Board Briefs and Updates, Sept 22
September 22, 2023
Dear FCUSD Community:
Please read the Board Briefs and Updates below for current District information and highlights from last night’s Board Meeting.
In the Loop with the Supt! September 2023
Join Superintendent, Dr. Sarah Koligian as she visits Vista del Lago in this month’s edition of In the Loop with the Supt! Experience heartfelt connections and explore high-quality academic programs.
In this edition, we delve into Vista del Lago's vibrant music scene, an inclusive P.E. class that fosters friendships between students with special needs and their neurotypical peers, as well as rigorous academic programs such as Medical Biotechnology, which is part of their Career Technical Education offerings.
Watch the video to hear from students and educators who are making a difference in their community. Click HERE to watch.
Cyber Safety and Drug Awareness
Parents and Guardians are invited to an important presentation on ways to keep young people safe from online dangers as well as drug use and the Fentanyl crisis.
The presentation will take place at the Education Services Center and via Zoom on October 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A light meal will be provided for those who attend in person.
- What: Cyber Safety and Drug Awareness Presentation
- When: October 17, 2023, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Education Services Center, 1965 Birkmont Drive, Rancho Cordova
Stay informed on negotiation updates, joint communications, and MOUs between FCUSD and our labor partners, FCEA and CSEA. Visit our website: www.fcusd.org and find Employee Negotiations under the tab “Our District” at the top. You may also visit the link below:
School site funding for students
School districts in California receive funding from multiple sources. All FCUSD schools receive base funding. In addition, schools receive supplemental funds and other categorical funds based on school site percentages of students who are Unduplicated, which includes English Language Learners, Low Income, Homeless, and Foster Youth. If a student falls into more than one of these categories they are only counted once, hence the term Unduplicated Pupil.
In the past, the allocation of supplemental funds was directed to school sites by the District. This year we changed that. FCUSD has moved toward the practice of local site control on supplemental funding. School sites conducted site needs-based analysis to determine ways allocated funds should be used.
Staff presented how funding for students is being actualized in Folsom and Rancho Cordova and how base funding and additional funding sources for secondary and elementary school sites are allocated. Supplemental funding based on Unduplicated Pupil counts amounted to $3,244,350.00 in Rancho Cordova Schools and $292,800.00 in Folsom Schools.
To see staff’s presentation which outlines further details of school site funding for students, please click HERE.
Summer School report
2023 marked the official return to the joint Folsom and Rancho Cordova summer school sessions for the Folsom Cordova Unified School District with the inclusion of all high schools within the district.
Summer school had a total initial enrollment of 1265 students from Kinney High School, Prospect Community Day School, Innovations Academy, Walnutwood High School, Folsom Lake High School, Folsom High School, and Cordova High School. Enrollment rose to 1287.
Students successfully completed credit recovery and 95% of senior students who attempted to graduate were able to successfully receive their diplomas.
To read the full report on Summer School outcomes, please click HERE.
District Media Response, September 15, 2023:
On Thursday, August 31, after school, an allegation of a serious nature was made against employee, Gary S. Jiminez Jr., who had been working at Folsom Middle School since April 17, 2023. He was immediately put on administrative leave on Friday, September 1, and terminated from employment on Monday, September 4. The subject also worked at Oak Chan Elementary School through a third-party vendor from November 17, 2022 - January 10, 2023.
Upon learning of the allegations on Thursday, August 31 the District immediately notified Folsom Police, who took the lead on the investigation. District personnel have fully cooperated with our law enforcement partners and complied with law enforcement’s request to not share further information while they completed their investigation.
We learned today that an arrest has been made for lewd acts against a minor. This is an active and ongoing criminal investigation. Any community members with information regarding this investigation are urged to contact The Folsom Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (916) 693-1184. Tips can also be made anonymously by contacting Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP, or The Folsom Police Department Tip Line at (916) 930-1098.
To view the announcement made by the Folsom Police Department on their Facebook page, please click HERE.
Pursuant to California law, during the hiring process all employees of our school district go through a criminal background check through the Department of Justice (DOJ) before they are hired.
These allegations are disturbing and upsetting. Folsom Cordova is reaching out directly to families at Folsom Middle School and Oak Chan Elementary. The District will have mental health counselors available for any students who need support.
Additionally, we have partnered with CARE Solace to connect you and your family with support for mental health coordination services. CARE Solace is a complimentary and confidential referral service provided to students, staff, and their families. CARE Solace’s team is available any day or time and can support you in any language. They may be reached at (888) 515-0595 or www.caresolace.com/fcusd.
Board Briefs and Updates, Sept 8
September 8, 2023
Dear FCUSD Community,
Please read today’s Board Briefs and Updates.
Special presentation from Folsom Middle School staff and students
Students and teachers from Folsom Middle School shared heartwarming stories from their Peer Buddy Programs at FMS which pairs students with disabilities with their peers to increase positive social interaction, self-esteem, and the self-confidence to perform the skills needed in PE and elective opportunities.
Staff presented a user-friendly summary of the Standardized Account Code Structure (SACS) Reports for the 2022-2023 Unaudited Actuals (UA).
UA SACS reports (Fund and Supplemental Forms) are required to be presented to the Board for approval annually (by September 15th).
Fund Forms identify final revenues and expenditures through June 30, 2023, for all District funds and Supplemental Forms including information relevant to District fiscal activities.
Independent auditors will review the unaudited actuals and create an audit report that will be presented to the Board, which will also be submitted to CDE for final approval (December/January).
Supporting materials may be found by clicking the links below:
- Staff’s presentation of the 2022-23 Unaudited Actuals
- 2022-23 Unaudited Actuals Report
- 2022-23 Supplemental Forms Unaudited Actuals
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