As the district recuperates from millions of dollars in budget cuts, officials are pondering three different ballot measures that would support the schools.
Wednesday's School Board meeting was not only the first for Judy Appel after a long medical leave, but also the first ever for new Superintendent Brent Stephens.
BUSD's number-two administrator is Alameda Unified's new superintendent.
Berkeley Unified is famous for its lunch program, but kids are coming home from school with barely eaten sandwiches and tales of scarfing down food, sometimes in as little as five to 10 minutes.
After a months-long saga, the school board denied REALM's application to merge with an online charter system, then revoked the school's charter.
Wednesday is the Berkeley School Board's last chance to approve Compass — or close REALM.
The statewide 'Day of Action' is promoting bills that would bring in more funding for public education and cap charter school growth.
And what will happen if the charter chain merges with Berkeley's REALM?
Stephens was the longtime chief academic officer for San Francisco Unified, leading a $70 million division and overseeing curriculum and instruction there.
"We're spending our energy healing," said the Berkeley School Board president.
State legislation provides tools that make teacher housing on BUSD property more affordable.
Berkeley school news — in brief.