Board Action Update | February 19, 2021
Posted on 02/19/2021

Board Meeting Action Updates

February 19, 2021

The purpose of this update is to inform the community of the actions that were taken by the Board at the February 18, 2021 Special School Board meeting.

Board Actions:

Discussion/Action Items:

Approved Item 3A - Increase Substitute Teacher Pay Rate Schedule Effective March 1, 2021

Reviewed Item 3B - Threshold for Rainy Day Schedule (current threshold stays “as is”)

Approved Direction on Item 3C - Safety Review Request Process

Board Action:

  • Superintendent will apply for the Safety Review Process exemption for all of the Vista Unified School District schools as described in item 3.C., assuming that VUSD is in the Orange Tier.

Approved Direction on Item 3D - School Reopening Plan Adjustment


  • Phased in approach based on feedback from middle school model adjustments
  • Return to model adopted in October 2020
  • Adopt model adjustment option that is similar to middle school
  • Explore simultaneous instruction for Options 2 and 3 - Check in with teachers who are using the simultaneous instruction to assist other teachers - Investigate the need for technology for all teachers who will be using simultaneous teaching
  • - Collaborate with VTA to develop a simultaneous teaching model that works for all secondary schools
  • Establish March 8th as the return date for in-person instruction
  • Bring all students back when we return to the Orange Tier (dependent on the exemption process)
  • Approve Option 1, file the exemption, remain virtual until exemption is approved (Orange Tier) - Backup option 2 or 3 in case exemption is not approved

Board Action: Return high school students who chose Vista Classic to in-person learning on March 8th with Option 1 if the district is in the Orange Tier; if the district is not in the Orange Tier, high schools will revert to Option 2. If in Option 2, staff will explore simultaneous teaching for all secondary schools.