Berkeley school district to begin phased reopening of elementary schools

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The Berkeley Unified School District board, with the exception of director Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, approved Phases 1 and 1B of its reopening plan, which allow for small elementary school cohorts of eight students each on a voluntary basis for both students and staff beginning Oct. 21.

Parents, employees and a teacher that has contracted COVID-19 twice this year debated the pros and cons of reopening Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, elementary schools at Wednesday’s school board meeting.
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City measures funding Berkeley school district to be voted on in primaries

Three education-related measures will be on the ballot Tuesday — Measures E, H and G — all of which could have a lasting effect on students, teachers and other BUSD staff. With one measure funded by a bond issue and the other two by parcel taxes, these measures could fund everything from basic maintenance to keeping educators from leaving Berkeley for better-paying districts.
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