Mardi Walters resigned as Title IX coordinator in February 2020 after trying to fix how the Berkeley school district handles sexual misconduct. Now she’s speaking publicly for the first time about why she left.
After 18 months, all Berkeley schools opened for full, in-person school today. Here’s what it looked like.
Critics say the budget still does not go far enough to support the district’s most vulnerable learners
About 80% of elementary students attended school in person. About 72% of middle and 46% of high school students enrolled in hybrid learning.
A letter has been sent to the district by a Southern California law firm that’s represented parent groups across the state in lawsuits over reopening.
Blunders did not delay the return to in-person instruction, but the district was less than forthcoming with Berkeleyside throughout the process.
BUSD is continually updating its plans, but the five new schedules offer a broad view of the upcoming school year.
BUSD is pivoting on plans for a hybrid back-to-school model as local COVID-19 conditions worsen, with all students distance learning when school begins in August.
A town hall was dominated by Zoombomber issues, but staff also shared details about BUSD operations.
Stacey Wyatt’s resignation after two years comes at a pivotal moment for the school.
On Friday, the Berkeley Unified School District publicly denied a recent claim by a student that a Berkeley High staff member failed to tell police about her sexual assault report.
In messages emailed to families, Brent Stephens and Erin Schweng tried to convey that they’re taking action in response to days of unrest and student demands.