Berkeley school news — in brief.
BUSD is proposing slashing a district director position, a school bus mechanic and a number of other costs.
Part II of our special report on Berkeley’s special-education system examines why there are stark racial disparities in the program, and why some feel left out of it.
In a special two-part series, Berkeleyside takes a deep dive into BUSD’s special-ed program, as the district evaluates its own model and prepares for departmental changes.
On Feb. 21, the School Board finalized its major set of cuts for next year’s budget, wrapping up a months-long process.
Members of the public can offer feedback on major budget cut recommendations at several meetings in January and February.
The construction project, one of BUSD’s largest in years, will be funded by Measure I revenue.
Proposed staffing cuts have brought up larger questions about who the programs should be serving, and to what end.
The Berkeley High PTA interviews Allen Boltz, whose job could be part of the $1.8 million in budget cuts in 2018-19.
A consultant said BUSD’s special-education spending per student is “one of the highest I’ve seen in California,” due in part to an incoherent system.
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.
Here’s what’s on the agenda at tonight’s meeting.