Sometimes there are just lots of little bits of news, not big enough for an entire post, but not insignificant enough not to share.
Yesterday, Susan Davis posted this bit of great news on Twitter:
Which means that, hopefully, everyone can be on their best behavior and work together to finalize a contract. As I wrote in this post, the District and AEA weren’t that far apart, number wise, but of course the District’s proposal was contingent on teachers buying into the Professional Learning Communities to get the annual $1000 stipend during the two year pilot.
In other school related news, Ruby Bridges Elementary did not meet its fundraising goal via the gospel show which would help send 100 Fifth graders to sleep away Science Camp. It fell a lot short of the needed dollars, so if you have a few bucks you can spare to help out, you can give the Ruby Bridges campus a call at 510.748.4006 to see how you can help.
On Monday night the new formation of the Open Government Commission met and it was sort of anti-climatic. Because the members of the Commission follow the elected official who appointed them, three of the members were thanked for their service and three new members appointed by Vice Mayor Marilyn Ezzy-Ashcraft, Tony Daysog, and Stewart Chen were all seated on Monday night. Former City Council candidate, Jeff Cambra, (appointed by Stewart Chen) was appointed as the chair.
Tonight the Alameda Hospital Board will be interviewing and appointing a new member to take over the vacated seat of Stewart Chen. So, little tidbit I just learned, if there is gridlock at the Hospital Board level about who to appoint then the task is left to the City Council to appoint a member to the Hospital Board. I am assuming that the Hospital Board will be loathe to leave this decision to another elected body, so here’s hoping that the appointment is undramatic.