This just in: The Oakland school district staff closed its books last night and found the money to keep the district’s early childhood programs running for four more months, according to school board member Gary Yee and District Spokesman Troy Flint.
As of this morning, the district planned to stop its before- and after-school programs, which about 700 children in kindergarten through grade 3 attend, at the end of the month. Sounds like that is no longer the case.
Yee got a call from the superintendent around 1:15 p.m. with the news. Stay tuned for more details.
More details: CFO Vernon Hal found $2.1 million in unspent, general-purpose funds from last year when he closed the books. (Don’t you love when that happens?)
Hintil Kuu Ca, Jefferson, Manzanita, Piedmont Avenue and Sequoia will stay open (as before- and after-school programs) through December. This means the “people’s takeover” planned for next week is off.
There will be a story about it in tomorrow’s paper.