This is the place to find information about the 2016 Elections to help parents, students and other community members understand how candidates for the OUSD Board of Education intend to represent our public school communities, if elected. We will be posting our Candidate Endorsements, links to the completed candidate questionnaires and information about state and local education-related measures, so check back in the coming weeks.
Download a palm card to distribute at your school here: Parents United Slate
District 1: Donald Macleay
District 3: Kharyshi Wiginton
District 5: Mike Hutchinson and Roseann Torres
District 7: Chris Jackson
Videotaped Candidate Forums
10/1/16: Black Lives Matter Election Town Hall and District 7 Candidate Forum (School Board Candidates begin at about the 56th minute) https://www.facebook.com/mykinfolkz/videos/10209070958944339/
Campaign Finance Information – See how Candidates in D7, D5 and D3 are benefiting from big money corporate and privatization donors.
Click on individual infographics and share with others! Compiled from information publicly available on the City of Oakland website and the Secretary of State website.
The Candidate Questionnaire was sent to each of the candidates* in all four districts who were given two weeks to complete the Questionnaire and return it to Parents United. Those candidates who did not return the Questionnaire by the deadline were given an additional 3 days to complete it, should they choose to do so. The table below includes short answers to our questions, and questionnaires in their entirely are linked further down the page.
Jumoke Hinton Hodge: Did not respond, despite acknowledging receipt and being offered several additional days to complete the questionnaire.
Huber Trenado: Did not respond, despite being offered several additional days to complete the questionnaire.
Michael Hassid: Did not respond, despite being offered several additional days to complete the questionnaire.
James Harris: Did not respond, despite being offered (and thanking us for) several additional days to complete the survey.
*We were unable to reach one candidate in District 3, Lucky Narain, despite multiple attempts.