The proposed rule requires students to get vaccinated or tested weekly and includes a controversial vaccine mandate for athletes and events.
Berkeley Unified faces a shortage of substitute teachers, after-school care providers, and special education aides.
Teachers are ready to say goodbye to distance learning. But some lessons from Zoom school are here to stay.
All Berkeley teachers and staff will need to either get tested for COVID-19 weekly or present proof of vaccination as soon as Sept. 3. The state won’t require compliance until Oct. 15.
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.
Berkeley Unified and the teachers’ union reached an agreement Tuesday on a hybrid learning schedule.
Teachers are looking forward to seeing students again, but there are safety concerns and the rhetoric of the reopening debate has taken its toll.
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The union needs to ratify the agreement and teachers need to be vaccinated, but more in-person instruction could ramp up by late-March to mid-April.
The move could speed up bringing kids back into classrooms if BUSD and BFT reach an agreement, but vaccines are still limited.
Sup. Brent Stephens elaborated on labor negotiations and his vision for the upcoming school year.
Some Berkeley parents want an immediate return to campuses, but others have argued that even small reopenings could be dangerous.