historic site is located 2 blocks south of OUSD's Richland High School and 2 blocks north of  Chapman University's  Fowler School of Law.  The land that the Fowler School of Law occupies was once the OUSD District Offices.  After being declared seismically deficient, OUSD sold the site to Chapman University which demolished the former school building to build the law school. The law school opened in 1995.

    For a complete view of the year's long Killerfer Site saga click on: Killerfer  stories


    Inside the January 16th Agenda
    Action Item 7 C  Renewal of the Santiago Charter School charter.

    OUSD Public Relations costs
    In February 2018 OUSD Trustees voted $219,424 for a Public Relations contract (Click on):
     OUSD VOTES $219,400 for PR

    Here is what spending $219,424 of educational tax dollars on PR buys (For the latest in OUSD News on the web Click on): 
    OUSD in the NEWS

    NEXT OUSD BOARD MEETING January 16, 2020
    Next OUSD Board Meeting -OUSD BOARD ROOM
    CLOSED SESSION-  5:00 pm
    OUSD Regular Session: 7:00 pm Board Room
    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, December 17, 2019

     

    OUSD Staff Report shows charter school application has numerous problems


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    OUSD Staff Report shows Orange County Classical Academy’s application has numerous problems

    Former OUSD Attorney and Education Alliance founder Mark Bucher is seeking approval from Orange Unified for his charter school. After being forced to withdraw his first application for his proposed Orange County Classical Academy (OCCA), his second application will be voted by the Orange Unified School Board Trustees at their meeting on Thursday December 19, 2019.

    A comprehensive OUSD Staff Report in the form of a Resolution (Resolution #20-19-20) accompanies the Orange Unified Agenda Action Item 8E- the staff recommendation to deny the application.   The OUSD Staff Report in the Resolution methodically lays out six areas that the OCCA application falls short:
    1.         The charter school presents an unsound educational program for the pupils to be enrolled

    2.         The petitioners are demonstrably unlikely to successfully implement the program set forth in the charter.

    3.         The petition does not contain the required number of signatures.

    4.         The petition does not include the required affirmations.

    5.         The petition does not contain reasonably comprehensive descriptions of all of the 15 required charter elements.

    6.         The petition does not contain a declaration of whether the charter school will be deemed the exclusive public employer of employees of the charter school for purposes of the Educational Employment Relations Act.

    The OUSD Staff Report lays out evidence for each of the deficient areas in the OCCA Application.

    The OUSD Staff Report outlines numerous problems within the application.  One example is where the OUSD Staff Report calls out OCCA for representing itself as being formally associated with Hillsdale College Barney Charter School Initiative:
    "...OCCA has not been accepted as a BCSI affiliate. In fact, OCCA provided a letter from Hillsdale College that specifies that while OCCA may use Hillsdale College’s Program Guide: Scope and Sequence, may indicate that its curriculum and program were developed in consultation with and/or are similar to the curriculum used at BCSI-affiliated schools, and may use publicly available information from BCSI for training and professional development, OCCA is not and cannot represent itself as a “partner, collaborator, or formal affiliate of Hillsdale College or BCSI.” Nothing in the letter from Hillsdale College indicates that this is a temporary limit on OCCA’s association with BCSI or that OCCA will be made a partner, collaborator, or affiliate of BCSI if and when its Charter is approved. Simply obtaining curriculum is not adequate to the development, establishment and operation of an educationally sound school..."

    The OUSD Staff Report also addresses in-depth the OCCA application falling to meet to meet the needs of the most vulnerable students: special needs students and English Learners. The OCCA application is cited for lacking funding for those programs. Elsewhere in the OUSD report, staff reports that the OCCA second application removed state required TK classes that its first application included.  

    The OUSD Staff Report also cites evidence of numerous problems with the OCCA Application's proposal for the OCCA Science Program. The staff analysis includes simple no-brainier items like the proponents of the OCCA plan to use outdated 10-year-old science text and curriculum:
    " The Charter references the use of Pearson’s Science Explorer, but the newest edition of this program is 2009, which does not align with NGSS... Based on the program guides, the curriculum does not appear to be completely aligned to current state standards.."

    The OUSD Staff Report cites numerous specific evidence of how the OCCA's Application's science curriculum does not meet current state curriculum standards (see link below).

