Ka’Dijah Brown, the board’s leader since December, shared her views on racism in Berkeley schools and decisions the board could have made differently.
Ransom, who was shot and killed on I-880 on Friday, was guided by Berkeley mentors and the city’s multicultural spirit.
School board directors discussed lifting outdoor mask mandates and restrictions on field trips. Plus, they discussed a vaccine mandate for staff.
A federal judge reduced the sentence because there was insufficient proof Amer Alhaggagi intended to harm the U.S. government.
The BB gun had a “steel slide and polymer frame” and “all the visible markings of a real handgun,” police said.
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.
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.”
The bands are playing their first concerts since the start of the pandemic at the Berkeley High School Little Theatre.
At least five students have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 700 people have been identified as close contacts in connection with an outbreak associated with a Berkeley High sports team.
In 1990, Berkeley High became one of the first schools in the nation to require ethnic studies. With the state following suit earlier this month, BUSD plans to expand ethnic studies to all grade levels.