Education Services


Education Services

The Educational Services team provides leadership, resources, and professional learning that ensures all students receive an exemplary educational program. We direct, supervise, coordinate and evaluate district programs and services in:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Instruction
  • Educational Technology
  • Categorically Funded Programs
  • Student Services
  • Special Education
  • Assessment


Department Contacts
Julie Norby Associate Superintendent, Educational Services

Pam Siliznoff
Administrative Assistant, Educational Services | (760) 731-5414

Fax: (760) 731-9126
Site Professional Development Documentation Form
Local Control and Accountability Plan

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) The LCAP is a tool for local educational agencies to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes.


Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant
ESSER III Expenditure Plan
State Assessment Information

To learn more about your child’s scores, go to the new parent web page called Starting Smarter, available at

Here you will find:

  • resources to help understand results on the student score reports
  • access to sample test questions and practice tests

Para obtener más información sobre cómo interpretar los resultados de su niño, visite la página web nueva para los padres titulada Starting Smarter, disponible en

Este sitio incluye:

  • Recursos que ayudan a entender los resultados de los informes estudiantiles
  • Acceso a ejemplos de las preguntas del examen y examines de ensay
CA Dashboard
The Dashboard is an online tool that shows how local educational agencies and schools are performing on the state and local indicators included in California’s school accountability system. The Dashboard is a key part of major shifts in California K-12 schools, changes that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing and placed the focus on equity for all students. The Dashboard provides information that schools can use to improve.
El Tablero de Información Escolar de California (Dashboard), es un instrumento en el internet que muestra cómo las agencias educativas locales y las escuelas se están desempeñando académicamente, en los indicadores estatales y locales incluidos en el sistema de rendición de cuentas de California. El Tablero de Información Escolar de California, es una parte clave de los cambios importantes en las escuelas de California, desde el Jardín de Niños hasta el 12º grado; los cambios que han elevado el nivel de aprendizaje de los estudiantes, que han transformado las pruebas y se han enfocado en la igualdad para todos los estudiantes. El Tablero de Información Escolar de California proporciona información que las escuelas pueden usar para mejorar.
Retention Consultation Request

Retention Consultation Request From 



On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 104 into law, and we’d like to provide you with important information on how this legislation may relate to your student. The bill contained three major provisions: retention, grading, and graduation policies. 

Below you will find information about each provision:  


In preparation for the 2021-22 school year, students will be eligible for a retention consultation if they received deficient grades for at least one-half of their coursework in 2020-21 and their parents are interested in holding them back a grade level. Deficient grades include grades of D, F, ,No Pass, or 1’s. This temporary retention policy is in addition to any existing district retention policies.    

Parents/guardians of eligible students must request the retention consultation in writing. Districts then have 30 calendar days to hold the consultation and 10 calendar days after that meeting to issue a final decision.

How to Request Retention Consultation

If you would like to request a retention consultation for your “eligible pupil” (a pupil who has received deficient grades for at least one-half of the pupil’s coursework in the 2020-21 academic year), please follow these steps:

  1. Review the Frequently Asked Questions below
  2. Print, fill out, sign, and date the AB 104 Retention Consultation Request form. The form can be found in the FAQ’s below. 
  3. Turn in the filled out AB 104 Retention Consultation Request form to your school administrator or clerk
  4. You will be contacted and a consultation meeting will be held within 30 calendar days after submitting your request

Retention Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for the AB 104 Retention?

Students in grades K-11 that are eligible pupils. An “eligible pupil” is defined as a student who received deficient grades for at least one-half of the student’s coursework in 2020-2021 academic year.

K = NT (Needs More Time)

Grades 1-6 = 1’s (Below Grade Level Proficiency) & N (Needs Improvement)

Grades 7-8 = D/F in ½ the core content courses 

How soon will the meeting be held after I submit my AB 104 Retention Consultation request?

The consultation meeting must be held within 30 calendar days after receiving a written request for an “eligible pupil”.

If a student has been previously retained does the AB 104 Retention apply?

If your student is an “eligible pupil”, you may request the AB 104 Retention Consultation.

How soon will I be notified of the final determination of the student’s retention?

You will be notified within 10 calendar days of the consultation of the final determination in writing.

If I am an elementary school or middle school student, can this affect my future high school sports eligibility?

Retention can affect future athletic eligibility. California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has rules around the age of students and eligibility. Please refer to CIF Bylaws 203 and 204 to read about the current age eligibility rules for high school sports.

What does the research say about retention?

Below are some studies about the effects of pupil retention.

  • Jimerson, Shane, Sarah M. Woehr, and Amber M. Kaufman. 2007. Grade Retention and Promotion: Information for Parents (PDF). Bethesda, Maryland: National Association for School Psychologists (accessed April 28, 2016). 
    • Grade retention is one of the most powerful predictors of high school dropout. In adolescence, retained students are more likely to experience problems such as poor interactions with peers, disliking school, behavior problems, and lower self-esteem.
  • Learning Disabilities Association. 1998. To Promote or Retain?  Pittsburgh, PA:Learning Disabilities Association (accessed July 6, 2015).
    • The weight of the evidence of literally hundreds of studies shows that retaining children does not produce higher achievement. Rather than flunking students, schools should provide high quality instruction for children who find learning difficult.
  • Thompson, C. and E. Cunningham. 2000. Retention and Social Promotion: Research and Implications for Policy  (PDF). ERIC Digest Number 161 (accessed July 6, 2015).
    • Retaining students, regardless of the grade at which they are retained, increases the likelihood that they will drop out of school. Consistent with the Chicago findings, the advantage for retained students declined each year and disappeared altogether after three years.

How do I request a Retention Consultation?

  1. Print, fill out, sign, and date the AB 104 Retention Consultation Request form (English) (Spanish)
  2. Return the filled out AB 104 Retention Consultation Request form to your school office, administrator or clerk.  
  3. You will be contacted and a consultation meeting will be held within 30 calendar days after submitting your request