The May 30, 2018 meeting of the Board of Education began with no announcements out of Closed Session. The Board went back into Closed Session after the regular agenda was completed and made the following announcements afterwards:
- Lateral move of Kimberly Hendricks-Brown, Principal II, Columbia Elementary, to Principal II on Special Assignment, Office of African American Academic Acceleration
- Promotion of Andrew Scherrer, Principal III, Computech Middle School, to Executive Director, Equity and Access
Next, Lilia Becerril, a parent who has had a positive impact at Roosevelt High School, led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Board of Education recognized Suzi Clark, a Fresno High student who has enlisted in the United States Army.
The Board of Education recognized the Fresno High Women’s Alliance Program for their Contribution to Medical Research.
The Board of Education also recognized the Fresno Unified School District Spring Sports Valley Champions for the 2017/18 School Year.
Next, Superintendent Nelson provided a brief report to the Board of Education including:
- There are just six more days left of school and end of year activities are in full swing. There will be 14 high school graduation ceremonies which began last week with Design Science. Thursday will kick off five straight days of graduation celebrations. Dr. Nelson encouraged people to find the complete list of times and locations of all district graduation ceremonies at www.fresnounified.org.
- Congratulating the district’s fourth quarter middle school and elementary champions.
- Tennis, Division 2 champions Sequoia Middle School, coached by Carol Yohannes
- In Division 1 softball, Tenaya Middle School, led by Coach Brent Bertsche and in Division 3 Hamilton Hurricaines led by Coach Brian Kalustian
- In track, Computech Middle School coached by Jose Luis Bolanos and Solomon Bryant
- In boys’ volleyball, Division I title Gaston Middle School under Coach Scott Brown and Division 2 champs Kings Canyon Middle School led by Jesse Garcia
- Figarden Elementary boys softball
- Lawless and Calwa elementary schools both won first in their divisions for girls softball
- Congratulating the eight athletes from Bullard and Edison high schools who are competing Friday in the State Track Qualifiers. Congratulations to all coaches and athletes on a stellar season.
- This past Saturday the district had the pleasure of hosting award-winning actress Audra McDonald as the Roosevelt High School Theater was dedicated in her honor. The community really came together to celebrate one of Fresno Unified’s very own Roosevelt graduate who has won a record six Tony Awards for her work on Broadway and is recognized both nationally and internationally for her work on stage, television and in film as well as her activism in support of social equality. There were so many special moments including when Ms. McDonald took the time to visit with our Performing Arts singers on stage and when she spoke fondly of her time at Roosevelt. She even led the crowd in an old Roosevelt cheer. Her name will forever be visible for our entire city to see on the front of the Roosevelt theater. Dr. Nelson thanked all who helped make the day possible and then played a short video recapping the wonderful event.
The Board of Education took the following actions on the below consent agenda items:
- Approved personnel list
- Adopted findings of fact and recommendations of the District Administrative Board
- Approved Fresno Unified School District’s nomination of Trustee Carol Mills, J.D. to serve as Vice President of the California School Boards Association
- Approved Independent Contractor Services Agreement with BitWise Industries Inc., dba Shift3 Technologies
- Approved positions and adopted job descriptions for Coordinator I, Energy Management and Technician, Energy Management, and approved revisions to the Management and Supervisory Salary Schedules for Program Manager I, Principal II on Special Assignment and Principal I on Special Assignment
- Approved Multi-Year Agreement with Cisco Capital/Key Government Finance for Technical Support of District’s Enterprise Network Equipment
- Approved Independent Contractor Services Agreement with Development Group, Inc. for Dark Fiber Network Configuration Services
- Approved Authorization for Utilization of Updated, Engineering Services Agreements
