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Live Oak Students Show Gains on State Tests

Live Oak Students Show Gains on State Tests

Elementary students scored particularly well in English By Tamra Taylor, Superintendent Live Oak School District Every successful organization needs to know what it is they are seeking to create and how they plan to accomplish their goals. An important element found in successful schools is the commitment to continuous improvement. In short you aim high, […]



Encouraging Play in Live Oak

Encouraging Play in Live Oak

Live Oak was designated a KaBoom “Playful City” in 2013 By Tamra Taylor, Superintendent Live Oak School District Anna Allen’s answer to the question “Can i play?” during recess is always “YES!” Anna is one of Live Oak School District’s three elementary recess coaches whose job is to organize fun games and activities during the […]



Ready for the New School Year!

Ready for the New School Year!

Live Oak School District Excited to Welcome Students By Tamra Taylor, Superintendent Live Oak School District We are a community-oriented school district as evidenced by a large number of parents who show up annually to give the District input into our Three Year Strategic Plan. The plan, a blueprint for how we plan to actualize […]



Measure R

Measure R

By Tamra Taylor, Superintendent Live Oak School District To begin, I would like to congratulate the entire Live Oak School District community for passing Measure R (the parcel tax renewal) with 78.9% approval. Thank you to all District staff, Home and School Clubs, labor groups, and community members who contributed through campaign donations, precinct walking, […]



Writing in Live Oak School District

Writing in Live Oak School District

By Tamra Taylor, Superintendent Live Oak School District Live Oak School District (LOSD) is committed to supporting students in becoming strong communicators. Two years ago, we restructured our approach to writing for both elementary and middle school students. We recognized that for our students’ writing to improve we needed to find the best practices for […]



CDE Gold Ribbons Awarded

CDE Gold Ribbons Awarded

By Tamra Taylor, Superintendent Live Oak School District It is with great pride that I share with the community that our three elementary schools: Del Mar, Green Acres, and Live Oak, recently received the Gold Ribbon Award designation from the California Department of Education. The Gold Ribbon Award is one way the State celebrates outstanding […]



Perseverance Creates Success

Perseverance Creates Success

By Tamra Taylor In the Live Oak School District we believe that as the world grows more complex, it is increasingly important that students have the intellectual resiliency to face complex problems without becoming frustrated to the point of giving up. If we can help them understand that meaningful success is almost always the result […]



Live Oak Update: January 2016

Live Oak Update: January 2016

By Tamra Taylor As 2016 begins, the Live Oak School District is humming with excitement and learning. We continue to pursue our mission to prepare our students to make meaningful contributions to the world through our academically rigorous curriculum and collaborative, innovative learning environments. We are grateful for the generous support our community provides through […]



Family Learning Nights

Family Learning Nights

By Tamra Taylor, Superintendent Live Oak School District The Live Oak School District greatly values the input and perspective of our students’ parents. During our Local Control Accountability Planning process last Spring, we heard from parents that they wanted more opportunities to come to the school with their children and have fun learning about a […]



Assessment for Learning

Assessment for Learning

By Tamra Taylor, Superintendent Live Oak School District Over the last decade we have heard a lot about testing and accountability for student learning. This emphasis was on assessment as a tool to determine district and school academic efficacy. No Child Left Behind federal legislation applied economic sanctions to districts and resulted in a system […]