Oakland District 5 school board candidates Jorge Lerma and Sasha Ritzie-Hernandez answer a question from Oakland students about school safety.
There is one election in Oakland this year, for the District 5 school board. With a divided board, the person elected will have the opportunity to cast a deciding vote. With so much at stake, we wanted to hear directly from the candidates so voters and the public can better understand their views and plans for their time in office. Students will be those most affected by the decisions the board makes, so we collected student questions from The Oakland Youth Commission to ask candidates Sasha Ritzie-Hernandez and Jorge Lerma.
District 5 school board candidate Jorge Lerma sits down with Great School Voices to answer questions from Oakland students on topics including safety, graduation rates, charter schools, the school-to-prison pipeline, school closures and restorative justice.
OAKLAND, CA – What are the values and priorities of the candidates for Oakland school board in District 5? On Thursday, September 28, 2023, hundreds of Oakland public school parents, youth, educators, and school leaders will host Families in Action’s District 5 School Board Candidate Forum. They will hear directly from the only two candidates in…
“Our job is to ensure every student receives the highest quality education they can dream of, that they are set up for whatever they want to do after high school and that it is not because of us that they are limited in those opportunities.” @MsMungia has more to say in our exclusive interview
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