Tag Archives: OUSD

As Election Night 2018 ends, most Oakland races still uncalled

By late Tuesday night, many of Oakland’s biggest ticket races remained uncalled, with the Alameda County Registrar of Voters’ having counted less than a fifth of all ballots.
California Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Nick Schweizer, State Trustee Chris Learned, FCMAT CEO Michael Fine, and Alameda County Superintendent of Schools Karen Monroe laid out the plan and process for AB 1840 to the school board. Photo by Alyson Stamos

School board members discuss financial future of Oakland schools

Oversight officials outlined a plan to determine whether the Oakland Unified School District should qualify for deficit relief funding from California’s state budget under Assembly Bill 1840.
Teachers and students demonstrating for a new contract outside of Oakland International High School.

Oakland teachers protest amidst fraught contract negotiations

As the teachers' union and school district continue contract negotiations, teachers across Oakland demonstrated last week to demand smaller class sizes and a pay raise be included in the new contract.
Principal Betlach leads a staff meeting at Elmhurst Community Prep.

As schools struggle with turnover, an East Oakland middle school keeps its teachers

“Teachers keep themselves here,” Principal Betlach says. “Not in the sense that we don’t do anything, but at the end of the day, it’s on them.”
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.
More than 100 kindergartners are participating in the "Kindergarten to College" launch event in Bridges Academy at Melrose.

Oakland Promise launches initiative to get students from “Kindergarten to College”

On Thursday morning, about 20 kindergarteners gathered together in front of the stage at the auditorium in Bridges Academy at Melrose and cried, “I’m going to college!” Anita Iverson-Comelo, the principal of the school, introduced...