ONN – Update On Oakland Unified School District School Closures For Thursday.
Greetings Oakland Unified Community,
This is communications director, John Sasaki.
I am calling to let you know that all OUSD schools–except for nine–will be open tomorrow.
The nine schools that will be closed because of the power outage tomorrow, October 10 are: Fruitvale; Grass Valley; Howard; Montclair; Sequoia; Elmhurst United; Rudsdale Continuation; Skyline; and Sojourner Truth.
Based on current information, we expect all schools to be open on Friday.
We will share more information as soon as we can.
The power outage may pose communication challenges. Official messages will be sent via robocall, our website (www.ousd.org), and social media (@OUSDnews).
Note from Oakland News Now Technical: this video-blog post shows the full and live operation of the latest updated version of an experimental Zennie62Media mobile media video-blogging system network that was launched June 2018. This is a major part of Zennie62Media’s new and innovative approach to the production of news media. The uploaded video is from a vlogger with the Zennie62 on YouTube Partner Channel, then uploaded to and formatted automatically at the Oakland News Now site and Zennie62-owned social media pages. The overall objective is smartphone-enabled, real-time, on the scene reporting of news, interviews, observations, and happenings anywhere in the World and within seconds and not hours. Now, news is reported with a smartphone: no heavy and expensive cameras or even a laptop are necessary. The secondary objective is faster, and very inexpensive media production and distribution. We have found there is a disconnect between post length and time to product and revenue generated. With this, the problem is far less, though by no means solved. Zennie62Media is constantly working to improve the system network coding and seeks interested content and media technology partners.