Board Action Update | May 7, 2021
Posted on 05/07/2021

Board Meeting Action Updates

May 7, 2021

The purpose of this update is to inform the community of the actions that were taken by the Board at the May 6, 2021 Regular School Board meeting.

Board Actions:

Consent Calendar:

All Consent items approved.

Discussion/Action Items:

Approved - Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan

Tabled - Reclassification Criteria (will present at the Special Board meeting on May 20, 2021)

Approved - Changes to the Student Calendar for the 2021-2024 School Years

Approved -  Resolution #21-22 for Temporary Interfund Transfers

Approved - Resolution #21-27 Adopt A CEQA Exemption and Approval of Modernization and Improvement Plans for Vista High School and Authorizing the Filing of a Notice of Exemption (NOE) with the San Diego County Clerk

Approved - Measure LL Beaumont: Board Approved Option 1b

Approved - Rancho Minerva Shade Structures: Board Approved Option 2

Approved - The Vista Teachers Association Sunshine Proposal to Vista Unified School District for Negotiation of Restorative Compensation

Approved - Side Letter of Agreement between the Vista Unified School District and the Vista Teachers Association Extending Sunshine Initial Proposals to June 2021

Board Feedback on Draft LCAP/Blueprint and COVID Funding Draft Plan 2021-22

Strategy 1 

  • Expand family liaisons and differentiate assignments as needed to concentrate support for high needs schools
  • Engage with a variety of community partners as we implement the two F.A.C.E. Community Centers

Strategy 2

  • Explore transportation plans for MVHS and other sites to increase access for high needs student populations 
  • Explore purchase of electric buses
  • Expand internet connectivity, similar to VHS project, at other school locations in the district

Strategy 3

  • Explore additional support for Middle School counseling support for students
  • Investigate student to counselor ratios in the county and state
  • Expand social worker and counseling support for high needs student populations

Strategy 4

  • Invest in the training of all staff regarding early interventions at K and 1st grade
  • Investigate the ability to add the Hermanitas program to compliment the Encuentros program at the secondary level
  • Expand distance learning options for the 21-22 school year
  • Expanding course access for students at the high school level, including a 7th period
  • Focus on programs for incoming students to bridge gaps in middle and high school
  • Explore class size reduction for high needs student populations

Strategy 5

  • Create a program to develop a talent pipeline from students to staff to recruit and train future teachers
  • Develop recruitment strategies to diversify the administrative leadership

Next Steps: 

  • District team will incorporate these recommendations into the design of the LCAP/Blueprint

Board Feedback on Measure LL Facility Bond:
Rancho Buena Vista HS CTE Options Discussion - Board consensus for the team to bring back ROM costs for Option #4

Educational Specifications - Team to continue working on Ed Specs