Opening small learning pods
We are working with our partners at the Oakland City Parks & Recreation Department who have been providing facilities and supervision for students for over a month now. More recently, we have begun piloting extremely small learning pods on a few OUSD sites supervised by non-profit agencies and OUSD staff. This month, we expect to open up services at several sites for some of our Special Education students who have significantly regressed in their skills because of this interruption in their schooling.
I really appreciate the leadership and thoughtfulness of people around our community and on our staff as we work toward an approach to help keep our community safe and on the path to reopening.
There is no straightforward path to reopening, but I have the utmost confidence that everybody in our community will bring their best selves, perspectives, and thoughts into this space as we move forward together.