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  • Tuesday, March 08, 2016


    Lawsuit, Yamasaki and Bond update

    ORANGE Unified Schools INSIDE
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    OUSD going to mediation over Peralta Golf Partnership lawsuit
    The Orange Unified School District will be going to mediation over a lawsuit Orange Unified School District v Peralta Golf Partnership et al. The lawsuit is with the former operators of the Super Sports Golf and Recreation Center complex at the former 20-acre Peralta School site-

    Peralta Golf Partnerships held the lease at the site from 1994 until March of 2015  after the OUSD Trustees voted in 4-3 against extending the lease in February 2015. Led by OUSD Trustee Timothy Surridge- the OUSD Board voted to sub-lease the site directly to three groups (Olive Crest School, Arena Soccer Club and  Tennis Specialists) that had been subletting the site From Peralta Golf Partners.  OUSD also found a new operator for the sports complex Drotter LLC.
    Drotter LLC is owned by Jason Drotter, the former coach of the Villa Park High School boy's and girls' golf teams for six years who was the current the head coach of the CSUF men's golf program in addition to managing the Super Sports complex for Peralta Golf Partners.

    Surridge openly displayed contempt toward the owners of Peralta Golf Partners during meetings that the owners appeared before the Board trying to save their lease after Surridge's plan to lease the property to an apartment developer fell apart as well as his next plan to sell the property.

    Surridge stated that he wanted to maximize the dollars from the site by cutting out Peralta Golf Partners as a middle man as he lead the effort to deny Peralta Golf Partners a month-to-month lease and then to terminate the lease.

    Trustees Kathy Moffat, Dr. Alexia Deligiani-Brydges and Diane Singer voted against ending the relationship with Peralta Golf Partners.

    Yamasaki set to take OUSD seat
    The Orange Unified School Board Agenda for Thursday March 10, 2016 tentatively has Andrea Yamasaki taking her seat after a landslide win in the Special Election for the Area 1  Trustee Seat.

    Now just waiting for the Orange County Registrar of Voters to certify the election results, Community Advocate Andrea Yamasaki won with 74.9% over her establishment endorsed opponent Greg Salas.  Voter turn out was 19.6%  in the first ever OUSD all-mail-in vote. 

    Expecting the certification of the election by Thursday,  Yamasaki will have public swearing in at the Board Meeting ( she will be officially be sworn in as soon as the election results are certified).

    Inside the OUSD Agenda
    OUSD Bond information UPDATE
    The OUSD Agenda includes a report from Bonnie Moss of CliffordMoss the OUSD Political Consultant on additional steps toward a 2016 bond measure. To see CliffordMoss assesment of how to win after losing-CLICK ON: CliffordMoss

    The update will be Agenda Information Item 14 B page 43.

    Also on the OUSD Agenda:
    ·       Action Item 13 A (page 5)- Second Interim Financial Report on the Budget
    ·       Information Item 14 C Fred Kelly ADA Update (page 44)

    NEXT OUSD BOARD MEETING January 18, 2016
    Next OUSD Board Meeting -OUSD BOARD ROOM
    CLOSED SESSION- 6:00 pm
    OUSD Regular Session: 7:00 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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