Walnut Creek School District

Governing Board Meeting Summary for September 13, 2021

Governing Board Members

  • Heidi Hernandez Gatty, Board President - present
  • Nithin Iyengar, Board Clerk - present
  • Liz Bettis, Trustee - present
  • Aimee Moss, Trustee - present
  • Zetta Reicker, Trustee - present
  • Marie Morgan, Superintendent - present

WCI Tour

Prior to the Board meeting, Ruben Fernandez, Director of Innovation, led the Governing Board on a tour of the updated facilities at Walnut Creek Intermediate.
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The Board approved the following consent items:

  • Governing Board Meeting Minutes, 23rd August 2021
  • August 2021 Warrants
  • Personnel Consent Calendar Items


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The Board heard discussions on the following topics:

  • Jan Rogenski, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, provided an update on beginning of the year action steps related to our Strategic Plan, focusing on the areas of Deep Learning and Equity - click HERE to view the presentation
  • Superintendent Morgan gave an update on COVID/Safety Information and shared that our district Health Center is now open, staffed by our amazing COVID Response Team
  • The Governing Board set their responsibility "hats" and school site liaison assignments for the 2021/22 school year:
    Buena Vista - Liz Bettis
    Indian Valley - Heidi Hernandez-Gatty
    Murwood - Aimee Moss
    Parkmead - Aimee Moss
    Tice Creek - Zetta Reicker
    Walnut Heights - Nithin Iyengar
    Walnut Creek Intermediate - Zetta Reicker


The Board voted on the following recommended action items:

  • After a huge thank you to the Business Services Staff, Chief Business Official, Vince Morales, presented the Unaudited Actual Financial Reports for the 2020-21 school year - the report was accepted by the Board 5-0
  • Vince Morales presented Appropriations Limit Resolution 21-22-02, which is the annual certification that the District spending does not exceed the constitutional limit under Prop 4, GANN Limit - the resolution was approved 5-0
  • A request to purchase necessary new food services equipment for the Child Nutrition Services Team was presented by Vince Morales - the purchases were approved 5-0
  • To aid in the recruitment of in-demand substitute custodians, Vince Morales requested approval to increase starting pay to Step 2 on the pay scale - approved 5-0


The Board Members reported the following activities since our last Board meeting:

  • Aimee Moss: attended Institute Day on 8/9, reviewed the 8/23 Board meeting with Superintendent Morgan, started volunteering again at the WCI Library, and participated in the pre-meeting tour of WCI
  • Liz Bettis: participated in the pre-meeting tour of WCI
  • Heidi Hernandez-Gatty: attended a CALSBA presentation on Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Latinx Students, attended a CCCSBA presentation on How to Maintain Decorum & Civility in School Board Meetings, attended the WaLaMOrinda Board President's Meeting, participated in the pre-meeting tour of WCI, and will be part of a conversation in October on school safety routes
  • Nithin Iyengar: participated in the pre-meeting tour of WCI
  • Zetta Reicker: particpated in the pre-meeting tour of WCI
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20 Parent Conferences, WCI

21 Parent Conferences, WCI

22 Parent Conferences, WCI

23 Parent Conferences, WCI

23 WCEF Meeting, 7pm

24 Parent Conferences, WCI

27 Governing Board Meeting, 6pm


4 Parent Conferences, Elementary/Tice Creek

5 Parent Conferences, Elementary/Tice Creek - Minimum Day

6 Parent Conferences, Elementary/Tice Creek

7 Parent Conferences, Elementary/Tice Creek - Minimum Day

8 Parent Conferences, Elementary/Tice Creek - Minimum Day

11 Governing Board Study Session, 4pm

11 Governing Board Meeting, 6pm

21 Board/Equity Committee Workshop, 4pm

28 WCEF Meeting, 7pm


5 End of First Trimester, Elementary/Tice Creek - Minimum Day

8 Governing Board Meeting, 6pm

11-12 Veteran's Day - No School

18 WCEF Meeting, 7pm

22-26 Thanksgiving Break - No School

29 Governing Board Meeting, 6pm


1-3 Governing Board, CSBA-AEC, San Diego

13 Governing Board Meeting, 6pm

16 WCEF Meeting, tbd

17 End of Second Quarter, WCI

17 Minimum Day (TK - 8th)

20-31 Winter Break - No School