Please read an important message regarding preparations for in-person instruction in a hybrid schedule in January 2021. During the next month, we will provide updates through town-hall meetings and also conduct parent surveys. Thank you.

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TEXTBOOK & INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS CERTIFICATION COMPLIANCE

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing regarding textbook and instructional materials compliance will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at the Live Oak School District Board Meeting via Zoom. The meeting is open to the public at 6:00 p.m.

About Us

Our mission is to empower, inspire and ensure equitable opportunities for every student to thrive. We teach and nurture the whole child in an academically rigorous, collaborative and innovative environment.
 
The Live Oak School District was established in 1872 and currently serves approximately 1,900 students in three elementary schools, one middle school, one K-8 independent charter school, and one alternative school. The student population is 50% Hispanic, 31% White, 19% Other, 30% English learner, and 60% Socioeconomically disadvantaged.
 
We are very proud of our schools, teachers, students, and community and are especially excited by developments in recent years to further support our students' experiences. In 2016, Live Oak renewed a parcel tax to support school libraries, art, music, science, and physical activities; this fund will provide approx. $500,000 to schools for these purposes every year. Also in 2016, a new Boys and Girls club opened at Shoreline Middle School that is a result of a partnership between the Live Oak School District, Boys and Girls Club, and the County of Santa Cruz. In 2013, Live Oak was designated a "Playful City USA" community by KaBOOM! for its commitment to childhood play; and in 2013, Live Oak Elementary School won an Imagination Playground through a KaBOOM! grant/Facebook vote. These activities demonstrate the investment and excitement about living and learning in Live Oak that we hope will continue.

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Superintendent's Message

Dear Live Oak Families,

As I write to you today looking out onto the dark skies, I am reminded of the many challenges within the world around us:  the safety precautions we must all take due to COVID-19, school held through distance learning, social and political unrest, and then the fires in Santa Cruz and other areas of the state.  This has been a difficult time, and for some based on your own particular situation, even more challenging than most.  During this time, I hope that you and your family are well, that you are finding time to be together to read, play, and listen to one another.  I would like to share some important resources with you and also express my appreciation for supporting your child in distance learning. 
Lorie Chamberland

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower, inspire and ensure equitable opportunities for every student to thrive. We teach and nurture the whole child in an academically rigorous, collaborative and innovative learning environment.
  • 1700 TK - 8 Enrollment
  • 24 Average Class Size TK-5
  • 95% Average Daily Attendance
  • certificate100 Number of Certificated Teachers
  • sportsarts100% Student Access to Art / Music and P.E.