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Measure S Technology Bond



Meeting Schedule

Tustin Unified School District
Measure S Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC)
MEETING SCHEDULE

Meetings are held at the District Office, Board Conference Room
300 South C Street, Tustin, CA 92780 (unless otherwise noted)


2017-18 MEETING SCHEDULE

6:00 p.m.
May 24, 2018
March 22, 2018
January 25, 2018
October 26, 2017


2016-17 MEETING SCHEDULE

6:00 p.m.
May 25, 2017 (9:00 a.m. @ THS Front Office)
March 23, 2017
January 26, 2017
November 17, 2016 (rescheduled from October 27, 2016)


2015-16 MEETING SCHEDULE
6:00 p.m.
May 26, 2016 (8:45 a.m. @ BHS IT Dept)
March 24, 2016
January 28, 2016
October 22, 2015


2014-15 MEETING SCHEDULE
6:00 p.m.
May 28, 2015 (changed to 8:00 a.m. at Foothill High)
March 25, 2015 (Rescheduled from March 26, 2015)
January 22, 2015 (Meeting Cancelled)
October 23, 2014 (Time changed to 5 p.m.)


2013-14 MEETING SCHEDULE
7 p.m.
May 9, 2014, 7:45 a.m. (rescheduled from June 26, 2014, 7 p.m.)
March 27, 2014 (rescheduled from April 24, 2014)
January 23, 2014
October 24, 2013


2013 MEETING SCHEDULE
7 p.m.
May 14, 2014
June 13, 2013

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COC Members

Measure S Citizens' Oversight Committee Members
The purpose of the Measure S Citizens' Oversight Committee is to review and inform the public concerning the District's expenditures of bond proceeds under Measure S authorized by voters on November 6, 2012.

Guy Ball
At-Large Community Representative
Jon Christy
At-Large Community Representative
Bruce Junor
Senior Citizens' Representative
Rick Nelson
Business Organization Representative
Armen Karamardian
Parent/Guardian Representative
Julie Sokol
PTA/PTO/Site Council Representative
Johnathan Stone
Tax Payer Representative

October 2017

PURPOSE OF THE COC

Tustin Unified School District
(School Facilities Improvement District No. 2012-1)
Citizen's Oversight Committee (COC) Measure S

PURPOSE OF THE CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

Inform the public concerning the expenditure of bond revenues to be received from
the sale of bonds under Measure S authorized by the voters on November 6. 2012.

(Excerpt from COC Bylaws)

Purpose of Oversight Committee:

Section 2. Purposes. The purposes of the Committee are set forth in Prop 39, and these Bylaws are specifically made subject to the applicable provisions of Prop 39 as to the duties and rights of the Committee. The Committee shall be deemed to be subject to the Ralph M. Brown Public Meetings Act of State of California and shall conduct its meetings in accordance with the provisions thereof. The District shall provide necessary administrative support at District expense to the Committee as consistent with the Committee's purposes as set forth in Prop 39.

The proceeds of the general obligation bonds issued pursuant to the Election are hereinafter referred to as "bond proceeds." The Committee shall confine itself specifically to bond proceeds generated under the ballot measure. Regular and deferred maintenance projects and all monies generated under other sources shall fall outside the scope of the Committee review.

Section 3. Duties To carry out its stated purposes, the Committee shall perform the following duties:

3.1 Inform the Public The Committee shall inform the public concerning the District's expenditures of bond proceeds.

3.2 Review Expenditures The Committee may review quarterly expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that (a} bond proceeds are expended only for the purposes set forth in the ballot measure; (b) no bond proceeds are used for any teacher or administrative salaries or other operating expenses.

3.3 Annual Report The Committee shall present to the Board, in public session, an annual written report which shall include the following:

(a) A statement indicating whether the District is in compliance with the requirements of Article XlllA, Section 1(b) (3) of the California Constitution; and

(b) A summary of the Committee's proceedings and activities for the preceding year.

Agendas & Minutes

SFID Map

Annual & Audit Reports

Project List

To upgrade classroom computers and educational technology in order to ensure our schools have the technology needed to prepare our students for success at work and in life. To support the mastery of subjects like reading, writing, math, science, the arts, and foster innovation in our classrooms. To provide our teachers and students educational technology that can enhance teaching and learning through: Creativity, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication and Collaboration. To provide the support systems necessary to ensure student mastery of 21st century standards, assessments, curriculum and instruction that will best prepare our students to compete successfully for college and career opportunities:

  • Provide and maintain up-to-date technology, data and communication equipment.
  • Upgrade and expand wireless systems, telecommunications, Internet and network connections.
  • Upgrade and replace district technology improving efficiency and reducing operational costs.
  • Upgrade and replace computers, hardware and software systems, classroom and library technology and teaching equipment to enhance instruction.
  • Keep our technology up-to-date and allow our students to learn the skills necessary for a 21st Century economy.
  • Upgrade middle school science and secondary career technical educational classrooms and instructional technology to meet university and industry-standard specifications better preparing our students for college and career opportunities.
  • Provide additional electrical, network and telephone service capacity to relieve overloaded systems so that it can handle modern instructional technology.
  • Provide online and virtual classroom learning curriculum and instruction.

