The January 12th, 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 wished everyone a Happy New Year and welcomed everyone to our second semester. Yesterday students returned to campuses and many administrators were out across campuses to support and welcome students. Superintendent shared that even though the district had many staff members out ill, the district teams were prepared and all classrooms were covered. Superintendent shared his gratitude to all teachers, administrators, classified staff, and substitutes – the entire Fresno Unified Family – for making yesterday a great return from winter break.
  • Superintendent Nelson recognized January as National Mentoring Month. Every January, the Mentoring Office in Fresno Unified’s Department of Prevention and Intervention joins with others across the nation in celebration of National Mentoring Month. The goal is to amplify, promote, and raise awareness about the power of relationships through mentoring. This month, the Mentoring Office will be sharing positive videos and stories, highlighting our innovative programs, recruiting mentors, and providing resources and mentor engagement strategies.
  • Superintendent Nelson thanked our Board of Education for considering the adoption of the recommended Inclusion Resolution (item A-3). This resolution is a bold statement that this Board of Education and Superintendent value and prioritize inclusive practices. It shows that we are committed to seeing students with special education services as first and foremost, general education students. Superintendent Nelson recognized how impactful language is and Person First language is a part of this resolution, ensuring that our district will identify people without stating a category as though it is their identity. This resolution sets in stone one of the district’s top priorities, ensuring that all students with specialized services have substantive daily interaction with their fellow students of all abilities.
  • Superintendent Nelson congratulated Trustee Valerie Davis on her upcoming recognition through the Fresno MLK Jr. Unity Committee. Trustee Davis will be awarded the MLK Education Award by the committee this Friday, January 14th at City Hall.
  • Superintendent Nelson congratulated Sequoia Middle School for being named a California School to Watch. Sequoia was recognized in part for improving academic outcomes, its performing arts program, an award winning CTE technology pathway, a Junior Doctors Academy, a strong campus climate and culture, and a rich co-curricular program.
  • Superintendent Nelson shared this week starts our LCAP engagement process with regional in-person and virtual town halls. This week roundtables begin with Bullard High School tomorrow, January 13th at 5:30pm in the Cafeteria. All students, staff, parents, and community members are invited to the Community Roundtable Explorations to help our district improve education. Dinner, childcare, and translation will be provided, and all participants will receive free Fresno Chafee Zoo tickets for an adult, a child, and a giraffe feeding. To find more information on the in-person and virtual town halls head to our website at
  • Superintendent shared a final reminder that The Fresno Compact is accepting nominations for business-education partnerships through this Friday, January 14, 2022. Districts are invited to nominate business partners who have played a significant role in educational activities and programs. The online application is now available at this link.
  • Superintendent then shared a great video created by Fresno Unified GSA students focused on safe spaces and top ways our staff can be strong allies for our LGBTQ+ students. Superintendent Nelson challenged staff to take action on the tips shared by Fresno Unified students and to reach out to the Department of Prevention and Intervention for your own safe space poster.

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
  • Adopted Resolution Endorsing Inclusive Education Practices for Every Student in Fresno Unified School District
  • Approved Minutes from Prior Meetings
  • Approved Agreement with Camp Oakhurst
  • Approved Agreement with Professor & Lawyer Mark T. Harris
  • Approved Agreement with Dr. Hueling Lee
  • Approved Agreement for External Audit Services
  • Approved Addendum to Service Agreement with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center
  • Approved 2021/22 Fresno Unified Career Technical Education Advisory Committee Member List
  • Ratified Agreement with Education Behavior Consultants
  • Ratified Change Orders
  • Ratified the Filing of Notices of Completion
  • Ratified Purchase Orders from October 01, 2021 through October 31, 2021

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

  • Held a Public Hearing Regarding the Redistricting of Trustee Areas within Fresno Unified and Adopted Proposed Trustee Area Map
  • Presented and Discussed 2020/21 Bond Annual Report

The Board of Education received the following Information or Reports:

  • Received Proposed Academic Calendars for 2022/23 and 2023/24
  • Received 2020/21 School Facility Fee Public Information Report

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education will be Wednesday, January 19th, 2021. Complete minutes and agendas are available online at

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