The Office of the Ombudsperson is responsible for the intake and monitoring of all formal District complaints. Formal complaints can be filed in this office.

    The Ombudsperson is also responsible for investigating discrimination complaints (filed by students or parents/guardians) as well as complaints concerning the state program for English Language Learners (ELL) and retaliation for, or interference with ELL Program advocacy. The Ombudsperson also coordinates Williams Uniform Complaints and submits a Quarterly Report to the Governing Board. The Ombudsperson also serves as the Title IX Coordinator.


    Mr. Gabriel Valenzuela
    Ombusperson/Title IX Coordinator
    email: gabriel.valenzuela@ousd.org

    Ms. Rosa Alarcon-Harris
    Ombudsperson Intake Bilingual Assistant- Confidential
    email: rosa.alarcon@ousd.org


    Phone: (510) 879-4281
    Fax: (510) 879-3678
    Oakland Unified School District 
    1000 Broadway, Suite 150
    Oakland, CA 94607