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2014-15 2014-15

ANNUAL REPORT

AKECOE.O

TO THE COMMUNITY

Heroes in Education

The digital version of this report is available at www.lakecoe.org


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MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

“EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS. IT IS THE KEY TO A PROMISING FUTURE” BROCK FALKE N B E RG

Thank you for reviewing the Lake County Office of Education’s Annual Report to the Community. The annual report is intended to share information regarding Lake County students, schools, and educational programs/services. The annual report includes information pertaining to the Lake County Office of Education (LCOE) and the seven school districts located within the county. You will see reviews and reports focusing on student performances, school finances, student enrollment, attendance, and special programs or services. Our “Focus on Education” will provide the foundation for the success of all students in Lake County. Changes in educational funding, curriculum standards, school accountability, and student testing have created many challenges over the last two years. However, they have also created a great opportunity for local school districts to thrive and grow. As we embrace this opportunity, our “Focus on Education” will assure that improved student outcomes and success will remain the primary result of our work. Although educational funding has not returned to 2007/08 funding levels, local school districts have seen an uptick in revenue. Additionally, changes in the revenue structure have lead to much greater level of local decision making. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) along with the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) will allow school districts in Lake County to focus resources on student educational outcomes that are meaningful and relevant in our communities. California’s content standards in English Language Arts and Math are aligned to the Common Core Standards that were proposed by the State Governors in an effort to have common educational expectations and outcomes from state to state. Lake County Schools are well on their way to incorporating the new content standards into daily instructional practices. At the County Office of Education we continue to “Focus on Education” by providing improved services and programs for all children. Our parent engagement initiative, the Hero Project, will continue to be a focus area. An enhanced focus will be applied to the concept of school readiness with greater success to LCOE preschool programs and continued growth of the Literacy Task Force. With a focus on workforce preparation, LCOE will continue to be a leader in the area career and college readiness. Thank you for reviewing the annual report. I look forward to working with you and for you on behalf of the children and families of Lake County. Sincerely, Brock Falkenberg Lake County Superintendent of Schools

MISSION THE LAKE COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION, THE COMMON LINK IN PUBLIC EDUCATION, PROVIDES LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT TO OUR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES BY PLANNING, COORDINATING, FACILITATING AND DELIVERING EXEMPLARY SERVICES AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.


SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS CORE VALUES

CHILDREN FIRST All children can learn and succeed, but not on the same day in the same way. •

Always consider the needs of the student/children over the needs of adults.

We are a child focused agency.

• •

Is it good for the kids and (hopefully) beneficial for all?

RESPECT

Rely on the “golden rule.”

How you treat others reflects upon each of us, both personally and as a professional organizatio

SERVICE

CORE VALUES

• • •

Put the welfare of children, schools, subordinates, and the COE before your own. Service leads to organizational teamwork.

DUTY Fulfill your obligations. Accept responsbility for your own actions and those you supervise. Find opportunities to improve oneself for the good of the team.

• • •

INTEGRITY Do what is right, legally and morally. Be willing to do what is right even when no one is looking. Integrity is our moral compass, that inner voice.

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SSMARTER MARTER ALANCED BBALANCED A SSESSMENTS ASSESSMENTS In the spring of 2015, students in grades 3-8 and in grade 11 took the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics. The Smarter Balanced Assessments are aligned with California’s new content standards and reflect the communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills students need to be ready for college and the 21st century job market. The Smarter Balanced Assessments are taken on a computer and parts are adaptive, which means that during the test, the questions will become more or less difficult on the basis of how the student performs. If the student answers a question correctly, the next question may be a bit more challenging; if the student answers it incorrectly, the next question may be less difficult. Results from these assessments are just one piece of information to help teachers, parents/guardians, and students understand how well a student is performing on the grade-level standards.

SUCCESS STORY - Lake County English Learners outperform state average in English Language Arts .


STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT SUCCESS STORY — LAKE COUNTY ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEA

At every grade level except one, English Learners in Lake County out-performed the state average for meeting or exceeding the grade level standards in English Language Arts.

