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.
Oakland Unified to receive $1.2 million from city to help reinstate cuts to Restorative Justice and Foster Youth programs, supplement library funding.
Many, especially first-year teachers, are spending more than 30 percent of their income on rent, exceeding the federal cutoff for affordable housing.
California teachers struggle to pay the rent as rising costs outpace their pay. The divide is sharpest for starting teachers in coastal regions like the Bay Area. Here are some of their stories.
Alameda County Office of Education team steps in to train district staff and help implement fiscal stability procedures as chief business officer position is eliminated.
Board member Jody London said the district could not give teachers the raises it agreed to in settling the recent strike without making the cuts.
Both strikes yielded gains for teachers, but larger structural issues, such as declining enrollments, unaffordable housing, and pension costs eroding what can be spent on children, were not addressed.
The district and teachers' union reach a four-year agreement that would give teachers an 11 percent raise, plus a 3 percent bonus.