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Agendas and Minutes

In January 2015, agendas for VUSD Board Meetings were moved to a new site:

Go to for minutes of meetings in 2014 and earlier.

2016 Meeting Dates

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the ESC Board Room at 6:30 p.m.

  • January 9 (Governing Board Workshop 9:00 a.m.)
  • January 14
  • January 21 (Governing Board Workshop 5:30 p.m.)
  • February 4
  • February 25 (Recognition 6 p.m. WCW)
  • February 28 (Governing Board Workshop 9:00 a.m.)
  • March 3
  • March 17
  • April 7
  • April 21
  • May 5
  • May 19
  • May 24 (Recognition 6 p.m. WCW)
  • June 9
  • June 13 (Special Board Workshop 5:30 p.m. ESC)
  • June 23
  • July 14
  • July 21 (Special Board Workshop 5:30 p.m. ESC)
  • August 4
  • August 18
  • September 1
  • September 15
  • October 6
  • October 20
  • October 27 (Recognition 6 p.m. ESC)
  • November 3
  • November 17
  • December 8 (Organizational Meeting)
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Welcome to the Board of Education

The Vacaville Unified School District Governing Board consists of seven members. School Board elections are held on even-numbered years, with members elected to serve staggered four-year terms.


Basic functions of the Board are to establish the policies by which the schools of the District are to be administered and to select the Superintendent and staff who will implement those policies. The Board shall be responsible for the organization and operation of the District in conformity with the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education, and the laws of the State and Federal Government.


Regularly Scheduled Board Meetings:


Board meetings will be held at the VUSD Educational Services Center located at 401 Nut Tree Drive and are generally held the first and third Thursday of each month. During the months of January, February, July, and December there is only one meeting due to school breaks/holidays. Also, during the month of June the meetings will be held on the second and fourth Thursdays. Special meetings are called as needed. Please call the superintendent's Office at 453-6101 to verify meeting dates, times and locations.

VUSD Board Members

Shelley Dally

- President -

Michael Kitzes

- Vice President -


Shawn Windham

- Clerk -

John Jansen

Sherie Mahlberg

Nolan Sullivan

Whit Whitman

Contact the Board Members:

Board Members may be contacted by email or by postal mail:

VUSD Board of Education
401 Nut Tree Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

or by fax at (707) 453-7114

Board Meeting Alerts


Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

Superintendent’s Update: Superintendent Jane Shamieh acknowledged several donations made to school sites and district programs and introduced newly-appointed principals Ramon Cusi, Vaca Pena Middle School, and Rafael Soler, Markham Elementary School. Also during Superintendent’s Comments Chief Academic Officer Mark Frazier provided information to the Board on current graduation and dropout data.


Closed Session Report Out

President Dally reported that the Board unanimously approved the following administrative appointment:


Adam Rich as Principal, Will C. Wood High School. Congratulations to Adam and to the Will C. Wood High School Community!


Staff Reports and Presentations

  • Governor’s May Revision Budget Update: Associate Superintendent Deo Persaud provided an update from the May Revision Workshop and timelines for VUSD budget adoption for 2016-17.
  • School Start Time Recommendation for 2017-18 School Year: Chief Academic Officer Mark Frazier recommended that school start time changes be implemented for the 2017-18 school year, noting that the final school schedules will be presented to the Board for approval in the Fall of 2016.
  • Superintendent’s Facility Advisory Committee (SFAC) Update: Director of Facilities Dan Banowetz reported that the SFAC team met with Markham staff and community on May 13 to get input on site facility needs. Mr. Banowetz also provided information on potential fencing projects and Sierra Vista re-opening project bids.

New Business – the following items were unanimously approved by the Board:

  1. Resolution No. 14, 2015-16, Specifications of the Election Order for a Consolidated Board member Election.
  2. Resolution No. 15, 2015-16, Resolution Regarding the Education Protection Account.
  3. Unrepresented Employee Group Salary Schedule for 2015-16.
  4. Contract with School Innovations & Achievement.
  5. Agreement between VUSD and Total School Solutions for Measure A Performance Audit Services.
  6. Agreement between VUSD and American Asphalt Repair & Resurfacing Co., Inc., for Construction Services on the Orchard Paving Project.
  7. Agreement between VUSD and Enviroplex, Inc. for Construction services for the Vacaville High School New Classroom Buildings Project.
  8. Agreement between VUSD and Swank Construction, Inc., for Construction Services for the Elm Campus ADA Improvement Project.
  9. Agreement between VUSD and Blackburn Consulting for Special Inspection and Material Testing for the Sierra Vista Increment 1 Project.
  10. Agreement between VUSD and School Specialty for Furniture and Equipment for Sierra Vista K-8.