Superintendent’s Communication to Families on Budget Reduction Decisions

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Making budget reductions is one of the hardest things to do as Superintendent, because we all want more services for students and families, not less. At the same time, […] Continue Reading »

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JazzGirls Day – Free Jazz Workshop for Girls 10-14 at Berkeley High

JazzGirls Day, hosted by BHS Jazz, is this coming Saturday, February 24, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., at Berkeley High School in the Berkeley Community Theater. (Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.)
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Volunteer Readers Make Stories Come Alive in Our Preschools

On Thursday, Feb. 1, staff and community volunteers read Strictly No Elephants and/or other picture books in all three of our preschools as part of World Read Aloud Day.
Now in […] Continue Reading »

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Longfellow Middle School Honors “Caring Elders”

Caring Elders Day at Longfellow, Jan. 26. Photo: Nate PorembaThe 10th annual Caring Elders Day at Longfellow Middle School on Friday, January 26, featured many guests who donned yellow sashes, […] Continue Reading »

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6 Classified Employees Recognized with “WE CARE” Awards

Congratulations to the six recipients of BUSD’s 2017 WE CARE service awards.
This year’s honorees are:

Lyzanna Chairez, School Board Executive Assistant
Rodney Hill, School Custodian, Oxford
Neesa Lazarus, Instructional Assistant, John Muir
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Berkeley High Senior Chosen to Represent California in US Senate Youth Program

Congratulations to Berkeley High senior Cole McCann-Phillips, who’s been selected as one of two delegates statewide to represent California in the 2018 U.S. Senate Youth Program.
The selection was announced Dec. […] Continue Reading »

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Just Released – the “California School Dashboard” with Detailed Performance Data for All Public Schools and Districts in the State, Including Berkeley Unified

Today, December 7th, the California Department of Education (CDE) officially launched the California School Dashboard, an improved new reporting system for California public schools.
The Dashboard employs an easy-to-understand report […] Continue Reading »

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Resiliency Fair at Berkeley Adult School on Sat., Dec. 2

A Resiliency Fair will be held at the Berkeley Adult School, 1701 San Pablo Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 2, featuring booths and presentations about […] Continue Reading »

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School Board Votes to Change Name of LeConte Elementary School

The Berkeley School Board voted unanimously last night, Nov. 15, to change the name of LeConte Elementary School. The 125-year-old school was originally named for Joseph Le Conte, the first […] Continue Reading »

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BUSD Joins Lawsuit Seeking to Preserve DACA

The Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) has joined with seven other California school districts and multiple other education agencies and institutions in a pending federal lawsuit seeking to block the […] Continue Reading »

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