By Nick McConnell
The Vacaville Unified School District Board of Education met Thursday to discuss summer business, the process for appointing a new member of the board, and other items at their regularly scheduled board meeting.
The board set its next meeting for 6:30 on July 18, when it will hear from applicants for the open school board position and vote on their replacement. The board will select questions for the candidates over the coming weeks and will use ranked-choice voting to select from the applicants.
Applicants will be asked to give an opening statement according to Superintendent Ed Santopadre, and will then be asked questions. The application period closes at 5 p.m. on July 13, and candidates will be verified to live in the area they represent before the meeting.
Source: VUSD board discuss appointment, look forward to next school year – The Vacaville Reporter
By Thomas Gase
Three schools in the Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) earned six-year accreditation status this week –Vallejo Adult School at Al Berenguer Educational Center, as well as Jesse Bethel and Vallejo High Schools. The trio received the status from the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The three schools went through a process that included conducting an in-depth self-study, hosting a visit by fellow educators, and engaging all stakeholders in a follow-up process of implementing, monitoring, and refining the resulting schoolwide action plan.
“The six-year accreditation of three of our schools is a testament to our staff and faculty’s continuous work,” Vallejo City Unified School District Superintendent William Spalding said in a news release. “The Vallejo Adult School has remained a stellar resource to Vallejo’s adult community and a pride point of our District. We know there is still work to be done at our high schools to improve, but this is an endorsement of our improvement efforts underway in our schools.”
Source: Three Vallejo City Unified schools receive notable accreditation distinctions – Times-Herald
By Thomas Gase
Two former Vallejo schools — Beverly Hills Elementary and Franklin Middle School — were purchased this week for lease by First 5 Solano and the Greater Vallejo Recreation District.F
ranklin Middle School now has a 30-year lease with GVRD for the venue to be used for recreation programs, while First 5 Solano sealed a deal for the former Beverly Hills Elementary to create the first multi-agency early learning center in the state.
Located at 1450 Coronel Ave. in Vallejo, the learning center was purchased by First 5 from the Vallejo School District for $2.8 million. The center, slated to be completed by June 2025, aims to be a hub for early learning that will provide a variety of early care and education opportunities for infants through preschoolers and families of all income levels, while creating economic opportunities for providers and filling a critical need in the county.
Source: Former Vallejo schools purchased for lease by First 5 Solano and GVRD – Times-Herald