From the Superintendent, Mark G. Sutton

March 2016 Message from the Superintendent, Mark G. Sutton...


Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Mr. Avila's class demonstrating the 3 B's at the Aquatics Center - Great job Teague!

District Info

Central Unified School District
Title IX Documents
Click HERE.

LCAP at a Glance 2015-16
For English, please click here.
For Spanish, please click here

LCAP 2016-17 Draft 

Central Unified has received input from the community including parents, students and staff, to assist with the development of the LCAP for 2016-2017.  A draft of the English version is available here.  for review.  A Spanish version will be available once the translation is complete. The CUSD Board of Trustees held a public hearing on the plan at their meeting on June 14, 2016.
During the LCAP public hearing, the following question was asked, "How will performing arts facilities be affected?"  
Answer: The activities listed in the 2016-2017 LCAP do not directly affect the performing arts facilities. However, in a continuously growing district with class size reduction the need for elementary classrooms increases. This decreases space for visual and performing arts classes, professional development rooms, and specialized services.  

The LCAP plan was approved by the Board of Trustees at the June 28, 2016 Board Meeting. It will now be forwarded to Fresno County Office of Ed and California Department of Ed for their approval.

LCAP Information

(Local Educational Agency Plan)

Measure B Bond Oversight Committee Application
We are seeking applications for 3 open seats on the committee:
(1) Business Owner, (1) Parent of Enrolled Student and (1) Member active in a Senior Citizen's Organization
The applicant must fit into one of these categories.
Bond Oversight Committee application.pdf
Central Water Supplies
CHS West Water System, 10-12-15.pdf
Click HERE for 2015-2016 Bus Stops

Foggy Day Protocol


OPERATIONS  275-9560

For Spanish interpretation services please contact 
Para servicios de interpretación en Español, por favor comuníquese con 
Carmela Gonzales al (559) 274-4700 ext: 63192
O Nora Ceballos al (559) 274-4700 ext: 63163

For Hmong interpretation services please contact 
Yog koj xav tau neeg txhais lus hmoob, hu rau
Ko Vue ntawm (559) 274-4700 ext: 63144.
Los sau ntawv rau nws ntawm

Central Announcements

Congratulations to our new administrative staff appointments! 
Click here to


The Central Unified Board of Trustees voted unanimously to change the attendance boundaries for several elementary schools.  All attendance boundary changes will be implemented for the upcoming 2016/2017 school year. For more information in English and Spanish, please click HERE.

To view the boundary maps for the north area, please click here.  For the south area boundary maps, please click here.   

The Questions and Answers from the Boundary Meetings are here, and in Spanish, here.  For more questions about the boundary changes, please contact the Facilities Planning Department at 274-4700, x63101 or email Bert Contreras at:

Pre-school Registration

Registration for the 2016-17 pre-school year in Central Unified is still open. Click this link for more information.


One of the Valley's biggest fundraisers is back! You have a chance to win a brand new Granville home by purchasing a ticket for the 2016 Home of Hope.

The money raised in the Home of Hope drawing helps support 10 worthy local organizations and 100% of ticket sales sold through our district will benefit the Foundation for Central Schools. 

For more information about ticket packages, pricing and drawing details, please click here. For information about the Granville Home of Hope, please click here. 

Summer Library Reading Program

Central Unified School libraries will be open for the summer!  Here are the dates, times and locations:
  • El Capitan (6/13-7/8) 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Polk (6/13-7/8) 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Central High East (6/13-7/8)  7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Teague (ongoing) 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Tues and Weds and 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday
  • Biola-Pershing (ongoing) 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Mon and Thurs; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday
El Capitan has special programs every day at 9:15 a.m. Your PASSPORT to adventure awaits! We hope to see you at one of the libraries this summer!


If you want an evening of fun for a good cause, then make sure to attend Central High’s Pep and Cheer Fundraiser Dinner on Saturday, July 16 from 6:30-11:00 p.m. at Yribarren Winery in Kerman.

Dinner will be catered by Tahoe Joe’s and there will be plenty of dancing and a silent auction.

For more information about ticket prices and event details, please click here.

*You must me 18 or older to attend this event. 


You and your kids can join us for breakfast and lunch this summer as Central Unified's Child Nutrition Services is excited to announce that we will host our Annual Summer Feeding Program again.   

This program is free to all children 18 and younger and will be offered every Monday through Friday with the exception of July 4th. For locations, dates and meal times, please click HERE.  We hope to see you there!


If you're looking to beat the Fresno heat this summer, bring the family out to the Central Unified Aquatics Complex. Whether it's having fun on the slides or relaxing under the sun by the pool, the Aquatics Complex has something for everyone. So, get your swim suits on and pack your towels and sunscreen! We look forward to seeing you this summer. 

Season passes are available and the complex is open from June 11 to August 6. For information on admission prices, rules and procedures, please click here.  

* Water slides are temporarily closed for repairs. 


Attention all golfers! It's time to dust off those clubs and support the Central High football team by participating in the Grizzly Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 9 at Riverside Golf Course.

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. with tee-off scheduled for 8:00 a.m. There will also be prizes available for putting challenges, longest drive and other various skills. 

For more information about the tournament, please click here. 


Central Unified participated in "Let’s Do History Tour" workshops presented by The Smithsonian Museum. Central Unified was only 1 of 7 school districts across the country that received the workshop, which focused on using resources, objects, drama and music while teaching American History. 75 teachers and 12 administrators attended a 1/2 day session and 49 attended a full day session. The teachers were excited about the variety of resources and engagement strategies and activities presented in the workshops.

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CAHSEE request

Based on the current legislation that was signed into law on October 7, 2015 by Governor Brown, SB172 now mandates that school districts issue diplomas for students who have met all Local Education Agency graduation requirements other than the passage of the CAHSEE starting with the class of 2006.   If you feel you meet these requirements, please contact the registrar at the last school that you attended at CUSD.   Requests will be reviewed by a Central Unified School District counselor.   Please allow up to 4 weeks to process your request.   

BOARD BITS - Board Meeting Highlights
Issue 186.pdf

Upcoming Events

Monday, July 4
Independence Day
Schools and Offices closed
Friday, July 8
Summer School Graduation
5:00 PM
@ CHS-E Performing Arts Center

Foundation for Central Schools

The Foundation for Central Schools serves as a connection between the community and Central schools to increase the impact of resources for students and teachers.  Click on the student for more information.