Yassir Chadly, raised in a family of Moroccan champion swimmers and known for his sage and silly storytelling, has retired after 30 years as an instructor at Berkeley’s pools.
Safety hazards prompt Oxford Elementary to move to West Campus next school year
The temporary relocation addresses safety issues but not the longterm future of Oxford.
Oxford Elementary at risk of major earthquake damage, report finds. BUSD weighs school’s future
Engineers found that the North Berkeley school could sustain major structural damage during an earthquake.
REALM consolidates its Berkeley charter schools, hopes to improve finances
The vote, by the Berkeley School Board, takes the possibility of revocation of REALM’s charter off the table for now.
District warns REALM Charter School to shape up — again
REALM Middle School has until April to provide a remedy plan for its fiscal issues, or BUSD could vote to revoke its charter.
BUSD approves $27 million Oxford School reconstruction
The construction project, one of BUSD’s largest in years, will be funded by Measure I revenue.
Why haven’t Berkeley and BUSD been able to reach a deal on sharing a meeting space?
As the city attempts to reopen negotiations on sharing a meeting room, records obtained by Berkeleyside and conversations with both sides shed light on why past efforts failed.
City to make ‘last-ditch effort’ to use BUSD chambers before pursuing new home
“Let’s put forward our best proposal,” said Mayor Jesse Arreguín. “If they accept it, great. If not, we’ll build this facility.”
Major renovations to Oxford Elementary School on the horizon
Students will be relocated for the year of renovations. The community can hear about the modernization plans at a meeting tonight.
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.
BUSD paves way for renovated Community Theater, West Campus
BUSD plans to use bond funds to renovate West Campus and the Berkeley High Community Theater, among other projects.
City Council moves temporarily to school board building
Starting March 15, the City Council will meet in the Berkeley Unified School District board room at 1231 Addison St. Photo: Google Streetview The Berkeley City Council is packing up and moving its meetings. Tonight will be one of the last times that council convenes at Old City Hall, at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. […]