BUSD Meeting Features Light Agenda: By J. DOUGLAS ALLEN-TAYLOR

Tuesday October 19, 2004

With two of its five members up for re-election in two weeks, the Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education has set a light agenda for Wednesday night, its last scheduled meeting before the Nov. 2 vote. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Old City Hall on Martin Luther King Jr. Way. 

Only non-controversial items will be considered on the board’s action agenda: a temporary transfer of funds for cash flow purposes, refunding of Series A bonds, and a second reading on the adoption of the Measure BB maintenance and grounds plan. 

Much of the agenda is filled with routine construction and maintenance items on the consent calendar, including the Oxford Playground renovation, asphalt installation at Malcolm X, Emerson, LeConte, and Longfellow schools, new flooring at Emerson, John Muir, Oxford, and 1810 Hopkins St., completion of the Berkeley High Health Center, and the hiring of WLC Architects to supervise demolition and design a new field at East Campus. 

The district will hold a second public workshop on its Berkeley High South Campus Construction Plan on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at Berkeley High School. The topic will be proposed buildings for the south end of the high school campus, including the warm water pool, and fencing around the playing fields.