FCMAT is requesting applications of interest from qualified candidates to serve as the county trustee at Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). The district has been under state receivership since 2003, when the governor approved Senate Bill (SB) 39 (Chapter 14/2003), which included an emergency appropriation of $100 million to avert fiscal insolvency. The district drew all $100 million of the authorized funds. All legal rights, duties, and powers of the district’s governing board and superintendent were returned to the district on June 28, 2009. Upon return of local governance, the state-appointed administrator completed their work and a trustee was assigned to monitor and review the district’s operations.
Under the provisions of Assembly Bill (AB) 1840 (Chapter 426/2018), the trustee serves under the direction and supervision of L.K. Monroe, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools. Assembly Bill 1840 designates FCMAT as the agency to identify and vet candidates to serve as county trustee. The final selection of a candidate for Oakland Unified School District trustee will be made by Superintendent Monroe, with the concurrence of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) and the president of the State Board of Education.
The ideal applicant will most likely be the final trustee assigned to OUSD, and will most likely be the trustee that facilitates restoration of full local control to the district through decisions that ensure long-term financial stability.
Initial applications shall be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 25, 2021.