From The Superintendent











Superintendent
Mark Shepard

It’s hard to believe that the first quarter is in the books! We have one of the best falls that I can remember!
AdvancEd Accreditation:
Every five years school districts are required per State rule to go through an external review process to achieve and maintain accreditation at the State level through AdvancEd. FPS is scheduled for this process this school year. Fremont Public Schools was the first school district in the State of Nebraska to achieve district-wide accreditation in 2007. The process is underway and will culminate with an external team of evaluators visiting Fremont in April. As part of the process the District will be surveying our staff, students and parents in the months to come. Please take the time to provide us with your valuable input!
School Culture and Climate Grant:
The District is in year two of the five year U.S. Department of Education School Culture and Climate Grant. The grant provides $750,000 per year for five years and will help fulfill the Board of Education’s appropriate social skills and behavior goal. The District is in the process of implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) program at all levels. Utilizing the funding provided by the grant will allow the District to bring this research-based program to full implementation over the next four years, greatly enhancing our school climate and culture.
Board of Education/District Goals:
In November 2014 the Board of Education adopted nine Board/District Goals. The Goals deal with all areas of our operation and provide a roadmap towards success in creating a higher performing school district.

FREMONT BOARD of EDUCATION GOALS

Graduation / Dropout Rates
Fremont Public Schools will achieve a 90 percent graduation rate by the graduating class of 2018 across all populations.

Career Technical Education
Fremont Public Schools will research and develop career-ready programs that best serve the students of Fremont Public Schools while partnering with local businesses and industry.

Student Grading Policy Revision
Through a collaborative process, develop a researched based grading practice PreK-12 that focuses on student learning and is based on content alignment to learning standards.

Student Achievement
Fremont Public Schools will increase student performance for all students in core curricular areas.

Increased Achievement by English Language Learners
Increase the percentage of Fremont Public School’s ELL students who are proficient in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics.

Budget / Finance Strategies
Develop budget and financial strategies to limit expenditure growth and maximize revenues creating a balanced budget with current funding.

Participation of All Students in General Education Programs and Curriculum
Implementation of initiatives started through the application of federal funding during the 2010-2011 school year will be continued and monitored to achieve improved performance of special education students as indicated by new state assessments, criterion referenced assessments and/or informal reading inventories. Progress will be made toward creating more inclusive classroom environments.

Development of Proficiency in Appropriate Social Skills and Behaviors
The objective of social skills training focused to assist children and youth in establishing responses to complex social situations and actively demonstrate the means of functioning in ever-changing social environments will continue.

Continuous Improvement Process-Building Goal SettingInterventions-Periodic Evaluation
The function of a district-wide systematic and documented approach in buildings and programs is to establish a clear and understood method of planning and action that provides greater accountability and understanding by and for all participants.
The administration and staff continue to work towards the completion of these goals and provide progress reports to the Board and community at their regularly scheduled monthly meetings.

Please feel free to contact your school or any of the district offices if you have questions concerning a specific area.

Office of the Superintendent
402-727-3007
Executive Director of Student Services and Business Affairs
402-727-3024
Executive Director of Human Resources and Elementary Operations
402-727-3008
Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
402-727-3086
Executive Director of Instruction and Secondary Operations
402-727-3011
Superintendent Contract 2016