It’s been a busy week on the Oakland school district governance front. Today, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-1 to pass a bill introduced by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson that would speed the restoration of voting powers to Oakland’s elected school board.
On Monday, State Superintendent Jack O’Connell (who opposes the bill) stole a bit of Swanson’s thunder by announcing he was going to give some of the powers back to the state-run district.
But the bill is moving steadily through the lawmaking process. It has to clear the Senate Appropriations Committee before it makes it to the Senate floor.