By Chris DeBenedetti
Monday, August 5th, 2013 at 2:26 pm in Uncategorized.
This story ran yesterday (Sunday) in The Argus and our sister papers. James Morris, superintendent of Fremont’s schools, said he has not had substantive talks with city officials about the district’s overcrowding problem in nearly three years. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
… Student enrollment in the district’s 41 schools is 33,000, and steadily rising. Last year alone, Fremont Unified increased by 600 students, district officials said. That was a sharp spike from the past half decade, when enrollment grew 300 students each year. Rising enrollment can be “a good problem,” Morris said, but it also poses severe challenges to north Fremont parents.
The overcrowding, along with the impending Patterson Ranch development, prompted the school board to take the “unprecedented action of saying we’re not going to assign (Patterson Ranch) to a school,” Morris said. “We’re going to place those students wherever there is space in the city.”
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