Meeting Time: June 29, 2020 at 6:00pm PDT
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20-1090 Adoption by the Board of Education of Resolution No. 2021-0001 - Ordering A School Bond Election, and Authorizing Necessary Actions In Connection Therewith (November 3, 2020).

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    Darien Lencl at June 29, 2020 at 4:02pm PDT

    Please include funding for an alt ed hub at 1025 2nd avenue in the facilities Bond being discussed. Wrap-around services are essential for the students of Alt Ed, who often need a little extra push to get to the point where they can fly on their own. If our Alt Ed students are given the extra support found in wraparound services, many will soar. These services, as an investment, will yield high future dividends for making Oakland, the Bay Area, California, and more generally, the nation, a stronger more inclusive society. Where young people are able to succeed, feel good about their lives, and increase the tax base through higher paying jobs and more purchasing power (ie home buying). This will bring about greater social, emotional, and financial health for all of us. By investing in our students Futures, we invest in ours.

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    Andy Nelsen at June 29, 2020 at 3:52pm PDT

    I strongly support a 21st Century Alt Ed Hub at 1025 2nd Ave. that offers full-service wrap-around programs designed to serve high school students needing alt pathways to post-secondary success in college or career.I urge you to include funding for the construction of the Hub in the facilities bond in November.Hundreds of students drop out of Oakland schools yearly. Many obtain a diploma but not engaged in post-secondary education or career training to prepare for their future.The pandemic and the response to it will exacerbate the inequities and challenges these young people face.Change this by investing in the future of our students most impacted by trauma and systemic failure.This vision starts from students needs and is informed by the voices of students.The vision:career technical education,trauma informed,healing practice,supported transitions to post-secondary success,intensive wrap-around services and housing.We urge you to include funding for the Hub in November 2020 bond.

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    Alea Luken at June 29, 2020 at 3:38pm PDT

    I strongly support a 21st Century Alt Ed Hub at 1025 2nd Ave. that offers full-service wrap-around programs designed to serve high school students needing alt pathways to post-secondary success in college or career.I urge you to include funding for the construction of the Hub in the facilities bond in November.Hundreds of students drop out of Oakland schools yearly. Many obtain a diploma but not engaged in post-secondary education or career training to prepare for their future.The pandemic and the response to it will exacerbate the inequities and challenges these young people face.Change this by investing in the future of our students most impacted by trauma and systemic failure.This vision starts from students needs and is informed by the voices of students.The vision:career technical education,trauma informed,healing practice,supported transitions to post-secondary success,intensive wrap-around services and housing.We urge you to include funding for the Hub in November 2020 bond.

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    Chloe Erskine at June 29, 2020 at 3:28pm PDT

    Hello! My name is Chloe Erskine and I'm a public school teacher at Dewey Academy. I urgently ask that you add the 1025 2nd Avenue Alt Ed Hub proposal to the facilities bond measure in November. I love serving our youth and those with the LEAST deserve the MOST, now more than ever before. Thank you.

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    Armando Foster at June 29, 2020 at 3:24pm PDT

    I strongly support a 21st Century Alt Ed Hub at 1025 2nd Ave. that offers full-service wrap-around programs designed to serve high school students needing alt pathways to post-secondary success in college or career.I urge you to include funding for the construction of the Hub in the facilities bond in November.Hundreds of students drop out of Oakland schools yearly. Many obtain a diploma but not engaged in post-secondary education or career training to prepare for their future.The pandemic and the response to it will exacerbate the inequities and challenges these young people face.Change this by investing in the future of our students most impacted by trauma and systemic failure.This vision starts from students needs and is informed by the voices of students.The vision:career technical education,trauma informed,healing practice,supported transitions to post-secondary success,intensive wrap-around services and housing.We urge you to include funding for the Hub in November 2020 bond.

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    Cassiopee Hett at June 29, 2020 at 3:23pm PDT

    We strongly believe that the previously approved projects for Skyline High School are long overdue and that accessibility for wheelchairs, sanitary conditiins in restrooms, and plumbing/heating/air conditioning upgrades cannot wait any longer. The safety of the students and staff depends on it and the district had previously approved these projects. Please amend this measure to include these basic human necessities for our students. In light of pandemic and ongoing health and safety guidelines, it would be irresponsible, if not dangerous not to. Thank you for your support and adding these previously approved projects to the plan.

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    David Kakishiba admin at June 29, 2020 at 3:09pm PDT

    Expressing maximum support for the 2020 Bond Measure, including full allocations for Garfield Elementary and Roosevelt Middle schools. I also support the facilities planning allocation for the Alternative Education Hub, specifically at 1025 Second Avenue. OUSD has a long and durable legislative history to earmark 1025 Second Avenue for education use, dating back to 2006-2007 when State Superintendent Jack O'Connell sought to sell this and adjacent properties to developers. Originally envisioned as the Education Leadership Complex, the OUSD Board recently approved legislation that affirms this property for OUSD educational uses. A smart plan to build both programs and facilities that better serve the educational, economic, and housing needs of Dewey students, including an early college pipeline is needed now more than ever.

