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September 12, 2017 > School officials have scissors and ribbon ready

School officials have scissors and ribbon ready

Submitted By Robin Michel

The start of a new school year is filled with possibilities and promise, excitement and anticipation. This year, for the third year in a row, the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) is continuing to deliver on its promise to Fremont voters by celebrating the start of the 2017-2018 School Year with the opening of two new classroom buildings at Brookvale and Patterson Elementary Schools. Each campus received a two-story eight-classroom building.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Patterson Elementary School project is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 35521 Cabrillo Drive, Fremont. The public is invited to attend. A previous ceremony was held Monday, Sept. 11 for celebrate the project at Brookvale elementary.

ÒOur community is fully committed to our students and schools,Ó said Dr. Kim Wallace, FUSD Superintendent. ÒThese buildings represent the communityÕs investment in our students and their commitment to public education. We look forward to celebrating these milestones and many more together.Ó

Through Measure E, the $650 million school facilities bond passed by Fremont voters in 2014, the district has received 48 additional classrooms throughout the district with new buildings at Azevada, Mattos, Brookvale, Patterson and Warm Springs Elementary schools, and a new math and science building at Irvington High School.

Another eighteen classrooms are under construction at American High School, and scheduled for completion in January 2018. All five of the districtÕs junior high schools will be undergoing major modernization and new construction as part of the middle school conversions projects, and the creation of a new science building for Washington High School was approved by the Board of Education in January.

In addition to the modernization and new construction to address overcrowding, Measure E is upgrading electrical wiring to current safety codes; fixing or repairing leaky roofs, aging plumbing and restrooms; removing asbestos and replacing flooring; and upgrading information technology (IT) throughout the district to provide optimal 21st century learning environments.

To learn more about Measure E, and Fremont Unified School District, please visit www.fremont.k12.ca.us and click on Quick Links/Measure E.

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