but it doesn't really matter because the board has no authority!
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/01/BAGLFJ5MCT1.DTLIn defiance of state law, the Oakland school board voted Wednesday night to grant diplomas to seniors who have not passed the state-required exit exam, in a 4-2 vote.
Because the bankrupt district is under state control and the board has been stripped of decision-making powers, however, the resolution cannot be enforced unless approved by state-appointed Administrator Randolph Ward.
Ward was chosen to lead the district by State Superintendent Jack O'Connell, who wrote the exit exam legislation, in 2003.
Ward left the meeting before the board voted and could not be reached for comment.