Charter Renewal Vote Tomorrow Night! Please Attend!
Tue, Jan 7 1:33pm
Happy New Year OSA Community!
Tomorrow is the long-awaited day of our Charter Application Renewal!  Thank you for your on-going support at the previous meetings.  We will finally have a vote on our Charter Renewal Application along with a vote on the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) which states we will use the Common Application for students entering OSA via lottery enrollment as part of phasing out auditions. With a 'yes' vote from the OUSD Board tomorrow, we will have our charter successfully renewed for five more years.
We are on the agenda with an estimated schedule to be up for a vote after 7:30 pm.  Here is the meeting outline. You'll see that we are toward the bottom, listed as item S-3 19-2227. We would greatly appreciate it if our community could submit an eComment via this link to our agenda item in support of our renewal. We will likely have an opportunity for speakers to give public comment at the meeting itself as well, and we welcome your prepared comments. Please come with your OSA gear on if you have it, or wear our school colors (black and red), and represent your OSA pride!  It is my pleasure to represent OSA on all of your behalf.
See you tomorrow, January 8th, at La Escuelita Elementary School Great Room, 1050 Second Avenue, Oakland.
 Staci A. Smith
 Interim Executive Director
 Oakland School for the Arts