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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 10 (Special Closed Session Meeting 1:00 p.m.)
  • March 16
  • March 30 (Governing Board Workshop 5:30 p.m.)
  • 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

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Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

Superintendent’s Update: Superintendent Shamieh acknowledged donations from staff and the public to district sites and programs and provided information on the following district events and activities: timeline regarding the proposed school start time changes for the 2018-19 school year; Leadership Day at Padan Elementary; Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visits to Buckingham and Will C. Wood this week;  visit to Vacaville High School to observe co-teaching classrooms; Jepson Middle School coach Chris Marino’s 2017 Tournament of Champions Coaches Award; opening of the new softball field and 8th grade orientation at Vacaville High; and Buckingham and Vacaville High’s upcoming participation in the FIRST Robotics Regional competition at U.C. Davis.

Closed Session Report Out

Vice President Windham reported that the Board approved the following administrative appointments effective March 17:


Adam Wight as Principal, Jepson Middle School and Ami Blackstone as Principal, Country High School. Congratulations Adam and Ami!


Staff Reports and Presentations

  • Vaca Pena Middle School Report: Principal Ramon Cusi, Assistant Principal Colleen Moe, Learning Support Coordinator Traci White, and student Braydon Meyer, provided an overview of Vaca Pena’s mission and school goals; enrollment and staffing; and intervention strategies and school climate.
  • Mental Health Supports Update: Director of Student Services Bill Ewing, Master Social Worker Ciara Davis, and Dean of Learning Support Andrea Kamman provided an update on current mental health supports and services for district students.
  • Revisions to Board Policy and Administrative Regulations 6142.7, Physical Education and Activity: Director of Secondary Education Kelley Birch provided an overview of recommended revisions to the Physical Education policy. Action on the board policy revision is scheduled for the April 13, 2017 Governing Board meeting.
  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Update: Chief Academic Officer Mark Frazier reported on new LCAP Accountability measures and progress-monitoring indicators.

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

  1. Approval of Second Interim Report for Fiscal Year 2016-17.
  2. Resolution No. 15, 2016-17, Resolution Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of General Obligation Bonds, Election of 2014, Series B, in the Aggregate Principal Amount Not-to-Exceed $38,000,000.00 and Approving Related Documents and Actions.
  3. Resolution No. 16, 2016-17, Authorizing Temporary Interfund Transfers.
  4. Approval of Employment Agreement for Interim Assistant Superintendent, Kimberly Forrest.
  5. Approval of Unrepresented Employee Group Salary Schedules for 2016-17.
  6. Approval of Agreement between VUSD and Delta Wireless, Inc. for Security Camera Upgrades at Will C. Wood High, Buckingham Charter Magnet High, Vacaville High, and Vaca Pena Middle Schools.
  7. Approval of Furniture Bid Quote with Campbell Keller for the Vacaville High Increment 2 Modular Building.
  8. Approval of Furniture Bid Quote with Sierra School Equipment Company for the Sierra Vista Increment 2 Project.