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School Closure/Scenario B Archive

Please be advised that much of the information in the documents below from the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years is now out of date and has been superseded by subsequent events.  On the one hand, some of what is discussed in the documents as plans is now being implemented thanks to the passage of Measure A in March 2011.  On the other hand, some of what is discussed (e.g., consideration of a “Plan B” scenario without a parcel tax) reflects contingency planning for a contingency that did not occur, also thanks to the passage of Measure A. We keep these documents here as helpful background for those interested in the community engagement and extensive planning work done in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.  But we also caution that the information here is out of date so that those looking for current information should not rely on these archived materials.

After a ten month process, the Board of Education approved a five year Master Plan   for Alameda Unified School District. For additional information about the ten month community engagement process and supporting documentation, visit the Master Plan Archive  .

On June 22, 2010 an election was held for a parcel tax, Measure E, which was intended to provide critical funding to AUSD. Measure E garnered more than 65% support but fell just short of the two-thirds support required to pass.

Because of this unfortunate turn, AUSD began to implement "Scenario B" of the Master Plan. However, things took a turn for the better on March 8, 2011 when Alameda voters passed a new parcel tax, Measure A. Because of this turn in events, most of the planned work for "Scenario B" was halted.  

The implementation of Scenario B had three elements:

  • School Closures and Consolidations
  • Parcel Tax 2011
  • Additional Program Reductions

 School Closures/Consolidations

At the November 30 Board Meeting the Board reviewed the Final Recommendation for School Closures/Consolidations for the 2011/12 and 2012/13 school year . At the December 14th Board meeting, the Board approved the Final School Closure/Consolidation Plan . However, on March 8, 2011 Alameda voters passed a new parcel tax, Measure A. Because of this turn in events, the planned work for "Scenario B" was halted.  


Parcel Tax 2011

On March 8, 2011 Alameda voters approved Measure A with 68.01% voting yes. Read full press release . This new parcel tax will generate approximately $12 million per year for seven years. It has replaced the former Measure A (passed in 2005) and Measure H (passed in 2008). Because of the great turn of events, the remainder of the work towards "Scenario B" was halted.

 2010-2012 Budget Reduction Timeline
Chinese Version of Timeline   / Spanish Version of Timeline


 Type of Meeting



Board Meeting


Board to review scenarios for school closure/consolidation

Parcel Tax
Public Hearing

Sept. 21

Special Board of Education meeting/business and community stakeholder feedback/parcel tax structure options.
View PowerPoint Presentation for this meeting  
View PPT in Chinese   View PPT in Spanish

Board Meeting

Sept. 28

Board will review rough draft preliminary tiered budget reductions
View List of Preliminary Strategic Budget Reductions

Public Hearing

Sept. 30

Special Board of Education meeting/Public Hearing  for community feedback/review of scenarios for school closure/consolidation.
View PowerPoint Presentation for this meeting

Board Meeting


Board to review facility analyses for school closure/consolidation scenarios
View Facility Analysis for School Closure/Consolidation Option I

Parcel Tax
Public Hearing


Special Board of Education meeting/Public Hearing for community feedback/review of March ballot parcel tax options
View the PowerPoint Presentation for this meeting

Public Hearing

Oct. 21

Special Board of Education meeting/Public Hearing for feedback on final analysis for recommendation for implementation of closure/consolidation of schools in Phase I/II approach
View the PowerPoint for this meeting

Board Meeting

Oct. 26

Board to review list of “tiered” AUSD budget reductions
View Strategic Budget Reductions and Maintenance of Programs w/ Parcel Tax Funds

Board Meeting

Nov. 9

Board to review proposed March ballot parcel tax measure (info)
View the Closures and Consolidations Update
View the Review of Proposed March Parcel Tax Key Terms

Board Meeting

Nov. 23

Board to receive final recommendations from staff on closure/consolidation scenarios (info) *Item was postponed until Nov. 30th (see presentation below)

First hearing on Resolution to authorize an election for the parcel tax (info)
View the Final Recommendation for the March Ballot Parcel Tax

Board Meeting
Parcel Tax Decision

Nov. 30

Board to vote on March ballot parcel tax measure (action)

* Moved from Nov 23 - View the Final Recommendation for School Closures/Consolidations

Board Meeting
Closures/ Consolidation decision

Dec. 14

Board will vote and decide upon final scenario for closure/consolidation of schools for 2011/2012 and 2012/13 school years

Board will vote and approve First Interim Budget report with tiered budget reductions

View the Final First Interim Budget Report
View the Final Closure Closure/Consolidation presentation