At both 8th and 11th grade, Lake County students out-performed the state averages by 4%.

Academic Decathlon Students

3

State 17%

rd

English Language Arts Scores for English Learners by Grade Level.

4

th

5

th

6

th

7

th

8

th

11

th

Lake State Lake State Lake State Lake State Lake State Lake State Lake County County County County County County County 12%

12%

12%

11%

13%

8%

9%

5%

6%

5%

9%

8%

12%

Percent of Lake County Students with Standard Exceeded or Standard Met compared to the State average.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT 6


Lake County 2014-15 Student Demographics

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D

STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS TUDENT EMOGRAPHICS

Total K-12 Enrollment

9,165

Free/Reduced Lunch

80.5%

English Language Learner

12.27%

Special Education

12.18%

American Indian/ Alaskan Native

4.46%

Hispanic or Latino

32.45%

African American (non-Hispanic)

1.9%

White (non- Hispanic)

54.15%

Percentage of Qualifying Students for Free and Reduced Price Meals -- By District 2012-13

2013-14

93%

97%

91.2%

100%

80.7%

82.2%

73%

77.5%

56.2%

83%

76.3%

88.3%

83%

87.2%

87.7%

53.5%

53.5%

55.9%

55.5%

57%

61.5%

76.2%

77.7%

90.4%

91.9%

87.4%

93.2%

40.5%

45.1%

44.2%

45.9%

46.6%

59.1%

57.4%

61.2%

73.5%

81%

not listed

Upper Lake Union Elementary

78.5%

79.3%

84.8%

80.6%

81.1%

88.2%

Upper Lake Union High

84.7%

78.4%

75.5%

84.9%

84.5%

97.9%

Lucerne Elementary

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

94.5%

77.5%

68.2%

2014-15

not listed


“We will continue to keep the future of Lake County’s children as our top priority. I encourage you to work with friends and family, carpool and help one another to make sure that all our children have access to quality education each and every day.” Brock Falkenberg Lake County Superintendent of Schools

10500

TOTAL LAKE COUNTY STUDENT ENROLLMENT

10250 10000 9750 9500 9250 9000 8750 8500 8250

*Information collected from DATA1.CDE.CA.GOV/DATAQUEST

2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15

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FINANCE

General Fund

Child Development

Special Ed Transfers to Districts

Total

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Sources

$3,609,995

-

$183,205

$3,793,200

Federal Revenues

$2,291,826

$315,843

$3,627,136

$6,234,805

Other State Revenues

$2,948,949

$1,500,370

$3,590,003

$8,039,322

Local Revenues

$2,683,141

$242,039

-

$2,925,180

Other Financing

$285,066

-

-

$285,066

Total Revenues

$11,818,977

$2,058,252

$7,400,344 $21,277,573

Total Expenditures

$11,147,654

$2,204,112

$7,493,469 $20,845,235

$671,323

$ (145,860)

$ (93,125)

Lake County OďŹƒce of Education Budget

91% of revenue is invested directly into district support services 3%

Balance

5%

Services to Students in LCOE Schools

5%

$432,338

To help Lake County districts meet their educational

Services to the Community Central Administration 87%

Transfers and Services to Districts

resources are utilized for services directly focused on districts, schools, and students.


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- Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education CALIFORNIA STATE LOTTERY REVENUES (Unrestricted and Instructional Materials) Kelseyville USD

Konocti USD

Lakeport USD

Middletown USD

• $275,959

• $533,924

• $249,019

• $257,742

Lucerne ESD

• $43,146

Upper Lake High School District

Upper Lake Union ESD

• $81,892

• $37,854

DISTRICT GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES

administrative expenses comprise only

5%

of the annual budget

Kelseyville USD

• $1,630,763

Konocti USD

• $30,403,488

Lakeport USD

• $13,964,972

Middletown USD

• $13,873,901

Lucerne ESD

• $2,692,864

Upper Lake Union ESD

• $4,994,941

Upper Lake HSD

• $3,475,752

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PROGRAMS 2014-15 Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. The HERO PROJECT is on a mission to inspire every family to hope more, love more and learn more. The program highlights families in our own communities and challenges all parents to be heroes to the children in our lives.

