Community members in the Fremont district want developers to build schools to ease the crowding being created by their developments KGO-TV

Community members in the Fremont district want developers to build schools to ease the crowding being created by their developments.

If you build it...California district wants developer to construct needed classrooms

Fremont Unified District decides not to assign new development to a school attendance area as it tries to pressure developer to build a school.

The Fremont (Calif.) school district needs more classroom space to keep up with new housing construction, and it wants developers to build those classrooms.

KGO-TV reports that the school board has decided that in one area where homes are being built, students will not be assigned to a specific school so that the district has the flexibility to adjust enrollment and avoid or lessen crowding at campuses in growing areas. That means some students may be assigned to campuses far from their homes.

A representative of the Patterson Ranch development asked the board to assign the area to specific schools so that new homeowners with children would know where students would be attending classes.

The development is expected to add 500 homes to the district. In the original plan, the developer committed to building an elementary school, but has since backed out.

The board voted to keep the Patterson Ranch development as an unassigned attendance area.

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