Oakland’s school Superintendent Tony Smith announced Friday he will leave the job in June, two years before the end of his contract.
Parents in Oakland are weighing their options after the school board voted last week to shut down five elementary schools.
The Oakland school board approved a plan to close five elementary schools and consolidate several other closes during a raucous public meeting Wednesday night.
Oakland’s school board was set to meet Wednesday to consider a proposal by Superintendent Tony Smith to close five elementary schools to save $2.2 million a year and use those funds to improve other schools.
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.
Oakland superintendent Tony Smith has warned that hundreds of teachers may get notices next month – and they won’t necessarily be rescinded.