The Oakland Unified School District board also made several critical decisions regarding district facilities, including its central office.
In its first year, Oakland Student Service has renovated city parks, organized a food drive, and hosted college seminars.
Most Oakland Unified School District third graders are not reading at grade level. Many schools are turning to “high-dosage” tutoring from community-based organizations to help.
Hutchinson, who currently represents D5 on the OUSD board, overtook candidate Nick Resnick who had been leading since election night. The third candidate, Pecolia Manigo, isn’t far behind.
Jennifer Brouhard leads by a large margin in District 2, but the races in districts 4 and 6 could go down to the wire.
Jennifer Brouhard, Nick Resnick, and Valarie Bachelor are leading in the OUSD races for districts 2, 4, and 6, but the results are close with many ballots left to be counted.
The District 2 director has been part of a tumultuous time in Oakland Unified School District history, serving through multiple superintendents, budget crises, a teacher strike, and school closures.
Several groups that poured money into the campaigns of charter-friendly candidates in past OUSD elections haven’t contributed this year.
School board members also introduced a resolution to replace a vacant administrative building on Second Avenue with a student resource center.
The measure to allow noncitizen parents to vote in school board elections could face legal challenges.
All 9 OUSD board candidates spoke at a debate hosted by student organizations at Fremont High School.
Recent gun violence has renewed discussions about campus security, two years after OUSD got rid of its police force.
Labor organizer Valarie Bachelor, current D6 appointee Kyra Mungia, and long-time schools advocate and parent Joel Velasquez are running to represent East Oakland.
After 125 days, the group occupying the Parker school building to keep it from closing ended their protest and the school board voted on a new use for the facility.
We asked six OUSD student leaders what would make them feel safer on campus.
The District 7 school board director spoke to The Oaklandside about how being a teacher helps guide his decisions on the board.
Mike Hutchinson, Pecolia Manigo, and Nick Resnick shared their thoughts about school closures, the budget, and how to improve academic outcomes across the district.
Five of the nine Oakland school board candidates discussed academics, money, and charter schools at a forum organized by Families In Action. Little was debated about school safety.
A month ago, the East Oakland hills campus saw another violent incident.
Students and staff were injured on Wednesday on the King Estates campus.