EUSD Community,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year. We are in exciting times of change in education. Schools are being funded differently and Common Core Standards have replaced the California State Standards. The change in funding, giving greater local control, requires school districts to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that is in line with the district’s annual budget. To support this expectation, we prioritized our students’ most significant needs through a number of meetings with various stakeholders throughout the district and aligned our resources to address those needs.

Our dedicated teachers and support staff have received training and will continue to receive training in the new standards as well as the district’s essential practices. While critics have stated the negatives associated with the new standards, I believe that everyone would agree that better preparing our students for college and career is a positive. The Common Core Standards allow for greater student involvement in the learning process. Students will be involved in text-centered discussions and analysis which requires higher levels of reading comprehension. Math standards are no longer memorized facts or processes; they now involve a much deeper level of understanding at the concept level which allows for students to apply their knowledge.

As we start this new year, the Escalon Unified School District looks forward to working with parents and community members to help our students reach their full potential.



Ron Costa

Ron has had the opportunity to serve as Superintendent of the Escalon Unified School District since 2010. Prior to serving as Superintendent, Ron served as an Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, Chief Business Official, Director of Secondary Education, Principal, Assistant Principal, and most importantly, as a teacher. During his educational career, Ron has been involved at all levels of the educational system from Transitional Kindergarten through the university level. Ron strongly believes in being proactive – providing students the services to meet their needs instead of providing remediation when students are performing below standard and struggling. This belief is the basis for our district mission statement, “We will insure that all students learn at high levels.”



Ron Costa 209 838-3591  Extn: 1002
Superintendent Email Ron Costa
Emma Barba 209 838-3591  Extn: 1002
Administrative Secretary to the Superintendent Email Emma Barba

This school district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, gender, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, parental or marital status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance or regulation, in its educational program(s) or employment.