Summary of the Board of Education Meeting on June 15th, 2022

The June 15th, 2022 meeting of the Board of Education began with the following announcements out of closed session:

  • The Board took action on two worker’s compensation claims.
  • The Board took action on a Special Education settlement.
  • The Board took action to promote Rita Baharian to Prevention & Intervention Executive.

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

  • Superintendent Nelson started his remarks recognizing the end of the 2021/2022 school year this past Friday, congratulating our students on their growth and graduations, and thanking staff for making this year possible and successful.
  • Superintendent Nelson also recognized the start of our summer academies just yesterday at almost all school sites. These summer academies will run through the month of June. Superintendent thanked our Extended Learning department and all school staff who are making these summer academies possible, further helping students to bounce back from the negative impacts of the pandemic.
  • Superintendent then recognized our free summer camps that will start in July and run through the month. Superintendent shared that spots are still available for these amazing, free summer camps and encouraged all to register their students online now for the summer camps of their interest. Registration is available through June 21st on the district’s website at
  • Superintendent shared our free summer meal program which began yesterday with two different options for participating. Free breakfast and lunch are available to all youth ages 1 through 18, not just Fresno Unified students. Youth are welcome to come to any of our summer academy sites for in-person meals on weekdays from 11am-1pm through July 1st. Youth are also welcome to pick up one breakfast and one lunch each weekday on a grab and go basis at 17 of our school sites through August 12th, except for July 4th. Lists of grab and go sites and our summer academy locations are available on the district website at
  • Next, Superintendent shared his gratitude for all involved in this budgetary process as our Board considered adoption of the upcoming year’s budget. This budget adoption is historic and shows the board and district’s commitment to academic growth and achievement, social emotional wellness, school safety, and a deep respect for the expertise of educators across the system.
  • Superintendent shared his gratitude as well to our teams who have completed due diligence in outreaching to our students, staff and community regarding the board’s consideration of a contract to bring Student Resource Officers to our middle schools.
  • Superintendent then made several shout outs for great work happening across the district including the following;
    • The Board’s adoption of a resolution recognizing June 2022 as Pride month,
    • Recognizing Flag Day,
    • Duncan and McLane’s recognition as outstanding medical pathways by the National Academy Foundation (NAF),
    • Design Science’s recognition through a California Pivotal Practice Award,
    • Trustee Davis’ recognition for her service to our community by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors,
    • And a shout out to our Leadership Development team and all those working to implement our Equity Centered Pipeline Initiative based through our grant from the Wallace Foundation, for their first annual leadership camp for our co-administrators this summer.
  • Superintendent closed his remarks with sharing a great video highlighting our 2022 graduations seen 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
  • Adopted Resolution 21-50, Recognizing June 2022 as PRIDE Month
  • Adopted Resolution 21-46 180-Day Wait Period Exception and Approved Retiree Contract
  • Adopted Resolution 21-43, Authorizing Debt Service Estimate to be Provided to the County of Fresno Respecting Unsold General Obligation Bonds of the Fresno Unified School District Relating to the Measure M Authorization for Fiscal Year 2022/23
  • Adopted Resolution 21-47 Authorizing Inter-Fund Loans for Cash Flow Purposes
  • Adopted Resolution 21-48 Authorizing the California Energy Commission’s California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program for the Acceptance of Grant Award and Entering into Grant Agreement
  • Adopted Special Education High School Math Curriculum
  • Approved Revised Job Descriptions for Custodian PE, Lead Custodian, Plant Coordinator I, and Plant Coordinator II
  • Approved 2022/23 Classified Hourly, Classified Food Services, Classified Operations, Confidential, Fresno Teachers Association (FTA) – Trades, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Crafts, Supervisory, Fresno Area Substitute Teachers Association (FASTA), Certificated and Classified Management, Nurses and Speech Language Pathologists, Teachers and Librarians, Teachers on Special Assignment, Designated Teachers, Career Technical Ed/Vocational Ed Teachers, Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Instructors, Lori Ann Infant Center, Child Development Center and Pace Teachers, Adult Education, PreKindergarten Teachers, Classified Y-Rated Salary Schedule, Supervisory YRated Salary Schedule, and Revised Prior Years Certificated Management Competitive and Negotiable, and Supervisory Y-Rated Salary Schedules
  • Approved the Special Education Annual Budget and Service Plans and Service Descriptions for 2022/23
  • Approved Dual Enrollment Partnership Agreement
  • Approved Legal Services Agreements for 2022/23
  • Approved a Software as a Service and On the Go Agreement with eCIFM Solutions for Maintenance Work Order System
  • Approved Agreement with Education and Leadership Foundation/Inter-Act Fellows
  • Approved Amendment to Agreement with Optum Insight, Inc. for Health Plan Audit Services
  • Approved Pinnacle Training Systems, LLC Amendment Three
  • Approved Award of Bid 22-27, Addicott Elementary School Path of Travel Improvements
  • Approved Award of Bid 22-36, Malloch Elementary School Playground Replacement
  • Approved Award of Bid 22-42, Intrusion Security Upgrades Phase 1
  • Approved Award of Bid 22-43, Intrusion Security Upgrades Phase 2
  • Approved Award of Request for Proposal 22-33, Nutrition Center Point of Sale Software
  • Approved Award of Request for Qualifications 22-24, Crossing Guard Services
  • Approved Award of Formal Quote, Education Center Restroom Remodel
  • Approved Proposed Revisions for Board Policies
  • Denied Claim GL22-0506-7195
  • Ratified Agreement with Supplemental Health Care Services, Inc.
  • Ratified Addendum to Agreement with Family Foundations Counseling Services
  • Ratified Addendum to Agreement with Touchstone Family Development Center, Inc.
  • Ratified Submission of a Grant Application to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing – 2022 California Classified Employee Teacher Credentialing Program
  • Ratified Submission of Grant Applications to the California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program Authorizing the Acceptance of Grant Awards and Entering into Grant Agreements
  • Ratified Change Orders
  • Ratified the Filing of Notices of Completion
  • Ratified Purchase Orders from April 01, 2022 through April 30, 2022 and Zero Dollar Contracts – Primary Report
  • Ratified Purchase Orders from April 01, 2022 through April 30, 2022 – Supplemental Report

