May 2, 2023 Board Meeting Highlights

May 2, 2023 Board Meeting Highlights
Posted on 05/04/2023

The Santee School District Board of Education met at 6 p.m. May 2, 2023. Meeting highlights included:

Reports and Presentations

  • The Board honored outstanding students selected by each school’s teaching and administrative staff. These students were recognized for the excellent effort they have demonstrated this school year and the wonderful role models they have been to others.
    • Fabian Guevara, Cajon Park
    • Tyler Gonzalez, Carlton Hills
    • Ciant’e Nixon, Carlton Oaks
    • Conner Mills, Chet F. Harritt
    • Alexis Svoboda, Hill Creek
    • Mariyah Gibbs, Pepper Drive
    • Chance Denstad, PRIDE Academy
    • Theseus Rodriguez, Rio Seco
    • Evelyn Ellson, Sycamore Canyon

Discussion and Action Items

  • The Board gave approval to live stream Board Meetings, tentatively beginning on July 18, 2023. Meetings will continue to be held in-person, and community members who wish to provide public comment to the Board must do so in-person.

Board Policies and Bylaws

  • First reading for:
    • BP 6020 – Parent Involvement: Policy updated to reflect the requirements to work with parents/guardians and family members to jointly develop the district's parent involvement policy and to include strategies for family engagement in the local control and accountability plan (LCAP). For districts that receive federal Title IV funding for family engagement programs, policy adds the requirement to inform parents/guardians and organizations of the existence of the program. Policy also contains material formerly in the AR regarding the inclusion of the Title I local educational agency plan into the LCAP and the distribution of the district and school-level parent involvement policies.
  • The following policies/bylaws were adopted:
    • BP 6142.6 – Visual and Performing Arts Education: Policy updated to reflect revised content standards for visual and performing arts, including media arts, adopted by the State Board of Education. Policy incorporates the philosophical foundation, lifelong goals, and artistic processes upon which the state standards are based.
    • BP 6142.7 – Physical Education: Policy updated to add statement on equal access and equal opportunities for participation in physical education regardless of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, and mental or physical disability, as included in CDE's Federal Program Monitoring instrument. Policy also reflects U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommendations for moderate to vigorous physical activity in children and clarifies credential requirements for teachers of physical education.
    • BB 9250 – Renumeration, Reimbursement, and Other Benefits: Board Bylaws are established to impose and enforce rules for its own government consistent with state law and regulations. BB 9250 was presented as a first reading at the April 18, 2023 meeting, to reflect changes to the number of meetings a Board member may miss during a calendar year.

The next meeting of the Santee School District Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 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