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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 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. 

 

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and the Alameda Education Association (AEA) reached a tentative agreement on June 8 to end a negotiation process that was almost declared an impasse.

The 11th-hour deal was struck after both sides decided to have one last meeting before both sides declared they would walk away from the negotiation table and request the Public Employment Relations Board declare an impasse (“Teacher’s Union at Odds with School District” June 9.)

 

Update:

 

The Alameda Sun received a copy of an email that Encinal Junior and Senior High School Principal Kirsten Zazo sent to parents warning of scavenger hunts “that could involve illegal activities.” Zazo stated in her email that high school students in both Oakland and Alameda were planning these hunts to “earn points for filming themselves performing a variety of dangerous and illegal activities in different locations in the East Bay.”

Zazo also stated that the students plan to post these videos to social media.

See Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football free as part of panel on acceptance

A free event featuring a screening of the award-winning film Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football, has been scheduled for Monday, April 11, at Kofman Auditorium. The forum titled “Muslim Students in America” is hosted by the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and the city’s Social Service Human Relations Board (SSHRB). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m. 

 

I agree with one statement Patti Wilczek, the executive director of the charter management organization for NEA and ACLC) made in her op-ed piece (“Dispelling Charter School Myths,” March 17). There’s evidence of a new trend regarding charters. 

 

In February, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced that a potential ballot measure, the Elimination of Charter Schools Initiative was cleared to collect petition signatures for possible inclusion on the November 2016 ballot. It’s not yet clear if proponents of the measure have the backing or resources to qualify or launch a campaign for passage. But I’m concerned about this trend and want to take this opportunity to clarify what charter schools are — and what they are not — to dispel some common myths.

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