A serious emphasis on the Fremont Public Faculties $123 million no tax levy improve bond problem is scholar security, safety and expertise.
As a part of acquiring data main as much as the Board of Schooling putting the query on the poll, the District carried out a neighborhood survey.
“One of many main themes that the survey outcomes highlighted was associated to security, safety and expertise,” FPS Affiliate Superintendent Brad Dahl mentioned. “With 1,477 individuals responding to the survey, the outcomes have been invaluable in serving as a foundation to attract from in relation to measurement, scope and focus of the bond initiatives.”
Different main themes included an emphasis on elementary faculty packages and buildings, and creating operational power efficiencies.
The profitable bond problem in 1999 supplied the primary alternative for the district to start the method of offering a single level of entry for most simple buildings and the newly developed Bell Area Elementary and Fremont Center College. Officers mentioned that design created a vestibule with a window and a system for permitting entry in a secured vogue after acknowledging the person’s objective for having access to the constructing. The highschool predominant entrance was additionally modified to create an analogous single level of entry.
When Johnson Crossing Tutorial Heart opened in 2012, the constructing featured an analogous single level of entry with a managed entry vestibule and the power to route all guests by way of the primary workplace previous to coming into the constructing.
“Through the years we’ve got discovered a lot concerning the security and safety of Okay-12 faculties,” mentioned Kevin Kavan, FPS Security and Safety Coordinator. “We all know that deterrents are one of many predominant keys in preserving our college students and employees protected. The managed entry factors not solely function a barrier to direct entry to the constructing, they permit human interplay with people that want entry, permitting the employees to gauge their mind set.”
The 2000 replace to the highschool supplied the one level of entry and secured entry. Higher accessibility to the ability was not achieved by way of these modifications.
The doorway on Lincoln Avenue is engaging and has served its objective for the previous 20 years. Within the proposed checklist of initiatives is a brand new predominant entrance on the south facet of the constructing with entry from sixteenth Road. The relocated predominant entrance would enable for higher accessibility to the constructing from the south parking zone and supply a secured entrance.
“Should you’ve attended occasions within the Nell McPherson Theatre, you realize that accessibility is usually a problem,” FHS Principal Myron Sikora mentioned. “This improve will present for extra direct entry to the south facet of the constructing and supply for brand spanking new ADA-accessible restrooms serving that finish of the constructing.”
The north finish of the constructing can even obtain a brand new entrance with direct entry to the 2 competitors gymnasiums. The actions workplace will likely be moved to the north entrance and function a secured entry level.
“The brand new entrance won’t solely enable for entry to the gyms, it will likely be positioned nearer to the parking zone which is essential for fogeys, grandparents and different followers who come to help our student-athletes,” FHS Actions Director Scott Anderson mentioned.
Milliken Park Elementary, which was constructed as a part of the 1978 bond problem, is an open space-designed constructing. The ability accommodates small and huge group actions however may be very restricted when scholar security and safety is taken into account.
The workplace shouldn’t be at the moment positioned on the predominant entrance and as soon as an individual is contained in the constructing, the person has entry to most areas. As part of the bond problem, partitions will likely be constructed and the primary entrance space will likely be redesigned to create a secured single level of entry.
Expertise is the opposite level of emphasis highlighted by the neighborhood survey and acknowledged by the residents committee. When contemplating that the three elementary buildings being changed and the big part of the highschool which is being renovated, had been constructed within the Fifties and 60s, and the primary private computer systems started to be launched in lecture rooms within the early Eighties, electrical and connectivity wants have modified vastly.
The three elementary buildings slated for substitute have lecture rooms outfitted with one outlet within the entrance of the classroom and one within the again. Every of the district’s 5,000 college students now have entry to a pc gadget each day.
“The district has performed an impressive job of offering connectivity, however the problem is having sufficient entry to electrical energy within the lecture rooms for preserving the units charged,” mentioned Cliff Huss, FPS Director of IT. “With each scholar having a transportable gadget, in some unspecified time in the future through the day or night time, 5,000 units have to be recharged. This doesn’t even consider different units utilized within the classroom that require electrical energy.”
Heidi Richmond, co-chair of the Job Drive for Youngsters marketing campaign committee encourages everybody to go to the district’s web site at www.fremonttigers.org.
“The chance offered with the no tax-levy improve bond problem supplies our college students with a greater atmosphere that’s extra conducive to studying, and the neighborhood an enormous leap ahead in offering an atmosphere that meets the protection, safety and expertise wants of at the moment and tomorrow’s lecture rooms,” Richmond mentioned.