Tonight, the first of four meetings being conducted to gather the community's input regarding the future of Historic Alameda High School. But it won't be the first time schools leaders have sought to address seismic safety issues at the 88-year-old school. Efforts to address seismic safety issues on the old campus have been underway since 1935, a decade after the school opened to students. But much of the campus remains unsafe for student use, and has since been vacated by district administrators and the Alameda Adult School and fenced off. The Alamedan collected and reviewed a series of district reports and communications, news clippings and online sources to construct a timeline of efforts to address Historic Alameda High's seismic issues along with the needs of the school's students. Here's what we know. Read more >> about Historic Alameda High School: A timeline
Schools leaders want to know what you think needs to be done with Historic Alameda High School. So they’re hosting four meetings to share information and gather public input regarding the future of the school in April and May.
Caroline Topeé faces light traffic on her walk to Haight Elementary School at 8:05 a.m Monday, which takes her, daughter Jovanna, 9, and a friend through a crosswalk that traverses Lincoln Avenue at Chestnut Street and into the school’s back gate.
Alameda’s Board of Education is setting aside $5.8 million to cover refunds the district may have to pay on its Measure H parcel tax.
The board voted 5-0 on Tuesday to repurpose an existing reserve fund it created in 2008 as state funding lurched over a cliff to cover the potential refunds. If needed, the money could cover close to 80 percent of what the district could have to pay out.