Board Highlights July 19 2022

Board of Education Meeting Highlights
Posted on 07/22/2022

The Santee School District Board of Education met at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. Meeting highlights included:

Discussion and Action Items

  • The Board approved the appointment of Mrs. Amanda Ramirez as a vice principal in Santee School District, serving at Carlton Hills School. Mrs. Ramirez has been serving as Dean of Students, at Bancroft Elementary School in La Mesa Spring Valley since July 2015. Mrs. Ramirez holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from San Diego State University, and teaching credential from Point Loma Nazarene University.
  • The Board approved two agreements with the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (“SJVUAPCD”) to secure grants for the purchase of two electric school busses through the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund. SJVUAPCD is the Project Administrator overseeing use of the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund (“VMTF”). The VMTF was established to settle a lawsuit brought against Volkswagen for violation of emission standards. One of the allowed projects through the VMTF is the Zero-Emission Transit, School and Shuttle Bus Project. Santee School District qualifies for receiving up to $800,000 for purchase of two electric school busses under this grant in accordance with submitted applications. It is currently expected that these busses would not be available to the District for 12 to 18 months.
  • The Board ratified the Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators. By submitting an annual declaration, the District is certifying that a diligent search to recruit a fully prepared teacher for the assignment(s) was made, and that if a suitable fully prepared teacher is not available to the school district, the District will make a reasonable effort to recruit based on the priority requirements stated in the declaration.

Board Policies and Bylaws

  • The Board adopted revised Board Policy/Administrative Regulation 4119.2 – Professional Adult to Student Boundaries, which was presented in a third reading. 
  • The Board adopted revisions to Board Policy 3515.1 – Safety During School Hours – Securing Gates. The revisions set policy for gates at school campuses to be locked and secured from the start of each school day through student dismissal.

The next meeting of the Santee School District Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2022, in the Educational Resource Center, 9619 Cuyamaca, Santee.

Note: These are not official meeting minutes of the Board of Education but rather a brief recap of the Board’s actions. For official meeting minutes and a complete list of actions taken, visit