Making schools a place where everyone can succeed.


Improving Student Achievement
Through The Creation Of Relationships:
A Critical Race Theory Counterstory

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Student Discipline Resource Binder:
A Comprehensive Guide For K-12 Schools

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Upcoming Events

Student Discipline Training Series

A series of four workshops to assist school districts with effective strategies in the areas of appropriate discipline, reducing suspensions. Title IX guidance and compliance, and reducing bullying behaviors.

Day 1: Discipline Basics/Special Education Discipline.
September 22, 2020
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
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Day 2: Creating a Culturally Competent Discpline Process/Trauma-Sensitive Alternatives to Discipline with Case Studies.
October 22, 2020
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
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Day 3: Title IX: 101/Investigating Discriminatory Harassment Complaints.
November 17, 2020
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
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Day 4: Creating Safe Schools: Strategies for Effective Bullying Intervention and Transgender Students’ Rights. Privacy and Facilities.
December 8, 2020
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
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Free Online Summer Book Study

Free Summer Book Study with Dr. Dora J. Dome

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In Faces at the Bottom of the Well, civil rights activist and legal scholar Derrick Bell uses allegory and historical example to argue that racism is an integral and permanent part of American society. African American struggles for equality are doomed to fail so long as the majority of whites do not see their own well-being threatened by the status quo. Bell calls on African Americans to face up to this unhappy truth and abandon a misplaced faith in inevitable progress. Only then will blacks, and those whites who join with them, be in a position to create viable strategies to alleviate the burdens of racism. “Freed of the stifling rigidity of relying unthinkingly on the slogan ‘we shall overcome,'” he writes, “we are impelled both to live each day more fully and to examine critically the actual effectiveness of traditional civil rights remedies.”

Join our book studies on our Facebookpage:

Week 1 July 6th – Foreword, Preface, Ch 1
Week 2 July 14th – Ch 2 – 4
July 16, 12:00 P.M Zoom meeting with Dora
Week 3 July 20th – Ch 5 – 7
Week 4 July 27th – Ch 8 – Epilogue
July 30, 12:00 P.M Zoom meeting with Dora

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Dora J. Dome, J.D., attorney, author, professor and renowned speaker has practiced Education Law for over 20 years, focusing on student issues and special education.

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“What educators say about Dora Dome’s trainings…”

"Thank you for providing such invaluable information. It has greatly impacted my ideology and ignited my desire to work harder to advocate for my students and provide a safe place for students at my school site."

   Venmeta T., ELA Teacher
   Lynwood USD

"Thank you for your clarity, your thorough and relevant explanations. All content is highly relevant and actionable. I so value, appreciate and respect your experience and expertise"

     Shree R.
     Leadership Public Schools

"Thank you for your bold sharing your wisdom.  I feel more equipped to address these difficult potential scenarios.  You presented in an easy to understand manner.  Thanks for making us laugh!"

     Sam C. Principal
     Travis USD

"Wow, this information was meaningful and presented in a thoughtful and comprehensive way.  Your knowledge base is impressive."

     Saundra R. Principal
     Travis USD

"I'd love to have you do a training at my school. When we know better we do better.  Today, I feel like I'll do better because you have improved my knowledge about ed code, suspension and expulsion"

     Kameelah G. Principal
     Evergreen USD

Legal Services

DDL offers an array of legal services to support school districts in the area of Student Issues.
Some of the areas in which DDL provides legal representation and support include:

  • Advising school districts on issues related to student discipline
  • Special education discipline
  • County appeals of disciplinary decisions
  • Pupil records
  • Public records requests
  • Section 504
  • Legal representation at disciplinary administrative hearings of school sites, Administrative Panels, and/or Governing Boards
  • Responding to subpoenas
  • Medication monitoring
  • Inter/intra district transfers
  • Homelessness/foster youth issues
  • Revisions to Board Policies and Administrative Regulations and many others.