I didn’t make it to tonight’s special meeting of the school board, but OUSD spokesman Troy Flint was kind enough to keep me posted on the decisions as they came in.
The board voted to
- Wait on the Life Academy decision (to move the small high school, at least temporarily, to the old Carter Middle School campus) until there has been a further review of other options.
- Reject an arrangement that would give the BayTech charter school access to classrooms at Westlake Middle School and McClymonds High School. Staff have until April 21 to come up with another way to accommodate BayTech’s expansion, unless BayTech agrees to a May 1 extension.
And the state administrator, Vincent Matthews, did go with his staff’s recommendation not to allow the Peacemaker Leadership Academy charter to open in Oakland.
Thoughts? Predictions? Observations (from those in attendance)?