Summary of the Board of Education November 15, 2017 Meeting
The November 15, 2017 meeting of the Board of Education began with the following announcements out of Closed Session:
Next, Maria Turnbull, a parent who has had a positive impact at Thomas Elementary School, led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Students Damian Carillo, Alex Fernandez and Mariah Lopez from Cambridge High School thanked Trustee Davis for attending their SAB meeting and for providing them with inspiring advice. Next, they shared that they will be participating in a community kindness project called Be a Santa to a Senior which hopes to provide presents for up to 1,000 seniors who will be alone this holiday season. The students told the board about Cambridge's successful credit recovery opportunities. So far this school year, their APEX online program has recovered 780 credits. Cambridge hopes to have 10 graduates by December. The school also held its very first Welcome Back Rally, to introduce all staff members to students and advise students about programs available to them. Cambridge students also held their first Community Carnival. The carnival was a success with many families thanking the school for being hospitable to the community. Cambridge is also starting a new program to increase student voice on campus. Also, students from Terronez Middle School shared with the board that they love their school's welcoming environment. They also shared the activities they participate and their future plans.
Next, Superintendent Nelson provided a brief report to the Board of Education including:
The Board of Education took the following actions on the below consent agenda items:
Next, staff made presentations to the Board in the conference/discussion section of the agenda as follows:
The Board of Education received the following information and reports:
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education is Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Fresno Unified Education Center, located at 2309 Tulare St. in Fresno. Complete minutes and agendas are available online at https://www.fresnounified.org/sites/board