From the Superintendent

For each of us our most precious asset is our children.  As the superintendent, I am extremely pleased to be part of a dynamic and diverse community that believes ALL children are capable of attaining excellence. We capitalize on our smallness by creating an atmosphere in which every child can succeed. We feel that our small size contributes positively to providing a good education for every student. Our schools clearly balance the value of each educational minute with the value of each childs positive sense of self-worth.  Each student is important!

Welcome to Penn Valley Schools!

Home of Pleasant Valley Elementary School District and Ready Springs Union School District.

Our districts serve a combined total of 950 students. Ready Springs Union School District serves the town of Rough and Ready and the southern portions of Penn Valley. Pleasant Valley School District encompasses Lake Wildwood and the western portion of Penn Valley. Both districts are operated by a common district office referred to as a shared management team. The shared management team was created to offer the districts greater depth, efficiency, quality of service in district operations, and school site support. The district office staff consists of a superintendent, administrative assistant, business manager, two financial assistants, maintenance and operations supervisor, and a director of special education. Each district maintains its own autonomy with separate boards and district budgets.

This is a community of talented administrators, dedicated teachers and staff, and supportive parents who have a passion for excellence in all that we do. Both districts are a collection of people who genuinely care about children and one another and who are committed to working with the community and its students to promote a love of learning. All of our schools are safe, well maintained, and staffed with exceptional teachers. Our students benefit from a high caliber curriculum as well as the arts, music, technology, gardens, special clubs and athletic opportunities.

You will find additional information on the individual districts and schools by using the tabs on this page. 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 22
Penn Valley Union Elementary School District
Board Meeting - 5:30 p.m. - Ready Springs Library
Penn Valley Union Elementary School District
Superintendent Search - Community Input Meeting
Ready Springs School Gym 6:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, May 6
Ready Springs School District
Regular Board Meeting 5:30 p.m. Ready Springs School Library
Tuesday, May 13
Pleasant Valley School District
Regular Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. Williams Ranch School Library