Summary of the Board of Education Meeting on February 16th, 2022

The February 16th, 2022 meeting of the Board of Education began with the following announcements out of Closed Session:

  • The Board took action on one worker’s compensation claim.

Next, Superintendent Nelson provided a brief report to the Board of Education, including:

  • Superintendent Nelson started his remarks providing three shoutouts:
    • First, recognizing Trustee Davis for her upcoming honor at the Fresno Kiwanis Annual Women’s Appreciation Luncheon.
    • Next, to our CTE team, especially Kristen Boroski, for their $2 million dollar grant award from the Strong Workforce Program. These funds will specifically support efforts to improve equity and access for disproportionately impacted students in CTE pathways.
    • Last, to Principal Summer Gaston Gehris. Tomorrow, the City of Fresno will be putting forth a proclamation for “Summer Gaston Day”. Councilmember Chavez is recognizing Summer’s amazing work in Fresno Unified for over 22 years, continuing the legacy of several generations of Gastons serving in Fresno Unified. Her Uncle, Rutherford “Bud” Gaston is the namesake of Gaston Middle School and the first African American administrator in our district. Summer’s work as a champion for African American Youth, including being a Black Student Union Advisor, is being recognized and honored as well.
  • Superintendent Nelson then shared four reminders:
    • First, a reminder to Seniors that scholarship applications are due March 1st. Seniors can talk to their counselor and complete their application online.
    • Next, a reminder to classified staff, as of yesterday all classified staff are invited to register for the Classified Skills-Based Conference on January 28th. Sessions will cover topics related to classroom support and computer skills and registration is available through iAchieve.
    • Superintendent then shared a reminder for all staff to be aware of recent increases in phishing attempts. Sometimes phishing emails come from a district employee’s email address and it’s difficult to block those emails. Superintendent asked for staff’s help in keeping our district safe and keeping your personal information secure. There are a couple of things each staff member can do right away. First, make sure you’re using a complex password that’s a mix of words and numbers that only you would know. Next, look carefully at every email, both internal and external. Don’t take action on an email that you aren’t expecting. The latest phish, for example, asked for last year’s Adjusted Gross Income from your tax return. That’s a great example of something that isn’t expected and wouldn’t be requested by Fresno Unified. If are suspicious about an email, forward it to The IT team will review the email, and let you know how to proceed. If you don’t trust an email, simply delete it. For more information on phishing and examples of phishing messages, visit
    • Last, Superintendent reminded all of the last two opportunities to engage in the district’s community roundtables, which in turn inform budget decisions and the LCAP. Tomorrow, Thursday, February 16th is our Hmong virtual community roundtable and next Thursday, February 22nd is our Spanish virtual community roundtable.
  • Superintendent ended his remarks by sharing Samantha Gonzalez’s episode of Faces of Fresno Unified and thanked her, as well as all Child Welfare and Attendance Specialists for their important work.

Next, the Board of Education took the following action on the below consent agenda items:

  • Approved Personnel List
  • Adopted Findings of Fact and Recommendations of District Administrative Board
  • Approved Minutes from Prior Meetings
  • Approved Agreements with Black Students of California United for Middle and High School Student Conferences
  • Approved Agreement with Presence Learning, Inc.
  • Approved Agreement with CPS HR Consulting
  • Approved New 2021/22 Career Technical Ed/Vocational Ed Teachers, Lori Ann Infant Center, Teachers on Special Assignment, and Pre-Kindergarten Teachers Salary Schedules (8.5 hours)
  • Approved Revised 2021/22 Career Technical Ed/Vocational Ed Teachers, Lori Ann Infant Center, Teachers on Special Assignment, and PreKindergarten Teachers Salary Schedules (8.5 hours)
  • Approved Position and Revised Job Description for Director, Risk Management, Salary Placement for Chief Executive from E-33 to E-32, and Respective Classified Management 261 Duty Day Salary Schedule
  • Approved Revised Job Description for Executive Director, Health Services
  • Approved Award of Bid 22-18, Ewing and Turner Elementary Schools Unit Ventilation, EMS, and Central Plant Equipment Replacement
  • Approved Project Labor Agreement by and Between Fresno Unified School District and Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare Counties Building and Construction Trades Council and the Signatory Craft Councils and Unions for the Construction of the Francine and Murray Farber Educational Campus; and APPROVE Award of Bid 22-21, Francine and Murray Farber Educational Campus
  • Ratified Retiree Contract for Teacher at Fresno Adult School
  • Ratified an Agreement Between Fresno Unified School District Early Learning Department and Fresno County Superintendent of Schools

Next, the Board of Education discussed the below conference/discussion agenda items:

  • Presented and Discussed the Fresno Unified School District Supplement to the Local Control and Accountability Plan and the Federal Addendum
  • Presented and Discussed the 2022/23 Strategic Budget Development

The Board of Education received the following Information or Reports:

  • Received the Fresno Unified School District Second Quarterly Investment Report for Fiscal Year 2021/22
  • Received the 2022 Ballot for the California School Boards Association Delegate Assembly

The next meeting of the Board of Education will be a board workshop on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education will be on Wednesday, March 9th, 2022. Complete minutes and agendas are available online at

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