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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
  • August 4
  • August 18
  • September 1
  • September 15
  • September 22 (Special Board Budget Workshop 5:30 p.m. ESC)
  • October 6
  • October 20
  • 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

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Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

Superintendent Jane Shamieh provided the following information to the Board:

  • Donations made to the District from various community donors; backpack/school supply donations from Buckingham student Ryan Mayeux; Pastor Raymond Beaty and the Father’s House; Costco; and Ball Container Corporation
  • Genentech’s $40,000 grant to the Vacaville Public Education Foundation (VPEF) for Science-related supplies, activities and curriculum at several VUSD schools
  • Visits to Will C. Wood to observe a math lesson provided by Vacaville Police Department Officer Matt Adame and Vaca Pena’s history, math, and art classrooms
  • Changes to annual notifications for parents

Director of Instruction, Curriculum and Assessment Kimberly Forrest shared information regarding two academic research projects being conducted: California’s Transitional Kindergarten programs and evaluation of reading intervention programs.


Director of Facilities Dan Banowetz provided an update on the following district projects and topics:

  • Will C. Wood Stadium architectural drawings to be submitted to the Department of the State Architect on September 16
  • Vacaville High parking lot, tennis courts, and new classroom buildings
  • Elm site project
  • Sierra Vista marquee and parking lot paving
  • Facility use fees
  • Fencing at elementary sites
  • Country High’s request for shade structure and new marquee
  • Citizens’ Oversight Committee’s next meeting scheduled for October 12, 6:00 p.m., at the Educational Services Center

Staff Reports and Presentations

Career Technical Education (CTE) Update: Chief Academic Officer Mark Frazier, along with district staff and students, reported on career pathway priorities and goals; college and career hubs; and the CTE incentive grant.


New Business – There were no New Business items acted upon at this meeting.