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Charter Management Organization in Conflict with Local Charter School Governing Board

Dear Editor,

Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) receives Alameda Unified School District Funds for current students. The assumption is these funds will be prioritzed for student learning each year. Yet many of those funds are being stored away for the goals of their charter management organization. Some parents would prefer the ACLC Governing Board [...]

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A Lesson in Educational Stakeholder Authority

Dear Editor,

A lesson in educational stakeholder authority: AUSD and chartered educational agreements

Many unknowingly consider by-laws the heartbeat of an organization. That is not true always. For Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) their heart beat is the agreement between Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and Community Learning Center Schools (CLCS). This “Charter” or Performance [...]

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Daniel Davenport voted as Nea Governing Board parent member for 2014-2016

Dear Editor,

“It takes a village to raise a child.” That concept drives my participation in educational governing decisions at Nea Community Learning Center.

My vision is to increase empowerment of the Nea Governing Board. Last night at a Nea Governing Board meeting I explained that the front line parent, student, teachers, and community [...]

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Open Letter to School Board on Cell Phone Attennae

Dear Superintendent and Board Members:

This is a recap of facts on the school cell phone antenna issues that this community wants resolved. As you are all aware, AT&T has cell phone antennas on top of Maya Lin School and on Wood Middle School; Sprint had them on Wood Middle School until this July, and [...]

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Neptune Point Not Nonsense

Dear Editor,

I watched Tuesday night’s (July 15th) City Council meeting on the tape recording. Go to 4:59:04 on the tape…at that point our City Manager John Russo just finishes up his comments to some of the members of the council telling them about how hard they had worked that night on all the [...]

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Vote No on Proposition 42 (2014)

A letter from Action Alameda News Publisher David Howard…

Proposition 42 eliminates state subsidies to local agencies to help them comply with open meetings and public records law, in return for very little.

Local agencies are often un-cooperative in producing public records, especially when the news media or other members of the public use those [...]

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Citizen’s Group Schedules Forum On Responsible School Board Governance

Dear Editor,

Alameda Citizens Task Force (ACT) invites the public to attend a panel presentation and audience discussion on Responsible School Board Governance. In November, 2014 Alamedans will be electing two AUSD School Board trustees and voting on a proposed AUSD Tax Bond Measure.

Citizens must be informed about AUSD existing debt obligations and [...]

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Community Learning Center Schools (CLCS) Accrues Balance via Nea

Dear Editor,

Alameda’s Nea Community Learning Center (NeaCLC) k-12 public school has an ending fund balance of almost $1,200,000. Unfortunately the Nea executive director, and financial representative who assists the school with budgeting reports was unaware the money was classified as “unrestricted.”

The money has accumulated in recent years like roll-over minutes for cell [...]

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School District Should Refund Illegal Tax Before Seeking New Tax

Dear Editor,

The School Board should refund the illegal portion of Measure H before seeking a new tax.

The School District lost the suit over the non uniform parcel tax a year ago and still they continue to refuse to refund these taxes. The school district needs to refund these taxes before seeking another [...]

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Reject AUSD Tax Measure that Subsidizes Private Development

A letter from Action Alameda News publisher David Howard.

For those whose heads were left spinning by the enthusiasm with which the school board majority (Spencer opposed) gave away $4.6 million in cash for $1.95 million in return, here is some context.

City officials know that voters would never approve a tax increase to [...]

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