TONIGHT at 5pm: Protest OUSD School Closures!
Join OUSD parents TODAY, Tuesday, February 1, from 5 to 7 pm as we protest the Oakland Unified School District’s decision to proceed with additional closures of public schools.
Here are the two addresses and times for the car caravan/protest on February 1:
- 5pm: 5717 Gaskill Street, Oakland 94608 (D1 School Board Director – Sam Davis’ home)
- 6pm: 7427 Holly Street, Oakland 94621 (D6 School Board Director – Shanthi Gonzales’ home)
Please bring protest signs and musical instruments. Plan to socially distance, wear masks, and make some noise, either in your car or outside the address.
There will be guest speakers and a short program. Around 5:45pm, we will caravan to the second location. We look forward to seeing you tonight AND on Thursday at 5 pm. #NoSchoolClosures
The district has included the following schools in its list of proposed closures and plans to vote on the closures in early February:
- Carl B. Munck
- Grass Valley
- La Escuelita (6-8 grades)
- Westlake (merge with Oakland Middle School)
- Bunche (move to Westlake and merge with Dewey)
- Dewey (move to Westlake and merge with Bunche)
- Community Day
- Hillcrest (6-8 grades)
- Merging Highland/RISE
- And more for closure next year (partial list):
- Horace Mann
- Fruitvale (merge with Manzanita Community)
- Manzanita Community (merge with Fruitvale)
- Korematsu Discovery Academy
We will protest at one location and then caravan to other locations to continue the protest.
Let your voices be heard!
There is another action planned for this Thursday, February 3. We will provide the addresses for the February 3 action on the morning of February 3.
Here is a report on the overall push to privatize our local schools.
Here are more actions happening around the school closures this week: