Karen Hemphill gave a forceful speech and Josh Daniels reflected on his tenure through a data-driven presentation.
REALM Charter School will stay at West Campus next year
After much back-and-forth, REALM will continue leasing a small space at the site from the Berkeley Unified School District.
Budget woes threaten REALM Charter Schools
Berkeley’s largest charter school is suffering financial woes and space constraints that pose serious challenges to its continuing viability.
Address verification work continues for Berkeley Unified
The Bonar Street headquarters of the Berkeley Unified School District. Photo: Kaia Diringer The Berkeley Unified School District has continued its stepped-up efforts to cut down on enrollment fraud during its second year of widespread home visits and address verifications prompted by a new policy adopted by the School Board last year. Wednesday night, the board got […]
School Board considers name change at LeConte
Le Conte Elementary School could one day have a new name. Photo: Nancy Rubin Berkeley school officials are considering changing the name of Le Conte Elementary after community members raised concerns about its namesake, Joseph Le Conte, a deeply respected UC Berkeley faculty member and a passionate conservationist who helped found the Sierra Club. Le Conte was […]
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 […]
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 […]
School board reviews recess restriction as punishment
Berkeley is discussing the pros and cons of taking recess time away from kids as a form of punishment. Photo: Nick Kenrick Two years ago, Berkeley parent Sinead O’Sullivan got tired of hearing from her kindergartener that he was missing recess for misbehaving. She knew he wasn’t a saint, but she didn’t think taking exercise […]
School Board considers options for tackling student surge
More space is needed at Berkeley schools to accommodate an estimated 250 new students in the next three years. Photo: BUSD With an extra 250 students projected to crowd into Berkeley schools in the coming three years, the school board considered a long list of options for creating space at its Nov. 5 meeting. The board […]
Challenger Ty Alper gets seat on Berkeley School Board; third seat too close to call
Ty Alper (second from left) on the campaign trail in September. Photo: Ty Alper for School Board Ty Alper, a challenger, has won a seat on the Berkeley School Board with the most votes – so far — in a close race, while incumbent Josh Daniels received the second-to-most votes. The race for the third […]
Berkeley School Board: 3 seats contested by 5 candidates
The current Berkeley School Board, at an August 2014 meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The current Berkeley School Board, at an August 2014 meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD Three seats on the Berkeley Unified school board are being contested by five candidates in this year’s election. Three of the candidates — Josh Daniels, Karen Hemphill and Julie Sinai — […]
Berkeley 2014 election hub: What you need to know
Berkeleyans will get out the vote in less than three weeks. Are you ready? Photo: Pete Rosos Absentee ballots have arrived and the November 2014 election is just around the corner. Berkeleyside has been covering the issues for months, and we’ve collected some of our best Berkeley election coverage in a single post to help readers get […]