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  • Sunday, March 23, 2008

     

    Metro TALK

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    ORANGE UNIFIED SPECIAL MEETING
    Budget cut public information meetings; a possible Silverado Canyon School closing all over the media as parents petition; the Canyon High School principal acting as the Track Coach to avoid a lawsuit, a controversial retirement buyout for the already announced retirement of the superintendent and now a Special Meeting for the OUSD Board on March 24th for a Work/Study meeting with the consultant firm Leadership Associates hired to find a replacement for Superintendent Godley …just a typical month for our beloved Orange Unified.

    OUSD Special Session Monday March 24- 6:00 pm at OUSD Board Room.

    CLICK ON: AGENDA

    To see the process for the selection of a new superintendent under Leadership Associates CLICK ON: CONSULTANT

    Women Firefighter Recruitment Fair in Orange
    The California Commission to Recruit Women for the Fire Fighting Service will be hosting the 2008 Southern California Firefighter Recruitment Fair in Orange. Various firefighting department recruiters and women firefighters will be on hand to discuss career opportunities for women in firefighting.
    Highlights of the event will include:

    Direct Recruitment: Recruitment officers from fire departments throughout California will be on site to guide you on the path to a future in the fire service with their departments.

    Candidate Physical Ability Testing: Potential recruits will be able to try their hands at the physical ability techniques needed to be a fire fighter and lean how they can take, and pass, the industry-leading Candidate Physical Abilities Test

    "A Day in the Life of a Firefighter": In-depth presentations detailing the range of responsibilities and rewards associated with firefighting will be shown throughout the day.

    Meet and Learn from Working Firefighters: Firefighters from throughout the state will be on hand to answer all your questions about becoming a first responder.

    Apparatus displays: Fire apparatus will be on display to give you an up-close look at the "tools of the trade"

    The event will be on April 12th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Southern California CPAT Testing Center in Orange at 626 N. Eckhoff Street across from Anaheim Stadium. For more information email : Womens-commish@cpf.org or call 926-648-1717.

    Sex in the City: Orange Style
    Not since Quans Chinese became Quans Rockin Sushi and hosted alternative lifestyle nights has the sexy side of Orange been so revealed as in OC Weekly reporter Daffodil J Altan’s March 13th report: Swing Shift: Meet the OC Entrepreneurs Who Help Nice, Professional Couples Have Sex With One Another .

    The report visits Orange County’s premier swingers club the article describes as
    nestled among office and warehouse buildings somewhere in the city of Orange: 8,000 square feet of party and bedroom space for 100 couples sipping on drinks, dancing topless and potentially having sex with one another’s spouses.” .

    Not surprisingly, last week’s OC Weekly edition was harder to find in Orange, so here is a link to the report on Orange’s more seedy side; SWING SHIFT

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    Sunday, March 16, 2008

     

    CALIFORNIANS AWARE: SUNSHINE WEEK and OUSD

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    The following opinion piece from Richard McKee ,President emeritus of Califonians Aware, appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel and the Inland Empire Daily Bulletin. The artcle updates the lawsuit between his group and OUSD.

    Richard McKee:
    Sunshine Week forecast: Still overcast with limited visibility


    Santa Cruz Sentinel Editor's note: Sunshine Week www.sunshineweek.org -- which promotes the ideals of open government and a free press -- begins today and ends March 22. The following opinion piece addresses some of these issues.



    Three years after passage of Proposition 59, California's "Sunshine Initiative," the public's access to governmental information has greatly improved -- not!

    Passed unanimously by the state Legislature, this constitutional amendment requires meetings and writing of governmental entities to be open to the public, and the courts to broadly interpret statutes to further the people's right to access.

    However, today's ugly truth is that secrecy within public agencies is being more strongly supported by the judiciary than ever before. In fact, just asking a court to determine whether a public agency has violated open government laws can cost you $100,000.

    We know, because that's what happened to us, Californians Aware -- a lowly, public-access nonprofit that survives financially by the skin of our teeth. Here's the back story.

    Eighteen months ago, a majority of the Orange Unified School Board took offense when a minority member criticized a secretly made decision, transferring a high school principal to a hastily created, special assignment position after parents loudly criticized him during a previous meeting.

    After asking about the decision, which was discussed in a closed session he didn't
    attend, the minority member announced he would have voted to fire the principal, not reassign him.

