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Fresno Trustee Seeks to Dismiss Bullard Coach’s Defamation Suit

Fresno Unified School District and Trustee Keshia Thomas are seeking dismissal of a defamation lawsuit filed by Bullard High football coach Don Arax, arguing that Thomas' statements that Arax used racist language is protected speech under the First Amendment. Thomas told GV Wire that Arax had used the n-word when...

Bullard Response to Shooter Hoax Highlights Communication Flaws, Parent Says

  Bullard High School should have done a better job of communicating with students, staff, and parents on Wednesday after the school¬† went on lockdown in response to a phone call that shooters were on campus, a parent and a Fresno Unified School Board candidate told GV Wire on Thursday....

Fresno Unified Not Backing Down on New Bullard Cellphone Policy

  Bullard High School's new cellphone policy is not open for debate, Fresno Unified School District said in a news release explaining why new campus rules are being implemented and what will happen to students who refuse to comply. Even so, Bullard Principal Armen Torigian has scheduled a meeting for...

Bullard Grad Says She Was Booted Out of College Because of Counselor’s Screw-Up

  Shanti Her-Frazier was looking forward to her freshman year at Arizona State, especially after two years of having to keep her grades up at Bullard High School during the pandemic with virtual learning. The pay-off to her academic hard work was winning admission to the university last fall. She...

FUSD Hires PI to Investigate Its Own Investigation of Racist Bullard Photo

  Fresno Unified School District has hired an outside investigator to delve into the district's in-house investigation of the Bullard High photo in which a student wore a head covering that resembled a Ku Klux Klan hood, district spokeswoman Nikki Henry confirmed Tuesday. The photograph sparked student protests and walkouts...

Bullard Coach Calls Trustee a ‘Liar’ on Racial Slur Accusation, Says ‘Investigate Me’

  Bullard High School Coach Don Arax fired back this week at Fresno Unified Trustee Keshia Thomas over her accusation that he had used a racial slur to her middle son when he was a Bullard student and football player. Arax said he would welcome a "thorough" investigation into the...

FUSD Pursuing Discipline Against 3 Bullard Students Involved with Racist Photo

  Fresno Unified School District spokeswoman Nikki Henry said Wednesday afternoon the district is "pursuing disciplinary action to the fullest extent possible" for all those involved in the now-infamous photo of a Bullard High student wearing what appears to be a representation of a Ku Klux Klan hood. She confirmed...

Fresno Trustee: District Covers Up Racial Intimidation, Needs Special Commission

  Fresno Unified Trustee Keshia Thomas charged Monday that Fresno Unified's administration has covered up incidents of racial intimidation, and she called for a special commission to investigate the district's response to such incidents, "specifically surrounding intimidation through white supremacy." (Watch) Edison and Bullard students stand against Racist posts https://youtu.be/h1JMsPbMIXs...

Slatic to Fresno Unified Staffer: Is the Air Cooler in NW Fresno?

Fresno Unified Trustee Terry Slatic's distinctive (some might call it obnoxious) style of eliciting information was on full display at Wednesday's School Board meeting. Karin Temple, the district's chief operations officer, had wrapped up a presentation about which projects the $325 million Measure M bond issue will fund, and which...

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