December 5, 2023 Board Highlights

December 5, 2023 Board Highlights
Posted on 12/06/2023

The Santee School District Board of Education met at 6 p.m. December 5, 2023. Meeting highlights included:

Reports and Presentations

  • Spotlight on Education: PRIDE Academy staff presented an update on student assessment and survey results from the 2022-23 school year. School staff also shared student academic and climate and culture goals for the 2023-24 school year. VAPA students also gave the Board a very special performance. Watch it here

Discussion and Action Items

  • Following gathering feedback from students and school site administrators, the district surveyed teachers regarding potential changes to the dress code. There were 192 responses and the survey showed:
    • Most important items for the policy to address includes: tank tops or low cut tops, bare midriffs, skirt or short length, and shoes with backstraps
    • Least important items for the policy to address includes: hair color, facial
      piercings, pajama pants, hats worn indoors
    The Board discussed results and provided initial direction on policy changes to staff. A first reading of the updated policy will come back to the Board in January 2024.
  • The Board approved a positive certification for the 1st Interim Report regarding the District's ability to meet its financial obligations for the 2023-24 fiscal year and two subsequent years.

Board Policies and Bylaws

  • The Board approved revised Board Policy 6174 – Education for English Language Learners. Policy updated to remove outdated material and reflect SB 941, which permits a district to enter into an instruction collaboration agreement with another school district, county office of education, or charter school to offer the same or similar courses and coursework to students who have been impacted by teacher shortages, disruptions, or cancellations to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classes, or dual language immersion programs.

The next meeting of the Santee School District Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 19, 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.