Meeting Time: September 19, 2022 at 6:00pm PDT
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H.-1 22-2224 Public Comment on All Non-Agenda Items Within the Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the Measure G Committee -Up to 30 Minutes - September 19, 2022.

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    Karl Langer 2 months ago

    My name is Karl Langer and I am a 10th year teacher at Madison Park Academy. On Thursday, September 15th, we learned that the district is cutting funding for 1.4 FTE teacher positions at our site, based on our 20 day enrollment.

    For context, 4 days earlier we experienced a traumatic accidental shooting. As many of our parents cried out for more support and investment in MPA, district representatives voiced their support. You understand, parents, students, and staff were assured that district would be paying attention and providing. To so quickly turn to consolidation is so tone deaf that I have to question if the decision-makers here were actually aware of our situation.

    Blowing up our master schedule and sense of normalcy, disappearing from the eyes of our students a trusted faceā€”this will not help our students and staff feel safe, or help us to rebuild our enrollment.

    Will you reconsider supporting MPA, or continue to pursue this consolidation?

    Thank You, Karl Langer

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    Hank Grunau 2 months ago

    My name is Hank Grunau and I am a teacher at Madison Park Academy.

    On Thursday, September 15th, we learned that the district is cutting funding for 1.4 FTE teacher positions at our site. We experienced a traumatic accidental shooting at the end of August. The district promised MPA students, teachers, staff, and parents additional support staff. Not only have we not seen any of those additional resources, but they want to reduce an already lean staff. Losing this funding means a major restructuring of our master schedule, completely disrupting student and staff schedules and any sense of normalcy.

    We are hoping to get your support to prevent this staffing and funding loss. We are a small school and the loss of even one person has a severe impact on student learning and well being.

    Thank You

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    Han Choi 2 months ago

    On Thursday, September 15th, we learned that the district is cutting funding for 1.4 FTE teacher positions at our site. We experienced a traumatic accidental shooting at the end of August. The district promised MPA students, teachers, staff, and parents additional support staff. Not only have we not seen any of those additional resources, but they want to reduce an already lean staff. Losing a 6th grade math teacher at a STEM school would be detrimental to our development and further enrollment since this grade is so pivotal for student development and retention; also we are still in this pandemic.

    We are hoping to get your support to prevent this staffing and funding loss. We are a small school and the loss of even one person has a severe impact on student learning and well being. Thank you.

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    Andy Imm 2 months ago

    Greetings,

    My name is Andy Imm and I am a math teacher at Madison Park Academy STEM school in the heart of East Oakland.

    On Thursday, September 15th, we learned that the district is cutting funding for 1.4 FTE teacher positions at our site. We experienced a traumatic accidental shooting at the end of August. The district promised MPA students, teachers, staff, and parents additional support staff. Not only have we not seen any of those additional resources, but they want to reduce an already lean staff. Losing a 6th grade math teacher at a STEM school would be detrimental to our development and further enrollment since this grade is so pivotal for student development and retention; also we are still in this pandemic.

    We are hoping to get your support to prevent this staffing and funding loss. We are a small school and the loss of even one person has a severe impact on student learning and well being.

    Thank You,
    Andy

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    Shelley Goulder 2 months ago

    My name is Shelley Goulder and I am a teacher member at Madison Park Academy.

    On Thursday, September 15th, we learned that the district is cutting funding for 1.4 FTE teacher positions at our site. We experienced a traumatic accidental shooting at the end of August. The district promised MPA students, teachers, staff, and parents additional support staff. Not only have we not seen any of those additional resources, but they want to reduce an already lean staff. Losing this funding means a major restructuring of our master schedule, completely disrupting student and staff schedules and any sense of normalcy.

    We are hoping to get your support to prevent this staffing and funding loss. We are a small school and the loss of even one person has a severe impact on student learning and well being.

    Thank You,
    Shelley Goulder

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    Christina McGhee 2 months ago

    My name is Christina McGhee and I am a teacher at Madison Park Academy.

    On Thursday, September 15th, we learned that the district is cutting funding for 1.4 FTE teacher positions at our site. We experienced a traumatic accidental shooting at the end of August. The district promised MPA students, teachers, staff, and parents additional support staff. Not only have we not seen any of those additional resources, but they want to reduce an already lean staff. Losing this funding means a major restructuring of our master schedule, completely disrupting student and staff schedules and any sense of normalcy.

    We are hoping to get your support to prevent this staffing and funding loss. We are a small school and the loss of even one person has a severe impact on student learning and well being.

    Thank You
    McGhee

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    Madison Smits 2 months ago

    Hi there. My name is Madison Smits, and I am a teacher at Madison Park Academy.

    We had experienced an accidental shooting on our campus very recently, and on September 15th, we learned that the district is cutting funding for 1.4 FTE teacher positions at our site. The district proposed support staff to aid MPA students, teachers, staff, and we not seen any of those additional resources. Now they want to reduce an already lean staff. Losing this funding means:
    - a major restructuring of our master schedule
    -a loss of a community member in the school
    - Fewer resources in a time where students need it the most.
    -Completely disrupting student and staff schedules.

    We need every person we can get to provide these students with the future they deserve. We are hoping to get your support to prevent this staffing and funding loss. We are a small school and the loss of even one person has a severe impact on student learning and well being.

    Thank You,
    Madison Smits
    English Teacher

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    Courtney McGuire 2 months ago

    My name is Courtney McGuire and I am a teacher/staff member at Madison Park Academy.

