Connecting with Kyla 2019-20

  • 06.30.20 Settling into our New Reality

    I look forward to the day when this has become a part of our shared memory, but we are not there yet. We have to meet our immediate needs, but also know that the educational, health, and budgetary impacts of this pandemic are going to be with us for years not months.

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  • 06.12.20 Update on Our Budget

    I am going to be blunt in saying that we are possibly facing the worst reductions to education funding since the Great Recession as well as a great deal of uncertainty. I want to acknowledge how uncomfortable and challenging it is to face both at the same time.

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  • 06.10.20 Reimagining How to Keep Our Schools Safe

    I am recommending that we move forward to create a district wide safety plan to ensure safe, healthy, and positive school environments for students and adults WITHOUT a school district police department.

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  • 05.30.20 In the Absence of True Peace

    To anyone who is protesting, I feel you. I share your outrage AND I want my Oakland family to be safe, heard, and valued. I want our city moving as one to finally face the difficult history that we have avoided for so long.

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  • 05.22.20 Looking Ahead to Next Year

    Thank you all for working through these incredibly stressful times with such grace, compassion, and care for each other. We are approaching the possibility of opening our schools next year for online and in-person education with great care and deliberation.

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