Ruth Acty taught in Berkeley Unified School District for 50 years, and was a key part of efforts to integrate school staff in the early 1940s.
Board member Ka’Dijah Brown emphasized that renaming of the schools is only a small step in the district’s work to address systemic racism.
Creative wrangler Jeannie Kim Chen gave a group of 9-year-old girls from Jefferson Elementary professional-grade photography lessons. The result is “Miniworlds,” on show until Aug. 31.
BUSD will assess school facilities and install more “Columbine locks,” specialized PA systems and surveillance cameras.
Preliminary tests at a few sites were negative, but a new law requires EBMUD to test every BUSD school.
Cooking and gardening programs at three Berkeley elementary schools may face cuts.