As the electoral campaign for the Alameda County Superintendent of Schools heats up, tough questions and critical analysis are expected. As decisions are made, it is crucial to remember the role of the superintendent as the countywide education leader. To be effective in this role, she must bring districts and independent schools together to share best practices, provide appropriate training for teachers and administrators, and ensure that every child is served to reach his or her full potential and has a clear understanding of various pathways to college and career.
Over the last few months, the community has received a number of communications from the Alameda Unified School District (AUDS) office about the Facilities Master Plan and the potential for putting a bond on the ballot this November. This project — the end goal of which is to provide safer, more comfortable, and up-to-date facilities for our students and staff — is now at a critical stage, so I wanted to let you know of our progress and encourage you to continue to get involved.
Good news for the people of Arkansas, Utah or Nevada maybe, but Californians?
I recently read in the press that out-of-staters are a big boost for the University of California’s (UC) system because higher enrollment means more cash. As environmentalists like to say, “Every cloud has a sulfur lining,” but even as a Pollyannaish Panglossian it is difficult to cipher any good news in the article. How are out-of-staters who bump California students out of UC seats, perceived as good news?
The St. Joseph men’s golf team notched its tenth win of the year last week against Pinole Valley at the Chuck Corica Golf Course. The Pilots put on an overall team performance with three of its five players shooting in the mid-30s. James Lemos shot a low of 36 (one over par), Thomas Lee shot 38 (three over par), and Octavio Guzman shot 39 (four over par).
“These three players have done a great job in helping the team get to 10-1, along with the help of R.J. Pimentel and Joey DiGiuillio,” said Coach Vic Quintell.
A dramatic jump in measles cases in California has prompted readers to ask what Alameda Unified School District’s (AUSD) vaccination requirements are and how many families are opting out. State law requires children to be vaccinated against a list of diseases before entering school, but parents can obtain waivers if vaccinating their children would violate their personal beliefs.