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Region 9

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 (COE), 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. Region 9 provides leadership, resources, and assistance to Program Improvement (PI) districts and schools 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

The goal of Region 9 is to consistently communicate, collaborate, and cooperate with others to enhance student achievement. Region 9 plays an integral role in delivering support and assistance to LEAs with schools subject to corrective action; LEAs with schools identified as in need of improvement; and LEAs with other 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 9 serves districts in Imperial, Orange, and San Diego counties located in Southern California.

Context of Work

Region 9 provides a four-tiered menu of services in the following priority order:

Region 9 offers training for all newly identified PI districts. At these training sessions, districts are provided with:

In addition, Region 9 provides the following services:

Contact Information

Region 9 offers technical assistance and support to districts receiving Title I funds through a variety of venues. The Region 9 office is located at the San Diego COE, 6401 Linda Vista Road, Suite 321 North, San Diego, CA 92111. Contact Juli Coleman, Director, by phone at 858-292-3870 or by e-mail at To obtain a complete listing of current and future technical activities, visit the Region 9 RSDSS Web site External link opens in new window or tab. .

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