Nov. 15, 2022 Board Meeting Highlights

Nov. 15, 2022 Board Meeting Highlights
Posted on 11/18/2022

The Santee School District Board of Education met at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 15. Meeting highlights included:

Reports and Presentations

  • This week’s Proud Moment highlighted several fun fall events at Carlton Oaks. Read the full blog here.

Discussion and Action Items

  • Stefanie Bautista was appointed as Out-of-School Time Programs Coordinator. Ms. Bautista has been employed by Playworks, as a Program Coordinator, and most recently as a SoCal PRO Trainer. Prior to that, she served as an Administrative Assistant for Redwood Country Kids Club. Ms. Bautista holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Media Studies. Playworks Southern California serves low-income schools through year-round, on-site support services and through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.
  • The Board approved an amendment of terms, beginning July 1, 2022 - June 20, 2023, for each of the three Assistant Superintendents. At the December 15, 2020 Board of Education meeting, the Board approved multi-year employee agreements for the District Assistant Superintendents. Agreement terms were originally approved through June 30, 2023.
  • The Board approved payment for the placement of Seat #1 and Seat #5 on the November 2022 Gubernatorial General Election. The terms for Santee School District Governing Board Seats #1, #3, and #5 were up for reelection in the Gubernatorial General election in November 2022. The Registrar of Voters certified that only one qualified candidate was nominated for Seat No. 3 therefore, no governing board member election would be held for this uncontested seat on November 8, 2022 and would not appear on the ballot.
  • The Board approved the Arts, Music, and Instructional Materials Discretionary Block Grant spending plan. This will be one-time funding through the 2025–26 school year, and funds may be used for professional development, acquiring standards aligned instructional materials, improving school climate (including training on de-escalation and restorative justice strategies), developing diverse book collections with culturally relevant texts, operational costs, and COVID-19 costs.
  • The Board approved the Learning Recovery Emergency Block Grant plan. This one-time funding will be used to support LEAs in creating learning recovery initiatives through the 2027–28 school year. Funds may be used for increased or stabilized instructional time, closing learning gaps, decreased or stabilized staff to pupil ratio, pupil supports to address barriers to learning, additional instruction, and academic services.
  • The realignment of the Classified Management and Confidential salary schedule was approved. In a thorough compensation analysis of the Classified Management and Confidential salary schedule, a realignment of the Director of Transportation and Director of Child Nutrition Services positions were deemed necessary. The realignment also includes the addition of the Coordinator, Payroll Services position to the Classified Management schedule. It also includes a reclassification of the current Administrative Secretary and Executive Assistant positions to Executive Assistant I and Executive Assistant II, respectively. The Executive Assistant II position includes a $1,200 annual mileage stipend.

Board Policies and Bylaws

  • A second reading was held for Revised BP 6158 – Independent Study. The policy can be viewed in the Board Meeting Packet.
  • A first hearing was held for updates to Board Policy 6115 – Ceremonies and Observances. Updates conform Board policy with California School Board Association’s (CSBA) language.
    o BP 4354.1 – Early Retirement Health Benefits for Management/Confidential Employees - Updated to reflect the recent increase to the health benefit contribution for Confidential/Management employees approved by the Board of Education at the September 20, 2022 meeting.
    o BP 6115 – Ceremonies and Observances - Policy updated to add the Board’s authority to designate any day as a holiday, in addition to those holidays designated by law, and to revise the date upon which schools close in observance of any holiday except Veterans Day.

The next meeting of the Santee School District Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 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