In our newsletter today, we tell you how you can get involved in the superintendent search process. Plus we have stories about both a new proclamation in support of LGBTQ+ students, staff, and families and a free shuttle service available in Alameda.  Please take a look!

March 22, 2019
In This Issue
  • Stakeholder Meetings Scheduled for Superintendent Search Process
  • Board Adopts Proclamation Reaffirming Commitment to LGBTQ+ Students, Staff, and Families
  • Free Shuttle Available in Alameda!
  • Reminders
  • Upcoming Events
Stakeholder Meetings Scheduled for 
Superintendent Search
The Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) has initiated a formal search for a new superintendent. The Board has chosen Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, to conduct the search. The consultants will be talking to groups of stakeholders about the qualities and characteristics they'd like to see in a new superintendent throughout the day on March 27. (The schedule for those meetings is here.) The public is also invited to community forums at 6:30 pm on March 27 at both Island High School and Otis Elementary School. 

Community members who cannot attend the stakeholder meetings are encouraged to take the online survey to voice their opinions about a new superintendent, AUSD, and the community as a whole. 

For more information about this process, please see our news release and our  Superintendent Search page.

Board Adopts Proclamation Supporting LGBTQ+ Rights and Dignity

At its March 12 public meeting, the Board of Education adopted a "Proclamation Reaffirming Commitment to the Rights of LGBTQ Youth, Families, and Staff."
The proclamation, which was written by members of AUSD's LGBTQ Round Table, notes that the "rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ people are under attack" and promised to continue supporting LGBTQ+ students, staff, and families. 

During public comment, representatives of the LGBTQ Round Table also read  a letter   p ublicly opposing the changes in national policy and pledging to ally with and uplift all families with LGBTQ members.  The full story is here

Take the Free City Shuttle!

The City of Alameda is now offering a free shuttle in and around town three days a week. The shuttle serves different areas on different days, but always hits popular spots like the movie  theater, library, Kaiser, and South Shore Center. 

Learn more  here !
Haight Renaming Process Reminders
  • To solicit student voice on the idea of renaming Haight Elementary School, the Haight Renaming Committee, in partnership with the  Alameda Sun , is holding an essay contest. The contest is open to AUSD students in grades TK-12. Details are available on  our website . The winning essays will be published on the AUSD website, the Rename Haight website, and in the  Alameda Sun. The deadline is April 5, 5 pm.
  • Meanwhile, the Board of Education will be taking public comment on the proposed new name for Haight Elementary School through April 15. You can learn about the Haight Renaming Committee, the process so far,  and how to participate here.

March 26, 6:30 pm
City Hall
March 27, 6:30 pm
Island High School and Otis Elementary School 
March 27, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Discussion with Jamie Nunez of Common Sense Media
(En inglés y espa ñol)
Encinal High School
April 1- 5
Spring Break (schools closed)
April 3, 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Rally for Public School Funding
South Steps of Capitol Building
Sacramento (see notice below)  
April 6, 1-3 pm
Lincoln Park 
All are invited to attend - regardless of viewpoint!
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