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.
Welcome to GO’s School Board Watch for the meeting taking place Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
This week will be the first for a reformatted Board Watch. In order to make the Board Watch more accessible, we’ll be offering more concise summaries of the legislative items we believe are most important for our community to know about. The legislative items will be categorized in alignment with the subjects filter in GO’s new Vote Tracker.
I’ve never been satisfied accepting other people’s opinions at face value. I have to test and investigate ideas, policies, and politicians before I feel comfortable investing my time and energy. In the summer of 2016, I had my first political campaign experience, working on GO Public Schools Advocates’ school board campaigns for districts 1/3/5/7. GO started the summer with a community-driven endorsement process to select candidates to support. While I have immense trust in the GO network of educators, families, and community leaders to pick the right candidates, I still felt that I needed to evaluate them for myself.
Welcome to GO’s School Board Watch for Wednesday, February 22, 2017. This meeting’s agenda includes: Asian Pacific Islander and Latina/o Achievement, school merger proposal, enrollment impact analysis, enrollment stabilization plan, LPS and Civicorps Academy Charter Renewals.