FONTANA, CA – Fontana Unified School District recently honored nearly 40 parent and community volunteers who spent countless hours advocating on behalf of students during the 2017-18 year. Members of each of the District’s six parent advisory councils were applauded for their dedication to ensuring students receive the best programs and services for their needs. Honorees include:

Superintendent’s Advisory Council:
· Brandy Segal
· Dr. April Clay
· Dr. Terry McCaffrey

District African-American Parent Advisory Council
· Shelley C-Bradford
· Eulina Davis
· Leslie Martinez

Community Advisory Committee
· Maria Arias
· Kerri Bollin
· Susana Maciel
· Sandra Pena
· Renee Potter
· Elizabeth Ruiz

District English Language Advisory Committee
Kattya Alvarado
Guadalupe Aguiluz
Virginia (Vicky) Bugarin
Annel Denise Cardenas
Raymundo Gonzalez
Gifted and Talented Education Parent Advisory Committee
· Kathy Garcia
· Frinett Avila
· Teresita Larios-Ortega
· Hilda Zepeda-Figueroa
· Brandy Segal

Parent Advisory Committee
· Luz Acosta
· Rachel Koemans
· Victoria Reyna

Fifteen parents and community members were also celebrated for completing the district’s seven Parent University sessions, which aim to help parents support and continue their children’s education at home. The FUSD Parent University honorees are:

· Rosaura Diaz
· Xochilt Estrada
· Maria Flores-Medina
· Josefina Garcia
· Antonia Gutierrez
· Erika Higareda
· Sonia Konto
· Susana Maciel
· Eva Patino
· Maria Portocarrero
· Brandy Segal
· Anya Slaughter
· Jacquelin Tejeda
· America Uriarte
· Coninta Young

“Fontana Unified’s parents and community members work alongside the District to ensure students are receiving the best possible education and are prepared for the careers of tomorrow,” Fontana Superintendent Randal S. Bassett said. “We thank them for their continued support of our District and our students.”