• Translation Services

     

    The Translation Services Office supports the work of the District by providing translation services in multiple languages to facilitate communications among District staff and bilingual families and communities. With over 40 languages spoken by students and families in OUSD, the Translation Services office acts as an important resource to make sure that students and families are able to understand key issues, events, and materials that are produced by the District.



    The Translation Services Office was in the mid-1990s when more than one-third of the students enrolled in the District came from non-English-speaking families. Per Education Code Section 48985, if 15 percent or more of the pupils enrolled in a public school that provides instruction in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, speak a single primary language other than English, all notices, reports, statements, or records sent to the parent or guardian of any such pupil by the school or school district shall, in addition to being written in English, be written in the primary language, and may be responded to either in English or the primary language.

     

    READ: Translation Services & Policies

  • Goals/Priorities

    • Provide excellent translation services to assist communications among District staff and bilingual families and communities
    • Find meaningful ways to expand the District's ability to serve non-English-speaking families that are beyond our current capacity

     

    How Our Work is Part of the Strategic Plan

    The Translation services office supports bilingual students, families, staff, and communities in the District by translating key materials related to the progress of transforming OUSD into a Full Service Community District.

     

    Staffing & Languages

    To support the translation needs of bilingual students and families in the District, the Translation Services office is made up of the following staff members:

    • One (1) Full-Time Program Manager
    • Five (5) Full-Time Spanish Interpreter/Translator Specialists
    • Two (2) Full-Time Chinese Interpreter/Translator Specialist
    • One (1) Full-Time Vietnamese Interpreter/Translator Specialist
    • One (1) Part-Time Cambodian Interpreter/Translator Specialist
    • Zero (0) Full-Time Arabic Interpreter/Translator Specialist

     

    The office provides translation services-both oral and written-in the following languages:

    • Spanish
    • Chinese (written) / Cantonese (oral)
    • Vietnamese
    • Cambodian
  • Contact Us

    Angel Ho
    Program Manager
    Translation Services

    Office: 510-879-8898

    angel.ho@ousd.org

    1000 Broadway, Suite 150
    Oakland, CA 94607

  • Types of Services

    • Walk-ins / phone calls
    • Oral
    • Written
    • School site parent meetings
    • District letters, notices, and fliers
    • School site-specific letters, notices, and fliers
    • School Accountability Report Cards (SARC)
    • Student and Family Handbook
    • Enrollment Options Guide and other related materials

     

    Meetings Supported by Translation

    • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings
    • Pupil Disciplinary Hearing Panel (PDHP) hearings
    • Student Attendance Review Team (SART) meetings
    • Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) hearings
    • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) meetings