March 5, 2024 Board Meeting Highlights

March 5, 2024 Board Meeting Highlights
Posted on 03/08/2024

The Santee School District Board of Education met at 6 p.m. March 5, 2024. Meeting highlights included:

Discussion/Action Items

  • Dale Scott & Company presented results from a voter research survey conducted on behalf of the school district polling voter support on several potential bond projects. The Board will continue to review the results with district staff in consideration of placing a general obligation bond before voters.


Board Policies and Bylaws

  • 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.

Budget Workshop

  • On January 10, 2024, the Governor unveiled his plans for the 2024-25 State Budget. His plan is only a proposal at this point. The Legislature and the Governor will work over the next several months to refine elements of the State Budget to be enacted in June. Administration and staff are in the process of obtaining input for the new 2024-25 LCAP plan and budget. The annual Budget Workshop provides the Board an opportunity to review budget priorities and fiscal solvency. The following topics were discussed:
    • State Budget Update
    • Enrollment and Average Daily Attendance
    • LCFF Funding and Impacts of COLA
    • Revised Multi-Year Projection
    • Budget Advisory Committee Considerations

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