Facility Coffee Discussion Updates:
from Dr. Traci McCaudy
Community Meeting set for March 31st
All residents in the Fremont City School District are invited to attend an important
community meeting to discuss what to do about our district’s aging school buildings.
The meeting is scheduled for March 31st from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Fremont Middle School.
By March 31st, the residents of our community will have hosted nearly 70 coffee
discussions regarding the condition of our elementary and high school facilities and
possible options to bring them up to state standard. In addition to presenting the
feedback from these discussions, the District will be providing detailed information about
the cost of renovating our current buildings versus constructing new buildings, the
availability of state funding to help pay for new school facilities and other information
requested during the coffee discussions.
This past spring, employees of Fremont City Schools were asked to participate in a staff
survey to share their views about how our District’s facilities are impacting teaching and
learning. Our staff reported that a large number of our students are being adversely
impacted by the condition of our high school and elementary buildings. When asked
how important it is that the problems being generated by the condition of these buildings
be addressed, 86% of our teachers and non-teaching employees said “extremely
important” or “very important.”
The educational problems being generated by our current school facilities include
moisture, mold and allergy issues, breathing problems, poor ventilation, the lack of
access to technology, inadequate classroom space for teaching and learning, and
classroom temperature extremes that make it hard for students to concentrate. The
loss of instructional time can range from a few minutes a day in some classrooms to the
majority of the day in others.
If you would like more information regarding the staff survey, coffee discussions or the
March 31st community meeting, please feel free to contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-334-5432.
Dr. Traci McCaudy, Superintendent