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Measure A Exemption Deadline Approaching

The annual filing deadline for an exemption from AUSD’s parcel tax is Monday. (File Photo)

Senior citizens and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients that want to file an exemption from Alameda Unified School District’s parcel tax must do so by close of business, Monday, June 30th.

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School Supe Kirsten Vital Signs up with Capistrano USD

Alameda Unified School District Superintendent Kirsten Vital is moving to the Capistrano Unified School District (Courtesy photo.)

Alameda Unified School District Superintendent Kirsten Vital has been named the Superintendent of the Capistrano Unified School District in Orange County, officials at that school district announced yesterday.

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Alameda School District to Continue Use of Defiance Suspensions That Disproportionately Affect Students of Color

Alameda Unified School District has no plans to follow other California districts and ban willful defiance suspensions. (File Photo)

Despite a persistent achievement gap, and a disproportionate use of the subjective “willful defiance” suspension among African American and Hispanic students in Alameda schools, Alameda Unified School District officials have no plans follow the path of [...]

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School District to Start Drafting Bond Ballot Language

The Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees is moving forward on plans for a bond ballot measure in November. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Trustees is expected to give the go-ahead to staff on Tuesday night to start drafting language for a tax bond measure for the November 2014 [...]

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School District Inches Towards November Tax Bond Ballot Measure

The Alameda Unified School District is inching towards voting on tax bond measure in June, for the November ballot. (File Photo)

The average property owner in Alameda could pay an additional $243 per year in school taxes if the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) sets it sights on raising the maximum possible amount through a [...]

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School District Measure A Oversight Committee Meets Tonight

The school district’s Measure A oversight committee meets tonight. (File Photo)

The Alameda Unified School District’s Measure A Oversight Committee will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. at district offices at 2060 Challenger Drive. The meeting is open to the public.

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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.

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Alameda City Council Unanimously Approves Land Swap

Alameda County Tax Assessor parcel map of the two AUSD tidelands parcels.

Last night, Alameda City Council unanimously approved a complex land swap deal that sets the stage for the development of the former Island High School site, and the development of large swathes of land on Alameda’s north shore.

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School Board Approves Land Swap Deal with City of Alameda

The Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees voted 4-1 to approve a land swap deal with the City of Alameda. (File Photo)

Earlier this week, in a 4-1 vote, the Alameda Unified School District Board of Trustees approved a land swap deal with the City of Alameda. Trustee Trish Spencer was the dissenting vote.

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AUSD Giving Away Valuable Property in Land Swap Deal

Dear Editor,

Regarding the AUSD/City of Alameda/Housing Authority land swap deal:

All parties involved met multiple times for months behind closed doors to develop this deal with no public involvement or transparency and announced the deal only last week. AUSD and city employees have presumptuously represented the deal as if it were already approved prior [...]

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