Meeting Time: February 24, 2021 at 4:00pm PST
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S.-1 21-0194 Adoption by the Board of Education of Resolution No. 2021-0037 - Reparations for Black Students (Revised).

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    Bridget Brehen 4 months ago

    As the parent of a future OUSD student, I am writing to ask that you VOTE YES on the Reparations for Black Students Resolution. This is a critical step in repairing and making amends for the many years of divestment, and taking steps to support Black students, families, schools, OUSD staff, and therefore our community as a whole, to thrive.

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    Maria Dominguez 4 months ago

    I am a proud OUSD alumna who attended Melrose, Montera, and Fremont High. I have a Bachelor's in Ethnic Studies and a Juris Doctor. Please VOTE YES on the Reparations for Black Students Resolution - to repair the harm caused by decades of disinvestment - and to reinvest in Black students, families, schools, and staff in OUSD.

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    Rita Childs 4 months ago

    Please VOTE YES on the Reparations for Black Students Resolution - to repair the harm caused by decades of disinvestment - and to reinvest in Black students, families, schools, and staff in OUSD" or use your own

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    Alvina Wong 4 months ago

    This is a great resolution and so important for ousd to set an example of what reparations and centering black students can be. Please pass this tonight

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    Shawna Reeves 4 months ago

    As a soon-to-be OUSD parent, absolutely please vote YES on the Reparations for Black Students Resolution. Invest in OUSD's Black students after far too many years of divestment and neglect. Center the voices and needs of Black students, families, and staff.

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    Jenna Woloshyn 4 months ago

    As a parent of two kids in OUSD schools, I feel it's imperative that you VOTE YES on the Reparations for Black Students Resolution - to repair the harm caused by decades of disinvestment - and to reinvest in Black students, families, schools, and staff in OUSD.

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    Kathleen Meyers 4 months ago

    Please pass this resolution for black students. It is long overdue and absolutely necessary. Please, please vote YES on reparations for black students!

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    Sarah Layton 4 months ago

    Please VOTE YES on the Reparations for Black Students Resolution – to repair the harm caused by decades of disinvestment – and to reinvest in Black students, families, schools, and staff in OUSD.

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    Lauren Foehr 4 months ago

    Please pass this resolution for Black Students to ensure equity and equal opportunity for all in our schools!!

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    Laura Jean Torgerson 4 months ago

    Please vote YES on reparations for Black students - we have years of disinvestment and structural racism to overcome. Now is the time to reinvest in Black students, families, schools, and staff in OUSD.

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    Sonja TottenHarris 4 months ago

    I am in my 15th year of teaching in OUSD (Fremont and Bret Harte. Please VOTE YES on the Reparations for Black Students Resolution – to repair the harm caused by decades of disinvestment – and to reinvest in Black students, families, schools, and staff in OUSD.

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    Lauren Woll 4 months ago

    I am a parent of white students in OUSD, and I strongly support the Reparations Resolution. Everyone in the OUSD system as well as our larger civic community will benefit from greater equity in our schools. I also believe that addressing the history of unfairness and beginning to repair it will draw students and families back to our public schools, improving everyone's educational outcomes.

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    Mallory Moser 4 months ago

    I am a teacher at Oakland International High School and member of OEA. Please VOTE YES on the Reparations for Black Students Resolution - to repair the harm caused by decades of disinvestment - and to reinvest in Black students, families, schools, and staff in OUSD.

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    Colby Cotton 4 months ago

    Please VOTE YES on the Reparations for Black Students Resolution - to repair the harm caused by decades of disinvestment - and to reinvest in Black students, families, schools, and staff in OUSD

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    Jahmese Myres 4 months ago

    I am an active community member in School Board District 6. I am urge the Board to vote YES in support of the Reparations resolution.

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    Brieana Johnson 4 months ago

    As a high school teacher in OUSD for the past 10 years, I’ve seen first-hand the ways that Black students are systematically underserved and then pushed out of our schools. We are long overdue for an acknowledgement of this grave injustice, coupled with concrete and actionable steps toward justifying it. The Black Students Resolution provides just that. Please honor your commitment to serving Oakland’s students and VOTE YES on the Reparations for Black Students Resolution - to repair the harm caused by decades of disinvestment - and to reinvest in Black students, families, schools, and staff in OUSD.

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    Alanya Snyder 4 months ago

    I'm writing to urge a YES vote on the Reparations for Black Students Resolution. I am an OUSD parent, a former OUSD teacher, a life-long Oaklander and a former OUSD student myself. The disinvestment from our Black children and neighborhoods is decades long and each one of us in the community is responsible for the harms done and for the significant reinvestment necessary to right these wrongs.

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    Marianne Vlahos 4 months ago

    Please vote yes on the reparations for black students

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    rachel tabar 4 months ago

    Please VOTE YES on the Reparations for Black Students Resolution - to repair the harm caused by decades of disinvestment - and to reinvest in Black students, families, schools, and staff in OUSD.

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    Andrew Yeung 4 months ago

    Please VOTE YES on the Reparations for Black Students Resolution – to repair the harm caused by decades of disinvestment – and to reinvest in Black students, families, schools, and staff in OUSD. I am an East Bay resident and community-based educator of 10+ years, having worked in afterschool and school-day programs in OUSD for a number of years, including at Ralph J. Bunche Academy and Dewey Academy. I strongly encourage members of the board to support this tangible strategy to support Black students and their families and begin to undo the long history of harm and anti-Blackness that schooling has caused, and as such, must address and redress.