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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bring this resolution to a vote, and vote YES to rescind school closures.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I strongly support this measure and keeping schools OPEN, especially for our BIPOC students!
Please rescind all school closures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.