Feb. 21, 2023, Board Meeting Highlights

Feb. 21, 2023, Board Meeting Highlights
Posted on 02/24/2023

The Santee School District Board of Education met at 6 p.m. February 21, 2023. Meeting highlights included:

Reports and Presentations

  •  The Board honored the San Diego Christian College (SDCC) baseball team for their visit to the Santee Success Program for the team’s annual Community Impact Day. Dozens of players worked to help clean up and beautify the campus, including building shade structures in the garden, repairing playground equipment, and weeding the grounds. Read the full story here.

Consent Items

  • The Board approved probationary contracts for forty-nine (49.0 FTE) temporary certificated teachers.

Discussion and Action Items

  • The Board approved the appointment of Sarah Aldous as the new Executive Assistant I, Business Services, effective March 20, 2023. Mrs. Aldous has been the Administrative Assistant for the Associate Vice Chancellor at Grossmont-Cuyamaca College District since 2016. Prior to that, Mrs. Aldous worked as an office manager and executive assistant.
  • The Board approved a six-percent (6%) ongoing salary increase for Certificated Management, Classified Management, and Confidential Employees, retroactive to July 1, 2022, following recent approval of a six point seventy-five percent (6.75%) salary increase for certificated and classified employees.
  • On October 15, 2019, the Board of Education approved and convened the new Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC) to oversee expenditure of the Measure S Bond Funds. One of the duties of the ICOC is to produce an Annual Report and present it to the Board of Education and the Community. Linda Vail, chair of the ICOC, presented the 2022 Annual Board Report and the Community Report. The reports can be viewed on the ICOC webpage.
  • Santee School District School Counselor and Club Live Advisor, Mia Morales, received Board approval to take 15-25 students from 6th-8th grades on an extended field trip to “Spring Jam”, the annual student leadership event. This year’s event will be held March 25-26, 2023 at Camp Marston in Julian. The Spring Jam Conference is a Countywide Club Live event sponsored by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). Club Live is a youth leadership and prevention program supported on our campuses by the District Tobacco Use Prevention and Education (TUPE). This leadership event teaches students leadership skills that address character development, community services, and substance abuse prevention. The program is led by Friday Night Live Staff from SDCOE and trained high school advisors.

Board Policies and Bylaws

  • Three Board policies were adopted: Board Policy 7211 – Developer Fees, and Board Policy 7214 have been updated to conform with California School Board Association’s (CSBA) language; Board Policy 7212 – Mello-Roos Districts is a new policy from CSBA.
    • BP 7211 – Developer Fees Revised to conform with CSBA policy language which includes detailed information on Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Use of Fees.
    • BP 7212 – Mello-Roos Districts: This policy from CSBA focuses on the importance of adequate facilities in order to enhance student learning and to help the District achieve its vision for educating District students. BP 7212 provides the process in the formation of a community facilities district for the acquisition or improvement of school facilities through the issuance of debt in accordance with law and District debt management policy.
    • BP 7214 – General Obligation Bonds: Revised to conform with CSBA policy language which includes updates to include the Board’s decision to order a bond election, as well as its determinations regarding the appropriate amount, timing, and structure of the bond issuance, in accordance with law and the District’s debt management policy.
  • Board Policy 7310 was presented for the Board of Education’s review in a first reading.
    • BP 7310 – Naming of Facility: Revised to conform with CSBA policy language which includes detailed information and processes on the naming of District schools and/or individual buildings.

The next meeting of the Santee School District Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 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 bit.ly/3gejSgf.