The Apple Campus was the corporate headquarters of Apple Inc. from 1993 until 2017, when it was replaced by Apple Park, though it is still used by Apple as office and lab space. The campus is located at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, United States, its design resembles that of a university, with the buildings arranged around green spaces, similar to a suburban business park. Apple's corporate headquarters was located at Building 1 on 20525 Mariani Ave in Cupertino; the land east of Mariani One across De Anza Boulevard where the campus was built was occupied by the company Four-Phase Systems. It has an area of 850,000 square feet. Construction was completed in 1993 by the Sobrato Development Company. Before 1997, activities held on the campus were research and development; until that time the buildings were referred to as R&D 1-6. With the return of Steve Jobs to Apple in 1997, changes were made to the campus: Apple increased the number of occupied buildings, many activities not related to R&D were moved to the buildings on Infinite Loop, at which point they began to be referenced by their IL # designations.
Steve Jobs left additional marks on the campus, for example, banning employees' pets and improving the cafeteria menu. On the night of August 12, 2008, a fire broke out on the second floor of the building Valley Green 6; the firefighters worked for hours until the following morning to extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported; the Apple Campus is located on the southeast corner of Interstate 280 and De Anza Boulevard, occupies 32 acres in six buildings spread over four floors. Each building is numbered with one digit on the private U-shaped street Infinite Loop, so named because of the programming concept of an infinite loop; the street, in conjunction with Mariani Avenue does form a circuit that can circulate indefinitely. The main building has the address 1 Infinite Loop, California. Employees refer to these buildings as IL1 to IL6 for Infinite Loop 1-6. Besides the buildings on Infinite Loop, the whole Apple Campus occupies an additional thirty buildings scattered throughout the city to accommodate its employees.
Some of these buildings are leased. In total, including nine newly acquired buildings on Pruneridge Avenue, the company controls more than 3,300,000 square feet for its activities in the city of Cupertino; this represents 40% of the 8,800,000 square feet of office space and facilities for research and development available in the city. At 1 Infinite Loop is souvenirs, it is the only part of the campus open to the public. In April 2006, Steve Jobs announced to the city council of Cupertino that Apple had acquired nine contiguous properties to build a second campus, termed Apple Campus 2, located one mile east of the existing facility. Apple has had a presence in Cupertino since 1977, why the company decided to build in the area rather than move to a cheaper, distant location. Purchases of the needed properties were made through the company Hines Interests, which in at least some cases did not disclose the fact that Apple was the ultimate buyer. Among the sellers of the properties were SummerHill Homes and Hewlett-Packard.
On June 7, 2011, Apple's then-CEO Steve Jobs presented to Cupertino City Council details of the architectural design of the new buildings and their environs. The new campus, on a site totalling 176 acres, includes housing for up to 13,000 employees in one four-storied circular building of 2,800,000 square feet, a café for 3,000 sitting people, is surrounded by extensive landscaping. Other facilities include a 1,000 seat auditorium, 300,000 square feet of R&D facilities, a fitness center, an orchard, a dedicated generating plant as the primary source of electricity. Jobs stated: "It's got a gorgeous courtyard in the middle, a lot more. It's a circle, so it's curved all the way round; this is not the cheapest way to build something.". Media reports described the new structure as a "spaceship". Many compared the structure to "Tulou", a UNESCO World Heritage Sites listed architecture, which has a strikingly distinctive circular shape. El Economista revealed that architect Lord Norman Foster was in charge of the design of the new campus.
The project's ground-breaking ceremony occurred in 2012, but the Cupertino city council only approved the plans on October 15, 2013, after a six-hour debate resulting in unanimous agreement. Shortly thereafter, demolition work began to prepare the site for the new construction; the campus, now termed Apple Park and replaced the Infinite Loop site in April 2017, though Apple has stated that it will keep the old buildings as ancillary office space. Cycling the Infinite Loop with interactive map on Kinomap Pictures from Inside Apple HQ on Ap
San Francisco Public Library
The San Francisco Public Library is the public library system of the city of San Francisco. The Main Library is located at Civic Center, at 100 Larkin Street; the library system has won several awards, such as Library Journal's Library of the Year award in 2018. The library is well-funded due to the city's dedicated Library Preservation Fund, established by a 1994 ballot measure, subsequently renewed until 2022 by a ballot measure in 2007. In August 1877 a residents' meeting was called by state senator George H. Rogers and Andrew Smith Hallidie who advocated the creation of a free public library for San Francisco. A board of trustees for the Library was created in 1878 through the Free Library Act, signed by Governor of California William Irwin on March 18, which created a property tax to fund the Library project; the San Francisco Public Library opened on June 7, 1879 at Pacific Hall on Bush Street at Kearny Street and hired Albert Hart as the first librarian. In 1888 the Library moved to the Larkin Street wing of City Hall at Civic Center.
