By Jose Fabian
A teenager from Northern California that recently graduated high school is leading in the election to a seat on the Fairfield-Suisun School Board, possibly making history.
Jack Flynn, 18, is leading in the election for trustee for Area 5 of the school board.According to a news release from his campaign, Flynn would be the youngest elected school district board member in U.S. history if he wins. It also said Flynn would be the youngest elected official in California history.
Source: Jack Flynn, at 18 years old, leads in election to the Fairfield-Suisun School Board
Nelda Mundy Elementary School recently received the Solano Transportation Authority Safe Routes to School Award.
The school was recognized Nov. 9 as a champion school for the Safe Routes to School Program with more than 100 students who walk or ride to school every day.
“We are delighted to have participated in the Safe Routes to Schools Program,” Julie Reece, principal at Nelda Mundy, said in a statement. “It is great to see the positive effects it has on our students and our community, and we look forward to continuing our participation in this important program in the future!”
Source: Nelda Mundy receives STA award for Safe Routes to School program
By Susan Hiland
A routine review of board policies Thursday led Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees to change the frequency of board sessions from twice monthly to once a month.
The change essentially takes place immediately.
A draft proposal presented to the board would have the next meeting and all meetings for 2023 take place the third Thursday of the month. That sets the next meeting for Dec. 15 – the only meeting for the month. Future board meetings will start at 5 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. for the coming year.
Source: Fairfield-Suisun School Board OKs shift to once-a-month meetings
By Susan Hiland
Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees this week established a rough plan to spend some $12 million in one-time funding from the state, with a sizable chunk tentatively set aside to boost benefits given to retirees.
Sheila McCabe, assistant superintendent of Educational Services, gave a presentation to the board Thursday on a new Arts, Music and Instructional Materials Discretionary Block Grant the district will receive.
Gov. Gavin Newsom this summer signed Assembly Bill 181, part of the bill established the Arts, Music and Instructional Materials Discretionary Block Grant.
Source: Fairfield-Suisun schools receive arts, music, materials grant from state
By Todd R. Hansen
Jack Flynn held a majority lead over incumbent Jonathan Richardson for the Trustee Area 5 seat on the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District board.
As of Wednesday, Flynn had tallied 963 votes, representing 51.5% of the ballots cast, while Richardson had 907 votes (48.5%), the Solano County Registrar of Voters Office reported.
The unofficial result is with all 10 precincts counted, but with mail-in and provisional ballots left to count.
Source: Schools election picture coming into focus after Day 2 of count
By Susan Hiland
Trustees of the Fairfield-Suisun School District on Thursday will hear updates and review proposed changes for the coming year.
Various additions and changes to board policies will be included with the board handbook once approved, along with changes to Board Offices and Board Subcommittee/Joint Committee members for the 2023 calendar year.
The board will take a look at the district’s bylaws and discuss any changes they would like to make. Trustees will also look at the proposed school calendar for the upcoming year. Also up for consideration is a change to the board’s meeting days and times for the year, including the possibility of going to only meeting once a month rather than meeting two times a month.
Source: Fairfield-Suisun trustees to hear updates, review plans for coming year
The Fairfield High School culinary program hosted a FIT-DAY presentation Oct. 26 sponsored by the California Restaurant Association.
Students and staff met with community leaders who shared personal stories as to how they got started in the industry. These leaders also discussed the various career paths that brought them to their current roles. Students were taught job readiness skills, team building and soft skills, all of which are fundamental to success in the real world of work.
Source: Fairfield High students explore career paths in culinary industry
Thirteen people graduated this week from the Effective Black Parenting Program offered by the Fairfield-Suisun School District.
The course started in last November. A recognition ceremony happened Tuesday at the Fairfield-Suisun Adult School.
This course is a direct result of a recommendation from the Tri-City NAACP requesting that the district offer these classes to the Fairfield-Suisun School District community, according to a district press release. The first in-person program was conducted after two virtual sessions. The free 15-session parenting course is offered to interested families in the community and takes place in the evenings at the Adult School.
Source: Fairfield-Suisun Adult School hosts parenting class graduation
By Susan Hiland
New law requires local food purchases starting in January 2024
Trustees in the Fairfield-Suisun School District heard a presentation Thursday about finances for the child nutrition programs – a presentation that looked ahead to how a new state law may change where and how the district purchases food.
The district’s nutritional programs include a Seamless Summer Feeding Program, and Community Eligibility Provision School Nutrition Programs which includes At-Risk After School Supper Program.
Source: Fairfield-Suisun school board reviews school nutrition programs
By Susan Hiland
Trustees in the Fairfield-Suisun School District will hear presentations Thursday that center on finances: one on child nutrition programs, and one on deferred maintenance and future projects.
The first presentation is an annual update on Child Nutrition Services.
