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Board Meeting Highlights - July 25th, 2018
Posted 7/25/18

At its July 25th meeting, The FUSD Board of Education:


Approved Administrative Appointments – The Board unanimously approved appointment of Adam Eslami as Assistant Principal of Brier Elementary School effective immediately.


Approved Agreement between FUSD and the Fremont Unified District Teachers Association (FUDTA) - Article 24: Salary – The Board approved the agreement as outlined in the tentative agreement. The District and Association agree to a 1.05-percent increase on the salary schedule and a 1.05 percent one-time payment off the salary schedule for the 2017-18 school year. All increases will be effective July 1, 2017.


Received the 2018-19 Final State Budget and Fremont Unified School District's (FUSD) 45-Day Update On June 27, the Board approved and adopted the 2018-19 District budget together with the Local Control and Accountability Plan, the same day the Governor signed the State budget. As a result of the State Budget Act for 2018-19, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) revenue has increased by $2.1 million, while the One-Time Discretionary Funding has decreased by $5.5 million. Overall, the revenues have decreased by $3.4 million. Additionally, there is a reduction of LCFF revenue for the prior year for $0.3 million. Due to changes in revenues, the ending fund balance for 2018-19 has decreased by $3.7 million.


Adopted Resolution 002-1819 in Support of Tri-City Health Center in Recognition of National Health Center Week, Aug. 12-18, 2018 - NHCW events are scheduled across the country, and include health fairs, visits by Members of Congress and state officials to local health centers, press conferences, back-to-school drives, community breakfasts, patient appreciation events, free health screenings and other events. A list of Tri-City Health Center's scheduled events is set forth as an exhibit to this agenda item.


Authorized Staff to Enter into an Agreement with International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) - To support anti-bullying behavior, FUSD is moving toward a more holistic, school climate approach. IIRP will give schools the tools, knowledge and support to help them develop better relationships on their campuses. They will teach all secondary schools plus the staffs at Durham and Vallejo Mill elementary schools how to set high expectations while being supportive, practice how to give direct feedback and ask questions that foster accountability. In the long term, the development of a safe and restorative school culture will enhance the equity work within the District and will assist sixth-graders as they transition to our middle schools.


Received a Report and Recommendations from FUSE Fellow - On May 10, 2017, FUSD entered into a partnership with the City of Fremont to fund a one-year FUSE Fellowship. The intent of the Fellowship was to explore ways FUSD could better prepare students to engage with the manufacturing community, creating employment pathways for them post-graduation. Beginning October 2, 2017, Parker Thomas, the FUSE Fellow, has worked with the District, the City of Fremont, local businesses, community agencies, and model programs across the nation to develop a plan for FUSD. Parker's fellowship concludes on October 2, 2018. He has developed a 3-year recommendation plan for FUSD to prepare our graduates for success in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) careers.


Received a Presentation for the Co-Location Between Robertson High School and Fremont Adult and Continuing Education Sites - Adult Education in Fremont serves approximately 5,000 students in programs such as Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, Parent Education and High School Diploma. Robertson Continuation School is an alternative placement for approximately 250 high school students who have not been successful at the high school and independent study program. Staff has proposed that both of these programs, and possibly others, might be better served on one comprehensive site that may allow a more efficient service to our community. This would involve placing Robertson at the Adult School site and freeing up the current Robertson site for an elementary school. At the April 12, 2017 Board meeting, staff proposed a 2-year process with Phase 1 going through the 2017-18 school year and Phase 2 being implemented in the 2018-19 school year. The estimated cost for upgrades to existing facilities and classroom additions are estimated at $17.3 M.  See presentation here.

Board elects not move forward to next Phase due to lack of funds.


Attendance Area Assignments for Planned Housing Developments - The Board approved attendance area assignments for planned housing developments as presented in this report. In 2007, the Board approved a procedure to provide more flexibility in assigning new developments to attendance areas other than the historically contiguous neighborhood area. Biannually, the Board considers recommendations for assignment of attendance areas for students who will be generated from housing units included in developments being planned within the City of Fremont. The current year demographic report is used as the basis of projections for assignment of attendance areas.


Appointed 13 Members to the African American Parent Advisory Committee (AAPAC) - The committee was formed this earlier this year to advise the Board on areas including the achievement gap and present tools and resources recommended to assist with student achievement. While the committee bylaws called for 10 parent members, the Board approved all 13 who applied.


Authorized staff to enter into a facilities lease and site lease (Leases) with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., and adopt Resolution No. 001-1819 supporting award of lease-leaseback agreements for the new construction project at Horner Middle School.


Authorized Staff to Amend the Agreements for Project Inspector and Materials Testing and Special Inspection Consulting Services for the New Construction Project at Horner Middle School – The Board authorized staff to amend two agreements for project inspector, materials testing and special inspection consulting services for the new construction project at Horner Middle School. With the amendments, the agreement with DSA School Inspectors, Inc., is now $914,164, and the agreement with Consolidated Engineering Laboratories is now $578,126, for a grand total of $1,492,650.


Authorized Staff to Execute the Final Change Order with Fast-Trak Construction Company for the Modernization Projects at Grimmer and Weibel Elementary Schools and Irvington High School - Information Technology Upgrades, File a Notice of Completion; Amend the Agreement with Jerome Zalinski for Project Inspection Services – The Board authorized staff to execute the final change order in the amount of $317,644 with Fast-Trak Construction Company for the modernization projects at Grimmer and Weibel elementary schools and Irvington High School - information technology upgrades; and to file a notice of completion and amend the agreement with Jerome Zalinski for an additional $30,080 for project inspection services.


Authorized Staff to Execute the Final Change Order with Rodan Builders, Inc. for the Modernization Projects at Azevada, Brier, Glenmoor, and Mattos Elementary Schools and Fremont Adult School - Information Technology (IT) Upgrades and File a Notice of Completion – The Board authorized staff to execute the final additive change order for $152,083 with Rodan Builders, Inc., for IT upgrades the modernization projects at Azevada, Brier, Glenmoor, and Mattos elementary schools, and Fremont Adult School - information technology upgrades; and file a notice of completion.


Authorized Staff to Amend the Agreement with ATI Architects and Engineers for the New Construction Project at Walters Middle School – The Board authorized staff to amend the agreement with ATI Architects and Engineers in the amount of $143,295 for additional architectural services for the new construction project at Walters Middle School. This brings the total contract value to $2,664,112.


See Video of entire meeting here 


The Board’s next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22nd, 6:00pm (time subject to change), at the District Office Board Room – 4210 Technology Dr. – in Fremont