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Board Briefs and Updates, June 21 2024

Dear FCUSD Community, 

Yesterday was the final Board Meeting for the 2023-24 school year. Below is a recap along with information on: 

  • Firework safety
  • Congressional app challenge for secondary students
  • Communication for 2024-25  

Special thank you to retiring Superintendent Dr. Sarah Koligian  

The Board of Education honored Dr. Sarah Koligian with a plaque and words of gratitude as they reminisced about her many accomplishments over the last seven years as the Superintendent. A picture of the moment is captured HERE.  

Dr. Koligian will retire on June 30 and we thank her for her dedication to students, staff, and families of FCUSD. Erik Swanson will take over as the District’s Superintendent on July 1. 

2024-25 Transportation Updates 

Efficiencies for school bus staffing, schedules, and routes for the 2024-25 school year were presented, resulting in time and cost savings. The main changes are: 

Adjust drop-off time for elementary sites to 7:45 A.M.

  • Sites will ensure student supervision
  • This will allow for the streamlining of routes and opportunities for students to access breakfast

Standardize Early Release to the same day districtwide to reduce duplication of

routes and have consistent schedules

  • This change impacted 25+ routes and reduced student ride time

The enforcement of existing bus service radius from school sites

  • This enforcement in 2024-25 will improve operational efficiency and provide a clearer understanding of bus service availability for our families. 

See details of changes by viewing the staff’s presentation HERE.

Congressional App Challenge 

On behalf of Congressman Ami Bera, M.D., and the U.S. House of Representatives, students in grades 6 - 12 next year are invited to participate in the Congressional App Challenge. There are no limits on theme or topic. The deadline to submit is October 24th. Students have the opportunity to create their apps individually or work as a team. For more information, please visit this website

Fireworks: Keep it Safe, Keep it Legal 

In partnership with neighboring Sacramento area school districts, FCUSD shares the following safety information from the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. 

Each year serious injuries, deaths, and millions of dollars in property loss occur from fires sparked by fireworks. Legal consumer fireworks that comply with Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations can be relatively safe, but all fireworks are hazardous and can cause injury if proper safety measures are not followed.   

The Sacramento Board of Supervisors adopted changes to the Sacramento County Code on April 9th to provide additional protections for our schools and parks. There is a $10,000 fine for using fireworks at schools, parks, and on the American River Parkway. Additional fines and penalties are outlined in the attached document. 


District emails will pause as we update our student information and mass communication systems and will resume in late July. For school and District information, please contact your school directly or visit our website at

Next Regular Board Meeting will be held on August 1, 2024. Board information may be found at 

Thank you and have a safe and enjoyable summer break.

Board Briefs June 6, 2024

Dear FCUSD Community,

Please read today’s Board Briefs and Updates. Highlights include:

  • Student-athletes celebrated
  • Reports on programs set to support student achievement
  • Graduation recap 

NOTE: District Communications will continue through late June before pausing for updates to our student information and mass communication systems. District emailed communications will resume in late July.

The next and last Board Meeting of the 2023-24 school year will be on June 20.

Spring sport athletes honored

Students and their coaches who participated in athletics at secondary schools across the District were honored at the Board Meeting. Take a look at some pictures we took HERE.

Improving student experience and outcomes with EMH and IYT

The annual report from Earth Mama Healing (EMH) and Improve Your Tomorrow (IYT), offered insights into the performance and impact of the programs implemented at Mills Middle School, W.E. Mitchell Middle School, and Cordova High School. This report presents data across several key areas including participation, academic achievement, behavior, attendance, self-efficacy, and the overall impact on the students and their families served throughout the school year. See the annual report presentation here.

Operation Graduation

The Education Services Department is collaborating on an integrated system of support called Operation Graduation. This effort is focused on addressing and eliminating predictable disparities in high school graduation rates based on race, class, English language acquisition, and special education needs.  

NOTE: The Operation Graduation Executive Summary originally published had a data error. This error has been corrected. We are pleased to report that Cordova High School’s graduation rate increased to 90%. This also increased the overall graduation rate to 95.6% for FCUSD. The report attached here is the corrected executive summary. 

2024 Graduations!

Students from our Alternative Education high schools celebrated their graduation last month. FCUSD is committed to providing diverse pathways and options for all students to thrive and graduate. Check out the photos from the ceremonies for Walnutwood High School, Kinney High School, Innovations Academy, and Folsom Cordova Adult School. 

Want to revisit graduations from Cordova High School, Folsom High School, and Vista del Lago High School High School? Click on the links below to watch these ceremonies.

Congratulations to the Class of 2024! 


  • June 20
  • August 1

Board of Education information may be found at:

2023-2024 District Messages