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  • Sunday, January 25, 2009

     

    From GOOD TO GREAT (to failure)

    A Greater Orange Communities Update:
    From Good to Great (to failure)


    Shortly after becoming OUSD Superintendent, now retired Superintendent Dr. Godley had embraced the business model jargon of Jim Collins’ book, Good to Great as a framework for the Orange Unified School District moving to greatness. Supplying top administrators and principals with the copies of the best selling business fad book and having the slogan plastered on things such as writing pens handed-out at administrator meetings, Godley embraced the model as did his OUSD Trustee supporters and administrators who bantered the buzz phrase about.

    In the book, Collins had identified eleven companies that he said exemplified the business model of going from Good to Great and self-invented seven catchy phases on why those companies achieved greatness while others did not. Those fad “business buzz words” quickly became a business cult fad and the new OUSD Superintendent jumped on the fad fashionable business cult bandwagon. Apparently unknown to Godley until the Orange Net News investigative series Hedgehog Digest reported on it (see links below), Collins had also published a supplement to his book stating that his business models did not neatly transfer to the social sector (i.e. school districts). Collins wrote that it would take years of further study to see if the models could be modified to transfer to the social sector. Oops, fads do appear to have limits.

    Collins eleven Good to Great companies are:
    Abbott Laboratories; Fannie Mae; Kimberly-Clark; Nucor; Pitney-Bowes; Wells Fargo; Circuit City; Gillette; Kroger; Phillip Morris; and Walgreens.

    In the Orange Net News series, many of the companies’ problems or ways of doing business were brought to light. We’d now like to update you on those Good to Great companies, and for many of them, the news is not that “great” anymore. Aside from the documented problems since the book was published, recently for some, things have turned from Great to Failure. One is gone, another on the way and two have serious problems. Circuit City is bankrupt and in the process of liquidating all assets. Fannie Mae was bailed out to the tune of billions of tax-dollars after a scandalous financial mismanagement and is still widely expected to not survive without more government intervention. Wells Fargo bought Wachovia Bank, then turned around and received the largest portion of the taxpayers TARP bailout funds of any bank (tied with Citicorp) 25 BILLION tax dollars, and still is having trouble. Abbot Laboratories’ nutritional division has been implicated in the ongoing salmonella outbreak and forced to recall products. It is expected the company will face legal liability court action in the 6 deaths and sickness of five hundred consumers in the outbreak blamed on peanut butter products.

    As many in the trenches of the educational system have long ago learned, there is a reason why pop culture creations are called “fads”. Perhaps being out of the classroom has led administrators to continue to look for magic pills. To paraphase one catchy financial business slogan, most real professional educators in the trenches know "We make education happen the old fashion way. Without fads."

    To view the Orange Net News report on OUSD’s Good to Great experiment, the Hedgehog Digest CLICK ON:
    Hedgehog Digest Part 1

    Hedgehog Digest Part 2

    Hedgehog Digest Part 3

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    Monday, January 12, 2009

     

    MIDYEAR BUDGET CUTS AT ORANGE UNIFIED?

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    Independent insight into OUSD

    With Sacramento lawmakers from all sides embroiled in a never-ending budget battle as the economy across California and the nation tanks, the Orange Unified School Board will be receiving a staff report at their regular January 15th, 2009 meeting on the most recent impacts of the Proposed State Budgets. Information Item 13 A (Agenda page 6) states that:

    “Potential budget solutions for future Board of Education consideration will be reviewed and discussed”.

    OPEN ENROLLMENT BOARD POLICY REVISITED
    By coincidence, or design, just a month after a heart-wrenching story of a Canyon High School student being bullied and victimized, with allegedly little help from the Canyon Hills administrators, OUSD is revisiting the Intra-District Open Enrollment policy. With six Enrollment Priorities, Board Policy 5116.1(a) changes include a cleaning up of the language related to providing an option to “victims” of school violence to transfer to another school. While we somewhat understand the logic of the offer, it appears an easy way out for schools to “transfer” the victim and not deal with the abuse problems. We cannot help but wonder what would society at large think if citizen victims of violent crime were given the option of moving to another city so their attackers could remain at-large?

