The Oakland school board and staff members walked out of a school board meeting Wednesday night after about 
a dozen activists began a protest and sit-in, chanting, "Our children are not for sale." They are demanding the board 
rescind its decision to close five elementary schools.
None of the schools in the district are for sale, but the agenda includes resolutions to lease some of the schools 
slated to close in June to charter schools or, in the case of Santa Fe Elementary, to Emery Unified.
As of 10:30 p.m., those decisions were on hold, as the board and most of the people who had been attending the 
meeting left when the activists began protesting.