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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
  • 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

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Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

  • Superintendent’s Update: Superintendent Jane Shamieh reported that teachers throughout the district are attending various professional development trainings during the summer break.
  • Superintendent’s Facility Advisory Committee (SFAC) Update: Director of Facilities Dan Banowetz provided an update on the following district projects: Will C. Wood Stadium; Sierra Vista Reopening; Vacaville High Classroom Buildings; Vacaville High Parking Lot and Tennis Courts; Proposition 39 Energy; Elm Site ADA; Citizens’ Oversight Committee; Master Plan Update; Fencing at elementary sites; Buckingham Site Options.

Closed Session Report Out

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


Rick Vaccaro as Director of Human Resources. Congratulations and welcome Rick!


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

  1. Approval of Independent Study Charter School Charter Petition.
  2. Approval of Facility Naming Citizens Advisory Committee Recommendation.

The new Independent Study Charter School will be named “Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning”, after Ernest Kimme, former VUSD middle school teacher, active local leader, and public education advocate who passed away in August of 2015.


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

  1. Approval of Employment Agreement for District Superintendent.
  2. Approval of Certificated Management Salary Schedule for 2016-17.
  3. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with California State University, Humboldt.
  4. Approval of Agreement between VUSD and Joseph Renda Construction Services, Inc., for Consulting Services for the Vacaville High School Two Story Modular Classrooms Project.
  5. Approval of Agreement between VUSD and Servpro of Fairfield for Professional Cleaning Services on the Sierra Vista Increment 1 Conversion Project.
  6. Appointment to Community Advisory Committee (CAC).

Item 15.f., Approval of Letter of Intent with Bristol Land Company, LLC, was tabled to a future meeting.