    To see the FULL STORY on the Canyon High School abuse from DEC 11, 2008 CLICK ON:
    CANYON HS ABUSE STORY


    INSIDE THE SEPTEMBER 15th AGENDA
    Action ITEM 12 A (page 5)- 2009 Calendar of Board Meetings: OUSD Board President Rick Ledesma promised to revisit this issue after re-writing the calendar at the December Board meeting, much to the chagrin of the three minority members. We expect calendars in-hand as the Board members wrangle the dates. Who needs Steve Rocco for an interesting meeting?

    Information ITEM 13 B (page 7) District’s Homework Policy: Trustee John Ortega wanted an ongoing discussion and updates of the OUSD Homework Policy. He is getting it!

    Information ITEM 13 C- 2nd Quarter Year Two Update on 3-year Strategic Plan- The OUSD Consultant Culture lives on in the Personalization Section of the report on page 10 of the Agenda. Reading in the last column:
    “Forward with Rigor, Relevance and Relationships” apparently even in times of financial crisis, some OUSD Administrators can’t face the reality of the consultant who coined that phrase, Dr. Daggett, is widely seen as an educational charlatan. Wait, wait, let’s just substitute a real scholar (and educational consultant) Dr. Robert Marzano’s name for Dr. Daggett. Who would possibly notice! Sorry, we noticed.

    For more DAGGET information CLICK ON: DAGGETT


    Inside COMMUNITY DONATIONS to OUSD
    La Veta E.S. PTA- $1167 for Connect Ed system; Target Corp for Fletcher E.S.- $364 for supplies; Canyon Hills PTA-$1963 for 5 computers; Canyon H.S. ASB-$1777 for C.I.F. Football support; Assistance League of Orange-$500 for library books at Olive E.S.
    For a complete list of the $51,527 in community donations see Agenda page 17.


    INSIDE the OUSD Budget

    INSIDE’s EDUCATIONAL TAX DOLLARS WATCH 2009:
    Total $200,000
    2009 Attorney Fee Tally:
    11/13/08 Parker & Covert (for 1/09 -6/09) $200,000

    2009 Consultant/ Speaker Fee Tally:
    None
    2009 TOTAL $ 200,000

    Former Superintendent Godley’s Retirement Bonus running total (beginning 8/2008): $7260.00*

    * The Godley Retirement Bonus presented here is an estimate of the amount in “bonus retirement” accrued since the Superintendent’s retirement on 6/30/08 using a 6% lifetime formula calculated here at $1210 a month since 8/08. The actual retirement plan the former OUSD Superintendent opted to take is not public information and the figures presented are only as an estimate of the taxpayer costs after the OUSD trustees voted against an amendment to exclude Godley from the retirement program. The on-going estimated figure is presented as a reminder to the community of the high cost in educational tax dollars the OUSD Board vote to allow the former Superintendent to participate in the 6% retirement incentive cost the OUSD education community in tax dollars. Godley retired from OUSD on June 30, 2008 after he worked for the school district for a little over five years.

    Total for Watched Tax Dollars approved in 2008: $907,800
    2008 Attorney Fee Tally:
    6/19/08 Parker & Covert $ 60,000
    6/05/08 Miller, Brown & Dannis $ 40,000
    6/05/08 Parker & Covert $150,000
    6/05/08 Parker & Covert $200,000
    2/07/08 Parker & Covert $100,000
    11/15/07 Parker & Covert (for 1/08 to 6/08) $200,000
    $750,000
    2008 Consultant/ Speaker Fee Tally:
    11/13/08 Subs for SDCDE (Reading First) $24,000
    11/13/08 SDCDE (Reading First) $30,000
    10/30/08 Dr. Willard Daggett (ICLE) $ 4,500
    10/16/08 Dr. Parker 40 pt Consultant $ 4,200
    9/25/08 Visual Ink for Sadler Consultant $ 6,600
    9/25/08 Bob Sadler Consultant Fee $ 8,500
    9/25/08 Candace Simpson-Sadler Helper $ 5,500
    7/24/08 Dr. Parker 40 pt Consultant $ 10,000
    4/17/08 Dr. Kenneth Stichter Speaker Fee $ 6,500
    3/7/08 Dr. Kathleen Weigel Speaker Fee $ 8,000
    Consultant Total $ 107, 800
    2008 TOTAL $ 907,800

