December 19, 2023 Board Meeting Highlights

December 19, 2023 Board Meeting Highlights
Posted on 12/21/2023

The Santee School District Board of Education met at 6 p.m. December 19, 2023. Meeting highlights included:

Organizational Business

  • In 2023, California Education Code Sections 35143 and 72000 provide that the governing board of each school district shall hold an annual organizational meeting between December 1 and December 20. California Education Code Section 35022 provides that every school district governing board shall elect at its organizational meeting a president and a clerk from among its members.

    Board Members rotated positions, and approved the following:
    • Dustin Burns, President
    • Barbara Ryan, Vice President
    • Elana Levens-Craig, Clerk
    • Dianne El-Hajj, Member
    • Ken Fox, Member
  • The Board approved the following Regular Board Meeting dates for 2024:
    • January 16
    • February 6 and 20
    • March 5 and 19
    • April 16
    • May 7 and 21
    • June 4 and 18
    • July 2 and 16
    • August 6 and 20
    • September 3 and 17
    • October 1 and 15
    • November 5 and 19
    • December 3 and 17
  • Board members are encouraged to serve on District committees, advisory committees/councils, or committees/councils for other agencies or organizations. In doing so, Board members have the opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions with parents, staff, and members of the community. Assignments can be found in the Board Packet

The next meeting of the Santee School District Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2024, in the Educational Resource Center, 9619 Cuyamaca, Santee. Meetings can also be live-streamed at

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, click here.