Welcome to GO’s School Board Watch for the Wednesday, June 22, 2016, OUSD Board of Education meeting. At this meeting, the board heard a second reading of its Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and budget, received an update on the Equity Pledge, and heard the Superintendent’s reflections on the district’s performance during the 2015-16 school year.
2016-17 LCAP and Budget
The Board held its second of three readings on the LCAP and budget. The third reading and vote will occur at a time to be determined. According to the staff presentation, the district has added additional goals and investment items since their last presentation to the board on June 8th, and added more justification for their use of supplemental and concentration funds, which are intended to fund programs targeting English Learners, low-income students, and foster youth.
Equity Pledge Update
The board received an update from staff on the progress of the Equity Pledge. According to the staff presentation, the goal of this project is to “create a set of agreements for charter public schools and the district that will lead to changes that better serve all students in Oakland”.
The staff presentation included details on the project’s focal areas as well as brief updates on the progress of each focal area group. The presentation also highlights a project timeline, which will culminate in a preliminary collaborative agreement by the end of the 2016-17 school year.
Superintendent’s Year End Report
June 22nd’s board meeting included Superintendent Wilson’s end of year report on his work plan. For goals in each of the three sections in his work plan (effective talent programs, accountable school district, and quality community schools), the Superintendent provides an indication of the district’s progress. According to the presentation, of the eleven goals, the district has completed two, is meeting expectations on seven, slightly off track on two, and significantly delayed on one.
See more details on the progress toward these goals in the full Superintendent’s report presentation.