Board of Education

Schools leaders seeking state seismic repair funds for fixing Historic Alameda High are in a race against time.

Of the original, $10.4 billion in school construction and modernization bonds California voters authorized when they approved Proposition 1D in 2006, only $96 million remains for projects like the repairs contemplated for the historic high school, much of which was fenced off due to longstanding seismic safety issues. So school district staffers and the district's architect, Quattrochi Kwok Architects, are working quickly in an attempt to secure funding that will supplement the Measure I bond.

Schools leaders said Tuesday that they’ll reconsider a proposal to slash funding requests for a pair of innovative school plans that have been in the works for the past 18 months.

Superintendent Sean McPhetridge asked the Board of Education to table their planned consideration of innovative school proposals for Franklin and Henry Haight elementary schools following impassioned pleas from educators and parents for full funding of the plans.

The City Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.

The Restoration Advisory Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14 in Suite 140 at City Hall West, 950 West Mall Square, Alameda Point.

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City Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, council chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. Agenda

The City Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.

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Civil Service Board, 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, Conference Room 360, City Hall.

City Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, council chambers, City Hall. Agenda

The Restoration Advisory Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12 in Room 140 at City Hall West, 950 West Mall Parkway.

The school district is keeping Alameda and Encinal high schools open, instead of building a single, new school to house all of the two schools’ students.

The school board voted unanimously Tuesday to focus its efforts – and Measure I bond money – on fixing up its existing high schools, rather that embarking on a quest for the money and property that they’d need to find in order to make the dream of new, single high school a reality.

“With the $90 million we have, we are going to get two very nice campuses,” school board trustee Gary Lym said.

The Transportation Commission and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 25 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. The City Council will also be in attendance.