In our newsletter today, we describe several ways for you to get engaged with the school district, including three surveys and an essay contest about renaming Haight Elementary. We also have an update on the superintendent search and details on this weekend's Willie Stargell Tournament. Please take a look!

March 29, 2019
In This Issue
  • Superintendent Search Update 
  • Three Surveys Available!
  • Negotiations Update
  • 2nd Political and Proud Event Scheduled
  • Willie Stargell Tournament Opens March 30
  • Reminders
  • Upcoming Events
Superintendent Search Update

In our newsletter last week, we described the process by which Leadership Associates, the executive search firm chosen by the Board of Education, will conduct the search for a new superintendent for AUSD. This past week has been focused primarily on community engagement - via stakeholder meetings, community forums, and an online survey. For more detailed information about this process, please see today's community bulletin and our Superintendent Search page .
Three Surveys!

Want to give your feedback on AUSD matters? We have three surveys available that we would love for you to take! Each focuses on a different topic, and each should take five to ten  minutes to complete.

Superintendent Search Survey (to tell us what qualities you think the next superintendent should have)

Communications Survey (to let us know what kind of communication tools you'd like us to use)

California School Parent Survey  (to help the state gain insights on the school(s) your student(s) attend).
Negotiations Update

AUSD and the  Alameda  Education Association (which represents teachers, counselors, nurses, and speech and language pathologists) opened negotiations on a successor agreement two weeks ago. They met for their second round of negotiations yesterday, March 28.  This session focused on the district's current budget and a preliminary conversation about a common bell schedule for elementary schools.  The parties will meet again on April 11.   
flyer for political and proud event
Second "Political and Proud" to be Held at EHS April 16
Young women leaders from Encinal High School will hold their second "Political and Proud" event April 16, 6:30-8:00 pm, at Encinal High School.  This year's event, "Political and Proud - Young Women Take the Lead," will feature young female leaders and entrepreneurs in Alameda, as well as  panels on "Effective Organizing and Leadership" and "Young Women Paving the Way in Male-Dominated Fields." Registration is limited - please RSVP here.
Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Stargell went to Encinal High School and played for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Willie Stargell Tournament Opens this Weekend

The 27th  Annual Willie Stargell Baseball Tournament
starts Saturday, March 30th at Encinal High School and will continue through  Tuesday, April 2nd. This is an opportunity to catch some really good high school baseball! The preliminary game schedule is available here.


  • All schools are closed April 1 - April 5 for Spring Break! District Office is open Monday through Thursday but closed Friday. We'll see everyone back at school on April 8!
  • 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.
  • 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 .

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 5, 10:00 am
District Office
April 6, 1-3 pm
Lincoln Park  

April 12-April 20
Addams Family (EHS Musical)
Encinal High School gym
April 16, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Encinal High School 
All are invited to attend - regardless of viewpoint!
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