Get to Know the School Board Candidates
Thu, Oct 13 3:13pm

Dear Hillcrest families,


Elections for OUSD School Board are in less than 4 weeks. It’s time to choose your candidates and get out the vote!


Options to Attend a Candidate Forum


Candidate forums are a great one-stop shop to gather information about the candidates and hear from them directly. There are 3 upcoming candidate forums in the next week, with virtual and in-person options.


Make sure you know your voting district, then RSVP NOW to an upcoming forum!


Virtual Program


Monday, October 17, 6:30 p.m., Zoom

District 4

Candidate Forum: School Board Candidates


Hillcrest parent Eileen Carney is working with other D4 schools to jointly host this virtual candidate forum. All three D4 candidates will present their platforms, followed by a Q&A segment. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions through the Google form.  After they register, they will receive a Zoom link to access the event.





In-Person Programs


Sunday, October 16, 4 p.m., Park Boulevard Presbyterian Church

District 4

Candidate Forum: School Board and City Council Candidates


“The Glenview Neighbors” (formerly the "Glenview Neighborhood Association)” is hosting this forum for D4 candidates for School Board (Mike Hutchinson, Pecolia Manigo, and Nick Resnick) and City Council (Nenna Joiner and Janani Ramachandran). Each candidate will have 15 minutes to speak about their platform followed by Q&A. Attendees will have the opportunity to chat with candidates following the Q&A. Light snacks/drinks will be provided.


Tuesday, October 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fremont High School

Districts 2, 4, and 6

School Board Candidate Forum – Great for Students!


From OUSD via Parent Square:

On behalf of the leaders of the OUSD All City Council (ACC) and the Oakland Youth Vote Coalition (OYV), we would like to invite OUSD staff and students to attend a youth-led candidates forum for the School Board elections. The forum will [be] on Tuesday, October 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Fremont High School.


The event’s goal is to promote district-wide youth civic engagement and advocacy. This event will be the perfect opportunity for youth and community members to engage with candidates and take part in democracy. Especially in the times that we are in, it is critical that youth voice is put at the forefront. This event will highlight students and ensure that they are given a chance to voice their feelings regarding the quality of life and education in Oakland.