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.
"We're spending our energy healing," said the Berkeley School Board president.
The women are now in rehab after a devastating crash in January, according to a new update on their conditions.
Berkeley School Board President Judy Appel and wife Alison Bernstein remain in the intensive care unit Sunday, after they were hit by a car while walking.
The Berkeley School Board president and her wife were struck by a car while walking in Berkeley just after midnight Friday and are in critical condition at a local hospital, according to police and community members.
"Education is really my sweet spot in this election," says Appel who is running for the 15th Assembly District.
With 12 people now running to replace Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, developments in the race are fast and furious.
The South Berkeley representative joins a crowd of candidates vying for the East Bay seat in 2018.
An open seat for Assembly District 15 has already attracted five candidates. More are sure to jump into the 2018 race.
Residential developers will soon be required pay the district $3.48 per square foot, and commercial developers 56 cents. Most nearby districts already have a similar policy.
Berkeley's largest charter school is suffering financial woes and space constraints that pose serious challenges to its continuing viability.
After being a victim of harassment within BUSD, a 14-year-old student said she was told the safest thing to do was for her to leave the school.