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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 introduced newly-appointed administrators Kimberly Forrest, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services; Sasha Begell, Director of Special Education; Nanette Castaneda, Fiscal Analyst; and Ami Blackstone, Principal, Country High School. Mrs. Shamieh also reported on several district events and activities.


Closed Session Report Out

President Kitzes reported that the Board approved the following administrative appointments:


Kimberly Forrest as Assistant Superintendent, Student Services; Ronald Thomas as Assistant Principal, Vacaville High School; Alison Eeds as Assistant Principal, Jepson Middle School; and Jose Bermudez, Assistant Principal, Markham Elementary School. Congratulations to all!


Staff Reports and Presentations

  • Measure A Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC): COC Spokesperson Laura Petty provided the annual report of Measure A activities. Ms. Petty reported that the committee reviewed and supports the Measure A Performance Audit findings, and noted that VUSD Facilities staff are doing a great job managing Measure A projects.
  • Superintendent’s Facility Advisory Committee (SFAC): Director of Facilities Dan Banowetz provided an update on recent SFAC meetings and provided a timeline on upcoming district construction projects and bond issuances.
  • Career Technical Education (CTE) Completer Program Update: Director of Secondary Education Kelley Birch, Vacaville High School Principal Ed Santopadre, and Will C. Wood High School Principal Adam Rich provided an update on the Career Technical Education pathway recognition for students who complete the criteria for the CTE completer program.
  • Math Placement Update: Director of Secondary Education Kelley Birch provided a report on math placement processes for students in grades 7-11.

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

  1. Resolution No. 18, 2016-17, Resolution to Request a Constitutional Advance of the Solano County Treasurer for 2017-18 Fiscal Year.
  2. Approval of Change of Status for Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE).
  3. Approval of Revised Educator Effectiveness Fund Plan.
  4. Approval of Agreement between VUSD and Wallace-Kuhl & Associates for the Will C. Wood High School Stadium Project.
  5. Approval of Agreement between VUSD and Johnson Controls, Inc. for the Measure A Bond Program Project.
  6. Approval of Contract Amendment #1 with Vista Environmental Consulting, Inc. for the Jepson Middle School Modernization Project.
  7. Approval of Contract Amendment #1 with Blackburn Consulting for the Sierra Vista Increment 2 New Multipurpose Room and Science Classrooms Project.
  8. Approval of Contract Amendment #2 with Hibser-Yamauchi Architects, Inc. for the ISP Tenant Improvement Project.
  9. Approval of Change Order #1 with Lister Construction, Inc. for the Vacaville High School New Classroom Increment 3 Project.
  10. Approval of Change Order #2 for Environplex, Inc. on the Vacaville High School New Modular Two-Story Classroom Building Project.