September 5, 2023 Board Meeting Highlights

September 5, 2023 Board Meeting Highlights
Posted on 09/08/2023

The Santee School District Board of Education met at 6 p.m. September 5, 2023. Meeting highlights included:

Reports and Presentations

  • Dr. Lisa Paisley, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, and Kevin Fairchild, Director of Assessment and Learning Support, provided a brief overview of the 2023 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results and next steps in our continuous improvement cycle. As indicated in the report, there was a slight Districtwide improvement in English Language Arts, mathematics, and science comparing the 2022 CAASPP results to the 2023 CAASPP results.

Discussion and Action Items

  • The Board appointed the Superintendent’s first-round of Board Advisory Committee assignments. The applicants represent a variance of schools throughout the District. Applicants were assigned based on their priority choices listed on their applications. Administration will continue to recruit membership in Board Advisory Committees to assure parent and community input is received. Applications submitted after September 5 will be brought forth for approval at the September 19 board meeting. Committee assignments can be found in the board packet. 
  • Administration provided a brief report highlighting financial results for the 2022-23 fiscal year and the updated Multi-Year Projection. State Law requires the Board of Education to submit its annual financial results to the County Office of Education (COE) by September 15 of each year. The financial results for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023 are summarized in the District’s 2022-23 Unaudited Actuals Report. This report includes all required State forms and schedules. The Board approved the 2022-23 Unaudited Actuals with all required State forms.

Board Policies and Bylaws

  • The Board approved New BP 4119.24 – Classroom Learning Environment: The Board recognizes and encourages the right of administrative, certificated and classified employees, as citizens, to engage in political and sociopolitical activity. However, District time, resources, property or equipment, paid for by taxpayers, may not be used for political or sociopolitical purposes by district employees when performing assigned duties. The Board provided direction to the Superintendent on next steps in creating District provided décor that celebrates the diverse backgrounds and identities of our students and staff.
  • First reading for Revised BP 6163.1 – Library Media Centers: Policy updated to reflect Title 5 regulations which revise the authorized duties of credentialed teacher librarians and add a new special class authorization for departmentalized instruction in information literacy, digital literacy and digital citizenship. Policy also deletes references to the use of Instructional Materials Funding Realignment Program funds for the purchase of classroom library materials, as that program was repealed by AB 1246. Policy references an State Board of Education document identifying alignment of library instruction standards with Common Core State Standards and expands material on program evaluation.

The next meeting of the Santee School District Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 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.