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Region 8

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

The purpose of Region 8 is to provide leadership, resources, and technical assistance to schools and districts receiving Title I funds to increase their capacity to provide opportunities for all students to meet and/or exceed state and local content and performance standards.

Regional Demographics

Region 8 consists of four counties located in the central coast and southern end of the San Joaquin Valley of California. San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura are coastal counties with a mixture of rural and suburban settings. Kern County reflects a primarily rural environment with one urban area surrounded by rapidly growing suburbs.

Context of Work

Region 8 provides the following services:

Contact Information

Region 8 offers technical assistance and support to districts receiving Title I funds through a variety of venues. The Region 8 office is located at the Ventura COE, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, CA 93012. Contact Carlos Dominguez, Director, by phone at 805-437-1334 or by e-mail at To obtain more information regarding current and future technical assistance activities, visit the Region 8 RSDSS Web site External link opens in new window or tab. .

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