The Oakland school board holds this week’s 5 p.m. meeting at Lincoln Elementary School in Chinatown, 225 11th St. They’ll be discussing the district’s budget cut proposal, again (pages 3-4 of full agenda), and talking about the plan to support teachers — especially new ones — with far fewer funds, and considering a resolution to oppose Arizona’s immigration law.
You can find the agenda here.
Also on the agenda is the decision to apply for a federal School Improvement Grant (“transformation model”) for United for Success and Elmhurst Community Prep, two of the district’s “persistently lowest-achieving” schools — but not for Alliance Academy or ROOTS International, mirroring the schools’ proposals. United for Success and Elmhurst have new principals, so they wouldn’t be required to replace them as part of the transformation model. (Pages 8-9)
Congratulations to Jessica Murphy, a first-grade teacher at Sequoia Elementary School and Lawrence Evans, a chemistry teacher at Oakland Tech. They are your Oakland Teacher of the Year nominees! (The board is holding a special meeting at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday to approve their nominations.)