Wednesday, April 10, 2013

School Board Vacancy

School Board President Leah Wilson recently resigned and the School Board is now working to fill the vacant seat, ideally by May 1 or May 8. In addition to their resumes, all applicants must submit answers to nine questions. While the combination of all questions will provide an extensive understanding of each applicant, I am most interested in hearing their responses to: "How does your experience and knowledge lend itself to promoting the District goals of addressing the opportunity gap and the 2020 Vision?"

It is critically important that the School Board select a new director who is fully committed to closing the race-based equity gap in our schools.

The full timeline and process is included in an update below from Director Josh Daniels.  All applications will be made available to the public via the Superintendents' office (but not online) and selected applicants will speak to the board at public meetings on April 24 and May 1. 

[Usted encontrará la versión en español de este correo electrónico a continuación.]
Good morning,
As you may know, School Board President Leah Wilson recently resigned from her position on the School Board.  She has been named the new Court Executive Officer of the Alameda County Superior Court and this created a potential conflict of interest.
Leah brought an incredible focus and passion to the Board and she worked diligently to ensure that BUSD was serving all of our students.  Her participation and insight made me a better Board member and made us a better board.  It was an honor to serve with her and I wish her the best.
At the School Board meeting on Wednesday, March 27, we approved the timeline and application process to fill the vacancy.  Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013.  All applications must be submitted to Deborah Turner, Secretary to the Board, by email ( or in person (2020 Bonar Street, Room 321).  Late applications will not be accepted. 
As always, please contact me or any other Board member with any questions.

Berkeley School Board Director
Phone: (510) 213-8683
Website: (not ".com")
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Buenos días,
Como ustedes saben, la presidente de la Mesa Directiva Leah Wilson recientemente renunció a la Mesa Directiva.  Ella ha sido contratado como el nuevo Director Ejecutivo del Tribunal de Justicia del Condado de Alameda y esto creó un potencial conflicto de interés.
Leah trajo un enfoque increíble y la pasión a la Mesa Directiva y ella trabajaba diligentemente para asegurar que BUSD servido a todos nuestros estudiantes.  Aunque no siempre estaban de acuerdo, su participación y comprensión me hizo un miembro mejor de la Mesa Directiva y nos hizo una Mesa Directiva mejor.  Ha sido un honor servir con ella y le deseo lo mejor.
En la reunión de la Mesa Directiva del 27 de marzo, nosotros hemos aprobado las fechas específicas y el proceso para ocupar el puesto vacante en la Mesa Directiva.  La fecha límite para someter las solicitudes es el lunes, 15 de abril a las 4:00 p.m.  Todas las solicitudes deben ser presentadas a Deborah Turner, Secretario de la Mesa Directiva, por correo electrónico ( o en persona (2020 Bonar Street, Room 321).  Las solicitudes tardías no serán aceptadas.
Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo o con cualquier otro miembro de la Mesa Directiva si tiene alguna pregunta.
Miembro de la Mesa Directiva de Educación de Berkeley
Teléfono: (510) 213-8683
Correo electrónico:
Página Web: (no ".com")

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