Building a K12 Org. Unit Structure

Determining the layout is the first step in designing an organizational unit (OU) structure. How should it look? Identifying the makeup of your schools, staff, and students with the schools, how to handle devices, and those no longer active accounts will allow you to make better plans.

When you apply settings in the Admin console, you can apply those at the root or by specific OU. Being thoughtful in designing your structure lets you apply settings based on each OU's purpose.

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Video: Google Workspace OU Structure for K12

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