The Oakland Unified School District board also made several critical decisions regarding district facilities, including its central office.
Jennifer Brouhard leads by a large margin in District 2, but the races in districts 4 and 6 could go down to the wire.
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer Brouhard, David Kakishiba, and Max Orozco are all parents who sent their children to OUSD schools.
Despite having fewer students, district officials at last night’s school board meeting said the budget is in better shape than last year.
The Oakland High School senior is returning for a second year on the board. She spoke to The Oaklandside about her priorities.
Three seats are open on the OUSD school board. Who Oakland voters choose in November could shift its direction on key issues.
Residents with a direct stake in Oakland schools share their thoughts about this year’s school board races.
The Oakland High School senior is one of two student representatives on the school board.
Wednesday’s meeting was the first under new leadership, with chief academic officer Sondra Aguilera stepping in while Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell is on leave.
The veteran teacher and D3 director believes school closures aren’t the answer.
After teaching at Horace Mann Elementary for three years, Mungia wanted to create bigger change in schools.
The organizers, who have been occupying the school since May, also said they intend to file a lawsuit against the school district and officials.
Oakland Unified has a new District 6 rep and a new student board member. Their first meeting of the new school year is Wednesday.