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June 2021

AUSD Hires New Director of Equity and Black/African-American and Multi-Ethnic Student Achievement  (June 15, 2021)

LCAP Survey Results Released (June 15, 2021)


May 2021

Superintendent's Letter (May 28, 2021) 

New Principals, Managers Hired (May 28, 2021)

Family Letter on Standardized Testing in 2020-21 (May 5, 2021) 

2021 Graduations, Promotions to be Held in Person (May 5, 2021)

AUSD High Schools Rank High in US News & World Report List (May 5, 2021)


April 2021

AUSD and AEA Ratify MOU on Secondary Re-Opening (April 9, 2021)

April 9 COVID-19 Update: Spring Schedules and Fall Plans (April 9, 2021)

AUSD and AEA Joint Statement on Fall Negotiations (April 5, 2021)


March 2021

With County in Orange, AUSD Modifies its Testing Protocols (March 30, 2021)

AUSD Seeks Part-Time Staff to Support Secondary Re-Opening (March 30, 2021) 

AUSD and AEA Sign Tentative Agreement for Secondary Re-Opening (March 23, 2021)

Superintendent's Message: Last Night in Atlanta (March 17, 2021)

AUSD and AEA Ratify MOU on Re-Opening Elementary Schools (March 11, 2021) 

Two Announcements About Re-Opening Elementary Schools (March 3, 2021)


February 2021

AUSD and AEA Sign Tentative Agreement for Re-Opening Schools (February 24, 2021)

February 18 COVID-19 Update: Testing, Negotiations, and Vaccines

Students Honored in "Reclassification Ceremony" (February 11, 2021)

COVID-19 Testing Launched for Students, Staff (February 11, 2021)

AUSD and AEA Sign TA for Small Groups (February 11, 2021)

AUSD Initiates COVID-19 Testing of Employees (February 2, 2021)


January 2021

January 22 COVID-19 Update: Plans for Partial Re-Opening

January 15 COVID-19 Update: New Re-Opening Targets 

AUSD Educators Engage Students Around January 6 Insurrection (January 15, 2021)


December 2020

Schools and Local Library Offering Books and Research Supports (December 18, 2020)

PE and Music Specialists Provide Comfort and Connection to Elementary Students (December 18, 2020)

AEF and Rhythmix Partner to Bring Visual, Performing Arts to AUSD Students (December 18, 2020)

County Registrar of Voters Certifies Board of Education Results (December 4, 2020)

COVID-19 Update: Alameda County Issues New Shelter-in-Place Orders (December 4, 2020)

AUSD Pauses Planned High Sports Re-Opening (December 4, 2020)

Solar System Walks Bring Planet Science Down to Earth (December 4, 2020)


November 2020

AEF and Three AUSD Students Win Community Service Awards (November 10, 2020)

Enrollment Schedule Posted for 2021-22 (November 10, 2020)


October 2020

Oversight Committees Seek New Members (October 9, 2020)

Safety Town Goes Virtual (October 2, 20200

COVID-19 Update: ACPHD Releases New Health Orders (October 1, 2020)


September 2020

School-based Health Centers Launch Suicide Prevention Campaign (September 21, 2020)

AUSD Initiates Response to Significant Disproportionate Findings (September 21, 2020)

Safe Searching Tips for Families (September 11, 2020)

HAHS Design Team Wins Awards (September 4, 2020)


August 2020

August 17 COVID-19 Update: Schedules (August 17, 2019)

August 16 COVID-19 Update: AEA and AUSD Sign Memorandum of Agreement About 2020-21 Distance Learning (August 16, 2020)

AUSD Educators Initiate Anti-Racist Reading Groups (August 7, 2020)

Lawsuit Filed Against Measure A Parcel Tax (August 7, 2020)

AUSD to Offer Introduction to Ethnic Studies (August 7, 2020)

5 Questions for Youth Activists of Alameda (August 7, 2020)

AUSD's Equity and Anti-Racist Initiatives: An Interview with CAO Sara Stone (August 7, 2020)

