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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michelle Smith McDonald, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, (510) 670-4163, msmithmcdonald@acoe.org

County Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Monroe
Issues Statement on End of Oakland Unified Teacher's Strike

We are grateful for a resolution to this labor action for the sake of the entire Oakland community and especially for Oakland students, who need to be back in their classrooms engaged in critical learning with teachers who are valued, supported, and better compensated for the tremendous work they do.

The dedicated teachers of Oakland and the Oakland Unified School District share this common recognition, that our students and teachers deserve more than our current levels of state funding can provide. We need more funding for public education in California. Many who have dedicated their lives and careers serving and supporting our students through a high-quality public education are now joining forces to ensure our schools get the funding they need to realize this goal. Without a doubt, Oakland has difficult decisions ahead in order to land in a more stable and fiscally healthy place. Reaching this agreement with the Oakland Education Association is a significant step.

 

About ACOE
The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE), under the leadership of County Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Monroe, serves as liaison between the California Department of Education and the 18 Alameda County public school districts that serve more than 200,000 students and 10,000 teachers. ACOE provides oversight of district budgets and Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs). ACOE directly operates two types of schools that serve Alameda County’s most vulnerable youth: Court Schools at the Juvenile Justice Center and Community Schools that serve foster youth, students in substance abuse treatment, pregnant and parenting teens, Probation-referred youth, and students expelled from their resident school districts. ACOE also runs the Infant & Family Support Program, which provides individualized service for children from birth to three years and their families. For more information, visit www.acoe.org.
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Alameda County Office of Education
Communication & Public Affairs Office
313 West Winton Avenue, Hayward, CA   94544
(510) 670-7754