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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.

2017 Meeting Dates

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

  • January 12
  • January 28 (Governing Board Workshop 9:00 a.m.)
  • February 2
  • February 16
  • March 2
  • March 16
  • April 13
  • May 4
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • June 29
  • July 13
  • August 10
  • September 7
  • September 21
  • October 5
  • October 19
  • November 2
  • November 16
  • December 7 (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

Michael Kitzes

- President -

Shawn Windham

- Vice President -


Sherie Mahlberg

- Clerk -

Shelley Dally

John Jansen

Tracee Stacy

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 Shamieh acknowledged a large computer donation from Genentech; congratulated Kim Forrest as our new Interim Assistant Superintendent of Student Services/Special Education; reviewed Consent Calendar items regarding new courses to be offered to secondary students; reported on a state grant to the VUSD Child Nutrition department for purchase of equipment; and shared information on an upcoming Teen Summit to be held on February 11 at Will C. Wood High School.


    Mrs. Shamieh also announced the district’s Teacher and Classified Employee of the Year: Tracy Ruiz, Will C. Wood High School teacher and Link Crew advisor, and Alicia Topete, Paraprofessional at Alamo Elementary School. Congratulations Tracy and Alicia!

Staff Reports and Presentations

  • Vacaville High School Report: Principal Ed Santopadre and VHS students provided an overview of Vacaville High’s school goals, Advanced Placement and State Accountability test results; CTE Pathways and school climate; and Measure A improvement projects currently in progress on the school campus.
  • School Start Time Update: Chief Academic Officer Mark Frazier and Transportation Supervisor Jodie Peters provided information on a recent analysis of transportation needs and provided considerations and options for changing school start times for the 2017-18 school year. More information will be presented on School Start Times at upcoming Governing Board meetings.
  • College Readiness Block Grant (CRBG) Presentation: Chief Academic Officer Mark Frazier provided a plan for use of grant funds earmarked for College Readiness and alignment of the grant funds with the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
  • New Course: Service and Safety in Today’s Society: Chief Academic Officer Mark Frazier and Director of Secondary Education Kelley Birch, along with Vacaville Police Chief John Carli, Sergeant Todd Dye, and Officer Matt Adame, provided a report on a collaborative plan between VUSD and the Vacaville Police Department to offer a new high school course “Service and Safety in Today’s Society”. The course will be taught by School Resource Officers and will provide students with an overview of the role and areas of study in public safety and service, integrating current events, project-based learning, classroom dialogue and discussion, and field trips into the curriculum.


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

  1. Acceptance of the District Financial Audit Reports ending June 30, 2016.
  2. Approval of 2016-17 Memorandum of Understanding for Certificated Non-Management Retirement/Resignation Incentive Program.
  3. Approval of Agreement with Capitol City Design, Inc. for Architectural and Engineering Services on the Security Camera Upgrade Project, Phase 1.
  4. Approval of Contract Change Order #3 with Pacific Power & Systems, Inc. for the Sierra Vista K-8 Campus Conversion Fire Alarm Project.