    When the superintendent made copies of the meeting for public broadcast, he removed the minority member's comments, asserting they amounted to defamation and a breach of privacy.

    The majority then punished the minority member by passing a censure resolution, claiming he had violated the Brown Act [Government Code 54950 et seq.] and the principal's constitutional right to privacy. The board president said the censure was a disciplinary action, telling the minority member not to do it again.

    However, that contradicts the district's bylaws, which forbid censure of a board member "for the exercise of his or her First Amendment rights no matter how distasteful the expression."

    And beyond the fact that the First Amendment protects the public's right to hear opinions expressed by its elected representatives, the Brown Act commands "the legislative body of a local agency shall not prohibit public criticism" of either the agency or the legislative body. [GC 54954.3].

    Californians Aware demanded the Board reverse its censure action. When the Board refused, we petitioned Orange Superior Court for a writ of mandate, ordering the board not to punish members for protected comments nor censor broadcasts of its meetings.

    The Brown Act expressly allows such a request "to determine whether any rule or action by the legislative body to penalize or otherwise discourage the expression of one or more of its members is valid" under state law. [GC 54960] Only if the court finds the petition "clearly frivolous and totally lacking in merit" can a plaintiff be held liable for costs. [GC 54960.5]

    Nevertheless, without such a finding, the trial court ruled our petition was an attack on the board's right to free speech and called our action a SLAPP [strategic lawsuit against public participation, CCP 425.16], ordering CalAware to immediately pay OUSD's attorney fees of $37,000 or post $55,000 in cash as collateral for civil bond during an appeal.

    Added to our own attorney fees, plus costs accumulated in prosecuting the appeal, we've now committed nearly $100,000 -- almost all in loans from our supporters -- simply to protect the principle of the public's right to hear what its elected officials have to say.

    The only bright light at the end of this tunnel may come around Fathers' Day when Californians Aware v. Orange Unified School District [Case No. G038499] is heard by the 4th Appellate District.

    Lest you think ours is the only example since the passage of Prop. 59, consider the plight of the San Diego Union-Tribune in Copley Press v. Superior Court [2006] 39 Cal.4th 1272. The San Diego Sheriff's Department terminated a deputy, who then appealed his firing to the Civil Service Commission. The Tribune sought records of the commission's hearing. But the California Supreme Court ruled those records, even the name of the deputy, were confidential. Seems the public has no right to know what misdeeds got the deputy fired.

    So much for Prop. 59's requirement that the courts interpret the Brown Act broadly to promote the people's right of access to and involvement in government meetings.

    When Assemblyman Mark Leno tried to strengthen the Public Records Act with AB 2927, which created a process for the attorney general's review of records requests that were previously denied, Gov. Schwarzenegger vetoed it. Despite the Legislature's unanimous support of the bill, the governor called it "unduly burdensome."

    In 2004, five out of every six voters supported Prop. 59. The constitutional changes it made were supposed to end frustrations over government secrecy. Obviously, there's still lots of work to be done.

    This "Sunshine Week," we should begin by reminding those we elect that secrecy breeds distrust, and their time in office will be determined by their commitment to openness.

    Richard McKee is president emeritus of Californians Aware.

    Friday, March 14, 2008

     

    OUSD SCHEDULES COMMUNITY INFORMATION NIGHTS ON PROPOSED SCHWARZENEGGER BUDGET CUTS

    ORANGE Unified Schools INSIDE
    a news service of Orange Net News /O/N/N/ Independent insight into OUSD

    OUSD SCHEDULES COMMUNITY INFORMATION NIGHTS ON
    PROPOSED SCHWARZENEGGER BUDGET CUTS


    Orange Unified Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Jon Archibald announced at the March 6th Orange Unified School Board Meeting that OUSD will be holding two Community Information Nights to explain to the Greater Orange Community how California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed 2008-09 State Budget will affect the Orange Unified School District. The same presentation will be presented on two separate evenings; Monday March 24th, 2008 and Wednesday March 26, 2008. The meetings will be from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Board Rooms at the OUSD District Office.

