Berkeley school board discusses phased reopening amid COVID-19 pandemic

Photo of Rosa Parks Elementary School
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Phase 1 of reopening will begin Nov. 9 with nine cohorts of eight students and one to two staff members. This program will expand with Phase 1B, beginning Nov. 30, which will increase cohorts to 12 to 14 students each. Cohorts will be located at Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and Jefferson elementary schools.

Wednesday’s Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, board meeting focused on the phased reopening of Berkeley elementary schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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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