EHS Students Document Textbook Bias (August 7, 2020)


2019-20 articles

June 2020

Brian Dodson Announced as AUSD's 2020 Teacher of the Year (June 16, 2020)

Educators Prepare for Next Year via "Learning Conference" (June 16, 2020)

May 2020

Joint Message from Superintendent and Board President on Current Unrest in Our Country (06012020)

AUSD Seniors Celebrated with Help of Local Businesses (May 29, 2020)

Superintendent's Letter to the Community (May 29, 2020)

May 18 COVID-19 Update: Calendar Change, Planning Process, Budget Update 

Board Approves New Principals for Lincoln and Encinal (May 8, 2020)

Superintendent's Message of Appreciation (May 8, 2020)

April 2020

Edison Elementary Named a State and National Green Ribbon School (April 22, 2020)

Suspension of In-Class Instruction to Extend Through End of School Year

AHS Senior Designs Website to Support Local Restaurants (April 7, 2020)

AUSD Bond Construction to Continue as Essential Function (April 3, 2020)

Encinal Students to Return to the Airwaves April 6 (April 2, 2020)

April 1 COVID-19 Update: Interim Statement on 2019-20 Schedule


March 2020

March 31 COVID-19 Update: Alameda County Extends Shelter in Place Order To May 4

AUSD Surprises Families with Cookies and Milk (March 26, 2020)

March 25 COVID-19 Update: Suspension of In-Class Instruction Extended

March 21: COVID-19 Update: Important Points this Week

March 17: COVID-19 Update: Responding to Shelter in Place

March 15 COVID-19 Update: Preliminary Plans for This Week

March 13 COVID-19 Update: In-Class Instruction to be Suspended March 16 (March 13, 2020)

March 12 COVID-19 Update 2: Encouraging Families to Keep Students Home

March 12 COVID-19 Update: All Absences Excused

March 10 COVID-19 Update: Clarifying Cancellations

March 9 COVID-19 Update: Cancellation of Non-Essential Events

March 8 COVID-19 Update: Planning for Change (March 8, 2020)

Maya Lin Students Speak Out Against Plastic (March 5, 2020)

Multicultural Events Feature Student and Adult Voices (March 5, 2020)


February 2020

Remembering Barbara Kahn (February 5, 2020)

AUSD and Schools Celebrate Black History Month (February 14, 2020)

Instructional Leaders Engage in Equity Institute (February 14, 2020)


January 2020

AUSD high Schools to Launch Later School Start Times in 2020-21


December 2019

Four Questions for Custodian Romeo Fernandez (December 16, 2019)


November 2019

Superintendent's Thanksgiving Message to Employees (November 25, 2019)

2020 Teacher of the Year Program Launches (November 20, 20190

Board Votes to Put Parcel Tax to Retain and Attract High-Quality Employees on March 2020 Ballot (November 20, 2019)

Superintendent's Invitation: November 6 Graduate Profile (November 1, 2019)

Board of Education Ratifies Tentative Agreement with Alameda Education Association (November 1, 2019)


October 2019

AEA Ratifies Tentative Agreement with AUSD (October 23, 2019)

CAASPP Results Show Slow But Steady Growth (October 23, 2019)

AUSD and AEA Sign Tentative Agreement (October 10, 2019)

Pauline Stahl Named County Teacher of the Year (October 4, 2019)

AUSD Elementary Schools Earn Energy Star Certification (October 4, 2019)

Four Questions for Office Manager Glenda Machrus (October 4, 2019)


September 2019

Superintendent's Letter on Strategic Planning Process (September 19, 2019)

Negotiations Update (September 19, 2019)

Student's Project Soars with Amnesty International Support (September 18, 2019)


August 2019

Meet Sara Stone, AUSD's New Chief Academic Officer (August 30, 2019)

Superintendent Scuderi's Welcome Letter (August 24, 2019)

Oversight Committee Applications Available (August 21, 2019)

Introducing Our New Employees! (August 16, 2019)


July 2019

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set for Historic Alameda High School (July 31, 2019)

