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Audience: School Board

Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

Vaca Pena teacher Marilyn Johnson, along with several Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) students, shared their successes at a recent FCCLA conference the group attended in Riverside, California. Superintendent Shamieh also shared a video celebrating district staff and Buckingham Charter’s winning Kindness Challenge video.

 

Closed Session Report Out

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

 

Angel Giroux-Greber as Special Needs Support Liaison; Brian Rodda as Dean of Learning Support, Jepson Middle School; and Laurel Schrader as Coordinator 1, Special Education.

 

Public Hearing

  • Public Review of VTA and SEIU Initial Proposals for 2017-18: Human Resources staff and representatives from both bargaining units provided initial proposals to the Board for 2017-18 contract negotiations.
  • Submission of Charter Petition by the Pacific Valley Charter Academy: Lead Petitioner Paul Keefer presented information to the Board regarding Pacific Valley Charter Academy’s request for approval of an independent charter school for the 2017-18 school year. Action on the charter petition will be held on June 29, 2017.
  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Leaning (KCAIL): Principal Manolo Garcia presented Kimme’s 2017-18 LCAP and biennial school report to the Board. Adoption of Kimme’s LCAP will be held on June 15, 2017.
  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for Fairmont Charter School: Principal Deanna Brownlee presented Fairmont’s 2017-18 LCAP to the Board. Adoption of Fairmont’s LCAP will be held on June 15, 2017.

Staff Reports and Presentations

  • Governor’s May Revision Budget Update: Associate Superintendent Deo Persaud provided information regarding the Governor’s proposed budget for 2017-18.

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

  1. Adoption of VTA and VUSD Board of Education Initial Proposals for 2017-18.
  2. Adoption of SEIU and VUSD Board of Education Initial Proposals for 2017-18.
  3. Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators.
  4. Adoption of Resolution No. 21, 2016-17, Declaring Membership in the Northern California Regional Liability Excess Fund (NCR) Joint Powers Authority (JPA).
  5. Approval to Contract with Keenan and Associates for Property and Casualty Claims Administration Services.
  6. Approval to Contract with Keenan and Associates for Loss Control Services.
  7. Approval of the VUSD Transportation Safety Plan.
  8. Approval of Amendment One with the City of Vacaville for Placement of Two Modular Buildings.
  9. Approval of Agreement with the City of Vacaville for Exchange of Modular Buildings.
  10. Approval of Agreement between VUSD and Blackburn Consulting for the Sierra Vista Increment 2 Project.
  11. Approval of Agreement between VUSD and Southland Construction Management, Inc. for the ISP Tenant Improvement Project.
  12. Approval of Furniture Bid Quote with Sierra School Equipment Company for the ISP Tenant Improvement Project.
  13. Approval of Contract Amendment #3 with Hibser Yamauchi Architects, Inc. for the ISP Tenant Improvement Project.
  14. Approval of Purchase Order between VUSD and Valley Relocation & Storage for the Jepson Middle School Modernization Project.
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Posted by: Teresa Flores
Published: 5/19/17




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




Audience: School Board

Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

Superintendent’s Update: Superintendent Jane Shamieh acknowledged several donations made to school sites and district programs.

 

Closed Session Report Out

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

  • Jennifer Buzolich as Principal, Hemlock/ACE Elementary Schools.
  • Colleen Moe as Assistant Principal, Vaca Pena Middle School.
  • Mario Landeros as Assistant Principal, Will C. Wood High School.

Congratulations to Jennifer, Colleen and Mario!

 

Public Hearing – the following public hearing/presentation was held:

  1. Independent Study Charter School charter petition for 2016-19.

Board action on the above item will be heard under Old Business at the July 14, 2016 Governing Board meeting.

 

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

  1. Approval of ACE Charter School Charter Renewal.
  2. Approval of Buckingham Charter Magnet High School Charter Renewal.
  3. Approval of Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for ACE Charter School.
  4. Approval of Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for Buckingham Charter Magnet High School.
  5. Approval of Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for Fairmont Charter School.
  6. Approval of Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for VUSD District Schools.
  7. 2016-2017 Budget Adoption.

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

  1. Approval of Resolution No. 17, 2015-16, Resolution Regarding the Education Protection Act.
  2. Approval for Will C. Wood Choir Members to Participate in an Ireland Performance Tour from April 14-20, 2017.
  3. Request for Contract with American Classic Tours.

The Board also heard a report and recommendation from the Facility Naming Citizens Advisory Committee regarding requests for naming of district properties. Board action on the committee’s recent recommendation will be heard under Old Business at an upcoming Governing Board meeting.

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Posted by: Teresa Flores
Published: 6/27/16




Audience: School Board

Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

Superintendent’s Update: Superintendent Jane Shamieh acknowledged several donations made to school sites and district programs and introduced newly-appointed Will C. Wood High School Principal Adam Rich. Mrs. Shamieh also reported on local scholarships given to Vacaville High and Will C. Wood School students; Orchard Elementary’ s annual Pioneer Day; Cooper Elementary’ s garden; and Will C. Wood’s Senior Parade. Mrs. Shamieh concluded her report by honoring retiring Chief Human Resources Officer Randy Henry for his many years of service to the district.

 

Staff Reports and Presentations

Superintendent’s Facility Advisory Committee (SFAC) Update: Director of Facilities Dan Banowetz provided an update on the following district projects: Vacaville High modular buildings; Vacaville High parking lot/tennis courts; Elm campus site work; Orchard Elementary paving; Will C. Wood Stadium Environmental Impact Report (EIR); Sierra Vista Re-Opening and Increment 2 contracts; Independent Study relocation lease/tenant improvements; and a recent communication with Kairos Public School Vacaville Academy regarding their interest in available surplus VUSD properties.

 

Public Hearings – the following public hearings/presentations were held:

  1. ACE Charter School charter renewal and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for 2016-17.
  2. Buckingham Charter Magnet High School charter renewal and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for 2016-17.
  3. VUSD 2016-17 Budget Proposal.
  4. Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for VUSD District Schools for 2016-17.

Board action on the above items will be heard under Old Business at the June 23, 2016 Governing Board meeting.

 

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

 

1.       Approval of Fairmont Charter School Charter Renewal.

 

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

 

1.       Approval of Resolution No. 16, 2015-16, Resolution to Support Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act.

2.       Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators.

 

The following items were tabled until the June 23, 2016 meeting:

  1. Approval of Agreement between VUSD and Hibser Yamauchi Architects, Inc. for Architectural-Engineering Services for the Independent Study Program Tenant Improvement Project.
  2. Approval of Agreement between VUSD and An Phu Investments, LLC for 3-year Lease Agreement.
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Posted by: Teresa Flores
Published: 6/10/16