Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the situation in Fremont Schools?
A: We are proud of our award-winning schools and teachers, which help keep our community a desirable place to live, work, and raise a family - keeping our property values high. But our school district is among the lowest funded in Alameda County, and some of the locally controlled funding that helps support our core academic programs, improve our school sites, and retain highly qualified teachers is expiring soon.
Q: How does this impact our core programs?
A: Current voter-approved funds are used for classroom programs, including classroom teachers; science, technology, engineering, art and math, or STEAM programs; keeping libraries open, and relieving overcrowded classrooms. Without this funding, the district will need to look elsewhere to retain these critical programs.
Q: What improvements do local schools require?
A: Many of our schools are decades-old and require basic improvements to provide access to the same state-of-the-art education facilities that other students in Alameda County already have. Additionally, the District does not have modern and flexible learning spaces suitable for all students and student programs including science, technology, engineering, art and math programs.
Q: What priorities for our schools has the community identified to date?
A: Residents believe strong communities and strong schools go hand-in-hand, with wise investments in neighborhood schools strengthening local property values. Top priorities for our schools that we’ve heard so far include:
- Attract and retain highly qualified teachers, including quality science teachers
- Enhance science, technology, engineering, art and math, also known as STEAM, opportunities for students
- Keep schools safe and well maintained
- Maintain current quality math, science, reading and writing programs
- Provide career and technical training to prepare students for the 21st century job market
- Preserve elective and college prep classes
Q: How can I join the dialogue?
If you are a part of a civic organization, and would like a Fremont Unified School District representative to attend your next meeting to present more information, talk about the District’s financial needs and provide your input on which services to prioritize, please contact JoinTheConversation@fusdk12.net.