The first three branches opened from 1888 to 1889, in the Mission, in North Beach, in Potrero Hill. In 1889 the Library became a Federal depository by nomination of Senator George Hearst. In 1905, architect Daniel Burnham presented his plans for a new Civic Center for San Francisco, including a new library building; these plans were put on hold after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, which destroyed about 140,000 volumes, nearly 80% of its holdings. The library moved to temporary quarters while a new building was built. In 1917, the new main library building, designed by George W. Kelham, opened in the Civic Center. Ten major murals by California Tonalist Gottardo Piazzoni were installed in 1931–1932. In 1986, a task force was set up to complete the design of the Civic Center, including the use of Marshall Square, next to the main library at the time, for a new main library; the building was completed in 1995 and opened a year on April 18, 1996. The old main library, damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, was rebuilt as the new Asian Art Museum.
The Piazzoni murals moved to the de Young Museum in 1999. In 2018 Library Journal awarded it the Library of the Year award. In March 2019, the San Francisco Public Library Commission voted to remove standing library fines and wipe out future fines because the fines serve as a impediment to access for community patrons who would otherwise use and visit one of San Francisco’s twenty-seven public libraries; the vote still needs to be approved by a Board of Supervisors and the mayor of San Francisco, Mayor London Breed is supportive of this action. In addition to the Main Library, the San Francisco Public Library has 27 branch libraries. In 1930, San Francisco voters approved a charter amendment to increase taxes to fund the construction of the Anza Branch Library. Using the site of the old Lafayette School, architect John W. Reid, Jr. designed and landscaped the new branch building. The new branch was dedicated on April 1932, with 11,823 new books on the shelves. Total cost for the building and its furnishings was $57,117.29.
Anza Branch Library was the 17th branch established in the San Francisco Public Library system. The branch closed temporarily for renovation in May 2009; the Anza Branch reopened on Saturday June 18, 2011. The new Bayview Library opened February 23, 2013; the original Bayview/Anna E. Waden Branch Library was opened as a storefront facility in 1927, it was the 13th branch in the San Francisco Public Library system, replacing a "library station", established in 1921. In 1969, a red brick building was built on the corner of the 3rd Street and Revere Avenue in the Bayview/Hunters Point district with a bequest from Anna E. Waden, a clerical employee of the City of San Francisco. Miss Waden's gift of $185,700 paid for the development of this cooperative community project; the building was completed in February 1969, the formal dedication took place on July 12, 1969. The architect was John S. Bolles & Associates and the contractor was Nibbi Brothers; the façade included a sculpture by Jacques Overhoff.
The Bernal Heights Renovation was completed on January 30, 2010. A “library deposit station” was established in 1920 at 303 Cortland Avenue; as the neighborhood and library grew, it was moved, to 324 Cortland. When that proved inadequate the neighbors lobbied for a new building; the one floor branch library at 500 Cortland, was the 21st in the system and built on the site of the original Bernal School at a cost of $94,600. It was designed by Frederick H. Meyer, one of the most prolific and versatile architects in San Francisco at the turn of the 20th century, funded by the Work Projects Administration and dedicated on October 21, 1940. Chinatown Branch Library, built in 1921 by architect G. Albert Lansburgh is a Carnegie library named the North Beach Branch, it is the third branch in the system. Located in Chinatown on Powell Street between Washington and Jackson, the name was changed in 1958 to more reflect the community served. In 1972, the Chinese language, the Chinese American Interest collections were started in response to the needs and interests of the Chinatown community.
