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State paves way for elementary schools to reopen

On Monday the state issued guidelines and conditions for California elementary schools to reopen for in-person learning with the approval of local health official. Overview California schools have been closed for in-person instruction since mid-March 2020 due to the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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School District Boundaries in Oakley – Why the mess?

Reposted from November of 2008 School districts are a form of a Special-purpose district. Their boundaries are delineated to encompass certain geographical areas, which are not necessarily the same boundaries as the surrounding cities or towns. Districts are governed by … Continue reading

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Freedom High Teacher Awarded NFL Teacher of the Year – 2010

Frank Beede, a 10th-grade world history teacher at Freedom High in Oakley and former Seattle Seahawk guard (1996 – 2000) was awarded the NFL Teacher of the Year for 2010. This award is presented annually to a former NFL player who … Continue reading

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Freedom stars on MTV – July 20

Update 7/21/10 In case you missed it here are some links: http://www.mtv.com/videos/if-you-really-knew-me-ep-101-freedom-high-school/1644038/playlist.jhtml http://www.mtv.com/shows/if_you_really_knew_me/series.jhtml Oakley Press by Samie Hartley Jul 15, 2010 “Sure, I have a nice house; I have nice clothes. But if you really knew me, you’d know that … Continue reading

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Funding Schools in California

Lately the news has been filled with the struggles of school districts to fund the coming year. Mt. Diablo School District is cutting $48.7 million, Walnut Creek $1 million, Liberty Union $3.2 million and this list could continue ad nauseam. … Continue reading

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