    At the March 6th meeting, the OUSD Board listened to Archibald present the district’s Second Interim Financial Report, which Archibald referenced as his “short” report stating that the Community Information Nights would be more in depth. Archibald reported on the many steps that OUSD has already taken and plans to take to lessen the impact of drastically reduced state funding to education. Unlike many other Orange County school districts, OUSD did not send out Reduction in Forces lay-off notices (RIF notices) which state law mandates be sent by March 15th. Instead if needed, OUSD has contingency plans to use attrition and it’s large temporary teaching staff to balance any possible staffing issues necessitated by any possible drastic state budget cuts to education.

    It was about OUSD’s large temporary work force (200 plus teachers) that OUSD Superintendent Godley and OUSD Trustee Kathy Moffat took a swipe at a recent Orange County Register story on school lay-offs that reported OUSD would fire all 200 temporary teachers. In reality, those teachers work on a year-to-year contract arrangement and after each school year are technically released until they are rehired with an offer of another one year contract. As far as administrators go, OUSD Administrators continued to pat themselves on the back for Orange County’s lowest district office administration costs, but did report at the meeting that because of the number of small neighborhood schools OUSD operates (10 schools with 430 students or less) the district has a larger than average school site administration costs.

    Archibald included “worst case scenario” reports on possible future cuts the OUSD Board could look at if Schwarzenegger wins his budget cuts. Future state budget cuts could necessitate OUSD cuts that could include closing and/ or combining elementary schools. Archibald reported 10 OUSD elementary schools have fewer than 430 students and 5 of those schools have 300 students or less (with 700 students being a minimum number for efficiency). School closures would require a year to prepare and would require OUSD Board approval. Archibald outlined other possible future measures requiring Board approval such as: fee increases of bus and lunch costs; elimination of some Class Size Reduction (possibly 3rd grade and 9th grade English); elimination of the extra OUSD money it adds to the categorically funded Elementary Music Program (but not elimination of the program); and closing of OUSD’s smallest school, Silverado Elementary. In addition, Archibald reviewed other strains on the OUSD budget including the price of oil increasing district food and fuel costs and the service demand caused by the recent and growing phenomena of large numbers of autistic children entering public education. Trustee Melissa Smith wanted to be sure that the public understands the Board was not making any cuts to programs by approving the Second Interim Financial Report, but that Archibald was reporting on possible worst case cuts that sometime in the future could be looked at if all or some of the Governor’s budget proposals are approved for next year’s state budget.

    Later in the evening, the OUSD Board approved Consent Agenda Item 14 K giving OUSD Certified Staff an additional .25% pay hike to make their pervious raise on par with the two raises given the OUSD administrators and the raise teachers received at the end of last year and the beginning of 2008.

    CANYON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD PARENTS ADDRESS BOARD
    Five parents of students from Canyon High School spoke during Public Comments at the March 6th Board Meeting to support Canyon H.S. Track and Field Coach Pat Bendzick and bemoan the legal snafu that has embroiled the award winning school over who has the right to make the decision of who is running in what track and field race. Sources have the new school administration of Dr. Bowden reportedly blowing the public relations spin with the close-nit Anaheim Hills Community with his trademark holier-than-thou approach that has included what parents see as a less than supportive backing for the popular Canyon H.S. track and field coach. The concerned parents wanted the OUSD Board to be aware of the impact that one unnamed student’s family with alleged legal threats is having on the whole Canyon Track and Field program and a good deal of the student body. Canyon H.S. students have taken matters into their own hands by petitioning the administration and putting up signs on campus in support of Coach Bendzick (those signs were torn down by the Canyon administration). OUSD Trustee Rick Ledesma asked the OUSD Administration to update the Board on the situation and keep them informed on any new developments.

    SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
    The OUSD School Board held a Special Board Meeting on March 13th to interview “professional search firms” to assist with the process for hiring a new superintendent. The OUSD Board started the same process when former Dr. French retired, but then (reportedly on the advice of French) aborted the process in a controversial move to hire then OUSD Assistant Superintendent Godley without interviewing others for the top position. Trustee Kathy Moffat participated in the meeting by teleconference from San Jose, California.

    INSIDE the OUSD AGENDA for March 20th, 2008
    Agenda ITEM 12 A: Issuing Bonds for OUSD Taxable Retirement Health Benefits
    Agenda Item 12 C: Resolution Opposing Governor’s Proposed 2008-09 Budget

    Community Donations
    File folders, photocopy paper to Chapman Hills ES from Heritage Christian Fellowship; Dell Computer, Toshiba Projector, and monitor to Imperial ES from Mrs. Sandra Cotter.

    INSIDE the OUSD Budget
    “We’re a $220 million dollar business; we’re going to spend the money somewhere.”-OUSD Trustee Wes Poutsma 9/22/05

    Former Superintendent Godley’s total “golden handshake” bonus (beginning 8/2008): $00.00

    INSIDE’s EDUCATIONAL TAX DOLLARS
    WATCH 2008:
    $308,000 Total

    2008 Attorney Fee Tally:
    2/07/08 Parker & Covert $100,000
    11/15/07 Parker & Covert (for 1/08 to 6/08) $200,000
    $300,000
    2008 Consultant/ Speaker Fee Tally:
    3/7/08 Dr. Kathleen Weigel Speaker Fee $ 8,000
    $ 8,000
    2008 TOTAL $308,000

    Total for Watched Tax Dollars approved in 2007: $704,090.00
    2007 Consultant/ Speaker Fee Tally:
    4/30/07 Debra Ford Speaker Fee $ 4,090
    4/30/07 Danny Brassell Speaker Fee $ 3,500
    3/8/07 Dr. Daggett Speaker Fee $ 9,000
    9/27/07 Dr.Daggett Speaker Fee $ 35,000
    11/15/07 OCDE High Priority Consultants $115,000
    Total $166,590

    2007 Attorney Fee Tally:
    1/18/07 Parker & Covert (1/07 to 6/07) $175,000
    (6/07-12/07) $200,000
    2/08/07 Miller, Brown, and Dannis $ 7,500
    2/22/07 Parker & Covert $ 45,000
    5/10/07 Miller, Brown and Dannis $ 50,000
    7/19/07 Parker & Covert $ 60,000
    Total $537,500

    2007 Administrative Conference/Travel: hidden since 6/8/06*


    *JUNE 8th, 2006 Trustees VOTE to Give OUSD Superintendent the power to APPROVE Travel Requests taking this item OUT of the PUBLIC AGENDA

    Total for Watched Tax Dollars approved in 2006: $849,717.00*
    2006 Consultant Fee Tally: Total $176,400
    2006 Attorney Fee Tally: Total Approved $655,000
    2006 Administrative Conference/Travel: Total $ 18,317 *

    * JUNE 8th, 2006 Trustees VOTE to Give OUSD Superintendent the power to
    APPROVE OUSD Travel Requests taking this item OUT of the PUBLIC AGENDA

    Total for Watched Tax Dollars approved in 2005: $978,300.00:
    Total 2005 Conference Administrator/Board Fees: $ 7,500.00
    2005 Attorney Fee Tally: $730,600.00
    Total Watched 2005 OUSD Consultant spending: $ 270,200.00


    Next OUSD Board Meeting Thursday March 20, 2008.
    For more information
    CLICK ON: AGENDA

    OUSD CLOSED SESSION STARTS 7:00 PM,
    Regular Session: 7:30 pm
    For more information call the OUSD Superintendent’s office at 714-628-4040
    For budgeting questions call Business Services at 714-628-4015

    ORANGE Unified Schools INSIDE
    Independent insight into OUSD
    is an independent news service of /O/N/N/

    Saturday, March 01, 2008

     

    MORE on OUSD SPENDING: A Retirement BUYOUT for the Superintendent and more... COUNSULTANT SPENDING!

    OUSD Board votes 5-1 to accept “letters of intent”
    to participate in retirement buyout

    The Orange Unified School Board voted 5-1 at their February 21st, 2008 Board Meeting to proceed with accepting letters of intent from employees to participate in a possible “golden handshake” retirement buy-out. Trustees Rick Ledesma, John Ortega, Kathy Moffat, Kim Nichols and Melissa Smith all voted to initiate the beginning phase of the retirement plan. Trustee Steve Rocco voted against the plan. Board President Wes Poutsma was absent, reportedly on a planned family vacation to Walt Disney World.

    The OUSD Administration stated the goals of a possible buyout were to reduce costs and give OUSD more flexibility in handling any needed cuts in staffing that may be a result of state budget cuts. The vote allows OUSD to proceed with an offer to employees of up to a 6.5% retirement incentive. The feasibility of the plan saving money depends on the amount of employees willing to take the retirement incentive. The OUSD Board will revisit the proposed plan for a final approval in May 2008 after information is available on the plans feasibility. In supporting the plan, Moffat described the plan as an incentive and called the vote “a business decision”.

