On February 23, 2010 a five year Master Plan was approved by the Board of Education. Moving forward with a large portion of the Master Plan depended on the passage of a new parcel tax. On March 8, 2011 Alameda voters approved Measure A, a parcel tax which will replace the existing Measure A and H. This new parcel tax will generate approximately $12 million per year for seven years.
With the passage of Measure A, AUSD will now move forward with the implementation of the Master Plan 2010-2015. At the Board Meeting on April 12, 2011 staff presented a plan to move forward with the Master Plan, view the PowerPoint presentation .
For a look back at the process the District went through that led up to the creation of Measure A, view the School Closure/Parcel Tax 2011 archive page. To see the process that led up to the five year Master Plan and "Scenario B" (no parcel tax scenario) view the Master Plan archive page.
What the Master Plan Says
- Redesign Central Office
- Raise the Bar
- Create a System of Attractive School Option
>Visit the Attractive School Options page
- Maintain a Policy of Neighborhood Elementary Schools
- Strengthen Effective Enrichment Programs
- Optimize Enrollment
- Build Nonprofit, Business and Philanthropic Partnerships
- Pass a Parcel Tax
>Visit the Measure A 2011 page
- On September 27 the Board of Education approved the appointment of the 11-member Measure A Oversight Committee that will annually review the District’s compliance with the terms of Measure A.
During the three weeks that applications to serve on the committee were accepted, 27 people applied for the Oversight Committee. The following well-qualified eleven (11) individuals, representing diverse interests from across Alameda, will serve on the Oversight Committee for a one year term for 2011-2012: Anne DeBardeleben, Craig Elliott, David Hart, Wendy Horikoshi, Barbara Kahn, Steve Mack, Lorrie Murray, Michael Robles-Wong, Dick Rudloff, Courtney Shepler and Seamus Wilmot. Read full press release .
- On April 26th, AUSD’s Fiscal Services department presented the Board of Education with specifics on how Measure A funds and Tier III categorical resources (presented May 10th) will be aligned and designated to achieve the goals outlined in AUSD’s Master Plan and the community’s values established in Measure A.
AUSD thus continues to work toward realizing the community’s vision of Alameda schools through implementation of both the Master Plan and Measure A.
Master Plan Update
At the August 28, 2012 Board of Education Meeting, the Superintendent provided an overview and update of the implementation of the Master Plan. The presentation included a one-page overview of the primary goals and strategies of the Master Plan (click here).