1700 50% 1100 P ARE N TS H AV E JOIN E D TH E

HE RO PROJE CT

of Lake County children have at least one parent enrolled in the program

ORG AN IC SOCIAL M E D IA FOLLOW E RS

Be inspired. Live Happy. Be a HERO! The LAKE COUNTY LITERACY TASK FORCE supports all Lake County residents in having an avenue to celebrate literacy.

High quality children’s books are purchased for participating schools. These books are read by community members to students at Lower Lake Elementary, Kelseyville Elementary, Riviera Elementary, Upper Lake Elementary and Lucerne Elementary. Following the reading, the books are donated to the school library.

Designed to promote the enjoyment of reading literature and the engagment of reluctant readers. Cultural events partner with libraries, museums, theatres and other local organizations which include K-12 schools and community colleges. 2015 focused on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. 2016 promised to be exciting focusing on The Call of the Wild by Jack London.

Program provides books to the homes of Lake County children aged 0-5. Partnerships with Sutter, St. Helena Hospital, First 5 Lake, and more support this program. Over 915 children in Lake County have particpated in Imagination Library. Over 10,200 books have been put into the hands of Lake County’s youngest residents.


HEALTHY START offers comprehensive school-based support services for students and families, helping to ensure that all students have what they need to succeed in school each day. 2014-15 marked 20 years of the Healthy Start program. Healthy Start is a collaborative program working with organizations throughout the community. Over 30 partnering agencies are active with the Healthy Start Collaborative and Children’s Council.

Over 282 families and individuals received parenting education and support classes in partnership with Child Welfare Services, Lake Family Resource Center and Tribal Health.

CH ILD RE N ’S ORAL HE ALTH PROJE CT Screening and Sealant Clinics Case Management and Transportation Assistance Education

PE D ICU LOSIS AN TI -LICE

NU RTU RIN G FAM ILIE S

Head Checks

Drop-in and Weekly Parenting Classes

Home Visits

Over 200 food insecure families recieved nearly 20 pounds of free, nutritious food each week in partnership with North Coast Opportunities and the Hunger Task Force.

98 foster youth received mentoring, tutoring, college and career counseling, and transitionalsupport in partnership with Child Welfare Services.

Classes offered in English & Spanish at various sites & at correctional facility

FAM ILY PRO Family-driven, goal oriented support for families who need attention according to child welfare

FOSTE R YOU TH SE RV ICE S

BASIC NE E D S SU P P ORT

Tutoring and Transition Support Educational Advocacy Education Reviews Transition Services Capacity Building with LCAP Health & Education Passport

Food Backpack Program Hygiene, Clothing & Shoes

THE HUB is a centralized location that provides coordinated educational, health and social

supports for children and families while harnessing the power of Lake County to empower and enrich lives. The hubs provide coordinated medical referrals, dental services, transportation resources, food, clothing, housing support, counseling services, parenting support and education, and much more.

Upper Lake HUB 4,361 visits by students & community members 722 phone calls for services & referrals

HUB Facts Plans are underway to expand HUB services to other communities The goal is to have a HUB in everycommunity Partnership with “Way to Wellville”

Lower Lake HUB

Resources Informa�on

4,708 visits by students & community members 580 individuals joined in partner activities

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PROGRAMS 2014-15

The Academic Decathlon is a program in which high school students compete as individuals and as team members in a series of 10 academic tests and demonstrations. A team consists of 9 students from 9th-12th grades and is comprised of 3 honor students (A’s), 3 scholastic students (B’s) and 3 varsity students (C’s). The final team score is calculated based on the highest 2 honor students, the highest 2 scholastic students, and the highest 2 varsity students. Clear Lake High School won the County Award and went on to Sacramento compete at the State Finals.

49 students from Clear Lake, Kelseyville and Upper Lake competed in the 2014-15 Academic Decathlon. The Topic was New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity & Innovation. The multi-day competition included the assistance of more than 60 volunteers including judges for speech, interview and essays.

