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  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016


    Orange Unified INSIDE

    ORANGE Unified Schools INSIDE
    Independent insight into OUSD      
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    Trustee Mark Wayland full of surprises
    and OUSD Board elects new officers

    At the beginning of their December 10, 2015 meeting, the Orange Unified School Board elected three new Board officers.  Trustee Rick Ledesma will return as the Board President,  Trustee Dr. Alexia Deligianni -Brydges will serve in her first OUSD leadership capacity as OUSD Vice President and Kathy Moffat will return to the Board leadership as Clerk after years of being denied any leadership position by the OUSD Board Majority.  In the past, Moffat has served in all three leadership positions. 

    This is the first time in years that two women have served on the Board Leadership. 

    After the 2001 Orange Recall one of the Recall Reforms championed by newly elected Citizen's Board was rotation of the leadership positions. The rotation of leadership positions was initiated by OUSD Board President Robert Viviano- one of two sitting trustees who supported the goals of 2001 Recall against their recalled board colleagues who were part of the then Jacobson Fringe Majority.  Vivano was long unfairly denied a leadership position by that Jacobson Fringe Majority.

    The policy to rotate officers was rescinded after the controversial  Steve Rocco was elected to the OUSD Board.

    At the same Board meeting on December 10th, Trustee Mark Wayland's  last comment of the last agenda item stunned the audience as Wayland announced that for personal health reasons he would be resigning his Trustee position effective December 31, 2015. 

    Wayland however did not resign.

    The often surprising Wayland did  however have an even bigger December surprise for Greater Orange. He filed a lawsuit against OUSD Area 1 Candidate Trustee Greg Salas for filing false statements on his Ballot Candidate Statement. 

    Salas had falsely listed Wayland as endorsing Salas, and more importantly according to Wayland, Salas filed false and misleading statements for his ballot statement to imply that Salas was an incumbent (i.e. elected) OUSD Board member.

    On January 6th,  Wayland won in court when Greg Salas was ordered by Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard Lissebrink to remove the false statements from his Candidate Statement.  (For more information Click on SALAS ).

    INSIDE the January 21, 2015 Agenda
    Action Items
    12 A- (page 3) Vote on new contracts with OUSD employee groups
    12 C- (page 34) $4.7 million for maintence that has been deferred
    12 D- (page 35) Request by Trustee John Ortega to work with local law enforcement agencies toward improving use of School Resource Officers   
    13 A- (page 37) Survey results on future OUSD Bond conducted in December 2015

    NEXT OUSD BOARD MEETING Thursday, January 21, 2016

    CLOSED SESSION 5:30 pm
    OUSD Regular Session: 7:00 pm
    For the 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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