Meeting Time: March 25, 2020 at 4:00pm PDT
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T.-2 20-0548 Adoption by the Board of Education of Resolution No. 1920-0221 - Adopting Issuance of Proposition 39 Final Facilities Offers and Directing Staff to Issue Written Final Offers in Compliance with Proposition 39 (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 5, § 11969.1 et seq.)

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    Jasmine Smith 6 months ago

    Hello, I oppose this dedication. The kids of the Brookfield community need a school in their community that they can attend and feel at home. More work shall be put into Brookfield and not trying to create a shared space or closure of the Original Brookfield. Where will the Kids of the community then go? Why does the City of Oakland continue to drive out the people of the neighborhoods and create spaces for people not of the community. I am opposing this as a 2001 alumni of Brookfield Elementary. The kids deserve their space. They are already out of school due to Covid-19 and to take this from them will break many families hearts. Please reconsider this decision. Thank you.

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    Judy Lee 6 months ago

    Brookfield VILLAGE... this community has alot of heart and identity. Don't kill it.

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    Kampala TaizRancifer 6 months ago

    It is irresponsible, disgraceful and heartless to continue school closures and co- locations during a global pandemic! OUSD should be focused on the immediate needs of our community and not on permanently closing or Cole locating schools!
    STOP CLOSING AND CO-LOCATING CHARTERS ON OUR CAMPUSES!

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    Laporshi Harris 6 months ago

    I have been a Special Educator in OUSD for 14 years. Bringing a charter school onto Brookfield's campus is not only harmful to the student, teacher and staff population, but it is also not prudent as we are in the mist of a global pandemic. Families have enough to worry about financially and emotionally. They do not need the extra stress of their child's school being co-located by a charter school or closing completely. Please allow Brookfield students to continue to be proud Brookfield Lions, invest in the students by keeping the school open and reject the charter school proposal.

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    Ras Ceylon 6 months ago

    SAVE BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY!

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    Rebecka Maxkenzie 6 months ago

    NO MORE SCHOOL CLOSURES

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    Julianne Schenone 6 months ago

    Our students deserve STABILITY during what is already an extremely stressful time for our entire community. OUSD do not move forward on making decisions about school closures and charter colocations, especially right now during this global pandemic! Please do the right thing and do not move forward with co-locating or closing schools, our students are counting on you!!

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    Cindy Hukill 6 months ago

    To try to pass the plan to co-locate an established neighborhood school with a charter is not only unfair to the families who are fighting the worry of the pandemic, it is unethical. Is this truly the OUSD way?

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    Ismael Armendariz 6 months ago

    I stand with Brookflied Familes! I am writing to oppose the colocation of Brookfield and Francophone. Charter colacations disproportionately affect students with special needs. We lose classroom space, testing space, intervention space, and spaces for mental heath support. I urge you to stop colorations and I demand you stop harming kids with learnings disabilities! #NoCoLocations

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    Danielle Gerena 6 months ago

    We are in the middle of a global pandemic and we cannot be moving forward with decisions that further fragment and destabilize our already suffering community and students

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    Joey Notaro 6 months ago

    Voting to close or co-locate neighborhood public schools during a pandemic when the community is already concerned about their health and well-being is both tone deaf and morally bankrupt. This Board should be ratifying resolutions right now to reinvest heavily in flatland schools which are going to have students whose families will suffer the largest physical and economic toll during this crisis. Give our students dignity and keep these schools open!

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    corrin haskell 6 months ago

    As a teacher at Brookfield for 24 years, please stop the co-location/closure of Brookfield Elementary. We are a TRUE community school, and OUSD should support us if it truly believes in schools that actually serve the community. Not outsiders.
    Especially, during a GLOBAL PANDEMIC... It is truly heartless. Moratorium on all school closures!! Invest in community schools, stop selling them.

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    Keith Brown 6 months ago

    I support Brookfield parents and the Oakland community. A moratorium on school closures (Blueprint) and charter co-locations is the appropriate thing to do during the COVID-19 pandemic. Energy and resources must focus on the health, safety, housing security, and technology and food access for our students and families. The country now sees the importance of community schools. Stop the co-location on the Brookfield campus. Re-think the Blueprint. Social distancing may be the new norm and we need more time to examine our use of facilities.

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    Ismael Armendariz 6 months ago

    I am writing to oppose shool closures and the displacement of black and brown students, especially for our students with disabilities. We need stability at this moment!

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    Carrie Anderson 6 months ago

    Stop giving our schools away to charters! Much of the “un-used” space IS being used by intervention students, SPED students, and other students who NEED their classrooms and schools to stay open and available for them.

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    Bethany Meyer 6 months ago

    I am writing in support of families and students who are facing co-locations or permanent closures during this crisis. Our students have had enough disruption and uncertainty. Please delay these decisions until families can be engaged in a meaningful way.

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    Jason Wins 6 months ago

    I am writing to oppose any efforts to push through plans to either close or co-locate any of the Ousd public schools! This is a moment of crisis for so many in our society, especially many of the students and families that depend on our schools. They offer a degree of stability in often unstable situations. How can there be any meaningful community engagement around these questions when their are so many people who are doing their best to manage this crisis, whether health concerns, loss of income and more? No school closures! No collocations!

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    muslimah mohammed 6 months ago

    A moratorium on school closures and co-locations is the most prudent thing to do given these extraordinary circumstances. This is particularly true when the entire community is under the stress of this pandemic. You, school board, should seek to minimize parent, student, and teacher stress which is at an all-time high at present. You were elected to do the right thing. What you do at this critical time will be remembered. Please do the right thing at this pivotal time in our nation's history. NO SCHOOL CLOSURE OR CHARTER CO-LOCATION!
    Thank you

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    Sara Shepich 6 months ago

    Many of our students and families have lost their jobs, barely have food to put on the table, and are terrified by the current crisis we're in. They need stability, not a heartless endless attack on their schools. The idea that OUSD would continue co-locating and closing public schools during this period is beyond disgraceful. No to all closures and co-locations!

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    Chaz Garcia 6 months ago

    Collocations and closures disrupt the lives and daily routines of some of our most vulnerable students. We are in the midst of a pandemic where students and families lives have been turned upside down. The last thing that they should have to think about is the closure or major changes to their children’s school.
    There is no viable reason to move forward with either process. On behalf of our community, I respectfully request that the Directors cease to offer space for collocation and halt the path toward any school closures during this pandemic.
    This is a time when we should be coming together in support of families and students, not tearing communities apart. Do the right thing and stop all collocations and closures.