    The OUSD Staff Report also points out examples of OCCA Application's inconsistencies like this example related to English Learners: 
    " OCCA’s plan for supporting its English Learner (“EL”) population is not clear or adequate, and is internally inconsistent. 1. For example, the Charter initially specifies (emphasis added): EL scholars are not placed in sheltered or bilingual instruction classes at Orange County Classical Academy. Later, the Charter provides, There are two English Language Development programs at Orange County Classical Academy: Structured English Immersion (“SEI”) and English Language Mainstream (“ELM”)."

    That English Learner excerpt from the OUSD Staff Report continues with a list of examples about the problems with the OCCA application plans regarding English Learners (see link below).

    The OUSD Staff Report cites evidence of numerous problems in all six of the identified problem areas of the OCCA Application. 

    According to the OUSD Staff report, just as damning as the ill-prepared academic problems in the OCCA Application are the documents fiscal inaccuracies.  The OUSD Staff Report states:
    "As an initial matter, OCCA inexplicably submitted two separate and conflicting budgets, with a difference in revenues of almost $400,000, a difference in expenses of over $50,000, and a difference in projected reserves of more than $650,000 by the last year covered by the budgets. OCCA has not provided any explanation as to why it submitted two different budgets. As such, OCCA’s budget and financial projections are facially invalid."

    The OUSD Staff Report does however analyze both budgets and finds they both have problems.
    "This analysis established that, in both budgets, OCCA substantially overestimated revenues and underestimated expenses and the budget narrative does not align with the budget projections. Some specific examples of the defects follow. 3. The budget narrative specifies that OCCA is applying for a $250,000 line of credit for cash flow purposes, but the budget projections fail to include provision for repayment of this substantial loan. Additionally, the budget projections include a separate long-term loan of $425,000, but that loan is not described in the budget narrative. The cashflow document includes repayment of an unspecified $375,000 in year one, though it is unclear which loan or loans are being fully or partially repaid in this amount."

    The OUSD Staff Report goes on to cite even more fiscal problems that include the OCCA Application underestimating facilities rent, employee salaries and required employee health care costs.

    The OUSD Staff Report's evidence is overwhelming that the OCCA Charter School is unprepared to operate.

    The OCCA Application and its connection to Orange County political operative Mark Bucher has peaked interest in the Greater Orange Communities.  The watchdog group Orange Community Group (ONN is the communications arm of OCG) has noted that the OCCA proponents are among Orange County's long-time elite anti-public education players.   

    Also circulating in Greater Orange social media about the OCCA application is a recent Voice of Orange County Opinion piece about two of the Orange School Board Trustees: John Ortega and Brenda Lebsack. The Opinion piece calls into question the large campaign contributions from the California Charter Schools Association to the two trustees and questions if those contributions will impact their votes on the OCCA application.

    The editorial appears to be alarmist given the background of the two trustees.

    Ortega has long shown both his support of fiscal reasonability for both public schools and charter as evident by his longtime support and fiscal scrutiny of OUSD's two district charter schools- El Rancho and Santiago Charter Schools.  Ortega also was part of the original Citizen's Board Slate that defeated Bucher's Reactionary Jacobson Majority Board in 2001.  Ortega knows how Bucher used the Jacobson Majority to file expensive lawsuits that enriched Bucher.  As a long-term Board member who has devoted most of his adult life to the fiscal stewardship of education for Orange students and taxpayers, it is hard to imagine Ortega - a supporter of charter schools-approving a charter that is so ill equipped to serve local students and fiscally questionable. A school that would prove the worst stereotypes about bad charter schools that continue to tarnish the charter school movement.

    As for Lebsack, she too has a history of supporting charters-like the local OUSD charters-that support all students.  As a special education teacher, of all the OUSD trustees, Lebsack understands the need for a charter to serve students with special needs and has championed those students in her tenure on the OUSD Board. In addition, as a co-Pastor of a Christian ministry that serves the English Learning families community, it is hard to imagine Lebsack voting for a charter that is at present, ill prepared to serve students in two areas that are so important to her personal missions in life. 

    The OUSD staff lays out evidence for each of the deficient areas in the OCCA Application and proves the proponent administrators of the proposed OCCA have submitted an inadequate application.  Approving the OCCA Application will result in an inadequate charter school that will further the negative charter school stereotypes and potentially harm Orange students.

