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Board Briefs: Sept. 13, 2022

Here are a few highlights from the Sept. 13 board meeting (the full agenda packet is available):

Board recognizes district’s 2023 certificated employees of the year

The board recognized San Juan Unified’s two 2023 certificated employees of the year, Logan Grinsell from John Barrett Middle School and Nicolette Pulley from Ottomon Elementary School. Both moved on to compete at the county level, where Grinsell was named one of Sacramento County’s 2023 Teachers of the Year. He will now go on to compete at the state level.

Board hears update on Cultivating Leaders Pilot Program

San Juan Unified, the San Juan Professional Educators Coalition and the San Juan Teachers Association have worked collaboratively to develop a Cultivating Leaders Seminar Series and Program. The main purpose of the Cultivating Leaders Pilot Program is to offer professional and organizational development support that reinforces our district’s collaborative culture and builds leadership capacity throughout our system. The program has four pathways: teacher/practitioner leaders, aspiring administrators, new vice principals and new principals. Program components include skill development, practicum and individualized support. Monthly seminars will be held for program participants for professional learning in different areas, such as anti-bias leadership and inclusive practices, giving and receiving feedback and best practices in communication. 

In other news…

  • The board approved revisions to the Local Control and Accountability Plan Parent Advisory Committee (LCAP PAC) bylaws.

  • The board accepted the unaudited actuals for 2021-22 and approved revisions to the 2022-23 budget.

  • The board adopted the district’s bargaining interests with the San Juan Teachers Association and Teamsters for successor contracts 2022-23. Additionally, the board adopted addendums to the district’s initial bargaining interests with the San Juan Professional Educators Coalition, the San Juan Supervisors Association, and the California School Employees Association, Chapter 127, for successor contracts 2022-23. 

The next regular board meeting will be held on Sept. 27  at 6:30 p.m. Visit for details. You can also view videos of prior board meetings on the district’s YouTube channel at