Mission Statement

The mission of the Sylvan Union School District is to provide a dynamic, broad-based education that prepares each child to be a contributing member of society.


To achieve this mission, we embrace the following instructional norms ...



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Posted by: Bobbie Gregory
Published: 8/27/15

Posted by: Bobbie Gregory
Published: 8/17/15

Letter from the Superintendent

As we begin our journey into the 2015-2016 school year we continue to focus on Professional Learning Communities as the vehicle that will lead us on our path of continual improvement for students and staff. Sylvan educators are genuinely embedded in the work of Dr. DuFour and his colleagues by being committed to, “ A relentless focus on learning for all students, a collaborative culture and collective effort to support student and adult learning, and a results orientation to improve practice and drive continuous improvement are critical to our mission” (Dufour, Eaker and Many 2010).

My personal vision for Sylvan Union School District is to be a district where we are expert learners who are steeped in research-based instructional strategies and we deliver deliberate instruction targeted at student learning for all students.

As an advocate for all Sylvan students, I personally invite and encourage all parents or guardians to get involved in your child’s education by becoming a partner in our efforts to ensure that all students achieve high levels of academic and personal success. Please feel free to contact me at either 209-574-5000 ext. 202, or email me at dhendricks@sylvan.k12.ca.us  if you would like more information about the Sylvan Union School District.

Debra M. Hendricks, Superintendent




Posted by: Bobbie Gregory
Published: 8/10/15

Local Control and Accountability Plan Approved by Board of Trustees

The Sylvan District Board of Trustees approved the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) at the June 2, 2015 Board of Education meeting.

Approved LCAP:

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is a major change to how California has supported school districts. Through LCFF districts are required to provide a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that is written from stakeholder feedback.  Stakeholders include parents, students, staff, and community members.  In addition, this shifts California from treating funding as an input to support students to a resource that is linked to performance expectations.


LCFF also emphasizes equity and provides funding for English learners, low income students, and foster youth referred to as supplemental and concentration grants.  Sylvan District does not meet the minimum percentage requirement to receive concentration grant funds.  The State budget projects the timeframe for full implementation of LCFF to be eight years beginning in 2013-2014.


The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) provides an opportunity for districts to share their stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected and provided to support positive student outcomes across a broad spectrum of areas. Sylvan District’s LCAP was developed through feedback at multiple meetings and from on-line responses from our stakeholders.

Posted by: Marti Reed
Published: 6/2/15