The LWVO Education Committee will present a panel of speakers including Alameda County Superintendent Karen Monroe, Oakland Unified School District- High School Network Superintendent Preston Thomas, OUSD CFO Marcus Battle (invited), and OUSD HS Principal Carmelita Reyes. The panel will be responding to questions addressing the benchmarks and the requirements of the recently signed state bill AB 1840, which will be providing financial relief for the OUSD. The District is tasked to write out a set of benchmarks to address a set of mandates established by the state and the county as one of next steps to AB 1840. Participate in this robust discussion about OUSD and the status of its education challenges, entitled, “A Closer Look at the “Strings Attached” of AB 1840—A Collaborative Plan Between the ACOE & the OUSD." Please come prepared to ask your questions about OUSD and the challenges that will be addressed by new benchmarks. If you need more background on AB 1840, visit ousd.org/legislativeupdates.