No cuts, no mergers! As an Oakland resident I deeply oppose any attempt by the board to implement an austerity budget on the backs of workers who have sacrificed so much throughout the pandemic. There is no need for a hiring freeze or to pit workers against each other. OUSD has a bloated management and administration budget and underpaid workers compared to all surrounding school districts and any cuts should come straight from the bloated budget for administration and management. I urge the board to vote no
Chop from the top! No mergers, no cuts. Teachers deserve a cost of living adjustment. Keep teachers in Oakland!
- D4 resident
Has the district done everything to avoid cutting these position including looking at Grant funds from Community Schools Grants of $66 million, other funding sources. ? Andre Spearman, SEIU 1021
Even if the District adds some "chops from the top," sacrificing a few token admin jobs, it does not justify cutting essential services and workers. Justifying the layoff of classified workers supposedly as a tradeoff for increasing increase teachers' pay is the same old disgusting divide-and-conquer politics we've seen in OUSD for decades. Board directors who stand with OUSD's students and workers must stand firm and vote no!