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Region 7

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 7 is an integral service provider of technical assistance and support to LEAs with schools subject to corrective action; LEAs with high percentages of schools identified as Program Improvement (PI); 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 7 consists of six counties located in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Fresno County and Tulare County include the largest urban school districts (Fresno Unified and Visalia Unified); Kings, Madera, and Merced are smaller counties with both suburban and rural settings; Mariposa County is a foothill rural community with schools in sparsely populated areas.

Context of Work

Region 7 provides assistance in the following areas:

Contact Information

Region 7 offers technical assistance and support to districts receiving Title I funds through a variety of venues. The Region 7 office is located at the Madera COE, 1820 Howard Road, Madera, CA 93638. Contact Art Davis, Director, by phone at 559-662-3862 or by e-mail at To obtain a complete listing of current and future technical assistance activities, visit the Region 7 RSDSS Web site External link opens in new window or tab..

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