The two candidates will take over for Judy Appel and Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, who are both retiring from the board.
Meet Laura Babitt, one of six Berkeley School Board candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
She has worked on BHS’s African American Studies Committee, the superintendent’s budget advisory committee, and advocated for Longfellow Middle School
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.
In a race with no incumbents, six candidates are running to fill two seats during an academic year upended by COVID-19.
The Berkeley school board is set in five weeks to make a preliminary call on whether to overhaul how students are assigned a middle school — though further delay is possible.
Critics say the raise comes at the expenses of direct services to students, while proponents say the raise is barely enough to address the high cost of living in Berkeley.
Meet your Berkeley School Board candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election: Laura Babitt, Jose Luis Bedolla, Esfandiar Imani, Michael Chang and Ana Vasudeo.
Critics say the budget still does not go far enough to support the district’s most vulnerable learners
Students and teachers reflect on progress in local schools on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death.
Parents shared thoughts on vaccination and testing as the school board decided whether to lobby the state legislature over two bills.
But state money may mitigate the need for cuts in a district that’s lost 600 students since the start of the pandemic.