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Audience: School Board

Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

  • Superintendent Shamieh introduced newly-appointed Senior Director of Fiscal Services, Kelly Burks.
  • Project Inspire: Director of Elementary Education Kelley Birch shared information regarding the District’s participation in “Project Inspire”, a career exploration event held on October 17 for 8th grade students.
  • Measure A Update: Director of Facilities Dan Banowetz and Public Information Officer Jennifer Leonard presented a video update of Measure A projects throughout the district.

Staff Reports and Presentations

  • California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Update: Director of Secondary Education Kelley Birch and Director of Elementary Education Ryan Galles presented an overview of the CAASPP student testing system and provided updates and changes for the 2017-18 school year.

New Business – the following item was discussed by the Board:

  1. Project Labor Agreement (PLA) Discussion and Possible Board Action:

The Board discussed resuming negotiations for a PLA on the Markham Elementary School Measure A project. Following a presentation by Director of Facilities Dan Banowetz, public comments and Board Member discussion, the Governing Board tabled action on this item until the November 2 Governing Board meeting.


New Business - the following item was approved by the Board:

  1. Approval of Classified Management Position: Director of Transportation.
Posted by: Teresa Flores
Published: 10/20/17

Audience: 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.
Posted by: Teresa Flores
Published: 9/8/17