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Superintendent's Letter to the Lum Community

Following the May 23 Board of Education vote to remove students from the Lum Elementary School campus in 2017-18, Superintendent Sean McPhetridge sent this letter to families and staff at the school.

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Lum Elementary School Seismic Issue

Structural engineers have determined that Lum Elementary School may not be safe for long-term use because the soil on the campus would be subject to significant liquefaction during a strong earthquake. You can find more information on this web page. 

Board of Education Meetings This Week

There are two Board of Education meetings this week. On Monday night the board heard presentations on innovative programs proposed for William G. Paden Elementary and Ruby Bridges Elementary, along with the schematic designs for Bay Farm Elementary and Ruby Bridges Elementary. (The board approved both of those.) The board will also heard a presentation on the 2017-18 budget tonight. That agenda is here.


On Tuesday night, the board meeting will be devoted to the seismic issues at Lum Elementary. That agenda is here.

May 26 and 27

Alameda High School's dance department will be putting on its spring dance concert at 7 pm in the New Gym.


Parent Survey 2016-2017

As part of our work to improve our educational services, we're asking AUSD families to take a brief survey about their experiences with our schools. The deadline to submit ...more

Emma Hood Pool Temporarily Closed

The pool at Alameda High School is temporarily closed due to damage to the steps. As of May 1, AUSD's Maintenance, Operation, and Facilities Department is talking to contractors about the best way repair or replace the steps.

Special Education Strategic Planning Group

AUSD has convened a working group to create a three- to five-year Special Education Strategic Plan. You can find information on the plan, the team, and the meetings here. 

Today: 5/26/17
12:00 AM Classified School Employee Week
7:00 PM AHS Spring Dance Concert

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Immigration Resources

AUSD is currently building a web page to help AUSD families understand the rights of immigrants and refugees in this changing political climate. Please let families know about our new "Immigration and Refugee Resources" page!

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We believe that our diverse community of students, given a rigorous academic program in an inclusive, safe and secure environment, will be prepared to be responsible citizens.
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Our five year strategic plan (“AUSD Master Plan”) adopted in 2010 identifies eight core goals and strategies that have shaped the District’s work in recent years. Along with our Board’s guiding principles, that strategic work has produced many accomplishments and great progress that we intend to continue to build on in the future.

Family Engagement Programs

Black Achievers Alliance Round Table Meeting

May 30, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. At AUSD District Offices


Know Your Rights Workshop --City of Alameda

May 31, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Ruby Bridges MPR

Printable event flyer in English and Spanish (interpretation provided)


Alameda Family Enrichment Speakers Series
Imagine a World Without Hate
May 31, 2017 from 7:00-8:30 at Edison Elementary MPR
Printable event flyer | RSVP: http://bit.ly/SpeakerSeriesRSVP



AUSDs Latino Achievement Round Table 
June 7, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. At AUSD District Offices