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Stop OUSD from voting to close "Roots" Middle School!
Date Monday January 28
Time 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorMike Hutchinson
Location Details
La Escuelita, 1050 2nd Ave., Oakland
The Oakland School Board has just scheduled a special meeting (less than 72 hours notice) for 6pm on Monday with only one item on the agenda, a final vote in the closure of ROOTS Middle School. The school board can not be allowed to displace our students and families from their neighborhood school. We are asking everyone to help, even if you don’t live in Oakland.

1. Please email the Oakland School Board and ask them to keep ROOTS open and demand that any “redesign” of the school can not displace any of the current students.
Aimee.eng [at] [at]
Jumoke.hintonhodge [at]
Gary.yee [at]
Shanthi.gonzales [at]
Roseann.torres [at]
James.harris [at]

2. Please sign and share the community petition. We want people outside of Oakland to also sign. There are already over 2700 signatures and we want to show maximum support when it’s submitted to the school board on Monday.

3. Attend Monday’s 6pm school board meeting at La Escuelita 1050 2nd Ave. The ROOTS closure is the only item on the agenda. You can also submit an Ecomment on the school board website:

4. We need legal help and advice. If the school board votes to close ROOTS we will be filing an injunction and we’ll need some help and guidance.

Please help us save ROOTS and send a message to the school board that we will not accept the continued closure and displacement of our neighborhood public schools. Thanks.


Here’s the link to the presentation:

And the resolution:

The petition:

Mike Hutchinson
OPEN Oakland Public Education Network
Oaklandpubliceducationnetwork [at]

#WeChoose quality public community schools, not the illusion of "school choice"

Added to the calendar on Sunday Jan 27th, 2019 10:36 AM
by Mike Hutchinson Sunday Jan 27th, 2019 10:36 AM
by Mike Hutchinson Sunday Jan 27th, 2019 10:36 AM

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