Alameda Unified School District

The Alameda Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to maintain the music program at Encinal Junior & Senior High School (EJSHS) at its meeting May 28 at Island High School.

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) invites the community to a groundbreaking at Encinal Junior & Senior High School, 210 Central Ave., at 3:15 p.m. Friday, May 24. The ceremony will mark the beginning of a $42 million project that will include:

At its Feb. 26 public meeting, the Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) announced that Superintendent Sean McPhetridge will be resigning from his position at the end of this school year. 

 

In 1961 the Alameda Unified School District built Lum Elementary School on “made land” — property that once lay beneath the waters of San Francisco Bay.  Utah Construction had “made” this land in the mid-1950s when it filled in a portion of the bay to create South Shore. Four years later AUSD opened Will C. Wood Middle School on this same “made” land. 

In a bit of irony, the school district hosted a meeting last Friday evening at the latter school to announce that it was closing the former school because the land beneath it was unstable.

 

In a groundbreaking ceremony held Monday, Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and city officials gathered to celebrate progress on complete restoration of the Historic Alameda High School (HAHS). As part of the ceremony, a front loader pushed down a portion of the fence surrounding HAHS. The retrofit and restoration, which was designed by Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, will be paid for out of funds from the 2014 Measure I Facilities Bond. The project is expected to be complete by December 2019.

 

With 2016 rapidly coming to a close, the Alameda Sun looks back over the top news stories in Alameda this past year. This week will cover January through June and next week will feature news from July through December.

January
The Water Emergency Transportation Authority worked to have a new dock for harbor seals delivered to Alameda Point in April, ahead of the start of construction for the ferry maintenance terminal. The maintenance facility’s berthing dock would displace the seals’ previous resting spot.

This summer the Alameda Unified School District will serve free breakfasts and lunches in Alameda for all children and teens 18 years and younger Monday through Friday, except for Thursday, July 4. 

LGBT Roundtable event celebrates every pronoun

 

First Place: 
Don’t Breakdown the Pronouns

Joaquin Bayani 
Alameda Science & Technology Institute
don’t shame upon what we decided on
let the truthfulness of my outward title live on
you can’t erase us like words on paper
can’t tell us that you’ll validate us later

In a 5-0 vote at its April 23 public meeting, the Board of Education for Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) approved changing the name “Haight Elementary School” to “Love Elementary School.”

The vote concluded a months-long process implemented by the Haight Renaming Committee to generate criteria for a new name, take name submissions, hold a primary election to narrow the list, conduct a general election between “Love” and “Haight,” and then submit the name to Superintendent Sean McPhetridge.

The Board of Education of the Alameda Unified School District has developed a plan to select a new superintendent. The Board hired Eric Andrew and Juan Garza of Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, to advise during the process.

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