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Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Musical chairs as @JoshsFeed is appointed new board president & @JudyAppel VP. #busdmtg
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Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Now the board will consider whether to build housing for employees, likely through a bond measure. Staff presenting e twitter.com mployee survey results. Context:
#busdmtg Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Quarterly expulsion/suspension report. This is the data since the start of the school year. #busdmtg
#busdmtg Jessíca Jiménez @jesscajimenezdc🔁BCCE signs #busdmtg
Ron Hall III @RonHallIII1🔁 Aaaaaaand, adjourned. #busdmtg
Ken Lundgreen @twistedblaster🔁Settle in: is PACKED. Lots here from the staff union (see "will work for living wage" photo), and Malcolm X. Here's what's on the agenda:
Orlando Sánchez @oasanchez🔁 Evaluator says the district's special education-related legal fees are "much higher" than other districts'. #busdmtg
IHellaLoveBerkeley @BerkeleyHella🔁That's Vicki Davis from . She is one of our most vocal, educated and informed parents in , and a lion of an advocate twitter.com for all our our children in . I'm proud to call her my friend. Listen when she talks.
Orlando Sánchez @oasanchez🔁 Special ed evaluator: "Your cost per child is one of the highest I’ve seen in California." #busdmtg
Orlando Sánchez @oasanchez🔁 BUSD hired a firm to evaluate its special education program and costs. The evaluator is presenting the findings. #busdmtg
IHellaLoveBerkeley @BerkeleyHella🔁And this is because is not providing federally mandated services in 's. All staff, including 's ne twitter.com ed to be highly trained. All kids deserve access to a quality education.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Aaaaaaand, adjourned. #busdmtg
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Poor special ed evaluator's wife came to the meeting and left in the dead of the night. "I told her it's usually a q twitter.com uick in-and-out."
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Parent of special ed student, during public comment, notes BUSD costs may be high relative to CA districts, but says twitter.com CA in bottom 10% of special ed spending. And BUSD's inclusion model is "notoriously expensive."
Tomahawk Shoes&Amps @TomahawkSandA🔁Hidden purpose, could we but fathom it, and now they have found out their mistake. The philosophy of the infinite. #busdmtg #TomahawkShoes
IHellaLoveBerkeley @BerkeleyHella🔁"Over identification" of children that need services in to access a ? If anything we are failing at . Overworked twitter.com teachers, classroom teachers that need training, 's that are under qualified, and lack of parental education.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Board members and staff say they're interested in boosting early intervention and restructuring how staff are trained twitter.com . This was just an informational item.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Yes! and are key! But that doesn't change the fact is legally mandated to provide to all of our NOW.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Evaluator says the district's special education-related legal fees are "much higher" than other districts'. #busdmtg
IHellaLoveBerkeley @BerkeleyHella🔁Yes! and are key! But that doesn't change the fact is legally mandated to provide to all of our NOW. twitter.com
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Addressing the reported "over-identification" of special needs while also building parental trust could be at odds i twitter.com f not handled carefully, says . Many parents think the district ignores their kids needs, aka under-identifies
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Board and superintendent thank the firm for a candid, transparent report, which was commissioned by the district lead twitter.com ers, and say they'll take it seriously.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Short pause after barrage of criticism. @tyschoolboard: "What do you really think?" #busdmtg
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Among issues they identified: lack of training for staff and subsequent turnover ("hiring, hiring, hiring"), differen twitter.com ces between schools, distrust from parents, "over-identifying" kids with special needs. "This is all fixable."
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Special ed evaluator: "Your cost per child is one of the highest I’ve seen in California." #busdmtg
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Evaluator says the approach — mainstreaming kids — is admirable and thoughtful, but "it really lacks policies and procedures." #busdmtg
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁BUSD hired a firm to evaluate its special education program and costs. The evaluator is presenting the findings. #busdmtg
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Among wildly different motions made, the one that passes is directing staff to include the possibility of employee h twitter.com ousing when crafting the 2020 facilities bond measure.