2018-2019 Articles

June 2019

Board Approves Pasquale Scuderi as New Superintendent (June 28, 2019)

Board to Vote on New Superintendent on June 25 (June 24, 2019)

AUSD to Provide Internet Access, Devices to High School Students (June 20, 2019)

Brian Cooper Hired as New LMS Principal (June 14, 2019)

District Office to be Named in Memory of Niel Tam (June 14, 2019)

Six AUSD Schools Named to Honor Roll (June 13, 2019)

Congratulations to the Class of 2019! (June 13, 2019)

AUSD Earns Top Marks for LGBTQ Policies and Programs (June 5, 2019)

Second Graders Write Book on Life Skills (June 5, 2019)


May 2019

Charter Board Applications Available (May 28, 2019)

Standardized Test Scores Available Online This Year (PDF) (May 24, 2019) 

AUSD and City Collaborate on Emma Hood Pool Fix (PDF) (May 24, 2019)

New Transit Options Available in Alameda (PDF) (May 24, 2019)

Bay Farm School Music Video Premieres (PDF) (May 24, 2019)

Red for Ed Day of Action to Focus on Increased Funding for Public Education (PDF) (May 16, 2019)

Pauline Stahl Named 2019 AUSD Teacher of the Year (PDF) (May 16, 2019)

New Haight Principal Hired (PDF) (May 16, 2019)

Ruby Bridges Robotics Teams Sweep Competition (PDF) (May 15, 2019)

Asian Pacific American and Jewish American Heritage Months Up at Sites (PDF) (May 9, 2019)

EHS Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled (PDF) (May 8, 2019)

Superintendent's Letter (PDF): "In Praise of Our Employees" (May 8, 2019)

Bike to School on May 9! (PDF) (May 8, 209)

Jet Seniors Snag Top DECA Awards (PDF) (May 8, 2019)

AUSD Events This Weekend! (PDF) (May 2, 2019)

Maya Lin Celebrates Ally Week (PDF) (May 2, 2019)


April 2019

Board of Education Approves New Name for Haight Elementary School (PDF) (April 25, 2019)

Ruby Bridges Office Manager Wins County Award (PDF) (April 24, 209)

Bay Farm Second Graders Make Art of Recyclables (PDF) (April 16, 2019)


March 2019

Superintendent Search Update (PDF) (March 29, 2019)

Willie Stargell Tournament Opens this Weekend (PDF) (March 29, 2019)

Stakeholder Meetings Scheduled for Superintendent Search (PDF) (March 22, 2019)

Board Adopts Proclamation in Support of LGBTQ Students, Staff, and Families (PDF) (March 22, 2019)

City Now Offers a Free Shuttle (PDF) (March 22, 2019)

Education Rally to Bring Educators, Managers, Families, and Students Together (PDF) (March 15, 2019)

New Program Helps Girls Develop Leadership and Collaboration Skills (PDF) (March 15, 2019)

AUSD Students Planning to Walk Out March 15 (PDF) (March 6, 2019)

AUSD and CLCS Reach Settlement Agreement (PDF) (March 6, 2019)


February 2019

Superintendent McPhetridge to Resign June 30 (PDF) (February 27, 2019)

AUSD Now Accepting Nominations for Classified School Employees of the Year (PDF)(February 20, 2019)

Superintendent's February Letter (PDF) (February 12, 2019)

Board Approves Salary Increase for Alameda Education Association (PDF) (February 12, 2019)

WMS Students Develop Beneficial Uses for Plot of Land (PDF)(February 12, 2019)

Season for Nonviolence Activities Begin (PDF) (February 12, 2019)

Mills College Joins Alameda Promise (PDF) (February 1, 2019)

Students Invited to Write Valentines to Planet Earth (PDF) (February 1, 2019)


January 2019

Comment Period Open for Proposed Haight Renaming (PDF) (January 25, 2019)


December 2018

AEA and AUSD Sign Tentative Agreement (PDF) (December 21, 2018)

Superintendent' s Letter to the Community (PDF) (December 21, 2018)

