Petition Closed

 Oakland students deserve…

- Quality teachers who are committed to their community schools
- More counselors to guide them in preparing for college or career
- Additional qualified special educators to ensure that their lawful needs for a free, public education are met.
 
Today Oakland has the highest teacher turnover rate (more than 70% in the last five years) of any District in Alameda County, too few counselors to serve students’ academic and emotional needs, and the highest level of non-compliance with special education laws in the state. 
 
California’s voters generously approved Proposition 30, which will ensure that OUSD will receive at least a 5.8% increase in funding next year. While sitting on $33 million dollars in reserves, OUSD has only offered a 1.5% raise to Oakland teachers and refused to agree to limits on special education caseloads.

We need you to send OUSD’s elected officials a message:  Start giving Oakland students the schools they deserve by making a fair contract offer to Oakland’s educators.

Letter to
Oakland Unified School District Governing Board Christopher Dobbins
Oakland Unified School District Governing Board James Harris
Oakland Unified School District Governing Board Jumoke Hinton-Hodge
and 4 others
Oakland Unified School District Governing Board David Kakishiba
Oakland Unified School District Governing Board Jody London
Oakland Unified School District Governing Board Roseann Torres
Superintendent Dr. Anthony Smith
Sign a fair contract now!