The board reversed a plan to close six schools, but keeping them open will require tens of millions of dollars, a new report says.
Oakland’s school board voted to stop school closures. Now it must prove to the Alameda County superintendent that the district can afford it.
Five schools that were slated for closure this year will remain open, after the newly formed OUSD board voted to change course.
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.
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.
Residents with a direct stake in Oakland schools share their thoughts about this year’s school board races.
The organizers, who have been occupying the school since May, also said they intend to file a lawsuit against the school district and officials.
A two-month occupation by community members opposing the school’s closure came to a head on Thursday evening.
While the occupation of the East Oakland school hasn’t ended, organizers are turning their sights to the upcoming school year, when five more OUSD schools will close.
OUSD’s District 5 school board director is now running his fourth campaign, for District 4, after the city redistricting process placed his home in a new zone.
The District 4 director’s five decades of experience with Oakland schools gives him rare insight into the challenges and strengths of the district.
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.
Also: A tax measure to support college and career readiness for Oakland students could be on the ballot in November.
We visited the campus on the last official day of instruction, and on the first day of the volunteer-led school.
A group of Oakland moms and their children are offering their own “community school” on campus.
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.
A last-minute effort by OUSD to stop the one-day strike failed on Thursday.