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Audience: School Board and School Board

Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

  • Superintendent Shamieh honored Vacaville Reporter journalist Richard Bammer for his contributions to the District and introduced newly-appointed Principals Ron Thomas, Vacaville High School, and Lynn Benevides, Browns Valley Elementary School.
  • Superintendent Shamieh also reviewed proposed revisions to Governing Board policies and proposed new courses agendized under the Consent Calendar, and shared information and photos from recent school events.

Closed Session Report Out

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

 

Andrea Kamman as Assistant Principal, Vacaville High School; Ana Farina as Dean, Vacaville High School; Kristen Silliman as Board Certified Behavior Analyst; and Samantha Switzler as Assistant Principal, Markham Elementary School. Congratulations to all!

 

Student/Staff Recognition

  • Alamo Elementary School Principal Derek Wickliff and teacher Julie George recognized Lola Lafon, Alamo’s Outstanding Student.
  • Browns Valley Elementary School Principal Lynn Benevides and teachers Camilla Keller and Stephanie Bracken recognized Caitlyn Gonzalez, Browns Valley’s Outstanding Student.
  • Vaca Pena Middle School Principal Ramon Cusi and music teacher Joanna Mackinson recognized Madeline Cargill and Tyler Benning, Vaca Pena’s Outstanding Students.

School Reports and Presentations

Browns Valley Elementary School Report: Principal Lynn Benevides, along with Assistant Principal Traci White, teachers Cheryl Vito, Carie Stine, and Becky Benningson, and Browns Valley students, provided an overview of Browns Valley’s academic and social-emotional programs, student supports, test scores, and attendance and behavioral data.

 

Staff Reports and Presentations

Measure A Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC) Annual Update: COC Spokesperson Laura Petty provided a presentation on Measure A activities for 2017.

 

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

  1. Approval of Resolution No. 13, 2017-18, Resolution Approving Student Absence Verification Methods, Exhibit 5113, Student Absences and Excuses.
  2. Approval of the Markham Elementary School Modernization Project Conceptual Design.
  3. Approval of Recommended Changes to the VUSD Facility Use Fee Rate Schedule.
  4. Approval of Appointment of Angel Giroux-Greber to the Community Advisory Committee (CAC).
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Posted by: Teresa Flores
Published: 4/13/18




Audience: School Board and 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