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

What is Critical Race Theory…Really? Free Webinar Series

Join Dr. Nancy Dome, Dora Dome, Esq., Director of Training Kelly Cole in this series on Critical Race Theory. Please bring your questions and join the conversation!

Tue 9/29 – part 3:
What is Critical Race Theory…Really? The Permanence of Racism with Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud

Tue 10/6 Part 4: What is Critical Race Theory…Really? – Interest Convergence with Kate Kendell

Tue 10/13 Part 5: What is Critical Race Theory…Really? – The Critique of Liberalism with Dr. Joshua Cole

Tue 10/27 Part 6 – What is Critical Race Theory…Really? Wrap Up

Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm PDT
Location: Zoom
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San Mateo County Office of Education 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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San Mateo County Office of Education Legal Aspects of 504 and Distance Learning

Join Dora J. Dome’s online workshop with the San Mateo County Office of Education to discuss the legal aspects of 504s and distance learning. She will discuss what’s required, the eligibility process and how to think about accomodations for students in relation to 504 in this uncertain time.

For San Mateo County educators. $50 per participant.

Monday, September 28, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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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

"During the 2019-20 school year, the PYLUSD used an online course from Dora Dome to train teachers and Administrators on Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment.  Ms. Dome tailored the training to issues of concern to our district.  The online platform gave staff the flexibility to take the course on their own time schedule and at their own pace.  Some sites chose to complete the course as a staff training together while others completed it independently.  The course incorporated video and scenario/quiz formats that helped engage the participant and a completion tracking tool to ensure a 100% completion rate.  Feedback from participants was very positive, showing that it gave our staff better understanding of the legal parameters of bullying, discrimination and harassment, as well as empathy to better address it in their classrooms and schools.  With limited time for staff training across the state, this is an outstanding approach to educating staff on a high priority issue facing us today.  We know of no one more qualified to provide this training than Dora Dome."

Richard McAlindin
Executive Director, Instructional Support 
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified

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.