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.
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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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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.
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