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February 13 OUSD board meeting preview: EOLA Charter High up for renewal

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The Oakland Unified School District Board of Education are scheduled to hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in The Great Room of La Escuelita Education Center, located at 1050 2nd Avenue.

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Click here to download the agenda.

A few items of interest:

Decision - East Oakland Leadership Academy High - Petition and Proposed Charter School (Renewal) (Grades 9-12)
The board will discuss, and have the opportunity to vote, on renewing a charter petition from East Oakland Leadership Academy (EOLA) High.

Superintendent Tony Smith is recommending the board vote to deny the charter renewal. In a report authored by Superintendent Smith and Philip Dotson, the Acting Coordinator for OUSD's Office of Charter Schools, EOLA Charter High has "failed to meet 3.5 of its 5 measurable pupil outcomes as set forth in their charter." 

Click here to download the report recommending the charter be denied.

Click here to watch video of EOLA students presenting to the board in January.   

Emergency Contracts - Paul Robeson Administrative Building - Water Damage
OUSD's main administrative building was badly damaged during the winter break by flooding. On Wednesday, the board will vote on whether to authorize an emergency contract for Restoration Management Company and Corovan Moving and Storage to begin emergency repairs on the building.

The contract would come without competitive bids and would exceed the district's $250,000 deductible, according to the text of the item, with remaining costs covered by OUSD's insurance.

Click here to download the report.

Ratification of appointment by the President, Board of Education of the Chair, Members of Special Committee on Property Asset Management and its Charge
Director David Kakishiba (District 2), the board's president, is requesting the forming of a special committee to examine the strategic use of OUSD properties.

Director Kakishiba is recommending Director Jody London (District 1) and Jumoke Hinton Hodge (District 3) be appointed to the committee, which would deliver its policy recommendations on June 26.

Click here to download the report.

Presentation to the Board of Education of the Annual Report on the Oakland Unified School District Police Department Public Complaints Process and Complaints Reports Policy
In June of 2012, the OUSD board approved Complaints Process and Complaints Report Policy. This is the first annual, required report, which includes a summary of each complaint investigated over the past year. There were four total complaints.

Click here to download the report.

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