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Child Welfare & Attendance

Contact Us

Galt Joint Union Elementary School District
Child Welfare & Attendance Department
1018 C Street, Suite 210
Galt, CA 95632
Phone (209) 744-4545
Fax (209) 744-4554

Donna Mayo-Whitlock, Director of Educational Services
(209) 744-4545 ex. 303

Stephanie Semas, Administrative Secretary to Educational Services Director
(209) 744-4545 ex. 303

Kym Little, School Social Worker
Lake Canyon Elementary School (209) 744-5200
Marengo Ranch Elementary School (209) 745-5470
River Oaks Elementary School (209) 745-4614 ex. 351

Sophie Lor, School Social Worker
Fairsite School Readiness & Preschool (209) 745-1546
Valley Oaks Elementary School (209) 745-1564 ex. 501
Vernon E. Greer Elementary School (209) 745-2641 ex. 501

Lori Biser, Counselor
Robert L. McCaffrey Middle School (209) 745-5462 ex. 1416

Debra Kenneweg, Home Study Coordinator/Teacher
Marengo Ranch Elementary School (209) 745-5470

Inter-District Transfers

Programs & Services



The Child Welfare and Attendance Department is responsible for:

  • Disciplinary Matters
  • Expulsions
  • Foster Youth
  • Home/Hospital Instruction
  • Homeless Youth
  • Inter-District Agreements (IDAs)
  • School Attendance Review Board (SARB)
  • Student Records
  • Truancy Issues

This department is a part of the Educational Services Department.

Counseling Services

The district supports two social workers who provide counseling services to students and to support parents. Services include assessments, crisis counseling, and individual and group counseling for students needing ongoing assistance. Services are available to support foster youth and homeless students.