The construction project, one of BUSD's largest in years, will be funded by Measure I revenue.
As the city attempts to reopen negotiations on sharing a meeting room, records obtained by Berkeleyside and conversations with both sides shed light on why past efforts failed.
"Let’s put forward our best proposal," said Mayor Jesse Arreguín. "If they accept it, great. If not, we’ll build this facility."
Students will be relocated for the year of renovations. The community can hear about the modernization plans at a meeting tonight.
BUSD plans to use bond funds to renovate West Campus and the Berkeley High Community Theater, among other projects.