Our Address:

The Richland School District Offices are physically located at:

300 N. Valley St.

Shafter, CA 93263

Our mailing address is below.

School Board

Tony Aguirre, President, Area 5

Mike Svilich, Clerk, Area 4

Steve Mann, Member, Area 2

Tammy Rubio Criswell, Member, Area 1

Deanna Rodriguez-Root, Member, Area 3

The Next Regular Board Meeting is on Monday, August 18th

Regular Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are held in the Golden Oak Elementary School Cafeteria located at 195 S. Wall St., Shafter, unless otherwise noted.

For Board Agendas and Minutes Click Here

For Information on Trustee Areas Click Here

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Richland School District serves elementary age children living in the City of Shafter and outlying areas. The District operates four schools that are located in the city: Golden Oak Elementary School (K-6), Redwood Elementary School (K-6), Sequoia Elementary School (K-6) and Richland Junior High School (7-8).


The Richland School District adheres to the premise that all children can learn. The District's mission is to be consistent in empowering all schools at all grade levels in nurturing the mental, physical, social and emotional growth of all students by bringing about excellence through planned instruction, based on a CORE of knowledge in which all children should learn, that promotes a positive self, academic success, and a social consciousness that will lead toward productive citizenship.


Upon completion of Eighth Grade students attend Shafter High School which is part of the Kern High School District.






      At the July 21 Richland Board of Education meeting action was taken to employ Raquel Posadas-Gonzalez as Superintendent.  Her first official day of service will be August 1, 2014.
      Ms. Posadas-Gonzalez comes to the district with both site and district office expertise. Her classroom and resource teaching experience began in October 1988 at the Pomona Unified School District.  Following years of teaching she entered into administration as Assistant Principal. In 2005, she served as Coordinator Reading First in the Fontana Unified School District, working closely with the Principals of 16 elementary sites. Her greatest accomplishments at the district office level was having 2 of the 16 sites exit Program Improvement and coordinating family literacy workshops where 500 parents attended in a period of 3 months.
      She joined the Colton Joint Unified School district where she transformed 2 elementary sites to high achieving schools. McKinley received recognition for the 2007-2008 Title I Academic Achievement Award, Honorable Mention. As Principal at Zimmerman the Academic Performance Index scores of the students' have increased 130 points and the school ranks fourth highest of the 27 schools in Colton Joint Unified.  She has implemented Whole School Reform focusing on targeted staff development, effective peer coaching as well as programs known as Professional Learning Communities and Response to Instruction and Intervention.  "These systems are now facilitating the transition into Common Core and 21st Century Learning" noted Posadas-Gonzalez.
     Among rewards and recognition the new Richland Superitendent has been recognized for implementing an effective Saturday Tutorial Attendance Recovery Program and established Corporate Sponsorships generating $25,000 in donations. Most recent she earned the 2013 Elementary Principal of the Year award for Region 12 of the Association of School Administrators (ACSA). 
     Posadas-Gonzalez holds a Master Degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction and has attended many leadership programs inclusive of the ACSA Personnel Academy and Superintendent Academy. 
     She has worked in the Kern County area in migrant Education and Early Start Programs. Posadas-Gonzalez is a graduate Arvin High School
    The Richland Board of Education welcomes Raquel Posadas-Gonzalez to the family of Shafter educators.
Posted by: Esmeralda Quintana
Published: 7/22/14

21st Century Learning

Our goal is to prepare ALL Richland Students to be successful in their college and career choices. By implementing the new Common Core State Standards, the new State English Language Development Standards, and 21st Century Skills for Students, we will better prepare them to be successful in THEIR world. More information on these initiatives can be found here:

21st Century Learning in the RSD

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Today: 7/30/14


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