Summary of the Board of Education Meeting on February 22nd, 2023

The February 22nd, 2023 meeting of the Board of Education began with the following announcements out of closed session:

  • The Board took action in closed session to promote Ashlee Chiarito to Executive Officer in State and Federal Programs.
  • The Board took action in closed session to appoint Bouaphan (Don) Soyinthisane to Executive Director in Technology Services.

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

  • Superintendent Nelson started his remarks encouraging staff and families to participate in our Spring Climate & Culture Survey. Superintendent shared that this is a critical opportunity to provide feedback directly to our schools regarding the unique environment, safety, and needs of our individual campuses. Staff who spend 50% or more of their time at a school site can access the survey here and parents/guardians can access the survey here.
  • Superintendent also made his final reminder to our high school seniors to submit their scholarship applications before the deadline of March 1st. The application can be accessed here.
  • Superintendent then shared a few highlights and shout outs:
    • Congratulations to Bullard and Duncan for their 100% pass rate for dual enrollment in the fall semester!
    • Congratulations for DeWolf High School’s selection as a Model Continuation High School by the California Department of Education! DeWolf will serve as a resource to other districts for the next three years as districts work to develop and improve continuation high schools.
    • An additional shoutout to DeWolf High School as they were highlighted for their students’ Black History Month research projects focused on civil rights activists.
    • Gratitude to the Board of Education for approving Juneteenth as an additional district holiday at the last board meeting.
  • Superintendent then closed his remarks sharing a video from the recent HBCU Caravan Tour where several of our students were offered on-the-spot scholarships! You can see that video here.

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 Meeting
  • Approved Proposed Revisions for Board Bylaw
  • Approved Proposed Revisions for Board Policies
  • Approved Secondary District Plan and Application for the Work Experience Education Program
  • Approved Multiyear Agreement with DDI Capital for the District’s Private LTE Network
  • Tabled Purchase and Sale Agreement and Escrow Instructions for Property Located at 2011 Fresno Street, aka 1212 Fulton Street and 2015 Fresno Street
  • Approved Award of Bid 23-32, Diesel School Busses
  • Approved Award of Request for Proposals 23-11, Network Equipment for Internal Connections
  • Approved Award of Request for Qualifications 23-05, Student Mentoring Services
  • Approved Award of Request for Qualifications 23-21, Custom Printing
  • Denied Claim GL22-1004-7836
  • Ratified Grant Application for Juan Felipe Herrera Elementary After School Education and Safety Program
  • Ratified Change Orders
  • Ratified the Filing of Notices of Completion

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

  • Presented and Discussed the 2023/24 Strategic Budget Development

The Board of Education received the following Information or Reports at this meeting:

  • Received the Fresno Unified School District Second Quarterly Investment Report for Fiscal Year 2022/23
  • Received Constituent Services Quarterly Reporting
  • Received Proposed Revisions for Board Bylaw

The Board of Education will meet on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 for a board workshop. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education will be on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023. Complete minutes and agendas are available online at

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