Welcome to Instructional Services

  • The Office of Instructional Services provides supportive services to the core educational program. The Instructional Services Department oversees state and federal categorical funds and the requirements of the funds that directly flow to school district programs and sites.  Compliance monitoring in the use of the funding is an ongoing responsibility of this office.  Our office works closely with the Business and Finance Department to ensure funds are allocated appropriately and all required reports are completed in a timely manner.  Oversight entails the applications for the funding, monitoring the receipt of the funding, budget development and distribution of funding.  Federal funds include Title I, Title II, Title II, Migrant, and Perkins.    

    This department also coordinates the state testing program, CAASPP, and CELDT.  This includes setting the testing calendar, providing training to site coordinators, ensuring accurate data for state reporting, and interpreting test results to assist in making decisions for the district's rigorous instructional program.
    Sites receive assistance and support for the development of annual School Site Plans (SPSAs), meeting Williams visit compliance along with other Federal and State Accountability requirements to include the Local Education Agency (LEA) Plan, and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
    To view the current LEA Plan, and the LCAP, click on the drop-down links on this page.  

    The Department of Instructional Services also oversees the following programs:  Elementary GATE, Elementary Visual & Performing Arts, Elementary Physical Education, Migrant, Safe & Drug-Free Schools, District Advisory Committee and District English Language Advisory Committee.


  • Barbara Thiesen

    Barbara Thiesen
    (559) 595-7207

    Nhou Her 
    Administrative Assistant
    (559) 595-7322

    Lina Holmes
    Administrative Assistant
    (559) 595-7209