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Board Meeting Highlights - October 16, 2019
Posted 10/17/19

Board Meeting Highlights – October 16, 2019



At its October 16th meeting, The FUSD Board of Education:


  • Approved Commencement of Surplus Property Disposition Process - At this time, District staff has identified at least one school campus which may no longer be needed for the District’s school purposes – Marshall Elementary School located at 5203 Curtis Street. The Board was asked to give District staff direction on seeking and obtaining members to establish its 7-11 Committee. Additionally, the Board is asked to give direction on guidelines and timing for the 7-11 Committee’s evaluation of District facilities. See presentation here. Item Approved by 4-1 vote – Trustee Berke votes Nay.


  • Held Public Hearing #2 Regarding the Composition of Potential Trustee Voting Areas Associated with the District's Transition to a By-Trustee Area Election System in Advance of the Preparation of Draft Trustee Voting Area Plans by the District's Demographer - The Governing Board convened its second public hearing to receive public testimony concerning the composition of potential trustee voting areas associated with the District’s transition to a by-trustee area election system in advance of the preparation of draft trustee voting area plans by the District’s demographer. See presentation here. NEW: Frequently Asked Questions - By-Trustee Area


  • Received Revised Demographic Study on Enrollment - The district’s actual enrollment as of September 13, 2019, was 35,036. This represented a decline by 595 from the June 2019 enrollment revision. Overall, the actual enrollment represents a difference of almost 900 students from the original February 2019 enrollment forecast. When extrapolating the decline over three years, this represents a potential over-estimate by thousands of students from the current forecast. Based on these factors, the District requested that the demographer revisit the enrollment projections and update the 2019-20 multi-year enrollment based on our actual CBEDS enrollment and re-projection of growth and other variables. The revisions provided in this update will be critical and help support a meaningful financial forecast as the district begins to develop the first interim budget update. As a result of this information, the district will be presenting a special budget update at the October 30, 2019, Board meeting to present the effect of the projected enrollment changes on the multi-year budget.


  • Received Update on the Williamson Property located at 3350 Eggers Drive - In advance of an upcoming community meeting on the topic, the Board received a presentation updating them on the conceptual drawings of the park and school site on the Williamson Property located at 3350 Eggers Drive. FUSD staff met with the City of Fremont administration to review the respective task lists for the elementary school and joint use park project at the Williamson site. The basic layout has been adapted by QKA from the design of Lila Bringhurst Elementary School and park. The date for a community meeting is at 6:30 p.m., on October 24, 2019, at Washington High School.


  • Received the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Results - The CAASPP System includes the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Summative Assessments, which were administered to Fremont Unified School District students in grades 3-8 and 11 during the spring of 2019. The Summative Assessments are comprehensive end of the year assessments of grade-level learning that measure progress toward college and career readiness.


  • Held Public Hearing on Instructional Materials and Adopted Resolution 015-1920: Sufficiency of Instructional Materials - Education Code requires governing boards to make a written determination as to whether each pupil enrolled in all core areas as well as Foreign Language or Health courses has sufficient textbooks or instructional materials that are consistent with the content and cycles of the curriculum frameworks adopted by the State Board.


  • Approved the Wellness Committee Bylaws - The Wellness Committee meets several times a year to build a coordinated school health system that support and reinforces health literacy through health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, psychological and counseling services, health promotion for students and staff, a safe and healthy school environment, and parent/guardian and community involvement. 


  • Approved Amendment of the Bylaws for the Local Control Accountability and Advisory Committee - In Spring 2019, the Board requested that staff develop bylaws to support the work being done by the Local Control Accountability and Advisory Committee (LCAAC). The bylaws are expected to go into effect for the 2019-2020 school year and ongoing.


  • Approved Amendment of the Bylaws for the African American Parent Advisory Committee (AAPAC) - In Spring 2019, the Board requested that staff develop bylaws to support the work being done by the African American Parent Advisory Committee (AAPAC). The bylaws are expected to go into effect for the 2019/2020 school year and ongoing. At the Board meeting on May 22, 2019, the Board approved the third reading of the bylaws.  The Board has now requested that the bylaws be amended to include up to two Board Trustees. 


  • Authorized Staff to Enter Into Agreements with Non-Public Agencies and Non-Public Schools for 2019-2020 - FUSD currently has students whose least restrictive environment per IDEA was determined to be placement in a Non-Public School (NPS) setting due to a significant disability, or behavioral or programmatic needs that have impacted their current ability to be successful within the general education setting. In addition, FUSD currently needs to contract out for additional services through Non-Public Agencies, despite efforts to employ district staff, including, but not limited to: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Assistive Technology, Speech/Language, Psychologist, 1:1 Nursing, Adaptive Physical Education and Physical Therapy services.


  • Approved Second Reading of New Board Policy 5145.2, Students Freedom of Speech/Expression and Review Administrative Regulation - Staff requests that the Board approve the Second Reading of new Board Policy 5145.2, Freedom Of Speech/Expression and review Administrative Regulation with the recommended changes noted on the attached document, to reflect current laws and practices.


See Video of entire meeting here 


The Board’s next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30th, 6:00pm (time subject to change), at the District Office Board Room – 4210 Technology Dr. – in Fremont.