FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A long-time Fresno Unified School District Trustee has passed away.
Janet Martino Ryan served as a board member from 2002 until 2016.
Mayor Lee Brand released a statement describing her as a champion for educational excellence and opportunity.
Superintendent Bob Nelson describes her as someone passionate about Fresno Unified students, a consummate professional and a delightful person.
She was most recently honored in 2016 - with the newest building at Hoover High school featuring her namesake.
In lieu of flowers, Ryan's family has requested donations be made to the Fresno Unified School District's scholarship fund.
FUSD trustee Janet Ryan passes away