OUSD’s worst-case scenario for pre-k, adult ed

Highland Child Development Center. Photo by Laura A. Oda/Oakland Tribune

The other week, we visited the Highland Childhood Development Center in East Oakland for a story about the possible elimination of state-subsidized, all-day preschool for the children of low-income working (or studying) parents.

Highland did not appear on this week’s list of seven possible CDC closures in Oakland. Which ones did? Golden Gate, Hintil Kuu Ca, Jefferson, Manzanita, Piedmont Avenue, Santa Fe and Sequoia. Parker was slated for closure before the governor came out with his proposal to slash preschool funding.

You can find more details about the preschool plans here, as well as more information about the impact of adult education cuts. We have a story about the impact on adult education in today’s Tribune.

(Note: District staff asked me to emphasize that the closures and cuts in the above presentation aren’t certain, but that they are being planned in case the “worst-case scenario” plays out in the Legislature.)

Katy Murphy

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