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Planning for 2020-21

task force members

Strategic Planning Group

Pasquale Scuderi (Superintendent)

Sara Stone (Chief Academic Officer)

Kirsten Zazo (Chief Student Support Officer)

Lindsey Jenkins-Stark (Data Coordinator)

Community Partners

Christine Chilcott (Girls Inc. of the Island City)

Kale Jenks (Alameda Family Services)

Vicki Sedlack (Alameda Education Foundation)


Tracy Allegrotti

Tanya Harris

Kent Peterson

Jodi McCarthy

Claudia Medina


Jenn Balaian

Stephanie Cox

Jessica Downs

Cassie Ferguson 

Kristin Furuichi-Fong

Ron Parodi

Bonnie Roberts

Sheila SatheWarner

Melissa Saunders

Rebecca Schaye

Chandini Stanley

Health and Safety

Karen Allen (AUSD Nurse)


Susan Davis (Senior Manager, Community Affairs)


Janice Carroll (TSA, Instructional Technology)

Robyn Odell-Kondo (Data Systems Manager)

Human Resources

Sandy Wong (Coordinator, Certificated)

Labor Representatives

Judith Klinger (President, AEA)

Cindy Zecher (President, CSEA-27)

Amy Keegan 

Student Members

Brian Lin (Encinal High School)

Henry Mills (Alameda High School)












In March 2020, AUSD suspended in-class instruction due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. The suspension was extended twice - first to the end of April and then to the close of school.


At its May 18 public meeting, the Board of Education approved staff's recommendation that the 2019-20 school year end on May 29 rather than the previously scheduled June 8. This decision was made because the ongoing pandemic had made it clear that AUSD may need to offer at least some of its instruction remotely in the 2020-21 school year.  As such, our union partners and district staff agreed that it would be more effective to convert some of the distance learning days at the end of 2019-20 into professional development days to prepare for next year and the possibility of needing to do at least some remote learning next year.


That same month AUSD convened a Redesign Task Force to explore, develop, and implement an instructional program for next year that balanced the goals of supporting our students’ academic, social, and emotional needs with providing as safe an environment as we can. That Task Force  surveyed families, consulted with other committees and stakeholders in the district, and ultimately make a recommendation to the Board of Education about providing two instructional programs next year. The Board approved that recommendation at its June 23 public meeting.


This page provides resources on AUSD's planning for 2020-21, including FAQs, Board of Education presentations, background reading, and other materials.

community engagement 

recordings of previous community sessions

Upcoming Community Engagement opportunities

board of education presentations