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June 12, 2018 > Members appointed to advisory committee; applications still open

Members appointed to advisory committee; applications still open

Submitted By Robin Michel

During its May 23 meeting the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) Board of Education appointed six members to its newly-formed Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC).

The FAC is a working committee charged with developing processes and procedures for obtaining input from community and employee organizations. When fully staffed, the FAC will be comprised of 16 members representing a cross-section of the community and led by a school district representative.

ÒThe Facilities Advisory Committee members will serve as the voice of our community in addressing the needs of our students,Ó said FUSD Superintendent Dr. Kim Wallace. ÒWith our enrollment continuing to grow, we must have a clear strategy as to where and when to build needed classrooms and facilities.

Those appointed to fill the first six seats include:

¥ Irene Shen, a parent/guardian in the American attendance area
¥ Rachelle Currie, a parent/guardian in the Irvington attendance area
¥ Tarrah Henrie, a parent/guardian in the Kennedy attendance area
¥ Antonio Birbeck-Herrera, a parent/guardian in the Mission attendance area
¥ Bryan Gebhardt, a parent/guardian in the Washington attendance area
¥ Sharon Coco, a community member for the American attendance area

Other tasks the FAC will be responsible for include conducting reviews of the annual demographic report, commercial and residential housing development trends, Measure E bond reports, and staff proposals.

A detailed FAC meeting schedule is still being developed while applications for the remaining seats are being accepted. When all seats are filled the FAC will include:

¥ Five parents/guardians of a current FUSD student, one from each of the DistrictÕs five attendance areas
¥ Five community members (not a parent/guardian of current FUSD student), one from each of the DistrictÕs five attendance areas
¥ One parent/guardian from a school not represented in an attendance area (i.e. Glankler Early Learning Center, Robertson High School and Fremont Adult School)
¥ One student member (to be appointed by SurfBoardE)
¥ One representative from each of the DistrictÕs four employee organizations (to be appointed by the respective employee organization)

FAC members will serve two-year terms and may apply for reappointment when their term expires. Members are required to attend bi-monthly meetings. Additional time commitments may be necessary for individual subcommittee work, as needed.

To learn more about serving on the FAC, read the bylaws, or download an application, visit the FUSD website at, and then click the Board & Community link and scroll to the Facilities Advisory Committee link.

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