UPDATE ON THE SEARCH PROCESS
Feb. 6 - 20, 2017 - Comments from the community were collected via an online community survey, available in six languages. The survey data will be used to inform the OUSD Superintendent position description and the continued superintendent search process.
Feb. 1, 2017 – BOE Directors provided an update and timeline regarding the search for a permanent candidate.
BOE Directors have retained Leadership Associates to assist in facilitating the search process and are committed to an open and transparent process that will engage staff and community in determining the key qualities and attributes needed in the new superintendent.
This will involve opportunities for community members to have their voices heard in a variety of different ways including open forums, group input sessions and an online survey. The online survey will be available on this page from February 6 - February 17. Community members are encouraged to participate in the online survey even if they plan to attend one of the engagement meetings held by BOE Directors or Leadership Associates.
"Please know that the Board is unified in our desire to choose a superintendent that has demonstrated a true commitment to the children of Oakland and the greater Bay Area," said James Harris, Board of Education President. "The ideal candidate is one that is currently or was formerly a part of our school system and/or our extended community and plans on a long-term commitment to the District."
James Harris, President of the Board of Education, spoke Tuesday, Nov. 22, about the resignation of Supt. Antwan Wilson, who will become the next Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools.
In California’s most diverse city, Oakland Unified School District is dedicated to creating a learning environment where “Every Student Thrives!” Nearly half of its 50,000 students speak a non-English language at home.
Each of its 126 schools is staffed with talented individuals who unite around a common set of values: Students First, Equity, Excellence, Integrity, Culturally-Responsive and Joy. OUSD is committed to preparing all learners to excel in college, career and community.