Pictured above: Coach Jim Rogers (back center) with 2015 CLHS Academic Decathlon team: Nate Falkenberg (top left), Chris Vincent, Cord Falkenberg, Linda Ralosky (bottem left), Narumi Mitchell, Emily Seeley, Julie Mathers, Melissa Thibeau

On February 7, community members visited Kelseyville High School to watch students compete in the Super Quiz relay. Sponsors such as The Lodge at Blue Lakes, Mendo Lake Credit Union, the Lake County Arts Council and the Lake County Friends of Mendocino College presented scholarships and awards to students for best overall score, high speech and interview.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is a proaSctive approach to establishing the behavior supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to acheive social, emotional and academic success.

Provided training to over 12 administrators and 60 teachers who eventually constructed PBIS teams at each of the schools in the SCT grant.

The PBIS teams trained their respective faculties in PBIS theory and practice.

Cohort 1 schools include: Upper Lake Elementary, Upper Lake Middle School, Kelseyville Elementary School, Riviera Elementary School, Mountain Vista Middle School and Kelseyville High School. 75% of schools in Cohort I reached Fidelity in early implementation. This benchmark was summarized as a wonderful beginning to affecting the climates of 12 of our County’s schools.

Additional trainings were given at the University of Oregon, Placer County, and the Santa Clara Offices of Education.

PBIS includes:

Each school in both Cohort I and II have PBIS teams in place to set plans for providing services for students and their well-being.

Cohort 2 schools, consisting of Konocti Unifed School District and Lucerne Unifed School District, had three trainings in PBIS. These schools are now preparing to rollout PBIS for their students and families.

A system for discouraging undesired behavior A system for encouraging desired behavior Clear discipline expectations Explicitly taught Data tracking system through the University of Oregon is being utilized in all Cohert I schools and will be installed at all Cohort II schools in Spring 2016.

Cohort I started training in Tier II Interventions, enabling schools to offer improved interventions for students in need. 2015-16 action plans aim to reduce student suspensions and disciplinary referrals set for each school.


OCAL CON TROLACCOUNTABILITY ACCOU N TAB ILITY PLAN S PLANS LOCAL LCONTROL

District Goals as Reported in 2014-15 LCAP “Now – decades later ... we have finally created a much fairer system of school funding, called the Local Control Funding Formula. Under the provisions of this law, state funds are directed to school districts based on the needs of their students. Districts will get significantly more funds based on the number of students from foster care, low-income families and non-English-speaking parents. This program also breaks with decades of increasing centralization by reducing state control in favor of local flexibility. Clear goals are set, and their enforcement is entrusted to parents and local officials. This puts California in the forefront of educational reform.” Governor Brown

In collaboration with stakeholders, Lake County Districts have adopted the following goals:

Kelseyville Unified School District

Konocti Unified School District

Increase student achievement for all students including students with disabilities, foster youth, low-income and EL students.

Improve student achievement through deeply engaging teaching and learning, CCSS implementation, and monitoring of student progress, both during and after school.

Schools will seek parental input in decision making and promote parent involvement.

Students will be introduced to, experience, and explore a variety of electives and enrichments that promote college and career readiness within an articulated program. Increase positive school culture by creating a kind, supportive, healthy and collaborative learning environment. Improve communication through a variety of communication sources on an ongoing and timely basis, ensuring transparency and keeping all stakeholders informed and connected.

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District Goals as Reported in 2014-15 G A R I 2014-2015

ISTRICT

OALS

S

EPORTED N

School District

Lake County Office of Education

• Provide optimal conditions for students to deeply engage with learning • Create and maintain facilities that support learning, Provideand a learning environment conducive engagement safety

to student and community academic and • Fully Implement social needs.Common Core State Standards

• Students will have access to enrichment and elective classes

Provide continued, expanded, 21st Century • Students will opportunities have access to additional help in core academics learning for students. within and outside the school day

Serve as a center for learning and thriving

• Provide basic district services to support the smooth operations of thewithin districtthe Lake County community.

