None of the elementary school teachers who received pink slips last March will lose their jobs (except for those who don’t have the required credential to teach English learners), Deputy Superintendent Maria Santos announced at the beginning of tonight’s Oakland school board meeting.
At least 17 of the 25 music teachers who received pink slips will keep their jobs as well.
“We’re really excited about this and delighted today to present that information to you,” Santos said. (Superintendent Tony Smith is in Washington, D.C.)
Santos said further analysis is required before a similar announcement can be made about other positions, such as middle and high school teachers or counselors. The Oakland school district warned 657 teachers that they were at risk of losing their jobs. That number included 25 music teachers and 267 elementary school teachers.