Posts by Tag: budget matters

OUSD Principals Weigh In – Top Five Departments for Cuts

By Carmelita Reyes
My name is Carmelita Reyes, and I am the Co-Principal of Oakland International High School and also serve on the GO Public… Read More

Breaking Down the OUSD State Relief Bill

On Monday September 17, Governor Jerry Brown signed Education Trailer Bill AB1840.

The headline for this bill is that the state will be providing OUSD with $30 million over three years to help spread out the pain of the district cutting that entire amount all at once. This money is not a loan, but does come with the expectation that OUSD will continue making improvements on overall budgeting and not need more relief in the future. We put together a quick video explaining the bill—check it out and read the details below.

Will OUSD Have Another Round of Midyear Cuts?

The number one question our network has been asking this fall is whether or not schools should expect to see another round of midyear cuts. The good news is that as of last night, the answer appears to be that they should not be expecting cuts to their 18-19 budgets.

Quick Summary: Grand Jury Report on OUSD

The Alameda County Civil Grand Jury chose to examine some of the underlying issues responsible for the district’s continuing financial issues. They reported in June… Read More

GO’s Budget Advocacy Story

OUSD’s financial instability is currently the greatest risk to the health of Oakland’s largest education system, and ultimately is a threat to the education of… Read More

Marc’s February Budget Update

Marc offers the latest on OUSD budget developments, including newly adopted policies and the most recent budget presentations.

Marc’s January Budget Update

The first in a series of regular videos offered to provide quick, simple updates of what’s going on with Oakland public school budgets.

OUSD Budget Vote is IN

As you know, our team has been following OUSD’s budget crisis closely and advocating for OUSD to both protect students and right the ship (click here for in-depth coverage). Tonight, the Board of Education passed a resolution (6 to 1) directing the Superintendent to make $9.0 million in midyear budget adjustments, which will come from both the central office and school sites. District leadership believes this resolution, updated based on new financial information, is necessary for the following reasons.

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