If Oakland’s school board doesn’t fill the vacant seat by July 1, the county will step in to call a special election.
The historically Black school in West Oakland is receiving $65 million in Measure Y funding for long-needed upgrades. School leaders hope the improvements will lead to higher enrollment.
Joaquín Rivera has been on the ACOE board since 2010, and said this will be his last term.
In a letter Monday, Gonzales condemned a lack of focus on student academic success and intimidation tactics by those who disagree with the board’s school closures plan.
A last-minute effort by OUSD to stop the one-day strike failed on Thursday.
The superintendent and most board members avoided discussion of this Friday’s one-day strike by the teachers union to protest school closures.
Oakland teachers announced a one-day strike over school closures, and district leaders say they won’t be able to cover staff absences.
The school is seeking an expansion that would make it the first undergraduate historically Black college in the state.
Nidya Baez could have pursued her education career anywhere, but she decided to stay at her East Oakland alma mater. Now, she’ll be taking over as principal in July.
School board members show no sign of reversing course, despite ongoing community opposition and a new charge of racial discrimination by the ACLU.