$6 million will be redirected to programs that support “Black students and all students of color.”
Police have been in Oakland schools for decades, and opposition has existed for just as long.
Public education is facing a turning point in Oakland and across the country.
The plan for what that could look like will include input from community members, school staff and the police department.
Organizers think this could be a turning point for removing police from Oakland schools. OUSD is the only Alameda County school district with its own police force.
A November ballot measure to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in school district elections would make Oakland the fifth U.S. city to lower its voting age.
Two weeks before the end of the school year, nearly 1,400 OUSD students still need a device at home, and about 3,400 still don’t have internet access.