Kyra Mungia is a former OUSD teacher and will serve out the remainder of Shanthi Gonzales’ term.
At its last meeting this school year, the Oakland Unified School District board reaffirmed its decision to close, shrink, or merge 11 schools by 2024.
It’s been a volatile year for the board—one director quit altogether. Here’s where some remaining hot-button issues stand.
The OUSD board also granted Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell a three-month sabbatical and interviewed candidates for the District 6 seat this week.
More than 10,000 residents in Oakland who are parents or caregivers but not citizens could be allowed to vote for OUSD school board members.
The group is a mix of parents, educators, and longtime Oakland residents.
Also: A tax measure to support college and career readiness for Oakland students could be on the ballot in November.
Oakland kids are on summer break, but the school board must adopt a budget and appoint a new District 6 director before the end of June.
Applications from District 6 residents are due by June 1. Positions in the district’s civilian committees are also available.
If Oakland’s school board doesn’t fill the vacant seat by July 1, the county will step in to call a special election.
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.
Oakland Unified is legally required to offer its unused facilities to charter schools. But the new agreements were hotly contested at Wednesday’s school board meeting.
Several schools in districts 4, 5, 6 and 7 were moved. Impending school closures will also change the makeup of certain districts.
OUSD school board members supporting the plan reported feeling intimidated by “abusive” behavior. Opponents vowed to continue their fight.
The Oakland Unified school board is expected to vote tonight on closing or merging more than a dozen schools this year and next.
Dozens of students, educators, and parents drove to the homes of directors Sam Davis and Shanthi Gonzales on Thursday night, calling on them to reconsider the plan.
OUSD has until October to develop a COVID-19 vaccination plan for students 12 and up, but it may not be enforced until January. Critics say the decision could harm students and families who don’t comply.