May 16, 2023 Board Meeting Highlights

May 16, 2023, Board Meeting Highlights
Posted on 05/19/2023

The Santee School District Board of Education met at 6 p.m. May 16, 2023. Meeting highlights included:

Reports and Presentations

  • The Board of Education honored students who were selected to compete in the Academic Achievement Award competition for the 2022-23 school year. Top recipients included:
    • Overall Winner: Ryan Nobles, Chet F. Harritt
    • Essay Competition Winner: Anthony Terry, Pepper Drive
    • Mathematics Competition Winner: Aiden Turnbloom, Cajon Park
    • Speech Competition Winner: Megan Messick, Rio Seco

    For a list of all participants and more information about the competition, click here.

Public Hearing

  • A public hearing was held for CSEA's initial proposal to modify articles of the collective bargaining agreement between the Santee School District and CSEA. Details can be found in the Board Packet.

Discussion and Action Items

  • Board Meetings are anticipated to be live streamed via Teams beginning on July 18, 2023. Meetings will continue to be held in-person, and community members who wish to provide public comment to the Board must do so in-person. Administration will continue to investigate recording and archiving options should the Board decide to pursue those options in the future.
  • Administration provided the Board with an update on progress of projects with Sage/NV5 and the next steps regarding the electrification of a portion of the District’s fleet.
  • The California Air Resource Board has passed and proposed regulations regarding zero emission vehicles that impact the District’s current fleet. As a result, there is a need to electrify a portion of the District’s fleet and while electric vehicles are expected to have lower lifetime operating costs than internal combustion engine vehicles, there will be an increase in utility costs. The District contracted with Sage/NV5, a renewable energy consultant, regarding the feasibility of using Solar to offset the increased utility costs associated with having electric vehicles as well as the design of the electric vehicle infrastructure.
  • The Board approved an agreement with the San Diego County Office of Education for its Outdoor Education Program.
  • The Board approved the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding with San Diego Youth Services to continue offering the Here Now Program to address depression and suicide prevention for students, parents, and staff from July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2027.

Board Policies and Bylaws

  • BP 6020 was adopted.
    • BP 6020 – Parent Involvement: Policy updated to reflect the requirements to work with parents/guardians and family members to jointly develop the district's parent involvement policy and to include strategies for family engagement in the local control and accountability plan (LCAP). For districts that receive federal Title IV funding for family engagement programs, policy adds the requirement to inform parents/guardians and organizations of the existence of the program. Policy also contains material formerly in the AR regarding the inclusion of the Title I local educational agency plan into the LCAP and the distribution of the district and school-level parent involvement policies.

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