NAACP hosts meeting to outline district’s reform plan

Parents, staff, students and community members who want to learn more about the current direction of a school district initiative (that I still don’t fully understand) called Expect Success are invited to an NAACP meeting tomorrow evening. Kimberly Statham, the school district’s state administrator, will address the group. Here’s the info:

SEPTEMBER 13, 2007
5:30-7:00 p.m.
 Lakeside Park Garden Center
666 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610

For more information contact: Oakland Branch NAACP@
510. 652-8493 or e-mail Oakland_naacp@yahoo.com
 website: naacpoakland.org

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • http://wwwstatic.kern.org/gems/fcmat/CALIFORNIASTATELOANSTOSCHOOL.pdf Pat Hudson

    Clearly this report does not recognize the fiscal realities of running a school district that owes $91.6 million to the State. Go to page 15 of the report and the proposed results based resource funding model for school sites. To address the inequities of teacher salaries at more stable schools, they propose giving other schools the difference in discretionary dollars. The result a projected $300,000 of additional expense for their proposal. When applied across the district it would millions of dollars the District does not have. A simpler solution is move the higher paid teachers to the other schools and thus no impact on the budget. Oh I forget the union contract will not allow that. Guess teacher first, students last.