Students at Oakland’s Life Academy of Health and Bioscience interviewed District 5 city council and school board candidates Thursday night in a public forum they organized.
Principal Preston Thomas described the event as “totally authentic and student-led.”
“This was a great example of what it means to be a full service community school,” he wrote in the email he sent to me afterward.
If you missed it, here are some other election-related events:
- Tomorrow afternoon (Saturday) at Castlemont High School (8601 MacArthur Blvd), coordinated by the Black Organizing Project — this one for candidates in all school board districts. Lunch at noon, forum from 1-3 p.m.
- 8:45 to 10 on Tuesday morning, Lighthouse Community Charter School (444 Hegenberger Road) holds a public forum for school board candidates in District 5 and District 7.
- A rally at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday) at Oakland High School in support of Measure J, a school bond measure on the November ballot.