The Fresno City Council approved an agreement Thursday with the Central Unified School District for weekend use of playground areas at Steinbeck and McKinley elementary schools in the western part of the city. An agreement between the city and the Fresno Unified School District for the use of 14 school sites is expected to be approved in May.
Citing “serious questions” about whether UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi violated policies on employment of her family members and the use of contracts to remove negative information from the Internet, UC President Janet Napolitano placed Katehi on leave Wednesday night pending the outcome of “a rigorous and transparent investigation.”
The contractor suing Fresno Unified over a lease-leaseback construction project has asked a judge to deny the district’s recent motion to dismiss the case. Last week, attorneys for Fresno Unified filed a motion in Fresno County Superior Court to dismiss the “lease-leaseback” suit, which alleges the district deliberately avoided the traditional competitive bid process in 2012.
About 50 Addams Elementary parents in Fresno protested outside the school at West McKinley Avenue and Highway 99 on Wednesday. The parents are upset that Principal Sandra Toscano is moving to Ewing Elementary next school year.
Fresno Unified wants a lawsuit that alleges administrators signed an illegal leaseback contract with Harris Construction to be dismissed. The district says a competing contractor is not fit to make allegations. His attorney believes the Superior Court judge will deny FUSD’s motion.
Fresno State’s Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature and the Fresno Art Museum is co-hosting a free, public program on Thursday to honor the women featured in the museum’s “Rad Fresno State Women” exhibition.