The controversy over the proposed elimination of 0 and 7th period science labs at Berkeley High has brought the school’s governance issues into the spotlight. Berkeley Unified School District Superintendent Bill Huyett will attend a meeting with parents next Tuesday, January 19, to both explain his views and to solicit feedback.

Here’s the announcement from the PTSA:

The PTSA is hosting a parent meeting in the BHS library on Tuesday, January 19, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The Superintendent, Bill Huyett, will attend to explain why the Board Policy Subcommittee is examining alternative governance structures for Berkeley High and to solicit parent input about those alternatives.  He and the Subcommittee have already met with groups of teachers and students and with the SGC for the same purpose.  He’s hoping to be able to get many different parent perspectives at this meeting, so come help shape next year’s School Governance Council.

Read Berkeleyside’s previous coverage of this issue here:

Endangered science at Berkeley High School [12.11.09]
Science at BHS: An open letter [12.14.09]
Science and equity: BHS parents weigh in [12.16.09]
BHS Board meeting dominated by science issue [12.17.09]
The BHS science flap — the ripples are spreading [12.30.09]
BHS science/equity debate: The latest [1.06.10]

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