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BSEP expands course offerings to include such classes as drama, music, science labs, and Bridge.
BSEP expands course offerings to include such classes as drama, music, science labs, and Bridge.
BSEP expands course offerings to include such classes as drama, music, science labs, and Bridge.
Vibrant school libraries are centers of learning, often welcoming in guest authors and illustrators to meet students.
Vibrant school libraries are centers of learning, often welcoming in guest authors and illustrators to meet students.
Vibrant school libraries are centers of learning, often welcoming in guest authors and illustrators to meet students.
Author-Illustrator Angela Dominguez responds to excited students during her school library visit.
Author-Illustrator Angela Dominguez responds to excited students during her school library visit.
Author-Illustrator Angela Dominguez responds to excited students during her school library visit.
BSEP funds support high quality professional development opportunities for teachers and staff.
BSEP funds support high quality professional development opportunities for teachers and staff.
BSEP funds support high quality professional development opportunities for teachers and staff.
BSEP school discretionary funds of $230 per student are used according to each school’s site plan.
BSEP school discretionary funds of $230 per student are used according to each school’s site plan.
BSEP school discretionary funds of $230 per student are used according to each school’s site plan.
BSEP improves the teacher:student ratio by reducing class size and funding specialized teachers and staff.
BSEP improves the teacher:student ratio by reducing class size and funding specialized teachers and staff.
BSEP improves the teacher:student ratio by reducing class size and funding specialized teachers and staff.
BSEP provides music education for every Berkeley student beginning in the 4th grade.
BSEP provides music education for every Berkeley student beginning in the 4th grade.
BSEP provides music education for every Berkeley student beginning in the 4th grade.
BSEP expands learning opportunities. Here high school students practice scientific discovery during hands-on lab study.
BSEP expands learning opportunities. Here high school students practice scientific discovery during hands-on lab study.
BSEP expands learning opportunities. Here high school students practice scientific discovery during hands-on lab study.
BSEP provides funding for “just right books” at every reading level and other enriching instructional materials.
BSEP provides funding for “just right books” at every reading level and other enriching instructional materials.
BSEP provides funding for “just right books” at every reading level and other enriching instructional materials.
BSEP allows teachers and students access to online resources and instructional technology.
BSEP allows teachers and students access to online resources and instructional technology.
BSEP allows teachers and students access to online resources and instructional technology.

Your School Needs You!

Be part of the conversations happening at your school and across the District! Join your school’s Site Council, English Learner Committee, or the District Planning and Oversight Committee to […] Continue Reading »

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District Update and Workshops: Building the Future of our Schools Together 6:30pm Thur Jan 12

Please join us on Thursday, January 12 for an update from Superintendent Evans for a brief update on priorities and initiatives for the year, including progress on our Local Control and […] Continue Reading »

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BSEP Measure Wins Record Support!

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters has just conveyed the official election results for Measure E1 of 2016, the special tax that funds the Berkeley Schools Excellence Program (BSEP). The […] Continue Reading »

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School & District Committee Orientation: Tuesday, October 18

School & District Committee Orientation: Tuesday, October 18
The annual orientation for members of school and district committees will take place on Tuesday, October 18th at Longfellow Middle School (optional dinner at 5:30, followed […] Continue Reading »

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Your School Needs You!

Be part of the conversations happening at your school and across the District!  Join your school’s Site Council, English Learner Committee, or the District Planning and Oversight Committee to provide […] Continue Reading »

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School Funding in California Steadily Falls from 1970 to 2010

This video from EdSource shows how California fell from among the top states for funding public education in the 1970’s, to one of the lowest, following the passage of Proposition 13 […] Continue Reading »

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BSEP Measure of 2016 Overview & FAQ

Measure 2016 At A Glance Overview (PDF)
What is BSEP?
The Berkeley Schools Excellence Program (BSEP) is a special local tax measure, first passed by Berkeley voters in 1986 as a response to […] Continue Reading »

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BSEP Renewal: Ballot Measure and Resolution Calling for Election

At the May 18th meeting of the Board of Education, the Superintendent and Director of BSEP will present the final recommendation for the BSEP Measure Renewal in a Public Hearing […] Continue Reading »

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PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING QUALIFIED SPECIAL TAX: May 18

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Governing Board (“Board”) of the Berkeley Unified School District (“District”), at a Board meeting to be held on May 18, 2016, will hold a public hearing pursuant to Government […] Continue Reading »

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First Draft BSEP Renewal Ballot Measure Being Reviewed this Week

During more than a year of planning and community engagement in preparation for the renewal of the BSEP Measure in November 2016, there have been wide-ranging conversations, and general agreement […] Continue Reading »

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