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.
We asked six OUSD student leaders what would make them feel safer on campus.
The District 7 school board director spoke to The Oaklandside about how being a teacher helps guide his decisions on the board.
A month ago, the East Oakland hills campus saw another violent incident.
Students and staff were injured on Wednesday on the King Estates campus.
Despite having fewer students, district officials at last night’s school board meeting said the budget is in better shape than last year.
A two-month occupation by community members opposing the school’s closure came to a head on Thursday evening.
We visited the campus on the last official day of instruction, and on the first day of the volunteer-led school.
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.
For many students receiving special education, there is no straightforward path to what comes next after high school.