Oakland is entering a critical moment in the efforts to resolve OUSD’s budget crisis, and we urge the Board and district leaders to exercise the leadership and discipline it will take to right the ship and truly address the roots of the current budget problems. The outcomes of the next couple weeks cannot be more instability and more mid-year cuts while tinkering around the edges of broken systems.
Raise your hand if you have heard of the “Self-Insurance Fund?” I am guessing mostly crickets, but because this is in fact a budget blog there might be some hands. Why start here? Because it is an example of something that nearly nobody knows about which can actually can really hurt OUSD’s students.