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Berkeley School Board primer: Harold Way, admissions and enrollment, the budget

The Berkeley School Board. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. See the agenda packet here. (It’s a large file that may take time to load.) On the agenda: 2211 Harold Way and its impacts on Berkeley High; the school budget and LCAP plans; a review of the district’s approach […]

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Berkeley School Board primer: Budget priorities, facilities plan, sexual harassment, attendance

The Berkeley School Board, at its August meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. See the agenda packet here. (It’s a large file that may take time to load.) On the agenda: the school budget, sexual harassment, the latest school attendance report, the creation of a new facilities master […]

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School Board adopts interim sexual harassment policy

Sexual Harassment Advisory Committee member Peggy Scott speaks to the School Board during public comment on Wednesday April 8, 2015. Photo: Seung Y. Lee Amid a federal investigation on whether Berkeley High School inadequately responded to sexual harassment claims, the Berkeley School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to pass a new, interim sexual harassment policy. While passing […]

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School board votes on short-term overcrowding solutions

Students and faculty from Berkeley Adult School stand and hold signs in solidarity against relocation of the school at Wednesday’s board meeting. Photo: Seung Y. Lee Students and faculty from Berkeley Adult School stand and hold signs in solidarity against relocation of the school at Wednesday’s board meeting. Photo: Seung Y. Lee The Berkeley School Board voted […]

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Berkeley School Board primer: Decision time for board on overcrowding

Turning the Berkeley Adult School into a new grade school is being considered as a long-term solution to overcrowding. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Turning the Berkeley Adult School into a new grade school is being considered as a long-term solution to overcrowding. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight, Jan. 14, for a closed session at 6 […]

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Berkeley school district holds Black Lives Matter forum

BUSD Black Lives Matter forum held on Dec. 17, 2014. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD On Wednesday, Dec. 17, the Berkeley Unified School District held a Black Lives Matter forum for the district’s middle- and high-school students, as well as their families. Conceived and organized by Charity DaMarto, BUSD’s supervisor of Family Engagement and Equity, and Director of Student Services […]

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Berkeley School Board primer: Discussion of overcrowding solutions continues

The Berkeley School Board, at an August 2014 meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The Berkeley School Board, at an August 2014 meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 10) for a closed session at 6 p.m., followed by its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. See the Dec. 10 agenda packet. Ty Alper, elected in November, […]

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Berkeley School Board primer: Soda tax panel, new personnel commissioner, recess restriction

The Berkeley School Board at an August 2014 meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The Berkeley School Board at an August 2014 meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 19) for a closed session at 6 p.m., followed by its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.  Follow along via the Nov. 19 agenda packet. The board will […]