After yesterday’s storm over the agenda for tonight’s school board meeting, which did not include a compromise proposal on the Berkeley High science/equity controversy, it looks like wiser heads are going to prevail. According to school district spokesperson Mark Coplan, an amended board packet is being issued, which will incorporate Superintendent Bill Huyett’s compromise plan.

As soon as Berkeleyside gets the new plan, which Coplan said expands on the brief description provided to the board last week, we’ll publish the details.

Coplan also said it was “highly unlikely” that tonight’s meeting would be postponed, as one newspaper report suggested. There is room for 175 in the board chambers, and Coplan said they had never exceeded capacity in the past. He did say, however, that Huyett is committed to allowing everyone who wants to hear the discussion to have a fair chance, so that if numbers do exceed capacity it will be moved to a later date.

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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...