Hey Oakland! It’s up to all of US to make sure that all OUSD students can learn in safe comfortable classrooms and school buildings with 21st century equipment. 

Many of our local schools were built over 70 years ago. Aging classrooms with old plumbing, asphalt covered schoolyards, outdated technology and no air conditioning require urgent upgrades. With the changing climate we need to invest in green schoolyards, better air and water quality and energy efficiency. Outdated facilities put students at a disadvantage; and as temperatures rise with climate change, classrooms without air conditioning reach uncomfortable and unsafe temperatures of up to 100 degrees putting student safety in jeopardy. 

We are confident that Oakland voters want to provide safe, modern facilities to support our students' continued success, just as they have in the past! This fall, we will have a chance to do just that, when OUSD will put a school facilities construction bond on the ballot. We need your support now to jumpstart this effort.


Our local tax revenues can leverage additional State and philanthropic funding.


Under State law, our local Oakland bond money cannot be taken by the State. All funds must be used for approved school facilities construction and repair projects.


The Board is committed to putting stronger oversight control in place with an expanded role for the citizens oversight committee.

Download this detailed presentation about Measure Y

Informational flyer about Measure Y


Measure Y


Oakland Education Association

Reverend George Cummings, Imani Community Church

League of Women Voters of Oakland

Pastor Jim Hopkins, Lakeshore Ave Baptist Church

Trust for Public Land

Alameda County Democratic Party

Alameda County Building Trades Council

Sierra Club SF Bay Area Chapter

Educators for Democratic Schools

GO Public Schools

East Bay Women’s Political Alliance

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

Nancy Skinner, California State Senator, Senate District 9

Assemblymember Rob Bonta, AD-18

SEIU Local 1021

Oakland Rising Action

Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember at Large

Nikki Fortunato Bas, Oakland City Councilmember, District 2

Dan Kalb, Oakland City Councilmember, District 1

Loren Taylor, Oakland City Councilmember

Sheng Thao, Oakland City Councilmember, District 4

Greenbelt Alliance

Firefighters Local 55

Iron Workers Union Local 378

San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)

Supervisor Keith Carson

East Bay Asian Youth Center

Melrose Leadership Academy PTSA

Joaquin Rivera, Trustee, Alameda County Board of Education, Area 1

The Oakland Unified School District School Board

OUSD Board President Jody London, District 1

OUSD Board Director Aimee Eng, District 2

OUSD Board Director Jumoke Hinton Hodge, District 3

OUSD Board Director Gary Yee, District 4

OUSD Board Director Roseann Torres, District 5

OUSD Board Vice President Shanthi Gonzales, District 6

OUSD Board Director James Harris, District 7

The Chabot PTA

Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club

Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

The Peralta Elementary Parent Teacher Group

Bill Withrow, Peralta Community College Trustee, Area 1

Cindi Napoli Reiss, Peralta College Board of Trustees, Area 5

Karen Weinstein, Peralta College Board of Trustees, Area 6

Aisha Knowles, Alameda County Office of Education Board of Directors, Area 4

Janevette Cole, Alameda County Office of Education Board of Trustees, Area 5

Californians for Justice

Faith in Action East Bay

Piedmont Avenue Elementary School PTA

Alameda County Central Labor Council


In 2012, Oakland taxpayers generously approved the Measure J school facilities bond, which funded:


  • State of the art CTE facilities at Fremont High 

  • Much needed rebuilds at Glenview Elementary, Madison Park Academy and Greenleaf Elementary.

  • A new Central Kitchen, 

  • Dozens more athletic fields, solar initiatives,  and other critical components.

Despite this progress, our aging school facilities continue to need attention, with about $3 billion in repairs and upgrades needed in upcoming decades.

Join The Effort
Yes! I want to make sure our students have the school facilities they need!



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