    For more information, CLICK ON






    INSIDE the OUSD Agenda
    The OUSD trustees will elect officers and approve meeting dates for the new year:
    Item 4 A-C ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

    The OUSD staff will report on the state required First Interim Financial Report on the current year District Budget:  
    Item 8 C ACTION ITEMS: FIRST INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORT AND TRANSFER RESOLUTION NO. 18-19-20

    The OUSD staff will present the student calendars for the next two school years:
    Item 9 A INFORMATION / DISCUSSION ITEMS
    STUDENT CALENDARS 2021-2022 AND AMENDED 2020-2021

    To view calendars, CLICK ON:


    OUSD Public Relations costs
    In February 2018 OUSD Trustees voted $219,424 for a Public Relations contract (Click on):
     OUSD VOTES $219,400 for PR

    Here is what spending $219,424 of educational tax dollars on PR buys (For the latest in OUSD News on the web Click on): 
    OUSD in the NEWS



    NEXT OUSD BOARD MEETING December 19, 2019
    Next OUSD Board Meeting -OUSD BOARD ROOM
    Closed Session 5:00 pm Building B Conference Room
    OUSD Regular Session: 7:00 pm Board Room Building H
    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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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

     

    OUSD trustees to vote on "publicity stunt"?

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    OUSD targets Outlet shoppers

    Local watchdogs call OUSD's 1-day $4000 "lease agreement" with the Outlets at Orange a waste of tax money and a publicity stunt






    The Orange Unified School Board will vote at their Regular Board Meeting on Thursday November 14, 2019 on a Consent Item that will approve spending $4,000 for a "lease agreement" with the Outlets of Orange shopping mall for a one day "District-wide Showcase promoting OUSD schools and programs".

    Consent Agenda I on the OUSD Agenda states that the "event" will take place on Wednesday December 18th just two days before OUSD Schools close for the three week winter break.  The agenda does not state exactly where the "district-wide showcase" will be, but because it is a "lease agreement" the assumption is that the "event" will be at the Outlets of Orange as a pop-up style event. 

    December 18th is seven days before Christmas. The regional mall, which is heavily advertised to hotel visitors in the close-by Anaheim Disney Resort,  is expected to be crowded with holiday shoppers from far beyond the local school district.

    In a community-wide email on Tuesday November 12th, the Greater Orange Community Group questioned the wisdom of the OUSD's Administration plans for spending $4,000 of "taxpayer educational dollars" at a busy regional holiday mall to promote OUSD schools just days before school ends.  The watchdog group also questioned spending the tax money for promotion when "shoppers at a regional mall will be focused on the holidays and shopping" and "the Outlets will be attracting mostly shoppers from outside the cities that OUSD serves". 

    The email states "While we understand promoting local schools at events that draw thousands of Greater Orange residents like Treats-in-the-Streets and the 3rd of July, - this ill-thought out expensive middle of the holiday shopping  publicity stunt is a new example of wasted Educational Tax dollars and administrative resources ".

    The watchdog group's email also points out that the same Agenda has Consent Item U that asks for $3,000 matching funds to fund a lunch and after school enrichment program at Palmyra Elementary School from Strategic Kids.  The list of activities the $3,000 gets includes classes in Academic Chess, Lego Engineering, Public Speaking and Origami. The agenda item describes the 2019-2020 program as "engaging students in the subject matter and developing skills related to the 4 C's Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication and Creativity." The email compares the two items to show what a well spent $4,000 in educational tax dollars could provided to students. 

    The Greater Orange Community Group noted the poorly timed $4,000 educational tax dollars spent on a "one-day publicity event during the holiday rush compared to what $4,000 COULD do for students shows that OUSD appears to be loosing its EDGE when it comes to prudent spending of educational tax dollars for educational purposes".

