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June 24, 2014 > Historic partnership plans new school

Historic partnership plans new school

Submitted By Jan Hill

The Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) and residential developers in the South Fremont/Warm Springs community plan area entered into a historic letter of intent for the home builders to provide a new 750-student elementary school and school site in the plan area and to mitigate the impacts of residential development at the junior and senior high school levels. The agreement will provide a brand new state-of-the-art elementary school in south Fremont and additional classrooms at Walters Junior High School and John F. Kennedy High.

Enrollment in FUSD has grown by 2,000 students in recent years. The school district has struggled to provide enough classrooms for the growing enrollment. FremontÕs excellent schools, ready access to public transportation, and growing job market, have made Fremont a great place to work and live.

According to Dr. James Morris, District Superintendent, "This is an example of the positive outcomes that result when the District and developers work cooperatively to provide state-of-the-art facilities for children coming to Fremont."

Mayor Bill Harrison stated, ÒThe Warm Springs Community Plan will continue to transform our City into a regional job center and hub for advanced manufacturing. I am proud of the partnership the City and School District have recently forged and I am pleased with the commitment the developers have presented to the School District. The City Council looks forward to the discussion around the South Fremont/Warm Springs area in the next month or two.Ó

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