Harris attended the school as part of BUSD’s second integrated class in 1970.
Some Berkeley parents want an immediate return to campuses, but others have argued that even small reopenings could be dangerous.
There have seven cases in elementary schools but BUSD says none were reported to be transmitted on campus.
Berkeley Unified has reduced special education services during distance learning. Some parents say this violates federal law.
Berkeley Unified School District is calling on the state legislature to make teachers among the first people prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine once it begins rolling out.
Ruth Acty taught in Berkeley Unified School District for 50 years, and was a key part of efforts to integrate school staff in the early 1940s.
With BUSD’s phased reopening plan, middle and high schools are not likely to reopen before elementary campuses.
Fed up with distance learning, a few families are finding alternative ways to educate their children.