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Region 4

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.

The mission of Region 4 is to provide leadership, resources, and assistance to schools and districts in order to increase their capacity to provide opportunities for all students to meet and/or exceed state and local content and performance standards.

Purpose of Work

Region 4 plays an integral role in delivering support to LEAs assisting schools subject to corrective action; LEAs with schools identified as in need of improvement; and to 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 4 consists of seven bay area counties:  Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco are larger counties that include large urban districts (San Francisco Unified, Oakland Unified, and West Contra Costa Unified) and Marin, San Mateo, Napa, and Solano reflect smaller counties with both suburban and rural settings. 

Context of Work      

Region 4 provides the following services:

Contact Information

Region 4 offers technical assistance and support to districts receiving Title I funds through a variety of venues. The Region 4 office is located at the Alameda COE, 313 W. Winton Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544. Contact Robin Hall, Director, by phone at 510-670-4170 or by e-mail at To obtain a complete listing of current and future technical assistance activities, visit the Region 4 RSDSS Web site External link opens in new window or tab. .
Questions:   District Innovation & Improvement Office | 916-319-0836
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