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Board Meeting Highlights - January 30, 2021 (Retreat)
Posted 2/2/21

At its January 30th meeting, The FUSD Board of Education:


Appointed Parents/Guardians and Community Members to Serve on the District Equity Team for a Minimum Two-Year Term – Applications for the District Equity Team were made available to parents/guardians and the community and were due to the Director of Student Support Services no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Meeting dates for the 2020-2021 school year have been established and will be held virtually while in shelter in place at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates:  2/16/2021, 3/16/2021, 4/20/2021, and 5/18/2021. The Board of Trustees was asked to appoint parents/guardians and community members to serve on the District Equity Team for a minimum two-year term.  In order to be appointed to the District Equity Team, an applicant must receive a minimum of three votes. See ballot here and full Team roster here.


Approved a Budget Increase for the Portable Locker Room Project at Horner Middle School - On June 24, 2020, The Board authorized $576,000 to accommodate a larger locker room space at Horner Middle School. Due to Division of State Architect (DSA) requirements, delay in DSA reviews and approvals, the inclusion of soft and additional unforeseen construction cost, the total cost of the project has increased. The cost reflected includes the original budget of $576,000 and includes all associated fees for the project. The revised estimated total originally was $1.8M and FUSD staff and design team reviewed and revised the scope to reduce the budget impacts. Challenges faced on this project include:

  1. DSA requirement of permanent foundations for the buildings that were originally to be built on a raised platform
  2. Modification of the bioswale in area adjacent to the new structures
  3. DSA Up-sizing the utility connections previously approved to a larger capacity
  4. Due to DSA delay in reviewing, the window of opportunity to complete the work was lost using the construction teams on site, and CM team onsite during the original construction schedule. Now we must extend the term to finish this work.
  5. Escalation and price increases due to COVID-19 delays in delivery and manufacturing of the facilities.

Current Project Budget


Board Approved 06/24/20

Budget Increase



Pending Board Approval 01/20/21

Updated Project Budget




These funds would come from the Fund 21- Measure E Program Contingency.



The Board’s next Regular Meeting (virtual) is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10th, 6:30pm (time subject to change)