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Information about AUSD's Significant Disproportionality

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Beginning in October, the Board of Education will receive regular updates on the significant disproportionately process.

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In 2019-20, the California Department of Education identified Alameda Unified School District as one of 120 districts across the state showing “significant disproportionality.”

Specifically, for three years in a row, African-American students in AUSD have been identified as children with disabilities and, specifically,  with certain kinds of disabilities, at a higher rate than their peers of other races.

Because of this pattern of significant disproportionality, the CDE has mandated that AUSD:

  • Develop and submit a Comprehensive Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CCEIS) Plan

  • Convene a CCEIS Stakeholder Team

  • Develop a Special Education Plan

This page provides comprehensive information on AUSD's significant disproportionality and what it is doing to address it. That information includes AUSD communications to families, FAQs, Board of Education presentations, and resources from outside organizations.

CCEIS Stakeholder team


As part of its mandate to address its significant disproportionality, AUSD is convening a CCEIS Stakeholder Team to:

  • review the root causes of significant disproportionality based on qualitative and quantitative data

  • prioritize the foundational issues and trends exhibited in the data

  • work collaboratively to identify activities that can disrupt these outcomes for African-American students

  • Collect data to monitor progress among African-American students

  • Identify the modifications needed to guarantee student success

AUSD is committed to convening a diverse team that includes:  parents/guardians with students  currently enrolled in AUSD, teacher-leaders, site administration, district-level leaders, and the larger community. To apply to be on the team, please fill out this survey  by September 25. The selection process will prioritize stakeholders who best represent the interests of African American students most affected by disproportionality in our district. 


Pamela Kazee

Director, Special Education


Joanne Murphy

Senior Manager

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This FAQ contains information about AUSD's current significant disproportionality and the steps AUSD is taking to address it.