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Audience: School Board

Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

Superintendent Shamieh welcomed newly-hired VUSD staff member Jenni Yarwood, Superintendent’s Office Staff Secretary, and former VUSD employee, Amanda Hightman, who is returning to VUSD as the district’s Director of Transportation. Also during Superintendent’s Comments, Chief Facilities, Maintenance & Operations Officer Dan Banowetz provided aerial footage of progress on three Measure A projects: Will C. Wood Stadium, Sierra Vista Science building; and Vacaville High School new classroom buildings.

 

Closed Session Report Out

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

 

Ramiro Barron as Director of Student Attendance & Welfare; William Glover as Maintenance & Operations Supervisor; Jose Bermudez as Principal, Fairmont Charter Elementary School; and Traci White as Assistant Principal, Browns Valley Elementary School. Congratulations to all!

 

Student Recognition

  • Orchard Elementary School Principal Ken Ratti recognized Madison Chaikittirattana, Orchard’s Outstanding Student; Jepson Middle School Principal Adam Wight and Dean Brian Rodda recognized Aidan Johnson, Jepson’s Outstanding Student.

Staff Reports and Presentations

  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Proposed Revision Presentation and Discussion: Chief Academic Officer Mark Frazier provided information on proposed revisions to the current 2017-18 district LCAP. The revisions will be agendized for Board Action at the February 1, 2018 Regular Governing Board meeting.

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

  1. Acceptance of the District Financial Audit Reports Ending June 30, 2017.
  2. Approval of Classified Substitute Salary Schedule for the 2017-18 School Year.
  3. Approval of 2017-18 Memorandum of Understanding for Certificated Non-Management Retirement/Resignation Incentive Program.
  4. Approval of Contracts with Sunbelt Staffing.
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Posted by: Teresa Flores
Published: 1/12/18




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