Textbooks, Lockers & Gym Clothes


Oakland Tech provides one textbook per subject to students at the beginning of the year. All books are to be returned at the end of the year. Students must return the book title and book number that they were issued. It is the responsibility of the student to return books once they are no longer needed.

Students should never leave textbooks in the classroom!

Students will be held financially responsible for every book that is not returned. Students with outstanding book debts will have to pay the debt before registering for classes the following year. The book room is located in the basement near the cafeteria, ext 174.


Lockers are assigned to 9th graders and other new students at registration. Students keep their lockers throughout their Tech experience — as seniors graduate, their lockers become available to new students. Please be aware, that Tech does not have enough hall lockers to accommodate all students.

  • Students are not permitted to share lockers
  • Students should not share their combinations with others and should refrain from putting valuable items (cell phones, purses, wallets, etc.) in their lockers
  • Personal locks are not permitted on lockers and will be removed if used
  • P.E. locks, which must be used on P.E. lockers, will be distributed and collected by P.E. teachers. There is a $7 charge for any lock that is not returned. 
  • Tech is not responsible for lost or stolen items 
  • Students must make sure that their locker is secure before they leave

Please contact Ms. Rosemary Whisenston, Tech’s Treasurer, if you have any questions or concerns about the lockers.

PE Clothes

Students must dress for physical education and dance classes daily:

  • PE students may wear plain blue shorts and a plain white t-shirt
  • Dance students must wear all-black clothing
  • Tech gym clothes may be purchased at registration. Payment must be in CASH or MONEY ORDER ONLY— no checks. The price ranges from $20-$30, depending on the size
  • Not wearing PE uniforms can result in a suit cut or a grade change

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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