Schools

Pasquale Scuderi is the new Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) superintendent and recently agreed to answer some questions for the Alameda Sun. Scuderi has served the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) as the assistant superintendent from 2014 to 2017 and principal at Berkeley High School from 2010 to 2014. At its June 25 meeting, the AUSD Board of Education voted unanimously to approve Scuderi as the next superintendent.

Thieves recently stole 50 bicycles and cycling safety gear from in front of Maya Lin School, where Cycles of Change was scheduled to teach bike safety. Cycles of Change helps hundreds of children learn how to bike safely to school and in their neighborhoods every year. The Alameda Sun joins the City of Alameda in asking the community to help set this right. 

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Sixth months ago the Alameda Unified School District explored the possibility of combining the Island’s two public high schools. Last Friday’s rivalry between Alameda and Encinal high schools reminded the community that the Island Bowl is a tradition worth keeping. 

The 65th Island Bowl wasn’t as close as last year’s matchup, but there were still fireworks between the Hornets and the Jets. When the dust settled, the Jets trotted off with a 42-0 victory and bragging rights for yet another year.

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is now accepting applications for both the Measure B1 and Measure I Oversight committees.

Measure B1, which was approved by Alameda voters in 2016, is an extension of the Measure A parcel tax approved in 2011. Like its predecessor, Measure B1 raises $12 million per year for core programs, including Advanced Placement classes, neighborhood schools, small class sizes in grades K-3, athletics, enrichment and technology. Measure B1 began July 1, 2018, and will sunset on June 30, 2020.

A senior at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, Zavier Annis, earned the highest possible composite score of 39 on the American College Test (ACT). According to ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda, this places Annis as one of the approximately 3,700 students who receive a perfect score among the more than 1.9 million students who take the test. This equates to .02 of 1 percent of students nationwide.

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