Provide educational opportunities for

skill expelled and standards youth.

• Students will have access to explore college and career options

Improve Educational Outcomes for Foster Youth.will develop life skills to assure a successful transition • Students

• Establish and implement systems that promote and encourage student like behaviors, including attendance and protocols to address poor choices (inappropriate behavior

Lakeport Unified School District

Schools will increase student achievement.

of Education

Schools will provide a broad course of study for students which includes courses appropriately credentialed in English, social teachers. science, foreign language, physical education, science, math, visual • All students will attend a safe, well maintained school health,materials. applied arts campusand andperforming have adequatearts, instructional and career technical education.

• Create and maintain a facility to serve students with a diagnosed emotional disability who are not succeeding or Schools will increase student engagement. have been expelled from their district.

Schoolsservices will seek input in • Coordinate and parental provide support to decision minimize making and promote parent involvement. disruption caused by transition in the lives of Foster Youth and mitigate the potential impact it may have on education. The District will provide a positive learning

• Students will receive an articulated program that promotes academic achievement and career and college readiness

• Provide systematic support and intervention environment and clean, safe schoolto address student needs to develop skills students will need to be facilities. successful in school, including Special Education, English Learner and all students

• Increase student recognition programs

• Improve academic achievement

to adult life

• Improve communication, information and access to varying levels of support • Increase the number of activities/events and ensure that they are meaningful • Increase avenues for communication and schedule regular and timely updates

program for grades 7-12 (to the extent funds are available), a Juvenile Hall Court School for incarcerated youth, and an Independent study program, all designed to remedy gaps and address challenges impeding success in the comprehensive school setting

• Foster Youth advocates at each school site will advocate for Foster youth and support educational opportunities for Foster Youth in Lake County • Engage Students in their learning • Establish partnerships with families and community to increase academic success for students • Provide successful programs for Lake County youth both expelled and pupils with emotional disabilities • Partner with County Child Welfare Services (CWS) to minimize the changes in school placement and maximize attendance to ensure that students participate in services

Lucerne Elementary School credentialed teachers; pupils will continue to have access to standards aligned instructional materials per EC 60119; school facilities will continue to be maintained in good repair. • Students will have increased access to technological devices, • Students will be provided with a rich broad based curriculum to include more arts, music and elective courses in grades 6, 7, and 8 to facilitate the delivery of the CCSS • In three years all students grades 1-5 that have received intervention will show improvement in reading ability

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L.C.A.P

District Goals as Reported in 2014-15 I 2014-2015 N

LUCERNE ELEMENTARY CONT.

• By (June 2017), the percentage of English learners

“The fundamental relationship learning English will increase from 34.85% to • Over the next three years the percentage of grade 1-5 students at grade level in between schools and math will increase expectations as measured by CELDT. parents/communities has changed. Middletown Unified Lucerne Elementary • By the end of the 2016- 17 school year a consistent Schools must seek input in program of English Language Development for 30-60 School District School developing the LCAP, promote speakers and presentations. minutes will be provided for all ELL students at least 90% of the school days as measured by the Sheltered parental participation in decision • Reduce frequency of bullying and negative social behavior Instruction Observation Protocol making, and show evidence in District will continue to attract and employ Increase student achievement all dropping • Our goal is have fewer than 7% of for students how parents have been engaged demonstrate increased highly qualified,incredentialed teachers; participation school sponsored activities students byreason providing high quality out for any by June, 2017. Our goal for English pupils will continue to have access to and involved in developing, classroom instruction, standards aligned learners is to have fewer than 7% dropping out for any standards aligned instructional materials reason by June, 2017. curriculum, increased opportunities for reviewing, and supporting per EC 60119, access to a broad course of academic intervention, consistent ELD implementation of the LCFF. • Our goal is to have all teachers fully trained on study per EC 51210 that includes art, programming, and by attracting, retaincurrent adoptions by June, 2015 and to have all Parent/community engagement music, and elective courses, and access to ing, and building the capacity highly to teach teachers and administrators fullyoftrained School District technology; school facilities and grounds has equal status alongside qualified classified staff, andadoptions commonteachers, core state standards from current will continue to be maintained in good administrators. and bridge materials by June 2015. implementing state content repair.are prepared for college and career • Ensure that all students standards, providing a safe To increase percentage of Hispanic students All• schools willthe support the social, passing the CAHSEE to the same as all students. and functional learning Increase student achievement for all CST results, our district goal is to Increase the number of socioeconomically emotional, intellectual, and physical students, including Students with Disabilidevelopment of all students and environment and improving ties, Low Income, Foster Youth, and ELLs. provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive student academic outcomes.” climate for all students and their Improve school culture and climate for all families ensuring that students and students, staff, parents, and guardians. their families will feel connected to Parents/Guardians will become more school. in theirofchild’s education and • By (June 2017),involved the percentage English learners in language instruction demonstrate increased participation in Parents, family, and community stakeschool sponsored activities. holders will become more fully engaged as partners in the education of

