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Fremont Unified School District Board meeting report
June 19, 2012

The following are highlights from the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) Board meeting held June 6, 2012.

Closed Session:
In action taken prior to the Board meeting, Anette Raichbart was approved as the new Principal of Chadbourne Elementary School.

Superintendent’s Report:
Superintendent Dr. James Morris announced that FUSD has developed a “Customer Satisfaction Survey,” which the district plans to conduct annually. Responses and suggestions are being sought from students, parents, district staff, teachers and employees, to ascertain how the district is doing in regard to meeting the needs of the students. ...
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Granted -- teachers’ wishes!
June 12, 2012

Something special was up, on the morning of June 1, as visitors entered the classrooms of unsuspecting teachers, carrying colorful balloons and poster certificates.

The slightly surreptitious occasion had the anticipated surprise effect upon the intended teachers who were about to become the lucky recipients of Innovative Teacher Grants. Sponsored by the Fremont Education Foundation (FEF), these grants for teacher projects in the classroom were funded through the Foundation’s annual Excellence in Education Gala held on February 24.

Earlier in the school year, interested teachers had been encouraged to submit written proposals for grant consideration. ...
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Lights, Camera, Oliveira!
June 8, 2012

Recently, a group of Fremont students had the chance to create their very own personal commercial, a salute to favorite things about their school…Oliveira Elementary.

This opportunity came about when Jenny Inman, who teaches their combined 5th/6th grade class of diverse learners, invited her twin brother, Jeremy, a filmmaker currently living in Los Angeles, to speak to the students about his career.

“I explained that as a child I enjoyed drawing and made action figures,” said Jeremy Inman. “Making independent movies is a fun career, but it also lets the students know that these are people’s jobs and demonstrates ownership – a profession; it’s not just a game. ...
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