Posts Tagged ‘OUSD School Board Meeting’

Oakland school board votes for $9 million in budget cuts

A crowd of over 100 students, teachers and community members march from the Lake Merritt Amphitheater to La Escuelita to protest the impending school-site budget cuts. Photo by Anne Wernikoff

In a six to one vote, the Oakland Unified School District school board voted to cut $9 million from the district’s budget on Wednesday night. Earlier in the afternoon, members of the Oakland Education Association assembled at Lake Merritt to protest the proposed cuts, then marched down the streets toward La Escuelita Elementary School, where…

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OUSD board addresses student protests, safety issues

OUSD board members listen to speakers at this week's meeting. L-R: Vice President Nina Senn, President James Harris, Superintendent Antwan Wilson, and Student Director Darius Aikens. Photo by Cassady Rosenblum.

Student safety and the role of the Oakland School Police Department were at the forefront of Wednesday’s Oakland Unified School Board meeting, as board members, parents and OSPD Chief Jeff Godown spoke emotionally of recent events which they say have damaged the security and wellbeing of Oakland’s young people.

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OUSD’s Board vote paves the way for a new school

Jeff Duncan-Andrade, former student Magdalena Lopez, and Duncan-Andrade's son await the school board's decision on his proposed charter school. Photo by Laura Klivans.

In a 5 to 0 vote, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education approved the first “lab” charter school in Oakland on Wednesday night. The school’s site is yet to be determined, but it’s designed to apprentice novice teachers and feed them back into OUSD’s public schools.

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