What back-to-school has been like so far this semester
School starts next week, and the district has shared its plans for both COVID safety and supporting the mental well-being of students. In a recorded webinar, OUSD staff members share the overall plans and what[Read more]
Under updated guidelines from the state, California school children starting school this fall will need to wear masks when indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Currently, vaccines are available to those 12 and older; many school[Read more]
Schools to reopen with 'equity' in mind.
"It shouldn’t be a struggle. I shouldn’t have to go through no sleep and a migraine because I have a child with autism." - Dina Kenna, parents of two elementary-school children.
"9.1% of hospital patients in Alameda County were confirmed COVID-19 positive, higher than 6.3% last week."
OUSD needs to successfully negotiate Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with seven labor unions before school of any type can resume.
Final plans on reopening OUSD schools will be announced on Friday, July 10.
A local campaign led by Black activists in Oakland to transform OUSD by expelling school police is gaining momentum.
Schools will likely "have some kind of blended model with both in-person and distance learning next year."