Chino school district paid $950,000 i...

Chino school district paid $950,000 in legal battle it lost

There are 231 comments on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story from Feb 19, 2010, titled Chino school district paid $950,000 in legal battle it lost. In it, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that:

The Chino Valley Unified School District has been ordered to pay about $950,000 in legal fees to the Chino Development Company in the aftermath of a failed legal battle with the developer of Cal Aero Preserve Academy.

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Citizen

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Feb 19, 2010
Does this stuff ever stop?? where will the money come from for this?
CVUSD Teacher

United States

#2 Feb 19, 2010
Mr. Calta,

Why is the district telling us teachers that the charter school will cost the district about 1 miillion? The paper is saying 1.5 million. This information comes from the copy of the budget reduction proposal copy we have in our teacher's lounge. I've heard you say it was 1.5 million. Why are the amounts different?
Veritas

Orange, CA

#3 Feb 20, 2010
Everytime I hear Randall Lewis speak or read where he is quoted I feel like I need to take a shower afterward.

Lewis is one of the most self-serving two-faced individuals to ever walk this planet.
Calta

Moreno Valley, CA

#4 Feb 20, 2010
The money is going to be financed over 10 years at an approximate cost to the district of $100,000 a year. While I did NOT support litigating the opening of the Preserve, I am glad to see this finally resolved.

As far as OPA, I'm not certain, but here's what I recall. The $1.5 million a year is the long term cost to CVUSD. In the short term, there will actually be a savings of $1 million a year because CVUSD is paid on the previous year's attendance. So, next year CVUSD will still get paid the ADA for the students attending OPA for one more year while it will reduce its staffing costs that would otherwise be spent to educate OPA's 700 or so students for that year. That's probably why you are getting the 2 different numbers.
Fozzie

Kapolei, HI

#5 Feb 20, 2010
Have you ever noticed how many more times the Chino district is in the news with lawsuits and other negative news stories versus districts around it? What does that tell you? Poor management. The students, parents, and teachers suffer every year because of poor management and the teachers are the ones who are always asked to make up for that poor management. The teachers are always vilified when they are asked time and again to make up for that poor management. They are vilified when they try to say "enough is enough, get your act together because you cannot wring more blood from the turnip". The district will not be able to attract good teachers in the future because of the years of continued poor management.
Mark

Kapolei, HI

#6 Feb 20, 2010
I agree with Fozzie. CVUSD is in the paper at least once a week. When do we ever read about Upland, Montclair or Claremont Districts?
Kim

Kapolei, HI

#7 Feb 20, 2010
With this kind of debt, plus the 8 million $ fine for "The Five Minute Fiasco", do we trust that there will be money to finance the SERP?
NothingNicetoSay

United States

#8 Feb 20, 2010
Calta wrote:
The money is going to be financed over 10 years at an approximate cost to the district of $100,000 a year. While I did NOT support litigating the opening of the Preserve, I am glad to see this finally resolved.
As far as OPA, I'm not certain, but here's what I recall. The $1.5 million a year is the long term cost to CVUSD. In the short term, there will actually be a savings of $1 million a year because CVUSD is paid on the previous year's attendance. So, next year CVUSD will still get paid the ADA for the students attending OPA for one more year while it will reduce its staffing costs that would otherwise be spent to educate OPA's 700 or so students for that year. That's probably why you are getting the 2 different numbers.
You did not support the litigation so you sat idley by and let it happen mr one vote. You are glad to see it resolved with $950,000 of taxpayer money. Great leadership, thanks mr one vote. Even a first year bookkeeping student can see through your incorrect expalnation for the fianacing of OPA Your administrators do not have to borrow the money. They choose to borrow the money. And the rate is 7%. What kinda of fantasy financing is this?
Martin

Temecula, CA

#9 Feb 20, 2010
I agree. When I read about little districts like Etiwanda and Alta Loma is usually about some honor they received. I think it is because those schools make sure they call the newspaper when something good is going on. I think Chino needs to call more for positive press.
NothingNicetoSay

United States

#10 Feb 20, 2010
Michael one vote please give me something nice to say about you and this board. We are laughing at you to keep from crying while our childrens education goes down the toilet.
Guilty

Smock, PA

#11 Feb 20, 2010
Can you please give us the information on the $90,000 secretaries in the district office? Do you think it is fair to pay the secretaries in the district office $90,000 while paying the secretaries at the schools only $45,000? Please quit putting us off.
hopeful

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Feb 20, 2010
Guilty wrote:
Can you please give us the information on the $90,000 secretaries in the district office? Do you think it is fair to pay the secretaries in the district office $90,000 while paying the secretaries at the schools only $45,000? Please quit putting us off.
How about these 90,000 secretaries making more than teachers who have been in the district 15 years with a masters! Maybe these secretaries should be responsible for getting 25 2nd graders ready for cst's!
Chino ll

