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REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION FROM MBUTA and/or CSEA

Periodically the District receives requests for information (RFIs) from its two employee associations, the Manhattan Beach Unified Teachers Association (MBUTA) and California School Employees Association (CSEA).  These requests are typically made in preparation for collective bargaining.  This page contains the RFIs received to date and links to the requested documents.  Note that items marked with an asterisk (*) are always available on our District website, either through our Business Services Division, our Human Resources Division or via our Board's online agenda system, Board Docs.



MBUTA Request for Information Dated October 21, 2014

10-21-14 RFI from MBUTA
Email request for: 
  2013-14 J-90 (uploaded Oct 22)
  2014-15 J-90 (not available until July 2015)
  PowerSchool related costs
  District costs for 21st Century Consortium meeting in Edina, Minnesota
  List of Home teachers. (uploaded Oct 22)

MBUTA Request for Information Dated October 2, 2014

10-2-14 RFI from MBUTA
Verbal request for
   current scattergram (emailed Oct 7)
   list of independent study teachers (provided by hand Oct 14)

MBUTA Request for Information Dated Friday, September 26, 2014

9-26-14 RFI from MBUTA
Email request for: 
   2014-15 Adopted dat file
(emailed to MBUTA Sep 30)
   2013-14 Unaudited Actuals dat file (emailed to MBUTA Sep 30)

MBUTA Supplemental Request for Documents - September 9, 2014
This information responds to MBUTA's request for all of the board approved agreements with law firms, consultants, accountants, and individuals retained by the District since July, 2011. To aid in navigating, we have added a table of contents and all documents in chronological order on a separate page.

MBUTA Request for Information Dated August 11, 2014

8-11-14 RFI from MBUTA
Email request for LCAP Unduplicated Pupil Count = 251 (replied by email Aug 11)

MBUTA Request for Information Dated May 16, 2014

5-16-14 RFI from MBUTA (Uploaded 5-22-14)

CSEA Request for Information Dated April 24, 2014

MBUTA Request for Information Dated March 26, 2014

03-26-14 RFI from MBUTA
Email request for copy of MBUSD Second Interim .dat file (SACS Download) and Second Interim PDF. (Uploaded 3-26-14)

MBUTA Request for Information Dated March 3, 2014

3-3-14 RFI from MBUTA  (Received in MBUSD Business Office 4-4-14 @ 3:25 PM)
  • #1 The Single Plan for Student Achievement for Pennekamp Elementary School for the current school year and the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years.
    • RESPONSE (Completed 3-4-14)
      • 2011-12 Pennekamp ES Single Plan for Student Achievement (uploaded 3-4-14)
      • 2012-13 Pennekamp ES Single Plan for Student Achievement (uploaded 3-4-14)
      • 2013-14 Pennekamp ES Single Plan for Student Achievement (uploaded 3-4-14)
  • #2 A List of the Members of the School Site Council for Pennekamp Elementary School for each year requested above. Please identify officers and school site eligibility category (e.g. Mary Smith, SSC Chairperson, classroom teacher).
    • RESPONSE (Completed 3-10-14)
      • See Part V of 2011-12 Single Plan for Student Achievement (3-10-14)
      • See Part V of 2012-13 Single Plan for Student Achievement (3-10-14)
      • See Part V of 2013-14 Single Plan for Student Achievement (3-10-14)
  • #3 Copies of all notices of meetings of the School Site Council for Pennekamp Elementary School from the 2011-2012 school year to the present.
  • #4 Copies of all minutes of the School Site Council for Pennekamp Elementary School from the 2011-2012 school year to the present.
  • #5 Evidence of input from the school advisory committees of Pennekamp Elementary School from the 2011 -2012 school year to the present
    • RESPONSE  (Additional information needed 3-4-14)
      • We are unclear how to provide "evidence of input" and do not know what is meant by "school advisory committees".  Request clarification (3-4-14).
  • #6 All official correspondence of the School Site Council for the 2011-2012 school year to the present.
    • RESPONSE (Completed 3-4-14)
      • To the best of our knowledge, no correspondence exists. (3-4-14)
  • #7 Evidence of elections (i.e. notices, nomination process, ballots and results) of the School Site Council for the 2011 -2012, 2012-2013 and current school years.
  • #8 A Copy of the most recent School Safety Plan for Pennekamp Elementary School.
    • RESPONSE (Completed 3-4-14)
      • 2013-14 Pennekamp ES School Safety Plan (uploaded 3-4-14)
3-4-14 @ 2:49 PM: Superintendent Michael Matthews, Ed.D., sends email to Sandra Goins of SBUT, informing her that the March 3, 2014 request for information was received and that the district will provide a response in a timely manner.

3-12-14 Letter from Superintendent Matthews to Sandra Goins, in final response to 3-3-14 RFI.

MBUTA Request for Information Dated February 24, 2014 (mediation @ PERB)

The District and MBUTA met at the offices of the Public Employees Relations Board (PERB) on February 24, 2014, to engage in mediation regarding the unfair labor practice charge filed by MBUTA on April 19, 2013.  At mediation, MBUTA provided the District with six (6) written requests for information, as outlined in the 4-4-14 response below.  Documents were compiled and printed for delivery on 4-4-14.  The District and MBUTA did not meet until 4-14-14.

4-4-14 Response from MBUSD (uploaded 5-16-14)
  • #1 Provided via hard copy on 4-14-14
  • #2 Provided via hard copy on 4-14-14
  • #3 Provided via hard copy on 4-14-14
  • #4 Provided via hard copy on 4-14-14
  • #5 Provided via hard copy on 4-14-14
  • #6 Provided via hard copy on 4-14-14
MBUTA Request for Information Dated February 3, 2014

02-03-14 RFI from MBUTA
Email request for copy of MBUSD 2013-14 First Interim .dat file (SACS Download)

MBUTA Appointment to Copy Records at MBUSD Offices - November 13, 2013

On November 13, 2013, MBUTA met with District staff for the purpose of making copies/scans of all files/records that MBUTA deemed necessary and relevant to their prior records requests.  This appointment was made in response to a 7-3-13 letter from the Superintendent.  Before copying/scanning files/records, the District asked MBUTA to sign an agreement related to copying/scanning files/documents.  MBUTA refused to sign the agreement.  No scans/copies were made.


MBUTA Request for Information Dated October 18, 2013


MBUTA Request for Information Dated June 21, 2013

CSEA Request for Information Dated May 8, 2013

MBUTA Request for Information Dated April 15, 2013 (Letter #2)

MBUTA Request for Information Dated April 15, 2013 (Letter #1)

MBUTA Request for Information Dated March 12, 2013

CSEA Request For Information Dated March 8, 2013

MBUTA Request for Information Dated September 6, 2012

MBUTA Request for Information Dated August 1, 2012


* - Indicates item is always available on our District website, either through our Business Services Division, our Human Resources Division or via our Board's online agenda system, Board Docs.