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Sept. 28, 2023 at 6pm

What are the priorities and values of District 5 school board candidates? Who will champion access to quality public schools? Who is willing to do the hard work that is necessary to change the outcomes for Black and Brown students?

Join FIA parent and youth leaders as we host a forum for District 5 school board candidates on Thursday, September 28 starting at 6:30 pm at Lazear Charter Academy (824 29th Ave). Dinner will be available.

RSVP here

The candidate forum is an opportunity for all Oakland parents and youth, district and charter to ask the people who want to represent District 5 on the school board the difficult and important questions about their vision for Oakland and their views on important topics that impact students.

This is the only election in Oakland this year and it’s a huge one for the Fruitvale area as voters will select a new school board member. The board has deadlocked on some big decisions and the incoming D5 school board member will cast a deciding vote on major issues, impacting charter school’s ability to be renewed, receive funding, or have access to district facilities.

Reserve your place at the forum now and show up to make your voice heard. It’s time for us to flex our collective power.

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