Nov. 1, 2022 Board Meeting Highlights

Nov. 1, 2022 Board Meeting Highlights
Posted on 11/03/2022

The Santee School District Board of Education met at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 1. Meeting highlights included:

Reports and Presentations

  • This week’s Proud Moment highlighted the recent events that have brought joy to Carlton Hills students, staff and families. Read the full blog here.

Public Hearings

  • A Public Hearing was held for the Santee Teachers Association’s (STA) Initial Proposal to Modify Articles of the Collective Bargaining Agreement Between Santee School District and STA.

Discussion and Action Items

  • Dr. Brienne Downing was appointed as Director of Special Education. Dr. Downing has been an exceptional addition to Santee School District since 2016 when she was hired as a Program Specialist and in March 2019, Dr. Downing was appointed as the Special Education Coordinator. She has the educational background and job experiences to perform well in this new role.
  • The Board approved Jacqueline Stiles, MSN, RN, PHN, as Coordinator of Health and Nursing Services in Santee School District. Ms. Stiles has been serving as the District Nurse at Ramona Unified School District since 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Stiles worked at Rady Children’s Physicians Management Services, Rady’s Children’s Hospital and Polinsky Clinic, Navy-Marine Corp Relief Society, and Vista San Diego Center, as a triage registered nurse and nursing coordinator. Ms. Stiles holds a Master of Science in Nursing, a School Nurse Services Credential, and is the current President of the California School Nurses Organization San Diego/Imperial Section.
  • The Board approved a contract with Stone Campus Safety to consultant on emergency services management. Stone Campus Safety provides safety, security and emergency management services to institutions of higher education and K-12 school districts. Dr. Sherry Colgan Stone, Chief Executive Officer, has been consulting with the San Diego County Office of Education Management, Safety, and Security Department since May 2022. Stone Campus Safety’s scope of work will include:
    • Coordination and consultation services for facility security and safety assessments
    • Assessment and revision of Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and other necessary school emergency process and policies
    • Develop and conduct exercises for administration and other employees
    • Professional development

Board Policies and Bylaws

  • A second hearing was held for New Board Policy (BP) 1313 – Civility. The policy addresses the importance of civility to the effective operation of the district, including its role in creating a positive school climate and enabling a focus on student well-being, learning, and achievement. The policy can be viewed in the Board Meeting Packet. The Board will continue to work with staff on incorporating community feedback into the BP.
  • A first reading was held for Revised BP 6158 – Independent Study. The policy can be viewed in the Board Meeting Packet.

The next meeting of the Santee School District Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 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