Summary of the Board of Education Meeting on May 4th, 2022

The May 4th, 2022 meeting of the Board of Education began with the following announcements out of Closed Session:

  • The Board took action to move Brian Wall from Instructional Superintendent at School Leadership to Director, General at School Leadership. 
  • The Board took action to move Noemi Parayno from Principal II at Jackson Elementary to Principal II at Wishon Elementary.
  • The Board took action to move Kimberly Villescaz from Principal III at Wawona Middle School to Principal III on Special Assignment at Leadership Development. 

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

  • Superintendent Nelson started his remarks formally introducing and welcoming our newest Trustee, Trustee Andy Levine, representing our Fresno High Region. Trustee Levine is a long-time member of the Fresno Unified Family, having been a student throughout our district and now back to serve our students as a Trustee.
  • Superintendent then recognized the passing of previous Trustee and Board President, Dick Johanson. Trustee Johanson served our district in the early 2000’s through the Sunnyside Region and passed away at 96 years old.
  • Superintendent shared recognition and celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, School Nutrition Employee Week, with National Teacher Appreciation Day just yesterday and School Lunch Hero Day on Friday. School Principals’ Day was also recognized earlier this week and the California Day of the Teacher and National School Nurse Day are celebrated on May 11th. Superintendent encouraged all to take some extra time this week and next to recognize and appreciate your teachers, nutrition services teams, school nurses, and principals. In May we also recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, National Foster Care Month, and National Mental Health Month.
  • Superintendent reminded staff that registration opened this week for DPI’s Second Annual Climate and Culture Summer Conference. This second annual virtual conference will be offered June 14 and 15 and is free to all FUSD employees. Sessions will feature renowned speakers on topics such as equity, resiliency, creating positive school climate, and much more. You can register now on iAchieve and reach out to the Climate and Culture office with any questions.
  • Superintendent then reminded staff that Excellence in Education tickets and tables are on sale now. We’ll be holding the dinner and program on Wednesday, May 25th at the Hoover Event Center. All nominees and winners will be honored, and Superintendent encouraged staff to come celebrate your colleagues and enjoy a fun night with us. Doors open at 5:30pm with dinner served at 6:15pm. You can get your tickets now at
  • Superintendent shared that on this upcoming Saturday, our Spring Fresno Unified eSports Tournament will kick off at 8:30am in the Hoover Event Center. Twenty-five teams from 17 schools will compete for the Rocket League championship. Starting this spring, middle schools have joined our high schools in FUeL competitions. Also at Hoover in the West Gym is the end-of-year Robotics Exhibition for Club RED, our high school robotics club. Five schools will be competing for the title. Stop by to see some great competitions or catch the live stream on Twitch.
  • Superintendent then congratulated Duncan for a couple of great accomplishments. First, Duncan Construction senior James Rodriguez will be competing at the SkillsUSA National Competition in Atlanta, Georgia after winning Gold at the State competition in Residential Plumbing. James is the first construction student to win gold for Duncan at this event. Senior Yao Lor, also made it to the winners podium after winning the bronze medal for electrical wiring. Second, Jesse Rojas, Leslie Lopez, Isabella Jimenez and Leslie Romero – students from Duncan’s Medical Academy of Science and Health, swept the top four places in the Nursing Assisting state competition through Cal-HOSA. They will be now head to the national competition in Nashville in June. Superintendent shared his congratulations and pride for these wonderful students and the Duncan team.
  • Superintendent then closed his remarks by sharing this awesome video of the Special Olympics Field Day held last week by our Addicott team. Superintendent shared his thanks to Principal Scroggins, all of our Addicott staff, the Special Olympics, and all of the families and parents out to support our wonderful students.

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 in the Matter of Declaring Certification of the April 12, 2022 Special Election
  • Adopted Resolution Proclaiming May 11, 2022 as National School Nurse Day
  • Approved Minutes from Prior Meeting
  • Approved Amendment 02 to Contract CCTR-1039 for General Child Care and Development Program 2021/22 from the Department of Social Services
  • Approved Grant Applications to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education 2022/23 Program
  • Approved Award of Bid 22-35, Bullard and Fresno High Schools Kitchen Hood and Make-up Air Unit Replacements
  • Approved Proposed Revisions for Board Policies
  • Ratified an Agreement between Fresno Unified School District and California Department of Social Services, Child Care and Development Division
  • Ratified Agreement with Fresno County Early Stars Program
  • Ratified Change Orders
  • Ratified Purchase Orders from February 01, 2022 through February 28, 2022

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

  • Presented and Discussed Extended Learning

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, May 18th, 2022. Complete minutes and agendas are available online at

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