Berkeley school district announces school closures

Berkeley Unified School District announced Thursday that it would be closing high schools effective Friday and all preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and the Berkeley Adult School effective starting March 16 in response to the risk of COVID-19, colloquially known as coronavirus.
Read More…

Berkeley school district responds to claims in lawsuit

Berkeley Unified School District claimed its staff took appropriate actions to report a case of sexual assault amid allegations that they did not do so correctly. On Jan. 31, a student filed a lawsuit alleging that a counselor failed to report her case of sexual assault to the proper authorities.
Read More…

Berkeley High School students protest in light of lawsuit

Hundreds of students at Berkeley High School staged a walkout Feb. 11 in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault and sexual violence and to call upon the Berkeley Unified School District to better resource schools. The walkout takes place in the midst of a lawsuit filed in January by a BHS student claiming that BUSD employees were negligent in supervising students.
Read More…