The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a 501(c)(3) organization, is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.
The Western region covers institutions in California and Hawaii, the territories of Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, the Pacific Basin, and East Asia, and areas of the Pacific and East Asia where American/International schools or colleges may apply to it for service.
The accrediting activities of WASC are conducted by the three Commissions, listed below. Each Commission works with a different segment of education.
All schools below the college level including elementary, junior high, middle, high and adult schools, whether public, private, or church-related. 650-696-1060. List of Institutions
Public and private postsecondary institutions that offer two-year education programs and award the associate degree. 415-506-0234. List of Institutions
Public and private senior colleges and universities. 510-748-9001.
NUSD Organizational Review Report
The Natomas Unified School District (District) requested that School Services of California, Inc., (SSC) conduct a District Office and school site administrative organizational review of the District. The objective of the review was to assess the existing organizational structures and the functions within Business Services, Educational Services, Human Resources, and Facilities,Planning, and Transportation, as well as between each department. The review is designed to address the effectiveness and efficiency of the existing administrative structure, as well as the adequacy of District Office and school site administrative staffing levels in support of the educational program both in the short and long term.
SSC conducted onsite interviews with District Office and school site administrators and support staff in evaluating the effectiveness of the existing organizational structure and its impact on the culture and mission of the District. SSC also reviewed documents provided by the District and conducted a staffing survey among a group of comparative districts. The comparative districtsare those districts in the state that are closest to Natomas in size and base revenue limit funding per student. The data collected supports SSC’s analysis of the District’s current and future staffing needs.
The comparative analysis, which includes a review of full-time equivalents (FTEs) by department, follows our review and analysis of the organizational culture and structure of the District.