Last Monday was the first day of school for the public schools in Alameda. Playgrounds like the one at Franklin School, above, have been quiet for months but are now bustling with students. Remember to obey the 25-mile-per-hour speed limit both in school zones and just about everywhere else in town. Many kids walk and bike to school and their safety depends on safe drivers.
The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and the Alameda Education Association (AEA) reached a tentative agreement on June 8 to end a negotiation process that was almost declared an impasse.
The 11th-hour deal was struck after both sides decided to have one last meeting before both sides declared they would walk away from the negotiation table and request the Public Employment Relations Board declare an impasse (“Teacher’s Union at Odds with School District” June 9.)
On Friday, March 25, 22 current and former Wood Middle School art and band students (ranging from seventh grade to freshman year of high school) took off from San Francisco International Airport, accompanied by four Wood teachers, Ms. Shepard, Mr. Ponsaran, Mr. Reis and Ms. Verduin. After a layover in Frankfurt, Germany, we finally arrived in Madrid, Spain the next day.
Mandie Cline was named Alameda Unified Schools District’s (AUSD) 2015-2016 teacher of the year Wednesday, May 11.
Cline is a kindergarten teacher at Ruby Bridges Elementary School. She has been at the school since 2006. According to the district, she was chosen for her passion for arts education, her dedication to community building and her deep support of her students as “whole children.”