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.
DonorsChoose.org matches donors, foundations and businesses to teachers throughout the country to provide supplies and other needed resources.
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.
Charter schools did not cause Oakland’s problems and preventing more students from choosing charter schools will not fix them, researchers say.
Oakland report on charter schools provides one of the most detailed portraits of their impact on a large urban district.
As district recovers after strike, superintendent calls on state to provide more funding.
Under the California Education Code, teachers on extended medical leave pay for the substitutes replacing them. The cost is deducted from their paychecks.
Alameda County Office of Education analysis of district’s budget reveals shortfall if all unions get the same level salary increase as teachers.