    The OUSD Administration added the plan to the February 21st Agenda just weeks after OUSD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Godley announced his retirement from OUSD. If the plan is eventually approved, it would provide up an additional $15,000 a year in “retirement incentive” to Godley who has worked in OUSD for five years. After the vote, Board Vice President Melissa Smith took a swipe at the Orange County Register story based on an interview with Dr. Godley on the retirement plan. The article focused in on the Godley’s participation in the retirement aspect. In the article, Dr. Godley tried to defend his being included in the plan (see link below). The article also noted that community opposition started from an “anonymous blog”. Smith shamed the article’s mention of a blog apparently not understanding that the article merely noted correctly that local opposition to Godley participation in the “retirement incentive” came from the blog. In addition to the First Amendment inspired anonymous Greater Orange News Service blog carrying the story, the state’s leading conservative non-anonymous blog, Red Country/ OC Blog, also covered the Godley angle of the story. (Editor’s Note: Beginning in August of 2008 ORANGE Unified Schools INSIDE will keep a lifetime running total of Godley’s retirement bonus called:
    Former Superintendent Godley’s total estimated “golden handshake” bonus).


    OUSD CULTURE OF CONSULTANTS lives on to the tune of $ 8000
    Remember when Dr. Godley had trouble finding just $7,000 a year to keep the weekly cable broadcasts of the OUSD School Board meetings to the Greater Orange Communities? No such problem today, even as the OUSD Administration cries that the sky may fall in the next state budget. OUSD will pay another $ 8000 to a consultant to speak to staff from Canyon H.S. and Yorba Middle School. The $8000 Consultant is Dr. Kathy Weigel who moonlights for the educational consultant conglomerate “edu-buisness” the International Center for Leadership led by none-other-than controversial educational consultant Dr. William Daggett (see link below). Weigel will present two Successful Strategies workshops ($4,000 a piece) for OUSD Staff in March. When not moonlighting as a high paid consultant, Weigel is the Principal of Atlantic Community High School in Del Ray Beach, Florida. Her school is famous for its nationally known International Baccalaureate Magnet program that attracts the best of the best students from south Florida. The high school has a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. Weigel’s claim to educational reform is not the school’s International Baccalaureate Magnet program (which she had little to do with), but the school’s establishment of several Career Academies where the schools non-International Baccalaureate regular students can get real world experience. Basically, the school has returned to a mostly abandoned vocational education model(similar to ROP classes in California) for its gang infested local non-magnet students. Not exactly No Child Left Behind, but more like Some Children Job Trained. Weigel has boasted that three of the school’s Criminal Justice Career Academy students have gone on to be local Del Ray Beach police officers through the program.

    Typical of educational consultants, Weigel plays up her accolades. Her school’s webpage announces her as “2007 Principal of the Year”. A close examination shows the headline-grabbing-honor was from one department of the local school district. The Career and Technical Education Department of the local school district picked Weigel as their 2007 Principal of the Year. For this departmental honor Dr. Weige’s page on the school’s website reads: “2007 Principal of the Year”. As usual, the devil is in the details for Daggett and his consultant family.

    To see a video clip of the $8000 Consultant and Career and Technical Education Department 2007 Principal of the Year at work (and to see what OUSD will get for that $8000 in educational tax dollars it forks out to the newest education consultant conglomerate it has decided to waste tax dollars on) just CLICK ON the site link and start the Dr. Kathy Weigel presentation (be sure to notice her repeated reference to Dr. William Daggett!) CLICK ON: CONSULTANT WEIGEL and viewers be warned…even at $8,000…she’s no Obama and seems to offer taxpayers no hope or change.

