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Region 3

The Regional System of District and School Support (RSDSS) is a part of the statewide system of school support that was established to meet state and federal requirements. The support system, working within county offices of education (COEs), offers intensive and sustained assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools receiving Title I funds to increase the opportunity for all students to meet the state’s academic content standards. California uses a regional approach to address the needs of students because of the vast number of schools and districts in the state. This support system delivers and brokers resources to districts and schools in need of improvement.

Purpose of Work

Region 3 provides leadership, resources, and assistance to districts and schools to increase district capacity to support Title I schools and ensure that all students are provided with the best education to meet and/or exceed state and local content and performance standards. Region 3 plays an integral role to deliver support to LEAs assisting schools subject to corrective action; LEAs with schools identified as in need of improvement; and other LEAs and schools that need support to reach higher levels of academic achievement in accordance with the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.

Regional Demographics

Region 3 covers a ten-county geographic area that extends from the greater Sacramento area in the west to the rural counties of Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, and Colusa in the north, and extends from the Sierra foothills to Lake Tahoe, including the counties of Nevada, Alpine, Sierra, El Dorado, and Placer.

Context of Work

County partners in Region 3 serve districts and schools in the following ways to meet the needs of schools and districts serving Title I students:

Contact Information

Region 3 offers technical assistance and support to districts receiving Title 1 funds through a variety of venues. The Region 3 office is located at the Sacramento COE, 10474 Mather Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95826. Contact Mark Calonico, Director, by phone at 916-228-2615 or by e-mail at To obtain a complete listing of current and future technical assistance activities, visit the Region 3 RSDSS Web site External link opens in new window or tab. .

Questions:   District Innovation & Improvement Office | 916-319-0836
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