OUSD To Host Important and Timely Climate Change Event for Educators on Thursday

Oakland, CA — With the student-led climate protests around the world last Friday and the United Nations speech by teen activist, Greta Thunberg on Monday, climate change is very much in the spotlight. With that in mind, OUSD is hosting an exciting event this Thursday afternoon, September 26 at the Cole campus in West Oakland. The…


Following up on Closing of the Books A fiscal update from our Chief Systems and Services Officer (CSSO)

An OUSD press release Dear OUSD Staff and Community:First, thank you to everyone for all the feedback on my first email and the FAQs about the budget. Another great resource I would like to share is the video of the Closing of the Books Board presentation. Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Luz Cázares did a great…


Closing of the Books, A fiscal update from our Chief Systems and Services Officer -An OUSD Press Release

Dear OUSD Staff and Community:As we prepare for tonight’s Budget presentation to the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education, I want to share some information with you beforehand. Over the course of the year, I will provide quarterly updates to inform the community on our progress toward fiscal vitality and examine challenges we…


Yes, It’s about Race, Race and the Schools Oakland Students Deserve; A Kaiser Parent’s Story

A guest post from Dr. Brian Stanley, Black | Husband | Father | Leader | Policy Nerd | Oakland, we always welcome guest writers The Oakland Unified School District is recommending merging my child’s school, Henry J. Kaiser Elementary and Sankofa Elementary into a single school on the Sankofa campus in North Oakland. Kaiser, nestled in the…


Markham Elementary Suffers Through Another Costly Break-in, Joins Other Schools Burglarized This School Year

OUSD Press releaseOakland, CA — The 2019-20 school year has been a costly one for Oakland Unified School District. Over the Labor Day weekend, someone broke into Markham Elementary School and stole about 60 Google Chromebooks and other items and caused serious damage to several classrooms. This is a loss of thousands of dollars worth of…