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Superintendent's Message


Welcome to the Valle Lindo School District!


Established in 1863, this district of two schools is the third oldest in the state, rich in history and accomplishment. Both New Temple Elementary School and Dean L. Shively Middle School have earned Title I Academic Achievement Awards, and have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools and California Gold Ribbon Schools.  Our mission is that all students realize their maximum potential, empowering them to become challenged intellectually, physically fit, socially responsible and culturally sensitive.


The Valle Lindo School District is committed to high expectations and improved student achievement at every grade level. Highly qualified employees delivering a rigorous curriculum are ensuring the educational development of our children and fostering a college-going culture.  Our focus on instruction and exploration in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) provides multiple avenues for developing 21st century skills.


Music, art, dance, and theater are integral to the educational experience of our students. Through technology integration, innovative instruction, and a rigorous curriculum, our students are achieving academic success today while preparing for a future we cannot currently imagine.  As our society expands globally, the social-emotional needs of our students are increasing. Our district is highly invested in the whole child and is utilizing Capturing Kids’ Hearts (Flippen Group) to help develop student leaders, problem solvers, good communicators and effective collaborators.


The relationship between home and school is critical to accomplishing the goals we have set for our children. Dedicated parents and a caring community are the backbone of our schools and our district greatly values those partnerships. I welcome you to visit our schools – where children are first, to see for yourself the amazing work our students are doing!

Lynn Bulgin