In 1991, public and private funds were obtained for a major renovation and expansion of the Chinatown Branch Library. The branch was seismically retrofitted and expanded to twice its original size with a community meeting room and story-room available to use for programs and special events; the Grand Reopening of the Chinatown Branch Library was held on June 15, 1996. The Eureka Valley Renovation was completed on October 24, 2009; the first branch building was the second branch in
Cupertino is a U. S. city in Santa Clara County, directly west of San Jose on the western edge of the Santa Clara Valley with portions extending into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The population was 58,302 as of the 2010 census. In 2015, Forbes ranked Cupertino as one of the most educated places in the U. S. in respect to the percentage of high school and college graduates. An affluent area, Cupertino is the nation's 11th wealthiest city with a population over 50,000, it is known as the home of Apple Inc.'s corporate headquarters. Cupertino was named after Arroyo San José de Cupertino; the creek had been named by Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza's cartographer, who named it after Saint Joseph of Cupertino. Saint Joseph was born Giuseppe Maria Desa, was named after the town of Copertino, where he was born, in the Apulia region of Italy; the name Cupertino first became used when John T. Doyle, a San Francisco lawyer and historian, named his winery on McClellan Road Cupertino. After the turn of the 20th century, Cupertino displaced the former name for the region, West Side.
Although the meaning of Copertino is uncertain, it is a compound word meaning "little shelter." The -ino suffix in Italian words indicates "small" or "little", while coprire means "to cover". Cupertino in the 19th century was a small rural village at the crossroads of Stevens Creek Road and Saratoga-Mountain View Road. Back it was known as the West Side and was part of Fremont Township; the primary economic activity was fruit agriculture. All of the land within Cupertino's present-day boundaries was covered by prune, plum and cherry orchards. A winery on Montebello Ridge overlooking the Cupertino valley region was in operation by the late 19th century. Soon railroads, electric railways, dirt roads traversed the West Side farmlands. Monta Vista, Cupertino's first housing tract, was developed in the mid-20th century as a result of the electric railway's construction. After World War II, a population and suburban housing boom shifted the demographics and economy of the Santa Clara Valley, as the "Valley of Heart's Delight" was beginning to transform into "Silicon Valley".
In 1954, a rancher, Norman Nathanson, the Cupertino-Monta Vista Improvement Association, the Fact Finding Committee, began a drive for incorporation. On September 27, 1955, voters approved the incorporation of the city of Cupertino. Cupertino became Santa Clara County's 13th city on October 10, 1955; the first city council consisted of Ralph Lindenmayer, Werner Wilson, John Saich, R. Ivan Meyerholz and Norman Nathanson. In fact, there's a residential road in northern Cupertino named after this influential rancher. Lindenmeyer was selected as the first mayor of Cupertino a week after the September 27 election. A major milestone in Cupertino's development was the creation by some of the city's largest landowners of VALLCO Business and Industrial Park in the early 1960s. Of the 25 property owners, 17 decided to pool their land to form VALLCO Park, 6 sold to Varian Associates, two opted for transplanting to farms elsewhere; the name VALLCO was derived from the names of the principal developers: Varian Associates and the Leonard, Lester and Orlando families.
A neighborhood outdoor shopping center and, much the enclosed Vallco Fashion Park renamed Cupertino Square, were developed. De Anza College opened in 1967; the college, named for Juan Bautista De Anza, occupies a 112-acre site, the location of a winery built at the turn of the 20th century, called Beaulieu by its owners and Ella Baldwin. Their mansion has now become the California History Center. De Anza College now has about 22,000 students. Housing developments were constructed in the following years as developers created neighborhoods, including Fairgrove, Garden Gate, Monta Vista, Seven Springs, other developments; the city is known for its high real estate prices. On December 1, 2009, Cupertino became the first city in Northern California to have an Asian-American-majority city council. 63 percent of Cupertino's population was of Asian ancestry in 2010, compared to 32 percent in Santa Clara Country overall. Money's Best Places to Live, "America's best small towns", ranked Cupertino as #27 in 2012, the second highest in California.
In 2014, Movoto Real Estate ranked Cupertino the seventh "happiest" suburb in the United States, ranking in the categories of income, safety and education. According to the 2005–2007 American Community Survey of the US Census Bureau, the median income for a household in the city was $118,635, the median income for a family was $140,199; the per capita income for the city was $44,774. About 3.6% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over. According to the 2005–2007 American Community Survey, White Americans made up 37.4% of Cupertino's population. Black Americans now made up 1.5% of Cupertino's population and American Indians made up 0.4% of the city's population. In addition, Cupertino now has an Asian American majority as this group now represents 55.7% of the city's population. Pacific Islander Americans remained at 0.1% of the population. 2.5% of the population are from some other race and 2.4% of the population are from two or more races.
