The January 29 meeting of the Board of Education began with the following announcements out of Closed Session
- The Board took action on three workers’ compensation claims
Next, Lidia Soto, a parent that has had a positive impact at Jefferson Elementary School, led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Next, Jonathan Jimenez, ASB representative from Duncan Polytechnical High School, shared that last Friday they had their 2nd Lawn chair Lunch, which is an hour lunch period, that allows students and teachers to bond with board games and other activities. On Wednesday, they had their Anti-bullying BMX assembly. Students enjoyed every single minute of it, especially when riders were able to do backflips over their vice principal. This coming Friday, Duncan is having a talent show. It is free for students to come and cheer on their peers who are willing to show off their talent.
Students from Kings Canyon Middle School were present and spoke about what they love about being a student at their school.
Next, the board recognized High School Athletic Teams/ Athletes for the 2019/20 School Year – Fall Season
- Edison High School Girls Cross Country Team – Division 3 Valley Champions/State Qualifiers. Head Coach – Ramiro Calderon
- Sunnyside High School Cross Country Runner – State Qualifier Diego Gonzalez. Head Coach – Glenda Jacobsen
- Sunnyside High School Cross Country Runner – Valley Champion/State Qualifier Jessica Valles – Head Coach – Glenda Jacobsen
Next, Deputy Superintendent Quinto provided a brief report to the Board of Education including:
- Taking a moment to honor long-time former board member, Janet Ryan. We are saddened to lean of Trustee Ryan’s passing just last week and we have her family in our hearts and minds. Trustee Ryan championed our students relentlessly and we are a better system because of her service to the district. The newest building at Hoover High School in Janet’s beloved Hoover region was appropriately named in her honor in 2016. She will be missed not only by the Fresno Unified Family, but the entire Fresno Community. In lieu of flowers the Ryan family has requested to consider a donation to the Fresno Unified Scholarship District Fund.
- Next, Deputy Superintendent Quinto shared that African American History Month kicks off this weekend on February 1. Among many activities, Gaston Middle School will hold their 6th Annual Black History Month program on Monday, February 3, from 6pm- 7pm at Warnor’s Theater. Tickets for the event can be bought at Gaston Middle School or King Elementary – or at the door at the event. Tickets are just $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for students with ID. All proceeds go to support our Black Student Union to fund college and career exploration experiences.
- Deputy Superintendent Quinto shared that our Night Certification Courses at Duncan Polytechnical High School will start in February. All classes are free and are open to all high school seniors and our community members. Medical and Industrial certifications are available including OSHA 10, forklift certification, and many more. There are also opportunities to take introductory classes in welding and heavy truck repair. To learn more or join you must attend the mandatory orientation session on Thursday, February 6th at 5pm in the Duncan cafeteria.
- Next, Deputy Superintendent Quinto asked to keep an eye out for the February issue of the district newspaper, Building Futures. The February issue has all the information you need on measure M, our district’s $325 million dollar school facilities bond measure. More than two-thirds of our schools were built before 1970, and Measure M will generate local funding to modernizations and improvements to continue providing quality learning environment for our students and teachers.
- Deputy Superintendent Quinto recognized Parent University, Instructional Division and all who were involved in this year’s Southeast Asian Family Education Conference on Saturday January 18 at Fresno State. Over 500 students and over 200 parents were in attendance to participate in workshops, hear from Touger Xiong from Minnesota, and receive valuable resources. Special thanks to our partners at The Fresno Center and Fresno State for helping us pull off an incredibly successful event.
- Deputy Superintendent acknowledged that there are still four more opportunities to join our LCAP meetings. The next LCAP meeting is at Patiño on February 4, Fresno High on February 13, Roosevelt on February 19, and ending at Sunnyside on February 20.
- Lastly, Deputy Superintendent Quinto shared that last week our teams started our pilot deployment of almost 1,000 free hotspots to our high school students through a partnership with the One Million Project foundation – created by the CEO of Sprint. Here is the video of the launch.
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 the District Administrative Board
- Approved Minutes from Prior Meeting
- Adopted Resolution Proclaiming the Month of February 2020 as African American History Month
- Adopted Resolution Proclaiming the Month of February as Career Technical Education Month
- Adopted Resolution Proclaiming February 3 – 7, 2020 as National School Counseling Week
- Adopted Resolution in Support of Proposition 13: Public Preschool, K-12, and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2020
- Adopted Resolutions Delineating Authorized District Agents to Sign on Behalf od Fresno Unified School District
- Approved Agreement with Clinica Sierra Vista to Operate School Health and Wellness Centers at Addams Elementary School and Gaston Middle School
- Approved Award of Request for Qualifications 20-08, Health and Wellness
- Approved Grant Application to the California Department of Education for the 2020-21 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act
- Approved Independent Contractor Services Agreement with Family Foundations
- Approved Revision to the Classified Management 215 Monthly Salary Schedule for the Physical Therapist Position
- Approved Revision to the Classified Hourly Salary Schedule for the Licensed Vocation Nurse Position
- Approved Award of Request for Qualifications 20-09, High School Security Camera Assessment Consultant
- Approved Award of Bid 20-15, Viking Elementary School Portable Classroom and Restroom Infrastructure
- Approved Award of Request for Proposals 20-16, Fresh Brad Products
- Approved Award of Bid 20-17, Disposable Meal Trays
- Approved Budget Revision No. 3 for Fiscal Year 2019/20
- Approved Proposed Revisions for Board Policies
- BP 515 Student Records
- Denied Claim GL19-0701-4508
- Ratified Grant Funds from NewSchools Venture Fund to the Underwrite Planning Activities for the EF+ Math Program
- Ratified Agreement with Shift3 Technologies
- Ratified Community Engagement Agreement with Manchester Center
- Ratified Change Order for the Project Listed Below
Bid 18-41 Section A, McLane High School Athletic Fields Improvements
State of California, Fresno Unified School District Resolution 19-01
Next, the Board of Education discussed and took action on the below conference/discussion agenda items:
- Discussed the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers initial proposal to the Fresno Unified School District for the 2019-2022 Successor Agreement
- Discussed and Adopted of the Fresno Unified School District Initial Proposal to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for the 2019-2022 Successor Agreement
- Discussed and Adopted Proposed Academic Calendars for 2020/21 and 2021/22
- Presented and Discussed 2018/19 Measure Q and Measure X Annual Report
- Presented and Discussed the 2020/21 Strategic Budget Development
Next, the Board of Education received the following Information and Reports:
- Received the California School Employees Association, Chapter 125 2020-2021 Initial Proposal to the Fresno Unified School District
- Received the Fresno Unified School District 2020-2021 Initial Proposal to the California School Employees Association, Chapter 125
- Received the California School Employees Association, Food Service, Chapter 143 2020-2021 Initial Proposal to the Fresno Unified School District
- Received the Fresno Unified School District 2020-2021 Initial Proposal to the California School Employees Association, Food Service, Chapter 143
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education is Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Fresno Unified Education Center, located at 2309 Tulare Street in Fresno. Complete minutes and agendas are available online at https://go.fresnou.org/board