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

NOTE: Next regular meeting will be held on Monday, April 21

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

Our Address:

The Richland School District Offices are physically located at:

300 N. Valley St.

Shafter, CA 93263

Our mailing address is below.

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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.


Unification Feasibility Study Released

This study was completed in collaboration with Dr. Don Carter and the staff at Kern High School District. Information and additional technical advice was provided by Schools Services of California and Lozano Smith, Attorneys, Fresno. The study examines the nine criteria as set forth by Education Code and Government Code.

The theme of the study is local control and responsibility and is consistent with Governor Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula and the intent of the Local Control and Accountability Plan. This unification would give citizens within the current Richland School District the opportunity to design comprehensive K-12 instruction that uniquely reflects the needs, hopes, and dreams of the students in the Shafter community.  Following a unification, local parents, community members, and school staff would have a greater voice to speak directly to district leadership, removing all excuses and barriers to taking local responsibility for preparing their students for the future.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Ken Bergevin, Superintendent at (661) 746-8603.

Posted by: Dr. Kenneth R. Bergevin
Published: 4/7/14

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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Happening Now in RSD!

Today: 4/18/14
All Day: Spring Recess - No Classes


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