Beale AFB Community
There are 108 elementary, middle and high schools in the four counties (Yuba, Sutter, Placer and Nevada) where people stationed at Beale may reside (62 elementary, 15 middle/junior high, 22 high schools and nine charter schools). However, the main schools that military children attend are in Yuba County — Bear River, Cobblestone Elementary, Lone Tree Elementary, Rio Del Oro Elementary, Riverside Meadows Intermediate School and Wheatland Union High School.
ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
One elementary school, Lone Tree, is on base (on Camp Beale Highway between Gavin Mandery and Garryanna drives). Lone Tree School accommodates kindergarten through fifth-grade students. There is no bus service for base residents in the housing areas attending these schools. For additional information, contact Lone Tree School at 530-788-0248. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders attend Bear River School in Wheatland and complete their public education at Wheatland Union High School. For more information concerning these schools, contact Bear River School at 530-633-3135 or Wheatland Union High School 530-633-3100.
OFF-BASE SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Information about the locations and services available in local child care centers and preschools can be obtained from the Children’s Home Society of California, 990 Klamath Lane, Suite 18, Yuba City, CA 95993. A number of centers offer both full-day and part-time child care. In addition, the center offers a resource and referral library, which lends items such as toys and books. CHS also has information about family day care homes, parent education and child care workshops. Enrollment is limited to income-eligible children in a few of the centers, and a program is available to help pay for child care. For more information, call 530-673-7503.
SPECIAL SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS FOR THE HANDICAPPED
There are some local schools and facilities providing a wide variety of educational and training programs for children and teens with special needs. For specific information concerning facilities and programs available, contact the county office of education:
Yuba County Office of Education
Sutter County Office of Education
Placer County Office of Education
Nevada County Office of Education
There are also a number of special schools and colleges that offer a wide variety of classes in music, hobbies, technical skills, art, trade skills and college courses for credit. More information is available at the base education office at 530-634-2525.
SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER
The school liaison officer (SLO) provides up-to-date educational resources and information to military families with school-age children. Whether you are en route to Beale, are currently assigned here or are PCSing to a new duty station, the SLO is available to assist you at 530-634-3539.
Individual consultations can help parents understand the impact multiple PCS moves and deployments can have on military children. Information is available regarding nationwide kindergarten and first-grade entrance requirements, along with a checklist of the documents required to enroll all school-agedchildren into a school, as well as local school district rules and regulations, schedules, calendars and lists of curriculum and activities offered. The SLO consults with teachers, community leadership and school officials about education, life, special needs and related issues to increase awareness of the unique challenges military children and their families face.