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Sunnyvale Public Library
The Sunnyvale Public Library is a mid-sized public library serving the city of Sunnyvale, California, USA. The Library is located at 665 W. Olive Avenue; the Library is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; the Library's primary phone number is 730-7300. The library was the Reading Room, which opened in 1908, grew from 50 books to 500 within a year. In 1914, the collection, managed by the Women's Christian Temperance Union and had grown to over 1100 books, was passed over to the town to form the Sunnyvale Public Library, which became part of the county library system in 1917; the library was housed within the Wright building and within the Civic Auditorium of the old City Hall, on Murphy Avenue. In November 1960, the library moved to its current location on Olive Avenue. A bookmobile service operated from 1973 to 1978 and again from 1982 to 2003. A branch library opened in 1975 in north Sunnyvale but was closed in 1978 due to budget cuts as a result of Proposition 13.
The building has been expanded twice, in 1985 to its current size of 60,800 square feet. In 2007, a bond measure for $108 million for construction of a new library building failed to pass, receiving only 59.08% of votes cast, short of the 2/3 majority needed for passage. The library offers a wide variety of materials, including books, DVDs, Blu-ray, audiobooks, CDs, newspapers, SAMs Photofacts, eBooks, eMagazines, eAudio, streaming video and music. Free Internet access is available, either by using a Library PC equipped with Microsoft Office applications at the Library's Technology Center or by using your own device on the Library's Wi-fi network; the library was Trademark Resource Center. As a PTRC, the Library provided free access to patent and trademark documents in various formats, access to the PubWest database for patent searching, resources for historical patent research, patent searching guides and other reference materials on intellectual property, U. S. Patent and Trademark Office-trained staff to answer patent and trademark questions, classes and events related to intellectual property.
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Los Altos, California
Los Altos is a city in Santa Clara County, California, in northern Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 28,976 according to the 2010 census. Most of the city's growth occurred between 1950 and 1980. An agricultural town with many summer cottages and apricot orchards, Los Altos is now an affluent town in Silicon Valley. Los Altos has commercial zones limited to the downtown area, as well as small shopping and office parks lining Foothill Expressway and El Camino Real; the median household income of Los Altos for 2013-2017 was $208,309. The average home listing price in 2014 was $1.96 million. In 2017, Forbes ranked Los Altos as the 3rd and 48th most expensive ZIP codes in the United States with median home prices of $7,755,000 and $3,431,615, respectively. In 2018, data from the American Community Survey revealed that Los Altos was the fifth wealthiest city in the United States. Los Altos means "the heights" in Spanish; the area was called Banks and Braes. Paul Shoup, an executive of the Southern Pacific Railroad, his colleagues formed the Altos Land Company in 1906 and started the development of Los Altos.
The company acquired 140 acres of land from Sarah Winchester. Shoup wanted to link Los Gatos by making Los Altos a commuter town, it continued a train-a-day operation to and from San Francisco. In 1908, Southern Pacific Railroad began running steam train service through Los Altos with five trains per day. Two freight cars served as train depot; the first commercial building, Eschenbruecher’s Hardware, was built in downtown. In 1913, the craftsman-style Los Altos train station was built at 288 First Street. By 1949, many residents were dissatisfied with the zoning policy of Santa Clara county. There was a constant threat of being annexed by neighboring Palo Alto and Mountain View, so they decided to incorporate. Los Altos became the eleventh city in Santa Clara county on December 1, 1952. Train service stopped its operation in January, 1964, the train track became Foothill Expressway. In 1976, Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first 50 Apple I computers in Jobs' garage in Los Altos.
In 2004, landlord Judy Fusco rented her Los Altos home known as'Casa Facebook', to Mark Zuckerberg where he and a few other associates scaled Facebook from 200,000 members to 2.5 million. Los Altos is located at 37°22′54″N 122°6′49″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.487 square miles. All of it is land. Los Altos is bordered by Los Altos Hills to the west, Palo Alto to the north and west, Mountain View to the north and east, Sunnyvale to the east, Cupertino to the southeast. Los Altos is crossed by three creeks that flow north to San Francisco Bay, Adobe Creek on its western boundary, Stevens Creek on its eastern boundary and Permanente Creek in the middle. Hale Creek is tributary to Permanente Creek, Permanente Creek is now diverted to Stevens Creek by a diversion channel. All three creeks originate on the flanks of Black Mountain; the 2010 United States Census reported that Los Altos had a population of 28,976. The population density was 4466.8 people per square mile.
