California: For Oaklanders (and the people who love them)

From the Social Equity Caucus Yahoo group:

Hi all. My name is Shanthi Gonzales and I'm a newly-elected Oakland School Board member and a strong supporter of public education.

I want to share an opportunity with you all to help shape the implementation of OUSD's strategic plan. Please see below, and thank you for considering this. Please share with any folks you know in Oakland that care about our public schools.

Thanks, Shanthi Gonzales Oakland School Board member-elect


Friends -

Last week an important opportunity opened up to shape the future of Oakland schools. Oakland's Superintendent, Antwan Wilson, is forming three committees that will give input into the implementation of Oakland's strategic plan, Pathway to Excellence.

These three committees will work in the following areas: Effective Talent Programs (recruitment, retention, professional development), Accountable School District (improvement of data systems to better inform district decision-making), and Quality Schools (directing increased support to the district's priority schools).

I strongly urge you to consider serving on one of these committees. We need more Oaklanders who are committed to inclusive public schools, where parent voices matter, to be involved in shaping the implementation of the strategic plan.

The time commitment is about six months, for participation in about 10 meetings.

Here is the (very brief) form to fill out if you are interested in serving on one of these committees. The deadline to apply is January 15 at 5 pm.

Thank you for considering this important role, and please share this email with other Oaklanders that you think would be great for this opportunity.

Shanthi Gonzales Oakland School Board Director-Elect