Public presentation of the latest state-mandated six-month report by the Fiscal Crisis Management Assistance Team on the Berkeley public schools will highlight this week’s meeting of the BUSD Board of Directors, scheduled for Wednesday night, 7:30 p.m., at the district headquarters at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
The 170-page FCMAT report says that BUSD “continues to make good progress in five operational areas” of education management. The report was sent to BUSD Superintendent Michele Lawrence and posted on FCMAT’s website last week, but Wednesday will be the first chance that board members and the Berkeley public will get to publicly discuss it.
The board will also review healthy snack suggestions made by the district’s Nutrition Services Department. The department wrote the suggestions to coincide with the district’s newly-adopted healthy Food Policy. If adopted, the guidelines will be available to schools, booster groups, and PTA units.
An update on construction projects around the district is also on the agenda, including projects scheduled to begin this year at both the East Campus and West Campus sites.
—J. Douglas Allen-Taylor