Getting Ready for the New Year

Fullerton School District (FSD) is closer to kicking off the New Year. On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, FSD welcomed its newest Board of Trustee, Ruthi Hanchett, established the Board of Trustees organizational structure and approved meeting dates for the new year.

Trustee Hanchett replaces Janny Meyer in Trustee Area 4. Janny Meyer, a longtime Fullerton resident, FSD teacher, and FSD Board Trustee did not run for re-election. Trustee Hanchett is originally from Oregon but moved to Fullerton in 2012 and lives in the community with her husband and two children. She has over twenty years experience as an advocate for children as well as a volunteer in FSD schools.

Along with welcoming Trustee Hanchett, the Board of Trustees also approved Trustee Aaruni Thakur as Board President, Trustee Leonel Talavera as Board Vice President, Trustee Hilda Sugarman as Board Clerk, Trustees Beverly Berryman and Hanchett will serve as members, and Superintendent Dr. Bob Pletka will continue to serve as the Board Secretary.

In addition to the Board of Trustees organizational changes, the meeting dates for 2023 were approved.

The dates for the upcoming year are:

  • January 17, 2023
  • January 31, 2023 (Special Board Meeting – Goals)
  • February 16, 2023 (Special Board Meeting – Study Session–Procedures/Protocols)
  • February 21, 2023
  • March 14, 2023
  • April 18, 2023
  • May 16, 2023
  • June 13, 2023
  • June 20, 2023
  • July 25, 2023
  • August 15, 2023
  • August 22, 2023 (Special Board Meeting, Superintendent Evaluation)
  • September 12, 2023
  • October 17, 2023
  • November 14, 2023
  • December 12, 2023

The Fullerton School District is located in northern Orange County, California and serves over 11,600 students in grades TK – 8th. The Fullerton School District includes 21 schools, 15 elementary schools, two K-8th grade schools, three middle schools, and a distance learning and home school model. The mission of the Fullerton School District is to work collaboratively with the community to provide an innovative, high-quality educational program for all students in a safe learning environment. The District motto, “Great Schools – Successful Kids” exemplifies the belief that all students will achieve academic excellence, acquire interpersonal skills, and develop technological expertise to contribute as productive citizens in a democratic society.

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