• Update: FCUSD Board Briefs and Updates, Nov 19

    November 19,  2021

    Dear FCUSD Community: Please see today’s Board Briefs and Updates.

    New Pacific Charter School Petition, Staff Report, and Decision

    At last night’s board meeting, a second public hearing was held, regarding the charter petition to establish the New Pacific Charter School that was submitted to the Board of Education on September 3, 2021.

    New Pacific School petition

    The Folsom Cordova Unified School District staff presented its staff report and recommended findings of fact. Staff found areas of significant deficiencies in the petition, enough to recommend to the Board to deny the request.

    Staff full report

    Staff slide deck presentation of report findings

    The Board voted to support staff’s request to deny the New Pacific School Charter Petition.  

    The proposed charter school may appeal the decision to the Sacramento County Board of Education within 30 days of the denial determination pursuant to Education Code section 47605, subdivision (k)(1)(A)(i).  If the Sacramento County Board of Education approves the New Pacific School charter petition, it shall become the chartering authority. 

    Staff presentation on school safety 

    At the direction of the Board, a Safety Steering Committee was formed to examine elements that contribute to the physical, emotional, and mental safety of our students. The Safety Steering Committee was asked to provide at least two options to Superintendent Koligian and our Board of Education for how to best meet the safety needs of our students and staff.

    The Committee consisted of 30 members, representing parents and students from each region, site administrators, classified staff, labor representatives, Cabinet members, and Board of Trustees, and held five meetings since the beginning of the school year to discuss and analyze school safety on our campuses.  

    To view the report and recommendations, please click HERE.

    As this was a discussion item on the agenda, no action was taken. The Safety Committee will continue to meet and bring forth additional information at future Board meetings. We will keep you informed as to when that will take place.

    2022-23 Instructional Calendar

    Board was presented with and approved the instructional calendar for the 2022-23 school year. To view the approved calendar, please click HERE.

    Pop-up COVID-19 test, Monday, November 29 , 7am – 10am at the ESC

    The Folsom Cordova Community Partnership (FCCP) is bringing a pop-up COVID-19 testing site to the district’s Education Service Center the Monday morning, following Thanksgiving Break. Staff, families, and students are welcome to attend.  

    • Location: Education Service Center (ESC): 1965 Birkmont Drive, Rancho Cordova
    • Time: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    • Rapid antigen and PCR tests are available
    • Open to the public!

    * Minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Registration is required. To pre-register, please click HERE. Registration will be available on site that day as well.

    Holiday Fun in Rancho Cordova, Sunday, November 28

    Join FCUSD staff at the annual Rancho Cordova Christmas Tree Lighting event! Swing by our booth and bring the family. We’ll have a fun activity and giveaways for students. Hope to see you there!

    Click HERE for more information.

    Gratitude and thanks

    All over the District we see acts of kindness and gratitude taking place at schools and places of work. As we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we want to share the story of how teachers worked with students to thank our team of nurses. 

    Visit this Facebook post or our website, to learn more about how FCUSD staff and students are sharing joy and care to each other.

    Schools Closed for Thanksgiving Break

    Our schools will be closed next week from 11/22 - 11/26. The District Office will be closed from 11/24 - 11/26. 

    We wish all a happy, safe, and joyful time with loved ones during the holiday break.