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  • CFD

    • Can an audit be done on all of the Weston Ranch community property taxes in how those funds have been spent and on what?

    • Can CFD funding be used to replace portable classrooms with new permanent Classrooms?

    • Can CFD funding be used to replace portable classrooms with new permanent Classrooms?

    • Can COP be paid early for a fee?

    • CFD 1 was voted by Board at the time to collect maximum money able to charge forever? Did any Board do that with CFD 2, 3 or 4?

    • Confirm completion date for East Union High School?

    • Confirm completion date for Weston Ranch High School?

    • Could the City and school District enter into CFD together to support city needs as well as the school District’s needs?

    • Did CFD 1 pay for improvements at East Union High School? Study Session August 2013 said it was included.

    • Did the District use money for East Union stadium?

    • Disagree that any monies be placed in a deposit refunding escrow and used to pay the remaining COP debt.

    • Do we pay COP on other Mello-Roos? (CFS)

    • Dolcinea in CFD 3? Move to 3 or money specific?

    • During Measure M, was Mello-Roos suspended so as not to change both Measure M and Mello-Roos?

    • For CFD-3, why are site lists different?

    • Have COP been used on other CFDs? (CFS)

    • How are Mello Roos boundaries determined?

    • How many on staff administration work on CFD services?

    • How much of the CFD (Mello-Roos) was used for the East Union High stadium and any other buildings before Weston Ranch High School was open?

    • In ten years, how much will there be of CFD-1 after the $2.9 million is spent?

    • Is CFD 1 financing a CAB?

    • What about voter approval for Mello Roos increase?

    • What are the advantages and disadvantage of borrowing money from COP (CFS)?

    • What are the current & projected total costs of retiring CFD 1 Bonds & COP?

    • What CFDs were used for Tinnin Rd?

    • What has been your experience with new developments & developers paying their fair share of school facilities to meet the needs of present & future students?

    • What is a CAB?

    • What is a CFA?

    • What is a CFD?

    • What is a COP?

    • What is a GOB?

    • What is a Traditional CFD?

    • What is a Verification Analysis?

    • What is an Annexing CFD?

    • What is owed on Mello-Roos (CFD-1) without COP, $30 million (SNC)?

    • What needs to be done by the City of Manteca, City Council, Planning Department with developers & the school district to plan for the educational needs of the community?

    • What was Proposition 218?

    • What would the end date be if Board members vote for an end date?

    • When new developments are annexed in are fees reassessed? Traditional vs. Annexed?

    • Which subdivisions in Manteca participate in MUSD Mello-Roos and/or CFD financing?

    • Why does the data from the August 2013 CFD Study Session not match on the October 13 Measure M report?

    • Why is the RMA rate for CFD 4 so much higher than CFD 3?

  • Computer Equipment Agreement

    • What revisions have been requested to the Computer Equipment Agreement?

  • Device Care and Access

    • Can district policy match Ed Code 17453.1 and have the devices be optional?

    • Do students have to bring the device home?

    • How can a parent buy a student device?

    • How do you protect the devices from theft?

    • How often will my child receive a new device?

    • How will Special Education children access their devices?

    • What does California Ed Code say about lost or damaged instructional materials?

    • What happens if a child loses the device?

    • What happens if the device is damaged or stolen at the school site?

    • What if it’s accidentally broken?

    • Who is responsible for charging the device?

    • Will my child get a replacement device?

    • Will my student be able to take the device home over the summer?

  • Device Lease / Purchase Program

    • Are you able to receive a refund for the Lease/Purchase agreement if you have changed your mind?

    • How can a family member pay for others in a separate household to receive discount?

    • How much do parents pay to use the tablet?

    • My child is a senior. How does this program work for them?

    • Once enrolled in the Lease/Purchase agreement, do I need to sign the paperwork annually?

    • What happens if a child loses the device?

    • What happens if accessories are lost or damaged?

    • What happens if the device is damaged or broken at home?

    • What happens to the devices when they are obsolete?

    • What is PayPams and the Lease / Purchase Agreement?

    • What is the maximum amount a parent will be charged out-of-pocket for this device?

    • What requests for revision have their been for the Device Lease/Purchase Agreement?

  • Employees

  • Families

  • Going Digital General Information

    • Can the district budget for the Going Digital Project be updated?

    • Can you tell me more about the Going Digital Steering Committee?

    • Do we have to accept one of these devices?

    • What about needed changes to district goals and objectives?

    • What about other lost learning resources from the recession?

    • What happens with my device at the end of the school year?

    • When will other digital hardware tools be deployed?

    • Where can a parent get information about MUSD's Going Digital project?

    • Where can I learn more about the Dependent Charter changes?

    • Where can I learn more about the Panasonic 3E device specifications?

    • Why did we deploy in the middle of the school year?

    • Why were so many funds allocated to this project versus more counselors?

  • Internet and Support

    • Can the district budget for home WiFi access?

    • Does my student know their district email and password to be able to download their free copies of office?

    • How do I learn to use Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016?

    • How do I sign up for a consumer Microsoft account?

    • How will my child be protected on the Internet while at home?

    • In terms of protection, how is web content filtered while my child is at school?

    • What Educational Apps are available for my child?

    • What if I don’t have Internet or wireless at home?

    • What if the student needs tech support when not at school?

    • What is the difference between the two types of Microsoft accounts?

    • What types of controls will be in place for Internet access?

    • What types of security measures are in place to protect my child's information on his/her device?

    • Where should a student save their files?

  • Software and Learning

    • Are all of their textbooks going to eventually be on the device?

    • Are the computers that the district gives my student going to come preloaded with Windows and Office?

    • Can a student install apps from the Microsoft Store on the 3E?

    • Can students be given assignments that require the use of the device?

    • Can students install desktop programs on the 3E?

    • Can students print to home printers?

    • Can students print to school printers using the 3E?

    • How do I get my Parent Connect Pin and Password?

    • How do I get the Office Pro Plus Benefit for Faculty & Staff?

    • How do I learn to use Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016?

    • How do I learn to use OneNote?

    • How does my student get access to Student Advantage?

    • How does the “Going Digital 2015 Project” impact my child in the classroom? Will they be permitted to learn at their own pace?

    • How is my child’s teacher supported in the classroom? Does my child's teacher need to be a technology expert? Does he/she have technical support or will they be spending time addressing technical issues instead of teaching?

    • How was it decided to use the Microsoft Suite of products as the software?

    • What software is installed on the 3E?

    • What will happen to my student’s work if the device is broken?

    • Which Operating System is on the device?

  • Students

    • Can improvements for students with disabilities, English learners, in foster care and poverty be clarified?

    • Can students be given assignments that require the use of the device?

    • Can students provide their own headphones?

    • High School students use their ID #’s for log in. Is there a way for them to change their username or password?

    • How do I get my Parent Connect Pin and Password?

    • How do I send my transcript to a college?

    • How do I sign up for a consumer Microsoft account?

    • How do I use the Student Advantage Program to install Microsoft Office?

    • What if the student needs tech support when not at school?