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    Disability Concern?

    If you have any concerns that your child may have a disability or health issue adversely impacting their educational progress, please contact Steve Payne at (209) 830-6363 or email at

    Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP)

    This complaint procedure governs complaints when addressing complaints alleging failure to comply with state and/or federal laws in (1) adult education, (2) consolidated categorical aid programs, (3) migrant education, (4) vocational education, (5) child care and development programs, (6) child nutrition programs, (7) special education programs, and (8) federal school safety planning requirements.

    Board Policy

    Administrative Regulations

    My MealTime on-line payments

    Free and Reduced lunch applications


    Review of NJESD Authorizer Oversight Released


    A third party review of the NJESD's Charter School Authorizer Oversight was released on March 30, 2017, after several months of analysis by an external panel.


    The purpose of the groundbreaking review, a review no state, regional, or district has embarked on previously in California and likely the nation, was to ensure that NJESD is providing effective program and fiscal authorization and oversight for its independent charter schools and for any future charters approved by the district’s governing board. NJESD implemented a self-study of its practices and procedures in the summer of 2016 and invited a panel of charter school experts in the fields of charter authorization and oversight to review it, validate its findings, and make recommendations for improvements to its current and new practices, policies, and protocols. NJESD convened this panel on September 30, 2016.


    The panel was:

    • Carol Barkley, retired Director of Charter Schools, California Department of Education
    • Dr. Mick Founts, retired San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools
    • Cathi Vogel, retired Chief Business Officer, San Francisco Unified School District

    Dr. Ting Sun, California State Board of Education, was invited to be on the panel but did not participate in the Third Party Evaluation to avoid appearance of conflict of interest. Attorney Megan Macy did not participate in the Third Party Evaluation after the introductory meeting due to her role as counsel to the district.


    NJESD's Self-Review can be found here.

    The full report can be found here.

    Associated Media Release


    California Public Records Act Requests

    Fiscal Year 2018-2019

    SmartProcure.Com (See Request and District's Response)

     Samantha Lemessy []
    Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 8:23 AM
    To: Lisa McHugh <>
    Cc: David Thoming <>
    Subject: SmartProcure Public Records Request - Status Update


    Good morning,

    I hope this email finds you well. This is a follow up to the voicemail I left earlier. Just touching base with you to see if we can possibly receive a status update in regard to the public records request submitted to the New Jerusalem Elementary School for any and all electronic purchasing records from 2018-05-25 (yyyy-mm-dd) to current. The request is limited to readily available records without physically copying, scanning or printing.

    The specific information requested from your record keeping system is:

    1. Purchase order number. If purchase orders are not used a comparable substitute is acceptable, i.e., invoice, encumbrance, or check number
    2. Purchase date
    3. Line item details (Detailed description of the purchase)
    4. Line item quantity
    5. Line item price
    6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address

    If you would like to let me know what type of financial software you use, I may have report samples that help to determine how, or if, you are able to respond.

    Please email the information or use the following web link. There is no file size limitation:

    If this request was misrouted, please forward to the correct contact person and reply to this communication with the appropriate contact information.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to respond to this email or I can be reached at the phone number below in my signature.

    Samantha Lemessy
    Data Acquisition Specialist
    Phone: 954-420-9900 ext. 555


    Hello Samantha,


    We will work on this request, but I have to tell you I think your approach is horrible.  While your request is 100% legal, and we will comply, what your company does is bad for kids.  We are a small school district and we have to spend time (money) to respond to your requests so you can make a profit.   The money lost by responding to your numerous requests could have been spent in our classrooms, on field trips, or on art supplies.  You and your business are disgusting and I plan to utilize social media, the press, and any other outlet I can think of to expose how you do business.


    (Jeff, please post this request and my response on Facebook so our families know that there are companies out there using the California Public Records Act for profit.  I’m sure they will be shocked.  In addition, please prepare a press release.)




    David Thoming



    California Teachers Association


    Fiscal Year 2017-2018

    Transparency California

    California Teachers Association


    Fiscal Year 2016-2017

    Tri-Valley Learning Corporation

    Manteca Unified School District

    Tri-Valley Learning Corporation


    California Public Records Act Requests

    Fiscal Year 2018-2019

    California Teachers Association


    Fiscal Year 2017-2018

    Transparency California

    California Teachers Association


    Fiscal Year 2016-2017

    Tri-Valley Learning Corporation

    Manteca Unified School District

    Tri-Valley Learning Corporation

    Academic Calendar

    New Jerusalem ESD

    District LCAP

    SJCOE Review

    Education Protection
    Account (Prop 30)

    EPA Report 2018-2019

    Integrated Pest


    Wellness Policy

    Wellness Policy

    Requests for Proposal

    Proposition 39 Implementation of Energy Efficient Measures

    Site Work -Installation of Modulars at Delta Bridges Charter School - Stockton

    Proposal for Landscape Design Services for Design of Athletic Field

    Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

    Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its Web site at


    You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its Web site at