Good news, bitches! @goodnewsbitches🔁 No second to @JoshsFeed's motion to pursue a bond measure in 2018. Off the table. #busdmtg
Good news, bitches! @goodnewsbitches🔁 Motion to refer this to the facilities committee fails. A rare non-unanimous vote at #busdmtg.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁No second to @JoshsFeed's motion to pursue a bond measure in 2018. Off the table. #busdmtg
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Hemphill: "If this is not what we’re seeing as a priority from our teachers union" it shouldn't necessarily be the approach. #busdmtg
Jessíca Jiménez @jesscajimenezdc🔁In regards to building housing for district employees, Karen Hemphill says she is not interested in getting the distr twitter.com ict involved in the “landlord industry.”
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Hemphill: "I really don’t wish to see the district in the landlord business…the whole issue of lotteries, evictions, twitter.com disagreement between neighbors." : we can have an independent manager.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Motion to refer this to the facilities committee fails. A rare non-unanimous vote at #busdmtg.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁#busdmtg extended to midnight. If anyone here went to #berkmtg last night, I hope you took a nap today.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Vehement disagreement from . "We're in a housing crisis. If we don't do it, nobody else will," as city is focused on twitter.com low-income housing.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Some board members say it’s premature/non-feasible to decide to put a bond measure on the 2018 ballot. #busdmtg
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁.: Would be a "disservice" to the work of staff to open this up to new ideas, which he says have already been thorou twitter.com ghly explored.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Motion by to refer the item to the facilities committee, for a deeper look at the private-public partnership and oth twitter.com er financial approaches.
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Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Here are the possible actions. Some interest being expressed in the public-private partnership, where developers woul twitter.com d build market-rate AND affordable teacher units.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁It would take at least 4-5 years to build district housing, according to facilities director Tim White. #busdmtg
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Leyva-Cutler: “Housing is important but having had this back to back with our budget, it doesn’t look really good. I twitter.com t seems like a huge amount of funds that would be needed.” Asks for other options
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Researcher: “The main takeaway is renters are experiencing pressures due to high housing costs, which may affect thei twitter.com r ability to stay in the district.” Majority of renters have considered leaving.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Researcher from , which conducted survey, says only 26% of employee renters live in Berkeley. (Based on 60% BUSD emp twitter.com loyees who filled out optional survey.)
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁About 75% of teachers and staff surveyed said they'd be interested in district housing. Staff: "There’s sufficient i twitter.com nterest to explore it further."
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁. takes straw polls on each facet of proposal, determines the only piece where board members are concerned is the red twitter.com efinition of BTA as a continuation school. Vote in Jan.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁A somewhat exasperated Scuderi says he thinks he's provided those possibilities — info about possible concurrent enro twitter.com llment, new career technology education options
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Hemphill: "The bottom line is enrollment is not going to improve if all we're providing is a bare bones program at t twitter.com hat site. I very strongly asked about ways to leverage" resources/staff.
IHellaLoveBerkeley @BerkeleyHella🔁Under , the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, states must fund and provide some of our most vulnerable ch twitter.com ildren , a Fair and Appropriate Public Education. New costs are what is required to provide those services.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Scuderi says the staffing cuts would still allow BTA to almost double enrollment (which has plummeted) without breaki twitter.com ng staff/student ratio guidelines.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁"How can we have a win-win with cuts but also making it better for our current students?" asks @JudyAppel, who has a kid in IS. #busdmtg
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Hemphill asks what an avrg day would look like for each program. Scuderi: "no substantive change" to the curriculum/s twitter.com chedule; "does that answer your Q?" Hemphill: "That responds to my question but not my concerns."
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁I love seeing our families, teachers and staff out at fighting for funding here in .
Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks @ayoonhendricks🔁 First interm budget report reveals BUSD would have to make half a million dollars in cuts to be balanced #busdmtg
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁More details in the agenda - item 15.1. #busdmtg agendaonline.net
IHellaLoveBerkeley @BerkeleyHella🔁I love seeing our families, teachers and staff out at fighting for funding here in . twitter.com
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Asst. Superintendent Scuderi says in terms of "pure numbers" — admin/student ratio, etc. — this proposal would still twitter.com leave staff with less responsibility than counterparts at other schools.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁The major components of the proposal: merge the BTA/IS principal positions, reduce BTA teaching staff from 8 to 5, c twitter.com ut a security guard.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Onto the slightly updated @berkeleyacademy/Independent Studies proposal. No action tonight; despite staff rec, it's b twitter.com een pushed to January.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁First interim budget approved. Vote on the final budget in late February. #busdmtg
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁12-yr member Hemphill says this isn't her first budget cut rodeo. "Your ability to do good is constrained by the wa twitter.com y revenue is distributed to our school districts.”
