Student and Family Services


The Richland School District’s leadership believes that a child’s ability to learn is affected by social, emotional, health, and economic factors outside of the classroom.  To ensure student success, the district established the Department of Student and Family Services. The department’s priority is to assist and support teachers and administrators in eliminating barriers that are affecting student learning by developing and encouraging programs that address the whole child.


Richland School District’s Department of Student and Family Services is committed to developing, coordinating, and maintaining strong partnerships with local organizations and providing resources to Shafter citizens.


The Department of Student and Family Services specializes in delivering services in the areas of transfers, child welfare and attendance, CHAMPS After School Program, Foster Youth, McKinney-Vento Youth, custody of student records, assistance with information on short-term independent study programs; the School Readiness Preschool, and school, community, county connections for families through our Shafter Healthy Start Family Resource Program.

None Mayra Helo, Ed.D.
Director of Student & Family Services, Shafter Healthy Start Program Director, McKinney-Vento & Foster Youth Liaison

Address and Phone Number:
300 N. Valley Street, Room 261
Shafter, CA 93263
Phone: (661) 746-8692
(661) 746-8694

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday     8:00 - 5:00 PM
Friday     8:00 - 11:00 AM