After two and a half years, Oakland Unified’s superintendent faces school closing protests, fallout from a teachers’ strike, and averting insolvency.
No protesters showed up, prompting some critics to allege the board violated open meeting laws in its attempt to prevent disruptions.
District officials offer to meet with protesters as Oakland and state teachers' unions echo demands for school closure moratorium until 2022.
Bay Area district saved some tutor positions at reduced hours after critics said eliminating the positions would hurt the neediest students.
A dispute over district plans to merge two schools continues amid a district announcement that it will allow affected students to go to other schools.
Author won support to set middle schools to start no earlier than 8 a.m. and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.
Board agrees to close two schools and merge them with two others, expand another school, and invest in redesigning an elementary school.
Move follows formal complaints by two former teachers alleging students at Castlemont High were given credit for work not completed.
Oakland Unified School board expects to vote on second round of school closures, consolidations and expansions on Sept. 11.
Board will review complete draft responses Sept. 11 and must submit final responses to findings and recommendations by Sept. 19.
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Like Oakland Unified, West Contra Costa faces budget deficits and sought help from its county office of education.
De Anza High School in West Contra Costa Unified in the East Bay has seen its graduation rate rise higher than the statewide average from 2014-15 to 2017-18.
The district is hiring Luz Cazares, an experienced business official, to implement best practices and lay the groundwork for a new CFO.
Board members also wonder whether voters would approve new tax measures next year, after grand jury report blasts district for fiscal mismanagement.