Merced County Office of Education

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School Site Council


English Learner Advisory 

Committee Meetings

The School Site Council (SSC) conducts an annual needs assessment of students and uses the data to set goals for the school. SSC develops, implements, monitors, and reviews the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) annually.

The English Learner Advisory Commitee (ELAC) advises the principal and staff on the school's programs for English Learners. ELAC participates in the annual needs assessment and advises SSC on the development of the SPSA. ELAC advises the principal and staff on the school's efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.

Parent and community involvement is very important to us. Parent and community input is expected as part of our continuous improvement process. If you are interested in participating in SSC or ELAC, please contact the schools.

Valley Community School Contact Information​


Carrie Harkreader​​​

Principal, Atwater

1800 Matthews Avenue

Atwater, CA 95301



Derrek Dean

Principal, Merced

1850 Wardrobe Avenue

Merced, CA 95341



Lori Gattuso

Principal, Los Banos

715 West "H" Street

Los Banos, CA 93635



Derrek Dean

Principal, Juvenile Hall

2840 W. Sandy Mush Road

Merced, CA 95341