Oakland school superintendent leaving for Washington, D.C. job

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Oakland Unified School superintendent Antwan Wilson is leaving the Bay Area to run Washington D.C.'s school system.

The news was leaked to mulitple sources Monday night, but is expected to be officially announced in a news conference Tuesday morning.

KTVU obtained a copy of a letter Wilson sent to district staff on Monday confirming the news.

"I am proud to have been a part of the Oakland Unified School District Community and to work alongside such innovative, thoughtful, progressive, passionate, and good people," wrote Wilson.

Wilson took the Oakland job in April of 2015 after working in the Denver public school system for 6 years.