Board of Education facing a pair of busy weeks

Board of Education facing a pair of busy weeks

Michele Ellson

Alameda’s Board of Education is going to have a busy two weeks, with four meetings scheduled between tonight and March 19.

The board meets at 6 p.m. today to discuss the district’s mission, vision and guiding principles, along with protocols for board members and staff and board members’ values and principles. The topics are discussed every three years or when the board has a new member, according to district staff. The meeting will be held in the Marina Conference Room at the district office, 2060 Challenger Drive.

The board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 12 at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. A draft agenda for the meeting lists presentations on a summer school program, transitional kindergarten and distribution of highly qualified teachers, along with approval of the district’s second interim financial report.

Meetings are also scheduled for 6 p.m. March 14 and 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Alameda High School cafeteria, corner of Central Avenue and Walnut Street. The draft agenda for the March 14 meeting features a discussion about engaging the community in facilities plans for Historic Alameda High School and the district office, while the March 19 meeting agenda includes a presentation on a trio of district initiatives intended to boost achievement and a review of English language learners’ achievement data.

Agendas for the March 12, March 14 and March 19 have not been finalized and are subject to change. One item the board could receive for approval is a new contract for Alameda's teachers, which is to be voted on by union members next week.

Meeting agendas and reports are available on the Alameda Unified School District website.