Parent power starts with you! APT Tues mtg to vote for parent OSA Exec Board members!
Tue, Feb 11 5:30pm-7:00pm
Oakland School for the Arts

Come to the APT General meeting this Tuesday, February 11th at 6pm. (5:30 social time). 

Meet, greet, and select the candidates for parent representative on the OSA Executive Board.

Even while celebrating the excellent art curriculum and many academic achievements of our school, many OSA parents have experienced  anxiety about past and future challenges facing our school such as high teacher turnover, the fate of charter renewal, equity and auditions - made worse by insufficient communication between the governing Board and families.

The lack of parent voices in the governance of our school prompted The Alliance of Parents and Teachers (APT) to step forward to steer OSA towards equity and excellence under the banner of Parent Power.

Thanks to APT’s advocacy and parent engagement, the newly approved OSA charter mandates parent representatives on the OSA Executive Board, guaranteeing shared leadership with OSA parents in the governance of our school.

In addition to the APT’s liaison seat on the board and a nonvoting student representative, two at-large seats are open to all OSA parents and guardians.

We invite you to meet the six parents running for these seats on Tuesday, February 11th at 6pm in the Student Center. Use your voice to shape the future of OSA by participating in the parent election process.

Learn more about these candidates and don’t forget to vote for the nominees that best represent your hopes for OSA. Voting will take place in person on Tuesday, February 11TH and continue electronically until 5pm on February 14TH. Parent power starts with you!

 Learn more and get involved in the the Rape Prevention Education Program for OSA students.   

On February 11th we will also be joined by  Laura Alberti from the Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR) who is running the Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program at OSA and is interested in working with a small group of parents and caretakers at OSA. The program consists of multiple elements -- including evidence-based healthy relationship curricula, youth-led initiatives, and faculty and staff trainings -- all aimed at preventing sexual violence and harassment at OSA. The program also aims to encourage trauma-informed responses to these acts if and when they do occur.