    Total for Watched Tax Dollars approved in 2007: $704,090.00**

    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 January 15th, 2009 -OUSD BOARD ROOM

    FOR the Agenda CLICK ON: JAN 15 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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    Friday, January 09, 2009

     

    METRO TALK: Chapman U Law School focuses on Lincoln

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    Chapman U Law School focuses on Lincoln
    The Chapman University School of Law presents the 2009 Chapman Law Review Symposium on January 30, 2009 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Chapman University in historic Old Towne Orange. This year’s Symposium topic is "Lincoln's Constitutionalism in Time of War: Lessons for the War on Terror?" .

    The Schedule of Events include:

    Suspending Rights to Sustain Public Safety: Deciphering Wartime Suspensions of the Writ of Habeas Corpus by Presidents Lincoln and Bush
    A panel will compare and contrast constitutional approaches to the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus by President Lincoln in the Civil War and President Bush during the War on Terror.

    What Would Lincoln Do?
    Constitutional Approaches to Wartime Finance and Economics

    A panel will discuss whether President Lincoln's Greenback approach to financing the Civil War is an economic model other war-time presidents should consider and will consider the economic effects of war, will decipher which elements of war strengthen an economy, and which elements burden an economy.

    Civil Liberties for Civil Rights:
    Justifying Wartime Decline of Civil Liberties by a Gain of Civil Rights

    A panel will consider whether these limiting measures on Americans' civil liberties: the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus; the institution of military commissions to try combatants; and limitations on the 1st Amendment; were justifiable by the subsequent civil rights secured as the result of each war-namely, the Reconstruction Amendments which secured the civil rights of African Americans after the Civil War and liberation of the Iraqi people resulting from the War on Terror.

    Luncheon Keynote Address featuring Harry V. Jaffa
    Harry V. Jaffa is a leading proponent of Abraham Lincoln who served as a speechwriter for Sen. Barry Goldwater and is recognized as one of the most famous students of Leo Strauss. The author of numerous articles and books, Jaffa's publications include, Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates (University of Chicago Press, 1959) .

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    Four year old Orange Resident Art Exhibit at Orange Public Library
    Orange resident Maya Shokati was born into a family that appreciates art, so as a result she started painting when she was just six months old, experimenting with her fingerprints and footprints with the help of her mother. This budding young artist, now four years old, is exhibiting her original artwork at the Orange Public Library & History Center (Main Library).

    The Maya Shokati exhibit has been on display in the Main Library’s art gallery since November. The exhibit runs through January 31, 2009. The art gallery is located in the Orange Public Library & History Center located at 407 E. Chapman Ave.

    Villa Park Community Rooms
    Did you know that the Villa Park Council Chambers and Community Room are available to rent? Individuals, community and business organizations that need a meeting space for social, cultural, educational, philanthropic or recreational can make reservations. The Community Room accommodates up to 90 people.

    Reservations are made on a Facilities Use Application (see below). All fees are required to be paid when reserving the Community Room. For more information, the Fee Schedule, and a link to the Facilities Use Application CLICK ON:
    VP Community Room


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    Monday, January 05, 2009

     

    Ledesma Coalition Takes OUSD and "faggot" means hello at Canyon H.S.


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    OUSD political Coup d'état...
    Ledesma Coalition takes over OUSD Leadership

    Once on-the-outs from the long-in-power Godley Majority, Orange Unified School Board Trustee Rick Ledesma in an astounding political reversal was elected as OUSD Board President at the December OUSD Organizational Meeting by using a new political coalition.