State Releases Updated Accountability "Dashboard" for Districts and Schools" (PDF)(December 14, 2018)

AUSD Teachers and Students Send Books, Art, Hope to Paradise (PDF) (December 5, 2018)

Haight Elementary Chooses "Love" (PDF) (December 5, 2018)


November 2018

AHS Student's PSA Produced by Professional Filmmakers (November 30, 2018) (PDF)

Wood Middle School Students Star in National Ad (doc)

November 30, 2018)

Teacher of the Year Nominations Available (PDF) (November 16, 20180

Superintendent's Message: "This is a Time to Be Kind" (PDF) (November 16, 2018)

Gary Lym and Mia Bonta Win Board of Education Election (PDF) (November 9, 2018)

Superintendent's November Letter (PDF) (November 2, 2018)

Enrollment Season is Beginning! (PDF)(November 2, 2018)

Office Manager Costumes for Charity (PDF) (November 2, 2018)

Fall Sports Round Up (PDF) (November 2, 2018)


October 2018

AEA Declares Impasse in Negotiations with AUSD (PDF) (10/29/2018)

Haight and LMS to Hold Mock Elections (PDF) (10/23/2018)

Maya Lin Students Meet Yo-Yo Ma (PDF)(10/23/2018)

Kindergarten Students Visit Safety Town (PDF) (10/23/2018)

Board Loosens Restrictions on Halloween (PDF) (10/12/2018)


September 2018

ASTI Senior Now NMS Semi-Finalist (PDF) (09/25/2018)

Franklin Fifth Graders Host Arcade Day (PDF) (09/25/2018)

Haight Renaming Committee Seeks Suggestions (PDF) (09/14/2018)

Board Approves New Principal for Edison (PDF) (09/14/2018)

Superintendent's Letter: The Goal of Social Justice (PDF) (09/04/2018)


August 2018

Applications for Measures B1 and I Oversight Committees Available (PDF) (08/23/2018)

AHS Graduate Playing in Ultimate World Championships (PDF) (08/23/2018)

Board of Education Approves Salary Increases for CSEA 27 and 860 (PDF)(August 23, 2018)

An Introduction to AUSD's Revised Dress Code (PDF) (August 9, 2018)


July 2018

New Principals Hired for Bay Farm, Haight Elementary Schools (PDF)-   July 12, 2018

Board of Education Refers Lum Elementary to District Advisory Committee (PDF) - July 12, 2018

2017-2018 Articles

June 2018

Board Approves Consolidation Committee Member (PDF)s (06/26/2018)

Everyone Belongs Here Winners Announced (PDF) (06/26/2018)

First Group of Genomics Scholars Celebrated (June 26, 2018)

Board to Vote on Consolidation Committee Members (PDF) (June 19, 2018)

Board of Education, AEA Ratify Contract for 2017-18 Salary Increases (PDF) (June 14, 2018)

Superintendent's Letter to the Community: The Year in Review (PDF) (June 6, 2018)

Three AUSD Schools Named to Statewide Honor Roll (June 6, 2018) (PDF)

So Long, Farewell, to the Class of 2018! (June 6, 2018) (PDF)


May 2018

Applications Available for Committee to Consider High School Consolidation (PDF) (May 23, 2018)

Alameda County Superintendents Call for Education Funding that Matches State's Economic Power (PDF) (May 23, 2018)

Free Bus Pass Program Eases Students' Commute to School (PDF) (May 17, 2018)

District, City Introduce Jewish American and Asian Pacific American Banners (PDF) (May 18, 2018)

10 Ways to Appreciate Your Teacher (PDF) (May 10, 2018)

AUSD Announces 2018 Teacher of the Year (PDF) (May 9, 2018)

Measure B1 Found to be Valid After Court Challenge (PDF) (May 4, 2018)

AEF Salutes Alameda Education Stars (PDF)(May 4, 2018)


April 2018

ASTI and LMS Designated "Green Ribbon Schools" (PDF) (April 25, 2018)

