Meeting Time: November 12, 2020 at 4:00pm PST
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S.-5 20-2048 Adoption by the Board of Education of Resolution No. 2021-0117 - Increasing Housing Opportunities for Unsheltered Students and Families and District Employees and Adopting Board Policy 7351 - Facilities - Housing.

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    Dirk Tillotson over 3 years ago

    OUSD manages resources for the public, and it should use its excess resources to actually serve the public, homelessness is an epidemic, and many of our staff struggle with housing as well, we can fix this, we need to act now, not delay and study whether to have a study. As a founding member of the State of Black Education in Oakland, when we were in the community the number 1 issue was housing, even if we wanted to talk schools, it kept being housing, particularly with our most vulnerable students and families. OUSD can help and it should, please use the public's land for public purposes, that is what the community wants, and if you question that go back to the Edward Shands hearing, they were loud and clear-- we just need to listen and act

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    Beverly Smrha over 3 years ago

    What a fantastic teach our young folks how to plan, design, and then build tiny houses for homeless. Using our unused land that is part of our school district for these tiny homes appears to be a most appropriate and educational plan. Please do all you can to make this possible.

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    Ingrid Hogle over 3 years ago

    I support this proposal for it's bold vision to invest in our learning community in a resourceful, creative, and very basic way. Increasing access to stable housing helps increase the stability of our entire community and our shared learning environments. Let's focus on using OUSD resources to advantage the currently disadvantaged, as way to lift us all up. Let's use this as a teaching moment for everyone, to teach our children what civic duty and justice looks like in a very real, tangible sense. How do our elected officials use creative thinking to solve our most pressing problems, given the resources available to them? This is how.