In the event of a strike, city prepares to support Oakland families
“In the event of a teacher’s strike, the City is prepared to offer resources to support our families.
“I urge both parties to continue to work toward an agreement that will keep our students and teachers in the classroom. I stand with Oakland teachers who deserve a decent living wage and working conditions, and I recognize that to ensure a sustainable education system where everyone thrives, we all need a fiscally stable District that is locally controlled.
“Our goals are shared. We are all committed to building an excellent public education system in an atmosphere of respect and admiration.”
In the event of an Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) teachers’ strike, which could take place as early as next week, the City of Oakland is prepared to provide safe spaces at 15 recreation centers and all public libraries to support Oakland families affected by the strike.
15 Recreation Centers Open
Recreation & Youth Development (OPRYD) will open 15 recreation centers between 8 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday, as early as Wednesday, February 20:
– Arroyo Viejo
– Carmen Flores
– Ira Jenkins
– FM Smith
– Golden Gate
– San Antonio
– Redwood Heights
From 8 am to 3 pm OEA, in partnership with other community groups, will provide volunteers to facilitate the day and provide food for youth.
For more details, or if you would like to volunteer, contact the Oakland Education Association at (510) 763-4020 or visit this link.
At 3 pm each day, OPRYD will resume normal recreation center operations, programming, and services. OPRYD and OEA will jointly monitor the situation; OPRYD will remain flexible and provide additional services and/or facilities if deemed necessary.
Public Libraries Open
All public library branches, the African American Museum and Library at Oakland
(AAMLO), the Oakland Tool Lending Library, and Second Start program will be open regular business hours in the event of a strike.
Children seven (7) and younger must be fully supervised by a parent or responsible caregiver.
Library meeting rooms can be booked in the event of a strike.
Some Solidarity Schools have already reserved space at OPL venues. Parents should know that these are not run by the library, and that library staff cannot supervise children.
Through our collaboration, OPRYD and OPL ho