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Audience: School Board

Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

  • Superintendent’s Update: Superintendent Shamieh acknowledged a large computer donation from Genentech; congratulated Kim Forrest as our new Interim Assistant Superintendent of Student Services/Special Education; reviewed Consent Calendar items regarding new courses to be offered to secondary students; reported on a state grant to the VUSD Child Nutrition department for purchase of equipment; and shared information on an upcoming Teen Summit to be held on February 11 at Will C. Wood High School.


    Mrs. Shamieh also announced the district’s Teacher and Classified Employee of the Year: Tracy Ruiz, Will C. Wood High School teacher and Link Crew advisor, and Alicia Topete, Paraprofessional at Alamo Elementary School. Congratulations Tracy and Alicia!

Staff Reports and Presentations

  • Vacaville High School Report: Principal Ed Santopadre and VHS students provided an overview of Vacaville High’s school goals, Advanced Placement and State Accountability test results; CTE Pathways and school climate; and Measure A improvement projects currently in progress on the school campus.
  • School Start Time Update: Chief Academic Officer Mark Frazier and Transportation Supervisor Jodie Peters provided information on a recent analysis of transportation needs and provided considerations and options for changing school start times for the 2017-18 school year. More information will be presented on School Start Times at upcoming Governing Board meetings.
  • College Readiness Block Grant (CRBG) Presentation: Chief Academic Officer Mark Frazier provided a plan for use of grant funds earmarked for College Readiness and alignment of the grant funds with the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
  • New Course: Service and Safety in Today’s Society: Chief Academic Officer Mark Frazier and Director of Secondary Education Kelley Birch, along with Vacaville Police Chief John Carli, Sergeant Todd Dye, and Officer Matt Adame, provided a report on a collaborative plan between VUSD and the Vacaville Police Department to offer a new high school course “Service and Safety in Today’s Society”. The course will be taught by School Resource Officers and will provide students with an overview of the role and areas of study in public safety and service, integrating current events, project-based learning, classroom dialogue and discussion, and field trips into the curriculum.


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

  1. Acceptance of the District Financial Audit Reports ending June 30, 2016.
  2. Approval of 2016-17 Memorandum of Understanding for Certificated Non-Management Retirement/Resignation Incentive Program.
  3. Approval of Agreement with Capitol City Design, Inc. for Architectural and Engineering Services on the Security Camera Upgrade Project, Phase 1.
  4. Approval of Contract Change Order #3 with Pacific Power & Systems, Inc. for the Sierra Vista K-8 Campus Conversion Fire Alarm Project.
Posted by: Teresa Flores
Published: 1/13/17