Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
Vista Del Mar Union SD
November 11, 2021 5:30PM
The meeting will be held Via Zoom Conference*** A link to the live meeting which can be viewed on-line will be available on the District website at

Mission Statement:
The mission of Vista de Las Cruces, a collaborative, historically rich community, is to guarantee students a safe and positive environment from which they will emerge as well-rounded, forward-thinking citizens.
1.1. Call to Order
1.2. Roll Call
1.3. Establish Order of the Agenda
1.4. Pledge of Allegiance
1.5. Vista Del Mar Education Association/CTA Dedicated Board Time
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Subject to Board policy, the President of the Board will allow any individual or group representative to address the Board on any subject not covered by an item on the agenda under Public Comments/Staff Comments.

In order to efficiently manage the business of the Board, The Board President may limit the amount of time allocated for public testimony for each individual speaker to three minutes, and to limit the total time allocated on a particular issue to twenty minutes, pursuant to Board Bylaw 9323. Any materials required by law to be made available to the public prior to the meeting of the Board of Trustees can be inspected at the following address during normal business hours. 9467 San Julian Road, Gaviota.

Superintendent Principal Report November 11, 2021
5. Consent Agenda
Quick Summary / Abstract:
This item aligns to Board Goal District Management and Operations.
Recommended Motion:

Approval of consent items as presented.

5.1. Regular Board Meeting Minutes October 19, 2021
Recommended Motion:
Recommend approval of minutes as presented.
Regular Board Meeting Minutes October 19, 2021
5.2. Commercial Warrants
Quick Summary / Abstract:

Commercial warrants as presented.

This item aligns to Board District Management and Operations.

Recommended Motion:
 Recommend approval of Commercial Warrants as presented.
Commercial Warrants October 9, 2021 to October 30, 2021
6. INFORMATIONAL ITEM(S) (No Actions Required)
6.1. Educator Effectiveness Block Grant
Quick Summary / Abstract:

School districts in California received a grant apportionment, titled Educator Effectiveness' Block Grant, on October 21, 2021 that is an equal amount per FTE certificated staff and classified staff for the fiscal year of 2020-21. 

Vista Del Mar Union School District received $18, 892.00.  The conditions of the grant are to develop and adopt a plan delineating the expenditure of the funds from 2021-22 through 2025-26 fiscal years.  A first reading of the plan is to be presented at a regular Board meeting, followed by the Board adoption of the plan in a subsequent regular board meeting prior to December 30, 2021. Funds are to be used for professional learning for teachers, administrators, and classified staff who work with students. 

Grant areas of focus may include:

1) Coaching and mentoring staff serving in an instructional setting (i.e. beginning teacher/administrator induction or supporting learning communities for educators).

2) Programs that lead to standards-aligned instruction to improve instruction in literacy across all subject areas. 

3) Practices and strategies that re-engage pupils and lead to accelerated learning.

4) Strategies to implement approaches that improve student well-being.

5) Practices to create a positive school climate.

6) Strategies to improve inclusive practices, early identification, and development of IEPs.

7) Education to support implementing effective language acquisition programs for ELs.

8) New professional learning networks for educators.

9) Strategies to incorporate ethnic studies curricula for grades 7 to 12.

This agenda item is aligned to Goal Student Achievement/Performance and Learning and Goal Whole Child Approach.

Vista Del Mar Educator Effectiveness Grant
7.1. Sunshine Vista Del Mar Union School District's Initial Proposal for collective bargaining for the 2021-2022 fiscal year with Vista Del Mar Certificated and Classified Employees Association/CTA/NEA
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The Education Employment Relations Act (EERA) requires the District and its bargaining units to "Sunshine" their initial proposals prior to commencing negotiations.  The "Sunshining" process is described in Government Code Section 3547. 

