On the agenda: ethics and assets

The Oakland school board goes East on Wednesday, convening its regular meeting at the new Phillip Reeder Performing Arts Center (pictured below) on the Castlemont high school campus, 8601 MacArthur Blvd.

Phillip Reeder Performing Arts Center

On the agenda is a recent asset management study (it addresses, among other things, what the district should do with its underutilized space) and a vote that could influence David Kakishiba’s decision to remain on or leave the school board.


Adoption by the Board of Education of its sentiment, after its public session and discussion on November 12, 2009 of conflict of interest laws and the Board’s By-laws, to decide on a case-by-case basis whether to enter into, or not enter into, any proposed future contract, recommended pursuant to District standards and presented in the normal course of business, with East Bay Asian Youth Organization, while Director David Kakishiba, is on the Board of Education and further directs its standing committee on Rules and Ethic, at its next regular meeting to consider and recommend, or not recommend, appropriate modification of Board By-Law 9270 and Coherent Governance Governing Culture 08, the District’s Conflict of Interest Rules, applicable to a Director.

Also, the board will hear a petition for a new charter, the Community School for Creative Education. In other charter news, OUSD’s charter schools office has recommended the denial of an online school, California Connections Academy @ VIMS. In September, The Oakbook reported that its principal had been pushed out of two schools before trying to open the virtual school in Oakland.

 (We’re still working out the kinks on this new blog server of ours; I’m not able to post links to PDF files at the moment — hopefully soon!)

Katy Murphy

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