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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.





November 11th is Veteran's Day - All Schools will be Closed
El 11 de noviembre es dia de los Veteranos - Todas las escuelas estaran Cerradas


Richland School District Highlights


At the October 20th Board meeting, special recognition was given as follows:

  • Recognition of Retirees: Tracy Weddell for her 29 years of service to the district

  • Richland School District Education Partner Recognition: Stan Wilson received the recognition for his generous donation of $15,000 for the district-wide 4th grade fieldtrip to La Purisima Mission. The donation covers admission and transportation for the trip scheduled on April 16, 2015

  • Richland School District Certificated Employee Recognition: Sherry Belloumini, Speech Therapist for her services to all the students in the district

  • Richland School District Classified Employee Recognition: Elisa Marquez, Custodian for maintaining a clean, safe learning environment at Sequoia Elementary

The Richland STEAM Team gave a presentation of their attendance of the 2014 STEM Symposium in September. They shared the Superintendent’s plan to implement Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics district wide.

The Board of Education approved routine items of business including the following:

  • Fieldtrip for the Sequoia 5th grade students to attend the California Science Center and IMAX Theatre on November 14, 2014

  • The annual organizational meeting on December 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

  • District substitute rate increase to address the shortage. Increase the daily rate of pay from $110 to $125. Provide a longevity pay of $170 per day after an individual substitute teacher has completed 21 days of offered service without a rejection. The individual substitute will have to renew the 21 days of service each calendar year.


Upcoming Events

November 11:             Veteran’s Day. Richland School District closed in observance

November 17:             Regular Board Meeting, 6:00 pm

November 27-28:        Thanksgiving Holidays. Richland School District closed in observance


Posted by: Esmeralda Quintana
Published: 10/23/14

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: 10/24/14


Local Control and Accountability Plan


The Richland School District Offices are physically located at:

300 N. Valley St.

Shafter, CA 93263

Our mailing address is below.


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, November 17, 2014


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