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Board of Trustees   District Office
Brad Honsberger
    Dr. Thomas Lohwasser
Andrew Hyman
Vice President
    Judith Arrow
Assistant Superintendent, Ed. Services
Jennifer Taekman
    Robert Marical
Business Manager
Bruce Abbott
    Jayne Mulloy
Secretary to Superintendent
Mark Schott

Board of Trustees
Meeting Schedule for 2014-2015
Open session begin at 7:00PM unless otherwise noted

Closed session starts at 6:00PM


Regular Meetings:   Regular Meetings:
July 8, 2014
  January 13, 2015 District Office
August 12, 2014
District Officel
  February 10, 2015 Mary E. Silveira School
August 26, 2014
  March 10, 2015 Miller Creek Middle School
September 9, 2014
District Office
  April 28, 2015 Dixie School
October 14, 2014
District Office
  May 12, 2015 Vallecito School
November 4, 2014
District Office
  June 2, 2015 District Office
December 9, 2014
District Office
  June 23, 2015 District Office




It is the mission of the Dixie School District to provide a transitional kindergarten through eighth grade system of education which will graduate students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes to live rewarding and productive lives in a rapidly changing world. This entails a solid broad-based academic foundation, an appreciation of the arts, respect and tolerance of individual and cultural differences, and an understanding of the importance of personal and civic responsibility.
The Dixie School District shall challenge students to achieve the highest standards possible. Individual excellence in education shall be the standard for student achievement.
In fulfilling this mission, the goal of the Dixie School District is to produce students who become productive and contributing citizens of their community, their country, and the world.




The Board of Trustees of the Dixie School District believes in the core values listed below. These values create a starting point from which appropriate policy, action, and planning will flow. These values will be the cornerstone of our Strategic Plan.




We value the highest quality staff that can instill the love of learning in all students.

We value excellence in Curriculum and Instruction and its support from the district level.

We value specialist programs which have historically not been funded by the state.

We value the expectation that all students will be reading at grade level by the end of third grade.

We value supporting all students to reach their full potential.

We value equal access to the curriculum for all students.

We value increasing student achievement and an assessment program that utilizes multiple measures to gauge that achievement.

We value the instruction of critical thinking skills.

We value small class size.

We value students to become socially responsible citizens.




We value safe and clean facilities.

We value caring and stimulating learning environments.



BOARD GOALS 2014-2015

Achievement, Assessments and Professional Development for All Students

The Dixie District will focus on the academic success of each and every student in the District through the implementation of Common Core State Standards and 21st Century learning skills. The district will continue to ensure differentiation of curriculum and common assessments for all students including high-achieving students, English language learners and students with special needs. Through the LCAP process the District will support all teachers by providing professional development in the areas of Common Core State Standards, implementation of new adoptions and Google Apps for Education.


Fiscal Solvency

Ensure the District will remain fiscally solvent as indicated by AB1200. Provide focus on the fiscal solvency of the Dixie District by implementing periodic, regular reviews of information with the Board of Education and the community. Continue to educate the community on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) including the review and revision of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).



The Dixie District will communicate with the community on all issues concerning the budget, curriculum, assessment and achievement. The District will increase communication with all stakeholders by including their input for the review and revision of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).




Members of the public may place matters directly related to school district business on the agenda of school district Governing Board meetings. A citizen who resides within the District, a member of the staff, or a representative of an educational organization operating within the District, may request placement of a matter on the agenda for a meeting of the Board of Trustees. Such a request must be filed in writing with the Superintendent of Schools no later than the close of the school day on the Friday preceding the Board meeting by two weeks.




Items will not be accepted for the agenda which involve charges or complaints against individual employees of the District, or which are derogatory to the religious, economic, political or racial views of any person. Charges or complaints directed at District personnel shall be referred to the Superintendent for investigation and appropriate action.


Mail intended for Board agenda inclusion should be addressed to the Board of Trustees at 380 Nova Albion Way, CA 94903 and received no later than the close of the school day on the Wednesday preceding the Board meeting by one week.


Public statements: At the discretion of the Board of Trustees, the public may address the Board on non-agenda topics and/or agenda items. Prior to the opening of the meeting, a card should be completed and given to the Superintendent's Secretary.


The Board may refer items to the administration for follow-up and/or placement on a future agenda.  Individual statements should be limited to three minutes and will be heard. The President of the Board may grant additional time.


Public statements on agenda items may be heard at the time the specific item is under discussion by the Board. Individual statements should be limited to three minutes.The President of the Board may grant additional time.


In accordance with Government Code Sections, the Board may recess to a closed session for discussion of specific matters as authorized by law. These matters are personnel, negotiations, property transactions and litigations.


Mail for Board members may be sent in care of the school district office. The mailing address is 380 Nova Albion Way, CA 94903.Mail addressed to individual Board members will be stamped with the date received and forwarded as soon as possible.


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