Have you reached out to your OUSD or ACOE Board members lately?
August 12, 2011 Have you reached out to your OUSD or ACOE Board members lately? If not, it is a good time to do so!
The recent spate of denials at the District level in Oakland are concerning. Two of the three high quality petitions turned down in the last several months were backed by the Charter School Office. This is a clear departure from past voting trends and should be duly noted.
In the case of an appeal, relationships with County Board members are key, so it's equally important to sustain positive connections at that level.
Schools renewing their charter in the 2011-2012 school year should be proactive and make an extra effort to engage Board members in the life of the school!