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Board Briefs: Sept. 27, 2022

Here are a few highlights from the Sept. 27 board meeting (the full agenda packet is available):

Board announces selection of the next superintendent of schools

The board announced by unanimous vote that current Deputy Superintendent of Schools and Programs Melissa Bassanelli has been selected as San Juan Unified’s next superintendent of schools. She will assume the role starting Jan. 1, 2023. Read the full announcement. 

Board hears update on summer learning

Staff  provided the board with an update on the summer learning opportunities provided this year. The Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) grant and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) allowed for supplemental instruction and support for students. This summer, school sites, in collaboration with community partners, created high-interested learning opportunities. A total of 8,156 students enrolled in summer school programs this year. Fifteen elementary level programs were offered across 12 elementary school sites, and 50 classes were offered for middle school enrichment. More than 12,000 high school credits were recovered this summer through credit recovery offerings. 

The programs provided focused on foundational, readiness, enrichment and intervention opportunities. Get an overview of the programs provided by watching the 2022 Summer Program Highlights

In other news…

  • The board adopted a resolution proclaiming the week of Oct. 9-15 as the Week of the School Administrator. 

  • The board discussed the tentative agreements between the district and the San Juan Professional Educators Coalition, the San Juan Teachers Association, the San Juan Supervisors Association and the California School Employees Association, respectively. Action is anticipated on these agreements on Oct. 11. Additionally, the board discussed salary schedule adjustments for confidential and unrepresented groups. Action is also anticipated on Oct. 11.

  • The board heard an update on the progress of the Early Literacy Block Grant and approved the modification of the Literacy Action Plan. View the presentation.

  • The board held a public hearing and adopted a resolution stating that each pupil in each school in the district has sufficient textbooks and instructional materials. 

The next regular board meeting will be held on Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Visit for details. You can also view videos of prior board meetings on the district’s YouTube channel at