Diagnosing OUSD’s Budget Crisis

Evening Forum

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In November of 2017, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) announced that it was proposing more than 15 million dollars in cuts to the district after discovering a massive shortfall due to overspending in previous years. One month later, the school board revised that number, announcing a reduced, but still dire, mid-year cut of $9.1 million in order to remain fiscally solvent. How did the district get into this position, where will those cuts come from and what does it mean for the future of OUSD? Join us for a deep dive into the issue. Generously sponsored by the Rogers Family Foundation.

+ Aimee Eng / Oakland Unified School District Board of Education
+ Chris Learned / State Trustee for Oakland Unified School District

Please note that this event was originally titled "Training Great Teachers in Oakland." However, we've chosen to pivot this discussion, and the subsequent programs in our Making Oakland Schools Great series, to explore the cause, impacts of and solutions for the district's current budget shortfall.

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