The Governing Board of the Vista Del Mar Union School District agrees to open the following articles in the Collective Bargaining Agreement wit the Vista Del Mar Association, Certificated and Classified, for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years:

  • Article 4            Salary
  • Article 5            Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Article 6            Hours/Work Year

  • Calendar for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

The Vista Del Mar Union School District elects to not open any other articles of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the 2020-21 and 2021-222 school years.

This item aligns with Board Goal District Management and Operations.

Recommended Motion:
Receive the Vista Del Mar Union School District Initial Proposal for Collective Bargaining with Vista Del Mar Certificated and Classified Employees Association/CTA/NEA in the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year.
VDMUSD Sunshine Proposal
7.2. Approval of Out-State Travel for Teachers to Attend Summit on RtI (Response to Intervention) Conference
Quick Summary / Abstract:

A Professional Educators Summit on RTI at Work Conference in Austin, Texas beginning Tuesday, February 15, 2022 through Thursday, February 17, 2022.  Bruce Robertson, Michelle Fomin, and Cloey Stump have registered to attend the conference to deepen their art and science of teaching to boost learning for all students to reach their highest levels of learning. 

Registration per teacher $779.00 -Total $2337.00

Estimated Airline cost $1943.91 (Travel days Monday, February 14 and Thursday, February 15)

Estimated Hotel costs $909.00

Estimated Food Reimbursements $660.00

Guest Substitute Teacher $945.00

Estimated Cost: $6794.91

Budget established for Summit on RTI in Continuous School Improvement Grant (CSI) $ 15,000.00


All Vista de Las Cruces teachers were invited to attend an annual Summit on RTI at Work in Austin, Texas.  Response to Intervention (RTI), also known as multitiered systems of support is a systematic process to ensure every student received the additional time and support to learn at high levels.  RTI's underlying premise is that schools should not delay providing help to students who may struggle or who may enrichment or who may extension, and instead provide timely, targeted, systematic interventions to all students.   Equally important, we know that a successful system of interventions must be built on a highly effective core instructional program, as intervention/systems of support cannot make up for what a guaranteed, viable curriculum does not provide. The master schedule is structured to provide certificated teachers the time to be critical partners with their peers to provide focused, targeted mini-lessons for students learning across grade levels. 

Vista de Las Cruces School classroom teachers and Superintendent/Principal have been engaging in a series of professional development workshops on campus that includes the synthesis of the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, History/Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, Physical Education and the Arts.  Standards that include Reading for Literature, Reading for Informational Text, Foundational Skills, Writing Standards, Speaking and Listening Standards and Language Standards that cut across all disciplines of learning.  

Comprehensive research studies shows that systems that function as a professional learning-focused culture, collaborative structures, instructional focus, and assessment information necessary to successfully respond to instruction  impacts students to learn at high levels.

This item aligns with Board Goal Student Achievement/Performance and Learning and Board Goal Whole Child Approach.

Recommended Motion:
 Approval of Out-State Travel for Teachers to Attend Summit on RtI Conference.
7.3. Adopt Resolution No. 2022-08 Reducing Hours in the Classified Service and Corresponding Layoff of Classified Employees
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The District is proposing the elimination of the Bus Driver position for the current fiscal year 2021-2022.  The District has not been providing transportation since the inception of the Pandemic.

This item aligns with Board Goal District Management and Operations.

Recommended Motion:
 Approve Resolution No. 2022-08 Reducing Hours in the Classified Sedrvice and Corresponding Layoff of Classified Emplpoyees.
Resolution No. 2022-08
8.1. Conference with Labor Negotiators pursuant to Government Code Section 54957. Agency designated representative: Yuri Calderon; Employee Organization: Vista Del Mar Certificated and Classified Employees Association/CTA/NEA
9.1. Report of Action Taken In Closed Session, If Any Action.
Disability Information:
For information regarding how, to whom, and when a request for disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, may be made by a person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation to participate in the public meeting, please contact Dr. Lois M. Peterson, Superintendent at (805) 686-1880.

Published: November 8, 2021, 1:15 PM

The resubmit was successful.