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Office of Equal Educational Opportunity

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325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: (850) 245-5036

About Us

The Office of Equal Educational Opportunity (OEEO) provides services and information to Florida schools, school districts, parents, students, and community groups on a wide range of topics impacting educational equity on the basis of race, gender, national origin, disability, age, and marital status. OEEO assists in ensuring equity in education to enable all students to attain the highest levels of educational achievement and to provide an educational environment free of bias, stereotyping and discrimination prohibited by federal and state laws and/or regulations.


To ensure that Florida’s K-20 educational environment is free of bias, stereotyping, and discrimination. OEEO connects equity with educational excellence by:

  • Leading, coordinating and improving statewide efforts aimed at removing barriers and expanding access to educational opportunities and academic student support services;
  • Encouraging efforts directed toward recruiting, retaining and promoting a highly educated and competent workforce;
  • Supporting the spirit and intent of state and federal laws on equity in education by providing compliance monitoring and reporting, and high quality technical assistance and training; and
  • Providing a focal point for a wide array of services, including policymaking and interpretation, information dissemination, referral and consultation relating to equity issues.

OEEO also facilitates collaboration in Florida to improve student rates of learning and increase the quantity and quality of educational outcomes, including increasing enrollment into postsecondary education of traditionally underrepresented students.