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.
Multiple teenagers were pepper-sprayed during a fight at downtown Berkeley's Civic Center Park on Thursday afternoon, authorities report.
And what will happen if the charter chain merges with Berkeley's REALM?
The Berkeley School Board took an initial step toward revoking REALM's charter last week. The school says a merger is the way out of its troubles.
Compass Charter Schools, an online-learning school system, is hoping to merge with the financially troubled REALM.
The Berkeley School Board took the first steps towards revocation Wednesday night, but officials said they hope to avoid following through.
A construction delay prevented the middle school from moving into its new Berkeley site right away, according to REALM's director.
The vote, by the Berkeley School Board, takes the possibility of revocation of REALM's charter off the table for now.
Berkeley Police responded to the threat, which was scrawled in a boys' bathroom.
REALM Middle School has until April to provide a remedy plan for its fiscal issues, or BUSD could vote to revoke its charter.
The agreement could provide relief during a tumultuous year for both institutions.