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District Wide Attendance

Revenue lost to entire district due to absences for 2016/2017:


Beside revenue, students miss out on the learning that takes place and it takes at least two days for every day missed to catch up.

Missing Children

Click HERE for list of missing children

Knightsen Updates

Registration info can be found here! click here.

To view this week's newsletter click here.

Knightsen School Board minutes and board packets are available online. For more information click here.

Report Bullying

SafeSchools Alert is our district's tip reporting service. If you have information about a threat to our safety, do your part and report it.

You can report by:
Call: 844-325-8574
Text: 844-325-8574
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Our Mission

To develop respectful, responsible, creative, lifelong learners Knightsen Elementary School District will:

  • Deliver an academically challenging and technology-infused curriculum including the arts.
  • Provide a stimulating, safe and supportive learning environment.
  • Attract, retain, develop and evaluate a highly qualified and caring staff.
  • Encourage each child to reach his or her personal best.
  • Build integrity, character and civic responsibility in our students.
  • Engage families in the daily life of the school.
  • Instill school pride and honor tradition.
  • Connect students to the unique agricultural heritage of our community.
  • Respect the diversity of students.
  • Transition students to the next educational level.
  • Prepare students for diverse careers within a global economy.
  • Guide students to understand and use technology responsibly.

2017 LCAP

2017 LCAP 

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Click here to send comments regarding draft to Superintendent.

Click to view the 2017-2018 LCAP presentation

Annual Pay Based on Years of Experience

The following charts describe the substantial raises that teachers have realized over five years, amounting to almost eleven per cent (11%) for most teachers (22% for the most experienced teachers) and seventy-two percent (72%) increase in medical benefits.

Why is there a difference between administrator and teacher salaries?


Answer: Because of significant distinctions in the work calendar, degree of education, length of experience in the field, breadth of expertise, and types of responsibilities, it is difficult to make a direct comparison between teacher and administrator salaries.


Teacher pay is negotiated with the District and is calculated on the basis of 186 days of work per year.  Teachers are required to be on campus seven and a half (7.5) hours per day.  While teachers at Knightsen School District do not get overtime pay for the work they do to complete their professional duties outside of the 35-hour workweek, they are paid their hourly rate for after-hours attendance at certain types of mandatory meetings, loss of preparation periods, and teaching afterschool interventions.


Principal salaries are set by the Board.  Principals are not represented by a union.  The Superintendent salary is set by the Board and can only be increased by a majority vote of the Board in a public meeting.  In contrast to teachers, Principals are expected to work 210 days a year.  The Superintendent is expected to work 230 days a year.  The Business Manager is a classified employee, has a separate salary schedule set by the Board, and works a 261 day contract.


Administrators are required to complete a specific course of study in school administration, hold a Masters degree, and have 5 years of teaching experience. Administrators do not get overtime pay or extra hourly pay for attending school events or working over the expected 8-hour professional day.  Administrators have never been given a higher percentage of salary increase than teachers with six or less years of experience.


All current salary schedules can be found by clicking on the link:


The District and Governing Board remain committed to the negotiations process while maintaining schools that include a rich learning environment and comprehensive programs for all students in support of their success.  We thank the community for your patience and support.



2017-18 School Year Enrollment

Enrollment packets are available on our Registration page or at the school front office. 
Children who turn five years of age on or before September 1, 2017 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten.
Transitional Kindergarten:
Children who turn five years of age on or between September 2 and December 2, 2017 are eligible to enroll in Transitional Kindergarten.

Old River Elementary School Registration will be Feb 1, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the front office located at 30 Learning Lane, Brentwood. 

Knightsen Elementary School Registration will be Feb 8, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the front office located at 1927 Delta Road, Knightsen, CA

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Teacher of the Year


who was selected as the
2017-2018 Teacher of the Year
for Knightsen Elementary School District!

Interdistrict Transfers for 2017/2018 School Year

New applicants for Interdistrict transfers for the 2017-2018 school year will be placed on a waiting list and accepted for enrollment once the District has space.  Interdistrict transfer applicants are notified if they have been accepted around April 1st. Please note that new transfer students will be placed at a school in the district based on space available. Please obtain an approved interdistrict transfer form from you district of residence. 


If you are interested in having your child attend Knightsen Elementary School District on an Interdistrict transfer for the 2017-2018 school year, please call Theresa Estrada, Superintendent, at 925-626-3301 to have your child placed on our waiting list. 


Students already attending on an interdistrict transfer are guaranteed a spot for next year, but must submit a new approved interdistrict transfer form each year.  Students must submit their transfer applications before May 31st.  

Seeking Subsitute Teachers

Substitute teachers play a critical role in maintaining the continuity of instruction for students, and Knightsen is always looking for qualified and interested candidates.
Do you have a bachelor's degree? Are you interested in being a substitute teacher? We would love to have you in our pool of substitutes to contact.
For requirements and application, please contact Jennifer Faris at (925) 626-3309.