Oakland Unified is urging parents to send their kids to school during the teachers strike, which is set to begin on Thursday. All schools will remain open and staffed by principals and temporary teachers.
But what are Oakland parents who support the striking teachers and don't want to cross the picket line planning to do with their kids?
Here's what three parents we talked to said they had in store.
Hosting 'school' at home
Ché Abram intends to keep her son, a seventh-grader at Oakland SOL in Fruitvale, home for the duration of the strike. And because of a flexible work schedule, she's offering to watch other students at her house if their parents have to work.
"I come from a huge place of privilege and that means that [the strike] can last two months and I would be OK supporting my child at home," says Abram, who is married to a union construction worker and stresses the importance of solidarity with teachers. "And I would be OK helping support other families where I can."
Joining the picket line as a teachable moment
Alejandra Gonzales, a single mother of four, says she plans to support her kids' teachers by joining them on the picket line. She also intends to have her kids in tow and hopes it will be a valuable learning experience for them.