Alameda Unified School District

 

The Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) voted Tuesday, May 23, to shut down Lum Elementary School campus for the 2017-18 school year. The decision came at the school board meeting in the council chambers at City Hall.

The five board members voted unanimously to approve the resolution to indefinitely close Lum Elementary School, 1801 Sandcreek Way. The board maintained its stance that the Lum site is vulnerable to extensive damage in the event of a major earthquake.

 

The Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) voted unanimously Tuesday, May 23, to move students off the Lum Elementary School campus for the 2017-18 school year. The decision came at Tuesday's school board meeting.

The decision came after consultation from several geotechnical, structural and architectural engineering firms, all of which concluded the Lum building foundations cannot withstand the significant soil liquefaction in the event of a strong earthquake. 

 

One of my favorite tasks as a superintendent is reporting good news — such as school awards, innovative teaching practices, student successes and measures of community support that astound and enrich us year after year. We have had many reports of good news in the past year and in the years before that, and let us always remain mindful of, and grateful for, our wonderful schools.

 

College of Alameda’s (CoA) President Tim Karas presented the school’s new program for Alameda high school students at the Tuesday, March 14, Alameda Board of Education meeting.

 

February brought significant challenges to the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD). The sudden, tragic passing of Board of Education trustee Solana Henneberry shocked us all. The AUSD community and community at large mourn her loss. Solana fought a very tough and brave battle with cancer, showing commitment and resilience despite great personal challenge. We will always remember Solana for her service to the children and families of Alameda. 

 

A new radio station — KJTZ FM-LP at 96.1 on your dial — began broadcasting at 7 a.m., Monday, March 6. Managed by Encinal Junior and Senior High School students, the station is part of a new career technical education program in media. Students in the program’s radio broadcast journalism class will broadcast news, interviews, music and Central Avenue traffic reports each weekday morning from 7 to 11 a.m.

 

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and the Board of Education have announced that Board Member Solana Henneberry died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, after battling a serious illness for more than a year.

 

For the third year running, the City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District will host the Youth Career Pathways Fair at the Encinal High School gym. The fair is set for Thursday, March 23, and organizers are currently seeking employers offering summer internship opportunities or entry-level positions for Alameda high school students to participate. 

For more information, contact Eric Fonstein, Development Manager, at 747-6895 or email 
efonstei@alamedaca.gov.

 

To mark Black History Month, the City of Alameda plans to place banners at City Hall, on Central Avenue and on Webster Street during the last two weeks of February. The banners illustrate the influential faces of John Lewis, Maya Angelou, Ruby Bridges, Barack Obama, Barbara Lee, James Baldwin and Elector Littlejohn.

At the Tuesday, Feb. 21, City Council meeting, Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer will issue a proclamation, encouraging Alamedans to observe and celebrate Black History Month with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities.

 

Measure B1 parcel tax in question

Three owners of commercial property in Alameda — Nelco, Inc., Santa Clara Investors II and Edward Hirshberg — have filed suit in Alameda County Superior Court against the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD). Records list Hirshberg as president and two other members of the Hirshberg family — Jerilyn and Wilson — as part-owners of Nelco Inc. 

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