April is National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month, a time to appreciate OUSD’s outstanding leadership as a multilingual District. This District leverages the cultural and linguistic resources of our student body by developing the multilingual abilities we believe will put them at an advantage.
Imagine for a moment a district where educators are both compensated and rewarded for their contributions in ways that reflect their impact on students. We are pursuing ways to become such a district by both improving our compensation structure and seeking ways to infuse OUSD with outside support.
At OUSD, we listen to the voices of girls and create programs that respond to their unique needs. My own experiences as a young girl and awareness of how much work needs to be done in our schools inspire me to lead this work forward and make a positive impact on our student’s lives.
Living in Oakland is a gift. Our children are exposed to culture in a way that demands responsiveness. Social justice is part of the fabric of this great city.
Tomorrow is not only the inauguration day of a new President of the United States, it’s also an important teaching moment that we are prepared for and will process as a community.
For all families in transition seeking a new school, enrollment season is a crucial time to explore options, learn more about the unique features of each school and apply.
Each year we’ve achieved a balanced budget by making disciplined choices. Our budget recommendations for 2017-18 reflect the direction laid out in the Pathway to Excellence, provide funding for community priorities and leave an improved reserve for the future.