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School District Reveals 2012 Economic Disclosure Documents

Want to know if any San Bruno Park School District officials have any conflicts of interest that could interfere with school district business? Patch digs around to find out.

San Bruno Patch recently obtained the Form 700s for all school board members and administrators required to file for 2012 in the San Bruno Park School District.

As part of our ongoing Your Right to Know series, we are sharing these documents with the public.

The forms show any investments or real estate an official owns that could possibly cause a conflict, as well as income earned by a spouse.

Once again, there aren't too many surprises with the school district's statements of economic interests.

Superintendent David Hutt's Form 700 shows his wife's employment with Champions, one of three childcare programs that operate within the school district.

Suzette Hutt is the site director for the program at John Muir and still earns between $10,000 and $100,000, but she doesn't report directly to the superintendent. Hutt still hasn't disclosed who supervises his wife within the district.

For the first time in years, the school district disclosed whom it has hired to handle legal issues. According to the statements, Elizabeth Mori acts as the district's legal consultant, although it is unclear how much she is paid.

The statements also reveal that Mori is part owner of her husband's business, California Signal Corp., based in Burlingame, which generates more than $100,000 in revenue annually.

The school district also has incorrectly listed Parkside Intermediate Principal Angela Addiego as one of the school board members.

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Chris Kiely July 27, 2012 at 10:17 PM
The prices aren't uniform. Even Champions for example, pays a different price for the different facilities. So someone had to make an evaluation of each site, what facilities were being used, costs to the District, etc., in order to come up with a number. But who did that evaluation for the District? Who looked back at the prior contracts to decide if they needed changes? Was every contract ideal, needing no changes?
Chris Kiely July 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM
For example, the original Champions lease at John Muir was inexpensive, because they supplied their own building. They were given reduced rent to amortize the cost of the building. But that was 10 years ago. Do circumstances justify a continued cheaper price? Who was the financial expert that penciled out the figures and came up with a new price? Or did they just renew the contract in June without thinking about it?
Chris Kiely July 27, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Another year? Yes and no. The contract ends at the end of June 2013. But this Board put in a clause agreeing to give him 18 months notice if they aren't going to extend the contract. They haven't given that notice. So even if the contract expires next year, they could be on the hook for 18 months of severance pay.
watchfultaxpayer July 28, 2012 at 07:27 AM
They have a building sitting on District land ??? They got reduced rent so they could amortize the cost of the building? So... they got cheaper rent as well as a tax break by amortizing ??? Are they still at John Muir??? I need to research these things I suppose. Speaking of an 18 month notice, what became of the no confidence petition??? Is there anything Hutt could do tht would get him gone??? Anything ??? I have wondered for quite a few elections, why is there not a term limit for serving on the school board? Even the President of the United States has a time limit of service. Why has Henderson stayed so long and why with the district in such disarray are the old timers not held accountable in some way for getting it into such disarray??? He was so hell bent on rebuilding Parkside and moving 6th graders into the jungle of 7th and 8th graders, which I thought was a bad idea from a maturity standpoint, how do they intend to complete the job??? Wasn't it supposed to be in two phases ??? It can't possibly be complete. I intended to go to the open house and now I can't recall why I didn't.
watchfultaxpayer July 28, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Perhaps Angela Addiego considers herself a school board member since she hired a female custodian and "was promised" she could keep her at Parkside regardless of cuts in the custodial hours resulting in the rebidding process by seniority. And then complained about 'losing' the ONLY female custodian. If the school district doesn't want to pay the employees to keep the school premises clean and repaired, what is the point of building more and/or refubishing them? Seems like a breakout of Norvo Virus reported in the news and occurring at a school would cure that budget cut. I may have mispelled the virus but we all know it by pronunciation I think.

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