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Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) Supt. L. Karen Monroe spoke at Wednesday's special school board, explaining why her office downgraded the district's financial health and issued a  public Letter of Fiscal Concern. Shown (L to R) are Board President James Harris, Interim OUSD Supt. Devin Dillon and ACOE Supt. Monroe. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland School Board Demands Full Disclosure of Budget Shortfall Board majority postpones resolution to cut $14 million next year

Demanding budget transparency, the Oakland Board of Education voted this week to postpone making $14 million in cuts that staff was recommending for next school year, saying they wanted administrators to answer questions about how [...]
(L to R) School Boardmember Jody London, Supt. Antwan Wilson and Board President James Harris at a school board meeting. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland School Board to Grapple with $30 Million Shortfall, Despite Being Flush with Revenue

In mid-December, the Post reported that the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) faced a budget shortfall of between $22 million and $30 million, which the district did not confirm or deny.
Presidente de la Junta Escolar James Harris (izquierda) y Supt. Antwan Wilson. Foto cortesía de Oakland North.

La Junta Escolar de Oakland escoge a la misma Compañía de Búsqueda fuera de la ciudad que reclutó el Superintendente saliente

La Junta de Educación de Oakland eligió esta semana la misma firma de búsqueda del sur de California para contratar a un nuevo superintendente que utilizó para contratar al superintendente saliente Antwan Wilson hace dos [...]