- Approved proposed revisions for Board Bylaws (BB) 9012 (NEW), 9121, 9220, 9230, 9240, 9321, 9323, 9400 and Exhibit (E) 9323.3
- (NEW) BB 9012 Board Member Electronic Communication
- BB 9121 President
- BB 9220 Governing Board Elections
- BB 9230 Orientation
- BB 9240 Board Development
- BB 9321 Closed Session Purposes And Agendas
- BB 9323 Meeting Conduct
- E 9323.2 Actions By The Board
- BB 9400 Board Self-Evaluation
- Approved proposed revisions for Board Policies (BP) 0460, 0420.4, 0500, 0520, 3100, (NEW) 3230, 5113.1, (NEW) 5113.12, 5131.1, 5131.6, 5144, 5144.1, (NEW) 5145.31, 7214 and Deletion of 0520 and 0520.3
- BP 0460 Local Control Accountability Plan
- BP 0420.4 Charter School Authorization
- BP 0500 Review And Evaluation
- BP 0520 Intervention For Underperforming Schools (Deletion)
- BP 0520.3 Title 1 Program Improvement Districts (Deletion)
- BP 3100 Budget
- (NEW) BP 3230 Federal Grant Funds
- BP 5113.1 Chronic Absence And Truancy
- (NEW) BP 5113.12 District SARB
- BP 5131.1 Bus Conduct
- BP 5131.6 Alcohol And Other Drugs
- BP 5144 Discipline
- BP 5144.1 Suspension And Expulsion/Due Process
- (NEW) BP 5145.31 Gender And Identity Inclusion
- BP 7214 General Obligation Bonds
- Approved amendment of Energy Service Agreements-Special Conditions with FFP BTM Solar, LLC (ForeFront Power) for Development of Solar Energy Projects at Comprehensive High Schools and Brawley Service Center
- Approved award of Bid 18-35 Sections A and B, Tehipite and Yosemite Middle Schools, Demotion of Existing Lockers and Installation of New Lockers
- Approved award of Bid 18-38 Sections A-C: Addicott, Columbia, Kirk, Robinson, Thomas, and Vang Pao Elementary Schools Portable Classrooms Relocation and Infrastructure. Trustee Ashjian abstained pursuant to Board Bylaw 9270.
- Approved authorization to Utilize Individual Piggyback Contracts in 2018/19
- Denied Claim #GL17-1114-67
- Ratified Grant Application to the 2018 Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program
- Ratified Independent Contractor Services Agreement with The Talk Team
- Ratified Change Order for the Project Listed Below (Trustee Ashjian abstained pursuant to Board Bylaw 9270):
- Bid 17-27R, Section B, Edison High School Tennis Court Improvements Rebid
Next, staff made presentations to the Board in the conference/discussion section of the agenda as follows:
- Discussed and adopted Fresno Unified School District’s 2018/19 Local Control and Accountability Plan
- Discussed and adopted Fresno Unified School District’s 2018/19 Proposed Budget and Education Protection Account
- Provided an opportunity for public discussion on the California School Employees Association and its Fresno Chapter 143 Food Service (CSEA) Proposal to Fresno Unified School District for the 2018 – 2021 Successor Agreement
- Provided opportunity for public discussion and adopted the Fresno Unified School District Proposal to California School Employees Association and its Fresno Chapter 143 Food Service (CSEA) for the 2018 – 2021 Successor Agreement
- Provided opportunity for public discussion on the California School Employees Association and its Fresno Chapter 125 White Collar (CSEA) Proposal to Fresno Unified School District for the 2018 – 2021 Successor Agreement
- Provided opportunity for public discussion and adopted the Fresno Unified School District Proposal to California School Employees Association and its Fresno Chapter 125 White Collar (CSEA) for the 2018 – 2021 Successor Agreement
The Board of Education received the following information or reports:
- Constituent Services Quarterly Reporting
- Proposed Revisions for Board Policies (BP) 3311, 5132, (NEW) 5141.23, 6146.4, 6164.4 and 6164.6
- BP 3311 Bids
- BP 5132 Dress and Grooming
- (NEW) BP 5141.23 Asthma Management
- BP 6146.4 Differential Graduation and Competency Standard for Individuals with Exceptional Needs
- BP 6164.4 Identification of Individuals with Exceptional Needs
- BP 6164.6 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Results of Sale of General Obligation Bonds, Election of 2016, Measure X, Series A
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education is Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Fresno Unified Education Center, located at 2309 Tulare St. in Fresno. Complete minutes and agendas are available online at https://go.fresnou.org/board.