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SERVICES partner with 7 districts and 36 schools in Lake County, providing service and support solvency, and raise student achievement.

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES a school for students with emotional disabilities and students who have been removed from their school district site. Lake Initiative (CGI) delivers college and career information to all students and families to develop college-going cultures in schools

expanded educational opportunities at school sites throughout the county.

SERVI CES

Career and College Readiness Department Child Care Planning Council Foster Youth GED Testing Healthy Start Foster and Homeless Student Program Nurturing Parenting Probation Liaison Safe Schools/Healthy Students STEM Center Taylor Observatory Technology Learning Lab

Truancy Reduction Program


IInstructional Services NSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES

Alternative Education Programs AmeriCorps Career Technical Education Career and College Readiness Child Development Programs Curriculum and Instruction Services North Coast Beginning Teacher Project Professional Development RSDSS (Regional System of District and School Support ) SELPA/ Special Education Programs Taylor Observatory and Science Center Technology Innovation Programs

Administrative Services Business Services Communication Services Credentialing Services Fingerprinting Services Human Resources Job-A-Like Group School Board Leadership State and Federal Program Consortia Technology Services

Events and Recognition

Academic Decathalon Child Abuse Awareness Advocacy Walk and Festival Early Childhood Educator of the Year Award Program New Educator of the Year Event Every Student Succeeding Scholarship Program Mock TriaSl Program Operation Recognition Veteran’s Diploma Program STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Excellence in Education Awards Program University Admit Reception S

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LAKE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT

BROCK FALKENBERG

OF SCHOOLS

LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF E DUCATION MADELENE LYON, BOARD PRESIDENT DR. DAVID BROWNING DR. MARK COOPER PATRICIA HICKS MELISSA KINSEL

LAKE COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION MAIN LAKEPORT OFFICE | 707 262-4100

HANCE EDUCATIONS CENTER | 707 263-4563

1152 South Main Street, Lakeport

1510 Argonaut Road, Lakeport

CLEARLAKE CREATIVITY SCHOOL | 707 995-9523 6945 Old Highway 53, Clearlake

LAKE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS KELSEYVILLE UNIFIED | 707 279-1511

www.kusd.lake.k12.ca.us

KONOCTI UNIFIED | 707 994-6475 www.konoctiusd.org

LAKEPORT UNIFIED | 707 262-3000

LUCERNE ELEMENTARY | 707 274-5578

MIDDLETOWN UNIFIED | 707 987-4100

UPPER LAKE UNION ELEMENTARY | 707 275-2357

www.middletownusd.org

www.ulesd.org

www.lakeport.k12.ca.us

www.lucerne.k12.ca.us

UPPER LAKE UNION HIGH SCHOOL | 707 275-2655

www.ulhs.k12.ca.us

This report was designed and produced by Robyn Bera of the LCOE Communications Department. For more information contact Annie Mills at amills@lakecoe.org. For more information contact Robyn Bera at rbera@lakecoe.org

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Annual Report 2014/15