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Superintendent's Initiatives Branch


Malia Vella
Deputy Superintendent

Phone: 916-319-0800
Fax: 916-319-0100


The Superintendent's Initiatives Branch is responsible for coordinating the initiatives and programs sponsored by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction as well as other Department activities. In addition, the Branch oversees the State Superintendent's and Department's communications, government affairs, and scheduling.

Questions:   Superintendent's Initiatives Branch | 916-319-0800
Last Reviewed: Friday, March 25, 2022
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