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School Board Meets Tonight

The Alameda Unified School District Board is set to discuss several important issues at a meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, in the Alameda High School Cafeteria at the corner of Central Avenue and Walnut Street. The meeting will end no later than 10:30 p.m.

This is the first board meeting since Superintendent Kirsten Vital announced she is departing to pursue a job with the San Juan Capitrano School District in Southern California.

The meeting is closed to the public starting at 5:30 p.m., according to one board member, but should open to the public at 6:30 p.m.

Topics on the agenda include Vital’s departure, as well a proposal to put a $179.5-million bond measure, payable for the next 25 years with no exemptions, on the November ballot and related issues.

Another topic to be in focus is the public request to remove cell phone towers on Maya Lin Elementary, Wood Middle School and Alameda High School, as well as a request to allocate Measure A parcel tax funds to new “innovative” programs at Franklin and Haight elementary schools.

The full agenda and associated documents are available online.

Janet Levaux