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School board launches new superintendent search

The Berkeley Unified School District has started a new search for a Superintendent after a failed attempt in 2012. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The Berkeley Unified School District has started a new search for a Superintendent after a failed attempt in 2012. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The Berkeley Unified School District board has launched a new search for a superintendent, following […]

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School board forum displays strong anti-Broad views

Candidates for the school board speak at Thursday night’s forum. Left to right: Judy Appel, Norma Harrison, Tracy Hollander, Beatriz Leyva-Cutler. Photo: Lance Knobel Candidates for the school board speak at Thursday night’s forum. Left to right: Judy Appel, Norma Harrison, Tracy Hollander, Beatriz Leyva-Cutler. Photo: Lance Knobel At the only forum planned for school […]

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BUSD: Potential chief had ‘too much explaining to do’

Edmond Heatley: “Too much negativity associated with him” Edmond Heatley: “Too much negativity associated with him” Now that its one finalist for the post of superintendent has withdrawn his candidacy, the Berkeley Unified School District board will probably not begin looking in earnest again for a replacement to retired superintendent Bill Huyett until late winter […]

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Questions about Heatley’s role in Prop 8 resolution swirl

Anti-Heatley campaigners at Wednesday night’s school board meeting. Photo: Tracey Taylor Anti-Heatley campaigners at Wednesday night’s school board meeting. Photo: Tracey Taylor The pending appointment of Edmond Heatley as superintendent of Berkeley schools has been vocally protested this week by parents and teachers who are concerned about his role in the passage of a resolution […]

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Should BUSD withdraw the Heatley nomination?

Anti-Heatley campaigners were vocal at last night’s school board meeting. Photo: Tracey Taylor According to information uncovered last night, Edmond Heatley, the sole finalist for superintendent of Berkeley schools, pushed a resolution supporting Proposition 8 when he was superintendent in Chino Valley in 2008. The school board announced last night that it was slowing down […]

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Likely new Berkeley school superintendent under scrutiny

Edmond Heatley, the unanimous finalist for BUSD superintendent The Berkeley school board tonight will hear a report in closed session on the site visit to Clayton County, Georgia, to assess the lone finalist for the district’s vacant superintendent post, Edmond Heatley. The board released Heatley’s name on Friday, although there is no contract yet approved. […]