The BUSD school calendar for the 2012-13 school year has been finalized, and is now available for distribution. Click here to open the BUSD 2012-13 School Calendar PDF.
Update: Community Gathering to Remember Terry Doran on February 25, 2012, 2:00 pm The Community gathering to celebrate the life of retired BUSD teacher and School Board President Terry Doran will take place at Longfellow Middle School on February 25th at 2 p.m. The family invites all of the community to attend the memorial and […]
Good Financial Stewardship Means Governor’s New Budget Cuts Will Not Impact Berkeley Public Schools in 2011-12 Berkeley, CA – December 21, 2011 – The mid-year cuts enacted last week by Governor Brown will cost Berkeley Unified School District approximately $600,000 in revenue for the 2011-12 school year. This cut will not result in any reduction […]
At the annual organizational meeting December 14th the BUSD Board of Education voted unanimously to elect John T. Selawsky as Board President for 2012. The Board also named Leah Wilson as Vice President and outgoing Board President Beatrice Leyva-Cutler, as the new Clerk of the Board. See video of the election: BUSD Board Officer Elections Dec […]
BHS JAZZ – Ensemble Combos Sweep at Delta Jazz Festival Congratulations to the Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble! The Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble Combo I (Lev Facher, Nick Lamb, Grant Milliken, Elena Pinderhughes, and Brian Timar) took 1st place; BHS Combo II (Marcelo Borque-Perez, Liam Collins, Sam Klein-Markman, Michael Orenstein, Hugo Shiboski, and Brian Timar) took […]
Berkeley, CA – December 6, 2011 – During a successful BUSD Disaster Exercise on November 15, 2011, the District activated the District Emergency Operations Center (EOC) simultaneously with a full school exercise at Cragmont Elementary School at 8:47 a.m. This was a simulated response to a 6.7 earthquake on the Hayward Fault, with severe […]
December 6, 2011 (English & Spanish) Berkeley School District Superintendent Announces June Retirement Video: Superintendent’s Retirement Announcement Berkeley, CA – BUSD Superintendent William (Bill) Huyett has announced he will retire on June 30, 2012, following a memorable 38 year career in public education. Reflecting on his four years in […]
Solar Master Plans were applauded at a press conference November 14th because they pave the way for renewable energy systems in the Berkeley, Oakland and West Contra Costa School Districts. Solar energy reduces utility bills for our schools, frees up money for the classroom, cuts harmful emissions, and serves as a lesson to kids about […]
The BUSD Simulated Disaster Exercise has been completed successfully.
The BUSD is currently Conducting a Disaster Exercise, activating the District Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and one school site, Cragmont Elementary School. All of the other schools participation will be simulated. Any announcements or activity that you hear or observe is just a drill. There will be hourly reports from the EOC on this blog. […]