February 20, 2024 Board Meeting Highlights

February 20, 2024 Board Meeting Highlights
Posted on 02/23/2024

The Santee School District Board of Education met at 6 p.m. February 20, 2024. Meeting highlights included:

Reports and Presentations

  • Spotlight on Education: Carlton Hills site administrators presented an update on student assessment and survey results from the 2022-23 school year, and student academic and climate/culture goals for the 2023-24 school year.
  • Mike Olander, Director of Pupil Services and Student Well-being, presented the work that has been done investigating student experiences with
    bullying. The presentation included data received from student forums conducted at each site, trends that were discovered, and next steps.
  • Dr. Lisa Paisley, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and Dr. Marcia Hamilton, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, will present on the Mid-Year LCAP Update. Our mid-year summary provides outcome data related to progress on our metrics for the 2022-2023 school year. The summary also provides implementation data on our action steps as well as mid-year expenditures as required in AB 130.

Discussion and/or Action Items

  • The Board cast its unit vote for CSBA Delegate Assembly Region 17 representatives. Delegates will serve two-year terms beginning April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2026.

Board Policies and Bylaws


  • Revised BP/AR 5132 – Dress and Grooming: Policy updated to conform to CSBA language and recent trends after receiving student, staff, and parent/community input.
  • BP 6011 - Academic Standards: Updated policy reflects the State Board of Education's adoption of, a set of national standards in English language arts and mathematics. Policy also adds language regarding (1) involvement of representatives of businesses and postsecondary institutions in the recommendation of district standards; (2) alignment of standards with graduation requirements, college entrance requirements, and other student outcomes; and (3) review of standards in response to changing student needs.
  • BP 6164.5 - Student Success Teams: Policy updated to reference how student success team (SST) processes reflect best practices, provide for development and adjustments of intervention plans, and reference integration of MTSS supports.
  • BP 6164.6 - Identification and Education Under Section 504: Policy updated to add requirement to address the needs of students with disabilities in the district's local control and accountability plan. Regulation updated to reflect (81 Fed. Reg. 53203)

First Reading:

  • BP 6164.4 Identification and Evaluation of Individuals for Special Education
    Policy updated to reference the U.S. Department of Education's (USDOE) Return to School Roadmap: Child Find Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act which reaffirms the obligation to fully implement the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the requirement to meet child find obligations, and encourages districts to reexamine the efficacy of existing child find practices in light of the educational disruptions caused by the COVID- 19 pandemic.
  • BP 6159.1 Procedural Safeguards and Complaints for Special Education
    Policy updated to encourage early, informal resolution of any dispute regarding special education services. Policy reflects a complaint process, separate from UCP, for complaints alleging noncompliance with federal or state laws related to the provision of FAPE to students with disabilities, such as the district's violation of the federal Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act or state law on special education, violation of a settlement agreement, failure to implement a due process hearing order, or physical safety concerns that interfere with the provision of FAPE.

The next meeting of the Santee School District Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2024, in the Educational Resource Center, 9619 Cuyamaca, Santee. Meetings can also be live-streamed at santeesd.net/LiveBoardMeeting.

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.