Tag Archives: school closures

Parents drop off their kids to Piedmont Elementary in Oakland during the first week of school.

Former Lakeview Elementary parents and students adjust to new schools

Zarina Ahmad, principal of Piedmont Avenue Elementary in Oakland, put extra effort this year into creating a bright first day of school. She and her staff pasted a class list to the outside wall, with...

Lakeview protesters finish up last week of People’s School at Splash Pad Park

Canopies were up for The People’s School For Public Education on Tuesday at Splash Pad Park, where protesters who had previously been camping at Lakeview Elementary School have relocated the volunteer-run summer program to teach...

Lakeview Elementary encampment shut down; protesters vow to return

The tent city at Lakeview Elementary School has been dismantled. At 4 a.m. Oakland Unified School District police and other law enforcement officers raided the encampment where parents, teachers, and community activist had been sleeping...

Lakeview Elementary protest draws hundreds of protestors in Oakland

On Saturday afternoon nearly 200 protestors showed up for a 1.7 mile march organized by a coalition of community organizers, Occupy Oakland supporters and Lakeview Elementary parents to protest the closure of five Oakland elementary...

Parents build tent city at Lakeview Elementary with help from Occupy Oakland protesters

School is out and parents who disagree with the Oakland Unified School District board’s decision to close five elementary schools—Lakeview, Lazear, Marshall, Maxwell and Sante Fe—at the end of this school year are protesting by...

OUSD “mutual matching” proposal would change how teachers are assigned to schools

The idea behind the concept of “mutual matching” is to find the best fit between a teacher and the school community in which they work. That concept is on the bargaining table now in discussions...

Parents to march to school board meeting, petition for recall of 5 board members

Five Oakland school board members will be receiving more than season's greetings from frustrated parents today. They're getting news that a recall campaign has been launched against them for voting to close five Oakland elementary...

Attendance boundaries will change after OUSD vote for school closures

This week, OUSD officials are hosting community input meetings on boundary changes that are scheduled to go on until Wednesday. The boundary changes come after the OUSD school board voted in October to close five...

Oakland school board votes to expand Life Academy, ends district use of Styrofoam

A month after the Oakland Unified School District board voted to close five elementary schools, members voted Wednesday night to allow Life Academy, a small health and sciences high school in East Oakland, to expand...

OUSD board votes to close five elementary schools at contentious meeting

The Oakland Unified School District board voted 5-2 to close five elementary schools — Lakeview, Lazear, Marshall, Maxwell Park and Santa Fe — and transform or merge several other schools at its meeting at Oakland...
Teachers, parents and students marched from Mosswood Park to the school board meeting at Oakland Tech on Wednesday, protesting the decision to close schools such as Lakeview Elementary next year.

Oakland parents, teachers march to protest school closures

Roughly one hundred teachers, parents and children marched Wednesday afternoon in protest of the Oakland school board’s decision to close five elementary schools next year, walking from Mosswood Park to the Oakland Tech campus, where...

At Oakland schools on the closure list, distraught pleas to reconsider

The Oakland Unified School District spent a week in October hosting meetings at each public schools recommended for closure: Lakeview, Marshall, Maxwell Park, Lazear and Santa Fe Elementary Schools. These meetings were a chance for...

At OUSD school board meeting, parents and students rallied against proposed school closures

An emotional Oakland Unified School District board meeting that attracted hundreds of agitated parents and children went on until nearly midnight, though the board took no action in its controversial plan to close or consolidate...

Oakland school board to review school closures list, terms better defined

The preliminary list of OUSD schools recommended for closure three weeks has changed. Now five elementary schools are recommended for closure while two others are being proposed for "quality expansion."
OUSD board member Jody London listens to Kaiser family concerns after the meeting was adjourned.

OUSD meeting turns into emotional protest

An OUSD facilities board meeting turned into an emotional protest Tuesday afternoon when parents, faculty and staff from Kaiser Elementary School showed up unannounced, rallying to keep their school open.