This morning, I tagged along with Oakland’s new superintendent, Tony Smith, as he visited Oakland High and Lafayette Elementary on the first day of the semester. Things seemed to be running smoothly at both schools; I’m sure Smith was relieved to see that Oakland High, which is undergoing major renovations and construction, was all cleaned up and ready for Day 1 — as he promised concerned teacher union leaders that it would be.
O High’s new principal, Alicia Romero, was busy making sure kids were showing their ID tags (most wore them around their necks) and, of course, getting to their next class on time. “Look like you’re worried!” she told the stragglers.
What’s going on at your school? Got any reports for us?