UPDATE: The new time posted for the Wednesday night meeting is 6 p.m.
School closures are coming, as we discussed last week. Learn more about the Oakland school district’s plans and how this painful process will roll out at a school board study session that’s scheduled to begin at
6:30 p.m. 6 p.m. Wednesday at the school district headquarters on Second Avenue. Given the interest in the subject, I wonder why it’s not being held in a larger venue.
The list of schools recommended for closure or consolidation is expected to be made public by Oct. 26, but it seems like staff in some cases already have an idea of what they want to do. Teachers at Manzanita Community School, for instance, were told in a recent meeting with district staff that changes next year are quite possible, as the OUSD administration is considering expanding Manzanita SEED, a two-way language immersion school on the same campus, to a k-8 model.
OUSD has set up a web page with information about the district’s restructuring plans.
Here is the district’s calendar listing for Wednesday’s meeting:
Oakland Unified School District
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 – 06:30 PM
Board of Education Restructuring & School Closure Study Session
Board discussion of the criteria for closure, consolidation, and expansion of OUSD schools and consideration of school candidates.
For information on restructuring work underway, please visit http://www.thrivingstudents.org/restructuring.
This meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Paul Robeson Building, 1025 2nd Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606-2212.