“Mandatory extended student learning” (after school, Saturdays and during the summer), improved working conditions and support for teachers, college prep courses for all students, and violence reduction efforts are among the proposed strategic priorities outlined in this document, which will be discussed at Wednesday’s school board meeting.
The 5 p.m. meeting will be held in the multipurpose room at Chabot Elementary School in North Oakland, 6686 Chabot Road (off College Avenue in Rockridge), instead of at the usual spot.
Also on the agenda is the timeline for budget cuts and potential school closures. Three other big issues the board will address in the near future are:
- the district’s school based budgeting system, Results-Based Budgeting
- how to spend certain streams of money — such as the adult education fund — that no longer must be spent on those designated programs
- how to spend Measure G, the permanent Oakland school parcel tax.
In fact, the board is discussing those things tonight, in a special meeting at the district office. More on that soon.
For now, what do you think about this proposed set of priorities? I noticed that teacher compensation isn’t explicitly included as a retention strategy, for example. Should it be?