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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 [...]

FAQ on City of Alameda, AUSD Swimming Pool Land Swap

We’ve added a frequently asked questions (FAQ) page with background information on the proposed land swap between the City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District. Read it here.

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 [...]

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.

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School District Dances on Tax Measure Questions

The Alameda Unified School District has finally responded to questions on 2004′s tax bond measure. (File Photo)

As they prepare to put another tax measure on the ballot this fall, Alameda Unified School District officials have responded with redirection to questions about the structure of, and behind-the-scenes deals surrounding, the last tax bond measure, Measure [...]

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 [...]

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