Welcome to Facilities Planning and Management Department
The Facilities Planning and Management Department works to improve the quality of Oakland schools. We prepare students for college and jobs, upgrade science labs, classrooms, computers and technology, improve student safety and security, repair bathrooms, electrical systems, plumbing and sewer lines, improve energy efficiency and earthquake safety, and oversee new modernization, construction, improvements, upgrades, and replacement projects. In addition, our maintenance and custodial teams provide a clean and safe environment that is conducive to learning for our students.
Welcome to the Facilities Planning & Management Division. Our primary goal as a department is to improve the quality of Oakland schools and school facilities to better prepare students for their futures. By providing students with a positive learning environment, we are working to ensure all students feel respected and heard.
This means we are making sure that our students have full access to the what they need to be successful, regardless of their backgrounds. We want every school facility to be safe, welcoming, and inspiring. We achieve that by doing important and visible projects like upgrading science labs, classrooms, computers and technology, maintaining playgrounds, gardens, athletic fields, and courts, and working on modernization, new construction, and replacement projects. Our department also tackles the projects that are not always seen, but often felt: repairing bathrooms, improving energy efficiency and earthquake safety, maintaining and upgrading electrical systems, plumbing, and sewer lines, and improving student safety and security. In addition, our maintenance and custodial teams provide a clean and safe environment that allows our students to focus on learning.
We also oversee the capital improvement program, funded by bond measures including Measure B ($65 million dollars) and Measure J ($475 million). The Facilities Division manages over 100 buildings and 680 portables, totaling 5,841,891 square feet. On average, our maintenance operations address and respond to over 20,000 work orders per year.
Many of us have children in an OUSD school, and we take pride in providing our students with the foundation for success in life. Our department looks forward to continuing our work with parents, teachers and administrative staff, the school board, and the broader community to provide the best possible facilities for our students.
Blueprint for Quality Schools
The Blueprint for Quality Schools is a long-term plan for meeting the changing facility, program and educational needs of the district. This plan will contain a needs assessment for every school in the district, as well as recommendations on school reconfiguration and rehabilitation to provide equity, quality and opportunity for ALL OUSD students. Families, community members, and an experienced team of professionals will work together to develop the plan for creating better spaces and programs for our children to thrive.