    On Thursday, September 15th, we learned that the district is cutting funding for 1.4 FTE teacher positions at our site. We experienced a traumatic accidental shooting at the end of August. The district promised MPA students, teachers, staff, and parents additional support staff. Not only have we not seen any of those additional resources, but they want to reduce an already lean staff. Losing this funding means a major restructuring of our master schedule, completely disrupting student and staff schedules and any sense of normalcy.

    We are hoping to get your support to prevent this staffing and funding loss. Students need the assurance that the district is willing to invest in their safety and their education. Providing further inconsistencies for students by reducing staffing is not the action students and families are expecting or in need of at this moment.

    Thank You,

    Courtney McGuire

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    Sam Goetz 2 months ago

    My name is Sam and I am a teacher at Madison Park Academy.
    On Thursday, September 15th, we learned that the district is cutting funding for 1.4 FTE teacher positions at our site. We experienced a traumatic accidental shooting at the end of August, and we need more staff, not fewer, to ensure safety at school. Additionally, losing this funding means a major restructuring of our master schedule, completely disrupting student and staff schedules and any sense of normalcy.
    We are hoping to get your support to prevent this staffing and funding loss. We are a small school and the loss of even one person has a severe impact on student learning and well being.
    Thank You,
    Sam Goetz

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    Karina Salomon 2 months ago

    My name is Karina Salomon and I am a teacher at Madison Park Academy.

    On Thursday, September 15th, we learned that the district is cutting funding for 1.4 FTE teacher positions at our site. We experienced a traumatic accidental shooting at the end of August. The district promised MPA students, teachers, staff, and parents additional support staff and secure safety. Not only have we not seen any of those additional resources, but they want to reduce an already lean staff. Losing this funding means a major restructuring of our master schedule, completely disrupting student and staff schedules and any sense of normalcy.

    We are hoping to get your support to prevent this staffing and funding loss. We are a small school and the loss of even one person has a severe impact on student learning and well being.

    Thank You,
    K. Salomon

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    Vera Belaia 2 months ago

    My name is Vera Belaia and I am a teacher at Madison Park Academy.

    On Thursday, September 15th, we learned that the district is cutting funding for 1.4 FTE teacher positions at our site. We experienced a traumatic accidental shooting at the end of August. The district promised MPA students, teachers, staff, and parents additional support staff. Not only have we not seen any of those additional resources, but they want to reduce an already lean staff. Losing this funding means a major restructuring of our master schedule, completely disrupting student and staff schedules and any sense of normalcy.

    We are hoping to get your support to prevent this staffing and funding loss. We are a small school and the loss of even one person has a severe impact on student learning and well being.

    Thank You,
    Vera Belaia

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    Jack Strosahl 2 months ago

    My name is Jack Strosahl and I am a teacher at Madison Park Academy.

    On Thursday, September 15th, we learned that the district is cutting funding for 1.4 FTE teacher positions at our site. We experienced a traumatic accidental shooting at the end of August. The district promised MPA students, teachers, staff, and parents additional support staff. Not only have we not seen any of those additional resources, but they want to reduce an already lean staff. Losing this funding means a major restructuring of our master schedule, completely disrupting student and staff schedules and any sense of normalcy.

    We are hoping to get your support to prevent this staffing and funding loss. We are a small school and the loss of even one person has a severe impact on student learning and well being.

    Thank You
    Strosahl

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    Esther Wong 2 months ago

    My name is Esther Wong and I am a teacher at Madison Park Academy.

    On Thursday, September 15th, we learned that the district is cutting funding for 1.4 FTE teacher positions at our site. We experienced a traumatic accidental shooting at the end of August. The district promised MPA students, teachers, staff, and parents additional support staff. Not only have we not seen any of those additional resources, but they want to reduce an already lean staff. Losing this funding means a major restructuring of our master schedule, completely disrupting student and staff schedules and any sense of normalcy.

    We are hoping to get your support to prevent this staffing and funding loss. We are a small school and the loss of even one person has a severe impact on student learning and well being.

    Thank You,

    Esther Wong

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    Zander Rounds 2 months ago

    My name is Zander and I am a teacher at Madison Park Academy.

    On Thursday, September 15th, we learned that the district is cutting funding for 1.4 FTE teacher positions at our site. We experienced a traumatic accidental shooting at the end of August. The district promised MPA students, teachers, staff, and parents additional support staff and secure safety. Not only have we not seen any of those additional resources, but they want to reduce an already lean staff. Losing this funding means a major restructuring of our master schedule, completely disrupting student and staff schedules and any sense of normalcy.

    We are hoping to get your support to prevent this staffing and funding loss. We are a small school and the loss of even one person has a severe impact on student learning and well being. What is the Board doing to secure safety for our students, families, and community?

    Thank You,
    Zander

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    Larry Mylander 2 months ago

    My name is Lawrence Mylander and I am a teacher at Madison Park Academy.

    On Thursday, September 15th, we learned that the district is cutting funding for 1.4 FTE teacher positions at our site. We experienced a traumatic accidental shooting at the end of August. The district promised MPA students, teachers, staff, and parents additional support staff. Not only have we not seen any of those additional resources, but they want to reduce an already lean staff. Losing this funding means a major restructuring of our master schedule, completely disrupting student and staff schedules and any sense of normalcy.

    We are hoping to get your support to prevent this staffing and funding loss. We are a small school and the loss of even one person has a severe impact on student learning and well being.

    Thank You,
    L. Mylander