Tag Archives: budget cuts

OUSD Chief Business Officer Marcus Battle updates the Board on the district's finances. (Photo by Mickey Capper)

Following budget cuts, Oakland schools close year with surprising budget surplus

At an Oakland Unified School Board meeting on Wednesday, it was revealed that the district ended the 2017-18 school year ended with a $29 million surplus, instead of the estimated $1.4 million deficit.
Delisa Lynch, mother of RB Marshawn, encourages Edana Anderson, mother of student golfer Hannah.

Donations help restore funding for some Oakland school sports, but not bowling

Despite receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from community donors to support high school athletes, district officials have no plans to continue funding bowling.
Students graduate from GED class at OUSD

Oakland adult education programs lose funding

Oakland Unified School District is fighting to preserve essential adult education services despite severe cuts. Join in the discussion.

New Oakland city budget cuts 80 jobs, but spares arts funding, zoo and Fairyland

The Oakland City Council passed a budget Tuesday night that will eliminate 80 city jobs. But thanks to a last-minute proposal from four councilmembers, funding for art and culture programs that had been on the...
The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging Gov. Brown's plans to dissolve redevelopment agencies and divert their funds to school districts. Screenshot courtesy of www.calchannel.com, which webcasted the hearing Thursday.

Should California Redevelopment Agencies give funding to school districts?

As the Oakland School Board moves forward with its plan to close five elementary schools in order to save $2 million, the California Supreme Court is considering whether redevelopment agencies should be required to give...
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The pros and cons of Oakland’s proposed parcel tax, Measure I

Oaklanders have six days left to vote for or against Measure I, a tax increase for homeowners that would be used to compensate budget deficits in various city departments, specially the Oakland Police. Mayor Jean...
Nurses and supporters waved signs during Thursday's strike at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.

Oakland nurses march and strike in protest of benefit cuts

An estimated 21,000 healthcare workers joined picket lines, attended rallies or simply stayed home from work in protest of proposed employee benefit cuts at 40 hospitals across California.

At the last moment, Oakland City Council votes in new budget

Three hours ahead of the new fiscal year, Oakland's city council finally voted in a budget. The council, by a narrow vote, approved the biennial budget resolution during a special council meeting on Thursday evening.

Oakland City Council to face six budget proposals tonight

Just a few days before Oakland limps into the new fiscal year, the city now has six budget proposals. Last Friday, three budget scenarios, in addition to the three previously issued by Mayor Jean Quan...