    Ledesma was elected by a 4-3 vote after his nomination by Trustee John Ortega came under blistering comments by what was left of the Godley Majority: Trustees Melissa Smith, Kim Nichols and Kathy Moffat. Ledesma’s commitment to OUSD was publicly brought into question by the three political allies who had controlled the board for years. Trustee Kathy Moffat first questioned Ledesma’s private work schedule citing his role as his family’s “sole bread winner” and reporting that Ledesma often missed or was late to Closed Session meetings. Responding, to the criticism, Ledesma stated “As far as my schedule’s concerned, it’s clean.” Then Trustee Kim Nichols stated that as Board Clerk, Ledesma had refused to sign official OUSD documents requiring the Clerk’s signature that he had stated philosophical differences. Nichols reported that as Board Vice President she was often asked to sign in his place. Nichols sought from Ledesma assurances that he would sign all documents that required his signature. Ledesma responded that the questioning of his nomination was a first for the Board and appeared “some what ridicules” especially bringing up his personal finances and economic role in his private family life. Ledesma’s quiet outrage was followed by Trustee Melissa Smith’s comments that “Actions speak louder than words” adding that she remained “cautiously optimistic” about Ledesma. When the votes were counted, Ledesma was elected with new Trustees Mark Wayland and Dr. Alexia Deligianni joining Ledesma and swing vote John Ortega for a 4-3 vote. The now Godley Minority, Moffat, Nichols and Smith all voted against Ledesma (their first ever joint NO vote). As the three-and-a-half hour meeting wore on, the full impact of the Ledesma election became evident to an increasingly somber looking Moffat, Smith and Nichols who had dominated OUSD Board policy and politics for eight years since the Orange Recall.

    Trustee John Ortega was then unanimously elected (7-0) Board Vice President, and in a surprise move, new Trustee Mark Wayland was elected Board Clerk (7-0). Moffat had first nominated Kim Nichols for the Board Clerk post. Then Wayland was nominated by Trustee John Ortega. Wayland’s nomination was followed by a moment of fait accompli as Nichols quickly withdrew her nomination after Ortega nominated Wayland.

    Trustee Rick Ledesma was elected a second time to the OUSD Board as part of the Citizen’s Board that ousted the ultra-conservative Marty Jacobson Majority in the Orange Recall Election. Slowly, Ledesma fell out of favor with the other newly elected majority as he maintained a fiscal conservative bent that led to him continually asking questions aimed at varies administrative spending policies. Next, Ledesma’s outrage at the process and content of the Santiago Charter Revocation Report resulting from a teacher-student sex scandal at Santiago Charter Middle School first put him at direct odds with the majority. Later, Ledesma’s persistent insistence on keeping the OUSD Board Meetings broadcast to the community became a sore spot to the other trustees who had originally instituted the cablecast to the community, but sought to cut the broadcasts under the guise of saving $7,000 in budget cuts. The last straw for the Godley Majority came when a frustrated Ledesma supported eccentric former Trustee Steve Rocco’s placement of two agenda items on the OUSD Board Agenda. In response, the Godley Majority changed the rules for placing items on the Board Agenda.

    In a prepared statement following his election as Board President, Ledesma called for fiscal responsibility and later during a debate on the agenda’s 2009 Board Meeting Dates he declared that debate under his leadership would be conducted in “public” with “no behind doors deals”. Later, Ledesma added he “looked forward to many lively meetings”.

    Ledesma took little time in asserting his leadership. Citing that the OUSD Board had over the years cut back 25% of the public meetings, Ledesma and his Coalition during the meeting rewrote the entire 2009 Board Meeting Schedule by scheduling two meetings a month throughout most of the year, adding meetings that had been long ago cut. Realizing the power Ledesma had to push the changes through, all the Godley Minority could do was protest the process. Moffat complained that the Board members “Can’t be prepared for something you throw at us at the last minute.” While agreeing to re-visit the changes at the January 2009 meeting, Ledesma kept firm on his goal at increasing meetings and his Coalition supported him, passing the increase in meetings by a 4-3 vote (Ledesma, Ortega, Wayland, Deligianni-YES; Moffat, Smith, Nichols- NO). The Ledesma Coalition meeting additions already have the OUSD Staff scrambling to schedule. The added second meeting for January on the 29th will not take place in the OUSD Board Room, but in a back-up location: Building H.

