Thursday, March 22nd from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Jefferson School Multi-purpose Room (entrance located on Rose Street side) With enrollment at elementary grades growing significantly over the past five years, and a demographic study showing it will continue to increase, classrooms must be created for a new generation of students. Following a multi-year planning process […]
Over the past few years the LEARNS Afterschool Program has had several challenges in meeting the operating budget. LEARNS has experienced a reduction in funding caused by the impact of the general state of the economy, the expiration of our 21st Century Community Learning Center, and the reduction of ASES funding from the State. These […]
Online Superintendent Search Community Input Survey Now Closed – Thank You for Participating The Board of Education received a Leadership Profile Report on Wednesday March 21st, 7:00 p.m. in a Special Board Meeting in the Council Chambers that included the input collected. See the Report Here You can also watch the re-broadcast of the meeting on Berkeley Community […]
A report was made to both the City Council (Tues March 6) and School Board (Wed March 7) on the progress of the 2020 Vision, a collaborative effort of Berkeley Unified, the City of Berkeley, UC Berkeley, and community groups and agencies, convened by the Berkeley Alliance. 2020 Vision is a citywide movement to ensure […]
In preparation for the Cesar Chavez Commemorative Period that begins March 20, students in grades 2-12 are encouraged to participate in the Cesar Chavez Essay Contest between now and March 19th when submissions are due. All the information for the Chavez Essay Contest is here in English and Spanish.
It’s Round 3 of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division I Girls Basketball. The Lady Jackets beat Pleasant Grove 51-33 on Saturday night. Cheer on our Lady Jackets this Tuesday at home in Donahue Gym at 7:00 PM vs. Oak Ridge High School. The winner plays Saturday, March 17 for the right to play for […]
Berkeley High freshman Motayo “Tayo” Ogunmayin just returned from Washington D.C. where President Barack Obama hosted the second White House Science Fair on February 7th and 8th. The fair celebrated the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. The fair recognized over 100 students from […]
BUSD Board Updates are back, in a lighter version that simply takes you to the video links of individual Board items. This gives the community the opportunity to go back and review any item of interest. This edition (February 8, 2012) includes everything from the Superintendent Search to an Independent Audit on FY 2011. Check it out. […]
The Governor’s preliminary January budget significantly reduces the amount of money for public school districts in California. And if the governor’s package of taxes don’t pass in November, there would be another very large reduction in December. Learn more and find contact information for representatives in Sacramento here.
Our schools celebrate African American History Month in February with classroom and school-wide events. This year, the School Board’s African American History Month Resolution included a special recognition to honor the many contributions made by African American women in shaping American culture and history and the role of African American women in shaping Berkeley’s […]