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Board Briefs: Sept. 12, 2023

Board Briefs: Sept. 12, 2023

Here are a few highlights from the Sept. 12 board meeting (the full agenda packet is available):

Board approves implementation of Antibias Education Grant Program

The board heard a report on the content of the application for the Antibias Education Grant Program and approved the implementation of funds as defined by the grant. The purpose of the Antibias Education Grant Program is to prevent, address and eliminate racism and bias in all California public schools and make all public schools inclusive and supportive of all people. San Juan Unified’s application of this grant will support efforts to improve and expand the district’s ability to liaison between the school and the district offices for the purpose of removing barriers to belonging and being better stewards of the spaces we create for students.

Board hears update on Cultivating Leaders Program

Staff provided the board with an update on the district’s 2023-24 Cultivating Leaders Program. San Juan Unified, San Juan Professional Educators Coalition (SJPEC), and San Juan Teachers Association (SJTA) have worked collaboratively to develop the program, which launched last year. The main purpose of the Cultivating Leaders Program is to offer professional and organizational development support that reinforces our district’s collaborative culture and builds leadership capacity throughout our system. This year, members from California School Employees Association (CSEA) and San Juan Administrators Association (SJAA) have been added to the program, expanding it to 86 participants.

In other news…

  • The board recognized San Juan Unified’s 2024 Certificated Employees of the Year: Karen Davidson, music teacher at Louis Pasteur Middle School and Casa Roble Fundamental High School, and Susan Sloan, teacher librarian at Bella Vista High School.

  • The board accepted the 2022-23 unaudited actuals and approved revisions to the 2023-24 budget.

  • The board held a public hearing and adopted a resolution on conveying one permanent easement at Katherine Johnson Middle School (at the Creekside site) to SMUD.

  • The board adopted a resolution declaring the intent to convey a permanent easement at Casa Roble Fundamental High School to the Citrus Heights Water District. A public hearing will be held on Sept. 26.

  • The board adopted a resolution that will provide retired certificated employees the ability to work as substitute teachers without waiting the required 180 calendar days after retirement.

The next regular board meeting will be held on Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Visit for details. You can also view videos of prior board meetings on the district’s YouTube channel at