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Update January 22, 2021

Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

January 22, 2021


Dear FCUSD Community: Please take a look at highlights from last night’s Board meeting, and information on Kindness Week at the bottom of today’s message.


Mangini Ranch Principal named

We are pleased to announce that Canen Peterson has been named the Principal for Mangini Ranch Elementary, which will open for students at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.

  • To learn more about Mangini Ranch, please visit our website here.
  • To view our announcement of Mr. Peterson’s appointment, please click here.


New Folsom Ranch High School update 

Last night, the Board approved the schematic design for the new High School in Folsom Ranch, south of Highway 50. To view the schematic, with artist renderings of the new school, please see the attachment.

The new high school will be designed to meet the needs of 21st-century learners, with innovative and collaborative spaces to encourage academic advancements and positive socialization. 

Board approval now allows the architect (Rainforth-Grau) to move forward with the next step, which is design development. Following this, construction will be in alignment with future area development growth.


Budget Update: The Impact of the Governor's Proposed Budget for 2021-2022

Governor Newsom released his proposed state budget on January 8.  

With revenue growth surpassing original projections, the Governor’s Budget proposal includes a compounded cost-of-living (COLA) of 3.84% as well as additional funding for special education, educator professional development, and mental health services.  The Governor also proposed incentive grants for reopening schools and interventions to address learning loss.  While revenue from the state has been projected slightly higher than originally anticipated, future years are projected to have funding shortfalls.

To view the entire presentation, please see the attached document


In Other News…

Next week is Kindness Week! 

Inspired by the Great Kindness Challenge, we are dedicating next week to Kindness Week and hope you will join us! Be sure to follow FCUSD on Facebook. We will share a positive and kind story from our schools each day and will give you an opportunity to join in the conversation.