Our picket lines begin at 6:30am tomorrow, February 21st, and we are looking forward to having Oakland families with us. We want to make sure families understand that the Oakland Education Association is not staffing solidarity schools during the strike, including those at Oakland Rec Centers. Some of our trusted community partners have been in communication with the sites listed at http://www.oaklandteachersstrike.com/, and have determined that those sites will be staffed by volunteers during the strike. Parents should also remember that solidarity schools are intended to be a location of last resort for parents who do not have another place to send their children. We are overwhelmed by our community’s outpouring of support for Oakland teachers and students. Thank you, Oakland. We love you. See you on the picket line!