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

  • Discussed and Approved Agreement Addendum with Fresno Police Department to Phase In Student Resource Officers to Middle Schools
  • Presented and Discussed the Fall 2022 California Dashboard Local Indicators
  • ITEM PULLED – Present and Discuss Superintendent’s Dashboard
  • Discussed and Adopted Resolution 21-42, Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of General Obligation Bonds, Election of 2020 (Measure M), Series B, in the Aggregate Principal Amount of Not to Exceed $125,000,000, and Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of Documents and Actions in Connection Therewith
  • Conducted Public Hearing and Adopted Resolution 21-44, Approving the Development Fee Justification Study Demonstrating Fresno Unified is Justified in Collecting Level 1 School Facility (Development) Fees for New Residential and Commercial/Industrial Development
  • Conducted Public Hearing and Adopted Resolution 21-45 Authorizing the Increase of Level I School Facility (Development) Fees for New Residential and Commercial/Industrial Development
  • Discussed and Adopted Fresno Unified School District’s 2022/23 Local Control and Accountability Plan
  • Discussed and Adopted Fresno Unified School District’s 2022/23 Proposed Budget and Education Protection Account
  • Discussed and Approved Annual Agreements for the 2022/23 School Year – Primary Report
  • Discussed and Approved Annual Agreements for the 2022/23 School Year –Supplemental Report

The Board of Education received the following Information or Reports:

  • Received the Fresno Unified School District Initial Proposal to the Fresno Teachers Association
  • Received the Fresno Teachers Association 2023/24 Initial Proposal to Fresno Unified School District

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education will be on Wednesday, August 10th, 2022. Complete minutes and agendas are available online at

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