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School District Takes Almost Two Months for Non-response to Public Records Request

The Alameda Unified School District has taken almost two months to provide a non-response to a public records request. (File Photo)

On August 28th, in an attempt to understand apparent discrepancies between information released to different local news outlets by the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD), Action Alameda News made a lawful public records [...]

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School District Releases Teacher Complaint Letters but in Redacted Form

AUSD has released redacted complaint forms against transferred teacher Brian Rodrigues. (File Photo)

In response to a public records request, the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) has released to Action Alameda News a number of Encinal High School teacher and staff complaints about a teacher involuntarily transferred to another school, but in a redacted form.

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School Board to Consider Contract Extension for Superintendent Kirsten Vital

AUSD Superintendent Kirsten Vital’s contract would be extended through June 30th, 2016. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider a 1-year contract extension for Superintendent Kirsten Vital next week, one that would see her contract extended through June 30th of 2016.

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Open Letter to AUSD Board President Niel Tam

Action Alameda News received a copy of this letter for publication…

Dear Niel,

I appreciate your letter but I feel as though the board and the superintendent of schools are failing to hear the majority voice of our community. Recent decisions to close and relocate district offices is the number one failure to fulfill [...]

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Community Perception Survey Not Ours, Says AUSD

The Alameda Unified School District says a community perception survey being circulated is not their effort. (Action Alameda News)

The Alameda Unified School District says that a three-page “AUSD Community Perception Survey,” intended to gauge the perception of resource inequality between “east-end” and “west-end” schools in Alameda, is not theirs. However, they do hope to [...]

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School Board Members to be Sworn In Next Week

Newly elected Alameda Unified School District board members will be sworn-in on December 11th, 2012. (Action Alameda News)

At next Tuesday’s Alameda Unified School District board meeting, the newly elected school board members will be sworn-in.

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School District Pushing for $5.9 million Purchase of New Headquarters Building

Tonight, the Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees will hear a recommendation from staff to exercise an option to purchase recently listed office space at 2060 Challenger Drive. (Action Alameda News)

Trustees for the Alameda Unified School District will hear a presentation from staff tonight, recommending the $5.9 million purchase of an office building [...]

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Teachers, District, Agree on Class Sizes, Calendar for Next Two Years

The Alameda Unified School District announced yesterday that the Alameda Education Association (AEA) ratified an agreement that sets class sizes and the school year calendar for the next two years.

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Washington Elementary School to Become Maya Lin

Elementary level Washington School hosted a closing celebration event yesterday, after which the facility will be known the Maya Lin School, pursuing an arts magnet curriculum.

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Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant to Find Money for Woodstock Child Development Center Programs

Tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m., a joint Alameda City Council and Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Trustees meeting is set to take place at AUSD’s district offices. In addition to a proposal to convert redevelopment property tax dollars to operational funds for Alameda Schools, Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant is expected to [...]

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