    Dr. Kathleen Weigel’s “Principal of the Year” homepage at Atlantic Community H.S. CLICK ON: PRINCIPAL WEIGEL

    The Dr. Daggett Controversy CLICK ON:DAGGETT

    Moffat asks for “human give and take” on Villa Park E.S. buildings

    Reporting to the OUSD Board that the Villa Park City Council is now concerned about the pending demolition of the Villa Park E.S. historic buildings, OUSD Trustee Kathy Moffat asked for some type of statement from the OUSD Board on the buildings to offer a “human give and take”. Noting that the process under way is by design methodical and prone not to produce “enough dialogue”, Moffat asked that more communication regarding the process be generated from OUSD to the Villa Park community. Trustee Kim Nichols suggested that the district produce a historic timeline chronologically explaining the years of steps that has brought the district to the current place of planning to demolish the two buildings.
    To see the main stream media stories on VPES historic demolition CLICK ON:
    VPES
    and VPES2

    COMMUNITY DONATIONS: The Orange North Rotary continued its special relationship with Richland High School it has had since 1999 by presenting the OUSD Trustees a check for $2675.00 from a grant for ongoing projects at Richland.

    INSIDE the OUSD AGENDA for March 6th, 2008
    Agenda ITEM 12 A: OUSD will report a “positive financial status” in the Second Interim Financial Report. The legal document shows the district with a required reserve of $7,700,000 and a current unappropriated balance of $1,473,166.

    Agenda Item 12 B: More Board policy reviews-this time on Instruction.

    Agenda Item 12 C: Hiring a search firm to replace retiring Dr. Godley. No price tag on this until the meeting.

    14 K- Consent Item- gives the Certified (Support) Staff another .25% pay hike to make their raise even with the teachers and the administrators.

    Comparison Shopping
    Ever wonder how to really compare OUSD with other district’s financially? The Orange County Department of Education has released the Financial Report 2006-2007;
    CLICK ON: OCDE Financial Report



    INSIDE the OUSD Budget

    “We’re a $220 million dollar business; we’re going to spend the money somewhere.”
    -OUSD Trustee Wes Poutsma 9/22/05

    Former Superintendent Godley’s total “golden handshake” bonus (beginning 8/2008): $00.00

    INSIDE’s EDUCATIONAL TAX DOLLARS WATCH 2008:
    $308,000 Total
    2008 Attorney Fee Tally:
    2/07/08 Parker & Covert $100,000
    11/15/07 Parker & Covert (for 1/08 to 6/08) $200,000
    $300,000
    2008 Consultant/ Speaker Fee Tally:
    3/7/08 Dr. Kathleen Weigel Speaker Fee $ 8,000
    $ 8,000
    2008 TOTAL $308,000


    Total for Watched Tax Dollars approved in 2007: $704,090.00
    2007 Consultant/ Speaker Fee Tally:
    4/30/07 Debra Ford Speaker Fee $ 4,090
    4/30/07 Danny Brassell Speaker Fee $ 3,500
    3/8/07 Dr. Daggett Speaker Fee $ 9,000
    9/27/07 Dr.Daggett Speaker Fee $ 35,000
    11/15/07 OCDE High Priority Consultants $115,000
    Total $166,590

    2007 Attorney Fee Tally:
    1/18/07 Parker & Covert (1/07 to 6/07) $175,000
    (6/07-12/07) $200,000
    2/08/07 Miller, Brown, and Dannis $ 7, 500
    2/22/07 Parker & Covert $ 45,000
    5/10/07 Miller, Brown and Dannis $ 50,000
    7/19/07 Parker & Covert $ 60,000
    Total $537,500

    2007 Administrative Conference/Travel: hidden since 6/8/06*

    *JUNE 8th, 2006 Trustees VOTE to Give OUSD Superintendent the power to APPROVE Travel Requests taking this item OUT of the PUBLIC AGENDA

    Total for Watched Tax Dollars approved in 2006: $849,717.00*
    2006 Consultant Fee Tally: Total $176,400
    2006 Attorney Fee Tally: Total Approved $655,000
    2006 Administrative Conference/Travel: Total $ 18,317 *
    * JUNE 8th, 2006 Trustees VOTE to Give OUSD Superintendent the power to APPROVE OUSD Travel Requests taking this item OUT of the PUBLIC AGENDA

    Total for Watched Tax Dollars approved in 2005: $978,300.00:
    Total 2005 Conference Administrator/Board Fees: $ 7,500.00
    2005 Attorney Fee Tally: $730,600.00
    Total Watched 2005 OUSD Consultant spending: $ 270,200.00


    Next OUSD Board Meeting Thursday March 6, 2008.

    For more information
    CLICK ON: AGENDA


    OUSD CLOSED SESSION STARTS 6:30 PM, Regular Session: 7:30 pm
    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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    Independent insight into OUSD
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