Enforcing the vaccine requirement this year would have likely pushed nearly 3,000 students out of school.
The students pledge to continue their protest until OUSD provides better testing at all schools. The teachers union is also calling for improved safety measures.
Oakland Unified School District has had student absence rates above 20% in January.
With omicron surging, over a thousand students have signed a petition calling on OUSD to do more to make campuses safer.
The school board will vote by the end of the month on the reductions, which will impact school sites and central office staff.
With Oakland’s school board under pressure to make major reductions, we set out to answer questions about school finances, and provide resources for more digging.
Amid a spike in COVID cases, some educators are pressuring OUSD to provide weekly testing and KN95 face masks.
The city of Oakland will be hauling away old trees through Jan. 14.
The biggest education news in 2021 was undoubtedly the reopening of schools during a pandemic.
District leaders emphasize the need to increase salaries, but OUSD also faces declining enrollment and attendance, which means less revenue.