Non-Discrimination Policy

  • OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying) against any student, employee, or other person participating in district programs and activities, including, but not limited to, those programs or activities funded directly by or that receive or benefit from any state financial assistance, based on the person's actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55 or equity or compliance with Title IX, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics  (5 CCR 4610). BOARD POLICY 0410. BOARD POLICY 1312.3. BOARD POLICY 4030. BOARD POLICY 5143.3. BOARD POLICY 5145.7.


    Complaint forms are available at school sites, on the district webpage at, at the Office of the Ombudsperson located at 1000 Broadway, 1st Floor, Suite 150, Oakland, CA, 94607, or via telephone 510-879-4281.


    For Parent/Student Discrimination, Equity or Title IX Concerns, please contact: Gabriel Valenzuela, Ombudsperson/Title IX Coordinator at or 510-879-4281.


    For Employee Discrimination concerns, please contact: Tara Gard, Deputy Chief, Talent Division at or 510-879-0159. The Talent Division Office is located at 1000 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Suite 295, Oakland, CA 94607.


    California Law Prohibits Gender-Based Discrimination in Public Schools.
    The California Code of Regulation defines "gender" as: "a person's actual sex or perceived sex and includes a person's perceived identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that identity, appearance, or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with a person's sex at birth." This policy is meant to advise school site staff and administrators regarding transgender and gender non-conforming student concerns in order to create a safe learning environment for all students, and to ensure that every student has equal access to all components of the District's educational program.

    BOARD POLICY 5145.3 

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    Administrative Regulation 5145.3 Transgender Students  [English]
    Amended 11/14/12

    2017 Statement of Support for Transgender Students: In light of the Trump Administration’s February 2017 decision to remove Federal Title IX protections for transgender students, Oakland Unified School District released a statement reaffirming the District's unwavering support.