Meeting Time: June 22, 2022 at 4:00pm PDT
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Agenda Item

W.-3 22-1627 Adoption by the Board of Education of Resolution No. 2122-0096 - Reversal and Rescission of School Consolidation.* ___ *Introduced by named members of the Public pursuant to Board Bylaw 9322.

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    David Schaefer at June 23, 2022 at 1:21pm PDT

    The community is requesting that the school board cancel the decision to close Parker and Laes Querita in 6-8. Put resolution 2122- 0196 on the agenda of the Board of Education meeting on June 29, and make sure he votes for this very important proposal before it's too late.

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    Ingrid Hogle at June 22, 2022 at 2:34pm PDT

    I support this opportunity, post-ACOE superintendent election, to reverse the decision to close OUSD public schools. Let’s work creatively to address structural deficits, not try to once again “fix” a system on the backs of Black, brown, and dis/abled students and their families…all the while telling them it’s for their own good and promising better outcomes with no public plan and no real accountability.

    We have heard the outcry from effected families, especially those students with moderate to severe dis/abilities who have found supportive, stable communities in these schools. The cost savings of school closures are minimal even by the calculations of those hired by the District. This whole idea of closing schools, especially those selected for closure, reeks of a real estate grab and effort to gentrify historically Black and brown neighborhoods. I believe community matters, Black Lives Matter, students with dis/abilities matter, and that we can do better.

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    Linda Selph at June 22, 2022 at 12:30pm PDT

    I strongly support this measure. School closures cause irreparable harm, save little or no money, and harm low income communities of color and disabled students.

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    Jill Karjian at June 22, 2022 at 11:50am PDT

    The people have spoken over and over, lifting their voices in public comment and public protest. Now the people are speaking directly through this resolution. It is appalling that the district applied for grant money tied to schools that they recommended for closure, especially doing so AFTER the votes to close those schools had been cast. Please bring this resolution to a vote and please vote YES to rescind school closures and repair the harm to the community.

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    Katia Wu at June 22, 2022 at 11:45am PDT

    Please bring this resolution to a vote, and please end the school closures. It's abundantly clear school closures must be removed from the District and Board's fiscal management strategy. Please prioritize working class Oakland communities, not the billionaires that aim to profit from school closures.

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    Sasha Lovell at June 22, 2022 at 11:41am PDT

    Stop school closures and stand up for communities. Oakland Board of Education Representatives: if you care about education, social, and racial justice (like you say you do), follow through and vote to rescind school consolidation and closures.

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    Natasha Saleski at June 22, 2022 at 9:09am PDT

    Bring this resolution to a vote, and vote YES to rescind school closures.

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    Divya Farias at June 22, 2022 at 9:01am PDT

    Agendize this item for a vote June 29 and vote yes! This is a historic and important occasion during which the COMMUNITY has brought a resolution forth instead of the privatizer board. The Parker community has been occupying the building for a MONTH. It should not come to this. Respond to their demand by voting to reopen Parker and La Escuelita 6-8 instead of privatizing our school buildings and decimating our young people's access to public education -- which is supposed to be a human right.

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    valarie Bachelor at June 22, 2022 at 7:03am PDT

    We need to invest in our schools, educators, classified staff and students NOT close schools. I'm a resident of East Oakland and I love my neighborhood. I see the importance of our community schools and I want to urge you all to invest in our community and not continue to starve it.

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    Andrea Danger at June 21, 2022 at 10:13pm PDT

    I am thrilled at the proposal to reverse the school consolidation! Please keep the schools open. A school is an indispensable part of a community that serves all ages and keeps families safe in dozens of ways beyond education.

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    Simon Ma at June 21, 2022 at 8:17pm PDT

    Please agendize and vote Yes on this resolution to reverse the decision to close down these schools that play a vital role in educating and promoting the health of Oakland students!

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    Ela Banerjee at June 21, 2022 at 6:23pm PDT

    I strongly support this measure and keeping schools OPEN, especially for our BIPOC students!

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    Katie Rodgers at June 21, 2022 at 6:18pm PDT

    Please rescind all school closures.

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    Meredith Wallis at June 21, 2022 at 5:53pm PDT

    Please bring the Community not Closures resolution to a vote and vote yes. This is a chance to rollback the harm disproportionately falling on the most vulnerable families in the district.

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    Colleen Rau at June 21, 2022 at 5:41pm PDT

    Bring the Community Not Closures resolution to a vote. This resolution gives the OUSD school board a chance to begin to repair some of the harm caused to Oakland families, students and teachers by its school closure plan rollout.

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    Alyson Ujimori at June 21, 2022 at 5:12pm PDT

    Please bring Resolution 2122-0096 to a vote at the Board's June 29 meeting. OUSD is holding reserves significantly in excess of State requirements. These funds need to be used to keep these schools open.

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    Chloe Erskine at June 21, 2022 at 4:52pm PDT

    I strongly support this resolution to keep schools OPEN with the abundance of funds at our districts disposal and center the futures of majority Black and Brown schools which have been integral to the communities of Oakland for generations.

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    Sharon Rose at June 21, 2022 at 4:46pm PDT

    Enough is enough. I fully support the resolution to keep all the schools open. The many closures over recent years have only driven families out of OUSD and disrupted our community, most severely, the Black and Brown communities. School board - admit your mistake and make amends. Gratitude to the Parker parents for leading around this.

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    Nathaniel Landry at June 21, 2022 at 4:44pm PDT

    I support the Community Not Closures resolution and urge President Yee to bring this resolution to a vote at the June 29 meeting. This is an opportunity for this school board to begin undoing and repairing the harm it has caused OUSD students, teachers, and families through a reckless, racist, and deceitful school closure process - or for this board to stand behind and reaffirm that harm, and let the community see you doing so.

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    Joanna Ladd at June 21, 2022 at 4:32pm PDT

    Please bring Resolution 2122-0096 to a vote at the Board's June 29 meeting. OUSD is holding reserves significantly in excess of State requirements that should be used to keep these schools open.