Making schools a place where everyone can succeed.

Upcoming Events


San Mateo County Office of Education
Student Discipline Training Series

Date: October 21, 2019
Title: Discipline Basics/Special Education Discipline
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Date: December 2, 2019
Title:  Creating a Culturally Competent Discipline Process/Trauma-Sensitive Alternatives to Discipline with Case Studies
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Date: February4, 2020
Title: Title IX: 101/Investigating Discriminatory Harassment Complaints
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Date: March 23, 2020
Title: Creating Safe Schools: Strategies for Effective Bullying Intervention and Transgender Students’ Rights, Privacy and Facilities
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location: 101 Twin dolphin Drive, Redwood City CA

Details: Download Flier Here



Sacramento County Office of Education
Student Discipline Training Series

Date: December 11, 2019
Title: Student Discipline Basics
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Sacrament COE, Conference Center Room

Date: March 11, 2020
Title: Expulsion Hearings and Other Related Issues
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Sacrament COE, Mather Room

Date: May 4, 2020
Title: Trauma Informed Alternatives to Discipline
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Sacrament COE, Mather Room

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
  • SARB/SART
  • 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.
“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 Turner-Grant
      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 Ram,
     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 Chizanskie, Principal
     Trans USD

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

     Saundra Rushford, 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 Green, Principal
     Evergreen USD