FUSD Board of Education President, Larry Sweeney. "We will continue to make every effort to place students in their neighborhood school - or as close as possible. However, under current conditions, we must use the 'unassigned' designation as needed with all present and future housing developments until the State Legislature sees fit to revamp the developer fee schedule to assist school districts in keeping up with population growth."
Reference: Board Policy 7010.2
~ 8. If staff believes that the entire attendance area is overcrowded and the student generation rate from the new development will further impact all levels, and cannot be accommodated at the schools within the historically contiguous boundaries, then staff will recommend that the development be assigned to other attendance areas or be designated as unassigned at that time.
Here is a video explaining the designation (focused on Patterson Ranch* - but other new developments have a similar designation): November 2015 Message
* Please note: FUSD is considered special-purpose district inside Alameda County - meaning FUSD does not necessarily follow the Fremont city boundaries (it does not need to be coterminous). It is possible that boundaries change both inside and outside the city (transferring territory) - this is an article about that possibility for Patterson Ranch POSTED: 04/25/2016