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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.

2018 Meeting Dates

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

  • January 11
  • February 1
  • February 12 (Special Board Workshop, 5:00 p.m.)
  • February 15
  • March 1
  • March 3 (Special Board Workshop, 9:00 a.m.) MEETING CANCELLED
  • March 15
  • April 12
  • April 26 (Special Board Workshop, 5:30 p.m.)
  • May 3
  • May 17
  • June 14
  • June 28
  • July 12
  • August 9
  • September 6
  • September 20
  • October 4
  • October 18
  • November 1
  • November 15
  • December 6 (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.

Contacting VUSD Board Members

Shawn Windham

- President -

Sherie Mahlberg

- Vice President -

John Jansen

- Clerk -

Shelley Dally

Michael Kitzes

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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VUSD Board room during meeting

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Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

Superintendent Shamieh introduced newly-appointed Principal Colleen Moe, Vaca Pena Middle School. Also during Superintendent’s Comments, Director of Communications and Community Engagement Jennifer Leonard provided an update regarding the upcoming “Plant a 1,000 Flowers” activities being held May 18-25.


Closed Session Report Out

President Windham reported that the Board approved the following administrative appointments: Ali Eeds as Principal, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School; Jessica Reed as Principal, Callison Elementary School; Char Mise and Joanna Little as Mental Health Clinicians; and Kara Cooper as Coordinator, Special Education. Congratulations to all!


Public Hearing

  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning: Principal Lois Chancellor presented Kimme’s 2018-19 LCAP to the Board. Adoption of Kimme’s LCAP will be held on June 14, 2018.

  • Budget Proposal for Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning: Senior Director of Fiscal Services Kelly Burks presented Kimme’s 2018-19 proposed budget to the Board. Adoption of Kimme’s budget proposal will be held on June 14, 2018.

Student Recognition

  • Padan Elementary Principal Cicely Rodda and Assistant Principal Kristie Banowetz recognized Bernardo Arreola, Padan’s Outstanding Student.

  • Will C. Wood High School Principal Adam Rich recognized Brianna Chavez-Mancilla, Wood's Outstanding Student.

  • Board President Shawn Windham and Superintendent Jane Shamieh recognized Student Board Representatives for their service to the Board for the 2017-18 school year.

School Reports and Presentations

Padan Elementary School Report: Principal Cicely Rodda and Assistant Principal Kristie Banowetz, along with two Padan students, provided an overview of Padan’s programs and provided information on academic and social-emotional programs, student supports, test scores, and attendance and behavioral data.


Staff Reports and Presentations

  • State of California New Construction and Modernization Eligibility Update: Dan Banowetz, Chief of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations, provided a review of California’s school facility program and funding eligibility requirements.

  • Crossing Guard Update: Assistant Superintendent Janet Dietrich provided an update on changes to crossing guard services beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

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

  1. Approval of Contract with Sunterra Solar Inc. for the Vacaville High School Building E and M Photovoltaic Project.

  2. Approval of Contract with Swierstok Enterprise, Inc., dba Pro Builders, for the Callison and Cooper Elementary Schools Shade Structure Project.


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

  1. Ratification Approval of the 2017-18 Contract, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local #1021.

  2. Approval of Agreement with Hibser Yamauchi Architects, Inc. for the Markham Elementary School Improvement Project.

  3. Approval of Contract with Synovia Solutions.

  4. Approval of Contract with Solano County First 5.


Governance Handbook 2018