Gary Yee, a former interim superintendent, principal, teacher and board member, was coaxed out of retirement to run for the board.
He says he wants to be seen as a "village elder" on education issues.
School board races in Oakland Unified and West Contra Costa Unified attract contributions
District is surveying community and board plans to hear feedback from public on proposed budget cuts at meeting next month.
District proposes cuts of $7 million to central services and $3 million to schools, along with $6.5 million in other spending reductions or savings.
Oakland, San Diego and Berkeley Unified are among the districts that have adopted lower limits for lead in water than the state law.
Two districts facing budget deficits get state budget lifeline, but only if they make changes.
Proposed legislation related to districts in fiscal distress would provide state aid to cover a portion of future deficits.
The Bay Area district is seeking donations to offset a $500,000 budget cut that originally would have eliminated 10 sports.
District scrambles to comply with Title IX requirements, seeks donations to keep other sports alive.
Bay Area district hopes city voters will approve a new bond measure in the future to pay for projects not completed through Measure J funds.
District adopts revised three-year budget after Alameda County Office of Education rejected budget adopted in June.
California Department of Education official calls state's charter school laws outdated and says they are in need of revision.
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.”