    For more information Click on:

    OUSD Public Relations costs
    In February 2018 OUSD Trustees voted $219,424 for a Public Relations contract (Click on):
     OUSD VOTES $219,400 for PR

    Here is what spending $219,424 of educational tax dollars on PR buys (For the latest in OUSD News on the web Click on): 
    OUSD in the NEWS

    NEXT OUSD BOARD MEETING November 14, 2019
    Next OUSD Board Meeting -OUSD BOARD ROOM
    CLOSED SESSION-  5:00 pm
    OUSD Regular Session: 7:00 pm Board Room
    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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    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

     

    OUSD Brown Act violation and Charter School controversy

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    John and Judy Gay Library
    Another OUSD Brown Act Violation

    The Agenda of the Orange Unified School District's October 17, 2019 meeting includes information about the plans for  OUSD Board President Dr. Alexia Deligianni-Brydges teleconferencing from the "John and Judy Gay Public Library 6861 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney, Texas."  

    However, the library administration knows nothing about the planned teleconferencing. To make matters worst the library closes at 9:00 pm and because of the two hour time difference ( the library is in Central Daylight Time), when the OUSD 7:00 pm regular meeting starts the Texas library will be closed.

    All of this information was confirmed by the watchdog Orange Community Group (OCG). The OCG contacted the administration of the John and Judy Gay Library and confirmed with them that the library personal and administration  knows nothing about a teleconferencing and have not posted any agenda related to anything having to do with  Dr. Alexia Deligianni-Brydges or Orange Unified School District.  John and Judy Gay Library Supervisor Ed Veal stated in a telephone call on Wednesday October 10th :
    "I have confirmed with the Library Director that we have nothing scheduled or posted regarding any public meetings.  We could not possibly since we are currently under construction and will be closed at that time".

    This of course is not just a logistics problem, but also a legal problem. The Orange Community Group has given the information to Brown Act watchdogs CAL AWARE who will have a monitor at the OUSD Meeting Thursday night.

    The Brown Act requires that teleconferencing meetings are allowed if the following requirements have been fulfilled:
    The John and Judy Gay Public Library teleconference appears to be bogus and fails to meet all the Brown Act legal requirements.  If the October 17, 2019 Board Meeting is found to be in violation of the Brown Act- ALL VOTES that occur at the Board Meeting will be null. Any Public Hearings conducted during the meeting will be void.

    OUSD has had a past history of Brown Act violations including having to revote on items that were voted on at a meeting that did not comply with the Brown Act.

    Dr. Deligianni-Brydges has close political ties to allies of Mark Bucher who is the proponent of the Orange County Classical Academy that is on the October 17, 2019 agenda (see below).
    For more information:

    Third time the charm?
    OUSD Board to take up new Orange County Classical Academy Charter School  petition
    After withdrawing the first petition for the Orange County Classical Academy the Mark Bucher led team withdrew its first petition, then submitted a second petition. That second petition will be on the Thursday October 17, 2019 Orange School Board Agenda.

    Action items 7E and 7F will bring back the proposed charter. Along with the cast of characters already reported on for the first petition, there are additional team members for the Orange County Classical Academy that deserve scrutiny.
     For more information 

    Listed on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Classical Academy is former far-right Los Alamitos Unified School Board member Jeff Barke-who among other things is a climate change denier:
    "Board member Jeffrey Barke, a doctor, led the charge, saying he thought climate change was a crock and didn't want "liberal" teachers indoctrinating young minds."
    Giving Mark Bucher a run for "most controversial"  of the Orange County Classical Academy team is the "Headmaster" Roni Ellis. In her career, Ellis has a track record of being involved in some of Orange County's wackist educational controversies:
     2018



    2015

    2014

     2005 

    School Officials in Sex Rumor Suit

    A Huntington Beach principal alleges that a school board member falsely gossiped that she'd been intimate with the superintendent
    By Jeff Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2005
    A Huntington Beach elementary school principal and her husband have sued a school board member, saying the trustee spread false rumors accusing her of having sex with the district superintendent.

    The suit by Roni Ellis, principal of Harbour View Elementary School, and her husband, David, the Long Beach fire chief, is the latest controversy to embroil the Ocean View School District.

    In addition to suing board member Barbara Boskovich, the Ellises named the board of trustees and Supt. James Tarwater, saying he did not do enough to put an end to the rumors. The lawsuit charges sexual harassment, slander and invasion of privacy...

    NEXT OUSD BOARD MEETING Thursday October 17, 2019

    CLOSED SESSION 6:00 pm
    OUSD Regular Session: 7:00 pm
    For the AGENDA-
    CLICK ON: 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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