Superintendent Tony Smith

Melrose Elementary School in Oakland (School website)

Oakland Puts Brakes On Plan To Close Schools

Oakland Unified School District officials said they are on better financial footing, but not out of the woods yet.


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Oakland Weighs Options Ahead Of School Closure Decision

Parents and administrators promised a robust discussion Tuesday when the Oakland school board takes public comments on its plan to close five elementary schools and expand two others.