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Oakland Special School Board Election 2023: Who will represent Fruitvale in District 5?

Under the order of Alameda County Superintendent of Schools, Alysse Castro, the now-vacant District 5 school board seat in Oakland is going to be filled with someone elected by the public this November 7, 2023.

With a deciding vote, the next D5 school board member will have the power to sway major decisions, impacting charter school’s ability to be renewed, receive funding, or have access to district facilities.

You’re Invited! Join FIA parent and youth leaders as they host a candidate forum for District 5 school board candidates on Thursday, September 28 at 6:30 pm at Lazear Charter Academy (824 29th Ave). Intepretation and dinner will be available.

Check out Oakland Public schools in District 5:

    • Achieve Academy
    • ARISE High
    • ASCEND
    • Bridges Academy at Melrose
    • Centro Infantil Child Development Center
    • Downtown Charter Academy
    • Francophone Charter School
    • Fremont High
    • Fruitvale Elementary
    • Global Family Elementary
    • Horace Mann Elementary
    • International Child Development Center
    • International Community School
    • Jefferson Child Development Center
    • Lazear Charter Academy
    • Latitude 37.8 High
    • Learning Without Limits
    • Life Academy
    • Manzanita Child Development Center
    • Manzanita Community Elementary
    • Manzanita SEED Elementary
    • Oakland Charter Academy
    • Oakland Charter High
    • Think College Now
    • United for Success Academy
    • Urban Promise Academy

Power Respects Power: update from Our Political Director:

My name is Michael McDaniel and I’m the Political Director with FIA. I’m a father and a veteran and a proud Oakland public school graduate. My work involves navigating the political dynamics in Oakland and advocating for policies that serve Black and Brown public school students. This is the first piece in an ongoing series we’ll be sharing with you this year to give some insight into what I do.

An organizing principle that drives my work is: “Power respects power.” FIA is in the business of building Black and Brown parent and youth power. As we tell families and students, we have to act, organize, and put on our power coats if we want to change the status quo.

Read more on the FIA blog

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