BOARD ACCOUNTABILITY

A school board is a local group of elected individuals that works with tis community to improve it’s public schools. Our school board’s primary responsibilities are to ensure students get the best education possible; hire and avaluate the superintendent; and develop and adopt policy. curriculum, and the budget. Before every FUSD board meeting. GO Public School Fresno sends out a Board Watch email that updates the community about the key topics that will be covered in the meeting.

How to Participate in Board Meetings

Board meetings are open to the public and take place in the Board Room on the second floor of the FUSD Education Center (2309 Tulare Street), unless otherwise posted*.

Meetings are usualy held every two weeks on Wednesdays with open public session begining at 5:45pm. Half an hour (30 minutes) is set aside for public comment during each school board meeting. Prior to the time for public comment, fill out a speaker card – available in multiple languages – which you’ll find on the table next to the board room entryway. You’ll have 1-3 minutes to share your story with the board. Here are some tips for preparing and delivering your message:

Share your stance on the issue with clear supporting reasons

Recommend a solution

Practice your speech beforehand, but don’t worry about memorizing it

Print your speech in a large font for easy reading

Deliver your speech in a strong and respectful voice

Deliver your speech in a strong and respectful voice

Recommend a solution

Practice your speech beforehand, but don’t worry about memorizing it

Print your speech in a large font for easy reading

Deliver your speech in a strong and respectful voice

How to Watch Live Meetings

You can watch board meetings LIVE via the internet or these TV providers.

Comcast – Channel 98

AT&T U-Verse – Channel 99

Videos of previous meetings are posted here and also on USTREAM

How to contact your FUSD Board Trustee

Not sure which board member represents you?

FRESNO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION TRUSTEE AREAS

TRUSTEE AREA 1 (Edison Region)

Keshia Thomas, Board Member

keshia.thomas

@fresnounified.org

Liason: Cherella Nicholson

TRUSTEE AREA 2 (Roosevelt Region)

Elizabeth Jonasson Rosas, Board Member

elizabeth.jonasson.rosas

@fresnounified.org

Liaison: Brandalyn Hastings (559) 269-3607

TRUSTEE AREA 3 (Sunnyside Region)

Valerie F. Davis, Board Member

valerie.davis@fresnounified.org

TRUSTEE AREA 4 (McLane Region)

Veva Islas, Board Member

veva.islas@fresnounified.org

TRUSTEE AREA 5 (Fresno High Region)

Carol Mills, J.D., Clerk

carolmillsfusd@comcast.net

Liaison: Michele Rodriguez (559) 269-1504

TRUSTEE AREA 6 (Hoover Region)

Claudia Cazares, President

claudia.cazares@fresnounified.org

TRUSTEE AREA 7 (Bullard Region)

Terry Slatic, Board Member

terry.slatic@fresnounified.org

Liason: Michelle Asadoorian (559) 269-3959

Board members may also be reached by calling (559) 457-3727, or faxing (559) 486-3213. Items can be mailed to board members at Fresno Unified, Board of Education Office, 2309 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA, 93721. Additional Information is available at the FUSD Board Website.

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