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    Zahaire Kelsaw at June 29, 2020 at 2:57pm PDT

    I am writing in support of the creation of an Alternative Education Hub, to be located at 1025 Second Avenue. I urge you to include funding for the construction of the Hub in the new facilities bond that goes to voters in November.  I strongly support the vison for a 21st Century Alternative Education Hub that offers full-service wrap around programming and is designed to serve high school students who we know will require   alternative pathways to post-secondary success, whether in college or career. This vision starts from the needs of these students and is informed by the voices of students themselves. The vision features career technical education, trauma informed and healing practice, supported transitions to post-secondary success and intensive wrap-around services, including housing.

    Sincerely,

    Zahaire Kelsaw Rudsdale Alumni

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    Grecia Palma at June 29, 2020 at 2:52pm PDT

    I am writing in support of the creation of an Alternative Education Hub, to be located at 1025 Second Avenue. I urge you to include funding for the construction of the Hub in the new facilities bond that goes to voters in November. I strongly support the vision for a 21st Century Alternative Education Hub that offers full-service wrap around programming and is designed to serve high school students who we know will require alternative pathways to post-secondary success, whether in college or career. This vision starts from the needs of these students and is informed by the voices of students themselves. The vision features career technical education, trauma informed and healing practice, supported transitions to post-secondary success and intensive wrap-around services, including housing.

    Sincerely,
    Grecia Palma Dewey, alumni

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    Sam Himelstein at June 29, 2020 at 2:33pm PDT

    I urge the Board to support this resolution and to use funds for the location and amenities of 1025 Second Ave to create opportunity for the youth who need it most; youth in alternative education. These youth are the most at risk for trauma, being in the juvenile justice and foster systems, and needing extra support. 1025 Second Ave is a safe, neutral location for all youth, is across the street from Laney College, close to BART and AC Transit and proximate to internship opportunities in downtown Oakland. It is surrounded by a natural environment that promotes healing and wellness, is a logical extension of the existing OUSD/Peralta educational uses. This program will specifically disrupt the school to prison pipeline by centering our most impacted, least resourced youths of Color. The population to be served is the 300+ youth who drop out and the 700+ who graduate with no "next step" to college or career. Complimentary OUSD student/family services and supports are located on-site.

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    Tracy Albert at June 29, 2020 at 2:08pm PDT

    SHAME ON OUSD for once again passing over Skyline High School. You're actually suggesting to renovate a kitchen at the other schools??? The restrooms at Skyline are so unhealthy and abhorrent the majority of students don't even use them. The campus is a complete dump and has been in need of renovations for over 10 years now. The portables are not ADA compliant and there is NO ventilation in the classrooms. How is sitting in a 90 degree classroom conducive to learning? I'm going to call the California Health department it's in such disrepair. If Skyline HS is not included, I will NOT vote for this Bond Measure and I will actively work to defeat it. OUSD has given the students and parents of Skyline no other choice. We will not be silent and we will not be passed over AGAIN.

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    Britney Brooks at June 29, 2020 at 1:49pm PDT

    I urge the Board to support the resolution to fund Roosevelt and Garfield renovations in the upcoming bond measure. All students deserve a clean and quality learning environment. In addition, teachers, staff, admin, and families need the support of the Board in this way so we can continue to make our students feel valued and respected.

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    Sophia Frank at June 29, 2020 at 12:58pm PDT

    I strongly urge the board to include Roosevelt and Garfield renovations in the upcoming bond measure. Both buildings are in need of major repairs to make them the safe and healthy learning environment that our students deserve! Thank you for your support.

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    Shelley Gordon at June 29, 2020 at 12:56pm PDT

    Please vote YES to support this bond measure. As you know, many OUSD facilities are in dire need of repair and, as a result, our resilient students and staff have to navigate many daily challenges (infestations, leaking roofs and hazardous water damage, unbearably hot classrooms, etc...) that should not be part of a successful schooling experience. I look forward to the day when the students and staff at Roosevelt, Garfield, and the other prioritized schools feel a sense of pride entering their school because it is healthy and safe learning environment.

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    Ettienne Godfrey at June 29, 2020 at 12:16pm PDT

    I strongly urge the board to include Garfield and Roosevelt in approving the funding to create a safe learning environment for our community. Both schools need desperate attention!

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    Randy Porter at June 29, 2020 at 11:20am PDT

    It is vital that both Garfield and Roosevelt are included in the upcoming bond measure. Do you know that Roosevelt has the largest auditorium in OUSD, and that the balcony has been closed for years because it is not earthquake safe? It is long overdue to remedy this and restore this treasure to the community. Please do the right thing! Thank you!

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    Joao Solomon at June 29, 2020 at 11:16am PDT

    I urge the board to approve the facilities funding for Roosevelt and Garfield. These buildings are in need of attention for the health and safety of the students. Please support this resolution in providing an equitable learning environment for the students of Roosevelt and Garfield. Thank you.

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    James Narvaez at June 29, 2020 at 11:07am PDT

    I strongly urge the board to approve the resolution to fund Roosevelt and Garfield. Both facilities are in dire need of upgrades to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for our students. Thank you.

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    Crystal Grace at June 29, 2020 at 10:58am PDT

    Roosevelt and Garfield are in need of funding and it would be greatly appreciated if we receive it.

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    Emily Samana at June 29, 2020 at 10:38am PDT

    I strongly urge the Board to support funding for Garfield and Roosevelt schools. These buildings are in high need of attention. The funding would greatly improve the learning environments for our students.