Oakland Unified School District  
Board of Education  
1000 Broadway, Suite 440  
Oakland, CA 94607-4033  
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Meeting Minutes Long - Final  
Monday, January 9, 2023  
11:00 AM  
Concurrent Inauguration of City of Oakland Officials Including School Board  
Members and Annual Organizational Meeting of the Board of Education  
INTERNET STREAMED (VIA ZOOM) AND BROADCASTED ON KTOP-TV (City of  
Oakland - Xfinity (Comcast) Channel 10)  
Board of Education  
Vice President: Benjamin "Sam" Davis  
Directors: Jennifer Brouhard, VanCedric Williams, Nick Resnick, Mike Hutchinson,  
Valarie Bachelor, Clifford Thompson  
Student Directors: Natalie Gallegos Chavez, Linh Le  
Staff: Kyla Johnson-Trammell, Superintendent & Secretary  
NOTICE - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY - CITY OF  
OAKLAND  
THIS JOINT CITY-DISTRICT BI-ANNUAL INAUGURATION OF CITY  
OFFICIALS INCLUDING BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS-ELECT AND  
CONSECUTIVE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETINGS OF THE OAKLAND CITY  
COUNCIL AND THE OAKLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION VIDEO AND  
AUDIO PRODUCTION, ON THIS OCCASION, IS BEING MANAGED BY  
CITY OF OAKLAND STAFF. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED  
TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS, PROVIDED BY THE CITY CLERK'S  
OFFICE, BELOW TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL OF THE PROCEEDINGS  
(Inauguration, Organizational Meetings of the City Council and of the School  
Board) THROUGHOUT THE DAY COMMENCING AT 11:00 A.M.  
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION  
The public may observe and/or participate in this meeting many ways.  
OBSERVE:  
• To observe, the public may view the televised video conference by viewing  
KTOP channel 10 on Xfinity (Comcast) or ATT Channel 99 and locating City  
of Oakland KTOP - Channel 10  
• To observe the meeting online from the City’s Agenda Meeting Calendar, at  
the noticed meeting time, please click on  
under “Video” for the corresponding meeting.  
• To observe the meeting by video conference, please click on this link:  
• To listen to the meeting by phone, please call the numbers below at the  
noticed meeting time: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your  
current location):US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248  
7799 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or 833 548  
0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) or  
833 548 0276 (Toll Free) Meeting ID: 875 9120 3503  
If asked for a participant ID or code, press #.  
The District will simulcast the above at 11 a.m., January 9, 2023 City of  
Oakland Inaugural and Related Meetings on the District's web site, Upcoming  
Events & Live Meeting Video - "In Progress," KDOL-TV and Xfinity (Comcast)  
Channel 27 and AT&T Channel 99. All public participation in the meeting,  
except for District e-Comment, is as stated above.  
PUBLIC COMMENT - ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE  
BOARD  
Public Comment on all Agenda Items and Non-Agenda Items for Annual  
Organizational Meeting of the Board of Education will be taken at Agenda  
Item C Only.  
BOARD OF EDUCATION PROTOCOLS  
The purpose of these protocols is to provide a basic set of professional  
standards by which the Board and the Superintendent are to function as a  
team. There is no intention to abridge the rights and obligations of Board  
Members to oversee the operation of the organization, nor to interfere with the  
Superintendent with her role as the Superintendent of OUSD.  
General  
1. Every action by a Board Member should be directed toward improving the  
educational program for students.  
2. Every Board Member will exhibit behavior that is honorable, honest, and  
dedicated to the success of the students and staff of the district.  
3. Each Board Member is to be treated with dignity and respect.  
4. Board Member Commitment will include:  
Participate fully in the discussion of issues  
Listen respectfully to all views and opinions  
Respect each individual’s opinion  
Accept the majority action of the Board  
Board Members  
5. An individual Board Member will not use the media as a personal forum,  
unless it is clearly indicated that the opinion is personal and not  
representative of the Board majority position.  
6. Each Board Member will make every effort to attend all Board meetings in  
person; and to start and end on time.  
7. Board Members will ensure opportunities for each to comment.  
Superintendent  
8. Staff is the responsibility of the Superintendent who will bring  
recommendations to the Board for action.  
9. Questions regarding Board agenda items are to be communicated to the  
Superintendent prior to the Board meeting and the Superintendent will  
respond in a timely manner.  
10. The Superintendent is to communicate all significant administrative  
actions to the Board.  
11. Legal and personnel matters will be confidential.  
MEETING RULES OF ENGAGEMENT  
Up to Three (3) minute speaking limit for Board Members  
No mingling with the audience  
Address comments to other Board Members  
Focus on agenda items  
Don't repeat what's been said  
Always be respectful  
No interruptions  
Enforce norms  
Model desired behavior  
MEETING PROCEDURES  
All Board meetings shall begin on time and shall be guided by an agenda  
prepared in accordance with Board bylaws and posted and distributed in  
accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act (open meeting requirements) and  
other applicable laws.  
(cf. 9322 - Agenda/Meeting Materials)  
The President shall conduct Board meetings in accordance with law, Board  
Bylaws, and its parliamentary authority which shall enable the Board to  
efficiently consider issues and carry out the will of the majority.  
(cf. 9121 - President)  
The Board believes that late night meetings deter public participation, can  
affect the Board's decision-making ability, and can be a burden to staff.  
Regular Board meetings shall be adjourned not later than 11:00 p.m. unless  
the Board agrees to extend the meeting, which may only be done once by 45  
minutes.  
(cf. 9320 - Meetings and Notices)  
A. Call To Order  
B. Roll Call  
Vice President Benjamin "Sam" Davis called the January 9, 2023, Annual  
Organizational Meeting to order at 12:25 P.M.  