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁“That’s extremely sobering," says . Even after $2.8 million cut, "we’ll still be in a pretty precarious position.” Pr twitter.com ojections don't include new compensation.
Jessíca Jiménez @jesscajimenezdc🔁First interm budget report reveals BUSD would have to make half a million dollars in cuts to be balanced #busdmtg
(((Liz Ditz))) @lizditz🔁Quarterly expulsion/suspension report. This is the data since the start of the school year.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Staff says new special ed and pension costs are culprits. District also plans to spend $500K/yr on BHS 9th grade redesign. #busdmtg
EnigMAA @EnigmaNetxx🔁 Staff: “We’re back to seeing numbers like we saw in 2007-08 and earlier. It’s pretty grim." #busdmtg
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Staff: “We’re back to seeing numbers like we saw in 2007-08 and earlier. It’s pretty grim." #busdmtg
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Budget update. Staff says another $1 million in cuts might be needed 2019-2020 to balance budget, in addition to $1.8 twitter.com next yr, and expenses would still be higher than current.
The Daily Californian @dailycal🔁 Josh Daniels and Judy Appel voted as new President and Vice President for BUSD #busdmtg
Jessíca Jiménez @jesscajimenezdc🔁“Our demand for higher wages is not unreasonable and would not bankrupt the school district,” says a BCCE member. “I twitter.com laugh with these kids I cry with these kids do not take away my passion and find it in your heart to pay us.”
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Teachers union urges board to use caution when considering bond measure for employee housing. "The most important fac twitter.com tor in recruitment & attraction is compensation." Development would come w/ complexities.
Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks @ayoonhendricks🔁Action-packed evening at — lots of union members, angry PTSA folks (over potential staffing cuts) and an agenda item twitter.com on whether district will build housing for its teachers.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Classified staff union says all that's being offered is a 1% bonus; no raise. Instructional aid: "Don’t take away my twitter.com passion b/c you can't find it in your hearts to pay us."
Jessíca Jiménez @jesscajimenezdc🔁Many members of Berkley Council of Classified Employees here with signs that say “will work for a living wage” twitter.com
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁One staffer tells the board if they "lose the suits" and come join employees in the trenches, they'll be "ashamed" n twitter.com ot to raise wages, benefits. "You're playing into the hands of Betsy DeVos."
Jessíca Jiménez @jesscajimenezdc🔁Josh Daniels and Judy Appel voted as new President and Vice President for BUSD #busdmtg
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Correction - the bonus is what's reportedly proposed by the district for the new classified staff union contract. Neg twitter.com otiations happening now.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁A teacher shares her colleagues' experiences with displacement and housing insecurity. More on those experiences and twitter.com the possibility of district-developed housing:
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Classified staffers want a raise. One notes that the one-time bonus in his contract would work out to $18 for him. twitter.com
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Room of applause for emotional Independent Studies student who said she was assaulted at BHS and became depressed. S twitter.com he's thrived at IS; asks to keep the program's coordinator.
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁A parent against proposed staffing changes there says her son went from straight Fs & serious weight loss to straigh twitter.com t As and recognition from the mayor & state for his academic achievement after starting at BTA. Bkgd:
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Two BHS students ask the board not to cut 4 security guards and 2 counselors at BHS — included in the $1.8 million i twitter.com n budget cuts under consideration. Malcolm X reps ask to keep their vice principal as well - "she knows our community inside out"
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁. graciously accepts the new role, noting he's learned from his predecessor 's leadership and sense of humor. Alper e twitter.com mbraces the transition despite their irreconcilable differences: "Josh is a Willard man and I went to King."
Berkeleyside @berkeleyside🔁Settle in: is PACKED. Lots here from the staff union (see "will work for living wage" photo), and Malc twitter.com olm X. Here's what's on the agenda:

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