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Berkeley School District seeks feedback on how to spend $2.4 million for low-income students

BUSD Superintendent Donald Evans speaks with participants at the first of several LCAP forums for the community, this one in December 2013. Photo: Mark Coplan Berkeley schools are getting an extra $2.4 million this year to help low-income students and English learners under a new state funding system. To decide how best to spend the […]

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BHS principal Scuderi moves to assistant superintendent

Berkeley High principal Pasquale Scuderi will become district assistant superintendent at the end of this school year. Photo: Emilie Raguso Pasquale Scuderi, principal of Berkeley High School since 2010, will become Berkeley Unified’s assistant superintendent for educational services at the end of this school year. Scuderi will take over the role from Neil Smith who is retiring […]

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‘Beloved’ Berkeley schools leader to retire after 25 years

Neil Smith will retire after 25 years of service. Photo: BUSD A 25-year veteran of the Berkeley public school system will retire later this year, officials announced last week at the Berkeley School Board meeting on Wednesday. Berkeley Unified School District Superintendent Donald Evans announced the upcoming retirement of Assistant Superintendent Neil Smith, who is set to […]

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Enrollment surge necessitates three new kindergartens

BUSD officials informed the principal of Rosa Parks Elementary School, Paco Furlan, just nine days ago that he would have to add another kindergarten class. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel So many new students have unexpectedly enrolled for kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year that the Berkeley Unified School District has to add three new kindergarten classrooms. […]

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Oxford Principal to Thousand Oaks amid district shuffle

Jennifer Corn: the newly named Principal of Thousand Oaks Elementary School. Photo: BUSD Update, 4:02 p.m.: The Principal of LeConte Elementary School announced she is resigning shortly after this story was published. In a statement issued today, Kathryn Singh said she would be moving back to Massachusetts due to family matters. BUSD Co-Superintendent Neil Smith said in a note […]

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Hayward chief named Berkeley schools superintendent

Donald Evans, most recently chief of the Hayward school district, is Berkeley’s new public school Superintendent. Donald Evans, most recently chief of the Hayward school district, is Berkeley’s new public school Superintendent. The Berkeley Unified School Board on Wednesday night formally appointed Donald Evans as the new Berkeley superintendent of schools by approving his contract. […]

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Hayward chief is finalist for BUSD superintendent spot

Donald Evans. Photo: Hayward Unified School District A national search for a new Berkeley schools superintendent has ended practically right next door in Hayward with the announcement Friday morning that Donald Evans has been chosen by the School Board as its preferred finalist for the position. Evans has been superintendent of the Hayward Unified School District […]

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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 […]