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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 Assistant Principal Kristie Banowetz, Padan Elementary School. Superintendent Shamieh also reviewed proposed revisions to several Governing Board policies agendized under the Consent Calendar.
  • Chief Facilities, Maintenance and Operations Officer Dan Banowetz provided information regarding the change order process for district construction projects.
  • Special Needs Parent Liaison Angel Giroux-Greber provided a report on support services available to special needs families in the district.

Closed Session Report Out

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


Ron Thomas as Principal, Vacaville High School, and Lynn Benevides as Principal, Browns Valley Elementary School. Congratulations Ron and Lynn!


Student/Staff Recognition

  • Hemlock/ACE Elementary Principal Jennifer Austin and teacher Laura Moore recognized Elly Emerson, ACE’s Outstanding Student.
  • Buckingham Charter Magnet High School Principal Paul Tytler recognized Natalie LaRowe, Buckingham’s Outstanding Student.

School Reports and Presentations

  • Hemlock/ACE Elementary School Reports:
    • Principal Jennifer Austin, along with teachers Kristin Hewitt, Carolyn DePrato, Erin Schroeder, and Hemlock students, provided an overview of Hemlock’s academic programs, student supports, test scores, and attendance and behavioral data.
    • Teacher Nanette Thomas, along with parents Beth Scarpulla and Michelle Dib and several ACE students, provided information on the Alternative Cooperative Education program’s school history, thematic learning activities, and field trips.

Staff Reports and Presentations

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Presentation: Vacaville High School teachers Maya Wildgoose and Jason Fisk, along with AP Capstone students, provided a presentation on implementation of the AP Capstone program’s first year at Vacaville High School.
  • Nursing Department Services Update: Directors Ramiro Barron, Manolo Garcia, and Nurse Toni McCallum provided a report on the primary functions of district nurses and staffing related to student health services.
  • Markham Elementary School Modernization Project Conceptual Design Presentation: Chief Facilities, Maintenance and Operations Officer Dan Banowetz and architect Marcus Hibser provided the proposed conceptual design and future phasing plans for the Markham School Modernization Project.
  • Vacaville Teachers Association: VTA President Tracy Begley shared information on March’s Educator of the Month, Breanne Koenigsberg; New Educator, Equity and Human Rights, and Good Teaching conferences; recent and upcoming VTA Mixers; and supports for students who participated in the Walk Up movement.

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

  1. Approval of Second Interim Report for Fiscal Year 2017-18.
  2. Approval of Employment Agreement for Assistant Superintendent.
  3. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between VUSD and the Yolo-Solano Teacher Induction Program, Davis Joint Unified School District, Local Education Agency.

Governance Handbook 2017