Fremont school board mulling up to $30 million in cuts over two years

FREMONT — School officials in Fremont are mulling how to cut the district budget by as much as $30 million over the next two school years, as declining enrollment, faulty enrollment projections, and rising pension costs, among other issues, have pushed the district into a bad financial spot.

The Fremont Unified School District board needs to outline a list of cuts totaling $17.6 million from its budget for the upcoming 2021-22 school year, or risk having county education officials assign a fiscal administrator to the district to help sort out their finances, according to staff reports.

The district, which serves about 35,000 students, projects it may need to cut

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