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Select students, parents, and staff in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) are angry at the possibility of more than a dozen schools being closed, consolidated, or downsized. Adding insult to injury, they are more irritated that this will occur within a short four-month period. Amid a possible self-induced financial crisis, district leaders say there is nothing they can do: and that has catapulted an angry community to stand and fight for their schools. A large group attended the district board meeting on Monday, January 31, 2022, to make their voices heard. And one-by-one about 1,800 folks proceeded to get their points across.
The OUSD will be voting on Feb. 8 to close or modify up to 16 of its eighty operational schools, as well as figuring out which ones to merge. The district’s endgame is to save money by better utilizing their space, considering about nineteen of their bui...
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