Berkeley school news — in brief.
The construction project, one of BUSD's largest in years, will be funded by Measure I revenue.
Students will be relocated for the year of renovations. The community can hear about the modernization plans at a meeting tonight.
New principal appointments have been made for Berkeley’s LeConte and Oxford elementary schools.
Update, 4:02 p.m.: The Principal of LeConte Elementary School announced she is resigning shortly after this story was published. In a statement issued today, Kathryn Singh said she would be moving back to Massachusetts due to family matters. BUSD Co-Superintendent Neil Smith said in a note to the LeConte community that Singh had been a great educational leader for LeConte and that “her bilingual and cross-cultural expertise served LeConte well in this year of transitions.” He continued: “I am committed to making the process to hire LeConte’s next principal as transparent and smooth as possible. The opening was officially advertised today both locally and through a well-regarded public education online search service.”
Berkeley schools are making a renewed commitment to recycling and composting after efforts slacked off over the past five years.
Cooking and gardening programs at three Berkeley elementary schools may face cuts.
The Berkeley Unified School District is planning a major expansion to Jefferson Elementary School in 2013, but the plan to add new offices, classrooms, and a gleaming new library has drawn criticism from some parents.
It’s like a game of musical chairs at Berkeley schools right now, as a group of new faces move into top positions following the departure of key personnel.
A 33-year-old woman who worked for the Berkeley Unified School District was killed in a drive-by shooting Monday night as she walked by an Oakland park.
NEWS BRIEF: A motorist who ran a red light at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Dwight Way this morning struck a school bus with four students inside.
Oxford Elementary School is not letting its 100th birthday go by unnoticed. Two big celebratory events have been planned this weekend to mark the occasion — and all current families, alumni, teachers, and former teachers are invited.