Here are some events and gatherings worth your attention in Fresno this week.
• Fresno Unified’s school board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to continue discussing its 2015-16 schools budget. But comments might also be raised aboutstudent and staff safety at Fort Miller Middle School
, which has seen a high number of suspensions handed out for unruly student behavior. The board meets on the second floor of the district’s main office, located at 2309 Tulare St.
• Fresno’s water future comes before the City Council at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. That’s when the members are to vote on Mayor Ashley Swearengin’s plan to hike water rates so improvements can be made that, ultimately, will provide more water for the city. The meeting is at City Hall, 2600 Fresno St.
• A local, black-owned web technology company,
, will celebrate its opening with a ribbon cutting Wednesday. The company has an office inside Bitwise Industries building downtown.
• Those looking for interesting performances can attend the annual
that starts Friday. The visual and performance art festival is held at numerous Tower District venues.