July 12 , 2018

In This Week's Newsletter:
  • New Elementary Principals Hired
  • Lum Elementary Referred to District Advisory Committee 
  • Update on the Haight Renaming Committee
  • Upcoming Events
  • AUSD in the News
New Principals Hired for 
Bay Farm and Haight Elementary

We'd like to welcome Katherine Crawford and Kevin Baker to their new roles as principals for Bay Farm School and Haight Elementary School, respectively! You can read  about these new school leaders  here.

Lum marquis and building
Board Refers Lum Elementary to Advisory Committee

The Board of Education last month voted to refer Lum Elementary School to the District Advisory Committee, which will decide whether or not the campus should be considered surplus property. The committee is also analyzing two other AUSD properties.

Learn more.
Haight Renaming Committee Update

Last December, local activist and journalist Rasheed Shabazz raised concerns about the fact that Henry Haight Elementary was named after a 19th-century California governor who espoused racist views -- including that African-Americans, Asians, and Native Americans should not be allowed to vote.   In response to a petition asking that a new name be considered for the school, a renaming committee was convened this past spring. That committee has met four times and is currently planning activities to engage students, families, Haight teachers and staff, and the community to generate ideas for a new name. The committee will share more news about this starting in August - please stay tuned!
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Upcoming Events

 August 3, 9 am
Cal State East Bay

August 6
First Day of School for ASTI

August 14, 6:30 pm
Board of Education Meeting
City Hall

August 20
First Day of School
AUSD in the News

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