Oakland Tech Equity Team

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The Equity Team’s mission is to cultivate, and value diverse populations, while nurturing a sense of belonging by honoring scholar voices. Our team will be accountable to all scholars  by recursively collecting data to address diverse academic needs. We will foster a community where Black and Brown scholars are empowered to thrive when we  leverage resources and relationships to develop and maintain cultural awareness. We will collaborate with all stake-holders to lift the values and principles of equity to create responsible citizens who will be leaders and role models in their community.


Our Vision for Educational Excellence:

All scholars will receive a quality education with a focus on college and career so they can thrive academically regardless of race, economic status or gender through the eradication of systemic barriers. 


It is our belief that:

  • Oakland Tech’s diversity is a quality to be celebrated, respected and valued.
  • Our scholars are gifted, talented, precious, honored and are our future
  • Our scholars have the ability to achieve anything they dare to dream
  • Our scholars deserve resources, materials and opportunities to excel  
  • A 21st Century education necessitates racial consciousness, cultural tolerance, disability awareness, and gender impartiality
  • Our scholars deserve our commitment, dedication and nurturing
  • Our scholars deserve excellent instructors who value the tenets of 21st Century teaching and learning, opportunities for college and career, and edifying scholar choice and voice
  • Our scholars have the power to be successful when provided equitable access to a rigorous curriculum that reflects social, economical and global trends and changes
  • It is our calling to extirpate  racial, socio-economic and gender predictability within our system


  1.  Identify current equity needs during distance learning 
  2.  Provide equitable access and inclusion for all scholars 
  3.  Create rigorous, equitable learning environments to meet the diverse needs of all scholars.
  4. Promote social justice and racial equality for all scholars
  5. Honor the diverse cultures and backgrounds of all scholars 
  6. Hold Tech’s systems and policies  accountable for the success of our historically underserved scholars
  7. Provide effective data to school community 
  8. Identify, collaborate with and uplift teams that support equity work
  9. Create a structure of accountability for all stakeholders 
  10. Leverage resources, network to create more opportunities and positive outcomes for all scholars


  • A rigorous teaching and learning environment, measurable data driven results to augment equitable change  
  • Deepen adult awareness of instructional bias’, culturally responsive pedagogy, equitable grading practices, effective teaching strategies, and elements of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) through Professional Development 
  • Augment integration of SEL strategies to promote a healthy learning environment to encourage a model of social and community rectitude







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 www.ousd.org/ombudsperson, at the Office of the Ombudsperson located at 1000 Broadway, 1st Floor, Suite 150, Oakland, CA 94607, or via telephone 510-879-4281.

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