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Board Briefs: Feb. 28, 2023

Here are a few highlights from the Feb. 28 board meeting (the full agenda packet is available):

Board hears update on the district’s efforts around equity

Staff shared a report on the current work of the equity and student achievement department with the board. The mission of the department is to eliminate barriers to student achievement, while also ensuring our students feel welcomed, valued, included, connected and empowered to reach their full potential. 

The report provided the board with an overview of the work that the equity department is engaged in, and addressed the supports that are being provided, both from district staff and community partners. Additionally, examples of the collaborative work occurring throughout the system were shared, including an update from Rio Americano High School student Surina Naran who shared the student efforts around updating the district’s dress code policy. In addition, Mira Loma High School student Elroe Kumalo and Mira Loma Principal Cletus Purinton shared the equity work occurring at their school, such as hosting the school’s first annual Black Renaissance Day festival last month. 

The full presentation is available.

Update provided on instructional materials

The board heard a report regarding the decision-making processes involved in the adoption, implementation, and ongoing support for adopted instructional materials. Staff shared the specific legislative and policy parameters that guide instructional materials decisions and the conditions and context under which these decisions are made. Instructional materials recommendations for the 2023-24 school year will occur at the board meeting on April 11. The full presentation is available.

In other news…

  • The board adopted a resolution proclaiming the month of March as Arts Education Month. Additionally, the board adopted a resolution proclaiming March 5-11 as National School Social Work Week.

  • A fee increase for Camp Winthers summer camp programs and fall weekend group usage was approved by the board.

  • The board held a public hearing and adopted a resolution to convey a permanent easement at the Sunrise Technical Center to the Citrus Heights Water District. 

  • The board adopted multiple resolutions reducing or discontinuing particular kinds of services and the corresponding certificated staff that will be reduced as a result for TK-12 certificated and Early Childhood Education. 

  • The board also adopted a resolution reducing or eliminating certain classified positions due to lack of work and/or lack of funds. 

The next regular board meeting will be held on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. Visit for details. You can also view videos of prior board meetings on the district’s YouTube channel at