Berkeley school board discusses reopening, graduation plans

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The Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education met Wednesday go over school reopening plans and graduation plans. The Office of Family Engagement and Equity provided an update as well.

The Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, Board of Education met Wednesday to hear public comments, go over school reopening and graduation plans and receive an update from its Office of Family Engagement and Equity, or OFEE.
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Illustration of students in a classroom. A hand symbolizing budget cuts takes away a student's books

Berkeley school district cannot cut resources from students who need them most

CITY AFFAIRS: At a time when Berkeley schools are facing an equity crisis, it can’t afford to defund diversity programs

The Berkeley Unified School District board is considering defunding the Office of Family Engagement and Equity, which aims to provide support to underserved students and their families — affecting nearly 40 percent of students in the district. It should go without saying that the financial sustainability of a public school district should never come at the cost of supporting the students who rely on it most.
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