Citizen Advisory Committee for the Renaming of Valhalla Theater

Committee Recommendation

At its March 13, 2024 meeting, the Fremont Unified School District Board of Education unanimously accepted the recommendation of the Citizen Advisory Committee to not rename Valhalla Theater, and to disband the Citizen Advisory Committee.


Committee Creation

On August 24, 2022, the Fremont Unified School District Board of Education held a discussion and approved the creation and member composition of a Citizen Advisory Committee (“Committee”) to consider the renaming of Irvington High School’s Valhalla Theater. As part of this agenda item, the request to rename the theater came with the suggestion that it be named the Linda Jackson-Whitmore Legacy Theater to honor Linda Jackson-Whitmore, a former, long-serving teacher who had a positive impact on the Irvington High School Performing Arts program.

On November 9, 2022 the Board selected and approved the members of the Committee: Committee Members Roster/Member List.

Committee Meetings, Actions

The Committee met on February 8, 2024 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Irvington High School Valhalla Theater. See also: Agenda, Minutes (draft/unapproved as there was no subsequent meeting)

The Committee reached unanimous agreement to recommend that Valhalla Theater not be renamed, and subsequently voted to disband the Committee.