Fairfield-Suisun trustees to hear reports on student performance, state budget – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees will hear several presentations Thursday, including updates on student performance and the state budget.

Sheila McCabe, assistant superintendent, Educational Services, will talk about the College/Career Indicator update. This is one of several state indicators that the California Department of Education reports on the California School Dashboard that serves as a statewide accountability measure, according to the staff report.

Source: Fairfield-Suisun trustees to hear reports on student performance, state budget

Fairfield-Suisun trustees to select new officers; welcome newest board member – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees will shuffle roles this week and welcome the newest member.

The board will elect a president, vice president and a clerk from among its members Thursday. Teresa Lavell from the Solano County Board of Education will administer the oath of office to newly elected Trustee Jack Flynn prior to the meeting.

Trustees will also discuss changing meeting nights for the coming school year.

Source: Fairfield-Suisun trustees to select new officers; welcome newest board member

Jack Flynn, at 18 years old, leads in election to the Fairfield-Suisun School Board – Fox40

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

Fairfield-Suisun School Board OKs shift to once-a-month meetings – Daily Republic

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

Schools election picture coming into focus after Day 2 of count – Daily Republic

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

Fairfield-Suisun trustees to hear updates, review plans for coming year – Daily Republic

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

Fairfield-Suisun school trustees to hear updates on financial matters – Daily Republic

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

Fairfield-Suisun trustees set to review school finances – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

Trustees of the Fairfield-Suisun School District will receive an update Thursday on the district’s financial health.

Amanda Rish, director of Fiscal Services, will give a presentation on the unaudited financial status of the district.

This financial statement represents the financial status of all funds of the district as of June 30 and will be the basis for the 2021-2022 audit report submitted to the Solano County Superintendent of Schools.

Source: Fairfield-Suisun trustees set to review school finances

Fairfield-Suisun trustee challenges state graduation requirements as ‘discriminatory’ – Daily Republic

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 hear updates on various Fairfield-Suisun programs – Daily Republic

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

Fairfield-Suisun trustees get overview of Measure J projects, eye future funding – Daily Republic

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

College student steps forward to challenge for seat on Fairfield-Suisun school board – Daily Republic

By Todd R. Hansen

Jack Flynn, who lists himself with the Solano County Registrar of Voters as a student and hospitality associate, is challenging for the Trustee Area 5 seat on the Fairfield-Suisun School District board.

The incumbent for that office, Jonathan R. Richardson, had previously filed his paperwork.

Craig Wilson, in Trustee Area 1, and David C. Isom, in Trustee Area 7, also have completed their nomination paperwork.

Source: College student steps forward to challenge for seat on Fairfield-Suisun school board

3 Fairfield-Suisun school district incumbents seek new terms; Travis election crowded – Daily Republic

By Todd R. Hansen

All three incumbents up for re-election on the Fairfield-Suisun School District board of trustees have filed their candidate papers with the Solano County Registrar of Voters.

Craig Wilson, in Trustee Area 1, Jonathan Richardson, in Trustee Area 5, and David C. Isom, in Trustee Area 7, have completed the nomination paperwork. No challengers have taken out papers as of Monday.

The deadline to file is Aug. 12.

Source: 3 Fairfield-Suisun school district incumbents seek new terms; Travis election crowded

Information Session – Running For School Board – Daily Republic

By Kris Corey

On November 8, 2022, many school districts across California will have Board trustee elections on local ballots. The Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District (FSUSD) will have three positions open for election in the following Trustee Areas: Area 4, Area 5, and Area 7.

This election of ordinary citizens to a board that oversees the public education of our community’s youth is an important example of a democratic approach to local control. After all, it is the Governing Board, elected by the people, who are entrusted with the educational lives of our children and their future in our society. Serving as a trustee is a challenging task that provides an opportunity to contribute significantly to the health of our community.

Source: Press Release: Information Session – Running For School Board

Fairfield school board OKs $249.6M facilities bond for November ballot – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

A divided school board this week voted 6-1 to place a quarter of a billion dollar bond on the Nov. 8 ballot to provide what the Fairfield-Suisun School District describes as facilities improvements.

Trustee Ana Petero voted against the plan.

Superintendent Kris Corey said the bond will not increase taxes for the community. Instead, it will extend the terms of the combined Measures C and J bonds. By extending the terms and not increasing the tax rate, she said, the community will generate $249.6 million to use for school facilities projects.

Source: Fairfield school board OKs $249.6M facilities bond for November ballot

Fairfield-Suisun school board updates job descriptions, makes salary changes – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

The governing board for the Fairfield-Suisun School District approved updates this week to several job descriptions for the coming school year as well as made changes for some salaries.

Job descriptions were updated Thursday for several positions, including the senior director of Elementary Education; assistant director of Elementary Education; director of Special Education; assistant director of Human Resources-Risk Management; compliance office; assistant director of Curriculum Instruction and Assessment; executive director of Communications and Community Engagement; director of Human Resources; and assistant director of Human Resources.

Source: Fairfield-Suisun school board updates job descriptions, makes salary changes

Trustees in Fairfield-Suisun look ahead to new school year amid Covid concerns – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

The Fairfield-Suisun School District is gearing up for the new school year.

Board members heard an update Thursday on all the new things staff and students can expect when they come back to campus.

Schools are still dealing with Covid 19 issues but some things have changed from last year, according to Sheila McCabe, director of Secondary Education.

Source: Trustees in Fairfield-Suisun look ahead to new school year amid Covid concerns

Fairfield-Suisun school board hears update on district spending plan – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

Trustees of the Fairfield-Suisun School District received an update Thursday on school funding that tweaks goals found in the first year of a three-year plan.

Assistant Superintendent Sheila McCabe gave the presentation on proposed updates to the district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan.

Source: Fairfield-Suisun school board hears update on district spending plan

Fairfield-Suisun board set to vote on multiple-school sports agreements – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees will vote Thursday on the California Interscholastic Federation multiple-school agreement that could allow students at private and charter schools to compete on public school athletic teams.

A CIF agreement such as this is between two schools and allows students from a school that does not have an athletic program to participate in their “resident school’s” athletic program. The governing board must approve these agreements.

The board currently has two agreements in place with Public Safety Academy with all of the district’s comprehensive high schools and between Fairfield Christian Academy and Rodriguez High School.

Source: Fairfield-Suisun board set to vote on multiple-school sports agreements

Campus improvements considered by Fairfield-Suisun school trustees – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

The Fairfield-Suisun school board on Thursday will consider bids for the exterior painting at Suisun Elementary and H. Glenn Richardson schools as part of a number of campus improvement projects.

The board also will consider bids for the relocation of the playground at Mary Bird to prepare the site for a new classroom and kitchen building currently in design, the board documents states.

The district has solicited bids for the installation of a shade structure at H. Glenn Richardson and Matt Garcia Career & College Academy and two shade structures at Armijo High School.

Source: Campus improvements considered by Fairfield-Suisun school trustees