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Audience: School Board

Closed Session Report Out

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

 

Ramiro Barron as Interim Director, Student Services; Cicely Rodda as Interim Principal, Padan Elementary; Lois Chancellor as Principal, Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning; and Lauren Hylton as Coordinator, Special Education. Congratulations to all!

 

Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

  • Superintendent Shamieh shared photos from ongoing Measure A construction projects at several VUSD sites.
  • Comparative Analysis of VUSD Income and Expenditures for 2015-16: School Services of California members Sheila Vickers and Jamie Metcalf presented an analysis of income and expenditures for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which compared VUSD to 12 school districts with Vacaville’s geographical area with similar characteristics.

Staff Reports and Presentations

Kairos Public School Vacaville Academy (KPSVA) Update: Co-Founder/Executive Director Jared Austin presented Kairos’ annual update to the Board. Mr. Austin provided information on Expected School-Wide Learning Results (ESLRS); current enrollment, new application system, and recruitment efforts; test scores and academic focus for 2017-18; and fiscal fund balance data for 2016-17, along with fiscal projections for 2017-18 and 2018-19.

 

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

  1. Approval of Employment Agreement for Associate Superintendent.
  2. Approval to Contract with Alpha Vista Services.
  3. Approval of Proposal between VUSD and CDI for Classroom Chrome books.
  4. Approval of Change Order #1 with Alten Construction, Inc. for the Will C. Wood High School Stadium Project.
  5. Approval of Contract Amendment #2 with Hibser-Yamauchi Architects, Inc. for the Markham Elementary School Restroom Building Relocation Project.
  6. Approval of Change Order #2 with Delta Wireless, Inc. for the Security Camera Upgrade Project.
  7. Approval of Change Order #8 with Solpac Construction, Inc., dba Soltek Pacific Construction Company for the Jepson Modernization Project.
  8. Approval of Contract with Solano County Office of Education.
  9. Approval of Contract with Gaynor Telesystems, Inc.
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Posted by: Teresa Flores
Published: 8/11/17




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