Summary of the Board of Education Meeting on March 8th, 2023

The March 8th, 2023 meeting of the Board of Education began with the following announcements out of closed session:

  • The Board took action in closed session on two workers’ compensation cases.
  • The Board took action in closed session to reassign a management employee at the conclusion of the 2022/2023 school year.
  • The Board took action in closed session to non-reelect three certificated employees at the conclusion of the 2022/2023 school year.

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

  • Deputy Superintendent Her started her remarks reminding families and staff to please complete our Spring Climate and Culture Survey before the March 10th deadline. Staff who work 50% or more of their time at a school site can complete the quick survey at this link. Families can complete the survey at this link.
  • Deputy Superintendent Her then shared we’ve now opened enrollment for Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten for the next school year! If your child turns 5 on or before September 1st this year, they are able to enroll in kindergarten. If your child turns 5 between September 2nd and April 2nd, they are able to enroll in Transitional Kindergarten. Families can register now at this link or by visiting their neighborhood elementary school.
  • Deputy Superintendent Her then announced that a washer and dryer have now been determined as baseline equipment for all middle schools. This need came about from Trustee Levine who highlighted the fundraising efforts of staff at Fort Miller Middle School who were working to replace their donated washer and dryer to support student needs. This sparked a team to come together quickly to make a district-wide assessment of the need, leading to this determination. Deputy Superintendent shared her gratitude with all who came together to make this a reality for our students.
  • Deputy Superintendent then made several shout outs and congratulations including:
    • The McLane boys and girls soccer teams for capturing the CIF Section Championship titles in their respective divisions,
    • Edison High School senior Caiden “Amir” Johnson who placed 7th in the CIF State Wrestling Championships,
    • The top 3 spellers at the district spelling bee:
      • First place: Samantha Tanaglo of Manchester GATE Elementary School
      • Second place: Mateo Ortega-Arredondo of Bakman Elementary School
      • Third place: Ian Trevino of Columbia Elementary School, and
    • Ayer Elementary and Bullard High’s students and staff for their recent partnerships with the Central California Food Bank to facilitate volunteer food box distributions to support their communities!

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 Proclaiming April 2023 Autism Acceptance Month
  • Adopted Variable Term Waiver for Bilingual Cross-Cultural, Language and Development Authorization
  • Adopted Variable Term Waiver for Career Technical Education Credential Holders
  • Approved Provisional Internship Permits
  • Approved Graduation Agreements for the Class of 2023
  • Approved Agreement with MGT of America to Conduct Facility Conditions Assessments of All Schools
  • Approved Agreement with Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.
  • Approved Purchase and Sale Agreement and Escrow Instructions for Property Located at 2011 Fresno Street, aka 1212 Fulton Street and 2015 Fresno Street
  • Approved Amended Agreement with Wonder Valley Outdoor Education
  • Approved Award of Bid 23-23, Ericson Elementary School New Multipurpose Building, and Interim Housing
  • Approved Award of Bid 23-26A and Rejected Bid 23-26B, Unit Ventilators and Heat Pumps for HVAC Projects
  • Approved Award of Bid 23-31, Kisling Building Modernization
  • Approved Request for Qualifications and Proposals 23-12, Design-Build Services
  • Approved Proposed Revisions for Board Bylaw
  • Denied Claim GL22-0912-8449
  • Denied Claim GL23-0120-8385
  • Ratified Agreement with Early Learning Department and Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
  • Ratified Grant Application to the 2023 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
  • Ratified Purchase Orders from December 01, 2022 through December 31, 2022 – Primary Report
  • Ratified Purchase Orders from December 01, 2022 through December 31, 2022 – Supplemental Report

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

  • Discussed and Approved the 2022/23 Second Interim Financial Report
  • Discussed and Approved the California School Boards Association Delegate Assembly Ballot
  • Presented and Discussed the First Chicanx Latinx High School Recognition Celebration 

The Board of Education received no Information or Reports at this meeting.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education will be on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023. Complete minutes and agendas are available online at board.fresnounified.org.

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