Dear Neighbor,

I am the proud mother of three children, two who attend OUSD schools currently, and my oldest who graduated from Skyline High in 2021 and is now in college. I am deeply committed to public education, but it is becoming harder and harder for working parents like me to stay in Oakland, and in OUSD. My vision for all Oakland families is to have strong, stable school communities that we feel safe in, heard by decision makers, and supported for strong academic outcomes and strong social-emotional and mental health. That is not the case right now, but I am ready to work together with all stakeholders to get there.  

As a School Board Director, I will bring my 24 years of advocating and organizing for public schools to build transformative family engagement, transparent and responsible budgeting, and ensure deep investment in community schools. With your support, we can build the strong public school system that all our students deserve.

I hope you will join me in fulfilling this vision!

Pecolia Manigo

Oakland Public Education Policy Advocate & Organizer



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