Board Brief July 14, 2022

BOARD BRIEF: Top things to know from the July 14, 2022 Governing Board Meeting
Posted on 07/15/2022





BOARD BRIEF: Top things to know from the San Marcos Unified Governing Board Meeting

July 15, 2022

The commitment from our Governing Board is to provide our staff, families, and community with clear, open and transparent communication. This Board Brief has been created to share key decisions and outcomes from the Board after each meeting. The Board Brief will be distributed by the end of the week after each Regular Meeting.

The following Board Brief highlights important items from the July 14, 2022 San Marcos Unified School District Governing Board Meeting:


1. San Marcos Unified receives a K-12 Health Education Grant from the San Diego County Office of Education.  San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) in partnership County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has granted over $150,000 in funds to SMUSD to update the District’s health education programming in alignment with the California Health Education Framework. 

Districts throughout the county submitted applications to receive these grant funds, which aims to improve six content areas of health education in K-12 schools, including: identifying and providing leadership to update health education instruction, providing health education professional learning and technical assistance to teachers, implementing skill-based health education instruction with students, purchasing instructional materials, and more. 

SMUSD will complete this health education programming update in both middle and high schools no later than May 1, 2023. 

“As a district, we recognize the deep connection that physical, social emotional, and mental health have to our students’ academic growth and achievement. We are fully committed to comprehensive health programming for all of our students at every grade level, so we are grateful to the San Diego County Office of Education for providing us the additional resources to ensure our program continues to be stellar,” said Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Tiffany Campbell.



2. The Board approves Community Facilities District (CFD) Resolution for Special Tax Assessment. Community Facilities Districts or CFDs, are special tax districts that enable local government entities and special districts to access certain public funding opportunities and financing for school facilities.  

CFD’s, or special tax areas were formed to issue bonds to provide needed financing for school facilities. Local funding generated by CFDs is an important component of the District's overall facilities program. It is the responsibility of the District to annually establish the special taxes for each unit within the CFDs pursuant to the legal provisions.

As a result, the Board adopted a Resolution establishing annual special taxes for Community Facilities District Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15 and 16. 

 

3. Personnel Update. Several personnel updates were also shared during the meeting, including:

A new Assistant Principal for Carrillo Elementary School, Shannon Williams, was approved by the Board. 

A new Assistant Principal for La Costa Meadows Elementary School, Traci Barnhill, was approved by the Board. 

A new Assistant Principal for San Marcos Middle School, Kristin Anderson, was approved by the Board.     

A new Assistant Principal for Woodland Park Middle School, Steve Chavez, was approved by the Board. 


4. Gifts to San Marcos Unified School District. The Board also approved multiple gifts donated to the District. Gifts include donations from our generous school PTO organizations and businesses for STEAM and fine arts education, instructional materials, supplies, and more.  


For a complete and detailed overview of any of the items above, please see the full Board Meeting Agenda by clicking here.

For a link to the Board Briefs on the SMUSD website, please click here.

To watch a video of the Board meeting, please click here.
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