Hesperia, CA

#13 Feb 20, 2010
Martin wrote:
I agree. When I read about little districts like Etiwanda and Alta Loma is usually about some honor they received. I think it is because those schools make sure they call the newspaper when something good is going on. I think Chino needs to call more for positive press.
Criminal/intellectually challenged Heatley and his crews have done a poor job in the past. I see good changes have been made since Mr.Joseph's arrival on the top leadership position.
DFOX

Riverside, CA

#14 Feb 20, 2010
LOOK'S LIKE ALL THE SCHOOLS COST JUST TO MUCH TO OPORATE ANYMORE - JUST PRICED THEMSELVES OUT! THERE IS ONLY ONE ANSWER NOW FOR EDUCATION IN THE U. S. NOW-A-DAY'S -'''''HOME-STUDY'''' FOR ALL!! TURN ALL THE EMPTY SCHOOL BUILDING'S INTO '''''HOMELESS SHELTER'S'''''#GET EM ALL OFF THE STREET'S# AND INSTALL FENCES ALL THE WAY AROUND!! P. S. YOU CAN THANK THE ''TEACHER'S UNION'S'' FOR THIS! IT'S NOT JUST THEM THOUGH - EVERYTHING'S GETTING PRICED-OUT!!
ChinoHillsDad

United States

#15 Feb 20, 2010
Guilty wrote:
Can you please give us the information on the $90,000 secretaries in the district office? Do you think it is fair to pay the secretaries in the district office $90,000 while paying the secretaries at the schools only $45,000? Please quit putting us off.
Please tell us that you do not have secretaries in the district with only a high school diploma making $90,000 which, I believe, is much more than a teacher with 20 years experience and a masters degree.
ChinoHillsDad

United States

#16 Feb 20, 2010
DFOX wrote:
LOOK'S LIKE ALL THE SCHOOLS COST JUST TO MUCH TO OPORATE ANYMORE - JUST PRICED THEMSELVES OUT! THERE IS ONLY ONE ANSWER NOW FOR EDUCATION IN THE U. S. NOW-A-DAY'S -'''''HOME-STUDY'''' FOR ALL!! TURN ALL THE EMPTY SCHOOL BUILDING'S INTO '''''HOMELESS SHELTER'S'''''#GET EM ALL OFF THE STREET'S# AND INSTALL FENCES ALL THE WAY AROUND!! P. S. YOU CAN THANK THE ''TEACHER'S UNION'S'' FOR THIS! IT'S NOT JUST THEM THOUGH - EVERYTHING'S GETTING PRICED-OUT!!
You blame the teachers union when this district pays district secretaries $90,000 yearly salary. Come on this is half what a teacher makes.
New Tea Party Member

Chino Hills, CA

#17 Feb 20, 2010
ChinoHillsDad wrote:
<quoted text>
You blame the teachers union when this district pays district secretaries $90,000 yearly salary. Come on this is half what a teacher makes.
If your accusation is true ...then eliminating all secretaries will save the district whopping $20 million dollars? What have you been smoking?

Are you that harmful selfish teacher's union head? Leave our district!
SANITY

Plymouth, MN

#18 Feb 20, 2010
Quit bashing Calta
He got rid of Heatley and was the only one fighting against Heatley's wasted $1 million legal fight.
Calta's your best shot at getting rid of overpaid secretaries. They were Heatley's before Joseph's.
Irene

Tustin, CA

#19 Feb 20, 2010
Nothing Nice to Say....Just to prove the point of stupidity that has been raised in regards to OPA...I was at the pre-enrollment meeting this morning for the Charter and ran as fast as I could, to get my paperwork in order after Thursday's Board meeting and all of the cuts now coming down the pike. I registered my 3 students this afternoon. It was announced this morning that an MOU (Memo of Understanding)was a requirement for the Charter to be approved by the so-called Board. This MOU requires that the Charter have to give priority to CVUSD students rather than allow all enrollment to have the same opportunity. This means that the District will lose considerably more ADA than originally determined. Where some of this loss could have been offset by students coming from Walnut, Ontario, Pomona, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, etc. Word has it by all of the parents I talked to today....once the location has been revealed,(and I don't think it will be El Rancho,)it will be flooded by CVUSD students attempting "flight" to the Charter. The residents of CVUSD are simply fed up.I realize it couldn't be required of the Charter but, perhaps the District should have required 50% District students and 50% those outside of District.(Less loss of ADA) The program being offered by OPA, without budget cuts, Union influence, PI status instruction, lawsuits, discrimination suits, etc., etc., etc. is going to be sought by everyone. Open your doors OPA...here we come! All you need now is a high school so my Middle school students never have to return to CVUSD.
New Tea Party Member

Chino Hills, CA

#20 Feb 20, 2010
Irene, go send your kids to OPA quietly since you've already registered them with OPA and be happy there....... but stop lying .

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