The wide pedestrian/bicycle pathway between the West Campus pool and the West Campus gym will be closed temporarily due to construction and facility upgrades at the adjacent Berkeley Unified School District building. The block-long pathway, known at Lehua Way, extends one block from Browning Street on the east to Curtis Street on the West. BUSD […]
The California Department of Education today, Dec. 6, released the updated School Dashboard, the state reporting system for public schools first introduced a year ago. Several years in the making, the Dashboard provides school districts, educators, families and communities a comprehensive report card on key indicators of progress identified as critical to student success in […]
The Berkeley School Board unanimously approved a new policy requiring that all BUSD middle and high schools provide free menstrual products in all girls’ and gender-neutral restrooms. It requires also that such products be provided in at least one girls’ or gender-neutral restroom at each elementary school. The policy, approved at the November 29 Board […]
If your child will be entering kindergarten or will be moving to the Berkeley Unified School District from another school elsewhere, or annual Informational Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 1 at Sylvia Mendez Elementary School can be very helpful.
Due to the smoky conditions this week, the Superintendent’s State of the District, LCAP Update and Workshops previously scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15, are being postponed. The Board meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14, will still be held. Superintendent Evans will give a State of the District presentation at the subsequent Board meeting on Nov. 28. […]
There’s a new member of the BUSD family who really stands out – which is quite a feat when you’re only a foot tall. He’s bright green and furry, and his name is “Alphie.” As you might guess from his name, he works with the alphabet. Alphie – an alligator puppet – is helping strengthen […]
To all BUSD families: Just a reminder that there will be no school for students on Monday, Oct. 8. Classroom teachers, school administrators and other District employees will be engaged in Staff Development Day activities on that day. We look forward to welcoming all our students back on Tuesday, Oct. 9!
Thursday, Sept. 27, saw a long-awaited launch and celebration for the expanding Career Technical Education (CTE) program at Berkeley High. A “Grand Opening Launch” was held for the new Carpentry Shop & Maker Space for Design Innovation. The CTE space, located on the first floor of the south side of the G Building, contains six […]
Congratulations to the 12 BUSD employees and one school volunteer honored Sunday, Sept. 23, in the annual education awards sponsored by Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Berkeley. Certificates of recognition were presented at the church’s Education Recognition Sunday service at 11 a.m. The awards were initiated in 1997 by Pastor Marvis Peoples. They reflect the […]
There were many smiles and warm hearts among children and adults alike on Friday, Sept. 14, as the newly named Sylvia Mendez Elementary School welcomed its namesake for a day of celebrating her legacy and the school’s new name. “I am so happy!” exclaimed the beaming Ms. Mendez, 82, in an evening program held to […]