We endorse

VanCedric Williams

For Oakland School Board, District 3

VanCedric Williams has dedicated his career to educating children in underserved communities. For 20 years, Williams taught students in the San Francisco Unified School District, and after living in Oakland for the past 10 years, he is ready to lead our school board in improving access to high quality education.

As a OUSD school board member representing District 3, Williams has pledged to:

  • Institute the community schools model with wrap-around services addressing mental health, socio-emotional, and academic student needs for our community.
  • Systematically use racial equity lens in determining all aspects of the district program, including curriculum, personnel policies, and budgeting.
  • End school closures and mergers. School closures, co-locations, and mergers are destabilizing entire communities and disrupting students’ engagement and success. These closures have traditionally impacted low-income and minority families the most.
  • Design, deliver, and assess student experiences and learning opportunities using a racial and social equity lens. Recruit and retain educators of color.
  • Rebuild the trust between OUSD and our community by being transparent and accountable.

This election season, vote VanCedric Williams to represent District 3 for Oakland Unified School District Board of Education. You must be a registered voter to participate in this election. Register to vote today or check your registration status below.

Vote early in person to avoid lines and wait times at the polls. You can also cast your ballot safely and securely by voting by mail as soon as possible. Because of the pandemic, California is automatically mailing ballots to all active voters. Election day polling locations will open on November 3 from 7 AM to 8 PM. Find your nearest polling place here.

When to Vote

Election Day

Tuesday, November 3rd 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Other Important Dates

October 19
Last day to register to vote
November 3
Deadline for absentee ballots to be postmarked or dropped off in person
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