Ballot Proposition

The following is the proposition presented to the voters by the Tustin Unified School District.

To better prepare students for college and high-demand jobs, improve students' technology skills for today’s higher standards, retain quality teachers, improve instruction and career training in science, math and skilled trades, and maintain high-quality education; shall Tustin Unified School District upgrade classrooms, science labs, equipment, instructional technology and infrastructure by issuing $135 million in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizen oversight, no funds for administrator compensation, all funds benefiting neighborhood schools?

Board Resolution

Tustin Unified School District Board of Education Votes Unanimously
to Place a Technology Bond Measure on November 2012 Ballot

On Monday evening, July 30, 2012, the Tustin Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to place a local technology bond measure on the November 6, 2012, ballot. The measure would provide locally controlled funds to improve instructional technology, labs and classrooms and protect high student achievement.

“All of our students need modern learning technology to support up-to-date science, engineering and math instruction so they are better prepared for college, careers and the global market,“ said Superintendent Dr. Gregory Franklin. “This measure is vital so our students can compete and succeed in the 21st century.

If approved by 55% of voters, the measure would generate approximately $135 million over 30 years to improve local schools by upgrading classroom computers, instructional technology, communication networks, and tools for career training in science, technology, engineering, math, skilled trades and other fields; attracting and retaining qualified teachers; and providing modern science labs and equipment at the schools that do not have them. The cost to property owners would be approximately $19 per $100,000 of assessed value of property in the District. (The rate is based on the assessed value of property, not on market value.)

“Every penny from this measure will stay right here to support TUSD students,” said Jonathan Abelove, President of the Board of Education. “The state can’t take away a dime. We know exactly where these funds will go and can be confident that they will directly benefit the quality of education we can provide our students.”

By law, funds generated by the bond measure cannot be taken away by the state or go to other communities. Annual audits and a citizens’ oversight committee will review expenditures and help ensure funds are spent only on voter-approved projects.


“I am very pleased that the Board voted to move forward with the measure. Providing up-to-date instructional technology is essential to building a strong academic foundation,” said Board member Lynn Davis. “We need to ensure that our students are prepared for the 21st century economy. Whether they will be going to college or seeking career training, they need these tools to compete.”

A complete copy of the TUSD Board Resolution is available here (TUSD BOARD RESOLUTION). For more information about the bond measure, contact the TUSD Administrative Services office at (714) 730-7306 or visit www.tustin.k12.ca.us.

CA Tech Task Force

On a August 16, 2012 the state's Education Technology Task Force Work Group released their recommendations regarding technology in California's schools. Below is an introduction and short summary list; however, the entire report is available here (Education Technology Task Force Recommendations 081612).

On March 20, 2012 the state of California formed an Education Technology Task Force (ETTF) and requested a set of recommendations, in memo form, to begin the process of preparing a California Education Technology Blueprint. The National Technology Plan 2010 served as our framework for the Education Technology Task Force that met three times face-to-face. Between Task Force meetings, each of four working groups frequently met electronically and focused on learning, assessment, teaching, and infrastructure. Each working group studied research, shared case studies, and discussed the challenges of bringing the power of education technology to each student and teacher in the state.

Learning:
  • Promote expanded use of online instructional materials and ensure access to technology that facilitates student engagement with standards-based curricula and develops 21st century competencies.
  • Build a political coalition to support “any time, any place, any pace” learning and encourages individualized learning opportunities.
  • Advocate for broad implementation of existing model frameworks that include technology fundamentals such as the Model School Library Standards for California Schools and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.
  • Lead the effort to find a solution to the Average Daily Attendance and instructional minutes barriers that limit teacher flexibility in using technology in synchronous and asynchronous instruction.
Assessment:
  • Draw upon assessment approaches from multiple sectors outside of education.
  • Develop an assessment system that provides feedback to students and provides validation from experts to help students connect their learning to the real world.
  • Create modern, personalized assessments by providing essential technology, infrastructure, and professional development based on Common Core State Standards formative and summative computer adaptive assessments.
  • Communicate about data access and privacy issues and about the upcoming changes to the California assessment system.
Teaching:
  • Continue to leverage and provide a regional and statewide technology support system to meet current and emerging needs of teachers and administrators.
  • Review current policy to facilitate the implementation of technology including online teaching and learning, teacher and administrator certification, and professional development standards.
  • Develop a comprehensive technology blueprint to include formative and summative assessment of the policies, programs, and services as implemented State Superintendent of Public Instruction Education Technology Task Force
Infrastructure:
  • Ensure that every student has access to at least one Internet connected device for learning any time, any place; often called 1:1 or One-to-One technology learning initiatives.
  • Support the development of minimum bandwidth standards.
  • Advocate for scalable and flexible infrastructure deployments.
  • Leverage the existing regional service model provided by County Offices of Education and share best practices across the state.
  • Collaborate with industry partners and form public-private programs.
  • Connect existing data systems.
  • Develop guidance documents for 21st century competencies that include an emphasis on safety and appropriate use.