In the next few weeks, Hutchinson must be sworn into the District 4 seat vacated by Nick Resnick, and the school board will have to decide how to fill his current seat in District 5.
His victory in OUSD’s District 4 race had been in question ever since the county registrar announced it made an error, and that Mike Hutchinson actually received more votes.
A judge set a date of March 16 to review evidence that will decide whether Mike Hutchinson or Nick Resnick represents District 4 on the OUSD board.
Nick Resnick was sworn in as D4 director, as a legal decision looms. VanCedric Williams and Clifford Thompson were voted president and vice president of the board for 2023.
Mike Hutchinson filed a lawsuit while attorneys for Nick Resnick are seeking documents from the registrar of voters.
The new school board will also grapple with maintaining a stable budget, improving literacy rates, and establishing a culture of consensus in the long-embattled district.
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.
Several groups that poured money into the campaigns of charter-friendly candidates in past OUSD elections haven’t contributed this year.
All 9 OUSD board candidates spoke at a debate hosted by student organizations at Fremont High School.
Labor organizer Valarie Bachelor, current D6 appointee Kyra Mungia, and long-time schools advocate and parent Joel Velasquez are running to represent East Oakland.
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.
Jennifer Brouhard, David Kakishiba, and Max Orozco are all parents who sent their children to OUSD schools.
Nine candidates are vying for three seats on the Oakland Unified school board in districts 2, 4, and 6.
Voters approved Measure QQ in 2020, granting 16 and 17-year-olds the right to vote in school board races. The county registrar says that won’t be possible for this November’s election.