The district’s nutritional programs include a Seamless Summer Feeding Program, Community Eligibility Provision School Nutrition Programs and an At-Risk After School Supper Program.
Source: Fairfield-Suisun school trustees to hear updates on financial matters
Fifth- and sixth-graders across the Fairfield-Suisun School District are receiving formal training that coincides with National Anti-Bullying Month.
The training is designed to help the fifth- and sixth-graders reflect on class and school culture.
It is part of the district’s ongoing efforts “to implement a culture of kindness and respect and works to maintain spaces where students feel safe and welcome,” according to a press release from the school district.
Source: Fairfield-Suisun schools provide anti-bullying workshops to 5th-, 6th-graders
By Richard Bammer
For every major issue in American society, there is a month, it seems.
And October is National Anti-Bullying Month, which emphasizes the need to reflect on class and school culture, according to Fairfield-Suisun Unified officials.
This month, striving to implement a culture of kindness and respect and to maintain spaces where students feel safe and welcome, they have arranged for a speaker to visit every fifth- and sixth-grade class in the district to deliver an anti-bullying workshop, a six-part series in a span of six weeks.
Source: Speaker series part of National Anti-Bullying Month in FSUSD – The Vacaville Reporter
Lindsey Michels has been appointed as communications manager and public informations officer for the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District.
Michels brings notable experience ito the roles, including past duties of managing social media content and building communication channels with students, faculty members and the community.
Michels earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish from California State University, Chico. She has a master’s in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management from Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales.
Source: Fairfield-Suisun appoints communications, public information manager
By Susan Hiland
Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees on Thursday approved the unaudited financial report for the previous academic year.
The report represents the financial status of all funds of the district at the end of the school year on June 30. It will serve as the basis for the 2021-22 audit report submitted to the Solano County Superintendent of Schools, according to Amanda Rish, director of Fiscal Services, who presented the report to the board.
Source: Fairfield-Suisun school board OKs unaudited financial report
By Matt Miller
The Fairfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee recently announced the addition of 10 individuals and one team as 2022 inductees.
The group includes Coach Clyde Carpino (track and field), Jared Biggs (football and track and field), Chris Hammer (wrestling), Michael Morris (basketball), Jennifer Martinez Wright (softball), Paris Gravely (basketball and track and field), James Lake (basketball, football and track and field), Frank Lake (football and track and field) and Jordan Wallace Romero (softball, volleyball and baseball).
Source: Fairfield High set to honor new inductees into Athletic Hall of Fame
TEAMWRKX Construction and BMW of Fairfield hosted a community outreach event on September 14, 2022 at BMW of Fairfield’s new dealership construction site. TEAMWRKX Construction, BMW of Fairfield, and other participating community partners welcomed students from Armijo High School’s Building Trades classes along with students from Vacaville, Will C. Wood, Napa, and American Canyon high schools to the construction site of Fairfield’s BMW new and improved dealership on Auto Mall Parkway.
The event allowed high school students interested in the construction and engineering trades to tour the new building and construction site. Students also had the opportunity to meet with electricians, carpenters, roofers, and other tradespeople from the construction and engineering sectors.
Source: Good News: FSUSD High School Students Explore Opportunities in Construction Trades
By Susan Hiland
A school board member is challenging various state requirements for students as unfair and possibly discriminatory.
Trustee Helen Tilley made her comments Thursday as the Fairfield-Suisun School District board was given an update about the state’s graduation requirements.
Source: Fairfield-Suisun trustee challenges state graduation requirements as ‘discriminatory’
Trustees of the Fairfield-Suisun School District will be briefed Thursday on recent changes in education policies.
Staff will explain measures approved by the State Board of Education which indicate college readiness or career readiness as defined by the California Department of Education for students looking to attend college or enter various career fields after high school.
Source: Fairfield-Suisun board set to address state policy changes
By Susan Hiland
Students are embracing reading, with students and staff reading more than 355,000 books over the past school year, according to the presentation given Thursday to the Fairfield-Suisun School District board members.
Jenn Roush, assistant director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, was one of several presenters at the meeting giving the board an overview of various programs within the school district.
Source: Trustees hear updates on various Fairfield-Suisun programs
By Susan Hiland
Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees heard an overview Thursday of Measure J projects that have been completed and the final projects that need to be completed in coming years.
Measure J, a $249 million general obligation bond that’s being repaid through property tax assessments, was approved by voters June 7, 2016, with the third and final bond sale occurring Feb. 20, 2020. The presentation comes at a time when the school board is placing another property tax measure to finance future projects on the November ballot.
The Measure J projects started with the replacement of the synthetic tracks and fields in the stadiums at all three comprehensive high schools in 2016. The district has completed several projects and is in design for most of the final projects of the bond program.
Source: Fairfield-Suisun trustees get overview of Measure J projects, eye future funding