Alameda

[Alameda County] Oakland Unified agrees it has too many schools for its budget 

OAKLAND — Oakland Unified’s school board concedes it may be operating more schools than it has money for, as the Alameda County civil grand jury maintains.

The grand jury’s report, issued in June, pointed out that despite a sharp drop in enrollment over the past 15 years, from 54,000 to 37,000 students — resulting in less funding in from the state — the district still operates 87 schools with an average school size of 412 students. Fremont Unified has a similar student population of 35,000 but only has 42 schools open, the report noted.

[Alameda County] Debt-ridden Oakland Unified to get $34.7 million state bailout

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

OAKLAND — The debt-ridden Oakland Unified School District is poised to receive a $34.7 million bailout from the state over the next three years, but it may mean the district will have to close schools and sell some of its property.