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Equal Opportunity & Access

Discloses the practices of the California Department of Education to ensure equal, fair, and meaningful access to its employment and program services.

The California Department of Education supports high-quality educational programs for California's diverse student population through its educational leadership role and places great importance on cultivating a diverse staff that understands and promotes the intellectual, ethical, cultural, emotional, and physical growth of each student. The California Department of Education, Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is charged with ensuring compliance with State and Federal civil rights laws, and regulations in CDE employment and delivery of education services.

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Resources and Information

  • Curricula and Lesson Plans
    Subjects of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying require a comprehensive approach that is more in-depth from isolated lessons. For a list of research validated and evidence-based programs, please visit the California Healthy Kids Resource Center External link opens in new window or tab..

The California Department of Education (CDE) provides these lists of support organizations for individuals or families seeking assistance with discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying and youths affected by gangs, gun violence, and psychological trauma caused by violence at home, school, and in the community, with questions or concerns. In providing these links, the CDE does not endorse and makes no guarantees or warranties whatsoever concerning the linked websites nor any organizations or individuals associated with these websites. Individuals or families considering utilizing any of these support organizations are encouraged to conduct sufficient research to determine which organization(s) are suitable for their specific situation and needs.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The State of California, Department of Education (CDE), is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. The CDE does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, Vietnam Era Veterans’ status, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively. Not all bases of discrimination will apply to both education services and employment. The Office of Equal Opportunity is charged with overseeing, leading, and directing the CDE’s efforts to meet the legal obligations set forth in state and federal civil rights laws, and regulations in CDE employment and delivery of education services. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination and civil rights should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

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Questions: Office of Equal Opportunity | oeoinfo@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-9174 
Last Reviewed: Monday, February 1, 2016
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