Fremont Public Schools Announces Elementary Groundbreakings

Howard and Washington Elementaries


Fremont, Neb. – (Oct. 24, 2022) Fremont Public Schools is announcing groundbreaking ceremonies for the replacement of Howard Elementary and Washington Elementary on Wednesday, November 2. 


The ceremony at Howard Elementary will begin at 4:00 pm and the ceremony at Washington Elementary will begin at 4:45 pm. Both ceremonies will take place on the blacktop near the playfield. 


“These new elementary buildings will continue to move our community forward in preparing our students for the future and the community for growth,” stated Mark Shepard, superintendent. “It’s exciting to break ground on two of the three elementary buildings – the first new FPS elementary buildings since Bell Field elementary was constructed in 2000.


Howard and Washington Elementary, along with Deer Pointe Elementary (the replacement of Clarmar Elementary) share the same blueprints. The three elementary school replacements are part of a 10 project, $123 million school facility improvements bond issue that passed on September 14, 2021. They are designed to accommodate four sections of each grade level preschool through fourth grade. The projects which are in various stages of development and construction will be completed in the next 24-36 months.


The new school will be built to serve up to 540 students as the community continues to grow. The anticipated completion of the buildings will be in the summer of 2024.




The mission statement of the Fremont Public Schools is to produce creative, adaptable, productive citizens committed to lifelong learning.