Board of Trustees

Central Unified School District Board of Trustee's meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Central Unified District Office Room 4, 5652 W. Gettysburg Avenue, Fresno, CA 93722
Closed Session begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room and Open "Public Session" begins at 7:00 p.m. in the PAC (except as noted).

We, the elected Trustees of the CUSD, as entrusted public stewards, will work collaboratively to:
  • Serve in the best interest of our students and community; and
  • Be accountable for the prudent use of district financial resources; and
  • Establish policies that support the highest standards and promote equity and inclusion; and
  • Assure safe school environments; and
  • Provide a quality education experience for all students; and
  • Speak with one voice once decisions are made; we collectively support them and move to implementation.
As Trustees, we must act intentionally throughout our tenure to:
  • Put students first.
  • Trust one another.
  • Engage in honest and respectful dialogue with one another and the CUSD staff.
  • Exhibit ethical and moral conduct with one another and the community.
  • Act with integrity, transparency, and continuous self-improvement.
  • Be empathetic to different points of view.
  • Celebrate the District’s achievements, accomplishments, and successes.
Picture of Trustee Naindeep Singh Chann
  Naindeep Singh Chann, Board President 
  Trustee Area 7
  Elected: 2018
  Term Expires: 2026

  4605 N. Polk Ave. Room 11 
  Fresno, CA 93722
  Phone: (559) 647-4700
  Email: [email protected] 
Picture of Trustee Yesenia Z. Carrillo
  Yesenia Z.Carrillo, Vice President 
  Trustee Area 2
  Elected: 2018
  Term Expires: 2026
  4605 N. Polk Ave. Room 11
  Fresno, CA 93722
  Phone: (559) 972-6223
  Email: [email protected] 
Picture of Trustee Nabil Kherfan
 Nabil Kherfan, Clerk
 Trustee Area 4
 Elected: 2022
 Term Expires: 2026
  4605 N. Polk Ave. Room 11
  Fresno, CA 93722
  Phone: (559) 274-4700 Ext. 10150
  Email: [email protected]
Picture of Trustee Phillip Cervantes
  Phillip Cervantes
  Trustee Area 3
  Elected: 2016
  Term Expires: 2024

  6193 W Chennault Avenue
  Fresno, CA 93722
  Phone: (559) 681-7994
  Email: [email protected] 
Picture of Trustee Jeremy A. Mehling
  Jeremy A. Mehling
  Trustee Area 6
  Elected: 2020
  Term Expires: 2024
  296 S. Dickenson Avenue
  Fresno, CA 93706
  picture of Trustee Joshua Sellers
  Joshua Sellers
  Trustee Area 1
  Elected: 2022
  Term Expires: 2026
  4605 N. Polk Ave. Room 11
  Fresno, CA 93722
  Phone: (559) 274-4700 Ext. 10150
Picture of Trustee Richard A. Solis
  Richard A. Solis  
  Trustee Area 5
  Elected: 2016
  Term Expires: 2024

  5029 W. Willis Avenue
  Fresno, CA 93722
  Phone: (559) 400-3754



      Regular Board meetings will be live-streamed and may be accessed at Central YouTube Channel: If you wish to speak on an item on the Agenda, please call the public call-in phone number above, or e-mail your comments by 3:00 PM the day of the meeting to: [email protected] or fill out a request form, provided on the table near the entrance, and submit it to the Clerk of the Board prior to the meeting. Comments received by e-mail will be read during the public comment period or during the relevant agenda item.
     Public comment related to agenda items will be allowed when the item is called.  Public comments regarding an item not on the agenda will be allowed during the Public Comments section of the Agenda.  The Board is governed by the Brown Act and may briefly respond to public comments but take no action except on items scheduled on the agenda.  A maximum of 20 minutes total is set aside for persons wishing to address the Board.  A maximum of three (3) minutes per speaker may be allowed.  Speakers are requested to state their name and to address comments to the Board of Trustees.  Items requiring lengthy discussion may, at the Board’s discretion, be scheduled as a specific agenda item at future meetings. (Ed. Code 35145.5, Government Code 54954.2, 54954.3)

   In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to access the meeting room or to otherwise participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact Superintendent's Office at (559) 274-4700, extension 63150. Notification by noon on the Friday preceding the board meeting, or at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, will enable the Governing Board to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting.

   Any writings or documents that are public records and are provided to a majority of the Governing Board regarding an open session agenda item, including board backup material for open session agenda items, will be made available for public inspection at the District Office, Room 11, and at school sites via the principal, during normal business hours. An audio version of the meeting can also be obtained by request to the Superintendent's Office with 48 hours' notice and providing a storage device (e.g.; flash drive, microchip, etc.). The District office is located at 5652 W. Gettysburg Avenue, Fresno, CA 93722.

The District welcomes other language speakers to Board meetings. Anyone planning to attend and needing an interpreter for a language other than Spanish should call (559) 274-4700, extension 63150, by noon on the Friday preceding the board meeting, or at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting, so arrangements can be made for an interpreter.

   El Distrito da la bienvenida a las personas que hablan otros idiomas a las reuniones de la Mesa Directiva. Si planea asistir y necesita interpretación llame al (559) 274-4700, extensión 63150, el viernes antes de la junta y antes del medio día, o a lo menos 48 horas antes de la junta, para poder hacer los arreglos para la interpretación.

   If you have questions on school district issues, please submit them in writing. The appropriate staff member will contact you to answer your questions and provide you with information.


   Parent/Guardian may request that directory information or personal information of the student or parent/guardian, as defined in Education Code 49061 and/or 49073.2, be excluded from the minutes. The request must be made in writing to the secretary or clerk of the Board. 

   Los padres/tutores de los estudiantes pueden solicitar que la información del directorio o información personal de sus hijos o de los padres/tutores se excluya de las actas, como se define en el Código de Educación 49061 y/o 49073.2. La solicitud deberá hacerse por escrito al/la secretario(a) de la Mesa Directiva de Educación.
6:00 pm - Closed Session
7:00 pm - Open Session
Central Unified School District
District Office, Room 4
5652 W. Gettysburg
Fresno, CA 93722
(unless otherwise noted)
February 20, 2024 - Board Workshop
March 12, 2024
March 20, 2024 - Board Workshop
March 26, 2024 – Spring Break (Reserve Date)
April 2, 2024 - Board Workshop
April 9, 2024
April 23, 2024
April 30, 2024 – Board Workshop (Moved to March 20, 2024)
May 14, 2024
May 28, 2024
June 11, 2024
June 25, 2024
July 9, 2024 – Summer Break (Reserve Date)
July 23, 2024
August 6, 2024 – Board Workshop (Reserve Date)
August 13, 2024
August 27, 2024
September 10, 2024
September 24, 2024
October 8, 2024
October 22, 2024
October 29, 2024 – Board Workshop (Reserve Date)
November 12, 2024
November 26, 2024 – Thanksgiving Week (Canceled)
December 10, 2024
December 17, 2024 – Organizational Meeting
December 24, 2024 – Winter Break (Canceled)