The controversial proposal to move Berkeley High School to a trimester schedule was stopped at the School Governance Council last night. The scheme failed to receive the necessary two-thirds majority at the SGC before proceeding to the Berkeley Unified School District Board.

According to an email to parents from Mark van Krieken of the BHS PTSA, “The SGC will be meeting in the near future to start examining how best to move forward in their continuing effort to address Berkeley High’s achievement gap.”

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...