Present  
7 - Director Benjamin "Sam" Davis  
Director Jennifer Brouhard  
Director Mike Hutchinson  
Director Nick Resnick  
Director Valarie Bachelor  
Director Clifford Thompson  
Director VanCedric Williams  
2 - Student Director Linh Le  
Student Director Natalie Gallegos Chavez  
Absent  
C. Public Comment on All of Today's Agenda Items and Any  
Non-Agenda Items Within the Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the  
Board - 15 Minutes  
Public Comment on All of Today's Agenda Items and Any Non-Agenda Items  
Within the Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the District - 15 Minutes  
C.-1  
Non-Agenda Items Within the Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the  
Board - 15 Minutes  
Public Comment on All of Today's Agenda Items and Any Non-Agenda  
Items Within the Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the Board - January 9,  
2023.  
Assata Olugbala, Kim Davis, Holly Smith, B. Beekman, Ismael Armendariz,  
Judi Burle, Unidentified Public Speaker, Christina, Donneva Reid  
D. Nomination(s) for President, Governing Board - 2023 Term  
Note: Any Regular member of the Governing Board is eligible for nomination  
to an elected officer position. A member may self-nominate, no second  
required [RONR (11th ed), p. 431, II, 31-35 p. 433, II, 1-2.]  
Nominee(s) may have up to 2 Minutes to make nomination acceptance  
speech.  
Vice President Davis opened nominations for President, Board of Education,  
2023 Term.  
Director Clifford Thompson nominated Vice President Davis for President,  
Board of Education, 2023 Term. Vice President Davis accepted the  
nomination.  
Director Mike Hutchinson nominated himself for President, Board of  
Education, 2023 Term.  
Director VanCedric Williams nominated himself for President, Board of  
Education, 2023 Term.  
Vice President Davis, having received no additional nominations, closed  
nominations for President, Board of Education, 2023 Term.  
Vice President Davis gave an up to two minute speech regarding his  
candidacy for President.  
Director Mike Hutchinson gave an up to two minute speech regarding his  
candidacy for President.  
Director VanCedric Williams gave an up to two minute speech regarding his  
candidacy for President.  
E. Election, President, Governing Board - 2023 Term  
ROUND 1 OF 5  
Upon the Roll Call for the election of the President, Board of Education, 2023  
Term, each member was asked to state the name of the nominee for whom  
he or she is voting for President. The results, for each nominee, of the single  
Roll Call vote of ROUND 1 of 5 is reflected in Legislative Files 23-0002,  
23-0002A1 and 23-0002A2, respectively, below:  
E.-1  
Shall Benjamin “Sam” Davis be elected President, Governing Board of the  
Oakland Unified School District for the 2023 Term?  
First Round of Election for President, Governing Board of the Oakland  
Unified School District for the 2023 Term.  
Shall Benjamin "Sam" Davis be elected President, Governing Board of  
the Oakland Unified School District for the 2023 Term? The Roll Call  
results are:  
Ayes:  
Absent:  
2 - Nick Resnick  
Clifford Thompson  
2 - Linh Le  
Natalie Gallegos Chavez  
5 - Benjamin "Sam" Davis  
Jennifer Brouhard  
Non-voting:  
Mike Hutchinson  
Valarie Bachelor  
VanCedric Williams  
Shall Mike Hutchinson be elected President, Governing Board of the  
Oakland Unified School District for the 2023 Term?  
First Round of Election for President, Governing Board of the Oakland  
Unified School District for the 2023 Term.  
Shall Mike Hutchinson be elected President, Governing Board of the  
Oakland Unified School District for the 2023 Term? The Roll Call  
results are:  
Ayes:  
Absent:  
2 - Benjamin "Sam" Davis  
Mike Hutchinson  
2 - Linh Le  
Natalie Gallegos Chavez  
5 - Jennifer Brouhard  
Nick Resnick  
Non-voting:  
Valarie Bachelor  
Clifford Thompson  
VanCedric Williams  
Shall VanCedric Williams be elected President, Governing Board of the  
Oakland Unified School District for the 2023 Term?  
First Round of Election for President, Governing Board of the Oakland  
Unified School District for the 2023 Term.  
Shall VanCedric Williams be elected President, Governing Board of  
the Oakland Unified School District for the 2023 Term? The Roll Call  
results are:  
Ayes:  
3 - Jennifer Brouhard  
Valarie Bachelor  
VanCedric Williams  
2 - Linh Le  
Absent:  
Natalie Gallegos Chavez  
Non-voting:  
4 - Benjamin "Sam" Davis  
Mike Hutchinson  
Nick Resnick  
Clifford Thompson  
RESULTS: ROUND 1  
No Nominee for President received the majority vote (4/7) of the total  
membership in ROUND 1.  
ROUND 2 OF 5  
Upon the Roll Call for the election of the President, Board of Education, 2023  
Term, each member was asked to state the name of the nominee for whom  
he or she is voting for President. The results, for each nominee, of the single  
Roll Call vote of ROUND 2 of 5 is reflected in Legislative Files 23-0002B1,  
23-0002B2 and 23-0002B3, respectively, below:  
Shall Benjamin “Sam” Davis be elected President, Governing Board of the  
Oakland Unified School District for the 2023 Term?  
Second Round of Election for President, Governing Board of the Oakland  
Unified School District for the 2023 Term.  
Shall Benjamin "Sam" Davis be elected President, Governing Board of  
the Oakland Unified School District for the 2023 Term? The Roll Call  
results are:  
Ayes:  
1 - Clifford Thompson  
Absent:  
2 - Linh Le  
Natalie Gallegos Chavez  
6 - Benjamin "Sam" Davis  
Jennifer Brouhard  
Mike Hutchinson  
Nick Resnick  
Non-voting:  
Valarie Bachelor  
VanCedric Williams