Educational Services

Support Services

 Maria Arvizu-Espinoza

Assistant Superintendent

Toni Rangel

Administrative Assistant

Mike West

County Superintendent


499 Marguerite Street, Williams, CA  95987

(530) 473-1350  *  (530) 473-1343 fax

Alternative Education and Prevention Services Programs

The Alternative Education programs in Support Services include programs for specific populations.   The Colusa County Community School  serves students who are referred by the court or expelled from the local school districts. Opportunity Classes are provided in three of the school districts as a short-term program to assist students to transition back into their regular school program.  Regional Occupational Programs (ROP) provide additional course options for adults.  The Adult Education program offers Adult Education classes throughout the county as well as at the Colusa County Jail. 

The Prevention Services programs in Support Services include Foster Youth Services which provides educational placement services to foster youth and adolescent wards of the court.  Data passports are completed for students transitioning between schools.  Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) focuses on the coordination of education, intervention and suppression of tobacco use in the county schools.  Homeless Education Program (McKinney Vento) provides services and educational support to children that are affected by homelessness.  Early Mental Health Initiative (EMHI) is a program that provides services to students in the primary grades who are experiencing difficulty adjusting to the academic setting.  Two programs are operating currently, the Primary Intervention Program (PIP), which has been sustained by local donations, and the Healthy Play Program which is fully funded by a grant received from the California Department of Mental Health.

Stuff the Bus

This year Colusa County Office of Education STUFFED the BUS on Saturday, September 5 at the Rite Aid in Colusa.   Colusa County has several students that are considered homeless under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The Colusa County Office of Education’s Project “HELP” program provides back packs and school supplies for needy children in our area. The backpacks and supplies will be distributed to the local schools. 


We would like to thank the Colusa County Community for purchasing extra school supplies and placing them in our bus. The community donations along with the donated backpacks from Salvation Army and the collaboration with our partner county office, Glenn County Office of Education will help local students get off to a great school year.


Thank you once again for your generous contributions!

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Events, Meetings and General Information

“The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) establishes minimum legal requirements that districts/county offices must follow to seek and incorporate feedback from the community when developing their LCAPs. One requirement is that districts/county offices must establish parent advisory committees. Another requirement is that districts must “consult” with parents and guardians, students, and other stakeholders in developing the LCAP.  The Student Services Division will be having an LCAP meeting on

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at 345 5th St., Colusa to provide an update on the county LCAP as well as to obtain recommendations.  Please join us!“


"La fórmula de financiación de control local (LCFF) establece los requisitos legales mínimos que distritos / oficinas del condado deben seguir para buscar e incorporar la retroalimentación de la comunidad en el desarrollo de sus LCAP. Uno de los requisitos es que las oficinas de los distritos / condado deben establecer comités de asesoramiento para padres. Otro requisito es que los distritos deben "consultar" con los padres y tutores, estudiantes y otros interesados en el desarrollo de la LCAP. La División de Servicios Estudiantiles va a tener una reunión LCAP el jueves, 15 de octubre 2015 a las 6:00 pm en el 345 5th St., Colusa para proporcionar información actualizada sobre la LCAP del condado, así como para obtener recomendaciones. ¡Por favor únase a nosotros!"

CSUS Field Trip

On October 8, 2015, the S. William Abel Community and Court School visited the 300 acre, beautiful campus of California State University Sacramento.  The College Assistance Migrant Program provided our students with speakers who enlightened the students on how to begin planning to apply for college and how to apply for financial assistance as well.  The visitation included a tour of the campus and many opportunities to ask questions of our guides.   It was very rewarding to know that two or our tour guides are former Colusa County students who are now graduates of CSUS and working on their graduate work!   The tour ended with a well-deserved trip to the University Union Round Table Pizza!


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