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Centralia Elementary School District

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About Us

VISION STATEMENT

Centralia School District is a leader in education. It is a positive, collaborative environment where new ideas are encouraged and innovative practices are fostered. Student success is our top priority and is valued by the entire community.

MISSION STATEMENT

Centralia School District is committed to meeting the diverse educational needs of all students and creating lifelong learners, by providing exceptional staff and opportunities for family and community involvement in a safe and nurturing environment.

BELIEF STATEMENTS
  • All children can learn given time, tools & opportunity
  • All decisions should be student centered
  • Campuses should be safe, clean and inviting
  • Effective, highly-skilled staff should be employed
  • Technology should be available and utilized to enhance student learning and organizational efficiency
  • A systems approach organizational structure should be used for efficiency and clarity
  • All people; students, staff and community are valued and respected
 

Superintendent   

Norma E. Martinez

Assistant Superintendent - Human Resources

Robert French

Assistant Superintendent- Business & Administrative Services

Scott Martin

Assistant Superintendent - Curriculum & Instruction

Dr. Maria Martinez-Poulin

Executive Director, Student Support Services/Special Education

Pamela Gandara

 

Higher attendance leads to higher achievement!

Studies show a direct correlation between good school attendance and student achievement. We encourage you as parents to reinforce the importance of good school attendance and to make every effort to send your child to school every day. School districts no longer receive funding from the State of California for pupils who are absent from school. This includes all absences, even those related to illness, medical or doctor appointments, or for the purpose of attending funeral services of a member of the immediate family. Schools will receive state funding only for students who are in attendance. If you find it necessary to keep your child out of school for reasons other than an illness, we encourage you to send your child to school for whatever portion of the day they are able so they will not only be counted in attendance, but so they will not miss important school lessons and assignments. It is crucial that local schools continue to receive the financial resources necessary to provide your child with a quality education and avert or minimize program cuts that would affect students.