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Land Swap to Cover Past AUSD Land Swap Mistakes

A proposed, complicated, land swap will effectively reverse a past decision by the school district to trade Mastick School for waterfront land that could never be home to a school.

City and school district officials are still refusing to release closed session details pertaining to the development of a complicated land swap deal, but [...]

Property Appraisals Not Necessary for Land Swap Deal, Superintendent Says

Property valuation appraisals are not required for all of the parcels in a complex land swap deal coming back before Alameda City Council and the Alameda Unified School District, school superintendent Kirsten Vital insists.

Last night, Alameda Unified School District Superintendent Kirsten Vital was adamant that property appraisals are not necessary, and none will be [...]

Complicated AUSD Land Deal Back Before the Board

A complex land deal is back before the school district board tomorrow.

A complex land for swimming-pool-fixes swap comes before the Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees tomorrow.


School District Superintendent on Defensive Over Charter School Facilities Controversy

Alameda Unified School District Superintendent Kirsten Vital is on the defensive over charter schools. (File Photo)

The controversy over where to locate Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) charter school has put Alameda Unified School District Superintendent Kirsten Vital on the defensive.


School District Unresponsive to Questions on Tax Bond Measure

School district officials are not responding to questions about plans for this year’s tax bond ballot measure.(File Photo)

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) officials have been unwilling to respond to questions about strategy for this year’s tax bond, as it may relate to district machinations in 2002 through 2004, to get the previous tax bond [...]

African-American Students Receive Disproportionate Number of Suspensions in Alameda Schools

The latest data from the California Department of Education shows that African-Americans receive a disproportionate number of suspensions in Alameda schools. (File Photo)

The latest California Department of Education data, released to local media today by the Alameda Unified school District (AUSD), shows that African-American students in Alameda receive a disproportionate number of suspensions.


School Bond Financiers Collected over $1.3 million in Fees

Three financial firms each contributed $25,000 to pass Measure C in 2004, then split over $1.3 million in fees. (File Photo)

Three financial firms enjoyed a healthy return on their campaign contributions to pass Alameda Unified School District’s (AUSD) facility bonds in 2004, documents obtained by Action Alameda News show.


Charter School Facilities on School Board Agenda Tonight

The ACLC charter school may have to move again this fall. (File Photo)

Tonight, the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Trustees will consider alternatives for accommodating charter school facility requests for the 2014 to 2015 school year, including relocating Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) for the second time in as many years.


Measure C (2004) Bonds Document Repository

With the wrap-up of the Measure C (2004) oversight committee, and discussions at Alameda Unified School District about a new tax bond measure in the fall, Action Alameda News has created this Measure C Bonds document repository.

School Board Members Scrutinize Bond Issues

Buy-now-pay-later bonds issued by AUSD in 2004 are beginning to come due this year. (File Photo)

Two Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) board members are taking a closer look at district plans to ask for more voter-approved debt later this year, as the risks of the previous tax bond ballot measure, Measure C in 2004, [...]


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