Meeting Time: June 29, 2020 at 6:00pm PDT
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Agenda Item

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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    Rachel Oakley at June 29, 2020 at 10:25am PDT

    I urge the board to support Roosevelt and Garfield. Help improve the learning environment and the push for an equitable education for all in San Antonio and Fruitvale.

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    Crystal Tran at June 29, 2020 at 9:51am PDT

    Please vote to SUPPORT the resolution to fund Roosevelt and Garfield. Facilities are currently not sufficient for providing a safe and equitable education for our students and future generations of the Fruitvale community. Thank you.

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    Lakissa Hicks at June 29, 2020 at 9:27am PDT

    I urge the board to support Roosevelt and Garfield resolution. Both schools are in dire need of attention. It will be better for the school, students and the San Antonio and Fruitvale neighborhood.

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    Hannah Staiger at June 29, 2020 at 9:15am PDT

    I urge the board to support the resolution to fund Roosevelt and Garfield! Thank you!

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    Julie Mendoza at June 29, 2020 at 9:15am PDT

    I strongly urge the board to support the resolution to fund Roosevelt and Garfield because it is 100% necessary in order to provide a our students an equitable education. Our facilities are very out of date, and this sends our students a very clear message.

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    CHRISTOPHER REED at June 29, 2020 at 8:49am PDT

    I urge the Board to support the resolution to fund Roosevelt and Garfield. Our students deserve the same level of quality facilities found in the "Hill Schools."

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    Nina GardnerMeeks at June 29, 2020 at 8:47am 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 improve the facilities and learning environments for our students. Thank you!

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    Griffin Munzel at June 29, 2020 at 8:31am PDT

    I urge the Board to vote yes! Support maximizing funding for Garfield and Roosevelt schools. Help improve the facilities and learning environments for our students and future generations in the San Antonio and Fruitvale neighborhoods!

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    Freddy Luque at June 29, 2020 at 7:36am PDT

    VOTE YES. Support funding Roosevelt and Garfield bond improvements. Make these schools safe for future generations of students! Give them the safe environment they deserve.

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    Patty Hall at June 29, 2020 at 6:48am PDT

    I am Patty Hall, Faith In Action East Bay. I feel strongly that OUSD must include the ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION HUB at 1025 SECOND AVE. in November’s Facilities Bond Measure. OUSD hasn’t done right by vulnerable students—do the right thing now!
    The proposed hub at Second Avenue includes career technical education, wrap-around services & programming aimed at drop-out prevention & successful transition to college and career, plus admin space for programs serving students & families. The one-stop shop keeps young people in school, builds bridges from high school to career and college, disrupts the school-to-prison pipeline AND dedicates an historic OUSD site—adjacent to beauty & opportunity—to youth who most need resources & support. Board members, invest in innovations that support and prioritize under-resourced Black & Brown students. Prioritize the Alternative Education Hub at 1025 2nd Avenue.

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    Cliff Hong at June 29, 2020 at 6:09am PDT

    I urge the Board to support maximizing funding for Garfield and Roosevelt schools. These buildings rank high on the facilities master plan and would have a great impact on the San Antonio/Fruitvale, which are a growing and bustling area of the city. Thank you!

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    Lesbhia Morones at June 29, 2020 at 2:08am PDT

    I ask our dedicated board members to VOTE YES, YES to adopt this bond. This is the most creative solution to support our deeply under-resourced black and brown students by investing in an Alternative Education Hub at the 1025 Second Ave., CCPA and McClymonds. It is time to take our black and brown students out of the margins, to provide them the innovative community schools where they will surely thrive, to build strong and permanent connections from high school to career and college and to support their transition to adulthood.

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    Anna Lara at June 28, 2020 at 2:05pm PDT

    Please approve email Garfield and Roosevelt for the bond improvements.

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    Julie Haydon at June 28, 2020 at 12:07pm PDT

    I strongly support the facilities bond and these important improvements for the health of students and staff. I urge you to include Roosevelt Middle School, which has a beautiful performance hall. If restored to safety, this could become an important gathering space for the Roosevelt and OUSD community in the future that will help provide an important venue for district arts celebrations and foster pride in a neighborhood which badly needs more life affirming opportunities. I also support inclusion of Melrose Leadership Academy, which is a thriving learning environment in need of improved and expanded facilities. As the director of choral music education program that serves over 10% of OUSD elementary students, I have seen many different OUSD communities, and I believe MLA really needs this support and serves families exceptionally well. Please include these important school sites in your plan, thank you!

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    Tram Nguyen at June 28, 2020 at 11:44am PDT

    I support this bond to use the location and amenities of 1025 Second Ave to create opportunity for the youth who need it most. I am a parent of a child entering OUSD, and a longtime resident of Oakland. This is a historic moment and opportunity for our community and city to put in place deep structural changes that address the racial inequities and injustices that have strangled so much promise for generations. The Board can take this opportunity to put the needs of those students most impacted by racism and neglect first. This is an opportunity for the school district to put their words about creating a new culture of safety into practice. Thank you.

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    Peter Kim at June 28, 2020 at 9:36am PDT

    I am in support of this facilities bond and ask that it include the establishment of an Alternative Education Hub at 1025 Second Ave that will:

    Offer alternative high school education programs that include wrap around social-emotional services and a career tech ed focus;

    Support young people’s transition to adult hood through programming that connects graduates to post-secondary opportunities (i.e. Laney/Peralta, apprenticeship programs, four-year colleges, etc.) and housing for transition aged youth;

    Prioritize youth who drop out and/or who graduate with no clear path to college or career, and offer on-site student/family services and other critical services from public agencies and nonprofits.

    1025 Second Ave is a safe, neutral site for all youth and located near Laney, community organizations and other resources.

    This would allow OUSD to center our most impacted, least resourced youth of color by addressing the racism and inequity they face and prioritizing their needs.

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    Lindsay Imai Hong at June 27, 2020 at 7:29am PDT

    Members of the Board, I ask you to support Melrose Leadership Academy to receive some of the funding from this proposed bond measure. I am a parent of a rising 5th and 2nd grader at Melrose. As I wrote in my comments for your June 24th meeting, the school has been split onto two campuses the last year which put a strain on families (challenges of transportation etc), teachers (harder to collaborate) and administration. Having the school on one single campus will make a significant difference. The school's campuses have major facilities needs as well including: need for air conditioning (for example, one of my children was in a classroom that was routinely above 90 degrees - in spite of parents providing 4 fans for it), need for shade on the yard, need for a lab for the middle school etc. It currently has a Facilities Conditions Index rating of 4 out of 10. Please include MLA as one of the schools to receive funds for facilities improvements. Thank you!