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.
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.
The City of Alameda and Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) released statements to ensure its residents and students that they will maintain providing an inclusive, a safe and secure environment after controversial executive order was signed by President Trump.
Superintendent Sean McPhetridge wrote AUSD’s statement.
“I write today to assure you AUSD remains committed to upholding and safeguarding this vision — especially in these charged and uncertain political times,” the statement reads.
The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is accepting nominations for Teacher of the Year. Alameda residents who would like to name a teacher who goes above and beyond in (and out of) the classroom are encouraged to submit a nomination form for that teacher.
“I wholeheartedly support this annual tradition because it gives families, staff and community members a chance to sing the praises of our many excellent teachers,” said Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. “Every year I can’t wait to learn who has been nominated and what innovative teaching practices they use.”
Construction on a new twostory building at Otis Elementary School began last month. The building is designed to hold six classrooms with three classrooms on each floor.
Architectural design company Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, a Santa Rosa company, developed the blueprint designs for the project. The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Education approved the project last September.
The Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) has announced applications are needed for district representatives to the boards of four local charter schools: Academy of Alameda, Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC), Nea and Community Learning Centers Schools (the organization that oversees ACLC and Nea).
The second round of pre-election campaign disclosure filings was recently released and it shows several Alameda candidates have obtained significantly more monetary contributions than other candidates during the election cycle.
The first round of pre-election filings span from July 1 to Sept. 24, while the second round was from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22. The deadline for the second round filings to be turned into the Alameda city clerk’s office was last Thursday, Oct. 27.
The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Measure A Oversight Committee.
Measure A, a parcel tax passed by Alameda voters in 2011, 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. It sunsets in 2018.
The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) will continue to serve free breakfast and lunch to all children and young adults 18 years and younger during summer vacation. The district will serve breakfast through tomorrow from 8 to 9 a.m. at Alameda High School, 2201 Central Ave., and Ruby Bridges Elementary School, 351 Jack London Ave.
Breakfast will be served through Friday, Aug. 19, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Boys and Girls Club, 1900 Third St., and from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), 677 West Ranger Ave.