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Audience: School Board

Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

Superintendent Shamieh welcomed newly-appointed administrators Brian Rodda, Dean of Learning Support, Jepson Middle School and Laurel Schrader, Coordinator 1, Special Education. Mrs. Shamieh also shared information on graduations and year-end activities at several school sites, and reviewed board policy revisions presented for approval on the Consent Calendar.

 

Closed Session Report Out

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

 

Ryan Galles as Director of Educational Services-Elementary; Luci Del Rio as English Language Dual Immersion Categorical Program Coordinator; Anne Silva as Assistant Principal, Callison Elementary School; and Toni-Salcido Henry as Assistant Principal, Sierra Vista K-8. Congratulations all!

 

Public Hearing

  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for Buckingham Charter Magnet High School: Principal Mike Boles presented Buckingham’s 2017-18 LCAP to the Board. Adoption of Buckingham’s LCAP will be held on June 29, 2017.
  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for District Schools: Chief Academic Officer Mark Frazier presented the District Schools’ 2017-18 LCAP to the Board. Adoption of the District’s LCAP will be held on June 29, 2017.
  • VUSD 2017-18 Budget Proposal: Senior Director of Fiscal Services Ofelia Roxas presented the District’s budget proposal to the Board. Adoption of the VUSD budget will be held on June 29, 2017.

Staff Reports and Presentations

  • Final Report on Revisions to Administrative Regulation 5121, Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement: Chief Academic Officer Mark Frazier and Director of Secondary Education Kelley Birch provided a report on the revised administrative regulation, which will take effect in the 2017-18 school year.
  • Superintendent’s Facility Advisory Committee (SFAC) Update: Director of Facilities Dan Banowetz provided information on current Measure A projects.

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

  1. Approval of Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning.
  2. Approval of Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for Fairmont Charter School.                                 

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

  1. Approval of Superintendent’s Employment Agreement.
  2. Approval of Resolution No. 22, 2016-17, Authorizing Temporary Interfund Transfers.
  3. Approval of Memorandums of Understanding between VUSD and Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Fairmont Charter School, and Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning.
  4. Approval of Reappointment to Community Advisory Committee (CAC).
  5. Approval of Resource Specialist Caseload Waiver.
  6. Approval of Agreement between VUSD and Lister Construction, Inc. for the Markham Restroom Building Relocation Project.
  7. Approval of Agreement between VUSD and CAL INC for the VHS Auto Shop Improvement Project.
  8. Approval of Procurement Agreement between VUSD and Johnson Controls, Inc. for the Jepson Modernization Project.
  9. Approval of Purchase Order between VUSD and Valley Relocation & Storage for the Jepson Middle School Modernization Project.
  10. Approval of Change Order #2 with Morgan Fence Company, Inc. for the Sierra Vista Campus New Fence Project.
  11. Approval to Contract with Pacific Power & Systems, Inc. for Paging/Intercom/Clock System at the Muzetta Thrower Educational Center.
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Posted by: Teresa Flores
Published: 6/16/17




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