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Audience: School Board and School Board

Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence Superintendent Shamieh introduced newly-appointed administrators Ali Eeds, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School Principal; Kara Cooper, Special Education Coordinator; and Shar Mease, Mental Health Clinician. Mrs. Shamieh also honored Cooper Elementary teacher Ralph Muehlenbruch for his quick action in providing CPR to an individual who recently suffered a medical emergency, and recognized the Business Department staff for their hard work and dedication to the District.

 

Closed Session Report Out

President Windham reported that the Board approved the following administrative appointments: Daniel Crombie as Assistant Principal, Vaca Pena Middle School; and Brian Rodda Assistant Principal, Jepson Middle School. Congratulations Daniel and Brian!

                                                                                                          

Public Hearings

  • Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) for VUSD District Schools, Fairmont Charter Elementary School, and Buckingham Charter Magnet High School: Assistant Superintendent Ed Santopadre, Fairmont Principal Jose Bermudez, and Buckingham Principal Ali Eeds presented the 2018-19 LCAPs to the Board. Adoption of the three LCAPs will be held on June 28, 2018.

  • Budget Proposals for VUSD District, Fairmont Charter Elementary School, and Buckingham Charter Magnet High School: Associate Superintendent Jennifer Stahlheber and Director of Fiscal Services Kelly Burks presented the proposed budgets for the 2018-19 fiscal year to the Board. Adoption of the three budget proposals will be held on June 28, 2018.

School Reports and Presentations

Fairmont Charter Elementary School Report: Principal Jose Bermudez provided an overview of Fairmont’s programs and provided information on academic and social-emotional programs, student supports, test scores, and attendance and behavioral data.

 

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

  1. Approval of 2018-19 Local Control Accountability Plan for Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning.

  2. Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning Budget Adoption for Fiscal Year 2018-19.

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

  1. Approval of Resolution No. 17, Specifications of the Election Order for a Consolidated Election.

  2. Approval of Resolution No. 18, Resolution Regarding the Education Protection Account.

  3. Approval of Resolution No. 19, Authorizing Temporary Interfund Transfers.

  4. Approval of Unrepresented Employee Group Salary Schedule for 2017-18.

  5. Approval of Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators.

  6. Acceptance of the Measure A Performance Audit for Fiscal Year 2016-17.

  7. Approval of Subscription Contract with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

  8. Approval of Contract with Versatile Systems, Inc. for the VHS Building E&M Solar Project.

  9. Approval of Contract with Anchor Singh Painting, Inc. for the Fairmont Elementary Exterior Painting Project.

  10. Approval of Contract with Boone Action Turf for the VHS Turf Training Area Project.

  11. Approval of Contract with BSN Sports for the VHS Turf Training Area Project.

  12. Approval of Contract with Pacific Power and Systems, Inc.

  13. Approval of Contract with Fagen, Friedman, & Fulfrost, LLP.

  14. Approval of Annual Software and Equipment Maintenance Agreement with Gaynor Telesystems, Inc.

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Posted by: Teresa Flores
Published: 6/18/18




Audience: School Board and School Board

Superintendent’s Comments/Correspondence

Superintendent Shamieh introduced newly-appointed Principal Colleen Moe, Vaca Pena Middle School. Also during Superintendent’s Comments, Director of Communications and Community Engagement Jennifer Leonard provided an update regarding the upcoming “Plant a 1,000 Flowers” activities being held May 18-25.

 

Closed Session Report Out

President Windham reported that the Board approved the following administrative appointments: Ali Eeds as Principal, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School; Jessica Reed as Principal, Callison Elementary School; Char Mise and Joanna Little as Mental Health Clinicians; and Kara Cooper as Coordinator, Special Education. Congratulations to all!

 

Public Hearing

  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning: Principal Lois Chancellor presented Kimme’s 2018-19 LCAP to the Board. Adoption of Kimme’s LCAP will be held on June 14, 2018.

  • Budget Proposal for Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning: Senior Director of Fiscal Services Kelly Burks presented Kimme’s 2018-19 proposed budget to the Board. Adoption of Kimme’s budget proposal will be held on June 14, 2018.

Student Recognition

  • Padan Elementary Principal Cicely Rodda and Assistant Principal Kristie Banowetz recognized Bernardo Arreola, Padan’s Outstanding Student.

  • Will C. Wood High School Principal Adam Rich recognized Brianna Chavez-Mancilla, Wood's Outstanding Student.

  • Board President Shawn Windham and Superintendent Jane Shamieh recognized Student Board Representatives for their service to the Board for the 2017-18 school year.

School Reports and Presentations

Padan Elementary School Report: Principal Cicely Rodda and Assistant Principal Kristie Banowetz, along with two Padan students, provided an overview of Padan’s programs and provided information on academic and social-emotional programs, student supports, test scores, and attendance and behavioral data.

 

Staff Reports and Presentations

  • State of California New Construction and Modernization Eligibility Update: Dan Banowetz, Chief of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations, provided a review of California’s school facility program and funding eligibility requirements.

  • Crossing Guard Update: Assistant Superintendent Janet Dietrich provided an update on changes to crossing guard services beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

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

  1. Approval of Contract with Sunterra Solar Inc. for the Vacaville High School Building E and M Photovoltaic Project.

  2. Approval of Contract with Swierstok Enterprise, Inc., dba Pro Builders, for the Callison and Cooper Elementary Schools Shade Structure Project.

 

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

  1. Ratification Approval of the 2017-18 Contract, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local #1021.

  2. Approval of Agreement with Hibser Yamauchi Architects, Inc. for the Markham Elementary School Improvement Project.

  3. Approval of Contract with Synovia Solutions.

  4. Approval of Contract with Solano County First 5.

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Posted by: Teresa Flores
Published: 5/18/18




Audience: School Board and 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