Teachers at BHS grapple with rising healthcare costs
Healthcare insurance costs increase yearly, and are expected to rise by 3.5 percent for Berkeley Unified School District teachers next year, according to Mollie Blustein, a teacher at Cragmont Elementary School and Berkeley High School graduate, who spoke at a recent school board meeting.
BUSD admin, staff respond to COVID-19 cases at BHS
Correction: This article has been edited to correct information that has now been verified. The Berkeley Unified School District COVID-19 dashboard shows that in December 2022, 91 cases of COVID-19 were reported at BHS.
Apology from the Jacket
The Jacket would like to apologize for gross misquotation of several sources in the recent article titled, “Students, staff battle messaging on BIHS,” published on January 13.
School Board: New multilingual curriculum, budget summary
On December 14, the Berkeley Unified School District held their last board meeting of the year. The meeting included the welcoming of two new members, as well as presentations on ethnic studies classes, the superintendent’s future plans, the Multilingual Master program, and the district’s budget allocations. At the beginning of the meeting, Jennifer Shanoski and
Berkeley storms reach unprecedented levels
Berkeley kicked off 2023 with a wet winter storm of unprecedented proportion. The city’s streams have grown many times in size, water has been overflowing out of most gutters, and thunder and lightning have become a part of the average school day.
Voting age measures yet to be implemented in the Bay Area
In the last four years, two voting measures allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in school board elections passed in Oakland and Berkeley. The two measures, Measure Y1 which passed in Berkeley in 2016, and Measure QQ, which passed in Oakland in 2020, weren’t implemented by Alameda County in time for the 2022 election.
A Building makes long-awaited return to BHS
In the summer of 2020, Berkeley High School started major renovations on the A Building. The entire process was estimated to last around two years, with intentions of improving seismic safety, accessibility, and classroom space.
Students reflect on community service opportunities at BHS
Berkeley High School has a wide variety of clubs, with a total of 115 listed on their website as of Oct. 28. There are 14 different club categories listed on the website as well, the third largest being service-oriented clubs with 18 registered clubs.
School board: Literacy program update, two members retire
On Wednesday, November 30, the Berkeley Unified School District School Board meeting included an update on the recent dyslexia settlement, speeches by two board members who are stepping down this year, and recognition of Berkeley High School’s partnership with the Berkeley Fire Department.
DÌa de Los Muertos fosters remembrance and celebration
Día De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, was celebrated throughout Latin American countries and communities on the first two days of November. At Berkeley High School, an altar was constructed in the C Building, honoring three students who passed away earlier this year.According to Susi Lopez, a BHS Spanish teacher, the school has