Physical School Environment


  • Schools are required to have safety plans and site safety rules.
  • With help from the city, county agencies, and other partners, schools are working to make sure that there are safe routes to schools for walking and biking.
  • OUSD has policies and programs in place to help prevent asthma and other breathing problems and promote asthma-safe classrooms.
  • The Green Gloves Program is working to reduce the “environmental footprint” of schools in Oakland. Green Gloves gets students involved in hands-on learning and real-world problem solving. It empowers students, helps safeguard their health, and saves resources and money for our schools and communities.

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