Two letters from Berkeley school leaders describe steps being taken to prepare for an active shooter.
Berkeley High plans to hold classes as usual, despite a possible rally planned for next-door Civil Center Park Thursday, but will take precautions to keep students safe.
The Berkeley School Board unanimously appointed Erin Schweng as the new principal of Berkeley High during closed session Wednesday night, and the resignation of former Principal Sam Pasarow was announced.
Several hundred demonstrators gathered Friday lunchtime on the UC Berkeley campus to protest the newly inaugurated President of the United States.
The Berkeley PTA Council has launched a petition demanding that the school district explain why Berkeley High principal Sam Pasarow went on abrupt leave on Dec. 6.
Beginning Tuesday, Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow will be on leave, and Vice Principal Erin Schweng will oversee campus operations, according to a brief email sent to BHS families Monday evening by a school district official.
Kristin Glenchur, vice principal at Berkeley High for the last six years, has been appointed interim principal of BHS for the 2014-15 school year by the BUSD superintendent and board.
Today was Hoodie Day at Longfellow School in Berkeley. Students and teachers at the middle school wore hoodies in memory of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain, in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26.