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Berkeley School Board primer: Thousand Oaks Spanish program in jeopardy, recess restriction report, more

The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets Wednesday, March 23. On the agenda: the possible elimination of the Thousand Oaks Spanish immersion program; a $1.9 million class-size reduction budget shortfall; the district’s first report on recess restriction; a major telephone system update; revisions to the district’s facility naming policy; and defibrillators for elementary schools. THOUSAND OAKS SPANISH PROGRAM The district […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Berkeley School Board primer: Campus racism, Thousand Oaks portables, help for ‘high-need’ students

The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight, Jan. 13. On the agenda: The superintendent will share his plan to address racism on campus, the board may vote to call off plans for portables at Thousand Oaks, and there will be an overview about the types of intervention help and support the district’s high-need students receive. Plan to […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Berkeley School Board gets annual bullying report

There were 165 complaints of bullying, sexual harassment and other types of harassment were reported in Berkeley schools in the 2014-15 school year, according to a report set to go before the School Board on Wednesday night. There were 41 incidents at the grade school level, 78 in Berkeley middle schools, and 46 in Berkeley’s two high schools. Neither race nor […]

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Berkeley School Board primer: Impact fees, class sizes, intervention efforts and the achievement gap

The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight, Oct. 28. On the action calendar is a proposal to look at how to collect mitigation fees from developers. The discussion items will focus on an intervention program focused on K-8 students who experience learning and behavioral challenges, and the district’s efforts to narrow the achievement gap between white and African American […]