    New Trustees: Wayland impresses; a quiet Deligianni not so much
    Long time OUSD Board watchers were pleasantly surprised by new Trustee Mark Wayland. Not only being elected to the Board Clerk within an hour of being sworn in, but also at his insightful participation in the meeting and ease at being a trustee. Meanwhile Dr. Deligianni seemed to be a bit lost with her only audible contributions during the meeting were helping Dr. Dreier pronounce “Deligianni”, taking her oath of office with her parents by her side (yes, everyone knows she still lives with them), and voting Yes with the Ledesma Coalition. As Wayland sets the bar high, perhaps Deligianni will be a late bloomer.

    “Being called fagot or gay is an acceptable salutation of teenagers at Canyon High School” –alleged comment by Canyon HS VP

    During the Public Comments section, a mother and father of a Canyon High School student reported that after physical and verbal bullying of their son at Canyon High School, and receiving no support from the Canyon High School administrators, they were forced at great financial cost to remove their son for his own safety and emotional well being from Canyon High School to a private school. The parents then outlined a long series of bullying abuse that included physical violence, embarrassment and verbal emotional abuse. They detailed the abuse including bullying student’s pulling their son’s PE Shorts down, allegedly in front of the PE Coach (with allegedly no repercussions) and continued abuse that included physical abuse in the Boys Locker Room. The parents reported to the OUSD Board that their son reported the abuse to school counselors, but the verbal and physical abuse continued. The parents then became involved and stated they contacted Canyon High School Vice-Principal Frank Huerta. The parents alleged that Huerta told them “Being called fagot or gay is an acceptable salutation of teenagers at Canyon High School”. They further alleged that Huerta decided to bring the offending student and their son together in the same room to work things out. The parents stated that their son felt forced into a situation he was not comfortable in. The parents complained that the offending student only received 1 day suspension. Meanwhile, the abuse continued. The parents stated they then contacted Canyon High School Principal Dr. Bowden who allegedly told the parents that the only option he saw was to transfer their son to another school. The parents stated that Bowden promised to look into the situation and call them back. Eight days of continued abuse later and with no further contact from Canyon High School Administrators, the family stated they pulled their son out of Canyon High School and placed him in a private school. The victim’s parents told the Board that “Canyon High School failed to provide a safe learning environment” for their son.

    The abusive bullying situation detailed at Canyon High School by the parents and the reported laissez faire administrative transfer-the-victim solution is eerily similar to the events leading up to the April 1999 Columbine High School Massacre. In that tragic episode, two straight high school abuse victims who were constantly verbally taunted with the “gay” label lashed out in a deadly gun attack against the school ending in their own suicides. In response, many states, including California wrote student anti-hate protection laws. The California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 (Act) was enacted to curb hateful school bullying and classify bullying as a hate crime. The Act notes the high teenage suicide rates and addresses bullying from both real and perceived cultural, religious and gender differences and orientation resulting in hate crimes of emotional abuse and violence. California Safe Schools states:

    " The Act defines gender as “a person’s actual sex or perceived sex, and includes a person’s perceived identity, appearance, or behavior, whether or not that identity, appearance or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with a person’s sex at birth.”
    Title 5, California Code of Regulations, § 4910(k).

    The Act further declares:

    "Under the California Constitution, all students of public schools have the inalienable right to attend campuses that are safe, secure, and peaceful. Violence is the number one cause of death for young people in California and has become a public health problem of epidemic proportion. One of the Legislature’s highest priorities must be to prevent our children from the plague of violence."

