Oakland Unified faces a budget deficit, in part because students are choosing charter and private schools. The district enrolls only 58 percent of the nearly 63,000 school-age children who live in Oakland.
Panel issues nine recommendations aimed at improving budget oversight and reducing number of schools.
Inspired by successful strikes in other states, teachers from Southern California to the Bay Area are threatening fall strikes.
A fiscal analysis by an independent agency says the district is in “financial distress.”
Districts are hoping the upcoming state budget will include financial relief such as deferred state loans, flat per-student payments, and flexibility to sell or lease surplus property.
Oakland Unified junior says protecting undocumented students and their families from deportation is the most important issue to her.
Oakland Unified is one of 28 districts that could face state intervention if at least three student subgroups don't improve in the next two years.
In response to warnings of potential ICE raids, Oakland reiterates support for undocumented immigrant families.
School boards hope that superintendents with ties to their districts will reduce the churn in leadership.