Last night, the Oakland Unified Board of Education heard a series of reports on the district’s finances. Overall, the district’s finances have moved in the right direction, but are still far from being on solid footing.
Oakland public school families, this is for you! One of the most important jobs we have as parents and guardians is getting our children into the school that best meets their unique needs. In Oakland, you have the power to choose your child’s public school—and you can use it or lose it (time is limited!).
In a perfect world, OUSD and all charters would create a one-stop-shop for families to understand all of the school options available to them and to be able to complete a single application for all the schools they are interested in.
Until OUSD creates this service for families, GO will continue to help you navigate the different processes that exist to make it as easy as possible for you.
On October 11th, the Oakland Unified School Board will be providing direction to the Measure G1 Oversight Committee with regard to whether or not students in county-authorized charter schools should receive benefit from the G1 tax measure that our GO network helped develop and advocate for, and which was resoundingly passed last fall.
Congratulations to Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell, who has been named the finalist for the Oakland Unified School District’s Superintendent. There is a palpable sense of excitement in the selection of Dr. Johnson-Trammel’s as she represents the best of the GO network’s aspirations for a leader that is homegrown, with experience as a parent, teacher, and principal. We are excited about the promise and experience that Ms. Johnson-Trammell brings into the role as the leader of our education community.