Fresno Unified heads back to school

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Please make sure you are extra careful driving around school zones. (KFSN)

Please make sure you are extra careful driving around school zones.
In Fresno, extra patrols will be on duty, keeping kids safe. Police officers will now be assigned to each middle school campus in Fresno Unified. The goal is to help improve security and promote a safe and positive learning environment.

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In Fresno, extra patrols will be on duty, keeping kids safe.



Fresno Unified is offering free breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge. The practice supports the district's efforts to eliminate all barriers to student learning, and helps ensure students are not hungry at school while they are trying to learn. The program is part of the community eligibility provision (CEP), an option available to schools under the national school lunch program and school breakfast program. The community eligibility provision allows high-poverty schools to expand access to free school meals while reducing paperwork and streamlining meal service operation. Meal applications are no longer required.

"This program helps us eliminate a barrier to academic success - hunger," said Superintendent Michael Hanson. "We know that a child who eats well, learns well."

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Fresno Unified is offering free breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge.



Fresno Unified students heading to Duncan Polytechnical will be able to enroll in two brand new career pathways. They have a brand new physical and occupational therapy program. The school is also introducing a welding pathway where students can earn a credential that will help them get a job after high school. Fresno Unified officials say they realize there's more of a demand for career technical education. They're hoping to offer even more pathways over the next few years.

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The school is also introducing a welding pathway



The Valley Air District has already issued a health caution for this week due to the bad air quality from the wildfires and high ozone due to all the heat. So if you are dropping off your kids, officials ask that you do not idle your car.

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The fall semester begins today at Fresno City College, and with a new president, Dr. Carole Goldsmith.



The fall semester begins today at Fresno City College, and with a new president, Dr. Carole Goldsmith. She was previously at West Hills College in Coalinga. Fresno City has spent the summer getting ready for more students adding more parking spots to the lot. This semester the college is expected to welcome more than 23-thousand students.

Other school districts heading back today include:
Selma Unified School District
Golden Plains Unified School District

Mendota Unified School Disitrct
Riverdale Unified School District
Selma Unified School District
Alview-Dairyland School District
Chowchilla School Disitrct
Chowchilla School Disitrct

Chowchilla Union High School District
Merced City School District
Merced Union High
Snelling
Winton
Lindsay School District
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