The racial makeup of Los Altos was 20,459 White, 148 African American, 48 Native American, 6,815 Asian, 59 Pacific Islander, 195 from other races, 1,252 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,132 persons; the Census reported that 28,749 people lived in households, 34 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 193 were institutionalized. There were 10,745 households, out of which 4,067 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 7,476 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 599 had a female householder with no husband present, 228 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 199 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 55 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 2,086 households were made up of individuals and 1,228 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68. There were 8,303 families; the population was spread out with 7,560 people under the age of 18, 1,006 people aged 18 to 24, 5,273 people aged 25 to 44, 9,353 people aged 45 to 64, 5,784 people who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 46.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males. There were 11,204 housing units at an average density of 1727.1 per square mile, of which 9,002 were owner-occupied, 1,743 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.7%. 24,669 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 4,080 people lived in rental housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 27,693 people, 10,462 households, 8,024 families residing in the city; the population density was 4269 people per square mile. There were 10,727 housing units at an average density of 1653.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 80.35% White, 15.42% Asian, 0.47% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, 2.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino residents of any race constituted 3.76% of the population. Of 10,462 households, 33.6% had minor children living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female head with no husband present, 23
Radio-frequency identification uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically stored information. Passive tags collect energy from a nearby RFID reader's interrogating radio waves. Active tags may operate hundreds of meters from the RFID reader. Unlike a barcode, the tag need not be within the line of sight of the reader, so it may be embedded in the tracked object. RFID is one method of automatic identification and data capture. RFID tags are used in many industries. For example, an RFID tag attached to an automobile during production can be used to track its progress through the assembly line. Since RFID tags can be attached to cash and possessions, or implanted in animals and people, the possibility of reading personally-linked information without consent has raised serious privacy concerns; these concerns resulted in standard specifications development addressing privacy and security issues. ISO/IEC 18000 and ISO/IEC 29167 use on-chip cryptography methods for untraceability and reader authentication, over-the-air privacy.
ISO/IEC 20248 specifies a digital signature data structure for RFID and barcodes providing data and read method authenticity. This work is done within ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 Automatic identification and data capture techniques. Tags can be used in shops to expedite checkout, to prevent theft by customers and employees. In 2014, the world RFID market was worth US$8.89 billion, up from US$7.77 billion in 2013 and US$6.96 billion in 2012. This figure includes tags and software/services for RFID cards, labels and all other form factors; the market value is expected to rise to US$18.68 billion by 2026. In 1945, Léon Theremin invented a listening device for the Soviet Union which retransmitted incident radio waves with the added audio information. Sound waves vibrated a diaphragm which altered the shape of the resonator, which modulated the reflected radio frequency. Though this device was a covert listening device, rather than an identification tag, it is considered to be a predecessor of RFID because it was passive, being energized and activated by waves from an outside source.
Similar technology, such as the IFF transponder, was used by the allies and Germany in World War II to identify aircraft as friend or foe. Transponders are still used by most powered aircraft. Another early work exploring RFID is the landmark 1948 paper by Harry Stockman, who predicted that "... considerable research and development work has to be done before the remaining basic problems in reflected-power communication are solved, before the field of useful applications is explored." Mario Cardullo's device, patented on January 23, 1973, was the first true ancestor of modern RFID, as it was a passive radio transponder with memory. The initial device was passive, powered by the interrogating signal, was demonstrated in 1971 to the New York Port Authority and other potential users, it consisted of a transponder with 16 bit memory for use as a toll device. The basic Cardullo patent covers the use of RF, light as transmission media; the original business plan presented to investors in 1969 showed uses in transportation, banking and medical.
An early demonstration of reflected power RFID tags, both passive and semi-passive, was performed by Steven Depp, Alfred Koelle, Robert Frayman at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1973. The portable system operated at 915 MHz and used 12-bit tags; this technique is used by the majority of today's microwave RFID tags. The first patent to be associated with the abbreviation RFID was granted to Charles Walton in 1983. A radio-frequency identification system uses tags, or labels attached to the objects to be identified. Two-way radio transmitter-receivers called interrogators or readers send a signal to the tag and read its response. RFID tags can be either active or battery-assisted passive. An active tag periodically transmits its ID signal. A battery-assisted passive has a small battery on board and is activated when in the presence of an RFID reader. A passive tag is smaller because it has no battery. However, to operate a passive tag, it must be illuminated with a power level a thousand times stronger than for signal transmission.
