State and Federal Programs

Nondiscrimination In District Programs and Activities

To review our Board Policy on nondiscrimination in District programs and activities, click here.



The U.S. Department of Education (ED) provides guidance regarding ESSA and the development of California's plan in support of the submission of Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plans and the awarding of federal funding. ESSA provides states with more flexibility to design accountability and systems of support that will align with current California reforms, such as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs).

Based on the latest guidance from the ED regarding local planning requirements, the CDE has determined for the 2017–18 year, LEAs (defined as county offices of education, districts, and direct-funded charter schools) will meet the following federal planning requirements:

  • New applicants, LEAs that do not currently have a State Board of Education (SBE)-approved LEA Plan on file and are not currently receiving federal funds, but are eligible for federal funds, will not be required to submit a new LEA Plan during the 2017–18 year, but will be required to submit certifications of the required ESSA assurances through the Consolidated Application Reporting System (CARS) during the 2017 spring collection period. New applicants will also be required to work with appropriate CDE program offices to ensure that federal resources are being used in a manner consistent with ESSA.
  • LEAs that currently have a SBE-approved LEA Plan on file and are currently receiving federal funds are responsible for keeping their LEA Plan updated and available upon request.

More information can be found on

In addition, the LEA Plan summarizes assessment data, school goals and activities from the Single Plans for Student Achievement developed by the LEA's schools.


An annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is produced for each school in the District. It provides valuable information for parents, teachers, administrators and the community.
Click on the link below to see the School Accountability Report Cards (SARC) for our schools:

          Murdock Elementary School
          Murdock Elementary School - Spanish Version

          Willows Intermediate School
          Willows Intermediate School - Spanish Version

          Willows High School
          Willows High School - Spanish Version

          Willows Community High School
          Willows Community High School - Spanish Version


     Ellen Hamilton
     Director of State & Federal Programs
     (530) 934-6600  Ext. 6