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November 3, 2020 — California General Election
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School Director, Trustee Area 5 — Oakland Unified School District

Get the facts on the California candidates running for election to the School Director, Trustee Area 5 — Oakland Unified School District

Find out their top 3 priorities, their experience, and who supports them.

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About this office

Members establish educational goals and standards, approve curricula and the district’s budget, approve various purchases and renovations, and appoint the superintendent of schools.
This office uses ranked-choice voting, or “instant run-off voting.” When marking your ballot, instead of voting for just one candidate, rank up to three candidates in order of your preference.See the Voting info section for more.

OUSD School Board Links to Candidate Questionnaire Responses - November 2020

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l2mV0P_oAaZRRNUnamGGBBO5oK3TY7UAutO9s0vyDxo/edit
The Education Committee of the Oakland League put together a series of questions and invited all of the candidates running for the School District seats to respond to the questions.   The link above is to the responses from a majority of the candidates. 
You must select at least 2 candidates to compare them.

Candidates

You can vote for 1 of these 4 candidates.

Mike Hutchinson

educator/public education organizer
Top 3 Priorities
  1. The school board is mismanaging OUSD.  If elected...
  2.  I will work to create an authentic community engagement...
  3. Oakland needs to re-envision public education.  If...
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Leroy Roches Gaines

Non-Profit Leader and Former Principal
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Supporting Educators
  2. Results for Students
  3. Fiscal Responsibility
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Sheila Pope-Lawrence

Educator/Administrator
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Improve all school sites by putting policies in place...
  2. Bring leadership to OUSD by working with our community...
  3. Make education excellent for all students regardless...
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Jorge C. Lerma

Retired Educator
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Implement curriculum that is inclusive
  2. Hire more teachers and faculty that are a reflection...
  3. Eliminate standardized testing and replace it with...
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