Educational Services

Educational Services is now working together as a "Branch" comprised of multiple departments:

Curriculum & Instruction
Assessment
English Learner Services
Student Support Services
Technology and Innovation
Teacher Induction/BTSA
Parent Education

Curriculum Department Contact Info
(for Technology and Student Support Services, please see separate department pages)

Contact Name/Title

Phone

Email

Jennifer Wildman
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services

(831) 630-6324

jwildman@hesd.org

Martha Miranda
Secretary Support Services

(831) 630-6320

mmiranda@hesd.org

Annabelle Alvarez
Secretary Support Services

(831) 630-6321

aalvarez@hesd.org

Kim O'Connor
Coordinator, Migrant Education

(831) 630-6337

koconnor@hesd.org

Kim Garcia
TOSA, Special Projects

(831) 630-6322

kgarcia@hesd.org

Lilia Espinoza
Coordinator, English Learner Programs

(831) 630-6368

lilespino@hesd.org

Leonor Rojas
Secretary Support Services, Migrant Program

(831) 630-6330

lrojas@hesd.org

Maria Duarte
Recruiter, Migrant Program

(831) 630-6333

mduarte@hesd.org

Emma Veltri
BTSA Advisor

(831) 630-6334

eveltri@hesd.org

Christine White
Principal on Special Assignment

(831) 630-6304

cmwhite@hesd.org

 

 

 

Teacher Induction/BTSA
The Hollister School District is seeking initial institutional approval by the California Commission on
Teacher Credentialing. This approval would allow the Hollister School District to sponsor educator
preparation programs in California. Interested parties are invited to submit comments that may
help to inform the Commission of substantive issues regarding this institution. Comments should
be submitted to the Commission at input@ctc.ca.gov. Please note that comments should specify
the party's relationship to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member,
employer of graduates, other -please specify). All identifying information will remain
confidential.

Instructional Coaching

We are proud to provide instructional coaching to our classroom teachers in order to support ongoing professional learning and improving instructional practices. Coaching cycles allow teachers to plan, teach and reflect on instruction with the support of a knowledgeable and skilled peer teacher. Our instructional coaches are being trained by Partners in School Innovation and meet monthly for a full-day PLC.
coaches


What is the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)?

California state law sets out the system for funding public schools. In 2013, California adopted a new formula for deciding how much money each school district gets, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). School districts will decide how to use the funds, but under the new system they must get input from their local communities. They also have to tie their budgets to improvement goals by creating a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).


What is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)?

Under the new rules, districts are required to adopt Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) that disclose how funds will be spent to provide high–quality educational programs. Districts that do not meet the goals specified in their plans and fail to improve educational outcomes receive assistance through a new system of support and intervention.

Districts must set annual goals in eight specific areas:
1. Student Achievement
2. Student Engagement
3. Other Student Outcomes
4. School Climate
5. Parental Involvement
6. Basic Services
7. Implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
8. Course Access

Also, Districts must:

  • Specify actions they will take to achieve goals
  • Use SBE adopted LCAP template
  • Solicit input from various stakeholders in developing plan
  • Adopt the LCAP every three years; review annually

Click here for the 2016-2019 LCAP; Board Approved June 28, 2016; San Benito County Office of Education approved October 3, 2016

LEA Plan

The approval of a Local Educational Agency Plan by the local school board and State Board of Education is a requirement for receiving federal funding sub-grants, such as Title I and Title III. The LEA Plan includes specific descriptions and assurances as outlined in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The Title III budget must be approved by the Board annually.

Click here for LEA Plan; Board approved June 28, 2016.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP):

In October 2013, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 484 which implements the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessment system. The CAASPP replaces the STAR test that California students had taken every spring. The new computer-based assessments test Common Core standards and emphasize critical thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving. While the Science test in grades 5 and 8 continues to be a paper/pencil test, the English Language Arts and Mathematics tests are administered completely online. 
Results from the 2016 CAASPP can be accessed by clicking on the link in the menu on the left (probably available in July). 
Student score reports will be mailed to parents/guardians in August.

Instructional Coaching

Hollister School District has instituted instructional coaching to support teachers in their professional learning. Coaches are being trained by Partners in School Innovation and will partner with teachers in a cycle of inquiry to plan, model and observe lessons, and reflect on instruction. Teachers will have the opportunity for coaching in language arts this year.

Instructional coaching is a highly effective tool to improve instruction and increase student learning. Our goal is to provide students with equitable opportunities for success in school. Instructional coaching will insure that we are constantly growing in our ability to respond positively to student needs and maximize learning.

Single Plans for Student Achievement
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