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Posted inSchools

Berkeley School Board primer: Soda tax panel, new personnel commissioner, recess restriction

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 vote on a recess restriction policy, appoint a new member of the BUSD Personnel Commission, and nominate candidates for the city’s new […]

Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: Recess restriction is discriminatory and counterproductive

This Wednesday, the Berkeley Unified School Board will vote on a policy that would allow teachers to restrict students’ access to recess. As a parent of a child at Willard, I oppose the recess restriction policy as discriminatory and counterproductive. K-5 students have two short recess periods, fifteen minutes in the morning and twenty minutes […]

Posted inSchools

Berkeley School Board primer: enrollment and capacity, recess restriction, emergency preparedness

The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 5) for a closed session at 6 p.m., followed by its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.  Follow along via the Nov. 5 agenda packet. The board will discuss possible solutions to overcrowding in the schools and will hear the first draft of a policy on using recess restriction as […]