August 1, 2023 Board Meeting Highlights

August 1, 2023 Board Meeting Highlights
Posted on 08/02/2023

The Santee School District Board of Education met at 6 p.m. August 1, 2023. Meeting highlights included:

Discussion and Action Items

  • The Board approved the contract with Christina Becker for consultation on the Office of Public School Construction modernization projects as well as the appeals for new construction. On July 13th and 14th, 2023, the District received 15-Day letters from the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) regarding modernization at Chet F. Harritt School, PRIDE Academy at Prospect Avenue, Pepper Drive School, and Sycamore Canyon School. These projects have been on the waitlist for five or more years. Since Administration and the Director of Facilities were not here for the submission of the project applications, the District will contract with Christina Becker, the former Director of Facilities who originally submitted these applications.

Board Policies and Bylaws

  • The Board adopted revised Board Policies:
    • BP 6152 – CLASS ASSIGNMENT: Policy updated to call for the use of multiple objective academic measures when assigning students to appropriate courses and classes, consistent with SB 359.
    • BP 6179 – SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION: Policy updated to reflect current law requiring the provision of remedial instruction to students who are recommended for retention or are identified as being at risk for retention. The policy also deletes reference to federal Title I program improvement which is no longer operational, and clarifies that schools identified for comprehensive or targeted school improvement may, but are not required to, offer supplemental instruction.
  • First reading for Revised BP 5141.21 - ADMINISTERING MEDICATION AND MONITORING HEALTH CONDITIONS: Policy updated to reflect SB 233 and explains the conflict between state and federal law and provides options for districts to not authorize administration of medicinal cannabis at a school site; and Education Code 49414.3 which requires naloxone hydrocholoride or another opioid antagonist be available for emergency medical aid.

The next meeting of the Santee School District Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 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.