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Audience: School Board

Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

  • Superintendent Shamieh shared photos from recent visits to Browns Valley Elementary, Orchard Elementary, and Will C. Wood High School. Mrs. Shamieh also reviewed a Consent Calendar Item regarding the Country High Fence Project.

Staff Reports and Presentations

  • Student Suicide Prevention Update: Assistant Superintendent Kimberly Forrest, along with VUSD staff members Andrea Kamman, Daniel Crombie, Ciara Davis, Kate Abellorentzen, and Toni Salcido Henry presented information on the district’s development of the VUSD Suicide Prevention Toolkit.

Old Business – the following item was approved by the Board:

  1. Approval of Revised School Start Times for the 2018-19 School Year.

New Business – the following item was approved by the Board:

  1. Approval of Markham Elementary School Modernization Project Funding.
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Posted by: Teresa Flores
Published: 9/22/17




Audience: School Board

Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

  • Superintendent Shamieh acknowledged donations from staff and the public to district sites and programs and introduced newly-appointed administrators Ramiro Barron, Interim Director of Student Attendance and Welfare; Lauren Hylton, Special Education Coordinator; Lois Chancellor, Principal, Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning; and Cicely Rodda, Interim Principal, Padan Elementary School. Mrs. Shamieh also shared photos from several recent school site visits.

Staff Reports and Presentations

  • School Start Time Considerations for 2018-19: Chief Academic Officer Mark Frazier presented considerations and benefits of a later school start time for secondary students, along with staff recommendations for revised start times beginning in the 2018-19 school year.
  • Vacaville Teachers Association (VTA) Update: VTA President Tracy Begley shared information on the new member luncheon; VTA scholarship winners; September Educator of the Month, Betty Tracas; and VTA attendance at a recent Solano County Office of Education Board meeting.

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

  1. Approval of Resolution No. 1, 2017-18, Adopting the Gann Limit.
  2. Approval of Resolution No. 2, 2017-18, Applicability of City Building and Zoning Ordinances.
  3. Approval of Resolution No. 3, 2017-18, Recognizing National Suicide Prevention Week September 10-16, 2017.
  4. Approval of Unaudited Actuals for 2016-17.
  5. Approval of Staffing Contracts with StaffRehab, Ellen Hoke Corporation, Jabbergym, and AlphaVista Services, Inc.
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Posted by: Teresa Flores
Published: 9/8/17




Audience: School Board

Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

Superintendent Jane Shamieh presented the district’s annual report, providing an overview of school program initiatives; demographic and enrollment trends; budget and staffing; district LCAP goals and outcomes; Measure A projects; and CTE pathways.

 

Closed Session Report Out

President Dally reported that the Board approved the following administrative appointments effective January 9, 2017:

 

Kelley Birch as Director of Secondary Education; Adam Wight as Interim Principal, Jepson Middle School; Lois Chancellor as Interim Assistant Principal, Vacaville High School (50% position); and Ali Eeds as Interim Assistant Principal, Vacaville High School (50% position).

 

Public Hearing – Determination of Sufficient Textbooks and Instructional Materials for Vacaville Unified School District Schools

  • No comments from the floor were heard during the public hearing.

Staff Reports and Presentations

  1. Transportation Department Update: Transportation Supervisor Jodie Peters provided an update on staffing levels, services and fleet history, school start time initiative, and department achievements.
  2. Charter Schools Update: Director of Elementary Education Kimberly Forrest, along with ACE Principal Jennifer Buzolich and Buckingham Principal Mike Boles shared information regarding ACE and Buckingham’s charter revisions.
  3. Superintendent’s Facility Advisory Committee (SFAC) Update: Director of Facilities Dan Banowetz provided an update on the following: Vacaville High parking lot, tennis courts, and new classroom buildings projects; Elm site ADA project; Sierra Vista parking lot and landscaping project; Sierra Vista bids for science classrooms and multipurpose room architectural plans; Proposition 39 district-wide energy projects; and Master Plan Steering Committee meetings.

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

  1. Resolution No. 3, 2016-17, Authorizing Instructor to Teach in Departmentalized Classes.
  2. Resolution No. 4, 2016-17, Authorizing Instructor to Teach in Grades 5 to 8.
  3. Resolution No. 5, 2016-17, Determination of Sufficient Textbooks/Instructional Materials for All Schools in the Vacaville Unified School District.
  4. Resolution No. 6, 2016-17, Designation of Specific Systems, Products and/or Materials in the Specifications for District Construction Projects.
  5. Approval of Charter Revisions for Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE) and Buckingham Charter Magnet High School.
  6. Approval of Contract between VUSD and Blackburn Consulting.
  7. Approval of Contract between VUSD and Landmark Construction.
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Posted by: Teresa Flores
Published: 10/7/16