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.
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.
Increasing the number of teachers of color in California classrooms is a top priority for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.
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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The district is hiring Luz Cazares, an experienced business official, to implement best practices and lay the groundwork for a new CFO.
As districts have worked to reduce suspensions and expulsions, they’ve increasingly turned to restorative justice as an alternative.
Board members also wonder whether voters would approve new tax measures next year, after grand jury report blasts district for fiscal mismanagement.
Fewer students and budget woes lead the Oakland Unified School District to propose closing or merging schools amid public opposition.
District is working with fiscal experts from the Alameda County Office of Education as it seeks an interim CFO to help stabilize financial practices.