March 7, 2023, Board Meeting Highlights

March 7, 2023, Board Meeting Highlights
Posted on 03/10/2023

The Santee School District Board of Education met at 6 p.m. March 7, 2023. Meeting highlights included:

Consent Items

  • Santee School District has entered into cooperative agreements with various universities in the past to provide field experience for student teachers and interns. The Board approved the following agreements:
    • Point Loma Nazarene - Student Teaching Agreement; Fieldwork Placement Agreement; Teaching Internship Agreement
    • California State University Cal State TEACH Program - Student Teaching/Clinical Practice Partnership Agreement

Discussion and Action Items

  • The Board approved the appointment of David MacLeod as the new Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources/Pupil Services, effective July 1, 2023. Mr. MacLeod has been serving as Superintendent/Principal of Warner Unified School District since 2017. Prior to his tenure at Warner Unified School District, Mr. MacLeod served in Poway Unified School District as a Teacher, Teacher on Special Assignment, Assistant Principal, and Principal from 2006-2017. Mr. MacLeod completed multiple leadership trainings including the Association of California School Administrators Human Resources Academy; Chief Innovation Officer Certification (a cohort of the Education Innovation Alliance); the Superintendents Leadership Series; and is currently attending the National Institute of School Leadership. Read the press release here.
  • Assembly Bill 2861, which became effective January 1, 1987, requires that school districts prepare and submit interim financial reports so that governing boards, the State Controller, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction are informed of school districts’ financial conditions for the current and future years. The Board of Education is required to designate either a positive, qualified, or negative certification regarding the District's ability to meet its financial obligations for the current year and two subsequent years. The Board reviewed and approved the interim report as of January 31, 2023 for the Santee School District. The District is designating a positive certification for the second interim.
  • Administration presented the Monthly Financial Report covering the period January 1, 2023 through January 31, 2023 prepared on a cash and modified accrual basis and included the District’s revenue, expenditure, and cash activities. The Monthly Financial Report showed a beginning cash balance of $34,695,071; cash receipts of $9,034,087; and disbursements of $6,816,300 are reflected for the period of January 1, through January 31, 2023 resulting in an ending cash balance of $36,912,858 as of January 31, 2023.

Board Policies and Bylaws

  • Board Policy 7310 was adopted.
    • 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.

Budget Workshop

  • On January 10, 2023, the Governor unveiled his plans for the 2023-24 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 stakeholder input for the LCAP Annual Update and planning for the 2023-24 district budget. The annual Budget Workshop provided the Board an opportunity to review budget priorities in light of the Governor’s Budget Proposal, the Local Control Accountability Plan, needs throughout the District, and fiscal solvency. The following topics were discussed:
1. State Budget Update
2. Average Daily Attendance and LCFF Funding
3. Revised Multi-Year Projection
4. Budget Advisory Committee Considerations

Board direction and input will be incorporated into the concepts and ideas presented at the budget adoption during the June 20, 2023 regular meeting.

The next meeting of the Santee School District Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 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