Welcome to the Office of General Counsel

  • Scales of Justice Image The Legal Department is dedicated to providing the Oakland Unified School District with the highest quality legal advice and representation.

    The Legal Department’s goals include:

    • Supporting the District’s five year strategic plan, “Community Schools, Thriving Students” to ensure that every student graduates from high school as a caring, competent, critical thinker, ready for college and career;

    • Protecting and preserving the legal, ethical and financial stability of the District;

    • Ensuring all District employees and partners comply with laws, regulations, policies and the District’s strategic plan;

    • Partnering with District Departments to ensure successful implementation of important District-wide initiatives, including the Voluntary Resolution Plan to end disproportionate suspensions of African American male student; implementation of the Common Core curriculum; ensuring equal access to educational opportunities for all students, including English Language Learners, special education students, foster students and students from at risk, low income communities.



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    1000 Broadway, Suite 300 • Oakland, CA 94607
    Phone: (510) 879-8535 
Last Modified on November 12, 2019