The district is relying on its new twice-weekly testing regimen and is giving two KN95 masks to all staff and students.
Committed to keeping schools open, the district is ramping up testing and passed a booster-or-test policy that take effect Feb. 25.
Mayor urges Berkeleyans to avoid high-risk activities during omicron surge, stops short of calling for indoor event and dining restrictions.
Amid “phenomenal” rise in cases, Berkeley health official says “we need to find ways to be able to live our lives with COVID.”
As of Monday afternoon, at least 227 students and staff have tested positive as the Berkeley school district ramps up testing, anticipates new isolation rules.
Jacqueline Omania’s fifth-grade students have been spreading the zero-waste gospel to everyone in their lives, from kindergarteners to parents to politicians.
Doctors say residents now have added protections to help them stay safe.
The school board will consider the data next November when voting on whether to leave in place the current two-zone enrollment policy or replace it with a new policy.
The data mirror statewide trends showing lower rates of infection in vaccinated people.
Prompted by Berkeleyside’s investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against a Berkeley High teacher, Wicks is considering changes to the California Public Records Act and Education Code.
The suit argues that the Berkeley school district’s inaction reveals a pattern of protecting “predators over students.”
But state money may mitigate the need for cuts in a district that’s lost 600 students since the start of the pandemic.
Police responded to a report about a group of people involved in a fight near the school. No one was arrested or hospitalized, police said.
Elementary students asked how they could do their part to stop climate change. A year later, their science teacher had an answer: micro-forests.
After years of sexual misconduct complaints, the school district signed a gag order allowing Matthew Bissell to quietly resign.
A teenager, a retired teacher, a Berkeley parent, and a School Board member banded together to make BUSD one of the first school districts in the country to commit to climate education.