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Superintendent's Message

Gary Thomas, Ed.D.
County Superintendent

County Schools' Successes Highlighted At State Of Education Address

I was pleased to provide my State of Education Address to educators, elected officials and community partners at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino on Feb. 25.

This has been a year of change for schools throughout California, as the transition is being made to the new Common Core State Standards, and the state has adopted the Local Control Funding Formula. I was so pleased to be able to introduce the students featured in my address, as well as a video that highlighted their own stories on the road to success.

You can view the video on the State of Education website at

Click here to see Dr. Gary Thomas' 2014 State of Education Address Website.

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Last Updated:2013-05-01 15:21:12

SBCSS Spotlight

Positive Behavior At Schools Is Focus Of 3 Keys-Plus

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Three years ago, Silver Valley Unified School District faced a big issue dealing with suspensions at its schools. The suspension rate at its school sites was more than 20 percent.

Three years later, the suspension rate dropped to 6.2 percent - more than a 70-percent improvement. District officials were among several from the High Desert talking about the positive development at the 3 Keys-Plus regional institute held on Feb. 12 at the High Desert Church in Victorville.

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