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From The Superintendent
Dr. Steve Sexton
Happy New Year
Regardless of whether or not you are new to Fremont and our schools or if your children have previously attended here, we want to give you the heartiest of welcomes to a new school year. Every year has its share of excitement and new beginnings. We encourage you to explore this site where you will find information concerning the schools including the activities calendar, meal menus, personnel and contact information and a variety of other data and links. Our website also provides information concerning registering for Power School for Parents which allows you to monitor your child's performance in school. We are proud of our community, our children, their parents and our faculty and support personnel who define our schools and what they are about.
Fremont continues to move forward even in uncertain times with important advances on many levels from instructional support, technology upgrades to facilities. In these rather difficult economic times, it is important to remember that these strides and any others do not happen without your support, dedication and community backing. With diminishing financial assistance from the state to this district, we must do our best to make the best long-term and efficient decisions we can. In our case this means while we have placed priorities in the right places, we do not enjoy the resources of many other districts.
Fremont Public Schools carries accreditation with the Nebraska State Department of Education as well as certification of regional quality. In April 2007 our school system became the first public school system in the state to receive "District Accreditation" which is the highest level granted by AdvancED, a regional accreditation agency. In April of 2011, Fremont Public Schools became the first school district in Nebraska to receive a five-year extension of that classification. We are entering our third year of that cycle. Continued achievement of that level is never guaranteed nor does it just happen.
Our district, which covers more than 60 square miles in area, includes a total of approximately 4,554 students; 1,266 of which are in the high school; 581 are in the seven-eight middle school; 679 are in the five-six school and 1,698 attend elementary grades kindergarten through four. There are 171 children enrolled in our pre-kindergarten special needs program, 63 students are enrolled in the alternative high school, and 96 receive special education services through the Pathfinder Program located at the Main Street Education and Administration Center.
Beginning with the 2005-06 school year, full-day kindergarten sessions were implemented in all seven in-town elementary schools. The additional classroom space that was required was added as a result of the passage of the building renovation and construction bond issue in 2000.
Ten of our twelve schools and programs operate on the traditional August through May calendar. Two elementary schools, Grant and Washington, operate on a continuous learning calendar. Grant Elementary has completed its twelfth year under a continuous learning calendar, which is essentially year-around. Washington Elementary joined this plan for the first time in the summer of 2010. Both schools begin in July and run most of the regular calendar year. However, all classes and activities are dismissed during the month of June.
We hope you find that our schools and programs exceed your expectations. We look forward to a great relationship in the education of your youngsters and invite you to become involved in their education. Attend parent-teacher conferences, join the PTA/PTSA and become knowledgeable about your schools.
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||
|Executive Director of Human Resources and Administrative Operations||
|Executive Director of Business and Support Services||
|Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment||
|Executive Director of Student Services and Special Education||