CSEA 27 and 860 Sign TAs with AUSD (PDF) (April 25, 2018)

Edison Otters Honored for Straw Ordinance Efforts (PDF) (April 19, 2018)

Student Walkouts Anticipated on April 20 (PDF)(April 19, 2018)

Update on Historic Alameda High School Modernization (PDF) (April 13, 2018)

Board of Education Approves Budget Realignment Strategies (PDF) (April 13, 2018)

ACOE Names Cindy Zecher "Classified School Employee of the Year" (PDF) (April 13, 2018)

Earhart, BayFarm Designated as Distinguished Schools (PDF) (April 13, 2018)


March 2018

LMS Student to Compete in State Basketball Championship (PDF) (March 22, 2018)

Superintendent's Note: Community Spirit and a Team's "A" Game (PDF) (March 22, 2018)

AHS Men's Basketball Heads to State Championship (PDF) (March 22, 2018)

Superintendent's Letter to the Community about School Threats (PDF) (March 16, 2018)

10 Things to Know About Next Week's Walkout (PDF) (March 9, 2018)

ASTI Senior Wins Community Service Award (PDF) (March 9, 2018)

ASTI Students Embark on Civil Rights Tour with Congressional Delegation (PDF) (March 2, 2018)


February 2018

Joint Statement Clarifying Lack of Threat at LMS (PDF) (February 26, 2018)

Superintendent's Letter to the Community about School Safety (PDF) (February 23, 2018)

Tips for Managing This Year's Flu (PDF) (February 14, 2018)

Applications Available for Haight Renaming Committee  (PDF)(February 5, 2018)

AUSD Accepting Nominations for Classified Employee of Year (PDF)(February 5, 2018)


January 2018

Superintendent's Letter to the Community about Budget Concerns (PDF) (January 30, 2018)

Superintendent's Letter to Families About Immigration Concerns (PDF)(January 19, 2018)

Alameda Spelling Bee Registration Open (PDF) (January 19, 2018)

Nominate a Teacher for AUSD's Teacher of the Year! (PDF) (January 12, 2018)


December 2017

AEF's "Art Across the Island" Showcases Student Creativity (PDF)(December 15, 2017)

Teacher Audrey Hyman Receives Award from CTA< (PDF)/a> (December 14, 2017)

ASTI Seniors Receive Congressional Recognition (PDF)(December 13, 2017)

State Releases Updated Accountability "Dashboard" for Districts and Schools (PDF) (December 12, 2017)

AHS Students Learn From Holocaust Survivor (PDF) (December 1, 2017)

Former Edison Students Complete Eagle Projects on Campus  (PDF)(December 1, 2017)


November 2017

Wood Principal and Two Students Named "Women Who Dare" (PDF) (November 17, 2017)

Two AUSD Teachers Win STEM Awards (PDF) (November 17, 2017)

Students, Staff Continue Fire Relief Efforts (PDF) (November 16, 2017)

LMS Intruder Posed No Threat, APD Says (PDF) (November 13, 2017)

Tips for Driving More Safely in the Dark (PDF)

AUSD Statement on Black Lives Matter (PDF) (November 3, 2017)

Budget Update (PDF) (November 2, 2017)

Two Adult School Teachers Win Awards (PDF) (November 2, 2017)


October 2017

Board of Education Approves District Advisory Committee Members (PDF) (October 27, 2017)

Ruby Bridges STEAM Studio Opens (PDF)(October 27, 2017)

District Considers Potential Budget Cuts (PDF) (October 26, 2017)

AUSD Retiree, Youth Win Community Service Awards (PDF)(October 20, 2017)

63rd Annual Island Bowl Coming Up! (PDF) (October 20, 2017)

AUSD CAASPP Scores Stay Steady (PDF)- October 13, 2017

Kevin Gorham Wins County Teacher of the Year (PDF) - October 6, 2017


September 2017

Applications for District Advisory Committee Now Available (PDF)(September 22, 2017)

New Principal Hired for Franklin Elementary School (PDF)- September 13, 2017


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