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Years of leaky pipes at Emerson School could see fix soon

Emerson students wrote letters to BUSD maintenance chief Lew Jones asking for help. This drawing, by Oliver, shows a leaking pipe. By Camille Baptista Citing a failure to address significant plumbing problems at Emerson Elementary that date back years, community members pleaded with the Berkeley Unified School Board last Wednesday to ask the district to change […]

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School budget ‘cautiously positive’ despite challenges

“Prudent budgeting” has allowed Berkeley’s school district finances to weather obstacles such as rising employee health care costs and insufficient revenue from the state, officials said earlier this week. “We have heard about the pain in other school districts from furlough days, significant layoffs, increasing class sizes and school closures — but not in Berkeley,” said […]

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School board launches new superintendent search

The Berkeley Unified School District board has launched a new search for a superintendent, following the failure of two attempts to appoint a new head last year. The board has engaged Ray & Associates, an executive search firm that specializes in education, to lead a nationwide search for a new superintendent. The job posting cites a “tradition of excellence […]