That makes a difference in exposure to radiation. Tags may either be read-only, having a factory-assigned serial number, used as a key into a database, or may be read/write, where object-specific data can be written into the tag by the system user. Field programmable tags may be write-once, read-multiple. RFID tags contain at least three parts: an integrated circuit that stores and processes information and that modulates and demodulates radio-frequency signals; the tag information is stored in a non-volatile memory. The RFID tag includes either fixed or programmable logic for processing the transmission and sensor data, respectively. An RFID reader transmits an e
Fremont Union High School District
Fremont Union High School District is a school district in Northern California, serving Cupertino, most of Sunnyvale and parts of San Jose, Los Altos and Santa Clara. As of the 2013-2014 school year, it serves 10,667 students; the district superintendent is Polly Bove as of August 22, 2006. Founded in 1923 as the West Side Union High School District, the district served the agricultural Fremont Township in the West Valley region, still serves the regions covered by the former Township today, it had only one school, which operated in a few rooms of the Sunnyvale Grammar School building before relocating to the intersection of Fremont Avenue and Highway 9. Two years in 1925, the district was renamed as the "Fremont Union High School District" and its only school was renamed as "Fremont High School". With the rise of suburban growth which swallowed up the West Valley area in the 1950s and 60s, the district established five more high schools: Sunnyvale High School, Cupertino High School, Homestead High School, Lynbrook High School, Monta Vista High School.
Due to declining enrollment, Sunnyvale High School was shut down in 1981, with its campus being leased to the King's Academy. There are five high schools in FUHSD, as well as a community day school: Cupertino High School Fremont High School Homestead High School Lynbrook High School Monta Vista High SchoolFremont is the oldest school in the district. Lynbrook and Monta Vista are the highest achieving schools based on testing scores. During the 2013-14 school year, there were 10,667 students in Fremont Union High School District. In terms of race and ethnicity, the district is predominantly Asian American. European American students make up a large minority. Hispanic and Latino students are a sizable minority. In contrast, African American students are not numerous. During the 2007 school year, Asian American students made up 53.3% of the school district's student population. European American students made up 32.7% of the student population. African American and American Indian students made up 2.0% and 0.4% of the population respectively.
Because the school district has faced a substantial budget deficit, it is now only enrolling residents who live within the district's boundaries. In the past, many students who did not live within the district were allowed to attend Fremont Union High School District's schools, but now the district is investigating all student residences; these investigations sometimes involve going into a student's alleged home, where a specially-trained district employee searches the home—including the student's bedroom—for signs that the student lives in the home. Video of two such inspections aired in a 2006 segment of the ABC News program 20/20; the narrator, John Stossel, was showing how the excellent reputation of Fremont Union's schools motivates parents to lie about their child's actual home. As explained on the 20/20 program, if the student is found to be from an outside area, he or she may be expelled from school. Sometimes this policy has caused controversy among parents and teachers, but the district must maintain this policy in order to keep class sizes low.
The California High School Exit Exam is administered to every sophomore enrolled. Students must pass the test. According to the California Department of Education in the year 2008, 93% of sophomores enrolled in the Fremont Union High School District passed the English-Language Arts portion of the test. According to the California Department of Education in the year 2008, 95% of sophomores enrolled in FUHSD passed the mathematics portion of the test; as of 2005, the district employed a total of 845 employees. The Board of Trustees, which sets the district's regulations and rules, has five members. At the Fremont Union High School District’s August 22, 2006 Board of Trustees meeting, on a 3-2 vote the Board terminated the contract of Superintendent Dr. Stephen R. Rowley, his contract would otherwise have expired June 30, 2008. The Board asked Deputy Superintendent Polly Bove to serve as Acting Superintendent. Upon her acceptance, the Board unanimously approved her appointment; the Fremont Union High School District runs a advanced technological system, including its own website servers, IP addresses, VoIP Infrastructure, library catalog.
SchoolLoop is the school district's primary means of communicating to students via the Internet. Fremont Union High School District website A+ Board