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Former School CFO Gets Extra Year of Pay, Health Benefits After Quitting Job

Ruthie Quinto, who resigned earlier this month as Fresno Unified's deputy superintendent and chief financial officer, will be on paid administrative leave from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2021 under a resignation agreement GV Wire℠ obtained from the district through a public records request. Quinto will be paid her full...

Fresno Unified Out of Excuses for Terrible Academic Performance

There can be no more excuses or pleadings for more time from Fresno Unified about its terrible academic performance. Never has the district had more tools to accelerate student learning. Listen to this article: Labor Peace, Big Budget, Stable Leadership The district enjoys unprecedented labor peace — the result of...

Slatic: Cheerleader's Failure To Apologize Could Cost Her $12K for His Legal Fees

A 16-year-old Bullard cheerleader who went to court in July to seek a restraining order against a Fresno Unified trustee could be on the hook for $12,000 in legal fees and court costs. Listen to this article: Trustee Terry Slatic, the target of the teen's legal effort, says she wouldn't...

Special Report: Nearly Half of Fresno Unified Students Below Grade Level

Fresno Unified School District has released an eye-opening report that paints in stark numbers how poorly students are performing academically and the huge challenges they face in being ready for college and career. Listen to this article:   Only 12.1% of the district's students started the school year at grade...

Special Report: Nearly Half of Fresno Unified Students Below Grade Level

Fresno Unified School District has released an eye-opening report that paints in stark numbers how poorly students are performing academically and the huge challenges they face in being ready for college and career. Listen to this article:   Only 12.1% of the district's students started the school year at grade...

Fresno Unified Won't Pay State Conference Costs for Trustee Slatic

School board members and school district employees from all over the state will gather this week in San Diego for the annual California School Boards Association's Education Conference and Trade Show. The attendees will include six Fresno Unified trustees, Superintendent Bob Nelson, and several other district staffers. Their expenses are...

FUSD Superintendent Touts Academic and Facility Improvements

Superintendent Bob Nelson recapped achievements across the Fresno Unified School District during a noontime event in downtown Fresno Monday. It was Nelson's third State of Education address since taking the helm of California's third-largest school district in 2017. Watch the video above for highlights of Nelson's comments during and after...

Judge Presses Pause on Slatic Restraining Order Hearing

A Fresno Unified school board member will have to wait at least a month to learn the fate of a restraining order filed against him. In July, a Bullard High student/cheerleader filed a restraining order against Terry Slatic, saying she feared for her safety after Slatic held a meeting with...

Straight Talk From Bob Nelson on the State of Fresno Unified

Bob Nelson begins his third year as superintendent of Fresno Unified radiating his trademark optimism but with eyes wide open and hands gripping a full plate of big challenges. "This is the single greatest thing that's ever happened to me," the superintendent says about leading California's third-largest school district. "And...

Slatic Defiant as Investigations into Trustee Come to Light

The results of two internal investigations into the controversial behavior of Fresno Unified trustee Terry Slatic soon will be made public, the school board's president says. Slatic, meanwhile, was defiant following a special board meeting Thursday called to consider disciplinary action against him. Asked about calls for him to resign...

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