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.

Pauline Stahl, Ed.D., a veteran teacher in the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD), was selected as one of two Alameda County Teachers of the Year at the 30th annual Alameda County Teacher of the Year Awards ceremony in Castro Valley, Oct. 3.

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.

Pasquale Scuderi is the new Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) superintendent. 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. He came into office on July 8.

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.

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