    The circumstances outlined by the parents to the Board appear to be in direct conflict with the provisions of the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 and appear to fit the Act’s definition of a hate crime. In addition, the Act outlines reporting procedures to school administrators which from the parent accounts were followed by the victim and the parents, but the Canyon Administrators did not follow the provisions of the Act required of them. The alleged response of Canyon Hills Principal Dr. Bowden and Vice Principal Frank Huerta appear to imply a failure by Canyon High School’s top administrators, responsible for all student safety, to follow the Act’s mandates. Superintendent Drier stated that this was the first time that she had been made aware of the Canyon High School incident.

    California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 (CLICK ON)
    CSSVPA 2000


    California Safe Schools Coalition (CLICK ON)
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    OUSD First Interim Budget Report
    With no direction from a state government in crisis, OUSD filed its mandated First Interim Budget report which showed that OUSD had a 3% required reserve of $7,500,000 for “economic uncertainty” (doesn’t a recession count?), plus $4,813,000 in unspent general funds.

    Superintendent Dreier reported that she directed a budget “tightening” from all schools. Unreported by Dreier is an example of the “tightening” which includes after school tutoring provided as extra earnings to tutoring teachers had been cut. This cut leaves identified below proficient students without after school tutoring support. Earlier in the meeting, Dreier told the OUSD Board that she had herself and top administrators “model” wants vs. needs by giving up their OUSD provided cell phones.

    INSIDE the OUSD Budget

    INSIDE’s EDUCATIONAL TAX DOLLARS WATCH 2009:
    Total $200,000
    2009 Attorney Fee Tally:
    11/13/08 Parker & Covert (for 1/09 -6/09) $200,000

    2009 Consultant/ Speaker Fee Tally:
    None


    2009 TOTAL $ 200,000

    Former Superintendent Godley’s Retirement Bonus running total (beginning 8/2008): $8470.00*
    * The Godley Retirement Bonus presented here is an estimate of the amount in “bonus retirement” accrued since the Superintendent’s retirement on 6/30/08 using a 6% lifetime formula calculated here at $1210 a month since 8/08. The actual retirement plan the former OUSD Superintendent opted to take is not public information and the figures presented are only as an estimate of the taxpayer costs after the OUSD trustees voted against an amendment to exclude Godley from the retirement program. The on-going estimated figure is presented as a reminder to the community of the high cost in educational tax dollars the OUSD Board vote to allow the former Superintendent to participate in the 6% retirement incentive cost the OUSD education community in tax dollars. Godley retired from OUSD on June 30, 2008 after he worked for the school district for a little over five years.


    Total for Watched Tax Dollars approved in 2008: $907,800
    2008 Attorney Fee Tally:
    6/19/08 Parker & Covert $ 60,000
    6/05/08 Miller, Brown & Dannis $ 40,000
    6/05/08 Parker & Covert $150,000
    6/05/08 Parker & Covert $200,000
    2/07/08 Parker & Covert $100,000
    11/15/07 Parker & Covert (for 1/08 to 6/08) $200,000
    $750,000
    2008 Consultant/ Speaker Fee Tally:
    11/13/08 Subs for SDCDE (Reading First) $24,000
    11/13/08 SDCDE (Reading First) $30,000
    10/30/08 Dr. Willard Daggett (ICLE) $ 4,500
    10/16/08 Dr. Parker 40 pt Consultant $ 4,200
    9/25/08 Visual Ink for Sadler Consultant $ 6,600
    9/25/08 Bob Sadler Consultant Fee $ 8,500
    9/25/08 Candace Simpson-Sadler Helper $ 5,500
    7/24/08 Dr. Parker 40 pt Consultant $ 10,000
    4/17/08 Dr. Kenneth Stichter Speaker Fee $ 6,500
    3/7/08 Dr. Kathleen Weigel Speaker Fee $ 8,000
    Consultant Total $ 107, 800
    2008 TOTAL $ 907,800


    Total for Watched Tax Dollars approved in 2007: $704,090.00**

    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 2005 Conference Administrator/Board Fees: $ 7,500.00


    Next OUSD Board Meeting January 15th

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